AFC Champions League Qualifier
Adelaide United v Persipura 3-0
Game arranged at last minute after Persipura's expulsion from competition overruled they were never
really in the game. Did ok but that was never gonna be good enough. Indonesia Super League
Arema v PSPS 2-0 (Dicky Firasat, Arif Ariyanto) 5,021PSAP v Sriwijaya 1-1 (Sayuti; Thierry
Gathussi) 6,567PSMS v Persiram 1-0 (Zulkarnain) 7,521 Divisi Utama (LI)
Persitara v Persitema 4-2 (Suhariyanto, Muhamed, Adlofo Souza 2; Andriyanto, Sumaryanto) 3,271PS
Bengkulu v Persip 1-0 (Abdu Rahman Aziz) 2,314Persid v Persigo 1-2 (Iswanto; Yus Abay, Iksan
Abubakar) 4,963 (LI) SLeague
Home United v Gombak United 1-1 (Mustaquim Munzar; Franklin Anzite) 1,304Balestier Khalsa v
Tampines Rovers 1-0 (Ruhaizad Ismail) 1,309
Unlikely leaders at this early stage with Balestier Khalsa blocking out title favourites for the
second successive game.
Batavia Union's home game with PSM will now be played at the Patriot Stadium in Bekasi on Sunday.
It was originally scheduled for Soementri Brojonegoro on Saturday but that would have clashed with
Persitara's home game on the same day and of course they both share the same support!
Batavia Union, who don't seem to have a nickname yet so I have to keep repeating Batavia Union,
hope eventually to use Kamal Muara Stadium for their home games.
NJ Mania are the lads who followed Persitara Jakarta Utara. A rowdy, boisterous bunch they now also
follow Batavia Union in the breakaway Liga Primer Indonesia.
I saw Persitara play Persiraja the pther day and there was a healthy turn out of NJ Mania even
though the core, them with the drums, turned up halfway through the first half.
Finally the alternate Indonesian league, the Liga Primer Indonesia, has announced its Pre Season
tournament after many delays. And, insert drumroll, it starts today!
After 18 teams initially joined, or was it 17, only 13 have joined the Pre Season but there is a
promise of 7 more for when the season kicks off in January.
Liga Primer Indonesia candidate side Batavia Union won their first friendly beating the Army team,
PS TNI, 2-1 at Tugu Stadium in North Jakarta. Veteran Javier Roca scored one of the goals.
Roca and his team mates looked to be wearing a Persitara kit for the game at the home stadium of
They had a season which can best be described as crap. Couldn't score, couldn't win, couldn't stay
up. Yet Persis Solo fans stuck by their team as they got relegated from the Indonesia Premier
League...these are their home attendances for the 2009/2010 season.
Their average attendance of 11,994 would have been much higher but for the Gresik United game.
There are several teams in the Indonesia Premier League who attract good sized crowds, among them
Persis, Persikabo and PSIS. But Persiba Bantul have announced they averaged 11,800 at their home
games in the just finished season. That's better than Persiwa, Persitara and Pelita Jaya among
It's not often one of the many cases backlogged at FIFA gets acted upon. But Persikabo could well
rue the day they didn't do what they were supposed to have done, I don't know what they didn't do
or what they should have done (apologies to non native speakers for that!) that led to them being
reported to FIFA.
Yesterday afternoon Persija conceded the title with a gutless display that showed lack of fight,
conviction and desire. Persema, 2 down at the time, showed more of those three qualities in first
half injury time than Persija did all game.
Newly promoted Persidafon have become the ISL's whipping boys. Back to back thumpings, 5-0 at
Sriwijaya, 5-2 at Persiram, have left them 15th in the 18 team league with nine points from their
opening 11 games. Of concern to Sergei Dubrovin will be a defence that has leaked 30 goals in that
time; an ignominy they share with fellow Papuans Persiram.
