Entries by Tim Russell

Yatai-Port: Changchun Visit PAT for Friendly

  Port take on Chinese League One side Changchun Yatai tomorrow (16 Feb) in a pre-season friendly at the PAT. The match, which we expect to be Port’s last warmup before T1 hostilities begin at Chiang Rai next Sunday, pits Jadet’s boys against a side who were relegated from the CSL last season after a […]

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Crystal Balls 2019: Chiang Mai FC

  In our latest Crystal Balls piece, we welcome new boys Chiang Mai FC to the wonderful world of T1. Yes, Thailand’s second city finally has a team in the top flight, so we asked Chiang Mai fan Richard Keyworth (who runs Chiang Mai FC English Fanzine) for his thoughts on their debut season…

Sandpit Away Days 2019: Chonburi

  Port travel down the eastern seaboard to Chonburi on Friday 8 May, and The Sandpit is, as usual, organising a fleet (one or two) of minivans for the occasion. We’ve already filled one van so if we get a few more signups we’ll be able to take two. Vans will leave from Pattana School […]

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Crystal Balls 2019: Nakhon Ratchasima FC

  The Swatcats surprised us all with an impressive 7th place finish last season, and also delighted us Port fans by losing to us 4-0 both home & away. Can they repeat last season’s top half finish, whilst also providing us with another 6 points? Here’s Brit Swatcat fan Russ John, editor of The Swatcat […]

Flour Power: Pang Extends Port MOU

  At a press conference this morning, the Port Authority and Mme Pang announced that her MOU with Port would be extended for a further 5 years. The agreement, which was due to run out at the end of 2019, will now expire in 2024. We also understand that the agreement can be cancelled at […]

From Podgorica to Port: The Sandpit Meets Dragan Boskovic

  “Can you take that bit out?” Dragan Boskovic asks me after having a quick look at the first draft of this interview. “I don’t want to make any enemies.” Whilst that may sound surprising to anyone familiar with his, shall we say, ‘combative’ on-field presence, off the pitch he’s a thoughtful, articulate and likeable […]

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Crystal Balls 2019: Buriram Utd

  Our series of pre-season previews continues with a look at defending champions Buriram Utd. Will they romp to another title, or will they be hampered by the departure of star player Diogo and rapidly improving rivals like Bangkok Utd and Port? Here’s Buriram fan Jamie Pinder with his thoughts…

2019 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

  Despite recent rumours to the contrary, Port will be selling season tickets as per usual for the coming season. This season however only two tickets will be available – the basic Member Card for 1500BHT, and the Premium Card for 3000BHT (which comes with free shirt & scarf). The fancy Dan Platinum Card has […]

Slumdogs vs Millionaires: Port Face PTT Rayong in Friendly

  Port continue their pre-season schedule this Saturday when they travel down the coast to face newly-promoted PTT Rayong (aka The Oil Millionaires). PTT won T2 last season (ably assisted by former Port striker Josimar Rodrigues) and have had a very impressive transfer window, bringing in experienced T1 figures in Victor Cardozo, Ariel Rodriguez and […]