Jeonbuk Starting to Click into Gear

Jeonbuk have made a patchy start to their K-League defence, but found themselves in the top half none the less ahead of the visit of a Gwangju FC side who had started the season so impressively but now seem to be in something of a tailspin. Lex Nande reports: Heading into Friday’s game, both teams were … Continue reading

Managers on the Edge, and Over it

Rudderless Incheon United Sail On There are several firsts that let you know that the season is well and truly underway. The first goal came fourteen minutes in from the predictable boots of Jeonbuk’s Lee Dong-Guk. Just over twenty-four hours Incheon’s Gu Bong-San received his second yellow card and the season’s first red away at Jeju United. Three weeks in and Lee … Continue reading

K-League Round 10 Preview

Everton celebrating his hattrick...watch out Suwon!!!

Already the league is into double figures as we see in the tenth round of league action. With Seongnam finally firing on all cyclinders all the fancied teams find themselves inside the top half of the table for the first time this season. While there are still many months left to run each battle between … Continue reading

Tragedy Strikes Again Amongst the Cherry Blossoms

The tragic death of Lee Kyung-Hwan Saturday brought with it the shocking news that former Daejeon and Suwon midfielder Lee Kyung-Hwan had taken his life, falling from the fifteenth floor of an apartment building in central Incheon, where he had lived with his mother. Lee became the third suicide victim in the fallout of last year’s match-fixing scandal … Continue reading

K-League Round 9 Preview

With the season now long enough to see who the real contenders and pretenders will be this season most of the fancied teams (apart from Seongnam) find themselves in the top 8 while the expected strugglers are now beginning to fill out the bottom 8. While there is still time for teams to make a … Continue reading

K-League Preview Round 8

On Vacation

Sorry guys….on vacation. Previews will resume from next week (Round 9).

Stevo: The Inside View

With his lengthy suspension over Suwon fans have been delighted with the return of powerful Macedonian marksman Stevo Ristic. The fixed grin he has been playing with indicates he’s just as pleased to be back, which makes sense, his team have had a blistering start to the season.  With Suwon sitting nicely at the top … Continue reading

The Welcome Returns of Dejan and Jeju

Dejan is Back on the Goal Trail Coming into the sixth round of matches a whole host of players had already bagged four or more goals to strike their early claims for this season’s golden boot. Familiar faces from past seasons were there in Lee Dong-Guk, Dženan Radončić and Lee Keun-Ho, and there were also spots for more recent contenders … Continue reading

K-League Round 7 (Midweek Special)

Can Zicu keep putting in the goals at Big Bird against Suwon?

Round 7 finds itself on Wednesday with Korea having an unofficial holiday due to the parliamentary elections and this will be the first midweek round of the season. All games will be played in the warm daytime spring sunshine of Wednesday afternoon and a lot of teams will be hoping to use this week as … Continue reading

Supermatches and Crippled Cranes

Still only a month into the new K-League season, there are enough talking points to write a book about, and Round 5 of the campaign certainly held up its end of the bargain as the spring sunshine bathed the peninsula for the latest set of matches in Korea’s top division. Supermatch by name if not nature Call it the … Continue reading