Exams are finished. Holidays await – praise the Lord. In this final weekend before Christmas, the Mainz boys tackle undefeated Bayern Munich. Plus, a K-League Challenge podcast with me and Roy, with our thoughts on the K-League Challenge season and Seoul E-Land’s prospects for next season, with musings on the Korean football structure somewhere in there as well.
Korean Players Abroad in Europe
|Friday||2:30 PM||Koo Ja Cheol||Mainz||Bayern Munich||GolTV|
|Friday||2:30 PM||Park Joo Ho||Mainz||Bayern Munich||GolTV|
|Friday||2:45 PM||Lee Chung Yong||Bolton||@Millwall||None|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Hong Jeong Ho||Augsburg||Gladbach||None|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Son Heung Min||Bayer Leverkusen||Eintracht Frankfurt||None|
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Ji Dong Won||Dortmund||@Werder Bremen||GolTV|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Kim Bo Kyung||Cardiff City||Brentford||None|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Yun Suk Young||QPR||West Brom||NBC Extra Time|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Ki Sung Yueng||Swansea||@Hull City||NBC Extra Time|
|Sunday||9:30 AM||Kim Jin Su||Hoffenheim||@Hertha Berlin||GolTV|
A lot of action on Friday – well, for Friday standards. Chungy will start at Millwall and continues to play in excellent form whilst the Mainz boys tackle Bayern Munich. Both should start – Koo and Joo-Ho scoring to defeat Bayern Munich. You heard it here first. 😉
In Germany, it’s the last game before the winter break. Hong Jeong-Ho might start depending on the fitness of the other CB’s. Son Heung-Min should start in their game against Einthract Frankfurt. He was (according to multiple sources) very sharp last game and let’s hope that form continues through the new year. Ji Dong-Won is out.
Kim Bo-Kyung didn’t make it past halftime last game. What does that mean? Read what you want into it, but he probably won’t be in the starting XI. Free Kimbo!
Yun Suk-Young was a little sloppy last game and yet he’s still getting consistent minutes from Redknapp, which is quite an achievement itself. He needs to find his form and fast. Hopefully he does well in this week’s game against West Bromwich Albion.
Oh, and he delivered some gifts at the Jack Tizard School. He’s rocking the QPR toque as well.
Ki Sung-Yueng and Kim Jin-Su should also both start.
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Park Chu-Young and Al-Shabab tackle the top team in the SPL, Al-Nassr, early tomorrow morning for us out on the East Coast.
K-League Challenge Podcast
As promised, a K-League Challenge podcast featuring me and Roy Ghim, where we recap the season, talk Seoul E-Land and their hopes and prospects for next season, muse about Korea v North American football on the promotion/relegation front, and look ahead to another year of 2nd tier football in Korea. My audio goes haywire near the end especially – thanks to Roy for doing what he could do with the editing. And yes, those are Daejeon chants. I’m biased in the choice of background music.
Anyhow, enjoy, a nice 20-minute podcast over a morning coffee, a drive to work/school or a way to relax in the evening – take your pick.
I’m a bit worn out from this week of study and exams and study and exams and study and you get the picture, so this listings was a bit short, but I think I cover everything that needs to be covered. The holidays are among us – so crank up the heating, kick up your feet and turn on the footy this weekend, and maybe something magical will happen.
That was rather cheesy. I need sleep. Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Happy Holiday Season and good night from the TSC.