Liverpool stun Newcastle with 5-1 win

NEWCASTLE, England (AFP) - Liverpool maintained their grip on first place in the Premier League table with a stunning 5-1 win against a toothless Newcastle United here at St James' Park on Sunday.

Reds captain Steven Gerrard scored twice and had had it not been for Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given, the hosts could have been on the wrong end of a double-figure disaster after being completely outclassed.

The Republic of Ireland international made five world-class saves in 10 minutes to prevent Newcastle from total capitulation before the midway point of the first-half.

Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee said: "I think we are improving with every game we play and that is all we can look for. You haven't seen the best of Liverpool yet.

"You win nothing in December but you can certainly lose a lot. We're very pleased to be going into the New Year at the top."

Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear - whose 62nd birthday celebrations on Sunday have been distinctly muted having been beaten by Wigan on Friday and now Liverpool - said that his depleted side had not been able to hold off the attacking hordes from Liverpool.

"We were short of six or seven players and everything that could go against us did go against us.

"We had to play one of the best teams I've seen for a long while. You have to take your hat off to Liverpool. They were in command for a long time and could have put the game to bed in the first half."

Arsenal target Given began his run of jaw-dropping stops in the 10th minute as he pushed away a fierce near post strike from lone Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt.

Within a minute England midfielder Gerrard weaved his way around three United defenders only to see his left foot shot palmed away by Given.

However, the onslaught had only just begun and in the 14th minute the Magpies 'keeper denied Gerrard again as he sprung to his right to claw away a rising left footed shot.

But that stunning save was eclipsed by an even better show of agility five minutes later as Given denied the Brazilian midfielder Lucas from point-blank range.

When the former Gremio player saw his header, from a Gerrard corner, beaten away by the Newcastle goalkeeper moments later, the visitors must have begun to fear this would be no easy win on Tyneside.

United, for their part, had barely managed to break beyond halfway and the Magpies' owner, Mike Ashley, must have been wondering whether he had been premature in announcing his decision to take the club off the market for the foreseeable future.

If his aim had been to usher in a period of calm at St James' Park, the effect had not extended to the pitch.

Liverpool continued to press forward at will and two goals before half-time appeared to end the game as a contest.

Inevitably, given his sensational start to the match, it was Gerrard who broke the deadlock in the 31st minute when he drilled Yossi Benayoun's pass in off the post.

Poor Given had no opportunity to reprise his heroics and the Irishman was stranded again five minutes later when defender Sami Hyypia was given the freedom of the Newcastle penalty area to head home Gerrard's corner.

The experienced Finn could have grabbed a second three minutes before the break only for a diving Given to push the ball into the path of Newcastle's Charles N'Zogbia, who cleared.

These were torrid times for United but, incredibly, Canada international defender David Edgar reduced the arrears on the stroke of half-time by heading in Danny Guthrie's corner.

Liverpool's third, five minutes after the restart, had an element of luck about it, with referee Mark Halsey failing to spot Lucas's hand ball. But Dutch international Ryan Babel tapped-in from five yards despite being surrounded by Newcastle players.

Gerrard grabbed his second from Lucas's astute through ball in the 66th minute.

And when substitute Xabi Alonso wrapped things up with a well taken penalty 13 minutes from time with Gerrard off the field, after his fellow replacement David Ngog had been brought down by Edgar, Liverpool could celebrate heading into 2009 on top of the Premier League pile.

p/s : Icing on the cake....haha...never thought that Lucas can play very well alongside Mascherano...I noticed that Reina made few errors on that match...gladly the Toons doesn't take advantage on it..
Cant stop smiling coz Chelsi drop a point...good job Dempsey..

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Liverpool cruise to win over Bolton

Liverpool stayed one point clear of Chelsea at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 3-0 win over Bolton at Anfield.

A second-half brace from Robbie Keane and a first-half strike by Albert Riera secured the points for the hosts, who had earlier seen both their title rivals, Chelsea and Manchester United, win.

It was the first time in 20 days that any of the top three secured maximum points, although United have two games in hand after Club World Cup duty, and it was fitting that all three should win simultaneously.

Liverpool totally controlled the first half but only had one goal and one good chance to show for 75 per cent possession.

The visitors barely passed the halfway line, while Liverpool's back five were redundant.

