Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Rangsit 1 Eka 1 - highlights

This from our game last Friday. Judging by the clip - which is never a safe thing to do - we look improved.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Eka 1 Globex 3 - highlights

The super-soft penalty can be viewed at a good angle from 07:35 in the clip.
News today - if I understand it correctly - states that Janewit will be coach or assistant coach (I'm not sure which). I welcome this news as he clearly knows what he is doing, unlike the current and previous head coach.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Nonthaburi FC 1 Globex 3 - report

It's going to be a long, long season for Eka this year. That much was easy to deduce from the way we were soundly beaten at home by a distinctly mediocre team with little support.

Globex's first goal was a simple square ball across the box, the type even I was taught to prevent when playing at middle school. The second was a scramble and the third was a penalty that the referee gave despite the very poor attempt at diving by the player who won it. The one cheering point for home fans was our first goal of the season, following a nice through ball by the substitute midfielder and a determined scrap to finish it by no.19

Although the head coach was changed in pre-season, the new man enforces some of the same methods as the old man and I find them totally perplexing: almost the entire side was changed from the previous home game, meaning our one player with top level experience (Janewit) and our one attacking player with pace and promise (no.29) were absent. I find this "total change" system bizarre as I though that a coach was expected to choose a first team squad in pre-season, let them work and gel together and then allow other players to work their way in on merit.

I also thought that a head coach was expected to tactically assess a game and make necessary adjustments but in all four games this season, the changes appear to be totally random.

Like I said, it will be a real battle this season. Our hope lies in Prasop who I understand is still with us but injured, the one foreign player who is waiting for his paperwork to clear, Janewit -if the coach realises the whole team rotation system is not cool or clever, the pacey no.29 and the young squad who, with guidance, could become a determined and improved bunch.