Episode 110 – Someone call a Seongnambulance

“You hide behind your Jekyll and Hyde”

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This week the guys discuss the goings on at FC Seoul as yet again the Champions put in a rather schizophrenic performance as they failed to show up for the first 45 minutes of their match against title rivals Jeonbuk. They were 1-0 down at half-time before Hwang gave them the hair-dryer treatment in the dressing room. This is not the first time that it has taken them a full half to ‘warm-up’ and it must now cast doubts over Hwang’s ability to lead them to a title defence. The boys also discuss just what it takes for Kim Shin Wook to get sent off as he somehow amazingly escaped a straight red card for aiming a petulant kick at Ju Se Jong midway through the first half.

Wasn’t me ref, honest!

Also on this week’s show the guys discuss Seongnam’s shocking start to the season as the boys in black failed to win yet again and still prop up the Challenge table, they preview the upcoming ACL matches, discuss Dejan’s ‘best XI’, preview the upcoming K-League games this weekend and get ready for the birthday party to end all birthday parties!!

Episode 109 – Anyangry Young Men

“I can’t do my homework anymore”

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This week with no Classic action to review due to the international break the focus falls on the Challenge and in particular another dreary day for the fans of Seongnam as Cho Seok Jae (homework) scored a brace to consign The Mapgies to bottom of the table. Mark tries to get through the review without tears in his eyes although he does seem buoyed by the recent FA Cup performance. To say it’s been a tough start in the lower league for Seongnam is an understatement as with only one goal in four matches they have been beyond difficult to watch and must now surely be in danger of spending more time than even the most pessimistic iin black could have predicted pre-season.

Also on this week’s show the boys discuss the Korea v Syria World Cup qualifier, look at the FA Cup 3rd round results and of course discuss that Seoul v Anyang match, they preview the upcoming fixtures and briefly discuss some goings on from China.

Episode 107 – Pitch Imperfect

 

“Closer each day, Home and Away”

 

This week the boys review the latest round of both K-League and ACL matches with particular focus on the first match at the Gangwon Ski Resort. Seoul may very well have come away from that game with full points but it was the state of the pitch and the frustration of fans trying to get to the game that has made the headlines. The stadium is a cracking place with the ski jump behind the goals but you really do wonder if it is going to hold up for a full season of football. They have made a lot of noise coming into the 2017 season but whether they can back it has still to be seen.

Also on the show this week the boys discuss the recent exploits of the Korean teams in the ACL (spoiler alert it was awful), they discuss the pending punishment for Bluewings Seo Jung Jin, Seongnam’s tough start to life in the Challenge, preview week 3 of the season and more……

 

2017 K-League Classic Prediction League – Week 1

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For those of you who are avid listeners to the 48 Shades Podcast you’ll know that regularly the guys use their “expert” and “in-depth” knowledge of the K-League to predict the week ahead’s all-important clashes. So we decided that as a regular feature for the 2017 season we would put our reputations on the line and go ‘head-to-head’ over the year to see who really is the Nostradamus of the podcast and who is an Oda Mae Brown in waiting!

We will focus mainly on the K-League Classic and will add in Seongnam and E-Land matches also. The rules are fairly simple as below

3 pts awarded for a fully correct score

2 pts awarded for guessing the correct result – 2-2 instead of 1-1

-1 pt for a reversal – Seoul lose 1-0 instead of winning

-2 pts for a complete reversal – Pohang lose 2-0 instead of winning 2-0

A league table will be compiled so you can track your favourite tipster and prizes will be awarded at the midway point and end of season……perhaps!! Editor’s note: Mark hasn’t done his forfeit from last season yet!

The guys get ready for week 1
The guys get ready for week 1

Week 1 – Before it all goes horribly wrong!!

First up we have Paul’s predictions for the opening weekend. It looks as if he might need to watch the opening weekend through his fingers as he goes for an away win in The Supermatch.

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Pessimistic Paul

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Mystic Mark

 

 

 

 

 

Next up we have Mark who has 100% faith in the mighty Magpies, will he have to take off his Seongnam-tinted glasses in the weeks ahead although? All will be revealed!

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Episode 104 – Here kitty, kitty.

 

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Episode 104 – “Here, kitty kitty”

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Red alert as Eastern are down to 10

This week the boys focus their attention on the Asian Champions League after the first round of the group stages. Much was made of Eastern Sports Club’s debut in the ACL and especially the fact that it was being made against the giants of Guangzhou Evergrande. To say it didn’t quite go to plan would be an understatement as they were reduced to 10 men within 3 minutes and 9 within the half hour. Unfortunately though for the 48 Shades guys it wasn’t just Eastern who were left to lick their wounds after Round 1 as only Suwon Bluewings managed to record a point for the K-League.

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Also on the show this week the boys discuss the new strips released as Jeonbuk and Seongnam both launched their 2017 kit to widely different reactions, we preview the next round of the ACL, discuss Seongnam FC’s new Lego concept and more……

Episode 103 – I was made for Lovinho Baby

 

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Episode 103 – “I was made for Lovinho baby”

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Made for Lovinho E-land

This week sees the boys taking on the main talking points in Korea and beyond. One of the main talking points this week is Seoul E-Land signing a replacement for the outgoing legend that was Tarabai in the form of Brazilian Lovinho. Can he become a fan favourite as quickly as Tarabai? Will he also post instagram videos in his underwear? Or will he be the latest in the long list of one-season flounders? Only time will tell.

Also on the show this week the boys discuss the ACL debut of history-making Chan Yuen Ting who last year became the first ever female manager to lead a men’s professional football team to a nation’s league championship title.

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Chan Yeun Ting

Tune in this week as the boys discuss transfers, preview next week’s ACL group matches, give fashion tips on FC Seoul’s new kit,  upcoming quizzes, discuss the new haircut “ban” in the UAE, the debut of Eastern’s female manager in the ACL and more……

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Episode 102 – “I don’t like it Michael”

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Episode 102 – “I don’t like it Michael”

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Carlos Tevez sent packing from the ACL

This week sees the boys taking on the main talking points in Korea and beyond with Japan and even Scotland getting the much-loved 48 Shades Podcast touch. The main talking point is the ACL as the group stages have been finalized after the final round of the qualifiers took place. The main talking point being ‘Galactico’ Carlos Tevez crashing out of the ACL before the groups as Shanghai fell to a 2-0 home defeat to Brisbane Roar. Money well spent indeed!!!

Tune in this week as the boys discuss transfers, the ACL and the “group of death”, an update on the Korean team’s friendlies, some more transfer updates as Jeonbuk sign the “new Leo”, they discuss the new J-League television deal and how it dwarfs anything in Korea, new strips  and more…….

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