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PHUKET TOWN: FC Phuket will kick off the new football season against Phattalung at Surakul Stadium on Sunday.

The team endured a disappointing first campaign, failing to win a single home game and finishing second to last in the Football Association of Thailand’s second division, southern section.

The team, which has changed its name from Phuket FC to FC Phuket, looks set to be far stronger and better organized this year.

No longer the ‘Sea Dragons’, the club is now nicknamed the ‘Southern Sea Kirin’, after a mythical fire-breathing beast sometimes known as the ‘Chinese Unicorn’.

Training sessions have been taking place daily at the Fifa pitch at Cape Panwa since October and the current squad of 26 has been carefully selected.

New coach Arjhan Songgamsub comes from Thai Premier League Champions Muang Thong United, bringing a wealth of experience from both Thailand and around Southeast Asia. He has a reputation as one of the best coaches in Thailand.

Coach Arjhan has been supervising rigorous training sessions to ensure the team is ready for the 2010 season. He warns fans with high expectations to be patient as the team will need time to develop its chemistry.

“We will not know how good this team is until we have played nine or ten games because there are a lot of new players who have never played together before,” he said.

FC Phuket’s pre-season form has been encouraging, particularly the 2-1 win over Division One side Narathiwat last week. Narathiwat were promoted to Division One after winning the second division, southern section last year.

Fans will be hoping the Kirin can record their first-ever home win against Phattalung this Sunday.

There is also expected to be a large contingent of Phattalung supporters at the game, as Phuket is home to several thousand natives of that province.

FC Phuket Supporters Club co-president and Phuket 91.5FM radio host Dan Ogunshakin said, “They’ve got a new set up and it’s a lot more professional. They have signed some sort of agreement with Muang Tong United, bringing in a lot of players, and they have been working hard every day. So they are looking in a lot better shape and look much more organized,” he said.

Sunday’s match kicks off at 5pm. Tickets are 50 baht and children are admitted free. For more information and updates visit: www.phuketfc.blogspot.com/

— James Goyder



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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