Saigon Raiders Club
19 May, 2020

Au revoir Raiders. Olympique 2 Saigon Raiders 0

A game that could have gone differently had Raiders taken an early lead. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be and Raiders start life after quarantine with a loss. There is one thing that all Raiders can agree on when waking up this morning. It was not fun yesterday! Injuries and players unavailable meant a shift […]

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14 May, 2020

Remake of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ~ Heat Wave (1963)

After almost two months without a Raiders fixture many of the lads were desperate for a game of football. That desperate that they all thought it would be a good idea to play in the 40-degree Saigon heat. Usually the heat helps the local teams as they are more accustomed to the climate here, looking […]

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10 March, 2020

Raiders vs Japan All Stars

A friendly against one of the best teams in the city after a long spell off, promised to be a very close encounter. After a very intense warm up (I can only assume) we lost “Chocolate ankles” to injury but were ready for an intense start as always. Coach Colin named his squad and whispered […]

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09 March, 2020

No Friends on the Field

While the entire population is busy stacking up on toilet paper to fight against COVID-19, Planet Saigon stopped rotating for 80 minutes for the most anticipated match of the season. It was Saigon Raiders vs Saigon Vikings at the Thu Duc Sports University. Those two teams might be from the same club at their core, […]

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09 March, 2020

Match Report Raiders Vikings

Match report – Raiders v Vikings After what seems like an eternity, the Saigon Raiders were finally back on the pitch to contest a league game. This Sunday was a special one as it saw the club’s two teams come face-to-face, coinciding with the final game for a Raiders legend… Who let the Raiders out…Hung…Hung…Hung…Hung […]

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15 January, 2020


Returning from the Christmas break the coaching team were not sure what state the Raiders players would be in. Would Florian be ruled out with the latest STI outbreak? Would Foxy still fit into his shirt? and would Jimmy Q have even more wrinkles?! …. Whilst we can be certain that Jimmys looks aren’t getting better we remain […]


12 December, 2019

One Club. Two Teams. One Great Weekend

With club Turkeys Jimmy Q and JD absent someone had to step in and take on the responsibility of writing this weeks match report. Nayan luckily escaping the responsibility after not making it to the after-match beers at Pasteur…. Or maybe it was always going to end up this way after some on the pitch […]

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22 November, 2019

Raiders – Fighting Cocks

Thu Duc Sports Uni. 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon. Enough to make the strongest of men reach for the factor 50 & seek shade for the smallest fraction of time, let alone pasty irish right-backs. “Vietnamese team, local ref lads, we know to expect 20% of the decisions”, exclaimed Hoggy, blissfully unaware of how hypocritical […]

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