Diary of a Thai football season

My first season as a follower of Samut Prakan City Football Club and something that is slowly developing into an obsession.


Suphanburi v Samut Prakan City

An away trip to the club currently bottom of the league - but will it be an easy three points?

Like so many other Samut Prakan fans, I adored our previous manager, Khun Surapong. It was heartbreaking to see him leave. However, you have to give the new guy a chance. Will he get it right in his first game in charge?


Samut Prakan City v Nakhon Ratchasima

Another difficult home game against a team with ambitions of a top four finish.

The Swatcats have lost three away games on the bounce, but I never read much into these current form stats. Anyone can beat anyone in this competitive Thai Premier League.


Bangkok United v Samut Prakan City

Another away trip to one of the Thai League's big boys.

This time it's just a one-hour drive to the TRUE Stadium, located on the Thammasat University campus. Hopefully we'll have some good away support this evening and who knows? maybe even get something from the game.


Samut Prakan City v Prachuap

The Killer Wasps are in town - with hopefully not much of a sting!

Could this year be the dreaded second season syndrome for Prachuap? Their away form has been poor so we fancy our chances tonight.


Thonburi University v Samut Prakan City

My first chance to sample some Thai League Cup action

This time it's the turn of the Thai League Cup and the round of 32. The 16 Thai Premier League clubs are all drawn away against teams outside the top flight, giving all 16 games a 'David and Goliath' feel. This could be interesting.


Muangthong United v Samut Prakan City

An away trip to one of the premier league's 'big four' clubs

When the season's fixtures were released at the start of the year, this was one of the first away games I looked out for. The SCG is a stadium I really want to see. With no running track around it and enclosed by four stands, it's probably one of the best opportunities you'll get to sample something similar to an English football match atmosphere.


Samut Prakan City v North Vachilalai Chiang Mai United

The magic of the Thai FA Cup

The round of 64 and we're drawn at home to an enthusiastic, university-based football club who have been trying to get into the Thai league for a number of years. This could be a rugby score!


Samut Prakan City v Chainat

Three home points would be the perfect birthday present tonight!

This evening we welcome Chainat FC (The Hornbills) and any of their supporters who have made the three-hour journey by road. The game definitely has a potential banana skin feel to it.


Samut Prakan City v Ratchaburi

In our first midweek fixture of the season, can we slay the Dragons of Ratchburi?

We've slipped down to mid-table and after winning our opening couple of games, we're without a victory in the last three. So three points tonight please, lads!


Samut Prakan City v Sukhothai

Our second home game of the season and The Firebats are in town

Tonight we host Sukhothai FC. Currently lying just below half-way in the Premier League table and with three draws from their opening three games, they could be tough opponents to break down.


Chonburi v Samut Prakan City

Our first away trip and a tasty local derby. Bring it on!

Our first game on the road sees us travel an hour south to take on The Sharks. Chonburi FC's title-winning, glory days might be a distant memory but they are still rated as very much a top six side. Let's hope we can continue the fierce rivalry that existed between them and Pattaya United.


Samut Prakan City v Chiang Mai

The first of 30 Thai Premier League games. Here we go!

We begin our campaign with a home game against Chiang Mai FC. The Lanna Tigers were promoted from division two last season after finishing in third place.


We have lift off!

The new squad and team kit, etc finally get an unveiling.

The official Samut Prakarn City FC launch party took place at Megamall, Bangna on Sunday 17th February.


The Theatre of Dreams

How is our home ground shaping up for the new season?

Having nothing better to do (and getting mildly excited about the new season I might add) I decided to journey out to the official Samut Prakarn City FC stadium in deepest Bang Plee and see for myself how preparations were going.


Fixture list for the 2019 season

Who do we play and when?

How will the team from Samut Prakarn fare in their very first season as a Thai Premier League club? It's going to be interesting!


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