Thursday, February 7, 2013

The 4 top football teams in Matunggong

The ongoing football tournament in Matunggong District will finally come to an end by this weekend 2pm at SMK Pinawantai. there are two final matches will be hold on that day, NGK FC VS PBKR (Radtak) will fight for 3rd placing in the morning 8am, at the same venue and SUGO FC VS PATORAJA JR FC to fight for the championship in the afternoon 2pm.

Let me give some comments and tips for the four teams here, hopefully it's could be a guidelines to the teams, here we go!

I can called this team as "England" of Matunggong. The team that never reach to its real potential. NGK team is the only team in the league that has the"aura"and ability to turn things around in a split second. They are well experience, intelligent, hard working and "know how" players. However NGK always beaten by themselves due to the "must winning" pressure.

Defensive - they are very solid whosoever defensive players in the defensive line but they are luck of fitness, so the opponent have to attack them with pace in order to break them down.

Midfield - this is the area that makes NGK really different to other teams in the league. Creative, vision, intelligent and "pin point" ball passes. And yet, fitness and focus could be the turning point for them especially when the team is leading the score. The only way to bet them is to unsettle the formation and stop the ball delivering to strikers.

Attacking - arguably the best strike force in the league, good movement, positioning, clinical and intelligent in decision making. They only need few chances to score goals, however they are luck of understanding and fitness.

PBKR FC (Radtak)
The sleeping Giant of Matunggong! hahaha that the words that i think most suitable for this team. The team that once a dominant team in Matunggong 1970an until 1990, but sadly they ware disappeared for so long..honestly speaking, it is very good to have them back in the map of Matunggong football! However they are in the process of rebuilding the team at the moment, so we can't aspect too much from them at this next couple of years., but i am sure they will getting stronger and stronger in each tournament they participate in future.

Defensive - Good Goal Keeper, just that luck of experience and basic goal keeping skills, however if it not his excellent performances, they might ended in the group stage without going further.Defensively they are the weakest among the final four teams. None stop attacking style could harm them due to the luck of basic defending ability although they are looking fit throughout the tournament.

Midfield - Hard working but luck of creativity and vision beside delivering quality is poor,  all the midfield players has similar playing style, so it easier for the opponent to close them up.

Attacking - Moderate strikers and easy to predict the movement. this team playing "counter attack" style but sadly they don't have reliable striker to do the job.

The "Germany" of Matunggong! i love to watching them playing with the bunch of talented players. Hard working, tough and mostly a technical players. Matunggong league will lost its excitement without them, it just that every time they playing, they always lift theirs mind at home! The opponent could have problem to bit them if not really have the right game plan, because they are very tough team to play. The main problem for the team is the players' focus, you can easily misfunctioning they focus by divert it into mind game.

Defensive - Poor goal keeping but very tough and organize defending, Very hard and committed defending is the key to they back line success. However giving so many free kick to opponent could harm them due to poor goal keeping judgement, therefore, need skillful striker to bet and get as much as possible set-peaces available.

Midfield - physically strong and close ball is pretty good as well as the movements. The only problem for them is that luck of vision and pin point passes. Easy to closing them down by mobility opponent players.

Attacking - The main problem of the team! unable to play as a team, individually good and skillful players but luck of team spirit beside playing style is a same. Need steady defenders to stop them.

The "Italian" copy :) move slowly from the back, pick-up the pace in the middle and ended by blasting pace at the end. That the Italian job!. The team that i can describe the "new power horse of Matunggong" They will be a dominance team for next 5 to 6 years depending to the way this team get along  together.The weakness of this team is that too casual, it could lead to lose focus and soon after getting panic while too much individual playing up-front.

Defensive - Untested goal keeper, thanks to solid defensive back four, however it seem like goal keeper's has luck of pace and agility. Defensively strong, experience and look steady due to simple game playing style, but always having problem  in reading the game and leadership quality at the back. Will be in trouble if the opponent strikers doing "inter-changing position" with "cut-in movement".

Midfield - Very strong physically, fast, well organize and structured movement.However, although they have intelligent players, bat also luck of "pin-point" passing toward strikers. Man to man marking should enough to stop them rolling around the ball but do they (opponent) have ball winner players to do the job? i don't think so.

Attacking - Very fast and strong! they can score goal at any angles and clearly very hard to stop them at this level of league. However, always off position and need a lots of scoring opportunity to score goal. the only way to stop them is that...."force them to individually".

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


It's has been a long 2 months for football lover of Matunggong District waiting for the final of Piala Bersatu- Pengadil MATFA Matunggong 2012. It is delayed due to heavy rain of December in the District. This phenomena has forced the tournament organizer to moved its football venue to Padang Kg. Radtak, I really felt pleased and happy with the spirit and cooperation given by Radtak people to allow the tournament held there. Thank you Guys! 

The long awaited final match is between SUGO FC VS PATORAJA JR FC. I must congratulating them for the high spirit shown for the entire tournament till to the final. The match venue has returned to Padang SMK Pinawantai, on 9th February 2013, kick-off at 2pm. The 3rd placing final also hold in the same venue and kick-off at 8am the same day between RADTAK FC VS NGK FC.

Our lovely Minister of Sciance Technology and Inovation Malaysia Datuk Sri Dr. Maximus Ongkili will offeciate the closing ceremony, while the other VVIPs YB Encik Sarapin Magana, ADUN N.4 Matunggong and Dato Jelani Hamdan, President of SAMORA will present at the final. therefor, i would like to encourage Matunggong folks to come and enjoy the final match while meeting our great leaders as well.There will be an important messages will deliver by our leaders during the closing ceremony..that for sure!

Ok, lets talk about football..hahaha. i would like to talk the 3rd placing match first because it will hold in the morning, 8am. Honestly it could be an one side winner between NGK Fc VS RADTAK FC. I strongly believe that NGK should have no problem to come out as the winner due to the experience and quality they has compare to Radtak Fc, which is more on lucky to be in the final four, thanks to the goal keeper's excellent performances throughout the tournament. NGK FC is one of the strongest team in Matunggong for last couple of years and considered as a team to beat in any tournaments in Kudat area, however it came too early for them as unexpectedly lost to SUGO FC 1-2 in semi-final match.

The final match will so close and i can called at 50-50 winner, due to the quality of the both team. However Patoraje Jr Fc would have an edge over SUGO due to experience, discipline and team work. SUGO FC more on physical players and hard work.Unless early goal could be decisive for both teams and whoever score early could ba a winner. I will not write off SUGO but i do feel by experience that Patoraja Jr FC could be a champion.Therefore let come on Saturday and enjoy the show!