The Managerial Pressure Cooker, Part 2

With all the stress and tension who’d be a football manager? I bet you would. Anyone can see your team needs a new left back, playing one up front at home shows a negativity bordering on the suicidal and why oh why are you persisting with that cart horse of a striker who’s only scored … Continue reading

The Managerial Pressure Cooker, Part 1

At the start of the football season the pressure is very much on. Kit manufacturers need to impress the fans with their newly-designed shirts, fans need to impress one another by devotedly splashing out on those same shirts and incoming players need to impress all those new fans in their shiny new shirts. But are there any others in Korea’s footballing universe … Continue reading

K-League Round 1 Preview.

Finally, the season is set to start after the long cold winter and with the weather beginning to warm up as we look to spring, the action on the pitch will start as well. The first round is always one where we can see whether the changes in the off-season worked and whether our expectations … Continue reading

New Beginnings

Alas, a new season is upon us and excitement is in the air for K-League supporters everywhere. It is a new beginning that washes away the sins of seasons past and casts hope for the sins that are sure to be committed in 2012. With the new relegation system comes wonder and excitement, not only … Continue reading

Relegation or Obliteration for 2013?

Just a short opinion piece of something that is playing on my mind the last couple of months. It is a bit of a ramble and a rant but something I feel needs to be said. As we are on the brink of the start of the 2012 K-league season the talk of most people … Continue reading

K-League 2012: The new format explained

The K-League’s back, but not as you knew it. Last season each K-League team played thirty regular season regular season games before the top six fought it out in the playoffs to determine the champion. With no relegation to be fearful of the league’s worst-performing teams coasted towards the end of the season, but with … Continue reading

This Year’s K-League Runners and Riders

The 2012 K-League promises to be the most exciting season to date, with the newly introducted ‘split’ between the top and bottom 8 clubs, and (more importantly) 2 sides to be relegated at the end of the campaign. Lets have a look at the teams…. Busan I’park Despite expectations of another mid-table finish, Busan finished … Continue reading

Australia Rules (Korean) Football – Foreign Imports for 2012

When England-born Australian international forward Greg Brown made two appearances for POSCO Atoms back in 1991 he was something of a curiosity as foreign imports to the K-League were still a rarity even in the league’s ninth season of existence. Fast forward to 2004 when Ahmad Elrich spent a blink-and-you’d-miss-it spell in the Busan first … Continue reading

Season Preview: Incheon United

Where were we? How did last season finish up? The aberration of 2005’s 1st place finish aside, Incheon’s fans have yet to become accustomed to success during the team’s eight-year K-League run. Last season started well enough and by the halfway point Incheon were in the play-offs in fifth place. However, one win in the … Continue reading

Challengers League 2012 – Season Preview

If the mythically, massive crowds of the K-league scare you, then fear not you have two options to still enjoy football in Korea. You could go and watch Seongnam or you could watch lower league football instead. Seeing as cardboard cut out legend sjcthree has already covered the N-league I thought I’d give a quick run-down of the … Continue reading