18 March
2nd Annual Sakon
22 March 7:30pm
2018 King's Cup Football 
Thailand hosts Gabon
22 - 25 March
2018 King's Cup Football 
Sunday, March 25
Sakon FC @ Surin Sugar
Saturday March 31
Sakon FC hosts Yasothon FC
Sunday, 1 April
Tha Rae Easter parade
Friday 6 April
Chakri Day
Thu 12 April
Fri 13 April
Sat 14 April
Sun 15 April
Mon 16 April
Wed 18 April
Toyota Cup
Qualification play-off round
Tue 1 May
Labor Day
Wed 10 May
Visakha Bucha
No Alcohol sales

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Municipal Football accepting team applications until March 20

Season 23 March through 18 May

Inviting teams ages 12 and up to senior teams ages 40
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What went wrong

With a huge loss Yesterday, Sakon FC sunk down one tier to 12th in a league of 14 teams. Surin is in a temporary 2nd place in the league, which will most likely drop after todays four games.  
Sakon FC next faces that other Surin team "Surin Sugar Khongcheemool." The teams are equal in wins, losses and draws. Only difference is Sakon FC has allowed more goals by their opponents.
6 - 0
Sakon nakhon logo, Jan 2016.jpg
Huai Thalaeng United F.C. logo.jpg
2 - 1
Surin Sugar Khongcheemool football club logo, Jan 2018.png
Loei City football club logo, 2009, reback in 2016.jpg
2 - 1
Buriram united.png
Ubon UMT United Football Club logo, It is new change logo, Feb 2015.jpg
Khon Kaen United Football Club logo, It is new change logo, Feb 2015.jpg
Nongbua Pitchaya F.C. logo 2017.png
Muang Loei United football club logo, 14 Jan 2017.jpg
Mashare Chaiyaphum Club Logo.png
Mahasarakham fc logo 2016.jpg
Sisaket United FC logo.jpg ํYasothon football club logo, Jan 2016.jpg
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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Slaughter at Surin

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I missed that announcement...

... that the venue of today's Sakon FC game was changed.
That announcement was posted on the same day Sakon FC had that big 4-1 win.  Obviously my mind was out celebrating.  By the time I has reminded of the change it was too late for me to readjust my plans. Next weekend is another game in Surin.  Am toying with the idea of flying down for an overnight stay.  
Meanwhile I'll be looking anxiously for a live feed around game time. If there is a live feed I'll copy it on my facebook page and here on the blog shortly after the game started.

Meanwhile here in town drive carefully, a bunch of graduation celebrations and a bunch of 'bigwigs' in town
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Summer Rain Town 2018

April 14 and 15
Near the new Night Market
It's a dance party which got its start in 2013.  It used to be held in town, consult the map for this year's location

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This weekend's Sakon Nakhon FC game venue has been changed

Scheduled as a home game, the venue has been changed. The game is to be played in Surin.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

US Tax time approaches

US taxes are due this year on April 17, as the usual day April 15 is on a Sunday. US taxpayers living abroad receive an automatic 2 month extension with a due date of June 15.  HOWEVER, if you have taxes due, you may be liable for 2 months interest.  
I calculated my taxes in January and discovered I owe an extra $50. Just recalculated my taxes and discovered I am to receive a $50 refund.  Think I'll rest a few days and recalculate.
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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sakon FC at Ubon 0-0 (was Live broadcast)

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Where else would you consider these temperatures as cool

29 C = 84.2 F
35 C = 95  F
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Aftermath of the Storm
Cleanup underway

It seems Phang Khon experienced the worst of this storm. There were some online videos of the storm in Surin and high winds in Wanon Niwat (north of Phang Khon).  In march winds tend to get quite strong, a time when we transition from cooler to the very hot season.
150330 Storm (year month day)

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Big WIn for Sakon FC in second elimination game of the 2018 Toyota Cup


In the second elimination game of the 2018 Toyota Cup, Sakon FC beat Loi City 4-1.   Two goals each were scored by player  Wiwat #17 and player Nattasit #20

A further elimination round is yet to be announced and will most likely be held after Songkran.   
Sakon Nakhon FC now travels to Ubon for a regular Thai League season game this Saturday. One can only hope that the Sakon Nakhon Team comes out a big winner this weekend 
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High winds cause damage 50 km west of Sakon City

After weather warnings three days ago by Thai Meteorological Department I monitored weather maps and forecasts on a very regular basis. On the first day most of the winds and rains moved along the southern Isan provinces. No local rain. 
Yesterday at the ballgame a slight breeze, but still hot and muggy.   
Today's TMD weather alert did not include Sakon Nakhon, suggesting that this storm was unexpected

The Home shopping center with a gas station across the street is just outside the city of Phan Khon, 50 km from Sakon Nakhon City.  The storm seemed to be moving South to North. A lesser storm was experienced in Wanon Niwat

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Second Annual Sakon Nakhon ASTG Games

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