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Chiangrai United has a new English language website !

There are two ways to visit it.

Or you pass through the official website of Chiangrai United FC

(http://www.chiangrai-united.com/) by clicking on the Union Jack

button or you go directly to:

http://chiangraiunited.webs.com/

The English language website is independent. It not necessarily reflects the

official views of the club.

It informs about the games, presents news, fixtures & tables, photos & video

and general information as well about what happens in Thai football. For this

we work closely together with the German and English language site on Thai

football: http://www.thai-fussball.de/en/

Coming Sunday, the first of May, CRUtd will play at home (the stadium of the

Mea Fah Luang University) against Pattaya United. The game starts at 6 PM.

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If you don't have transport you can ask at Rico's if its supporters group will have

space left in one of the cars or you could choose to look at the game in the local

fanshops of the towns where you live. Don't forget to wear orange 555!

In Chiang Rai town there are two fanclubs:

- opposite ITD Plaza at the old town wall close to the Mengrai monument.

- at the old road to Chiang Mai about three hundred meters after Den Ha.

In Phan probably in the Chiangrai United shop at the little square next

to the hotel in the centre of town.

In Mae Sai at the first traffic light at your right (coming from the south)

next to the gasoline station. Probably also in the former Monkey Island at the

border. About threehundred meter to the left from the bridge.

Or at home, if you have the right satellite: the game will be shown on the channel

of Siamsport (at 18.00 thus).

It was a pleasure to keep you informed about what happened during the first two

years of this miraculous football club. Thanks for all the positive reactions!

Next week it is two years ago that I posted for the first time about the club.

I concluded my first posting with 'the future is ours'!

Who could have guessed that we would be playing in the Thai Premier League two

seasons later? I certainly couldn't!

I thank you for all the patience you had with my lousy English and, maybe even

worse, my lack of insight in this beautiful game which might have made your toes

curl once in a while.

I am very happy that CRAndy, also known as BG-man (as he doubles as mascotte of

another Thai Premier Leaugue team: Bangkok Glass!) will put his shoulders under it.

I will try to assist him as much as I can. He is a football man 'pur sang'!

It were concerned foreigners like him, Vinnie, Sriracha Shark, Esgede, Lokomotive and

several others that made Thai football accessible for foreigners living in Thailand

and for all those interested who are living abroad. Not to forget Nigel of course,

who started this thread!

Welcome to Chiang Rai BG-man!

And goodbye to everybody!

Limbo :yohan:

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GOODBYE TO EVERYBODY??????????????????????????????

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Thanks Limbo, the new site looks good.

What time do the folks leave from Ricos?

Crai United need all the support we can give to get them some wins and out of the danger zone.

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Thanks Limbo, the new site looks good.

What time do the folks leave from Ricos?

Dear Lannaman, a pity you didn't have time yesterday! The chefs of Le Meridien

had done their utmost and the lady who serves the beers seems to get more and

more beautiful every time Chiangrai United plays at home. It would also have been

a great opportunity to meet a nice group of foreigners from the Bangkok area that

visit all games of CRUtd 'down south'. The atmosphere in 'the box' was very pleasant.

Dear Big Gary, no, I myself am not moving away, but the information about football in

Chiang Rai will from now on move to the new English language Chiangrai United website.

We are still experimenting with it, but CRAndy and Limbo-John (...uh), with the help of

the other members, will try to make it as attractive as we can. The advantage of a website

above a thread in a forum is clear: the info can simply be organized better, it's easier

to bring pictures and videos together and you have a one-item forum concerning football.

See you around soon, probably at the shop of Khun Phed. Nice relaxed place for a beer!

Chiangrai United - Pattaya United 3 - 1

It was a spectaculair game with four excellent goals, three for our side and

one for Pattaya United. Especially the first, after 18 minutes, was a typical

Edvaldo action: In full horizontal flight on one and a half meters high he

launched a straight and hard as nails untenable shot.

