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Mohiul
May 27, 2008, 05:07 AM
Bangladesh team left Dhaka for SAFF championship. Coach & Captain both had a optimistic talk before they leave as usual. Can they keep their words intact this time?

Squad: Aminul Haq (captain), Biplob Bhattacharya, Hasan Al Mamun, Wali Faisal, Ariful Islam, Rajani Kanta Barman, Arup Kumar Badya, Atiqur Islam Mishu, Mofazzal Hossain Saikat, Nazrul Islam, Enamul Haq Sharif, Faisal Mahmud, Jahed Parvez Chowdhury, Mamunul Islam, Arif Khan Joy, Abul Hossain, Arman Aziz, Mehdi Hasan Ujjal, Jahid Hasan Emily and Abdul Baten Kamol.

Fixture:

June 4 - Bangladesh vs Bhutan
June 6 – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
June 8 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Tournament homepage (http://saffchampionship2008.net/)


ROLL OF HONOUR
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Shehwar
May 27, 2008, 06:07 AM
Hmm.....We made it to the finals the last three times! I'll be happy if we can just keep that up....Srilanka thrashed Pakistan 7-1 a few days back and we all know what Afghanistan did recently!....Unbelievable as it may sound ... WE ARE IN A TOUGH GROUP!!! .... Had I said that about 20 years back ppl would have started throwing stones at me thinking I've gone totally mad!!!

Mohiul
May 27, 2008, 09:43 AM
there are four foriegn-based player in pak squad. follow the link to get the full squad and news in detail.

news source (http://saffchampionship2008.net/detail.php?id=16)

bdchamp20
May 27, 2008, 10:43 AM
Where is Mohammad Sujan? He is supposedly the country's best centre-back and plays for Abahani. Arif Khan Joy back in Bangladesh team, is he still as good as he was? I heard Anwaruddin the British-Bangladeshi footballer and captain of Dagenham and Redbridge was going to play for Bangladesh from now on. Anyway good luck Bangladesh, as long as you make the finals I'm happy.

Rabz
May 27, 2008, 12:49 PM
Its pretty much Indians for the taking.
Only thing left to be seen is whether the rest can match 'em.

Realisticly,we'd hv to climb a big freagin mountain to touch that cup.

On the contrary, the word "SAFF Championship" works magic to our boys.
It IS our world cup. so lets hope the boys can pull a miracle here.

Nocturnal
May 27, 2008, 01:54 PM
Where is Mohammad Sujan? He is supposedly the country's best centre-back and plays for Abahani. Arif Khan Joy back in Bangladesh team, is he still as good as he was? I heard Anwaruddin the British-Bangladeshi footballer and captain of Dagenham and Redbridge was going to play for Bangladesh from now on. Anyway good luck Bangladesh, as long as you make the finals I'm happy.

Sujan had a very prolonged injury problem and he didn't play a single game for Abahani last year.......but finally it seems like he is in good shape now and signed for another one year contract with Abahani. So, he needs to prove himself and hopefully we will see him in the national team near future.

bdchamp20
May 29, 2008, 07:35 AM
Sujan had a very prolonged injury problem and he didn't play a single game for Abahani last year.......but finally it seems like he is in good shape now and signed for another one year contract with Abahani. So, he needs to prove himself and hopefully we will see him in the national team near future.
Good to know. Thanks, Nocturnal.

Mohiul
May 29, 2008, 09:07 AM
Its pretty much Indians for the taking.
Only thing left to be seen is whether the rest can match 'em.

Realisticly,we'd hv to climb a big freagin mountain to touch that cup.

On the contrary, the word "SAFF Championship" works magic to our boys.
It IS our world cup. so lets hope the boys can pull a miracle here.

Don't write off Maldives. I think they're quite a formidable side now as they drew with south korea 0-0. Srilanka is a good side as well. Very recently they beat Pak team by 7-1 in an AFC Challenge Cup qualification match.

Mohiul
May 30, 2008, 11:10 AM
the last and final practice match is drawn by the BD team with a Thai club

source of news (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=6834&pageTitle=details&editionID=362)

Tigers_eye
May 30, 2008, 11:24 AM
If I remember correctly Abahani once visited Maldives and beat their national side 9-1 or something. Or was it in our land? Nevertheless, the difference of class was there. Now our national team gets out classed by theirs'? What sad stages I am witnessing for BD Football.

