Attaphol Buspakom took over as full time coach in May 2013 as form did improve. Glass reached the final of the FA Cup; going down 3-1 to Buriram United at Thammasat Stadium after taking the lead through a Chatree Chimtalay goal.
My free day before the rest of my cricketing pals arrived in Bangkok was going well. All had gone to plan, despite a few misunderstandings with taxi drivers about my intended destinations. It was a murderously hot day, with even the locals commenting on the heat, and I was starting to flag.
My new driver headed along the Rangsit Nakhon Nayok road and was confident of where he was going, so I wasn't going to stop him. My instruction to head for the well known Dream World theme park had come up trumps. Before he turned off we saw Leo Stadium, so I ushered him in.
The gates to the stadium were open because of the work, so I soon found myself climbing the steps onto the large open away fans terrace. To the right was the new two tiered seated stand, which was rapidly taking shape.
At the far end stood a three tier open terraced home end. There was nothing down the far touchline, although there looked to be room for construction in the future if required. A new control room was being constructed near to the Main Stand. The pitch was an artificial surface.
I crossed the road by footbridge and hailed another taxi to take me to the air conditioned shopping mall of Future Park by the Don Muang intersection, observing many renovated boats that acted as restaurants along the khlong as we went.
I was glad of a sit down and some cold drinks and ice cream before heading to the Thupatemee Stadium for the first of two games that evening.