Tavern Pod: Surprises, Shockers and Shin Taeyong – All About Korea’s 28-Man Roster

The Tavern has gone out with another podcast to discuss the 28-man provisional World Cup roster. We’ll discuss who we’ll think we’ll get cut, who should have made the trip, and Shin Tae-yong’s justification for his at-times surprising selections for the World Cup team.

Before you do, check out Michael Welch’s post on surprise inclusion and Incheon midfielder Moon Seon-min:

Moon Seon-who: Who is Moon Seon-min?

Let us know what you think of our opines in the comments below!

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  1. Great listen guys! I agree that kim shin wook should be nowhere near the 23 man squad for the knt world cup. how suk hyun jun is not even named in the 28 man squad is beyond me. Does shin wook have something against shin.

  2. Great podcast! Super random question- there is a history of people getting called up and playing time in Korea because of nepotism/corruption/money. Is there even the slightest possibility that Jang Hyun Soo and Kim Shin Wook are constantly being called up because of something going on behind the scenes? The Wookie has been a regular through 4 KNT coaches. I can’t fathom how that’s even possible.

    • I get that Shin Tae Yong loves JHS and that’s probably all we need to know. But… 4, I repeat, FOUR KNT coaches have kept finding space for the Wookie……….

      • I…. don’t know….. but I think it might honestly just be that he’s tall. And he’s an above average forward in the K League, and of those there are few Koreans, so…

        • Like I said, it was a random question and admittedly a stretch. It’s just that at this point, he is taking other peoples’ spot who deserve to go, and that is a huge problem. If the Wookie played defense and was equally ineffective as a defender, I would definitely understand him getting called up because we aren’t deep on defense. But right now there are more than a handful of talented strikers… so it just annoys me that he’s getting a spot that someone like Ji Dong Won (in my opinion) deserves.

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