I had such a high hope when BKSP was stablished. Thought they would spit out world class players. At least the fitness level would be up there to play 90 mins. It seems like BKSP is spitting out garbage players. We went downhill.

thebest
May 30, 2008, 12:20 PM
If I remember correctly Abahani once visited Maldives and beat their national side 9-1 or something. Or was it in our land? .
it was in Dhaka and I think it was predecessor of Asian Champion League againest Champion of Male league. If my memory serve me right then it was 8-0 in Abahoni's favor at BNS. I think Premlal scored a hatric on that match

Tigers_eye
May 30, 2008, 03:47 PM
it was in Dhaka and I think it was predecessor of Asian Champion League againest Champion of Male league. If my memory serve me right then it was 8-0 in Abahoni's favor at BNS. I think Premlal scored a hatric on that match
Thank you. Yes, the margin was 8 that I remember. We use to compete with Thailand mano against mano. Now just the name Thailand gets us down by 0-4. Actual game results has a scoreline of 6+ to nothing etc. The era of our green, red teams would compete with sides who would trounce the current BD national team.

Nocturnal
May 30, 2008, 10:14 PM
SAFF squad draw with Bek Toro
Sports Reporter - link (http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=38956)


Bangladesh national football team shared a goalless draw with Bek Toro Sasana FC in their final warm-up match in Bangkok before leaving the Thailand capital for Colombo last night.

Bek Toro, two-time Thai league champions and runners-up of the inaugural AFC Champions League in 2003, dominated the show but captain Aminul Haque was in tremendous form at the Bangladesh goal, foiling a series of rival raids.

Bangladesh, who played the match as part of their SAFF Football Championship preparation, created two great chances but striker Emily and substitute midfielder Faisal Mahmud fluffed their efforts.

Team manager Sheikh Mohammed Aslam informed the Bangladesh Football Federation over phone that the management including coach Abu Yusuf was happy to draw the match against a strong side, who have eight Thai internationals.

The management also thought that this draw would boost the team's confidence ahead of their SAFF opener against Bhutan on June 4 in Colombo.

Bangladesh, who play Afghanistan and co-hosts Sri Lanka on June 6 and 8 respectively, were expected to land in the Sri Lankan capital in early hours today.

Bangladesh's first preparation match in Bangkok was postponed due to heavy rain.

Rabz
June 1, 2008, 10:08 AM
it was in Dhaka and I think it was predecessor of Asian Champion League againest Champion of Male league. If my memory serve me right then it was 8-0 in Abahoni's favor at BNS. I think Premlal scored a hatric on that match

ah...those were the golden days of our football...
hopefully Salahuddin and gong can bring about the much needed changes to take us to a new height.... good height that is....

Mohiul
June 2, 2008, 11:29 AM
ATN Bangla gonna show BD matches live

source of news (http://www.bangladesherkhela.com/index.php?newsID=6866&pageTitle=details&editionID=365)

Mohiul
June 3, 2008, 08:41 AM
Title holder open their retaining campign with confident start by demolishing Nepal with a scoreline of 4-0

Mohiul
June 3, 2008, 10:39 AM
You can follow Maldives phase of SAFF championship live by getting registered to the following link

http://www.maldivesoccer.net/v4/i-soccer/index.php?page=webcast

Mohiul
June 3, 2008, 12:44 PM
Maldives 2-0 ahead at the end of 72nd minute against Pak

Mohiul
June 3, 2008, 01:41 PM
Co-hoast Maldives started the tournament with style by demolishing Pakistan

Rommel
June 3, 2008, 02:27 PM
Is the Bangladesh match tommorow?

Mohiul
June 3, 2008, 03:12 PM
Is the Bangladesh match tommorow?

yap

cricman
June 4, 2008, 02:20 AM
is it going to be postponed?

