Archive for July, 2009


Man UTD Bomb Blasts In Indonesia…. Munich Memories!

July 20, 2009


Manchester United’s pre-season tour was thrown into chaos when they were forced to cancel the Indonesian leg after a bomb exploded at the Jakarta hotel they were due to stay in next week.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s team of multi-millionaire superstars arrived in Kuala Lumpur from England to be told about the carnage in the Indonesian capital, where at least nine people were killed and more than 40 were injured.

They were due to play an Indonesian All-Star squad at the sold-out 100,000-capacity Bung Karno Stadium on Monday on their first-ever trip to the sprawling country and were booked into the Ritz-Carlton.

Manchester United went ahead to Malaysia and played one of the Malaysian teams; a game which they won 3 – 2. They are due to play again on Monday 20th July 2009 against the same team they played.

However; the whole scenario got me thinkin, what if the blasts went off when the team was in the hotel? That would have been the whole team swiped out similar to what happened in Munich.

I wonder what the FA or Premier League does in such scenarios. Anyone knows??