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Southern Tigers continue hunt

1Johor Darul Takzim are determined to score more goals in the Malaysia Cup quarterfinals return leg despite enjoying a two-goal cushion in the first leg on Saturday.

The Southern Tigers managed a 4-2 win over defending champions Kelantan at Larkin Stadium in their first quarterfinals clash. Both teams will meet again this Saturday in Kota Baru.

“We just can’t take things for granted and don’t expect us to feel comfortable with the two goal lead,” said Johor Darul Takzim coach Azmi Mohamed.

“Kelantan will be in full force at their home ground. They are eager to make it to the semis. It is not going to be easy."

Read more here.

Pic from Bernama.

HD says: It will be an interesting return leg.

Comments

  1. Are we sure we're "Tiger" enough to call one??

    Why do we want to associate ourselves with tigers, when we're simply a kitten in the sport. Lets have a low profile approach until- we have really succeeded in placing ourselves among the best clubs in Asia(AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL ROUND). Only than we can proudly call ourselves with names which can put fear into our opponents. - at the current standard, just go and visit the tigers at the zoo, and learn more about their behaviours.

    Even kids at kindergarten level can describe a tigers behaviours.

    Please stop misleading the masses with fierce mascot and slogan which only carries fakeness and bring about failures.
    Be truthful and realistic, when associating Malaysian football with the fierce beast of the jungle.

    HSKL says: We're not Tiger enough to be called one.


    HSKL says: We're not Tiger enough to call one

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  2. Dear HSKAMAL,
    seen your posting quite a few times and must say you're quite an avid local sports fan.
    Do agree on some of your points, but we have to look at our local sport in its own context.
    Our teams may not be winning Asia level matches but they give the locals a good worth of their money. It gives the locals a sense of pride(locally).
    Why not compare ourselves with the worst clubs in Asia and see how lucky or strong our teams are? Chest thumping here.
    There are no best and there will never be the best. Its just how we make the best of it.

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  3. Dear friend,
    if you're young its ok to chest thump, but if you're older please reconsider it - may end-up getting a stroke.
    Nevertheless, i respect your feelings and emotions for Malaysian football.
    The considerations which you expect to give for the Malaysian football as for local concern are fine with me, but these are the very main reasons why Malaysian football is suffering today - easily satisfied.
    How do we even compare Malaysian football clubs among Asia worst clubs, when we're only good for local consumption as wished.
    Human today has evolved to a stage where they can create the luck they want, not just hoping to be lucky. They are able to deliberately take advantage of a situation and turn it to their favour - luck is also subjective, matters leading to it.
    If this is how we want to make the best of it, than this is also the worst of it.


    HSKL says: Malaysian football need to be at the best of the best.

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  4. ...besides that, Malaysian club football are at the worst end to be compared. They're not even among the top nine hundred plus- world club ranking. Where else can we find clubs to be more worst than the official ranking statistics - World club ranking website.
    It's also very sad for Malaysian football to know that, a club from Thailand (MUANG THONG UNITED FC)is ranked at position 816 among the top nine hundred plus clubs listed.
    How do we justify and describe a situation worst than this for comparison??
    Malaysian football need to dig more deeper to find the truth which contributes to these failures. Chest thumping and having localized pride are not good enough.


    HSKL says: Can we pretend to be the best, and make the best of it??

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  5. The word is not pretend or dream...the actual word is hope...we can never reach the best or be the best if we r not in that particular state of mind..Vietnamese can never beat US in the war if they don't have the spirit...the fact is on paper US should have easily defeat them...so in this related subject..the fans or the crowd purposely cheering the tiger or elephant army because they are hoping our athletes will become motivated and improves themselves.u can always criticise our sport..but don't overdo..

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  6. The word is not pretend or dream...the actual word is hope...we can never reach the best or be the best if we r not in that particular state of mind..Vietnamese can never beat US in the war if they don't have the spirit...the fact is on paper US should have easily defeat them...so in this related subject..the fans or the crowd purposely cheering the tiger or elephant army because they are hoping our athletes will become motivated and improves themselves.u can always criticise our sport..but don't overdo..

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  7. To expect improvement and progress through hope alone is not enough,...we need to do more than that. Everybody can hope for something, but can it be transformed into positive results, without logic and facts?? Hope must be accompanied with logic and facts - hope alone without abilities are not enough - do we have the abilities as far as football is concern??
    In football, we have game-plan and tactics which are logical. As players and coaches, they must base their ability on those two aspect. Hope is something very loose and blur without ability - do we have that ability in us, or just let hope to do the work for us.

    Almost three decade, we've been hoping, but everything still remains the same - Sea games & aff are not the benchmark please - we're more than that historically.
    We must not be contented easily with the current situation and footballing standard. We must have the substance objectively, to improve at being the best, or at least among the best - is that too much to ask??


    HSKL says: Hope is something too reasonable. We need to be more than this to improve - ABILITIES!!

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  8. "Southern Tigers tamed, and put to display at the zoo's nationwide"

    This is why we should not get carried away with what Malaysian football is offering us.
    Getting defeated in a football match is reasonably acceptable. Sometimes, even though, we put-up great performance, we can still end-up losers.
    JDT, are supposedly having the best players in the country playing for the team. But getting beaten by six goals has opened-up a massive talking points about the quality of players we have in the country. How do we describe this scenario, where a team assembled among the so called best players in the country and got humiliated with heavy defeat?? - Could have easily applied a game-plan to hit them on the counter attacks, by giving emphasis to strong defending play - technically and tactically the coaches are poor too, to understand and implement.

    This comes to show how far behind are we, when comes to footballing among our players and coaches. They seemed unable to understand their role towards an ever changing situation related to the sport.

    On the other hand, i, also cannot rule out match-fixing. JDT, defensively exposed themselves while doing so. - Decisions and approaches by players while defending seemed suspicious..

    Nevertheless, Kelantan, has got some reasonably above average players, good enough to tame the Southern Tigers, and turn them into lambs for meals.


    HSKL says: Are these the best players from our coaching and development system.??

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