And why might you ask I have used that as the heading? Well I intend to introduce a new weekly columm, it will be called Talking Cock. The reason being many of our sports personalities have been Talking Cock of late and this has to be highlighted.
I draw inspiration to have this columm as I was a keen follower of a columm in the NST in the 80's, by former National Coach and Pahang Coach Frank Lord. It was called Frank Talk by Frank Lord.
So we will start this weekly columm today and it is for you to judge is these people really are Talking Cock.
The below article appeared in the NST on May 28.
"GO and file a case with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)."
Kelantan have lost a huge income from gate collection since having to play their home matches at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil following FAM's April 11 decision to ban them from playing in the stadium in Kota Baru due to crowd trouble.
And Kafa, who is facing financial problems, can't do anything about it as it has exhausted all avenues in accordance with FAM's constitution, to get the ban lifted.
FAM stressed that the national body's constitution has no provision which allows teams to appeal for a second time.
FAM's constitution is in accordance with Fifa's rules and regulations and the national body cannot by-pass it to help Kelantan The next course of action is to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sports through the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM).
And this appeared in THE STAR on May 30
Kelantan can play home matches at Sultan Mohd IV Stadium
PETALING JAYA: Kelantan are now free to play their home matches at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium in Kota Baru following the FA of Malaysia’s (FAM) decision to lift the one-year ban on the use of the venue with immediate effect.
FAM’s disciplinary board, who meted out the one-year ban on April 10, said they decided to lift the ban “due to a misinterpretation of the rules of the sentence”.
Kelantan lost the use of the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium as their home venue after two incidents of violent fan behaviours on March 31 and April 7.
The Kelantan FA (Kafa) were also fined RM90,000 by the disciplinary board for the two incidents.
Kafa’s appeal against the ban was also overruled by FAM’s appeals committee earlier this month.
But Kafa never gave up and appealed to the board to review their decision to ban the use of the stadium.
And, on Thursday, Kafa’s perseverance paid off.