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7159AB86-5499-46D1-ABD5-611A91BA4396.htm

Nocturnal
June 4, 2008, 07:51 AM
so far, BD is leading by 1-0 ......bdnews24 headline :)
no ATN Bangla telecast :(

Mohiul
June 4, 2008, 08:46 AM
:head::head::head:so far, BD is leading by 1-0 ......bdnews24 headline :)
no ATN Bangla telecast :(


final score 1-1

Tigers_eye
June 4, 2008, 08:47 AM
we drew with Bhutan. 1-1. Bangladesherkhela.com
Conceded the goal at 75 minutes mark.

mahbubH
June 4, 2008, 08:48 AM
:head::head::head:


final score 1-1 Against Bhutan!! BD Cricketers are better than BD Footballers.

akabir77
June 4, 2008, 09:28 AM
Number 2 team in the world from BOTTOM drew with us. where are we heading to the bottom i guess...

Nocturnal
June 4, 2008, 09:41 AM
Number 2 team in the world from BOTTOM drew with us. where are we heading to the bottom i guess...

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Rabz
June 4, 2008, 11:25 AM
We drew with Bhutan!
Never thought i'd see this day!

well..this is BD sports we are talkin...
only God knows whats gonna happen against Sri Lanka...

arafath79
June 4, 2008, 11:25 AM
Shala footballarder bhora deoa dorkar.

akabir77
June 4, 2008, 11:36 AM
Shala footballarder bhora deoa dorkar.

Ki bhorey dibo bhaia?:-D

arafath79
June 4, 2008, 11:55 AM
Ki bhorey dibo bhaia?:-D

Ja samne paoa jay tai. :D

sunny747
June 4, 2008, 12:28 PM
what a shame !! we drew with Bhutan.....ak kale doshta goal dito chukh buje.

nasimul
June 4, 2008, 12:38 PM
Bhutaner sathe kobe harbo......

akabir77
June 4, 2008, 12:52 PM
Ja samne paoa jay tai. :D

Amer shamney khali jack fruit!:floor:

Mohiul
June 4, 2008, 01:42 PM
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>in the other match of today's play Afghanistan & Srilanka drew by 2-2</TD></TR><TR><TD class=bestmoments31><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="95%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>


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</TD><TD width=55 height=23>GA


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akabir77
June 4, 2008, 02:19 PM
afgan and sri should be in the top in b group as they scored 2 goal...

Tigers_eye
June 4, 2008, 03:47 PM
We will lose the remaining games. :( I don't see us in the semis. No money!!

akabir77
June 4, 2008, 03:57 PM
can't believe that i had to see us losing to afgan and Srilanka...

So who are these footballers that r playing footballs now a days?

Shehwar
June 4, 2008, 07:02 PM
We drew with Bhutan!!! I still believe we should easily beat Afghanistan and Srilanka.....How has the standards declined so much!?

Sohel
June 4, 2008, 07:13 PM
We can't run for more than 15-20 minutes, can't pass, can't hold and sure as $hit can't finish.

The results reflect that as they should. Bhutan actually DOMINATED after we scored and should've won easily. This is a new low for us for sure.

Afghanistan has improved 200% as evidenced by the Challenge Cup prelims held in Central Asia while our guys keep on embarrassing themseves and the nation.

We were the Bermuda of soccer before at our "best" by global standards, now we're the Korea of cricket.

Scratch that, Bermuda actually MADE IT to a major tournament.

We saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak !

jeesh
June 5, 2008, 01:47 AM
Yet another example of mismanagement. It was terrible watching the match yesterday. Afghanistan are way ahead of us at the moment, and i wont be surprised if we get eliminated despite being put in the much much easier group.
Terrible fitness, lack of planning, and no venom whatsoever to break down the oppositions defence. In fact Bhutan dominated the majority of the match with some neat passing. Luckily Afghanistan and Sri Lanka had a draw. Now we need to somehow get 3 points against Afghanistan and hope for a draw at least against the home team.

Shehwar
June 5, 2008, 02:31 AM
I mean can you guys seriously believe it!!!! This is our national side??? I just cant get over it.....We are in a group with Bhutan, Srilanka and Afghanistan for God's sake!!!! Shoudnt it be 8-0, 3-0 and 7-0 ??? Man! What went wrong with our football???...Surely these are not the best players our country has to offer!

