2014 K League Classic

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  1. Jitevra

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    Opening Day Fixtures:
    -March 8 (Sat)
    14:00 Pohang - Ulsan (Steelyard)
    16:00 Jeonbuk - Busan (Jeonju WC Stadium)
    16:00 Seoul - Jeonnam (Seoul WC Stadium)

    -March 9 (Sun)
    14:00 Gyeongnam - Seongnam (Changwon Football Center)
    14:00 Sangju - Incheon (Sangju Civic Stadium)
    16:00 Jeju - Suwon (Jeju WC Stadium)

    Full Fixtures: http://kleague.com/kr/sub.asp?avan=1002010000&leagueMode=schedule_list_kleague&

    Additional Information:
    -Last placed (12th) team will be automatically relegated. 11th position team will play against K League Challenge's 2nd team in a promotion/relegation play-off match.
    -Each one of 12 team will play a total of 38 matches. The split will come into effect after round 33.
    Group A 6 teams will play each other once. Group B 6 teams will play each other once as well. The relegation team(s) will be from Group B only.
    -Season finishes on November 30.
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  2. Jitevra

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  3. CoreanBoy671

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  4. toohyper

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    Gyeongnam and/or Chunnam for relegation.


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    sangju and chunnam.
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    Sangju? I think they will finish mid-table. Too much talent on that team and if I remember correctly, the players can stay with the team entire season instead of transferring back to their old clubs in September (someone correct me? I could be wrong here).
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    chunnam and seongnam down.
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    chunnam and gyeongnam for me
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    I still can't get over how dumb the name "K League Classic" sounds.
  10. toohyper

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    I'm in the minority here and I actually like Classic/Challenge. At least it's original (minus the K-League part).
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    I picked them because I thought that they'll lose good players if the time is up. I might be wrong though.

    They should have called it 국가리그 (gukga ligeu) or 극상리그 (geugsang ligeu). :D
  12. Ohhii

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    Hard to see them go past 9th imo. "Too much talent" is a stretch. Their squad looks pretty average. They also have the downside having to get used to the 1st division again and players leaving mid season since they're not bound by transfer windows. Tough to manage a team like that.
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    they also lose a good portion of their squad mid season which can really hurt them after the split

    FC Seoul and Suwon to go down :sneaky:
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    Ulsan to finish 2nd.
    Seoul to win the k-league.
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    Hope you're joking. That team is depleted. I have Pohang repeating.

    As for Sangju, I thought they were able to keep their entire roster for the season (even when their military obligation is up)? Wasn't this the reason why they were force to relegate because it didn't meet AFC regulation? If i'm wrong here, then yeah they might be in the bottom of the K-League though I really doubt they would get relegated.

    They have few stars on that team. Lee Keun-Ho alone can score double-digit goals in the Classic. Lee Sang-Ho and Lee Ho are top tier guys in the K-League scene. I haven't really seen Lee Sang-Hyub but he had a pretty solid season last year.
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    Pohang's even more depleted. Seoul at least made good money off of Dejan and Ha Dae-Sung, and brought in decent players like Osmar and Costa, something Pohang is too poor, and/or refuses, to do.

    That league double last season was well fought for, but Pohang is far from a possibility of a repeat.
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    yeah, pohang's priority seems to be on the ACL and they do have a weaker and younger squad than last season.
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    Yeah I know Pohang had some changes but they arguably have the best youth system and manager in the league. Nobody expected Pohang to win the title last season either.
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    You don't have to remind us of team squads and managers. If you look at their relegation rivals they look quite average. As for the roster rules, yes players go mid season. Lee Sang Hyub is going to Jeonbuk in April. Lee Kun Ho will probably go back to Ulsan around October. Going to be quite stressful for the manager and probably detrimental when it's time for the split.

    Also if Lee Sang Ho and Lee Ho top tier players than how is Seoul depleted. :laugh:
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  20. Ohhii

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    Any line up predictions?
  21. Jitevra

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    Yah
    Kim Shin Wook

    Han Sang Woon...Rafinha...Ko Chang Hyun

    Kim Sung Hwan...Masuda

    Kim Young Sam...Kim Chi Gon...Kang Min Soo...Lee Yong

    Kim Seung Kyu


    Kim Min Gyun/Kim Yong Jin ... Caique/Almir

    Park Yong Ji ... Kim Sun Min ... Baek Ji Hoon ... Kim Yong Tae

    Jeong Dong Ho/Lee Myung Jae ... Park Dong Hyuk ... Yoo Jun Soo ... Choi Tae Uk

    Kim Young Kwang

    If Choi Jin-soo decides to come back from loan, there I couldnt be any more happier.
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  22. Jitevra

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    This is what I like about K League Challenge...these teams need to loan more and get the best out of players that are not getting any time in the Classic.

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  23. Ohhii

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    Hope we see can emergency loans happening.
  24. Ohhii

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    Based on preseason reports i think we'll see something like this on opening week...

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    (+kim yong dae)

    Need to see the ACL match against CCM to get a better idea. Idk what formation we're using. Apparently Kim Hyun Sung and Yun Ju Tae are doing well so they might make the starting line up. Though friendlies have been misleading in the past.

    As for Jeonnam, Ha Seok Ju says they'll be playing a compact, high tempo system so i'm guessing that means they'll pack the midfield and look for quick counters. Stevo and Lee Jong Ho have been in good form in friendlies.
  25. Jitevra

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    Seoul looks way too weak. Being slowstarters Jeonnam Dragons have a good chance.

    Stevo Ristic

    Krizman ... Lee Jong Ho ... Shim Dong Woon

    Lee Seung Hee ... Song Chang Ho

    Hyun Young Min ... Lim Jong Eun ... Cornthwaite ... Park Sun Yong

    Kim Byung Ji
    And then theres Park Gi Dong, Kim Young Woo, Park Jun Tae, Jeon Hyun Chul etc.
    Not bad.

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