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The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.

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The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.

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English


Episodes
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Incheon Water Bottle Incident, Bluewings' Shock Home Loss, Eduvie Ikoba Interview

5/15/2024
Series 7 Episode 10 of the K League United Podcast is jam-packed. Paul, Matthew, Luke, and Andrew talk about: Incheon fans and 'water bottle gate', pressure on Daejeon Hana Citizen manager Lee Min-sung, Daegu FC's first win under their new boss, the title race in K League 1, Suwon Bluewings' shock home loss to Cheonan City, Seoul E-Land's return to form, among a whole host of other topics. Not only that, we hear from Fejsal Mulic and Edgar Silva in the mixed zone, plus Michael's interview with Eduvie Ikoba.

Duration:01:38:33

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2024 K League 1 Round Robin 1 Review

5/9/2024
After 11 rounds played in K League 1 in 2024, and with every team now having played each other once, the lads go over which teams have impressed them and which ones haven't. Paul, Luke, and Andrew each pick one team that has performed better than they expected this season, and one which has performed below expectations and try to offer some explanation as to why. 馃摵 Watch in full on Patreon.com/KLeagueUnited

Duration:01:00:37

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Horangi Heartbreak in AFC Champions League Semifinals + K League Round 8 Recap

4/24/2024
Another live-recording of The K League United Podcast sees our usual hosts give their full-time reactions to Ulsan Hyundai's AFC Champions League heartbreak at the hands of Yokohama F. Marinos before moving on to review all the best action from K League Round 8. After taking a narrow lead at the Munsu Stadium, Ulsan Hyundai made the short trip to Japan midweek to take on Yokohama F. Marinos for a place in the AFC Champions League Final. What followed was 120 minutes enthralling football that ultimately saw the Horangi exit the competition via penalty shootout. Matthew Binns, Paul Neat and Andrew Farrell give their thoughts on the encounter shortly after the final whistle and what this means going forward for Hong Myung-bo's men. Then, their focus shifts to the K League where they a look at the hotly-anticipated second tier clash between FC Anyang and Suwon Samsung Bluewings, hearing from Fejsal Mulic post-match. Then, it's up to K League 1 to talk about all the weekend action and THAT goal in Sangam. Our very own Jung Muyeol was also busy in Daegu, getting the thoughts of attacker Go Jae-hyeon. All this and more on The K League United Podcast.

Duration:01:19:03

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Dan Petrescu Leaves, Seoul Derby and Korea Cup Preview + ACL Semifinals (Ulsan Hyundai Vs Yokohama F. Marinos)

4/12/2024
The K League United Podcast returns this week with a focus on the cups, looking at both the Korea Cup and the AFC Champions League, in addition to discussing the first managerial casualty of the campaign, Dan Petrescu. This week sees Matthew Binns and Andrew Farrell resort to a length phone call to discuss all things Korean football, first tackling the departure of manager Dan Petrescu from bottom-of-the-table Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and what this means for the Green Warriors. Then attention switches to the FA Cup and the much-hyped Seoul Derby where Seoul E-Land welcome FC Seoul to Mokdong. Michael Redmond calls in with his thoughts before Paul Neat speaks to Seoul E-Land's Peter Makrillos and, the man many will have their eyes on ahead of this clash, Osmar. Finally, attention turns towards the AFC Champions League where Ulsan Hyundai take on Yokohama F. Marinos in the semifinals. All this and more on The K League United Podcast!

Duration:01:20:53

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Korea Cup Roundup, Korea Vs. Thailand & K League 1 Round 4 Preview

3/27/2024
The K League United Podcast returns after the international break to take in a weekend of Korea Cup action, South Korea's World Cup Qualifiers against Thailand and a look ahead to the weekend's action in K League 1. Matthew Binns is joined by Paul Neat, Andrew Farrell and Luke Evans this week in another live edition of the podcast as they look over the recent ongoings in Korean football. First up, a look back at the second round of the Korea Cup (formerly FA Cup) with a selection of the best encounters before looking ahead to Round 3. Then there's time to take in Korea's home and away matches to Thailand over the international break as Hwang Sun-hong takes the helm on an interim basis. Finally, there are previews for all six K League 1 matches as top flight football returns after the international break. All this and more on The K League United Podcast.

