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June warms up Phuket FC for September showdown with Sri Racha

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PHUKET: The Islander’s newly appointed head coach, Anuruck “June” Srikerd got his first chance to see his new side in action during a friendly match against a mixed Southern B-side last night.

Played on Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club’s artificial-grass pitch, the friendly proved to be a much needed confidence boost for Phuket, who scored 5 unanswered goals against their opponents, comprising a mix of players from Division 2 side, Phanga FC as well as local Rajabhat University Phuket amateur players.

The goals, scored by Niran Panthong, Watcharapong Jun-ngam, Poramut Krongborisut and Narakorn Wisetthanakarn, who netted the ball twice, offered fans some reprise following the team’s devastating loss to Saraburi on Sunday.

The informal friendly, played over four periods was spontaneously scheduled by Coach June, who took up his new post on Wednesday following the resignation of Coach Narong Ajarayutt a day before.

For full details of the resignation and new appointment, pick up a copy of the Phuket Gazette, out on stands tomorrow.

Coach June fielded two primary teams, who alternated onto the pitch in each of the four periods.

After landing at Phuket Airport on Wednesday, the new coach told a press conference: “My first priority is to get to know all my team to find out which players can play the systems the best. Then we have to work on building unity, pride and love in the team so we play as one.”

Despite a tough final run ahead to the end of the season, the Coach said he believes Phuket FC can earn 15 points from its remaining six matches, but will need to develop the right attitude.

In contrast to Phuket’s previous two head coach’s this season, Coach June, who last season led Southern rivals Pattalung to promotion from Division 2, was quite vocal and active in his command last night, constantly switching his orders between Thai and English to address both Thai and foreign players mistakes.

The coach reiterated to the team that regardless of their current standing (13th) or recent shortcomings, they still have a good chance to prevail against 3rd place Sri Racha on Sunday.

“The most important thing is that we need to play as one team. You can’t just look after your own role, but must also be able to step up and compensate for your team mates when they’re behind . Many of you are highly talented athletes, but that talent will mean nothing unless you play as a team and have the right attitude,” he concluded in the post-match pep talk, before asking the team to be in bed by 10pm, and up in the morning by no later than 7:30am.

The team is scheduled to commence training this evening at Surakul Stadium.

Sunday’s kick off against Sri Racha, also at Surakul Stadium, will be at 6:30pm.

— Steven Layne



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Motorbike driver files official complaint after accident from fallen cables in Kata

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A motorbike driver has filed a report with police against a cable company after he became tangled up in their cabling while driving to work in Kata.

26 year old Chakaree Yawaekaree filled the report with Chalong Police against the local cable company.

Mr Chakaree told Police that he was driving to work in Kata on Friday morning. When he arrived at the scene he ran into the cabling that had dropped down, just above the road level. The cables hooked his motorbike and caused him to crash and fall off. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for scrapes, grazes and a badly injured right knee.

Chalong Police say they are continuing their investigation. They say the cables belong to a private company and that this kind of incident happens “very often”.

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Motorbike driver dies after colliding with sedan on Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

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A motorbike driver has died after colliding with a sedan driven by a Russian driver who was allegedly making a “risky” U-turn on Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew yesterday.

The incident happened at 3.30pm yesterday.

Police and other emergency responders arrived to find a white sedan, a motorbike and a pickup truck.

The motorbike driver had sustained serious injuries – 19 year old Weerapat Chamnina – and had already been rushed tp Mission Phuket Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police report that a white sedan, whose driver was a 37 year old Russian man, Maxim Shadrin, was heading along the southbound lane of Thepkasattri Road.

Police speculate that he was trying to make a U-turn but was allegedly out of the lane of traffic making the turn.

The motorbike collided with the rear of the man’s sedan.  The motorbike driver bounced off to the other side of the road (northbound lane).  Then a pickup truck hit the motorbike driver.

Police are continuing their investigation and examining all the CCTV footage.

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54 year old Swede dodges traffic in Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

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PHUKET: Achadtaya Chuenniran

A 54 year old Swedish tourist is now in custody after running around Thepkasattri road yesterday morning dodging cars and causing traffic mayhem. Luckily no cars came in contact with the man police described as ‘mentally ill’.

A video clip from the incident shows the man running in and out of the traffic on Thepkasattri Road in Thalang. The incident happened around 2.30am.

The road had to be closed for 20-30 minutes as police apprehended the man, unhurt. The motive for his dangerous antics have not become apparent at this stage.

The man, who remains named was taken to Thalang Hospital for checking then was transferred to Vachira Hospital in Phuket Town. Police revealed that his visa expired on the same day so they’ve contacted the local Swedish consular officials to check on the man’s family and travel situation.

The Swede is currently being evaluated and treated in the hospital’s psychiatric wing.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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