2. that we send qualified coaches to oversee the academies
3. that we employ qualified coaches for schools as basic training on technique and skills is crucial during the formative years
4. that we make sure the sports-science support system is in place at schools so that we do not lose good talent as a result of negligence
5. that we make sure every team have a training ground to call their own, like Persada Plus owned by KL PLUS (but they are rich, eh)
6. that we develop our coaches, send them to be members of technical study groups and ask them to submit their analytical report
7. coaching curriculum must include - passing, shooting, trapping or control, crossing, finishing, running with the ball, turning, running off the ball, creating space, transitional play, set plays. So where from? Europe, especially France and Holland.
8. that we have year-long leagues for Under-12s, Under-15s and Under-18s
9. that the FA of Malaysia be tasked with the Road Map (where's Robert Alberts' Road Map), provide technical expertise for all levels, organise national level league for various age groups
10. that the Education Ministry introduce sports and football as major activity all year long at primary level and introduce a unversity league that serves as the third tier after the Super League and Premier League
11. that the Sports Ministry help run the junior leagues through community services via Jabatan Belia
12. that the Sports Minister take the trouble to seek the opinion of France Football Federation technical director, Gerard Houllier, who is coming to Kuala Lumpur to conduct a coaching course on Jan 27-29. We don't have to spend so much gallivanting in Europe with a big entourage tagging along and pretend as if they are taking notes while thinking about what to buy at Harrods or Hamleys.
13. that we send our footballers to England only to watch the EPL matches, nothing more. After all, read Trevor Brooking's concerns here.
14. that we ponder this comments from Steve Coppell
"English football is not set up to reproduce 1966; we are set up to produce European champions at club football. The big teams in the Premier League are looking after themselves. If you were starting football again, you wouldn't have an FA and a Premier League - it would be one body.
I am concerned about England. We have not got a great history, so why should we expect to be elite? Perhaps the success of the Premier League has given us false expectations, because our teams, based almost entirely on foreigners, are doing well in Europe."
Then probably the Minister can justify the RM60 million development fund allocated for football!
Anyway, read the Bernama report, English lessons in the Malay Mail, the RM60 million fund and golden team for attachment.