Thai Talk

Thai Talk

By Matt Riley (follow Matt on twitter at @mattRiley16)

More transfer news and rumours, a world first club run by the fans and an EPL heavyweight agrees to help Thai football. It’s been a typically busy and interesting week in Thai football and once again covering it all is Matt Riley.

The English Premier League’s Sir David Richards Joins Forces with the TPL

Thai soccer has signed up the English Premier League’s master strategist in a bid to boost its standards and profile to the international level.

EPL chairman Sir David Richards will take up the role of consultant for the auction of the three-year TV broadcast rights for the Thai Premier League, said Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi. The Thai FA boss says Richards will not only act as consultant for the auction but also lend his expertise to the organisation of the country’s football leagues.


A World First: Futera Seekers FC

Futera Seeker FC has become the world’s first ever professional Football Team whose games will be managed LIVE by fans.

Each week football fans from around the world can log on to the Club’s website where games will be streamed LIVE, and have their say as ‘Virtual Managers’ of Futera Seeker FC by voting on the Team’s formation, playing style, substitutes and other tactics as the match plays out live.

Pundits will provide live commentary and chat with the fans through Futera’s ‘virtual communications platform’. In the run-up to every game, fans can go online and vote on pre-match decisions, such as the starting XI, enter competitions and follow the Club’s Facebook.


Suphanburi FC unveil world class training facilities

New TPL side Suphanburi FC unveiled their brand new training facilities last week and Matt Riley was on hand to give you a tour of the new facilities.


Transfer Talk

- Pattaya sign Nigerian forward Obinna Ajoku from Vietnamese club Binh Dinh on a twoyear contract;

- Former Manchester United academy player Kyle Nix signed by Brisbane Roar two hours before leaving London for a Thai Premier League club;

- Muang Thong say Teerasil’s training/trial with Atletico Madrid may be extended to a month;

- Chonburi sign Montenegran Ivan Boskovic from Nasaf on a one year contract;

- Former Melbourne Victory defender Petar Franjic joins Bangkok Glass FC;

- Bangkok Glass sign 17 year old Laotian Tanin Panwong;

- Nakon Rachasima sign Japanese-born North Korean forward Kim Seng-Yong from J2 club Thespa Kusatsu

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