Entries by Tom Earls

Know Your Enemy: Buri Bury Bangkok

  T1 fans enjoyed a breathtaking weekend of action this week in undoubtedly the season’s most exciting gameweek so far. The upshot of all the hectic action is that the cream is slowly starting to rise to the top, although The Killer Wasp once again defiantly refuses to adhere to the natural order of things. […]

Know Your Enemy: Jumbo JET Lands

After an away day for the ages on Friday night, with Port provisionally going top of the league after a stunning comeback victory over Chonburi, it’s fair to say I was not that fussed what the rest of the league did for the rest of the weekend. Of course the ideal scenario would be the […]

Know Your Enemy: Football’s Coming Relegation Zone

  It’s time for my roundup of T1’s gameweek 2 action, a week which saw two of the supposed big four title contenders continue to struggle. Both Buriram and Muangthong remain winless, after failing to overcome Suphanburi and Bangkok United. Early pace-setters Prachuap and Samut Prakan City are having no such problems, with two surprising […]

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Know Your Enemy: Four Favourites Falter

  The new season is upon us, and so once again I find myself thinking up ways to write stuff that no one other than me wants to read. I started with gratuitous transfer updates, moved seamlessly in to Portlists, dabbled intermittently with Futsal and Academy games, and this year my regular must-not-read articles are […]

Curtain Rai-ser: Chiang Rai United vs. Port FC Preview

  It’s time. After a tortuously long off-season, T1 football finally returns this weekend, with Port facing a tricky away tie in Chiang Rai on Sunday. Events seem to be conspiring in Port’s favour though, with last season’s fifth place finishers facing numerous challenges in the run-up to Sunday’s curtain-raiser. First, The Beetles sacked their […]

In Defence Of Pakorn

  This might be the hardest article I’ve ever written. The most divisive player on the Port books is ever the subject of feverish debate in the Sandpit and online, so much so that the man himself celebrated one of his goals last season by sitting down and typing on the turf, a show of […]

On-Mo Time: Chonburi FC 2-5 Port FC Match Report

    Port’s impressive second half performance was enough to secure a comfortable 5-2 victory in Chonburi, although the friendly match was just one of a series of events put on by The Sharks to give legendary forward Pipob On-Mo a rousing send-off as he finally calls time on his playing career and moves in […]

Honda Pity: Port FC U19 3-0 Thai Honda U19

  Port U19s continued their impressive form in the Thailand Youth League, securing a comfortable 3-0 victory over Thai Honda at PAT Stadium. I was spoiled last time I came along to watch Port’s academy, seeing two superb long range goals as Port ran out 4-1 winners, and Port’s youngsters once again delivered in spectacular […]

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 […]