East Asian Cup 21-28 July

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby TokenAussie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:44 pm

China Japan game high scoring! Japan 3-2 China, China may be quite competitive against Korea!

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby TokenAussie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:47 pm

GOOOAAALLL CHIIINNNNAA!!! 3-3!!!

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby TokenAussie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:49 pm

This team of senior Chinese players may be the tournament favorites now!

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby Gyongmaman » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:46 am

Not sure if this should go in this thread of the "Football in Asia" one but as Token Aussie has alrwady been posting about the game (probably because he wants to take his mind off cricket) then this one will do. I'd pledged I would avoid this tournmament on the grounds that it is meaningless, I don't like internationals and that as it is semi-FIFA related, there is no way they would allow you to take beer into the stadiums but I really couldn't resist Japan vs China in Sangam on a Sunday night with a 9pm kick off.

I also take back what I said earlier on the thread about touts and it being pointless to buy tickets in advance. They were there but they were useless, having the temerity to try and charge the 10,000 won face value. Therefore, for the first time in about 30 non-FC Seoul games in Sangam I actually went to the ticket office and bought a ticket. Chose the China end by accident as the stadium map was the other way around to what I'm used to.

Indeed there was a thorough bag search but fortunately once inside the stadium there were more staff than there were spectators which resulted in 6 people trying to pour our beers in the GS25 in the South End and also in the Chinese TV crew who interviewed us on "why we supported China" (my friend came up with a cracking story about Du Wei and Celtic that I think even he believed - I just said I liked football and beer) being kicked out by 7 unitimidating security staff for not having the proper papers. Quite what harm they were doing, I have no idea. In the whole stadium I can't imagine there were more than 5,000 people.

Cracking game with China scoring an early penalty but Japan drawing level just before half-time. Two really worked goals gave Japan a 3-1 lead on the hour before China got back into it with another penalty and then equalised with 5 minutes left to make the final score 3-3. Aside from a 15 minute spell in the second half, Japan really looked nothing special and China also look very vulnerable at the back. If Korea can start shooting properly, they should be seeing off both of these in the next two games. Wasn't going to go to Jamsil next week but almost certainly will now.

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby SeoulMan » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:56 am

Abysmal. Korean looked dominant, never allowing China a real chance. Once again no striking. Yun il lok is much better on the left wing. I think they were saving up the best squad for Japan Sunday, They looked much better in the first 60 against Australia.

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby eujin » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:07 pm

Two late goals for the Aussies means Korea will likely need to win by only two against Japan to win the tournament.

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby Pikey » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:04 pm

Made it in time for the second half of the Aussie v China game, don't let the scoreline fool you, China totally dominated, and 4-1 would have been a fairer reflection. Some piss poor defending all round.

Korea v Japan was interesting, but neither team looked particularly good. Some Suwon-esque defending for the first goal, an attacking free kick hoofed clear and suddenly the Japanese guy is one on one, he tucked it away well. Korea's goal looked good, but i think it was bad goalkeeping. The winner was a rebound after a decent save, but again the defending was ropey.

Pretty enjoyable, although the humidity almost killed me on the way home. Japan's main flagpole guy spoiled kick-off by whipping out the imperial flag, but security had a quick word and he rolled it up. One other oddity - there was a baseball game on at the same time in the stadium next door, but there was still a decent crowd
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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby eujin » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:52 pm

Wasn't it raining most of the match? Baseballers usually don't like rain.

I thought Korea's goal was good. I wouldn't fault the keeper as it looped over him and he shouldn't be on his line when the ball is 30 yards outside the box. Korea dominated possession but Japan stayed well organised the whole match and didn't allow many clear scoring opportunities. One goal in three matches tells it's own story though, especially when all the matches not involving Korea were high scoring. Hong is going to need to work on getting more out of set pieces too.

Big banner from the Red Devils that they were asked to take down. Good to see someone clamping down a bit.

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby SaintsCanada » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:19 pm

Was it the one that says future people can't forget their nation's past? That one isn't new.

What are the rules about political statements in the crowd?

All the acrimony every year is appalling. What was especially disgusting yesterday was the huge picture of Ahn Jung-Geun. Ahn actually wanted nothing but friendship between Korea and Japan. He assassinated the governor precisely because he was standing in the way of mutual respect and friendship between the two peoples.

Koreans who get caught up in all the anti-Japanese hype are pawns in Saenuridang's game. While ancient history is not unimportant, these historical issues are very minor compared to the much more important diplomatic and economic ties that bind the two countries in 2013. Instead of constantly worrying about some rocks in the ocean, and some ignorant politicians' statements about what happened 80 years ago, Koreans should be more concerned with the fact that their current president is a fraud and the media is completely muzzled to an almost fascist extent.

