Thursday, January 30, 2014

Schedule Weekend of Jan 31

NBC is showing a 7 AM start time for Ki but I think that's for the show rather than actual kick off which I think everywhere else is saying 7:45.  A bit of congestion here schedule wise, especially with the inability to DVR most/all Bundesliga.  Didn't watch as much as I would have liked this weekend but will do my best with recap.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Saturday7:45 AMKi Sung YuengSunderland@NewcastleNBCSN
Saturday9:30 AMHong Jeong HoAugsburgWerder BremenNone
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburgWerder BremenNone
Saturday9:30 AMSon Heung MinBayer LeverkusenStuttgartNone
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolMainzFreiburgNone
Saturday9:30 AMPark Joo HoMainzFreiburgNone
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongBolton@Ipswich TownNone
Saturday10:00 AMKim Bo KyungCardiff CityNorwich CityNBC Extra Time
Sunday10:30 AMPark Ji SungPSV EindhovenRKC WaalwijkNone

Sunderland had a big victory midweek, finally getting out of the bottom three of the table. Ki was good for 30 minutes but really dropped off once Stoke started to attack and Ki didn't have a Cattermole alongside.  Hopefully he sharpens up for the derby this weekend where he should start... but with Cattermole or pending signing Bridcutt alongside?

Ji Dong Won had an incredible and incredibly awkward debut for Augsburg, coming on at 70 minutes and scoring two minutes later off a well placed header to level the match and take two points away from his employers from next season in Dortmund.  Compounding this was the fact that Dortmund's similar utility attacking player in Kuba blew out his knee.  While Ji's transaction saved Dortmund a Sunderland fee, it may haunt them to not have done the deal more directly and gotten Ji's services this season.  Hong Jeong Ho came off the bench as well.

Ji may start but HJH most likely bench duty.

Son had a poor match but so did most all of Leverkusen.  He should start and hopefully Leverkusen gets things back on track.  Ryu may get the start but more likely bench.

Koo Ja Cheol came in on as a sub while Park Joo Ho excelled, starting and providing the assist for the winning goal with a stunning pass.  They most likely will both start.

Lee Chung Yong came in as a sub midweek.  Apparently missed a few chances to score.

Kim Bo Kyung came in on as sub after Mutch got hurt midweek.  Not sure if Mutch is available. Obviously higher probability of starting if Mutch misses, and otherwise high probability of bench.  Kimbo did look good when he did come on though his shooting was off.

Park Ji Sung played 90 and should start again.