Despite this it took a set-piece on 26 minutes to create the first meaningful opportunity, which Riera took with aplomb.

Steven Gerrard's corner was sent near post and, after whisper from Dan Agger, the Spanish winger raced across the area to prod the ball home as Johan Elmander recoiled instead of making a challenge.

Yossi Benayoun went close with a half-volley 11 minutes later but otherwise Liverpool were as toothless as they were dominant.

The second half was a different story as the hosts earned the score-line they deserved through two Keane goals in four minutes.

Keane had been heavily-criticised for a lack of goals in his short Liverpool career but, after his equaliser against Arsenal the previous week, he seems to finally be hitting form - and the back of the net.

On 53 minutes, Gerrard went on a driving run through midfield and spotted Keane move into space just to the left of the area.

Keane raced on to the through-ball and rifled a left-foot drive into the roof of the net past the helpless Jussi Jaaskelainen.

The Irishman's second - which sandwiched a great chance for Kuyt who mis-timed a diving header from Riera's superb cross - came from a similar counter-attack.

Pepe Reina released Xabi Alonso with a quick throw, the Spaniard went wide right to Benayoun and the Israeli pinged a low, first-time ball which Keane finished with ease.

The Reds were cruising and eased off their visitors, and they rested Riera, Gerrard and Kuyt while knocking the ball out with ease.

Substitute Ebi Smolarek almost grabbed a late consolation for Bolton when he fired inches wide after good midfield play by Fabrice Muamba, while Liverpool came close to extending their lead in the closing minutes but had to settle for a succession of corners and a spectacular double-save by Jaaskelainen deep into injury time.

The three-goal win also meant that Liverpool now have the same goal difference as third-placed United, who are seven points off the lead but with a maximum of six in hand.

Bolton 0 Liverpool 3

Albert Riera opened the scoreline, and then Robbie Keane struck twice to ensure Liverpool return to the loftiest of league positions.

Pepe Reina: 6 -
Hardly tested throughout the game, and may as well have been on the bench today with an open goal for Liverpool to defend.

Jamie Carragher: 7 -
Slotted into the right back position rather seamlessly, and was very impressive going forward. Almost scored with a cracker of a shot.

Daniel Agger: 6.5 -
A boring day in the office for him like the others in the Liverpool defense, but kept it simple and was solid throughout.

Sami Hyypia: 7 -
Dealt well with Elmander, and was a threat from setpieces too.

Emiliano Insua: 6.5 -
Went close to scoring early on, and was always available during Liverpool's attacks. A confident performance.

Yossi Benayoun: 7.5 -
Benayoun's one of those immensely talented players who never gets their due credit. It was a super display from the twinkle toed Israeli, with an assist for Keane's second goal to show for it.

Xabi Alonso: 7.5 -
Was a typical Alonso performance, neat, classy, and yet hard working. No wonder Arsenal want him.

Steven Gerrard: 6.5 -
A solid performance from the Liverpool captain, and along with Alonso, bossed central midfield with ease.

Albert Riera: 8 -
Stunning effort from Riera, who looked dangerous right from the word go today. Scored a wonderful goal, linked up very well with Insua and Gerrard, and showed some wonderful skills during his stay on the pitch.

Dirk Kuyt: 6.5 -
A very Kuyt-like display yet again. Committed to the cause, neat passing, and impressive link-up play.

Robbie Keane: 8 -
He's been the victim of a lot of negative press recently, but his critics will surely hush up after seeing how he played today. Scored two goals; both brilliant finishes, and his all-round game was top notch.


Lucas Leiva - 6

David N'gog - 7

Nabil El Zhar - 6


Jussi Jaaskelainen: 6.5 -
Couldn't do anything about any of the three goals, and made a few good saves, including a fine double-save right at the end. Should really move on to a bigger club.

Jlloyd Samuel: 5.5 -
Went largely unnoticed in the match, and was given a hard time by Benayoun and Carragher.

Andrew O'Brein: 6.5 -
Stood out among the Bolton players, and made a few key tackles.

Gary Cahill: 5.5 -
Not at his best today, and couldn't deal with Keane effectively. Got injured towards the end.

Gretar Steinsson: 6 -
Had a torrid time against Riera, but improved significantly once he went off. Made two or three vital interceptions at the end.

