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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby SteveW » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:07 am

Got to be Martin Rennie's 1st talisman signing for the Ferrets.
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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby eujin » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:46 am

SteveW wrote:Got to be Martin Rennie's 1st talisman signing for the Ferrets.

I thought you were a Ferrets fan.

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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby SteveW » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:36 am

I'm assuming he'll bring along more young ladies to the stands and hence larger talent pool for the cheerleading squad.

In all seriousness though, on form, he'd easily be a top K-League scorer. At this point he needs regular games at a level where he can be comfortable again - not sure if he'd consider dropping down to K2 for a year or how much money Martin Rennie is working with but it'd be an obvious win-win solution for all involved if they could swing it.
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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Rothesay Saint » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:52 am

Gas1883 wrote:"The first and main reason why I play football is to evangelise people." from his wiki.
Nothing wrong with that of course provided you have a club and can get a game.

Does anyone know where he is based?
I would imagine Korea after Arsenal letting him go?
Perhaps he could wrangle something in China, otherwise I'll see him at Sangam soon.


Sounds like Goyang would be a better bet. Or Seoul Martyrs.
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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Holyjoe » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:26 pm

How have Celtic not signed him yet?

Park fails to find new club or passion
Sep 01, 2014

Striker Park Chu-young, who was once considered the country’s best attacker, has disappeared from Korean football. Coaches and teachers who once played with him are worried that the country is about to - or already has - lost one of its best attacking options.

When the 22-man roster for the national team’s two A-level matches against Uruguay and Venezuela was announced on Aug. 25, Park’s name wasn’t there, even though the team was lacking offensive players badly enough to call up 36-year-old veteran Lee Dong-gook of the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

The summer transfer period ended last month and the 29-year-old striker failed to find a new club to join. There were rumors that clubs in Turkey and China were interested in signing Park, but they didn’t come to fruition.

In recent years, rumors have spread that clubs in England and Spain consider Park a difficult player to control and teams in Germany’s Bundesliga have said his salary is too high. He received about 76 million won ($74,935) per week when he played for Arsenal in the English Premier League.

Why has Park failed?

Cho Kwang-rae, the former Korean national football team coach, named Park captain in 2011. He was always Cho’s first attacking option, but Cho’s evaluation of the striker wasn’t the same when Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, asked about him last week.

“He didn’t try to change,” Cho said. “The trend of football strategies changes quickly, but he has been the same type of player he used to be 10 years ago. In recent football, it is required that attackers help defenders often. The trend was one of the reasons why great foreign players such as Fernando Torres [Chelsea] started falling and are not favored by their coaches.”

Ulsan Hyundai Tigers Coach Cho Min-kuk, who coached Park at Korea University, said the striker does not seem motivated. “I don’t actually feel that he wants to play football desperately like other players who are trying every second to catch their coach’s eye and to get on the field, even for a few minutes,” he thundered.

Time for a comeback

Football analysts say the best time in a striker’s career often comes between the ages of 29 and 33. Park is 29.

“Not playing during the best time in his career is such a huge loss not only for Park himself, but also for Korea,” Cho said. “I strongly suggest that he comes back to Korea to play in the K-League Classic.”

Huh Jung-moo, who coached Korea to the Round of 16 in the 2010 South Africa World Cup in which Park played, said he thought the striker needed help.

“There are opinions that his character left him isolated, but we should know that great players like him have a distinct personality compared to ordinary people. Because he is still a valuable asset for Korean football, we should make him feel more comfortable to encourage him to play more.”

Cho added that Park needs to be open to change. “He should know that his playing style has many things that can be improved. He should watch his plays from the last few seasons and he needs to study what he should work on. He must run twice as hard as he used to and should try to be more involved in the game.

“A chance to play somewhere will not just be given to him one day like a Christmas gift if he doesn’t show passion for football.”

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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby SaintsCanada » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:04 pm

Holyjoe wrote:How have Celtic not signed him yet?

Park fails to find new club or passion
Sep 01, 2014

Striker Park Chu-young, who was once considered the country’s best attacker, has disappeared from Korean football. Coaches and teachers who once played with him are worried that the country is about to - or already has - lost one of its best attacking options.

When the 22-man roster for the national team’s two A-level matches against Uruguay and Venezuela was announced on Aug. 25, Park’s name wasn’t there, even though the team was lacking offensive players badly enough to call up 36-year-old veteran Lee Dong-gook of the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

The summer transfer period ended last month and the 29-year-old striker failed to find a new club to join. There were rumors that clubs in Turkey and China were interested in signing Park, but they didn’t come to fruition.

