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The K League United Podcast


The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.

The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.


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The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.




EXTRA: Pre-season Episode 2 - Transfers

It's a two man booth as Paul Neat and Ryan Walters go over the early returns in the K League transfer window. It may still early January, but a number of big names have already made their moves, and as Patreon subscribers well know, there are plenty of rumors to mull over as well. The two pick some the headline grabbing official transfers to discuss such as Na Sang-ho to FC Seoul, the exodus at Ulsan, and the smart business being done by Suwon FC and Gangwon FC. They then make up their...


EXTRA: Pre-season Episode 1 - Friendlies

Happy New Year, everyone! Awakening from their Christmas hibernation, Paul Neat, Ryan Walters and Matthew Binns pull on their tracksuits and head to the training ground in preparation for season four of The K League United Podcast. In episode one, Paul leads a discussion on friendlies in the K League, talks about the defunct Super Cup, and then quizzes Ryan and Matt on their jaded memories of the infamous Juventus friendly. This is the first in a series of Pre-season podcasts ahead of...


The 22 Teams of K League-mas (2020)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the bunker A fantastical list was stirring, with more than a few clunkers; The KLU Fan Awards were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Kim Shin-wook soon would be there; The ACL trophy nestled all snug in Ulsan beds; While visions of de-throning Jeonbuk danced in their heads Ryan Walters, Matthew Binns, and Pete Hampshire are joined by guests from across the globe to put a bow on the 2020 season and determine whether each...


The Weekend Preview 18h Dec.

As well as providing the latest news form the world of Korean football, Paul Neat speaks to Ulsan Hyundai striker Júnior Negrão ahead of the 2020 AFC Champions League Final for what is the last The Weekend Preview Podcast of the year.


AFC Champions League Final Preview + Júnior Negrão Interview

Ulsan Hyundai have made it to the AFC Champions League Final and are set to face Persepolis FC in the Horangi's biggest game of the season. K League United Head of Editorial Matthew Binns steps into the hosting seat along with Ulsan Hyundai columnist Dan Croydon to preview the team. Then, editor Paul Neat sits down with Ulsan striker Júnior Negrão to get the latest from inside the Horangi camp in the lead up to the match. Finally, Paul speaks with Arya Allahverdi from Iranian football...


The Weekend Preview

The K League United Weekend Preview podcast returns with the latest news from Paul Neat while Branko Belan takes a look ahead to the AFC Champions League semi-final.


ACL Quarter-Finals and News Round-up

Ryan Walters, Matthew Binns, and Peter Hampshire are back together again in the lovingly (why would it ever be otherwise?) named Kim Do-hoon Bunker to discuss ACL and much more. They begin with Ulsan Hyundai's thorough 3-0 win over A-League outfit Melbourne Victory. From Bjorn Johnsen finally getting minutes and finding form, to the continued growth of Won Du-jae, the game had a bit of everything. They then move on to Suwon Samsung Bluewings shock victory over 2019 J.League champions,...


The Weekend Preview 5th Dec.

After a week off, Paul Neat is back with the latest Korean football news from around the world in the first week of December. Branko Belan also gives a preview of what to expect from Ulsan Hyundai and Suwon Samsung Bluewings as they represent K League in the AFC Champions League Round of 16.


Playoff Recap, VAR, ACL Group Stage

Ryan Walters welcomes by Matthew Binns and George Slade to the virtual Kim Do-hoon Bunker to break down the K League 2 playoff matches of the season. They start in Changwon where Gyeongnam FC moved on after a 1-1 draw against Daejeon Hana Citizen with a disputed VAR call taking center stage late in the game. The conversation then shifts North where Suwon FC also benefitted from being the higher seed and was promoted to K League 1... after a contentious late VAR call. After getting most of...


Friendlies, ACL Round-Up, and K2 Playoff Preview with Connor Chapman

Ryan Walters is joined for the first time in a long time by Paul Neat and George Slade to discuss a range of topics as Korean football refuses to slow down despite K League 1 and the FA Cup being done and dusted. The three pick up in Austria where the Korean National team lost and won friendly matches against Mexican and Qatar, but the largest talking point came off the field with several players and staff testing positive for COVID 19. The hosts discuss whether or not these matches should...


