Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Thai FA Limps Along
There is a Thai FA Cup this year but unless you actually live at the Football Association of Thailand offices in the Supachalasai Stadium, following it is a lesson in futility and the current floods in Bangkok won't make things any easier.
The Round of 16, where did these stupid names come from? What's wrong with 3rd round, 4th round etc, kicked off at the end of August and it still ain't finished. The latest, courtesy of the oh so patient Thai Fussball, is as follows:
Sri Racha v BB-CU 1-0
Chiang Rai United v Chai Nat 3-4 (on pens)
Samut Songkram v Loei City 2-4 (on pens)
TOT v Songkla 1-4
BEC Tero v Si Sa Ket
Police United v Buriram PEA
Pattaya United v Muang Thong United/Bangkok Glass
Army United v Chonburi
BB-CU used to be known as Chula United, before that Chula Sinthana if I recall? And Loei City? Talk about bigging yourself up! I have been to Loei and it was like no city I'd been to previously...which is no bad thing of course.
Bangkok Glass beat Thai Port in the 3rd Round last week and their reward for that was not a place in the Round of 16 but a meet with Muang Thong United in the Extra Round!
Muanghtong beat Bangkok Glass lately last night on penaly 5-4 . Munagthong didn't have the key player Dangda and Datsakorn but strongly enough to win over BGPost a Comment