Friday, 31 October 2008

Tomorrows Action (Youth Championship & T&T Cup)

Tomorrow see's the Youth Team take to the pitch in Saudi Arabia against Australia int eh AFC Youth Championship.

Thailand have won this tournement twice before, both times as hosts in 1962 an 69. There last decent championship was in 1994 when they came 3rd in Indonesia.

So, how will we do this time around?

I think picking up a point would be great. We haven't prepared will, the flight to the Kingdom took 23 hours, it takes me about 6 to do that journey, so quite where they have been is another matter!

Australia come up first, they will probably be one of the favorites. Personally, i see them doing well, but i see them faltering somewhere, just like in the recent Under 16 event.

We also have Uzbekistan and Jordan to contend with, both nations will more than likely have the upper hand on us and i feel Jordan is the best opportunity of picking up points, but then they probably feel the same way about us.

Our aim, like every nation, is to get to the semi's, where we will qualify for the World Cup in Egypt. But generally, i want to see some positive results, a defeat doesn't mind, but a defeat by more than 4 goals hurts. So let them fly the flag for South East Asia and brign us something to smile about.

Peter Reid also see's his full national side go up against Vietnam, who haven't won in something like 8 games. A victory or a draw would bring home the T&T Cup, but its a performance that we are after really, and the start of seing a team start to gel together.

In reality it would be a chance to see some of the new lads getting a chance, formations changed and generally a decent run out for everyone involved, but i suspect Reid will want to play to win at all costs, after all, he's not got a bad record as Thai manager so far! No losses, no goals conceded!!

At this point, i would like to remind FAT, that when Reid took the job, they stated he would be in charge of the youngsters for the AFC Youth Championship, well, can he be in two places at once?? More BULL from FAT, and i'll personally run my missus for President next year.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Thailand squad against North Korea

T&T Cup 2008 (28th October 2008)

Tháiland : 1-Kittisak, 2-Suree Sukha (3-Patiparn Phetphun 84’), 4-Chonlatit Jantakam, 5-Niweat Siriwong, 7-Thonglao, 8-Suchao Nutnum (17-Salahudin Arware 67’), 11-Sunthonphit (6-Nataporrn Phanrit 46’), 12-Krisadee Prakobkong, 14-Teeratep Winothai, 15-Surat Sukha, 16-Isarapong Lilakorn (10-Dangda 46')

Coach: Peter Reid

Isarapong Lilakorn made debut

Cholratit Jantakam made debut

Krissadee Prakobkong made debut

Salahudin Arware made debut as substitute

Patiparn Phetphun scored his 3rd international goal

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Thailand - North Korea Match Report

Match Report from

Patiparn settles cup match in injury time

HANOI : An injury-time goal helped Thailand beat North Korea 1-0 yesterday in Vietnam in their first international game under English coach Peter Reid.

Thailand defender Patiparn Phetphun scored in the second minute of stoppage time at My Dinh Stadium to get their T&T Cup campaign off to a winning start.

Reid conceded the game had been close and had given him plenty to think about.

"We saved some good shots and were lucky to score at the end of the match," said Reid.

"However, there are several things that I am not very pleased about and I needed to do some work on the training ground.

"North Korea are a strong team and I told the players to concentrate and we got the right result."

Thailand started with Issrapong Lilakorn and Teerathep Winothai up front against North Korea's World Cup hopefuls.

Four minutes after kick off, Thai midfielder Datsakorn Thonglao fired a 20-yard free-kick goalwards only to see it fizz wide.

Both teams pressured and defender Chonlatit Jantakam had to be alert to deny Kim Kum Il a scoring opportunity.

North Korea created several chances but the Thai defence held firm.

Kim Kum Il forced a good save from Thai goalkeeper Kittisak Rawangpa then, at the other end, midfielder Arthit Sunthonphit fired a long shot over the bar.

Striker Teerathep Winothai was booked for a foul before the whistle was blown to end the first half with the game locked at 0-0.

