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The Uncertainty Factor in Casino Games and Football

October 18th, 2013 by mrBadak | No Comments | Filed in Malaysia, Misc

And so it has come to this.

WebWe are already in the final quarter of 2013 and the World Cup Year is upon us. Once again Malaysia barely made past the group stage. A big change is needed if we want Malaysia to advance and the most important change is mentality. The world cup is the biggest stage for any footballer and it is a shame if Malaysia can’t even past the regional group here, what with all the fans that are crazy about football.

Everyone likes football and one of the most intense moment in a world cup match is a penalty kick, which is a lot like lottery.

The outcome of a match has boiled down to a one-on-one battle between the goalie and the kicker, with all eyes – their teammates’, their coaches’, their fans’ in the stands, and even the eyes of those watching at home – on them. It’s one of those moments when the final result is determined by a number of factors. Skill, as well as conditioning; but as anyone who has been in a penalty situation will tell you, luck also has something to do with it.

Win Conditions
In contrast, casino games seem inherently dictated by luck alone. A lot of the outcomes of these games appear to be determined by the strength of the hand you’ve been dealt with in poker, the number you bet on a roulette table, or the combination where the slot machine decides to stop at.

However, for anyone who has done the casino rounds long enough – whether in online games or live MGM Grand events – these supposed games of “skill and chance” are so much more than that. After all, a large part of poker relies on one’s skill to bluff his way through opponents; a roulette aficionado might be able to determine the probability para

meters of a table given enough observation time; and even slot machine enthusiasts will swear that wins can also be decided by how much force you apply on the handles.

Different Shades of Similarities


Both football and casino games may seem worlds apart when it comes to game mechanics and win determinants; and maybe they are. Nevertheless, both are also clouded over by the so-called “uncertainty factor” wherein the result can more often than not go one way or the other if the right (or wrong) conditions come into play. Casino games have this factor in spades, but as explained in the paragraph above, a player may still have some degree of control over the outcome. If there’s anything for football players to get from that, it’s that the nature of the sport allows them to have a greater degree of control in any given outcome. That is, if controlling the uncertain is deemed possible by casino players, there should be no reason for football players to think otherwise.

The Proper Mindset

As mentioned before, the 2014 World Cup games are almost drawing near, and if you consider yourself a true fan of not just the Sabah Rhinos but of Malaysian Football in general, you’d want to see the national team make it to the top-bracket matches in the future. Of course, the team will have to go through rigorous training regimens; but more than that, the point to drive home is that they will have to keep in mind that they always have the ability to take control of any given situation on the pitch.

With any luck, the skill set and conditioning that they bring to the table will be enough to curb the uncertainty.


Milomir becomes the centre of attention

July 16th, 2013 by mrBadak | No Comments | Filed in Misc

Kota Kinabalu: Potential Sabah new coach Milomir Seslija drew in a large crowd at the Likas Stadium on Saturday night with his brief appearance for the Sabah veteran selection against the visiting Negeri Sembilan veterans.
The lanky midfielder who was one of the stalwarts for the State team during the heydays in the 90s linked up with his former teammates Matlan Marjan, Yap Wai Loon, Bobby Chua and others and gave the crowd a night to remember with their touches and skills on the ball.

The team beat the visitors 3-0 with goals from Julius Ating, Suharmin Yusof and Paulus Jimit.

The Bosnian was treated like a rock star after the match as large numbers of fans surrounded him and asked for his autograph as well as to take photographs with him.

However, he refused to talk about the coaching job and said it was too early to make any statement but said he was very happy to be back in Sabah and pleased to see his old friends again.

Also present at the match were former coach Kelly Tham, State assistant team manager Yahya Kassim and Scott Ollerenshaw who did not play due to his injury.


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The Best Sabah Rhinos to Ever Grace the Pitch

June 27th, 2013 by mrBadak | No Comments | Filed in Malaysia, Misc, Sabah

The Sabah Rhinos are a football team from the Sabah state of Malaysia. Founded in 1977, they are named after the endangered Sumatran rhino that lives in the Sabah region and most fans still refer to the team as the rhinos even though they were re-branded as the hawks in 2010. The team is based at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu, capital of the Sabah state.

