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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 :)

So far have not lost any match they are very impressive being recently formed provincial team the last 2-3 months.

About the fans i'm sure they have alot right now but not much can make it support the team at Phit'lok. Some BKK fans (CR native working in BKK)

also showed up but not much due lack of time or having to work.

The up coming match The Orange Power going to spread fliers around town to attract more supporters. Good initiative of them.

There's never enough fans for the team :D

Dont miss to be there on the big day The Orange Legion! Bring kids along for that matter :D

CR United fanclub at Phit'lok, saturday match.

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So far have not lost any match they are very impressive being recently formed provincial team the last 2-3 months.

About the fans i'm sure they have alot right now but not much can make it support the team at Phit'lok. Some BKK fans (CR native working in BKK) also showed up but not much due lack of time or having to work.

The up coming match The Orange Power going to spread fliers around town to attract more supporters. Good initiative of them.

There's never enough fans for the team :D

Dont miss to be there on the big day The Orange Legion! Bring kids along for that matter :D

CR United fanclub at Phit'lok, saturday match.

Great pictures Konjianghai !

It was an exciting match, even if the final score might suggest that is was an 'easy cake'. Though the first ball was netted in the fifth minute the players of Pit'lok were certainly not disencouraged by it. On the contrary one might say.

They really showed what they are worth and this in a ver impressive way.

A couple of times the supporters of Chiang Rai United FC were holding their breath while their Pit'lokian colleagues went 'on air' roaring their throats! Accoustically the first half Pit'lok dominated.

It took fifteen minutes into the second half before a miraculous second goal gave them the feeling of relief they waited so many anxious minutes for. Twenty minutes later the final verdict was executed: 0 - 3 !

Though it was still a long trip by bus (the team arrived at 4 o'clock in the morning in Chiang Rai), the mood was great!

The best thing that could happen for Phrae coming Sunday is that the players of Chiang Rai are entering the pitch convinced of their superiority if not even invincibility.

That's, as far as I see it, the only threat this time (Phrae had only 1 point after four games. They played last weekend against Chainat, but I don't know the result).

So coming Sunday, May 24 at the stadium of Phrae (5 o'clock afternoon) the players of Phrae have the extremely difficult, if not impossible and certainly unrewarding task to try to stop the unstoppable victory march of Chiang Rai United FC.

We admire their courage and bravery, but at the same time we feel a little bit sorry for them. We wouldn't like to be in their shoes, would we?

But, my dear friends, keep concentrated, because, as Johan Cruijff, one of the greatest ever, once noticed: "the ball is round, it can roll in any direction!"

Thanks Albert Kodjo, for the information about the match in Pit'lok.

Albert Kodjo, once playing in Togo in the same team as Arsenal player Emmanuel Adebayor, is the physical coach of the Chiang Rai team.

On the picture we see him together with assistent coach TS.

Limbo :)

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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 :)

So far have not lost any match they are very impressive being recently formed provincial team the last 2-3 months.

About the fans i'm sure they have alot right now but not much can make it support the team at Phit'lok. Some BKK fans (CR native working in BKK)

also showed up but not much due lack of time or having to work.

The up coming match The Orange Power going to spread fliers around town to attract more supporters. Good initiative of them.

There's never enough fans for the team :D

Dont miss to be there on the big day The Orange Legion! Bring kids along for that matter :D

CR United fanclub at Phit'lok, saturday match.

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I was wondering who he was , wow~ used to play in the same team with Adebayor

Anybody going to Phrae Tomorrow ?

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Tonight Phrae welcomed Chiang Rai United for a match of football,

but it turned out to be more like a football lesson.

How else could we call it, as Chiang Rai won with 6 - 0 (six to nill, zero, nothing!).

Our sympathy goes to the players and fans of Phrae!

Sorry lads, but this is the game.

After 7 matches Chiang Rai has gathered 21 points now and made 26 goals against 3.

Coming Sunday May 31 at the stadium of the Mae Fah Luang University,

about 15 kilometers north of Chiang Rai town at the 'super-highway'

we will meet the most serious contender for the championship in our league,

(the future runner-up?) Petchabun. At 6 o'clock!

This might be the most important, most interesting and most exciting match of the first leg.

The message is: Witness it! 55555

Limbo :)

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Coming Sunday May 31 at the stadium of the Mae Fah Luang University,

about 15 kilometers north of Chiang Rai town at the 'super-highway'

we will meet the most serious contender for the championship in our league,

(the future runner-up?) Petchabun. At 6 o'clock!

