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Nakhon Ratchasima have re-signed Promphong Kransumrong from Division 1 side Chantaburi. The deal was tied up late on Thursday night and he played in today's League Cup defeat against BBCU. Promphong scored 26 goals in 17 starts for Korat in 2009 and earnt himself a move to TPL side BEC Tero Sasana. Moving up two levels was perhaps too big a leap for Promphong as he found himself way down the pecking order at the Fire Dragons.
After making just a handful of substitute appreances for Tero, he dropped down a division and signed for Chantaburi of Division 1.
He had more game time at Chantaburi but still wasn't a regular starter and, funnily enough, played his last game in Chantaburi colours in Korat against Korat United in the FA Cup two weeks ago.
Back at NRFC, he will be guaranteed first-team football and have the chance to take care of what he considers unfinished business after the heartache of 2009.
Also arriving during the mid-season transfer window is highly-rated Sakon Nakhon midfielder Chakrii Burapha. Sakon have had to let several players go as part of cost-cutting exercises, and Korat reportedly beat Loei City to the youngster's signature.
However, on the way to Loei is striker Thanawat Sombatwirot. 'Boy' was outstanding in the early part of the season, but was frozen out of the first team after falling out with both coach Thewet and president Phollapee. It's unfortunate that he had to be sold to one of Korat's title rivals. Let's just hope he doesn't come back to haunt his former club...
And finally, Slovakian forward Jozef Tirer has moved to Bangkok F.C of Division 1. Tirer moved to Korat in the close-season with compatriot Marian Juhas from TPL side TOT. Juhas moved on to TPL side Pattaya without ever kicking a ball in a competitve match for Korat, so it's perhaps surprising that Tirer stayed for so long. The midfielder-come-forward scored seven times for Korat in fifteen games in all competitions.
Good luck to all of those arriving and departing.
Picture: Tirer: we'll never forget his free kicks nor his tiny tiny dog.