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Our hockey is bull$hit

That's what some of the old timers keep saying over and over again.

I remember covering schools hockey extensively. Honestly, it had its fair share of dramas - ask Minarwan Nawawi (pic) and Maninderjit Singh as I'm sure they 'enjoyed' their short stint coaching SMK Sri Hartamas.

Sadly, we are not seen as "competitive" beyond the age-group categories. Some insist Malaysian hockey is no longer a good as it used to be. Others say it is still as good, if not better.

It must be noted, during the early days there was no such thing as qualifying rounds. Just a handful of countries played hockey. It is no longer so today.

Then there's the argument we don't have good talents. Or have been employing the wrong tactics?

Malaysia managed to book a berth in the third and fourth playoffs in the Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, Mongolia.

Read Jugjet Singh's articles during the national team's stint throughout the tournament. Also, read SS Dhaliwal's blog for another take of the Malaysian team's campaign there.

Nope, our hockey is not bull$hit. It's just 'interesting'.

HD says: Will pay a visit to the Pantai Stadium soon.


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