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Sunday,20 August,2017

When Will Our Boys Become Men?

In my previous post, I raised my concern over the fact that many of our junior athletes failed to step up when they move to the senior team. Be it the football team, hockey, badminton, tennis, athletic, etc. It seems that we Malaysians only do well at junior level. At senior level, we simply can’t compete save for perhaps the bowling team that has managed to get through the transition of their junior to senior team successfully. It is quite a worrying trend. 

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For all the money that we have spent, we would probably never see our own Rafa Nadal or Leo Messi playing their trade in foreign soil. Our football team will probably never get to play in World Cup Final round, unless, of course, we become host of the biggest football tournament on earth.

During my time, talented athletes chose to quit sport when they finished school. It is quite understandable since career in sports at that time offered little money and security. Things have changed since then as athletes today are more fortunate with sports gaining more attention and being commercialized. Some of our athletes nowadays earn around RM30k +++ per month which is more than CEO, CFO or COO makes at some public listed companies in KL. At the international level, the world’s most expensive football player, Gareth Bale was reported by media as currently enjoying £300,000 per week at Real Madrid. Life can’t get better than that, right?

So, it is disappointing for us to read about the failure of our national team these days when they are associated with MONEY and having the wealth that they have today. Bribery and negative lifestyles are being cited as among the chief reasons why our athletes failed at higher level.  While I can’t verify if such claim is correct, the fact that people are talking about it, must carry some weight of such accusation. “Kalau tiada angin, takkan pokok bergoyang, kan?”. 😀

What do you think guys?

When Will Our Boys Become Men?

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ISMAIL N is the 'de facto' owner and editor-in chief of DuluLainSekarangLain.Com. A Human Resource practitioner in his normal daily life and consummate blogger in his free time. He is addicted to coffee and Manchester United. Most easily accessed via his Twitter account.

Ismail N

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  • titan Reply

    haha..sabarkan ajelah ekk..

    September 18, 2013, 4:15 am
  • hafizmd Reply

    Ambe terpaksa telan hakikat dgn isu yg bro bawakan ni.

    Mmg tak nafi, hampir semua sukan di Malaysia mmg boleh kata cemerlang di peringkat junior/pelapis tapi tak membanggakan di peringkat senior…

    ambe rasa, sistem pembangunan sukan Malaysia masih belum benar2 mantap…ambe tak tahu mana silapnya memandangkan ambe bukanlah seorang yg reti dan celik sangat ttg sistem sukan ni…

    tp ambe sbgai peminat sukan, adakalanya cukup sedih dgn penampilan aksi sesetengah bidang sukan…terbaru ialah sepaktakraw…kalah di kaki libasan pemain korea benar2 buat ambe kecewa

    September 17, 2013, 5:05 am
    • Ismail N Reply

      Bab takraw tu, kawe ada two minds abt it.
      On one hand rasa kecewa di tewaskan Korea tapi on the other hand, hmmm bagus jugak bila ada pasukan di luar rantau Asean yg telah maju dlm sukan ini. In fact kawe kagum dgn prestasi Korea dan India. They all improved a lot. Good for the sport.

      September 17, 2013, 12:48 pm
      • hafizmd Reply

        dari satu segi, mmg bangga sbb sukan yg asalnya dari sukan kita mulai diterima di negara lain seperti korea….

        cuma yg menjadikan ambe kecewa ialah seolah2 sukan sepaktakraw kita menuju zaman gelap berpanjangan….sedangkan bukan sedikit duit yg dilabur utk sukan takraw…di mana silapnya….ermmm

        anyway, harap sgt sukan2 utama negara kembali bersinar…bukan tak boleh..ambe ttp sokong sampai bila2…eyahhh!

        September 20, 2013, 4:05 am
        • Ismail N Reply

          Kawe ada tengok kejohanan ISTAF. Dari segi mutu permainan, tak jauh beza. Kita ada few good players yg mewarisi tradisi lagenda2 takraw negara. Maybe negara lain dah catch up banyak. Maybe juga sistem kiraan yg mata continuously berjalan buat disadvantage pada org kita yg mudah panik dan tak tahan pressure. Lagipun, sebagai kuasa besar takraw, the pressure is on us to win.
          Kelebihan Korea ialah dari segi fizikal mereka tanpamk lebih lasak dan berani. Then again, itu mmg sifat org mereka. So, kita kena lebih kreatif dan taktikal. Kawe rasalah.. 😀

          September 20, 2013, 7:01 am
  • TehR Reply

    tak dapat dinafikan
    ada sebahagiannya mudah seronok dan tenggelam dalam populariti
    ada yang gagal menjaga kesihatan dan kecergasan

    September 15, 2013, 3:52 pm
  • mie Reply

    yang paling penting semangat kena ada…
    isu “bribe” tu yang banyak menjatuhkan maruah atlet malaysia

    September 14, 2013, 7:53 pm
  • encikarman Reply

    esok jgn lupa tgk bola, kasi naik semangat skit sila pakai baju bola

    September 13, 2013, 4:19 am
  • Tuah Reply

    It depends a lot on the system. If the system is not complete and not sustainable, we will forever be champs … at the junior level.

    September 12, 2013, 4:27 pm
  • akubiomed Reply

    Young and clean. 🙂

    September 12, 2013, 3:14 pm
  • Izzuddin Fauzi Reply

    Positif kepada Harimau Muda 🙂

    September 12, 2013, 12:00 pm
  • encikarman Reply

    wan zack ni hensem le… hoho

    September 12, 2013, 10:00 am
  • puteri kasih Reply

    sometimes fame and fortune makes people lose their focus..hope our Harimau Muda players prove the opposite 🙂

    September 12, 2013, 1:32 am