2013년 10월 24일 목요일

Arsene Wenger must make Plan B /UEFA Champions League



The last city of transfer window, Arsenal scouted Mesut Özil from Real Madrid. After scouted Özil, Arsenal gained the lead in English Premier League table.
 
Meanwhile, Arsenal lost 1-3 by Borussia Dortmund in 3rd match of 2013-14 UEFA Champions League Group Stage that held at Emirates Stadium(home stadium of Arsenal) in 22 October 2013. As a result, Arsenal's uptrend was stopped.
 
And Arsenal showed a weakness that Arsenal never showed. If Özil was blocked by Dortmund's defenders then Arsenal never showed fast-moving attack.
 
Özil takes a role of playmaker not current team Arsenal but ex team Real Madrid. So Özil's team lost game that Özil was blocked by relative defense.
 
The representative game is 'El Clasico' derby match when the match held at Comp Nou(home stadium of FC Barcelona) in 30 November 2010. The match, Özil did not offer pass by team members because of Barcelona's strong pressure. And as soon as began second half, Özil was replaced. So Özil's team Real Madrid lost 0-5 by FC Barcelona.


 
Further, Özil's team lost semi final game1 of 2012-13 UEFA Champions League because relative defense blocked pass to Özil'. This match, Dortmund's manager Jurgen Klopp used Gegen pressing tactic that Dortmund's offender block pass from Real Madrid's defenders to Özil.
 
This Gegen pressing tactic obtained effect. Özil's team Real Madrid lost 1-4 by Borussia Dortmund. Because of this match, Real Madrid failed to qualify for the finals of 2012-13 UEFA Champions League.
 
After 6 months, Özil transferred from Real Madrid to Arsenal. Özil played with Borussia Dortmund that Jurgen Klopp is still manager of Borussia Dortmund. And Özil's team lost again.
 
Taken together, There was bad case that Özil's team lost game when Özil was blocked by relative defence. Not Arsenal but Real Madrid lost game.
 
And Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund game watched all team. So, as opposing team seek a solution. If so, Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger's choice is just one.
 
The choice is that Arsene Wenger must make Plan B. Plan B is that if Özil is blocked by relative defence then other Arsenal's players takes a role of playmaker like Özil.
If Arsene Wenger didn't make Plan B, Arsenal will not be Champion.

2013년 9월 2일 월요일

Hong Jeong-ho must be aegis of Augsburg. /Bundes Liga


Bundes Liga Division1 club Augsburg loaned Koo Ja-cheol in Jan 2012 and Ji dong-won in Jan 2013. After loaned Koo Ja-cheol and Ji Dong-won , Augsburg has succeeded survival of Bundes Liga Division1. Augsburg scouted another Korean player, in 1st September 2013.

The player is Jeju United and Korea national team center back Hong Jeong-ho. This scout is different from Koo and Ji's case. Hong Jeong-ho‘s case is not loaned but transfer.

Hong signed 4 years contract and the meaning of 4 years contract is that Augsburg acknowledged his ability.

And recent conditions of Augsburg is the reason of Hong's scout. Augsburg shows lacking in defense, especially center defense shows lacking. So Augsburg wanted to scout center back and contraced with Hong Jeong-ho.

Hong Jeong-ho recognized to good defense when he was Korea U-20 national team. But last year he suffered knee injury, so he has not played for 1 year. If he had not suffered knee injury, he should have participate to 2012 London Olympic.

In July 2013. New Korea national tema manager Hong Myung-bo picked Hong Jeong-ho. And He showed good defense at East Asian cup and friendly match with Peru. Because of this activities, he succeeded contract of Augsburg.



And Augsburg expects great things from Hong Jeong-ho. What does Hong Jeong-ho show at Augsburg?

Koo Ja-cheol and Ji Dong-won, Augsburg loanded two Korean player last 2 seasons, were striker and midfielder. So they recorded a lot of goals and Augsburg has succeeded survival of Bundes Liga Division1.

But Hong Jeong-ho's position is center back. So his first duty is that he shows good defense and leeds Augsburg's defense line.

Center back sometimes records goal when Augsburg gains free kick or coner kick. So he sometimes must recorded goal when Augsburg gains free kick or coner kick.

And Hong Jeong-ho must show other thing. center back, especially Korean center back never played at UEFA big league team. Of course Korean defender Lee young-pyo and Park Joo-ho have player at UEFA big league team. But their position are left-back.

Because of it, Hong Jeong-ho must showd that Korean center back has competitiveness. If he shows competitiveness then many Korean center back player EUROPE league.

Korea national team center back Hong Jeong-ho. He must play a central roal of Augsburg's survival of Buneds Liga Division1 like Koo Ja-cheol and Ji dong-won.
 

2013년 8월 15일 목요일

Fullham rented Adel Taarabt from Queens Park Rangers. What is Fullham's ending? /EPL



Adel Taarabt was considered to be the main culprit behind demotion from English Premier League to English Championship League. Recently, he was rented to Premier League club Fullham that is set to start 2013-14 season Premier League.

