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Matchday 42: Tokyo Verdy 2 - Tokushima Vortis 1

Tokushima Vortis will not play the play-off for the promotion to Japan League 1 after a tragic final matchday, written by the worst possible enemy. Tokushima Vortis, with two minutes to go in the match against Tokyo Verdy, was a play-off team, securing the fifth place with a 1-1 draw. But in football, everything changes from one moment to another. For good and for bad, as it happened to Ricardo Ro...

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November 19, 2017

Matchday 41: Tokushima Vortis 1 - Oita Trinita 0

There are goals worth an entire season. Such as Watari’s against Oita Trinita in the 89th minute of the match. A goal that allows Tokushima Vortis to reach the ’final’ against Tokyo Verdy depending on themselves. Both teams have 67 points, but Tokushima Vortis is fifth, ahead of the team led by the Spanish coach Miguel Angel Lotina due to the goal average. However, the draw may n...

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November 11, 2017

Matchday 40: Ehime 1 - Tokushima Vortis 3

Perfect day for Tokushima Vortis, who not only regained their best level of play in the victory against Ehime. They also recovered the sixth place that gives direct access to the play-offs for the promotion to Japan League 1. The men of Ricardo Rodríguez showed nerves of steel in the first final that they had to face in the final stretch of the season. Against the pressure, football. A spe...

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November 05, 2017

Matchday 39: Tokushima Vortis 2 - Mito Hollyhock 3

Unexpected home defeat and play-off options that get more complicated. Tokushima Vortis falls to the seventh place, with 61 points, three behind Tokyo Verdy, that this matchday did not miss and stands with 64 points. It was a strange game for Tokushima Vortis, which, contrary to what has been happening during the season, started winning the match. The first half hour of the game was very close, w...

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October 28, 2017

Matchday 38: Roasso Kumamoto 1 - Tokushima Vortis 1

One point to continue hooked to the sixth place. This is what Tokushima Vortis got in their visit to Roasso Kumamoto, a team that fights for salvation in the Japan League 2. Different goals, but equally important, in this end of the season. The locals struck first, scoring in the 11th minute of the game. A counterattack in the left wing was finished inside the box by Shimada. Tokushima Vortis, on...

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October 22, 2017

Matchday 37: Gifu 0 - Tokushima Vortis 2

Spectacular match by Tokushima Vortis against Gifu, also a team with a clear offensive vocation. This resulted in a constant flow of goal opportunities, with the goalies of both teams signing great saves. For the visitors, Hasegawa had two saves of great merit, both in key moments to help his team to conquer a major victory in this end of the season, where every game has turned into a final for To...

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October 14, 2017

Matchday 36: Tokushima Vortis 4 - ThespaKusatsu Gunma 1

Tokushima Vortis revives their options of playing the promotion play-offs to the Japan League 1 after the win by 4-1 in the last matchday. Ricardo Rodríguez’s side was coming from three consecutive draws, due in large part to the lack of luck on goal. A dynamic that drastically changed in this match, where the blues converted their chances into goals. Yamasaki put Tokushima Vortis in...

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October 07, 2017

Matchday 35: Kamatamare Sanuki 0 - Tokushima Vortis 0

Football does not understand about justice. If it was so Tokushima Vortis would have won in the last match against Kamatamare Sanuki and perhaps in the previous ones, where they also tied. Three consecutive draws for the team led by Ricardo Rodríguez, a situation that keeps Tokushima Vortis alive in the fight for the play-off, but at the same time moves them away from that desired sixth pla...

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October 01, 2017

Matchday 34: Tokushima Vortis 2 - Machida Zelvia 2

Watari was the great hero of Tokushima Vortis in the home draw against Machida Zelvia. The striker was the author of both goals to rescue an important point for Tokushima Vortis who, despite not being in the best moment of the season, never gives up in a match. It is the philosophy that Ricardo Rodríguez has managed to establish in his players, who again made a comeback in the game. Tokushi...

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September 23, 2017

Matchday 33: Tokushima Vortis 3 - Fagiano Okayama 3

Spectacular game by two aspirants to the promotion play-offs to Japan League 1. Undoubtedly one of the best of the season, with all the ingredients: goals, chances and continuous alternatives in the scoreboard. Tokushima Vortis came back again in a match that complicated seriously after only twenty minutes of play. Fagiano Okayama took the lead in the 14th minute with a great goal from outside th...

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September 16, 2017

Matchday 32: V-Varen Nagasaki 2 - Tokushima Vortis 1

Tokushima Vortis reduced its options to play the promotion play-offs to the Japan League 1 after the defeat against V-Varen Nagasaki by 2-1 on the last machtday. An unfair score for the men of Ricardo Rodríguez who, for the first time in many matches, exit the play-off spots. Tokushima Vortis is now in seventh place with 51 points, one behind Yokohama FC, sixth, with 52. Meanwhile, V-Varen...

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September 10, 2017

Matchday 31: Matsumoto Yamaga 3 - Tokushima Vortis 1

Tokushima Vortis faced a key match to eliminate a rival in the fight to secure the play-offs, but could not leave them out of the fight for the promotion to Japan League 1 after losing 3-1 in a match that Tokushima Vortis began on the lead. The defeat leaves the team led by Ricardo Rodríguez fifth in the table with 51 points, only two ahead of Matsumoto Yamaga, seventh, marking the frontier...

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September 02, 2017

Matchday 30: Tokushima Vortis 1 - Montedio Yamagata 1

The Japan League 2 enters its decisive phase, and the important thing when the end line is so near is to keep adding. Tokushima Vortis added another point after the tie against Montedio Yamagata in a home game full of chances and with a half for each team. The first half was clearly for Tokushima Vortis, although with little accuracy in the offensive plays. The first opportunity came from a free-...

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August 26, 2017

Matchday 29: Tokushima Vortis 5 - Renofa Yamaguchi 0

Tokushima Vortis reaches 50 points in the Japan League 2 after having a real feast of goals against Renofa Yamaguchi in an almost perfect week for the interests of Ricardo Rodriguez’s team: seven points out of nine with nine goals scored in the last two victories. Points that help Tokushima Vortis look back into the second spot of the table, which gives direct access to the Japan League 1, a...

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August 20, 2017

Matchday 28: Zweigen Kanazawa 0 - Tokushima Vortis 4

Tokushima Vortis, that came from a small poor run of results, cleared all the doubts with a revitalising victory against Zweigen Kanazawa. Ricardo Rodríguez’s team began to decide the game from the very start, opening the scoreboard in the fourth minute with a goal from Osaki, one of the surprises in the starting lineup of the Spanish coach, who decided to make some changes in face o...

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August 16, 2017

Matchday 27: Tokushima Vortis 2 - Yokohama FC 2

Tokushima Vortis added their eighth draw of the season after failing to close the game against Yokohama FC, a direct rival for the promotion playoff to the Japan League 2. Tokushima Vortis’ effort throughout the match finally did not translate into three points due to the Yokohama goal in the 95th minute of the match. Ricardo Rodriguez returned to bet on Shimaya, Watari and Yamasaki in the...

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August 11, 2017

Matchday 26: Tokushima Vortis 0 - JEF United 1

Tokushima Vortis paid a heavy toll against JEF United after suffering the hardest part of the season, playing consecutively aginst the top two teams in Japan League 2: Shonan Bellmare (53 points) and Avispa Fukuoka (52 points). A mountain that left sequels in the men of Ricardo Rodriguez, and that, in a competition as even as the Japan League 2, is a potential danger, as demonstrated with the defe...

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August 06, 2017

Matchday 25: Shonan Bellmare 2 - Tokushima Vortis 0

Tokushima Vortis could not keep adding in their visit to the leader of Japan League 2. Nevertheless, despite the defeat, the team directed by Ricardo Rodriguez stood up at all times, proving that they can still fight for the direct promotion spots. Something that has become more complicated after Avispa Fukuoka, second in the table, also won their match. Tokushima Vortis, with 43 points, is now si...

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July 29, 2017

Matchday 24: Avispa Fukuoka 0 - Tokushima Vortis 1

Tokushima Vortis conquered a very important away victory to definitely engage with the top spots that can take them directly to Japan League 1. The match against Avispa Fukuoka was circled in red in the calendar of the men of Ricardo Rodriguez. This result was key to define the objective in this second stretch of the season that lies ahead. With the 0-1, the hopes of achieving direct promotion are...

