Monday, 1 February 2010

Queen's Cup football coming to Saraburi

Thailand's Queen's Cup football competition is coming to Saraburi next week with six matches taking place at the Osotspa Saraburi stadium.

[Click to enlarge fixtures list]

The matches are being promoted around the stadium (in Thai) but there's no mention around town (details confirmed in English at the ever reliable Thai Football News blog) so it will be interesting to see how many turn out. Presumably the Sunday games will get the largest audience.

I'm planning to take in all the games, meaning a footie report might finally make it to the blog...can sense Martyn's excitement already.

There is no real parallel for the Queen's Cup back in England, it appears to be hosted by the clubs themselves, Chonburi this year, with competition on a invitation basis only.

This year's is the 34th competition (according to Wikipedia) which sees 12 teams battle it out in four knock-out groups hosted in Rayong, Chonburi, Pattaya and Saraburi: congrats to Thai Port, Samut Songkhram and Army (and home team Osotspa Saraburi, of course) all of whom miss out on a trip to the cost in favour of the glamour of Saraburi. Or not.

More to details to follow.


Martyn said...

Jon I'll be keeping an eye on this one and best of luck to Saraburi but my Pattaya United shirt is already washed, ironed and ready to wear. I'm now going to check out the Thai Football News Blog, perhaps Udon will have a mention somewhere.

Jon said...

Martyn, I'm sure there are many non-Thais who share your allegiance to Pattaya Utd. Do you really have the t-shirt?

FC Saraburi are a team far closer to my heart. They actually belong in the town and aren't sponsored by an corporate like Osotspa and many others are.