2014 Challengers League season

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby Cyclops » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:57 pm

Holyjoe wrote:Nobody has withdrawn from the league as yet so there will be nineteen teams taking part which will obviously give one group of ten and one of nine.


This is the K4, there is nothing obvious about it!

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby OttoSilver » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:36 am

Who is this Uijeongbu FC you speak of?

I tried to find more information about them but nada. Are they a brand new team or a team that moved there? I guess they will play at the Uijeongbu Sports Complex though. (I see there is an ice rink. Wonder if someone can create a pro team there?)
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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby paquebot » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:04 am

The club has been mentioned a few times in this thread, so that might be worth a look. The last post even contains a link to an interview with the Uijeongbu FC coach.

The Uijeongbu Sports Complex used to be the home of Uijeongbu Hummel FC (currently Chungju Hummel in the K2 League) and hosted a few Goyang Kookmin FC matches two (?) years ago when the Bankers' stadium was undergoing renovations. The stadium shows Korea's World Cup matches as well. On that note, visitors may need to be careful around the Uijeongbu fans ...

Six Held in Brawl Over Lackluster World Cup Support

Police in the Gyeonggi Province city of Uijeongbu have booked six people after a brawl over the alleged lackluster enthusiasm of one group in cheering the Korean team during a World Cup match broadcast Monday.

Police say the six came to blows at around 4:15 a.m. while watching Korea play France in the World Cup on monitors at the Uijeong city sports stadium.

After France scored the first goal, two people, one of them an office worker identified as Kim, yelled at a group of four people in front, ¡°What are you, traitors? Why don¡¯t you root more vigorously?¡± Incensed, the four attacked Kim and the person with him, police said.
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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby OttoSilver » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:30 am

Just realised that they will be a tier 4 team. Somehow I got it into my head that they will be a tier 2 teams. Everything makes a lot more sense now :oops:
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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby Martyrs Forever » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:08 pm

Best league in the world!

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:10 pm

Cyclops wrote:
Holyjoe wrote:Nobody has withdrawn from the league as yet so there will be nineteen teams taking part which will obviously give one group of ten and one of nine.


This is the K4, there is nothing obvious about it!


Looks like something has thrown a spanner in the works, perhaps trying to figure out how to shoehorn nineteen teams into seven separate groups or something, as the fixture meeting due for tomorrow has been postponed until February 11th.

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby Martyrs Forever » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:21 am

Yangju were too busy.

Feb 5th was Yangu Yokel Day, similar to the Groundhog Day tradition in America, where a small peasant farmer who has been buried in the ground the previous autumn emerges to predict the strength of the soil for cabbage growing for the coming season. It falls exactly one month in the lunar calendar after Giving Day, which commemorates the exchange of a cabbage from Yangju for a white radish from Namyangju and a Swede from Uljeongbu in 1629 which estabished the Turnip Triangle. Both Yangju and Namyangju turned up with vegetables but in a surprise move, Uljeongbu turned up with a Scandinavian missionary called Per before realising their error and sending a man called Park back to town for a small turnip. He ran the whole way and half of the way back - a distance of 13.7 miles, which, in Korea, is still called a 'Yangju marathon'. He walked the rest of the way back and asked his mum to carry the turnip because he was a bit tired. His journey was retold in the 1978 movie, 'The Story of Park'.

Some believe that Yokel Day is a farce, as every year since it began, the peasant has emerged and given the thumbs up for growing even though on several occasions - most notably, The 1845 Famine of the Fermented and the 1912 Year of Zero - Yangju failed to grow any cabbages and was forced to sell land to farmers from outside the area (or 'half-people' in local dialect) in order to buy enough cabbages to feed its ferocious appetite for kimchi.

