KING OF THE KOP – JOHN BARNES INTERVIEW – Liverpool and England Football Legend

First Published at Offside.hk F By Christopher KL Lau and JRP Borthwick For his legendary footballing pedigree, the Liverpool legend, John Barnes, is very much the larger than life personality you would expect him to be and much more. Beyond the exquisite footballing skills is an astute observer of the modern game who is both personableContinue reading “KING OF THE KOP – JOHN BARNES INTERVIEW – Liverpool and England Football Legend”

INTERVIEW WITH PATRIK BERGER – LIVERPOOL LEGEND

First Published at Offside.hk Feted as one of the greatest and most skillful midfield players of his generation, Patrik Berger will always be remembered as one of the players who inspired the underdogs, the Czech Republic, all the way to the final of Euro 1996 where he scored in the final though they ended up losingContinue reading “INTERVIEW WITH PATRIK BERGER – LIVERPOOL LEGEND”

INTERVIEW – VLADIMÍR ŠMICER – LIVERPOOL LEGEND

First Published at Offside.hk Vladimír Šmicer was a long term mainstay and driving force for the Czech Republic and Liverpool though he is synonymous and will be forever associated with the one of the greatest sports moments in history, namely, Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League victory over AC Milan in Istanbul. Šmicer has had a long andContinue reading “INTERVIEW – VLADIMÍR ŠMICER – LIVERPOOL LEGEND”

KITCHEE’S DREAM RUN ENDS; HONG KONG OUT OF ASIAN GAMES 2014

First Published here: http://wildeastfootball.net/2014/10/kitchees-dream-run-ends-hong-kong-out-of-asian-games-2014/ Photos Published here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.851540901545730.1073741860.120373637995797&type=1 Kitchee Squander Golden Chance To Reach AFC Cup Final Kitchee’s dream run to the AFC Cup Semi-finals is now over. With the away goal, a capacity crowd and home advantage, Kitchee were clearly favorites in the second leg of the semi-finals yet nerves clearly got the better of themContinue reading “KITCHEE’S DREAM RUN ENDS; HONG KONG OUT OF ASIAN GAMES 2014”

Once in a Life Time and Never Again. Hong Kong’s South China’s Epic 2009 AFC Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg against Kuwait SC

First Published here: http://wildeastfootball.net/2014/09/afc-cup-preview-special-south-chinas-2009-brush-with-continental-glory/ Hong Kong football stands on the cusp of one of its greatest achievements – Kitchee are just 90 minutes away from the AFC cup final following an away 1-1 draw to Iraq’s Erbil this week. With the second leg of the semi at Mong Kok stadium just two weeks away, Hong KongContinue reading “Once in a Life Time and Never Again. Hong Kong’s South China’s Epic 2009 AFC Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg against Kuwait SC”

HONG KONG ROUND UP: AFC CUP FOR KITCHEE, ARGENTINA TICKET SALES BEGIN

First Published – http://wildeastfootball.net/2014/08/hong-kong-round-up-afc-cup-for-kitchee-argentina-ticket-sales-begin/ Hong Kong champion’s Kitchee endured unrelenting pressure from Vietnamese side Vissai Ninh Binh and a 1-0 home loss to still progress 4-3 over the two legged quarter-finals of the AFC Asia Cup. Cheered on by a near capacity crowd in the enclosed Mongkok stadium and holding onto a 4-2 away win, KitcheeContinue reading “HONG KONG ROUND UP: AFC CUP FOR KITCHEE, ARGENTINA TICKET SALES BEGIN”

HONG KONG FA CHIEF: WE WANT TO ENTER CHINESE FA CUP

First Published Here: http://wildeastfootball.net/2014/07/hong-kong-fa-chief-we-want-to-enter-chinese-fa-cup/ In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Hong Kong FA Mark Sutcliffe reveals his belief that entering a team from the SAR into the Chinese FA would be an ideal first step towards some integration with the Mainland Chinese football system. The suggestion that a Hong Kong team may one day play in theContinue reading “HONG KONG FA CHIEF: WE WANT TO ENTER CHINESE FA CUP”

Newcastle United drawn with Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande at HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens

First Published – http://wildeastfootball.net/2014/04/newcastle-united-drawn-with-asian-champions-guangzhou-evergrande-at-hkfc-citibank-soccer-sevens/ Top EPL sides will take on the best in China as Newcastle United face Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande, HKFA U-23 and hosts HK Football Club in Group A of next month’s HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens, which will be held from May 23-25. Chelsea are the top seeds in Group B andContinue reading “Newcastle United drawn with Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande at HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: KIM PAN-GON – HONG KONG NATIONAL TEAM MANAGER

– First Published – http://wildeastfootball.net/2014/03/wef-exclusive-interview-kim-pan-gon-hong-kong-national-team-manager/ Hong Kong national team manager Kim Pan-Gon is an affable and wise man who has spent the last fourteen years at the heartbeat of Hong Kong football. Sporting success in this 24/7 city is often far and few between but Hong Kongers remain eternally grateful to coach Kim for three exhilarating momentsContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: KIM PAN-GON – HONG KONG NATIONAL TEAM MANAGER”

Kitchee Squander Lead to Draw 2-2 with Pune FC in AFC Cup

http://wildeastfootball.net/2014/03/kitchee-squander-lead-to-draw-2-2-with-pune-fc-in-afc-cup/ AFC CUP – Round 2 Hong Kong league leaders Kitchee threw away a golden opportunity to strengthen their grip on group H of the Asian Football Confederation’s AFC Cup after surrendering a two goal lead to Pune FC of India. On home turf and in front of a raucous crowd, Kitchee dominated proceedings from theContinue reading “Kitchee Squander Lead to Draw 2-2 with Pune FC in AFC Cup”