Most importantly of all, ZERO of this stuff has anything to do with soccer.
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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby Spatula City » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:23 pm

SaintsCanada wrote:Was it the one that says future people can't forget their nation's past? That one isn't new.

What are the rules about political statements in the crowd?

All the acrimony every year is appalling. What was especially disgusting yesterday was the huge picture of Ahn Jung-Geun. Ahn actually wanted nothing but friendship between Korea and Japan. He assassinated the governor precisely because he was standing in the way of mutual respect and friendship between the two peoples.

Koreans who get caught up in all the anti-Japanese hype are pawns in Saenuridang's game. While ancient history is not unimportant, these historical issues are very minor compared to the much more important diplomatic and economic ties that bind the two countries in 2013. Instead of constantly worrying about some rocks in the ocean, and some ignorant politicians' statements about what happened 80 years ago, Koreans should be more concerned with the fact that their current president is a fraud and the media is completely muzzled to an almost fascist extent.

Most importantly of all, ZERO of this stuff has anything to do with soccer.

I couldn't have said it better myself, except to add that China will very happily swallow whole the entire peninsula and Japan as well if the people on both sides of the "sea that shall not be named" don't pull their heads out and start working together to counter the real threat to their future.

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby Pikey » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:41 am

I'm in that photo, wearing a red shirt. Lets have a competition
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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby Alex43 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:17 pm

Pikey wrote:I'm in that photo, wearing a red shirt. Lets have a competition


guy in between the two purples shirt that seems to be turned around towards the flag instead of the game? right in front of the entrance way
i made the trip sunday morning. came up with a handful of jeonbuk fans. we got there to see the first game, however my friend was a bit late so i missed the first 30 minutes of the OZ/china match. china won the second half for sure, kept their pace up to the end of the game.

japan played a very controlled game i thought. they knew what they had to do, simply win. coming out at 1-1 int he second half, they didnt get caught up in the 'we have to score now' mind set. korea had chances, but then again, didnt really. if i had to put a number on it, i'd say AT MOST 50% of the balls that should have been on target made it there.

side note: not sure who the guy was. but some OZ (who had a few beers) kept calling me a legend. i had no clue what was going on. he just seemed really happy to hang out with the jeonbuk crowd, was slapping me on the back and all. then he asked for my photo, not even with me, just a photo of me.. thought that was strange... he took it and i said my final goodbyes... as i turned and jogged away, he let out a similar battle cry as rockie did when he yelled "Adrian".. yet this guy yells out "FABIO"... that shit happens all the time, just in jeonbuk though. but as i was standing in line to get my ticket, speaking korean with my friends, a korean guy comes up to me and starts checking me out.. finally in english he asked "where are you from" "oh, i am from america" that answer pleased him very much! very much! and with a smile on his face, he asked... "are you kobe bryant??" :smt107 :smt107 that kid wasnt even drunk...
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Re: East Asian Cup 21-28 July

Postby SaintsCanada » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:58 am

Alex43 wrote:
Pikey wrote:I'm in that photo, wearing a red shirt. Lets have a competition


guy in between the two purples shirt that seems to be turned around towards the flag instead of the game? right in front of the entrance way
i made the trip sunday morning. came up with a handful of jeonbuk fans. we got there to see the first game, however my friend was a bit late so i missed the first 30 minutes of the OZ/china match. china won the second half for sure, kept their pace up to the end of the game.

japan played a very controlled game i thought. they knew what they had to do, simply win. coming out at 1-1 int he second half, they didnt get caught up in the 'we have to score now' mind set. korea had chances, but then again, didnt really. if i had to put a number on it, i'd say AT MOST 50% of the balls that should have been on target made it there.

side note: not sure who the guy was. but some OZ (who had a few beers) kept calling me a legend. i had no clue what was going on. he just seemed really happy to hang out with the jeonbuk crowd, was slapping me on the back and all. then he asked for my photo, not even with me, just a photo of me.. thought that was strange... he took it and i said my final goodbyes... as i turned and jogged away, he let out a similar battle cry as rockie did when he yelled "Adrian".. yet this guy yells out "FABIO"... that shit happens all the time, just in jeonbuk though. but as i was standing in line to get my ticket, speaking korean with my friends, a korean guy comes up to me and starts checking me out.. finally in english he asked "where are you from" "oh, i am from america" that answer pleased him very much! very much! and with a smile on his face, he asked... "are you kobe bryant??" :smt107 :smt107 that kid wasnt even drunk...


Wow. The least we can say is that guy isn't prejudiced based on race or skin-colour! :smt081
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