“If this is the case, wouldn’t it be better to disband the football team?”
If you ask the fans who recently visited the Suwon World Cup Stadium about their recent performance, you can often hear this kind of story. This is the story of Suwon Samsung Bluewings, who are in 12th place in the K-League 1, a team that fans are talking about disbanding, not relegation.
The modifier Real Suwon in the 1990s메이저놀이터 and early 2000s has long since been left in the dust. The win on a snowy day in 2008 has long since melted away. That’s how the pride of Suwon faded, and after going through the promotion playoffs in 2022, it fell into the abyss of 8 consecutive games in 2023.
Fans demanded responsibility from coach Lee Byung-geun, and Lee took off his clothes within a year of taking office. However, it is not enough for the director to take responsibility. The club promises to come up with a reform plan, but it is highly likely that it will be an empty call. The super match held in this chaos made Suwon fans even more ashamed.
In the super match against FC Seoul in the 8th round of the Hana 1 Q K League 2023 held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 22nd, Suwon showed a marked difference in skill. Acting manager Choi Seong-yong dreamed of winning his first game and super match with a new tactic and player lineup.
In the beginning, there was a lot of pressure and it was exciting. However, it was only for a moment and Seoul’s attack continued fiercely. In the end, after allowing Na Sang-ho the first goal in the 37th minute of the first half, the organizational power collapsed, and after allowing Hwang Ui-jo an additional goal in the second half, they showed the difference in player level and were played with as they were.
Mulich, who was suffering from a scoring drought at the end of the second half, reported a goal in the league, if it was a small harvest, it was a harvest.
It was after Palosevic’s third goal that the Suwon fans’ consciousness of defeat reached its peak. After the goal, Seoul fans listened to the pieces they had prepared. Although they were gags provoking Suwon, the reaction of Suwon fans was calm. The despair of feeling the difference in skills of the team he was rooting for was greater than the anger. So, Suwon could not resist and was defeated again.
Coach Choi Seong-yong made a tearful appeal at the press conference after the game. The players and coaches complained to the fans that they were doing their best. However, there are people who need to apologize and sue the fans. It seems that they are still avoiding communication. Within the parent company, sports teams have already fallen into the status of idiots. Bad rumors are also circulating inside and outside the club. In this situation, even if the director changes, it is unknown whether the atmosphere can be reversed.
Now the club has to make a decision. Fans can no longer accept that they are self-born. The meaning of spontaneous generation has long since degenerated into the word neglect. We need a specific plan on what kind of self-sufficiency plan to come up with.
Rather than the ambiguous words of a bone-cutting reform plan, which was mentioned in the last coach Lee Byeong-geun’s hard question, we need to present a specific plan and vision that the parent company, fans, and players can understand. Even if they face relegation, if they have such a vision, the fans will be convinced.
Renewal that only cuts bones with words is just a lie. Now we have to show it in action. If you don’t show that action, you can’t guarantee not only this year but also the future. The management is run by the club, so why should the fans feel the shame and frustration? They will know the answer better.