About

The 48 Shades of Football podcast is hosted by Mark Kelly and Paul Carver

 

Mark_Seongnam

Mark first came to Korea from Glasgow in January 2007 for one year and has been unable to leave since.  A huge fan of football and in particular Celtic FC he immediately set about finding some football to watch here. His first ever K-League match was FC Seoul v Chunnam Dragons at the Seoul World Cup stadium on a cold midweek evening.  A current Seongnam FC season ticket holder he has also garnered the moniker “Osaka Mark” after travelling to Japan to watch Seongnam in an ACL match in 2015 against Gamba Osaka.  Although judging by the photos from said trip “Asahi Mark” or “Sake Mark” were close run seconds. As well as at Tancheon he can also be regularly found at Seoul, Bucheon or Incheon with the occasional away trip to Suwon an essential date.

He also writes The Kleague Kilt blog which he started  in 2014 as a way of recording the highs and lows and bad beers of being a Korean football fan.

Diablos Assemble!

Paul has been in Korea on and off for 15 years and was going to football games before all the 2002 glory hunters appeared.  After 20 years of watching Sheffield Wednesday, his first K League match, Bucheon SK v Ulsan (with mullet man Byungji in goal) at Mokdong back in 2000, was quite a shock.  He’s been a season ticket holder at FC Seoul for the past five years and has attended in excess of 90% of all their games in the last three years including supporting them in China, Japan and Australia.  He leads the Diablos, an official Seoul supporter group for foreigners and is the only foreigner in Korea on a fan executive council.

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