This weekend has all the hallmarks of a bleak winter's Saturday back in the UK. Back in the days before Sky Sports, just about every game kicked off at 3pm on a Saturday, and the highlight of the afternoon was watching the videprinter on Grandstand at 4.45pm. But on those Saturdays when 90% of the games were called off due to snow and frost, there would be no vidiprinter and you'd have to wait for the pools panel verdict for some amusement. The funny thing was when your team was awarded a win by the panel, you'd cheer. However when giving a loss, abuse was hurled at the direction of the TV.....or was that just me???
Anyway back in modern day Thailand, with the flooding situation here, only 4 games have survived this weekend. Granted many of the fixtures were already cancelled for the SEA Games.
The last surviving TPL game between Sisaket and Chonburi was given its rain check today. Pool panel verdict: Score draw
Division 2 Champions League
Kasesart v Ratchaburi
North Bangkok v Rayong
Roi Et v Lamphun
Korat v Krabi
The only game taking place in Group A is Kasetsart v Ratchaburi. The other two games between Pattalung v Loei City and Phichit v Phitsanoluk have been postponed. Kasetsart will face Ratchaburi at the Thephasadin Stadium on Saturday as their home ground at their university campus is about to be submerged with flood water. Another loss for the Nagas would surely see their Division 1 ambitions sunk too. This will be Ratchaburi's first away game in Group A.
In Group B, the big game takes place between the top 2 sides of Korat and Krabi. A win for Korat could see them potentially move 5 points clear at the top of the group. Similar to Kasetsart, North Bangkok will also be using another venue to host their match with Rayong FC. The Chulalongkorn University Stadium will be the fourth different home stadium used by North Bangkok this season. Rayong have drawn their first two games and it wouldn't surprise me if they complete a trio of draws after this one. The Lamphun Warriors have hardly set their home arena alight as they have whimpered to two goalless draws. They'll travel to the Roi Et coliseum to battle a team that has put every opponent to the sword this season. (Sorry "Nakhon Ratchasima FC", you can have the credit for the 3 points, but not the victory, lol!!)
Midweek FA Cup Results
Army 2-1 Chonburi
Muangthong 1-1 Bangkok Glass (MTU won 5-4 on pens)
Muangthong will travel to Pattaya for their last 16 tie.
Police Utd v Buriram PEA (Walkover to PEA as Police Utd failed to turn up)
It's a long story. Can't be arsed going into it!!