Tavern Owner on the run, so for time’s sake I’m aggregating Korean Footballers Abroad‘s post on this past weekend’s KPA action and looking ahead to midweek fixtures in Europe. I’ll add more later today (when the rugrats let me).
Cups and “English Week” for some of the continental leagues as well.
|Tuesday||2:30 PM||Ji Dong Won||Augsburg||Leipzig||Fox Sports 2|
|Tuesday||2:30 PM||Koo Ja Cheol||Augsburg||Leipzig||Fox Sports 2|
|Tuesday||2:45 PM||Lee Chung Yong||Crystal Palace||Huddersfield Town (Cup)||None|
|Tuesday||3:00 PM||Ki Sung Yueng||Swansea||@Reading (Cup)||ESPN3|
|Tuesday||3:00 PM||Son Heung Min||Tottenham||Barnsley (Cup)||None|
|Wednesday||2:45 PM||Lee Seung Woo||Hellas Verona||Sampdoria||BeIn Play|
|Off||n/a||Kwon Chang Hoon||Dijon|
|Off||n/a||Suk Hyun Jun||Troyes|
Ji Dong Won — Left off the squad. With things going well, things will likely remain the same.
Koo Ja Cheol — I only watched some, as he was deep as a DM/CM. He looked tidy in what I saw and didn’t look impaired by the injury. He should start midweek if fresh.
Lee Chung Yong — Maybe he gets a chance in the cup after staying on the bench all weekend but I also think Hodgson will want a win to get some momentum.
Ki Sung Yueng — Still out injured.
Son Heung Min — Not only surprising me with a start, but a double surprise when he lined up at wingback. Positionally, it seemed a great chance to get him some minutes at LWB: Swansea play very narrow without any dangerous wide players. And he fared really well going forward intelligently even though his effectiveness goes down so far from goal. On defense it was more of a mixed bag though better than last season’s disaster outing. In the second half, Son moved alongside Alli behind Kane and continued to have some good moments, causing a fair amount of danger despite a few weak touches.
Going forward, we will see if this LWB experiment to get more offense at the position in three man back lines continues. Davies is a solid FB but not a natural WB and with Rose out for a long time, we could see more of this. But probably not at the cup where I imagine Son will get a rest on the bench.
Lee Seung Woo — Another big loss and still no LSW who stayed on the bench. Worrisome season.
Kwon Chang Hoon — Was out injured.
Suk Hyun Jun — Made a late debut in a loss but didn’t see his 10 minutes or so of action
UPDATE: Tavern Owner back – Tunisia’s coach is alleged to have openly complained about having to play Korea in October for the international break – Lee Seung-Woo is the ambassador rep-ing Korea for the Danone Nations Cup – a U12 int’l tourney -and he’ll be unveiling Korea’s new jersey – what’s not exactly clear – is he revealing Korea’s World Cup kit? To be determined.
Also, does that mean Lee Seung-Woo will be in NYC this week?
— S W Lee 이승우 (@Seungwoolee) September 19, 2017
Ben Pearce at ESPN seems to think Son will start for Spurs league cup match this afternoon…stay tuned…
update: Son starts today.
and this just in:
Lee Chung-Yong starts for Roy Hodgson’s side for their league cup tie. Cross fingers – every chance to show what he can do has got to count for the Blue Dragon to edge his way back to the 1st team CP squad.
Quick look over to the K League – I usually love midweek fixtures this time of year, the late evening starts means I can actually watch at a semi- reasonable morning time from the physical Tavern over in the eastern US. Coffee and Korean football before kids wake up and do their usual morning ruckus = a little slice of heaven for the old Tavern Owner
K League Classic midweek fixtures (round 30)