Category archive - K-LEAGUE

K-League Season Review

K-League Season Review

By Seungmin Lee (follow Seungmin on twitter @kingkenny1967)

Since the 2012 K-League has started last March nine months have passed, and as this was the first time the league adopted the promotion/relegation system with brand-new ‘split’, K-League clubs were suffered under a heavy load of 44 games in total.

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Managers on the edge, and over it

Managers on the edge, and over it

By Iain Pearce

There are several firsts that let you know the season is well and truly underway. The first goal came fourteen minutes in from the predictable boots of Jeonbuk’s Lee Dong-Guk.

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Tragedy strikes again in Korea

Tragedy strikes again in Korea

By Iain Pearce

Saturday brought with it the shocking news that former Daejeon and Suwon midfielder Lee Kyung-Hwan had taken his life, falling from the fifteenth floor of an apartment building in central Incheon, where he had lived with his mother.

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The Jijidae Derby – Suwon vs FC Seoul

The Jijidae Derby - Suwon vs FC Seoul

By Iain Pearce

This Sunday the K-League sees the revival of old hostilities as FC Seoul make the short trip from the capital to Suwon to take on the Bluewings. Purely in footballing terms the league-leaders going away to the third placed team makes for an exciting prospect, but there’s a lot more than that to the highest profile club rivalry in Korean sport.

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Two up, two down

Two up, two down

By Iain Pearce

The 2012 season may be just three games old but so far there are two trailblazers leading the way with 100% starts and two snailgazers without even a point to put in front of the fans and show them that a slow start is all just part of the master plan.

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Incheon’s new home comforts

Incheon’s new home comforts

By Iain Pearce

Sunday afternoon saw the opening game at Incheon United’s magnificent-looking new Sungeui Stadium. The weather was cold, but how did everything the club’s new home had on offer help to warm up the thousands who made their way there for the grand opening?

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K-League season kicks off

By Iain Pearce

If pre-season is a time when hope manages to trump all doubts with the notion that just maybe things will be better this time around, the end of the opening weekend is when reality bites and rational thought is supremely out-gunned by a sense of foreboding, for either good or bad, that you’re now entirely sure what the year now holds for you and your team.

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Adventures of a K-League fan

By Seungmin Lee - AFF Korean correspondent

Changwon city, where Gyeongnam FC is based, is in the ‘deep south’ of the Korean peninsula. Given that attending away games is not popular in the K-League, I decided to go to the Gyeongnam away game to broaden my football experience.

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FC Seoul close in on top three

By James Maas

It seemed to be a return to normalcy in Round 18 of the K-League as some great matches on the pitch took away some focus on the match-fixing problems off of it.

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All eyes on the crowd in Korea

Asian Football Feast’s Korean correspondent, Seungmin Lee, takes a look at one of the major talking points out of the first few weeks of the K-League season - the crowds.

If you asked for a perspective of this season to any K-League fan before March, most of them surely would have answered that it is nothing special.

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