A trip to support Prachuap FC

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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by Big Boy » 21 Aug 2020 22:03

CONFIRMED

For football matches where people will be shouting, the number of spectators will be limited at 25% of the capacity of their stadiums.

https://tna.mcot.net/english-news-512529
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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by Big Boy » 25 Aug 2020 15:28

I am awaiting official confirmation, but I am 99.9% sure the Thai FA have set a crowd limit of 25% of stadium capacity, capped at 4,000 spectators.

[Edit] I put in Ratchaburi's new limit, as opposed to the leagues new limit.
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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by buksida » 26 Aug 2020 14:47

Figured as much, no live footie for us this season then. Thanks for the update.

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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by Big Boy » 11 Oct 2020 08:59

Following on from the disgusting behaviour of Prachuap fans at Mitr Phol Stadium last week, something appeared on my Facebook Page as something I might like to see. It was a post congratulating the behavior of the deadly Prachuap supporters.

The above intrigued me, and I ventured on to the Prachuap FC Facebook Page to try to find the statement again, because the way it read, it seemed to be inciting violence. However, reading through the posts, the word deadly appears many times, but rather than inciting violence, I have come to the conclusion it is an innocent translation error.

Does anybody know what the word deadly should really say please?
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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by buksida » 11 Oct 2020 10:48

I'm not going to engage in the attempt at sparking an argument on what is purely football tribalism and nothing more.

As for the word I would need to see the Thai version to be able to translate, as you know, I don't do Facebook.

Edit: Rethinking this as you appear to be reading a lot more into it than there is - it appears to be a mistranslation of the club's mascot which is called 'killer wasp'. Facebook is useless for translations - as it is for providing reliable and trustworthy information.

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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by Big Boy » 11 Oct 2020 12:43

Thank you, 'killer wasp' could well be what they are referring to.

As for last week, in over 50 years of supporting football, I have witnessed rival fans attack opposition players twice. We were both there the first time, and fortunately, security intervened last week before somebody else was hospitalized. Attacking players is not football tribalism. I was quite incensed when the 'Deadly' fans were being praised for their work at Mitr Phol. However, when I read more, I guessed it was a bad translation. Hopefully, they were simply being praised for their vocal support, which was impressive (whilst illegal :D) under Covid rules.

The Prachuap fans were rightly upset last week, as were the Ratchaburi fans. However, it was nothing to do with the players, they were all victims of a useless referee and VAR. As usual, they did their best to ruin a good game of football. I am the first to admit the Ratchaburi player dived, and it should not have been a penalty in the first place. The Prachuap keeper played out of his skin, saving what on any other day would have been 4 dead cert goals.
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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by Big Boy » 25 Feb 2021 12:52

What a farce last night's match was!!! I am a Ratchaburi supporter, so I may be biased :D

Ratchaburi dealt Prachuap the ultimate insult/advantage by fielding what can only be described as their 2nd 11. It wasn't until the 70th minute that Ratchaburi were fielding a strong side. 5 minutes later, one of Ratchaburi's Thai internationals was stretchered off after suffering a forearm smash to the head in an off the ball incident that would have seen Giant Haystacks disqualified. He was replaced by our resident pensioner Ekkaluck.

It was only from the 70th minute that Ratchaburi started to look threatening, but hoping to steal victory in the last 20 minutes was a step too far.

In the 94th minute, VAR was called into play to evaluate a penalty appeal. I was sure the Ratchaburi player had been fouled in the Prachuap box. Imagine my shock when the ref came out from under his black sheet, drew a TV in the air and pointed to the wrong penalty spot. I was distraught. The penalty was converted in what must surely have been the last kick of the match..

Such is Thai Football TV at the moment, 59 replays rubbing in the fact Prachuap had scored, the TV switched to a Ratchaburi player laying spread eagled in the Prachuap box. WTF had happened? No explanation, Ratchaburi were awarded a penalty. Man of Ice, Philip Roller stepped up, took the worst penalty of his life, and it was easily saved. Another 59 replays of the save later, my wife said that's it, game over, grabbed the remote and switched the TV to a Thai soap opera. I'm left cursing Ratchaburi's stupid team selection.

10 minutes later, my son came in, and asked me what the sore was. I told him the sad story. He checked his phone and it said the result was 1-1. I checked my phone, and it confirmed 1-1 with Steeven Langil scoring a 102nd minute penalty. Fortunately, the early highlights were very detailed from about 92 minutes on, but a complete farce.

Was it a fair result? Probably not - Ratchaburi didn't deserve anything but humiliation after field such a stupidly weak team.

On a bright note, the stadium was looking better with the new and additional seating.

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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by buksida » 26 Feb 2021 07:24

Thai football has become so farcical that I have given up following it.

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Re: A trip to support Prachuap FC

Post by Big Boy » 26 Feb 2021 16:01

VAR hasn't helped, but that isn't just a Thai problem.
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