Monthly archive - March 2013

Norikazu – the nomadic footballer

Norikazu - the nomadic footballer

By Paul Williams

From as young as he can remember, all Norikazu Murakami has wanted to do is play football. He speaks about the game with such passion, with such love. It’s all he knows.

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Changes to Asian Football Feast

Asian Football Feast has been up and running for close to two years and I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of some changes that we will be making to the site.

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In-form Al Ain upbeat ahead of Esteghlal trip

In-form Al Ain upbeat ahead of Esteghlal trip

Inaugural AFC Champions League winners Al Ain continue their bid to turn domestic dominance into continental success as the UAE Pro League champions travel to Iran to face Esteghlal on Wednesday in Group D.

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Lee backs Jeonbuk to rediscover ACL form

Lee backs Jeonbuk to rediscover ACL form

Former AFC Champions League top-scorer Lee Dong-gook has ruled out a revenge mission against China’s Guangzhou Evergrande next week and insists 2006 champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are determined to put last year’s disappointing group stage display firmly in the past.

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Sanfrecce looking for first win

Sanfrecce looking for first win

By Anthony D

Round Two of the J.League kicks off at 1pm JST as Sanfrecce Hiroshima travel to chilly Niigata to play Albirex.

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Damjanovic targets historic double

Damjanovic targets historic double

Striker Dejan Damjanovic is refusing to wrest on his laurels having spearheaded FC Seoul’s eye-catching domestic title success last season and the Montenegrin is targeting a historic K-League and AFC Champions League double this season for Choi Yong-soo’s side.

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Muang Thong continue where they left off

Muang Thong continue where they left off

By Kevin Watkin

Champions Muang Thong continued where they left off last season, with a solid win over Army, who have been a bogey team in recent seasons.

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Hot shot Sato out to fire Sanfrecce to ACL glory

Hot shot Sato out to fire Sanfrecce to ACL glory

Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s hot shot striker Hisato Sato has set his sights on adding the AFC Champions League crown to the J.League title he won last year, when his goals steered the club to their first-ever domestic crown.

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Asians Abroad – March 2-4

Asians Abroad - March 2-4

By Paul Williams and Anthony Yacoub

Shinji Kagawa became the first Japanese player to score a hattrick in the English Premier League on the weekend when he was the star of Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Norwich City.

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Urawa shock Sanfrecce at home

Urawa shock Sanfrecce at home

By Anthony D

The J.League season opened last weekend and for the first time in the competition’s 20 year history without the familiar name of Gamba Osaka in the fixture list something seemed amiss.

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