Monday, June 7, 2010


We're in the midst of the mid-season break of the Metfone Cambodian League, which is all of a week's duration, and the action should begin again this Wednesday. Have I seen the fixture list for the 2nd half of the season - no I haven't so it's all a mystery and we're just a couple of days away. For my money that says a lot about the Metfone C-League. What's your view?
update... I've just seen the fixtures for Wednesday and the weekend and Phnom Penh Crown aren't playing. The suggestion is they are still in Thailand, where they went for the mid-season break to play in a tournament. My understanding is they were originally due to play Wednesday. If that's right, and the fixtures have been changed because they are still away, that stinks if you ask me. The C-League should be their main focus not a jolly to Thailand to play meaningless friendlies.
further update... After typing the above, the fixtures for the 2nd half of the season landed in my email in-basket. Tomorrow, Wednesday, will see the Army boys take on Wat Phnom, hoping to get their season back on track with a win. League leaders BBU take on Kirivong on Saturday in the highlight of the weekend matches. The end of the regular league season will be on 8 August before the Super 4 Play-offs take place the following weekend. As you must know already, the team at the top of the league at the end of the regular season is not crowned champions. The league's top 4 teams play off for that title and the weekend of the finals will be 21 and 22 August. Pencil that into your diary now. That will then leave all of September and early October for the national team to get into shape for their important Suzuki Cup (I've just heard the World Cup qualifiers that were due to be played have been put back to 2011) matches later in October. Good luck to them I say, as they'll need it. I have no information at this point on the successor to Scott O'Donell as coach of the national team. If you've heard anything, let me know.


Rick said...

I don't even know what the standings are ...

Andy Brouwer said...

actually the football federation website carries the league standings.
i've just seen the fixtures for tomorrow and the weekend, so they must be out. maybe the federation have forgot to send them to the press.
also it seems that PPCrown are not playing b'cuz they are still in Thailand, even though they were due to play tomorrow. Surely that can't be right, their bread and butter is the C-League, not having a jolly in Thailand. If the fixtures have had to be changed to accommodate Crown then questions must be asked...unless they had given the federations months of advance warning of their intention and the federation had ample time to change things. even so, it still doesn't seem right to me.