Monthly archive - July 2012

The new age Club vs Country

EXCLUSIVE: By Scott McIntyre

Tokyo is the kind of city that lends itself to strange encounters so I knew when I met an Icelander on a four-day bender earlier this month that things could be a little awkward.

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Samut sink Chonburi hopes

By Kevin Watkin

Quite a few (foreign) fans believe the engravers can begin etching Muang Thong’s name on the TPL trophy now, after their 3-0 win over TTM put them eight points clear with 15 games remaining. Piyapon Bantao, Dagno Siaka and Jakkapan Pornsai netted for the leaders.

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Japan progress

By Nobuyuki Tosey

Japan booked their place in the quarter finals of London 2012 and added to the belief they could collect a medal at these games, with another 1-0 victory against a strong Moroccan side.

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Korea overcome Swiss

By Victor Yun

Who was the genius at NBC that decided to put this game on tape delay?

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Japan stun Spain

By Nobuyuki Tosey

In a thrilling encounter that would have convinced even those most cynical of the appeal of Olympic football, Japan earned their first victory over Spanish opposition with a convincing 1-0 win in their opening game of the London 2012 Olympics.

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Korea impress against Mexico

By Victor Yun

Game one of group play has just concluded on a wet pitch at St. James’ Park, and we learned a lot of things about both Korea and Mexico. Thankfully, for both teams, there’s two other matches to correct and improve upon before the elimination stage.

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Status quo remains in Thailand

By Kevin Watkin

There was a fair bit of symmetry in last night’s results, as the fixtures list in the second half of the season was set up to mirror the first half.

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Olympics Preview: South Korea

By Victor Yun

The saying goes that championships aren’t won on paper, but on the field. Or something like that. With the Olympic opening ceremony in less than three days, Korea will look to make good on that adage when they start their first soccer match.

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Olympics Preview: Japan

By Nobuyuki Tosey

Japan’s men’s team enter the London 2012 Olympics probably being the only team to do so in the shadow of their female counterparts.

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Muang Thong maintain lead

By Kevin Watkin

The Thai Premier League reached the halfway stage, with 2009 & 2010 champions Muang Thong United maintaining their five point lead, with a difficult 2-1 win at lowly Samut Songkram.

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