Official 2018 Samurai Blue thread

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Samurai Warrior, Dec 24, 2017.

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  1. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    So how was it?
     
  2. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Wasteful. Hiroki scored but gave up a soft penalty at the end. Yoshida thought he won it but was offside. Japan should have taken their chances in the first half.
     
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  3. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    #928 Samurai Warrior, Nov 20, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018
    Japan's starting line-up agaist Kyrgyzstan:

    GK: Gonda.
    DF: Muroya, Miura, Makino, Yamanaka.
    MF: Ito, Misao, Morita, Haraguchi.
    FW: Kitagawa, Sugimoto.

    Debut for Yamanaka.
     
  4. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    How was it? Yamanaka scored in his debut. Could he be a replacement for Nagatomo?
     
  5. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Kinda boring until the likes of Doan, Osako, Shibasaki, Nakajima, and Minamino came on in the 2nd half. Nakajima scored less than a minute after coming on.
    Haraguchi's FK goal should have been saved easily. It was pathetic goalkeeping.
     
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  6. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Thanks. What about the new players?
     
  7. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    kitagawa was good, two assists last night. morita was solid, i really rate this guy especially this is his first year of professional football. yamanaka showed everyone why his left foot is a weapon, good bye sasaki.
     
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  8. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Yeh the new guys did OK but considering the level of the opponent, I expected more I guess.
     
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  9. masa9823

    masa9823 New Member

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Nov 14, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Why is Sakai's nomber 19? And what do you think about Doan, Nakajima and Minamino?Then, I don’t know their performance because I didn’t watch last game it was good?
     
  10. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Asian Cup roster will be announced in ~ 5 hours at 1330 JST.
     
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  11. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nice. I reckon a good strong squad. But some dissapointments as usual.
     
  12. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  13. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    #938 SamuraiBlue2002, Dec 11, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
    No Kamada. Sucks for him, but I think its also good because it means that he will be able to focus on STVV and improve his play.

    Also, looks like Inui and Kagawa are done.

    I guess Shoji is joining Toulouse for sure this winter. I get that he's going to need time to adjust, but I would feel much better with a Yoshida-Shoji partnership.
     
  14. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    GK: Higashiguchi, Gonda, Schmidt
    DF: Nagatomo, Makino, Yoshida, Sasaki, Sakai H., Muroya, Miura, Tomiyasu
    MF: Aoyama, Haraguchi, Shibasaki, Endo, Ito, Nakajima, Minamino, Morita, Doan
    FW: Osako, Asano, Kitagawa
     
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  15. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Aoyama:(!!!
     
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  16. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    sanfrecce japan.
     
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  17. Ogasawara

    Ogasawara Member

    Jun 15, 2014
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    It is an ok squad but certainly not a great squad. And I doubt that this squad has the capabilities to win the Asian Cup
     
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  18. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    FW: Osako, Asano and Kitagawa lololololol!!!!!!!!

    Aoyama, Sasaki lololololol!!!

    Jesus, don't get what's the thing with calling up shitty players from Hiroshima all the time. It was good for friendlies, but Asian Cup is a tournament and injuries happen. There could be a time when those will have to come on the pitch and weaken the team instead of making it stringer. Moriyasu is a typical Japanese old timer with this pseudo-nepotism.
     
  19. masa9823

    masa9823 New Member

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Nov 14, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Overall, I think that it is good as it is young. Generational change is needed the Japanese national team. I'm expecting that Japan win Asian Cup.
     
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  20. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Sad that Shoji was left out just because of the transfer. Where the hell is Yamanaka?
    I will defend Aoyama for life though. More worried about the likges of Miura, Muroya.. bleurgh.

    Asano the immortal though. Six caps this season in Hannover. Good lobbing from JEB.
     
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  21. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty uninspired squad selection. Looks like Moriyasu steered clear of any players with significant injury risk, even at the expense of talent. Still, you would expect this team to be stout in the middle with plenty of firepower up front, so they have a decent chance to take home the title. It is what it is.
     
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  22. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    As I posted earlier. I would be a lot of dissapointments. And that was the case.
    Is Kagawa and Inui left out because of their weak seasons? Or are they done? Hm. Still Asano is choosen, he has not done anythng positive either so. They Sanfreece conspiracy just grows stronger with him. No doubt.

    I wanted to see Yamanaka also. But Nagatomo was selected , I thought he was not supposed to play in AC? Maybe I'm wrong. The FW selection is weak. And weird.
     
  23. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    injuries to kashima’s suzuki and misao sucks.

    happy for junya ito, kitagawa, morita.

    the bias towards sanfrecce is disgusting. and even worse no one in the media has the balls to call moriyasu out on this. terrible.

    only matter of time before matsumoto and naganuma receive call ups to the jnt without starting a j1game.
     
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  24. Yasukuni_God

    Yasukuni_God Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    #949 Yasukuni_God, Dec 12, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018
    It's a slightly experimental squad but still better than any other team in the Asian Cup. I've been impressed with Tomiyasu. He is tall, quick and good at passing. No wonder Bremen and Lazio are chasing him. Shoji will move to French Ligue 1 too. Our depth of centre backs really improved. We will have 3 big league-based CBs in 2022!
     
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  25. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Japan participated in Asian Cup 2000 with a relatively young squad and they had a very successful tournament. I hope the new JNT would replicate that team's performances and reclaim the Asian title.
     
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