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July 23, 2017

Matchday 23: Tokushima Vortis 1 - Kyoto Sanga 1

Stop to the winning stint of Tokushima Vortis after the draw against Kyoto Sanga. The Blues thus broke a spectacular series of four wins in a row that had brought them back to the top of the Japan League 2 standings. After this home tie, Tokushima Vortis now occupies the fourth place with 40 points. One point behind Varen Nagasaki, third. Meanwhile, the first two spots that give direct access to J...

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July 16, 2017

Matchday 22: Nagoya Grampus 0 - Tokushima Vortis 2

Tokushima Vortis continues with its unstoppable path in the Japan League 2 with four straight wins. The last one against Nagoya Grampus has double value, as it is a rival who also aspires to the promotion. There is no doubt that Ricardo Rodriguez has found the formula of success with his 1-4-3-1-2, with Shimaya, before left wing, playing as second striker, and Yamasaki and Watari on the top. The...

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July 08, 2017

Matchday 21: Tokushima Vortis 4 - Ehime 1

Tokushima Vortis climbs to the third place in the Japan League 2, position that gives field advantage in the play-off, after adding a new show of goals. The third consecutive win. A victory with double value, as it was the derby of Shikoku. This time it was Ehime who suffered the hurricane of football by the men of Ricardo Rodriguez, who, undoubtedly, go through their best moment of the season. Af...

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July 01, 2017

Matchday 20: Montedio Yamagata 1 - Tokushima Vortis 6

Tokushima Vortis conquered a historic win against Montedio Yamagata in a spectacular match by the men of Ricardo Rodriguez, who have definitively solved their problems on goal. In the last two matches the balance is nine goals scored by only one conceded. The first goal came only after eleven minutes into the match. Iwao, after a penalty over Yamasaki, opened the score for the visiting team in a...

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June 24, 2017

Matchday 19: Tokushima Vortis 3 - Roasso Kumamoto 0

Goals make the difference, and Tokushima Vortis, for the first time in many matches, found the way to score them easily. So far football had not being quite fair with the men of Ricardo Rodriguez, with a number of goals scored low in comparison to the number of goal chances created. The bad luck ended this matchday with a great win against Roasso Kumamoto. Definitely, Ricardo Rodríguez has...

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June 17, 2017

Matchday 18: Tokushima Vortis 0 - Shonan Bellmare 1

Tokushima Vortis lost a good opportunity to close the gap with the top spots of the Japan League 2 after losing a home game against Shonan Bellmare, one of the teams called to fight at the end for the top. Ricardo Rodriguez bet again on the formula that worked well the previous match, playing with Watari and Yamakasi as forwards. However, this time adding more strikers did not translate into goals...

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June 10, 2017

Matchday 17: Thespakusatsu Gunma 0 - Tokushima Vortis 2

Tokushima Vortis returned to the path of triumph after four consecutive draws, most of them due the lack of accuracy in the offensive plays. Three points that allow them to look up again to the promotion posts into Japan League 2. Despite the four draws in a row added the last month of competition, the distance with the leading teams has remained stable, this speaks about the maximum competitivene...

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June 03, 2017

Matchday 16: Tokushima Vortis 1 - Kamatamare Sanuki 1

Tokushima Vortis tied a match again. This time the rival was Kamatamare Sanuki, team from the low part of the Japan League 2 that stopped the men of Ricardo Rodriguez, who failed again in the definition of the offensive plays. Kamatamare Sanuki enjoyed the first chance on goal of the match in a counterattack that Osawa, striker of Sanuki, did not finalize well against Hasegawa, local goalkeeper....

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May 27, 2017

Matchday 15: Mito Hollyhock 1 - Tokushima Vortis 1

Third consecutive draw for Tokushima Vortis that places team seven points behind the new leader of the competition, Avispa Fukuoka. Ricardo Rodriguez, given the accumulation of matches in the past weeks, chose to rotate some of his players, like the goalkeeper Kajikawa and the forward Watari. Their substitutes in the starting line-up were the goalkeeper Hasegawa and Osaki, at the end author of the...

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May 21, 2017

Matchday 14: Tokushima Vortis 1 - Zweigen Kanazawa 1

Another home tie for Tokushima Vortis that places them in the mid position of the table of Japan League 2. The men of Ricardo Rodríguez add up to now six victories, four draws and four defeats. Two of those draws came in the last two matches, playing at home and where the hopes were to take a leap to the top. However, the lack of accuracy on goal is not allowing for the moment the squad of...

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May 17, 2017

Matchday 13: Tokushima Vortis 1 - Gifu 1

Tokushima Vortis, despite the draw, signed one of their best matches of the season, with up to five clear chances of goal in a great exhibition of offensive football by the blues. However, accuracy failed again, a deficit that is keeping Tokushima Vortis away from the top positions. Nevertheless, the men of Ricardo Rodriguez never lost faith in the match, as has happened in other matches, and save...

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May 13, 2017

Matchday 12: Fagiano Okayama 3 - Tokushima Vortis 2

Tokushima Vortis was stopped again in an away match, a game full of chances and goals that ended with Fagiano Okayama’s 3-2 victory. The loss leaves the team of Ricardo Rodriguez in seventh place of the Japan League 2 with 20 points. The table continues to be led by Yokohama FC and Shonan Bellmare, both with 24 points after tying this matchday. Tokushima Vortis took the lead in the scoreboa...

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May 07, 2017

Matchday 11: Tokushima Vortis 2 - Avispa Fukuoka 1

Tokushima Vortis showed in the match against Avispa Fukuoka a tremendous faith in their possibilities. The men of Ricardo Rodriguez were facing this game after losing 2-0 in the last match, and the game against Avispa Fukuoka could not start worse with a goal by Saneto in the 20th minute of the match. The goal came in a corner-kick for the visiting team. In an error in the clearance by the local d...

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May 03, 2017

Matchday 10: JEF United 2 - Tokushima Vortis 0

Third defeat of the season for Tokushima Vortis, this time against JEF United. A match in which the stars were the coaches: Juan Eduardo Esnáider and Ricardo Rodríguez. Two coaches educated under the so-called “Spanish academy”, with a liking for an attacking style of play as the main trademark. The victory in this occasion was for Juan Eduardo Esnáider and JEF Uni...

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April 29, 2017

Matchday 9: Machida Zelvia 0 - Tokushima Vortis 1

Very important victory for Tokushima Vortis against Machida Zelvia in a match characterized by the great amount of offensive opportunities for the men of Ricardo Rodriguez. Up to this match, Tokushima Vortis had demonstrated its ability to control the game from the midfield, but against Machida Zelvia it also made clear that it is a particularly dangerous team in the counterattack, due to the qual...

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April 22, 2017

Matchday 8: Tokushima Vortis 2 - Nagoya Grampus 2

Spectacular match between two aspirants to the promotion to Japan League 1 that in this beginning of the season have left very good sensations. Tokushima Vortis, like it happened the last matchday, demonstrated again to be a team that never gives up. Watari was once again the great star of the men of Ricardo Rodríguez with the goal to tie the game in the last minutes (the Japanese forward a...

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April 15, 2017

Matchday 7: Renofa Yamaguchi 1 - Tokushima Vortis 1

Watari, top scorer of the season for Tokushima Vortis, and also of Japan League 2, with five goals in seven matches, rescued a point in the 91st minute against Renofa Yamaguchi. A very important point for the men of Ricardo Rodríguez that allows them to remain close to the top positions of the table. The matchday, like it happened in previous weeks, finished with a new change of leader: Nag...

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April 08, 2017

Matchday 6: Tokushima Vortis 0 - Matsumoto Yamaga 2

Unexpected defeat of Tokushima Vortis, that arrived to matchday 6 in a great moment of playing and results. However, Ricardo Rodríguez’s players did not find their true level in the defeat 0-2 against Matsumoto Yamaga, team that was classified in the middle of the table before the match. This time the bet of Ricardo Rodríguez clashed against the good tactical scheme of Matsumo...

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April 01, 2017

Matchday 5: Yokohama FC 0 - Tokushima Vortis 2

Tokushima Vortis conquered one of those victories that may end up being decisive for the course of the season. A 0-2 at Yokohama, one of the favourites for the promotion to Japan League 1, which up to this matchday was in third position in the standings. With this win, the fourth in five games, Tokushima Vortis now occupies that position, tied in points to Tokyo Verdy and only one behind Shonan Be...

