Tuesday, 29 December 2009

TOT hire new coach

Somchai Subpherm has been unveiled as the new TOT coach. He arrives from Bangkok United.

Somchai replaces Pongphan Wongsuwan who moved to PEA Buriram in November.

Bangkok United will now be on the lookout for a new head coach.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Bkk Glass.....2009 Super Cup Champions

First silverware for the Glass Rabbits, and done in style winning their final game against TPL Champs Munag 4-2, coming from two goals down

Down memory lane

The unlikiest of venues for international football
Oman 2 - 1 North Korea
24th December, 2005
2005 King's Cup
Krabi Stadium
Krabi witnessed Korean Nam Song-Chol score his first and so far only international goal. The defender is now set to feature in the upcoming World Cup. Who would have imagined that back in 2005?
Thailand 1 - 1 Latvia
24th December, 2005
2005 King's Cup
Phang Nga Stadium
Phang Nga witnessed Teeratep Winothai's first full international goal. How many people would have witnessed this? This is so far, Leesaw's only goal against European opposition. Will their be any more?

Friday, 25 December 2009

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Super Cup - Day One Action Shots

Muang Thong 1 - 2 Chonburi

Bangkok Glass 3 - 2 BEC Tero

Monday, 21 December 2009

Thailand - Oman game Cancelled

Was this game ever really taking part? Just wishful thinking on Thailand's part if you ask me.

Oman will take on Singapore on the 28th and 31st of December cancelling on Thailand. But the Thai media never said anything on the game and the Omani media only ever promoted a Singapore double header.

Seem's once again, FAT telling the world before anything has been signed and delivered. Numpty's once again.

http://www.fat.or.th/web/news_detail.php?nid=01849 - FAT Cancelation notice

Oman Observer media thread - Oman soccer team to leave for Singapore on Friday
MUSCAT — The Oman national football team will leave for Singapore on Friday to undergo a training camp. According to a press release issued by the Oman Football Association (OFA) yesterday, the camp is being organised as part of the team’s preparations for the an away Asian Cup qualifying match against Indonesia scheduled to be played on January 6. During the training camp, Claude le Roy-coahed Omanis will be play two friendly matches against Singapore national team on December 28 and 31. The team will then proceed Jakarta on January 1 where they will continue their training till the match day.


Thailand V Jordan - Jan 6th 2010

The games just around the corner......

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Thailand squad
The following players are the 27 men squad who were called up for match against Jordan on 6 January 2010 and presumably the friendly against Oman??
Caps and goal as of 18 November 2009.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
18 GK Sintaweechai Hathairattanakool March 23, 1982 (1982-03-23) (age 27) 51 0 Persib Bandung
1 GK Kittisak Rawangpa January 3, 1975 (1975-01-03) (age 34) 45 0 Bangkok Glass
40 GK Kawin Thammasatchanon January 26, 1990 (1990-01-26) (age 19) 0 0 Muang Thong United

6 DF Nattaporn Phanrit January 11, 1982 (1982-01-11) (age 27) 50 2 Muang Thong United
2 DF Suree Sukha July 27, 1982 (1982-07-27) (age 27) 49 2 Chonburi
3 DF Natthaphong Samana June 29, 1984 (1984-06-29) (age 25) 31 1 Chonburi
32 DF Kiatprawut Saiwaeo January 24, 1986 (1986-01-24) (age 23) 16 0 Chonburi
20 DF Panupong Wongsa November 23, 1983 (1983-11-23) (age 26) 6 0 Muang Thong United
52 DF Suttinan Phuk-hom November 29, 1987 (1987-11-29) (age 22) 2 0 Chonburi
53 DF Peter Läng April 16, 1986 (1986-04-16) (age 23) 2 0 Schaffhausen
DF Piyachart Tamaphan April 4, 1986 (1986-04-04) (age 23) 0 0 Muang Thong United

