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Jeonju is shit at sport

Postby Holyjoe » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:12 am

Fourteenth and last out of the Korean cities analysed in this study. Up yours Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, you're shit.

Ulsan is top city for sports in Korea
Feb 04,2016

Ulsan is the best sports city in Korea, according to analysis by the JoongAng Ilbo.

The Korean assessment followed a recent study by the Wall Street Journal which chose the best sports city in the United States for 2015.

The paper analyzed the 21 cities that have at least three teams from the NBA, NFL, NHL or MLB and ranked them based on their teams’ winning percentage.

The result showed St. Louis had the best winning percentage to entertain fans. The city has the Cardinals in the Major League Baseball, where Korean pitcher Oh Seung-hwan recently signed. The Cardinals had 100 wins and 62 losses last year, marking the best winning percentage in the MLB.

In the NFL, the Rams went 7-8, while ice hockey team the Blues collected 52 wins, eight draws and 25 losses. The combined winning percentage of these three teams in St. Louis reached .622.

Applying the same criteria, the JoongAng Ilbo analyzed 14 cities in Korea that have at least two professional teams.

Excluding Korea Expressway Corp.’s women’s volleyball team, which moved from Seongnam, Gyeonggi to Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang last April, the winning percentage of 61 teams in seven professional leagues were analyzed.

The record of baseball and football teams was based on the 2015 season, while basketball and volleyball team figures were for the 2014/15 season. For football, numbers from the second division K-League Challenge were also counted.

The result showed that Ulsan is the best sports city in Korea. The industrial city has Korean Basketball League (KBL) champion Mobis Phoebus and Ulsan Hyundai FC which finished seventh in the K-League Classic. The two teams had a combined winning percentage of .616.

Ulsan Hyundai was placed in the lower group B under the K-League Classic’s split system after the team struggled in the beginning of the season, but it has collected wins from the teams in lower Group B in the end.

Daegu, home of the eight-time Korea Baseball Organization champions Samsung Lions and K-League second division club Daegu FC, was second with a .600 winning percentage. Changwon, where KBO club NC Dinos, second division football club Gyeongnam FC and KBL team LG Sakers are located, was third at .569 winning percentage.

The Lions and the Dinos finished first and second in the 2015 KBO League respectively.

Busan, Korea’s second largest city, was 13th among 14 cities with .420 winning percentage. The southern port city saw Lotte Giants in the KBO, Busan I’ Park FC in the K-League Classic and KT Sonicboom in the KBL having poor performances in their leagues last season. I’Park FC was even relegated to the second division.

Jeonju was the last among 14 cities despite having the K-League Classic champion Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. As KCC Egis only went 12-42 in the 2014/15 KBL season, the North Jeolla city only marked a .395 winning percentage.

Among cities that have populations under 1 million, Ansan had the best winning percentage in 2015 at .513. The Gyeonggi city, which has a population of 700,000, was fourth among the cities as OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash in men’s volleyball and Ansan Police Agency in K-League Challenge combined records of 34 wins, 15 draws and 27 losses.

“Ansan has a lot of attention for pro sports compared to other cities,” said Chung Hee-yoon, an advisor to the Korea Professional Sports Association.

“The regional governments welcome pro sports teams to upgrade their public image and the local economy and that effect gets bigger when pro sports produce good results.”

OK Savings Bank was the 2014/15 season V-League champion after stopping Daejeon Samsung Bluefangs’ bid to become the eighth straight champions in men’s volleyball.

The victory last year delivered a little relief to Ansan citizens after the Sewol ferry sinking accident. To support and communicate with Ansan citizens, OK Savings Bank, which was founded in 2013, printed “We Ansan” on their uniforms.

“We turned around the city’s atmosphere with the ‘We Ansan’ message,” said OK Savings Bank coach Kim Se-jin. “What’s important is that the team has sincerity for its hometown.”

Suwon, a Gyeonggi city with a population of 1.17 million, is home to five professional sports clubs, which is more than metropolitan cities such as Daejeon, Busan, Daegu, and Ulsan.

