Hong Kong Football Thread II (R)

Discussion in 'Asian Football Confederation' started by Angsa, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    #876 Angsa, Oct 21, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
  2. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #877 adrenaline11, Oct 21, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
    The teams were fairly even in the first half but in the second half South China couldn't keep up. They had some good chances to score but you can't squander chances against a team with as much quality as Happy Valley and expect to win.

    Of note, for those who are wondering how Lee Chi Ho is doing, let's just say that he has work to do if wants another shot at the top flight. Sai Ho's decision making has regressed and he lacks the pace at his age to recover from his mistakes. Against better teams in the First Division, he is a liability.

    Entertaining match though. Already looking forward to HKFC vs Happy Valley next month.
     
  3. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Here is the 30-man preliminary list for theupcoming EAFF East Asian Cup 2019 Second Round Qualifiers:

     
  4. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    As expected Momo Sisokko is leaving Kitchee. The reason given is that he is going home to take care of his sick father. Most fans think that is just a recycled excuse and he is fired by Kitchee.
     
  5. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    HKPL
    Eastern Longlions 3:2 Best United Yuen Long
    Hong Kong Pegasus 1:1 KC Southern District
    Lee Man 2:2 Dream FC
    Wofoo Tai Po 3:1 R&F FC
    Kitchee 8:1 Hoi King
     
  6. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Simultaneously Tai Po's best performance of the season and R&F's worst performance of the season. Tai Po showed great teamwork in congesting the middle and forcing R&F out wide where they were bereft of ideas. R&F, outside of Leonco, showed very low desire to get in dangerous positions or to track back defensively.

    In Tan Chun Lok's return to Tai Po, he was arguably one of the worst performers on the pitch. He should've been sacrificed for Itaparica in the second half instead of Bai He.
     
  7. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    The final list of 20 players for Hong Kong's EAFF Cup squad. Nothing extraordinary here since we are told that HKFA actually submitted the list to EAFF in early October.
     
  8. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    I'm a little concerned about the lack of full backs in that squad; plus Cancela is 37, not sure how many good minutes he can give. Unless he's going for a 3-5-2 formation, a la England?

    Also, I would pick Yue Tze Nam over Lee Ka Yiu, Lee really underwhelemd me during his friendly appearence.

    Otherwise, as you said, no surprises...
     
  9. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    My main concern is that we play Taiwan and then just two days later we have to face our main rival North Korea. Should any player become injured or red carded against Taiwan then that would be a great problem for the small squad. Why can't EAFF let the teams register 23 players or more? 20 is too few for 3 matches.
     
  10. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    It's for the same reason why the fixtures are compressed into a six day window: money. They want to keep the costs low given the lack of revenue that will be generated.
     
  11. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Oh no, we just lost Giovane due to injury. He was our best striker in the Thailand and Indonesia friendlies. Gary White selected Chung Wai-Keung to replace him (who?).

    I just don't understand why Jordi Tarres was never considered...
     
  12. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    Hong Kong is in the same group as North Korea, Singapore and Mongolia for the AFC U23 qualifiers. Just WHEN WILL WE NOT BE DRAWN WITH NORTH KOREA?
     
  13. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    Is Gary White so confident of making it through that he wants to start blooding youngsters? Jordi would be the best replacement given his ability up front. No disrespect to the other strikers, but it wouldn't surprise me if Chung had the best footwork ability of the bunch! They're all either just fast or tall.

    We will sorely miss Nakamura too.
     
  14. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Well, I've got some bad news for you...
     
  15. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Its a shame that GIOVANE is out due to injury. Personally, I would've chosen someone else over CHUNG Wai-Keung.
     
  16. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Full Time: Hong Kong Vs Chinese Taipei - 2:1

    Despite a number of missed opportunities made by Hong Kong on several occassions during the first half,the national side finally broke the deadlock when Jaimes Anthony McKEE headed Hong Kong's first goal from XU Deshuai's delivery cross on the 65th minute.

