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
    One of the weakest goalkeeper trio also?
     
  2. takeuchi

    takeuchi Member+

    Jan 20, 2013
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I doubt Yoshida will be in England or Europe in general in 2022. Ueda? Again.. I doubt he is big league material but he can always prove me wrong.

    Anyways, I can't wait for Shoji + Tomiyasu CB partnership.
     
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  3. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    I don't really think Yoshida will still be in EPL by then. On the other hand, maybe Nakayama, Itakura or even Tatsuta can play in the big leagues by then.
     
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  4. yanagibashi

    yanagibashi Member

    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Japan
    Jan 3, 2018
    i would hope yoshida is there in 2022, kawaguchi-like leadership role even if he is not starting XI material at 34 years of age.
     
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  5. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Who is the first goalie?
     
  6. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Honestly, if Nakamura had more luck with injuries, I think he might be Japan's best option right now. Honestly, Japan really need to find their clear no.1 GK now. Kojima and Gonda ain't that bad too imo.
    Guys like Kosei Tani and Riku Hirosue, if they can improve, maybe they will have a shot at the next WC 4 years later.
     
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  7. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Thanks. They really need to find a nr 1. The trio choosen now seem week to me. And Nakamura was supposed to be a next good keeper. Nishikawa also kind of dissapeared.

    Kawashima still the best keeper for me.
     
  8. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Nakamura had two serious injury, otherwise he'd be already no. 1.
     
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  9. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Well he gotta come back to old form someday right?
     
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  10. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Who are your best bet on GK, CB, DM, CM and FW positions in your opinion for upcoming competition? Out of big 4 I think Japan has the best chance to win this thing and S.Koreans come next after arrival of bento.
     
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  11. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Actually I feel that Ryosuke Kojima ain't that bad too. Not sure why Moriyasu hasn't give him a chance yet.
     
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  12. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    He didn't make his professional debut yet, as he is still playing in Waseda University.
     
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  13. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Hope that he can find a club soon then.
     
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  14. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Newcastle United announced that Muto has been called up for the Asian Cup.
     
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  15. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Actually Kojima has signed with Oita Trinita.
     
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  16. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan

    Reportedly as a replacement for Takuma Asano:

    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20181218-00878601-soccerk-socc

    There is no official confirmation from the JFA yet, but Hannover's coach André Breitenreiter said that Asano is suffering from a muscle injury.
     
  17. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I prefer Muto over Asano everyday. But now Moriyasu is sad..
     
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  18. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    They are different types of players.

    I wonder how Muto will fit in the system?
    He always has been a misfit whenever he plays for the NT, let's see how Moriyasu is going to integrate him.
     
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  19. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Call Shiotani up pleas instead of Sasaki.
     
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  20. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I know, Im just hoping for the best. Do you know when Muto will leave for the NT? I was looking forward to seeing him during boxing day games.
     
  21. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Shiotani did very well today (amazing pk too). I didn't know he was the guy from Sanfrecce I was used to some years ago. Nice to see him play another important match vs Real (or Antlers?).
     
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  22. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shiotani assisted Caio's golazo as well. Man, Caio would have been a good addition to the Japan NT pool.
     
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  23. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    He would have, but he doesn't speak Japanese very well so he would have a difficult time becoming a citizen.
     
  24. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even now he speaks passable Japanese, and presumably he has basic reading/writing skills from attending high school in Japan. I doubt he would have had a problem naturalizing once he hit the requisite 5 years of adult residence.
     
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  25. SamuraiBlue2002

    SamuraiBlue2002 Member+

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I would prefer a player would can communicate fluently like Ruy Ramos, Wagner Lopes, or Alex.

    Also he needs 5 years of continuous residency in Japan.

    https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/国籍法_(日本)

    His wikipedia page said that he came to Japan in 2011 for High School and he left Kashima in 2016 so he may meet that requirement, but no one really knows.
     
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