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Farewell Joe, till we meet again

Haresh Says, as published in Mailsport today.

"WHAT'S happening."

That was always the first thing Joe Marcose would say each time we met or spoke over the phone.

And every time I paid him a visit at his office at Wisma FAM, he would say: "Come sit down lah."

It didn't matter if I was in a rush or had time to kill. He would insist that I sat and discuss about the latest in football, sports and the media. And when I got overly critical over a particular subject, he would usually end the conversation by saying "what to do" followed by a smile.

Joe headed FA of Malaysia's (FAM) media department. Prior to his stint with the national body, he was the media man for the Olympic Council of Malaysia and spent many years with Utusan Malaysia. He started as a cadet reporter on June 1, 1984 before quitting as the daily's sports editor on Nov 1, 2000.

Former journo Rosmanizam Abdullah had known Joe since the early 80s.


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