Ki Sung-Yong @ Swansea City AFC 2012-2013 [R]

Discussion in 'Korean Players Abroad' started by Seol Korea, Aug 24, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. HiTaegukWarrior

    Aug 23, 2012
    Maryland
    Club:
    FC Seoul
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Took another view of the Swansea/Sunderland match today - this is probably 'too much detail' but here goes: When Ki got the call to sub in, it was quite the unusual situation, what with Ki initially missing his jersey. Ladrup was looking a bit frustrated, throwing his hands in the air while there was a scramble to find Ki's jersey. I believe that whole episode lasted about 40 seconds. I don't think that'll happen again.

    Once in, he did a brilliant job as everyone saw. The tv commentators noticed as well. 79 minutes in, "[Sessegnon], outmuscled by the newcomer," - being Ki of course when he dispossesed him of the ball.

    Sometime after the 81st minute, as Swansea was playing tiki taki ball -with Ki conducting the orchestra, the commentators chimed in: "...now Ki, who's not just about chasing the ball (strategic to do when down to 10 men) -he looking to prompt things here." A few minutes later there's Swansea looking really dangerous, with several good opportunities to find the back of the net.

    An impressive team effort, and Ki is fitting right in Swansea style.
     
    olijolly, Mudang and jolim24601 repped this.
  2. KyopoOhNo

    KyopoOhNo Member+

    Aug 3, 2010
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
  3. Mudang

    Mudang Member+

    Feb 16, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Kyopo, you're BSK's cosmonaut rep in the twittersphere.

    Nice to see him getting along with the squad.
     
    olijolly, Gjak1117, skimmilk and 2 others repped this.
  4. Sons of Thunder

    Sons of Thunder Member+

    Jun 27, 2009
    NY State of Mind
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Not getting any work done since mid-August, 2012.
     
    Mudang, olijolly, Gjak1117 and 3 others repped this.
  5. KyopoOhNo

    KyopoOhNo Member+

    Aug 3, 2010
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Try July...
     
    Mudang and olijolly repped this.
  6. Sons of Thunder

    Sons of Thunder Member+

    Jun 27, 2009
    NY State of Mind
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Oh right, it's all just one big extension of the productivity-suck known as Olympics soccer.

    BTW, I've been thinking about it and I think the Olympics is one of the best tourneys for the fans. The matches come quickly and before you know it you're deep into the knockouts challenging for a medal. It was a surreal ride this summer, wasn't it?
     
    zdrav, olijolly, soccerboy37 and 4 others repped this.
  7. Mudang

    Mudang Member+

    Feb 16, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    .
    I'm still pinching myself as to how we managed to pull it off. Life memories.

    Ranks up there with 2002. Here's to the KNT giving us more to come.
     
  8. 12th Warrior

    12th Warrior Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 27, 2006
    In some ways, it was even more exhilarating than 2002. We had a charismatic homegrown coach, we beat the home team, our inconsistent striker came through for us and we got our final prize in a highly charged game against Japan. Unlike 2002, a team mostly anchored by veterans who gave their last hurrah, this team gave us a glimpse into our future.
     
    zdrav, olijolly, redknights and 7 others repped this.
  9. Mudang

    Mudang Member+

    Feb 16, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    That penalty shoot-out against GB ... it never gets old. Never.

    I play it whenever I'm stressed and I always smile with LBY saves Sturridge's penalty.
     
    olijolly, soccerboy37, skimmilk and 3 others repped this.
  10. jinseokyang

    jinseokyang Member+

    Feb 28, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    I've watched that at least 50 times already.
     
    olijolly, soccerboy37, Gjak1117 and 5 others repped this.
  11. Mudang

    Mudang Member+

    Feb 16, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    I could probably recite the BBC commentary on it. :oops:

    Ki. Sung Yong. Of Celtic. To take the last penalty .. and end the dream .. of Olympic gold ...
     
    olijolly, soccerboy37, Gjak1117 and 4 others repped this.
  12. KyopoOhNo

    KyopoOhNo Member+

    Aug 3, 2010
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    I watched it again, just now, for kicks. Here's another video. Not sure if it was posted anywhere.

    The commentary from the GB fan is interesting.
     
  13. Mudang

    Mudang Member+

    Feb 16, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Dawson's penalty was so garbage ...
     
    olijolly repped this.
  14. TigersOfAsia

    TigersOfAsia Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Canada
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Long-shot and goals compilation.

    I know its a bit irrelavent but he only has 3/5 week foot ability in FIFA:rolleyes:
     
    Dahmanegi and Mudang repped this.
  15. olijolly

    olijolly Member+

    Aug 30, 2009
    Club:
    Suwon Bluewings
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    I just repped every post on this page. Love the Olympics.
     
  16. Sons of Thunder

    Sons of Thunder Member+

    Jun 27, 2009
    NY State of Mind
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    His off-foot shooting ability is off the charts imo. Looks like he's barely trying on some of the rocket shots that he makes. I think it was in Healing Camp that Ki said his dad really drilled two-footedness into him from a young age above all else. It's really paying dividends now. It's funny though because you almost never see him do long-range passes with his left. He always switches it back to his right for that.
     
  17. skimmilk

    skimmilk Member+

    Apr 22, 2010
    Texas, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Nice thing about playing deeper is that you have time and room to use your better foot.
     
  18. Ventilan

    Ventilan Member

    Oct 6, 2011
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    If I may, it wasn't always like that. I remember that when I first watched him play, in 2007, what impressed me the most was his ability to execute those 60 meter passes with either foot. It's a skill very few have, and those who do usually develop it throughtout their careers, with Pirlo being the prime example. Xabi Alonso too, although to a lesser extent.

    Here;


    here;


    and here;



    This last one is particularly impressive... At age 19, doing 7 of those in a match (one of them left-footed), with such precision.

    What I mean is, he, indeed, has the ability to do it, even though in recent years I haven't seen him make use of it. Perhaps under Laudrup, who, when it comes to passing, made us doubt what his preferred foot was, he'll try some of those again.
     
  19. Ventilan

    Ventilan Member

    Oct 6, 2011
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Apparently, the embedding code doesn't allow youtube timestamps.

    The passes I was referring to are,

    1st video at 3:19
    2nd video at 0:27
    3rd video at 1:00.
     
    Sons of Thunder and KyopoOhNo repped this.
  20. KyopoOhNo

    KyopoOhNo Member+

    Aug 3, 2010
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
  21. Chingoo

    Chingoo Red Card

    Feb 10, 2010
  22. nmssis

    nmssis Member+

    May 21, 2011
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Dude....cut it out
     
    BENJMNS repped this.
  23. LeVin

    LeVin Member+

    Jun 21, 2012
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Koo, make fun of him and get him to stop....oh wait.

    Damn it...LCY, you're our only hope.
     
    seoulman9 repped this.
  24. redknights

    redknights Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    USA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Yes, because a real man does the dishes!
    [​IMG]
     
  25. LeVin

    LeVin Member+

    Jun 21, 2012
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    If you're gonna do it, might as well make it a professional photographer that does it, not a low-resolution phone camera. Have some dignity!
     
    HiTaegukWarrior repped this.

Share This Page