Newin was up. Newin was down. And football-y and politically speaking, Newin Chidchob will never be out.
The playmaker from Buri Ram has endured a below-par season this year, with his ambition to see Buriram United (BU) repeat its Thai Premier League championship ultimately beyond his reach. The magic has faded for an unknown reason. One of them probably is a lack of drive among BU players after the hugely successful season last year when the club made history by sweeping all Thai football trophies.
This year it is totally different. He kicks the air in frustration on the sidelines, gets angry at his players and argues with the referee. BU's most terrible moment was probably on Oct 7 when it let Army United come back from three goals down to get a draw and snatch a point from his team.
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