Ricardo Gardner: 5 -
Poor outing for the lad. Was hardly in possession of the ball.

Matthew Taylor: 5 -
Another no-show for Bolton, just like the other midfielders.

Gavin McCann: 5.5 -
Did slightly better than the others, but looked tired and overran. The fact that he was tired despite Bolton having one mroe midfielder than Liverpool says it all.

Fabrice Muamba: 5.5 -
Started brightly, but faded as the match wore on.

Kevin Nolan: 5 -
Could have given Bolton a shock lead in the opening minutes, but was nowhere to be seen for the rest of the game.

Johan Elmander: 5 -
Was chasing shadows throughout his stay on the pitch.


Smolarek - 6

Davies - 5

Mustapha - 5

Rock The World 8 [Completed]

Fuhh...what a day for me and my friends. We sure enjoyed a lot eventhough we faced so many problems [can't say it here though...]. Eventhough they changed the venue, at the place was not as strategic as previous RTW, it doesn't matter for us. Finally got to see Upon Arrival performance and they were rocks !!! No wonder why they won ROTTW Soundstage...and Zip God !! Speechless... Last but not least, Butterfingers !!! Sad coz Loque wasn't there, replaced by Greg but the show must go on...but hey, finally got to see they performed Chemistery, Kabus Ribut, Royal Jelly, Kembali and Maharani..LIVE !!! The crowd were so sporting....FULL STOP.

Aku, kitorang dan Mono...........sempat beb...
Aku, kitorang dan Emmetttttttt.....lagi sempat !!!!
Aku, kitorang dan Mono lagi.........masih sempat..........

My favourites performance ?? The award goes to Zip Zieller and Butterfingers !!! Dont ask me why coz it is too subjective...

Champions League: Last 16 draw

Weird Accident !!!

Adoi la...kereta tak habis bayar lagi....

Apahal la helikopter buat kat situ ??

Sampai sekarang aku masih tak tau macam mana kuda ni leh ada kat situ....

Dont drink and drive...see what happen...

Landasan punya la luas leh landing kat parit lak...adoiyai....

Reds foiled again by fierce Tigers

Liverpool struggled to a third successive Premier League draw at Anfield as new-boys Hull impressed on the road again, the game ending 2-2.The Tigers had already won at Arsenal and Tottenham and scored three in defeat at Manchester United.

And if not for Steven Gerrard, they would have ended Liverpool's season-long unbeaten home record.

Hull were two ahead on Saturday through Paul McShane and a Jamie Carragher own goal before Gerrard scored twice in eight minutes, taking his tally for the season to 11.

Gerrard was among the players returning after being rested from the Champions League win over Eindhoven in midweek, along with Jose Reina, Dirk Kuyt and Xabi Alonso.

Manager Rafael Benitez reverted to the same side which won at Blackburn last weekend, which meant Robbie Keane was on the bench and Sami Hyypia preferred to Daniel Agger.

Hull made just one change from the side which beat Middlesbrough last Saturday, Bernard Mendy taking over from Dean Marney, who was on the bench.

And although Hull were put under instant pressure, they soon started to confront Liverpool all over the pitch, working out that Andrea Dossena has limited pace and Reina does not take kindly to being pressured.

Hull could have been ahead after five minutes when full-back Sam Ricketts burst down the line, brushing Yossi Benayoun aside, and fed Nicky Barmby on the Hull left.

There were loud appeals for a penalty when the former Liverpool man's cross looked to have struck the arm of Javier Mascherano as he slid in to clear for a corner.

The appeals were waved away but it was no surprise when Hull took the lead after 12 minutes.

A Geovanni free-kick on the right sailed right across the box and was knocked back into the danger area by Marlon King, where McShane rose to head into the top corner.

Hull were full of pace, drive and desire and after 22 minutes they scored again.

After switching the play from left to right, via King's long ball, Mendy went past Dossena once more and pulled the ball back into the six-yard box, where Carragher turned it high into his own net.

Just two minutes later however, Liverpool pulled one back. Kuyt surged down the right and fired in a low cross which fell for Gerrard to clip home from six yards.

McShane was booked for body-checking Gerrard and never seemed to recover from the blow, being replaced two minutes later by Marney.

