I know by writing this post, I'm going to attract ridicule, anger, sarcasm and maybe other remarks from the rest. But I am going to write it anyway.
I want to explain my recent absence from games. I've been absent for a total of 3 games now, which in my opinion aren't a lot (most of us have missed the same amount of games in the past ayway), but because we are not playing very often now, it seems a lot. Out of the three, 2 were sunday games, one was a saturday game.
I'll explain the Saturday game first. I have floorball trainings on Saturdays. And I have mentioned it before that I won't be able to play on Saturdays because of training. And especially now is the IVP selections period, I can't miss training. So Saturday games, I definitely cannot make it. It's not only for botakgang matches. I skip everything on Saturdays for training. Family stuff, birthday celebrations, whatever. It's a commitment I made.
The sunday games. I've missed one of them because of Celest's party. I know that's a very personal reason. But I've promised her since eons ago that I will be there for her party. I just cannot absent myself at the last minute. It's not very right to do so I believe, especially since I told her very long ago I'll be there. And I did inform early that I definitely can't turn up. The other game was missed because of a soccer IVP game. Ok. That was a big mistake on my part. I will take anything you throw at me for that because I certainly do not value the soccer IVP team over botakgang. I'm sorry for that.
I've explained myself. I just want to say something here. I've ALWAYS turned up for matches when I could. I missed half of my hall match to rush down for a botaks game last time. I would take a cab to rush to the game and then another cab to rush to somewhere else if I have to, but I always turned up when I could. I don't think anyone can say that I didn't do that. I know I've missed some games recently, and I've not exactly produced stellar performances every single match I played. But I did try my best. Every game.
Therefore, I feel a little sad now. I feel like just because I've missed a few games recently, I've been branded a non commital idiot.
I've said my piece. You can throw any shit at me now.
Botak Stars MISSING!!!In Saturday's grudge match against Poly Team a significant number of Botak members went missing and have yet to be found. Many are believed to have been abducted by aliens or captured by booby traps set up by the opposition.The disappearance of the Botak players meant the team was playing with 8 men for most of the game in which they narrowly lost by the slightest of margins - 5-1. Such were the dire straits of the team, they even considered getting creative dirctor Michelle Wong, who was seated in the VIP stands, to stand in as their center back.Before the kick-off Botak manager Mian-rinho loudly exclaimed to the heavens:" This is damn stupid la. I have no players. I might as well cancel the match. Why are you late? Why are you late? Why are you late?"The final straw for the manager came when he caught Botak striker Choo playing with grass while the other 7 players were already on the pitch. Mian-rinho went on to suffer from an epileptic fit.The Botaks' problems were compounded by the fact that their on loan keeper Abu had received a bribe of 2 packets of nasi lemak from the opposition. Fifa are currently conducting investigations into whether the nasi lemak was Halal. If found guilty Abu could be slapped with a fine of playing as keeper for the rest of his career.Despite being 3 men down for majority of the game, the Botaks put up a brave fight and could have even won the game if not for wasteful finishing. Team captain Jain, whose penalty almost killed a lady staying on the 2nd storey of block 415 was full of praise for his team mates:" I think everybody performed to the best of their abilities. We showed true Botak spirit out there. Apart from Abu, Hatta, Melvin, Mian, Choo, Alex, Teoh and KS, I think the rest of the team played exceptionally well."Lone striker for the day Choo who astonishingly managed to play for almost 3 quaters of the game game claimed:" I think most of us ran our heart and lungs out for team. What a work out. I think I might have lost 10kg. *Cough* *Cough*"Intensive searches are still being carried out to locate Choo's missing lung.However the most damning verdict of the day came from Mian-rinho:" I am greatly disappointd by the level of committment shown by the players. This is highly irresponsible behaviour from players who are supposed to be professionals. It is unacceptable that I rush down in a taxi for a match only to find that more than half of my players are abducted by aliens. Being seasoned profssionals I expect them to be prepared for alien invasions, terrorists attacks, natural disasters, calls of nature and anything that can possibly be thrown at them. As a deterrent I will ban all the missing players from the following game, even if it means we play with 8 men again."
Will the missing Botak players be found? Is Abu eating non-Halal nasi lemak? How many lungs dos Choo have? Is the BOTAK'S on-loan striker Keith able to fly with all this haze? Is there a clash of egos going on between the FA and Botakgang? Will Nokolos still be allowed to wear his WIG for the next match? Will Choo be Sookeeee's new spokesperson?All this and more on the next edition of BOTAKNEWS PRIMETIME.
Disclaimer: all above mentioned characters were entirely fictional and total remorsefulness to anyone affected by the above story.