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"Social furor" in the NK leagues!

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:23 am

Ooh the scandal (from KCNA):

Strong Disciplinary Action Taken against Sonbong Team

Pyongyang, September 11 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Committee for Examining Discipline in Sports Matches of the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA on Monday in connection with the social furor caused by unfair practice manifested in the recent sports match:

Finals was played between men's premier soccer teams for Torch Cup at Kim Il Sung Stadium on August 28 amid keen interest of service personnel and people.

However, there was an undesirable practice in the match contrary to the sound sporting spirit and morality.

The Sonbong Team was declared the winner in the finals, but it included in it a wrong player, making the referee wrongly assess the ability of the team.

This sparked off criticism not only among the players who took part in the match but among soccer fans, service personnel and people.

The committee confirmed the unfair practice of the above-said team and decided as follows according to Provision 20 of the disciplinary rules of sports games as it chilled the daily mounting sports fervor of the service personnel and people and disappointed the soccer fans:

The committee decided to deprive the Sonbong Team of the first place taken in the finals and instead declare the April 25 Team the winner in the finals.

It disqualified the Sonbong Team for its participation in all international and domestic matches to be organized by the Football Association of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for six months.

It decided to punish those teams which let wrong players play in matches and the wrong players so severely as to disqualify them for playing in games depending on the violation of discipline and gravity of unfair practice.

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Re: "Social furor" in the NK leagues!

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:32 am

Kim Jong-un was at this game which is apparently why such a big deal is being made of this hideous deceit. Who looks like a "wrong player" here?

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Kim Jong Un Watches Men’s Premier Soccer Match

Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) — There was finals for Torch Cup between the April 25 Team of the Korean People’s Army and Sonbong Team of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards, both men’s premier soccer teams, at Kim Il Sung Stadium on Wednesday.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un appeared in the tribune of honor.
Among the spectators were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Kang Sok Ju, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Phyong Hae, Mun Kyong Dok, Ro Tu Chol, Jo Yon Jun, members of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, leading officials of the support organizations for various sports events, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, working people’s organizations, the Cabinet, ministries and national institutions, those in the sports field, sportspersons, service personnel of the People’s Army and youth and students in the city.
The match started with the kick-off of the Sonbong Team.
The first half ended scoreless even though both teams traded attacks and counterattacks from the outset.
At the second half they changed their attack tactics and formation of defense.
The goalkeeper of the April 25 Team narrowly punched away the ball strongly kicked by player No. 28 of the Sonbong Team in the first minute of the second half, but its player No. 7 lost no time to kick it, scoring the first goal.
The April 25 Team came out in all-out attack, making a good use of its tactical and physical features, to counter its rival’s tactics of persistent attack with nimble and quick passes.
Player No. 11 of the April 25 Team scored the equalizer with heading at around 20th minute of the second half.
The Sonbong Team had an upperhand in ball control in the mid field and sought chances of scoring a goal by flank attacks. Its player No. 15 made a smart kick from the area 17 meters from the goalposts at around the 30th minute of the second half, scoring another goal.
The April 25 Team, however, was not disappointed but countered its rival’s attacks through nimble and fast passes and two and three men combination, equalizing the score in the referee’s time.
The two teams played an extra time game as they drew 2:2.
There were many chances of scoring goals but no team succeeded in doing so. So there were eleven meter penalty kicks. Five players from each team participated in the penalty kick but none of them proved to be winner. The continued penalty kick ended in 8:7 in favor of the Sonbong Team.
The spectators sent warm applause to the players who fully showcased high technique, mental power and staunch will.
As the match was over, Kim Jong Un acknowledged the enthusiastic cheers of the players and spectators.
He invited the players and coaches of the Sonbong Team to come up to the tribune, congratulated them on their success and had a photo taken with them.


Had to look twice at this photo because I was sure for a second that a Team America puppet of Kim's dad had been in attendance at the match:

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Re: "Social furor" in the NK leagues!

Postby SteveW » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:37 am

Holyjoe wrote:Kim Jong-un was at this game which is apparently why such a big deal is being made of this hideous deceit. Who looks like a "wrong player" here?

