Japanese Abroad 2009/10 [R] - Part II

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  1. goru_no_ura

    goru_no_ura Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Miyako of Zipang
    Club:
    Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    My wife told me she read somewhere of an interest for Honda by Inter, but it MUST be BS.

    They have already 40 top-players or so, plus Benitez hasn't developed one single youngster in Liverpool.

    If Italy, Honda should begin from a mid-rank club where he has chance to play regularly.

    I still hope he goes to England or Germany. I really don't want to have to watch Serie A, like three years of Catania were not enough torture... :cool:
     
  2. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Soma is testing at Sturm Graz ( :rolleyes: ) and Arsenal Kiev, Krylia Sovetov, Lille and Valenciennes are interested in Matsui
     
  3. YakYak

    YakYak Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Mizuno is has transfered out of Celtic (about bloody time). He'll be back in the J.League with Kashiwa.

    http://www.sanspo.com/soccer/news/100619/sca1006191111001-n1.htm

    After three seasons with Celtic, he has 12 match appearences (including cup games) and one goal to show for.

    Though it was an unsuccessful stint, I commend Mizuno for sticking it out as long as he did. In comparison, some other Japanese players wimp out after half a season *cough*Okubo*cough*
     
  4. sc-f

    sc-f Member+

    May 23, 2009
    Club:
    SC Freiburg
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  5. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Drawing the attention with some excellent prestations in Portugal and signing in German .2 league.

    [​IMG]

    I'm gonna stop following Taka on Twitter.
     
  6. goru_no_ura

    goru_no_ura Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Miyako of Zipang
    Club:
    Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I expect Euro-offers for Nagatomo and Tulio, even if perhaps not from top-leagues. Nakazawa and Endo are too old, and all the other top-players are already in Europe.

    Will Liverpool offer the bench to Okada? :p
     
  7. AmericanKaka

    AmericanKaka Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    I condemn him for ever going at all. Every day he stayed merely compounded his error.
    Way to throw away three years of your life in a soccer backwater, you moron.
    It's too much to hope that young Japanese players would finally get the message that much-hyped "Europe" is a dead end.
     
  8. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Pretty sure Nagatomo has an offer from Bologna, or at least they're the frontrunners for his signature. Tulio still has the drive in him for one more world cup I think so yeah europe for him.....then Yoshida steps up to the NT and we'll have our very first all-europe based backline :eek:
     
  9. YakYak

    YakYak Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    That'd be great. Now for the offensive issues...
     
  10. _katsukun_

    _katsukun_ Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Belgium
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Rumours here in Belgium are that Kawashima is going to sign for newly promoted Belgian side SK Lierse. Can anyone in Japan confirm this?
     
  11. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    I read that but, no offense, he needs to give it a second thought.
     
  12. _katsukun_

    _katsukun_ Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Belgium
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    No offense taken, it's not my team :) But I don't think it would be that bad to start in a smaller league in Europe, gives him more time to adapt to European football. I don't know how Kawashima is doing in Japan, but in the WC he looked very insecure on high balls. Twice against Cameroon, again today when he torpedoed Tulio while he was nowhere near the ball...
     
  13. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    The swedish commentator kept saying AC Roma is really interested Nagatomo. Very nice if it's true.

    I'm sure every japanese player has woken some kind of interest within the European clubs but who is most likely to go??

    This is who I hope will go and take the chance.

    Kawashima
    Nagatomo
    Abe
    Tulio
    Okazaki

    Those who are good enough but probably will not go :(

    Nakazawa, good enough for the big leagues but I think he is to old for the teams to take a chance. I think he has 2-3 great years still in him.

    Komano, poor guy :/ But a great player.

    Okubo , I don't hink he will go another time.
     
  14. AmericanKaka

    AmericanKaka Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    This is who I hope will go and take the chance.

    ...


    They became great in the J-League, why leave?
     
  15. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    They will be even better. If not, just return home.
     
  16. AmericanKaka

    AmericanKaka Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Like Hirayama, Takahara, Nakata Koji and so many others?
     
  17. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    You can always pick players that failed. I want them to go and I think a player like Nagatomo would like to go.
     
  18. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  19. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
  20. Bass0r

    Bass0r Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Tokyo/N. Velidhoo
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Why not?

    Playing in another league could help them fine-tune their abilities and adapt to different styles (e.g. different paces and physicalities). That gives them more depth and better prepared for playing for the national team, particularly against non-Asian opponents.

    Also, if no player left Japan, how would Japan get more exposure for the talent they can produce outside of a few international games (which to many coaches/scouts won't mean much)?

    And what would be the point of this thread?
     
  21. AmericanKaka

    AmericanKaka Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    More exposure to what? I don't give a crap what Europeans or Americans (in the larger sense) or Asians think about Japanese soccer. It doesn't require their validation. Other than Japan's national and club teams actually beating them in international competition, which is the only objective (corruption aside) measure.

    Tracking the dismal legacy of Troussier's implanted Eurofetish.
     
  22. bononokoko

    bononokoko New Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    your xenophobic posts are scary.

    the j-league was a fetishization of european leagues in its inception.
     
  23. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I think having a steady stream of quality players trying their luck in Europe is key to the continued development of both JLeague and the NT.
    Honda and Hasebe wouldn't be the players they are today without it.
    Naka wouldn't have excelled either -- he would've stayed a puny midfielder like Kengo.

    I don't think Okazaki can make the jump. In fact, I'd prefer strikers to light up JLeague for a few years before going over and even then they'd have to pick a side carefully. European clubs go through strikers like they're sweatshop workers.
     
  24. AmericanKaka

    AmericanKaka Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    You joined bigsoccer just to post that Euro-trolling?
    Weak sauce.
     

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