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Korean Football Shinmun Episode 5

Korean Football Shinmun returns with a bumper 11 minute episode. In this week's press there has been, as one would expect, a lot of coverage of the title race. Yet again this two horse racing involving Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Ulsan Hyundai took an interesting turn when Ulsan were held to a draw by Incheon United with Stefan Mugoša bagging a hat-trick, the Montenegrin international's first for the Durumi and first at club level in two years.

Also in this episode, Choi Yongsoo reveals that he made a phone call to the much maligned former FC Seoul manager Hwang Sunhong, and what

Elsewhere of course the Korean National Team made their way to Istanbul, Turkey to play a friendly against Georgia in preparation for the Taeguk Warriors' first World Cup qualifier away to Turkmenistan. Thus, there was a lot to get through.

Korean Football Shinmun Episode 5

Of course, as always, there were some stories which did catch my eye but were omitted from the episode purely because of time restraints. Some of the standout ones are as follows:

Jørn Andersen

Former Incheon United gaffer Jørn Andersen looks set to be back in football, this time with a side in the third tier of Norwegian football. Andersen has managed in six different countries but it was the mid 1980s when Andersen was last on the books of a club in his native Norway having had a spell as a player with Vålerenga IF in 1985 before departing for Germany.

Best Eleven reported that Andersen was set for a "new challenge" in the third tier of Norwegian football, believed to be Oppsal Idrettsforening who currently sit bottom of Group 2 in the 2. Divisjon (third tier).

Lee Seungwoo

Barcelona, Hellas Verona, now Sint-Truidense V.V. in the Belgian First Division A, is the trajectory which the "Korean Messi" is currently on. In Sports Genius, Editor Kim Hyunhoi wrote a column about how Lee Seungwoo hasn't changed, just that we had big expectations on him. The headline read: "이승우는 변한 게 없다, 우리 기대가 컸을 뿐". The comparison's to Lionel Messi cannot have helped.

Bruno Nunes

Jeonnam Dragons' Brazilian striker Bruno Nunes appears to be someone who wears his heart on his sleeve. The 29 year-old who joined the Dragons last winter has four goals in 18 appearances, each one being precious to him it seems. Bruno scored a late equaliser away to Suwon FC in K League 2 Round 26 and, speaking to journalist Jeon Youngmin from Sports Genius, he said that: "It hasn't been long since I came back from injury [in July]. Speaking honestly, that's why when I scored there were tears in my eyes", (부상에서 돌아온지 얼마 되지 않았다. 솔직히 말하면 그래서 골을 넣을 때 눈물이 날 것 같았다.)

Stay tune next week for more Korean Football Shinmun.


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