2017 K-League Classic [R]

Discussion in 'Korean Domestic Leagues' started by GoYoungrokba, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. GoYoungrokba

    GoYoungrokba Member+

    May 21, 2009
    Club:
    Suwon Bluewings
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Participants:

    - FC Seoul
    - Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
    - Jeju United
    - Ulsan Hyundai
    - Jeonnam Dragons
    - Sangju Sangmu Pheonix
    - Suwon Bluewings
    - Gwangju FC
    - Pohang Steelers
    - Incheon United
    - Daegu FC
    - Gangwon FC
     
  2. killaorca

    killaorca Member+

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht

    Very interesting, we really need a full functioning league system from top to bottom. Have pro/rel in each leagues.
     
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  3. GoYoungrokba

    GoYoungrokba Member+

    May 21, 2009
    Club:
    Suwon Bluewings
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    The development and promotion of grass roots football is very essential to the long-term success of Korean football. I hope the effort be paid off soon.
     
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  4. Marco91

    Marco91 Member+

    Mar 12, 2016
    At home
    Club:
    Dijon FCO
    Han Chanhee to be a starter, please.
     
  5. Blue and White Army

    Mipo Dockyard
    Oct 14, 2002
    Toronto
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Date for all this to be complete is 2033. Don't hold your breath. :sleep:
     
  6. killaorca

    killaorca Member+

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    That came out on February, maybe they changed their mind and want it earlier.
     
  7. Blue and White Army

    Mipo Dockyard
    Oct 14, 2002
    Toronto
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Based upon the wording of the tweet you quoted? The image in that tweet comes from an article from September. It mentions the 2033 completion date. I have no idea where the author of the tweet got "as early as next year" from, nor exactly what that is in reference to.

    The plan to link up the entire pyramid is a gradual, phased process. We've already seen one change, with the K3 League splitting into two tiers (Advanced and Basic) for 2017. For 2020, the Korean Football League (KFL) is supposed to replace everything below the K League. But unfortunately the entire pyramid won't be linked up until 2033 - or at least that's the most recent plan I've seen.

    While I want to see this happen, I also want to see clubs run more in a more financially-sustainable manner. Lots of jaebeol- and city-owned clubs are going out of business. In the last couple of months already four clubs have either closed or announced that they likely will (Goyang, Chungju, Ulsan Mipo Dockyard, Yongin).
     
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  8. killaorca

    killaorca Member+

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Ok thanks.

    Yeah I agree with you that football clubs need to be more self-sustaining. Maybe having this pyramid will help.
     
  9. GoYoungrokba

    GoYoungrokba Member+

    May 21, 2009
    Club:
    Suwon Bluewings
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    If Suwon wins the 2016 KFA, the opening match of K-League Classic 2017 will be between FC Seoul and Suwon Bluewing at Seoul World Cup Stadium. Otherwise, FC Seoul will host Jeonbuk.
     
  10. Marco91

    Marco91 Member+

    Mar 12, 2016
    At home
    Club:
    Dijon FCO
    They want to start in a big way.
     
  11. GoYoungrokba

    GoYoungrokba Member+

    May 21, 2009
    Club:
    Suwon Bluewings
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    It's Official.
    Opening Match: FC Seoul vs. Suwon Bluewings @ Seoul World Cup Stadium.
     
  12. Jitevra

    Jitevra Member+

    Apr 15, 2010
    Club:
    Ulsan Horang I
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Gangwon 2017 HOME Uniform
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    Gangwon 2017 AWAY Uniform
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    Gangwon EMBLEM
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  13. Blue and White Army

    Mipo Dockyard
    Oct 14, 2002
    Toronto
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I believe that emblem is secondary to the club badge, which remains.

    Also, the club has been renamed "Gangwon High1 FC." They get 8 billion won for the naming rights.:confused:
     
  14. Radu Razvan

    Radu Razvan Member+

    Mar 1, 2013
    Bucharest, Romania
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    what kind of company is High 1?
     
