Theerathon out for finals first-leg. Theerathon Bunmathan got booked, for somewhat of a clumsy challenge, which means the superstar left-back would be suspended for the first leg of the finals against Indonesia. On matchday one, Mano Polking surprised everyone when he deployed Tristan Do, traditionally a right-back, at left-back while Theerathon is yet to join […]Read more
TALKING POINTS: Mongolia 1-1 Thailand – AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualification (Group J)
After much anticipation ahead of the tournament, Thailand under-23’s opening match in the AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification ended in an anticlimactic manner as Worrawoot Srimaka’s men threw away an early lead to finish the game 1-1 against host Mongolia. Winger Jakkit Palapon put the War Elephants ahead after a brilliant ball into the six-yard […]Read more
Thai League 2021-22 Club Profiles: Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima narrowly avoided relegation in 2019, and would have been just two points from the drop zone had PTT Rayong not dissolved that year. The Swatcats then appointed coach Teerasak Po-On with the hope of avoiding similar misery. The former Chiangrai United and PTT Rayong tactician tightened up the defence and led the side […]Read more
Thai League 2021-22 Club Profiles: Chiangrai United
Chiangrai United reminded everyone of their knockout competition credentials by overcoming a young Chonburi FC side to lift the 2020 FA Cup, which was the club’s sixth cup trophy in four seasons. The Beetles also impressed in the 2021 AFC Champions League group stages with their lean squad and pragmatic approach. The Northern outfit will […]Read more
Chiangrai United – Sensible Transfers
Despite failing to qualify to the knockout round, Chiangrai United can feel proud of their achievement in the 2021 AFC Champions League. The Beetles collected 3 more points than they did in 2020 and improved their goal difference from -6 to +1. The Thai football community showered Chiangrai with praise after a spirited performance against […]Read more
PLAYER RATINGS: Thailand 0-1 Malaysia, 2022 World Cup Qualifying
Thailand slumped to their second consecutive defeat with their 1-0 loss against Malaysia, ending their extremely disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign with just one point from three games. Here are our player ratings for the final match. GK – Chatchai Budprom (7): He was well-positioned to deal with most of his shots, particularly one thunderous […]Read more
Nattawut Suksum: The solution to Thailand’s imminent goal drought?
Like most Southeast Asian nations, finding a reliable goalscorer for the national team has always been the main concern whenever international fixtures come around. This regional striker drought is a result of clubs fancying their chances with foreign imports and forcing local strikers into a secondary role, either as a winger or midfielder. Luckily for […]Read more
Jaroensak Wonggorn: Is Samut Prakan’s star attacker ready to make the step up?
In 2020, 23-year-old winger Jaroensak made his senior national team debut, finished as the top scorer at the AFC U23 Championship and is currently second in the Thai League’s assist charts with seven to his name. Domestic Thai League powerhouses are now in the hunt for him, while fans are hoping he is the next […]Read more
How will Diogo Luis Santo fit in BG Pathum’s title-challenging team?
As if to celebrate winning the 1st leg of the Thai League season, if there is such award, BG Pathum United (BGPU) finally put an end to the Diogo Luis Santo transfer saga when they announced that the Brazilian striker will be joining their title challenge for the second half of the campaign. The Rabbits […]Read more
3 things we’ve learned from Akira Nishino’s latest squad to face the Thai League All-stars.
Akira Nishino’s latest Thailand squad featured a few surprises but what does it final national team call-up tell us about the direction of the War Elephant? More experiment Akira Nishino’s previous national team call-up, a wet and miserable game against a second-tier club side, included 13 new faces and, with the 4 J League-based players […]Read more