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Spending spree at Phuket FC

Spending spree at Phuket FC

COMMENT: It’s only been two weeks since the Thai football transfer window opened, but Phuket FC has been spending big, signing up 10 new players to join the team to the remaining games of the Thai Division 1 season. It seems that Phuket have decided that this is not the time to build success, but to buy it, like Manchester City.


By Kazira Hans

Thursday 11 July 2013, 12:02PM


Phuket has signed new players to practically every position in the past two weeks, except perhaps a new goalkeeper – with Kampon now back with Muang Thong Utd, the Islanders are putting their faith in Adisak Doungsri and Ninuruddin Nideha.

But if they are now building a new Phuket FC, what good will it do with only 17 league games left this season?

It’s true that the new highly-skilled, TPL-grade players like Alef Pochi, Ludovick “Ludo” Takam and Sukree E-tae will be able to quickly get in tune with their new team, and will be a tremendous boost for Phuket FC.

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But the competition is fierce, and my rough calculations have got me worried. In order for a shot at the top three promotion berths, Phuket FC will have to bag at least 70 points at the end of the season.

That means that they have to win at least – and I kid you not – 15 games out of the remaining 17 matches. That would be enough to give them 45 points, all the while praying that the other top teams lose a lot.

But somehow I think it will take more than just 10 new players, even with the three names above, to make that happen.

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