Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Jordan 0 - 0 Thailand - Match Reaction

Well, a draw is what i wanted, so i'm very happy, especially after seeing Iran thump Singapore 6-0.

Hopefully going into the next qualifier against Iran, we might just catch them off guard, hopefully they might be a bit to cocky.

Back to tonights game. And Reid is starting to show that he can be a decent tactician. Never before have i seen him in his career change the formation from an attacking lineup to a more defensive unit primed to attack on the counter. But this is international football, and playing a long way from home in a region we never really feel comfortable in, so Reid gets high marks.

Of course, much of Reid's tinkering to play one up front was more due to the fact that instrumental forward Terratep Winothai was not involved as he has linked up with his new clubside. Options of which Reid only had was young, youthful lads who have not really got any big game experience, and this needed it.

Certainly in the middle of the park, he picked experience in 58 caps Sukomskit and Thonglao joined by mid 30 caps Nutnum and Choeichiu. Only Surat Sukha wasn't in double figures until today, but he has been a regular with Reid. The only downside to his game is that he picks up to many cards (mainly red), which he could just as easily pick up in Jordan.

Big suprise today was TPL leading goalscorer of 2008, Anon Sangsanoi got some game time, this lad, although has a huge future ahead of himself never really made Reid sit up and be noticed and was only included in recent squads due to the lack of firepower, so to see him get some game time was a shock to begin with.

All said and done, the boys did the job that was expected, and in reality, we need Iran to beat our rivals Jordan and Singapore and let us pick up the 3 points at home and sneak them single pointers away.

Roll on Iran!!

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