This might be the most important, most interesting and most exciting match of the first leg.

The message is: Witness it! 55555

Limbo :D

Limbo, just a very short question:

Do they sell refreshing drinks there or shall we bring our own?

:):D:D

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Do they sell refreshing drinks there or shall we bring our own?

:):D:D

Welcome to the team!

Last home game against Uttaradit the Orange Power Supporters group had some boxes with beer Chang

and a big plastic box with aluminium cans with different kinds of contents, alltogether embedded in ice.

I didn't see any selling points for refreshing liquids. Everything is still new, the stadium itself is still very basic,

and the real semi-professional team with real coaches playing in a real series is new, no wonder even real

supporters behaviour has to be learnt. Though I prefer the peaceful kind, as we have now!

Don't forget: since the historical moment that professional football arrived in Chiang Rai only two (2!) home

matches have been played.

A quick calculation learns us that the match against Petchabun is going to be the third ever.

I think the official policy of the university is not to sell alcoholic beverages and cigarettes on campus.

At the superhighway 'at the foot' of the university there are about twenty if not more shops that sell these

satanic products, among which a big 7/eleven and a Tesco-Lotus.

To be sure: bring some!

I don't feel real comfortable about the match against Petchabun coming Sunday.

Yesterday against Phrae the first half was hunderd procent Chiang Rai.

The first half was played at the Phrae side of the field. Permanent pressure forced Phrae to

put everybody in the defence. Chiang Rai made 5 goals in the first 45 minutes.

The second half gave a total different picture. Three forwards and a midfielder were kept aside

to save their forces for the match against Petchabun.

The reserves went in and seemed not really to know what to do. The speed went out of the game, the

beautiful position play of the first half was gone. Out of a penalty Chiang Rai scored the sixth goal, but if

Phrae hadn't be so confused by the space they suddenly were given they would have found the net as well.

Next match might turn out to be a thriller.

Limbo :D

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sounds like fun. I'm going to shoot for being there, with g.f. and her 6 yr old son.

Maybe get some others to join.

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sounds like fun. I'm going to shoot for being there, with g.f. and her 6 yr old son.

Maybe get some others to join.

Great Brahmburgers!

The first home match again Phichit attracted only two foreigners to the stadium.

One of them was Peter Reid the English coach of the national team of Thailand.

The second home match against Uttaradit was even worse: only one showed up,

who, as I can tell you from my own experience would have felt quite lonely if he

hadn't been in good Thai company.

The third home match will hopefully show another picture.

It's a quite funny experience to see football live. Especially after a goal is made and

you wait in vain for the replay...

See you Sunday!

Limbo :)

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Summarizing:

New in Chiang Rai: Chiang Rai United FC !

As you might know, Chiang Rai United FC is the name of the first semi-professional football team of our province. The team has the stadium of the Mae Fah Luang University as home ground.

They play in the northern section of Division 2 and they are leading.

Ten other teams participate, from Chainat in the south to Chiangmai in the north.

So far they scored 26 against 3 goals in 7 games they won.

But this Sunday May 31 at 6 o'clock evening at the Mae Fah Luang University our team will meet Petchabun, now only three points behind due to a lost game in Chiangmai. This is the match of matches of the first leg of the season (only away to Tak and home against Kampaengpet remains before the break).

The alternative is to be at Rico's at 5 o'clock for transport, see below.

We have a good team, our goalkeeper (Pansa Meehatam) has 25 caps (played for Muang Tong before) and also three forwards and a midfielder have a history in the Super League (most for Bec Tero). Our physical coach, Albert Kodjo, played not so many years ago in Togo in the same team as Emanuel Adebayor (now Arsenal).

We are doing fine, if it weren't for the second half in Pit'lok last week. Five goals in the first period but only one (a penalty) in the second. The coach had taken out our stars to save them for coming Sunday. First time the team showed vulnerability. But OK, Sunday the boys will be at their top!

The president of the club told me that the colour orange was chosen because of the general respect for the Dutch style of playing. A decision I am personally very happy about, but this doesn't matter at all of course ...

The Thai supporters club is called Orange Power and the supporters club of a mix of foreigners and Thai is called: The Orange Club

You will find foreign members of the golf clubs (Santiburi and the Military), of the Hash House Harriers, of the more culturally oriented Friends of Rai Mae Fah Luang, the Wilanda DTCS Photo Group and of course several regulars of Sea-one and Rico's and last but not least the gentlemen of Khieng Doi Fishermen Club.

