daeguowl wrote:SteveW wrote:FC Seoul fanbase seems to be made up of quite a large number of hangers on and casual fans who will go to games sometimes if they have nothing better to do.
Even a lot of the foreign fans just drift there. A lot of their fans probably couldn't even tell you about their history and the club try to whitewash it.
Unfortunately in this case you dont have the faintest idea what you are talking about. FC Seoul fans are split down the middle about whether the club dates to 1983 or 2004. There is lots of argument back and forth extolling the pros and cons of each point of view.
Regarding the move itself I think it's wrong to blame GS. It is well-establised that the KFA was looking for a tennant for Sangam. The two candidates appear to have been Anyang and Busan. Why not Suwon you ask? 1. Samsung HQ is in Suwon and they have always played there. 2. They'd just been gifted a brand new World Cup Stadium. LG on the other hand is not based in Anyang nor had they played there from the day the club was founded.
Although there is no proof I'm sure most, if not all, Kleague clubs at the time considered bidding to move to Sangam. Dont blame the club that actually did it.
Well, GS is the stakeholder. Some shares go to GS as they agreed to move out from Seoul as well, and they marketed themselves as Anyang's club while they had been there. The marketing team even provoked the Anyang fans further saying "Come to Seoul and support us" after the move.
Of course, K League committee is the stupid arseholes. In 1994, when they set up the plan to make a city base home & away system which they implemented in early 1996, K League committee was branched out from KFA by then. They said "Foundation of Seoul club comes first than moving the existing team" but they ate their words later.
You can refer to the articles I mentioned at the bottom of this page. I made it in a chronicle order, so it's easy to track down what has happened.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Dece ... n_K_League