Friday, October 7, 2011

Thailand 0-0 Jordan

Thailand and Jordon fought out a tepid 0-0 draw in front of a sparse crowd at the Rajamangala as they prepared for World Cup qualifiers next Tuesday.

Both sides decided to rest star players and it showed as the friendly match lacked vigor and urgency at times.

Thailand had most of the play and the majority of their chances fell to Apipoo, The Osotspa man hit the post in the first half and had two good chances to open the scoring early in the second.

It was a quiet night for both Thai keepers as Sintaweechai in the first half and Kawin after the interval barely warmed their gloves.

Regardless of the game being largely uneventful, there were a lot of positives for Winnie to take out of this friendly. The back 4 were solid and the midfield infront protected them effectively.  Apipoo could have finished better, but it was pleasing that he surged forward from midfield into goal scoring situations. First half substitute, Piyapol, brought plenty of energy to the midfield, and it was a promising first cameo for Jamjuree's Sarawut. He looked pacy and skillful despite his slight frame.

On the other side of the coin, there were a couple of negatives in my opinion. If Winnie wants to play a 4-5-1 formation, he needs Teerasil to plough the lone striker role. Sarayoot needs someone to play off him when he's upfront. Chatree wouldn't be in my Bangkok Glass first XI and he seems a bit out of his depth at international level. Rangsan gets involved, but too many of his passes go astray. If Datsakorn is fit, I'd play him ahead of Rangsan.

Thailand will entertain Saudi Arabia and Jordan will travel Singapore next Tuesday in World Cup qualifiers.


  1. Hi mate. I'll give you a call this weekend re the match on Tuesday. Should be there about 5ish.

    See you then.



  2. I'm off work this week so I should be able to make it for 5. I'll guess I'll see you near a Chang seller outside the stadium.

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