Because the KBO rookie team KT Wiz finished worst in the league table with 52 wins, one draw and 91 losses, Suwon’s winning percentage was only .480, 7th among 14 cities. But counting only the number of wins, Suwon was third at 131 wins after Seoul (313 wins with nine teams) and Incheon (164 wins with six teams).

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Postby MipoFanatic » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:12 am

And neighbouring Muju doesn't even had a club at their wonderful little ground!

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Postby Rothesay Saint » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:11 am

Bollocks. Typical anti-Gangwon bias.

Gangwon FC (13 wins, 15 losses) played a couple of home games in Wonju, which makes them a Wonju team. Added to Promy (37-17 in the regular season last year) I reckon that makes Wonju the 2nd best in the country and miles ahead of 'We Ansan'
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Postby Sampo » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:30 am

Rothesay Saint wrote:Bollocks. Typical anti-Gangwon bias.

Gangwon FC (13 wins, 15 losses) played a couple of home games in Wonju, which makes them a Wonju team. Added to Promy (37-17 in the regular season last year) I reckon that makes Wonju the 2nd best in the country and miles ahead of 'We Ansan'


Typical southerner bias, the WKBL Chuncheon based team is 22 and 4 this season, clearly leagues ahead of you lazy louts in the South!

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Postby Alex43 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:15 pm

#8 in basketball
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sounds right, but a bit unfair to make us feel the pain of a bball team winning 12 games....
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Postby Rothesay Saint » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:52 pm

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Rothesay Saint wrote:Bollocks. Typical anti-Gangwon bias.

Gangwon FC (13 wins, 15 losses) played a couple of home games in Wonju, which makes them a Wonju team. Added to Promy (37-17 in the regular season last year) I reckon that makes Wonju the 2nd best in the country and miles ahead of 'We Ansan'


Typical southerner bias, the WKBL Chuncheon based team is 22 and 4 this season, clearly leagues ahead of you lazy louts in the South!


Fair point, I've had enough free burgers from Hansae to be able to admit that.

So basically, unless you're from Gangwon, or eat whale, then you are shite at sport.

Incidentally, Chuncheon had a non-Korean cheerleader (or at least she wasn't ethnically Korean) last week, away at Bucheon. Good to see (in more ways than one).
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Postby paquebot » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:12 am

Rothesay Saint wrote:Incidentally, Chuncheon had a non-Korean cheerleader (or at least she wasn't ethnically Korean) last week, away at Bucheon. Good to see (in more ways than one).


Around Christmas-time I saw one of the 'foreigners living in Korea' specials on television and one of the participants was a German woman who was doing a bit of cheerleading. Think it might have been Paula Essam, an exchange student at Korea University.

Had expected Goyang to make the list somewhere when I saw it was a report on the best city for sports; I guess despite all their funding for sports they don't meet the criteria of having 'two professional teams'.
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Postby Alex43 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:17 pm

paquebot wrote:
Rothesay Saint wrote:Incidentally, Chuncheon had a non-Korean cheerleader (or at least she wasn't ethnically Korean) last week, away at Bucheon. Good to see (in more ways than one).


Around Christmas-time I saw one of the 'foreigners living in Korea' specials on television and one of the participants was a German woman who was doing a bit of cheerleading. Think it might have been Paula Essam, an exchange student at Korea University.

Had expected Goyang to make the list somewhere when I saw it was a report on the best city for sports; I guess despite all their funding for sports they don't meet the criteria of having 'two professional teams'.

whats the name of that program in Korean? i got a call from KBS from them but things didnt work out as i didnt have enough drama in my life i reckon... wouldnt mind watching an episode
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Postby paquebot » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:33 pm

After a bit of searching on the internet, it looks like the program is 이웃집 찰스 / Charles the Next Door Neighbor. I saw Episode 47, with the bit about the cheerleader at about the 9:48 mark:

http://www.kshows.tv/charles-the-next-d ... de-47.html
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Postby Alex43 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:13 pm

ah naw, not that. who is charles?

i got a call about a new program and foreigners who want to live in korea for the long run, (i thought maybe i heard wrong and she said 'new episode' after you describe a similar show, but im sure its something different).

is that charles show a regular thing? ep 47 means they must of had a ton of people coming through
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Postby Rothesay Saint » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:38 pm

paquebot wrote:
Around Christmas-time I saw one of the 'foreigners living in Korea' specials on television and one of the participants was a German woman who was doing a bit of cheerleading. Think it might have been Paula Essam, an exchange student at Korea University.


