The Back-Blocks of Asia

Discuss Asian Football right here!

Moderator: Moderators Group

User avatar
blahblah
Forum Moderator & Proud Adelaide United Supporter
Posts: 3891
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:30 am
Current Favourite Adelaide United Player: the kit bag guy
Location: Myanmar

The Back-Blocks of Asia

Postby blahblah Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:49 pm

The team with the world's worst mascot, V-Varen Nagasaki, have been admitted to J2 by the J-League Board (they needed to have their facilities pass in order to be promoted - they had been denied in the past). My 2nd favourite club on the planet so I thought I'd let you know. Machida are not happy with the result though, they've now been relegated to the JFL.

In other thrilling Back-Blocks of Asia news Phnom Penh Crown FC have taken new strides in Cambodian football by not engaging 190cm 110kg Africans as foreign players but have gone for French Khmer who want to return to Cambodia and learn about the country. An interesting approach that puts cohesion and talent above brute strength. It most surely has piqued the interest of the Khmers here in Cambodia and we all wish them well.
User avatar
blahblah
Forum Moderator & Proud Adelaide United Supporter
Posts: 3891
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:30 am
Current Favourite Adelaide United Player: the kit bag guy
Location: Myanmar

Re: The Back-Blocks of Asia

Postby blahblah Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:54 am

It seems life in Laos as an African footballer isn't fantastic (nor is it in most of SE Asia for African footballers, to be fair). Two years after a BBC report on Lao football's involvement in people trafficking, the AFC have hit the Lao Football Federation with a USD700,000 fine for their role in the entire affair.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43835887

Also of interest is disciplinary action against the PSSI (Indonesian FA) for failing to deduct points from clubs who will not abide by decisions made in FIFA's conflict resolution chamber/mechanism. It seems the lack of love between FIFA/AFC and the PSSI has a long way to run.
User avatar
blahblah
Forum Moderator & Proud Adelaide United Supporter
Posts: 3891
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:30 am
Current Favourite Adelaide United Player: the kit bag guy
Location: Myanmar

Re: The Back-Blocks of Asia

Postby blahblah Sun May 06, 2018 10:07 am

So it appears Leeds United are touring Myanmar this week. Needless to say there is some controversy.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43921044

They have a game in Yangon on the 9th against an 'All-Stars' team and another game in Mandalay on the 11th against the national side. I can only assume the 'all-stars' side is the foreigners plus a few locals who didn't make the national team.
User avatar
blahblah
Forum Moderator & Proud Adelaide United Supporter
Posts: 3891
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:30 am
Current Favourite Adelaide United Player: the kit bag guy
Location: Myanmar

Re: The Back-Blocks of Asia

Postby blahblah Sun May 13, 2018 11:43 am

Leeds ended up losing their first game 2-1 to the All-Stars side in front of 20,000 and then bounced back to beat the national side 2-0 in Mandalay. The games certainly were controversial back in the UK due to the Rohingya crisis.

In other news an interesting scandal has arisen regarding an international friendly between Iran and Sierra Leone. It turns out the Sierra Leone Football Federation President was unaware the match had been arranged and an "odd" squad turned out for the game. The SLFF President tried to get FIFA to suspend the match but was unable and reluctantly allowed the game to proceed. She has asked for FIFA to investigate the match (Iran won 4-0) for match fixing. Echoes of the fake Togo team that toured Bahrain in 2010.
User avatar
blahblah
Forum Moderator & Proud Adelaide United Supporter
Posts: 3891
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:30 am
Current Favourite Adelaide United Player: the kit bag guy
Location: Myanmar

Re: The Back-Blocks of Asia

Postby blahblah Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:57 pm

Whilst the World Cup is raging, other developments have been occuring in some of the less storied parts of Asia.

Terry Butcher has taken on the job of Azkals coach, looking to lead the Philippines into the Suzuki Cup later this year. Normally I am not a fan of Butcher's coachign style, however the Azkals need bit of a boot up their collective bums and Terry is probably the man to deliver said footwear.

In other news it is being reported that Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam are considering a joint bid for 2034. Given the sheer logistics of a 48 team competition the concept may not be without merit.
Obarizk
Proud Adelaide United Supporter
Posts: 162
Joined: Sun May 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Current Favourite Adelaide United Player: Jordan Elsey

Re: The Back-Blocks of Asia

Postby Obarizk Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:14 pm

Are they really going to give the world cup to a group of 3 countries as weak as these 3?
Not one of them is ranked inside the top 100 in the world.
Also there has been talk that China would bid in 2034. 2030 is apparently going to South America with Uruguay definitely involved as it will be 100 years since the first world cup in Uruguay.
Also going from 2018 till at least 2038 would be a long time for their not to be a world cup in Europe so there might be a general view that 2034 should be in Europe.
User avatar
blahblah
Forum Moderator & Proud Adelaide United Supporter
Posts: 3891
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:30 am
Current Favourite Adelaide United Player: the kit bag guy
Location: Myanmar

Re: The Back-Blocks of Asia

Postby blahblah Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:39 pm

I suspect by 2034 these countries won't be as weak (relatively), however on the rest of your reflections you are most likely correct.
User avatar
blahblah
Forum Moderator & Proud Adelaide United Supporter
Posts: 3891
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:30 am
Current Favourite Adelaide United Player: the kit bag guy
Location: Myanmar

Re: The Back-Blocks of Asia

Postby blahblah Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:18 pm

The 18th Asian Games kick off in Indonesia in August and it includes an U23 mens football tournament (with 3 overage players allowed). The Indian Olympic Association has decided not to field a football team as they have deemed the Blue Tigers "incompetent" to win any medals. It is a huge blow for the Blue Tigers who were planning on using the tournament as preparation for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Remaining in Indonesia, the Asian football association that has probably more governance grief than any other over the past 15 years, the PSSI, is at it again. The Chairman of the PSSI Edy Rahmayadi, has been elected as the mayor for North Sumatera. It is unclear as to whether he will relinquish his post as Chairman of the PSSI however one thing is clear, football and politics are as intertwined as ever in our neighbour to the North. It is a pity as Indonesia truly should be a football powerhouse and these types of issues continually hold it back.

Return to “Football Asia”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest