Tuesday, March 27, 2007

More from the off-season

Idea 1: I went to Melbourne this week. And found perhaps our best football bookshop. Melbourne Sports Books at 80 Flinders Street. They had the broadest range of football books I have seen and most I have not seen up here at all. They even had publications from the Victorian league. I wanted this shop around the corner from me. The books I thought about buying were a set of three soft cover compilations of independent reviews of football. One was called El Ted is a alien or something like that.

Idea 2: Why would Alpha (issue 20 March 2007 page 91) say:
'Now decidedly ordinary players on modest wages can have boots like the stars. No, not Danny Tiatto - even worse.'
What do they mean?

Idea 3: Well I did it. I watched the version 2, first round match Roar v NZ. The one that made us dream. Zhang's first run on when he set-up Ante Milicic and pounded a ball at the keeper for Matt Mckay to score his second. The commentators said Zhang was going to change the A-League. And that the Roar looked set for the finals. Bugger. Spase came on and played sensationally...

The Courier-Mail reported that the Roar are offering Spase Dilevski a lot less money if he wants to stay. Spase was my favourite player in version 1 but had a tough, injury hit, version 2. His tendency to injury seems to be the reason that the Roar are wavering beyond his 30 June contract date. However, the club did give him a bit of a plug last week - but no mention of wanting to keep him.


Jakarta Casual said...

Hi there

Next Wednesday sees Sydney visit Indonesia to play Persik Kediri in the Asian Champions League.

In their first game Kediri officials warmly welcomed Shanghai Shenhua to Solo before getting a lucky 1-0 victory over them on a rain sodden pitch. Kediri have had a stop start season, I saw them lose 2-1 at Jakarta last week, but they won 5-0 at the weekend at home to Malang with star striker Christian Gonzales getting a hat trick.

Today sees the Indonesian Champions host Pelita Jaya at Brawijaya Stadium. With Pelita pointless on their travels Kediri will be hoping for a confidence boosting win.

I will be watching the game live here in Jakarta and be posting regular updates on my blog Jakarta Casual ,the only English language website devoted to Indonesian football

Keep one step ahead and keep up to date with the progress of Sydney FC’s opposition ahead of the crucial tie next week!

Best regards

Jakarta Casual

john said...

Thanks for the info Jakarta Casual. Do you follow the A-League?