Group D has the Axis of Evil AND the United Arab Emirates: Asian Cup 2011

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Dis ting is also your one-stop shop for KBP's pro-Australian commentary now that The Ashes are almost over.

I 'ate you, Win Butler! (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 09:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

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plax (ico), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's hosted by Qatar too so none of that, thanks.

I 'ate you, Win Butler! (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 6 January 2011 12:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

That's one hairy arse.

"Smurfette's Smurfy Adventsmurf" (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 6 January 2011 21:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Apologises to the expat Indian lads that came out to the match last night, Australia should really have scored more than four goals.

I 'ate you, Win Butler! (King Boy Pato), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh just a little dprk-uae ending 0-0 in a half-empty stadium

harlan, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Iraq are 1-0 up against Iran.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 16:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

In what looks like a 20,000 (or more) seat stadium with about 200 people in it.

Really looking forward to 2022, Qatar.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 16:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh no, hang on. The stand directly opposite the main camera is packed, but the reverse angles show the other three stands to be mostly empty.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 16:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Iran go 2-1 up with 10 minutes to go after Mobali knocks a free kick straight in. Cupset.

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 17:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

“This is what true football is about. During the match, we are competitive and fight hard but after the final whistle, we are equals.”
Bad memory of Teddy Sheringham prompts Cha to swap shirts

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Doncha you wish your right back was Cha Du Ri?

onimotopoeic (onimo), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

uh wait what Korea Republic striker Cha Du-ri

that might explain a few things (defensive ineptitude, for starters)

onimotopoeic (onimo), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

STRIKING CRISIS SOLVED (except all our strikers will be fit again by the time he gets back)

ailsa, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 15:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

In what looks like a 20,000 (or more) seat stadium with about 200 people in it.

Really looking forward to 2022, Qatar.

Oh, they managed to almost fill up the main stadium for the opening match.

Until the local lads were down 0-2 around half-way in the second half, then they left early and it was almost empty at the end.

I 'ate you, Win Butler! (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 20:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Qatar 2022 won't happen. If I say it often enough it'll come true.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 20:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

woah syria gave japan a fright!!

Marquis Cha Cha Du Ri (King Boy Pato), Friday, 14 January 2011 00:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

1-1 against South Korea? I guess we carnt complain about that too much since we'll probably end up playing them in the Final anyway and we're sure to get through the group stage now.

But it would have been terrific and helped a lot if we beat them.

Bahrain-India was a goal fest, however!!

Marquis Cha Cha Du Ri (King Boy Pato), Friday, 14 January 2011 21:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

how did we finish top of group C, I am confused

Marquis Cha Cha Du Ri (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 23:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Who's this Kewell guy? Who does he play for in Europe? Whoa, we're in the Semi Finals! Against traditional rivals Uzbekistan!

Sth Korea vs Japan will be the game to really watch, however ^__^

Marquis Cha Cha Du Ri (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 22 January 2011 22:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've been trying to keep up with the Japan vs SK match on a text update - sounds like a great game. SK just got a 120th minute equaliser for 2-2 and presumably penalties. 1-1 at full time then Japan got a questionable penalty and had been hanging on a bit then lost a goal right at the death.

Celtic's Ki looks to have been very influential again with a goal and an assist.

http://au.eurosport.com/football/asian-cup/2011/japan-korea-republic_mtc378580/live.shtml

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 15:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just sneaked a peak at the equaliser on a stream and it wasn't really an assist - though he put the ball in that led to a goalmouth stramash.

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 15:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

SK missed their first two pens :(

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

three :(

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

... it is now

Japan in the final - SK got themselves a lifeline with a last minute goal then were worse than the fucking Dutch in the penalty shoot out. Missed 3 out of 3 and went out 3-0.

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

:-(

What was the deal with Ki and Cha's national service - didn't they have to win the whole thing to avoid it or something?

ailsa, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Cha had already been excused national service because he played in 2002. Ki is now exempt from being called up before he is 28 (iirc).

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tons of at-the-death goals in this tourney. Spectators, not so much.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

I thought they had to win the tournament to get an exemption, but that's probably one of those pesky mistranslations in the Scottish press - a quick google isn't giving me much to go on (Cha's also surely too old at 30).

ailsa, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://videocelts.com/2010/12/blogs/cha-and-ki-available-for-january-2-derby-date

Ki has a special reason for wanting to do well knowing that winning the tournament will spare him from having to do national service before the age of 28.
Cha was part of the 2002 Korean World Cup semi-finalists that have been excused national service.

To me this reads that Ki got a deferment until after he's and Cha has a complete exemption as reward for reaching a World Cup semi.

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

(not citing a Celtic blog as actual evidence or anything)

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

That reads that Ki gets a deferment if he wins the tournament. Which he can't, what with being knocked out and everything.

ailsa, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 17:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah I misread that - though I'm sure it was reported in December (though I cba looking) that he would risk being called up if he didn't go to the tournament and his attendance was enough to defer his service.

onimo, Tuesday, 25 January 2011 17:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

not a great final a beautiful volley to win it

zappi, Saturday, 29 January 2011 17:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

who won?

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 29 January 2011 17:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

presuming japan since it's been at least ten minutes and no sign of a gloating kbp

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 29 January 2011 17:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

well this is a thread i wish i'd remembered wasn't suitable for opening in the library.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 29 January 2011 17:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

pour out a toohey's new for the socceroos

James Mitchell, Saturday, 29 January 2011 17:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

presuming japan since it's been at least ten minutes and no sign of a gloating kbp

Grindrman (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 29 January 2011 23:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

pour out every tooheys new u can find

no humans should be consuming it

waka hawka phlegm (haitch), Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

lolstralia

alomar lines, Sunday, 6 January 2019 12:55 (five months ago) Permalink


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