With this, Fullham added other attacking option. Nevertheless, Many fans think negatively it.

When Taarabt was part of Queens Park Rangers(QPR), he denounced from QPR's fans because his selfish play. Especially, Although co-player was free posion, he tried to break up defence line to individual skil. It means that Taarabt did not show team play.

Last season, when QPR competed to survive, his excessive individual play had a bad influence not only co-players but QPR team. This is a striking contrast from Lionel Messi who has the most excellent to individual skil of the World.

Because it, 'If Taarabt had tried pass to co-players, QPR would have succeeded to survive Premier League.' said most of QPR's fans.

Taarabt have made trouble with external game. And he locked horns with QPR manager Harry Redknapp because his game participation. Further, he reached QPR´s team training too often. So QPR fined him about 60,000 pounds.



It means that Taarabt is defected player. So many QPR fans had feelings of love and hatred toward him and wanted to transfer other team.

Taarabt leaved QPR that any QPR fans had feelings of love and hatred toward him and contracted Fullham. Fullham contracted him because Fullham needed him. So, Martin Jol(manager of Fullham) must have Taarabt in the palm of his hand like that Alex Ferguson had Wayne Rooney in the palm of his hand. Which failing, Fullham will be demoted to Championship League in next season.

Adel Taarabt who was considered to be the main culprit behind demotion from English Premier League to English Championship League. He was rented to Premier League club Fullham.

Coming season, the main focus of Premier League is what team win the champion among Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. And here is other interesting point.

It is what will Fullham, that rented Adel Taarabt from Queens Park Rangers, show happy ending at the end of 2013-14 season? or sad ending at the end of 2013-14 season? 

2013년 8월 8일 목요일

It needs to wait to David Moyes. /EPL



In May in 2013, Alex Ferguson, he leaded Manchester United for 27 years as manager, declared retire. And David Moyes, he has leaded Everton for 11years(2002 ~2013), came to new manager of Manchester United.

Manchester United guaranteed of 6 years as contract year. In other words, it means to give times that he promote young players at youth system like 'Ferguson's children'. Otherwise it does not make an explanation that Manchster United guaranteed of 6 years as contract year.

AS soon as Moyes came to manager of Manchester United, most of coaches who have assisted Ferguson leaved Manchester United. And empty position filled Moyes' men. It means to express football of Moyes.

3 years generally mean that new manager colonizes his football philosophy to new team. New manager cannot help undergoing trial and error of 3 years.



And this rial and error showed recent fail of players scout. IF Manchester United manager was Alex Ferguson, he scouted players who he wanted to contract. Of course, it agreed Ferguson's plan. But It is different to David Moyes.

However, It thinks different that the players, who belongs to scouting list of Manchester United, never agreed Moyes' plan. (Of course, it is my thinking because I don't know moyes' thinking) Also, Moyes must colonize his football philosophy to Manchester United's players.

And Moyes has different point as compared with Ferguson. In 1986, when Ferguson contracted with Manchester United, Manchester United lanked middle level. So season goal of Manchester United was that survived to Division 1.

But in 2013, when Moyes contracted with Manchester United, Manchester United is top class team of English Premier League(EPL). So season goal of Manchester United is winer of EPL. So it will be provided to Moyes. It is due to that Ferguson leaved behind remarkable achievements.

However, it has something in common that it need enough time when new manager completes his football philosophy to new team. Manchster United won of FA CUP in 1989-90 season. It was first winner after 3 years when Ferguson contracted with Manchester United's manager. And in 1992-93 season Manchester United was winner of EPL. It was first winner after 3 years when Manchester United was winer of FA CUP.

It equals Moyes. He cannot help undergoing trial and error. But it is in the process of making strong team. So Manchester United fans need to wait like their ex manager Alex Ferguson.
 

2013년 7월 31일 수요일

We want that Park Ji-sung will do good finish. /Netherlands Eredivisie



He will be back!

'an oxygen tank' Prak Ji-sung will come back to Netherlands Eredivisie team PSV Eindhoven(PSV) eight years after when he contracted English Premier League team Manchester United in summer in 2005.

Park Ji-sung has played PSV Eindhoven for two and half season. (from January 2003 to June 2005) PSV was two times title holder (2002-03 season and 2004-05 season) when he played PSV. In 2004-05 season, PSV advanced to the semifinals in UEFA Champions League.

Park Ji sung performed a brilliant exploit in 2004-05 season UEFA Champions League. He recorded first goal in the semifinal vs AC Milan. Because it, he contracted Manchester United in summer in 2005.

And he will be back eight years after when he leaved to Manchester United. Park ji-sung's position is different that compares to 2003. Now, he is veteran player. (he is 32 years old)



IF so, why does Phillip Cocu(PSV manager) want to contract with Park Ji-sung?