Reid switched Arthit for Nataporn Phanrit and Issarapong for Teerasil Dangda during the interval.

The substitutions made Thailand more lively and it wasn't long before Teerasil and Teerathep both had scoring opportunities only to be denied by the Korean back line.

Kittisak did well to parry a shot from Mun In Guk in the 74th minute before Chonlatit Jantakam cleared it away from danger.

Two minutes later Korea striker Kim Kum Il was sent off for hitting Datsakorn in the chest.

Thailand couldn't break down their opponents and the game seemed destined to end up goalless before Patiparn scored the winner during stoppage time.

North Korea coach Kim Jong Hun said his team's poor preparation contributed to the defeat.

"The condition of the team was not good when they trained two weeks before the tournament started," he said.

"However, I am pleased with the performance."

The president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Mr Worawi Makudi was pleased with the outcome.

"I would say that it is great for Peter Reid to use some new players for this match," he said.

"It is a good for us because we have more choice for the team and it is also a good start for him with a win."

Worawi, , a Fifa executive committee member, also said there is a strong possibility England will play a one-off friendly in Thailand next year because of strong ties with the English Football Association, which were central to Reid's appointment as Thailand boss.

Thailand play Vietnam on Saturday.

Thailand 1 - 0 North Korea

Thailand drew first blood in the T&T Cup, defeating North Korea 1-0 with a 92nd minute strike by Patiparn Phetphun for his 3rd goal in 10 games for Thailand.

More news will follow if i can find any!!

Monday, 27 October 2008

Thailand - North Korea Preview (T&T Cup)

T&T Cup Preview from

HANOI : New striker Issarapong Leelakorn is likely to start for Thailand when they take on North Korea in the T&T Cup at the My Dinh national stadium today.

It will be new coach Peter Reid's first international match in charge of Thailand and the team underwent a full training session yesterday.

Reid said there were no fresh injury worries.

The Englishman said he was looking forward to taking on North Korea.

"They are a good side and it won't be an easy match," he said.

Striker Teerathep "Leesaw" Winothai also felt it would be a difficult match today but was hopeful of a good result.

"However, we are full of confidence and I think we can beat them," he said.

Thailand will take on Vietnam on Saturday.

Probable Thailand line-up

Goalkeeper: Kittisak Rawangpa

Defenders: Krissadee Prakobkong, Chollatid Jantakam, Niweat Siriwong and Suree Sukha

Midfielders: Arthit Sunthornpit, Surat Sukha, Datsakorn Thonglao and Suchao Nutnum

Strikers: Teerathep Winothai and Issarapong Leelakorn

Saturday, 25 October 2008

2 games in Saudi

The national team have got two games coming up in Saudi Arabia on the 8th and 28th November.

This follows the T&T Cup in Vietnam that kicks off on 28th October with games against Uzbekistan, North Korea and Vietnam

Thursday, 23 October 2008

A hell of a stuffing!!

Thailand gave little outfit Thonburi College a 4-0 stuffing yesterday. Now that's what i call intense preperation!

Report from Bangkok Post:

The Thai national team beat Bangkok Thonburi College 4-0 in a warm-up match at Nong Jok ground yesterday.

Ronnachai Rangsiyo (23), Datsakorn Thonglao (27), Teerasil Dangda (70) and Pipat Tonkanya (100) scored for the national side.

The special match had three periods with the first and second each lasting 40 minutes and the final 30 minutes.

After the match, Thailand coach Peter Reid said that he was pleased with the performance.

"They played according to our plans. Every player played very well and the fitness is okay," he said.

The match was part of Thailand's preparations for the TT&T Cup in Hanoi from October 28-November 1. The four-team tournament features Vietnam, Thailand, North Korea and Uzbekistan.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

T&T Cup Squad - Cut to 20

Squad cut to 20 for T&T Cup

Goalkeepers: Kittisak Rawangpa (Customs) and Kosin Hathairattanakool (Chonburi)

Defenders: Suree Sukha, Chollatid Jantakam, Nataporn Phanrit (Chonburi), Patiparn Petchpool (PEA), Niweat Siriwong (BEC Tero) and Krissadee Prakobkong (Police).

