Friday, July 29, 2011

North Bangkok FC 1-3 Jamjuree United

North Bangkok FC lost their 3rd consecutive home game as their promotion challenge appears to be seriously derailing.

On the other hand, Jamjuree played well, especially in the second half, and on tonight's evidence, you have to wonder why they are currently languishing in mid-table.

The opening of the game was a cagey affair with both teams sitting back holding possession. The deadlock was broken on 30 minutes by Jamjuree with a headed goal from a free-kick. North Bangkok got a fortunate equalizer 5 minutes before half-time with a cruel ricochet off a Jamjuree defender.

On the hour mark, Jamjuree took the lead and after that there only looked like being one winner. The Chula boys wrapped the game up in injury time with a break away goal from their impressive striker, Attapol.

From what I've seen recently, none of the top 3 sides in the Bangkok 2nd division are playing with any mettle, and the promotion race for the play-offs is still wide open.

If I heard correctly from the tannoy, the ticket revenue for the game was only 5,500 baht. (Robbie Fowler's boot laces probably cost more than this!) Anyway, I was sat with the North Bangkok support and I have to say they are a unique bunch. To begin with, they probably have the youngest average age of any supporters in Thailand with a large proportion of them being young female students. In addition to that, there were several overly camp young men cavorting along to the beat of the home drum. In fact, they were that eccentric, they'd make Julian Clary feel heterosexual!! It's certainly a different spectrum from what you see at Thai Port or Chonburi.


  1. A good result for those of us keeping an eye on the bonus third place play-off spots ;-)

  2. You don't have to worry about the Bangkok region. I can almost guarentee you that they'll only be two teams qualifing for the play-offs from this league. It will be Kasetsart plus one other.