International Friendly Malaysia Under 23 v Nepal 2-0 (Faris Ramlan, Yong Kuong
Yong) Indonesia Premier League (I think that's what they're calling it)
Persib v Semen Padang 1-1 (Milijan Radovic; Mostapha Aji)
Former Persikota and Persitara striker Mostapha Aji had the honour of scoring the first goal in the
latest new era in Indonesian football as the new season got under way at Soreang.
Indonesia Super League
Persipura v Arema 6-1 (Zah Rahan, Boaz Solossa 3, Yustinus Pae, Lukas Mandawen; Roman Chhmelo)
18,763Persiwa v Persijap 3-1 (Eddy Foday Boakay, Ferdinand Sinaga, Eric Weeks; Rohiman) 4,750
Despite their midweek exertions in Japan ISL champions Arema made the long journey to Jayapura and
took the lead.
Mitra Kukar come from the east of Kalimantan or the island formerly known as Borneo. They have
enjoyed a flying start to the season with six wins from their opening seven games. Their only
reverse came in a mad 20 minutes away to fellow Group 2 challengers when they shipped four
And they have been the only goals conceded all season.
Just picked up a copy of a Bangkok based expat magazine called The Big Chilli and guess what? They
run a regular column detailing the fortunes of two of the capital city's teams, Muang Thong United
and Bangkok United.
Wonder of we can get the same in a Jakarta based magazine? Say one person covering Persija and
another covering Persitara?
This weekend's Jakarta derby will be played behind closed doors. Persitara v Persija has been
shifted to Bung Karno Stadium, from Persitara's usual Soemantro Brojonegoro for some
reason...what's the point when no bugger can watch the game anyway?
Police are worried about the risk of crowd trouble between the two sets of supporters.
Indonesia Super League
Pelita Jaya v Sriwijaya 3-2 (Supardi, Redouanne Barkaoui, Warwan Mustafa Sayedeh; Richard Obiora,
What more to say about Sriwijaya? Going forward they are one of the best teams in the country but
at the back it's another story. International goalkeeper, international full backs, international
Sunday's derby between Persitara and Persija has been called. The game had been switched to Bung
Karno Stadium, nominally Persija's home ground, because Persitara's Soemantri Brojonegoro was
considered too small.
But with no security clearance released for Bung Karno the game would have had to go ahead without
spectators meaning Persitara would have had to stump up the costs of hiring the more expensive
stadium and they were obviously reluctant to do so.
PSSB v Persikabo 1-1 (Daniels Ose Bikoi; Susanto) 2,015PSLS v Persitara 2-1 (Anton Irawan 2; Masril
Mahmud) 4,573Persih v PSAP 2-0 (Leanardo Veron, Friday Gbeneme)Persires v Persiraja 1-3 (Nanang;
Christian Bekatal 2, Andria) 100Persikab v Persiram 1-1 (Ebus Angel Cnuchukwu; James Debbah)
3,225PSCS Cilicap v Perseman 0-0 10,734PSIS v Persemalr 2-0 (Prananda Aditya, Denny Rumba)
8,525Persekam v Barito Putra 1-0 (Abdul Rohki) 4,350Perseru v PSS 1-1 (Yoksan Ama; Agus Setyawan)
3,246Pesidafon v Persiba Bantul 2-1 (Abel Quioh, Patrick Wanggai; Anwarudin) 25,832
Persiraja made it five wins from five after defeating Persires comfortably while Persidafon top
Group 3 after inflicting Persiba's first defeat of the season
ASEAN Football Federation Cup Semi Final 1st Leg
The Philippines v Indonesia 0-1 (Christian Gonzalez) 70,700 Divisi Utama
PSSB v Persitara 1-2 (Rizal; Hari Salisbury, Masril) 2,000PSLS v Persikabo 1-1 Afrizal; Jibby)
4,000Perikab v Perseman 0-2 (Karubaba 2) 4,236PSBI v Barito Putra 1-0 (Arifin) 7,890Perseru v
Persiba Bantul 0-1 (Udo Fortune) 3,400Persih v Persiraja 1-2 (Veron; Djibril, Fahrizal)
3,200Persires v PSAP 0-4 (Suryadi, Osus 2, Pondra) 300Persidafon v PSS 6-0 (Ernest Jeremiah 2,
Patrick, Cirelli, Worabay, Abel) 25,869*Persikota v Persemalra 2-0 (Adolfo Souza 2) 3,275
Fahrizal's 73rd minute winner saw Persiraja move to the top of Group 1 ahead of four teams on 10
points with Persita playing tomorrow having a chance to leap frog them.
