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Phuket Sports : Keeper’s ball; France leapfrog into first

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PHUKET: Goalkeepers are a breed unto themselves. Both hero and villain, as with any position on the playing field. But one characteristic of a goalkeeper that can never be doubted is that of bravery. The last line of defense, the last hope when all seems lost, that is a goalkeeper.

It may sound daunting, but the thrill of making a save to keep your team in the game is a feeling like no other. Of great goals there are many, but great saves are few and far between. So if being a goalkeeper is a dream of any youngster here on Phuket, then Brazilian Soccer Schools at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club is where those dreams can be realized.

On February 21 and 24, from 4-7pm, BSS will provide an opportunity for aspiring goalkeepers to be coached on the key aspects of goalkeeping and help develop techniques in this important position.

Leading the course is BSS Phuket Head Coach, Martin Hill, who is a vastly experienced goalkeeper with hundreds of games played in goal throughout his career. Martin will encourage the players at the camp to become comfortable and confident between the posts using specialized coaching games.

There are four different size of goals ranging from the smaller U8 Goals up to full-sized professional goals. This ensures that players from 6-16 years of age can participate in the sessions with all the correct equipment. Based on TSLC’s full-sized synthetic pitch, the players will have plenty of space to practice and enjoy their new skills.

France leapfrog

The 2012 Fair Play League hit the midway point at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC) recently.

In the U14 division, Germany Green took on France after their first defeat of the season last week. In an exciting display of football, both teams attacked relentlessly which created plenty of goals and action. In the final five minutes, France ahead by one goal, scored two unanswered goals to win the game 9-6 which also jumps them to first place in the league.

The U11 match saw Germany Green keep pressure on the leaders, Brazil, by claiming a hard fought 3-1 victory over a dogged France team. The second group of matches saw Brazil against Thailand, again in both age groups.

The U14 game was another tight affair. Thailand capitalized on more opportunities than Brazil and ran out 5-3 winners. The U11 Brazil team continued on their determined march towards the 2012 title by claiming their fifth win out of five games in a 4-1 defeat of a developing Thailand team.

The final matches saw Argentina take on Germany White. Argentina’s U14 side grabbed top spot in the league for the first time this season with a victory after a game that showcased their goalscoring capabilities.

Germany White recovered well, but eventually succumbed to a 8-4 defeat. The U11 draw saw two teams hoping to reboot their season after losses in the previous week. In an extremely competitive match Germany White’s superb defense held against a creative Argentina attack for a 2-1 victory, a result that has lifted them into third spot on the table.

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Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain

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The Thailand Meteorological Department issued a weather warning for southern Thailand with torrential rain forecast to hit the region throughout the weekend. The heavy monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand and south of the country is being blamed for the rough weather, with the TMD predicting flash flooding in many areas.

(Phuket, Hat Yai and Hua Hin’s forecast below)

“Waves are expected to reach 2 metres in height in the lower Gulf of Thailand and possibly higher at the height of the storm. Ships are advised to proceed with caution.”

For the north and northeast of Thailand, the TMD forecasts strong winds and cooler mornings as the arrival of the “winter” season, coupled with a moderate high-pressure system, causes temperatures to dip.

Hua Hin’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

Phuket’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

Hat Yai’s five day forecast

Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation | weather.com

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Now you see him, now you don’t… Patong Police hunt foreigner over $30k theft

Greeley Pulitzer

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police have yet to develop any tangible leads tracking down a foreigner who made off with US$30,000 in cash from a currency exchange booth in Kalim, north of Patong in Phuket, last Tuesday.

The man is about 168 centimetres tall with grey hair and around 60 years old, Patong police told The Phuket News.

“We have no clue what nationality he is.”

He was last seen at the currency exchange booth wearing a purple polo shirt, blue jeans and black cap. Police have checked hotels in the area, police stations across the island and Phuket Immigration, but have yet to join the dots and come up with firm leads.

“Investigators have checked CCTV in the area and collected what evidence we have but we still do not know the man’s name or where he was staying.”

The man had visited the booth several times before Tuesday, when he disappeared with the $30,000 in US banknotes, according to police.

“It was always small amounts”, he added, noting that the amounts didn’t warrant staff at the exchange booth to check the man’s passport before making the exchange.

The man arrived at the booth again at about 1pm on Tuesday, saying that he had 900,000 baht cash to exchange.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room

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The security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief.

A woman named Supattra received a call from the hotel he worked at and was informed that he didn’t show up at work yesterday, so she went to his apartment to check on him.

She saw that his room was locked from the inside, so used the key she had in her possession to open the room and found Yingyot laying on the floor, face down. She thought he was just sleeping so she tried to wake him up but once she flipped him, she found that he already passed away.

She immediately called Saku police, and once on the scene, police found that there was some blood on the floor. The man had a 2 centimetre wound on his left eyebrow which was deep into his skull. There was also a wound on his chin about 1 centimetre long and about a centimetre deep. His left eye had a bruise which looked like he was attacked by a hard object.

Police report that he had been dead for around four hours in the room.

The room was not ransacked and there was no sign of fighting or theft. His body has been sent to Thalang Hospital for a detailed autopsy and to look into the cause of death.

SOURCE: Phuket Hot News

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