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Re: After the K-League...

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:46 am

Not so much an "After the K-League" as "After the Korean Olympic team", the German manager Dettmar Cramer, who became the first ever outright manager of the South Korean Olympic (U23) team in January 1991 for the qualification process for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, passed away at the age of 90. He's more widely known for his association with Japanese football than with Korean football but was the first foreigner to take charge of a Korean squad at international level. He was apparently a Suwon Bluewings fan which is nice :-)

[ur;=http://news.yahoo.com/former-bayern-coach-dettmar-cramer-dies-90-124200820.html]Former Bayern coach Dettmar Cramer dies at 90[/url]
September 18 2015

Bayern Munich says its former coach Dettmar Cramer, who led the club to the European Cup titles in 1975 and 1976, has died. He was 90.

The well-traveled Cramer coached in Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan and many other countries, doing development work on behalf of the German football federation.

He was an assistant coach for Germany at the 1966 World Cup, when it lost the final to host England.

Popularly known as "Napoleon" for his small stature, Cramer also coached Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen and Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.

The German football federation says Cramer worked in more than 90 countries.


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Re: After the K-League...

Postby MipoFanatic » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:31 am

Tommy Mosquera Lozano, who was brought in by Busan I'cons for a chunk of the 2003 K-League season, has spent the last few years on the coaching staff of Marsella C.F. in Bogota, Colombia. It appears to be a youth-oriented club in the Liga de Fútbol de Bogotá.

Here is a clip of (some/all? of) the former striker's goals for Busan.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby MipoFanatic » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:05 pm

At the risk of turning this back into the "HolyJoe's Admiration for Jamie Cureton" thread...

It may be relatively inconsequential, but Jamie Cureton's Dagenham & Redbridge will travel away to Everton for the third round of the FA Cup on January 9th. Curo is now 40 years old, making him the oldest outfield player in the top four divisions of English football (and possibly below that, unless the Conference has older players). He starts most matches for Dag & Red, and so may feature against the Toffees.

Not bad for a guy who played as a 28-year-old in the K-League—which was a dozen years ago.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby MipoFanatic » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:49 am

Jamie Cureton's Dagenham & Redbridge have been relegated out of England's Football League. Cureton was the oldest outfield player in the league.

Will be interesting to see if he keeps playing - would likely have to be with a Conference side, or possibly another League Two side as a fringe player on lower wages. I reckon he'd prefer the former if he can remain a starter. Curo lives in Essex and prefers to play near his home; Ebbsfleet United could be an option if they go up.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby MipoFanatic » Sun May 01, 2016 3:23 am

Looks like Cureton might remain at Dag & Red for their season down in the Conference National after all, according to the club's assistant manager.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby MipoFanatic » Thu May 19, 2016 1:32 pm

Former Anyang and Goyang Kookmin Bank (RIP) manager Lee Woo-hyung is now at Shenyang Dongjin (China D3). He made Goyang KB into Korea's most successful lower-division giant killers of all time, but had mediocre results at Anyang, especially during the first half of the 2015 season. (If I'm not mistaken, American loanee Austin Berry accused him of being too strict on the Anyang squad).

Five games into the season, Lee's team is bottom and still seeking their first win. He probably took advantage of the current Chinese-football-loves-Koreans fad, and is laughing all the way to the bank.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby Holyjoe » Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:08 am

A couple of former K-Leaguers in continental competition action this past week, and neither of them are Jamie Cureton. Ex-Seongnam loanee Juan Carlos Arce was on target for Bolivia in their Copa America group stage match against Panama last week, whilst Sokol Cikalleshi, who played a handful of matches for Incheon United back in 2012, came on as a second half substitute for Albania today against Switzerland in Euro 2016.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:12 am

Ex-Incheon import Alpay Ozalan has got his first job in management having just been appointed as boss of Turkish side Eskisehirspor. They were relegated from the Turkish top flight at the end of 2015/16. He might want to try and get them promoted pretty quickly, the fans weren't that impressed with relegation and set fire to the stadium after the final home game...


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Re: After the K-League...

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:29 am

The all-important Jamie Cureton update:

Jamie Cureton says Colchester United’s facilities have been transformed since he played for the club nearly a decade ago.

The 40-year-old striker, who finished as the Championship’s top goalscorer after scoring 23 goals for the U’s in the 2006-07 season, has been training with the club’s under-21 squad as he builds up his fitness ahead of the new campaign.

Cureton, who is a free agent after leaving Dagenham and Redbridge last season, says he has been impressed by Colchester’s Florence Park training ground in Tiptree.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby MipoFanatic » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:57 am

He's not likely to return to Colchester:

Jamie Cureton looks unlikely to secure a deal at former club Colchester United.

The veteran striker has been training with the U's under-21 squad while he looks for a new club, following his departure from Dagenham and Redbridge at the end of last season.

However, the 40-year-old striker looks unlikely to return to the U's on a permanent basis, after first-team coach John McGreal appeared to rule out offering Cureton a contract.

Speaking at the U's Open Day, boss McGreal said: “Jamie asked to come in and keep himself fit while he looks for a club and he’s played a couple of games for Maldon and Tiptree, who we have a link-up with.

“But we have four forwards and there’s already a lot of competition in that area.

“He’s been welcome to come in and train and you never know in the coming weeks but at his present moment in time, I can’t see a role for him.”


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Re: After the K-League...

