Saturday, July 10, 2010

What I learn from 'the World Cup, 2010' - Jabulani

Jabulani was put on a spotlight since the beginning of the World Cup. It has been scrutinized and criticised by many goalkeepers and defenders. Many who scored own goals blamed the ball for bouncing all over the place. Many goalies held Jabulani responsible for the exit of their countries from the World Cup because of its erratic moves. 

 Al Fateh once asked, Jabulani bin apa?

However, for me, being an NFE (non-football enthusiast), a ball is a ball. It bounces because it has pressurised air. It moves erratically because it's round. Please don't blame the ball to cover your weaknesses. It's only a Jabulani!

What I learn from Jabulani is, don't make excuses. If the ball is hard for the goalie to save, ensure that the defenders avoid getting the erratic moving ball near the goal area. Ask your attacker to score it on the other side of the field. I'm sure that if your team member kick it properly, it'll be tricky for the opposing goalie to save it, wouldn't you think? So, ask for help and work together to overcome the hardships in your life.

I must agree with Haxi Hernandez, Spain's midfield maestro, who asserted that Jabulani is a ball that can easily be controlled and utilized effectively with practice. And guess who is going to the finals? A team who did not find excuses but adapting oneself with the situation. Bravo Spaniard. 

I believe the winning team of World Cup this year will be the team that has taken positive actions to overcome it's failure or weaknesses. Focusing on strength will be the key to win Jabulani's 'heart'.

Who do you think will win?

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