Duration:01:18:55

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Jesse Lingard's Home Debut, Leopards Stun the Bluewings, ACL Reaction & Korea Call Ups

3/12/2024
This week's K League United Podcast takes a Seoul-focus as both capital clubs made headlines on Sunday afternoon, with one beating Suwon Samsung Bluewings while the other welcomed over 50,000 to see their new signing Jesse Lingard. We then turn our attention to the AFC Champions League quarterfinals after Ulsan Hyundai defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. K League fans descended on the capital last Sunday as Jesse Lingard look to make his FC Seoul home debut in a GyeongIn Derby against Incheon United while, on the other side of the river, Seoul E-Land played host to Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Matthew Binns, Paul Neat and Andrew Farrell return in the first live recording of the year, initially turning their attentions to Mokdong to discuss the headline act in the K League 2 being the Bluewings trip to the Leopards, with Seoul E-Land winning in dramatic circumstances to propel themselves to the top of the division. We also hear from Osmar and Peter Makrillos in the mixed zone [READ: Seoul E-Land 2-1 Suwon Samsung Bluewings] We then cross the Han River to Sangam where a record paid K League attendance saw over 50,000 come out for Incheon United's visit, and to hopefully catch a glimpse of England international Jesse Lingard in the process. We have the press conference in full plus we hear from Incheon United's Matej Jonjic about returning to Incheon, how things have changed and the differences between K League and J.League [READ: GyeongIn Derby Recap] After the break, we move on to continental football to review an all K League encounter in the quarterfinals with both sides hoping to find ways to qualify for both the final 4 and also the 2025 Club World Cup. In the end, Ulsan HD (Hyundai) won out against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, progressing through 2-1 on aggregate. [READ: How K League teams could qualify for the Club World Cup 2025] Finally, we have time to give our thoughts on Hwang Sun-hong''s first Korea squad before giving our picks for this week's K League Survivor. All this and more on the K League Untied Podcast

Duration:01:20:07

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Opening Weekend Review 2024

3/6/2024
Both K League 1 and K League 2 returned last week with crowds out in full force. The K League United Podcast takes a look over all the main action plus some post-match interviews along the way. K League is back, as are Matthew Binns, Paul Neat and Andrew Farrell in a recap of the opening weekend action. The trio start with a look at Friday's games, with interviews and insight from Jeonju featuring Moon Seon-min and Tiago, plus press conference recordings from Jeonbuk manager Dan Petrescu. Then we move to Gwangju where FC Seoul were in town with England international Jesse Lingard, yet it wasn't enough to stop the home side who were in stellar form, picking up where they left off from last season. We also look at Suwon FC's impressive team performance against Incheon United, while Jung Muyeol speaks to Daegu FC's Edgar Silva after a 1-0 defeat to recently promoted Gimcheon Sangmu. There's time to look into some eye-catching results in K League 2 before looking at the main second division draw, recently relegated Korean football giants Suwon Samsung Bluewings at home to Chungnam Asan. [READ: Welcome to K League Survivor] There's even time to pick the games to watch in Round 2 as well as the K League Survivor picks. All this and more on The K League United Podcast!

Duration:01:18:03

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2024 K League Opening Round Preview

2/28/2024
The 2024 K League season is here! In this episode of the K League United Podcast, we look ahead to Round 1 of the 2024 season. To do that, Paul Neat speaks to K League TV commentator Alex Jensen who looks ahead to the East Coast Derby, Ulsan HD vs. Pohang Steelers, as well as a now sold-out Gwangju FC vs. FC Seoul. 'Our Seoul' admin Oh Se-bin provides more insight on FC Seoul and the potential debut of Jesse Lingard, and, with there being a KLU Pod derby when Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors host Daejeon Hana Citizen, we bring back the Writers' Chat with Paul and Matthew Binns sitting down to discuss the match. In the KLU virtual studio, Paul, Luke Evans, and Andrew Farrell preview the remaining games in K League 1 - Gangwon FC vs. Jeju United, Incheon United vs. Suwon FC, and Daegu FC vs. Gimcheon Sangmu. Andrew also picks out the standout matches in K League 2 with Suwon Samsung Bluewings set to play their first match in the second tier this Sunday. Director's cut edition on Patreon.com/KLeagueUnited

Duration:01:13:58

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K League 2 Season Preview 2024

2/24/2024
K League is back! The 2024 season is upon us and to look ahead to what should be another crazy and enthralling K League 2 campaign, Paul, Matt, and Andrew - with cameos from KLU's Diogo Valente and Michael Redmond - preview each of the 13 teams in the second division. Looking at what happened last year, key transfers during the winter, key players, and the biggest questions facing these teams, it's the K League United Podcast's traditional curtain raiser. The lads also predict how the K League 2 table will look come the end of the season. Bonus content on Patreon.com/KLeagueUnited

