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Episodes

Episode 84 - What to make of the 2017/18 season

5/30/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss Kitchee's FA Cup victory and give their final verdict of the 2017/18 season. Will we see a different Kitchee next season? What are the latest transfer news? And who will James and Tobi support in the World Cup? The podcast will be on break until August 2018. Thanks for listening, and see you again next season! 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...

Duration:00:19:22

Player of the Season Interview: Krisztián Vadócz

5/26/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser sit down with this season's Hong Kong Football Podcast Player of the Season, Kitchee's Krisztián Vadócz. The Hungarian midfielder talks about the season just finished, his life in Hong Kong, his reflections on the side's AFC Champions League campaign and whether he will still be in Hong Kong next season. 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: Subscribe...

Duration:00:22:48

Episode 83 - The Season Review Magazine is back

5/23/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser talk about the latest in Hong Kong football - Sapling Cup final, transfer news, and season awards - before they head to the Hong Kong Stadium this Saturday, May 26th, to hand out the new season review magazines, which are coming fresh off the presses. What is this strange fog hanging over Causeway Bay? Who are the winners (and losers) of the HKFA season awards? And who is searching for Yapp Hung-fai on Yahoo all the time? Share your opinions with us at...

Duration:00:24:07

Episode 82 - Kitchee and Tai Po go Asia in 2019

5/16/2018
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Our season review magazine will be released on the day of the FA Cup final, May 26th! Get your free copy in front of Hong Kong Stadium (Causeway Bay) before the kick off. In the latest episode of the Hong Kong Football Podcast James Legge and Tobias Zuser review the last match day of the season, which saw Tai Po confirming their runners-up spot in the league and a place in next year's AFC Cup. They also look ahead to the Sapling Cup final, and talked to Krisztian Vadocz about...

Duration:00:31:53

Episode 81 - Tai Po's many finals

5/10/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest FA Cup semi-finals, and look ahead to the last round of the Hong Kong Premier League. On top of that, they ask for your opinion on how you would like them to continue their podcast next season (let them know via podcast@offside.hk). Who will finish second in the league? What to make of Kitchee's new kit release? And how did that car accident in Boundary Street happen? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:26:06

Episode 80 - Tai Po & Pegasus prepare for end-of-season clash

5/2/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser got the latest from all the weekend’s matches in the Hong Kong Premier League, especially from the important clashes in the race for second place. They also run the rule over FA Cup semi-finals and bring you the latest gossip. Why don't you want to get a penalty against Dreams? Is there new hope for a Yuen Long survival? And will Pegasus prioritize FA Cup or league? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:23:18

Episode 78 - Kitchee are champions

4/18/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest round of Premier League fixtures, in which Kitchee have confirmed - as expected - their ninth league title. And they also look ahead to the upcoming Sapling Cup semi-finals. What can we expect from the remaining Tai Po vs Pegasus fixtures? How are the "Hong Kongers Abroad" holding up at their respective clubs? Will we still see Yuen Long next season? And who gives Hoi King the wings to fly up to the Premier League? Share your opinions with us...

Duration:00:31:30

Episode 77 - One hand on the trophy

4/11/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser pick over the sad remains of Kitchee's AFC Champions League campaign, as well as bringing you up to date on the latest transfer gossip and results from the Hong Kong Premier League. They also look ahead to a big (possibly title-race-ending) game for Kitchee against Pegasus and the rest of the league matches this weekend. Have Hong Kong's top club been unlucky in the Champions League? Will Chan Siu-ki have a say on Friday night? And just who is "Tony"? Share...

Duration:00:38:55

Episode 76 - Tianjin Quanjian come to Mong Kok

4/3/2018
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James Legge is getting ready for the huge AFC Champions League match between Kitchee and Tianjin Quanjian. There's also the latest results from the Hong Kong Premier League and a weekend of FA Cup quarter-finals to preview. China football writer Jonathan White joins us on the line to chat about that Tianjin game. Can Kitchee add to their three group stage points? Have Tai Po cemented third place in the league? And what unexpected feat did the nation of South Korea pull off at the weekend?...

Duration:00:21:46

Episode 75 - No Asian Cup. What now?

3/28/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the future of the Hong Kong national team after failing to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup. They also look ahead to the upcoming Hong Kong Premier League round on the Easter weekend. Is it time for a change in the Hong Kong national team? Who should become the next head coach? And will Kitchee already be champions this weekend? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A...

Duration:00:37:23

Episode 74 - Lung brings a breath of fresh air

3/21/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser reminisce over Kitchee's historic win in the Asian Champions League and the role of 20-year-old Cheng Chin-lung. They also look back at the latest Sapling Cup results, and look ahead to the big final between North Korea and Hong Kong in the Asian Cup qualifiers. What are the chances for Hong Kong to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup? What else can we expect from Kitchee in the ACL? And why are we a bit envious of Macau right now? Share your opinions with us at...

