Loose cannon bumped into former national skipper Ahmad Shahrul Azhar Sofian (left, in a midfield tussle with Juzaili Samion) a short while ago. Our conversation naturally centred on the Malaysia Cup final.
Having played under both Wan Jamak Hassan and B. Sathianathan in the national set-up, Ahmad Shahrul believed Negeri Sembilan has the edge.
"It will be the Kelantan attack against Negeri's defence, Indra versus Shukor.
"I think it will boil down to the players coming off the bench to change the face of the game. In this aspect, Negeri has the edge. They have the strength in depth.
"But don't ask me to predict the outcome. Even as a player you let nature take its course," said the two-time Malaysia Cup winner.
Kelantan winning the Cup however would leave a lasting impact on the domestic game, and Ahmad Shahrul who once donned Negeri colours, agreed. It would be Kedah the late 80s revisited.
Loose cannon is allowing his heart to rule his head - he picks Kelantan to paint the town red!
p/s It was nice to read Berita Harian's Page 1 report Saturday and Utusan Malaysia's main picture of Rezal Zambery Yahya and Indra Putra Mahayuddin with the Malaysia Cup. It's rare for newspapers to give prominence to football and sports stories on Page 1, let alone be made the main item.