Sohel
June 5, 2008, 04:36 AM
I mean can you guys seriously believe it!!!! This is our national side??? I just cant get over it.....We are in a group with Bhutan, Srilanka and Afghanistan for God's sake!!!! Shoudnt it be 8-0, 3-0 and 7-0 ??? Man! What went wrong with our football???...Surely these are not the best players our country has to offer!

I believe it ... :(

8-0, 3-0 and 7-0? Not with guys who can't finish. Guys like Hafizuddin, Salahuddin, Enayet, Rama Lushai, Chunnu, Salam, Aslam, Badal and Sabbir have never been replaced.

Arman, Rajani, Aminul and Biplab won't be replaced either.

Sadly, when a poser/loser like Emily Apa or tiny-footed Alphaijja before him is considered the best ishteraikar in the country, you can't be expected to win EVEN WITHIN THE WEAKEST REGION OF ASIAN SOCCER.

Asian Cup ? Not in my lifetime.

Olympics ? Hell will freeze over first.

World Cup ? ... :floor:

Mohiul
June 5, 2008, 08:23 AM
Holders through to semi after beating Pakistan by 2-1

rupantor
June 5, 2008, 10:29 PM
Highlights: India Vs. Nepal
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rupantor
June 5, 2008, 10:31 PM
Highlights: Maldives Vs. Pakistan
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rupantor
June 5, 2008, 10:33 PM
Highlights: Bangladesh Vs. Bhutan
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rupantor
June 5, 2008, 10:35 PM
Highlights: Sri Lanka Vs. Afghanistan
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rupantor
June 5, 2008, 10:36 PM
Highlights: India Vs. Pakistan
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rupantor
June 5, 2008, 10:38 PM
Highlights: Maldives Vs. Nepal
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Shehwar
June 6, 2008, 02:36 AM
Thanks for all the highlights bro...

mahbubH
June 6, 2008, 03:15 AM
We were lucky against mighty Bhutan.

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 04:32 AM
I just hope that the boys would bounce back from the frustating performance against Bhutan.
But the newspaper articles arent encouraging.
Apparently, the players have a really low morale and the draw against Bhutan didnt help either.

arafath79
June 6, 2008, 05:50 AM
Thanks for the highlights. Afgan footballers look tal and strong. Donno how BD footballers will handle them !!

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 06:50 AM
Afghanistan 1 Bangladesh 0 !!
They scored in the 9th minute, so far almost 20 mins of first half gone.

...gawd...this is gonna be embarrasing!

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 06:53 AM
....and they scored again!
Bangladesh 0-2 goals down.!!

that was some terrible terrible defending.
one man among million defenders and he scores!!

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 07:07 AM
The difference of standard (between South Asia and world stage) is so huge, that this match is almost unbearable to watch. I'd rather watch my local (para) boys play
than this laughable attempt of our national boys.

But im not blaming them.
When you have no game at home, no proper infrastructure, no real attempt to organise anything positive, this is exactly what happens.

mahbubH
June 6, 2008, 07:14 AM
Thanks god... no TV around me!!

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 07:18 AM
Its half time.
The score line remains the same.
Afghanistan 2 - 0 Bangladesh.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2008, 07:18 AM
So 2-0 is the score?

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 07:21 AM
Well gotta say this, the boys played a little better in the dead end of the first half.
Tried to attack more, even though they were all over it.

Needs to come up with a much more better plan, if they have one!

Just aimlessly shooting balls at thier end wont get a goal, let alone two.

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 07:23 AM
So 2-0 is the score?

yes, it is, atleast during the half times.

The coach really gotta come up some "Al-Pacino" speech if he ever had one.

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 07:38 AM
Bangladesh gets a penalty.
lets keep fingers crossed!

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 07:39 AM
Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaallllllllllllllllll !!!
Emily scores from the penalty.

The boys are playing a much better football now.
looks more organised and with some urgency.

Bangladesh 1 - 2 Afghanistan.

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 07:47 AM
God! Never knew our boys so physical!
The "foul" count for Bangladesh is off the roof.

13 for Bangladesh, 5 for Afghans!

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2008, 07:54 AM
...

The boys are playing a much better football now.
looks more organised and with some urgency.
...
Too little too late. After escaping against Bhutan if one does not show up, then I believe they are incompetent.

