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The K League United Elimination Game - Round 8


Once again, Sangju Sangmu caused the biggest upset of the weeekend, dispatching of high flying Pohang Steelers and costing six competitors one of their lives, ending the game for half of them. With over a third of the teams available chosen, things start to get even more interesting as we enter Round Eight of the K League United Elimination Game!
(Photo via KLeague.com)

Round Seven Roundup


It is human nature for us to find patterns in life’s experiences. We do it whether patterns exist or not and in both good and bad circumstances. When you wear a new shirt and your team wins 5-0, you now have a “lucky” shirt. When you shave your beard and your team loses to the bottom of the table, you never shave again. We, as people, have an innate desire to make sense of the world.

To find balance.

And harmony.

Order.

So the week that Arsenal’s Wenger is Out is the same week that K-Leauge United’s Ryan Walters is out of the Elimination Game fits that need. Ryan made really solid picks. One of his three losses was by choosing a team currently in the top four of their league, and one loss was by Asian Champions League competitors Ulsan. That’s how it goes sometimes. 

Tim Barnes also went out this week. Tim played an INCREDIBLY aggressive game. However, forecasts for the leagues at the beginning of the season didn’t really go as anyone expected. Two early losses would be hard for anyone to overcome.

We’re saying goodbye to Ryan Walker. Ryan went out by choosing 2 of the current top 4 K League 1 teams and by choosing Busan, a team who has only lost twice this season. 

Mike O’Neill sent out a Tweet on Friday evening panicked as he got the Asan/Anyang/Ansan teams mixed up. His third and final life came when he chose Bucheon against who he thought was winless Anyang. Long story short, the Greeners are now in 2nd and Mr. O’Neill is waiting for next year. 

That is Round 7. We had no head-to-heads, and only 9 people lost a life, two of whom were from not choosing. 


This game is PAUSED for this coming Wednesday Night’s game as the K-League 2 will not be in action. We will resume on the weekend. 

For Round 8, I’m taking Suwon FC. 

If you need your list, e-mail me or you can tweet at me.

- Jon Christian


NameLives
James Edrupt3
Jon Christian3
Lex Nadene3
Won-bin Bae3
Adam Hicks (round 2)2
Branko Belan2
Ferdinand Scheibl2
Jack Murland2
James Mckeon2
Matthew Binns2
Ross Davis2
Steve Price2
Todd Wilde2
이재혁2
@6thofjun1
Adhitya Pratama (R 2)1
Becky Webb1
Chris Sink (Round 3)1
Dan Croydon1
David Hill1
Luke Evans1
Mark Kelly (round 2)1
Michael Welch (Round 2)1
Paul Carver1
Phil Mason1
Scott Whitelock1
Viva La K-League1
Alex Cook (round 2)0
Andy Clay0
Ansan Supporters0
Dan Lovell0
Dani Deudermont Glez0
David Yoon (Round 3)0
John Cassidy0
Jonny Cook (round 2)0
Kevin (round 2)0
Kyle Gobler (Round 2)0
Mike O’Neil0
Paul Neat0
Ryan Walker0
Ryan Walters0
Stephen Waddell0
Tim Barnes0

Rules


Peruse the fixtures and select a team that you think will go undefeated this weekend, but you must not select a side you have previously picked in the first seven rounds. If your team is defeated, you lose a life. When you have no lives remaining, then it is game over for you.

We are not playing the midweek fixtures as only K League 1 are in action.

Teams must be in twenty four hours prior to the first kick off. For this week, that deadline is Friday 27th April at 2:00pm KST.

If you miss the deadline, you will lose a life.

It must also be mentioned that unfortunately this game is no longer open to new competitors. Entry closed after round three, but please make sure to take part next year!

Please enter using the form at bottom of this article. If you wish to change your decision prior to the deadline, please contact either Jon Christian or site editor Matthew Binns. You can also contact them if you cannot remember which teams you selected in previous rounds, though please make sure to check for your name in our previous weekly posts if you can.

Prizes


Besides K League supporters across the country presenting you with respect and admiration, we are also giving away a K League United kit (both shirt and shorts), in addition to a standard match ticket (home or away) for any competition featuring a K League side playing in Korea in the current or following season. Tickets will not be offered for matches outside of the country.

For those wishing to partake from outside of the Korea peninsula, the K League United kit will be sent out to you free of charge via a standard international shipping service

Fixtures


As mentioned above, this game only takes place on the weekend when both leagues are playing unless stated otherwise, in which case you will be contacted via email with generous notice.

Upcoming fixtures for the eighth round are as follows:

Saturday 28th April
Daegu FC vs Jeju United
Ulsan Hyundai vs Jeonnam Dragons
FC Seoul vs Sangju Sangmu
FC Anyang vs Seongnam FC
Bucheon 1995 vs Busan IPark

Sunday 29th April
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors vs Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Gangwon FC vs Pohang Steelers
Incheon United vs Gyeongnam FC
Suwon FC vs Daejeon Citizen
Seoul E-Land vs Ansan Greeners
Asan Mugunghwa vs Gwangju FC

Entry Form


Enter your selection for the weekend's fixtures using the form below before Friday 27th April 14:00 KST.  If you have are having trouble entering your details, you can click here to view a more mobile friendly version.


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