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I Want It Trat Away: Trat FC vs. Port FC Preview

 

Trat’s promotion to T1 last year sparked hope of an away day in the eastern province, perhaps most famous for the tourist paradise of its Koh Chang archipelago. That hope started to fade as the schedule was released and showed that the game would be one of the much dreaded midweek fixtures and, considering our lengthy winless run that finally ended on Sunday, it’s hard to see too many of the Port faithful dealing with the logistics of the roughly five hour one-way drive under those circumstances. Oh well, maybe next year…

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Know Your Enemy: Pairoj Walks Plank

 

The opening game of the week pitted the Swatcats against the Angels in what was to be an exciting 1-1 draw. Both goalkeepers were the outstanding performers, with Samuel Cunningham in the Korat goal and Michael Falkesgaard for Bangkok making a succession of crucial saves, whilst only being beaten by two superb efforts from Anon Amornlerdsak and Methee Thaweekulkarn respectively. Falkesgaard was truly outstanding though, even keeping out a Leandro Assumpcao penalty. After having watched highlights of his performance, I’m pretty sure his wrists are made of concrete. It’s another disappointing result for Mano Polking, who clearly hasn’t yet settled on a favoured formation or found a way to accommodate Mike Havenaar, who started today, and Nelson Bonilla, who came off the bench at half time.

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