Friday, February 17, 2012
Home Is Usually Far Away
A rare event for fans of Persija this weekend. They get to see a play in the proper stadium. Sunday sees them away to Arema, struggling this season, and normally, given the love in between both sets of supporters, a large crowd would be expected.
But Arema ain't doing too well and are second bottom of the table. Their win against PSPS attracted just over 5,000 and that was one of their larger attendances.
But check out Persija's last few games;
A Persela played in Madiun
H Persipura played in Yogya
H Persiwa played in Yogya
A Persib played in Bandung but no Persija fans travelled (Covertly!)
A Pelita Jaya played in Solo
Persija have played just two home games in front of their normal crowd this season and they were back in December! At least, after Arema away, they have three consecutive home games which, rumour has it, could well be played in Jakarta!
Picture comes from Persidafon at home played in December. It was the last time Persija played in Jakarta