And in what was now a tremendous match, Liverpool were level after 32 minutes, again through Gerrard.

Carragher's cross was headed down by Kuyt for Benayoun to hook on, giving Gerrard a 10-yarder for the equaliser.

Marney was booked for a foul on Hyypia two minutes after the break, the game continuing at the same rip-roaring pace.

Liverpool almost took the lead after 59 minutes when Hyypia's downward header from Gerrard's corner hit the foot of a post.

Then Albert Riera saw a swerving effort punched away by Boaz Myhill.

Hull were more content to defend and hit on the break, with Geovanni seeing one run end with a low drive that went wide of the far post.

Alonso curled a 20-yarder just over the bar, with Liverpool sending on Moroccan winger Nabil El Zhar for Benayoun after 74 minutes. Three minutes later Dean Windass came on for Barmby in only his fourth league appearance of the season.

Myhill then saved well from El Zhar, diving on the ball to halt Gerrard in the six-yard box. After 82 minutes Liverpool sent on Ryan Babel for Riera, before El Zhar was booked for a foul on Kamil Zayatte.

Lucas came on for Mascherano with four minutes left, the Argentinian having failed to stamp his usual authority on the match.

-School boy error made by Carra, hope he bounce back after this...
-Glad we have Gerrard to grab a point....good job skipper !!!

AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 update !!! Malaysia headed home...


PHUKET (10 Dec 2008) – Thailand won Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 with a perfect record at the end of match day three here at the Surakul Stadium when they beat Malaysia 3-0.

The hosts, who had earlier beaten Vietnam 2-0 in their first game and then Laos 6-0 in their second group tie, picked up the full points this evening with goals off he win with goals off Sutee Suksomkit (20th minute), Teerasil Dangda (46th minute and 76th minute).

"Obviously, we are delighted with all the players as they got time on the pitch," said Peter Reid, the head coach for Thailand.

"We've worked very hard on the training ground. We attack and defend as a team.

"And at the moment, we are looking pretty solid."

It was Malaysia who created the first chance of the game when Indra Putra Mahayuddin turned in a swerving freekick which forced Thai keeper Kittisak Rawangpa to scramble for the save

After that, it was all Thailand as they pressed the Malaysians buoyed by the fact that they were backed by close to 15,000 screaming fans.

In the seventh minute, a cross froom Datsakorn Thonglao saw Suree Sukha playing a dummy but it was cleared by the Malaysian defence.

Five minutes later, a cross from the right off Sutee Suksomkit saw no takers while in the 18th minute, Sutee almost caught Malaysian keeper Syed Adney Syed Hussein off his line.

But the Thais finally took the lead when Sutee fired in a shot from a tight angle following a cross from Suree.

The game changed little after that as Thailand kept up the pressure as Malaysia took a more defensive stance.

But the Thais were quick in the second half as following the failure of keeper Syed Adney Syed Hussein to block a shot from Teeratehp Winothai, the ever alert Teerasil just blasted in the rebound.

The second goal put Malaysia under a lot more pressure and they came close in a 69th minute melee, but there were no takers to blast the ball in.

Thailand replied when Ronnachai Rangsiyo broke through but Syed Adney was there to deny him.

Six minute later, Thailand wrapped up the game with the third goal of the evening when Ronnachai played the ball short for Teerasil to slam home.

"It is difficult to play the game when we are under pressure to win," said B. Sathianathan, the head coach for Malaysia.

"We started the second half badly and we were not disciplined at the back."

Keane and Babel 'going nowhere'

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has dismissed reports he is ready to sell Robbie Keane and the club have rejected an approach from Ajax to loan Ryan Babel.

Babel's agent Winnie Haatrecht said Ajax had enquired about loaning the out-of-favour winger but Liverpool rejected the proposal out of hand.

"Ryan finds that he sits on the bench too much at Liverpool, he wants to play more and asked me to see if Ajax were interested in a temporary return," he said.

"After we got an enthusiastic reaction from Ajax, we asked Liverpool for their co-operation but the club don't want to see him go.

"Rafael Benitez finds Ryan too important. Hopefully we will see that in more playing time."

The 21-year-old Babel scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win against Manchester United in September, but has seen his playing time reduced as Albert Riera and Dirk Kuyt have emerged as Benitez's preferred pairing on the wings.

