Saturday, 25 February 2012

Nonthaburi FC 0 Samut Sakhon 1 - report

It's going to be a long, tough season for Nonthaburi this year. At the end of last season I said we should keep Manop, Janewit, Prasop, Korawut, Grant, Reece, and Sathit. Due to budget cuts only one of those players (Janewit) is still with us and it showed yesterday.

In all honesty it's a challenge to be positive about this game but let me try: the pitch looks far better than I expected after the floods of 2011. Janewit is still class, the goalie had a good game and our new number 19, "Bunsawut" I think his name is, looks quality. There was a brief flurry by Eka towards the end of the game that woke the crowd up and that in turn lifted the players, I hope they remember that feeling and give the crowd some attacking football to cheer for next time.

In reality the new squad need a whole lot of training and teaching. Still at least we have a team to support and support them we will, whatever happens.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Opening day defeat

Eka went down 0-2 at Kasetstart in a fixture played in Nakhom Pathom as the D2 Bangkok champions are still suffering the after-effects of the floods at their home stadium near The Mall Ngamwongwan.

It's looking like a long, tough season for Nontahburi this year.Eighteen teams are battling to get out of D2 Bangkok and goodness knows how many teams are competing for just 3 promotion spots this season. It's a truly ludicrous situation and it beggars belief that people as supposedly educated, prestigious and well-salaried as the TFA can't see the need to create a new division.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

2012 Opening fixtures

Eka begin what should be a very interesting but possibly very difficult season with an away fixture at last year's champions Kaesetstart Uni FC.

h/t BKK Football Blog

18 February
Chamchuree v Luk Issan Thai Airways
Central FC v RBAC
Prachinburi FC v Assumption Thonburi
Customs v Kasem Bundit
Bangkok Christian v Globex

19 February
Kasetsart v Nontaburi

Thai Honda v Krung Thonburi
Samut Sakorn FC v Samut Prakarn Utd
Rangsit FC v North Bangkok