Daisuke Matsui won top assister in France Ligue 1

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  1. gtepp15 redded

    gtepp15 redded Red Card

    Jan 5, 2006
  2. gtepp15 redded

    gtepp15 redded Red Card

    Jan 5, 2006
    he won't go to Germany.
    What a strong team we are...
     
  3. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    no, what an idiot Zico is.
     
  4. Acidman

    Acidman New Member

    May 30, 2005
    Dundee -_-
    Well done Matsui, has had a hell of a better season than Nakamura or Ono/Nakata x2 and finds himself having to sit his ass in France during the world cup. He must be kicking hell out of something right now :rolleyes:
     
  5. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I didn't help him i'm afraid :(
     
  6. gtepp15 redded

    gtepp15 redded Red Card

    Jan 5, 2006
    Japanese Article

    Former Japan manager, Troussier said it was his biggest surprise that Mtasui didn't make the World Cup.
     
  7. noaihmtch

    noaihmtch Red Card

    Mar 12, 2005
    Great Japan
    don't give matsui too much credit. you guys are all forgetting that the french league is much weaker than j-league
     
  8. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Idiot.
     
  9. Spherical

    Spherical New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Do you like people disagreeing with you? That would certainly explain your behavior.
     
  10. noaihmtch

    noaihmtch Red Card

    Mar 12, 2005
    Great Japan
    oh please tell me one good reason why their league is not weaker than j-league.
     
  11. Enclosure

    Enclosure Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    In this historical context, J-league is the one which needs to proactively give reasons why it's better than a european league. The other way around would be a passive argument which is worthless in most cases.
     
  12. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    i guess the Matsui and not being on Japan situation is as bad or worse as the situation of Poland's coach not picking Dudek on their squad.
     
  13. yimmy

    yimmy Moderator

    Aug 23, 2004
    California
    Didn't Matsui's exclusion elicit gasps from the journalists when Zico announced Japan's WC squad?
     
  14. kakaboypuf redded

    Feb 1, 2006
    Rotterdam
    Zidane
     
  15. Spherical

    Spherical New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Actually no. Matsui was considered as one of those "border-line players" as
    it was unclear whether Zico would prefer him or Endo. Endo got squeezed in
    and Matsui was left out. Normally this would still be a shocker of some
    degree, but it was blown away when Maki was chosen over Kubo.

    Kubo was considered by many to be Japan's best striker, scoring very well
    back in 2004. But since then he was absent with injury for all of 2005 and
    when he came back in 2006 he was nowhere near his old self. Zico described
    Kubo as "the axis of attack" and "someone who could be an ideal striker".
    But after several non-spectacular displays in both J-League and national team,
    all the while Maki (and Sato) were running their butts off to slide in at the
    last minute, Zico chose Maki. Since it was predicted that Kubo would be
    chosen no matter what, the journalits were shocked beyond belief when
    Maki's name was called instead of Kubo. For several days the newspapers
    were going on and on about Maki's "miracle" and Kubo's "despair".
     
  16. yimmy

    yimmy Moderator

    Aug 23, 2004
    California
    Ah, I got the names mixed up. thanks for clearing that up.
     

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