Hong Kong Football Thread II (R)

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

  1. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
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    For the last 20 years, there have been intermittent rumours about South China Stadium's reconstruction. Since the stadium's closure, the pitch has been used a range for South China's members to hit their golf balls onto. The spectator stand had also been torn down so that new athletics complex could be built.

    Apparently, starting today, reconstruction will finally begin. The pitch will be replaced with an artificial surface and a new stand will built with a capacity between 500-1,000. South China says they plan to hold their First Division matches there once it's ready.

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  2. dez112

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  3. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
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    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    #1728 Angsa, Jul 14, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2020
    I simply cannot see where all the money is going to come from for clubs to sign marquee players... etc.

    Also, clubs to get same home grounds for 3 years? What if they got relegated?

    It is all very good about spotting talents, but how do you KEEP them in the game? From what I know, Jonathan Cheung / 張高翔, our HK U20 player (nicknamed Hong Kong Xavi), has actually retired from the game and he is only about 21. The local families are so well off that they don't want their children to play football as a career.
     
  4. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Eastern_Subsidy.jpg HKRangers_Subsidy.jpg Kitchee_Subsidy.jpg

    HK Rangers, Eastern and Kitchee all received salary subsides from the HK govt.

    Eastern tops the list with HK$866,625 for 35 people (including non-players). Kitchee gets HK$556,980 for 28 people. HK Rangers only has 11 employees which means they have let go of most of their players I believe.
     
  5. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    TaiPo_Subsidy.jpg

    Tai Po SA lists only 17 employees so I think their players have also been let go.
     
  6. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

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    Eastern hoards players and they ask for subsidies. That's funny.

    That's the Tai Po Sports Association not the football team.
     
  7. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

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    Nov 15, 2017
    Where did you hear that Jonathan Cheung has retired?
     
  8. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
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    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    #1733 Angsa, Jul 14, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020
    From his father's facebook. He said Jonathan Cheung will look for performing arts opportunities in California after graduating from college. JonathanCheung.jpg
     
  9. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
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    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    Seiko SA 50th anniversary exhibition is being held at Fashion Walk in Causeway Bay. Two of the club's shirts will be re-produced and will go on sale.
     
  10. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
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    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    Remi Dujardin has joined Albanian football club FK Partizani. Hopefully he can get some playing time there.
     
  11. dez112

    dez112 Member

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    Andy Russell has joined newly promoted China League One club Jiangxi Liansheng FC.

    Makes me wonder whether Alex Akande will be able to find another club.
     
  12. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
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    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    https://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/sport/20200717/00286_003.html

    More about the marquee player rule. HKFA has accepted it and laid down the standard for such a player.

    1. FIFA ranking top 50 nations player.
    2. One full season in the nations' top tier league or 1 national team match appearance.
    3. Top 50 ranking as of 11 June 2020.

    Next season clubs can register 6 foreigners and play 5 at the same time. If all 5 are playing then one of them must be the marquee player.

    I just wonder where the money will come from for the marquee player. But I think the suggestion came from the clubs so they should know.
     
  13. Suburbia

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    Nov 15, 2017
    Didn't Remi just join another club a few months ago?

    Also, good for Andy. He never should have left China League One. He can be a solid player in CLO but gets no playing time in CSL.
     
  14. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

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    I'd prefer if they just allow clubs to field an extra foreigner regardless. The spirit of the rule is to attract recognizable names like Forlan or Butt but clubs can circumvent this rule by using players who are already in the league. There are actually many players who would qualify as marquee players.

    Kitchee: Park, Komazec, Gavilan
    Eastern: Lucas Silva
    R&F: Guira, Deble, Sartori
    Lee Man: Pineiro, Shapoval, Acosta, Gil, N'dri
    Southern: Rehman
     
  15. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
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    Everton FC
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    Argentina
    I am not sure all the ones you name qualify. Rehman for example is Pakistani and Pakistan is not in the top 50 ranked nations.

    As for the others, are you sure they played one full season in their country's top league or 1 international match for their national team? I think most of the Brazilians you named never played for their national team.
     
  16. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

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    The player doesn't need to fulfill both criteria. It can be either of the two.

    So Rehman, for example, played for Fulham between 2003-06 when they were in the EPL. That would qualify him if Southern wanted to use five foreigners (they won't).

    Even someone like Krisztian Vadocz wouldn't qualify through their national team (Hungary was ranked #52 in June) but would qualify through the league since he has played in La Liga.
     
  17. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    Former Hong Kong international player Itaparica and family are diagnosed with COVID-19. He has retired and is now in Brazil, where there are a lot of COVID-19 cases.
     
  18. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    http://paper.wenweipo.com/2020/07/17/SP2007170011.htm

    If so many existing foreigners already satisfy the rule, then it makes no sense to suggest that more fans would come and watch the matches.
     
  19. adrenaline11

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    Toronto
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    People were lined up around the block more than an hour before the store opened. Some people were unhappy because the store opened at 1 pm to serve customers who wanted to buy shirts first. Any fans who were only there for the exhibition had to wait until the last shirt was sold - plus another 45 minutes - before the store was reopened.
     
  20. adrenaline11

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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    A local made an intro video for the HKPL based on the EPL's intro video. Check it out:

     
  21. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

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    Toronto
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    Ever wonder how much national team players are paid? The bonus structure according to one player is as follows:

    Selection bonus - $1,000
    Appearance fee - $1,500
    Training bonus (per each session) - $300 (or $50 for youth national team members)
    Per diem (away matches only) - $300
     
  22. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/sport/20200803/bkn-20200803171229484-0803_00882_001.html

    Oriental Daily thinks HK clubs may get 1 direct entry slot into ACL group stage in 2021.

    But honestly I am quite disillusioned since the Audit Dept's investigation into HKFA's governance, or rather the lack of it. So I am not over the moon about the news, especially since we have not finished the "existing" season and R&F FC is the club in pole position to win it right now. If R&F FC takes the ACL place I wonder how other HK fans will react.

    Anyway if you told me we should just get rid of HKFA and let HK clubs play in the Chinese League system, I would not say no, since HKFA is an utter disgrace.
     
  23. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

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  24. Angsa

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    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
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    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina

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