Episode 145 – Damn!janovic

 

Episode 145 – Damn!janovic

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”

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The 2017 Alternative K-League Awards – Rock of the Year

Rock of the Year 2017

This award goes to the best defender in the K-League Classic for the 2017 season. Continue reading “The 2017 Alternative K-League Awards – Rock of the Year”

Episode 144 – The Danned United

Episode 144 – The Danned United!

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”

Episode 142 – Damp Squib Man

Episode 142 – Damp Squib Man

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”

Episode 141 – Once Busan, Twice Shy

Episode 141 – Once Busan, Twice Shy
The Ulsan tiger finally wakes up from its domestic slumber!

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 2017 Alternative K-League Awards – Soldier of the Year

The 2017 Alternative K-League Awards

Soldier of the Year 2017

This award goes to the best K-league player serving their military service with Sangju FC. Continue reading “The 2017 Alternative K-League Awards – Soldier of the Year”

Classic K-League – The 2005 Dolphins FA Cup Run

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.

Ulsan Mipo players celebrate Jung Min-mu’s stoppage time goal that sealed victory against Chunnam in the 2005 FA Cup semi-final at Seoul World Cup Stadium (Pic: OSEN News)

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