Thai Talk

Thai Talk

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

Thailand will have two teams in the 2013 AFC Champions League for the first time since 2008, but it hasn’t all been good news this week with an injury to one of the national team’s biggest names.

Matt Riley from Thai League Football covers all that and more in his weekly Thai Talk column.

Transfer Talk

• PTT enlisting Noguchi Pinto’s help as ‘agent’ to recruit Japanese players
• Army say Mano Polking may move from consulting role to head coach if early results are good; look to sign Korean midfielder for 3-400,000 Baht a month after talks with a Timorese international falls through
• Nakon Rachasima to sign Brazilian forward Ygor Tadeu de Souza, pending a medical tomorrow
• TTM Lopburi set to sign Ghanaian forward Samadu Okocha, who had earlier been linked to Pattaya
• Qatari club Al Sadd set to offer 22M baht ($750,000)for BEC Tero’s Cleiton Silva
• Khon Kaen sign Japanese left back Yusuke Nakatani, who also trialled there in 2011, but wasn’t signed due to injury
• Ayutthaya are trialling forward Masahiko Ichikawa from J-League club Omiya Ardija
• Former Fulham Forward Collins John is trialling at Suphanburi.


Other News

Kawin is taken away on a stretcher after suffering a broken leg

- Futera Seekers, the world’s first club to be run online, gets its project underway on Valentine’s Day. Read more about this unique project here.

- Terrible news for the Thai national team and champions SCG Muang Thong United after Kawin Thansatchanan breaks a leg in a pre season tournament and is unlikely to play for a year.

- Bangkok Glass work on their impressive new stand ready for the new TPL season.


Two Thai teams in the AFC Champions League

After a scoreless 120 minutes, Buriram United make it to the group stages of the 2013 AFC Champions League after beating Brisbane Roar 3-0 on penalties.


Bangkok Glass’ new grandstand

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