Monday, October 10, 2011
Indonesian Premier League
Looks like a new name for a new season.
The AFC said that the new Indonesian season must kick off 15 October at the latest or Indonesian teams would be banned from Asian club competition. Well, the season does kick off 15 October...with one game! Persib against Semen Padang.
No Community Shield this year. No Inter Island Cup. Straight into the new season without any foreplay, some players still don't know who they will be playing for, some fans don't know who will own their club this season.
When it comes to farce no one can hold a candle to Indonesia. The rest are just also rans!
In the opening week there will be a grand total of eight games before the IPL takes a hard earned rest so we can concentrate on the SEA Games for five weeks. The AFC said 15 October, they got 15 October!
I only have a few fixtures up until the middle of December and it does look like the weekends will have pretty full schedules which is eminently sensible, logical and sure to be done away with for precisely those reasons!