Tuesday, July 21, 2009


All ticket clash shows healthy TPL

The Thai league returns this weekend with some cracking fixtures gromit including an all ticket affair between Thai Port and Muang Thong United in Klong Toey. By all ticket I mean tckets go on advanced sale several days ahead of the game.

I've never heard of this happening at Indonesian league games, and definitely not in Singapore, and is probably more a reflection of the inadequacies of PAT Stadium rather than booming interest in the TPL.

I was at the recent game against Chonburi when the ground was filled to bursting point but the crowd would have looked average had the game been moved to somewhere like the Chula Stadium. A point perhaps but largely irrelevant.

You can only fill what you have and kudos to Thai Port, along with teams like Chonburi and Muang Thong, who are taking a professional approach to the game, and it's marketing, and I urge all club managers in Indonesia and Singapore to head to Bangkok for the game and check out the trade being carried out in the club shop and the potential a well club run has. Quite why clubs like Persib and Persija need tax payer subsidies is beyond me.

Oh look, there's me on that old hobby horse again.

Other games see an Eastern Seaboard Derby between Sri Racha and Pattaya United while glamour club Pattaya (whoops, that should be Chonburi!) travel to Bangkok to duke it out with BEC Tero.

Hi "Me"...

If our relevant guys how to spell "m-a-r-k-e-t-i-n-g"
Why do they need subsidies?

Simple — the devil you know is better than the devil you don't. They know they can get funding from the government because the politicians (see: Bandung) know loudly and publicly supporting their local curries favor with the electorate.

Trying to get money from the fans via official merchandise, ticket packages, etc. would involve business sense and taking risks. Can't have any of that, especially not with all that low-hanging fruit.
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