  15. zdrstvte

    zdrstvte Member+

    Aug 27, 2012
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Oh dear. 강원랜드 now makes an official statement saying, 'The "naming rights for Gangwon FC in return for a sponsorship worth ₩8B + extra incentives (potentially rising up to ₩11B)" reported by the media yesterday is merely a unilateral declaration from Gangwon FC. We 강원랜드 are considering a sponsorship deal for 2017 similar to that of 2016 (so about ₩2B), and we will not tolerate these ridiculous statements (released by Gangwon FC).'

    http://sports.news.naver.com/kfootball/news/read.nhn?oid=413&aid=0000043724

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    Maybe he actually is. :speechless::speechless:

    Ski resort run by 강원랜드, a publicly owned company (not just owned by state authorities but also regional and city governments) whose main income comes from casinos in Gangwon province.
     
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  16. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    So much for my alternative theory of how he was going in a new and beautiful direction. :thumbsdown:
     
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  17. zdrstvte

    zdrstvte Member+

    Aug 27, 2012
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    They always find new ways in disappointing us.

    What he should be doing imo:
    • Make a permanent home in Gangneung. It's the biggest city on the east coast (of Gangwon province), and where they draw their minuscule support from.
    • Start making local partnerships, instead of trying to land an unrealistic jackpot deal
    But no this is what the club is going to do: play all matches at the ski slope stadium in the middle of nowhere. :cautious::cautious::cautious:

    http://sports.news.naver.com/kfootball/news/read.nhn?oid=079&aid=0002910040

    The stadium is in the middle of nowhere with the nearest town having a population of less than 6,000, and takes over an hour to get to from Gangneung by car. Someone explain to me how this can be a good idea? :rolleyes:
     
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  18. killaorca

    killaorca Member+

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Man there's something fishy about all this. I feel it's some kind of a gimmick for the winter olympics which is another gimmick for something else. I can't really put my finger on it...
     
  19. zdrstvte

    zdrstvte Member+

    Aug 27, 2012
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    WTF... This is just getting ridiculous... Their tickets will be more expensive than any other football clubs in Korea. including clubs like FC Seoul and Jeonbuk, despite the fact that the stadium is in the middle of nowhere with almost no amenities.

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    My hunch? The Gangwon regional government has come under huge criticism for wasting money on Pyeongchang Olympics, and by having Gangwon FC use one of the facilities, they hope to say, 'Look we actually know what we are doing'. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. killaorca

    killaorca Member+

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Man I told yall Seongnam should have beaten them. But this is far worse than I've imagined...
     
  21. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Just like I guessed earlier, it had to do something with Pyeongchang.

    Unless they're going to make a huge marquee signing like Messi, Ronaldo, or to an even lesser extent, Rooney, there is no way Gangwon residents would pay that much for a match-ticket. Incheon United's season pass was around W70,000 when I last bought it.

    My prediction for Gangwon 2017:
    • After the first five home games, Gangwon FC will have an average attendance in the high double digits or at the most, low triple digits.
    • Gangwon FC Chairman will flip out and yell at all the local 아저씨s and 아주마s, who have no interest in soccer or the Winter Olympics, to come out and pay for tickets. 아저씨s and 아주마s will tell the Chairman to 꺼져 ㅁㅊㄴ.
    • Gangwon FC Chairman will have a change of heart and slash ticket prices in half.
    • Attendance average doesn't budge
    • Gangwon FC Chairman still doesn't know when to call it quits and offers uninterested 씨s and 마s tickets at W10,000. He tells the 씨s and 마s that this is for 강원 unity. The 씨s and 마s tell him to 꺼져 once again with an additional 개같은 ㅅㄹ ㅎㅈㅁ
    • Towards the last third of the season, he finally comes to his senses and charges W5,000 per ticket and utilizes the free ticket via school children method. By then, player morale is low, no one shows up to the games, even with the reasonably priced tickets, attendance dwindles around the high triple, extremely low four digit mark.
    • Gangwon FC finishes in a decent spot in the bottom half of the split but Gangwon Province pulls the plug on the club due to the substantial financial losses.
     
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  22. Marco91

    Marco91 Member+

    Mar 12, 2016
    At home
    Club:
    Dijon FCO
    꺼져...that is exactly what the club will do in a couple years.
     
  23. killaorca

    killaorca Member+

    AFC Ajax
    May 11, 2010
    Pacific Ocean
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
  24. jessypjs

    jessypjs Member+

    May 3, 2010
    Club:
    AS Monaco FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
  25. Blue and White Army

    Mipo Dockyard
    Oct 14, 2002
    Toronto
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada

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