Sunday, July 25, 2010
Teerathep to Chonburi?
Just a couple of years ago Teerathep Winothai could no wrong. He was widely tipped to 'make it' beyond the limiting and limited ASEAN shores and his move to Belgian side Lierse seemed to be the first step. After all if an untalented buffoon like Emmanuel Eboue can make the move from there to Arsenal then someone with Leesaw's talent should find it a breeze. Albeit with some hard work.
But it never panned out and he returned to Thailand and joined the high paying Muang Thong United revolution.
Now it seems he can't even forge a starting place there and it is an open secret that his services have been made available to a number of teams in the region. And no-one has bit.
He has been tipped for greatness since his early days and spent time with both Crystal Palarse and nEverton as a youth.
Stories linking him to Chonburi may just be tongue in cheek ahead of today's meet between the two Thai heavyweights but do seem to point to a greater worry. And that is that Teerathep is not going to fulfill that potential.
The guy is 25 now and, no disrespect to Chonburi, if he was mustard clubs would be queuing up to sign him. They're not. Instead there's talk linking him with a swap deal with Michael Byrne.