Jadet Keeps Window Closed


Whilst one imagines that “OPEN A WINDOW, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD” must be a common refrain in the Meelarp household, there’s one window that Jadet is keeping firmly closed – the transfer window. Speaking to the Thai press, Sir Det announced that there would be no new arrivals in the mid-season window. With Port boasting their strongest ever squad and sitting pretty in third place, the Spherical Supremo (c Tom Earls) is happy with his existing resources.

“We have no plans to add new players in the second leg” he said (well, he said it in Thai, then I ran it through Google Translate and reworded it). “Everyone is playing well and helping the team, and we have no serious injuries”. One hopes he was touching wood when he said that last bit.

He continued: “We already have a strong team and lots of reserves waiting to come in, who are also good players. We will not add anyone.”

The Sandpit would quite like to see a decent back-up right-back come in, and possibly a big nasty central defender. Whilst the imminent start of both cup competitions will mean more action for the likes of Terens, Bodin, Arthit and others, it’ll also mean more potential injuries, and whilst Sir Det seems confident of Port’s strength in depth, there are several players – notably Nitipong, Kevin and Boskovic – who don’t have any quality cover.

Nevertheless, these are exciting times to be a Port fan, and with no managerial or playing changes likely to be made at the halfway point, unusual ones as well.


Tim Russell

Tim Russell

The founder and editor of The Sandpit, Tim has been in SE Asia since 2003 and in Bangkok since 2012, where he runs a travel tech business. Tim has followed Port FC since 2014, and is also a fan of his hometown club Coventry City, and French club AS St-Etienne. He has written for the likes of Football365, ITV.com, NME and The Quietus, and is a regular contributor to God Is In the TV. He's a keen photographer and his work can be seen on his website.

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