Entries by Tim Russell

Hiring & Firing: Port’s 2020 Shopping List

  Let us briefly forget 2019’s mid-season shopping window, when Port’s management acted like a Thai Visa regular in 7-11 who’s just been informed that an election day booze ban is taking effect in 30 minutes’ time and fills his basket with a terrifying collection of Snowy Weizen, Federbrau and that stuff in the psychedelic […]

Peak or Basecamp? Tim’s Review of 2019

In the second of our 2019 season reviews, Sandpit founder Tim Russell looks back on an unforgettable season for Port…   Almost a week since we won the FA Cup, and I STILL feel like shit. When your team win their first trophy since you began following them five years ago, you simply have to […]

The Hard Way: Port’s Route to the FA Cup Final

  Yes, we’re still pinching ourselves, but after last Wednesday’s epic, exhausting FA Cup semi final against Bangkok Utd, Port are in the 2019 Chang FA Cup Final! Port’s last FA Cup win was a decade ago, since when silverware has been conspicuous by its absence, with only the 2010 League Cup being added to […]

FA Cup Semi-Final Ticket Info

  After this week’s late but sensible change of venue, tickets for Port’s FA Cup semi with Bangkok Utd go on sale this Friday at Thai Ticket Major outlets and online at https://www.thaiticketmajor.com/sport/chang-fa-cup-2019-semi-final-royal-thai-army-stadium.html. Tickets range from 80-100-150BHT. The game takes place at Army Stadium (18 September, KO 19:00) and the various ticket areas are shown above […]

Ying Tong Iddle Tai Po: Port Face Hong Kongers in Friendly

  With the Thai season about to take an international break, Port have lined up a friendly against Hong Kong Premier League side Tai Po FC, aka The Green Warriors, presumably for their shirt colour rather than any commitment to environmental activism – one doubts any genuine eco-warriors would fly 20-odd people over to Bangkok […]

Semi Slot: Port Face Angels in FA Cup Showdown

  The draw for the 2019 Chang FA Cup semis was made earlier this week, and Port will play perennial bogey team Bangkok Utd, with Buriram facing a somewhat easier task against Ratchaburi. The game takes place on Wednesday 18 September at 19:00. With Rajamangala being refurbished in order to host an U23 tournament in […]