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Thanks for all that TW. Nice photo of the Fans - good looking Lads  ;)

Apart from a great goal and creditable and unstinting effort, the Swatcats were definitely second best on the night. Again ! Great report but I think you mean this - with a NOT ?

I fear that even a big change within the coaching staff will (NOT) save us from the dreaded drop.

Nil desperandum - IMO the Swatcats will struggle through and survive - a loss at Chiang Mai will certainly put the pressure on  :-X

Just a thought - Chalermpong - does he have the personality to do a Player / Manager role for the remainder of the season ? Joksic has a good squad but watching the Swatcats play, I conclude he is hopeless.
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Hi Roger, thanks for correction "not" should certainly be in.

Regarding Chalermpong, I suspect that you need coaching badges to coach a TPL club. My mate Ivan Boscovic was telling me that he is undertaking courses currently to enable him to be a coach in the future.

Interestingly, at sunday's match we were without Chalermpong, Assumpcao and Cunningham, perhaps I was a trifle hard on the team.


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The Swatcats visit the home of bottom club Chang Mai United this weekend (Sunday25th August, KO 1900 hours, TV coverage Truevisions TS2).

This is a vital match and 3 points are a must if the Swatcats are to win their fight against relegation.

Thaiwolf prediction; Away win.


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Successful U19 coach (he recently guided the Swatcat U19 squad to third place in the Thai National U19 league) has been “promoted” to assistant coach for the remaining 6 games. Can’t help thinking that this is a stepping stone towards the departure of Milos Joksic at the end of the season.

Sacking Joksic now would be a real gamble but putting in someone to “aid” him is less of a gamble and signifies to me that those in charge think that currently Joksic is not up to the task.


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TW. Can't get it on TV but 2-0 down  ::)
Let's hope for a quick, Swatcat hat-trick ?
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Dateline 25th August 2019
 
 FT Chang Mai 5 NRFC 1
 
Attendance; 451
 
A crucial encounter for the Swatcats as they battle to beat the drop. Chalermpong and Assumpcao returned to the team but still no Cunningham.
 
The match began with the visitors on the front foot with Henri missing a guilt edged chance to put them ahead in the third minute. Eliandro countered and his shot was luckily deflected wide. From the resulting corner Nittawut Sombatyotha poked home to give Chang Mai an early 8th minute lead.
 
The hosts began to dominate and looked dangerous up front with the Swatcat defence seemingly having no answers. They doubled their lead in the 24th minute when Eliandro seized upon a parried shot to fire home from 12 yards.
 
Akekanat shot wide in the 27th minute in a rare foray forward but in truth, the Swatcats were being completely outplayed. Against the run of play, Amadou had a shot on target in the 33rd minute but the hosts looked likely to score every time they broke forward.
 
Unexpectedly, the men from Korat got back into the game when Swiss/Thai Chitchanok headed in from a corner in the 44th minute - a goal they barely deserved.
 
The second half began with neither side making decisive moves but in the 55th minute Henri went close when he ended a solo run by rounding the keeper but he was unable to convert. With growing confidence, the Swatcats flooded forward looking for an equalizer.
 
Controversy in the 61st minute when a Chang Mai goal from Mustava Azadzoy was ruled offside by the linesman. In a scene I have never before witnessed, the referee then overruled the linesman and much to the Swatcat player’s chagrin awarded a goal.
 
This seemed to knock the stuffing out of the team and to add to the Swatcat’s woes, Eliandro punished weak defending when he blasted in the fourth in the 80th minute.

With the team now being battered and, on its knees, Chang Rai scored a fifth in the dying seconds of the match thus completing a total humiliation by the team who were bottom of the table at the start of the match.
 
This team is rudderless and without a leader. A typical Swatcat performance with their areas of weakness again exposed. No real patterns of play, no cohesion in midfield, little up front. This team, who should be in the top six, is now among the favourites for relegation - what a bloody shambles!!
 
Too late now for any coaching changes, we just have to hope that other team’s results go the right way, what a disappointing end to the season.



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Milos Joksic has reportedly offered his resignation to the board. The decision is awaiting approval from the board.

A sad end for a man who has served the Swatcats well. I expect the former U19 coach (sorry I cannot translate his name) to take over until the end of the season.

Unfortunately, I am already prepared for Tier 2 football next season.


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Hi TW. A disastrous result at lowly Chiang Mai should have been the last straw for the CLUB.
Crikey if Joksic has offered to resign that's surprising - surely he won't get another job in LoS ?

But if that's Joksic' mindset then he's no good to the Swatcats now. I'd suggest he's not been great over the years and we'll be better off when he goes.

4 points is still a good buffer so don't despair - maybe we CAN stay up !
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No TPL matches this weekend due to an International Break, The next round will begin on 14th September.


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Perhaps you are right about Joksic Roger.

Only time will tell whether a new coach can produce better results.

At least the International break will give the team time to regroup and give the new coach time with team.

Three of our last five fixtures are against top five teams hence my pessimism, brace yourself for the drop - mind you, I was wrong about the last test!!


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Milos Joksic parted ways with the Swatcat following the 5-1 thrashing by Chiangmai FC. The Serbian managed only 1 win in their previous 10 league games (5 loss, 4 draws). Hovering just 4 points above the drop zone.

Replacing Joksic is ex-Firebat head coach Chalermwut Sangapol.


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Three of our last five fixtures are against top five teams hence my pessimism, brace yourself for the drop

It's the same for Chiang Mai - three top five teams to play. Chainat and Suphanburi have 2 top five teams to play but Sukhotai don't play any of them.

Some of the bottom 5 teams will play against each other. Those matches could be pivotal.

Korat V Sukhotai
Chainat v Sukhotai
Chainat v Korat
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Thanks for that Alfie.  Suphanburi beat Chang Mai in a rearranged fixture last night.
The new coach has stated that he will not change the way we play,  the more I see and hear the more pessimistic I become.


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I don't have your skills TW but I managed to copy this from 'Flashscore' . . .

10.   PTT Rayong                   25   8   7   10   27:34   31   
11.   Prachuap                   25   8   7   10   26:37   31   
12.   Nakhon Ratchasima   25   7   7   11   34:39   28   
13.   Sukhothai                   25   4   15   6   27:28   27   
14.   Suphanburi                   25   5   10   10   20:34   25   
15.   Chainat                           25   6   6   13   27:41   24   
16.   Chiangmai FC           25   6   6   13   35:53   24   

IF we can beat Chainat and Sukhotai I think we'd stay up.
BUT can we rely on that ? NO we can't !
It's all looking a bit tight  :o
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The Swatcats overcame fellow Korat outfit Huai Thalaeng 3-0 in yesterday's friendly.  Myself and my dog enjoyed the match!!


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The Swatcats continue their quest to avoid relegation when they travel to Bangkok to take on Port this weekend (Saturday 14th September, KO 1800 hours, TV coverage Truesports 6).

Port are flying high and I do not expect the visitors to trouble them.

Thaiwolf prediction; Home win.


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Dateline 14th September

Port FC V NRFC

A massive storm welcomed the players onto the pitch in this match, so vital for different reasons, to both teams. Assumpcao was on the bench, with Chitchanok starting.

In near apocalyptic conditions, the match kicked off but the players were taken off after 3 minutes due to the unplayable pitch.

The game was abandoned without further play.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 07:27:37 PM by Thaiwolf »


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Were you there TW ?

Sometimes there's a chance to play on 1/2 hour later but I guess there was no chance  ::)
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