    Chinese Taipei then equalised during the 80th minute when Hong Kong defence failed to clear the ball which fell onto Chinese Taipei defender CHEN Ting-Yang capitalised the scoring which makes it 1:1.

    However a few minutes later, Sun Pegasus's CHUNG Wai-Keung who came on as a substitute to not only win his first international cap, but he scored the winner which makes the score 2:1 for Hong Kong.

    With the final whistle blown on the 93rd minute, the 2:1 gives Gary WHITE his first win as national coach of Hong Kong.

    My overview of the match: Hong Kong had so many opportunities to score in which the likes of Paul Olivier NGUE, Festus BAISE and Andy RUSSELL could've done and despite coming on as a substitute, what a dream this was for CHUNG Wai-Keung to grab the winner.

    Either ways, North Korea will be a huge challenge for Gary WHITE and his team. So I wish him and the team all the best and hopefully get a result.
     
  17. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    What a debut for Chung! He does have the best footwork on the team, despite our lack of belief in him. His first touch of the game was a nice move down the right that immediately created a corner.

    Also, interesting to see Huang being picked as captain over Yapp...
     
  18. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    In order to have a chance at the next round, the first step was to win last night, which they did. The team has yet to find their stride under White and they'll have to be much tighter at the back against North Korea. They cannot afford to lose players on set pieces like they did on Taiwan's goal.
     
  19. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    North Korea went to snail pace as they were 4-1 up against Mongolia. Their coach said they were saving themselves for the Hong Kong match. The fixtures heavily favours North Korea.

    Hong Kong is very unlikely to threaten North Korea judging by yesterday's performance. We struggle to score and we are not tight enough at the back. We will be lucky to get a 0-0 draw.
     
  20. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    I'm so sick and tired of watching the team fall short due to North Korea every time. What can we do? Are there other tournaments we can try to qualify for? Since we seem to have the worst luck and couldn't even get into the Asian Cup.

    Our players aren't the greatest, but they're talented enough to qualify surely...
     
  21. dez112

    dez112 Member

    Manchester United
    Wales
    Feb 24, 2017
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    FT: Hong Kong Vs North Korea - 0:0

    A goaless match with both teams securing a point in which Hong Kong still has an opportunity to qualify for next year's East Asia Cup 2019 finals.

    The team will need to not only beat Mongolia, but they also need to score a number of goals to surpass North Korea's goal difference and hope that Chinese Taipei does them a favour by drawing against North Korea.
     
  22. Angsa

    Angsa Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Our strike force is pathetic. Paul Ngue and Jaimes McKee are both useless while Alex Akande is prone to injury. Sandro is all over the place. Midfielder Wong Wai has no idea what he is supposed to do. I miss Giovane and Jordi so badly.
     
  23. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    Akande and Chung have the best footwork and ability to hit a decent on target shot. That's it.

    The others are just one trick ponies; Ngue for his height, McKee for his speed, and I have NO IDEA what Sandro is good at.
     
  24. Suburbia

    Suburbia Member

    Manchester United
    Hong Kong
    Nov 15, 2017
    Also, can someone explain why one of our best players (Tan Chun Lok) has been subbed on in injury time both matches? I thought he was being saved for the North Korea match.
     
  25. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    At least we're still alive. North Korea hit the bar twice and were denied a third chance at point blank by Yapp. One point is better than no points.

    In the next match, we may as well play a 4-2-4 or 3-3-4 as we must assume that North Korea will beat Taiwan. Therefore, there's not much incentive in playing holding midfielders as opposed to throwing on as many strikers/wingers as possible.

    If North Korea draws Taiwan and we beat Mongolia, we qualify on points.

    The scariest part is that Chung is the only striker who is under 29. That means nearly all of our strikers will regress physically, to a certain degree, due to age in the next cycle. That's not even including Jordi and Gio who are 35+.

    Hasn't been in the best form of late. He was really poor against Tai Po in the last league match before the tournament.
     

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