Lee Young Pyo @ Al Hilal 2009-2010 [R]

Discussion in 'Korean Players Abroad' started by Elliad, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Sayf

    Sayf Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I don't think LYP was given the opportunity to consider the Liverpool offer to begin with because Al-Hilal rejected it immediately. Al-Hilal is very keen on retaining its 4 players for the remaining part of the Champions League and won't entertain any offers until that campaign is over.
     
  2. Chingoo

    Chingoo Member+

    Feb 10, 2010
    just watched the PSV highlights of LYP. his crosses were so money
     
  3. K:thecore

    K:thecore Member+

    May 20, 2002
    Honolulu
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    yeah....what happened along the way?
     
  4. GuruSky

    GuruSky Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Quality of his crosses, which has always been sub-par, has never changed. He just put in more crosses during his years with PSV, particularly in his last season, because he was free to bomb the flank at will with Cocu and Van Bommel providing cover almost every time. Not to mention the fact that having 191CM Jan VoHesselink in the box helped his assist tally a whole lot.
     
  5. K:thecore

    K:thecore Member+

    May 20, 2002
    Honolulu
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    So if you look at him on paper he really actually sucks dont he?

    subpar crosses, crappy shot, average to below average defender

    hes just technically good on the ball.
     
  6. dreamy

    dreamy New Member

    Apr 16, 2010
    riyadh
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    lee young pyo with song the other korean player from al-shabab
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  7. LDG20

    LDG20 Member

    Chelsea
    South Korea
    Jul 2, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Song Chong-Gug! :(
     
  8. forzakr

    forzakr New Member

    Oct 29, 2001
    Seoul, Korea
    Club:
    FC Seoul
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Two of our starting back four from 2002. Never imagined that they would be playing in the Saudi league back then, especially with Song showing such good form with Feyenoord in his debut season.
     
  9. Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem Member

    May 24, 2010
    nyc
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Plus add the fact that he has average-below average speed and is primarily right footed (while he plays on the left) and it baffels the mind how he has become the greatest FB on our national team.
    I say his great determination, strong technical skills and above average positional skills, made him the unconventional yet dependable FB he is today.
     
  10. Randomized

    Randomized Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Sorry, no.
     
  11. Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem Member

    May 24, 2010
    nyc
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    He has slowed down quite a bit and I would say he's average in terms of FB's.
     
  12. Randomized

    Randomized Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Do you have any evidence outside of just basic observation?
     
  13. Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem Member

    May 24, 2010
    nyc
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    He roughly averaged 22-23 as his top speed during the 4 games in the WC, which IMO is average.
     
  14. Randomized

    Randomized Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    I'm assuming you did a quick average from the top speed figures from FIFA's World Cup stats: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/statistics/players/player=177785/distanceandspeed.html

    However, I could not find a description of how FIFA or its technical partner Castrol assesses this parameter. Is it via infrared or heat-map tracking or radar guns or what? There are also some software companies that have attempted to model players' motion trajectories from digital video recordings (e.g. http://ias.cs.tum.edu/publications/pdf/gedikli07adaptive.pdf) -- not sure if this was implemented for the numbers they (FIFA) have churned out for this World Cup 2010.

    Point being is that it seems like this kind of parameter does not exactly lend itself to being easily measurable or labeled as something like 'top speed'. Is this top speed with the ball, without, or an average? How are they distinguishing between the player's acceleration and speed? The measure seems tenuous, at best.

    Appropriately, FIFA adds an explicit disclaimer at the end of the statistical match reports (e.g. http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/tou.../15/19/04_0612_kor-gre_kor_teamstatistics.pdf) saying: "FIFA does not vouch for the accuracy of technical statistics compiled in association with its competition results system partner."
     
  15. Sayf

    Sayf Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Subpar crosses? With Al-Hilal he makes very few crosses because his responsibilities are mostly defensive, but whenever he does put in a cross it's almost always dangerous.
     
  16. K:thecore

    K:thecore Member+

    May 20, 2002
    Honolulu
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    When he was with the Spurs Im talking. I havent been able to see one game of his with your club. In the EPL, his poor crossing was just the cherry on top for most disgruntled Spur fans looking for an excuse. He liked bombing forward but no one would cover his ass in a lot of instances so that part of his game slowly got shut down. Maybe it was a peace of mind thing knowing someone had his back that he could actually play offensively with a little more confidence.
     
  17. burning_phoneix

    Jul 13, 2008
    Saudi Arabia
    Club:
    Al Wehda Mecca
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Just a quick update: Al Hilal are not going to renew LYP's contract at the end of the season as they have enough FBs in the team now.
     
  18. redknights

    redknights Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    USA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    I hope he considers MLS :)
     
  19. Klogon

    Klogon Member

    Aug 12, 2004
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Yeah if he takes a wage cut and comes to MLS to give his kids that English language education, I'd love to see him play.
     
  20. JoeKamel

    JoeKamel Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    :D You guys know I'm all for it.

    Thanks for the update burning_pho, and if LYP does not stay in the Middle East, thanks for the updates you provided in the past year or so to give us a glimpse of LYP's time there.
     
  21. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    i remember there were a good number of posters on here saying that moving to Al Hilal was a bad move and actually poked fun about how he prayed to God about such a decision.

    all i can tell is that he made a huge impact on Al Hilal, settled in the country very well, and i even think he's just as good as he was when he left Dortmund despite his age.

    Kudos to all our Saudi Arabian friends who updated us throughout his stay with clips and pictures. hopefully in the future another aging Korean star can make just as good as an impact in S. Arabia like LYP
     
  22. Sergei Mantis

    Sergei Mantis Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    Club:
    Pohang Steelers
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    ^ I've met a number of Saudis/Hilal fans that praised LYP every time I mentioned that I was Korean. :)
     
  23. burning_phoneix

    Jul 13, 2008
    Saudi Arabia
    Club:
    Al Wehda Mecca
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Hey guys, they're not letting him go till the end of the season so we've still got updates to go! :D
     
  24. Seol Korea

    Seol Korea Member+

    Jun 24, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
  25. footballchic

    footballchic Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Bruges
    Club:
    CFR 1907 Cluj
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania

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