Recently, PSV is re-building. PSV did not extend contract with ex manager Dick Advocaat. PSV contracted with Phillip Cocu for new manager and contracted with Ruud van Nistelrooy for new coach.

And key player Kevin Strootman contracted with AS Roma in this month. Defender Erik Pieters contracted with Stoke City last month. Because of it, PSV squad is comprised of early 20th players and PSV is no leader that can tune up match stream. So, PSV needs leader and Park Ji-sung is proper person.
 
Park Ji-sung won a trophy total 7 times English Premier League and Netherlands Eredivisie. he won a trophy 2 times Amstel Cup (Netherlands FA Cup) and English Carling Cup. H was one of the member of winner of 2007-08 UEFA Champions League. It means that he has a lot of experience.

Beacuse it, PSV manager Phillip Cocu wants Park Ji-sung. Cocu wants to be leader of PSV. It means that Cocu thinks highly of a lot of experience that he participated big league and UEFA Champions League. Especially PSV's goal is champion of Netherlands Eredivisie and expansion of group stage of UEFA Champions League in 2013-14season. So PSV needs Park Ji-sung.

This transfer casts a long shadow to Park Ji-sung. He does not have enough time when he paly on pitch because knee injury. So he wants to do good finish.

In this sense, PSV is first team that Park Ji-sung started Europen Club player. So if he finished palyer's career in PSV, it is good finish.

Park Ji-sung, He has not enough time to player. So We want that Park Ji-sung will do good finish in PSV Eindhoven.
 

2013년 7월 16일 화요일

Park Chu-young must transfer that he can play on the pitch /EPL



Park Chu-young recorded 12 goals in As Monaco in 2010-11 season French Le Championnat Ligue1. After 2010-11 season, AS Monaco was demoted Ligue2. So he wanted to transfer other team.
 
In August 2011, Park Chu-young agreed to contract Ligue1 team Lille.(But he did not sign contract). And This information was introduced not Eoropan media but Korean media. But before he signed contract, he leaved London. Because Arsenal wanted him. So Park Chu-young signed contract of Arsenal.
 
After he transferred to Arsenal, most of Korean fans expected that he showed good paly. In spite of this expect, his choice was beginning of bad luck.
 
In 2011-12 season of English Premier League, he participated 6 games. he participated one game of League, 3 games Carling Cup, 2 games UEFA Champions League. And he was ruled out Arsenal's plan.
 
After 2011-12 season, he showed good play in 2012 London Olympic Games. So, he was loaned Spanish Primera Liga team Celta de Vigo. Arsenal payed 1 million pound to Vigo for loan fee.
 
Transfer to Celta de Vigo, most of fans thought that he showed good play as 2012 London Olympic.
 
This expect appeared to come true. About one month after that he transferred to Celta de Vigo, he recorded first goal. But although he recorded first goal early time, he did not show good play. He recorded 4 goals in 2012-13 season. ( 3 goals in Primera Liga, 1 goal Copa del Rey[Copa del Rey is Spanish FA Cup]) 4 goals was not enough for striker and he was turned over starting competition.
 
So, second half of 2012-13 season, Prak Chu-young underwent a trial. In addition, he was subjected to severe criticism from Spanish media. And did not attend last match without notice. Because of it, he said farewell to Celta de Vigo not good. (According to Celta's rule, all palyers must attend last match.)


 
Two month after that Park Chu-young said farewell to Celta de Vigo, Park Chu-young most find new team. If so, what is condition of Park Chu-young' choice?
 
Not Football players but all sportsmen think happiness when they play on the play ground. So he must consider that he can paly on the pitch. This proposition prived example of Koo Ja-cheol and Ji Dong-won.
 
Koo and ji he were turned over competition. So they did not participated many games. Beacose of it, Koo was loaned to Augsburg in 2012 and ji was loaned to Augsburg in 2013.
 
After they transferred to Augsburg, they showed good play. Koo was key player of Augsburg's survival in 2011-12 season. Ji was key player of Augsburg's survival in 2012-13 season. And after 2012-13 season, many clubs want them.
 
Park Chu-young is the same that compare Koo and Ji's example. So first consideration of Park Chu-young's transfer is the team that he can play game on the pitch.
 

2013년 7월 4일 목요일

Ji Dong-won's condition that he chooses new team. /EPL



Ji Dong-won was moved form English Premier League team Sunderland to German Bndes Liga Division1 team Augsburg on six month loan in January in 2013. He recorded 5 goals and was best contributor of Augsburg's survival in second half in 2012-13 season.

He returned Sunderland as soon as finished 2012-13 season. But He never want to play at Sunderland because He did not participated any match in First half in 2012-13 season.

So Augsburg wants to transfer Ji dong-won because Augsburg knew what he did do at Sunderland in first half in 2012-13 Season. But it is impossible because Augsburg does not have enough money and pay transfer fee.

