Weekend Listings/Watching (11-23/24)

It’s been a slightly painful two weeks without club football. International breaks can be nice breaks, but the weekends are a bit duller. But, never fear, the clubs are back!

U.S. Listings
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*Koo Ja-Cheol is recovering from injury, will not play
*Yoon Suk-Young is recovering from injury, will not play
*Park Ji-Sung is recovering from injury, will not play
*NBCSports LiveExtra used to live stream all Premier League games, but they are not showing the two TV broadcast games (Arsenal v Southampton, Cardiff v Man Utd) as being streamed. Double check your listings.

South Korea Listings
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*Koo Ja-Cheol is recovering from injury, will not play
*Yoon Suk-Young is recovering from injury, will not play
*Park Ji-Sung is recovering from injury, will not play

Watching This Weekend

Just one game that really jumps out at me this weekend, and that’s the Cardiff-Manchester United match. Cardiff has been in a bit of poor form lately, while many are wondering if United’s come from behind win over Sunderland (and subsequent win over Arsenal) have finally seen them turn the corner under David Moyes. Cardiff of course, claimed one impressive Manchester scalp already, and certainly would be quite pleased to get another.

For Korea watchers, it is Kim Bo-Kyung that will be the most important thing. Kim has been an increasingly peripheral figure as of late. He was an unused sub in Cardiff’s last match before the break, against Aston Villa, a very late sub against Swansea, and was an early sacrifice against both Norwich and Chelsea. Kim’s form has suffered a bit as of late, but he is usually a pretty good big game player.

But, if you really want a second game, over in the K League, the big match of the weekend will be between Suwon Samsung and Ulsan Hyundai. For Ulsan, a win would almost wrap up the K League title for them. They would have a five point lead over second place Pohang, with just two matches remaining. Interestingly, the final game of the season is between Ulsan and Pohang, so it could be very dramatic. Prior to that match Ulsan has the aforementioned game at Suwon, and then are away to Busan. Pohang on the other hand has just one match before then, away to Seoul. For Suwon, our much maligned goal keeper, Jung Sung-Ryong will be looking to bounce back from two poor performances (for club and country), and end the season well.

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16 Comments

  1. hey Roy i was listening the podcast
    dude ur voice is SOOOOO Good.

    You should try to be a professional commentator or announcer

  2. GUYS BTW i AM GOING TO BE IN SEOUL for this 2014 WC.
    Unfortunately I know nobody except my grandma in Korea
    so i would be all alone in cheering. If there is any other taegukwarrior supporters
    in Seoul who wants to huddle together and cheer, it will be so great!

    If you are interested.. maybe reply!

  3. In early October, Tan replaces Moody w/ his son’s friend -> Mackay hates Tan -> Mackay can’t directly do anything to Tan -> displaced aggression -> Kimbo no start since early October (except vs Norwich)

    I feel bad for Kimbo. Most fans, players, and staff hate Tan. Can you imagine being the only Asian player in the locker room when everyone is talking shit about the “Glorious Leader”.

    • It’s an interesting conspiracy theory -but most likely Malky was thinking tactically as the reason why Kimbo hasn’t been part of the starting xi. That and Mutch has been playing in fine form recently. But consider this – then head of recruitment -Iain Moody with Mackay’s stamp of approval – brought Kimbo over to Cardiff back in 2012. Around the same time I believe, Vincent Tan went over Moody and Mackay’s heads to bring on -a player who’s name I can’t remember – but cost them several million pounds and ended up as an anonymous and costly flop. So Kimbo doesn’t have to worry that he’ll be left out – Mackay definitely wanted him as part of the squad – first to get promotion – then later in anticipation of playing a more technical football to stay up in the Premiership.

      • Too old (33), and just doesn’t have the physical ability to be effective at RB anymore. In his latter appearances with the NT he was becoming an increasing liability at the back because he would still make those forward runs, but wouldn’t be able to get back in time.

          • I think Jinseok said that Kim Jin-Su played on the right at the youth level. He’s probably better as a left back, but who knows? Maybe if he has time, Jinseok can share more on that.

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