Of A Fanatical Football Fan

And lo™, this morning GMT+8 saw the aggregate lost of Manchester United to Bayern Munich at their own home stadium. Around two months prior to that match, the same opponent had beaten Firenze’s Fiorentina, despite unjust decisions from the referee. For the latter, I still cannot accept the lost. I was supposed to betray Manchester United this year, as I favour the Italian side more than the English. But yeah, shit happens, no further argument.

Anyway, a lost is always, has always been and will always be hard to accept, but that’s it. There must be a team which loses, and this year it’s our turn. And as I said months ago, I don’t make any contribution whatsoever to the teams I support, so I should not be drawn into a deep gloom.

Therefore, I’d like to offer my felicitation to Bayern Munich for beating the two teams which I take side. Congratulations! And for our sides, let’s do our best in the next season. Glory glory Man United, and Viva Il Gigliati!

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Now for a little catharsis.

I myself value chivalry, a medieval knightly spirit of sportsmanship. The keyword is humility. When we win, I try to appreciate the opponent objectively, especially when they have played so well, and strive for an honourable lost when such  ending is inevitable. I understand that contrary to me, however, many Man Utd’s fans are snobbish. Overly snobbish, such that they still detriment and further mock the losing opponents, often using swear words, but are not able to accept lost and instead becoming cranky. In Javanese, this is called “ora sembada“. As such, there has been a growing anti-Manchester-United sentiment (which in my opinion is quite weird, since it raises out of the action of the fans, not the club itself: I hate Real Madrid for being an under-achieving capitalistic team and for being a rubbish dump of bright talents, Steve McManaman and Robinho to name some), and it involves snobbish counter-attack towards us. Therefore, in many cases, it seems like my chivalry does not get appropriate responses.  I don’t think I should expect it anyway.

So, how?

Well, I still follow my old way. Chivalry is always chivalrious. 🙂

15 Responses to “Of A Fanatical Football Fan”


  1. 1 jensen99 08/04/2010 at 5:54 AM

    No hattrick final for MU. And I still have my Inter on the road to Madrid. 😀

    Also, you still on the race for domestic title… 🙄

  2. 2 Asop 08/04/2010 at 7:11 AM

    Congrats to Munich! 😀

  3. 3 sora9n 08/04/2010 at 9:49 AM

    Hear, hear, Sir Alex’ words in 1999…

    “Football, bloody hell!”

    BTW I suggest you don’t read comments on goal.com for a while. The stupidity, it’s infuriating. (ninja) Mainly when your team lost

    /went there after some Lionel Messi show
    //ABMU (dance)

  4. 4 sora9n 08/04/2010 at 9:50 AM

    On related note…

    As such, there has been a growing anti-Manchester-United sentiment (which in my opinion is quite weird, since it raises out of the action of the fan, not the club itself

    Not exactly; methinks there is stigma of arrogance even within the Man-U rank. SAF is often bad loser (foulmouthing referees etc), CR7, the celebrity Beckham, etc. Not as bad as Madrid’s, of course, but still.

    Admittedly Man-U fans are annoying, but it’s not all that. Barcelona 2009 has pricky fans as well — but the effect is mitigated because Pep & co. can stay humble.

  5. 5 itikkecil 08/04/2010 at 10:43 AM

    and here come the arrogant fan of inter…
    forza inter!!!!
    *digebuk*

  6. 6 Disc-Co 08/04/2010 at 12:53 PM

    Kemaren saya nonton bareng 4 temen saya, dan cuman saya yang pegang Munich. \m/

    😈

  7. 7 alrisblog 08/04/2010 at 1:16 PM

    Saya senang Munich menyingkirkan kesombongan MU. Tanpa Rooney ternyata MU gak berkutik. Salam Interisti.

  8. 8 lambrtz 08/04/2010 at 1:31 PM

    @jensen99
    With the recent home lost to Chelsea, I doubt our side can make it the fourth time in a row. 🙄

    @Asop
    Congrats to Munich. 🙂

    @sora9n
    Goal.com, Kompas, Detik, Youtube, same difference. 🙄

    SAF is often bad loser (foulmouthing referees etc)

    I don’t know about you, but I am in favour of harsh and bad-mouthed coaches. I wish Jose Mourinho would be Man U’s next manager. :mrgreen:

    @itikkecil
    😕

    @Disc-Co
    Menang taruhan berapa duit? 😀

    @alrisblog
    Tuh kan, bener apa kata saya. 🙄

  9. 9 sora9n 08/04/2010 at 4:58 PM

    @ alrisblog

    Alah, situ gak ada bedanya sama troll Man-U. Cuma beda label “interisti” saja. :mrgreen:

    Justru masih mending sikapnya pemilik blog ini. Biar ybs fans Man-U, tapi kalau ngobrol selalu sopan. Ga pernah menjelekkan tim lain. 😉

    /cheers

  10. 10 lambrtz 08/04/2010 at 5:44 PM

    ^
    Sayangnya saya ga sebersih itu. Beberapa kali saya kelepasan juga (kalau masih ingat kasus “itu”). Tapi terimakasih komennya. 🙂

    Ya mudah-mudahan saja saya bisa tetap istiqomah di jalur chivalry ini. Dalam artian, menang jangan merendahkan, dan kalau kalah karena main jelek ataupun kurang beruntung ya jangan cari kambing hitam dan ngata-ngatain lawannya. 🙂
    Sudah mulai sebel sama snob-snob dari pihak yang sama maupun berlawanan. -_-
    Tapi kalau kalah gara-gara wasit juga bikin sebel. Pecat Ovrebo! 😈

  11. 11 Gentole 08/04/2010 at 6:53 PM

    it’s only soccer for god’s sake. *facepalm*

  12. 12 lambrtz 08/04/2010 at 6:56 PM

    ^
    Try to say those words to local hooligans at your hometown. :mrgreen:

  13. 13 Zeph 08/04/2010 at 7:46 PM

    El Barca FTW…

    Campione…campione..oo…ooo…. :mrgreen:

  14. 14 lambrtz 08/04/2010 at 11:54 PM

    ^
    Kalau El Barca, saya masih ada perasaan ke sana. Dulu juga sempat jagoin mereka, tapi karena bapak saya juga demikian, ya…ga asik aja kalo sama :mrgreen:

  15. 15 Kgeddoe 13/04/2010 at 3:27 PM

    …out of the four semi-finalists (duh) this year, we beat two and held one to a draw with our B-team this weekend! All with a team whose the highest-paid player earn 1/5 of Eto’o!

    As for the remaining one semi-finalist, no comment. 😕 😆


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