Gangwon FC aiming for a turnaround, the key is the return of the main player to the field
Gangwon FC is aiming for its first win against Suwon Samsung, the bottom team of this season, after the A-match break.
Gangwon FC will play an away match against Suwon Samsung at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 2nd of next month in the 5th round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’. Last season, Gangwon ranked 4th in the league with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in 4 games since the opening, but this season they are in 11th place with only 2 draws and 2 losses.
Both teams are desperate for a win. Suwon is at the bottom of the league with 1 draw and 3 losses in 4 matches, and their early season is not as good as Gangwon. It was often seen that the team collapsed rapidly at the end of the second half. Regarding this, the atmosphere of Suwon fans is also confused. On the 11th, against Suwon FC (1-2 loss) and on the 19th against Daejeon Hana Citizen (1-3 loss), two consecutive “bus blocking” protests took place in just four games. Suwon official supporters ‘Frente Tricolo’ recently expressed their intention not to hold an official cheering match in the Gangwon match coming through the supporters’ SNS.
In the last 5 matches, Gangwon has the advantage with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In particular, in the previous away game in August of last year, Gangwon won 3-2 with goals from Kim Jin-ho, Lim Chang-woo and Gallego.
However, the key is whether the players who were injured in this game will be able to return. Lee Jeong-hyeop and Kevin will not be able to see each other for the time being due to long-term injuries. Dino and Lim Chang-woo, who missed the previous game against Pohang due to injury, are fortunately participating in training, but are not in normal condition. Yang Hyun-jun, who suffered a fractured nasal bone, recently made a protective mask to play in the game, but has to wait a little longer to play in the Suwon match due to an ankle injury.
Although the main players are suffering from injuries and poor condition, I saw enough hope for the two-top system of Kim Dae-won and Gallego in the previous match against Pohang. Young Han and Alibayev also seemed to be getting better.
In the upcoming game against Suwon, a one-goal fight is expected to be fierce, and in order for Gangwon to win, they must prepare well for the 2m3 tall ‘tall striker’ Mulich. 메이저사이트
On the other hand, Gangwon has recorded a ‘jackpot’ in marketing such as MD (team merchandise) and tickets for a month after the opening of this season. On the 5th, at the home opening game held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon, the club achieved the highest MD sales record ever. As a result, the average sales of two games this season showed a tremendous growth rate, about four times the average sales of last season’s home games. In the ticket category, we were able to confirm the ‘historic record’. It recorded the highest number of spectators (6199 paid) for a home opener since 2018, when paid spectator counting was introduced. So far, an average of 5,129 paying spectators have visited the stadium for the two home games, a 137% increase compared to last year’s total average of 2,165 spectators. Season ticket sales also sold 8,158 tickets (as of the 28th) this year, raising sales of 590 million won. The ‘Integrated Season Ticket’, which was created by reflecting fans’ opinions and was intuitively available for both Gangneung and Chuncheon home games, was sold out immediately after it was released.
In addition, Gangwon-do local governments, including Gangneung City and Chuncheon City, are actively participating in the purchase of season tickets, continuing the club’s record-breaking record of sales.