The Alternative View – The Republic of Son Heung-min

I really shouldn’t be upset given Suwon FC are finally in the playoff places having taken 13 points from the last 15 available and have kept 5 clean sheets in a row (more of that later) but watching the Republic of Korea, or should that be the Republic of Son Heung-min, at the Asian Games…

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Korea 0 – Sweden 1 : The Red Devils Fail to Turn up!

And so began the predictable fallout from Monday night’s Korean national team defeat to Sweden with some comments scoring rather high on the outrageous scale! We had everything from IKEA being targeted to suggesting widespread changes in the domestic game and some even questioning Korean fan culture. It’s safe to say this isn’t my first…

Korea’s AFC Under 23 Championship Review

  This past weekend brought down the curtain on the AFC Under 23 Championship. It was yet again a tournament of highs and ‘could have beens’ that were unfortunately brought crashing down to Earth by the now all too familiar  under-achieving that has seemed to plague Korean national teams since those dizzy heights of 2002. In…

South Korea’s Asian Cup So Far

  They’ve played 3 games, they’ve won all 3 and scored 3 goals so here are 3 observations from Korea’s Group A exploits. Uli chose the right captain.  A lot of the talk before the tournament began was who Uli Stielike would chose as captain. The two names on most lips were Ki Sung Yeung…