In 1983, following the success of Disneyland in the US, a local businessman Kim Kim, opened a cabbage related theme park - Kimchi Land, which included White Cabbage Zone, A Town called Radish and That Spring Oniony One-ville. Doomed from the start, the theme park ran at a loss for two years before being burnt to the ground by locals who claim that it was put there by Japanese aliens. Kim Kim emigrated to Canada and became the owner of a succesful chain of Korean barber shops. After his death, it was alleged that the barber shops were actually kimchi speakeasys where, due to kimchi being illegal in Canada, people could pay to eat illegally made kimchi in secret back rooms. This was proven in 1996, following an expose by a documentary film, 'The Cabbage Files' which discovered that over three people had died from 'Bathhouse Kimchi' - a cabbage pickled in bath tubs but that was highly toxic.

I think that's the reason it was cancelled.

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby OttoSilver » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:23 am

I was with up to the Japanese aliens. That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

Japanese aliens! Pfft.
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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby Gyongmaman » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:36 pm

Martyrs Forever wrote:In theory, perhaps. However the fact that you have whored yourself out to FC Seoul means you can never be accepted into the Kingdom of Gangbuk....just ask Gyeongmaman - the man who simply wouldn't be nailed down to any one club - he had season tickets for about 5 and still came to watch God's own. His idea of communion was a Pringle and a sip of Cass...I do miss the old blighter though. Who can forget the day his mate got attacked with a baseball bat or the time we turned up to watch a Seoul Middle School FA Cup Second Round game that went to extra-time?.


Ah, the Martyrs. Unfortunately I've not forgotten that game at Nowon where 1) they showed up with 8 men and were 5 down before they managed to get 11 on the field. 2) they'd only brought their home kit so they had to ask Zebras to make a quick change into their away ones and 3) there didn't appear to be a manager on the bench, the Silent One presumably having been sacked for leaving his clipboard on the bench at Hyochang. It was so bad I left with 20 minutes to go in order to go to Goyang to watch K2 and haven't been back to see them since.

Greatly enjoyed simply going to as many games as possible last year - managed 79 in total from K1 to K4 with a few internationals on top - which adds up to a horrendous amount of Cass (or Max at Sangam, Dry Finish at Bucheon, watered-down Hite at Incheon because they are too naughty to be allowed normal stuff, expensive Japanese beer at Suwon and something slightly stronger to get through 90 minutes at Tancheon) and therefore is something I probably shouldn't try to repeat.

Probably will though. Can't wait until March. The unpleasantness with the baseball bat aside, there are worse places to be at 5pm on Saturdays than the 'Buk.

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby OttoSilver » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:04 am

Turned up with 5 men? Slept late and was in such a rush to get to the game that they took the wrong subway line?

This is obviously a class team. I see that turning up for a few of their games are sure to add to my small collection of stories to tell people who don't care for what I have to share.
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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby daeguowl » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:26 am

OttoSilver wrote:Turned up with 5 men? Slept late and was in such a rush to get to the game that they took the wrong subway line?

This is obviously a class team. I see that turning up for a few of their games are sure to add to my small collection of stories to tell people who don't care for what I have to share.


Have you ever been to any matches back in South Africa?

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby Piggy » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:59 am

Here's that last ever Namyangju v Martyrs game. I still maintain that they got the final score wrong,

http://trailofthelionking.com/2012/11/12/namyangju-united-v-seoul-martyrs-saturday-3rd-november-2012-2pm/

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby OttoSilver » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:11 am

Daeguowl, I didn't get into football until late in my life. It might sound racist because it is, but when I was young football was seen as a game for Blacks and Englishmen. That might give you an idea of the time I grew up in.

When I did start watching it was the English Premier League, mostly because of easy access. I've been to some games of the multi sport clubs situated right next to my apartment in South Africa, but that was it. I just never got into watching SA football. Something about it puts me off. NO I would go try and watch some games, but since I'm never there during the season.

Back to Korea. That blog entry has made me determined to go watch some amateur football. I feel for the guys and know they try, but man, that if going to be some entertaining stuff on a completely different level.
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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby Sampo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:58 am

A good many of my best moments in Korean soccer have been in the lower leagues. :smt109

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Re: 2014 Challengers League season

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:00 pm

Absolutely.. as much fun as the K-League is, the real enjoyment and entertainment both on and off the park comes at National League and K4 level :)


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