In recent years, rumors have spread that clubs in England and Spain consider Park a difficult player to control and teams in Germany’s Bundesliga have said his salary is too high. He received about 76 million won ($74,935) per week when he played for Arsenal in the English Premier League.

Why has Park failed?

Cho Kwang-rae, the former Korean national football team coach, named Park captain in 2011. He was always Cho’s first attacking option, but Cho’s evaluation of the striker wasn’t the same when Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, asked about him last week.

“He didn’t try to change,” Cho said. “The trend of football strategies changes quickly, but he has been the same type of player he used to be 10 years ago. In recent football, it is required that attackers help defenders often. The trend was one of the reasons why great foreign players such as Fernando Torres [Chelsea] started falling and are not favored by their coaches.”

Ulsan Hyundai Tigers Coach Cho Min-kuk, who coached Park at Korea University, said the striker does not seem motivated. “I don’t actually feel that he wants to play football desperately like other players who are trying every second to catch their coach’s eye and to get on the field, even for a few minutes,” he thundered.

Time for a comeback

Football analysts say the best time in a striker’s career often comes between the ages of 29 and 33. Park is 29.

“Not playing during the best time in his career is such a huge loss not only for Park himself, but also for Korea,” Cho said. “I strongly suggest that he comes back to Korea to play in the K-League Classic.”

Huh Jung-moo, who coached Korea to the Round of 16 in the 2010 South Africa World Cup in which Park played, said he thought the striker needed help.

“There are opinions that his character left him isolated, but we should know that great players like him have a distinct personality compared to ordinary people. Because he is still a valuable asset for Korean football, we should make him feel more comfortable to encourage him to play more.”

Cho added that Park needs to be open to change. “He should know that his playing style has many things that can be improved. He should watch his plays from the last few seasons and he needs to study what he should work on. He must run twice as hard as he used to and should try to be more involved in the game.

“A chance to play somewhere will not just be given to him one day like a Christmas gift if he doesn’t show passion for football.”


A Korean football analyst is suggesting the K-League is the right place for a guy with a reputation for being hard to control? Lol. You couldn't make this stuff up!
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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby SteveW » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:14 am

With Celtic's most recent signing target changing his mind this morning maybe PCY will be next on the list?

Park is in serious danger of coming down with Dariusz Adamczuk Syndrome and being lost to football entirely if he doesn't get a club where he will be a first pick week in week out and regain his scoring touch.

If he still thinks he's a Billy Big-time, too good for K-League and is entitled to be making £70k a week then he'll be waiting a long time to find someone.
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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:29 pm

Some suggestions that Park might be close to resurrecting his career with Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab...

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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:21 pm

These Middle East clubs clearly have more money than sense, sounds as though Park has signed a contract with Al Shabab through to the end of May 2015 which will net him $1.5m. He must be anticipating shedloads of interest from European sides next summer then...

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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:01 pm

At least these guys seem to recognise him...

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Some suggestions in the French media that he won't be in Saudi Arabia for long as Ligue 2 promotion hopefuls Le Havre are supposedly interested in bringing him back to France in the January window.

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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Gas1883 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:25 pm

And he's back in the national team squad for the next two games, albeit due to some injuries but it does seem the new coach is keen to get a look at him.

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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Frozz » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:12 pm

I don't really quote the Daily Mail too often, but Mr. Park made the top 50 worst ever Premiership strikers list.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2830232/Premier-League-s-worst-strikers-David-Ngog-Albert-Luque-Claudio-Pizarro-Nos-50-41.html

The list makes for an interesting read.

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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Holyjoe » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:03 am

He could be set for a return to Europe, Turkish top flight team Gaziantepspor are apparently interested.

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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby Gas1883 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:37 pm

Well well well, he's come home to roost!

I expect him to be serving me beer or taking my ticket stub this Saturday as I can't see how he has any business being on the pitch, unless it's for a half-time event.

Seoul and Park are both desperate, but well suited to each other. Both are morbidly average and mediocre.

They got rid of one waste of space (Escudero) and replaced him with another...
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Re: Park Chu-young

Postby OttoSilver » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:10 am

Looking over his record I see he has scored a grand total of 4 goals over the last 5 years (if I'm reading it correctly). 32 games were played in that time.. That is what, a goal ever 8 games, and 6 games a year?
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