Duration:00:53:40

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K League 1 Season Preview 2024

2/24/2024
After a winter in hibernation, The K League United Podcast returns for its seventh season, kicking things off with an extensive preview and table predictions for Korea's top tier. After an off-season in which Korean football drew all sorts of headlines for its showings at the AFC Asian Cup, the K League 1 returns to lift the mood and with it, The K League United Podcast begins its seventh season with Matthew Binns, Paul Neat, Andrew Farrell plus a number of our writers calling in to getting the action underway in a bumper episode. The trio take a look at the state of all twelve teams ahead of the season, with Nathan Sartain, Charlie Beasley, Jung Muyeol, Luke Evans and Tom Bolger also offering their informed opinions. The episode then moves on to boldly make K League 1 table predictions based on these previews, knowing full well the humiliation and backlash that could ensue. There's also time for a quick discussion on the potential domestic successors to Jurgen Klinsmann for the Korea National Team job and for Paul to get worked up about squad numbers once more. All this and more on this episode of The K League United Podcast!

Duration:01:13:43

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The Christmas Special 2023

12/21/2023
With all football wrapped up for 2023, The K League United Podcast look to unwrap presents from under the tree as a host of writers and friends of the podcast join for the annual Christmas special. This year's Christmas Special sees Matthew Binns take hosting duties alongside Paul Neat and Andrew Farrell as they take a live look at what people want for K League this Christmas and deciding whether or not to grant their wish. After all, what's Christmas without an argument or two? The trio are joined by a wide range of special guests, featuring writers present and past, along with Podcast regulars and long time supporters. Expect cameos from Diogo Valente, Charlie Beasley, Peter Hampshire, Alex Jensen, Ben Griffis, Scott Whitelock, Luke Evans, Mike Brandon and Ryan Walters as each explain what they want to see changed in K League next year to help improve it. All this and more on this festive edition of The K League United Podcast!

Duration:01:36:21

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Sublime Suwon, Jeonbuk Progress in ACL & Six Years of Supporting Seoul E-Land

12/13/2023
With promotion and relegation playoffs at a close, The K League United Podcast looks back at Suwon FC's sublime showing to seal safety before turning its attention to the continent for the end of the AFC Champions League group stages. K League United columnist Michael Redmond then looks back at his last six years of supporting Seoul E-Land as he prepares to bid farewell to the Korean peninsular. A dramatic end to the K League play-offs saw Suwon FC overwhelm Busan IPark late on to retain their top flight status in style while Gangwon FC also saw off a spirited Gimpo FC to secure their stay in K League 1 for 2024. K League United's Andrew Farrell took it all in and speaks with Matthew Binns over a memorable second leg, or rather one to forget for Busan fans. Andrew then catches up with Lachlan Jackson to get his post-match thoughts on a game that proved to be one of the highlights of his Korea. [READ: "Best moment of my career - Lachlan Jackson] We then head to Jeonju where Matthew is joined by Michael Redmond to wrap the AFC Champions League groups stages and we hear comments from manager Dan Petrescu in the post-match press conference. [READ: Jeonbuk Progress to the Round of 16] Finally, as he prepares to leave Korea, Michael Redmond hosts this week's Futbology segment as he looks back over his last six years supporting Seoul E-Land. All this and more on The K League United Podcast.

Duration:00:56:23

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Suwon Bluewings Relegated, Gwangju FC in Champions League and Play-off 2nd Leg Preview (w/ Luis Mina Inteview)

12/6/2023
With K League 1 drawn to a close, this week's live version of The K League United Podcast looks at the relegation of Suwon Samsung Bluewings, the success of Gwangju FC and previews the second-leg of the promotion-relegation playoffs. Matthew Binns was joined live by Andrew Farrell and Luke Evans as they looked over the headlines from the last few days. First, they take a look at the recent K League Awards and their opinions on the choices, before moving onto the biggest story of the weekend, the relegation of Suwon Samsung Bluewings, going over Saturday's match, their season and the last few years to work out how did it come to this. Then, on to brighter notes as they focus on one of the success stories of the season, Gwangju FC's 3rd place finish and qualification to the recently revamped AFC Champions League Elite. There's also a few choice thoughts on the reformatting of that competition as well. Finally, it's onto the playoffs as they review the first leg action before turning their attention to the weekend. For the audio version of this podcast only, Michael Redmond makes a last minute appearance with a post-match interview with Gimpo FC striker Luis Mina. All this and more on The K League United Podcast