Nothin wrong with the second goal either: upcoming defender Tawatchai took the

ball directly from three meters outside the 16 meter area and it bowed politely

over Pattaya's goalkeeper and ended nicely into the right upper corner.

In the extra time of the first half we got the only goal against. One has to admit

that it was a good-looking one: From the right and at least 25 meters Pattaya's

Peeraphon took the ball on his slipper and his cross caramboled surprisingly from

the post into the goal.

During the second half Pattaya started, forcedly, chasing. And this was done very

enthousiastically, resulting among others in a red card for an attack on our Brasilian

master player Edvaldo. Soon it was followed by a yellow one, also this one being

presented to an over-eager 'Rocking Dolphin'.

It took until the last moments of the generously allotted five minutes extra time

that a Chiangrai United player was floored within the 16-meter area and 'reborn'

Wasan didn't make a mistake: from the eleven meter spot he sent the ball straight

and untenable into the right upper corner: 3 - 1 !

Before the game it was raining, but it was heartwarming to see that it didn't prevent

the fans from making the more than 25 kilometer trip to the stadium on the MFL

university campus. The total number of visitors must have been about 3.500.

Three weeks they had been waiting for the next home game and they came ...

Next home game will be coming Saturday, this time against last years Thai

Thai premier League champion Muang Thong United. Same place, same time.

Hope to see you next time at the stadium and/or on the new website:

http://chiangraiunited.webs.com/

Limbo :yohan:

For ten minutes highlights of last night's match, please have a look at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFfCBDsJeFM&feature=player_embedded#at=15

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Great result. I watched some of the game on television and from the stadium noise, it seemed like there was a great atmosphere.

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Thanks Limbo! Looks good so far this website of Chiangraui United, can only become better. Can you also add a section about Chiang Rai, same like kwangkrung Chiangrai Bangkok group does. So not about football alone? More about Chiangrai?

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Bangkok Glass versus Chiangrai United

The match can be seen live at channel TRUE 102.

For more information, among which a brilliant analyses of the game to come by nobody less than

BangkokGlassMan (aka CRAndy) himself, please see the English language Chiangrai United website:

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Limbo :yohan:

Some pictures of last week, CRUTD vs MTU 1 - 0.

Don't repeat BGman's mistake! He changed shirt with a Muang Thong

supporter with a complete different posture.

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Limbo any truth in the rumour that Chiang Rai Utd are to play some games at the 700 year stadium in Chiang Mai due to the lack of capacity at your home ground?

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Limbo any truth in the rumour that Chiang Rai Utd are to play some games at the 700 year stadium in Chiang Mai due to the lack of capacity at your home ground?

I will see if I can find out and you will be the first to know.

It wouldn't be nice for the fans though. Last Saturday the stadium

of the Mae Fah Luang University had a full house again. I would

guess that it were about 5000 to 5500 people that visited the

game against Thai Port Fc but even including the extra stands that

are set up it brings us to the maximum. We have a fantastic legion

of dedicated fans.

This stadium is about thirty kilometers north of Chiang Rai town and

the same number of kilometers more close to Maechan, Chiang Saen and

Mae Sai where we also have big supporter groups.

Our own new stadium will certainly not be ready this year (I would guess

earliest for the second leg next season) and the local provincial and

municipal authorities have their own little toy called Chiang Rai Fc that

they seem to use as an excuse for owning the stadium where Chiangrai United

played last year.

This club is hanging (for sale) at the bottom of 2nd Division region north,

so they would not co-operate unless they could get hold of a too big part

of the proceeds.

On top of that the pitch of their stadium is not in a condition that

would be acceptable for TPL games and they haven't shown themselves to

be able to change that as long as the stadium exists. The light is not

sufficient and we shouldn't forget that its capacity is even smaller

than at the MFL.

I guess the maximum would be about 4500 even if we had 6000 visitors

a couple of times last year (including those standing behind the fences

and looking for free). So the local 'sanaam kila' is not an option.

Where would the pain threshold be for our fans? 200 Kilometers is far!