Keane's future has come under recent scrutiny after a barren run of form that has seen him score just two Premier League goals - both against West Brom - since his summer move from Tottenham.

The Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a transfer back to White Hart Lane, despite selling him to the Reds for £19 million in July.

However, Benitez claims that the rumours are not true, and that the 28-year-old is going nowhere.

He said: "We don't want to sell Robbie, so I was surprised when I heard about the rumours. We are not even thinking about selling.

"It is always tough at the start when you move. And when it is to a top side, that makes it even more difficult, but Robbie has the quality and is working hard, so it is not a problem.

"The key for me is when the team play well. If they do that, Keane will have more chances and he will score more goals.

"I know he will have been disappointed at not playing on Saturday, because they all want to. He'll have been thinking 'I want to play, I need to play'. But while I think he knows we have confidence in him, he also knows he is not playing to his level.

"You cannot give a player with his experience too many messages. He knows he has to perform well and he will."

Rahsia Waktu-Waktu Solat

CVT sebenarnya telah lama menemui perkaitan antara waktu solat dengan peralihan tenaga

alam. Setiap peralihan waktu solat sebenarnya menunjukkan perubahan tenaga alam ini

yang boleh diukur dan dicerap melalui perubahan warna alam. Aku rasa fenomena

perubahan warna alam adalah sesuatu yang tidak asing bagi mereka yang terlibat dalam

bidang fotografi.

Sebagai contoh, pada waktu Subuh alam berada dalam spektrum warna biru muda yang

bersamaan dengan frekuensi tiroid yang mempengaruhi sistem metabolisma tubuh. Jadi

warna biru muda atau waktu Subuh mempunyai rahsia berkaitan dengan penawar/rezeki dan

komunikasi. Mereka yang kerap tertinggal waktu Subuhnya ataupun terlewat secara

berulang-ulang kali, lama kelamaan akan menghadapi masalah komunikasi dan rezeki. Ini

kerana tenaga alam iaitu biru muda tidak dapat diserap oleh tiroid yang mesti berlaku

dalam keadaan roh dan jasad bercantum (keserentakan ruang dan masa) - dalam erti kata

lain jaga daripada tidur. Disini juga dapat kita cungkil akan rahsia diperintahkan

solat diawal waktu. Bermulanya saja azan Subuh, tenaga alam pada waktu itu berada pada

tahap optimum. Tenaga inilah yang akan diserap oleh tubuh melalui konsep resonan pada

waktu rukuk dan sujud. Jadi mereka yang terlewat Subuhnya sebenar sudah mendapat

tenaga yang tidak optimum lagi.

Warna alam seterusnya berubah ke warna hijau (isyraq & dhuha) dan kemudian warna

kuning menandakan masuknya waktu Zohor. Spektrum warna pada waktu ini bersamaan dengan

frekuensi perut dan hati yang berkaitan dengan sistem penghadaman. Warna kuning ini

mempunyai rahsia yang berkaitan dengan keceriaan. Jadi mereka yang selalu ketinggalan

atau terlewat Zuhurnya berulang-ulang kali dalam hidupnya akan menghadapi masalah di

perut dan hilang sifat cerianya. Orang yang tengah sakit perut ceria tak ?

Kemudian warna alam akan berubah kepada warna oren, iaitu masuknya waktu Asar di mana

spektrum warna pada waktu ini bersamaan dengan frekuensi prostat, uterus, ovari dan

testis yang merangkumi sistem reproduktif. Rahsia warna oren ialah kreativiti. Orang

yang kerap tertinggal Asar akan hilang daya kreativitinya dan lebih malang lagi kalau

di waktu Asar ni jasad dan roh seseorang ini terpisah (tidur la tu ...). Dan jangan

lupa, tenaga pada waktu Asar ni amat diperlukan oleh organ-organ reproduktif kita.


Menjelang waktu Maghrib, alam berubah ke warna merah dan di waktu ini kita kerap

dinasihatkan oleh orang-orang tua agar tidak berada di luar rumah. Ini kerana spektrum

warna pada waktu ini menghampiri frekuensi jin dan iblis (infra-red) dan ini bermakna

jin dan iblis pada waktu ini amat bertenaga kerana mereka resonan dengan alam. Mereka

yang sedang dalam perjalanan juga seelok-eloknya berhenti dahulu pada waktu ini (solat

Maghrib dulu la ...) kerana banyak interferens (pembelauan) berlaku pada waktu ini

yang boleh mengelirukan mata kita. Rahsia waktu Maghrib atau warna merah ialah

keyakinan, pada frekuensi otot, saraf dan tulang.

