The boys meet this week to discuss the story that that has caused ripples throughout Korean football and beyond as one-time FC Seoul legend Dejan Demanovic has agreed to join bitter rivals Suwon Bluewings in a transfer none would have predicted as the winter close season fell upon us.Continue reading “Episode 145 – Damn!janovic”
This week the 48 Shades boys met up with Seoul E-Land coach and all-round good guy Dan Harris in what was to be an ‘exit interview’ as he was leaving Korea the next week for pastures and challenges new.Continue reading “Episode 144 – The Danned United”
This week the boys focus on the East Asian Cup and the upcoming ‘winner takes all’ Haniljeon match between Korea and Japan as the old foes do battle once again, this time the EAFF trophy the spoils of war.Continue reading “Episode 142 – Damp Squib Man”
The boys meet up to wrap-up the 2017 K-League season as Ulsan hosted Busan in the final match of the year in the 2nd leg of the FA Cup final. The visitors had it all to play for as they came into the match 2-1 down but it was unfortunately not to be and the ‘fairytale’ ending that all the neutrals had hoped for wasn’t to be realised. Continue reading “Episode 141 – Once Busan, Twice Shy”
The Dolphins ‘school’ all on the way to the 2005 FA Cup Final
This year’s FA Cup may have fizzled out with a forgettable FA Cup Final played out over two-legs at the end of a long season when it’s too cold to play football. But it hasn’t always been like this. No, things used to be far worse! From that era of neutral grounds, 2pm weekday kick-offs and the final three rounds all crammed into one inglorious December week, one year does stand out though. Just like 2017, it was a year when a lower league team almost made it to the Asian Champions League.