This probably doesn’t deserve its own post but I’m too happy to not make it one. A midweek game between Ansan Police and Anyang FC ended in a draw, meaning that Daejeon Citizen have completed the job and won the K-League Challenge title. In doing so, they also secured auto-promotion, being the first Korean team in history to secure auto-promotion to a top tier. (Sangju won the 2nd tier last year, but had to go through a promotion playoff, which they won.)
These were the scenes among the away fans when Daejeon won 1-0 over Bucheon last weekend, which made it all but a fore-gone conclusion that Daejeon would earn promotion. (Headphone alert… turn down the volume or bust an eardrum or two).
I’m guessing a couple of “waygookins” from Britain helped out there. The promotion playoff spots (2nd through 4th, the lower you place in there, the more games you have to play to earn the final playoff against the K-League Classic 11th place team) are currently occupied by Ansan (2nd), Anyang (3rd) and Suwon FC (4th). Ansan Police have secured the 2nd spot, and Anyang will likely take third, leaving the final playoff spot up for grabs.
That’s all tonight from Tavern Studio Canada, the country where 5 degrees Celsius is a warm fall day. Thought I’d throw that in. Why the hell not? Jalgayo!