The Weekend Preview 20th Nov.

With the K League 2 playoff race going down to the wire, Michael Redmond previews the final two matches of the regular season, Paul Neat delivers the latest news and is joined by Daejeon Hana Citizen midfielder Connor Chapman for an exclusive interview. All that and more in the K League United Weekend Preview Podcast.


2020 KLU Fan Awards Ceremony

Fully suited for the resplendent annual event, Ryan Walters is joined by Matthew Binns and Peter Hampshire to crown the best and brightest in Korean football's top two flights. They get started with everyone's favorite division, K League 2. They go over the nominees and winners of the fan vote for Newcomer, Comeback Player, Young Player, Defender, and Attacker of the Year. Along with announcing the winners, the hosts also assess whether or not they agree with the fan vote with a few...


The Weekend Preview 14th Nov.

As well as a round-up of the latest news headlines from the world of Korean football from Paul Neat, K League United's National Team Columnist Steve Price looks ahead to Paulo Bento's side's two upcoming friendlies.


AFC Champions League East Preview

Ryan Walters welcomes in experts from around Asia to preview the resumption of the AFC Champions League set to kick off in Doha on November 18th with Perth Glory vs Shanghai Shenhua. Before the first ball is kicked, we go (slightly out of order) group by group discussing each team's current form, the standout player on each side, and answering listener submitted questions throughout the show. Group E Beijing FC - Jonathan White Chiangrai United - Gian Chansrichawla FC Seoul -...


The Weekend Preview 6th Nov.

As well as the latest news, including which player has been named as K League 1 MVP, there's a look ahead to K League 2 Round 27, as well as the full Stefan Mugoša interview. The K League United Weekend Preview.


Lion King's Last Dance, Incheon Does It Again, Honoring Kim Nam-chun

We start this week’s show with a heavy heart honoring the late Kim Nam-chun. Kim was found in his apartment on October 30th from an apparent suicide according to police. A ceremony was held in his honor the following day at Seoul World Cup Stadium to pay tribute to him ahead of the FC Seoul’s game with Incheon United. In speaking with his teammates and seeing the outpouring of love on social media over the weekend, it’s clear Kim was a popular member of FC Seoul and with other players...


The Weekend Preview 31st Oct.

As well as a round-up of the latest news in the world of Korean football from Paul Neat, Peter Hampshire guides us through what to look out for in K League 2 Round 26. Ryan Walters highlights the marquee match as well as the team and player to keep tabs on in the final weekend of the 2020 K League 1 season. Not only that, but we hear from West Ham United Women's midfielder Cho So-hyun on squad number superstition and what the Taegeuk Nangja need to do to improve.


EXTRA | Cho So-hyun Interview

Widely regarded as one of South Korea's finest players and the most capped women's international, Cho So-hyun is making her mark in England this season playing for West Ham United. After making her mark for perennial powerhouse Hyundai Steel Red Angels on Korean shores, Cho has continued to make a name for herself abroad. After a brief stint with INAC Kobe Leonessa in Japan, she made the move to Europe with Avaldsnes IL in Norway's top flight, and now plies her trade for West Ham in the FA...


Choking Hazard, The Greatest of Escapes, K2 Madness, Cho So-hyun Interview

Just one week after debating the merits of Ulsan manager Kim Do-hoon's approach to big games, Ryan Walters and Dan Croydon go at it once more following the Horangi's collapse against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. Lineups, substitution choices, tactics, and squad rotation are all put under the microscope. Naturally, Matthew Binns joins to remind everyone Jeonbuk actually played quite well, and Peter Hampshire attempts to keep the peace. The second segment brings happier tidings as both Seongnam...


The Weekend Preview (Oct. 23)

Host Paul Neat goes over all of the Korean footballing news from more derby day despair for Ulsan, and goals for Koreans overseas, to a former Bluewing seemingly heading for a third J.League crown. All that plus the K League 1 and 2 match, team, and player to watch this weekend.