It might be that the MFL is 'having problems', I simply don't know.

Suddenly the normally 'free floating' Singha draught suddenly disappeared

from the skybox because the campus is supposed to be alcohol free. I know

that it might be seen as a minor problem as it only concerns the happy few,

but it was forcing among others also me to look at the match with a glass of

water and a cup of coffee next to me. So I take that personal, grrr...

Concerning our away games (as you know most Thai Premier League clubs are

from the Bangkok and Eastern Seaboard area) we are lucky that we have a great

fanclub in that area (for info google to Kwangkrung) and maybe 30 to 40 fans

from Chiang Rai that travel these many but unavoidable 800 kilometers.

The situation around Chiang Mai Fc is far below expectation. Nobody can be happy

about that. Also not in Chiang Rai. It would have been great to have our local

derby twice a year. Will the miracle happen and the situation change the way it

did last year for Chiangrai United during the second leg? The debacle around Rene

isn't promising ...

Anyhow, if it doesn't the 2nd Division looms again and that would be unacceptable.

So .. uh .. could we speculate that a combination of resources comes to mind?

That a little test is awaiting us? One super team for the north, playing in a town

with a million people instead of a town of seventy thousand?

I hate the thought of it and I hope that Chiang Mai Fc will recover in the one way

or the other so that these hypothetical constructs don't have to pass our minds 555!

Greetings,

Limbo :yohan:

PS: Please find Andy's matchreports at http://chiangraiunited.webs.com/

Brasilian Eddie made the goal against Thai Port. The great picture is made by Hualek,

the best sportsphotographer of Chiang Rai.

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ID: 259   Posted · Hidden by Maestro, June 11, 2011 - Can't find any post making jokes about people who died.

Please gentlemen!

We all know that this forum isn't really moderated but I expect you

to understand that one shouldn't make jokes about people who died.

So I ask you for your respect.

For those who love the Chiangrai United football team it is very sad to hear

that seven of us died. Acharn Tjak was one of them.

Please MacGriffith, if it is only for once, keep out the funny ones out of this thread.

Many of us lost good friends.

Seven died and many more are in the hospital.

Gerry wants to do everything he can at all costs.

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ID: 260   Posted · Hidden by Maestro, June 11, 2011 - Reply to deleted post.

No idea what you are talking about and I doubt any poster on this forum would be so insensitive as to make a joke about this terrible tragedy.

RIP to all those who died .

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ID: 261   Posted · Hidden by Maestro, June 11, 2011 - Reply to deleted post.

I guess this cryptic post means there was a road accident. I hope those that survived recover quickly and trust those that died did not suffer. I hope their families are not forgotten.

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ID: 262   Posted · Hidden by Maestro, June 11, 2011 - Reply to deleted post.

I guess this cryptic post means there was a road accident. I hope those that survived recover quickly and trust those that died did not suffer. I hope their families are not forgotten.

Dingdong and Harrry, thanks!

This is not about what happened in the past in this forum, but I am sure your comments will prevent

some earlier ... from happening.

It is horrible what happened.

Some of us really became fans of Chiangrai United and loved our fellow supporters.

One of the victims is acharn Tjak, here on the picture with English Andy. He is one of

this great guys we all loved.

L.

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ID: 263   Posted · Hidden by Maestro, June 11, 2011 - Reply to deleted post.

I am CRTUD fans. This news is breaking my heart like many of our fellow supporters. May all 7 of them rest forever in peace and speed recovery to those 40 or more injuired at Lopburi hospitals.

Even though we lost to Buriram today (5-0). Will never compare how much lost we feel for our fellow fans.

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ID: 264   Posted · Hidden by Maestro, June 11, 2011 - Reply to deleted post.

I am CRTUD fans. This news is breaking my heart like many of our fellow supporters. May all 7 of them rest forever in peace and speed recovery to those 40 or more injuired at Lopburi hospitals.

Even though we lost to Buriram today (5-0). Will never compare how much lost we feel for our fellow fans.