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March 25, 2017

Matchday 4: Oita Trinita 0 - Tokushima Vortis 1

Watari, scoring the winning goal, returned to be decisive for his team in a victory that places Tokushima Vortis in the fourth place of the Japan League 2 with nine points in four matchdays. The striker has scored a total of three goals so far this season, placing himself as the top scorer of the competition alongside Alan Pinheiro of Tokyo Verdy. The first clear chance for Tokushima Vortis came...

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March 18, 2017

Matchday 3: Tokushima Vortis 3 - V-Varen Nagasaki 1

Tokushima Vortis won against V-Varen Nagasaki 3-1 in a spectacular second half, when Ricardo Rodriguez´s players turned the score thanks, especially, to the entrance of Shimaya in the 46th minute of the game, the player who revolutionized the game and scored a goal, and Watari, with two goals. Tokushima Vortis did not have the first clear chance until half hour into the game. After a long p...

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March 12, 2017

Matchday 2: Kyoto Sanga 1 - Tokushima Vortis 0

First defeat of the season for Tokushima Vortis in a game where they deserved much more for their level of play and goal chances. The 1-0, in addition, came in the 90th minute of the game, which left the squad of Ricardo Rodriguez without any possibility of reaction. The Spanish coach bet to start again having the control of the ball, with an offensive 3-4-3 system. Kyoto, meanwhile, focused all...

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March 04, 2017

Matchday 1: Tokushima Vortis 1 - Tokyo Verdy 0

Tokushima Vortis started the season in the best possible way with a 1-0 victory against Tokyo Verdy. A match that was a small Spanish derby, with two Spanish coaches on the benches: Ricardo Rodríguez for Tokushima Vortis and Miguel Ángel Lotina for Tokyo Verdy. More than 6,000 fans gathered together at Pocari Sweat Stadium of Verdy to receive the new season. Tokushima Vortis confirm...

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February 26, 2017

Letter to the fans of Tokushima Vortis

Dear fans, I am very grateful and proud to be the new Head Coach of Tokushima Vortis. Today I fulfill a personal desire I had for a long time, because many years ago I set myself the goal of coaching in Japan. From today, my main concern will be to work all together, the Board, players, fans and sponsors in order to increase the value of the Club. I know that working together, with a great team...

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December 01, 2016

Best-11 matchday 36 J2 Japan

After analyzing the 11 matches of Matchday 36 here‘s my Best-XI of J2 League of Japan, a very interesting league that is reaching the end with some spots in the standings still to be defined, both for relegation and second spot of promotion...

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October 21, 2016

Best-11 matchday 31 J1 Japan

It was a hard work, with Asian qualifying rounds for Russia 2018 World Cup in between, but I finally managed to finish watching the nine matches of Matchday 31 of J1 League Japan. It is a type of football that seduces me a lot for the technical capacity of the players, both Japanese and foreigners, and also the different tactical alternatives that several teams have. Here is my Best XI of this ma...

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October 14, 2016

Best-11 matchday 4 qualifiers for Rssia World Cup 2018 of asian national teams

As I mentioned in my last entry to the blog, I’m currently analysing players from the different Asian national teams that are playing to qualify for the Russia World Cup 2018. After analysing the first six matches, here is my best-11 of Matchday 4....

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October 13, 2016

Ricardo Rodríguez in China training local coaches

During the upcoming two weeks Ricardo Rodríguez will be in China collaborating in the training of local football coaches. It is a project supported by the Government of China. In these weeks the local coaches will be instructed mainly in the fundamentals of positional play, a playing style that is currently used very successfully for example by top coaches such as Guardiola and Sampaoli, c...

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August 05, 2016

Matchday 18: Suphanburi 2 - Chiangrai United 0

Matchday 18 of Thai Premier League, first match of the second leg, in which Suphanburi received the visit of Chiangrai United. Local win by 2-0 in a game where three of the new signings of Suphanburi made their debut, Tasevski, Tanasith and Yong. The first chances of the game were for the visiting team, first in a corner-kick executed from the right side that was headed slightly out to the left o...

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June 25, 2016

Matchday 17: Ratchaburi 2 - Suphanburi 1

Matchday 17 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi visited the stadium of Ratchaburi, a club well known by Ricardo Rodríguez, who coached the team two seasons ago. The local team won by 2 goals to 1 in a game where all was decided in the second half in five frenetic minutes when all the goals were scored. The first half was very disputed, with constant chances for both sides with no re...

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June 22, 2016

Matchday 16: Suphanburi 0 - Bangkok United 1

Matchday 16 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi received the visit of the second team in the table, Bangkok United, who took the 3 points by a 0-1 win without doing particular merits to deserve it. The initial attempts on goal were for Suphanburi, with two shots on goal from outside the box, first by Dellatorre sided to the right but his shot went over the bar, and then by Carmelo after a...

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June 18, 2016

1st Round FA Cup: Benjamarachutit 0 - Suphanburi 6

Debut for Suphanburi in FA Cup this season, in a one-game away match against Benjamarachutit, team from Division 2 of Thai League, equivalent to the third division. In a pitch in awful condition, Suphanburi showed the huge difference in level and beat easily a rival that could not oppose. Suphanburi managed to take the advantage in the scoreboard in the first attempt on goal. A breakthrough by Ch...

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June 15, 2016

Matchday 15: Navy 1 - Suphanburi 1

Matchday 15 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi visited Navy after the two week break in the competition. Both teams shared the points, a draw that left the visiting team a bit frustrated. The match started with continuous losses in midfield and without chances for both teams. However, the local team soon managed to get the lead in scoreboard. In the 4th minute, a corner kicked from the ri...

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June 12, 2016

Matchday 14: Suphanburi 1 - Bangkok Glass 2

Matchday 14 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi faced in its own stadium Bangkok Glass, former club of Ricardo Rodríguez, that he coached the previous season. In a match with multiple alternatives the visiting team end up taking the win by 1-2 in 10 minutes of craziness in which the three goals were scored. The first chance of the game was for the visiting team, in a free-kick execu...

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May 28, 2016

Interview with Ricardo Rodríguez for the May issue of Fútbol-Táctico (in Spanish)

Exclusive interview with Fútbol-Táctico in which Ricardo Rodríguez analyses his working method and philosophy, and reviews his career and experiences working abroad. From his start with Real Madrid Academy in Mexico, to his project with Frank Rijkaard in Saudi Arabia, and his current time in Thailand, where he has been coaching for the past 3 seasons. His tenure as Sporting D...

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May 27, 2016

Matchday 13: Nakhon Ratchasima 0 - Suphanburi 0

Matchday 13 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi visited the stadium of Nakhon Ratchasima. The match ended without goals despite the multiple chances created by both sides. After some initial minutes without much play, the local team had the first chance, with a free-kick executed from the edge of the box slightly sided to the right that went out close to the bar. Suphanburi answered in a c...

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May 21, 2016

Matchday 12: Suphanburi 0 - BEC Tero Sasana 0

Matchday 12 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi received the visit of BEC Tero Sasana. Tie without goals in a game where Suphanburi made more to deserve the victory but lacked the accuracy to convert the chances generated. The first dangerous attempt on goal was for the local team, in a free-kick executed to the box from left wing by Jakkapan, the ball could not be cleared by the visiting...

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May 15, 2016

Matchday 11: Muang Thong 1 - Suphanburi 0

Matchday 11 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi visited the stadium of one of the favourite teams to win the League, Muang Thong. Local victory at the end in a tight match, fought head-to-head, in which each team dominated one half and that was decided with a polemic penalty. Muang Thong was the team that dominated the first half, although without creating good goal chances. They had the f...

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May 11, 2016

Matchday 10: Suphanburi 1 - Army United 0

Matchday 10 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi received the visit of Army United. The three points stayed at home in a solid game by Suphanburi that conceded nearly no chances to the rival team. The final 1-0 is not a good reflection of the merits achieved by both teams. The local team had the first chance of the game in an error of the rival defence, a bad pass by a defender of Army Unit...

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May 08, 2016

Matchday 9 Osotspa 0 - Suphanburi 0

Matchday 9 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi visited the stadium of Osotspa, and another away point conquered in a close game with very few goal chances in which defence ruled over attack. The final score, 0-0, is a good reflection of this. The first half had very few chances for both sides. After several long-distance attempts by both teams, the first shot on goal came from a free-kick...

