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The Hong Kong Football Podcast

The Hong Kong Football Podcast

By The Hong Kong Football Podcast
The Hong Kong Football Podcast comes to you from Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Hosted by James Legge, Tobias Zuser, and Jonathan White.

Available on iTunes, Anchor.FM, Stitcher, Spotify, Podcast Addict, Acast, Offside.hk and many more.

Contact us at podcast@offside.hk
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Episode 134 - Don't write off Hong Kong football just yet
While Covid-19 restrictions have interrupted football business in the city over the last two years, Hong Kong has been making some unlikely headlines in the last few days. Reason enough for Jonathan White and Tobias Zuser to dust off the mics and give you a round-up of all the exciting news: the qualification for the Asian Cup, Kitchee's unprecedented Champions League run, the resurrection of Tai Po, and much more. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk or send us a voice message at anchor.fm/hk-football-podcast. Please also follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Spotify, Anchor.fm, or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
42:31
June 29, 2022
Interview with Fung Hing-wa
James Legge and Tobias Zuser met with Eastern centre-back Fung Hing-wa for a candid talk about the highs and lows of his career, the secret behind Tai Po's 2018/19 season title, and the sorrow state of the Hong Kong Premier League.  What was Wa-zai's most difficult career decision? How did he turn his passion during the pandemic into a side-business? And why does he compare the Premier League with a mahjong game? Listen in to find out more - and how the interview was hijacked by two cats.  Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk or send us a voice message at anchor.fm/hk-football-podcast. Please also follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Spotify, or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
57:07
December 21, 2021
Episode 133 - A Better Tomorrow with Jørn Andersen?
Will new HKFA head coach Jørn Andersen get past his probation? Why do Lee Man refuse to play games? And what is going to happen to our beloved Hong Kong Stadium?  James Legge, Tobias Zuser, and Jonathan White discuss once again all the latest in Hong Kong football.  Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk or send us a voice message at anchor.fm/hk-football-podcast. Please also follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/  DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Spotify, or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
35:26
November 14, 2021
Episode 132 - Is Hong Kong football non-fungible?
Should you invest in Hong Kong football NFTs? What happened to the Senior Shield? And how excited should we be about the new Premier League season? James Legge, Tobias Zuser, and Jonathan White return after an extended summer hiatus to discuss the joys and sorrows of local football. They share their expectations for the season, question some of the competition formats, and bid farewell to the era of Mixu Paatelainen. 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 to our podcast via iTunes, Spotify, or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
45:07
October 18, 2021
Episode 131 - Everyone's a winner
If Rangers are the unofficial relegation play-off winners, are Lee Man unofficial league champions? Who scored the goal of the season - Ngan Lok-fung or Jared Lum? And do we really need to say out loud who is going to get the Best Player award? James Legge, Tobias Zuser, and Jonathan White discuss a surprisingly exciting season finale, the latest transfer news, as well as what to expect from all the international and regional football in the coming weeks. 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 to our podcast via iTunes, Spotify, or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
44:21
June 04, 2021
Episode 130 - Last-minute Lee Man
Who will be the 2020/2021 Hong Kong Premier League champions? Why are Lee Man late too the party? And who is missing in Mixu's latest Hong Kong team squad? James Legge, Tobias Zuser, and Jonathan White discuss all the latest in local football - despite the ungodly heat. Everything you need to know before the big season finale between Kitchee and Eastern, and the upcoming World Cup qualifiers in Bahrain. 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 to our podcast via iTunes, Spotify, or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
35:34
May 20, 2021
Episode 129 - The best of the rest
Will the championship & relegation round still be exciting to watch? Have the Bees lost their buzz? How did Resources Capital outplay Happy Valley and Southern? And who will be the best of the rest? James Legge, Tobias Zuser, and Jonathan White are discussing all the latest in local football - including rescheduled AFC Cup games, a new CEO, transfer news, and the potential role of Park'n'Shop vouchers. 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 to our podcast via iTunes, Spotify, or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:41
May 06, 2021
Episode 128 - Red flags everywhere
Does Hong Kong football have a sexism problem? Why did Lee Man withdraw from the Sapling Cup? Can Happy Valley pull of an Easter resurrection? And will the red flags keep flying? James Legge, Tobias Zuser, and Jonathan White discuss the latest in the Hong Kong Premier League, covering all the action and controversies on and off the pitch. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory
36:24
April 02, 2021
Episode 127: More of a spork than a fork
All the latest from the local game, including news from the Hong Kong Premier League, and preparations for the AFC Cup and Champions League. James Legge, Tobias Zuser and Jonathan White discuss all the latest goings-on, including a big win for Kitchee, the departure of Michael N'Dri, and a sad situation for Lai Lok-yin. And what happened to Eastern's attacking fork? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory
34:42
March 13, 2021
Episode 126 - What the flux
Local football is (finally) back, but is as complicated as ever. AFC bubble; Kitchee bag R&F double; and Chuck Yiu-kwok in trouble. James Legge and Jonathan White discuss all the latest goings-on, including how Happy Valley and Pegasus got in some bother with insurance, and Igor Sartori's new club. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory
33:02
February 25, 2021
Episode 125 - Lockdown edition (again)
When can the Hong Kong Premier League resume? What happened to all the R&Fugees? How amazing is the new Hong Kong kit? And what the .... are designated non-resident players? James Legge, Tobias Zuser and Jonathan White conform to Hong Kong's latest gathering rules and only meet for a quick chat on the phone to talk about local football. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory
20:48
December 13, 2020
Episode 124 - Eastern Promises
Who are the 2020/21 Premier League title contenders? Should the Sapling Cup always be played before the season? And which club has the best kit this year? James Legge and Tobias Zuser give a preview on what to expect from the new season, and together with Jonathan White they discuss if local football is really going to "light up our era". 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
32:27
November 20, 2020
Episode 123 - It is what it is (asterisk)
Did Kitchee deserve to win the title? What to make of R&F's sudden withdrawal from the Premier League? And has the 1st Division become the graveyard of the HKPL? James Legge and Tobias Zuser are once again joined by Jonathan White to talk about the dramatic finish of what was probably the strangest season in local football history. They also look ahead to the 2020/21 championship, which is set to start in just a few days. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
33:02
October 16, 2020
Episode 122 - Three-way title tussle
Who will win the Premier League? Has Hong Kong got a new striker for the national team? And - what is Tenet all about? James Legge and Tobias Zuser share the last round-up for the (too) long awaited season finale, for which R&F, Kitchee, Eastern, and Lee Man are all still in the mix. Also, listen in if you want some podcast merch! 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
21:39
September 28, 2020
Episode 121 - Let's get it over with
After a pandemic-induced pause, a reduced Hong Kong Premier League swings back into behind-closed-doors action, and we are going to tell you all about it. Will R&F keep their place at the top of the pile? Will it even matter who wins? And should Valley be happy with a 6th-place finish? Plus news on the latest transfers, some big retirements, the Hong Kong team, AFC news -- and podcast merch. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
36:16
September 07, 2020
Episode 120 - The Great Hong Kong Football Quiz
Who will be the inaugural quiz champion? And can you score higher than the two podcast hosts? With local football still on hold until late summer, James Legge and Tobias Zuser invited quiz master and guest host Jonathan White for a face off in the 1st Great Hong Kong Football Quiz of the Hong Kong Football Podcast. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
59:15