Midfielders: Datsakorn Thonglao (Hong Anh Gia Lai), Suchao Nutnum (TOT), Phichitpong Chieuchiew (Krung Thai), Surat Sukha, Arthit Suntornpit (Chonburi) and Salaudin Arware (Muang Thong).

Forwards: Pipat Tonkanya, Ronnachai Rangsiyo (PEA), Teerathep Winothai (BEC Tero), Teerasil Dangda (Muang Thong), Sarayuth Chaikamdee (Osotspa) and Issarapong Leelakorn (Khon Kaen).

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Bangkok Bank - May Disband!!

Here's some news from one of my friends in Thailand.

Have you heard the news about the disbanding of Bangkok Bank? It was the big news of Thai football now after they can't stand in the TPL in this season.

Due to in the next season of the TPL, FAT need to specify quality of the team in TPL for conform to AFC regulation so they command that every team in TPL 2009 seasons must...

1. The team in TPL 2009 must notarize to the company limited. That was the some reason for the disbanding of Bangkok Bank FC.
2. Head coach of the team in TPL 2009 must have the A-License from AFC.
3. All stadium in TPL 2009 must pass the expectation which should have the newsroom, the special seats for the newsman, enough light and the strong security.
4. Each team in TPL 2009 must have the youth team.

If any team can't perform to above mentioned. They maybe also relegate to the division 1 league immediately. all thing for the progress of Thai football league.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Reid's First Squad

National Team

Thailand squad for upcoming T&T Cup:

Kosin Hathairattanakool (Chonburi), Amarin Yaodum (Provincial Electricity Authority), Narit Taweekul (Thailand Tobacco Monopoly), Prasit Kotmaha (Coke-Bangpra)

Suree Sukha (Manchester City - England), Natthapong Samana (Chonburi), Nataporn Phanrit (Chonburi), Pattipan Petchpool (Provincial Electricity Authority), Niweat Siriwong (BEC Tero), Panupong Wongsa (Provincial Electricity Authority), Apichate Puttan (Provincial Electricity Authority), Chollatid Jantakam (Chonburi), Supachai Pupha (Krung Thai Bank), Prasit Taodee (Chula United) and Panuwat Failai (Customs Department).

Nirut Surasiang (Hong Anh Gia Li - Vietnam), Datsakorn Thonglao (Hong Anh Gia Li - Vietnam), Tana Chanaboot (Chonburi), Suchao Nutnum (Telephone Organisation of Thailand), Phichitpong Chieuchiew (Krung Thai Bank), Surat Sukha (Chonburi), Arthit Sunthornpit (Chonburi), Krissadee Prakobkong (Royal Thai Police), Jakkraphan Kaewprom (BEC Tero Sasana), Sutee Suksomkit (Tampines Rovers - Singapore), Piyachart Tamaphan (Chula United), Narongchai Vachiraban (Provincial Electricity Authority), Salaudin Arware (Muang Thong), Adisak Kanu (Chula United).

Ronnachai Rangsiyo (Provincial Electricity Authority), Teerasil Dangda (Manchester City), Teerathep Winothai (Lierse S.K - Belgium), Anon Sangsanoi (BEC Tero Sasana), Issarapong Lilakorn (Khon Kaen), Sarayuth Chaikumdee (Osotspa M-150), Pipat Thonkanya (Provincial Electricity Authority).

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Who goes Where??

AFC Champions League Qualifiers 2009: PEA
AFC Cup 2009: Chonburi

Relegated to Division One:

Bangkok Bank
Royal Thai Army
Customs Department

Promoted to Premier League

Muang Nong Jork United
Royal Thai Navy

Relegated To Division 2

Nakon Sawan
Thai Honda
Raj Vithi

Promoted to Division One

Army Wlfair Department
Si Saket

Saturday, 11 October 2008

PEA Crowned Champions!!

