The Lighter Side of Thai Football
I’ll be the first to admit that we here at Thai League Football can sometimes be a little negative, weary and even pessimistic about Thai Football. With the rhetoric of Thaivings; instant recoveries; grubby handed politicians; incompetent bureaucrats and numerous sums of cash seemingly disappearing into thin air; it is sometimes hard to see the light at the end of the TPL tunnel. Well today I want to talk about one of the better aspects of Thai Football; a part I often feel is being lost in the English Premier League. Thai Football as a community is relatively small and its history still very young; because of this much of what happens in the league can be felt and shared by all members of the TPL community. Whether you are a fan, a reporter, a coach or the club president there is a sense of intimacy and mutual respect amongst us the likes that bigger leagues no longer share
There is, however, one particular team that truly excels at nurturing this mutual respect between its fans and the staff. After a friendly match between BEC Tero and OSOTSPA, I managed to catch an even friendlier match between the BEC Tero Staff and their fanclub. It was a breath of fresh air watching the staff mingle with their loyal fans and quite the feat to watch 2 groups of unqualified footballers kicking it around just for a laugh. What was even more amazing was seeing General Manager Robert Procureur and Team Coach Andrew Ord joining along in the fun. A club that can unite every branch of its team is a club with Great Spirit. And BEC Tero are definitely a club that knows how to unite its people.