Late on the roundup -but my 15 month old daughter had to go to the hospital yesterday. She’s ok now, super bad krup defeated. Medically delayed roundup -Go!
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We will have a bit more on the roundup (I can say quickly that Ji Dong-Won almost grabbed the equalizer for Augsburg yesterday –ESPNFC: “Dong-Won Ji and debutant Erick Thommy went the closest, the latter stinging Schafer’s palms with a last-minute free-kick.” ) and take a quick look at midweek games – including a critical Champions League matchup between Bayer Leverkusen and PSG (the other being Park Chu-Young’s Watford squad playing Yeovil Town) …and Hong Myong-Bo on the move in Europe. He spoke to Park Ji-Sung recently -did he convince him to come out of international retirement to represent the KNT this summer?
-but first I gots to deal with the Tavern kids. Stay tuned…
…and we’re back for a hot minute.
Park Ji-sung will not return to Korea NT for 2014 WC. His knee is not up to it. coach Hong Myong-bo admits defeat
— John Duerden (@JohnnyDuerden) February 14, 2014
Indeed the final final last word on the subject. Hong traveling around Europe in the last few days got to meet Ji-Sung directly, but as his camp had put out the official word over a week ago, there was not a chance he would suit up again for the KNT.
- Speaking of Ji-Sung, he and PSV Eindhoven are getting back to their winning ways. Park has been part of the starting XI, and since coming back from a knee injury, PSV has won 4 out of the last 6 matches. They currently sit 5th in the Eredivisie table.
- Ki Sung-Yeung on the bench for Sunderland, got some much needed rest – and the Blackcats get the FA Cup win, and impressive result over Southampton. They face either Hull City or Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup’s 6th round – setting up Poyet to possibly face his former team from last season.
- Park Chu-Young still didn’t make the pitch for Watford but the Tavern owner still isn’t too worried. They have another match on Tuesday, Watford goes down to Yeovil Town (2:45 EST).
- Ryu Seung-Woo made it back to the 18 man squad as Bayer Leverkusen hosted Schalke. Son Heung-Min’s corner kick resulted in an own goal by Schalke to equalize 1-1, but the visitors spoiled the party by the final score of 2-1.
- Bayer Leverkusen faces PSG in the knockout round of the Champions League on Tuesday. In the US, gametime 2:45pm / channel: Fox Sports 2.
- Koo Ja-Cheol subbed in time to join the Mainz scoring party, being part of the build up to the 2nd Mainz goal near the end. Koo, Park Joo-Ho and Mainz are in 7th in the Bundesliga table, getting closers to qualifying for Europe.
- We’ll be back…
If you didn’t see our 1st Tavern climate change post recently (finally putting the Tavern climatologist to work), check out the ‘view’ from a Chinese Super Cup game over the weekend:
— Peter Davis (@peteydavis) February 17, 2014