|Harimau Muda (yellow, blue top) are struggling (file)|
Merely days ago, came another bombshell when it was reported that Johor FA president Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim announced the plan to uproot Johor Darul Takzim II (JDT II) from Malaysian Premier League, the country's second-tier league to play in the S.League for developmental purpose.
|Lions' skipper Shahril Ishak plays for JDT II|
But the undesirable taste of having seen our own league being used as nurturing ground for others' benefits has made me wonder if the "exposing to different styles of play" argument is still valid?
|DPMM rejoined S.League in 2012 (file)|
While some may think it's a bit far fledge to link S.League sides' poor AFC Cup performance with the presence of these foreign sides in the league, but again if these are the teams supposed to uplift the play of the game then shouldn't the gap be narrowed instead of widening?
Of course, we cannot place all the shortcomings of local football on these guest sides, but the thoughts of some merely using OUR league for their own nurturing agenda at our own expense is something absolutely uncalled for.
|We are not doing well in AFC Cup, why? (file)|
Why are we taking care of others' need when we should be fixing the loose ends of ours?
Time to Wake Up Lah!
(P.S:I am actually having a hard time in putting down my thoughts in this entry with the magnitude of the disappointments I have on local football of late.
It has been just far too many of them which I felt some of those issues I already blogged and shall not dwell on those.)