will koreans ever watch serie A again

Discussion in 'Asian Football Confederation' started by shenhua, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. shenhua

    shenhua New Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Well the title says it all
  2. yetanotherkim

    yetanotherkim New Member

    Dec 15, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Do we have a choice?

    Big name clubs & stars are still there, so I don't think I'll be shunning Serie A.
  3. Deleted Users

    Deleted Users Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    no ill continue to ignore those sissies.
  4. Korean Football

    Korean Football New Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    The problem is, will the Serie-A ever be watched by the Koreans? ;)

    Ahn had offers from other Serie-a teams but he ignored all of them. He didn't want to play football with the bullet-proof vest on.

    Many clubs from EPL, Bundesliga and the La Liga want the Korean players. Why risk your life going to Serie A?
  5. otterulz

    otterulz Member

    Arsenal, Atleti
    South Korea
    Jun 20, 2002
    LIC, NY
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, you really think it's that bad? I figured it'd be just a couple of idiots who might start any kind of trouble. But you really think it's something where your life is in danger?
  6. oakydoaks

    oakydoaks New Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Lazio fans throw stones to their black players.
    I think anything can happen.
  7. jamisont

    jamisont Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    after WC, some angry fans in Italy threw stones at the car of Ahn's wife, and destroyed it.
  8. Hyok

    Hyok Member+

    Sep 4, 2002
    Not anymore

    I would have said yes, but I just read of Gaucci's comment on Ahn finally leaving Perugia. He said that Ahn should thank Cosmi and Perugia for grooming him to succeed at the WC. Puhlease. Idiot.
  9. Hyok

    Hyok Member+

    Sep 4, 2002

    I clicked the new thread button instead of the reply button. This is a reply to the Serie A thread.
  10. ForzaGrifo

    ForzaGrifo Member

    Sep 22, 2000
    hey hyok welcome aboard. I'm a big Ahn fan and I'm glad he's leaving Perugia.
  11. kc123

    kc123 Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    Gaucci is a damn idiot.
  12. jamisont

    jamisont Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    I will send a card saying Halleluyah to Caucci's funeral.
  13. Almogavar92

    Almogavar92 New Member

    Aug 17, 2001
    Galatasaray SK
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Italian Football Culture

    Football in Italy, or "calcio" as it is called there takes on completely different dimensions as it does in Korea or even the United States.

    For those members here who have posted messages of concern for Ahn, I would say that these posts were made based on real concerns. Football culture for club support transcends the fever that accompanies each campaign of the Azzuris (the Italian National Team). I say this for one reason: The same players that don the 'azzuri' jersey for Italy are applauded and cheered on during the World Cup by the Italians but are scorned when they don the shirt of the rival club team back during the season. Fan violence does not reach the same endemic heights as does English hooliganism of the 1970s, but the hyperbole of passion in Italy can often cause misunderstanding among foreigners (stranieri) players and even spectators. Just take a look at the headlines of Gazetto della Sport (the main Italian sports paper) and you can see the exaggeration of emotion. But the pandemonium that surrounds club football in Italy can get dangerous as we saw in 1995 when a Genoa supporter was stabbed by Milan supporters IN Luigi Ferrari stadium in Genoa!!! Would Ahn be in danger if he returned to Italy. Perhaps. But it's a risk that he would have to assess if worth taking. Will Koreans be turned off by the Serie-A? Yes. I know I have and I have followed the Serie-A as much as I have followed La Liga and the EPL in England. The main reason for following Serie-A for me was to see Ahn's performances at Perugia. Now, what's the use. Either Juve or Milan will win. The play isn't spectacular as it is in Spain or England. Serie-A won't suffer because I do not watch it. But Gaucci did a terrible marketing job for his club.

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