• redandwhitestripes
  • ranking : Classic Member
  • email : redandwhitestripes@gmail.com
  • created : 2007-06-15
  • entry : 109
  • visitors : 131745
  • votes : 90
  • send msg :
reallifethailand
A focus on Thai politics from a long term farang resident and luk keug's father
Permalink : http://blog.nationmultimedia.com/reallifethailand
Monday , October 5 , 2009
Greg at the game - Muangthong United 1 Chonburi 1
Posted by redandwhitestripes , Reader : 2335 , 18:16:43  
Print


Perhaps it was inevitable that a match so hyped didn't quite live up to its promise. Build up outside the ground was little different to usual. One anomaly was the obvious presence of fans who didn't support either team but just wanted to come to the big game. The strong police and security presence and the massive Chonburi support also stood out but all those groups were friendly.

After the Royal anthem (also a first at the Thunderdome) was played, the game got off to a quick start as Chonburi scored inside five minutes. Jetsakorn scored for the sharks courtesy of some poor defending by Muangthong. A game of end to end football slowly transformed into more pressure from Muangthong, who were rewarded when Teerasil scored a minute from half time.

At half time a bizarre incident occurred. A sudden roar went up from the Chonburi end and I'm sure I saw a bottle being thrown onto the pitch. Journalists, police, guards and others scrambled to that end, which incited both sets of supporters. The incident died down quickly yet, inexplicably, the second half kick off was delayed by twenty minutes.

The second half fizzled out into a scrappy and slow affair as both sides seemed happy to accept the draw. I found this very disappointing. With honors even, the Thai Premier League championship will be decided by the final three games of each side. I will be at the away game against TTM Samut Sakhorn to track Muangthong United in the run-in.

Pictures courtesy of and with with great thanks to ~괴 ͧͧ at the mtufc.net forum
The sharks swarm in.........

And the qilins are equally excited....

 
The stadium was packed full of 16,000 people

 
 
Players warm up

 
 
 
Muangthong take a corner

 
At full time, players thank fans for their support.
 
 
 

Read comment

comment 2
redandwhitestripes date : 05/10/2009 time : 22.36
http://blog.nationmultimedia.com/reallifethailand

Hi Plust3r,
I've been told a small group of Chonburi fans were very drunk, tried to get on the pitch and refused to leave.
comment 1
Plust3r date : 05/10/2009 time : 20.02
http://blog.nationmultimedia.com/plust3r

What happen in the half-time break? I heard that one of the guards had a problem with Chonburi fans...

Seems like the Thai League this year must wait until the last match to decide the winner. Cool!!
Comment

  "If you are not member, please register to comment.
It take only a few steps."


  |  
name :  
email :  
website :  
comment :  
   
   

back top

<< October 2009 >>
s m t w t f s
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31