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 […]

[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, […]

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!

Any Malaysian who identifies with Malaysia will be watching the Malaysia-Singapore soccer match right now. It is not really about Malaysia trying to qualify for the next round of the 2014 World Cup. It is just Singapore. The first leg was electric although the Malaysia defense was disappointing. The second leg so far is just […]

I am happy that the Malaysian soccer team beat Indonesia by a large margin in the first leg of the Suzuki Cup final. This is especially so when Malaysia was beaten by 5 goals to 1 by Indonesia in the group stage earlier. While I do believe that the team deserves the win — the […]

I am not a fan of soccer column. I do read that kind of column once in a while but that is usually about Ajax. But this one at The Malaysian Insider may encourage me to take more interest in it. It is just that the decisions that have favoured Man U have come at […]

Hahahahahahahaha! The final goal was one of sheer confusion. It was so confusing that even van der Sar stood deeply in the goal to guard it. Not too many realized that it was a goal when it happened, not even me. But it is good enough. Hahahahahahahaha!

[1406] Of Dida banned!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Celtic were relieved to avoid heavy punishment but AC Milan were left reeling after UEFA banned goalkeeper Dida for two matches for his theatrics in last week’s controversial Champions League match at Parkhead. Celtic have been fined £25,000, half of which is suspended, for their part in the incident which saw a pitch-invading supporter […]

[1396] Of a mixed day

First, out of European competition: LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Former European champions Ajax Amsterdam made a shock exit from the UEFA Cup on Thursday after a 3-2 home defeat by Dinamo Zagreb gave the Croatians a 3-3 draw on aggregate and victory on the away goals rule. [Ajax dumped out by Zagreb, Bayern through. […]

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