Episode 52 – The morning quickie

Episode 52 – The Morning Quickie   6 of 1 thing half a dozen of another, 6 of 1 thing half a dozen of another This week saw the return of competitive football in the shape of the Asian Champions League. It also witnessed the much awaited return of FC Seoul legend Dejan in the…

The K-Advent Calendar Day 10 – Zoom Lenses

K-Advent Day 10 – Zoom Lenses It will come as no surprise that K-League stadiums are often awash with the kind of zoom lenses normally associated with those sneaky beach-dwelling paparazzi folks who spend their days waiting in hope for the occasional ‘wardrobe malfunction’. What does set the K-League apart from other top-flight leagues however…

The K-Advent Calendar Day 9 – K-Pop

    K-Advent Calendar Day – K-Pop There are several thorny issues plaguing the K-League but probably none keep the top bods awake at night quite so much as the falling attendances. Several initiatives have been tried such as FC Seoul’s “Foreigners Day” (us foreign types will go anywhere for a free hot dog). But…

The K-Advent Calendar Day 8 – Yellow Cards

K-Advent Day 8 – Yellow Cards For the ‘football virgin’ the intricacies of the discipline system in football can be a little complex as there are numerous reasons for incurring the wrath of the referee and ultimately finding yourself ‘in the book’. In Korea the main reasons for seeing yellow can range from; standing next to…