2016 R-League (K-League Reserves)

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2016 R-League (K-League Reserves)

Postby Gyongmaman » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:49 pm

The R-League returned today after a three-year absence. This is the wonderful league which once saw Ahn Jung Hwan leap into the stand at Seoul World Cup practice pitch to confront a young lady who politely inquired as to whether he was getting a 30 Million won appearance bonus that day.

In its last incarnation, the Stiffs league was primarily for U-23's with a couple of overage players allowed so I assume it's the same once again but no idea to be honest. It is split into A & B groups for North and South (ish). Group A comprises Suwon Bluewings, FC Seoul, Seoul E-Land, Bucheon, Goyang, Ansan, Incheon and Seongnam. Group B has Ulsan, Busan, Daejeon, Daegu, Chungju and Jeonbuk. The last winners of the A-group back in 2012 were the Police when they played only in that league. Busan won the B group that year.

FC Seoul and Suwon are playing most of their home games at their training grounds (although they'll play each other at the Suwon World Cup Stadium Practice pitch) and Eland will be out at the company "Pension" in Cheongpyong or the Jamsil auxilliary ground for ones they think a few people might want to watch, but a few of the others are using actual stadiums; Seongnam are using the old Civil Stadium instead of Tancheon.

I only found out it was on about 20 minutes before the games started so couldn't get to any but plan to be out and about on future Tuesdays.

Today's results:

Seongnam 2-0 Goyang
FC Seoul 0-1 Seoul Eland (!)
Jeonbuk 1-1 Daejeon
Suwon 1-2 Ansan
Incheon 0-1 Bucheon
Ulsan 2-3 Busan

Chungju will play Daegu on Thursday.

Round 2 is next Tuesday and Thursday, as per the K-League website:

April 5th
14:00 Busan vs Daegu (Gangseo Park)
14:00 Ulsan vs Jeonbuk (Gangdong Stadium)
15:00 Seongnam vs Ansan (Seongnam Civil Stadium)
15:00 Goyang vs Incheon (Goyang Stadium Practice Pitch)
15:00 Seoul Eland vs Bucheon (Cheongpyong)

April 7th
15:00 Suwon Bluewings vs FC Seoul (Suwon World Cup Practice Pitch)
15:00 Chungju vs Daejeon (Chungju Civil Stadium)

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Re: 2016 R-League (K-League Reserves)

Postby SteveW » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:08 am

E-Land put video of the match on their Facebook. A Cho Woo-jin penalty was the only goal.

Apparently the rule is a minimum of 6 U-23s in the team but E-Land are exempt because they're a new team.
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Re: 2016 R-League (K-League Reserves)

Postby Gyongmaman » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:40 am

Did a double-header at Seongnam and Sangam on Tuesday and I have to say the Reserve League game was much better than the Champions League game!

Nice to go to the old Seongnam Number 1 Stadium again, possibly the first time since the year Seongnam played all their games there while the roof was being built at Tancheon (the "King Cha" Cup Final year?). Forgot what a seedy/interesting area Moran is and also that the view from the stands is much better than at Tancheon. The only entrance to the stadium that was unlocked was directly onto the track so was able to have a nice little wander round the perimeter. Could probably have sat in the dugout had I been so inclined. Anyway Seongnam struggled but Ansan were pretty good winning 4-1 and it could have been more.

Results
Busan 0-2 Daegu
Ulsan 0-0 Jeonbuk
Seongnam 1-4 Ansan
Goyang 0-2 Incheon
Seoul E 1-0 Bucheon

Suwon Samsung play FC Seoul on the Big Bird practice pitch on Thursday at 3pm. Chungju play Daejeon at Chungju Stadium at the same time.

There are no games next week, presumably because of the full K-League program on Wednesday. Next games are Tuesday April 19th:

14:00: Busan v Chungju (Gangseo Park Football Ground)
15:00: Daejeon v Ulsan (Deokam Football Centre)
15:00: Daegu v Jeonbuk (Daegu Stadium Practice Pitch)
15:00: Incheon v Seoul E (Munhak Stadium Practice Pitch)
15:00: Goyang v Suwon (Goyang Stadium Practice Pitch)
16:00: Bucheon v Seongnam (Bucheon Stadium Main Pitch)

April 21 (15:00): FC Seoul v Ansan (Guri Champions Park)

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Re: 2016 R-League (K-League Reserves)

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:40 am

Gyongmaman wrote:Nice to go to the old Seongnam Number 1 Stadium again, possibly the first time since the year Seongnam played all their games there while the roof was being built at Tancheon (the "King Cha" Cup Final year?). Forgot what a seedy/interesting area Moran is and also that the view from the stands is much better than at Tancheon. The only entrance to the stadium that was unlocked was directly onto the track so was able to have a nice little wander round the perimeter. Could probably have sat in the dugout had I been so inclined. Anyway Seongnam struggled but Ansan were pretty good winning 4-1 and it could have been more.


Yeah Moran offers far better views than Tancheon does but isn't in anywhere near as affluent an area and I think that was the driving force behind the switch of stadiums for the Yellowrisms. It's definitely worth a visit whilst it's in use for the R-League..

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Re: 2016 R-League (K-League Reserves)

Postby MipoFanatic » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:22 am

Curious that participating in the reserve league isn't mandatory for all K-League clubs, given that they must compete in the "K-League Junior" (U-18 league).


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