No, I’m not a football fan. And I don’t watch any football matches on TV except when Dear Hubby persuaded me to sit with him in front of the TV while he watched the Chelsea dudes doing their things. I know a few of the Clubs names and their players, but that was it. My knowledge on footballs stops there.
So when the second match between Malaysia XI and Manchester United was announced after the cancellation of the MU-Indonesia match, Dear Hubby was initially keen to go but somehow changed his mind later. It was when we went to Bukit Jalil on Sunday for the girls’ swimming lessons that we decided to go.
You know why? The booth selling the match tickets was right in front of the National Aquatic Center! Eh, macam, nak suruh pegi saja! Dear Hubby asked the girls, siapa nak ikut? Only Hasya was interested. So after swimming a good number of laps, took a shower and performed his solat, Dear Hubby went outside and got into the queue. It apparently took him an hour to get to the counter, and bought the 3 tickets.
After coming back from work yesterday, Hasya came to me – Ibu, I have no Baju Merah lah Ibu. I said – Oh Hasya sokong MU lah ya, not Malaysia? I only got a sengih from her. Of course I didn’t have any with MU or Nike-AIG t-shirts for her to wear, so I took out her red F1 Ferrari t-shirt. At least she got to wear it this year since we didn’t get to watch F1 last April (..huhuhu..). Anyway, Hasya’s mother decided to be neutral – so she opted for brown! Malaysia boleh, MU pun boleh!
We were running late and had to have a quick bite of 1901 hot dogs while waiting for the green at the traffic light. Managed to get to the stadium in time... and here’s the first pic we took while at the gate entrance :
Hasya, Mr and Mrs Engku Emran and Dear Hubby (cropped!)
The big screen
Malaysia XI players on the big screen
MU players on the big screen
United before the game, Owen : 4th from left
O'Shea and Berbatov
Ferdinand, Rooney and Anderson
Macheda and Evra
Fletcher and Jonny Evans
**note : I'm not sure of all the names... belasah sajalah!
"Hmmmhh... how come there are only 5 balls? I thought we brought in 50?
Malaysia XI and United - grand entrance
Malaysia XI, Malaysia Boleh!
United We Stand
The players - Malaysia XI and MU
Giggs after taking the corner
O'Shea - taking the alcohol test - walking the line ..hehe..
SexyBack... oops... Tosic's back
Seconds before Owen scored a goal. You can see my excitement juz by looking at how 'sharp' this pic is!
Owen (again) after an unsuccessful attempt
Sir Alex, the Man!
Malaysian youngsters, post-game. Okaylah tu - First game 3-2, now 2-0. Yang mahal tu experience!
We left the Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil at 11:15pm, reached our housing area at around 11:40pm and had a late night snack at Kayu for its Roti Telur Bawang.
Conclusion : I enjoyed the game. Hasya did too. She said that she didn’t know that football game could be that interesting. Dear Hubby said that the match wasn’t as good as the first match he saw on TV on Saturday, but still, it was not bad after all ....