Entries by Tim Russell

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 […]

The FAT Catwalk 2019: Every T1 Kit Rated & Slated

  2018’s FAT Catwalk, in which we ranked every Thai League T1 club’s kit, proved to be one of our most popular features ever, so we’re doing it again for 2019! I have to say this year’s crop is, with a couple of exceptions, a big improvement on 2018, with local kit makers such as […]

Plus Ca Chiang: Chiang Rai Utd 0-0 Port FC

    With Gama & Victor having left during the close season, talk before the game was of Chiang Rai possibly playing better, less cynical football this year. Sadly The Sandpit can confirm that such hope is sorely misplaced, and the Beetles remain T1’s finest exponents of shithousery. In a game where there was clearly […]

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Crystal Balls 2019: Chonburi FC

  Time for our final 2019 Crystal Ball, and this time we look at Chonburi FC. After a couple of mediocre seasons, things seem to be stirring down by the sea and after an impressive transfer window, The Sharks look like they could be top 6 contenders once again. Here’s longtime Chonburi fan and editor […]

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Crystal Balls 2019: Bangkok Utd

  After finishing second last season, and having probably the most impressive transfer window of any T1 club, hopes are high that Mano Polking can finally guide Bangkok Utd to silverware this season. We spoke to not one but TWO Angels fans – Matt Jenkins and Svein Falk Lorentzen – to get their thoughts on […]