Apabila masuk waktu Isyak, alam berubah ke warna indigo dan seterusnya memasuki fasa

kegelapan. Waktu Isyak ini menyimpan rahsia ketenteraman dan kedamaian di mana

frekuensinya bersamaan dengan sistem kawalan otak. Mereka yang kerap ketinggalan

Isyaknya akan selalu berada dalam kegelisahan. Alam sekarang berada dalam Kegelapan

dan sebetulnya, inilah waktu tidur dalam Islam. Tidur pada waktu ini dipanggil tidur

delta dimana keseluruhan sistem tubuh berada dalam kerehatan. Selepas tengah malam,

alam mula bersinar kembali dengan warna putih, merah jambu dan seterusnya ungu di mana

ianya bersamaan dengan frekuensi kelenjar pineal, pituitari, talamus dan hipotalamus.

Tubuh sepatutnya bangkit kembali pada waktu ini dan dalam Islam waktu ini dipanggil


Begitulah secara ringkas perkaitan waktu solat dengan warna alam. Manusia kini

sememangnya telah sedar akan kepentingan tenaga alam ini dan inilah faktor adanya

bermacam-macam kaedah meditasi yang dicipta seperti taichi, qi-gong dan sebagainya.

Semuanya dicipta untuk menyerap tenaga-tenaga alam ke sistem tubuh. Kita sebagai umat

Islam sepatutnya bersyukur kerana telah dikurniakan syariat solat oleh Allah SWT tanpa

perlu kita memikirkan bagaimana hendak menyerap tenaga alam ini. Hakikat ini

seharusnya menginsafkan kita bahawa Allah SWT mewajibkan solat ke atas hambaNya atas

sifat pengasih dan penyayang-Nya sebagai pencipta kerana Dia tahu hamba-Nya ini

amat-amat memerlukannya. Adalah amat malang sekali bagi kumpulan manusia yang amat

cuai dalam menjaga solatnya tapi amat berdisiplin dalam menghadiri kelas taichinya ...


Rock The World 8 is back-mengembek !!!


Here are the details:

When: 12pm, 20 December '08
Where: The Secret Garden, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Tickets: RM25 (available at the venue and all Rock Corner, Music Valley, Tower Records and Extreme Outlets)

Lineup (Updated):
One Buck Short
The Times
Pure Vibracions
Republic Of Brickfields
Koffin Kanser
Zip Zieller *newly added*
The Otherside Orchestra
Laila's Lounge
They Will Kill Us All
Upon Arrival

AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 update !!!

PHUKET (8 Dec 2008) – Vietnam edged past Malaysia 3-2 on the second matchday of Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 to brighten their chances of making the next round of the championship.

The Vietnamese, who had conceded a 2-0 loss to hosts Thailand in the first game, took the lead in the 17th minute off Pham Thanh Luong before Nguyen Vu Phong added a brace with goals in the 72nd and 86th minute.

Malaysia scored both their goals off Indra Putra Mahayuddin in the 20th and 85th minute.

"It was a very difficult game but it was very good to win," added Henrique Calisto, the head coach for Vietnam.

Given the importance of the match, both teams started off a lot more cautious as they assess each other's parameters of strength and weakness.

But it took Malaysia less than two minutes to test Vietnam keeper Duong Hong Son when striker Mohd Safee Sali blasted in a shot which was denied.

Vietnam then press forward and in the 17th minute, they took the lead when Nguyen Vu Phong rifled in a shot from 25metres out past a rooted Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias to send the few hundred Vietnam faithful all dressed in red to a frenzy.

But their lead did not last long.

Malaysia strung two passes together and off a shot from Mohd Zaquan Adha which came off the crossbar, Indra Putra Mahayuddin was waiting in the wings to slot the ball home.

The goal drew cries of off-side from the Vietnam bench but referee P. Pandian stood by his decision and following the incessant arguing from Vietnam coach Henrique Calisto, duly sent the Portuguese to the stand.