Although He did not transfer to Augsburg, he received attention from many Bundes Liga Division1 team. Recently he received attention from Borussia Dortmund.

So, how dose Ji Dong-won choose new team?

Not football players but any sportsmen feel happiness when they participated match. So, best team is that players can participate many games. Ji Dong-won is the same.

He transferred from K-League Clssic team Chunam Dragons to English Premier League team Sunderland in 2011. At that time, he was 20 years old. So it is good opportunity that he challenged dream ground. But he took some doing a strange environment.



In 2011-12 season he recoreded two goals vs Chelsea and vs Manchester City. Especially, the goal of vs Manchester City leaved a deep impression to Sunderland's fans. (Sunderland won 1-0 Manchster City and Ji Recorded goal at 90+3 minutes.) But He did not han any opportunity.

So, he wanted to find new team that he participated many games. He was loaned to German outfit Augsburg in January in 2013 for six months. At that time, Koo Ja-cheol played Augsburg.

After he loaned to Augsburg, he had many opportunity and showed his stuff. So, he recorded 5 goals and Augsburg succeeded survival of Bundes Liga Division1 in 2013-14 season.

As the case stands he must choose new team that has many opportunity. But he can do varied choice as compared with 2011. Because He showed his stuff in Bundes Liga Division1 in second half in 2012-13 season.

And He is 22 years old. He is still young. so, He has many opportunity and many times. because he was gained military service benefits to bronze medal of 2012 London Olympic.

"More haste, less speed," as the saying goes. Ji Dong-won as the same. If he chooses new team then he must think carefully.
 

2013년 6월 17일 월요일

Son Heung-min plays like Cha Bum-gun /Bundes Liga



He finally decided new team.

Bayer Leverkusen announced new scout that the team contracted with Son Heung-min for five years in 13th June 2013. And Leverkusen payed 1000 euros atransfer fee to Hamburg. Son Heung-min hereby was Leverkusen's player.

Leverkusen has intermarried with Korea. 'Cha Boom' Cha bum-gun has played for 6 years.(He retired in 1989 at Leverkusen) Cha transferred team from Eintracht Frankfurt to Bayer Leverkusen in 1983. And his son Cha Du-ri contracted Leverkusen in 2002.(As soon as he contracted Leverkusen he was lented Arminia-Bielefeld. So he played any game by Leverkusen's player.)

Especially, Cha Bum-gun recorded 52 goals by Leverkusen's player for 6 years and conduced UEFA Cup(It is ex name of Europa League) Champion in 1987-88 season. It is only Champion trophy of European club competition. Cha recorded 3rd goal of 2nd game of 1987-88 season UEFA Cup final. (At that time, Leverkusen lost 0-3 first game to Español, and leaded 3-0 within 90 minutes. So Champion was decided to penalty shoot out. Leverkusen won 3-2 by penalty shoot out.)

Now Leverkusen's fans are remembered Cha Bum-gun as legend because of remarkable activities for 6 year. It is seen that his photos are hung at anywhere of Leverkusen.



After 30 years when Cha Bum-gun contracted with Leverkusen, Son Heung-min contracted Leverkusen who passed similar process as Cha Bum-gun. Then, Why does Leverkusen choose Son?

Most important thing is his qualified ability in Bundes Liga. Son Heung-min has recorded 20 goals for 3 years in Hamburg. Especially, he recorded 12 goals in 2012-13 season in Hamburg. Because this ability, he received love call from many European big club.

But this thing does not explain to reason of his contract perfectly. So I can find other thing. Other thing is that Leverkusen's star player Andre Schurrle contracted with Eng lish Premier League club Chelsea in 6th June in 2013. Schurrle's transfer had left a vacuum in Leverkusen's striker and Leverkusen payed attention to Son.

Leverkusen also qualified 2013-14 season EUFA Champions League Group Stage as result of 3rd place of 2012-13 season Bundes Liga. It is very important thing of Son.

Last season, We felt nostalgia of Cha Bum-gun from Son because he recorded 12 goals in Hamburg. Son Heung-min contracted with Leverkusen that Leverkusen's fans are remembered Cha Bum-gun as legend. Son's transfer, he contracted with Lverkusen will vibrate with joy. On the other hand, he will feel uncomfortable that he will show remarkable activities like Cha Bum-gun.

However Son Heung-min is 21 years old. he is young. So We want to show remarkable activities like Cha Bum-gun.
 

2013년 6월 12일 수요일

Lee Myung-joo, new star of Korea national team /Korea national team



It was held 2014 FIFA World Cup AFC Qualification 7th game that was Korea Republic vs Uzbekistan. Korea Republic won the game 1-0 because Uzbekistan scored own goal at 43 minutes. So Korea Republic national team gets higher the probability that passes AFC Qualification round.

