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Welcome to Gazzetta Football Korea, your beginners guide podcast all about South Korean football. Martin Jones is joined each week by Korean football experts Thomas Clark and Hur Yumi, bringing you top flight chat, updates and analysis from the land of the Taegeuk Warriors. Lots of info. Lots of fun. South Korean football for the uninitiated.


November 8, 2020

GFK 2020: Season Review

Welcome to our 2020 season review! After 162 matches, 35 sex dolls, 28 podcasts, 26 Junior goals, 2 weekends off, 1 great escape to end all great escapes and some amateur bedroom business, we take one last walk through all the K League 1 action from 2020.

This is also our final podcast as Gazzetta Football Korea. We only intended to do this for one season, and while we know we’re not the best podcast out there, we hope we’ve shown the commitment, appreciation and respect that Korean football deserves.

Thank you so much for all the comments, listens and feedback. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed doing it - it’s been a lot of fun. We hope you’ve enjoyed it too.

All the best for the future.

Tom, Yumi, Martin

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November 1, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweek 27

The final weekend of K League 1 is in the books, and Jeonbuk are crowned champions! The boys from North Jeolla Province proving worthy winners, pipping Ulsan to the title. In the relegation fight, meanwhile, Seongnam and - yes!! - Incheon survive on the final day of the season in what must surely rank as the greatest of their great escapes. Busan IPark the team falling through the trapdoor.


We also discuss the sad news about Kim Nam-chun who passed away last week, we pay tribute to the retiring legend Lee Dong-gook and we look ahead to the FA Cup final.


What a season we've had, listener, and it's been a lot of fun to cover. Stay subscribed as we take one last dance through the action in our season review podcast (coming soon).

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October 26, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweek 26

Well there we have it, Luke missed, the Death Star survived, the Empire continues its reign... or put another way Jeonbuk defeated Ulsan to move to within a point of the title.

At the other end of the table, Incheon and Seongnam both come from behind to defeat Busan and Suwon respectively and set up a thriller in the ROK on Halloween. Defeat sucked Busan into the relegation conversation and defeat next weekend for any of them will have the gravest of consequences.

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October 18, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweek 25

Have Pohang just derailed another Ulsan title bid?? The Steelers stick four past their East Coast rivals who finish the game with nine men. Meanwhile, Jeonbuk’s routine win over Gwangju sees them draw level with Ulsan at the top. Who do Ulsan play next week? Yep, it's Jeonbuk! In a huge title showdown.


Down at the bottom, a point for Busan gives them a bit of daylight above Incheon and Seongnam, both of whom lost. Busan’s next games though? Away at Incheon, away at Seongnam!


Only two games to go, listener, and it’s all in the balance. What a finale!

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October 4, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweek 24

Things are not looking good for Seongnam as they lose their fourth straight game in a row, leaving them a point off the bottom. Busan record a well overdue victory, Suwon get their third win on the bounce, and Incheon drop back into 12th. In the top half, Gwangju are chilling on the beach with their 6th Place Trophy, and Pohang look set to have a big hand in the title race. Only three matches left!

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September 27, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweek 23

After 112 days, Incheon move off the bottom of K League 1! This thanks to a 6-0 (SIX) win over Seongnam. The team taking Incheon's place are Busan IPark, who are on a terrible run of form with only one win in twelve. Meanwhile, at the top of the table, a last-minute equaliser by Daegu against Ulsan means defending champions Jeonbuk draw level on points with Ulsan. Four games left, and with all still to play for at both ends of the table, we are set for a cracking end to the 2020 season!

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September 20, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweek 22

We have a 6th Place Trophy winner! Four teams were in with a shout going into the final day of the regular season. Find out which team won that. Elsewhere, routine victories for Ulsan and Jeonbuk. The relegation battle reels in another team. And an absolute belter of a game between Pohang and Sangju.

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September 17, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweeks 20 & 21

Hot takes and reactions on two rounds of a K League 1 season that is cooking along very nicely indeed! Only one gameweek to play before the league splits in two. The race for the title, the 6th Place Trophy and - yes - the relegation battle are all still wide open. We'll bring you up to speed with all the goals, the gaffes, the crazy non-penalties and the even crazier Incheon United stats, so get yourself ready, listener - it's going to be a cracking end to the season!

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September 6, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweek 19

Another shock loss for champions Jeonbuk, another goal-fest in a Daegu match and three points for Incheon thanks to a hattrick by Mugosa the Moustachioed Montenegrin. We also caught up with Bjorn Johnsen, Ulsan's Norwegian international striker to discuss life in Korea, playing alongside Junior Negrao, Korean weather and Bjorn's international aspirations.

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August 30, 2020

GFK 2020: Gameweek 18

A belting weekend in K League 1 saw 28 goals, the return of a legend, a shock defeat and a CRAZY ten-goal thriller down in Daegu. Elsewhere, the Great Escape narratives go back in the box, there's rain rain and more rain, and we curse football apps that update fixture schedules while you're in the middle of recording a podcast. *facepalm*

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