Thanks konjianghai for commenting!

I lost two friends and I will remember them for ever.

Even if our home games are going to be in Chiang Mai they will still

be part of our legion and they will still sit next to us!

L.

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ID: 265   Posted · Hidden by Maestro, June 11, 2011 - Reply to deleted post.

I am CRTUD fans. This news is breaking my heart like many of our fellow supporters. May all 7 of them rest forever in peace and speed recovery to those 40 or more injuired at Lopburi hospitals.

Even though we lost to Buriram today (5-0). Will never compare how much lost we feel for our fellow fans.

Thanks konjianghai for commenting!

I lost two friends and I will remember them for ever.

Even if our home games are going to be in Chiang Mai they will still

be part of our legion and they will still sit next to us!

L.

Mr. Limbo i think if not sure your friend in the picture is still alive.

Can you confirm it by taking a look in this link? You will see Lopburi fans visiting the injured CRUTD fans. I thought i recognized your friend at a few last pictures.

http://www.chiangrai...hp?topic=6466.0

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ID: 266   Posted · Hidden by Maestro, June 11, 2011 - Reply to deleted post.

I am CRTUD fans. This news is breaking my heart like many of our fellow supporters. May all 7 of them rest forever in peace and speed recovery to those 40 or more injuired at Lopburi hospitals.

Even though we lost to Buriram today (5-0). Will never compare how much lost we feel for our fellow fans.

Thanks konjianghai for commenting!

I lost two friends and I will remember them for ever.

Even if our home games are going to be in Chiang Mai they will still

be part of our legion and they will still sit next to us!

L.

Mr. Limbo i think if not sure your friend in the picture is still alive.

Can you confirm it by taking a look in this link? You will see Lopburi fans visiting the injured CRUTD fans. I thought i recognized your friend at a few last pictures.

http://www.chiangrai...hp?topic=6466.0

Thank you very much, but some pictures didn't load.

Some of the foreigners went to the fan club at Den Ha to meet the other fans today

and we heard that acharn Tjak was among the victims.

Nobody of us wanted anybody to be among them.

Acharn Tjak is a personal friend and that's why I got shocked when I was told at the

fan club that he was among the seven.

1958 Came to mind when Man U's plane went down. Then we heard it was the supporter's bus.

I had Albert on the phone, the former physical coach of Crutd, who knows about the terror when

the Togo team was shot at. These things you will never forget.

PS: the Chiang Mai forum is moderated, so it might be better to continue there.

The past learned us that sensitive items are subject to strange people who only

use them to promote themselves in this forum.

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Seems like the hatchets men were doing some chopping.Anyway,

to repeat RIP to the deceased .

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Were some of the post or a similar thread to this one about CR football being hijacking??

Yesterday i reply to Mr. Limbo about his friend, one of the victims of yesterday bus crash.

I could not find those comments anymore. What's with this system the moderators are doing???

Censorship or dictatorship??? Was trying to provide news on Mr. Limbo friend, being handle like this makes me furious!

Is already hard to know 7 fans died and 40 or more got injured, dont act like this okay TV!

P.S Mr. Limbo, your friend is alive, he got 2 broken legs. I don't know when serious injured fans will be transfer back to CR.

But today many light injured fans flew safety back to CR. Bodies of those who died arrive back today too, the webmaster body will be cremated on this wednesday. I'm sure you'll get futher info from your friends. Would be nice if you can be on the funeral.

I dont have info when the cremation of Fansclub president will be plan. Ask your friends about it though.

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Thank you konjianghai! I appreciate your message very much!

In the mean time I have seen a picture showing him lying in the hospital.

I saw also pictures of widows, of half-orphans ...

It is this strange look in the eyes of the children, as if they want to look through

all the people dressed in black around the coffin in which they are told there father is.

In their minds maybe going back to the moment that their father in his orange outfit

happy and enthousiastic gave them a last hug before he jumped on the pick-up with his friends.

To be brought to the buss that would transport them to Lopburi where it all would end ...