In addition, the most important thing is that Korea national team win th game without reply. Korea team have got goal since 2014 FIFA World Cup AFC Qualification 2th game vs Bahrain. Beacuse of it, 2014 FIFA World Cup AFC Qualification 7th game vs Uzbekistan is encouraging. And It is possible that key player of this game was Lee Myung-joo.

Lee Myung-joo contracted Pohang Steelers in 2012. His position is defensive midfielder and he links between defence and offence of Pohang. Because his remarkable activities, Pohang steelers won Hana Bank FA Cup and ranked 3rd place of K-league in 2012 season. So he won young player award of 2012.

In 2013 season, he lead midfielder line as upgrading ability and scoring ability is also improved as compared to last season. He recorded 5 goals in last season but in this season he records 4 goals. (this season is not finished.) Because of Lee Myung-joo's activities, Phang Steelers ranks first place of K-league Classic.



He was elected Korea national team because of his activities of K-league Classic. And he played starting member of 2014 FIFA World Cup AFC Qualification 7th game vs Uzbekistan.

His position of this game was defensive midfielder that he played starting member with 'Dokdo man' Park jong-woo. he dominate midifielder line from game opening part, attempted active physical fight and blocked Uzbekistan's attack in early stage.

In addition, he had the role of the initial set point of attack in the good path several times in the attack. Especially he greeted one to one chance that he faced Uzbekistan's goal keeper. This chance linked from Kim Sin-Wook and Son Heung-min's pass. Although Lee Myung-joo recoreded goal, his activities struck terror into Uzbekistan's heart.

Lee Myung-joo was the role of the defensive midfielder duty was faithfully. And he knew pitch condition that this day was rainy day. So he locked Uzbekistan's attack effectively.

Because this reason, he elected Man of the Match(MOM). It meant that he has left a strong impression so the A match debut game.

It does not not have to completely, Lee Myung-joo fill the vacant seat of Ki Sung-yeung and Koo Ja-cheol. Of course He is a great talent in the making that he has complementary part compared to Ki Sung-yeung and Koo Ja-cheol. So Korean fans anticipate his growth and his grouth will be big assets of Korean football.
 

2013년 5월 22일 수요일

Parallel theory of Koo Ja-cheol and Ji Dong-won /Bundes Liga


Parallel theory is the rule that two men, they lived different age, repeat same destiny. for example, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy repeated same destiny that has a time difference of 100 years.

And there are two football players that they repeated same destiny. Their name are Koo Ja-cheol and Ji dong-won(Korean fans call Ji-Koo commando) who belonged to Augsburg in 2012-13 season.

Koo Ja-cheol, he has been loaned Augsburg in January 2012


Although Koo Ja-cheol participated game, he did not catch the chance that played on pitch in First half of 2011-12 season. Because he did not have static position. So he did not show his ability. He needed transformation.

As soon as winter transfer market opend in in January 2012, opportunity raised Koo Ja-cheol. He has been loaned from Wolfsburg to Augsburg for six month. This transfer has changed his life.

At that time, Koo Ja-cheol transferred to Augsburg, Augsburg did not have middle fielder that can connect attack and defense. So Augsburg's players did not make many goals. As a result Augsburg did difficult survival competition.

In this situation, anastomosis of Koo Ja-cheol was helpful to Augsburg. After anastomosis of Koo Ja-cheol, Augsburg was different team as compared with first half of 2011-12 season. Koo Ja-cheol was linkage of attack and defense. So Augsburg restored quiet and was improved ability of goal.

Also Koo Ja-cheol scored 5 goals and was of help team. Finally Augsburg ranked 14th of 2011-12 season Bundes Liga division 1. So Augsburg succeeded survival of Bundes Liga division 1.

Ji Dong-won, he has been loaned Augsburg in January 2013


After one year that Ko Ja-cheol transferred to Augsburg, Other Korean player, who repeated same destiny as Koo Ja-cheol, has been loaned to Augsburg for six month as same as Koo Ja-cheol. His name is Ji Dong-won who transferred from Chunam Dragons to Sunderland in 2011.

Ji dong-won recorded two goals in 2011-12 season of English Premier League. Especially buzzer beater, he recorded goal versus Manchester City, was impressed to many fans. However, Ji Dong-won was up to here. Ji Dong-won was not got enough opportunity after Martin O'Neill started for Sunderland's new manager. And he did not participate game in 2012-13 season.

So Ji Dong-won needed change and Augsburg wanted him. When Ji Dong-wan transferred to Augsburg, situation of Augsburg was as same as one year ago. (One year ago Koo Ja-cheol transferred to Augsburg.) Augsburg did difficult survival competition, because Augsburg won only one game. So Augsburg ranked 18th of 2012-13 season 1st half.

After Ji Dong-won transferred to Augsburg, Augsburg changed another team as compared with first half of 2012-13 season. As same as Koo Ja-cheol transferred to Augsburg one year ago. After He joined Augsburg, Augsburg became stable and began to show a good figure as compared with first half of 2012-13 season.

