Sandpit Songs of the Season 2018: Week 4


Port take their 100% record to Rangsit on Sunday for possibly their toughest fixture of the season so far, away to Bangkok Glass. Port somehow managed to come away from the Leo Stadium with a goalless draw last season, thanks to their only decent performance under Zico, but were hammered 3-0 at home by the Rampant Rabbits earlier in the season, and whilst the Blue Bunnies have got off to a poor start this time around, Port won’t be taking anything for granted.

So, onto this week’s song. Visitors to the Leo this season will notice something a bit…different. Where once it was an oasis of green in the middle of grey Rangsit, this season everything has turned blue. The story is that a fortune teller told Glass’ owner that green was an unlucky colour, and that he should change the club’s colours to blue, so during the close season the club, team and stadium have been completely rebranded. Should you wish to consult this fortune teller yourself, you can find him at Somchai’s Blue Paint Supplies Ltd, Rangsit.

Anyway this story is by way of an introduction to this week’s song. We could’ve taken the lazy option & gone for one of the hundreds of songs about glass, and I almost went for Chas & Dave’s 1981 classic ‘Rabbit’, but eventually I plumped for this 1983 B-side by Derry’s finest.



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,, 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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