Epilogue

OK, so the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup has ended, and despite winning the second final leg, we failed to secure the championship trophy. Maybe it’s still better for us not to win the competition, yet, considering the hyperactive reactions of our media, politicians, and supporters. We are not mature, we are not mentally prepared yet to become a champion. Meh, Italy is a frequent World Cup winner, yet they are famous for their notorious ultrast. I have written a rant about this on Facebook anyway, so I’m not going to repeat it anymore.

Here, I’d like to congratulate our neighbour Malaysia for their victory. What superb performances after their lost to our team in the group phase. I’d also like to praise our national team for their effort. Maybe it’s just me, but I felt that our latest team is in their best quality in recent years, and for this I’d like to thank Alfred Riedl, our coach, for his highly disciplined approach. Not only did he struggle to improve the team condition, but he also fought PSSI officials, journalists, politicians, and the fans. In short, he himself battled Indonesia. I’m looking forward to seeing him continue training our national team.

I also become a fan of a few Indonesian players. Irfan Bachdim? No, he’s for girls only.๐Ÿ˜› Cristian Gonzales? Oktovianus Maniani? Also no. Instead, I am in favour of Firman Utina, the captain and the playmaker of the team; Mohammad Nasuha, the tireless attacking full-back who scored the equaliser in the second final leg; and Arif Suyono, the supersub winger of our team.

And I’m happily getting my Indonesian football jersey next month. It’s not about winning or losing. It’s about becoming a die hard fan, and it’s about love. It’s about supporting your team in their ups and downs.๐Ÿ˜€

OK, so that was it, let’s learn from our failure, and good luck in the upcoming competitions and AFF Cup 2012. You’ll never walk alone!

#turunkannurdin \m/

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PS: I watched the matches on Star Sports via streaming. Before the second final leg started, there was an ad of the upcoming 2011 Asian Cup, featuring players from Asian powerhouses such as Park Ji Sung and Keisuke Honda. Suddenly I felt inferior, that our achievement was nothing.๐Ÿ˜†

Anyway, I support Japan and North Korea in the competition, although I predict either South Korea or Saudi Arabia will win. \m/

PPS: I have to admit, that when I supported Indonesian team aggressively, I sometimes became paranoid if my labmates from China looked down on me. I mean, I wonder whether they said this in their minds. There’s no better way to express this other than in my own regional mother tongue, so my apology for my readers not familiar in Javanese.

Halah lagi tekan final AFF Suzuki Cup ae wis kemaki. Timku ki lho wis tekan Piala Dunia.

PPPS: I still have two concerns. Firstly, Indonesia only won matches in Gelora Bung Karno. Secondly, how will we perform in non-tropical countries? I still remember a Bola article around 10 years back when an Indonesian team visited a northern Asian country (South Korea?), they literally bled their noses. Maybe we should train in Jayawijaya?

14 Responses to “Epilogue”


  1. 1 Amd 30/12/2010 at 2:25 AM

    Well, the lads had played their best, and that should be more than enough to make us people proud of them. And the best thing to wait is seeing Nurdin step down!๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    I still remember a Bola article around 10 years back when an Indonesian team visited a northern Asian country (South Korea?), they literally bled their noses. Maybe we should train in Jayawijaya?

    Yup, I also remember that article, it was PSM against Suwon Samsung Blue Wings, and the score was *approximately* 12-0 …

  2. 2 Kimi 30/12/2010 at 8:35 AM

    Entah ya kenapa saya merinding pas baca:

    […] I am in favour of Firman Utina, the captain and the playmaker of the team; Mohammad Nasuha, the tireless attacking full-back who scored the equaliser in the second final leg; and Arif Suyono, the supersub winger of our team. […]
    ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. 3 Zeph 30/12/2010 at 11:58 AM

    yeah.. it was a great game, than more than enough.

    i am in favour of Firman Utina, the captain and the playmaker of the team; Mohammad Nasuha, the tireless attacking full-back who scored the equaliser in the second final leg; and Arif Suyono, the supersub winger of our team.

    i do like them too.

    and itโ€™s about love. Itโ€™s about supporting your team in their ups and downs.

    touching,๐Ÿ™‚ so… dont u wanna make a move to another country, for the thing so called naturalization? kamboja kek, san marino kek * i remember u’r random post several week ago*๐Ÿ™„

  4. 4 lambrtz 30/12/2010 at 1:25 PM

    @Amd

    And the best thing to wait is seeing Nurdin step down!