Ji Dong-won recorded 5 goals in second half of 2012-13 season as Koo Ja-cheol. (Koo Ja-cheol recorded 5 goals in second half of 2011-12 season.) In particular, he recorded 3 goals two games (vs Eintracht Frankfurt and Stuttgart) and recorded goal final game of 2012-13 season( vs Greuther-Fuerth). This 4 goals was a decisive role of survival that Augsburg succeeded survival of Bundes Liga division 1.

Koo Ja-cheol and Ji Dong-won repeated same destiny that has a time difference of 1 year. This is Parallel theory that finished happy ending.
 

2013년 5월 15일 수요일

Do you Know 5 thanks campaign? /K-League


Steelers Way that was started from Pohang in 2009.

Steelers Way is match reform plan that Kim Tae-man pushed ahead. (Kim Tae-man took office CEO of Pohang Steelers in 2009) Steelers Way was declared at Song-ra club house on 28 February in 2009 for putting on interesting and lively game. It's value is impressed football.

And Its contents are as follows.
● 5 minutes or more, we will run more Playing Time.
● We will always defend the competition manners clean.
● We will respect the authority of the referee, and then humbly respect the decision.
● Let's take pride as a player of Pohang Steelers.

Steelers Way gave a lot to Pohang. First, many fans visited Steel yard as compared with 2008 season and grade of Pohang has improved. Especially Pohang was winer of AFC Champions League and was the third place in 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.

Success of Steelers Way accepted in the affirmative to K-league federation and praved of more than 5 minutes campaign in 2010 season.



Pohang shows the upgraded version of the Steelers way from June 2012. The name of the upgrade version is '5 thanks campaign'

5 thanks campaign is that players swear a fair play before game. It is part of pan-citizen campaign that Pohang City and POSCO(main sponsor of Pohang Steelers) push ahead with. It said thanks to fans of Steelers, Pohang city, POSCO, referee and opposing team.


This campaign is deferent from Steelers Way that push ahead with Pohang city. The flag and placard has fluttered in Pohang and the sticker of 'thanks city Pohang' was attached public transportation.

5 thanks campaign is positive part because Pohang Steelers pushes ahead with local society. It is good that foot club pushes ahead with local society.
 
The purpose of campaign knows Jung Sung-hwan's interview who is CEO of Pohang Steelers.
 
He said "The reason of Pohang Steelers' existence is due to fans of Steelers, Pohang city, POSCO, referee and opposing team that include 5 thanks campaign. So we think that it is natural to have a courtesy. Results are important, but the outward part should be accompanied at the same time as the prestigious phase can be improved."

The Jung Sung-hwan's interview said what the purpose of 5 thanks campaign, especially part of out of game. this is important purpose of 5 thanks campaign.

2013년 5월 7일 화요일

Lee Chung-yong must leave to Bolton /English Championship Leagu




Bolton Wanderers drew 2-2 with Blackpool at 46th round(last round of this season) of 2012-13 season Championship League that held on 4th May in 2013. Bolton was not raise to Premier League by result of 46th round that Leicester City won Nottingham Forest.

Because Boltom remains to Championship League, 'Blue Dragon' Lee Chung-yong's attitude is matter of interest. Lee Chung-yong was not left Bolton at the end of 2011-12 season although Bolton was demoted from Premier League to Championship League.

In general, demoted team sells players who get high salary. Because It is reduced not sponsors but TV rights fees, demoted team does not pay salary to player who get high salary. The players, who get high salary, do not want to remain demoted team.

However, there are exceptions to the processing policy of high annual salary of the relegated team. Because the goal of demoted team is just one that is raised to high rank league, one or two player don't sell other team. Lee Chung-yong is exception case.

So Lee Chung-yong remained Bolton because he had hope that Bolton will be raised to Premier League in 2013-14 season. But the result of this season, Bolton was not raise to Premier League.



The residual of the championship league, there is a difference from that of the Premier League. Remaining in the Premier League, it has not been demoted to a league championship in the simplest terms. On the other hand, If you notice any of the championship league, can not be promoted to the Premier League, it is welcome in the league championship next season.

Another important thing is that if demoted team failed to raise within one season, the possibility of promotion was reduced below 50%. Because of it, possibility of Bolton's promotion of next season was reduced as compared with this season.

So Lee Chung-yong must choose new team. Of course, if he is led to raise to Premier League in one season in playing in Bolton it is very good. But it is an unreal.

Lee Chung received love calls from Stoke City in the winter transfer period. Stoke City offered 500 million pounds (about 86 million won) by transfer fee. In the of this case, it is possible to know the value of Lee Chung-yong. However, Lee Chung Yong is remaining on the Bolton to be royal to.

But now, the situation has changed. Bolton is not raise to Premier League and it doesn't have reason that Lee chung-yong remains Bolton. For this reason, Lee Chung Yong, will leave find a big stage that he can demonstrate their abilities.