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 08:05 AM
Bangladesh back in the match!
Goooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllll llllllllllllll.

We scored the 2nd goal to make it 2-2.

The boys are playing some good attacking football now.

77 minutes gone.

Who knows, may be we can sneak in one more to win this game.

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 08:06 AM
Foul count:

Bangladesh 17
Afghanistan 6

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 08:14 AM
That should have been another penalty for Bangladesh!!
A clear foul inside the D-box.

We are robbed!!

mahbubH
June 6, 2008, 08:16 AM
Thanks god... no TV around me!!Need a TV now.

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 08:27 AM
Thats the end of it

We drew again, even though the boys played much better football in the second half to take a point home.

The final result 2-2 all draw.

Even though we played we played much more attacking football, but still there was a clear lack of proper planning into the attacks.
It was all long-pass game, even though hardly anytime they could pass the ball to the right person intended.
The game was sprayed all over the place and all the attacks from both side mostly concentrated in the midfield.

Under the circumstances, we should have won the game.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2008, 08:30 AM
So if we win against SL we go to the semis and face India or else going home.

Afgans will blank bhutan 3/4 goals. So will SL.

mahbubH
June 6, 2008, 08:32 AM
We have to beat SriLanka to advance. Afgan has one game against Bhutan and with a win they will proceed for sure. Hope for the best!

akabir77
June 6, 2008, 09:20 AM
Sl will beat our as$ off..

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 10:08 AM
Sl will beat our as$ off..

I doubt that.
Remember, SL also drew with Afghans 2 all.

After watching the way the boys played in the second half, i am sort of hopeful about them.

Remember, this bunch hardly played any game together and even prior to that, hardly had any match pracitse due to lack of local games.

What i saw today is an upbeat team who refuse to give in even when they were 0-2 down within first 20 minutes of the game.
Coming to a match with low morale to begin with and concedeing 2 goals so early in the game, i'd say the boys have shown a lot of character and determination.

Except the first 20 minutes, we were easily the better side and had much more control of the game. Yes, the players were all over the place, but i reckon thats only due to lack of match practise and team bonding.

You cant just get a bunch of off-season players and put them into a team and expect result straightway. They get better as each game goes by and only starts to click as an unit when they bond as a team but more importantly starts to understand each other's game.

I was quite surprised, to be honest, to see the way they uped thier ante in the second half.

A little bit head into it and this character of resilience, I dont think SL would have an walk in the park.

i have not followed Lankan progress in football recently, but i believe our boys can make it to the next round.

And IF they do, let me tell you about this, they will a whole new outfit.

akabir77
June 6, 2008, 10:24 AM
RABZ bhai r asha r bani shunaian na. Sl will win 3-0. Then koiben r o koto ki...

I know our state of the football is this way not because of the players but the management. And I the new one can change things around. and just that they work hard i want this team to lose and get out so all the management people works twice the hard to fix things... but if they win and go to semi then the management will think we are doing great...

Rabz
June 6, 2008, 10:30 AM
I know what you mean Kabir bhai.

But it was really nice to see the die-hard approach from the Booters.
Too bad the past management,Board Officials and corrupt politicians has ruined our football.

Makes me wonder, what went so wrong that from being a Champion in 2003, we all of a sudden cant even beat Bhutan in 2008?

Hope this new Board can turn this around for good.

Tigers_eye
June 6, 2008, 11:31 AM
...
i have not followed Lankan progress in football recently, but i believe our boys can make it to the next round....
April 4th 2008, SL beat Pakistan 7-1. Pakistan scored the first goal. Then the flood gate opened. Do you want to know how strong they are? Against the Afgan's I guess the nervousness at home could be a factor. A guy name Jayasuriya is the danger man. What a co-incident.

akabir77
June 6, 2008, 11:45 AM
April 4th 2008, SL beat Pakistan 7-1. Pakistan scored the first goal. Then the flood gate opened. Do you want to know how strong they are? Against the Afgan's I guess the nervousness at home could be a factor. A guy name Jayasuriya is the danger man. What a co-incident.