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April 30, 2016

Matchday 8 Suphanburi 1 - Chainat Hornbill 0

Matchday 8 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi received the visit of Chainat Hornbill, The local team got away with the win with a penalty goal scored on the 90th minute. The match started very even, and the first attempt on goal was for the local team, in a ball recovered by Jakkapan, who passed it to Rangsan in left wing but his crossing went straight to the goalkeeper. The first good ch...

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April 27, 2016

Matchday 7 BB-CU 2 - Suphanburi 3

Matchday 7 of Thai Premier League in which Suphanburi visited the recently promoted BB-CU. The visiting team won the game by 2 goals to 3 in a disputed match with constant alternatives in the scoreboard. The match started in the best way for the visiting team, as they took the lead in the game in minute 3. A crossing to the box from right wing by Dhossapol could not be cleared by a local defender...

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April 24, 2016

1/32 Toyota Cup: Ayutthaya United 0 - Suphanburi 1

First match for Suphanburi in the Toyota League Cup this season. In the match corresponding to the 1/32 finals Suphanburi played a one-game away match against Ayutthaya United, from Thai Third Division. The difference in level was patent in the game and Suphanburi won without trouble, despite the slim difference in the scoreboard, 0-1, and qualified for the 1/16 round. The first half was controll...

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April 10, 2016

Matchday 6 Suphanburi 2 - Sukhothai 3

First home match for Ricardo Rodriguez, that ended with a defeat by 2 goals to 3 against Sukhothai, who took advantage of the errors of the local team and conquered an away victory. The first half was of clear local dominance, however, this is football, halftime was reached with the visiting team in advantage in the scoreboard. The first chance was for the local team, in a long pass from the defe...

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April 03, 2016

Matchday 5 Buriram United 2 - Suphanburi 2

First match for Ricardo Rodriguez as coach of Suphanburi FC in Thai Premier League 2016 and a tie to two goals against the reigning champion in their home stadium. Good starting point in an away game in a very disputed match. After an initial phase of respect between both teams, the first good opportunity of the match was for the local team, with a strong long distance shot by Kaio that hit the b...

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March 30, 2016

Watching football, sharing ideas

After many years without time outside coaching, I now have a few weeks without commitments and I will be visiting several European cities watching the trainings of different teams and learning the training methodology of several colleagues. We, as coaches, always have things to learn, keep improving and innovating, and probably the best example of this is Guardiola. I will be in Germany a few wee...

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January 30, 2016

Matchday 30: Saraburi 2 - Bangkok Glass 0

Matchday 30 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass paid visit to Saraburi, rival placed in the lowest tier of the standings and who won the game by 2 goals to 0. In the match of the first leg, Bangkok Glass won by 1 goal to 0. The match commenced with a chance for Suraburi in a play that started in midfield and ended with a shot from the left side of the box that Narit cleared to corner....

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November 22, 2015

Matchday 29: Bangkok Glass 2 - TOT 1

Matchday 29 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass received the visit of TOT, last in the standings. Bangkok Glass started well after the League break and won the 3 points in a game that dominated totally. In the first leg, same result but for TOT. Once again, Bangkok Glass started the match against the tide, as the visiting team took the lead in the second minute, in their first attempt...

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November 15, 2015

Matchday 28: BEC Tero Sasana 1 - Bangkok Glass 1

Matchday 28 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass visited the stadium of BEC Tero Sasana. Tie to one goal at the end of the 90 minutes, a point that does not satisfy any of the teams. In the first leg, Bangkok Glass won clearly by 5-0. The match started in the best way for Bangkok Glass, as they took the lead after only 5 minutes. A throw-in in the left side ended with a crossing into th...

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November 01, 2015

Matchday 27: Bangkok Glass 1 - Osotspa 1

Matchday 27 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass received at Leo Stadium the visit of Osotspa. Points shared at the end of the 90 minutes in a closed match without many goal chances. In the first leg, Osotspa had won by 1-0. The first half did not have many goal opportunities, with Bangkok Glass trying to take the initiative in the play and the visiting team more focused on not concedin...

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October 28, 2015

Matchday 26: Nakhon Ratchasima 1 - Bangkok Glass 0

Matchday 26 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass paid visit to Nakhon Ratchasima, team that is doing a good season and is placed in mid-table. Local win by 1-0 in a game clearly dominated by the visiting team. In the first leg, the score was 3 goals to 1 for Bangkok Glass. The visiting team could take the lead in the scoreboard in their first attempt, in a free-kick executed to the box...

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October 24, 2015

Matchday 25: Bangkok Glass 3 - Chainat Hornbill 0

Matchday 25 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass received at Leo Stadium the visit of Chainat Hornbill. Cleary victory for the local team, that won 3-0. In the first leg, the score was 1-1. The first chance of the match was for the local team in a free-kick from the left edge of the box that Supachai kicked with accuracy to the left corner of the goal and the goalkeeper saved with a gre...

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October 17, 2015

Matchday 24: Ratchaburi 1 - Bangkok Glass 0

Matchday 24 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass visited the stadium of Ratchaburi. Ricardo was coming back to his home last season. The game ended 1-0, the same score as in the first leg, but this time the victory was for Ratchaburi. The match started with an opportunity for the local team in left wing, that ended in a break-through into the box by a rival player, who dribbled the defe...

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September 26, 2015

Matchday 23: Bangkok Glass 3 – Army United 3

Matchday 23 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass received the visit of Army United. In a game full of excitement and alternatives for both sides, the final score was a three goals tie. In the first leg, Bangkok Glass won 0-1. The match started with chances for both teams, although mainly coming from long distance shots. The first one for the visiting team came from a play in right wing...

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September 20, 2015

Matchday 22: Chonburi 2 – Bangkok Glass 2

Matchday 22 of Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass visited the stadium of Chonburi with the third place in the table at stake. The same result as in the first leg repeated, and the match ended with a draw 2-2. The first chance of the game was for the local team, in a play in left wing that ended with a crossing to the heart of the box, which was headed out by Cunha. Bangkok Glass answered...

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September 12, 2015

Matchday 21: Bangkok United 2 – Bangkok Glass 0

Matchday 21 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass visited Bangkok United in a duel for the third spot in the standings. After the 1-0 win for Bangkok Glass in the first leg, this time Bangkok United won 2-0 in a very disputed game without clear goal chances in which the scoreboard reflected a bigger difference than shown on the pitch. The first opportunity with certain danger was for the...

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August 19, 2015

Matchday 20: Bangkok Glass 4 - Navy FC 1

Matchday 20 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass received the visit at Leo Stadium of Navy FC. The game was a monologue by the local team, who won 4-1, and could have scored more goals. In the match of the first leg, Bangkok Glass also won, 0-1. The first half was totally dominated by the local team, not allowing the visiting team to create any clear chance. The first three opportunitie...

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August 16, 2015

4th Round FA Cup: Bangkok Glass 1 – Buriram United 3

Match corresponding to the fourth round of FA Cup, in which Bangkok Glass faced Buriram United, in the fourth clash between both teams this season after Kor Cup, Toyota Cup and Thai Premier League. Away win by 1-3 that qualifies Buriram United for the next round. The local team had the first chance of the game, in a free-kick from the edge of the box that Peeraphong sent directly to the hands of...

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August 12, 2015

Matchday 19: Muang Thong United 5 – Bangkok Glass 0

Matchday 19 in Thai Premier League, and second match of the second leg, in which Bangkok Glass visited Muang Thong United in a duel at the top of the standings. After the tie without goals in the first leg, this time Muang Thong United was superior and beat Bangkok Glass for 5 goals to 0, although a bit strange as it conceded two goals at the beginning of the match and another two at the end. The...

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August 09, 2015

Matchday 18: Bangkok Glass 3 - Chiangrai United 2

Matchday 18 in Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass received the visit at Leo Stadium of Chiangrai United. Disputed game with quite a few goals that ended up falling to the local side. The first dangerous chance was for the local team, in a play in the right side that ended with a through-pass to the back of the defence to the arrival of Tanasith, who entered the box and crossed the ball t...

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August 02, 2015

3rd Round FA Cup: Bangkok Glass 3 – Rangsit 1

Match corrresponding to the third round of FA Cup, in which Bangkok Glass faced Rangsit, their grassroots team. Total control by Bangkok Glass who ended up winning by 3-1 and qualified for 4th round. The first half was dominated totally by Bangkok Glass, creating numerous goal chances. The first came from the left side, in a break-through to the goal line by Anuwat, his crossing to the box was ki...

