Most football fans and supporters will most probably associate me with Global, but in the interest of full disclosure, the Global FC (and Azkals) part of my football chapter has just officially ended. I am now moving on to a new page with a new club.
When Coach Graeme left Global back in February 2012, I felt abandoned. It didn’t help that I saw the news of his resignation on the Internet. I was relatively new to football then, and he was like the grandfather I never had. I was definitely upset, but I understood his reasons for leaving. I wasn’t sure if I would welcome any coach into my life after that, and then I met Coach Brian Reid.
This is the unabridged version of “Football legends in Manila: Fabio Cannavaro and Dennis Wise,” an article I wrote for Philippine Star Supreme last Saturday, August 24, 2013.
A new song dedicated to the Philippine National Football Team (Azkals) will hit the streets or, should I say, turf soon. “The Turf” is a catchy and edgy hip-hop song that features vocals delivered by R&B singer Duncan Ramos and rapping by footballer Stephanie Dan.
I read “Let the U23 Azkals Play: An Open Letter to the PSC and POC” by Bob Guerrero, and it made so much sense. So in the same fashion as Bob’s piece, I’m writing a letter, but this time, I’m pretending to be one of the U-23 players, and this is my “journal.”
They say that football has launched a million fantasies and a million stories, but I’m sure every one of us has something to add, bad or good. Let me give you my top three memorable experiences (in no particular order) this season.
Let me give you a few reasons, from my perspective, why everyone should look forward to the 2013 AFC President’s Cup.