Monday, April 20, 2009

Me, Myself and Red Devil (Part 2)


Wuuuwuuuwuuu...(still sedih and tension ngan kekalahan MU in FA Cup baru2 ni). Seems like the history repeated again. Why..? Coincidently, I first adored MU 15 years ago when we lost to Everton in FA Cup, huhu..! And last time, right after I wrote 'Me, Myself and Red Devil (Part 1)', we lost to the same team, also in FA Cup, only the stage is different, hmmm, minor Deja Vu there. Anyway, our hope to repeat treble season 99 suddenly lost, "thanks" to Sir Alex who gambled on a bunch of youngsters during that big match. (Aku sebenarnyer lebey tension ngan Berbatov, warghhh..!!!)


Ok, enough bout the lost, thats a common thing in football, just admit it with positive minded. (Sebenarnyer, makin pikir main tension, arghh)... Let me continue to share with you why I started to support MU 15 years ago. Last post I stopped at 1st reason and now I give the 2nd reason for that...Secondly, of course because of the reputation of Eric ‘The King’ Cantona. Just ask any senior MU fans out there, who can forget all his spectacular goals during his time with MU? And his famous kungfu kick towards Crystal Palace fan who jeered him after he was dismissed during the game? Whatever positive and negative subjects, Cantona for me was the greatest hero and idol at that time by looking at his caliber and goal scoring instinct with his ‘cool’ collar style! Sadly, he retired from footy quite early for any footballers at the peak stage. The fan’s chant towards him, “Ooh, ahh Cantona” was the nice sound to be remembered.



After that, the other factor maybe because of the rising star of youngsters; Giggs, Beckham, Scholes, Butt, and Neville Brothers who came from MU Academy Class of 92 (except Giggs who was from earlier class). That time, it was great to see Beckham and Giggs passed the ball each other by lobbing the ball from left and right flank which looks so easy to them! Also several long range trademark goals from Scholes and energetic movement from Gary Neville by exchanging position with Beckham at the right side of the field. It’s nice to think that MU had a great backup like all these talents by the time their senior players retired from football. What a great confirmation for future’s success, haha! And of course, 1 of marvelous moment, a Beckham goal against Wimbledon from centre of the field by lobbing the ball past Neil Sullivan who running like a child toward his own goal trying to catch the ball. From that time, most people start thinking that 1 more player is going to achieve his own legendary status at Old Trafford...


And last but not least, honestly, one more major factor was because of my generation factor. I mean, when i was growing up, MU can be considered as the best team in Premier League. Most of my friends at the same or nearly age as me who starting to follow the footy world since primary school were supporting MU rather than other teams. Simply because of the club's reputation and that day's current performance. For example, I believed, most of Malaysian people from earlier generation were Liverpool supporters because at their time in 70's and 80's, that was the golden era of Liverpool. The best example were my uncle, Cik Aput, Abe Dene, Abe Jaha and Abe Amir who all of them are Liverpool fans..! And for me, MU was 1 of the best moment happened in my life since i was kid and from that time, no matter what happened to MU's high and low condition, we are going to support our beloved club. Simply like that.



There were a huge amount of things about my life as an MU supporters, quite impossible to write it all within this blog. My last word, I really cannot imagined my life without supporting Manchester United. Maybe it sounded a little bit 'poyo' or overrated but honestly, it consistently keep cheering me up eventhough when i was down because of something terrible happened in my life. And just a few minutes ago at 5a.m in Malaysian time, MU just beat Portsmouth 2-0 in EPL and again, it cheered me up at least for a moment because today, a lot of things are waiting for me in the office..! Ok, i'm going to sleep now maybe for 1 more hour before going to the office, huhu..! Anyway:




GLORY - GLORY MAN UNITED.!!!



3 comments:

shafiq laiho said...

i thought it was Ian Walker, not Neil Sullivan who ran like a child for Beck's goal..

Khairul Aiman Nasution, said...

Eh, Neil Sullivan la blek... lawan Wimbledom tym tu... Ian Walker mana penah main ngan Wimbledon... hehe...

Ardi Herman Mohd Mardzi said...

ceppppatla update blog!!! ish2 taula tgh bersukaria kat PD..hehe