    Hahahaha, at first I was expecting our supporters to boo at the Malaysian team during the trophy presentation, but it turned that some of them clapped their hands, accepting our defeat. Meanwhile, I heard a very loud boo when the announcer mentioned NH’s name.๐Ÿ˜†

    Yup, I also remember that article, it was PSM against Suwon Samsung Blue Wings, and the score was *approximately* 12-0 โ€ฆ

    I’m surprised somebody still remembers this.๐Ÿ˜€
    Unfortunately I can’t find any record. Was it in Champions Cup, or something else?

    @Kimi
    Eh kenapa merinding? Saya salah tulis jadi ambigu ya? :-SS
    BTW, salam kenal, selamat datang yah๐Ÿ˜€

    @Zeph

    soโ€ฆ dont u wanna make a move to another country, for the thing so called naturalization? kamboja kek, san marino kek * i remember uโ€™r random post several week ago*๐Ÿ™„

    Errr I can’t answer this, as I’m not a footballer.:mrgreen:
    But even if I move to play for another country, a la Cristian Gonzales, it doesn’t prevent me to support my previous country, yes?๐Ÿ˜›

  5. 6 lambrtz 30/12/2010 at 3:25 PM

    ^
    Bangun perahu! Bangun perahu! Ambil setiap spesies hewan dua-dua! Ambil setiap spesies hewan dua-dua!

    BTW, di guyonan jaman SMA, “bah” itu suara rectum yang lubangnya terlalu besar :-“

  6. 7 Snowie 30/12/2010 at 8:26 PM

    *concern to PPPS*
    that’s the problem for people who use to live in such a paradise county.
    They become weak in extreem climate.
    But just wish that in future the championship always held in summer or spring, or in early auntum. ^^
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    Tokorode, nurdin ga dare?

  7. 8 lambrtz 30/12/2010 at 8:39 PM

    Hahahaha, I think that’s mutual.๐Ÿ˜› Those coming from tropical countries might find it difficult to play in non-tropical countries, especially during winter, and vice versa, people from Arctic circle might also be distressed by the dryness and heat in tropical countries.๐Ÿ˜› But they always win!๐Ÿ˜• So there must be a way as well for us to play well in the north…

    BTW, Nurdin Halid, ketua PSSI๐Ÿ˜›

  8. 9 lambrtz 30/12/2010 at 8:58 PM

    Kelupaan:

    But just wish that in future the championship always held in summer or spring, or in early auntum. ^^

    The problem is, let’s say in a year long competition like the Champions Cup, the early group phase is likely to be held during winter, so unless having good performances during this time, we can’t proceed forward.๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  9. 10 gunawanrudy 31/12/2010 at 1:32 AM

    too bad persipura couldn’t play on mandala.๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    *lospokus*

  10. 11 Sweet Martabak 31/12/2010 at 8:44 AM

    And the best thing to wait is seeing Nurdin step down!

    Booo..๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  11. 12 Arm Kai 31/12/2010 at 11:37 AM

    And Iโ€™m happily getting my Indonesian football jersey next month.

    ori or KW?๐Ÿ˜†
    *mine is the latter๐Ÿ˜›

    Instead, I am in favour of Firman Utina, the captain and the playmaker of the team; Mohammad Nasuha, the tireless attacking full-back who scored the equaliser in the second final leg; and Arif Suyono, the supersub winger of our team.

    for me, it’s Bustomi. he played consequently well since the first match. he plays clean and rarely get booked considering his position as “gelandang pengangkut air”๐Ÿ˜†, he’s probably the first Indonesian player who’s not just tackling opponent’s leg or kick the ball forward when he play๐Ÿ™‚

    Halah lagi tekan final AFF Suzuki Cup ae wis kemaki. Timku ki lho wis tekan Piala Dunia.

    rapopo, seko sing ecek-ecek dhisik ngko lagek ngarep sing luwih dhuwur:mrgreen:
    I think that’s not about the value of the tournament, but about to satisfy our people who’ve been expecting any achievement that yet to coming to our country for more than decade๐Ÿ˜›

    Youโ€™ll never walk alone!

    unfortunately, the team associated with that motto also lost on the match that night, against the team that placed at the lowest position of the table = =’

    #royhalidturun

  12. 13 lambrtz 31/12/2010 at 9:34 PM

    @gunawanrudy
    But you can always go to Port Mumbai๐Ÿ˜• *eh*

    @Sweet Martabak
    Let’s haunt Mr NH๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    @Arm Kai
    As for the jersey, I don’t know yet. It’s still in Jogja๐Ÿ˜€

    As for Bustomi, unfortunately I failed to notice his action until very late, so he doesn’t make up here.๐Ÿ˜›

    As for value of the tournament, of course we have to admit that our team is still incomparable to China’s, but I hope if we keep our pace, we can speak more (at least) in Asian level first.๐Ÿ˜€

    Anyway, santai ae lah, Man U juga seri, kayanya udah pada males ini, rasa liburan.:mrgreen:


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