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Football In Chiang Rai: Chiangrai United FC

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anyone been to a match yet this season? Four Rounds in Chiang Rai are top of the table with four wins, knowing Thai supporters they will probably now start pulling decent crowds. This is the table from www.thaileaguefootball.com

1. Chaing Rai 12

2. Petchabun 9

3. Chaing Mai United 7

4. Phitsanolouk 6

5. Phichit 6

6. Chainat 6

7. Kamphaeng Phet 4

8. Uttradit 3

9 Sukhothai 3

10. Tak 1

11. Prea 1

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Where's their home ground?

Mea Faa Luang University stadium (thats a shot at translating it from Thai) their next home match is this Saturday against Uttradit.

If they manage to gain promotion to Div 1 next year there will be one hel_l of alot of travel for them to do.

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anyone been to a match yet this season? Four Rounds in Chiang Rai are top of the table with four wins, knowing Thai supporters they will probably now start pulling decent crowds.

Yes Nigbon, last home match about 800 supporters cheered the team.

Should be an easy cake this Saturday (4 o'clock at the stadium of the Mae Fah Luang University) against Uttaradit.

Uttaradit won at home of Chainat with 4 - 3, but Chiangrai United FC beat Chainat in an away game, 2 - 5 !

Last week Chiangmai lost at home against Chiangrai, 0 - 3.

So far Chiang Rai goalkeeper Pansa Meesatham (25 games in the national team) was only passed 3 times.

The players of Chiang Rai United made 14 goals in the four matches the team has played so far.

The future is ours!

Limbo :)

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Seems you got some company, the Chiang Rai supporters are getting their supporter group organised -http://www.thailandsusu.com/webboard/index.php?topic=49242.0

They are asking for everyone to meet at the stadium at 4.30pm and say that the match starts at 6pm. I am not sure what they pan to do for an hour and half, but it's encouraging to see them get organised.

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quote name='BenGuesthouse' date='2009-05-02 21:29:56' post='2707772']

and today we won 3-0 against Uttaradit

Yes Ben,

A couple of weeks ago both teams played 'a friendly' against each other that still in a draw.

So not all cards were on the table at the beginning of the match.

The first 33 minutes were really frightening. The forwards didn't find each other and the pressure was high. Both Uttaradit and Chiang Rai were playing rather defensive. Good old goaly Meesatham was as steady as a rock, so there was no reason for panic.

The battle was fought on the mid-field.

Not less than three of the regular forwards were injured and just as many reserves got a chance to show that they were up to their task.

After the first goal (not really a beauty, after some frumbling in the six yard area finally the ball ended up in the net) they clearly relaxed and we saw more and more daring and nice 'floating' combinations, especially on the right wing.

The second half was certainly for Chiang Rai. The two goals (60 and 80 minutes in the game) were

the result of a clear dominance on the mid-field and the creativity of the strikers.

Especially the third goal was a beauty, resulting from a straightforward, as elegant as effective, attack.

It could have been worse for Uttaradit if their goalkeeper hadn't done an excellent rescue in the 70th minute.

The two yellow cards for Uttaradit which they harvested in the second half were a sign that they got more and more

under pressure. In general it was a very sportive game from both sides.

So, 15 points out of 5 games. Next week an away game in Pitsanoluk. The pressure on the players will soon be unbearable.

Certain comparisions with the adventures of Hoffenheim, now 'Bundesliga', can certainly be made.

All will be after the hot favourite!

The 'Orange Legion' (the 'farang' supportersclub Chiang Rai United FC) might get a group together to accompagny the team.

Rico's will be the supporters home. More information in a couple of days. Consider to join!

Limbo :)

PS: The choice of orange as the official colour for the team is based on the admiration for Dutch football of the president of

Chiang Rai United FC. In the mean time orange became also the official colour of the town Chiang Rai (in stead of purple),

but this is not connected.

Pictures taken yesterday:

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good to hear. I didn't even know there were first and second divisions.

You gave me a great idea for doing something fun with my Akha stepson - and see whether some of his buddies can come along to cheer their home town team.

Go Chiang Rai!

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Now they only need to defeat other region teams to get in Div1.

CR have 15 points and is on the first rank of northern region.

Someday they will make it to TFL.

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is anyone making it next Saturday for the away trip to Phitsanoluk? I will probably be there and up for a beer before the game if anyone is in.

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is anyone making it next Saturday for the away trip to Phitsanoluk? I will probably be there and up for a beer before the game if anyone is in.

The team is leaving Chiang Rai at about 11 o'clock this morning in mini vans. They will have a good night rest in Pit'lok and do some light physical training in the morning. Tomorrow night, Saturday 18.00 at the Pitsanulok Stadium, hopefully their 'jet-lag' is finished.

After coming back to Chiang Rai they will have one week holiday and then the training starts again for the away game against Phrae.

The travel distances are a handicap for the most northern club of the (semi-) professional football in Thailand, not only in physical but also in financial sense.

It is only compensated by a certain advantage in the home games.

The clubs most far away are Chainat (610 km) and Petchabun (580 km).

Next season however, if, if, if, then it will get much worse.

Pit'lok has now 6 points out of 4 games. Chiang Rai 15 out of 5.

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PS: The 'Orange Legion' , the (mainly) foreigner supporters club of Chiangrai United FC will make its first and official presentation at the occasion of the home game against Petchabun. As Petchabun is in second position with 12 points out of 5 games, it will be the decisive game for the firdt half of the competition. Mark the date: 31 May!

