Cheongju Jikji: The preview

(H) Cheongju Jikji. 21st May. 4pm. Nowon Madeul Stadium

 

An artist's reconstruction of the 1803 massacre.

To many Koreans, Cheongju is football. Yes, it doesn’t have a history of famous sides like Pohang, the Steelers and the Woodsmen being two of the biggest sides ever to grace Korean football, nor does it have the reputation as a breeding ground for raw talent, Hong Myung-Bo once famously remarking “if I’d been born in Cheongju I would have been 12 before they told me what feet do,” and it certainly hasn’t played any historical significance in the rise of Korean football, the sport being banned in Cheongju between 1803 and 1987 after a citizen claimed a ball told him it was the devil and ordered him to kill his parents, which he did.

So, why is Cheongju so linked with football in the Korean conscience? One word: sticker albums. Continue reading

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Seoul Watch

And so the gap grows wider and wider. Whilst The Mighty SUFC stutter and stumble around the Korean backwaters refusing adamantly to get 3 points, I think it might be a personal attack on my support, the God Squad continue to rise quicker than the son of a virgin around Easter time and Fake Club just keep on annoying real football fans by winning and winning.

The Potentially Protestant Purveyors of Passing Panache came back from a goal down to win 2-1 and the Artists Formerly Known as Anyang Cheetahs (AFKAC) also won at home, 3-1.

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Week 9: Curbs my enthusiasm

More interleague shenanigans in the K3.

Gwangju 0-1 Gyeongju
Cheonan 2-2 The Mighty SUFC
Cheongju 2-0 Bucheon
Icheon 5-0 Yangju
Goyang 2-0 Namyangju
Pocheon 4-2 Asan
Seoul Martyrs 2-1 Jeonju EM
Chuncheon 3-0 Jeonnam Continue reading

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Cheonan 2-2 Seoul United

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1 1H 1
1 2H 1

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A goal 45
Another goal 56
Goals Shin Eun-Bin 31
Choi Hyun-Seo 77

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to Cheonan but I have translated the Seoul United minute-by-minute match report for your pleasure:

Team news: Cheonan welcome back a number of players who most of us have never heard of as well as having some fellas on the bench you won’t know.

However, they are also missing one or two players and perhaps don’t have as many fans as they wanted. Which must hurt.

Seoul United have a full team as well as some substitutes but are sorely lacking any foreign fans. A huge disappointment early on for the players.

Cheonan: Kim, Park, Song, Lee, Park, Kim, Lee, Lee, Song, Park, Choi
Subs: Song, Kim, Lee, Hwang, Kim, Park, Lee.

Seoul United: Ko, Song, Sun, Lee, Cho, Choi, Shin, Jang, Noh, Kim, Kwak
Subs: Lee, Kim, Allen, Park, Song, Hwang, Ronaldo

Referee: Mr Kim (Cheonan) Continue reading

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Cheonan FC: The preview

(A) Cheonan FC. 14th May. 3pm. O-ryong Stadium

 

1. Cheonan, apparently, is a bit of dump.
2. I can’t go because I have to attend a work BBQ.
3. We really need to win.
4. The end.

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Seoul Watch

The Mighty SUFC lose at home, the God Squad continue to convert all those in front of them and even Fake Club have started winning.

What a horrible week.

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Highlights issues

There are currently some problems about downloading highlights of the Gyeongju game and the Gwangju highlights are not up yet. Spare a thought for the guy who runs the official Seoul United website, he is only a volunteer.

Anyway, here is a link to the Gyeongju action:

http://www.seoulutd.com/2006/column/news/read.php3?code=news&page=1&number=1709&keyfield=&key=

Will either have downloaded highlights or a link for Gwangju as soon as possible. Although never seeing anything about that game would be lovely.

ETA: And a link for Gwangju:

http://www.seoulutd.com/2006/column/news/read.php3?code=news&page=1&number=1711&keyfield=&key=

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