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THE recent global economic crisis as well as the SARS epidemic hit most of the world's industries badly. Remedial actions were taken, including retrenchment. Large scale retrenchment is likely to result in one person having to multi-task. With the added responsibilities, one needs to go to greater lengths to ensure all deadlines are met.
Two men came into the beautiful game of football for similar reasons. However, while one, Marc-Vivien Foe, collapsed and died on the field at the age of 28, the other, Gianfranco Zola, at the ripe old age of 37, has been able to choose the time and place to wind down a wonderful career. Here is a tale of two extremes.
Gianfranco Zola was brought to Stamford Bridge for close to RM20mil by Dutch icon and the then Chelsea gaffer, Ruud Gullit. After all, it takes a former midfield genius to recognise and reward his ilk, while the Taylors and Houlliers of this world would rather have 10 Robbie Savage clones, battling it out in all areas of the park than a Rivaldo or a Zola unlocking water-tight defences with a cheeky flick or a well-threaded pass.
Last week, we talked about the development of Dubai, an emirate within the United Arab Emirates, with its ambitious real estate, high rise buildings and airline. With 80% of its population expatriates, this Pearl of the Middle East is also tourist-friendly and caters to an international crowd.