Hong Kong Football Thread II (R)

Discussion in 'Asian Football Confederation' started by Angsa, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    It will be interesting to see which Tai Po players will be retained for the next season even though its hard to tell whether they can replicate what they have achieved this year.
     
  2. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    There's still plenty of time before next season so I don't want to judge them on just one move, but, Lam is a depth signing. They need a true LB/LWB and a creative midfielder either at AM to replace Itaparica or CM to replace Tan Chun Lok.

    It's possible they might need to add a DM, depending on whether they still see Bai He as a starter. I could see them going after Diego Eli or if not, then giving a younger player like Tsang Tung Ming more opportunities.

    Wong Wai will surely get a lot of offers from CSL and CLO clubs but I hope he holds out for the right one. For Tai Po though, their most important priority has to be to retain Lee Chi Kin.
     
  3. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Tai Po will surely lose many players in the summer. Lee Chi-Kin was clearly referring to this issue when he said his staying at the club is dependent on the directors/financiers ambitions.

    Tai Po does offer Asian club football in 2020, but whether the AFC Cup's current format is still attractive to players is another matter. Honestly I think most players look at the AFC Cup today and thinks it is a waste of time and effort. It would be better to look for a chance to play for a foreign club altogether.
     
  4. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    https://hk.sports.appledaily.com/sports/realtime/article/20190528/59651933

    Apple Daily reports that Happy Valley is quite confident of getting its HKPL license after attending the HKFA's HKPL seminar today. They will retain most of their young players and foreigners for the new season.

    But the HKPL clubs are not happy with R&F FC's continued use of Yanzigang Stadium as their home ground. Even the local sports grounds are better than it in terms of facilities.
     
  5. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Southern and Dreams announce departures:




    In addition, Jordan Lam has also hinted that he will be leaving Dreams:

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  6. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
  7. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  8. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    Mixu Paatelainen held his first training session with the Hong Kong team at TKO training centre today. Most players think he is more practical minded than Gary White, who was more team morale minded.

    Paatelainen made a point of saying the national team is not a charity, players are called up based on their abilities not their race or age.
     
  9. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
  10. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Final 23-man squad named for the Chinese Taipei friendly match on June 11:

    Goalkeepers: YAPP Hung-Fai, WANG Zhenpeng, YUEN Ho-Chun

    Defenders: Festus BAISE, Andy RUSSELL, Dani CANCELA, Helio GONCALVES, LAW Tsz-Chun, TSUI Wang-Kit, LEUNG Nok-Hang.

    Midfielders: CHAN Kwong-Ho, YUE Tsz-Nam, Shinichi CHAN, HUANG Yang, JU Yingzhi, TAN Chun-Lok, Philip CHAN Siu-Kwan, LEE Ka-Yiu, WONG Wai.

    Forwards:
    Alex Tayo AKANDE, Jaimes McKEE, SUN Ming-Him, YUEN Chun-Sing.

    Very surprised that SANDRO did not make it into the final squad.

    Overall, even though CHAN Kwong-Ho and CHAN Siu-Kwan definitely deserved their place in the squad, I do feel that Mixu Paatalainen is taking a huge gamble with some of the uncapped players.
     
  11. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #1186 adrenaline11, Jun 7, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
    He took Yuen Chun Sing and Sun Ming Him over Sandro. That is what surprises me most if it's true that he plans to play a 4-4-2, long ball style.
     
  12. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    It will be very interesting to see whether either Yuen Chun-Sing or Sun Ming-Him will feature on June 11.
     
  13. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    Yuen is the only striker with the physique to play the long ball style, isn't he? McKee is great for a blitz in the last 20 mins or so.
     
  14. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Who would be in your starting eleven if you were to pick?
     
  15. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    Assuming Mixu does indeed stick with a 442 formation, this is how I would fill it:

    Yapp
    Law -- Russell -- Leung -- Dani
    Wong -- Huang -- Tan -- Chan KH
    Akande -- Yuen
    However, not ideal as that would involve playing Wong and Chan KH out wide...
     
  16. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    Igor Sartori has moved from champions Wofoo Tai Po to R&F FC. It is rumoured he is getting HK$300,000/month salary, at least 4 times more than what he was getting.

    The move also means he cannot play for Wofoo Tai Po in the two remaining AFC Cup fixtures scheduled later this month.
     
  17. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    FT: Hong Kong 0:2 Chinese Taipei

    What was a supposed to be an "easy" win, turned out to be a disaster for Hong Kong and its new coach...
     
  18. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Here are the highlights:



    Here is another interview with Mixu Paatalainen with Now Sports:

     
  19. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Despite the result, I still hope we draw Taiwan in World Cup qualifiers. They're a team who I can see us taking six points from.
     
  20. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    Our players looked extremely out of sync - maybe due to form or fatigue, but also we can't not play any friendlies all of 2019 until June. We need to play a match every single game day.
     
  21. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    #1196 dez112, Jun 13, 2019 at 9:32 AM
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Here is Mixu's thoughts on Hong Kong's loss against Chinese Taipei:



    Depending on who Hong Kong draws (just hoping that they don't draw North Korea again), I could also see them getting points from whichever team is within Pot 5.

    Anyways seeing that Sun Ming-Him and Shinichi Chan had made their international debuts, do you guys think they (along with several other young players) are considered the future of Hong Kong as Mixu stated?
     
  22. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    North Korea and China are the two teams I don't want. North Korea for obvious reasons and China because it's going to be a shit show.
     
  23. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    And the fact that we've played these teams countless times... it's time for someone new, please!
     
  24. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Considering the situation that has been recently going on in Hong Kong, I would probably avoid China as well.
     
  25. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I can imagine us drawing North Korea again, though. It is kind of like AFC's punishment for us booing the Chinese anthem.
     

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