L.

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Thank you konjianghai! I appreciate your message very much!

In the mean time I have seen a picture showing him lying in the hospital.

L.

Yes, and in the meantime, you have still left your erroneous post as to his demise unchanged in the CM forum.

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Thank you konjianghai! I appreciate your message very much!

In the mean time I have seen a picture showing him lying in the hospital.

L.

Yes, and in the meantime, you have still left your erroneous post as to his demise unchanged in the CM forum.

Thanks Kandahar for pointing it out, though it might have been more appropiate

if you would have sent me a personal message on the subject or if you would have

corrected my horrible mistake directly by yourself. But it is great to hear

somebody express a genuine interest in the victims of the Chiang Rai disaster.

I met the gentleman concerned last Saterday for the first time again in the Chiangrai

Hills Stadium at the occasion of the official beginning of the tournament that will

decide which team will win the first ever Rotary Cup of Maechan.

It was good to see him back. He can walk again with the help of only one crutch.

32 Teams registered for this 7-a-side tournament and more information about it

can be found in the Chiangrai Hills Stadium thread. For those who are interested

above-average I would like to refer to its facebook page.

There you will find all information about this unique initiative.

Feel yourself welcome to visit !

Limbo :yohan:

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[/color=#008080]Chiangrai United versus Chonburi FC: The game of the year!

Somewhere between

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Last Sunday somewhere between 6500 and 7000 Chiang Rai football enthousiasts

wittnessed Chiangrai United win over Chonburi with the convincing digits 4 - 3.

It was a splendid game! The team was back!

Chiangrai United on track again!

Chiangrai took the lead for the first time after ten minutes, but Chonburi came back

and scored the equalizer not long afterwards. This pattern repeated itself another two

times, before Chiangrai United finally could score the winning goal.

Yes, it was dramatic, but with a happy ending of the first order! After the last

sound of the whistle the stadium exploded!

After the 2 - 1 victory against Muang Thong (second position in the Thai Premier

League) in May of this year now Chonburi FC (third position in the TPL) is the

second topper of Thailand that doesn't bring any points home from Chiangrai.

As far as I have heard the fans of Bangkok Glass are now already looking forward to the

last game of Chiangrai United of this season, which will be at home against PEA Buriram

(first position in the TPL).

It might bring them the championship if we repeat the success!

At this moment it looks as if this moment might be postponed to the beginning of next

year, but it still could fit into the planning and be played in December.

Three times means ship law, a Dutch proverb says, so we are ready for it!

Next opponent at home will be Bangkok Glass itself, an interesting football party, that

they should prepare themselves very well for (November 27).

Limbo :yohan:

Our Wasan "Boy" Natasan is together with Sarayuut Chaikamdee of Bangkok Glass

(with 15 goals each) since last weekend topscorer of the Thai Premier League.

No wonder that German coach Winnie Schaefer selected him for the National team.

I think we see him here at this picture, taken last Sunday.

There is a little, little chance though that it is Rattapong.

The fact is that the Chonburi player on the picture, Anucha

Kitpongsri was Wasan's close guard all the game.

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Our Wasan "Boy" Natasan is together with Sarayuut Chaikamdee of Bangkok Glass

(with 15 goals each) since last weekend topscorer of the Thai Premier League.

No wonder that German coach Winnie Schaefer selected him for the National team.

Know your stars ...

Here is another picture of "Boy", who's shirtnumber inspired him

to name his little daughter Forty :), together with his charming wife.

The picture was taken last Saturday at the Chiangrai Hills Stadium

in Maechan, where a big party was organised for the fans of

Chiangrai United.

The organisation of the Thai Premier League seems to be quite

complicated this year. In August our team had to play six times

and now we have a break of five weeks.

It's now confirmed: the last game, the thriller against PEA Buriram,

will be in January.

Next home game will be Sunday 27 November against Bangkok Glass.

Limbo :yohan:

The other picture shows one of the 'cosy corners' last Saturday.

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