Sunday, 8 June 2008

Druryfire Comment - Promotion Hopefuls?

Well, we are reaching the mid-way point for the First and Second Division Leagues.

So, who has caught the eye so far?

Mueng Thong NongJork United certainly looked to be running away with the First Division Championship, especially after Sriracha had a few bad weeks which pushed them from table toppers down to 4th place.

But now, Sriracha have pulled themselves level again, after Mueng's surprise defeat to lowly PTT FC. Although it must be said, PTT are no pushovers, they just fail to score on most occasions, but simply are solid in defence, so going into a lead, they are always confident of staying in front.

I feel, come the end of the season, Sriracha and Mueng will battle it out to see who will be crowned champions, but who will go up with them? We have The Royal Thai Police, who have at long last been defeated, so hard to break down, but claim to many draws, then there's the Navy. But i feel, a long shot at this moment would be The Air Force, the once force of Thai football, slowly creeping up the table after an indifferent start. Which these guys take off in the coming weeks.

Looking into Division 2, you could really pick anyone for promotion, the leagues are so wide open, but Prachinburi, seem to have been the team from Group A to get a foothold on the league, as for Group B, i would have said Lopburi a few weeks ago. When they pick up victories they go from strength to strenght, but then boom, beaten by a table competing in the bottom half, iron out them results and they can move up a level.

But again, my long shot, is Kasem Bundit Uni, they now seem to be flying, so i see these guys making the top two.

Generally, we have now reached the mid-way point in Division 2, with a couple more games to go in Division 1 to get there, but who do you think will be fighting at the top and bottom come the end of the season?

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