Entries by Tim Russell

Leo? Say Yeah! Port Face Swatcats in Preseason Tournament

  Forget Mickey Mouse competitions like the ACL – this month there’s only one cup that counts, and that’s the annual preseason Leo Cup! Port kick off their Leo Cup campaign this Thursday against T1 opening day opponents Nakhon Ratchasima, with the winners to face Japanese club Cerezo Osaka at home on Sunday. Previously it […]

Port FC 2-0 Police Tero: Five Things We Learned

    Port beat Police Tero in their first home pre-season friendly last night, thanks to spectacular free-kicks from Pakorn (9) and new signing Heberty (TBC). It was a comfortable workout for Choke’s team against eager but limited opposition who rarely troubled Port’s defence and look a good bet to go straight back down to […]

Please Help Port Fans in Need

  As I’m sure you’ll all remember, on 15 May 2019 we tragically lost five members of the Port FC family in a minibus accident en route to a League Cup game against Nongbua Pitchaya. Sandpit sponsors and readers donated a substantial sum of money to the victims and their families. Sadly two of the […]


‘Berty? Mee! Striker Joins Port

  As we predicted in yesterday’s Transfer Talk, Brazilian-Timorese (cough) forward Heberty Fernandes was officially announced as a Port player last night. Heberty joins on a season-long loan from rivals Muangthong where he has spent the last three seasons. It’s somewhat unusual that a T1 team would loan their star player to a rival for […]


Tim’s Transfer Talk: ‘Berty Booster?

  Welcome to the latest Sandpit transfer rumour roundup, and we have three zingers for you today. The first one concerns T1 goal machine, Brazilian-Timorese forward Heberty Fernandes. Reports in the Thai press suggest that the prolific scorer is poised to join Port on a season-long loan from rivals Muangthong, at a head-spinning salary of […]

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 […]