Professional Football in Thailand Update
April 14th 2020 at 10.00am at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Football Association of Thailand and Thai League Co Ltd. organised a meeting for the Thai League 1 and 2 member clubs to discuss the resolution of the professional football league after the epidemic virus, Covid-19. This meeting was led by Dr. Somyot Phung Muang with representatives from all Thai
Professional Football in Thailand Returns?
FA Thailand met on the 7th of April to discuss the Thai League 1 - 4 getting postponed till August or resuming as planned at the start of May but hosting all matches behind closed doors. FA Thailand deputy secretary-general on international affairs, Mr. Pathit Supapong, stated that a video conference between the league and FA took place on Tuesday the 7th of April
Youth Development Football Coach in Thailand
In 2012 Sean Sainsbury moved to Thailand from the UK to take up the role of Academy Director at Muangthong United FC. He had previously worked in the UK for both Crystal Palace FC and Fulham FC youth academies and coached players such as Wilf Zaha and Victor Moses. Muangthong United FC were at that time considered one of the two biggest clubs in Thailand
From the USA to Southeast Asia
The journey from America to Southeast Asia is a long one and even longer when we’re talking about football players making the jump across. How difficult is it to make that move? Well, Jonny Campbell made the brave move in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since. Jonny was a four year college soccer player, graduating out of East Tennessee State, where he won two state titles. He then jumped between the ASL, PDL and USL leagues
How Does Football Compare in Different Parts of the World
One of the things people often want to know about football in Southeast Asia is how does it compare to football in other parts of the world. What’s the level? is a commonly asked question and one thats difficult to answer. In many ways it’s just not comparative. As an example it is impossible to compare the top league in Thailand to any of the leagues in Europe as the style of
Head Coach Job in Southeast Asia
The pressures of being a Head Coach are difficult enough without having to deal with the current Coronavirus situation. How has the football shut down effected coaches in Asia. In Southeast Asia the pressure to win is extremely high and coaches lose their jobs quickly if results are not as expected. The season had just started in this part of the world and some teams were off to a great start and others had started badly.