Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by RTG, Oct 13, 2011.
Sunderland's trip to South Korea is big news in the country's media.
Full story on safc..com...
sounds like brucies having a good time
good bit of marketting
hopefully everything goes well
I posted the info two/three weeks ago about the Embassy bash and the ammount of PR...
Thats great considering huge news such as the cancellation of the NBA season only made it to a small column on the right.
good to know.
All well and good but that's all in English, no-one is gonna be able to read it.
I'm just chuffed Ji is starting! The Echo said yesterday that Sessegnon would be our lone striker. Don't get me wrong, I like Sess. I just don't think he'll ever make a good Niall Quinn type target man. Not with out coaching staff anyway.
I would imagine similar stories would be in korean speaking papers. Approx 10% koreans speak fluent english apparantly.
There will be a bloke in Sunderland now furiously whipping out his Charley then stroking it in public to try and relax.
hot dogs over there are massive.... big enough for an appitite like SB
Not sure if the Korea Herald will be proved right, we'll see.
I am delighted for Sunderland spreading the word but worried at how long it lasts.
For example what is the interest in SAFC in Trinadad & Tobago, Paraguay and Ghana now?
Are you genuinely worried about this?
The thing here I suppose is the sponsorship rather than the support.
Egypt has a higher population than South Korea, but Korea has the money.
I expect the media above do broadcast or are issued in the native language ...
Do we actually sell anything in Korea to enable us to capitalise on getting publicity there?
How many SAFC lampshades would we need to sell to cover the cost of sending a delegation over there?
In case folk haven't managed to find the article on the [rather crappy imho] Korea Herald website:
“We’ve come here to recognize the leading role Ji plays in our football club, and to support his effort to build his international career,” said Quinn, a former Sunderland player and Ireland international.
“We were amazed at the response from Korean fans since we signed with Ji. So we came to Korea to build stronger relationships and also to support Ji,” former England manager Bruce added.
Bruce added that he believes Ji is now ready to play, and will make his first start for the club this weekend.
The Sunderland boss was scheduled to attend South Korea’s World Cup qualifying game against the UAE on Tuesday to check Ji’s condition.
“If he is OK after Tuesday’s match, he’ll make a first start against Arsenal on Sunday,” he said.
Bruce also noted that he would look out for a possible new signing from the Korean national team.
“It’s important for a coach to be always looking for players no matter which countries, but what appeals to me with Korean players, in particular, is their work ethic, honesty and also their ability to want to succeed.”
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