Many clubs overlap each other concerning membership.

Anyhow: A nice mix of nice foreigners and their nice Thai friends.

We would like you to join.

Even if you will never visit the games, unless on your sofa by vcd maybe, there might be reasons to join.

The club will be founded officially before the match Sunday at 4 o'clock at Rico's, but that's only a formality.

The club will be centered around the activities that the members will initiate.

Some people will have to co-ordinate and others have to be active in PR.

The main objective will be to promote football among youngsters in the vulnerable age between 16 and 20, so we might support the 'All Hilltribe Team' in Maechan and the new football school of Muang Chiang Rai. Transport for the away games, balls, goals, shirts, shoes, English lessons for the interns, whatever you can think about that could contribute to the promotion of football among youngsters.

The school in the village has no ball ?

This is a moment to give us a call !

Those who like the idea and want to help to set it up, please send me a note. Those among you who want to receive the newsletter, please send me your e-mail address by PM.

Yes, bring drums if you like drumming! Or horns if you like blowing horns!

Limbo :)

For transport: at Rico's at about 5 o'clock several cars will leave. You'll be brought back as well of course 555!

Rico's you will find opposite the Condotel close to Pratu Chiangmai, the beginning of the old road to Chiangmai.

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:D

You will find foreign members of the golf clubs (Santiburi and the Military), of the Hash House Harriers, of the more culturally oriented Friends of Rai Mae Fah Luang

More culturally oriented ! <deleted> is that ???? post-29230-1243659087.gif

In both CRAPS and MGA we are supporting both good Golfing Culture and good Drinking Culture! post-29230-1243659156.gif

HHH are supporting good Running Culture post-29230-1243659679.gif and of course good Drinking Culture! post-29230-1243659762.gif

Maybe you think Football post-29230-1243659320.gif have no culture too?

You and your Friends of Rai Mae Fah Luang think you are better than us ? post-29230-1243659495.gif

:):D:D

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Maybe you think Football post-29230-1243659320.gif have no culture too?

You and your Friends of Rai Mae Fah Luang think you are better than us ? post-29230-1243659495.gif

Football is culture in itself, no doubt at all!

The Rai Mae Fah Luang is only supposed to give a representation of culture.

The difference is that football is a living culture, where the Rai Mae Fah Luang, at least under its current management, is a burial ground for culture, a mausoleum.

That's why the RMFL gets so few visitors. Nothing changes there, history is frozen down, where it normally is a museum's task to keep it alive.

The ridiculous entrance fees and double pricing, resp. 200 and 300 Baht are also very effective in keeping potential visitors away.

Compare that with the entrance fee for the stadium: 20 Baht !

No, for real and living culture, on top of it a culture in which you take part, you have to go to a football stadium!

BTW: This you must have red as well :D :

A concrete example: is football art?

In 1916 the first ever national championship football took place in Thailand.

And who, dear Svenivan, won the final?

Yes, yes, yes, you are guessing right:

It was the team of the Department of Performing Arts !

Did they 93 years ago already know what many of us still don't seem to know? That football actually is art?

Coming Sunday (tomorrow) you have the opportunity make your own judgment.

Register it and feel it with all your senses, experience it within the complexity of the hidden corners of your soul, the extreme cacophony of movement, of excitement, the awareness of sharing only collectively existing sentiments next to your own, the vehement dichotomy of wrestling moods within your mind and within the air.

It's all there!

If this isn't art, please tell me what it is!

My point of view, 5555!

Limbo :)

PS: The co-ordinator of Wilanda DTCS told me that at the annual meeting its membership unanimously has decided to

support the aims of The Orange Club. Nice!

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So what was the score against Petchabuhn? I'll be moving there next week and will certainly take a look and would be good if they ae top of the table with CRU.

Cheers

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Chiang Rai Utd - Petchaboon 3-2

We all thought it was going to be a breeze for Chiang Rai until the second half when the rain started. But Chiang Rai Utd had a Taliban trick up their sleeves as you can see in the last picture so they lasted the game. I am sure Limbo will fill you in with the details.

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Still waiting for Limbo's comment on the game

we had a great game with nearly 1500 supporters

and it was good to met Limbo at the end of the game

such a small world

:)

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