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    The new Thai Premier League.

    Anyone been to any games yet?

    I am thinking of going to watch a game in Bangkok in the next couple of weeks.


    What type of crowds are the Bangkok clubs getting?

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    so far three games played in the league and I have been to all three games for Muangthong United as they are my local team.
    They are currently top of the league Not bad for a team who have just been promoted.

    The level of football isn't exceptional but it's ok but a great day out.

    There is a group of fans called the Muangthong Ultras who are there singing from start to finish and I get a load of cans of Leo and join in with them.

    biggest crowd was last Sunday away to TOT I think there would have been around 2500 fans, obviously differs for each team though.

    This weekend is an international break which sees Thailand V New Zealand with the next round of games on April 5th.

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    Am I right in thinking that the clubs are employees of companies like TOT and not teams from different cities like we are used to back home?

    It seems a bit arse about tit but then again that doesnt surprise me.

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    No they are not the employees that are playing they are just the owners of the team for financial reasons.Many of the Thai teams have some foreign players also. E,g at Muangthong United there are a few players from Ivory Coast and a few other countries around Africa, and the Coach is from Belgium.Number 24 whos name is Yaya has apparently already signed a contract to play for Antwerp in Belguim next season.

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    Cheers mate!

    I think I might pop up there for the next home game that falls on a Sunday.

    Let me know if you fancy a beer at the match.

    I usually go to most of the international games at Rajamangala but I dont think I will bother this week as I am working until 6pm and the traffic to get out there at that time will be nuts!

    I used to enjoy going to Supachalasai a lot more. Easier access and a much better atmosphere.

    Fancy Wales against Finland and the Germans?

    I will be staying on Saturday night to watch the match on a stream on the internet
    and am hoping that maybe the Germany game might even be on the box here. I have not seen anything advertised but Thai TV usually have one or two games on on World Cup qualifying night.

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    I will be at the Muangthong Thunderdome next Sunday. Game starts at 4pm and tend to get there about 3pm for a few beers before the game. More than welcome to join. Actually next game falls on same day as Cardiff V Swansea!!

    The game against New Zealand is at the national stadium next to MBK not Rajamangala, and starts at 6pm.

    I fancy our chances against Finland but Ze Germans another Story although I have been fortunate to have been at the two games when we have won, Rushie scored the winner in 91 and Earnie scored a peach on his Welsh Debut

    if you get the link for the Wales games be a diamond and post it here for me please.

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    Sorry it is a bit late....just getting in from work with a bag of cans and settling down to watch the game.

    Wales are playing some nice football but no cutting edge.

    It will come though.

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    I was at Ze German games too mate.

    I have been following Wales home and away since the late 80's. I used to have the only big Swansea flag that was present at away games. Once in San Marino some Cardiff lads were taking my flag down of the fence, I thought there was going to be some trouble but chwarae teg, I was so pissed I had put my flag up back to front.
    Special coca cola in San Marino, I have never seen so many pissed people at a football game. It was back when beer was banned and the night before at the under 21 game they were serving us beer in big Coca Cola cups. Come the day of the game we were all drinking special coke.
    Good trip that!

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    The Russkies won 2-0 so we have to pull this out of the bag.

    Terrible defending for the goal. We are playing well but we desperatly need some leadership. I would love to see Giggs in this side!

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    Well, we were awful in the second half last night.

    Litmanen and the number 6 run the show. A bit worrying to see our midfield go totally missing. I don't think I have ever seen an international midfield collapse as badly as that during a game.

    Knowing Wales though we will beat the Germans 1-0.

    I am up for watching the Muang thong game next week mate if there is somewhere we can also watch the Derby. The game kicks off at 6pm here and it is on South African Supersport channel 3. The program starts at 5:45 Thai time.

    Do you think there will be a bar up there with that channel? I usually have to go down into Sukhumvit to watch the Championship games as there are no places near me that have Supersport.

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    I didn't know anything about the Championship games being on Supersport!!!!

    There are no bars in the Muangthong area with this channel.

    Is the Cardiff V Swansea game definately being shown? if so I will have to miss the Muangthong game as it starts at 4pm.

    The Penalty Spot bar on Sukhumvit Road is where I went to watch Cardiff V Arsenal game in the FA Cup as it was only on Malaysian UBC so might have to give them a ring to see if the game is on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Swan View Post

    The game kicks off at 6pm here and it is on South African Supersport channel 3. The program starts at 5:45 Thai time.