Yep, I think that's her.
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Postby changwonmatty » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:54 am

Alex43 wrote:ah naw, not that. who is charles?

i got a call about a new program and foreigners who want to live in korea for the long run, (i thought maybe i heard wrong and she said 'new episode' after you describe a similar show, but im sure its something different). h

My wife got approached in 2011 to go on a show called 인간 국장 which is a long running show on KBS. My TOPIK test score at the time was very good and she is an interpreter (among other things) at the city hall here so they wanted to show us as a bilingual couple. I still have no idea how they found out about us. I shut down that idea pretty quick and I dont think she was keen on it either.
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Postby Alex43 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:52 am

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Alex43 wrote:ah naw, not that. who is charles?

i got a call about a new program and foreigners who want to live in korea for the long run, (i thought maybe i heard wrong and she said 'new episode' after you describe a similar show, but im sure its something different). h

My wife got approached in 2011 to go on a show called 인간 국장 which is a long running show on KBS. My TOPIK test score at the time was very good and she is an interpreter (among other things) at the city hall here so they wanted to show us as a bilingual couple. I still have no idea how they found out about us. I shut down that idea pretty quick and I dont think she was keen on it either.


yeah, i think there has to be consideration into where you want that 15 seconds of fame. i dont watch tv but sometimes flipping through there seem to be a show that just make the stereotypes deeper about the 'chubby and stupid foreign english teacher who cant speak korean yet has a korean wife'... not saying that 인간 국장 was one of them. there was a show idea back in early 2013 to highlight jeonbuk food and they wanted to follow around a foreigner to local spots all over the providence every friday. would have loved to of done that, free food and travel. nothing came of the show i dont tihnk
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Postby changwonmatty » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:02 am

Alex43 wrote:
changwonmatty wrote:
Alex43 wrote:ah naw, not that. who is charles?

i got a call about a new program and foreigners who want to live in korea for the long run, (i thought maybe i heard wrong and she said 'new episode' after you describe a similar show, but im sure its something different). h

My wife got approached in 2011 to go on a show called 인간 국장 which is a long running show on KBS. My TOPIK test score at the time was very good and she is an interpreter (among other things) at the city hall here so they wanted to show us as a bilingual couple. I still have no idea how they found out about us. I shut down that idea pretty quick and I dont think she was keen on it either.


yeah, i think there has to be consideration into where you want that 15 seconds of fame. i dont watch tv but sometimes flipping through there seem to be a show that just make the stereotypes deeper about the 'chubby and stupid foreign english teacher who cant speak korean yet has a korean wife'... not saying that 인간 국장 was one of them. there was a show idea back in early 2013 to highlight jeonbuk food and they wanted to follow around a foreigner to local spots all over the providence every friday. would have loved to of done that, free food and travel. nothing came of the show i dont tihnk


This was my concern. You have no control over the editing process so it can be cut to include whatever they like to present the point of view they are trying to project. I have zero interest in doing anything like that. Quite happy to live in my own bubble without the rest of Korea needing to know about my life. Anything involving my married life is off limits.

That Jeonju travel show would probably be a group of you guys trying Korean food probably in slow motion 22 times with the obligatory, I cant believe foreigners eat spicy food nonsense. Lots of ohhhhhhs accompanying that. Then asking you 5 times is it delicious while whipping up nationalistic pride that foreigners can eat Korean food......but for free food I could do it and overact for them.
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Postby SteveW » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:27 am

I'm waiting for the 'chubby and stupid foreign english teacher who cant speak korean yet has a korean wife AND fools around with Bora' special.
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