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 By Paul Murphy

JDT's bad omens for AFC Champions League after winless Thai tour

Bangkok United head coach Mano Polking is unlikely to be enduring sleepless nights ahead of the AFC Champions League (ACL) preliminary round clash with Johor Darul Ta'zim after watching the Malaysian champions outclassed in a 1-0 friendly defeat at Buriram United on Saturday night.

Polking will have noted the weak defending that allowed Buriram's danger man Diogo Luis Santo to side foot home the winning goal, unchallenged after a free kick from the left in the sixth minute.

He will also have observed...

 By Paul Murphy

Former Liverpool forward Florent Sinama Pongolle extends Thailand deal

Ex-Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle
Ex-Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle has extended his stay in Thailand for two more years.

Former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle has given relegated Chainat a huge lift by committing to two more years with the club as they bid to get back into the Premier League of Thailand (PLT) at the first time of asking.

The Frenchman's time with the Hornbills has been hugely successful and he scored 12 times after arriving in Thailand in July of this year. Unfortunately, his goals weren't enough to save Chainat from relegation. The decision to end the season early due to the passing of...

 By Paul Murphy

Florent Sinama Pongolle leads from front as Chainat chase PLT survival

Chainat striker Florent Sinama Pongolle
Florent Sinama Pongolle has scored an impressive seven penalties since moving to Thailand in July.

Chainat's former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle continues to lead his side's survival battle from the front, and his goal on Saturday sparked a stunning comeback as the Hornbills won 4-2 at Army United in the Premier League of Thailand (PLT).

The hosts had been 2-0 up, and cruising, when Chainat were awarded a penalty on the stroke of half-time. The former France international kept his cool to net what turned out the be the catalyst for a complete turnaround in the second half.

Bangkok...

 By Paul Murphy

Florent Sinama Pongolle suffers Thailand setback as Chainat beaten

Chainat striker Florent Sinama Pongolle
Florent Sinama Pongolle believes Chainat lacked discipline in their loss at struggling BBCU FC.

Former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle hopes that Chainat's 2-1 loss to BBCU FC was just a bad day at the office as the club suffered a blow in their bid for survival in the Premier League of Thailand (PLT).

The Hornbills were 2-0 down with less than 20 minutes on the clock, and failed to recover against the determined bottom club. The disappointment was compounded as relegation rivals Super Power Samut Prakan, Sisaket and Nakhon Ratchasima picked up useful points against Buriram United,...

 By Paul Murphy

Australia's Vidmar makes losing debut but upbeat about Bangkok Glass

Bangkok Glass coach Aurelio Vidmar
A second-half fightback by Bangkok Glass pleased new coach Aurelio Vidmar.

Aurelio Vidmar took plenty of positives from his first game in charge of Bangkok Glass, despite the disappointment of a 4-2 defeat at Bangkok United in the Premier League of Thailand (PLT).

The former Australia international watched his side stage an impressive second-half comeback before they were finally killed off by Mano Polking's title contenders.

Bangkok United were denied the opportunity to take top spot for the week when Adisorn Promrak struck an injury-time winner for Muang Thong United...