What happened to Seongnam?

Discussion in 'Korea' started by greenlion, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. greenlion

    greenlion Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Beijing Guoan
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    Some one explain it to me,What happened to them this year, Is A3 champion a curse? like last year's Kashima Antlers
  2. junjunforever

    junjunforever Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    partially to do with the comment by the AFC president, saying that next year's winner, not this year's, will get the right to the FIFA world championship. i guess it was previously thought that this year's winner would be getting the ticket.
  3. Liban

    Liban Red Card

    Jul 24, 2003
  4. Elliad

    Elliad Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Seongnam is quite a different team this year to the one that won the K-League last year, and that was shown in this year's K-League season where they only finished in the bottom half of the ladder.

    Basically they were a worse team than Jeonbuk whom Ittihad beat in the semi-finals, and for some reason one of the main defenders was also ineligible to play in the finals. But the main factor was probably their mental approach to the game. Unlike Ittihad who had their backs to the wall, Seongnam players knowing that even a 2-0 loss would give them the championship probably became too complacent and passive with their plays. I guess you can't really blame the players in that regard, as the most Korean football forums were also in a similar mood, preparing to celebrate the ACL championship victory.

    Anyways, neither Jeonbuk(Chunbuk) nor Seongnam will be making an appearance in the next year's tournament, so hopefully other clubs will learn from this game and go one step better than Seongnam did this year.
  5. Deleted Users

    Deleted Users Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Nothing really happened to Seongnam, its just that Al Itti was the better team to begin with. Personally, although I wasn't expecting a five-zero scoreline, I was kinda expecting Al Itti to come back.
  6. cha doo ri

    cha doo ri Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    any highlights of the game guys??
  7. Rusty_Shackleford

    Mar 24, 2004
    Who will be?
  8. Mani

    Mani BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 1, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    When did he make this comment? You got a link? This could be big news if he made such comment right after the 1st leg thinking ( back then ) a Korean team would win the 2004 ACL and not a Saudi team.
  9. HiJazzey

    HiJazzey Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    It was already announced before the first leg. Ittihadis at least knew about it (and protested about it)
  10. Rusty_Shackleford

    Mar 24, 2004
    I dont think the whole world clubs cup thing is a very good excuse. The coach supposedly ended speculation of retirment because he wanted a chance to play in next years AFC CL, so he could win it and participate in the World Club Championship. At least thats what this site says...

  11. Rusty_Shackleford

    Mar 24, 2004

    Thats supposed to say "source" at the bottom. cant edit my posts...sorry.
  12. Holyjoe

    Holyjoe Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    One of either Suwon, Chunnam, Pohang or Ulsan as K-League champions, and then whoever wins the Korean FA Cup (keep an eye on this FA Cup thread ;) )

    In theory Cheonbuk or Seongnam could compete in the 2005 ACL if they won the FA Cup.
  13. greenlion

    greenlion Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Beijing Guoan
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    Who will play A3 champions cup despite k-league champions?
  14. Holyjoe

    Holyjoe Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    I'm not sure. I heard that Suwon would be involved regardless of if they were champions, but then I also heard that the two teams who reach the Championship playoff final would be involved.
  15. rkim291968

    rkim291968 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    CA, USA
    :D You made me laugh today. Sometimes, it is an unintended mistake which makes it very funny. Thanks!
  16. Rusty_Shackleford

    Mar 24, 2004
    thanks. i wasnt sure how they picked the teams.

    heh, glad to hear I suppose.
  17. abo_al3ola

    abo_al3ola New Member

    Sep 1, 2004

    the tigers eat the cats


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