Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby daeguowl » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:33 am

1. Plenty of white collar junior workers stay in dorms.
2. Seoul's foreigners are provided with apartments. Dejan used to live somewhere in Gamgnam
3. As we saw in "my neighbour Charles" last year, Bucheon's foreigners were provided with a one room each in a villa somewhere in Bucheon.

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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby SteveW » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:51 am

Pretty sure Austin Berry stayed with the Koreans in the dorms.

Eland guys stay at the training camp During the week
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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby MipoFanatic » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:49 am

SteveW wrote:Pretty sure Austin Berry stayed with the Koreans in the dorms.


Berry wrote that he spent most of his time at the club's facilities under the first manager (due to erratic and last-minute daily scheduling), but he didn't sleep there.

SteveW wrote:Eland guys stay at the training camp During the week


To clarify: E-Land's foreign players sleep at the dorms?

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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby MipoFanatic » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:48 am

Who managed Busan I'cons during the (post-season) 2002 FA Cup?

Caretaker manager Park Kyung-hoon took the reigns for the last few matches of the 2002 K-League season, played in November.

Porterfield is listed on Wikipedia has having started on November 21.

Busan played FA Cup matches on December 3 & 8 in Gimcheon (Gyeongbuk province).

It's possible that caretaker manager Park Kyung-hoon stuck around for the FA Cup, even if Porterfield was already around.

Another strong possibility is that coach Choi Man-hee took over for those games.

More than anything, I'm curious if Porterfield managed those games. I assume not.

Any ideas?

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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:35 pm

Very few foreign imports ever bothered with the Korean FA Cup in those days, they tended to piss off home or on holiday over the festive period or their contracts would expire on the final day of the league season in November. slightly different for a manager though, but I'd imagine although Porterfield took the job in November he most probably wouldn't have gone to Korea start the post until early January for K-League pre season..

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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby MipoFanatic » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:04 am

Seems that Porterfield might have been in charge of Busan's 2002 FA Cup run after all. Here's a paragraph from the Korea Times (no longer online):

[Tom] Jones first came to Korea in November of 2002 for what was initially to be a two-week “factfinding mission.” The trip was later extended to a month, as Jones helped coach Busan during their FA Cup run, where the I’cons reached the third round.

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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby MipoFanatic » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:43 am

Do "citizen" (government-owned) clubs exist in Korean sports other than football and handball?

(Incidentally, handball seems to have a greater share of citizen clubs than football.)

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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby MipoFanatic » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:20 am

Back in 2003, Bucheon had a Turkish manager, Tınaz Tırpan. Apparently the reserve team was managed by a Canadian named "Manuel" (마뉴엘) - see here and here.

Any idea what his full name was, and when he was appointed? I assume the Turkish first-team manager didn't appoint him.

I've only been able to find the two brief references to him (see links above). If you know of or find anything, please do share.

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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby Rothesay Saint » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:56 pm

Didn't he have a part time job in a hotel, before getting into trouble when his hamster escaped?

Maybe I'm getting him mixed up with someone else.
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Re: Help me (finally) write my Korean footie book!

Postby MipoFanatic » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:56 am

Brief update: first draft of manuscript is complete; but at 160,000 words, it's far too large. Have to cut it down to between 80,000 to 100,000 words. At about 143,000 words now. Currently mulling over which additional topics I can take the axe to. Gutted to have cut such gems as Nazi theme bars. Peace Cup and Daegu Summer Universiade antics mostly out too (except for the near-brawl against the Chinese athletes - that's a keeper).

Will then have to give the whole thing a polish. So close, yet so far...
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