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July 29, 2015

Matchday 17: Port FC 0 - Bangkok Glass 1

Matchday 17 in Thai Premier League and important away victory that allows Bangkok Glass to continue fighting for the first spot in the standings. The first dangerous play of the game was for the visiting team, in a through-pass to the back of the defence in the right side to the arrival of Kaikaew, who entered the box but his shot was well cleared by the goalkeeper. The second chance was for Anan...

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July 25, 2015

1/8 Toyota Cup: Bangkok Glass 0 – Buriram United 0

Match corresponding to the 1/8 of Toyota Cup, in which Bangkok Glass played a one-game home match at Leo Stadium against Buriram United. As it happened a week ago in the Thai Premier League game, it was a disputed match that ended tied with no goals and the result had to be determined in a penalty shoot-out, where Buriram won by 4-2 and qualified for next round. The first half was more dominated...

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July 22, 2015

Matchday 16: Bangkok Glass 2 – Suphanburi 2

Matchday 16 of Thai Premier League in which Bangkok Glass received at Leo Stadium the visit of Suphanburi, fourth in the standings behind their rival today. Game with a lot of chances that ended tied to 2, but could have easily ended with some more goals in the scoreboard. The first half started with the visiting team pressing more and being able to create several consecutive chances. The first o...

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July 19, 2015

Matchday 15: Buriram United 0 – Bangkok Glass 0

Duel in the top in matchday 15 of Thai Premier League in which Bangkok Glass, second in the standings, visited Buriram United, leader. Game played face to face but with no movement in the scoreboard, so both teams shared the points at the end. The first 45 minutes were very disputed with few chances for both teams. The first opportunity of the match was for the local team, after a through-pass in...

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July 15, 2015

Matchday 14: Bangkok Glass 1 – Saraburi 0

Matchday 14 of Thai Premier League in which Bangkok Glass received at Leo Stadium the visit of Saraburi, last in the standings. Despite this, they created a complicated game for the local team, who only managed to score the wining goal in the last minutes. The first chance of the game was for the local team, with a very long distance shot by Kaimbi from the left side that was blocked by the goalk...

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July 12, 2015

Matchday 13: Bangkok Glass 5 – BEC Tero Sasana 0

Matchday 13 of Thai Premier League in which Bangkok Glass received the visit of BEC Tero Sasana in Leo Stadium. Goal show by the local team to seal a 5-0 win in a very good match. The match started very well for Bangkok Glass, as they managed to get ahead in the scoreboard shortly after kick-off. In the 7th minute, a corner set-play ended with a cross to the box, the ball hit the hand of a defend...

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July 04, 2015

1/16 Toyota Cup: BBCU 1 – Bangkok Glass 3

Match corresponding to the 1/16 of Toyota Cup, in which Bangkok Glass played a one-game away match against Big Bang Chulalongkorn University FC. Win for the visiting team for 1-3, which qualifies Bangkok Glass for the 1/8 round. The match started with two good chances for the visiting team. The first one after a good combination in midfield, that ended with a through pass to Kaikaew that left him...

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July 01, 2015

Matchday 12: Osotspa 1 – Bangkok Glass 0

Matchday 12 of Thai Premier League in which Bangkok Glass visited the stadium of Osotspa. Local win by 1-0 in a disputed game with few goal chances. The match started badly for Bangkok Glass, as the local team scored the victory goal after only 6 minutes from kick-off. In a free-kick executed from their own side of the pitch, the ball was headed back by the rival forward to the feet of Diogo in a...

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June 28, 2015

2nd Round FA Cup: Samut Prakan 0 – Bangkok Glass 2

Debut for Bangkok Glass in FA Cup this season, in a one-game away match against Samut Prakan. Total control by the visiting team and final victory 0-2, which qualifies them for 3rd round. The game started in the best way for Bangkok Glass, who took the lead in the scoreboard in the first goal chance. A long ball to the back of the local defence ended in the feet of Kaimbi who scored with a low sh...

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June 24, 2015

Matchday 11: Bangkok Glass 3 – Nakhon Ratchasima 1

Matchday 11 of Thai Premier League and victory 3-1 for Bangkok Glass over Nakhon Ratchasima in the first game after the stop in the League. Great first half by Bangkok Glass, in which they were clearly superior to their rival and it had a reflection in the scoreboard at halftime with a 3 goal difference. The first chance was for the local team, with a combination in the right side between Tasevsk...

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June 20, 2015

Matchday 10: Chainat Hornbill 1 – Bangkok Glass 1

Matchday 10 of Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass visited Chainat Hornbill. Tie 1-1 in a match where Bangkok Glass had more merits to bring the 3 points back home. The first half started in the worst way for Bangkok Glass, because Chainat scored in the first goal chance they had, it was minute 2. In a free-kick from the right side, the ball ended in Murcy, alone in the edge of the s...

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May 10, 2015

Matchday 9: Bangkok Glass 1 – Ratchaburi 0

Matchday 9 of Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass received the visit of Ratchaburi, team coached last season by Ricardo Rodriguez. Local win 1-0 in a game in which Bangkok Glass carried the weight and had numerous goal chances. The first 45 minutes were of clear local dominance, with many goal opportunities to have opened the scoreboard, however the score by halftime had not move. Th...

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May 03, 2015

Matchday 8: Army United 0 – Bangkok Glass 1

Matchday 8 of Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass visited the stadium of Army United. At the end, away victory for Bangkok Glass in a polemic game. The first half did not have many clear goal chances. The first opportunity of the game was for the local team, with a free-kick from the edge of the box, but the shot went slightly over the bar. Bangkok Glass reacted with a cross from the...

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April 29, 2015

Matchday 7: Bangkok Glass 2 – Chonburi 2

Match corresponding to date 7 of Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass received the visit of Chonburi. Disputed game with a final draw 2-2, which is the second home tie for Bangkok Glass this season. Interesting first half, with chances for both teams. The first opportunity was for the visiting team, with a long ball from the defence to the forward line, the ball was poorly cleared by t...

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April 26, 2015

1/32 Toyota Cup: Sa Kaeo 1 – Bangkok Glass 2

First match for Bangkok Glass in a new tournament this season, the Toyota Cup. Along with Thai Premier League and FA Cup, they are the three big football competitions in Thailand. Match corresponding to the 1/32 finals when Bangkok Glass played a one-game away match against Sa Kaeo City, from Thai Second Division. Win for the visiting team for 1-2, which qualifies Bangkok Glass for the 1/16 r...

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April 18, 2015

Matchday 6: TOT 2 – Bangkok Glass 1

Match corresponding to date 6 of Thai Premier League, in which Bangkok Glass visited TOT, last in the standings. Local win by 2-1, and first defeat of the season in TPL for Bangkok Glass, that moved the team out of the leadership of Thai League. Bangkok Glass had the clear control of the game during the first 45 minutes, with plenty of opportunities. However, TOT generated more dangerous pla...

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April 05, 2015

Matchday 1: Bangkok Glass 3 – Sisaket 2

Match corresponding to date 1 of Thai Premier League, postponed due to the participation of Bangkok Glass in the qualifying rounds of Asian Champions League. Local win by 3-2, which places Bangkok Glass in the top of the standings. First half dominated by the local team, this superiority had a reflection in the scoreboard at halftime. The first chance was for the local team, with a combinati...

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March 14, 2015

Matchday 5: Bangkok Glass 1 – Bangkok United 0

Matchday 5 of Thai Premier League, with Bangkok Glass hosting the game against Bangkok United. Rivalry match, not only for being two teams from the capital city, but also because the visiting team had 1 point advantage over the hosting team in the standings. At the end, local win by 1-0, which allow Bangkok Glass to overtake Bangkok United in the table. Interesting first half, with chances fo...

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March 11, 2015

Matchday 4: Siam Navy 0 – Bangkok Glass 1

Matchday 4 of Thai Premier League, when Bangkok Glass visited the stadium of Siam Navy, recently promoted to First Division. Win 0-1, which is the second consecutive away victory this season. The first half was clearly dominated by the visiting team. Bangkok Glass could take the lead in the scoreboard with a cross-shot from the left side that went slightly out close to the post, and later with a...

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March 07, 2015

Matchday 3: Bangkok Glass 0 – Muang Thong United 0

Matchday 3 of Thai Premier League, and Bangkok Glass received the visit at his home Leo Stadium of Muang Thong United. Draw without goals between two teams that are destined to fight for the first spots of the table at season end. Game without clear goal chances and defences dominating over attacks. The match started with an opportunity for Muang Thong in the 4th minute, in a play wrongly di...

