Hong Kong Football Thread II (R)

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

  1. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Kitchee does have some young players like Poon Pui-Hin, Shinichi Chan, Cheng Chin-Long, Sohgo Ichikawa, Chen Ngo Hin... etc. But it is true that the backbone of the team are old and not easy to replace overnight. It is neither easy nor cheap to develop a young player into a proper matured player. If you bring in too many players from outside it takes sometime to form a team.

    Part of Kitchee's problem is that it has got good resources and can look further and wider. But it also means they sometimes get fooled into buying players they don't know enough about.
     
  2. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
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    Hong Kong FA Cup - Lee Man Vs Sham Shui Po SA - 1:2

    League leaders Lee Man were stunned by Sham Shui Po as goals from Nicholas Benavides and Ismael Dunga gave them a shock win. The two sides will meet once again in a few weeks in which Lee Man can still secure their first HKPL title if they beat Sham Shui Po.

    The second semi-final will see Kitchee and Eastern take on each other tomorrow after the two sides previously faced each other during the Hong Kong Premier League where Eastern got the win which dented Kitchee's chances of retaining the HKPL title.
     
  3. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
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    Hong Kong FA Cup - Kitchee Vs Eastern - 1:2

    The same story was told once again as Eastern trounced Kitchee for the second time after they won against them a few weeks ago in the Hong Kong Premier League. It was Noah Baffoe who scored the winner a few weeks ago, scored twice to secure Eastern's place in the FA Cup final where they will face off against Sham Shui Po SA as the two will compete for the play off slot for the AFC Champions League 2.

    As for Kitchee, it was another bad day in the office as the cracks continued to show with woeful performances especially from its defensive display and also for Paulo Cesar who was given a straight red card for his challenge on Noah Baffoe. Should Lee Man obtain a win against Sham Shui Po in their next HKPL fixture, Kitchee are more than likely to miss out a place for the AFC competitions since 2011.
     
  4. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
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    The Hong Kong Football Association confirmed that the national team will travel and play in an international friendly fixture against the Liechtenstein national football team which is is to be held in October.
     
  5. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    This is actually quite incredible, regardless of Liechtenstein's ranking, the fact that the HK team gets to play in an official match in Europe is amazing!
     
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  6. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I believe this is also the first time the men's national team gets to travel to Europe which is certainly going to be a big step for the players to achieve experience.
     
  7. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    We absolutely should not be fooled by Liechetenstein's ranking - they play in Europe and hence it is very rare for them to pick up a win, but I believe their team is still extremely physical (much more physical than what HK team will be used to) and technical.

    For example, they lost all their matches in 2023 (all Euro qualifiers) but had to go up against teams like Portugal, Bosnia, Iceland, etc. They only lost by 2 against Portugal in a competitive match. This doesn't earn them ranking points but its clear their level is above ours.
     
  8. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
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    JC Sapling Cup Final - Kitchee Vs Rangers - 0:1

    In a match that hosted the final appearances for both Lam Ka Wai and Lo Kwan Yee who are retiring at the end of the season, their club Rangers sealed the win in the JC Sapling Cup final courtesy of Nassam Ibrahim who scored the only goal to secure their first silverware in 29 years.

    For Kitchee, it was once again another bad day in the office which comes after a string of poor past results failed to make gain any momentum throughout the match. Safe to say that it is unlikely that Kim Dong Jin will not be given the permanent head coach position and they will have to rebuild their squad.
     
  9. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Kitchee look like they've collectively quit. No real inspiration out there on the pitch.

    But good for Rangers and Philip Lee, who might be succeeded as president by Mr. Mok's son.
     
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  10. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Small correction from my previous post, what I meant to say that it is safe to say that the chances of Kim Dong Jin getting to the permanent head coach basis are all but dashed.
     
  11. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
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    Kitchee managed to gain a key important win against Southern to keep their slim chances of keeping themselves in the race for the Hong Kong Premier League title. Kitchee director hinted that there will be changes within the club once the season comes to an end.

    But all attention will be upon tomorrow's fixture as Lee Man take on Sham Shui Po SA. Should Lee Man either acquire a draw or a win, they will secure their first Hong Kong Premier League title and qualify straight to the group stages of the Asian Champions League 2 tournament.
     
  12. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
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    Goals from Henri Anier, Gil Martins, Jonathan Acosta, Cheng Siu Kwan and Li Ngai Hoi were enough to seal all three points against which confirmed that they are the 2023/24 Hong Kong Premier League champions. This also meant that as champions, they qualify to the group stages of the AFC Champions League 2.

    Although there was a small consolation for Sham Shui Po SA as substitute Chen Hao scored a superb goal for the home team. Despite the loss, the club will face against Eastern early next month for the FA Cup final as the two sides are vying to book the play-off spot within the next edition of the AFC Champions League 2 tournament.
     

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