    The clocks went forward in UK last night so 6 hours difference now, The Game in Cardiff kicks off at 11.00am making it 5pm kick off in Thailand.

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    Oh yeah. Forgot about that.

    If the Penalty spot does not have it then I know a few bars that will have it on.

    I watched the Burnley game in the Black Swan near Asoke station.

    Let me know if you fancy meeting up for it. Maybe meet up around 3 ish for a couple of pre match liveners.

    For the game at our place we had a a good crowd of us. A few jacks and a good mate of mine here is a blue. He is back in Cardiff for the match at the moment though. He went to the Wales game yesterday and said the atmosphere there was abysmal. I watched the game on the net. We played ok for the first 40 mins and then our midfield just caved in. We were awful after that. I could have been 4-0.

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    Sharp interested in joining Muang Thong

    Former Manchester United player and England international, Lee Sharp says he is interested in Muang Thong United’s offer. However he states that has not been playing for any league for 8 years, he needs to go back to fitness training.

    MTU’s executive, Ronnarit, mentions “Sharp is quite interested in our offer but the most important thing he has to consider his fitness and whether he is able to return to the field. He accepts that Thai football has got very high standard. It’s not just for fun. If he cannot play for us, we might talk to him about coming to coach for the youth team or something else.”

    Ronnarit also reveals that Yaya will be staying with MTU until the end of the season. The team has also got new player Yangpang ,striker from Burmese national team and Mandalay FC in second leg. He will be the team’s first Asian quota.


    “MTU has got the player-exchange network in order to help out the other countries in developing their team.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red dragon View Post
    Sharp interested in joining Muang Thong

    Former Manchester United player and England international, Lee Sharp says he is interested in Muang Thong Uniteds offer. However he states that has not been playing for any league for 8 years, he needs to go back to fitness training.

    MTUs executive, Ronnarit, mentions Sharp is quite interested in our offer but the most important thing he has to consider his fitness and whether he is able to return to the field. He accepts that Thai football has got very high standard. Its not just for fun. If he cannot play for us, we might talk to him about coming to coach for the youth team or something else.

    Ronnarit also reveals that Yaya will be staying with MTU until the end of the season. The team has also got new player Yangpang ,striker from Burmese national team and Mandalay FC in second leg. He will be the teams first Asian quota.


    MTU has got the player-exchange network in order to help out the other countries in developing their team.
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    hi there, will the league still be running in october??, as i wouldent mind seeing a game when iam over,will be in and around udonthani from the 6th till 28th.

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    Just got back to Thailand after a few months work in China and cant believe the changes in Thai football especially Muangthong United.
    I was at the first few games of the season where the attendances where no more than 2,500 and now they have done the place up and are getting crowds of 14,000 and sitting at the top of the league.
    I am looking forward to going to watch them on Sunday infront of a big crowd and hope the standard of football has gone up.
    They even have a young lad who was on the books at Cardiff City Academy who is Thai playing for them.

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    Do they have a website or something? I'm really interested in this.

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    the website for muangthong united is ͧͧ˹ͧ͡ it is available in thai and english.

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    Nice to see you back mate. I was wondering where the fook you had got to.

    Are you going to watch a game today pal? I see that Muang Tong are away from home but there are a few other games around BK. I usually work every Sunday evening so don't really have a chance to go to a match but I am off today. Might go and watch a game somewhere.

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    Yeah just got back from China a few days ago, sorry wasnt online yesterday, got on the piss early for the muangthong united game.
    They won 2-1 and secured the league title. Next week is gonna just be one big party, should be good.

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    I went to a football match yesterday but I didn't stay until the end... Football is for pooves.

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    thats why after half time you were asleep on the table in the marquee bar outside the ground?? so who is the poove?

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    Trials

    HI, i would like to know if anyone on here can help me by giving me advice or information about getting a possible trial for one of the teams in the thai premier league. I'm half English half Filipino and I'm 18 years old i have played football all my life, i have played for many teams here in the UK, up to a semi -professional league for maidstone united where i participated in the gothia cup aka the youth world cup in Sweden. I feel its about time now i try to gain a pro contraact as i feel im good enough to play professionally and i fell SE Asia wouod be the desired destination for me to start my career. so if anyone can help please get back to me, thanks

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