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I first began supporting Ajax in the late 1990s after watching Edwin van der Sar playing for the team. I do not remember when exactly, but possibly after finding out Ajax won the 1995 European Cup. That team was a magical one. Marc Overmars. The de Boer brothers. Nwankwo Kanu. Jari Litmanen. Clarence Seedorf. Danny […]

UAE scored 10 goals against Malaysia in the World Cup qualification. That is right. Ten against none. It is such a happy coincidence given the 1MDB and Najib scandals. It is UAE of all countries, the country which somebody sold Malaysia to. But up next in the schedule, for September 8, is Saudi Arabia, which […]

[2618] Ajax went above expectation

Frankly, when I found out that Ajax would be grouped with Real Madrid (again!), Manchester City and Borrusia Dortmund in the group stage of the Champions Leauge, my heart sank. Does Ajax have any chance against these giants? Borrusia Dortmund maybe but Real and City? The first two results were grim. In the first match, […]

[2614] The 900th win

Michigan 12, Michigan State 10. That means the winningest college football team clinched its… our… 900th win.

[2594] It’s Saturday football!

It is always nice to watch Malaysians from across the spectrum uniting and cheering behind a Malaysian athlete or team in competitive sports at the international level. That more or less happened when the number one national badminton player Lee Chong Wei was up against Lin Dan of China at the London Olympics. He failed […]

Four more days!

What Jerry Sandusky did was wrong. Although I am sympathetic of Joe Paterno, his failure to report Sandusky is a grave moral lapse. Sandusky deserves to be punished, and so too Paterno. But I ultimately think the punishment meted against Paterno and Pennsylvania State University is just ¬†too much. I agree with an opinion at […]

This season has been an amazing one for Ajax. Ajax had to fight really hard to get where it is right now and that is number one. Too many times, the prospect of a spot in the highly lucrative Champions League that is important to the financial health of the team was increasingly distant. AZ […]

[2535] Well done Everton!

While we turn, for Everton, we drink tea, for City!

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