Entries by Tim Russell

Reality Bites: Port FC 1-3 Buriram Utd

  Until now, Port v Buriram has always been very much a David v Goliath affair, but this season, with Port top of the league and Buriram struggling for consistency, it had the feel of a T1 title summit, a game that would tell us whether Port’s title bid was the real deal, or whether […]

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Tim’s Transfer Talk: Send for Josi!

  Following last week’s double-signing, the Port transfer window rumour mill went into overdrive yesterday with a story that threatened to shake T1 to its very foundations. Port’s fragrant chairwoman and her no doubt equally fragrant entourage were seen getting on a plane to some unspecified destination. At roughly the same time, former Buriram goal […]

A Tragic Day for the Port Family

  As you may already have heard, earlier this morning a minivan carrying a group of Port fans to tonight’s League Cup game at Nongbua Pitchaya was involved in a collision with a truck on a road near Khon Kaen. As a result, five fans were killed and a further three are in a serious […]

Bulls in a Chainat Shop: Chainat Hornbill 0-3 Port FC

  With Chainat already having defeated Bangkok Utd and Muangthong this season (not that the latter is much of an achievement these days), and with referees often being very accommodating to the Hornbills on their home turf, this was a potential banana skin for table-toppers Port. Despite the Hornbills being in the relegation zone most […]

Effin’ & Reffin’: Port vs the Men in Black

  Following Saturday’s controversial yet ultimately self-inflicted defeat at Sukhothai, during which midfielder Sumanya was sent off for slapping the referee, Port have launched a two-prong attack on T1 officials. Firstly, Port striker Dragan Boskovic posted the following statement on his Instagram feed yesterday:     Secondly, the club also announced yesterday that Chairwoman Pang […]

Shameonya: Sukhothai FC 3-1 Port FC

    Port travelled north to face another unbeaten side in the form of Sukhothai FC yesterday, in a game which, on paper, should have been an opportunity for 3 valuable points. Sadly a combination of dubious refereeing, some appalling behaviour from certain Port players, and a bizarre second half substitution from Jadet handed Sukhothai […]

4 Down, 26 To Go: Port’s Season So Far

  With the first (mercifully short) international break of the season upon us, now seems like a good opportunity to look back at Port’s first four games of the 2019 T1 season and see what we’ve learned about the team’s chances this year. It’s been a solid start, with Port’s deeper squad able to deal […]

Ernie Wais: Ernesto Says Goodbye to Port

  We’ve been wondering these last couple of weeks what had happened to back-up left-back Ernesto, whom Port picked up from Bangkok Utd during the close season. He didn’t figure in the last couple of friendlies and didn’t travel with the team to Chiang Rai. Well, asking around it seems that the versatile Thai-Spaniard was […]