PEA Took the TPL Championship on the final day and will enter the 2009 Champions League.

Well done on gaining their first championship:

Todays results

TOT 3:1 Port Authority
Bangkok Bank 1:2 Chonburi
Customs Department 1:0 Royal Thai Army
Chula-Sinthana 5:1 Bangkok University
Coke-Bangpra 1:4 PEA
Nakhon Pathom 0:2 Thailand Tobacco Monopoly
BEC Tero Sasana 3:2 Krung Thai Bank
Samut Songkhram 1:3 Osotspa M-150

Bangkok Bank got relegated to the 1sr Division.

Friday, 10 October 2008

International Friendly Invite

Thailand have been invited by Saudi Arabia to take them on in Riyadh on 8th November. This invite has been accepted, and should be a good little challenge for new coach Reid.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

AFF U19 Championship

Day 3 Results

China 0 - 1 South Korea
Thailand 1 - 2 Australia

Australia and Korea meet in the final. Thailand play China for 3/4 place

Weekend Fixtures - 11th October

Coke-Bangpra - PEA
TOT - Port Authority
Nakhon Pathom - Thailand Tobacco Monopoly
BEC Tero Sasana - Krung Thai Bank
Samut Songkhram - Osotspa M-150
Bangkok Bank - Chonburi
Customs Department - Royal Thai Army
Chula United - Bangkok Uni

So, Bangkok Bank trial by a point, only a win will really be good enough for them, so who they play? Chonburi of course, who are going for the championship.

Chonburi need a victory themselves, and hope that near neighbours Coke-Bangpra get a victory over PEA.

Also in the relegation battle field are Port Authority, who over the season have picked up points were you would expect them to fail, and drop points when you expect them to win. Now they go to play away against TOT, who have nothing to play for other than prize money.

Also in the mire, is Tobacco Monopoly, who travel to province side Nakhon Pathom. Nakhon i predicited to get relegated at midseason, but find themselves in 8th, so an excellent side half of the season to pick themselves up.

This weekend, we will say goodbye to another club, to join the Army and Customs Department, who ironically face each other in their final farewells to the trapdoor.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

AFF U19 Championship - Results


Day Two

Australia 0 - 0 South Korea
China 0 - 3 Thailand

Thailand now need to overcome Australia to reach the final. Currently Australia and South Korea lead on 4 points, so its a must win against the Aussies.

Thailands victory today was very good, especially winning 3-0. Going by reports, Nirunrit Jaroensuk should be a forward to look out for in the future scoring 2 goals today. Kroekrit Thawikan got the other.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Remaining Weekend Result

Late result:

Raj Vithi 1 - 2 Khon Kaen

First Division now completed.


Muang NongJork United
Royal Thai Navy


Nakhorn Sawan
Raj Vithi
Thai Honda

Sunday, 5 October 2008

1st Division Final Day Results

233 Surat Thani 3 - 1 Rattana Bundit FC
234 SuphanBuri 5 - 2 Thai Honda FC
235 Mueang Thong NongJork United 2 - 0 Royal Thai Navy FC
236 Thai Airways 4 - 2 Royal Thai Police
237 Nakhon Sawan 1 - 1 Royal Thai Air Force
238 Sriracha FC 1 - 2 Chanthaburi
239 Raj-Vithi FC P-P Khon Kaen FC
240 PTT FC 6 - 1 Phitsanulok

Of course game 239 will have to be played sometime, but it has no outcome on the promotion / relegation senario.

Thai Honda are relegated to the 2nd Division, their second succesive releagtion.

