Winners & Losers: Bloodied Marquez the hero after JDT qualify for Malaysia Cup quarterfinals

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Kedah FA

The 2016 champions only needed a point coming into this match, against an out-of-sorts Kelantan FA.

To help their cause, hundreds of loyal Kedah fans made the journey up north to help their team to that solitary point or more.

But unfortunately for them, Kedah were abysmal and crashed out of the competition with a limp defeat.

The exit from the tournament they once fared so mightily in sums up Kedah’s decline this season.

Ever since Tan Cheng Hoe left to take over the national team, this northern side have not been the same.

Abrupt management changes, player revolt and inconsistency have plagued them throughout.

The sight of Liridon Krasniqi and Andik Vermansyah mocking each other on social media also says a lot about the team, even though both players may have been only joking.

Kedah have not been the same since Cheng Hoe left. Photo: FMLLP


The Cops have made this losers list for a few weeks running, and while we have some sympathy for them, how do you classify a team that has conceded 25 goals in just six matches?

Truth be told, PDRM were just not meant to be in this competition.

By regulations, they made the cut after finishing fifth in the Premier League, but they were simply here just to make up the numbers.

The 5-0 thrashing to PKNS FC summed up their miserable campaign.

But, PDRM’s woeful showing runs deeper than just their performance on the pitch.

The players have reportedly not been paid for some months which could explain why their heart was not in this.