7 MF Datsakorn Thonglao December 30, 1983 (1983-12-30) (age 25) 64 8 Hoang Anh Gia Lai
17 MF Sutee Suksomkit June 5, 1980 (1980-06-05) (age 29) 62 18 Melbourne Victory
42 MF Therdsak Chaiman September 29, 1973 (1973-09-29) (age 36) 61 26 Chonburi
8 MF Suchao Nuchnum May 17, 1983 (1983-05-17) (age 26) 43 6 Persib Bandung
19 MF Pichitphong Choeichiu August 28, 1982 (1982-08-28) (age 27) 41 2 Muang Thong United
43 DF Nirut Surasiang February 20, 1979 (1979-02-20) (age 30) 38 4 Hoang Anh Gia Lai
22 DF Rangsan Viwatchaichok January 22, 1979 (1979-01-22) (age 30) 15 1 Buriram PEA
15 MF Surat Sukha July 27, 1982 (1982-07-27) (age 27) 15 0 Melbourne Victory
19 MF Adul Lahso September 19, 1986 (1986-09-19) (age 23) 1 0 Chonburi
15 MF Anawin Jujeen March 13, 1987 (1987-03-13) (age 22) 0 0 Bangkok Glass

14 FW Teeratep Winothai February 16, 1985 (1985-02-16) (age 24) 35 13 Muang Thong United
10 FW Teerasil Dangda June 6, 1988 (1988-06-06) (age 21) 30 16 Muang Thong United
45 FW Pipat Thonkanya January 4, 1979 (1979-01-04) (age 30) 28 14 Persisam Samarinda
13 FW Anon Sangsanoi March 21, 1984 (1984-03-21) (age 25) 8 2 BEC Tero Sasana
FW Keerati Keawsombat January 12, 1987 (1987-01-12) (age 22) 2 0 TOT
FW Sompong Soleb July 30, 1986 (1986-07-30) (age 23) 0 0 Thai Port

Friday, 18 December 2009

Looking back at.....1998 AFC U-17 Championship

Asian Champions....... Thailand

Runners Up................ Qatar

Semi-Finalists............ Bahrain, Korea Republic
Oh, the glory days of Thai footballl in the 90's.

Runners up in the 1996 edition as the hosts, to winners in the 98' edition in the desert of Doha, Qatar.

Two succesive apperances in a FIFA World Cup. Boy, the 90's were the days that Thailand struck fear into Asia, with TFB double winners of the Asian Club Chmpionship and Thailand's youth having succesful campaigns in Youth Championships.

What's happened to these day's? The rest of Asia generally picked up and became more professional, we just sat until now, but can we become top dog again? Let's hope so.

So, to as the title suggested, the 1998 AFC U-17 Championship.

Hosted at the 18,000 capacity Grand Hamad Stadium, more likely known throughout West Asia as the Al Arabi Stadium, and host to Al Arabi Sports Club.

The competition featured 10 teams. Thailand qualified by winning qualification group 9, played in Chonburi and featured Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei, which in this day and age would be your AFF Youth Championship.

Qualification was secured with 25 goals in 3 games, something to be feared and rightly so.

The 1998 championship featured two groups of 5 teams. Top two teams advance to the semi-final stage.

Group Table:

Group Results

Impressive early victories against Iran and Iraq gave the young lads the confidence to battle through to the next round......

Semi's & Final

Bahrain proved to be no match at all for the firing 'War Elephants'. All that stood in the way now, was a rematch with host's Qatar.

Thailand kept their nerve and duly won 3-2 on penalties and were crowned Kings of Asia. All that waited now, was the FIFA Youth Championship world Cup!!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Relooking at Rattana Bundit

You may remember the previous article I did on 1st November.


Well, you may remember that they have previously played under the names of SET FC and BMA FC. You can now add Rattana Bundit to the former names list.

Chang, the beer elephant company took sponsorship of the club and in turn renamed them as Chang Chiangmai RBAC, and of course, did the customary move.

Now what is puzzling me, is that Chiang Mai already have a team and a well supported team at that. Is it possible that these two teams have merged together? The club badges would make it look so. Oh well, still waiting for anything official in the English written media!

National Team News

I have been informed that the Indian national team are looking to setup a training camp in Bangkok with an eye on playing the Thai national team in February as they build up to the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup. Nothing as of yet is confirmed, but preperations are being made.

The Challenge Cup is for developing footballing nations.

It could be suggested that once their here, they would want warm up games against club sides aswell, of which i feel would be a good test for our clubsides.