Pods & Sods: Sandpit News Roundup 15 Feb


A quick roundup of stories you may have missed, none of which are worthy of their own post but are equally too significant to be overlooked…

Thai League Football Podcast

Earlier this week I took part in the Thai League Football podcast, talking about Port’s opening day draw with Ratchaburi and discussing the club’s chances for the new T1 season. You can listen to edited highlights below, and in the unlikely event of that brief listen to my dulcet tones making you want to hear more, you can follow this link to download the whole thing.


Port Sign Surachet

The club have moved quickly to address last Saturday’s deficiencies at left-back, bringing in former Thai national team player Surachet Ngamtip on a season-long loan at Chainat, where he’s been playing since 2011. Some of you reading this may even have thrown stuff at him after the infamous 2014 season home game. You can see his player bio here.


Surachet Ngamtip










Khlongthoey Fire Update

Following further donations our fire fund went up to 18500BHT this week so I went down there on Monday morning to deliver the cash, and was delighted to see that house rebuilding has already commenced. Excellent news.








Getting Shirty

Yesterday, being the romantic devil that I am, I went down to the club shop to buy a 2017 shirt as a Valentine’s Day present for my wife. God I spoil that woman. I arrived, in the company of fellow ‘Pitter Tom Earls, to find the shop completely empty apart from a few scarves, keyrings and some dusty old 2015 umbrellas.

It was subsequently revealed that shirts will now only be sold on matchdays, for some unfathomable reason, so if you’re planning to go down there to buy a shirt in order to avoid the crowds at Sunday’s game, don’t bother!









Tim Russell

Tim Russell

The founder and editor of The Sandpit, Tim has been in SE Asia since 2003 and in Bangkok since 2012, where he runs a travel tech business. Tim has followed Port FC since 2014, and is also a fan of his hometown club Coventry City, and French club AS St-Etienne. He has written for the likes of Football365, ITV.com, NME and The Quietus, and is a regular contributor to God Is In the TV. He's a keen photographer and his work can be seen on his website.

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