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Discussion in 'Korea' started by rkim291968, Nov 2, 2004.
Subject says it all.
There ********ed in the head i thought you would of known by know
what's wrong with kfa? EVERYTHING.
that one word just ends this thread..
They find joy in messing things up for people who are capable. Their job is to make sure resources do not go to these people who are useful.
I think Koreans are among the worst in the world when they're stuck with bureaucratic duties.
lack of football intelligence...
Double digit IQ of the KFA members. Had too many headers in their playing days.
Relying on Jung Mong Jun to make all the important decisions.
Don't know much about other teams. Can't provide effective data on opposing teams.
I think a lot of people just hate KFA without any valid reason. I wonder how many here actually made an effort to find out logics behind KFA's decisions. It's not like our media are of any help. And no, I don't have any relatives working for KFA.
If there's anything to complain about, it's the government, its adminstration, system, and ultimately us who make up the whole thing by harboring all of them.
Did you know KFA is just a private organization that has absolutely no power to change anything? I bet a lot of people still belive that KFA is funded by our tax.
LOL explains why we have a ************ coach
What do you mean? who do you think chooses the national coach, and manages the K-League? The government? While it's true that KFA's not funded by tax, and it's budget's only 1/5 of JFA, it still is the biggest sporting organisation in Korea (it's possible that KBO is bigger but, hm).
In Korea, most of these sports organization is funded by a wealthy chairman. In soccer, e.g., its Jung Mong Jun. How much a chairman happens to fund the organization and the sport largely decide how successful the sport is going to be. In return, these chairmen get a bit of media play and sometimes wields power beyond what they should. In case of soccer, Jung is actively involved and probably decides (or is the final approver) on important issues. Without Jung, Korea NT would not have been very successful in WC02. So, yes, KFA has power, and it comes from Jung's $$$$.
What I'm saying is a lot of criticisms on KFA are unfair. KFA does choose NT coaches but with given budget which is far less than say JFA or SaudiFA. K-League is managed by KPFA.
If power is all money, yes you're right. But there are things that money can't change. 4강제도 is one of many examples that money can't change. Military duty is another.
About Jung Mong Jun, he did benefit in terms of media exposure by being a KFA head. In fact, he tried to leverage '02WC success and ran for presidency. Unless he used the position solely for his political ambition and didn't care about football at all, I don't think it's something to be condemned. G.W. Bush utilized his father and ownership in Texas Rangers to become Texas governor and later president.
Lastly, I don't think Jung has that much money to fund entire budget of KFA. KFA's major source is FIFA and sponsors. If Jung is being any help financially, it's probably having Hyundai as one of its sponsors and maybe hyundai buses for various teams.
Jung picked Hiddink.
And stuck to it. He is funding KFA and made many right decisions for KFA. Hiddink decision is one. Pushing Korea to co-host WC02 with Japan after Japan apparently was winning the "hosting" push is another.
I've started the thread to get a discussion going on KAF members, not Jung. To get back to the topic, I will add a few more wood to the fire.
KFA is dominated by former soccer players who are poorly educated (yeah, they went to college but how many time they went to a class?). Other than coaching job here and there, they had no real jobs in their lives. Very few jobs in KFA pay well. So they have to kiss up to Jung to keep their precious jobs. All these lead to corruption and political intrigue. In this enviornment, it's hard to do a good job.
Some of these statements I am making comes from my deeper knowledge in how Korean Boxing Association was run in last 30 years.
Boxing run by ex boxers?
That's great isn't it? They got to use their heads after their brains have been bashed out.
A scientific study claimed that soccer players lose more brain cell with all those headers and header practices than boxers ever do.
And I boxed for 12 years but I can still read and write
it's always helpful to still be able to read and write...!
i heard this study as well... I guess football players use the header many more times in their life than boxers get hit on the head. But boxers probably get hit on the head much harder when it does happen...
Technically, not on the head. Rather, boxers get hit on the jaw and face. When a jaw is hit left to right or right to left (we call it a flush), it jars the brain up an down inside head causing concussion. Luckily, I had a boxing style that stayed away from getting hit which helped. When I play soccer, I avoid hard header as much I can.