Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday 8/8 Brief Review

Pattaya 1-0 Buriram Utd
Police Utd 1-2 Muangthong Utd
Chiang Rai Utd 0-0 Chonburi
TTM 2-2 Wuachon Utd
Samut Songkhram 1-0 Army
BEC Tero 0-4 Osotspa
Thai Port 3-2 BBCU
Bangkok Glass 0-0 Esan Utd
Chainat 2-2 TOT

Muangthong now hold a 12 point advantage over their rivals and the last time that I can recall such an advantage being spunked, was back in 1996 when Kevin Keegan's Toon Army self-imploded allowing Fergie's Manchester United youngsters to win the EPL. On comparison, you cant compare MTU to the gung-ho, defensively naive Newcastle team of 96, or likewise none of the title chasers vaguely possess the attacking craft of Manchester United.

Last night, Muangthong beat Police United 2-1 courtesy of two early goals while Chonburi extended their hold on second place despite only drawing 0-0 at Chaing Rai United. Buriram lost to a late goal at Pattaya while BEC were walloped with a 4-0 drubbing at the Rajamangala to Osotspa.

At the other end TTM remain in last place despite trebling their home goal tally for the season in their 2-2 with Wuachon. Police dropped next to bottom while BBCU accompany them into the bottom three after they lost 3-2 at Thai Port. The Big Bang replaced Samut Songkhram who beat Army United 1-0 in front of a virtually empty stadium in Mae Klong.

Elsewhere, TOT threw away a 2-0 lead at Chainat as they were pinned back to a 2-2 draw, and Bangkok Glass upset their frustrated punters once again as they draw a blank at home to Esan United.

Division 1
FC Phuket 1-0 Siam Navy
Ratchaburi 4-0 Krabi
Air Force 1-0 PTT Rayong
Pattalung 1-0 Songkla
Saraburi 2-2 JW Rangsit
Sriracha 3-1 Raj Pracha
Suphanburi 4-0 Korat
Khon Kaen 0-0 Bangkok Utd
Bangkok FC 2-1 Chantaburi

Ratchaburi and Suphanburi both enjoyed 4-0 home wins to establish themselves firmly as the top 2. Below them are four teams tied on 40 points as PTT Rayong, Krabi, Sriracha and Bangkok United endured various results.

At the bottom it's even tighter as one point seperates six teams between 10th and 15th. Again there were differing outcomes last night for Bangkok FC, Saraburi, Phatthalung, Songkla, Phuket and Khon Kaen. The trio of JW Rangsit, Raj Pracha and Chantaburi, appear to be be cut adrift heading to Division 2 football next season.

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