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February 28, 2015

Matchday 2: Chiangrai United 1 – Bangkok Glass 2

First match of Thai Premier League 2015 for Bangkok Glass. Actually it is matchday 2, as matchday 1 was postponed due to the participation in Asian Champions League. Bangkok Glass starts the season in the best way after an away win by 1-2 against Chiangrai United. The game started with a chance for Bangkok Glass in a free-kick by Narong that was headed by Matt Smith into the goalkeeper&rsquo...

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February 22, 2015

Kor Royal Cup Final: Buriram United 1 – Bangkok Glass 0

Kor Royal Cup final played at Suphachalasai stadium in Bangkok, trophy that opens the season in Thailand and faces the Thai Premier League champion and the winner of the FA Cup. Buriram United won Thai Premier League 2014, whereas Bangkok Glass conquered FA Cup last season. Buriram United won their third consecutive Kor Royal Cup after beating Bangkok Glass by 1-0. First half without clear goal c...

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January 24, 2015

Ricardo Rodrνguez signs for Bangkok Glass F.C.

After a successful season with Ratchaburi F.C., finishing in a sensational fourth position in Thai Premier League 2014, Ricardo Rodríguez has signed as Head Coach of Bangkok Glass F.C. for the 2015 season. Ricardo and Bangkok Glass F.C. will have the challenge of participating in five competitions next season. First the Kor Royal Cup against Buriram United, reigning champion of Thai Premie...

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November 13, 2014

Farewell letter from Ratchaburi FC

Dear Ratchaburi FC family, It is with great sadness that I will not be renewing my contract with Ratchaburi FC beyond this season. I take this opportunity to thank Fluke, his family and the club for all their support. I am grateful to have spent the last year with such a professional and forward thinking club with great people whose support has been unwavering, the commitment shown by everyone a...

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November 02, 2014

Matchday 36: PTT Rayong 0 – Ratchaburi 1

Match 36 of Thai Premier League in which Ratchaburi visited PTT Rayong, rival which already beat in the first leg by 3-0 and also defeated in quarter-finals of the Toyota Cup. Ratchaburi won again by 0-1. After a first quarter with a chance for each side, it was Ratchaburi who took the lead with a goal by Heberty in the 16th minute. PTT Rayong pushed hard the rest of the first half, but with...

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October 26, 2014

Matchday 35: Ratchaburi 3 – Bangkok Glass 2

In matchday 35 of Thai Premier League Ratchaburi received in their home stadium the visit of Bangkok Glass, whom they beat 3-2. In the match of the first leg Ratchaburi also defeated its rival by 2-4. Ratchaburi took the lead early in the match with a penalty converted by Heberty in the fourth minute, after a foul over him. Ratchaburi could increase the advantage by Fabio Lopes with a hand-t...

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October 22, 2014

Matchday 34: BEC Tero Sasana 1 – Ratchaburi 2

In match 34 of Thai Premier League Ratchaburi faced an away match against BEC Tero Sasana, a direct rival in the fight for the fourth place, and obtained an important victory for 1-2. In the first leg BEC Tero Sasana won for the same result, 1-2. Ratchaburi took advantage after 26 minutes with a goal by Nilwong after a good play over the goal line. BEC Tero levelled the match 10 minutes afte...

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October 19, 2014

Matchday 33: Singhtarua 2 – Ratchaburi 2

Away game in matchday 33 of Thai Premier League against Singhtarua. The score was 2-2, in the first leg the score was 0-0. The first chance of the first half was for Singhtarua after only 2 minutes with a shot from the left edge of the box that went out close to the right post. In the 8th minute, the rival forward had a good chance with a shot from the left side of the box that was saved by...

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October 15, 2014

Matchday 32: Ratchaburi 1 – Songkhla United 0

Home game in matchday 32 of Thai Premier League against Songkhla United. The score was 1-0, in the first leg the score was 1-1. The first half passed without many goal chances, although we were us who got closer to the rival’s goal. The best opportunity of this period was ours towards the end, with a header from Douglas after a cross from Sila that went out close to the right post. Se...

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August 23, 2014

Matchday 31: Police United 1 – Ratchaburi 2

Away game in matchday 31 of Thai Premier League against Police United FC. We won 1-2, in the game from the first leg we lost 0-1. Despite having several goal chances in the first half to open the score, we went to halftime with the initial score. The first clear opportunity of the match was in the 16th minute for Police United, when a pass over the defence enabled the forward a hand-to-hand...

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August 20, 2014

Matchday 30: Ratchaburi 1 – TOT 0

Matchday 30 of Thai Premier League and we played a home game against TOT SC, the team of the National Telecommunications company. We won 1-0, in the first leg the score was the same. In a first half without too many goal opportunities, first one was for us with a shot from Heberty to the left post after a pass from the left side from Quero, it was the 26th minute. In the 34th minute, a fast...

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August 17, 2014

Matchday 29: Chainat Hornbill 2 – Ratchaburi 2

We played matchday 29 of Thai Premier League in Chainat Hornbill FC stadium. The final score was 2-2, in the first leg we already drew, 1-1. Chainat took the lead in the scoreboard in minute 9 when their forward headed a cross from the left when he was totally alone. Rattana could level the match in the 18th minute but his shot from the central edge of the box was cleared by a rival defender...

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August 13, 2014

Matchday 28: Ratchaburi 3 – Bangkok United 0

We played matchday 28 of Thai Premier League in our home stadium against Bangkok United. We won 3-0, thus compensating the defeat suffered in the first leg by 1-0. We scored the first goal in the 25th minute thanks to a masterly free-kick transformed by Heberty on a foul committed over him. 3 minutes later it was Genki with a great header, after a cross from Chutipon. Heberty could score the...

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August 09, 2014

Matchday 27: Osotspa 1 – Ratchaburi 1

Matchday 27 of Thai Premier League and we had an away game against Osotspa M-150 Saraburi FC, first team to defeat us this season. The result in the first leg was 1-2, this time we drew 1-1. First chance of the match was for Genki, after a ball crossed from the left, but he shot into the goalkeeper’s hands from inside the small box. Next opportunity in the match was for Osotspa when a...

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August 03, 2014

1/2 Toyota Cup (second leg): Ratchaburi 1 – Buriram United 2

We had to comeback against Buriram United, the team in better shape in Thailand and leader of Thai Premier League, if we wanted to play the final of Toyota Cup. At the end we could not reach the final because we lost 1-2, but we did a great tournament reaching the semi-finals. The first goal of the game was made by Buriram after a sided free-kick that Tuñez, former player of Celta de V...

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July 30, 2014

Matchday 26: Ratchaburi 0 – Sisaket 0

We played at home in matchday 26 of Thai Premier League against Sisaket FC. The final score was 0-0, same result as in the first leg. It was a match with not many clear goal chances. The first shot with some danger was in minute 25 by Heberty, but his free-kick went to the left of the goal. 3 minutes later was Chutipon who tried but his long distance shot went over the bar. In the 31st minut...

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July 26, 2014

Matchday 25: Army United 2 – Ratchaburi 1

In matchday 25 we played an away game against Army United, team from the Thai army, and the final score was 2-1. In the first leg we won 3-0. Despite the defeat we could take the lead in the match in the 7th minute by Chutipon, but the shot from the edge of the box went out. 3 minutes later came the first goal of Army United, Ukrit saved a shot from the central edge of the box but the deflec...

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July 23, 2014

Matchday 24: Ratchaburi 2 – Muang Thong United 2

We played matchday 24 in our home stadium against Muang Thong United, current leader alone of the championship. The final score was 2-2. This team will play next 30th July a friendly match against Almería, team from Spanish First Division that has in its squad Teerasil Dangda, forward on loan from Muang Thong, and who will be the first Thai player to ever play in Liga BBVA. The Spanish...

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July 19, 2014

1/2 Toyota Cup (first leg): Buriram United 1 – Ratchaburi 0

The first leg of Toyota Cup semi-finals played in Buriram United’s home stadium ended 1-0. Although it is a tough rival we still have chances to win in our stadium the 30th June, so the round is still open. The first chance in the match was ours, Ekkaluck crossed the ball to the box from the left side and Yai did not reach the ball by little. The only goal of the match came in the 18th...

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July 16, 2014

Matchday 23: Air Force Central 1 – Ratchaburi 2

Away game played against Air Force Central FC in matchday 23 of Thai Premier League. As it happened in the first leg when we won 2-0 in our home stadium, we won again 1-2, although we started the match losing against one of the most laureate teams of Thailand, yet not in their best stage lately. Air Force started the game warning with 2 shots on goal that went out, both near the post, first...

