Official 2018 Samurai Blue thread

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  1. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Nice surprise. The kid has grown a lot this year.
     
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  2. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Starting line-up against Panama:

    Gonda.
    Muroya - Tomiyasu - Makino - Sasaki.
    Aoyama - Misao.
    Junya Ito - Minamino - Haraguchi.
    Osako.
     
  3. NaohiroTakahara

    Nov 12, 2013
    any streams ? Doenst shown on YouTube Channel AFC Hub
     
  4. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Haraguchi is a disgrace!
    Just missed Muroya's cross in front of goal.
     
  5. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Well a good result. Ito keeps impressing.
     
  6. NaohiroTakahara

    Nov 12, 2013
    Good start for the new coach and I like the fresh blood. Very impressing and creative plays in the 2 first games.
    Minamino is genius, I prayed him a long time and Ito is also great. Sure this are only friendlies but you see the great fast short passing game Japan was popular for. Japanese coaches fits better I think.
     
  7. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    It was Panama lol
     
  8. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I hope to see less known faces for Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan.
     
  9. NaohiroTakahara

    Nov 12, 2013
    And Panama managed it to the World Cup, so they are one of the best teams in the world, doesn't matter how small they are. They have a good striker at Real Madrid and manged it to beat USA in the qualification to book their Tickets to WC 2018.

    Every team which played at the world cup is a serious team. Sure Japan is way above but 2 wins and no goal conceded are good even against the worst team in the world.
     
  10. takeuchi

    takeuchi Member+

    Jan 20, 2013
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    o_O:cautious:
     
  11. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
  12. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    It wasn't even Panama full strength squad if I am not wrong. A few of their regular starters didn't come and the team also just reached Japan a few days before the match.
     
  13. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Mariano Diaz played for Dominican Republic, if you meant that.
     
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  14. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Iam curious. How did Gonda become first keeper? And is Aoyama the new captain?
     
  15. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Start line-up:

    Higashiguchi.
    H. Sakai - Miura - Yoshida - Nagatomo.
    Endo - Shibasaki.
    Doan - Minamino - Nakajima.
    Osako.
     
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  16. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    lol, Minamino
     
  17. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Genta Miura had a mistake which led to Uruguay's 2nd goal. I hope Ueda can be given a chance to start the next match. Will be interesting to see how Moriyasu will select his CB duo when Shoji is fit as well.
     
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  18. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    lol, I'm feeling like in the early days with Zach.
     
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  19. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    He is very slow when it comes to decision-making and reaction, and this was obvious throughout this season during his games for Gamba Osaka and Japan national team.

    He is not dependable at this stage at all and he costed us two easy goals today against Uruguay.
     
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  20. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    It's a sick feeling for me in hindsight. But I guess we will be in for a fun ride.
     
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  21. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Just watch a long highlight clip. Alot of mistakes from both team yes. But Doan, Minamino and Nakajima. Thats the future for japanese soccer. Specially the last one, what a player.
     
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  22. Yasukuni_God

    Yasukuni_God Red Card

    Jun 4, 2018
    Great game! The chemistry between Osako, Nakajima, Minamino and Doan is quite enjoyable to watch.
     
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  23. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    We all live in Nakajima's world.
     
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  24. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
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    2nd Uruguay goal is the typical japanese ridicolous crap-defense you would see in a crucial match ala Belgium 3rd goal in Russia2018.
    But till the enfant terrible trio + Osako can score 1 goal more then the opponents it's ok.
     
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  25. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Same here. I hope Moriyasu Japan won't end up like Zac Japan, where they perform well in friendlies but ultimately disappointed in the WC.
    I hope to see other players like Ko Itakura and Nakayama be given a chance as well. They are more comfortable with the ball than the likes of Genta Miura, etc.
    I hope Kosuke Nakamura when he returns from injury or maybe even Kojima can feature at least once under Moriyasu. Not really a fan of Higashiguchi.
    Gonda is decent tho imo.
     
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