Indonesia Super League
Persija v Persitara 1-0 (Serge Emelau) SLeague
Beijing Guoan v Geylang United 0-1 (Peter Tomko) 934
It's not often we see an attendance in the SLeague better anything in Indonesia but Beijing Guoan
pulled more paying punters to Yishun Stadium last than the Jakarta Derby did on the same day.
Ok so I have no crystal ball, I have no inside knowledge and probably no one has really thought
about it yet. But. This weekend has the Jakarta Derby, Persitara v Persija, scheduled for Soemantri
Now just a wild stab in the dark here but the game won't be played there.
Interesting day yesterday in the unofficial Divisi Utama with the top two in action. Second placed
Persebaya traveled to the West Coast of Sumatra to face PS Bengkulu and came away with a 2-0
victory thanks to goals from Richard Obiora and Basuki, one in each half.
Leaders PSIM were less fortunate, going down 1-0 at Persitara with Adolfo Souza netting on 81
With Benteng Stadium closed to both Persita and Persikota till further notice both teams are
scooting round trying to find a new venue for their home games.
Reports today suggest Persita (fans pictured left) will use Krakatau Steel Stadium in Cilegon which
is about an hpur and a half west of Tangerang.
Indonesia Super League
Deltras v Persela 1-0 (Walter Brezuela)Mitra Kukar v Persib 3-0 (Nemenja Obric, Marcus Bent, Lee
Sang Min) Indonesia Premier League
Persibo v Persiba Bantul 3-2 (Samsul Arif, Islander 2; Emmanuel Cristori, Anwarudin)Persiraja v
Arema 1-1 (Diallo; Roman Chmelo) Divisi Utama (LPIS)
Persikabo v Persitara 1-0PSIS v PSIR 3-0 (Han Ji Ho, Engkus Kuswaha, Khusnul Yakin)PSCS v Persipasi
2-1 (Julia Mardianus, Indra Gunawan; Mansur) 7,000Persikab v Persipar 2-2PPSM v Persis 2-3 (Tinton
Suharto 2; Javier Rocha, Ariyuganda, Ferryanto)Perseman v Madian Putra 1-0Persires Bali DeVata v
Bit of a local derby when Persires BaliVata, mouthful or what, played Persewangi from just across
the straits separating Bali from Java.
PSMS v Persitara 2-1Persipasi v Persih 4-0Persita v Persires 5-0PS Bengkulu v Persiraja 1-2Persis v
Perseman 0-0PPSM v Persiram 0-0Persemalra v Gresik United 2-0PSIS v Persik 2-1 (Stephen Kuoh 2;
Adrian Trinidad)PS Mojokerto Putra v PSIR Rembang 0-0Persipro v Persiku 1-0PSBI Blitar v Perseru
2-1Persikam v Persidafon 1-0Barito Putra v Persiba Bantul 0-0
Stories about a new league in Indonesia, called the Indonesia Premier League, still circulate even
though most Super League clubs are moving to distance themselves from the idea after the PSSI have
said they will not support it.
About the only clubs to have expressed interest in the idea are Persitara and Persiraja banda Aceh
and, no disrespect to either club, sponsors are not going to be falling over themselves to throw
money at clubs like them.
There hasn't been a whole lot to smile about for Persitara fans though things have improved
somewhat over the second half of the season but one shining light has been the hard working Tantan.
Signed pre season from Persikab he struggled alongside Prince Bello Kabir in the first half of the
season but blossomed once Diego Mendieta came in and gave him a freer role.