Entries by Tim Russell

The Sandpit Port FC Goal of the Season 2018 Poll

  Time to vote again, this time for the 2018 Goal of the Season! With Port banging in 90 goals in the course of the season, we had a real challenge narrowing it down to the dozen you see here. Fellow Sandpitter Tom Earls spent a very enjoyable morning watching all 90 and creating a […]

The Sandpit Writers’ Awards 2018

  This year, as well as our annual readers’ poll (which opened yesterday – don’t forget to vote!) we decided to add a new award voted for solely by the Sandpit’s editors & contributors – The Sandpit Writers’ Awards. Voting closed yesterday, and we’re delighted to announce the two winners…   The Sandpit Writers’ Player […]

Better the Devil You Know: Jadet Signs On for 2019

  After guiding the club to their highest league finish for 15 years and their highest ever T1 points total, Port’s portly potentate Jadet has been rewarded with a new contract for the 2019 season. With rumoured target Alexandre Gama leaving Chiang Rai to take over the Thai U23 team, and Jadet saying “Give me […]

Port in the AFC: What Happens Next

  Port’s stunning end-of-season form (4 wins in the last 5 games, scoring 18 and conceding 3) means they’ve finished in lofty 3rd place. Not only does this mean we’ve finished ahead of Muangthong, it also means there is a strong possibility of qualifying for the AFC Champions’ League qualifiers. AFC qualifying for Thai clubs […]

Red Lights Out! Pattaya Game Switched to Minburi

  It was all going so smoothly. The pool villa was booked, the minivan was ready to go, and we were looking forward to the final weekend of the season. But no, once again the end of the season has been reduced to a farce, with a mere 4 days’ notice this time. To paraphrase […]

Det’s All Folks?

  Port’s 2-0 defeat at Chiang Rai on Wednesday night was, despite the encouraging performance and the mitigating factor of some absurd refereeing, sadly predictable. The team is in freefall, with no win since 25 July (and you have to go even further back, to 21 July, for the last league win), just 2 wins […]

Dolah’s Incensed: Chiang Rai Utd 2-0 Port FC

    There can be few better places to enjoy a game of football than Chiang Rai in September. Lovely cool evening weather, a beautiful purpose-built stadium, and a mature attitude to in-stadium beer consumption all contribute to the ideal Thai footy experience, and throw in some particularly friendly food vendors handing out free crispy […]

Jadet Fancies Youngsters: Coach Linked With U23 Role

  Following Thailand’s calamitous Asian Games performance and the subsequent sacking of U23 coach Worawoot, the Thai press have been reporting that Port’s chubby chief Jadet has thrown his hat in the ring for the job. With his Port contract due to end in October, Sir Det told the press that he would relish the […]