Monthly archive - January 2011

Taking the positives from the heartbreak

As an Australian, today is a tough day.

But full credit must go to Japan. They came into the tournament as clear favourites and, despite a slow start, they showed why they were deserving of that accolade. Read more

Sukha sets a Thai-rific example

EXCLUSIVE: Melbourne may be 7000km south of Thailand, but for Surat Sukha Thailand is never far from his mind.

When you talk to Sukha, even if it is only via email and through a translator, there are two things that stand out – his shy, humble nature and his pride and passion for Thailand. Read more

V-League season kicks off for 2011

With the promise of more drama and greater professionalism, the 2011 V-League season kicked off on the weekend amid much expectation. Read more

The battle between East and West

The fortunes of Asian football on and off the pitch couldn’t be any more different.

Whilst off the pitch there has been a recent swing of power towards the West, on the pitch it is the East that is dominating. Read more

An inappropriate relationship

Asian Football Feast’s Korean correspondent, Seungmin Lee, looks at the recent history between South Korea and Iran ahead of tonight’s crucial AFC Asian Cup quarter final.

It’s Iran again. Read more

Australia and Bahrain set for a David vs. Goliath battle

On paper it’s a David vs. Goliath battle between two nations with starkly contrasting football landscapes.

The stats alone highlight the gulf between the two nations. Read more

Korea Republic need to find the ‘missing link’

In his first article for Asian Football Feast, Seungmin Lee looks at the missing link for Korea Republic - a proven goal scorer.

It was just before the Asian Cup started when Korea’s star striker Park Chu-young got injured. All the Korean national press was worrying about who can replace him. Read more

Introducing Seungmin Lee - our new Korean correspondent

Asian Football Feast is delighted to welcome our latest contributor, Korean football fan Seungmin Lee. Read more

Australia and Korea set for epic showdown

It’s by far the biggest game in the group stages of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and the result will go a long way to determining the hopes of both nations. Read more

Share the love for 2015 AFC Asian Cup

In light of Australia’s confirmation as host of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, and the reaction to the non-inclusion of Adelaide and Perth in Australia’s bid, I have revised my plan of 2-3 years ago for what I believe would be an all inclusive Asian Cup. Read more