I heard their goli has Murali eyes. so no striker can shoot when they look at the goli...:-D

Sadz
June 6, 2008, 11:53 AM
I was very surprised by the spirit of Bangladesh in the 2nd Half. Yususf must have been pretty upset at half time and by the looks of it we are likely to lose against Siris. However, if luck is anything to go by then we will win them having drawn an unlikely game and drawn also against a much lesser team. We should aim to beat the hosts.

Sadz
June 6, 2008, 12:00 PM
Evry1 slated emily but at least he scored !!!!!!!!!!!!

Mohiul
June 6, 2008, 12:51 PM
Evry1 slated emily but at least he scored !!!!!!!!!!!!

That was a penalty

akabir77
June 6, 2008, 01:04 PM
where is the highlites?

rupantor
June 6, 2008, 08:48 PM
Highlights: Bangladesh Vs. Afghanistan
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rupantor
June 7, 2008, 02:31 PM
Highlights: Sri Lanka Vs. Bhutan
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rupantor
June 7, 2008, 02:33 PM
Highlights: Nepal Vs. Pakistan
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sunny747
June 7, 2008, 02:34 PM
thanks for the highlights...afghan players looks like european both by looks and physics. i see great future for them.

rupantor
June 7, 2008, 02:36 PM
Highlights: India Vs. Maldives
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akabir77
June 7, 2008, 02:55 PM
thanks rupantor bro. whats the score ine though? looked like maldive scored like 10 golas against india or something...

Mohiul
June 7, 2008, 05:13 PM
thanks rupantor bro. whats the score ine though? looked like maldive scored like 10 golas against india or something...


India won by 1-0 with 10 men from some 60 minutes

Sadz
June 8, 2008, 04:42 AM
ATN hasnt yet shown a live match if im correct and it is likely to continue

Sadz
June 8, 2008, 04:44 AM
Unfortunately it looks like Sri lanka is a strong team but I hopee we can beat them.

Mohiul
June 8, 2008, 08:42 AM
Bhutan defeated Afghanistan by 3-1. This bhutanese win changed the whole scenerio of group B. Afghans are ousted by bhutanese. The question is can BD beat the Srilankans? If cannot then Srilanka & Bhutan in the semis

Rabz
June 8, 2008, 09:19 AM
Its still goalless after 22 minutes.
Keeping fingers crossed.
Hope we can come out winners.

Rabz
June 8, 2008, 09:27 AM
ooppss.... wrong thread.

thebest
June 8, 2008, 10:16 AM
it is goalless after 60 minutes

AsifTheManRahman
June 8, 2008, 10:39 AM
Had to live to see the day that Bhutan and Afghanistan drew with us. Then again, also had to live to see the day that Maldives (who we used to treat with no less than 8 roshogollas once upon a time) beat us.

Mohiul
June 8, 2008, 10:54 AM
We are out by 1-0 defeat by Srilanka. Bhutan and Srilanka are through to semi.

Rabz
June 8, 2008, 11:02 AM
A new era for Bangladesh football.
We cant even make it beyond group stages in the SAFF games.

...and we were champions just 5 years back.!!!

BANFAN
June 8, 2008, 11:39 AM
I have left watching footbal many many years ago and was wishing that it will come good after we got the SAF footbal champ trophy. But it looks to be worse.

One World
June 8, 2008, 11:42 AM
:hairpull:

jeesh
June 9, 2008, 12:22 AM
A new low for Sports in Bangladesh. We are not only struggling in cricket, but in football against so called minnows who dont even play professional domestic football. When we were held by Bhutan i somehow got the impression we would crash out. And i wasnt surprised at all with last nights defeat, and we were lucky to hold Afghans to a draw.
Just tells you a bit about sports administration in BD. This tournament also proves football wont go ahead in BD with local coaches. I am glad that we have a new management now and lets hope they quickly take action. Sooner or later we will find ourselves below 200.

Sohel
June 9, 2008, 03:30 AM
A lot can happen in 5 years, obviously. Not making it to the next round of a chicken$hit soccer tournament in a checken$hit soccer region is no big deal really.

If you can't run for more than 15-20 minutes at ANY pace, can't pass, can't hold, and still can't finish after all these years, why bother to expect anything else ?!

Time to reallocate some of the funds to women's sports.

Tigers_eye
June 9, 2008, 02:21 PM
A new era for Bangladesh football.
We cant even make it beyond group stages in the SAFF games.

