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Exiled in a Foreign Land

Started on 22 July 2012 by Akash
Latest Reply on 31 July 2012 by Kiwi
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FA Cup Final Vs

- Incheon Korail turned went into this match as heavy underdogs and all bets were on Gyeongnam to, not only beat Incheon, but also seal the victory within the first half. The Korail fans were pessimistic about their team having any chance of victory.
- At stake for both teams was Champions League football for next season. With Incheon in the N-league and Gyeongnam in 9th position in the K-League, this is the only way they can qualify for the competition.

Match Begins

- Incheon Korea Railroad captain Kim Seong-Min got his team off to a flyer by scoring an accurate finish on 3 minutes. He added a 2nd goald of the game with a good header from just inside the six-year box on 47 minutes.
- Then followed controversy as Incheon Korail were denied claims by midfielder Lee Seung-Hwan for a penalty. Gyenognam winger Nam Joon-Hae's 79th minute strike proved the match was far from done.
- Gyeongnam FC were nearly gifted a goal on 85 minutes through Lee Ik-Hoon's lapse in concentration, but they failed to capitalise on the opportunity presented to them.
Man of the Match: Kim Seong-Min (Incheon Korail)
Attendance: 15, 074.

Looking very nice the fact that you started unemployed and managed to get that club to promotion then the FA cup and you may consider moving to another club in maybe africa or south america
#59656 FMRegen27 : Looking very nice the fact that you started unemployed and managed to get that club to promotion then the FA cup and you may consider moving to another club in maybe africa or south america

Thank you for the comment. As I mentioned in the chat, I would be up for a pentagon challenge if people are up for it. Keep reading.

Ending Season 2012

Incheon Korail 3-1 Goyank Kookmin Bank
- Our star striker was banned for this match because of suspension, but our team still managed to win.
Lee Se-Hwan 14'
Mamady Kaba 27', 45+1'

- Last game of the regular season.
Ulsan HMD 2-2 Incheon Korail
Kim Seong-Min 28'
Park Joon-Young 34'
As soon as we scored our second goal, Ko Eun-Seong got himself sent off in the 37th minute, and Ulsan pull back two goals. I'm glad we didn't lose this game as the boys need some momentum going into the playoffs.

Now that the regular season is done, only the Final Playoff Round stands between Incheon and the K-League.

Playoff Final

First Leg
- That match was perfect. A 5-1 victory away from home. No pressure in the second leg. Barring a disaster, there was no way we wouldn't be headed to the K-League in a week's time.

Second Leg
Incheon Korail 1-1 Mokpo
Mamady Kaba 45+1'

- We should've won the match, but doesn't matter right now. We are the champions, we are moving to the K-League

Offers, Rumours and Contracts

After the season and the promotion, here is a summary of what my boardroom thinks of me.

There have been a made of offers made for my signature, especially since there are only 2 week left on my contract at Incheon Korail.

Incheon Korail offered me a renewal too.
..which I signed.
- Just as our victory was soaking in, I get this piece of news in my emails.

The player that literally won us the league won't be at the club for the next two years. His contract would run out by the time he came back, so I needed to make sure I get him to sign a contract for the next 4-5 years - no matter how much money it took.
Even my best offer wasn't good enough for his agent and we have now lost our best player. Time for a replacement!

We have an update on our club reputation.
..and look who made it to the favoured personnel.

The K-League has brought in some fresh upgrades.

Season 3 - 2013

As I'm about to go out for my vacation with the family, the board gives me an initial budget, which I can change later in the week.

I was a little tempted by the money, but then, I received another message about what reaching the K-League offered us.

This changed my mind completely. Staying in the league would be a great accomplishment, and would profit by just avoiding relegation.
Also, here's something hilarious:

Let the third season behin.
Nice story, but I still think you could put more detail into your match reports, but well done on winning the FA Cup.
40 Goals in 27 matches?! I feel sorry for you that he had to go :)) I can't believe you turned down jobs from Lierse and Waasland-Beveren, the Belgian leagues are.. great.. ;)
#59739 YoungOwl : 40 Goals in 27 matches?! I feel sorry for you that he had to go :)) I can't believe you turned down jobs from Lierse and Waasland-Beveren, the Belgian leagues are.. great.. ;)

I turned them down so I don't end up stealing your thunder :))
Guys, if you want to see a lowly Belgium Antwerp competing in the Champions League against the likes of Milan, you must check out:

#59737 manchesterblue97 : Nice story, but I still think you could put more detail into your match reports, but well done on winning the FA Cup.