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:04 am

Two former title winning K-League foreign managers were in the news recently after one followed the other into a job with an Indian Super League side. 2007 championship winning Pohang manager Sergio Farias had been appointed as boss of NorthEast United back in May but earlier this month decided to jump ship and rejoin Thai club Suphanburi. His replacement is Nelo Vingada, the Portuguese manager who won the K-League in his one and only season at FC Seoul in 2010.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby MipoFanatic » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:41 am

Jamie Cureton hasn't received any contract offers from Football League clubs, so he's signed a short-term deal with non-League side Farnborough in Southern League Division One Central (level 8 in the English football pyramid). He aims to get back up to the League, but he turns 41 later this month.

Curo scored two goals for Farnborough in a recent 2-3 loss (amateur video clips of the goals here).

Oddly enough, Curo may end up against a former Bristol Rovers teammate of his in the upcoming preliminary round of the FA Cup. On August 20, Farnborough will host FA Cup debutants
Longlevens, the club where James French is now manager.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby SteveW » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:16 pm

Pity I would have gone to Longlevens if it was there but Farnborough is too far a journey.

I'm watching a lot of football in the non-league since I moved to deepest darkest Wiltshire. This saturday it will be Cirencester I think and then the next midweek I think I'll take in ex Aberdeen and Busan man Tom Jones' Chippenham Town. (Apparently he's the assistant boss there)

Hoping Farnborough make it through in the cup and might get drawn against someone over this way.
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Re: After the K-League...

Postby Holyjoe » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:56 pm

Former Daejeon and Jeonbuk forward Dalian Atkinson accidentally killed by the police:

Dalian Atkinson dead: Former Aston Villa footballer dies after being shot by police Taser
15 August 2016

A man who died after being Tasered by police in Telford, Shropshire, has been named as former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Mr Atkinson died early on Monday morning after officers responded to an alert "for the safety of an individual" at a home in Meadow Close around 1.30am.

The 48-year-old was given medical treatment but died about 90 minutes later, West Mercia Police said.

Ipswich Town paid tribute on its Twitter feed, saying: "Terribly sad news about our former striker. Our thoughts are with Dalian's family and friends at this tragic time."

Sheffield Wednesday said on the social media site: "The thoughts of everyone at Wednesday are with the friends and family of Dalian Atkinson this morning. RIP".

"West Mercia Police can confirm that officers responded to a report for the concern for the safety of an individual at approximately 1.30am this morning at an address in Telford," the force said in a statement.

"Upon arrival Taser was deployed and a 48-year-old man, who subsequently received medical attention, was pronounced dead at approximately 3am.

"West Mercia Police are unable to comment any further as the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as is normal procedure, and will assist the IPCC with their inquiries."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called by West Mercia Police to an address in Meadow Close in the Trench area of Telford at about 1.45am this morning.

"An ambulance was dispatched and upon arrival found a man who had been Tasered.

"As he was being conveyed to Princess Royal Hospital, his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest.

"Despite the efforts of the crew and hospital staff, it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at hospital, shortly after arrival."

Mr Atkinson was a top flight striker in the 1990s, with a goal for league runners-up Aston Villa against Wimbledon, which followed a mazy run from inside his own half, being voted 1992-1993 goal of the season.

He went on to score at Wembley in 1994 as Villa beat Manchester United to lift the League Cup.

Starting his career at Ipswich he played for Sheffield Wednesday and Spanish team Real Sociedad before moving to Villa.

He scored more than 20 Premier League goals for the Birmingham side between 1991 and 1995 before going on to play less successfully for teams including Turkish side Fenerbahce and Manchester City.

He ended his career playing in South Korea in 2001.

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Re: After the K-League...

Postby daeguowl » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:56 pm

Holyjoe wrote:Former Daejeon and Jeonbuk forward Dalian Atkinson accidentally killed by the police:

Dalian Atkinson dead: Former Aston Villa footballer dies after being shot by police Taser
15 August 2016

A man who died after being Tasered by police in Telford, Shropshire, has been named as former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Mr Atkinson died early on Monday morning after officers responded to an alert "for the safety of an individual" at a home in Meadow Close around 1.30am.

The 48-year-old was given medical treatment but died about 90 minutes later, West Mercia Police said.

Ipswich Town paid tribute on its Twitter feed, saying: "Terribly sad news about our former striker. Our thoughts are with Dalian's family and friends at this tragic time."

Sheffield Wednesday said on the social media site: "The thoughts of everyone at Wednesday are with the friends and family of Dalian Atkinson this morning. RIP".

"West Mercia Police can confirm that officers responded to a report for the concern for the safety of an individual at approximately 1.30am this morning at an address in Telford," the force said in a statement.

"Upon arrival Taser was deployed and a 48-year-old man, who subsequently received medical attention, was pronounced dead at approximately 3am.

"West Mercia Police are unable to comment any further as the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as is normal procedure, and will assist the IPCC with their inquiries."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called by West Mercia Police to an address in Meadow Close in the Trench area of Telford at about 1.45am this morning.

"An ambulance was dispatched and upon arrival found a man who had been Tasered.

"As he was being conveyed to Princess Royal Hospital, his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest.

"Despite the efforts of the crew and hospital staff, it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at hospital, shortly after arrival."

Mr Atkinson was a top flight striker in the 1990s, with a goal for league runners-up Aston Villa against Wimbledon, which followed a mazy run from inside his own half, being voted 1992-1993 goal of the season.

He went on to score at Wembley in 1994 as Villa beat Manchester United to lift the League Cup.

Starting his career at Ipswich he played for Sheffield Wednesday and Spanish team Real Sociedad before moving to Villa.

He scored more than 20 Premier League goals for the Birmingham side between 1991 and 1995 before going on to play less successfully for teams including Turkish side Fenerbahce and Manchester City.

He ended his career playing in South Korea in 2001.


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