Wednesday, 12 November 2008

T&T Cup Final - Sunday 16th!

T&T Cup final, or at least the group match that will be played as a one off final is back on this Sunday.

So, what can we expect in the matchup against Vietnam?

So far, Peter Reid's charges have played in two cagey matches, against much more fancied opponents in North Korea and Saudi Arabia, who both of high hopes of making the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

In 2 matches, Reid has called upon 17 players so far:

Kittisak Rawangpa
Suree Sukha
Chonlatit Jantakam
Niweat Siriwong
Suchao Nutnum
Krisadee Prakobkong
Teeratep Winothai
Surat Sukha
Isarapong Lilakorn
Patiparn Phetphun
Salahudin Arware
Nataporrn Phanrit
Datsakorn Thonglao
Arthit Sunthornpit
Teerasil Dangda
Kosin Hathairattanakool
Pichitphong Choeichiu

And for his final squad against Vietnam this Sunday, he can also call upon:

Pipat Thonkanya
Anon Sangsanoi
Ronnachai Rangsiyo

All of which are strikers and posibly the best strikers of the season that has just finished. But it would appear that Reid doesn't really love the highly fancied Anon Sangsanoi and has overlooked the Thonkanya and Rangsiyo, whom formed a championship winning partnership in favour of 2nd Level player Isarapong Lilakorn.

Now, the latter lad did score goals last year for Khon Kaen, but can he really lead the line this Sunday? I very much doubt it, and i'm guessing he's one for the future and was only selected as a way of Reid telling us that he is selecting the squad and not FAT.

Weekend Selection

So what can we see this weekend? Formation of 4-4-2 rather than the 4-4-1-1 that has been played recently.

In 2 games, both Keepers have had a run out. Kosin has always been my favorite, but maybe thats just because i know more about him (and the fact he's a good lad in general). But i would be tempted to give Kittisak another run out.

In defence, new Captain Siriwong picks himself along with Sukha, whom i would not have played if it was for testing reasons, but he hasen't played to much, so i would use this as an opportunity to get his fitness up. In there with them, i'm guessing Phanrit and Chonlatit Jantakam will get a look in.

Midfield is generally built around Thonglao, Pichitphong Choeichiu and Suchao Nutnum which is probably as steady as it goes and they do have a fair few caps between them. The final spot will probably go to Arthit Sunthornpit, and Surat Sukha should be suspended for his recent sending off at Saudi.

Up front we go to the, what would seem the heart and soul of the team, with Leesaw (Winothai), but i'd like to see him benched this weekend, after all, he's going to Europe shortly so we got to start living without him. Pipat can do a job, as good as anyone and should be partnered by PEA teammate Ronnachai Rangsiyo or Dangda.

But then, thats all my opinion. Over to you Mr Reid.

My Squad Selection

--------------Kittisak Rawangpa----------------------

--Sukha----Siriwong----Phanrit-----Jantakam -------



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