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    Manchester United in Thailand, July 13th

    English Premier League leaders Manchester
    United will play a Singha All Star XI at the
    Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok on July 13
    as part of a pre-season tour of Asia, the
    club said on Thursday.
    "There are over 19.5 million Manchester
    United followers in Thailand and the club
    has been lucky enough to visit on a number
    of occasions," chief executive David Gill said
    in a statement.
    The match will open United's 2013 tour
    which includes games in Sydney, Yokohama,
    Osaka and Hong Kong.

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    It's on a Saturday too.

    Best get a ticket early

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    Chelsea are playing in Bangkok and other parts of Asia around that time as well

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    Hmm, they are both sponsored by Singha

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    Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the details of our 2013 Here to Play, Here to Stay tour of Asia, which will see us play matches in Thailand, Malaysia, and for the first time, Indonesia.
    We will play games in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. The first team last visited Asia in 2011 as we began our preparations for a season which ended with Champions League and FA Cup success.
    The year's first match is against a Singha Thailand All-Star XI in the Singha Cup on Wednesday July 17 at the Rajamanagala National Stadium in Bangkok, which will act as a celebration of our partner's 80th anniversary.
    We then travel to Kuala Lumpur to face a Malaysia XI at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sunday July 21.
    We make our debut in Jakarta on Thursday July 25 against an Indonesia XI at the 88,000-seater Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, as we compete for the BNI Cup, marking our relationship with Bank Negara Indonesia, which has issued more than 60,000 Chelsea-branded payment cards since August 2012.
    Upon announcing the tour, Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: 'It is fantastic that we will be returning to Asia for what promises to be an excellent pre-season tour.
    'South-east Asia remains home to an ever-growing and passionate Chelsea FC support and it gives me great pleasure that we will again be able to experience that wonderful hospitality. In particular I look forward to visiting Indonesia for the first time, a country where we have an extensive fanbase that is eager to see Chelsea play.
    'I am sure we will face strong opposition in packed stadiums as we celebrate the successes of some of our important regional partners and we will once again leave an important legacy in terms of the community work we conduct during the tour and for long afterwards.'
    As well as helping us reach our supporters in the region, this summer's trip will also see us continue the important community work we have undertaken across Asia, with a Chelsea FC Soccer School, incorporating a Blue Pitch facility, due to open prior to our arrival in Indonesia.
    This will provide a centre for local coaches to help further the development of grassroots football in the area, following on from similar projects in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Korea and Singapore, as well as Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
    Chelsea also has several dedicated local language websites and Twitter and Facebook feeds serving our Asian fans, which attract around half a million page views each month.

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    Still see more Liverpool banners on cars than Man U.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Still see more Liverpool banners on cars than Man U.
    But only on very old cars and even older occupants........

    Liverpool's support here is based on successes 25 to 30 years ago, and with respect to their loyal supporters, there hasn't been a great deal to cheer about since.

    United certainly have the commercial aspects of support here in Thailand sown up. Do Liverpool actually have a merchandise shop here at all?

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    Liverpool should be sponsored by 7-11.
    Thats where they usually finish in the prem nowadays :-)

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