K-League 2011: Round 24

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby just because » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:02 pm

In the early game Santos found his boots for Jeju but it wasn't enough as a Kwak Tae Hwi brace (the 3rd game out of 3 so far that a brace has been scored) give Ulsan the away win 2-1 to keep alive their faint chances of a playoff spot. Jeju really are out of sorts at the moment and you would have to say on current form they have no chance of the playoffs. If Chunnam win tomorrow I think the top 6 are set....

First time Jeju have lost 2 in a row at home in 2 years...you have to remember all last season they were undefeated at home, and even worse only 1 win in 8 matches for the SK boys. They are really missing Goo Ja-Chul by the looks of it. Another difference has been Kim Eun-Jung, 13 goals last season but only 5 this one.

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby Pikey » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:27 pm

Just in from Big Bird, a strange game and a hard fought win for Suwon. Seongnam scored with the last touch of the game to make it 3-2, but they could really have won the game

First half they were excellent, controlled the game, looked solid, created chances and scored two good goals. A soft goal 2 mins into the 2nd half meant it was a totally different game. The defence was all over the place, only a brilliant penalty save and some horrible finishing stopped Seongnam from scoring 3/4 goals.

A visiting player was sent off with a few minutes to go for a ridiculous elbow. No surprise to see Sasa stick his oar in, he seemed to spend most of the game berating the ref, the linesmen, Suwon and his own players. Including, in the first half when he was still moaning about a previous offside not given as he played Stevo on again. Took his goals well (pretty much the only things Park got wrong in the whole game was being muscled off the ball for the free kicks) but was too easily beaten for Suwon's 3rd.

Very pleased with the win, alarmed at the collapse in the 2nd half. The defence is still concerning, the goals we concede are often very cheap
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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby Suwonesque » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:09 pm

Suwon won with 3-2. Mixed feelings about the game.

I thought it is very easy game in the first half after scoring 2 goals in 25 minutes with a very much dominant performance.
Suwon should have killed the match in the first half by scoring 3 goals, but somehow it didn't work.

Unsurprisingly, Seongnam came back very strong in the second half scoring just after 3 minutes. Suwon started becoming nervous and pulled back, Seongnam were desperate for an equalizer. I had a feeling that they may equalize anytime. And there was a penalty for Seongnam which was saved by Jung Sung-ryeong. Credit to him, after the penalty got saved, Suwon resurrected, but still they were dodgy at the back. Oh Jang-eun killed the game with a third goal for Suwon.

Still, I would say if Suwon stars stay fit, they are the favorites for FA cup. We need Kwak Hee-ju back.

PS: I didn't see Pikey's comment while adding this. Agree with his thoughts.. Suwon back to their shaky defense.
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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby theglobalgnome » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:11 am

just because wrote:Incheon made a game of it leading 2-1 but 3 second half goals by Jeonbuk with sub Jeong Seong Hoon getting a brace.


They really did! It would be unfair to say Jeonbuk didn't deserve the win because they are such a good side, but 4-2 (and a missed pen) makes it seem far more comfortable that it actualy was. Incheon played very well and this was nothing like the bore-draw tactics I've seen at other games. Elio, the new(ish) Brazilian guy looks decent if he can get good service. Jeonbuk were excellent, particularly Luiz, and must be big favourites for top-spot and even the title.

Always liked Lee Dong-Guk, but his failed Panenka effort late in the first-half was embarrassing. It was almost as if he was taking pity on Bae Hyo-Sung for an unfortuntate (but correct) handball decision.

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby anamerican » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:54 pm

After a terrible Suwon 3:2 win. I drove immediately after the game to Yeosu. Spent the morning on the beach. I'm now waiting outside the. Chunnam : Gyeongnam match waiting for their internet to get fixed so I can buy a ticket. Where are the Gyeongnam faithful?

This stadium is in the middle of no where. It would be far better in Yeosu. The stadium itself is adorable. Where's the roof?

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby sjc_three » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:41 pm