Duration:00:33:15

Episode 73 - Can Kitchee beat Kashiwa?

3/13/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser got together a bit earlier this week to provide a proper preview for Kitchee's big ACL clash with Kashiwa Reysol. They also round up the latest Premier League round, which saw a bloody New Territories derby, and look ahead to the (admittedly not too exciting) Sapling Cup fixtures. Can Kitchee pick up their first ACL points this week? What could possibly go wrong in the Yueng Long - Tai Po derby? And what do the podcast hosts have to say about Forlan's critique...

Duration:00:42:16

Episode 72 - The Goal of the Season?

3/9/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser are back behind the microphones to talk about Kitchee's recent ACL outing in Japan, the latest Premier League round as well as the upcoming action in both local and continental football. Apologies for the slight delay for this week's episode due to a technical issue. Why did the Kashiwa-Kitchee game look a bit like an unhealthy dessert? Did Southern's Marcos de la Espada score the goal of the season? And who is behind Dreams' surprise signing? Share your...

Duration:00:26:57

Episode 71 - The first ACL verdict

2/27/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the results of the latest Premier League round, give their first verdict of Kitchee's ACL performance, and look ahead to another exciting weekend of Hong Kong football. Why might Rangers escape relegation despite (most likely) finishing last? Can Tai Po put an end to Kitchee's clean record in the league? And should Tobias start a new break-away podcast? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at...

Duration:00:44:27

Episode 70 - New year, Korea fear

2/18/2018
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This week James Legge keeps his fingers crossed for Kitchee against South Korean champions Jeonbuk Hyundai, and is joined on the phone by HK-based Jeonbuk expert Christie Leung. There's also a full slate of Premier League fixtures to preview, including a scrap at the bottom of the table and Pegasus' trip to Eastern. What do Kitchee have to fear from Jeonbuk? Will they stick to the attacking line-up they used against Tianjin? And why does the South Korean side have a TV star scoring their...

Duration:00:18:09

Episode 67 - The Tangerines lift the Senior Shield

1/31/2018
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This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss Yuen Long's historic victory of the Senior Shield, round-up the latest transfer and departure news, and also look ahead to the upcoming Premier League round. Why would weight-watchers be a good sponsor for Rangers? What is the actual takeaway from Forlan's amazing free-kick? And who should be the "No. 1" in the Hong Kong national team? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us on...

Duration:00:32:17

Episode 66 - Eastern get a beastin'

1/24/2018
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James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss Eastern's unstoppable self-destruction, following the latest performances in the league and the Asian Champions League qualifiers. They also look ahead to the upcoming Senior Shield final, Kitchee's potential ACL opponents, and some rescheduled Premier League fixtures. How did Eastern end up like this? Why is it not very accurate to call the 1-8 defeat the "Mong Kok massacre"? And, most importantly, what's in the "excitement box"? Share your opinions...

Duration:00:41:56

Episode 65 - A bit forlorn despite Forlán

1/17/2018
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James Legge is back from his personal hiatus and reunites with Tobias Zuser to talk about an exciting Premier League weekend with lots of unexpected results. They also look ahead to Eastern's upcoming Asian Champions League qualifier and all the rest of the local football action. Have Kitchee finally started to wobble? What to make of Forlán's debut in Hong Kong? And do Eastern stand a chance to qualify for the ACL group stage? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow...

Duration:00:38:54

Episode 64 - The Kwok Effect

1/10/2018
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Tobias Zuser talks about Hong Kong's impressive victory in the Guangdong-HK Cup, discusses the latest transfer news - including Kitchee's massive coup to sign Diego Forlan, and also takes a look at Eastern's ACL preparation. James Legge joins from afar with some comments on the hottest news items. What's behind the Diego Forlan deal? Will "The Kwok Effect" also work in Hong Kong's senior national team? And have Eastern made the right selection of foreign players for their ACL qualifiers?...

Duration:00:25:34

Episode 63 - Insider's Guide to Local Fan Culture

1/3/2018
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In the first episode of 2018 the Hong Kong Football Podcast dives into the still, yet deep waters of local fan culture. Host Tobias Zuser is joined by Mario, a core member of the local Chi Sin Lo fan group to talk about what's actually happening on Hong Kong's stadium stands. They will also discuss the latest results in both Premier League and FA Cup, and see what to expect from the 40th edition of the annual Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup. Why are there so few Cantonese chants in Hong Kong? How...

Duration:00:34:20