‘Amanoe Yun Bitgaram Derby’ 40th anniversary K-League, more stories expected
- on Feb 25, 2023
The Korean professional football (K League), which took its first steps in 1983, celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.
The K-League, the backbone of Korean football, has grown a lot over the years and has been running alongside football fans. However, it is true that it is still far from popular compared to professional baseball, which was launched at the same time.
Some people express regret at the fact that not many stories are mass-produced compared to Europe, the home of soccer.메이저사이트
The ‘Super Match’ between FC Seoul and Suwon Samsung was selected as one of the best derbies in the world and has become a representative and popular product of the K-League. In addition, the ‘Hyundai Derby’ between Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai, which compete fiercely for the championship every season, is also attracting fans’ attention, but on the contrary, it is true that there is nothing new anymore, and it is just an obvious story that is repeated every time.
The difficulty in mass-producing new stories is related to Korea’s unique senior-junior hierarchical culture. This is not just limited to professional football.
It is true that the gaze toward them is not good, such as being criticized for actions that cross the line as seniors and juniors are naturally formed through school ties and regional ties while exercising since childhood.
However, a bolder storyline is needed to attract fans’ attention. In that respect, expectations are high for the K-League this season.
As Japanese midfielder Jun Amano, who led Ulsan’s championship last season, left for Jeonbuk, a rival team, ‘Hyundai Ga Derby’ added a new story called ‘Amano Derby’.
During the transfer process, head coach Hong Myung-bo made a strong statement, and Amano also refuted it, making the confrontation between Ulsan and Jeonbuk even more heated this season.
The conflict between Yoon Bit-garam (Suwon FC) and Nam Ki-il, manager of Jeju United, also draws attention.
There was a conflict between Bitgaram Yun and coach Nam Kiil last season in Jeju. Director Nam first acknowledged the reality of the discord, saying that it was a “problem of communication,” but Bitgaram Yoon showed an uncomfortable expression.
After last season, Yun Bitgaram moved from Jeju to Suwon FC. Due to this, the confrontation between Suwon FC and Jeju this season is already attracting attention as ‘Yun Bitgaram Derby’. The two teams will play the opening match on the 26th at 2:00 pm at the Jeju World Cup Stadium.
The scenes where the manager and players openly criticize the opponent or exchange words are scenes that have been difficult to see in the K-League.
Conflicts, which have been rare in the K-League, which emphasizes discipline between seniors and juniors, are expected to further increase interest in the K-League this season.
In addition, Gangwon FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen, which were entangled in the controversy over the intentional delay of the ball boy in the second round of the 2021 K-League Promotion Playoff (PO), will also collide from the first round confrontation held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 26th. .
It is already exciting with a match-up involving various ties from the opening game. Starting with this season, which celebrated its 40th anniversary, we hope that more stories that fans will enjoy will be mass-produced in the future in the K-League.