And now time for the European Listings – but if you haven’t checked out Jae’s K-League Listings or my
Park Chu-Young Koreans in the Middle East Listings, do so first. Done? Let’s go… first off, thanks to Skimmilk, as always, for letting us copy his Weekend Listings table. You can check out his blog here.
|Saturday||7:15 AM||Kim Bo Kyung||Cardiff City||Millwall||BeIin|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Hong Jeong Ho||Augsburg||Freiburg||None|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Ji Dong Won||Dortmund||Hannover||GolTV|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Kim Jin Su||Hoffenheim||SC Paderborn||None|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Lee Chung Yong||Bolton||Brentford||None|
|Saturday||12:30 PM||Son Heung Min||Bayer Leverkusen||Schalke||GolTV|
|Saturday||12:30 PM||Ki Sung Yueng||Swansea||Leicester City||NBC|
|Sunday||10:30 AM||Koo Ja Cheol||Mainz||@Wolfsburg||GolTV|
|Sunday||10:30 AM||Park Joo Ho||Mainz||@Wolfsburg||GolTV|
|Sunday||12:00 PM||Suk Hyun Jun||CD Nacional||Academica de Coimbra||None|
|Monday||4:00 PM||Yun Suk Young||QPR||Aston Villa||NBCSN|
** I think England have their Daylight Savings Time end on Sunday, so make sure to check the gametimes above so you don’t assume an 8pm kickoff in England would be 3pm Eastern… now it would be 4pm Eastern. This until we switch our clocks back an hour in a couple weeks.
Kim Bo-Kyung begins the weekend action… or not. Again, he’s not likely to play, although he appeared on the bench for a midweek fixture for the Bluebirds.
For the 9:30 kickoffs, Hong Jeong-Ho has equally slipped down the depth chart, and will probably be a bench option, while Kim Jin-Su is injured. Ji Dong-Won played with BVB II last weekend and could do the same.
Lee Chung-Yong is definitely one of Neil Lennon’s favorite players at Bolton it seems. The former Celtic manager had lots of praise for Chungy, who is now playing in the CM position. Bolton lost 2-1 midweek to Charlton but Chungy earned yet another Man of the Match award. Can he take a MOTM hat-trick this weekend?
Bayer Leverkusen beat Zenit 2-0 at home to lead their Champions League group after 3 games. Son Heung-Min had a fairly good game, and whether or not he starts against Schalke will depend on his fitness.
Ki Sung-Yueng will play on National, Free-To-Air television in ‘Merica as NBC will carry the 12:30pm kickoff between Swasnea and Leicester. Ki is expected to start after a decent outing last weekend.
Koo Ja-Cheol is fit, and will make a “Koomeback” against his old club Wolfsburg. Terrible pun courtesy of Mainz BILD. Park Joo-Ho is still injured.
Suk Hyun-Jun scored in a midweek cup match, and I don’t know much about him to be fair, so we’ll see if he starts or not in the Portuguese league.
Yun Suk-Young made a shock start last weekend at Loftus Road against Liverpool in a tough 3-2 loss. Yun was rusty but promising, from what I heard. Then again, Harry Redknapp never has really rated Yun, or so it seems, so there’s really no clue on if Yun will start, bench or not even play.
– Qatar won the AFC U-19 Championship over North Korea, and will join the Norks, Myanmar and Uzbekistan in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Weird names there…
– South Korea is 66th in the new FIFA Rankings, an all-time low. Not that anyone cares, but these ranking systems just don’t work. I don’t think we’re worse than both Congos, or are almost equal with Antigua and Barbuda. Just saying.
– South Korea is 4th in Asia however. Oh well, we could always be Australia… 94th in the World, on par with Cyprus.
That’s all I can think of. What games will you be watching this weekend? Jalgayo from Tavern Studio Quebec – a province in a country with heavy hearts in light of this week’s attacks near Montreal and in Ottawa, killing two soldiers. RIP.