2019 ACL Group Stages – Confirmed

A potential upset was averted in Shandong as the heavily favoured hosts trailed Hanoi T&T 1-0 at HT but three goals in the last 15 minutes including a strike from Graziano Pelle killed the visitors off and confirmed Shandong’s place in Group E alongside Gyeongnam FC.

The View From The Away End : Suwon Bluewings

The game in question was the Asian Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg between Suwon Bluewings and Jeonbuk Hyundai. Bluewings, somehow, came into the game with a 3-0 advantage having taken Jeonbuk apart in the 1st leg and obviously fancied their chances of easing through into the Eastern section’s final. The game would prove to be…

One Out, One In For Seongnam As A Legend Leaves!

Seongnam FC, on Wednesday, finally announced the news that most fans had been bracing themselves for as National Team defender Yun Young-sun hung up his Number 20 jersey for the last time to make the move South to Ulsan Hyundai FC and the chance to play in the Asian Champions League (ACL) again. In truth…

Asian Champions League 2019 – Groups Drawn

The group stages for next year’s Asian Champions League have been drawn and we are really no further forward as to who will play who given that three of the federations haven’t completed their domestic season yet. Despite this however, from those teams that have been drawn already there are some intriguing fixtures awaiting us…

Are The K-League Fit For Purpose?

The title might sound a tad harsh to the casual passer-by in Korean football but for those of us who have invested years and our, sometimes, hard-earned Won into the game here it is becoming a question that needs asked more and more regularly as the K-League lurches from disaster to disaster.