Wednesday, October 27, 2010

YouTube agony

YouTube have the highlights from Cambodia's goal-less draw with the Philippines yesterday, as Cambodia fail to progress to the group stages of the AFF Suzuki Cup. On reviewing the video highlights, I reckon there's a real case for a penalty in the 2nd half when the Filipino goalkeeper makes a hash of a challenge as the unnamed Cambodia player races through. Initially I thought it was Nuth Sinoun but it could be Lay Raksmey - difficult to tell on the video. I have a few bones to pick with the Fulham keeper who also got Tieng Tiny booked when he was the one who was flailing arms and elbows. He was later booked for time-wasting.


Andy Brouwer said...

Continuing on from yesterday's game, today's Phnom Penh Post report on the outcome, incidentally tucked away at the bottom of their 4th page of sport - I hope this isn't a throwback to the bad old days when PPP gave football in Cambodia scant coverage - was factually inaccurate to a large degree.
Presumably the live TV feed the reporter was watching had even more of a poor reception than the one I saw.
For example, he reported that Keo Soknorn and Sun Sopanha struck the woodwork, when it was Sopanha and Khuon Laboravy in that order. He failed to mention the series of spurned chances Cambodia had in the 2nd half. He heaped lots of praise on Ouk Mic when in reality, Mic had one point-blank save to make all match.
I know that's football, we all see a different game (and some might even suggest I may be suffering from sour grapes) but reporting the facts correctly is the least we should expect from our paid journalists, whether its the Daily Telegraph or the Phnom Penh Post.
It was only Monday that the PPP devoted an entire back page to tennis - probably played by less than 100 people in the Kingdom, maybe more, maybe less - whilst the NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM got a half column inside the paper. I reckon football must be played by a few million people in the Kingdom. Make sense of that if you will.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andy,

It is really really disappointed for Cambodia and i think football is just like that today we win and tomorrow other win. The result can't be fixed at one level.

I think the national team have tried their best to score the goal but finally they can't given we lack of experience and physical strength is also weaker than the Philippine.

I realized one point that we must make change is that: we must select the best player who have much experience on the pitch not just focus on the physical ability alone.


Anonymous said...

October 27, 2010 7:43 PM

I don't to make you sound stupid but "we must make change is that: we must select the best player who have much experience on the pitch not just focus on the physical ability alone."? That's your opinion but it's like ABC, man. I'm sure the coaching staff know what they are doing. The problem with the team I see is learning to polish the finishing touch to send the ball into the nets. They have the service from the midfield enough already. It's the netting that needs lot of work. Also, a stronger defense is also a necessity because I get cringed up every time the ball is going toward our goal because how loose the defense seems.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andy, maybe not me, right? I write for PPP in Khmer, so i can't guaranty what happen in English page...