Went to Gangwon v Sangju yesterday as part of a little Chuseok tour of the north east. Spent the day visiting the Unification Observatory on the border, which was actually pretty interesting - and slightly bizarre, as many of the tourist attractions often are in Korea, I suppose. Easy drive down - in fact the traffic all weekend has been no problem at all. I'd heard nightmare stories about Chuseok traffic, but in fairness, all if you head north west out of Busan. The east coast has been clear the whole way. The weather was foul by kick off, so forked out on some main stand tickets, which I was surprised to see was pretty populated, given Gangwon's current plight. Indeed, you never would have guessed they were rooted to the foot of the table with only 7 points, from the enthusiasm of the folks around me. The team was led onto the pitch by their larger than life chairman, who proceeded to rally the troops with a pre-match speech, which the crowd responded to with gusto aplenty. And the team picked up where he left off, not only scoring from a header in the first minute, but going on to batter Sangju for a good 30 minutes. I don't know how they didn't manage to get any more goals in that time. It quietened down a little after that, but they regained their momentum in the 2nd half. No goals came though for most of it and you could see they were getting nervy towards the end - although I'm not sure why - Sangju produced no threat whatsoever in the entire game. I'd be interested to see the stats on the game actually, as I'm fairly sure they didn't have a single shot on target. A few minutes from time, Gangwon got a 2nd and the entire place went off. 3 flares in the tifo section and even folk in the main stand were actually starting their own chants. When the final whistle went, the players went bananas and the chairman ran onto the pitch to celebrate with them too. They went and did a lap of honour, celebrating with the fans in each stand Scando style with the joining of hands and raising them up and down, the chairman leading it all from the centre - he was a seriously charasmatic chap, completely self obsessed at the same time, but nevertheless a real card - and this was all with a backdrop of a pretty big firework display from the roof of the stadium, chorigraphed to classical music. Honestly, if I hadn't known better I would have thought they'd won the FA Cup or something.

The attendance I would put at somewhere near 4k, which given their horrifc season and indeed the fact they are surely certain to finish bottom and so the utter futility of any game they have left, I thought was pretty decent. But it was the passion I really was impressed with. How do you maintain that level of enthusiasm when your team has reached these depths And it wasn't purely based on the result. They were giving it large even before kick off. Had a great time with a Korean family in front too who kept feeding my kids and the wife with fruit and me with some kind of fortified Makgoli wine! First time I've had that. Certainly hits the spot! :drunken: The Korean Buckfast!

Congrats to Sampo on a fine result and a big thumbs up to Gangwon FC all around. Great little club.

One last thing - hit Hwanseondonggul cave, just outside Samcheok today, massive cave complex up in the mountain. Just awesome. If any of you are up in this neck of the woods, you have to go and see it. One of the most spectacular things I've seen in Korea, and as much as anything else, just a real change from the endless stream of temples and fortresses, etc.

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby Suwonesque » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:14 pm

Both Chunnam and Busan won today to keep their level with Suwon. But, that will not be a problem for Suwon if they keep wining their own game.

As Suwon, Jeonbuk and Seoul have busy fixtures due to ACL, teams in mid-table may push harder. Jeonbuk have enough points, so you can say they are untouchables, real worry is for Suwon and Seoul. They play with each other in October and Suwon have tricky FA Cup final after that. Just the following day, Suwon will welcome Jeonbuk, unless the match is rescheduled..
It will be interesting to see how Yoon will handle all of these.

So, it may be too early to say Gyeongnam is out of play-off. Still, Jeju, Gyeongnam and Ulsan have something to play for.
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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby Holyjoe » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:27 am

Regarding the uber-cheerful Gangwon chairman, their founder chairman/CEO quit a couple of months back and they appointed a new chap a wee while ago, a 67 year-old by the name of Nam Jong-hyun - if indeed the cheery chappy you saw was an old cheery chappy then this may explain why he was full of such enthusiasm. They had actually been in negotiations to appoint former international female referee Lim Eun-joo as CEO but that fell through and then Nam was appointed.

Anyway results and attendances from the Chuseok weekend:

Daegu 2-1 FC Seoul (5,612)
Jeonbuk 4-2 Incheon (8,334)
Gangwon 2-0 Sangju (3,360)
Jeju 1-2 Ulsan (2,523)
Pohang 5-1 Gwangju (10,165)
Suwon 3-2 Seongnam (15,787)
Busan 1-0 Daejeon (3,124)
Chunnam 2-0 Gyeongnam (3,479)

Current Standings

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Pos Team       P   W   D   L   F   A Pts  GD
 01 Jeonbuk    24  16   5   3  56  27  53  29
 02 Pohang     24  13   7   4  48  27  46  21
 03 FC Seoul   24  12   6   6  43  33  42  10
 04 Suwon      24  12   3   9  42  30  39  12
 05 Chunnam    24  11   6   7  27  20  39   7
 06 Busan      24  11   6   7  41  36  39   5
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 07 Jeju       24   9   8   7  39  36  35   3
 08 Gyeongnam  24   9   5  10  33  33  32   0
 09 Ulsan      24   9   5  10  25  27  32  -2
 10 Incheon    24   6  12   6  29  32  30  -3
 11 Daegu      23   7   7   9  29  36  28  -7
 12 Seongnam   24   6   8  10  32  35  26  -3
 13 Sangju     24   6   7  11  29  38  25  -9
 14 Gwangju    23   6   6  11  23  37  24 -14
 15 Daejeon    24   5   7  12  26  48  22 -22
 16 Gangwon    24   2   4  18  11  38  10 -27


