Tim Chow joined Serbian SuperLiga side Spartak Subotica
Tim Chow ended last season in a Ross County side relegated from the Scottish Premier League, and after relegation, the club decided to dispense of the services of Chow.
That meant as he was a free agent he was able to speak to other clubs about signing for them, he went on trials with the Serbian club, and after the trial, the club decided they wanted to sign Chow. However, Chow nearly threw a spanner into his transfer to Serbia, as he wanted to delay the transfer to wait for an answer from Spanish club Deportivo Alavés who play in La Liga, Spain’s top division. When an answer was not forthcoming combined with Subotica defeating Sparta Prague to reach the playoff round for the Europa League Chow decided to accept the Serbian sides offer. Unfortunately for Chow, his new club was convincingly knocked out of the playoff round of the Europa League by Danish side Brondby losing 4-1 on aggregate.
With Gary White no longer in charge of Taiwan, will Chow return?
Now that Gary White has left the Taiwan job, does that mean we will see the return of Tim Chow to the national set-up? The fallout between them both seems to have divided the few hardcore fans that Taiwan has, as some of them think no matter what happened Chow should have still been picked because he has played at a higher level than most Taiwanese players have the chance too, and therefore they believe he will raise the national teams level.
On the other hand, the Taiwanese fans that agree with Gary White believe he was right to be kicked out of the squad if he didn’t follow the team rules, but at the same time still, hope to see him return. The only thing they disagree on is who is right and wrong in the whole situation but what they all agree on is it would be good to see Tim Chow back playing for Taiwan.
One major issue is the ‘middleman’ who is causing the issues between Chow, Gary White and the association. This is the fella who claims to have found Xavier Chen and found Tim Chow. As far as I am aware this person also claims they have played a big part in getting them both to play in the national team, but it’s no coincidence that the same person who ‘found’ Xavier and Chow have also led to them both having the exact same problems. The middleman is the issue here not the management because the management when Xavier played is different to when Chow played. Hopefully, this all gets ironed out, because it robbed Taiwan of seeing Xavier Chen playing loads of games for Taiwan and history looks like repeating itself with Chow. For a fella claiming he has ‘Taiwan’s best interests at heart’ then it seems odd that the players he finds never play many games because of ‘legal’ issues. I think ‘having Taiwan best interests at heart’ mean his own interests.
Getting regular games, and a route back to Taiwan
Hopefully Tim Chow will now be getting regular games for his new club, and hopefully, the door will be open again for a return to action with Taiwan when the World Cup Qualifiers roll around again early next year.
Taiwan have picked up some momentum, they’ll be looking to take that into the East Asian Championship and then the World Cup Qualifiers. The difference with the World Cup Qualifiers and the East Asian Championship is that the World Cup games are FIFA international windows meaning it’s easier for countries to call up their players, whereas the East Asian Championship doesn’t fall in a FIFA window meaning clubs can refuse the call-up.
It would be great to see Tim Chow back playing for Taiwan, hopefully, the middleman doesn’t ruin that like he did with Xavier.