May 28, 2020
Episode 119 - When local football continues (maybe)
When will there be football again in Hong Kong? How much will the 2019/2020 title be worth in the end? And is there at all any positive news? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest action-free news in local football. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
22:54
May 01, 2020
Episode 118 - Play Like Nobody's Watching
Will Hong Kong football get back to normal soon amidst the global Covid-19 scare? Why are there so many goals in the Sapling Cup? And who will progress to the FA Cup semi finals? James Legge and Tobias Zuser reunited in joy as local football starts to slowly resume - albeit behind closed doors. They talk about the recent results in the Sapling Cup and look ahead to the upcoming league and FA Cup fixtures. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
17:57
March 13, 2020
Episode 117 - Quarantined
Hong Kong is still under lockdown due to the coronavirus, so what does that mean for local football and the remainder of the season? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the new arrangements for the Sapling Cup games, which are played behind closed doors, and also speculate about possible scenarios for the Premier League and the AFC Cup, all that while wondering what is actually left to do in the city. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
12:34
February 12, 2020
Episode 116 - Local football going viral
What to make of the newest 5 Year Plan of the Hong Kong Football Association? Does the league need more marquee players? And will local football win the unnerving match against the coronavirus? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest developments in the Premier League and share their insights and opinions about the Strategic Plan that will set the direction of Hong Kong football for the coming years. They also talked to HKFA CEO Paul Woodland and Technical Director Thor Arnason to get their take on some of the ideas that are expected to improve the local game. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
47:25
January 29, 2020
Episode 115 - Change of season
Should Hong Kong really change the league season to follow the calendar year? How ready are Tai Po for their Asian football campaign? And are R&F slowly reassembling the Kitchee champion squad of 2016? James Legge and Tobias Zuser round up the latest results in the Sapling Cup and look ahead to the return of the Hong Kong Premier League as well as a less exciting Lunar New Year Cup tournament. They also discuss some of the ideas for the next 5 year plan of the Hong Kong Football Association. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:43
January 16, 2020
Episode 114 - New decade, old football trade
Are Lee Man the Hong Kong version of Leicester City? Can Eastern and Kitchee gain momentum with their new winter transfers? And how to get excited about the Sapling Cup? Tobias Zuser and Jonathan White discuss the thrilling football action of the festive season, which saw some earlier bold predictions actually come true. They also share their thoughts about recent transfers, and look ahead to the next round of fixtures. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
37:11
January 03, 2020
Episode 113: EAFF-off
What to make of Hong Kong's EAFF Championship performance? Who will be in the Senior Shield final? And how many equestrian puns can one podcast handle? James Legge and Jonathan White discuss the latest action in Hong Kong football, and look ahead to the fixtures over the festive period, as the decade comes to a close. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
35:15
December 21, 2019
Episode 112 - Hong Kong vs China in South Korea
What's the situation in the Hong Kong Premier League? Why should you never leave Hong Kong Stadium early? And how strong are the squads of South Korea, Japan, and China in the upcoming EAFF finals? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest goal fests and humble draws in the Hong Kong Premier League, and they also look ahead to the highly anticipated final round of the EAFF tournament in Busan. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
30:04
December 04, 2019
Episode 111 - What's there to complain about?
Can Hong Kong be satisfied with the latest win against Cambodia? Has the team come forward under Paatelainen? And will James Ha be Hong Kong's new goal scoring machine? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss Hong Kong's most recent home fixtures in the World Cup qualifiers against the backdrop of an increasingly chaotic city. They also look forward to the upcoming rounds of the Hong Kong 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: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:26
November 20, 2019
Episode 110 - In Need of Home Advantage
Can Hong Kong get their first win in the World Cup qualifiers in front of an enthusiastic home crowd? Are Eastern the deserving league leaders at the moment? And who is the 17-year-old HK youngster everyone should watch out for? This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser shine some light on the upcoming home matches of the Hong Kong national team against Bahrain and Cambodia. They also discuss the latest results in the Premier League and look ahead to the Senior Shield quarter finals. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:23
November 06, 2019
Episode 109 - Valley shattered, Yuen Long battered
Why should Yuen Long not be too worried about their latest 0-8 defeat? Who is REALLY bottom of the league? And how has the current situation affected spectator numbers? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest action in Hong Kong football after normal programming has resumed. They also look ahead to the next rounds and the possible changes at the top of the table. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:12
October 23, 2019
Episode 108 - No football
How long will Hong Kong be without football? Does the national team stand a chance against Iraq? And what does the current situation mean for the sports industry at large? This time Tobias Zuser talks with guest host Jonathan White about local football - or rather - the absence of it. They also discuss the upcoming World Cup qualifier and offer their predictions. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
27:04
October 09, 2019
Episode 107 - Breached rules and cancelled games
Has the district derby been urbanized? How did Rangers end up with too many adults on the pitch? And how awkward will be Eastern and Tai Po's first battle of the exes? James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss how Hong Kong football becomes increasingly affected by the political situation in the city. But they also talk all there is about the actual footy: the latest Premier League results and cup games, as well as the upcoming round of fixtures. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
28:29
September 25, 2019
Episode 106 - Hong Kong's strangely satisfying loss
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: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
33:09
September 11, 2019
Episode 105 - New season, new look
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
20:54
August 29, 2019
Episode 104 - The 2019/20 Season Preview
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. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
50:16
August 14, 2019
Episode 103 - Season finale
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 pm in front of the Hong Kong Stadium. A PDF version will follow later on. The Hong Kong Football Podcast would like to thank again all our supporters who contributed to the crowdfunding campaign. https://www.fringebacker.com/en/projects/the-hong-kong-football-podcast-season-review-2018-19/ 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
39:10
May 23, 2019
Episode 102 - When the Kin Army conquered Hong Kong
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 print magazine and still needs around 30% to reach the target. Please help us supporting local football! You can find more information here: https://www.fringebacker.com/en/projects/the-hong-kong-football-podcast-season-review-2018-19/ 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
36:06
May 08, 2019
Interview with HKFA Technical Director Thor Arnason
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 drive for the upcoming Season Review print magazine. Please help us supporting local football! You can find more information here: www.fringebacker.com/en/projects/th…eview-2018-19/ 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
47:59
April 24, 2019
Episode 101 - Who wins the league? It's complicated
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 information here: https://www.fringebacker.com/en/projects/the-hong-kong-football-podcast-season-review-2018-19/ 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
27:27
April 10, 2019
Episode 100 - But Hong Kong football is never getting old
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 electrifying Round 15 in 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: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
46:13
March 27, 2019
Episode 99 - Tight at the Top
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
28:53
March 13, 2019
Episode 98 - Are Tai Po ready for Asia?
