I received the comment below for my article titled': "Sports School seem confused with their hockey boys", dated 21st of November.
Although i have published the comment under that article, i felt it is also proper to let the other side of the story be given its publicity.
The comment has raised some interesting matters and it would be worthwhile to see the reaction of the readers.
Below is the full text of the comment.
We have to be fair with the KPM or Sports School!
Then why are there 90% of the current National Juniors that took part in Myanmar consist of players from SSBJ & SSBP.
When a talent is spotted at MSSM Inter-state tournament there is a big cry by certain MHF officials that Sports Schools is "KILLING" the state development.
A good question that needed to be answered by State HAs and MHF. Lembu punya Susu Sapi punya nama. This sounds familiar?
Please also let me clear the air that all players from sports school are released back to the home state for all tournaments. Be it MSSM or MHF tournaments i.e U14, 16, 18 and even Sukma.
Mr Ghandi, why should you not be concern if you are a parent of a player from sports school?
Where do u think the existing national players pick up the drinking habits?
Well with beers free flow out of the chillers after a MHL game (and training) it is matter of time a student from SPORTS SCHOOL be on this habit. Well before you know it he will be reaching the school gate after 12pm drunk. Well the famous 3 recently. 2 current players, 1 is the living proof of this where he received early training to this routine habit.
So Ghandi, please check these fact before we pick on the wrong parties that is killing the game.
I sincerely hope that you are also not a supporter of paying big money to these students. It appears that this is the practice with the clubs. Grab what you can by luring money and buying loyalty.
Mr Ghandi, this is also the training ground towards 10/2 habits and illegal internet betting!
On a sad note why the MHF does not support the idea of Sports school putting a side instead?
Maybe that would be better since the question of accountability and responsibility for these students will be taken care for before they leave school.
Cheers Sir, we hope you are in a better position to promote better image of the Sports Schools and stop the negative articles on the good work done by KPM or the Sports"