The game took a low key after the emphatic two goals with Indra again coming close which was parried over by Hong Son in the 33rd minute while some time later, Zaquan almost doubled the lead for the Malaysian but his attempt was denied by a recovering defender.

Vietnam finished the first half with a grounder from Phan Van Tai Em but Mohd Helmi was not about to be beaten for a second time.

The pace changed little well into the second half as both teams tried to look for the spaces to exploit.

And while Malaysia created several clear chances with Safee's attempt coming off the crossbar in the 71st minute, there was no denying Vietnam the lead a minute later when Vu Phong blasted in the goal off a cross from the centre of the park.

But Malaysia fought back in the 85th minute when Indra Putra Mahayuddin swerved in a freekick to put both teams on level terms.

And while Malaysia were entertaining thoughts that they would at least get a point from this tie, Helmi conceded a mistake a minute later when he misdjudged a lob from Vu Phong for the ball to bounce into an open goal.

"All three goals were the results of keeper mistake," said B. Sathianathan, the head coach for Malaysia.

MALAYSIA: Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias, Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar, Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Mohd Aidil Zafuan, Mohd Daudsu Jamaluddin, Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal, Hairuddin Omar, Mohd Shukor Adan, Indra Putra Mahayuddin, Mohd Safee Sali, Mohd Zaquan Adha.

VIETNAM: Duong Hong Son, Doan Viet Cuong, Vu Nhu Thanh, Nguyen Minh Duc, Le Cong Vinh, Tran Truong Giang, Nguyen Minh Phuong, Huynh Quang Thang, Pham Thanh Luong, Nguyen Viet Thang, Phan Van Tai Em.

Arsenal eye Alonso

Alan Hansen may have been horribly wrong in his assessment all those years ago, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger , having championed his kids for so long, finally appears to have come round to the Scotsman's school of thought.

Arsenal have struggled for consistency so far this season, a fault has been attributed to a lack of experience in the side, particularly in midfield where fellow team-mates have even started tackling each other in dying moments of games.

Wenger may be one of Fabregas's fans but the Gunners boss has realised his new captain, just 21, needs a helping hand from a more experienced sidekick in the middle of the park.

Enter Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.

Wenger is a keen admirer of the Spain international; the Gunners would have snapped him up last summer if it were not for Aston Villa's refusal to allow Gareth Barry to go to Anfield.

But having continued to impress this season, and with Liverpool still interested in Barry, Wenger is preparing to make another bid for Alonso once the transfer window opens in January. The Daily Mirror claims a fee of £12 million should be enough to tempt Rafa Benitez to part with his countryman.



Malaysia staged a late show in the opening game of Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 to beat Laos 3-0 at the Surakul Stadium.

Following a first half deadlock, substitute Mohd Safee Sali nailed a brace with goals in the 68th and 90th minute as Indra Putra Mahayuddin scored the other goal in the 72nd minute for the win.

The heavy rain just before the start of the match affected the quality of the pitch as both teams struggled to maintain possession and make the clean passes in slippery conditions.

It was Malaysia who dictated the early pace with Shukor Adan and Mohd Hardi Jaafar stoking the engine room for the strike pair of Hairuddin Omar and Indra Putra Mahayuddin.

But in spite of the early effort, Malaysia just can't seem to break through the Laotian defence which defended in numbers.

The best that they could muster in the opening half was two freekicks which came frustratingly close off Hardi and Indra Putra Mahyuddin.

Laos finished the half with a superb attempt from Phayvanh Lounglath but his freekick saw an equal block from Malaysian custodian Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias.

Malaysia then made several changes after the break when they brought on Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak for Mohd Hardi Jaafar and Mohd Safee Sali for Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal.

That change the rhythm of the game as Malaysia pushed forward and in the 68th minute, they finally broke the deadlock when Safee blasted in a corner from Indra.

Four minutes later, Malaysia went 2-0 off a freekick from Indra who slammed home to the right of the Laos goal.

Safee then wrapped up the night with the third goal deep in injury time. Well done Safee....


Perhatian, buka di tetingkap baru.

Kenapa gambar aku takder ??? kurang asammmmmm.....

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Which One Piece character are you?

You are Shanks!

