Entries by Tom Earls

Diogo Jumps Ship: The 2019 Challengers Roundup

  Now, there’s been a lot of business done already by a lot of teams, so I’m not going to try to cover every team, let alone every transfer, but here is a roundup of some of the bigger teams and the more important signings they’ve made to date.   Buriram United Who else to […]

Tom’s Transfer Talk: Go-in, Go-in, Hwan!

  With the arrival of Go Seul-ki at Port confirmed (pending the Madame Pang selfie, of course) Kim Sung-hwan has finally agreed to join Suphanburi on loan. Despite much improved performances in the second half of 2018, it was clear that Kim was still struggling for fitness, and at 32 was probably never going to […]

Kannoo Believe It? Thitipan Deal On?

  The familiar feeling is back. After a quiet start to the transfer window, there are so many transfers in and out of Port at various stages of completion I have absolutely no idea what’s going on. But seeing as we’re here, I’ll tell you what I do and don’t know, and what I think […]

Tom’s Transfer Talk: Sumanya, My Lord, Sumanya

  Sumanya Purisai is Port’s first big signing for the 2019 season, although his acquisition hasn’t yet been confirmed by Port. The move has, however, been all but confirmed by Bangkok United coach Mano Polking, who cryptically stated “Actually easy to explain… but not here!” when asked why he was letting one his best performers […]

China Crisis: Port FC 0-3 China U21

  Port’s first pre-season match of the off-season ended in a disappointing 0-3 defeat to Guus Hiddink’s China under 21 team. Port fielded a second XI in the first half, before fielding a stronger XI in the second half. Whereas Port played at a pretty sluggish pace – understandably considering that the players are coming […]

Tom’s Transfer Talk: Thit or GTFO

  Well, once the midfield rumours started, the genie was never going back in the bottle. Port’s search for a new engine room has been revving up, or at the very least, speculation surrounding Port’s transfer dealings has been. Once again there are two rumours to report, and once again I find myself loving one […]

Tom’s Transfer Talk: Port Court National Team Duo

  After a shockingly quiet off-season so far, Port rumours have become the talk of the town in the last couple of days. We’ve been opining for some time that in order to make any kind of league challenge Port’s central midfield would need bolstering, and this is very much in line with the big […]

Tom’s Transfer Talk: Flash Back to Borneo

  Crowd favourite and renowned speed demon Terens Puhiri headlines the latest batch of Port transfer news. The Indonesian spent 2018 on loan with Port, but was used sparingly by Jadet, with the 3+1+1 quota rules meaning that in order for Terens to play, one of the other foreign players would have to miss out. […]