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Football In Chiang Rai: Chiangrai United FC

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Well done to Chiang Rai United and that's probably the league all sewn up.

Good luck

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Great pictures Nigbon!

Of all the pictures I made, only one is of reasonable quality and I am very lucky that it happens to be the picture that shows

the first appearance, though still very modest, of The Orange Club

Alltogether 22 persons, of which 14 foreign residents of Chiang Rai, joined the convoy from Rico's (our supporters home)

to the stadium. Everybody enjoyed the game, the drama and the scenery around it.

For many of us couch potatoes it was the first time in many years that we attented a live game.

It was a great experience. Quite different from sitting on the couch at home with peanuts and a platoon of the

bright yellow ones and, at the highest peak of emotion, maybe remove the right leg from the left and

put the left one over the right instead. No, this was completely different. It turned men into boys and women into girls!

Thanks to all who made it possible, the founder/manager, the staff, the fantastic players and all the great Chiang Rai

public (I guess much more than thousand people) with who we had the privelige to share this happening.

The acoustic performance of Orange Power, the supportersclub, was a great contribution to the fantastic atmosphere.

Thanks ladies and gentlemen!

I also want to pay a warm tribute to these twenty or more young men from Petchabun, who after the match climbed on an

open six-wheel truck to start -after a lost game!- their long journey home. The driver told me that eight hours wouldn't do...

Also thanks to them for coming! They showed a great spirit!

For a football-technical analysis of the game we are waiting for Bradthai, a former Australian professional football player, who

towards the end of his career played in Malaysia and Singapore (army team). He is a Fifa licensed coach as well.

Limbo :)

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I am not half bad from this distance and angle. My non drinking diet is going well since Sunday.

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I am not half bad from this distance and angle. My non drinking diet is going well since Sunday.

i see liverpool johns drinking diet is still going well after 20 years :)

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I am not half bad from this distance and angle. My non drinking diet is going well since Sunday.

i see liverpool johns drinking diet is still going well after 20 years :D

I actually had an old fashioned drink yesterday again, celebrating the fact that I didn't smoke a sigaret for 365 days which is what we normally are used to call a year. We did it!

Cheers my good friends, I am back in town!

Limbo :)

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A who`s who of C.R. celeb`s indeed. I nearly didn`t recognise anyone without glasses in hands.

Goski, you hide it well with your arm.

Was that Brad on the end? I haven`t seen him in a long time. Please give him my best wishes.

I`ll support from a distance.

Keep up with the match reports Limbo, they`re first class.

C35B.

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There are some of Lomo posts up on www.thaileaguefootball.com and a pic of some of the farang crowd

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I'm going to Tak next saturday with orange power group

sounds like fun !

anyone wanna join ?

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I'm going to Tak next saturday with orange power group

sounds like fun !

anyone wanna join ?

Thanks for the invitation Ben, but I feel that I am not ready for it yet, mentally that means.

I love Tak and Mae Sot. It's a very beautiful part of Thailand.

400 Kilometers from Chiang Rai, last time it took me almost six hours...

Good old Bradthai has problems with his internet connection.

His handwritten (!) analysis of the match has still to be digitalized.

I am very curious what he wrote about the fact that for the second time Chiang Rai

only played offensive the first half.

You would say that the experience in Pit'lok was a warning: 5 - 0 in the first half and

(out of a penalty) only one goal in the second.

Plus that Pit'lok got a lot of space and thus chances.

Now, at 3 - 0, again starting the second half in the defensive mood was quite risky against

Petchabun as they are a team that you can expect to cash in on every chance they get.

The Chiang Rai players started to look at the ball too much and forgot the positioning.

It became painful clear when a player of Chiang Rai was taken of the field for injury treatment

and the team played temporary with ten men.

In less than ten minutes Petchabun scored twice as they got plenty of space on the right.

Nobody moved in, not even the coach reacted on this dangerous situation.

We were very lucky that three minutes after the second goal a Petchabun player lost controle

over the ball in an excellent shooting position, permitting our magnificent goaly to pick up the ball

as if it was a mango that had fallen down from a tree.

Otherwise we might have lost two points.

Limbo :)

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Sorry, it has to be Phrae instead of Pit'lok.

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here it is....at last.

big thankyou to maxnet.no internet for 2 days which also meant no foreign t.v.

as limbo said above

imo the best form of defence, especially when you are in the lead, is attack.

cru played possession football in the first half. quite easy when none of the opposition

enters your half. cru where patient and took the opportunities that came their way. the 3 goals were well taken.

the second half.......hmmmm......it seems that cru were told to go out and defend the lead.

this is all well and good if you have a team that is totally focussed, and a team drilled in marking space when the ball is not on your side of the park.

both phetchabun goals came after the ball was on phetchabun's left side for a length of time.

with a switch to their right, the cru left fullback and midfielder had been drawn to the ball resulting in a free run on goal.

to play defensively requires 100% concentration, thus meaning instead of marking man to man, sometimes you have to mark the space. something the team will have to work on if they are going to use those tactics in the future.

again, as limbo said above, a good night out. a chance to socialise with other farang, and a chance to watch some sport in an organised way. many thanks to rico, giving the orange supporters the chance to stock the eskies before the trip to mae fah luang.

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Thank you Mr. Limbo and Mr. Bradthai for your reviews of the match.

CR won again at 4-1. How wonderful!

I just got it from the CRUD site forum. I hope this is the right score still have yet to be confirm.

Yes Div. 1 here we come!

P.S Thanks for Mr. Limbo for your pm, i'll sure would love to be subscribe to your mailinglist even though i do myself follow the fans forum every now and then (specially on upcoming match always looking forward to the result).

Edited by konjianghai

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Thank you Mr. Limbo and Mr. Bradthai for your reviews of the match.

CR won again at 4-1. How wonderful!

I just got it from the CRUD site forum. I hope this is the right score still have yet to be confirm.

Yes Div. 1 here we come!

P.S Thanks for Mr. Limbo for your pm, i'll sure would love to be subscribe to your mailinglist even though i do myself follow the fans forum every now and then (specially on upcoming match always looking forward to the result).

Thanks Mr. Konjianghai,

Yes I can confirm: Tak - Chiang Rai 1 - 4 !

Limbo :)

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I was at Tak yesterday

we had a fan club friendly match and it was raining but we had a good game and the result was 1-1

match with tak the orange power from CR + BKK around 45-50 of us did 90 minute standing and singing none stop

in the first half the score was 1-1 and cr was under pressure but the second half we scored 3 goals

after the match we had dinner with crutd players and staffs

then back to chiang rai

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