Thursday, 26 January 2012

Nonthaburi FC press release

Eka Nonthaburi have announced a new approach to this season due to budget cuts. The club have a budget of only 5 million baht this year and that sum is only thanks to continued sponsorship from Chang and King Power.

Therefore the club have announced that instead of hiring a new coach, they will appoint a player-coach from within the existing squad. They will also implement a youth-team system to fill any gaps in the first team. Eka have stated this year's competition in D2 Bangkok will be the toughest ever and expect it to be a year of rebuilding for the club.

I'm not sure why the funding from the owner of Nonthaburi has suddenly dropped off but I expect it's another case of a phuu-yai growing bored with his project. Still at least we still have a club to support and a player-coach might work well at this level. Surely it cannot be worse than last year's coach.

No news on which players have stayed or gone yet with the exception of sad news that Grant, Reece and Manop have all left for pastures news. Thanks and good luck to them all.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Friday, 13 January 2012

Eka still without a coach

The new RL season is scheduled to start in little over one month but Eka are still without a replacement for last year's (very poor) coach. Latest news suggests the former coach of Patthaluang is set to take on the role but he has publicly stated he is also talking to other clubs.

Eka will return to training very soon so more news should arrive shortly.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Eka tryouts

Nontahburi are operating a double-open day for try-outs for the 2012 season. The dates are Thursday 12 and Friday 13th (don't be scared, that date isn't bad luck in Asia!)  of January at Prachacheun. Trialists must be available on both days. Contact the club for further details or arrive at 1430 on the first day.

Nonthaburi are one of the richer, better organised clubs in the RL.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Floods abate

The waters have finally receded at Wat Boat, though as with everywhere in Nonthaburi, the rubbish (trash) is yet to be cleaned. Some fans of the club have offered to assist in cleaning.
It remains to be seen if Eka will play at Wat Boat or Samakhee next season, which is expected to begin in March.