Saturday, January 10, 2015

Schedule Weekend of Jan 9th

Recap of Ki also and I guess I missed Nacional returning to action.  Slim pickings during Asian Cup.  Didn't think I'd be that hopeful for Augsburg friendlies to be televised.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Saturday10:00 AMKim Bo KyungCardiff CityFulhamNone
Saturday10:00 AMYun Suk YoungQPR@BurnleyNBC Extra Time
Sunday1:00 PMSuk Hyun JunCD NacionalBoavistaNone
Winter Breakn/aHong Jeong HoAugsburg
Winter Breakn/aJi Dong WonDortmund
Asian Cupn/aSon Heung MinBayer Leverkusen
Asian Cupn/aLee Chung YongBolton
Asian Cupn/aKim Jin SuHoffenheim
Asian Cupn/aKoo Ja CheolMainz
Asian Cupn/aPark Joo HoMainz
Asian Cupn/aKi Sung YuengSwansea

In terms of guys who actually played, Ki Sung Yueng put in another big contribution before heading off to captain the KNT in the Asian Cup.  While Ki went in and out of the match influence-wise, he stepped up his play when needed the most, working the ball across the top of the box, before picking out Bony who would make his final Swansea goal a sweet one with a brilliant turn before placing in the net.  Hopefully he comes back healthy and not too tired as Swansea will need players to step up with Bony gone.

Kim Bo Kyung made the bench.  Could be an interesting window for Kimbo, Might Mackay come back for him (as he was rumored to have planned to if he had taken on Crystal Palace)?  Or will Celtic come in?  Or will Slade be forced to use Kimbo given the lackluster performances coming from his squad?  I suspect bench or off the squad for now while Cardiff keeps him healthy as they gauge his value.

Yun is still out injured.

Suk played about 60 minutes as CD Nacional were blown out by four goals.  Despite not scoring much, he keeps getting chances and I expect that to continue.

As an FYI, Augsburg has friendlies at 10:15 AM ET on 15th, and 9:30 AM on 25th.  No idea if it will be on TV.