Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Interesting ACL Developments

Football Federation Australia

Renewal of Wellington Phoenix FC’s license in the Hyundai A-League was approved by FIFA until 2016. AFC acknowledged the extension of Wellington Phoenix FC’s license and its participation in Australia Competitions. As FIFA/AFC/OFC agreement, clubs from Australia will be dealt with like it is now.

Only Australian clubs can participate in ACL and highest placed eligible clubs will take ACL spots reserved for clubs from A-League in case Wellington Phoenix FC wins the first, second position in the A-League, or wins the cup tournament.

UAE Football Association

The UAE Football Association enquired about the possibility of Emirates FC – the winners of the 2010 knock-out championship to participate in ACL 2011, after its relegation from the UAE Professional League (first division) to the second division.

The members recommended that AFC should stick to the criteria and regulations which are already in place. AFC allows participation of Emirates FC in ACL 2011 if it meets all ACL Club Criteria, otherwise the highest placed eligible club in UAE Professional League will take ACL spot.

Korea Football Association

Gwangju Sangmu FC (Army club) is currently participating in the K-League. Gwangiu Sangmu FC is not a commercial entity and its players are not under professional contract. So it is not professional club.

More discussions with the KFA were recommended. For the time being there should be no change in Korea’s quota in the ACL. Bin Hammam emphasised that from next year the ACL would feature clubs from only those leagues, which are full professional.


Sunday, 11 July 2010

FA Cup Results - 11th July

Nakhon Pathom 2 – 1 Suvarnabhumi Customs

RBAC Mittraphap 0 – 1 Air Force United

Raj Pracha-Nonthaburi 3 – 1 Prachinburi

Next  FA Cup game takes place on 14th July

Saturday, 10 July 2010

TPL Catchup Results - 10th July

10.07.2010 Chonburi 2:1 Bangkok United 

10.07.2010 Police United 1:0 Muang Thong United

10.07.2010 Royal Thai Army 1:1 BEC Tero Sasana

10.07.2010 Samut Songkhram 0:0 TTM Phichit

Probably as expected bar the Police - Muang game. Points dropped certainly. This takes the majorty of teams to the mid season mark now. Only Chonburi - BEC and Bkk Utd - Siskaet left to reach 15 games. Chonburi could pull level at the top once again. It's like a game of cat and mouse.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

FA Cup Results - 7th July

Rajnavy Rayong 1:0 Bangkok Glass
I guess you could call this result as a slight shock. Two TPL teams going head to head, but both with different asperations. The Navy to survive relegation and the Glass Rabbits to secure the TPL title. BKK Glass won't of course win the league now. But this result will probably hurt more so. After a good pre-season, it seems that mid season has ended all the postive outlooks they had this year.

Chonburi 1:0 Samut Sakhon
It's always tought to call these types of matches. Chonburi have bigger things to aim for in Thai football, so as expected, changes were made. Samut Sakhon seem a decent outfit at RL level in their 1st ever season. They should take confidence from this result to push on in their league campaign. Chonburi on the other hand might have seen this game as a chance to rest players or a slight inconvience to the league campaign. Future rounds will tell.

Next set of FA Cup ties take place on Sunday 11th, all DIV 1 affairs:

Nakhon Pathom : Suvarnabhumi Customs

RBAC Mittraphap : Air Force United

Raj Pracha-Nonthaburi : Prachinburi

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Div1 Results - 03/04 July

04.07.2010 Petroleum Authority 5:1 RBAC Mittraphap 
PTT, the form team, destroying everyone left, right and centre. It was just poor old RBAC's turn today.

04.07.2010 Prachinburi 2:3 Nakhon Pathom
Nakhon are starting to turn them draws into wins. More like this and promotion will be achieved

03.07.2010 Air Force United 5:0 Suphanburi
Air Force have had a stutter, but this victory puts them back on top. I fully expect they will achieve promotion this year. Suphanburi look to be heading for RL football.

03.07.2010 Chanthaburi 3:0 Chula United 
Just when Chula started to get some form together, they stutter. The slim promotion chances they had coming into this matchup have suffered somewhat

03.07.2010 Chiangrai United 0:2 Suvarnabhumi Customs
A decent result for Customs playing away in Chiangrai. Not many promotion chasing teams will get the 3 points there. This weekend has shown that they will be there or there abouts. The current top three can't take the foot of the pedal

03.07.2010 Khonkaen 2:0 Raj Pracha-Nonthaburi
A result need to keep KK ticking over. To achieve promotion, they need to win games like this, and they did it.

TPL Results - 03/04 July 2010

04.07.2010 BEC Tero Sasana 2:2 TTM Phichit
Two teams yet to get going in the TPL this year. Both good enough to avoid the drop. In my opinion, they both need to be looking to build for next season and have a push to enter the big four.

04.07.2010 Chonburi 0:0 Osotspa Saraburi 
I've always seen Osotspa as a tricky team for the big boys. And they have found form in recent weeks so it's not a surprise that they can pull out a resutl like this. Chonburi on the other hand will see this as points dropped

04.07.2010 Rajnavy Rayong 2:1 Royal Thai Army 
Possibly the biggest match of the weekend. Two sides in big trouble. The Navy manage to keep a bit of distance from the drop zone with this result. The Army do look like they are heading straight back down.

04.07.2010 Samut Songkhram 0:2 Bangkok United 
Massive 3 points for Bkk today. It keep them within distance of the sides just above the drop zone. Samut can't relax just yet. More results like this and they will b sucked in.

03.07.2010 Muang Thong United 4:0 TOT 
Was this the big weekend derby game in Thailand? Greg over on the Muang blog will tell you not. It does appear that Muang have hit a bit of form. They went through a bad little spell but have now come out on top at the midway stage of the TPL. Can they defend their championship? On this form, yes.

03.07.2010 Police United 1:1 Buriram PEA
Not surprised to see PEA drop points in this game. It has just proved that the TPL is a two horse race this year.

03.07.2010 Thai Port 2:1 Bangkok Glass
TP have hit some form. After a poor start to the season, the top four does now look a dead cert. Bkk Glass again fail to deliver. Just when you thought they had turned a corner.

03.07.2010 Sisaket 1:1 Pattaya United
Sisaket are picking up points, but they do need to start turning them into 3 points on a more regular basis. I do feel that their home form is key in keeping them in the TPL. Pattaya, after a good season so far, will see this as points dropped.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Next up..... Thailand v Singapore


Rajamangala Stadium

An old rivalry comes back together to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
Two ASEAN powerhouses preparing for December's AFF Suzuki Cup

Last Five Meetings

31/01/2007 Singapore 2:1 (1:0) Thailand, Singapore, 2007 AFF Cup
14/02/2007 Thailand 1:1 (1:0) Singapore, Bangkok, 2007 AFF Cup
14/11/2009 Singapore 1:3 (0:1) Thailand, Singapore, Asian Cup Qualifier
18/11/2009 Thailand 0:1 (0:1) Singapore, Bangkok, Asian Cup Qualifier
17/01/2010 Thailand 1:0 (0:0) Singapore,Nakhon Ratchasima, 2010 King's Cup

Thailand Team News
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Singapore Team News
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