Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Muangthong United Vs Police United - preview and fan interview.
Muangthong will be out to avenge one of only three defeats all season on Friday at either 1900 or 1800 when they take on Insee Police United. Police were promoted from D1 last season and have given a reasonable account of themselves so far. The reverse fixture was probably our poorest league performance this season and with next week's big AFC match on the horizon, the lads will be desperate to give a good account of themselves.
Muangthong now have Narongchai Vachiraban in their ranks, who is on loan from Police for the rest of this season. It's possible, however, that he will be contractually unable to play in this game.
I did request a fan interview with Police on their English website (that I was consulted on during its creation) however I left it a little late. Here then, is an interview I conducted earlier this season with a PU fan and staff member named Yanyong. Yanyong eschewed some of my questions as he felt that fans but not staff should answer them. Here are the questions he felt he could answer:
Last season you were promoted from D1. This season so far it's been difficult. Do you think the team will survive and improve?
As a new comer, every point is difficult to get but we will survive. We got many new players this season but have few time to make them play as a team. Then,first 5 matches result are very poor. We are now improving.
As the team is named after the Police, do a lot of policemen support the team? Do the club work with the police in any way?
All policemen suppose to support us but they are busy with political situation. I hope peace come to our country soon.
However, we are professional team, Police is our root. When we grow up, we expect to be the mass team as MTU and BG.
What do you think the score will be between PU and MTU? Can we expect a good welcome and friendly atmosphere?
I will tell you after match what the result is :-). Yes , MTU and our PUFC fans are very nice and friendly. Football is for friendship sport. It is for fun, not the war
Anything else you would like to say?
Good luck for MTU. Insee police is not the top rank team but we love to make big team (like TOT) go back with empty hand.
Thanks to Yanyong and welcome all PU fans this Friday.