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Kim Jong Un Watches Men’s Premier Soccer Match

Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) — There was finals for Torch Cup between the April 25 Team of the Korean People’s Army and Sonbong Team of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards, both men’s premier soccer teams, at Kim Il Sung Stadium on Wednesday.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un appeared in the tribune of honor.
Among the spectators were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Kang Sok Ju, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Phyong Hae, Mun Kyong Dok, Ro Tu Chol, Jo Yon Jun, members of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, leading officials of the support organizations for various sports events, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, working people’s organizations, the Cabinet, ministries and national institutions, those in the sports field, sportspersons, service personnel of the People’s Army and youth and students in the city.
The match started with the kick-off of the Sonbong Team.
The first half ended scoreless even though both teams traded attacks and counterattacks from the outset.
At the second half they changed their attack tactics and formation of defense.
The goalkeeper of the April 25 Team narrowly punched away the ball strongly kicked by player No. 28 of the Sonbong Team in the first minute of the second half, but its player No. 7 lost no time to kick it, scoring the first goal.
The April 25 Team came out in all-out attack, making a good use of its tactical and physical features, to counter its rival’s tactics of persistent attack with nimble and quick passes.
Player No. 11 of the April 25 Team scored the equalizer with heading at around 20th minute of the second half.
The Sonbong Team had an upperhand in ball control in the mid field and sought chances of scoring a goal by flank attacks. Its player No. 15 made a smart kick from the area 17 meters from the goalposts at around the 30th minute of the second half, scoring another goal.
The April 25 Team, however, was not disappointed but countered its rival’s attacks through nimble and fast passes and two and three men combination, equalizing the score in the referee’s time.
The two teams played an extra time game as they drew 2:2.
There were many chances of scoring goals but no team succeeded in doing so. So there were eleven meter penalty kicks. Five players from each team participated in the penalty kick but none of them proved to be winner. The continued penalty kick ended in 8:7 in favor of the Sonbong Team.
The spectators sent warm applause to the players who fully showcased high technique, mental power and staunch will.
As the match was over, Kim Jong Un acknowledged the enthusiastic cheers of the players and spectators.
He invited the players and coaches of the Sonbong Team to come up to the tribune, congratulated them on their success and had a photo taken with them.


Had to look twice at this photo because I was sure for a second that a Team America puppet of Kim's dad had been in attendance at the match:

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Re: "Social furor" in the NK leagues!

Postby just because » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:20 pm

She (I think it's a woman) seriously looks like a member of Team America.....

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Re: "Social furor" in the NK leagues!

Postby eujin » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:37 am

It does sound suspiciously like a story out of Jonathan Wilson's book "Behind the Curtain" where he recounts all sorts of strange endings to cup finals and the like in communist Eastern Europe.

What exactly had the "wrong player" done? Inelligible? Kissed a man? Farted while having his photo taken with Lil'Kim?

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Maybe someone didn't approve of the flash boots?

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Postby just because » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:37 pm

Something clicked while reading it again somewhere else...

It seems perhaps the match was fixed for the April 25 team to win in some matter of a 20-19 penalty shootout but one of the Sonbong players thought, to hell with that and went for the glory, hence the "undesirable practice". Maybe the two generals made some agreement or traded some goods,etc. It seems to make sense to me.

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Postby sjc_three » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:15 pm

just because wrote:Something clicked while reading it again somewhere else...

It seems perhaps the match was fixed for the April 25 team to win in some matter of a 20-19 penalty shootout but one of the Sonbong players thought, to hell with that and went for the glory, hence the "undesirable practice". Maybe the two generals made some agreement or traded some goods,etc. It seems to make sense to me.

That sounds more like it!

Re the hats. That was one of our targets for our trip there, to get a photo wearing one, but I never quite had the nerve to ask one of the soldiers to let me take a photo with it. Looking back on it, I wish I had now.

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Re: "Social furor" in the NK leagues!

Postby njs » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:19 pm

Maybe the morality had something to do with all that rampant homosexual thigh grabbing in that photo!!! :oops:

That or the bloke at the back with an orange stripy tie broke some sort of dress code.
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Re: "Social furor" in the NK leagues!

Postby SaintsCanada » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:31 pm

Kim Jung-Un, who is pretty much always smiling, doesn't look best pleased in that photo. I wouldn't be shocked if somebody in that photo isn't around in a year or two. And that's not a joke.
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Re: "Social furor" in the NK leagues!

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:26 pm

Looks like all is forgiven for Songbong FC as they're back in action in the North Korean league. This short North Korean news report has highlights of their 2-1 defeat to Mangyongbong. The account that posted the video has quite a few other highlight videos of recent league action in the North.


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