Limbo :)

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is anyone making it next Saturday for the away trip to Phitsanoluk? I will probably be there and up for a beer before the game if anyone is in.

You're going alone? It seems the CR fanclub is going to cheer as well. If you like you can join them might cost some what cheaper ride to Phitsanulok.

http://forums.212cafe.com/cufc/board-1/topic-340.html (Thai lauguage though).

CR fanclub also will have a match with fanclub from Phitsanulok. Nice event shall i say by the fans.

is anyone making it next Saturday for the away trip to Phitsanoluk? I will probably be there and up for a beer before the game if anyone is in.

The team is leaving Chiang Rai at about 11 o'clock this morning in mini vans. They will have a good night rest in Pit'lok and do some light physical training in the morning. Tomorrow night, Saturday 18.00 at the Pitsanulok Stadium, hopefully their 'jet-lag' is finished.

After coming back to Chiang Rai they will have one week holiday and then the training starts again for the away game against Phrae.

The travel distances are a handicap for the most northern club of the (semi-) professional football in Thailand, not only in physical but also in financial sense.

It is only compensated by a certain advantage in the home games.

The clubs most far away are Chainat (610 km) and Petchabun (580 km).

Next season however, if, if, if, then it will get much worse.

Pit'lok has now 6 points out of 4 games. Chiang Rai 15 out of 5.

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PS: The 'Orange Legion' , the (mainly) foreigner supporters club of Chiangrai United FC will make its first and official presentation at the occasion of the home game against Petchabun. As Petchabun is in second position with 12 points out of 5 games, it will be the decisive game for the firdt half of the competition. Mark the date: 31 May!

Limbo :)

So tomorrow none of the Orange Legion going to cheer them in Phitsanulok? The Oragne Legion is more a home base fans?

Surely up coming moths will be tough for them. Its not far to get in Div.1 and i hope they will make it!

Go CR United :D

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CR fanclub also will have a match with fanclub from Phitsanulok. Nice event shall i say by the fans.

The opposite of hooliganism! "Football is war", the very succesfull coach of the Dutch National Orange team Rinus Michels once said.

Now we see that he wasn't right. A Great Idea!

So tomorrow none of the Orange Legion going to cheer them in Phitsanulok?

I am convinced that it makes their hearts bleed, that they can't be there physically.

I feel assured of the fact that in their spirits they will be there !

The Oragne Legion is more a home base fans?

So far 'the legion' consists of a very small, but naturally very select group of individuals and a much bigger group of those who are eagerly waiting to join the ranks.

I also think that when the children are back to school again, the fathers will have more opportunity to do this kind of silly things.

Dear Konjianghai, if you have ideas and are willing to share them, please join the club.

They need people like you!

Surely up coming moths will be tough for them. Its not far to get in Div.1 and i hope they will make it!

Go CR United :)

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CR fanclub also will have a match with fanclub from Phitsanulok. Nice event shall i say by the fans.

The opposite of hooliganism! "Football is war", the very succesfull coach of the Dutch National Orange team Rinus Michels once said.

Now we see that he wasn't right. A Great Idea!

So tomorrow none of the Orange Legion going to cheer them in Phitsanulok?

I am convinced that it makes their hearts bleed, that they can't be there physically.

I feel assured of the fact that in their spirits they will be there !

The Orange Legion is more a home base fans?

So far 'the legion' consists of a very small, but naturally very select group of individuals and a much bigger group of those who are eagerly waiting to join the ranks.

I also think that when the children are back to school again, the fathers will have more opportunity to do this kind of silly things.

Dear Konjianghai, if you have ideas and are willing to share them, please join the club.

They need people like you!

Surely up coming moths will be tough for them. Its not far to get in Div.1 and i hope they will make it!

Go CR United :)

I would want to join but i dont live Thailand. I can only taste cyber victory :D

However i feel local supporters are small, maybe they should promote the team more. CR played so well it just need some more fans to boost the spirit up.

Today CR beat Phit'lok 3-0! Fabulous!

Fanclub match CR lost 3-1 :D Maybe next time better luck :D

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However i feel local supporters are small, maybe they should promote the team more. CR played so well it just need some more fans to boost the spirit up.

Today CR beat Phit'lok 3-0! Fabulous!

Fanclub match CR lost 3-1 :D Maybe next time better luck :D

Thanks Konjianghai! That was a quick one! :D

Great, but it is almost a thriller: 18 points out of 6 games and 20 goals against 3 !!! It is a remarcable entry for a new team, that's for sure.

The players deserve their break now. They must feel great. Their next match is away against Phrae: Sunday May 24 at 17.00 at Phrae Stadium.

Concerning the fanclubs:

The "Orange Power" seems to be doing fine. They bring their drums, horns and flags and also by their enthusiastic singing they contribute very positively to a good atmosphere.

I can hardly imagine that they wouldn't be there. They made themselves already indispensable; they are the flying flag on the ship, a fact they literally emboby by waving their enormeous orange flags.

A fan club of a club that never lost though is necessarily still waiting for its 'baptism of fire'. May it be postponed for a while.

The "Orange Club" of the foreigners has so far only shown potential, so we still have to wait untill it reaches the stage of concrete action.

It will take a couple of weeks, so the first coming home match against Petchabun (May 31) might show itself to be the touchstone.

Limbo :)

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