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Choco Pies get celebrity endorsement

Choco Pies get celebrity endorsement at Man Utd #. 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 [Read More]

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, … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

Asian Dawn!

Aashish Gadhvi reviews the rollercoaster World Cup campaigns from the Asian sides. Before the World Cup started I pictured myself sitting in front of a typewriter like Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote penning conspiracy theories and plans of deception at how South Korea were knocked out of the group stage yet again by the … [Read More]

DPRK in the Football World Cup

“North Korea will receive at least US$10 million from FIFA for fielding its national team in the World Cup” says the Chosun Ilbo That should keep its nuke programme going for a while… # An amazing invention by the Dear Leader: the invisible mobile phone. # British blogger in Pyongyang reports on the … [Read More]

Where to watch the World Cup

I seem to be spending all my time responding to email requests and queries about Koreans in the World Cup. No time to write. # If anyone knows where all the London / New Malden Koreans will be gathering to watch the World Cup, let me know # Apparently some Koreans will be watching Korea-Spain … [Read More]