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The K League United Elimination Game - Round 10

Another difficult weekend leaves us with just eighteen competitors remaining, ten with only a single life, as we enter the tenth round of the K League United Elimination Game. With more heartache and tears ahead, who will still be standing after next weekend's fixtures?
(Photo via K League)

Round Nine Roundup

"Koreans spend half the year going to the funerals of tiger victims, and the other half hunting tigers," is a quote about Korean life at the beginning of the 20th Century. 

I feel like it might mean something for us here in the elimination game. In Round Nine, four more players were knocked out by choosing what most people would say would be “safe” choices, the biggest safe choice of all being the Suwon Bluewings who have played better on the road and also the second best team in the league against a FC Seoul side that is facing relegation, with no manager, and a team lacking stars. 

So obviously FC Seoul won, and the three players who took them are all down a life, two of whom was their death knell. 

Jack Murland played a great game. His two other missteps were by choosing Ulsan in Round Two as 14 other players did the same week when Sangju knocked off the Asian Champions League giants, and by choosing Ansan in round eight, again as a plurality of people did also. 

Chris Sink, a music teacher in rural Georgia (US), played a stunner of a game as he joined in Round Three with only one life and still managed all the way to the 9th round. Impressive. 

The other two losers are Rebecca Webb and James Mckeon who chose the Ansan Greeners and Pohang Steelers, respectively. 

James lost his first life when choosing the mighty Jeonbuk against Incheon in round two (Round Two was particularly bloody). He also chose Suwon FC last week in one of the smartest moves to make (I did it too) only to be outdone by Daejeon. 

Rebecca Webb had chosen a lot of strong teams all throughout the contest, but as she was left with weaker and weaker teams to choose, her luck ran out. She had chosen three of the K-League 1’s top four teams and both of the K League 2’s top two. 

TWO players have all three lives left, Lex Nande and James Edrupt. The Los Cruzados Verdes have been playing this game for as long as I’ve known, and Lex and James have ALWAYS been the hardest ones to beat. Why should this year be any different? 

Six players have two lives, and ten players have not given up hope because we must never give up hope. This game is still winnable. 

In the spirit of transparency and fairness, I will be choosing Sangju for this round.

James Edrupt3
Lex Nande3
Adam Hicks (round 2)2
Ferdinand Scheibl2
Jon Christian2
Todd Wilde2
Won-bin Bae2
Branko Belan1
Dan Croydon1
David Hill1
Mark Kelly (round 2)1
Matthew Binns1
Paul Carver1
Phil Mason1
Ross Davis1
Scott Whitelock1
Steve Price1
Adhitya Pratama (R 2)0
Alex Cook (round 2)0
Andy Clay0
Ansan Supporters0
Becky Webb0
Chris Sink (Round 3)0
Dan Lovell0
Dani Deudermont Glez0
David Yoon (Round 3)0
Jack Murland0
James Mckeon0
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

Remember we only have two more rounds until the World Cup break. Plan accordingly. 

- Jon Christian


Take a look at the weekend fixtures below and select a side you think will not lose, but you must not select a team you have previously picked in the first nine rounds. If your team is defeated, you lose a life. When you have no lives remaining, then it is game over for you.

Teams must be in twenty four hours prior to the first kick off. For this week, that deadline is Friday 11th 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.


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


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. This weekend, fixtures take place over three days; Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Upcoming fixtures for the tenth round are as follows:

Saturday 12th May
Gangwon FC vs FC Seoul
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors vs Pohang Steelers
Jeju United vs Jeonnam Dragons
Gwangju FC vs Seongnam FC
Daejeon Citizen vs FC Anyang

Sunday 13th May
Sangju Sangmu vs Incheon United
Suwon Bluewings vs Daegu FC
Ulsan Hyundai vs Gyeongnam FC
Busan IPark vs Seoul E-Land

Monday 14th May
Bucheon 1995 vs Asan Mugunghwa
Suwon FC vs Ansan Greeners

Entry Form

Enter your selection for the weekend's fixtures using the form below before Friday 11th 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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