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Robbie Fowler comes to Thailand as Buriram PEA kicks off football training academy

July 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Thai football bolstered by ‘God,’ Africa and a former politician in Isaan

Robbie Fowler isn’t the only football talent heading to Thailand. A new initiative plans to make Buriram a driving force in the development of The Beautiful Game

By Greg Lowe

Global football fans were rightly surprised earlier this month when legendary English player Robbie Fowler announced his signing with Muangthong United, a Thai Premier League team.

Though Thailand welcomed “God” with cheers, Australian football aficionados likely spat the dummy when last week he took a swipe at the A-League and his former team, Perth Glory, telling reporters, “Thai players have more technical skills than the Australian [players].” Read more…

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