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July 13, 2014

1/8 FA Cup: Chonburi 2 – Ratchaburi 0

Fourth game this season against Chonburi FC, this time the eight-finals of FA Cup. Despite losing 2-0 and being eliminated we had chances to win the match, but football is like this, the topic goes. The first opportunity of the game was for Douglas 2 minutes into the match, after a long pass over the defence, he was faster than the defender and ended in a hand-to-hand with the goalkeeper but...

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July 09, 2014

Matchday 22: Ratchaburi 1 – Chonburi 3

In matchday 22 of Thai Premier League we played a home game against Chonburi FC, fourth in the standings. In the match from the first leg we ended 3-3, this time we lost 1-3, although we had chances to score more goals. The first period did not have many clear goal opportunities for neither side. First one for Chonburi was in the 29th minute with a header that went out close to the left post...

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July 05, 2014

1/4 Toyota Cup (second leg): PTT Rayong 1 – Ratchaburi 0

Second round of Toyota Cup quarter-finals, and we had to defend the 3-1 obtained in the first round against PTT Rayong. It was not an easy game and despite the defeat by 1-0 we went through to semi-finals. We had the first chance of the match with a cross from the left side of Quero that Douglas headed close to the left post. PTT Rayong counterattacked with a clear opportunity but our goalke...

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July 02, 2014

Matchday 21: Ratchaburi 0 – Buriram United 2

We had a difficult home game in matchday 21 of Thai Premier League against Buriram United, the team currently in best shape of the championship. The result in the first leg was 0-0, this time the score was 0-2. In minute 14, in a free-kick from the edge of the box that hit the post after Ukrit touched the ball, the deflection went to a rival attacker who only had to push the ball into the ne...

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June 29, 2014

Matchday 20: Ratchaburi 3 – Suphanburi 0

Home game in matchday 20 of Thai Premier League against Suphanburi FC. In the match from the first leg we won 1-2, this time we won again, this time 3-0. Nagasato, who played in attack with Heberty in the place of Douglas, had the first chance of the match, but after dribbling the goalkeeper and when he was going to shoot on goal the foot of a defender cleared the ball to corner. Shortly aft...

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June 25, 2014

Matchday 19: Ratchaburi 3 – Samut Songkhram 1

In matchday 19 we had a home game against Samut Songkhram FC, last in the standings of Thai Premier League. The final score was 3-1. Although we ended up winning the match, we started losing. In the 29th minute, Samut Songkhram took the lead thanks to a powerful jump and header from a rival defender incorporated to an attacking play. We had a couple chances to take advantage before that goal...

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June 22, 2014

1/4 Toyota Cup (first leg): Ratchaburi 3 – PTT Rayong 1

First leg match of quarter-finals of Toyota Cup, played in our home stadium against PTT Rayong FC, 18th in the standings of Thai Premier League, and who we already beat a couple weeks back in League by 3-2. From now on, the rounds are played in two legs, and we got a positive result for the second leg after our win by 3-1. It was the debut for Juan Quero with Ratchaburi’s shirt and he p...

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June 18, 2014

Matchday 18: Chiangrai United 3 – Ratchaburi 3

Matchday 18 of Thai Premier League when we visited Chiangrai United. The final score was 3-3, although we were losing 3-1. The first clear opportunity of the game was ours, when a breakthrough by Sila in the right wing, and his subsequent cross to the box, was shot by Heberty over the bar. The following chance was for Chiangrai, but their shot went to the side of the net. It was not a first h...

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June 14, 2014

1/8 Toyota Cup: Ratchaburi 2 – Chonburi 1

Eight-finals game of Toyota Cup, played at home against Chonburi FC. We won 2-1 despite playing with a player less nearly all second half. It was not an easy game for us. In the 9th minute Chonburi, 5th in the table of Thai Premier League, took the lead thanks to a header impossible to stop for Chayut, today in the starting line-up for Ukrit. There were not many clear goal chances for neithe...

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June 11, 2014

Matchday 17: Ratchaburi 3 – PTT Rayong 2

In matchday 17 of Thai Premier League we had a home game against PTT Rayong FC, currently 18th in the table with 13 points. The final score was 3-2. Despite winning the game, we started the match losing. In the 9th minute, the rival forward, Rufo Sánchez, dribbled Ukrit after a through pass and scored kicking a high ball that made impossible for Henri and Apiwat to clear the ball. 2 m...

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June 08, 2014

Matchday 14: Ratchaburi 0 – Singhtarua 0

In matchday 14, which had to be postponed due to the political turmoil the country is suffering, we received the visit of Singhtarua FC; we were tied in points, and we continue the same after the draw. It is one of the most laureate teams in Thailand, not in League titles but in local Cup trophies. In the starting 11 we had the changes of Delibasic for Heberty and Apiwat for Prayat. It was a...

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June 04, 2014

Matchday 16: Bangkok Glass 2 – Ratchaburi 4

In matchday 16 we played an away game against Bangkok Glass, currently 9th in the standings with 23 points. We won 2-4 with a hat-trick by Heberty. First chance of the game was for Bangkok Glass after a loss in our own pitch, but the shot from the edge of the box was blocked by Ukrit without much trouble. In the 14th minute we scored our first goal, Heberty received a ball in the right wing,...

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June 01, 2014

Matchday 15: Ratchaburi 1 – BEC Tero Sasana 2

In matchday 15 we had a very difficult home game against one of the best teams in the championship, BEC Tero Sasana, who is currently 2nd in the table only 2 points behind the leader, Muang Thong United. We did not have much luck and we lost 1-2. It was a complicated game, not only for the rival, also due to the condition of the pitch, which was flooded. In the first half we had some good ch...

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May 28, 2014

1/16 FA Cup: Ratchaburi 5 – Chiangmai 3

Last Wednesday started our path in the FA Cup, the second most important trophy in Thai football. Teams from Thai Premier League start in third round and we had to face in our home stadium Chiangmai FC, a team from the northern part of the country, which is currently playing in Yamaha Ligue 1 (Thai Second Division). We won 5-3 in overtime, so we go through to next round as it was a knock-out...

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May 21, 2014

Matchday 13: Songkhla United 1 – Ratchaburi 1

Away match for us in matchday 13 of Thai Premier League against Songkhla United FC. The origins of this club are a bit curious because they were founded in another province under the name of Buriram FC, but later sold by a Thai politician to Songkhla FC, as this province did not have an elite football team. In 2013 they changed the name to the actual one. The final score of the game was 1-1....

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May 18, 2014

Matchday 12: Ratchaburi 0 – Police United 1

In day 12 of Thai Premier League we played a home game against Police United FC, the team of the Royal Police of Thailand. We lost 0-1. It was the 12th minute when the only goal of the game was scored. A breakaway in the right side and the subsequent cross was kicked into the goal by Police United’s player, without our goalkeeper Ukrit being able to react, despite he touched the ball w...

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May 10, 2014

Matchday 11: TOT 0 – Ratchaburi 0

Away game in day 11 of Thai Premier League against TOT FC, a team sponsored by the national telco; the score was 0-0. Surprisingly, despite the great number of chances created and playing the best match so far this season, we were not able to score a single goal, that’s football. We played best during the first half, when we created the best goal opportunities, in particular with Heber...

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May 03, 2014

1/16 Toyota Cup: Navy FC 1 – Ratchaburi 2

Match of the Toyota Cup against Navy FC, team from the Yamaha Ligue 1 (Thai Second Division). The result was 1-2 for us, and we are qualified for eight-finals. This time it was an opportunity for the less regular players in League. We played a serious game and we achieved a hard-worked victory. In the first half there were no clear goal chances for neither of the two teams. The most relevant...

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April 29, 2014

Matchday 10: Ratchaburi 1 – Chainat Hornbill 1

Home game in day 10 of Thai Premier League played against Chainat Hornbill FC, with a final score of 1-1. In the 18th minute of the first half, Chainat went ahead in the scoreboard with a good header after a free kick from the left side, it was nearly their only chance. From then, the majority of goal opportunities in the match were ours. First by Douglas after a masterly executed free kick...

