Impressive win by Spurs beating Real Madrid – too bad there were too many defenders injured to get Son in on the party. I’m doing a super short KPA + K-League listing – got to get up in a few hours for a long U10 tournament in Virginia.
Korean Footballers Abroad, take it away:
Weekend Preview Nov 4th and Midweek “Recap” Nov 1
Daylight Savings syncing up Sunday increases risk I’ve messed up but here’s what I got:
|Saturday||10:30 AM||Ji Dong Won||Augsburg||Leverkusen||Fox Match Pass|
|Saturday||10:30 AM||Koo Ja Cheol||Augsburg||Leverkusen||Fox Match Pass|
|Saturday||11:00 AM||Ki Sung Yueng||Swansea||Brighton||NBC Gold|
|Saturday||3:00 PM||Suk Hyun Jun||Troyes||Strasbourg||None|
|Sunday||7:00 AM||Lee Chung Yong||Crystal Palace||@Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Sunday||7:00 AM||Son Heung Min||Tottenham||Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Sunday||9:00 AM||Kwon Chang Hoon||Dijon||@Nice||None|
|Sunday||9:00 AM||Lee Seung Woo||Hellas Verona||@Cagliari||BeIn Play|
Ji Dong Won — Hopefully last weekend as a sign that he’ll at least have a bench spot going forward
Koo Ja Cheol — Did Koo do enough to earn back a starting spot? He’ll need to contribute more offensively despite his deeper role to warrant the mistakes he makes in defense. I’d guess bench but he could start.
Ki Sung Yueng — Ki should start after some good showings and hopefully he continues his good form in a critical match against another relegation candidate.
Suk Hyun Jun — I’d expect a bench spot and hopefully he makes an impact if/when he comes on.
Lee Chung Yong — No Korean derby as I don’t think he’s healthy or if he is, if he’d even be in squad.
Son Heung Min — At usual substitution time for Poch, one sub had been burned with Davies going down injured and three goals up so Son got a bit of extra rest ahead of international duty. We’ll see how he gets along with Rose but he should start this weekend and hopefully scores to get himself going. I could see Poch trying to keep momentum going and using Son as a sub as it’s hard to take out anyone right now after being Real Madrid.
Kwon Chang Hoon — I’d expect him to start.
Lee Seung Woo — Do the late appearances signal a bigger role or will he have to settle for garbage time every game?
Next up: K-League Classic is winding down, with Jeonbuk winning the title last weekend, only the Asian Champions League spots and who gets relegated is left to decide.
K League United breaks it all down – read their preview of the penultimate round 37 here.
Modern Seoul has Saturday’s fixture previews here and Sunday’s over here.
About to go but before I do, I got a chance to see Okja today – simply brilliant film by Bong Joon-Ho who killed it with his other films, the Host and Snowpiercer. Byun Hee-Bong plays a harabojee of one of the protagonists – in the film he is flipping the channels and announces that he wants to watch chu-gu on TV – presumably a K-League game. Alas, his football game is nowhere to be found, a Korean infomercial is on the air instead. If I had to guess, it might be Bong Joon-Ho’s sly commentary on the sad state of Korean football – in that it’s getting harder and harder to find on Korean airwaves.
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