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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 10:24 Thread Starter
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Hearts step up Ahn Jung-hwan interest

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...an/5003960.stm


I know a little about him, but would like to ask what you guys think! A few Hearts fans are a bit sceptical, because he is seen as a marketing tool, but I reckon he could do a good job. Is 500,000 good value for money?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 11:26
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I'm not Korean but I can tell you his stats


1998 - 33 appearances and 13 goals for Busan Icons (Korea)
1999 - 34 appearances and 21 goals for Busan Icons (Korea)
2000 - 20 appearances and 10 goals for Busan Icons (Korea)
2000-01 - 14 appearances and 4 goals for Perugia (Serie A)
2001-02 - 14 appearances and 1 goal for Perugia (Serie A)
2002 - 10 appearances and 3 goals for Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan)
2003 - 28 appearances and 10 goals for Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan)
2004 - 25 appearances and 12 goals for Yokohama F.Marinos (Japan)
2005 - 9 appearances and 4 goals for Yokohama F.Marinos (Japan)
2005-06 - 16 appearances and 2 goals for Metz (France Ligue 1)
2005-06 - 12 appearances and 2 goals for Duisburg (Bundesliga 1)
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2006, 09:55
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He entered into the professional football with Busan Icons, ever Asian Champion and korean giant.
gained his domestic reputation through korean match vs Italy in WC 2002, with his golden heading goal in extra time and was remembered by every azzurri fan.
When the WC is over, Perugia boss Gaucci dismissed him for the reason above. then he went to japan. when returned to Europe last year, he couldn't capture his superior form so far.
Ahn is included in Korean squad for WC. Maybe you can get a close watch on him.
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Are there any other opinions of how he is doing now? How did he play with Metz and Duisburg? Thanks.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old June 2nd, 2006, 15:21
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He spent a short time in Metz and then moved to Duisburg. As you know, the team bottomed the budesliga this season. And Ahn was sitting on the bench most of the time and scored two goals, an average sheet. He is used as a subsititute in Korea NT.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old June 2nd, 2006, 22:58
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He is talented, but is inconsistant. He can be a decent goalscorer but he doesn't seem to be able to put it together on a regular basis.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old June 3rd, 2006, 05:32
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Ahn could do well in the scottish league if he can handle the physical aspect of it. Perhaps the bigger leagues are to good for him?? He is a fairly good player though.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old June 4th, 2006, 07:35
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Duisburg manager seemed not to have a confidence in Ahn and seldom used Ahn as a starter.
At least when Ahn was a starter in Duisburg , he scored and assisted.
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any updates?
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any updates?
Seems like Ahn might be on his way to Atletico Madrid...That is the latest rumour...
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Seems like Ahn might be on his way to Atletico Madrid...That is the latest rumour...
He hasn't joined any clubs and Duisburg has fired him.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old September 1st, 2006, 13:01
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He hasn't joined any clubs and Duisburg has fired him.
Thats true, there were some rumours about him retiring, lets hope that does not happen and that he continues his career....

Should not be too hard to find himself a club, but I think he needs to be less picky and perhaps go down on his wagedemands...
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he should go back to his nation.
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Korea Republic pin-up Ahn Jung-hwan will not be considered for the national team by coach Pim Verbeek as long as the player has no club.


Verbeek told the Korea Herald that he could not risk calling up the 30-year-old Ahn who has now not played for two months after failing to find a new club after leaving MSV Duisburg.


“As long as he has no club, it is out of the question that I would select him,” said the Dutch coach. “I think he's a great player, someone who can decide a match, but I can't afford to include a player who has no match rhythm.”


“At this moment -- absolutely zero. There is no chance.”


Verbeek dumped Ahn from the team which drew 1-1 with Iran in the last AFC Asian Cup 2007 qualifier on September 6.


“I was really thinking about using him in the Iran game because even in the last 15-20 minutes, he can do a job and score a goal,” said Verbeek about Ahn who has earned a reputation for himself as a super-sub.


"(But) it is impossible. I can't defend my decision to the outside world to take a player without a club who hasn't played a game for two months ... and if you leave out a talented player like Park Chu-young saying that he's not playing so well then how can you select a player without a club?"


Korea Republic are currently leading the AFC Asian Cup 2007 Group B qualifying with 10 points after four rounds, two ahead of Iran. Syria are third with four points while Chinese Taipei are rooted to the bottom of the pool without opening their account.


Pim Verbeek’s men need a draw in their next outing against Syria on October 11 to book their place in the Finals which will take place next year in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
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