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 MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
38:59
February 27, 2019
Episode 97 - Have Eastern lost their direction?
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
25:58
February 12, 2019
When Jesus Came to Hong Kong: The Derek Currie Story (Part 2)
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 Petrie's Rangers for new boys Seiko, reuniting with Walter Gerrard and teaming up with a young Wu Kwok-hung. And thus begins one of the fiercest rivalries in Hong Kong football history, as the Watchmen do battle with the historic and much loved South China. Currie also briefly leaves Hong Kong, starts his international career, and, eventually, winds down his career. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
30:50
February 05, 2019
Episode 96 - Anyone can beat anyone
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
32:23
January 30, 2019
Episode 95 - Yes We Ken
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 league and the first silverware of the season at the Senior Shield final. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
37:31
January 16, 2019
Episode 94 - Big title race ahead in 2019
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
30:58
January 02, 2019
When Jesus Came to Hong Kong: The Derek Currie Story (Part 1)
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 Glasgow to Hong Kong, where an excellent Rangers team, buoyed by new signings, sped to the top of the league... before beginning to disintegrate. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
28:53
December 24, 2018
Episode 93 - No dreaming of a White Christmas
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 ACL/AFC Cup squad? And would Hoi King be a title contender if football games only lasted for 45 minutes? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
28:54
December 19, 2018
Episode 92 - End of Kitchee's unbeaten era
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
28:23
December 05, 2018
Episode 91 - Hong Kong join big boys of East Asia
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 the Kim era? And who will earn the bragging rights of winning the Happy Valley derby in Division 1? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
35:53
November 22, 2018
Episode 90 - Ready for East Asia?
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/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
26:33
November 07, 2018
Episode 89 - Like the good old days in Division 1
James Legge and Tobias Zuser are back at it and discuss the latest in the Premier League, Gary White's debut as Hong Kong's head coach, as well as the clash of giants between South China and Happy Valley in the 1st Division. Will Krisztian Vadocz take Kitchee back on track? Why should we get excited about Happy Valley? And where NOT to watch the sunset in Hong Kong? 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/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
28:21
October 24, 2018
Episode 88 - Gary White's Hong Kong bow
James Legge and Tobias Zuser are back, to discuss a weekend of last-minute drama in the Hong Kong Premier League, including Yuen Long's Kitchee shock and Southern's smash-and-grab job. There's also chat about the Hong Kong squad ahead of its matches against Thailand and Indonesia. What's going on with Kitchee's wobble? Can Lee Man get some goals? And who was the last-minute addition to the HK squad? 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/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:32
October 09, 2018
Episode 87 - Southern with perfect start to the season
James Legge and Tobias Zuser survived Typhoon Mangkhut and are back in the studio to talk about all the latest in Hong Kong football: the first Kitchee-Eastern derby, the preliminary round of the Senior Shield competition as well as the perfect season start for the Aberdeeners. Special guest for this week's episode is Southern left back Shay Spitz, to explain more about the recent success of his team. Has Kitchee's dominance come to an end? Will Hoi King stand any chance to stay in the Premier League? And how many passports does Shay Spitz have? 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/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
34:42
September 26, 2018
Episode 86 - Gary White is the new Hong Kong chief (despite FA beef)
James Legge and Tobias Zuser take a look at the first week of fixtures in the still fresh Hong Kong Premier League season. They also discuss the appointment of Gary White as the new head coach of the national team, and look ahead to the first major tests for Kitchee this season. What's all the head coach fuss about? Can Kitchee's current defense stop R&F's Tiago de Leonco? And how much man power is needed to drain Aberdeen Sports Ground? 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/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
22:14
September 12, 2018
Episode 85 - 2018/19 Season Preview
The Hong Kong Football Podcast returns for its 3rd season! Ahead of the first match, James Legge and Tobias Zuser take a close look at every club and discuss what to expect in the coming year. They also talk about the latest developments with the still coach-less national team. Are Kitchee still the title favourites? Can Chan Yuen-ting put Eastern back on track? And will Tai Po be the same without Tan Chun-lok? Starting from this season, the podcast will appear every fortnight instead of every week, which will give us more freedom to cover the "bigger picture" of local football. 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
01:04:27
August 29, 2018
Episode 84 - What to make of the 2017/18 season
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 MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
19:23
May 30, 2018
Player of the Season Interview: Krisztián Vadócz
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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
22:49
May 26, 2018
Episode 83 - The Season Review Magazine is back
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 podcast@offside.hk and follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
24:07
May 23, 2018
Episode 82 - Kitchee and Tai Po go Asia in 2019
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 his preparation for adding more silverware this season. Will Kitchee continue to dominate the league in the seasons to come? Is the annual promotion/relegation game a farce? And could rugby be football's biggest foe in this city? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:53
May 17, 2018
Episode 81 - Tai Po's many finals
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
26:06
May 10, 2018
Episode 80 - Tai Po & Pegasus prepare for end-of-season clash
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
23:18
May 02, 2018
Episode 79 - Award nominations
James Legge and Tobias Zuser round-up the latest Sapling Cup semi-finals and discuss who were the most outstanding players & coaches this season. They also respond to listener questions and take a look at the upcoming Premier League fixtures. Who would deserve the "Hong Kong Football Podcast" season awards? Why are popular votes a bad idea? And why might both Rangers and Eastern players be a bit upset with their club owners? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
36:22
April 25, 2018
Episode 78 - Kitchee are champions
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 at podcast@offside.hk and follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:30
April 19, 2018
Episode 77 - One hand on the trophy
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 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
38:55
April 11, 2018
Episode 76 - Tianjin Quanjian come to Mong Kok
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? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
21:46
April 03, 2018
Episode 75 - No Asian Cup. What now?
