Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Malaysia v Arsenal...

We've beaten Arsenal before, during the heydays of Mokhtar Dahari and Isa Bakar...but that was in the 1970s...in 1999, the pace and strength of Emmanuel Petit, Patrick Vieira, Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka were too much for Azmin Azram Aziz and Co to handle. The Gunners and Monsieur Wenger will again descend upon our shores on July 13. But I'm not too sure whether or not Cesc Fabregas will be among the entourage. For ticketing info, click here.

Watch this clip.



In 1975, Arsenal, with England internationals Brian Kidd, John Radford and Peter Storey, became the first visiting English team to lose to a full Malaysian side. Malaysia, coached by M. Chandran, had the late Mokhtar to thank for the two superb strikes that gunned down Bertie Mee's Arsenal 2-0 at Merdeka Stadium on May 11, 1975. Three minutes before the interval, Mokhtar chased Soh Chin Aun's lob, outsprinted bald defender Terry Mancini before sending a thunderous left-foot shot into goal. If you watch carefully, the second goal was a result of a three-man move - R. Arumugam's long goal kick was chested down by Isa Bakar and Mokhtar played a quick one two with the Penang forward for a well-taken goal. Rest in Peace, Aru, Mokhtar and Isa.

10 comments:

Andrew Gopal said...

That was Malaysian football, I see it. Players with so much of passion,love and commitment for the sport and country.
Hope history will repeat Rizal.

hskamal said...
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Anonymous said...

Great Malaysian players & officials during that time, but since 80's till now......?

CHE BOB said...

Betapa hebat Malaysia ketika itu.....

bubu said...

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mi said...

Gol cantik..hantaran tepat & ade visi..xsabar nak tggu harimau malaya kite main sehebat zaman mokhtar dahari..

Azuan Othman said...

can malaysia pro team repeat the glory??

azlan reeza said...

Team Malaysia sekarang sudah maju..progress kate omputih..tapi macamane kite nak maintain tahap tu...?kaji balik kesilapan...jaga budak2 tu...pihak yang memikul tanggungjawab harus lebih telus...kalah betul diaorang boleh kalahkan artis2 kat negara ni.

azlan reeza said...

Team Malaysia sudah maju..Alhamdulillah amin.

Kawe Ni said...

bangga dengan skuad Malaysia sekarang. Semakin lama semakin hebat. Alhamdulillah. Semoga dapat mengalahkan arsenal, liverpool n chelsea.