AFF U19 Championship


Day One

Thailand 0 - 1 South Korea
China 1 - 3 Australia

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Results - 4th Oct

Domestic League - Results

Premier League

Osotspa M150 1 - 1 Coke Bangpra
Army FC 3 - 2 Chula Sinthana
Port Authority FC 0 - 0 Bangkok Bank FC
Bangkok University 0 - 2 TOT FC i
Provincial Electrical 4 - 0 Nakhon Patom FC
Chonburi FC 0 - 0 Samut Songkram
Tobacco Monopoly 0 - 0 BEC Tero Sasana
Krung Thai Bank 2 - 0 Customs Department

Title all but PEA's now after a re-sounding 4-0 victory over Nakhon Pathom.

They face Coke-Bangpra next week with a victory ensurign the championship. Only Chonburi can catch them but they slipped up today, they play Bangkok Bank next week who need to win to get out of the relegation zone.

PAT go to play TOT next week and the other relegation candidate Tobacco go to Nakhon Pathom

Friday, 3 October 2008

AFC Player of the Year Contenders

(in alphabetical order; revised list as of October 2, 2008)

1. Ahmad Ajab ( Kuwait and Al Qadsia – Kuwait )
2. Ali Al Habsi ( Oman and Bolton Wanderers – England )
3. Andres Sebastian Soria Quintana ( Qatar and Qatar SC – Qatar )
4. Ebrahim Sadeghi ( Iran and Saipa – Iran )
5. Hong Yong-jo (DPR Korea and FK Bezanija – Serbia )
6. Ismael Matar (UAE and Al Wahda – UAE)
7. Javad Nekounam ( Iran and Osasuna – Spain )
8. Jehad Al Hussein ( Syria and Kuwait SC – Kuwait )
9. Kim Do-heon ( Korea Republic and WBA – England )
10. Kosin Haithairattankool ( Thailand and Chonburi – Thailand )
11. Odil Ahmedov ( Uzbekistan and Pakhtakor – Uzbekistan )
12. Mahmoud Karkar ( Syria and Al Ittihad – Syria )
13. Mitsuo Ogasawara ( Japan and Kashima Antlers - Japan )
14. Nantawat Thaensopa ( Thailand and Krung Thai Bank – Thailand )
15. Nathan Burns ( Australia and AEK Athens – Greece )
16. Server Djeparov ( Uzbekistan and Kuruvchi/Bunyodkor – Uzbekistan )
17. Yasser Al Qahtani ( Saudi Arabia and Al Hilal – Saudi Arabia )
18. Yuji Nakazawa ( Japan and Yokohama F Marinos – Japan )
19. Zaynitdin Tadjiyev ( Uzbekistan and Pakhtakor – Uzbekistan )

Two Thai dudes make the cut!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Weekend Fixtures - Big Relegation Clash

Premier League Week 29

4th Oct 2008

Royal Thai Army - Chula-Sinthana
Chonburi FC - Samut Songkhram
Krung Thai Bank - Customs Department
Tobacco Monopoly - BEC Tero Sasana
PEA - Nakhon Pathom
Osotspa M-150 - Coke Bangpra
Bangkok University - TOT
Port Authority - Bangkok Bank

Division One - Week 30

5th October

233 Surat Thani - Rattana Bundit FC
234 SuphanBuri - Thai Honda FC
235 Mueang Thong NongJork United - Royal Thai Navy FC
236 Thai Airways - Royal Thai Police
237 Nakhon Sawan - Royal Thai Air Force
238 Sriracha FC - Chanthaburi
239 Raj-Vithi FC - Khon Kaen FC
240 PTT FC - Phitsanulok

Port Authority - Bangkok Bank clash is the biggy this weekend

Royal Thai Army Relegated

The Army finally took the plung after Port Authority beat Bangkok Uni 2-1 today.

It's been a look struggle for the Army, they have taken some decent points off the top sides BEC and Chonburi but couldn't mix it with the rest.

They are now official relegated to the 1st Division.

On the other hand, Port Authority are now out of the relegation zone, and Bangkok Bank have dropped into it.

With two games remaining, who will join the Army and Customs Dept?

We have Bangkok Bank, Port Authority, Tobacco Monopoly and Coke-Bangpra all with a mathmatical chance of sinking.