Bolton Wanderers winger Chung-Yong Lee handed Korea captain's role

Wanderers winger Chung-Yong Lee

Wanderers winger Chung-Yong Lee

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CHUNG-YONG Lee has been named captain of South Korea for their forthcoming friendlies against Uruguay and Venezuela.

Korea are without a coach following the resignation of Hong Myung-Bo, and former international Shin Tae-yong has been asked to take temporary charge.

Chung-Yong, pictured, will reach 60 caps if he plays in both games, on Friday and Monday.

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10:53am Wed 3 Sep 14

Cynic_Al_14 says...

An indication that the tools that Freedman has got aren't all that bad after all, just not getting the best from them.

My criticism of Lee is that he always seems to chose to represent Korea, which often sees him going half way across the world often for meaningless friendlies and he always comes back injured or fatigued. Its why his career with Bolton is a little stop-start. We should have, and did know this when we signed him I suppose but still would have been nice for him to chose his club especially in that relegation fight.

But I accept that if an England player played in USA, Qatar, etc. The fans/media would expect him to make himself available for every game.
An indication that the tools that Freedman has got aren't all that bad after all, just not getting the best from them. My criticism of Lee is that he always seems to chose to represent Korea, which often sees him going half way across the world often for meaningless friendlies and he always comes back injured or fatigued. Its why his career with Bolton is a little stop-start. We should have, and did know this when we signed him I suppose but still would have been nice for him to chose his club especially in that relegation fight. But I accept that if an England player played in USA, Qatar, etc. The fans/media would expect him to make himself available for every game. Cynic_Al_14
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12:02pm Wed 3 Sep 14

the hand says...

Cynic_Al_14 wrote:
An indication that the tools that Freedman has got aren't all that bad after all, just not getting the best from them.

My criticism of Lee is that he always seems to chose to represent Korea, which often sees him going half way across the world often for meaningless friendlies and he always comes back injured or fatigued. Its why his career with Bolton is a little stop-start. We should have, and did know this when we signed him I suppose but still would have been nice for him to chose his club especially in that relegation fight.

But I accept that if an England player played in USA, Qatar, etc. The fans/media would expect him to make himself available for every game.
And what would you have said about Jay Jay when leaving us to play in the African nations cup when we where in the semi finale against villa truth is every player wants to play for their country friendly or not if only the so called England players would follow suit perhaps then Roy hodgson would be able to,build a team that could compete at world cups etc and we wouldn't be left so disappointed after every tournament good luck chungy
[quote][p][bold]Cynic_Al_14[/bold] wrote: An indication that the tools that Freedman has got aren't all that bad after all, just not getting the best from them. My criticism of Lee is that he always seems to chose to represent Korea, which often sees him going half way across the world often for meaningless friendlies and he always comes back injured or fatigued. Its why his career with Bolton is a little stop-start. We should have, and did know this when we signed him I suppose but still would have been nice for him to chose his club especially in that relegation fight. But I accept that if an England player played in USA, Qatar, etc. The fans/media would expect him to make himself available for every game.[/p][/quote]And what would you have said about Jay Jay when leaving us to play in the African nations cup when we where in the semi finale against villa truth is every player wants to play for their country friendly or not if only the so called England players would follow suit perhaps then Roy hodgson would be able to,build a team that could compete at world cups etc and we wouldn't be left so disappointed after every tournament good luck chungy the hand
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12:29pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Cynic_Al_14 says...

The African Cup of Nations was a major tournament though, these are friendlies played on the other side of the world. If he came back on form I wouldn't even mention it but he'll come back, straight on the bench and back to square one.
The African Cup of Nations was a major tournament though, these are friendlies played on the other side of the world. If he came back on form I wouldn't even mention it but he'll come back, straight on the bench and back to square one. Cynic_Al_14
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7:02pm Wed 3 Sep 14

the hand says...

He probably will be on the bench when he gets back but that's dougies policies not chungys he'd love to play ever game from the start as would many others that's why we are so inconsistent at the moment its down to dougies tactics I take your point on the African cup of nations but a call up is a call up and one to be proud of friendly or not just ask super Kevin davis
He probably will be on the bench when he gets back but that's dougies policies not chungys he'd love to play ever game from the start as would many others that's why we are so inconsistent at the moment its down to dougies tactics I take your point on the African cup of nations but a call up is a call up and one to be proud of friendly or not just ask super Kevin davis the hand
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