Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Weekend of Aug 30

Recap of last weekend after the break.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Friday5:00:00 PMKim Young Kyu "Kiu"AlmeriaElcheBeIn Play + BeIn Esp (delay to 9PM)
Saturday7:15:00 AMYun Suk YoungQPR@Leeds UnitedBeIn Play (+ highlights on Bein @2:30)
Saturday9:30:00 AMPark Joo HoMainz@Hannover 96None
Saturday9:30:00 AMKoo Ja CheolWolfsburgHertha BerlinNone
Saturday10:00:00 AMLee Chung YongBolton@BlackburnNone
Saturday10:00:00 AMKim Bo KyungCardiff CityEvertonNBC SN
Saturday12:30:00 PMSon Heung MinBayer Leverkusen@SchalkeGolTV
Saturday12:30:00 PMJi Dong WonSunderland@Crystal PalaceNBC
Saturday2:45:00 PMPark Ji SungPSV EindhovenCambuur LeeuwardenESPN3
Sunday8:30:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwansea City@West BromNBC Extra Time

Park Ji Sung came on as a sub and scored an amazing goal to bring PSV level in the waning minutes.  He managed to perfectly place a shot past the keeper despite being grabbed and pulled down to the ground.  He played really well despite the short break on his creaky legs and hopefully he can turn it back on for today's CL qualifier.  He should start today but if he plays many minutes, will probably be benched for rest this weekend.

Kim Bo Kyung was also instrumental for his team this weekend, providing creative spark and defensive effort in Cardiff's first Premier League win in decades and a huge upset of Manchester City at that.  Although he had a number of great moments, the most important was him weaving through several defenders and working a low cross which resulted in Cardiff's first goal which helped turn momentum in their favor.  He should start.

Son Heung Min had some spectacular moments, including dispossessing one player, outrunning another, and coolly flipping the ball past a third, accompanied by mind-numbing decisions, such as the same play resulting in a pass 3 strides too late and no real opportunity created.  Hopefully he can put it all together this weekend as he should start.

Koo Ja Cheol was again not bad and not great last weekend, being subbed off after 69 minutes.  Park Joo Ho was better in the same match, being solid but unspectacular in both directions.  Koo probably will start as will PJH.

Lee Chung Yong played the full ninety in a loss.  Reports were that he played well (though some fans would disagree) playing behind the striker.  He should start again this weekend.

Ji Dong Won showed some of his skills coming off the bench, including a beautiful through ball that should have resulted in a goal.  But he also showed both rust and probably some adjustment time needed as he looked slow to get rid of the ball and ended up losing the ball.  He also played a bit more than a half in yesterday's cup match where he played poorly, including being dispossessed leading to one opposition goal.  He will probably be on the bench this weekend.

Kiu was an unused sub and will probably be bench material.  Same with YSY who did start yesterday's cup match.