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Sunday, October 02, 2005

POMPEY 0 - 0 NEWCASTLE

salams.

i went to fratton park yesterday, to watch a premiership match between pompey and newcastle. i used to be a hardcore newcastle fan, before i found something else better to do with myself.

when i entered the stadium, it looked like a totally different atmosphere.. different from what i had thought about, anyway..

football is life, football is part of the community here. everyone knows each other who goes to the stadium, and greets each other. these people are the hardcore fan who will support the team in whatever division it is.

well, i sat in the pompey's fan section ( which forced me to keep quiet from chanting shearer's name) next to a very friendly man. he talked in a way that he was very certain of what he said and has a firm belief in what he thinks is true. he told me that by the way the match was going, he was so certain that it would end up draw. well, you can never be so certain in football, but his certainty really impressed me.

anyway, he talked about shay given being a very good goalkeeper (he's a pompey's fan anyway) and at the end of the day, shay's proven to be very vital to the squad by saving no less than 5 shots on target.

well, sitting in the pompey's fan section made me enjoy the game instead of blindly support newcastle. i fancied the game even when pompey was the team to make an offensive move. well, the atmosphere was simply unbelievable. people were so passionate about their team and keep shouting and chanting their favourite player's name till the end of the match. no wonder why people are addicted to going to watch football.

another good point, apart from the environment, is that i was so glad to be able to see those international players myself. they are simply humans. honestly, they are not giants, or very muscular athletes. they are just like other people. well, there's no reason one cannot immitate them and become a football star.

well, putting things in a more islamic perspective (like other malaysians like to do), because some people may not be able to read between the lines. football is life for these people.. islam should be life for us. how many of us appreciates islam and the system as much as the football fans appreciate their team? well, i am pretty sure there are many muslims who are more passionate about football than their own religion.. we know more of footballers rather than scholars. we learnt tactics more than fard ain. we arranged our prayer times to suit football, rather than arranging our training sessions to suit prayers. is it safe to say football is our religion? well, that's one thing you have to ask the leaders of 'islamic state' all around the world to answer.

football stars are human being.. and for that reason, it is not impossible to become one. the prophet saw is also a normal human being like us as mentioned in the last verse of surah alkahf. it is not possible to be a prophet but it is recommendatory for us to follow every single footstep of his. well, i know for a fact that we can never be like him, but it is worth trying, ain't it?

well.. i better stop, or i'll miss the free welcoming breakfast in manor hall..

wassalams

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