2013년 4월 30일 화요일

Luis Enrique, Van Persie's choice /EPL




Last summer, Robin Van Persie contracted Manchester United. he said good bye to Arsenal that he has played striker for 8 years. Last Sunday, Van Persie visited the Emirates Stadium that is home stadium of Arsenal. Arsenal staff greeted him with a smile when you head out to the locker room before the game.

Because Arsenal staff greeted Van Persie with a smile, Van Persie moved Arsenal's locker room. But as soon as he realized that he has belonged Manchester United, he returned Manchester Uinted's locker room. It was happening.

However, the atmosphere of pitch was different. Arsenal players applauded to Manchester United players as a respect to the Champion.(Manchester United was decided Premier League champion of 2012-13 season.) But Arsenal fans jeered at Van Presie. Because of it, key point of this match is what Van Persie's choice is.

And he answered to his choice through this match. the situation of Van Persie was similar Luis Figo. Figo transferred from FC Barcelona to Real madrid in 2000. Van Persie was also captain his previous team like Figo. For this reason, fans of previous team get angry.

However Van Persie was different in the pitch. Although fans of Arsenal did not throw rubbish filth or cellular phone, their heckling was similar that Luis Figo visited Camp Nou.(Camp Nou is home stadium of FC Barcelona. It was a similar situation sent the intense booing when you kick a set piece and when to touch the ball.

Nevertheless, Van Presie showed his play style unlike Luis Figo. Early First half, he mistook that he passed arsenal middle fielder and he provided a reason of lost goal. (In this case, he got a hand from fans of Arsenal.) At the last moment of first half, he got penalty kick and succeeded penalty kick. This goal was his 25th goal of this season.

And he forgot courtesy to Arsenal fan. He has not been a ceremony at the thought fan of Arsenal after success of goal. He greeted to Arsenal fans and it was display of respect to Arsenal fans. (Of course, Arsenal fans booed Van Persie.)



The figure of Van Persie was similar to the figure of Luis Enrique who moved to FC Barcelona from Real Madrid in 1996. After Luis Enrique moved to Barcelona, he show ed a strong figure in the away match against Real Madrid, so he was called "the man of El Clasico".

Van Persie was also the same as Luis Enrique. Because he showed his paly style without hesitation and recorded goal at the Emirates Stadium. But he did not kissed his team(Manchester United) logo. It was different form Luis Enrique.

Robin van Persie that he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal, has taken the brand of traitor to Arsenal fan. Although he was just one game at Emirates Stadium, he showed appearance of Luis Enrique.

Luis Enrique. This was a decision of Van Persie. And it was an excellent choice.
 

2013년 4월 23일 화요일

Support to challenge of Joo-ho Park /Europa League




1979-80 season Cha Bum, 1987-88 Cha Bum, 2007-08 Dong-jin Kim/ Ho Lee. What is common point of these? This answer will find without difficulty, if you are interested in football. The answer is the season which won the UEFA Cup Final.(UEFA Cup was formerly Europa League)

And another Korean player challenges Europa League Champion. He is Joo-ho Park who is playing in the left-back of Swiss first division team Basel.

Joo-ho Park participated U-20 World Cup in 2007 with Sung-yeung Ki and Chung-yong Lee. In 2008, He contracted J2-League team Mito Holy and started professional football player. Afterward, he played Kashima Antlers and Jubilo Iwata and showed up impressive play. So he joined Basel in 2011.

Before Joo-ho Park contracted Basel, some Bundes Liga club that like Stuttgart love called him. But He had one criteria that he chooses Europe Club and appropriate team was Basel. The criteria is that he can participate game.



And this choice was an excellent. Last season, Basel participated UEFA Champions League Group stage. Basel belonged Group C With Manchester United, Benfica and Otelul-galati. It was the dominant expected to Basel will advance to the Europa League round of 32.

However, expected out, Basel was advanced to the round of 16 in runner up Group C, followed by Benfica. And Joo- ho Park main player of this splendid achievement. Than Basel won 1-0 first game of Rounf of 16 to Bayern Munich than held in Basel. But Basel Lost 0-7 second game and failed in the quarterfinals advance.

This season, Basel lost in the playoffs to Cluj in UEFA Champions League. So Basel is participating Europa League. Basel was advanced to the round of 32. Basel won Dnifro in round of 32 , won Zenit in round of 16 and won Tottenham by penalty shoot out in quarter final.

there was Joo-ho Park that Basel was advanced to semi final. He showed stable defence in Swiss League and Europa League.

And Joo-ho Park begin another challenge. The opponent of Basel is Chelsea. Chelsea was the UEFA Champion League winner in last season. Chelsea is participating Europa League because Chelsea held 3rd rank of UEFA Champions League group stage. So Chelsea is not easy opponent by Basel.

However, the ball is round and anyone doesn't know result before tell final whistle. So his challenge is not impossible .

