This week I was in Phuket where the team was presented to the supporters and press. During the presentation I noticed that there were only 12 players; I think that this will be a tough season for Phuket when they have some injuries.
These evenings are very important to put the sponsors in the spotlight which is very important here in Asia. They pay a lot of money and ofcourse they want some publicity in return.
The first league game is immediately a very important one for Phuket; it will be a real fight in this “Derby of the South” against Surat Thani who are back in the highest division. After a talk with the new coach of Phuket and watching a training, I wonder how they will stand after that game. On March 28th we will know if it will be a quiet or tough season for Phuket.