Laid back, would even be considered procrastinator. Someone pushes you dont care, heck,they can push all they like, and you will not be phased. That goes to show that you are the kind of person that doesnt mind taking shit...course, when it calls for, and only then. will you be serious and bite back.

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Liverpoo to sign...Owen !?

Benitez Wants To Bring Owen Back To Liverpool

Liverpool are lining up a £2 million swoop for former Kop idol Michael Owen in January, a move that the England international is likely to favour ahead of offers from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, according to the News of the World.

With the future of Newcastle United as yet undecided due to Mike Ashley's failure to find a buyer for the club, Owen is one of just a number of players tipped to leave St James' Park.

While current incumbent Joe Kinnear has repeatedly stated his desire to keep hold of the striker's services, Rafa Benitez is keeping tabs on Owen as he looks to bolster Liverpool's Premier League title bid, and he is aware that a cut-price deal could suffice with the 28-year old entering the final six months of his contract.

Benitez would be required to sell first, with Jermaine Pennant cited as one player who could leave Anfield, but rumours suggest the Spaniard has now placed Owen ahead of original target Emile Heskey.

“I don’t know how much I can spend because we have not really talked about it," Benitez said.

“It could be OK if I bring nobody in but I might be able to sell some players. It depends on the interest.”

Several first-teams at Liverpool are also approaching the end of their current deal, including Dirk Kuyt, Daniel Agger and Fabio Aurelio, and Benitez added that his main priority is to secure the future of such players first.

“The first thing we want to talk about is my contract.

“Once we finalise this we can talk about the future. We have more than a couple of players that we have to decide about for the future.”

Shut up and play, Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United need to stop complaining about his supposedly rough treatment.

In the midweek Champions League game against Villarreal there was one bad tackle - for which Joan Capdevila was sent off - but nothing new.

Ability always triumphs over brawn, particularly in the modern game when you're not allowed to be too physical.

If anything he should take it as a compliment. All this moaning doesn't say much about him as a person. He should be able to stand up for himself instead of rolling around complaining, then getting Sir Alex to say something after the game.

He owes United because of his lack of loyalty in the summer. He should do what David Beckham did when he came under fire - shut his mouth and get on with it.

Speaking as a defender who had his share of injuries, I can tell him that everybody has to put up with kicks and knocks.

His quick feet and trickery are purpose-designed to provoke mis-timed tackles from opponents and win free-kicks. He can hardly moan when his tactic pays off.

His manner has not helped him earn respect from his peers or the fans. If you compare the way players talk about Kaka and Lionel Messi compared with Ronaldo, it is clear who they really admire.

As a footballer you want to be liked and respected, not booed. But it seems at times as though Ronaldo has a lack of respect for people.

Football will always have its hate figures. My old team-mate Eric Cantona was loathed by a lot of people because he had an upright, abrupt, haughty demeanour.

But in the end he won them over - and not just because of his amazing playing ability. Eric had respect for his opponents and for the game, and acted like a real man.

When he got fouled he never used to roll around. Of course he lost his head occasionally but he never went down and always tried to stay on his feet.

If he lost the ball he made an effort to tackle back, even though tackling definitely wasn't one of his strong points.

I don't know if the abuse affects Ronaldo but it never seemed to get to players of my era. It is part of the game - they boo you during the match and then want to shake your hand afterwards.

I was racially abused early on in my career and then got stick because I played for Manchester United.

Unfortunately many people are like sheep, or rather lambs, and just follow what the next guy is doing without thinking, but you have to go out there and prove them wrong.

Paul Parker

Malaysia Home & Away Nike 09/10 kits

The new Malaysia National team kit combines the pride of Malaysian Football while reflecting a new era of performance and innovation. Showcasing the football association of Malaysia’s tiger crest on the left the jersey incorporates local flavour with the keris featured on the inside bottom left corner, while the away jersey incorporates a striking blue that illuminates the players on the field.

Technology-wise, the kit is constructed in a dynamic fit silhouette that creates greater tightness of the body, allowing maximum movement while reducing shirt pulling by opposition players.

So sexy....'s really hurts....

How come Nizaruddin can be a model for our national kits?? I wonder why....

My opinion ??
Wow, kit looks nice, but the players look really into the kits, more towards hollywood style actors, its a shame there not as good as they pose...

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