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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby weka » Wed May 27, 2015 9:46 pm

Please... Gamba Osaka...... please stop.
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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby Alex43 » Sat May 30, 2015 3:20 am

저는 가장 최상의 추첨 결과는...
전북현대 vs 감바오사카 한일전
가시와레이솔 vs 광저우헝다 빅게임

i thought east and west were matched against each other now.... east asia plays each other once more?
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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby Holyjoe » Sat May 30, 2015 6:16 am

It's split all the way up to the final so it guarantees an East v West clash..

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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby SteveW » Sat May 30, 2015 10:45 am

Nonsense system. Spoiling the competition as its becoming repetitive. Suwon v Tractor is what it should be about not playing millions of Japanese sides every season.
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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby Alex43 » Sun May 31, 2015 6:25 am

Holyjoe wrote:It's split all the way up to the final so it guarantees an East v West clash..


is that something new from last year? Cause before that it was seoul v gwangzhou
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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby Alex43 » Sun May 31, 2015 6:26 am

i guess that will ensure as most interest as possible as from a bunch of countries...
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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby eujin » Sun May 31, 2015 8:12 am

What it does guarantee is that a West Asian team makes it to the final, instead of getting swept away in the quarter-finals. West Asian teams have only won two of the last ten tournaments and after Seoul and Guangzhou made it an all-East Asian final in 2013, the AFC decided they'd had enough.

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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby Alex43 » Sun May 31, 2015 9:23 am

eujin wrote:What it does guarantee is that a West Asian team makes it to the final, instead of getting swept away in the quarter-finals. West Asian teams have only won two of the last ten tournaments and after Seoul and Guangzhou made it an all-East Asian final in 2013, the AFC decided they'd had enough.


one of those was in jeonju... i'll never forget the day i needed tissues at the stadium...
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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby Holyjoe » Sun May 31, 2015 8:18 pm

It was done initially on a three year trial basis with this season being the second year of the regional split all the way to the final.

What worries me, particularly if Qatar retain hosting rights to the 2022 World Cup, is the AFC might then decide to regionalise the World Cup qualification spots and have two from the East and two from the West with an East v West playoff for the remaining 0.5 spot. There may be more than a slight bit of embarrassment/resentment/angst/hatred (delete as appropriate) amongst AFC bigwigs should their representatives at a World Cup held in a West Asian nation be entirely from the Eastern side of their confederation, aside from the hosts obviously. That's not entirely an improbable a situation; it happened in 2010 with four East Asian representatives and you'd have to think that at some point in the not-too-distant future that the Chinese will get their act together, especially considering the money they're investing in the game right now, and you could quite easily see Japan, Australia, South Korea and one of China, Uzbekistan or North Korea squeezing out the likes of Iran and Saudi Arabia for the fourth spot.

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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby Alex43 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:18 am

Holyjoe wrote:It was done initially on a three year trial basis with this season being the second year of the regional split all the way to the final.

What worries me, particularly if Qatar retain hosting rights to the 2022 World Cup, is the AFC might then decide to regionalise the World Cup qualification spots and have two from the East and two from the West with an East v West playoff for the remaining 0.5 spot. There may be more than a slight bit of embarrassment/resentment/angst/hatred (delete as appropriate) amongst AFC bigwigs should their representatives at a World Cup held in a West Asian nation be entirely from the Eastern side of their confederation, aside from the hosts obviously. That's not entirely an improbable a situation; it happened in 2010 with four East Asian representatives and you'd have to think that at some point in the not-too-distant future that the Chinese will get their act together, especially considering the money they're investing in the game right now, and you could quite easily see Japan, Australia, South Korea and one of China, Uzbekistan or North Korea squeezing out the likes of Iran and Saudi Arabia for the fourth spot.


true. there isnt another continent that spits its WC spots though, right?
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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby daeguowl » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:55 pm

Alex43 wrote:
Holyjoe wrote:It was done initially on a three year trial basis with this season being the second year of the regional split all the way to the final.

What worries me, particularly if Qatar retain hosting rights to the 2022 World Cup, is the AFC might then decide to regionalise the World Cup qualification spots and have two from the East and two from the West with an East v West playoff for the remaining 0.5 spot. There may be more than a slight bit of embarrassment/resentment/angst/hatred (delete as appropriate) amongst AFC bigwigs should their representatives at a World Cup held in a West Asian nation be entirely from the Eastern side of their confederation, aside from the hosts obviously. That's not entirely an improbable a situation; it happened in 2010 with four East Asian representatives and you'd have to think that at some point in the not-too-distant future that the Chinese will get their act together, especially considering the money they're investing in the game right now, and you could quite easily see Japan, Australia, South Korea and one of China, Uzbekistan or North Korea squeezing out the likes of Iran and Saudi Arabia for the fourth spot.


true. there isnt another continent that spits its WC spots though, right?


Concacaf regionalises the early qualification rounds but no one curreńtly regionalises all it's qualification.

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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby nzfooty » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:10 pm

Quarterfinal, first leg

Tuesday, August 25 (GMT)

Kashiwa Reysol (Japan) v Guangzhou Evergrande (China) (1000)

Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) v Lekhwiya (Qatar) (1750)

Main Tournament - Quarterfinal, first leg

Wednesday, August 26 (GMT)

Chonbuk (Korea) v Gamba Osaka (Japan) (1000)

Naft Tehran (Iran) v Al Ahli Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (1430)

In Asian Champions League eastern half, Guangzhou Evergrande loom large

Guangzhou are regarded as the front runners among the eight teams remaining in the tournament, especially after strengthening their squad in the summer with the signing Brazilian internationals Paulinho and Robinho.

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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby nzfooty » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:16 pm

Kashiwa Reysol 1 - 3 Guangzhou Evergrande

Kashiwa Reysol's goal with a minute left in the match probably means there will be mild interest in the return leg. Mild, as in weird shit can happen in football, which is better than going to Guangzhou looking for a 3-0 or 4-0 win.

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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby Alex43 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:39 pm

big match.... making green curry as well for the extra green support...
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Re: 2015 AFC Champions League

Postby eujin » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:07 pm

Alex43 wrote:big match.... making green curry as well for the extra green support...

Is that the biggest crowd they've had this season?


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