'Alea Jacta Est'. Now die was cast and The opponent was arranged. After Joo-ho Park contrected Europe club, he didn't receive attention. But now he receives attention. So we have to cheer for to fulfill his dream.

Fighting Joo-ho Park!!

2013년 4월 13일 토요일

El Clasico of Korea, The match between Seoul and Suwon




The derby match, it's a term that is rival match between two teams in the same region, such as sports. This is originated football game between St. Peters team and All Saints team during the period of Lent at small town Derby in East Midlands in England in 19th century.

Recently, the meaning of derby match has been extended that is used a word between strong teams in professional sports. There are many derby match in famous professional football league of Europe. For example, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona of the Spanish La Liga match, the confrontation of the traditional meaning of "El Clasico"

And here is derby match that is most famous of Asia. It is match that is betwween FC Seoul and Suwon Bluewings in Korean professional league, K-League Classic named 'Super Match'.

Super Match has begun since late 1990s. this super match has entered in 2000 when the rival competition will begin a serious. Also at that time, superstar to represent the Republic of Korea were lined on both teams still.

At that time, FC Seoul and Suwon have many famous player of Korea. For example Lee Young-pyo, Choi Yong-soo(he is manager of FC Seoul) attached Seoul, S대 Jung-won(he is manager of Suwon), Lee Ki-hyung attached Suwon. So many fans watched Super Match in Stadium and level of play was higher than the other team's game.



In addition, Seoul's owner is LG and Suwon's owner is Samsung. It is the interesting point because LG and Samsung is famous Rival Company of Korea. Now Seoul's owner is GS. GS devided from LG.

The match between FC Seoul and Suwon Bluewings is not only named big match of K-League Classic but also named El Clasico of Korea. So here is many episodes that are also present as it is the case in other Derby.

It is typical example that reduced the logo of both teams in the electronic scoreboard of the opposing team at the home of both teams in 2006. In addition, (does not come out now almost) a physical fight between supporters of both teams had occurred in the same way as other Derby of Europe.

And is a scene that Super Match also come out even collisions between players of both teams, which are common in derby Europe. The players can be assumed that the will to win a rival relationship is reflected in much. Moreover, there is no comparable over-the-counter narrative showdown players and coach of both teams before the game unfolds, or even comparable to that of Europe.

For this reason, the confrontation of Suwon and Seoul to focus the attention of fans, this is the rivalry of the K-League best naturally. Then, K League, was an opportunity to South Korea soccer makes one step further upgrade because there is rivalry like this.

In addition, the 'Super Match' of Suwon and Seoul, the result was to be a World seven major derby match that FIFA is selected.

2013년 4월 7일 일요일

Augsburg's big crisis, injury of Koo Ja-cheol /Bundes Liga




In 2011, Augsburg succeeded residual of Bundes Liga division 1 at first time of club's history. However, moment the joy of promotion. In the season of 2011~12, Augsburg recorded ranking table 14th at the end of the tough relegation battle. So Augsburg was decided survival of Bundes Liga division 1.
 
Koo Ja-cheol was key player of Augsburg's survival in the season of 2011~12. First half of last season, Augsburg recorded bottom 3 of ranking table. Because of bad ranking table, Augsburg decided loan of Koo Ja-cheol from VfL Wolfsburg in January 31, 2011 when was Transfer market deadline.
 
After loan of Koo Ja-cheol, Augsburg changed different team as compared with First half of last season. because Koo Ja-cheol, Augsburg won many games. so Augsburg succeeded survival.
 
And in the season of 2012~13, the first season after survival, the situation of Augsburg is as same as last season. The first half of this season, Augsburg recorded ranking table 18th.(Injury of Koo Ja-cheol was cause of bottom of ranking table) The second half this season, Augsburg won 4 games.(It is as same as last season) And the situation of tough relegation battle is as same as last season. But there is one different thing as compared with last season.
 
It is that Koo Ja-cheol injured in March 26, 2013 when held 2014 FIFA World Cup finl al Qualifiers vs Qatar. Because of Koo Ja-cheol's injury, Augsburg was poor in last 2 games. (vs Hanover, vs Dortmund)
 


Because Augsburg lost last 2 games, Augsburg is behind 5 points as compared with Dusseldorf that records 15th of ranking table. But is down to 1 point compared with Hoffenheim that records 17th of ranking table.
 
In Bundes Liga division 1, Two teams are demoted Bundes Liga division 2 that record 17th or 18th of ranking table. one team that records 16th of ranking table need to qualify for the playoffs with 3rd of ranking table of Bundes Liga division 2. And winner of playoffs belongs to Bundes Liga division 1.
 
Because of this reason, Augsburg must record at least 16th of ranking table at the end of final round of this season. So Koo Ja-cheol's injury is big crisis of Augsburg.
 
If he didn't injure, Augsburg would be tough relegation battle. But it is After death comes a doctor. So Augsburg must gain many points before Koo Ja-cheol's come back.