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 NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
37:24
March 28, 2018
Episode 74 - Lung brings a breath of fresh air
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 podcast@offside.hk and follow us at www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
33:16
March 21, 2018
Episode 73 - Can Kitchee beat Kashiwa?
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 of Hong Kong football? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
42:17
March 13, 2018
Episode 72 - The Goal of the Season?
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 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
26:57
March 09, 2018
Episode 71 - The first ACL verdict
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
44:27
February 28, 2018
Episode 70 - New year, Korea fear
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 goals? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
18:10
February 19, 2018
Episode 69 - Kitchee's cold night in Tianjin
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser (on the phone) take a look at a tough night for Kitchee in their Asian Champions League opener. There is also some chat about the Sapling Cup and the Lunar New Year Cup. Was Alex Chu's formation too risky? Can Forlan really perform against big clubs? Why are podcasts so much shorter when there's only one person? 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 to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
16:16
February 14, 2018
Episode 68 - Kitchee face Tianjin Quanjian in ACL debut
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser not only cover the latest Premier League round and the upcoming Sapling Cup fixtures, but also look ahead to Kitchee's first appearance in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, February 13th, when they face Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian. How many points can Kitchee collect in the ACL group stage? Why are Diego Forlan's free kicks so important? And how bad is the Mandarin of the podcast hosts? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us on www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
35:22
February 07, 2018
Episode 67 - The Tangerines lift the Senior Shield
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 www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
32:18
January 31, 2018
Episode 66 - Eastern get a beastin'
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 with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us on www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
41:57
January 24, 2018
Episode 65 - A bit forlorn despite Forlán
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 us on www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
38:55
January 17, 2018
Episode 64 - The Kwok Effect
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? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us on www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
25:35
January 10, 2018
Episode 63 - Insider's Guide to Local Fan Culture
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 can local fans be inspired by Chinese and Turkish football? And why is it better to have a football towel than a scarf? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us on www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
34:21
January 03, 2018
Episode 62 - A week of Christmas miracles
A special holiday edition of the Hong Kong Football Podcast. Host Tobias Zuser discusses the latest news and action, including Yuen Long’s Christmas miracle, the resignation of Hong Kong national team coach Kim Pan-gon, the return of podcast favourite Nikola Komazec and the curious rule change that would allow players from Hong Kong to once again play in Mainland China. Given all these news, host-on-vacation James Legge immediately left the Christmas dinner to find the closest phone booth and join the podcast on the line. Is Hong Kong football particularly great when James is leaving the city? What will Hong Kong do without coach Kim? And what’s the needle business in the Eastern-Southern game all about? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us on www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
28:08
December 29, 2017
Episode 61 - Joao Emir’s wonderstrike steals the headline
James Legge and Tobias Zuser provide the latest round-up of the Sapling Cup and look ahead to all the upcoming football action over Christmas and New Year. Did Kitchee's Krisztian Vadocz deserve that red card? Which team got away with the easiest FA Cup draw? And are there already any contenders for the sought-after "Player of the Year" award, curated by the Hong Kong Football Podcast? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us on www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
24:29
December 20, 2017
Episode 60 - Tai Po full of Christmas favours
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest in the Premier League, and take a closer look at the Asian Champions League draw as well as the ominous Junior FA Cup. Was it really an own goal or did the brilliantly named Everton Camargo actually score the goal by himself? Who are Kitchee's opponents in the Asian Champions League? And is Southern’s spirited style of playing finally catching up with them? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk and follow us on www.instagram.com/hong_kong_football_podcast/ DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
36:43
December 13, 2017
Episode 59 - Hong Kong's Year in China
Hong Kong’s premier weekly English-language local football podcast is back with James Legge and Tobias Zuser discussing the latest in the Hong Kong Premier League and the Sapling Cup. This time they are joined on the line by Chinese football expert and Wild East Football correspondent Jamie McIlroy to round up the past and future of Hong Kong players in China. How did Festus Baise, Au Yeung Yiu-chung, and Godfred Karikari perform this season? Do Southern District - as Aberdeeners - have a true sailor spirit? And will Rangers eventually overcome their current coaching crisis? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
43:21
December 06, 2017
Episode 58 - The Flying Horsemen are still ascending
James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest action in Sapling Cup and Hong Kong Premier League matches, and look ahead to the upcoming games in both competitions. Which coach cares the most about the Sapling Cup? Why does James want to talk about Nazis? And should we call R&F's Yanzigang Stadium really a 'stadium'? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:59
November 29, 2017
Episode 57 - Argy-bargy in the compass points derby
James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back at an excellent round of Premier League fixtures and discuss the latest fallout in the whole national anthem circus. Did Eastern and Southern deliver the most insanely hot-tempered 20 minutes of local football? Was Pegasus' early-season winning streak more than flash in the pan? And, has R&F's Yanzigang Stadium already turned into a fortress? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
31:54
November 22, 2017
Episode 56 - Asian Cup Trauma
James Legge and Tobias Zuser take on the difficult task to find words for processing the crucial Asian Cup qualifier between Hong Kong and Lebanon - and discuss what to take away from the controversial 0-1 loss. But they also look ahead to the return of domestic football in form of the Hong Kong Premier League this weekend. Was it a red card or not? What needs to happen that James stops rhyming? And what are Trump and Shinzo Abe doing at Tsing Yi Sports Ground? (We apologize for the diminished sound quality this time - we'll be back to high quality sound for the next episode!)