...and we were champions just 5 years back.!!!
Why do we have to go that far?
Did we make the finals in the last three competitions?

Sohel
June 15, 2008, 02:47 AM
Maldives beat India 1-0 and won their first SAFF championship ... :joy:

Rabz
June 15, 2008, 09:23 AM
Hats off to Maldives for the amazing result!
Looks like the 'traditional' weaker teams are making up for their lost times, and the powerhouse of South Asian football is taking the opposite route.

With Bhutan making it to the semis and Srilankans also having a good formidable team, the stakes would be higher in the next SAFF championship.

If Bangladesh can get their acts together on time, with indian wanting to win the cup back, the next outing will be an exciting one.

Sohel
June 16, 2008, 01:22 AM
Hats off to Maldives for the amazing result!
Looks like the 'traditional' weaker teams are making up for their lost times, and the powerhouse of South Asian football is taking the opposite route.

With Bhutan making it to the semis and Srilankans also having a good formidable team, the stakes would be higher in the next SAFF championship.

Echo those sentiments bro, but I don't think we have what it takes to remain a "powerhouse of South Asian football". The phrase itself is almost an oxymoron and sounds almost as comical as "the powerhouse of Middle Eastern cricket" ... :)

Besides, being stuck inside the WORST footballing region in Asia is a dead end, especially with dwindling fanbase for the sport in the region as a whole. People have smartened up, thanks to cable and satellite TV, and have no illusions as to the real quality of South Asian soccer.

We lack the speed, strength, stamina and skill required to compete with our Southeast Asian neighbors like Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, let alone real Asian powerhouses like Japan, South Korea, Australia (now in the AFC), Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Even "on the verge" Asian soccer nations like Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, China, North Korea, Uzbekistan and Tukmenistan can blow us away 90 out of 100 times. Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, UAE, Kirghizistan and Myanmar on the other hand, will beat us only 80 out of 100 times.

Basically, everyone else has moved forward while we're still stuck on stupidity and nostalgia for "the golden years".

If Bangladesh can get their acts together on time, with indian wanting to win the cup back, the next outing will be an exciting one.

Salahuddin has to do the impossible and I wish him the best of luck. "Exciting" is not the word that leaps to mind.

Sorry to sound so grumpy bro, I'm just sick to my stomach watching the SAFF tournament. The choices that we make !

thundaage
June 16, 2008, 02:06 AM
:wave:Dear brothers, most of us are hopelessly out of reality. We are stuck in a certain "golden era" which is in truth a distant memory. Where were the "traditional minnows" then? They were babes in craddle. Now they have grown up and are ready to give the "powers" a hard time. We are just witnessing that.Others are fast progressing while we are not. The so called "powers" are not. Its not that we are sinking. The fact is others are rising.

How foolish to think only India and Bangladesh have professional leagues in the region. Though small Maldives has the most vibrant professional league in the region. So many Europeans, Africans and even south Americans are playing in that league. The results are amazing. The Maldivian clubs are on par with Singaporean, Malaysian and Hong kong clubs when it comes to AFC cup. Do we know what AFC cup is? AFC cup is only second to AFC champions league. Apart from Maldives, all other SAARC clubs are playing in AFC presidents cup.

Dear brothers. AFC presidents cup is the weakest and least important. Its intended for the weakest countries in Asia. Maldives regularly plays in ASEAN region. The Maldivians dont consider themselves SAARC when it comes to football.They are given the chance to be in ASEAN group. Check AFC site if u have doubts. They are regulrly playing with national sides from Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Its no wonder why Maldives are ranked above Bangladesh in FIFA ranking. Maldives National team and their club sides are coached by experienced Europeans.

What do u mean by "Being stuck inside the WORST footballing region in Asia is a dead end"? Whats the meaning of this? Dont you think Bangladesh with a population of 100 million plus has a responsibility? If not whos responsibility it is? Are u telling me its Bhutan or Maldives?

