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The K League United Elimination Game - Round 9


Round Eight saw us say goodbye to five more competitors as tensions continue to heighten in our K League United Elimination Game. A heroic Seoul E-Land ruined chances for many as they returned from a goal down to defeat high flying Ansan Greeners 2-1. Elsewhere, Daejeon Citizen upset the supposed odds with an easy victory over a lacklustre Suwon FC. With lives tumbling, we enter Round Nine of the challenge.

Round Eight Roundup


“HE’S CUT! HE’S CUT! THE RUSSIAN’S CUT!!” Is from the movie Rocky IV when Rocky made the seemingly invincible Ivan Drago bleed. It’s kind of resonating with me after I lost my first life in Round Eight. So it goes. 

We’re saying goodbye to five players after Round Eight, Viva La K-League, Michael Welch, (Incheon) Luke Evans, Adhitya Pratama, and Jun Kim. 

Looking over the teams they chose, three of them lost a life on Jeju. Jeju was supposed to be a title contender this season. Instead, they’re causing heartbreak on this website. Pohang caused problems for two of them, another team that is incredibly difficult to predict this season. 

They all played an incredibly solid game, but luck just wasn’t with them. 

James Edrupt, Lex Nadene, and Wonbin Bae are the only three players who still have all three of their lives. Nearly half of all of the players we began with are no longer with us. 13 players have only one life, while six have two. 




We will NOT be playing on Wednesday as the K-League 2 are not playing. For fairness, I always make my pick publicly. For Round Nine, I will be choosing Asan Mugunghwa. 
- Jon Christian


NameLives
James Edrupt3
Lex Nadene3
Won-bin Bae3
Adam Hicks (round 2)2
Ferdinand Scheibl2
Jon Christian2
Matthew Binns2
Todd Wilde2
이재혁2
Becky Webb1
Branko Belan1
Chris Sink (Round 3)1
Dan Croydon1
David Hill1
Jack Murland1
James Mckeon1
Mark Kelly (round 2)1
Paul Carver1
Phil Mason1
Ross Davis1
Scott Whitelock1
Steve Price1
@6thofjun0
Adhitya Pratama (R 2)0
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
Luke Evans0
Michael Welch (Round 2)0
Mike O’Neil0
Paul Neat0
Ryan Walker0
Ryan Walters0
Stephen Waddell0
Tim Barnes0
Viva La K-League0

Rules


Take a look at the upcoming matches and select a side that you think will not lose this weekend, but you must not select a team you have previously picked in the first eight 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.

However, the game between Seoul E-Land and Daejeon Citizen has only recently been postponed and will not be played until August. As people still have have over half their choices left, we kindly ask you to ignore the absence of this fixture and select from the teams that are available this weekend.

Teams must be in twenty four hours prior to the first kick off. For this week, that deadline is Friday 4th May 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 ninth round are as follows:

Saturday 5th May
Incheon United vs Jeju United
Jeonnam Dragons vs Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Ulsan Hyundai vs Pohang Steelers
Daegu FC vs Gyeongnam FC
Sangju Sangmu vs Gangwon FC
FC Seoul vs Suwon Samsung Bluewings
Seongnam FC vs Suwon FC
FC Anyang vs Asan Mugunghwa
Ansan Greeners vs Busan IPark
Bucheon 1995 vs Gwangju FC

Entry Form


Enter your selection for the weekend's fixtures using the form below before Friday 4th May 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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