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Hong Kong

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@offsideHK

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English

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Episodes

Episode 106 - Hong Kong's strangely satisfying loss

9/11/2019
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How have politics affected the atmosphere at Hong Kong's World Cup qualifying matches? Has the national team improved under Mixu Paatelainen? And can we already close nomination for the goal of the season? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the start of Hong Kong's 2022 World Cup qualifiers and the exciting first week of the Premier League. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE:...

Duration:00:33:08

Episode 105 - New season, new look

8/29/2019
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Which Premier League team has the nicest kit? Will the men from Guangzhou dent the crown of Tai Po? And can the Valley bring a shock at the Mong Kok? James Legge and Tobias Zuser look at the first round of the Hong Kong Premier League, as well as the opening games of the World Cup qualifiers. After a long summer break, that's your best chance to get up to speed with all the latest in local football. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:20:53

Episode 104 - The 2019/20 Season Preview

8/14/2019
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With the new Hong Kong Premier League season set to start at the end of August, the Hong Kong Football Podcast returns from the summer hiatus to tell you everything you need to know. Who is going to win the league? What happened to the defending champions? And which teams made the best transfers? James Legge and Tobias Zuser talk about each of the 10 Premier League teams this season, and also give a preview for Hong Kong's difficult task in the upcoming World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers....

Duration:00:50:16

Episode 103 - Season finale

5/23/2019
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How have Tai Po celebrated their title win? What to expect from R&F next season? And where can you get your freshly printed Season Review magazine? James Legge and Tobias Zuser have a last day of the season chit-chat, discussing strange results in the Premier League, as well as the upcoming FA Cup final and the international friendly in June. That all said, the Season Review magazine will be published on Saturday, May 25th, at the FA Cup final. Free copies will be handed out between 3 and 4...

Duration:00:39:09

Episode 102 - When the Kin Army conquered Hong Kong

5/8/2019
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Why is Tai Po's league title so special? Have Dreams turned into a nightmare? And will we see all of the teams again next year? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss Tai Po's historic win of the Hong Kong Premier League, Happy Valley's potential return to the top flight, as well as the latest developments in Group I of the AFC Cup. They also look ahead to the remaining fixtures of the season. The Hong Kong Football Podcast also just launched a crowdfunding drive for the upcoming Season Review...

Duration:00:36:06

Interview with HKFA Technical Director Thor Arnason

4/24/2019
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Is Iceland really so much different from Hong Kong? What needs to change in the youth development system? And why should pundits stop complaining about artificial pitches? To answer those (and many more) questions, James Legge and Tobias Zuser recently sat down with Thorlakur Arnason. Building on his rich experience in Iceland, he has just joined the HKFA as new Technical Director to help another small place to find big hope. The Hong Kong Football Podcast also just launched a crowdfunding...

Duration:00:47:59

Episode 101 - Who wins the league? It's complicated

4/10/2019
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Will the league title be decided by May 4th? What's the problem with expensive AFC Cup tickets? And what to think of Hong Kong's new head coach? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the current madness at the top of the Hong Kong Premier League, and look ahead to the decisive fixtures across all competitions. The Hong Kong Football Podcast also just launched a crowdfunding drive for the upcoming Season Review print magazine. Please help us supporting local football! You can find more...

Duration:00:27:27

Episode 100 - But Hong Kong football is never getting old

3/27/2019
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How does Philip Chan see Tai Po's chances to win the title? What can we expect from the Hong Kong clubs in the AFC Cup? And why did Yuen Long want to play a game during the FIFA break? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest action in local football. Given the special occasion, the 100th episode also features an interview with Tai Po midfielder Philip Chan. Finally, James and Tobias look ahead to the upcoming AFC Cup campaigns, the domestic FA Cup quarter finals, as well as an...

Duration:00:46:13

Episode 99 - Tight at the Top

3/13/2019
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Can R&F defend their top position against Kitchee? Will Chuck Yiu-kwok get Yuen Long's "party started"? And what happened to that FIFA friendly? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss all the latest action in the Premier League and the Sapling Cup. They also talk about Tai Po's chances to qualify for the AFC Cup, and what local football fans can actually do in the upcoming international FIFA break. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:28:52

Episode 98 - Are Tai Po ready for Asia?

2/27/2019
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What are Tai Po's chances in the AFC Cup? Why is the AFC Cup more "hipster" than the ACL? And what's so funny about Southern's recent win over Eastern? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest results in the Hong Kong Premier League, and look ahead to the start of continental football as well as the first major test for R&F in their challenge for the league title. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T...