Ever since SAFF championship introduced in Kathmandu 1997 Maldives reached all semifinals. So far five championships have taken place and they reached the last four on each occasion. This feat is matched by India only. Out of five championships, Maldives played three finals. of these three finals, twice they were runners up and once champions. Only India had a better record. We Bangladeshis may be proud of our ego. We played in three finals and lost twice. The only time we won, it was on home soil against whom? Well It was "minnows" Maldives. Do you remember how they played or you are still in 80s when our side were enjoying goal feasts against them? My dear brothers. That was 2003 and u could not have erazed a memory as recent as that.They played good attacking football for 120 minutes and produced a 1-1 result infront of us. They lost in the penalty shootout by 5 to 3. Now after five years We Bangladeshis are "shocked" to learn that Maldives finally triumphed. How amazing? How stupid?

My dear friends. This is utter arrogance. Maldives may be the whipping boys of the region some time in history. It may not be a long one. Sure enough, we enjoyed by winning against them without even raising a sweat. But time has changed alot. Do we know how hard they are working to develop football in Maldives. None of SAARC countries are doing that. I was in Maldives to see what they are doing for my self. They are the only country in the region with a sound youth system. I may not be surprised to see Maldives thrash India, Bangladesh by big scores in a near future. Do we know they have the best scoring records in SAFF history? Its here in Dhaka that they beat Bhutan 6-0 in 2003 while we managed only three past Bhutan in the same tourney. That was a record until Maldives broke it themselves again by thrashing Afganistan 9-1 in 2005 at Karachi.If you consider these facts, you would realise how high the mountain is for us to climb in order to remain a "power" in the region.

Its none other then foolishness to think we can score 8 goals again and again past Maldives. They may score that much gainst us if we dont wake up in time. This is the reality today. Eventhough Maldives is a tiny nation, without doubt it is a giant in south asian football. C,mon guys, They are the champions of the region. Its no coincidence. Since the introduction of SAFF championship in 1997 does any one remember when we were able to beat Maldives in open play? I am sure they have won a handful against us whether we like it or not. I was in Maldives about 8 years ago to witness a game between Maldives and Bangladesh in a tournament called golden jubilee tourney. India and Nepal also took part. I never saw the booters so much outplayed as that in my life. Though Maldives scored only one or two, they had more then two dozen good chances to humiliate us.I think we were lucky to avoid them in 2005 and 2008.

Be realistic. There are no easy opponents anymore in the region.Its not only India we have to respect. If We want to bring back the glory days, then we have to work harder. Laughing and Joking about past results will not help us in that direction.

Tigers_eye
June 16, 2008, 09:32 AM
Ki bash!! ei dukkho India koi rakbey?

WTG Maldives.

Welcome Thudaage!! Great post. Now just change the Avatar to Liverpool. That would also rhime with Ashrafool. ;)

akabir77
June 16, 2008, 09:50 AM
Thundaage Great post. I was also amazed to see the league match against India where they have missed like 2 dozen goals. Anyway Maldives definitely going the right way and if could do half the thing they have done we could easily become the power house here. but our Management is always behind how to make money...

Now the same people r destroying cricket...

thundaage
June 17, 2008, 04:41 AM
:callme:Thanks Akabir & Tiger. We have to look beyond our borders.:wave:

BANFAN
June 21, 2008, 04:59 AM
Our BaFoFe was busy fighting for their own positions and benefits for too long a time, without realizing that they are there because of football. Anyway all these rotten politics in BFF is known to all, which has almost ruined the game in BD. These days I don't get hurt, coz I left following BD footbal for many years now. No expectations from football anymore. It is like being beaten in kho-kho to me.

I always had a lots of hope on Salahuddin, be it as a player or organizer. He is capable. But as an organizer he will need a complete freedom to make some development. His ideas are highly progressive and always different than the normal stereotyped BD organizers. if he has to convince every one what he plans, he is not going to be able to do anything except resigning after some time. But if the federation relies on him and supports his actions, he can still bring huge change in BD footbal. IMO, The last chance of doing some real development of football is in the process at the moment.

akabir77
July 17, 2008, 02:40 PM
wow 23 footballers are heading to get trained at Beckhems football academy...

story (http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=46242)

Kazi Sallauddin (I know he has nothing to do with it but still) you are the man. our Platini...

auntu
July 19, 2008, 05:30 AM
Great chances for these kids.

Sadz
July 20, 2008, 08:37 AM
Great news! Nice to see they will get further help in academies such as Chelseas!