The Legend of Lee Young-pyo

Aashish Gadhvi waves a final goodbye to Lee Young-pyo This Asian Cup tournament has seen the retirement of two of South Korea’s greatest ever footballers from the international game. Lee Young-pyo and Park Ji-sung have both decided to call it a day and hang up their boots for their country. No country could ask for […]

Asian Cup 2011: A Bittersweet Life – Part 2

Aashish Gadhvi sees history repeat itself in Qatar. My very first article for LKL was on the 2007 Asian Cup, a tournament in which South Korea were looking to break the long drought of not winning the tournament but were knocked out in heart-breaking fashion by the eventual winners: on penalties. Well here I am […]

10 years of diplomatic relations celebrated with football

In 2004, Koryo Tours together with Ealing Studios and the British Embassy screened the film Bend it Like Beckham at the Pyongyang International Film Festival. It was seen by over 12,000 Pyongyang citizens and was the film they raved about…during the festival Koryo Tours were inundated with requests for tickets from staff at the hotel […]

Choco Pies get celebrity endorsement

Choco Pies get celebrity endorsement at Man Utd http://bit.ly/ehYhvR #. Park Ji-sung is handing them out to Rio Ferdinand @mathmaster86. Tell KimKapsoo to send the sweets to me bro! I ran out of the Korean sweets that I got from Park Ji Sung! Me+my kids ate them — Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 11, 2010

Ki Sung-yueng and Racism in the British Game

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by a young talented Korea photographer – Daewoong Kim, studying here in London. Daewoong, being interested in photography and football wanted to discuss my experiences interviewing Korean footballers and working within BBC Sport. Needless to say this is the first (and probably last!) time I have been interviewed, […]

Celtic v Arsenal: interview with Ki Sung-yueng

Aashish Gadhvi is amassing an impressive collection of exclusive interviews with South Korea’s best footballers. He caught up with Ki Sung-yueng after scoring for Celtic against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup on 1 August 2010. Ki is on fine form: excellent English, and relaxed and informative. In fact he interviews much better than many English […]