31:42
November 15, 2017
Episode 55 - Big points for the bottom three
James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back at an exciting week of Hong Kong football and celebrate the rare occasion of getting almost all of their predictions right. They also look ahead to the upcoming international games against Bahrain and Lebanon and discuss what's at stake for the Hong Kong national team. What's the newest on Hong Kong's national anthem law? Are we going to witness the most significant FIFA friendly game of all times? And how is head coach Kim Pan-gon going to line up? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
30:29
November 08, 2017
Episode 54 - What's up? Sapling Cup
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser round up the first Sapling Cup fixtures, discuss Cheung Wai-ki's debut in the Australian W-League, and look ahead to the upcoming Premier League games. Can R&F prolong their "one-match-run" and bag another three points? Where were the Rangers bad boys last weekend? How can another team beat Kitchee? And who is the alleged new signing for Pegasus? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
30:59
November 01, 2017
Episode 53 - Eastern still know how to win
James Legge and Tobias Zuser round up the quarter finals of the Senior Shield and look ahead to next week's Sapling Cup and HKPL matches. Have Eastern still a chance to turn their season around? Will Hong Kong lose their Asian Champions League spots to Malaysia in the near future? And how is it that local stadiums are NEVER named after their closest MTR station? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
36:15
October 25, 2017
Episode 52 - Raindrops keep falling on R&F's heads
Despite the typhoon wreaking havoc on the Premier League schedule, James Legge and Tobias Zuser offer an in-depth analysis of the latest fixtures, including what was probably the best game of the season so far, the match between Kitchee and Tai Po at Mong Kok Stadium. Have Hong Kong players been crowded out by Brazilians? What happened to the Yuen Long verve? And will James - at last - reveal his favourite Hong Kong game of all times? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
39:13
October 18, 2017
Episode 51 - Jordi the Hong Kong hero
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser give their verdicts on Hong Kong's recent performances, and look at what the win over Malaysia does for their chances of Asia Cup qualification. There's also a full rundown of everything you need to look out for in this weekend's Hong Kong Premier League matches. Can the national team keep relying on naturalised players? Will Eastern finally get their first point of the season this weekend? And is it ok to wave the Hong Kong colonial flag? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
36:15
October 12, 2017
Episode 50 - Pegasus gallop on, as Hong Kong prepare for Malaysia
As Hong Kong welcomes three new Spaniards to the international set-up, James Legge previews the national team's chances for the big qualifier against Malaysia, and takes a look a great weekend of action in the Hong Kong Premier League. That includes Pegasus' big win over Eastern, a fantastic game for Dreams FC's new young star, and Lee Man getting a creditable draw with Tai Po. How will Kim Pan-gon integrate his new players into the HK side? When will Eastern end this early-season flop? And why was Michael Luk not so, ahem, lucky? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
22:55
October 03, 2017
Episode 49 - Are Pegasus the new Eastern?
Despite the scarce action in Hong Kong football last weekend, James Legge and Tobias Zuser have still come up with enough talking points about the Community Cup, the first Senior Shield round, as well as the upcoming Premier League fixtures. Is local football "too simple" for R&F? How are South China holding up "down there" in the 1st Division? And what will the Hong Kong national team do without Festus Baise? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
27:09
September 28, 2017
Episode 48 - Bar fight on the football pitch
James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back at an action-packed Hong Kong Premier League weekend that saw not only flying fists but also some unpredictable results. How bad is the situation for Eastern now? What to make of "marked seats" in future AFC competitions? And is the Community Cup really cursed? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
42:55
September 20, 2017
Episode 47 - Can Kitchee be stopped?
James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back at the latest action in the Hong Kong Premier League, which left Kitchee on top and Eastern at the bottom. What have Wong Wai and a goldfish in common? Are Lee Man actually the German national team? And who can help "Tycoon Joe" in the defence? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
48:45
September 12, 2017
Episode 46 - How not to qualify for the Asian Cup?
James Legge and Tobias Zuser are back to discuss Hong Kong's latest 1-1 draw with Malaysia in the Asian Cup qualifiers as well as the upcoming Premier League fixtures. Can Hong Kong still qualify for the Asian Cup without nuclear war? Will the Flying Horsemen take revenge on R&F? And what makes Dreams FC so unusually likable? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
34:28
September 06, 2017
Episode 45 - New season, new surprises
This week, James Legge looks back at an interesting opening week in the Hong Kong Premier League, including good starts for Pegasus and Dreams FC. There'll also be some chat about what's coming up for the Hong Kong international team and some news from Beijing about a possible crackdown on booing during the national anthem. Will Kim's men keep up their good form in this massive game against Malaysia? Which new arrival looked good for Dreams? And was Southern's Shay Spitz right to be shocked when he got sent off? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
18:51
August 31, 2017
Episode 44 - The new season arrives
As the start of the new season looms, James Legge and Tobias Zuser run the rule over the ins and outs at the Hong Kong Premier League clubs, including the mini-revolution at R&F and Kitchee's strengthening ahead of their title defence. Are Pegasus in trouble this season? Can Lee Man get an early win over rivals Rangers? And are Dreams doomed to a season-long nightmare? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
53:25
August 23, 2017
Episode 43 - Has Kim just found the right system for Hong Kong?