Duration:00:38:59

Episode 97 - Have Eastern lost their direction?

2/12/2019
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Why has Chan Yuen-ting resigned as Eastern head coach? Can Tai Po's new big signing make the difference in the upcoming league clash with Kitchee? And can we give the goal of the season trophy to an own goal this year? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest results in the Sapling Cup, and they are also excited about the massive weekend ahead, with fixtures between the 2nd and 3rd, and the 4th and 5th respectively. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:25:57

When Jesus Came to Hong Kong: The Derek Currie Story (Part 2)

2/4/2019
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This is the story of how Derek Currie became one of the first European professional footballers ever in Asia, and became an icon of the game's golden age in Hong Kong. In spells with Rangers and Seiko, along with fellow Scots Walter Gerrard and Jack Trainer, he won league titles and trophies aplenty. He also rubbed shoulders with some of the world's best sportsmen and even some pop stars, including Pele, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Rod Stewart, and many more. In Part 2, Currie leaves Ian...

Duration:00:30:50

Episode 96 - Anyone can beat anyone

1/30/2019
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Have the Kingsmen of Hoi King become the Kingslayers? How will Kitchee line up for the Asian Champions League qualifiers? And how to start best into the "Year of the Pig"? James Legge and Tobias Zuser talk about the latest upsets in the Premier League, look back at the entertaining Senior Shield final, and also preview all the upcoming action in both Sapling Cup and Lunar New Year Cup. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:32:22

Episode 95 - Yes We Ken

1/16/2019
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Is Hong Kong ready for a champion from Guangzhou? How to explain Kitchee's struggling form? Who have been the most outstanding players so far this season? And has the HKFA already found their new head coach? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss an exciting Premier League weekend, which Kitchee tripping up once more. They also reminisce about the successful Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup and look ahead to the next fortnight of fixtures, which will see a clash between two title contenders in the...

Duration:00:37:30

Episode 94 - Big title race ahead in 2019

1/2/2019
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser are back for the new year to discuss the latest action in local football. They also look ahead to the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup, and share their excitement for a promising title race in 2019. Can Tai Po break the spell and beat Kitchee in a cup final? Have Yuen Long just signed Taiwan's best centre back? And can Hong Kong lift once again the Guandong-HK Cup trophy? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:30:57

When Jesus Came to Hong Kong: The Derek Currie Story (Part 1)

12/24/2018
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This is the story of how Derek Currie became one of the first European professional footballers ever in Asia, and became an icon of the game's golden age in Hong Kong. In spells with Rangers and Seiko, along with fellow Scots Walter Gerrard and Jack Trainer, he won league titles and trophies aplenty. He also rubbed shoulders with some of the world's best sportsmen and even some pop stars, including Pele, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Rod Stewart, and many more. In Part 1, we follow Currie from...

Duration:00:28:53

Episode 93 - No dreaming of a White Christmas

12/19/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser present the last podcast of the year, but still have a lot to talk about, including the latest action in the Sapling Cup and Premier League. They also reflect on Gary White's sudden resignation as Hong Kong head coach, and look ahead to the Christmas tradition of exciting Senior Shield fixtures. If that's not enough, a special Christmas gift is also in the making... What to make of Hong Kong's three months under Gary White? Should Lucas Silva be in Kitchee's next...

Duration:00:28:53

Episode 92 - End of Kitchee's unbeaten era

12/5/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest in the Hong Kong Premier League (and a wee bit of Sapling Cup), which saw a couple of historic moments. They also look at the recent achievements of the Hong Kong women's team. Will R&F shake up this year's title race? Did you see the the "Huang-shaped hole" in Kitchee's midfield? And why has the draw for the 2019 ACL and AFC Cup been a bit controversial? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:28:23

Episode 91 - Hong Kong join big boys of East Asia

11/22/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser are back and still in awe of Hong Kong's surprise win at the EAFF qualifying tournament, which lets them join the final round in 2019. The hosts therefore invited offside.hk reporter Andy Chiu, who watched all the games in Taipei, to talk about the recent achievements under new head coach Gary White. They also look ahead to the upcoming action in Sapling Cup and Premier League. Which was Hong Kong's best game in the EAFF qualifiers? What has changed compared to...

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 90 - Ready for East Asia?

11/7/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss all the latest in the Hong Kong Premier League, and look ahead to the EAFF East Asian Championship qualifiers in Taipei. Have Tai Po and Eastern got their mojo back? Can Hong Kong win this year's EAFF qualifiers? And what happened in neighbouring Shenzhen? Starting from this season, the podcast will appear every fortnight instead of every week. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/...

Duration:00:26:32