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April 26, 2014

Matchday 9: Bangkok United 1 – Ratchaburi 0

In matchday 9 we had to visit the capital of Thailand to face Bangkok United. The final score was 1-0. The first opportunity to score was ours, in the 5th minute Assadin left behind is defender in the right wing and his cross was missed by very little by Yai. In the 26th minute Bangkok United scored the only goal of the game, after an interior pass our goalkeeper Ukrit stopped the shot of th...

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April 20, 2014

Matchday 8: Ratchaburi 1 – Osotspa 2

The rival in day 8 of Thai Premier League was Osotspa FC, current sixth in the table and who came from scoring 7 goals against Songkhla United FC in the last match. We played at our home stadium and we had our first defeat by 1-2. In the first half none of the two teams was able to open the score. It was in the 68th minute when our defence was unable to clear a ball and it went to a rival pl...

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April 09, 2014

Matchday 7: Sisaket 0 – Ratchaburi 0

Matchday 7 in Thai Premier League and a draw 0-0 in Sisaket FC stadium, which implied the loss of the first place in the standings. In the first half there was only one good chance, for Sisaket in the 44th minute, after a deflected ball in the penalty spot, the shot went slightly over the bar. In the second half the best chances were for us. In the 58th minute, Assadin, after receiving a lon...

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April 06, 2014

Matchday 6: Ratchaburi 3 – Army United 0

In Week 6 of the Thai Premier League we played at home against Army United, the Thai Army football team , the result was 3-0. In the 19th minute, Eakkaluck stole the ball on the by-line, ran into the box and was  brought down. The referee awarded a penalty. Douglas stepped up to take the penalty and slotted the ball home to the right of keeper. The second penalty came after 42 minutes. Ninwo...

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March 28, 2014

Matchday 5: Muang Thong United 1 – Ratchaburi 2

In Week 5 of the Thai Premier League we had a tough home game against Muangthong United, The leaders of the competition at the time. We came out of this game on top, beating them 1-2. Muangthong United, one of the most successful clubs in recent years the Thai league, a finalist last year and champion in 2009, 2010 and 2012. The first haft ended with. Muangthong leading 0:1. Their goal came from...

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March 26, 2014

Matchday 4: Ratchaburi 2 – Air Force Central 0

The first game of the season was we at home against Air Force United,  on the 4th day of the Thai Premier League. The result: 2-0. In the 40th minute, Rattana, after dribbling the ball inside the area and attracting several defenders laid the ball off, into the path for Heberty to score. the shot was not very powerful but it was very well placed inside the left post. Five minutes later, Dou...

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March 22, 2014

Matchday 3: Chonburi 3 – Ratchaburi 3

On the third day of the Thai Premier League we face: Chonburi FC, the final score was 3-3. We took the lead thanks to a goal from Douglas on the 28th minute, a header after a cross from the right. Shortly after our goal, Chonburi managed to get on level terms, taking us into the second half all square. Shortly after starting the second half , we struck back to take the lead with a goal from Nilwo...

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March 15, 2014

Matchday 2: Buriram United 0 – Ratchaburi 0

This match was the second day of the Thai Premier League, we faced Burinan United, coached by my fellow countryman Alejandro Menendez and reigning Thai Premier League, FA Cup and Toyota Cup champions. The match ended scoreless. Both teams played well and had equal opportunities to win the game, so on reflection a draw was a fair result and a share of the points that either team could have won....

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March 08, 2014

1/32 Toyota Cup: Udon Thani FC 1 – Ratchaburi 2

The Toyota Cup is the third most important tournament in Thailand after the Thai Premier League and FA Cup, 64 teams start and last year this team made it to the final. In the first round we were drawn against a Thai second division team: Udon Thani FC proved to be a tough opponent and after a lot of pressure they managed to score.  Before the break we managed to get back into the game with...

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March 01, 2014

Matchday 1: Suphanburi 1 – Ratchaburi 2

In this the first game of the Thai Premier League we were matched against Suphanburi FC, who finished fourth place last season. We played a great game and managed to win 1-2 on one of the toughest grounds in the championship. This is because of the support they receive from the large number of supporters who come to the stadium. Shortly before the end of the first half we went ahead with a great...

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February 22, 2014

Delibasic signs for Ratchaburi FC

The 32 year old Montenegrin striker who was without a team has signed for FC Ratchaburi. After spending five seasonswith Partizan Belgrade, where he scored 47 goals in 100 matches. He was signed by the RCD Mallorca, which gave way to a number of different moves (SL Benfica, SC Braga, AEK Athens, SC Beira-Mar and Real Sociedad). Until in 2008 where he signed for Hércules CF of the Spanish s...

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February 05, 2014

New year, new life

The new year starts with a new adventure in a new country and a new culture. I have decided to accept the proposal of Ratchaburi FC, a Thai premier league team from, the equivalent of the first division in Spain.   The Thai league is contested between the months March and October, so right now we are in preseason. Ratchaburi FC comes from the the Thai province that bears the same name. Las...

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January 17, 2014

End of my time in Girona

After being eliminated in the knockout phase of the Copa del Rey against Getafe. The Board of Directors decided to release me from my contract. The reason, rather than the elimination from the cup was the slump in form that we had in the league, we had only picked up two points out of a possible fifteen.   From here I want to take the opportunity to wish my successor the very best of luc...

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December 18, 2013

Next stop, Getafe

After playing 90 minutes the game finished all square at 0:0. This meant that the game would have to be decided on penalties, we eventually triumphed beating Alaves (4-2). Previously we had done the same with Ponferradina (2-1), rallying in the final minutes of the game and scoring with minutes to go. The next team we will face in the knockout phase of the Copa del Rey will be Getafe, who current...

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November 08, 2013

A record of Girona

We have made a great start  to the season, equalling the best ever start to a season, which was achieved at the beginning of last season. To record the best start to a season ever we must win the next game against Las Palmas. We´ve got 10 out of a 15 possible points (three wins, one draw and one loss). In addition, we are the second highest scoring team (tied with Sporting Gijón...

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September 20, 2013

A record of Girona

We have made a great start to the season, equalling the best ever start to a season, which was achieved at the beginning of last season. To record the best start to a season ever we must win the next game against Las Palmas. We´ve got 10 out of a 15 possible points (three wins, one draw and one loss). In addition, we are the second highest scoring team (tied with Sporting Gijón and R...

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September 20, 2013

We started on the right foot

First game of the League in 2013-2014 against Alaves Montivili. First win, 1-0, with a goal from Felipe Sanchón at the beginning of the second half. We didn´t have many opportunities to score, but we were able to win the match thanks to the work of the whole team. In the first half we had a couple of good chanes to get the upperhand at the break, one from Timor after a shot from the...

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August 16, 2013

Presenting the new Girona FC coach

This morning my presentation took place as coach of Girona FC. I want to thank the club and its officials for the confidence you have placed in me from the start and I will pass that on from the first day on the field of constancy in work and responsibility for a club that has had a great season this year. For me it is a proud day to return to Girona and I am proud that they have chosen me to t...

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July 08, 2013

We are the Girona

A few years ago I left behind one of the best experiences that as a coach I´ve had the opportunity to live. The promotion of Girona FC to the 2nd Division B.  Since then until now I´ve done much less coaching, although I have had the oppotunity to develop as a coach and living experiences that have made me grow professionally. Returning to Girona is a great challenge that I face...

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July 04, 2013

Training Camp Abu Dhabi

The Saudi Arabia under 17 team will hold a Training Camp in Abu Dhabi from next Saturday 20th of April until the 5th of May. During their stay in the United Arab Emirates, they will play 4 games. The first will be on the 23rd of April against Aljazera, in which the Spanish coach Luis Milla is the coach, the second on the 29th of April against Wehda and the 2nd and 4th of May against UAE. This...

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April 26, 2013

My co-worker, WYSCOUT

I want to show you a very important tool I use to develop my work, it΄s called Wyscout. It’s a very simple application, but still, very complete, it΄s used to keep track of those players and teams we believe are interesting. It has a database of more than 200,000 players, so we canfind easily players with specific characteristics. We can set filters, such as, by position, age, goals, assists, etc....

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February 21, 2013

Ricardo Rodriguez, new Saudν Arabia U17 coach

After the dismissal of Frank Rijkaard, there has been a small restructuring in the Saudi Arabia Football Federation. Lopez Caro has assumed the post of Rijkaard and Ricardo Rodriguez has become the new U17 coach. The Saudi Arabia Football Federation has trusted Ricardo with the qualification for the U17 world cup, to be held in Chile in 2015. This is something that they haven΄t managed to do si...

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January 31, 2013