Entries by Tim Russell

PAT’s All Folks! The Sandpit Takes a Break

  With Port’s season having descended into outright farce, The Sandpit can no longer waste any more of its time on a club that is so appallingly managed that it can’t even complete its home fixtures. You can post all the #keepfighting hashtags you want; the fact is under the current management the club has […]

Your Do-It-Yourself New Port FC Coach News Report Generator!

  Following Jadet’s third firing and La Pang appointing Port’s third coach in 6 T1 games this season, we’ve got rather bored of writing the same old news announcement over and over again. So here is your DIY New Port Coach news report generator. Simply delete the bits that aren’t relevant and you have your […]

I See a Darkness: Power Failure Costs Port

  Following Sunday’s farcical scenes at the PAT when the season reopening match against Police Tero was abandoned after 87 minutes due to floodlight failure, the FAT handed Port the predicted punishment yesterday – a 50,000THB fine and the win awarded to the away side. You can read a frustrated Tom Earls’ report on the […]


Free Nelson Bonilla! Port Snap Up Salvadoran

  With rumours going into overdrive in the last week or so, the deal was officially announced last night – El Salvador international striker Nelson Bonilla is now a Port FC player! As usual the details of the deal are somewhat opaque but we hear Nelson has joined on an initial 3-month loan to take […]

Our Friends In the South: Port Forge Alliance With Songkhla

  T3 side Songkhla FC announced yesterday that they have signed an agreement with Port to become a ‘sister’ club to the Khlongtoey outfit. The agreement apparently covers youth development, sports technology/science, and marketing, which suggests Port will be getting a lot more out of this than they put in. Such arrangements are fairly common […]

Fitter, Happier: The Sandpit Meets Rafael Monteiro

  Since coming to Thailand in 2009, Rafael ‘Rafa’ Monteiro has become one of the country’s most well-known and respected fitness coaches. He was at BEC Tero when they won the 2014 Toyota League Cup, and Buriram when they won the 2017 T1 title. So it’s no coincidence that his arrival at Port in 2019 […]

Gone ‘Til September: FAT Announces Season Restart

  With many teams back in training this week there was some brief optimism amongst Thai football fans that the season just might restart on 2 May as recently suggested; but with COVID-19 still wreaking its human and economic toll on the world, that was always likely to be a little ambitious and yesterday the […]