James Legge and Tobias Zuser return one last time before their summer hiatus to talk about the latest Asian Cup qualifier between Hong Kong and North Korea. They use this opportunity to discuss South China's shock relegation, the latest league transfers, as well as how next season might look. Is Hong Kong back in the game to qualify for the Asian Cup? What will be the podcast's official nickname for Dreams FC? Which Kim do the fans actually want out? And have James and Tobi really found out where goalkeeper Tin Man-ho lives? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
48:17
June 14, 2017
Episode 42 - Chan carries the can
This week James Legge (without Tobias Zuser) looks back on a big play-off win for Eastern, which ended with a surprise managerial departure. There's also chat about the national team squad, which will be missing Sandro, for a strange reason, and which will be losing a stalwart defender this month. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
13:56
May 31, 2017
Episode 41 - East v South in play-off final
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back on two interesting season play-off semi-finals, and look ahead to the final on Saturday. There's also transfer news, national team news, end-of-season awards news and some chat about Kitchee v Tottenham. What will Kitchee's new signing bring to their team? Who was the real player of the season? And who wore the best suit to the awards ceremony? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
55:27
May 24, 2017
Episode 40 - Podcast magazine, Football Forum & Season Play-offs
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back on a bit of a controversial FA Cup final, catch up on all the latest transfer and promotion rumours, and tell you how to get the brand new bilingual podcast magazine. They also invite you to Hong Kong's 1st Football Forum (hkfootballforum.wordpress.com) on May 24th in Tai Po and look ahead to what awaits us in the semi-finals of the season play-off. Should there be more at stake for the "Battle of the Buses" - like actual bus routes? Why are James and Tobi already getting nostalgic about the season play-off? And how bad is the refereeing really in Hong Kong? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
39:48
May 18, 2017
Episode 39 - Kitchee cap terrible end to Eastern's season
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss Kitchee's convincing win of the Hong Kong Premier League as well as Eastern's last ACL game against Kawasaki Frontale, but also look ahead to the upcoming FA Cup Final. Could the referee have done better in the most important match of the season? Why are the best-looking players kept out of the national team? And what do we think about the new Kitchee kit? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
43:39
May 10, 2017
Episode 38 - The Big Season Finale: Kitchee vs Eastern
The last round of the Hong Kong Premier League has finally arrived, so James Legge and Tobias Zuser give the ultimate preview of what really matters. Who will be champions in 2016/17? Kitchee or Eastern? They will also talk about Tai Po's glory in the Sapling Cup, last week's FA Cup fixtures, as well as the promotion/relegation outlook in Hong Kong's lower divisions. How predictable is the final round? Why we probably won't see a sold-out Mong Kok Stadium on Saturday? And how brutal was the Sapling Cup with its 13 bookings and 1 send-off? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
01:04:36
May 04, 2017
Episode 37 - Guangzhou trauma, Premier League action, and FA Cup preview
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser share their sorrow about Eastern's last home game in the ACL and the surrounding controversies. But they also look back at the penultimate Premier League round, and ahead to the upcoming FA Cup semi-finals. And on top of all that, Southern striker Paul Olivier Ngue makes his podcast debut. Have Eastern sold out their own fans? Have Tobi and James picked up a free Evergrande shirt? And who you should vote for in the HKFA Footballer awards? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
46:39
April 26, 2017
Episode 36 - Terrifying Guangzhou game amidst exciting HKPL championship race
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser take a look at the exciting FA Cup quarter finals, but also discuss Eastern’s upcoming ACL home game against Guangzhou Evergrande as well as the promising finish of the Premier League. Will all three district teams enter the season play-off? Does Jared Lum's goal celebration resemble a kangaroo or an Easter bunny? Has a Japanese adult video star disturbed Paulinho’s preparation for the ACL game? And should the national team really play at Hong Kong Stadium? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
53:46
April 19, 2017
Episode 35 - Broken ACL dream & FA Cup
James Legge and Tobias Zuser are united again to talk about Eastern's sobering defeat in the ACL, but also to discuss the exciting Premier League round of last weekend and to look ahead to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Can Kitchee still be stopped? How did the Hong Kong's women team perform in North Korea? And what are Eastern's theoretical chances to win the Champions League?
39:34
April 13, 2017
Episode 34 - Final Premier League stretch & ACL preview
This week Tobias Zuser and guest host Jeff Hardbattle look back on another exciting football weekend, discuss Eastern's chances in their next ACL game, and look ahead to Round 20 of the Hong Kong Premier League. Who has the best cards to win the league? What's the secret behind Tai Po's inconsistent performances? And why is Chiu Chun-kit our favorite player? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
54:42
April 05, 2017
Episode 33 - In Kim We (no longer?) Trust
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back, disappointedly, at the national team's international break, after bad results and worse performances. James may even have lost his previously unshakable trust in Kim Pan-gon. They will also preview a full week of fixtures in the Hong Kong Premier League, with Eastern taking on Pegasus and Kitchee hoping they can beat BC Glory Sky at the second time of asking. Why was Roberto Affonso playing left-back? What happened to all those attacking options Kim used to have? And who has Chan Siu-ki been beefing with on Facebook? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
43:07
March 29, 2017
Episode 32 - Bai He makes his point in 4-3 classic, plus international talk
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser pull themselves back together after that drama-filled classic between Eastern and South China, and run the rule over Kim Pan-gon's controversial squad selection for the national team. There'll also be talk about who's going to win the league, why one team now looks likely to get relegated, and Southern getting their revenge on Tai Po. Did Chan Lap-ming just score the goal of the season? Can Glory Sky keep hold of Everton Camargo? And why should the Jordan national team listen to Blur before they play in Hong Kong? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
45:24
March 22, 2017
Episode 31 - Sapling Cup semis and Eastern's loss
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser pick over the remains of a loss for Eastern in the ACL, and wonder what all of this fixture congestion means for the champions' title defence. There'll also be talk about the Hong Kong women's team's friendly win, the Sapling Cup semi-final results, and Nikola Komazec's return to his old goalscoring ways. Why is the ACL about to get even harder for Eastern? Who will win the Sapling Cup final? And just who is MK Kwok? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
36:43
March 15, 2017
Episode 30 - Eastern and HKFC both celebrate wins against the odds
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser take a look at a creditable and hard-earned point for Eastern in the ACL, and get a call from a South Korean football expert on what lies in store for them in their next fixture. They'll also discuss a big win for HKFC, a great run of form for Sandro, and a let-off for the Pegasus goalie. Why should the HK women's team be worried about their qualifying group? What's with Kitchee's local player problem? And is "The Orientals" really a good nickname? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
01:03:51
March 08, 2017
Episode 29 - Unforgettable ACL debut, forgettable Battle of the Buses
Another week of podcast action with James Legge and Tobias Zuser, who discuss Eastern's unlucky night in Guangzhou, and look ahead to their first ACL home game against Kawasaki Frontale. Of course there is also a lot of Premier League news to talk about. This time they are joined on the line by Japan-based football journalist Dan Orlowitz. Can Eastern do better this time in a sold-out Mong Kok Stadium? Who receives the podcast's first "Fair Play" award? And what are all the players listening to on their oversized headphones before each game? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
01:00:46
