Weekend Listing March 29-31

What what what what? 4 Koreans could be involved when Augsburg visits Mainz on Saturday…weekend Listings courtesy of Korean Footballers Abroad (all times in US EST / TV in US).

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent TV
Saturday 10:30 AM Hong Jeong Ho Augsburg @Mainz None
Saturday 10:30 AM Ji Dong Won Augsburg @Mainz None
Saturday 10:30 AM Son Heung Min Bayer Leverkusen Eintracht Braunschweig None
Saturday 10:30 AM Koo Ja Cheol Mainz Augsburg None
Saturday 10:30 AM Park Joo Ho Mainz Augsburg None
Saturday 11:00 AM Lee Chung Yong Bolton Wigan BeIn Play
Saturday 11:00 AM Kim Bo Kyung Cardiff City @West Brom NBC Extra Time
Saturday 11:00 AM Yun Suk Young QPR Blackpool None
Saturday 11:00 AM Park Chu Young Watford @Sheffield Wednesday None
Saturday 3:45 PM Park Ji Sung PSV Eindhoven FC Groningen GolTV
Monday 3:00 PM Ki Sung Yueng Sunderland @West Ham NBCSN
  • So what was that about 4 Koreans on the same pitch (maybe) on Saturday?  That would be the 1st game of the weekend to highlight, Koo, if healthy, should be involved alongside Park Joo-Ho for Mainz as they host visiting Augsburg. Hong Jeong-Ho and Ji Dong-Won, who is also recovering from injuries are not certainties, cross your fingers.
  • Has the floodgate reopened for Son Heung-Min to start scoring consistently again after bagging his 9th goal of the Bundesliga campaign on Tuesday?  Eintracht Braunschweig will find out…
  • shit is getting real for Sunderland and Cardiff, in relegation trouble late in the season -yet a game away from safety in the Premiership. At 25 points, both are still within range of surviving, West Brom and Crystal Palace at 28 points could in theory swap places with them.  Let’s take a look at the bottom (no giggling you cheeky monkeys):
    15
    31
    7
    9
    15
    42
    48
    -6
    30
    16
    30
    5
    13
    12
    33
    45
    -12
    28
    17
    30
    8
    4
    18
    19
    39
    -20
    28
    18
    29
    6
    7
    16
    27
    46
    -19
    25
    19
    31
    6
    7
    18
    26
    58
    -32
    25
    20
    31
    7
    3
    21
    30
    70
    -40
    24

Sunderland has an opponent that could be manageable in West Ham – so too Cardiff with West Brom, but in the unpredictable chaos that is the 2013-2014 season, nothing in these regions can be taken for certainty.

K League Classic Weekend Listing:

Saturday, March 29
Steelers
1:00 AM
Sangju Sangmu
Ulsan
1:00 AM
FC Seoul
Jeonbuk
3:00 AM
Seongnam
Sunday, March 30
Jeju United
1:00 AM
Gyeongnam
Incheon
1:00 AM
Dragons
Suwon
3:00 AM
Busan IPark
[All times are in US EST]
I so want to see a K-League Classic game live on TV this season, but have yet to get an opportunity – that and they are practically in the middle of the night on the US East Coast.  That and One World Sports no longer broadcasts K-League Classic Games here. Possible (hypothetical) solution for those in the DC mid-atlantic area: go to Honey Pig.  It’s a pretty rad joint serving Hanguk BBQ and other sumptuous meals in a 21st century setting – k rap /k pop videos wrapped around the walls (my kids and nephews were dancing while downing their bulgogi, kim & bop).  And here’s the kicker: it’s open 24 hours.  Why? I’m guessing for the 24 hour party people in the region.  And now, IF they were to find a (legal?) stream of K-League Classic games on their big screens, one can conceivably roll to Honey Pig’s Germantown Maryland joint with some homies to check out Jae’s Busan IPark battle it out with Suwon at 3AM -and then not go to sleep on Sunday night but instead be rejuvenated and ready for work on Monday morning! That’s what I’m talking about: Total Global Football, no holds barred. Fuck yes!  Who’s with me?  The Tavern wife wants a word with me (no I didn’t cuss around the kids yobo!) but before I go…

Some late info that all you good Tavern goers probably already know, but in case you didn’t get the word:

  • Jinseok broke the news earlier on the Tavern about Lee Seung-Woo signing another contract further cementing his ties with Barcelona. More details surrounding the deal emerged on totalbarca.com which saw Lee repel lucrative offers from some deep pocketed English clubs.  Here’s an excerpt on the deal-e-o: “…the South Korean had offers from both Liverpool and Chelsea, which would have secured him a contract which would see his salary increase four-fold. Therefore, the motives for Seung Woo Lee’s stay at the club are purely footballing. Barça made his family feel so sure about their choice that the whole Lee family is moving to Barcelona. The family is expected to settle in at Ciudad Condal, while Seung Woo’s younger brother, Seung Lun, will move into the youth ranks of fellow Catalan club Cornellà. The club will pay for the family’s basic expenses, including flights and rent.  Read more here.
  • Seeing Son score midweek should be good news all around for promoters of a summer Bayer Leverkusen tour landing in Seoul on July 30th. Both Ryu Seung-Woo and Son Heung-Min would no doubt be star attractions for the lucky so and so’s that gets to see them in a friendly with FC Seoul. Hmmm…how much does it cost to fly to Incheon these days…
  • Don’t forget: after you watch games this weekend, come back over and hangout with the Tavern writers for our next Hangout LIVE Sunday March 30th 5pm EST in the US, Monday March 31st 6am in Korea (yes, that is truly Tavern commitment for Jae and everyone else who joins us that early in the Land of the Morning Calm -just drink some coffee and you’ll be alright). Otherwise, you can check the Hangout anytime on demand as it will be on youtube – and in the podcast/hangout section of the Tavern – links for the Hangout will be posted soon!

 

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  1. HA! I was just at the Honey Pig in Centreville last week! I’m back in Indiana though. It was pretty good food. Better than Chicago, that’s for sure.

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