Sunday, May 19, 2013
NOW on its 13th season, this year's Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. would be just like the first one and I hope it's time for changes to be adopted.
I'm not saying we should get rid of the officials. I'm just saying it's time for some changes, and you can change, of course, without changing officials.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I ALWAYS knew that crowd behavior would be one of the factors for a successful hosting of the Asian Football Confederations (AFC) Cup. I just didn’t know how huge a factor it would be.
It turns out crowd behavior at the Cebu City Sports Center has impressed not only local but AFC officials, one of whom told Graeme Mackinnon that he would show the video he took of the crowd to other officials to show how football “is more fun in Cebu.”
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
WHEN coach Brian Reid pointed to Ed Sacapano to start warming in the first half of Global FC's final match against Dordoi, a smattering of applause broke in the crowd, who witnessed how the bungling Mousa Sanogo, whose errors led to back-to-back goals for the Kyrgystani club.
He supposedly played for the third division in France but I've seen third-choice keepers in high school who could hold on to the ball better.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A FEW weeks back, there was an informal online poll on which club has the most passionate supporters in the Philippines, and the runaway winner then was the passionate Ultras of Kaya FC.
I didn't join the online discussion because I haven't really seen how passionate the groups are in the United Football League and I also agree that among all of them, the Ultras Kayas, based on what I saw on some of the TV matches, seemed to be the noisiest bunch of fans.
Then I saw Global Force Cebu.
Friday, May 10, 2013
IT'S the tailend of the election season and as usual, the politicians' campaign are in high gear. I really don't play partisan politics, but I hope that the next mayor of Cebu City and the governor of Cebu would be major sports fans.
No, not the "here's-a-million-for-a-barangay-league-and- name-it-after-me fan," but a real sports fan, one that's concerned about development.
It's not about the trophies, it never is.
Posted by Mike Limpag at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
(This is my Fair Play column for Sun.Sar Cebu, May 9 issue)
I SAID Cebu needs a miracle for a successful AFC President’s Cup hosting and I think we got one and aside from the guys in the Cebu Football Association and the guys who worked their asses off to get the pitch back into world-class condition, we have to thank The One above for it.
Anyone who has been outside his or her home the past weeks or so knows that it’s been hot as hell in Cebu, but, for the past few days, we’ve been blessed with good and grass-friendly weather.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
IT WAS the perfect opportunity to pull out a prank and I took the chance to troll Dan Palami and his Global FC team.
Everyone was wearing black, the colors of Global FC, during the welcome dinner for Global FC slash birthday party for host Ricky Dakay at his sprawling mansion.
So I came wearing the yellow Una Kaya shirt of their fierce rival Kaya FC. Boy, talk about eyes in your back.