Duration:01:20:56

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K League 1 Final Round Preview (feat. Maxwell Acosty Interview), Gimcheon are K League 2 Champions & ACL Match Day 5 Recap

11/29/2023
This weekend sees the K League 1enter its final round with three teams in danger of direct relegation to the second tier whilst two will be left to jostle out for a preferred relegation spot. Meanwhile K League 2 draws to a dramatic close and K League clubs continue to perform in Asia after another four wins from four. This week's bumper edition of The K League United Podcast sees Matthew Binns joined by Paul Neat, Luke Evans and Andrew Farrell to look back over the last round of action and preview the ongoing scrap for survival in K League 2. With Suwon Samsung Bluewings facing Gangwon FC in a match that could see the defeated drop down a tier, Suwon attacker Maxwell Acosty joins us for an interview to help preview the encounter. Attention then turns to a dramatic final day of K League 2 action where Gimcheon Sangmu were crowned Champions as Busan lost out before a quick look at the playoffs. On top of all this, AFC Champions League is ongoing, and we look back at Match Day 5 where all four Korean clubs came away with wins. Plus, we hear from Yokohama F Marinos boss Kevin Muscat, in addition to Incheon defender Oh Ban-suk and goalkeeper Kim Dong-heon. All this and more on The K League United Podcast.

Duration:01:48:45

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Bluewings could go down in R37, Busan or Gimcheon for K2 title & Playoff race madness

11/22/2023
In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul and Matt look at the pick of the action in K League 1 Round 37 and K League 2 Round 39. Suwon Bluewings could be relegated this weekend and would they be the biggest team ever to go down? In K League 2, it's a two-horse race for the title but it's the wacky races for the playoffs. Who will be smiling come the end of the weekend?

Duration:00:44:17

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Interview: Tiago Orob贸 on golden boot race, moving to Daejeon, in-game mind tricks

11/17/2023
The 300th episode of the KLU Pod! In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul speaks to Daejeon Hana Citizen striker Tiago Orob贸 about the golden boot race and his move to the club. We also hear from Gwangju FC's Lee Soon-min and Daegu FC's Cesinha from the mixed zone with Muyeol. Not only that but there's the latest news which includes South Korea's 5-0 win over Singapore in a World Cup qualifier, financial trouble at Gangwon FC, a new football history museum, and more.

Duration:00:29:04

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Interview: Tiago Orob贸 on golden boot race, moving to Daejeon, in-game mind tricks

11/17/2023
In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul speaks to Daejeon Hana Citizen striker Tiago Orob贸 about the golden boot race and his move to the club. We also hear from Gwangju FC's Lee Soon-min and Daegu FC's Cesinha from the mixed zone.

Duration:00:29:04

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#KLUPod | Ulsan champions again, Suwon distress & K League 1 R35 recap

11/2/2023
Ulsan Hyundai are K League 1 champions again! But at the other end of the table, there are even more relegation worries for the two Suwon teams. In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, we hear from K League TV commentator Alex Jensen who was on duty for the game that sealed the title for Ulsan. Paul and Andrew recap their visits to the two Suwon games at the weekend and go over their survival chances. Then there's the Futbology Match of the Week, looking ahead to Matchday 4 of the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League.

Duration:01:15:34

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Peter Makrillos & Alex Grant Interviews, ACL MD3 Reaction

10/26/2023
It's a bumper episode of the K League United Podcast this week with two full interviews plus three more from the mixed zone. Paul speaks to Chungbuk Cheongju midfielder Peter Makrillos and Pohang Steelers centre back Alex Grant, Muyeol chats with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Nana Boateng, and Andrew has ACL Matchday 3 reaction from Oh Ban-suk and Gerso Fernandes. Not only that, but we have the Futbology Match of the Round - Busan IPark vs. Bucheon FC 1995.

Duration:01:06:08

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2023 K League 1 Final A & B Preview with Alex Jensen

10/18/2023
In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, there's a K League news bulletin, a look ahead to Final A & B with K League TV commentator Alex Jensen, Muyeol speaks to Daegu FC star Go Jae-hyeon, and there's the Futbology Match of the Round.

Duration:00:53:34