I had already completely two seasons before I started posting all this, so I was trying to get you up to date as soon as possible. From now, you will get detailed reports. Thanks for reading.

Transfer Signings

Roland Alberg

Billy Tsovolos

Bae Sung-Jae
- Bae Sung-Jae has retired from professional footballer after a season at Incheon Korail, where he played 18 matches, and was considered one of the leaders in the squad.

Park Kwan-MIn
- Out of favour goalkeeper was released after a conversation with the manager revealed that he was too low on the pecking order to warrant regular football.

Asian Champions League

Incheon Korail - A team that just got promoted, with next to no funds would be competing in the Champions League with the best teams in Asia.

The draws have been made:

Opponent talk:
Melbourne Victory finished third in the regular season in 2012, but eventually crowned the champions after win in the playoffs. (Media Prediction in A-League: 2nd)
Guangzhou were the Chinese Super League winners last season (Media Prediction in Super League: 1st)
Okayama FC are the reigning J-league Champions and also finished fifth in the Club World Championships.

This is why the board is happy about us participating in the Champions League.

1st match - Home - Melbourne Victory
My scouts have warned the team about Victory's star striker, Rivaldo. Yes, the 40-year old Brazilian was still at his scoring best in Australia, and would have to be paid special attention during the match.

Incheon Korail 4-0 Melbourne Victory
Ha Seung-Yong 18'
Seo Myung-Won 32'
Kim Kyung-Kook 56'
Mamady Kaba pen77'
A really good victory. Our first competitive game of the season and we played to perfection.
- The K-League is officially upon us. What better way to kick off the campaign then to go up against the defending champions, Suwon Samsung Blue Wings.

K-League Incheon Korail 1-0 Suwon Samsung Blue Wings
Ha Seung-Yong 60'
- They say 'never judge a book by its cover', so here are the stats for the game.

Asian Champions League - Group Stage

Okayama FC 3-0 Incheon Korail
- We were destroyed. Our substitute left-back Choi Ki-Yong got suspended the moment he was brought on. Of course, we were already losing 2-0 before he was brought on.

Incheon Korail 2-3 Guangzhou
Ha Seung-Yong 10', 90+2'

We clearly lack a star striker like we had last year (Kim Seong-Min), but thankfully, our expectations aren't too high this season and we can use the next 12 months to rebuild.
K-League Incheon Korail 0-1 Gyeongnam
- This match was really close but poor. Overall, there were only 10 shots created and most of the battles took place in midfield. Our midfielders connected well, passing much better than the other team. Now three losses in a row, something needs to change soon.

Daegu 0-0 Incheon Korail
- Another dull match, and another boring, poor match. Nothing much to report about, except youngster Seo-Myung Won being dropped because of poor form, on my assistant manager's advice.

Asian Champions League - Group Stage
Melbourne Victory 2-3 Incheon Korail
- This was the most amazing match I have managed in South Korea. Absolutely incredible. Melbourne went into the break with a one-goal advantage, thanks to Italian legend, Flippo Inzaghi. Defender Shayesteh got our team back level in the 67th minute. This is when the match went into high gear. Kaba scored from a corner in the 85th minute, only for Kelan Baird to cancel it out in the 89th minute. When the match seemed destined for a draw, Kaba ran through the Melbourne defence and won his team the match in the 93rd minute. 3 points for Incheon.
Qhays Shayesteh 67'
Mamady Kaba 85', 90+3'
- This might be the positive performance we needed. We need to kick off our season using this as a springboard.

Incheon Korail 5-0 Ulsan
Ha Seung-Yong 1', 11', 90'
Mamady Kaba 26'
Park Yong-Hwan 61'
- A perfect performance. Looks like we belong in this league after all.

Seongnam 0-4 Incheon Korail
Ha Seung-Yong 9', 65'
Mamady Kaba 20'
Lee Seung-Hwan 47'
- The fans have been enjoying this run, been in a jubilant mood for the last three games.

Asian Champions League - Group Stage
Incheon Korail 2-1 Okayama FC
- We needed to win this one. Standings before the match:
Okayama FC - 9 points.
Guangzhou - 9 points.
Incheon Korail - 6 points.
Melbourne Victory - 0 points.
- Kaba missed a penalty in the 16th minute, to the disappointment of the fans, but youngster Seo Myung-Won scored a goal on his return in the 36th minute to give us the lead. Ha Seung-Yong made it two in the 72th minute, only for Okayama to get one back six minutes later. The last 15 minutes were nervy as hell for supporters and players, who knew how important this win was, but we held on!
Incheon Korail now go into the last group of fixtures, with a chance of still qualifying for the next stage.

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