Thursday, April 30, 2015

No UEFA Champions League (UCL) please, We are English Club!

Again, this season is another awful season for English Club in UCL. This is the second time for them to be absent from the UCL quarter final party in the last three years. Starting this UCL season with 4 (Four) representatives, but then when the stage comes to the Big 8, the English scent is faded away from UCL atmosphere. Three English teams have been knocked out in the round of 16. Man City was totally outclassed by Barcelona, Arsenal was struck by hard-working AS Monaco, and Chelsea was so passionless to face 10 brave men of PSG. Yet, Liverpool was the worst. They even failed to avoid the group elimination despite only sorted in the “easy” group. They failed to accompany Real Madrid from that “easy” group.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Adnan Januzaj : Sekali Berarti, Kemudian Menepi

Sebagian besar pendukung Manchester United mungkin tanpa pikir panjang akan berkata musim 2013/2014 adalah musim yang layak dilupakan. Melihat hasil akhir klasemen liga Inggris dan beberapa rekor buruk yang dipecahkan selama musim tersebut, membuat DVD Season Review 2013/14 adalah barang yang sulit ditemui di rak koleksi DVD penggemar setia The Red Devils. Tetapi, tak semua pihak akan sependapat dengan hal itu, setidaknya mungkin Adnan Januzaj akan beranggapan lain.

Remaja kelahiran Brussels ini adalah salah satu tulang punggung Manchester United musim lalu di bawah arahan David Moyes. Mampu mengirim umpan dari sayap kiri juga handal menyisir dari sisi kanan menjadi modal utama remaja kelahiran 1995 tersebut dalam menembus persaingan posisi sayap United di musim pertamanya promosi ke tim utama.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Defensive Midfielder: The Unsung Hero and The Silent Warrior

In case you meet any children who really enthusiast about football and you ask him who is his favorite football player, in this day, they will apparently say a group of these footballers, like Iker Casillas, Gianluigi Buffon, Frank Lampard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, etc. It is very rare for those children to say player like Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Danielle De Rossi, Michael Carrick as their favorite football players. This also happens to the most people who do not like and do not really know about football. They will apparently express the same things about their favorite footballers. However, in girl cases, their favorite player is every footballers who has good-looking and cool faces. LoL.

That phenomena is merely natural remembering those mentioned player are clearly amazing and always consistent in performance. Furthermore, the case of favorite player for most people is normally affected by the amount of goals, assist, dribble, and saves that created by the players, individually. That’s why the name like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manuel Neuer, are more familiar than players like Sergio Busquets, Michael Carrick and Xabi Alonso or other players who has role as defensive midfielder, or the holding midfielder.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Premium dan Pertamax? (Jilid 2)

Pengurangan subsidi pada BBM bersubsidi, premium, beberapa hari yang lalu cukup untuk membuat terapi kejut bagi bangsa kita. Dengan tegas dan tanpa kompromi Presiden kita tercinta menegaskan untuk menaikkan harga BBM bersubsidi dari Rp 6500 menjadi Rp 8500 hanya sekitar 3 minggu setelah Beliau dilantik menjadi Presiden. Pro dan kontra mengenai keputusan ini pun terjadi dimana-mana.

Di tulisan ini, saya tidak akan bermaksud untuk membahas tentang keputusan yang sudah diambil untuk mengurangi subsidi BBM bersubsidi. Saya lebih tertarik untuk memberikan opini saya tentang kemungkinan kita untuk mengkonversi BBM yang bersubsidi, Premium, ke BBM yang non-subsidi, Pertamax dan Pertamax Plus. Sebenarnya tulisan yang sama pernah saya tulis 3 tahun yang lalu, ketika harga BBM bersubsidi, Premium, berkisar (kalo tidak salah) Rp 4500. Pada tulisan tersebut saya membahas secara detil bagaimana proses terjadinya pembakaran pada mesin 4 langkah (4 stroke engine) yang berbahan bakar bensin. Mohon maaf kalo penjelasan di tulisan itu ada yang agak membingungkan, maklum baru belajar nulis. hehe

Saturday, July 12, 2014

World Cup 2014: Rio’s Verdict

After undergoing plenty of matches which brought drama, bitterness, anger, joy, and tears, finally, we reach the final stages of World Cup 2014 that concludes Germany and Argentina to craft a new history in Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro. That means there will be a historical match with full of passion, excitement, and spirit coming up by hours!!! Yet, in the same time, sadly, it is also a sign that this 4 years event is going to meet its end T_T

This final between Germany and Argentina is really interesting. It is one of the most ideal scenario for final game by referring both teams performance during world cup 2014. They have shown to the world that they were able to beat other world class team during the tournament. And this final is surely a deserved prizes for them.

Friday, July 4, 2014

World Cup 2014: The Guardian Angels

Actually, I have written this similar article in Bahasa Indonesia with title of Kiper = Malaikat Sepakbola. Yet, due to this world cup spirit, I’d like to write over this topic in World Cup 2014 version. This topic really triggers me because of several good goalkeeper show up in this tournament. Several infamous goalkeeeper showed brilliant performance during this tournament, such as Guilermo Ochoa (Mexico), Keylor Navas (Costa Rica), and Raïs M'Bolhi (Algeria). They even could create difficulties to high profile team like Brazil, Italy, and Germany!

Beside, this is the best position where I am able to give my best whenever Im playing football..^_^

Monday, June 9, 2014

World Cup 2014: Germany is My Favorite, but Belgium will be The Center of Attention and Japan is Our Best Asia Representatives

Since several months ago, apparently, every attention of the world started to focus on the upcoming World Cup 2014 in Brazil, by the numbers of days, the event will be started. However, in my beloved country, Indonesia, the atmosphere of this event has been immensely distracted by the National Election which has been held on April 9th for the representative’s election and will be going on July 9th for the presidential election. And honestly my attention was also distracted because of that, since I also concern and always put interest about the national politics issues in my country. When I realized, the event which was introduced by my beloved father in 1998 and made me among the football maniacs in the world, is going to start very soon, so then I conditioned myself to be prepared for this 4 years event. And this writing is one of the result J