Top Scorers

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Player                    Team      LeagueGoals
Dejan Damjanovic          FC Seoul           19
Kim Jung-woo              Sangju             15
Lee Dong-guk              Jeonbuk            13
Natanael de Souza Santos  Jeju               12
Han Sang-woon             Busan               9
Kim Dong-chan             Jeonbuk             9
Joao Soares da Mota Neto  Pohang              9
Jo Dong-keun              Seongnam            7
Kim Hyun-sung             Daegu               7
Yeom Ki-hoon              Suwon               7
Ko Mu-yeol                Pohang              7
Lim Sang-hyub             Busan               7
Yang Dong-hyun            Busan               7
Mauricio Molina           FC Seoul            7
Wagner Querino da Silva   Daejeon             7


Current Form (last five matches)

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Pos Team       P   W   D   L   F   A Pts  GD
 01 Suwon       5   4   1   0  13   3  13  10
 02 Jeonbuk     5   4   1   0  15   7  13   8
 03 FC Seoul    5   4   0   1  13   6  12   7
 04 Pohang      5   4   0   1  12   6  12   6
 05 Seongnam    5   3   1   1  10   7  10   3
 06 Chunnam     5   2   2   1   4   2   8   2
 07 Busan       5   2   1   2   7   7   7   0
 08 Incheon     5   1   2   2   4   5   5  -1
 09 Jeju        5   1   2   2   8  10   5  -2
 10 Daegu       5   1   2   2   5   7   5  -2
 11 Ulsan       5   1   1   3   6   8   4  -2
 12 Gyeongnam   5   1   1   3   3   6   4  -3
 13 Gangwon     5   1   1   3   5  11   4  -6
 14 Daejeon     5   1   1   3   4  10   4  -6
 15 Sangju      5   1   0   4   3   9   3  -6
 16 Gwangju     5   0   1   4   4  15   1 -11

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby Holyjoe » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:11 am

Was the Gangwon chairman as entertaining as his Bournemouth counterpart?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M5B0DurSAg

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby sjc_three » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:24 am

Alas, will have to check it out when I get home - no speakers on this hotel room computer, although no complaints, tiny little town on the east coast, so any computer is a bonus!

Fairly sure the old chappie you've described above is the guy. I took a photo of them celebrating. Will try to remember to post it later. His face was also prominent on the Makgoli wine I was being given, so perhaps he was also responsible for much of the high spirits in the stands!

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby jamesedrupt » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:21 pm

Watched the Chunnam v Gyeongnam at the inlaws house. A game which I thought would only be one winner after 30 or so minutes and that was us. But the story of our season, some slack marking from their second ball swung into the box and their aussie defender directs the ball beyond Byeong Gi. Their second goal was a lovely swift counter attack. They were camped in their half with us battering the goal, suddenly it breaks and within 3 passes and a lovely finish its 2-0 and game over!

Playoffs is still a chance, but it'll mean Busan/Jeju and Chunnam all dropping points. Plus we have Jeonbuk at home next week. Draw at best!

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby sjc_three » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:53 am

Gangwon pics

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby Sampo » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:31 pm

Don't be bad mouthing Dawn 808, that shit works and cuts through soju like a knife.




I made it down to Gwangyang for the game, but the drive back home was terrible, my transmission died in the area of Chungju and I limped it into Yeoju last night. I was wanting to get a new car in the future but not quite so sudden :( This derails all my travel plans for the moment sadly.

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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby Sampo » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:17 am

Here are some photos from the Chunnam-Gyeongnam match.


Someone likes basketball.
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They keep things classy in the south.
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An early shot of the travelling support, I didn't hear one voice from them that wasn't adolescent.
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The man, the legend, the "Yellow Spider"
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Chunnam has maybe the smallest "ultra/hardcore" crew that I've seen, outside of Seongnam. Any reason why? Also note the bored looking westerner on the right.
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Only special people get to wear non-red jerseys.
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"Corny"
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You can't see it here but he does have a bit of a belly on him.
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Little something for the ladies...
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Buildup to Chunnam's second goal.
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and the aftermath. :smt090
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Hooray! Corny took off his cleats just as soon as he could, probably breaking in a new pair.
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BFFs :smt007
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Re: K-League 2011: Round 24

Postby sjc_three » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:55 pm

Sampo wrote:I made it down to Gwangyang for the game, but the drive back home was terrible, my transmission died in the area of Chungju and I limped it into Yeoju last night. I was wanting to get a new car in the future but not quite so sudden :( This derails all my travel plans for the moment sadly.

Urgh. Bad luck mate. Cars are great. Until they go wrong. Then they are the spawn of Satan. Feel your pain.


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