No positive’s can be gained by discussing the removal of assistant Coach Mark Jones or Head Coach Gary Phillip’s from there posting with the State Senior Team. Rightly or wrongly, the Sabah FA felt a change needed to be made in order to give our beloved Hawks the opportunity to avoid relegation to the 2nd Division ( Premier League). Fair enough.
SabahRhinos.com is proud to have Sabah's modern legend & most influential foreign import, Mr Scott Ollerenshaw as our guest contributor. Scott will contribute a monthly article surrounding the subject of football! Thanks Scottie!
Scott Ollerenshaw played for Sabah from 1994 - 1997 and partnered with Matlan Marjan to become the most feared strike force in the Malaysian league. Became the second highest scorer in the league in his first season with 36 goals in all competition. Then he won the Golden Boot in 1995 and 1996, helping Sabah to win her first ever trophy, the FA Cup and the league title in 1996. He is now married to former Sabah karate athlete Michelle Koh and they have 2 children together. Scott is now residing and focusing on businesses in Kota Kinabalu. He currently owns and manages the KK Futsal centre and Borneo Sports Holidays.
Articles by scott
On a losing streak , having a bad run , in a slump or going through a rough trot are all terminologies to describe a Football team who are not winning games . Most football teams the world over go through these bad periods , – players lie in bed awake at night wondering what’s gone wrong , why is the team losing , why is everyone criticizing me and lastly when are we going to win a game .
THE PERILS OF COACHING
After 7 completed rounds of the 2011 Malaysian Super League , interesting to note that we already have three (3) coaching casualties .
Two of these coaches in Mostakeen Omar from Perlis and Wan Jamak from Negeri Sembilan have resigned sighting INTERFERENCE as their reason for quitting . Although not a new dilemma for both Malaysian & SE Asian Football , make no mistake this is a cancer that needs addressing & fast .
I must admit to having a little chuckle when I read a letter in a local newspaper Forum section recently . Firstly , let me state that any letter not based on facts and not signed by a name lacks any credibility in my opinion . Secondly , I have no direct association with Sabah FA , I am self employed and hence feel I have the clarity to make unbiased opinions on matters pertaining to Football in Sabah .
After 6 years languishing in the 2nd Division Premier League , 4 points gained from our opening three games is a solid start for our Sabah Hawks . Even more so , when one considers that we have 9 new players in the squad this year and no doubt it will take time for the team to gel under the tutelage off Gary Phillips .