Saturday, 8 November 2008

International Round Up

International Friendly

Saudi Arabia 1 - 0 Thailand

Reid tastes his first defeat with a 1-0 loss to a decent Saudi side which will once again eb hoping to qualify for the World Cup. It's one of these games where you don't think we would get anything out of it apart from a slap on the backside and a wave goodbye with a 3-0 defeat. So it's pleasing to see the result, although i haven't seen any of the play.

Looks like Reid has a side to build upon and just needs that bit of luck in the final 3rd. Up next is Vietnam, in a game we should really win in a match to win the T&T Cup.

AFC Youth Championship

Thailand came 3rd in their group, winning 1 match and losing 2.


Australia 1 - 0 Thailand
Thailand 3 - 2 Jordan
Uzbekistan 1 - 0 Thailand

As, seems to be the case for most Thai teams, at national and club level. We can more or less hold our own, but we can't quite get the results we want. Going down 1-0 to both Australia and Uzbekistan are not bad results really.

The opening game against Australia, the lads were half a sleep and struggled to adapt to a much stronger Australia team. But they kept on plugging away and nearly knicked a goal at the end of the game.

Now, this is an improvement on many sides from the ASEAN region, as normally we would cave in and get thumped 4 or 5 nil. But hanging in their against the run of play nearly helped us get a point.

In the second match, coach Kawin had a few players back from suspension and played an attacking game, of which put us into a 3-0 lead. But this is another problem of nations in this South East Asian area, they let a 3 goal lead slip to a 10 man Jordan, a game that really should have been put to bed.

In the 3rd game, with the lads pumped up, they came again close to upsetting a much stronger Uzbek side, but having had a player dismissed, we couldn't find that all important win, something that was always going to be hard, especially when going a goal down. We were up against it, and generally speaking, we always are, and sometimes make it to hard for ourselves, but it was a good showing

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