March 01, 2017
Episode 28 - Eastern versus Guangzhou Evergrande (minus away fans)
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser question Eastern's strange reasoning for keeping their fans out of Guangzhou, but also talked about what we can expect from Chan Yuen-ting's men on the pitch on Wednesday night. For more about Evergrande, they were joined on the line by China-based football agent and writer Chris Atkins. Of course, there was also a lot to discuss about all the recent and upcoming action in the Hong Kong Premier League. Will Eastern surprise Evergrande with a new line-up? What's wrong with compensating fans for cancelling their tickets? And what to expect from the second edition of the "Battle of the Buses" between Yuen Long and Southern? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
01:01:41
February 21, 2017
Episode 27 - Ticket debacles and relegation scrap
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser are a bit worried about Eastern's ticket sales policies, but also find time to talk about the big Sapling Cup quarter-final results, and the upcoming (and newly dubbed) Handover Derby. Can Kitchee peg back Eastern with a result against Tai Po? Why are we uninspired by the South China v Pegasus match? And what exactly can you get from the HKFA merchandise shop near Tseung Kwan O? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
43:50
February 15, 2017
Episode 26 - Kitchee's heartbreaking ACL loss
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser try to process Kitchee's tragic defeat in the ACL play-off against Ulsan Hyundai, but also talk about last weekend's Premier League action and the upcoming Sapling Cup quarter-finals. Is there hope for Hong Kong football? What's the newest trend among the Premier League coaches? And what's behind the Sham Shui Po effect? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
47:54
February 08, 2017
Episode 25 - Kitchee's Champions League adventure and a big game for Eastern
This week it's just James Legge, and he'll be talking about a massive night for Kitchee in the Champions League qualifiers, plus their next round to come. We'll also talk about an exciting round of Premier League fixtures - including what could be a thriller at the top of the table - as well as transfers and Lunar New Year Cup news. Will Kitchee stick with their new system away in South Korea? Can Southern keep up their excellent recent form? And what does one democracy activist's choice of team maybe say about his political future? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
27:40
February 01, 2017
Episode 24 - Points dropped at the top, as Kitchee face Hanoi challenge
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back on a very impressive start for South China's newest signing, take a look at what went wrong for the top two at the weekend, and get the lowdown on Kitchee's Vietnamese opponents in Wednesday's AFC Champions League qualifier. For more intel they were joined on the phone by Hanoi Football Show host Bill. How will Kitchee line up for this big game? Are Yuen Long really involved in the title race? And what about that Asia Cup qualifying draw for the Hong Kong national team? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
53:58
January 24, 2017
Episode 23 - Kitchee win Senior Shield, transfer news and Lunar New Year Cup saga
This week (and with apologies for a little bit of sound interference in the middle) James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back on a very exciting Senior Shield final, catch up on all the transfer news, and look ahead to what awaits us in Round 13 of the Hong Kong Premier League season. What was so interesting about Kitchee's formation for the final? Who's this exciting new arrival for Pegasus? And do Yuen Long stand a better chance of winning the league than South China? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
38:18
January 18, 2017
Episode 22 - Goals galore ahead of Senior Shield final
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser look back at the goalfests for Kitchee and Eastern, as well as a great Tai Po debut for Itaparica and a massive Yuen Long comeback. Who will win the Senior Shield final? Why was the Hong Kong-Guangdong Cup so controversial? And what's wrong with South China's away kit? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
51:21
January 11, 2017
Episode 21 - Premier League returns for new year
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser react to the first leg of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Cup, talk about transfer ins and outs, and look ahead to what awaits us in Round 12 of the Hong Kong Premier League season. Will Eastern regain top spot? Will Rangers' new signing make all the difference to their season? And look at all the Brazilians Tai Po have got now! Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
43:28
January 04, 2017
Episode 20 - Senior Shield & Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup
This week Tobias Zuser rounds up the Christmas action of the Senior Shield semi-finals, and also looks ahead to the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup. What can we expect from the Senior Shield final? Does the transfer window really matter in Hong Kong? And why won’t we see any star players in the Hong Kong and Guangdong teams? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANYMORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
18:56
December 30, 2016
Episode 19 - ACL draw and Christmas action
This week Tobias Zuser hosts the podcast just by himself, but still has a lot to share about the Asian Champions League draw , the preliminary FA Cup round and the upcoming Senior Shield semi-finals. How does Tobi's ideal Christmas look like? What has been the biggest transfer news this week? And why are some people upset with the new Eastern signing? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANYMORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
24:21
December 22, 2016
Episode 18 - South China slip and Yuen Long comeback
Just James Legge this week, with all the latest news and results from the Hong Kong Premier League, as well as the lowdown on this coming weekend's FA Cup games. Yuen Long cementing their impressive league position, while R&F grab a vital result at the foot of the table. Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANYMORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
11:59
December 14, 2016
Episode 17 - Kitchee and Eastern draw, and relegation scrap looms
James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss all the latest goings on in the Hong Kong Premier League, and make their predictions for the weekend's matches. Why is a 0-0 draw between the top two maybe a good thing? Can Southern peel away from the bottom? And why should R&F really be the hipsters' favourites? Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANY MORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
47:05
December 08, 2016
Episode 16 - Eastern open a gap and ACL saga rolls on
James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest Premier League matches, including Kitchee's potentially costly draw with BC Glory Sky and the battle for bragging rights in the New Territories. Who are the favourites for the big one between Eastern and Kitchee this weekend? Why is James so annoyed by the Asia Champions League saga? And how many different goalies will BC Glory Sky register this season? (With apologies for our lateness this week) Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANYMORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
01:01:33
December 02, 2016
Episode 15 - ACL blunder & Premier League Round-up
James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the latest Premier League Round and also try to shed light on the blunder surrounding Hong Kong’s participation in the Asian Champions League. Which footballer will be the main character in James’ fiction crime novel? What’s the best reason for the AFC to allow Eastern in the Champions League? And does Tobi still see Tai Po as the dark horse of the season? (Please note that the podcast was recorded before the statement by HKFA CEO Mark Sutcliffe, which we will discuss in the following week.) Share your opinions with us at podcast@offside.hk! DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE ANYMORE: Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or any other podcast platform by searching for "Hong Kong Football Podcast" in the directory.
51:26
November 25, 2016
Episode 14 - The Truth about the EAFF Cup (Part 2)
This week James Legge and Tobias Zuser don’t mince their words when wrapping up Hong Kong’s performance at the EAFF Championships qualifiers – both on and off the pitch. They also take a look at the Hong Kong women’s team and share their preview for the upcoming Premier League weekend. What does Tobi think about Kim’s future as Hong Kong head coach? How long will James be lecturing you this time on appropriate fan behaviour? And what’s the best way forward for the Hong Kong national team to set new world records?
