If Egypt Wins The World Cup

This is a little hypothetical question.  If we win the next match in Sudan and go on to the World cup and actually win, do you think this might be a motivator for the rest of the Egyptians to work harder and achieve more?

I asked my sister that yesterday and she came back with what I thought was a very smart and concise answer.

“No.  Abu Treika is a role model, but the Egyptians are the same, fahlawa works for them, it is all they know.  Just like the Japanese know process and that works for them.  Nothing will change, reality bites”.

Unfortunately I agree with her, I just wish it were different.  I wish it meant something and I wish that people would take it as a sign that when a team works hard, trains smart and gives their all they can achieve something wonderful and that any one of us could be a member of that team playing any kind of sport in life.

On a different note.Yesterday, our Palestinian/Jordanian neighbor was screaming insults at the Egyptians for being happy and making a fuss about winning. She was asking where are the Egyptians when there is an intifada. She doesn’t get it, football makes the Egyptians happy, she also forgot all of the times Egypt paid in blood, sweat and tears for the Palestinians and every other Arab nation. Is it too much to ask for them to just let us be?  I am not for the idea that people go crazy over football but why do we have to judge other people when they are feeling happy and expressing that happiness by belittling them.  My question to her, why aren’t you in Gaza screaming for them instead of your cozy apartment in Kuwait enjoying your life complaining about the Egyptians?


  • At 2009.11.15 16:24, Mohamed Aboul Eneen said:

    Intellectual post which draw our attention for 2 major problems

    1)Internally…(el fahlawa, which will never let our dreams come true as an Egyptains)

    2)Externally(Selfishness,Stupidity as an Arabs, Muslims….)

    • At 2009.11.16 16:05, jessyz said:

      It is true and sad at the same time

      • At 2009.11.15 18:14, Mona said:

        I think your question is a good one. Unfortunately I too, think you and your sister are right. I really wish and make duaa that Egypt could change for the better. That Egyptians can be better. I’m skeptical but I still pray it could happen.

        • At 2009.11.16 16:05, jessyz said:

          I kept thinking that if all of the people who made dua for the match made dua for Egypt we would be in a so much better place.

          • At 2009.11.16 13:23, إبراهيم سمير said:

            دراسة ماجستير تتناول المدونات المصرية
            بعد التحية،اسف للخروج عن مضمون التدوينة فى التعليق أنا اسمى إبراهيم سمير أعمل صحفى بمجلة الإذاعة والتليفزيون وأقوم بعمل رسالة ماجستير تحت عنوان “استخدامات الشباب المصرى للمدونات ومنتديات النقاش الإلكترونى على الإنترنت.. دراسة مسحية” وكما يظهر من عنوان الدراسة أنها تتعلق بالمدونات المصرية والتى ينشئها مدونون مصريون ولقد اخترت المدونة الخاصة بكم لتكون من ضمن المدونات التى يتم تضمينها بالدراسة ليتم دراستها وهناك جزء بالدراسة يتعلق بالقائم بالاتصال وهم المدونون المصريون ولذلك قمت بتصميم استبيان للتعرف على أنماط ودوافع استخدام المدونون المصريون لمدوناتهم واتمنى ملئ استمارة الاستبيان المرفقة مع الرسالة وهى الجزء الأهم بالدراسة واتمنى المساعدة فى دقة الإجابة للأسئلة حرصاً على دقة النتائج. والاستبيان يتكون من مجموعة من الأسئلة المتعددة الاختيارات يقوم المدون باختيار الإجابة الصحيحة وهناك أسئلة يمكن اختيار أكثر من إجابة وهى الأسئلة التى يرفق بها عبارة (يمكن اختيار أكثر من بديل) وهناك أسئلة يمكن أن تضيف الإجابة التى تراها من وجهة نظرك. وبعد الإجابة على الاسئلة تضغط على ايكونة submit.
            ولقد ارسلت لك على الايميل الخاص بك الاستبيان ولكن لم يصلى الرد ارجو أن تدخل على الرابط الخاص بالاستبيان وتجيب عليه وهذا هو الرابط
            ولك منى وافر التحية
            إبراهيم سمير
            صحفى بمجلة الإذاعة والتليفزيون
            تليفونى 0128460141

            • At 2009.11.16 16:22, jessyz said:

              Thanx for your interest, I’ll fill out your survey as soon as I can

              • At 2009.11.16 16:07, Hicham said:

                I agree with your sister, aside from being non-football fan myself. It is clear that football is important for many Egyptians. Of course I am not interesred in stupid actions of exaggerating but this thing -football- make them happy.

                On the other hand, as for your neighbour and people who talk in this tone, I respect their opinion but as usual in the arab world, people are mixing politics with football with everything.

                • At 2009.11.16 16:16, jessyz said:

                  I disagree about my neighbor. If she cared so much she should go do something for Gaza not blame other people or ask other people to do something. It’s kind a double standard thing.

                  • At 2009.11.17 14:12, inas said:

                    i agree with reem but i enjoyed the fact of winning

                    • At 2009.11.17 15:00, jessyz said:

                      We all love winning. We watched the game and cheered and were disappointed when we thought we had lost then ecstatic when that last goal came in.

                      • At 2009.11.17 19:09, reema said:

                        yeah unfortunately we arent short on arab role models abou trekka , sawiris , mahoamed el araby , ahmed zowail and so many more

                        we must do it ourselves

                        • At 2009.11.18 16:09, jessyz said:

                          Do you mean we need more home grown role models, or that we have plenty but it doesn’t matter so much?

                          • At 2009.11.18 15:45, Hicham said:

                            Respecting their opnion does not mean I agree with since. I agree on the double standard thing plus I think you are aware that people tend to forget all what Egyptians offer to them because of many political opinions. Anyway Amgad ya Arab 😀

                            • At 2009.11.18 16:09, jessyz said:

                              It is a shame, I don’t want them to be grateful, I just think they should mind their own business.