Having recently fallen in the league tables, the Sabah Rhinos are now looking to make the team great again with better organization and good players. To find out how well the team are doing at the moment you can use the best sportsbook around at the moment, the Bodog sportsbook at The need for improvement within the team is discussed in the article ‘Propel Sabah to Greater Heights‘. The article calls on fans to help make the team great again and says that while previous players have brought glory to the state, it’s time to move forward.

But before going any further, it would be best to discuss who are the players that made the Sabah Rhinos great in the first place?

In the beginning there was James Wong, a.k.a. King James Wong or Ah Fook. He has been dubbed the Malaysian Cristiano Ronaldo because of his skills. His most well remembered goal is that of the 1980 Olympic qualifier against South Korea. He couldn’t have scored this goal, however, without the help of Hassan Sani. Hassan Sani played for both the junior and senior Sabah Rhinos teams. He was considered to be very agile and so was nicknamed Lipas Kudung. These two strikers first brought the Sabah Rhinos to fame and were the reason that the team struck fear into the hearts of their opponents. In 1979, having played 8 games in the Malaysian League, winning 3, losing 3 and drawing 2, they then went on to win their next 8 games by huge margins.

Despite these early achievements, the Sabah Rhinos did not become a professional team until the 1990s. During this era it was Matlan Marjan who was their star player. He scored 2 goals against England in 1991, equalling Toni Fritsch’s 35 year-old record of scoring twice against England as a new cap. He helped the Rhinos team to become runners up in the 1993 and 1994 Malaysia FA Cups.

After the team rebuilt their reputation, it was the younger Marjan’s turn to be a star. In 2002, Zainizam Marjan scored 11 goals in 24 matches helping the Sabah Rhinos to secure third place in the Malaysian Premier I League. In 2003 he helped the team to get to the final of the Malaysia Cup. He is the Sabah Rhino’s second highest goal scorer with a total of 62 goals.

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You can find more information and statistics about all of these players at the FIFA website. In the author’s opinion, the players mentioned are the greatest Sabah Rhinos players ever to grace the pitch because they are the ones who contributed most significantly to the advancement of the team within the Malaysian League. From early team members who helped make the team great, to those who made history and those who brought the team back to glory; these are the men who charged the Rhinos towards greatness.

Of course the team dynamics are not solely due to the players. The system, the club management and support from the fans are also vital factors in considering the performance of the team. The players of the 70s may have made the team great but to keep it that way, the Rhinos need to move with the times and keep up with the other Malaysian teams.

Tickets for Sabah Selection vs QPR

July 13th, 2012 by mrBadak | No Comments | Filed in Misc

According to today’s news report, SAFA will be selling the tickets only tomorrow. Location was not specified yet but most probably at their office and stadium. Tickets are priced at RM100, RM50 and RM30. You can get more information by calling SAFA’s office at 088 231 112.

However you can also get the tickets for the match online, by going to : Online purchase have RM3 tax for each ticket though.


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Fans to wear black tonight

June 19th, 2012 by mrBadak | No Comments | Filed in Misc

In an unprecedented move, all independent Sabah fan clubs are joining together in wearing black for the home game tonight, protesting against SAFA (Sabah Football Association).

This is spurred on by the horrendous showing by the team in its 9-0 defeat to the Singapore LIONSXIII last Saturday which brought dishonour to the state’s football.

The latest news from SAFA as of this morning was that Justin Ganai has been removed from the coaching position while SAFA is looking to engage a coach from west Malaysia. However even this news will not stop the planned protest as one of their demands is for the entire management of SAFA to be removed and replaced.

We, from SabahRhinos are 100% behind this protest and we are proud to be involved. We believe the problem has started long ago, not just last Saturday and we believe a big shake-up in the SAFA board is the answer. An insider told us that players were not respecting the coach and SAFA officials were involved in the fielding of players during match days.

This type of intervention needs to be stopped and this is why we are protesting. Rumours were also rife regarding the recent resignation of Tuan Hj Shariman from the team management.

So we welcome anyone who would like to join in the protest tonight, to come in black and meet us in Counter 4. That is the gate nearest to the small roundabout outside the stadium. We’ll be chanting and singing all through the night.