44:28
November 17, 2016
Episode 13 - EAFF Championship Review (Part 1)
James Legge and Tobias Zuser share their first impression of Hong Kong's performance in the EAFF Championship qualifiers, and also round-up last week's Premier League action. How has coach Kim set up Hong Kong for the competition? Could Yapp Hung Fai play as a defensive midfielder? And do you think James really deserves royalties? (Please note that the episode was recorded on Wednesday before Hong Kong played against Chinese Taipei in the EAFF tournament).
35:46
November 10, 2016
Episode 12 - Ultimate EAFF Championship Preview
James Legge and Tobias Zuser look ahead to the EAFF Championship qualifying round, which offers a great chance to the Hong Kong national team to prove themselves against the likes of Guam, Taiwan, and North Korea. This time they are joined on the line by Guam captain Jason Cunliffe and jsoccer.com contributor Lionel Piguet. Who is the new South China coach? What are the odds for the Hong Kong national team? And why can you hear birds and planes in the background?
46:23
November 02, 2016
Episode 11 - Title race twist and Senior Shield return
James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the weekend's games, including Rangers stunning South China, and take a look at the upcoming Senior Shield matches. Which side is the current favourite for the Premier League title? Who of Hong Kong's China League One players had the best weekend? And is the Senior Shield just a big waste of time?
44:43
October 27, 2016
Hong Kong Football Podcast meets: Josh Mitchell
On a rainy afternoon James Legge and Tobias Zuser met Eastern defender Josh Mitchell. Before coming to Hong Kong the Australian centre-back played top-tier Asian football in both the A-League and the Chinese Super League, and is now a starter for the reigning champions. How is it being coached by Guinness World Record holder Chan Yuen-ting? Did Josh really have a pet donkey when he played in Romania? And how good are his “cards” for a post-football career? Also, check out Josh's current projects at www.sleephealthenergy.com and www.optimisetravel.com!
38:34
October 21, 2016
Episode 10 - China League One & Hong Kong Premier League
James Legge and Tobias Zuser share their views on last weekend’s action, that saw an exciting derby between Kitchee and South China, and also look ahead to the upcoming Premier League round. They are joined on the line by Jamie McIlroy, contributor to Wild East Football and expert on China’s League One, where a couple of Hong Kong players are currently fighting over promotion to the Chinese Super League. How is South China’s Bojan Malisic related to Hong Kong’s traffic situation? Why did a simple bow make Pegasus player Wong Chun-ho the secret man of the match? And would Kilama, Karikari, and Festus Baise have a future in the CSL?
59:12
October 19, 2016
Episode 9 - Match Fixing, Kitchee Training Centre & Hong Kong vs Singapore
James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss Hong Kong's most recent match fixing scandal, the Kitchee training centre controversy and the recent international friendly games against Singapore and Cambodia. Of course, they will also share their preview of the upcoming Premier League round. What have Alex Akande and Samsung's Note 7 in common? Is there anything positive about the match fixing allegations? And why is Hong Kong not optimally prepared for the EAFF Cup qualifiers?
49:31
October 12, 2016
Episode 8 - Derby Talk & Singapore Preview
James Legge and Tobias Zuser talk about last weekend's exciting derby weekend and are joined on the line by Gary Koh, who shares his views on Singaporean football ahead of the international friendly game. What happened to Tobi this week? Where was James exactly two years ago? And what to expect from the battle of the financial hubs?
36:28
October 06, 2016
Episode 7 - Hong Kong Premier League Round-up & Preview
James Legge and Tobias Zuser discuss the highlights of last weekend's Hong Kong Premier League and share their views on the upcoming round. Which nickname does Tobi use for South China this season? What's the most defensive game James has ever seen? And why is it so hard to play in Hong Kong Stadium?
33:16
September 28, 2016
Episode 6 - AFC Cup Farewell, Community Cup & Senior Shield
James Legge and Tobias Zuser take a look at South China's farewell from the AFC Cup as well as last weekend’s action in both Community Cup and Senior Shield. What have Johor and Sapling in common? How should we call the Taiwanese opponent in the EAFF qualifiers? And what is our great suggestion for Kitchee centre-back Pau Bosch?
39:04
September 21, 2016
Episode 5 - South China vs Johor & HK Premier League Review
James Legge and Tobias Zuser are in awe of South China's inspiring AFC Cup quarter-final against Johor Darul Ta'zim, and will also hand down their judgment about last week's Premier League round. Why are James and Tobi surprised about Johor's visit? Who has been knocking on the studio wall? And what's the story behind "Tai Po Totti"?
36:23
September 14, 2016
Episode 4 - Post-match depression & AFC Cup Preview
James Legge and Tobias Zuser tell the bitter truth about Hong Kong's most recent win against Cambodia. They also look ahead to the next HK Premier League round and give a preview for the upcoming AFC Cup match between South China and Johor Southern Tigers. This time they are joined on the line by Malaysian journalist Darren Goon. What was so strange about Lo Kwan Yee's header? What's the secret behind James' affinity for the Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground? And who is the mysterious player that Tobi has found in the Sapling squad?
50:18
September 07, 2016
Episode 3 - Round-up of Week 1 & Preview for HK v Cambodia
James Legge and Tobias Zuser give a round-up of the first week in the Hong Kong Premier League – and they are also joined by Cambodian based journalist Ismail Vorajee, who provides some special intel about Hong Kong’s opponent in the upcoming international friendly game. Does Hong Kong stand a chance against Cambodia? Why is James still skeptical about the Kitchee win? And how come Tobi is worried about the national team? Tune in to find out!
34:48
August 31, 2016
Episode 2 - Preview of the 1st Round
James Legge and Tobias Zuser share their excitement about the imminent start of the Hong Kong Premier League. What are the predictions for the first round? Why is James upset about Kitchee's new signing? And what's behind the new section "Tobi's Gossip of the Week"?
18:57
August 24, 2016
Episode 1 - 2016/17 Pre-Season Ramble
James Legge and Tobias Zuser ramble on about the upcoming 2016/17 Hong Kong Premier League season. Who are the title contenders? Which player has the most promising beard? And can Tai Po really finish in the top 4?
40:29
August 16, 2016