Official 2018 J2 thread

Discussion in 'Japanese Club Football' started by Dax, May 3, 2018.

  1. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Just wanted to say that Machida has scored at least 2 goals in the last 5 matches. One of the best teams to watch in J2 so far
     
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  2. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Minagawa, Onaiwu and Takagi scored more this year than in their lives.
     
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  3. Radu Razvan

    Radu Razvan Member+

    Mar 1, 2013
    Bucharest, Romania
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    Only after 13 rounds Shunta Nakamura made a bench appearance. Disappointing. Hope he will have some chances next games.
     
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  4. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    geez just had a quick look at the table. kyoto in real danger of dropping down. not surprising i guess given their incompetence in recruitment year after year but sad.

    on the positive the manager giving 2000 guys (wakahara, koizuki, fukuoka) decent playing time.
     
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  5. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    yokohama fc father-son combo as super subs
    - koki saito and king kazu
     
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  6. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Kyoto Sanga is going to J3, unless something incredible happens.
     
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  7. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    yep. Crazy and kind of sad given they still have one of the best youth academies.
     
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  8. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Kyoto Sanga is leading 0-1 at Yamaguchi during HT.
    Third win in a row (2 away wins - 1 home win),
    if results stay the same Kyoto is moving out of the relegation zone.
     
  9. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Looks like the uruguayan player really brought them out of the slumps these weeks
     
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  10. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    The Uruguayan was with them since the start of the season, but getting some players in during the summer helped to improve the team; Shoji, Juninho, Kanakubo and Kaio all contributed to improve the team since the league resumed after the WC break.

    Not to forget this kid, Tomoya Wakahara, who became a starter after the WC break, and despite being just 19 years-old he seems more dependable than Shimizu in the goalkeeping position.



    So getting 4 new players, and bringing a more dependable goalkeeper as a regular is the reason of Kyoto's improvement.
    Kyoto changed almost half of their starting line-up, just like Nagoya Grampus, and both teams seem to be heading towards safety.
     
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  11. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Not so sure about the GK since he costed a game against Mito but, yes I guess the SA guy benefitted from the new signs
     
  12. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    very brace to play this guy in a relegation battle, but he’s overall been pretty solid. dark horse for olympics gk.
     
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  13. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Ryotaro Ito's goal for Mito vs Kyoto was illusive.

    Wakahara has conceded less goals per match than Shimizu, who was the stater almost in every game until the summer (WC) break. So it says something about Wakahara!
    Don't forget that he is 19, and he is given a very hard and daunting task, to start for a team deep in the relegation zone, this says a lot about his character.
     
  14. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yes but let's be honest conceding goals isn't really just about the keeper...
    Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that he's starting. There are very few young GKs playing as regulars in J1-J2 so despite making mistakes I hope he can continue, it's part of the learning process.
     
  15. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    After Kushibiki initially chosen as a regular in Rio, what could possibly go worst than that in 2020?
     

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