We are not leaving the Rai permanantly as it will still be our HOME Base between our travels. I have been coming here for 25+ years and it is where my beautiful wife was born and all her family( and they are mine now also) are here. You will still see me around the watering holes now and then. Off to Nan tommorrow to support Chiangrai United and check out our future Bar/Restuarant venue.
What good old Gary didn't realize when he wrote his message was that Chiangrai United played the
evening before at home against Muang Thong United, last year's champion of Thailand, now playing
for Thailand in the Asian Football Cup (I hope they did well against this Singaporean club yesterday
Muang Thong I mean, because Chiangrai United did very well last Saterday, they won 1 - 0).
Reports on this spectacular event you can find on the new English language Chiangrai United site
mentioned in the slowly closing down football thread of this forum.
So, realizing it after arriving at the pitch, Big Gary became one of the new supporters of Nan Town FC,
that is wrestling heavily at the bottom of Division 2 region north. It might have been the presence of
not less than nine new-baked foreign fans that gave Nan Fc wings and, what nobody expected, they gained
their second point last Sunday and this in not less than ten games (their first point they earned several
weeks ago here in town against the civils servants club Chiang Rai Fc - for sale, if you are interested)!
Like then, also now the end score was nill to nill. Exciting game thus. The victim came this time from
Kampaengphet and it was accompagnied by the spectacular 'farang' cheerleader Volkschen.
The foreigners came from Nan, Chiang Rai and Bangkok. It is nice to see that a little club manages to
attract a small multi-national (Swedish, Dutch, Australian, British and German) crowd of foreigners being
part of a circle of friends.
Good luck Big Gary, enjoy your trip through Australia and, once more, come back healthy!
PS: If you want to combine a Sunday afternoon game of Nan Fc with a visit to the excellent National Museum
of Nan and, of course, want to have a glimp of the extra-ordinary murals of Wat Puminn, you should realize
that these cultural highlights are closed on Mondays.
Okay Big Gary, the gentlemen at the left are the ones you should cheer!
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