Official 2019 Nadeshiko Japan Thread [R] - なでしこジャパン(英語スレッド)

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  1. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I was looking around, and then I saw Saori Takarada's name. Just last year, she scored her share of goals (5) and came just short of winning the Golden Boot in the U20 tournament. Furthermore, she is the same height as Sugasawa at 168 cm tall. So far, Takarada only played 1 (or 3 depending of your source) senior cap. Based on what I could translate from Japanese about her club stats, she is quite a goalscoring machine herself with 22 goals in 18 Nadeshiko League 2 appearances last season (30 goals in 29 club appearances total). It may be a little harder in Nadeshiko League 1 this year because of adaptation, but I would seriously start putting money on Takarada as a viable option for internal competition with Sugasawa.

    Also, Takakura needs to find a way to bring back Yuki Nagasato (also 168 cm tall) into the mix. Unlike other veterans left from the 2011 team, she can still provide something useful on the pitch if she can cut it in the US. Right now, there is a need for high-level internal competition up front, and it usually works when you bring both a seasoned veteran and a superkid to compete with the current starters in specific positions. Mind you: it worked wonders for France when Aimé Jacquet brought both a criticized veteran in Christophe Dugarry and a very promising 20-year-old in Thierry Henry ahead of the 1998 World Cup.

    And like you pointed out in a different post, Yokoyama is not material for a starting XI. I think she's mostly at risk of getting the boot if Nagasato and/or Takarada get their way in. I would love to see international competition taking place very soon, but I also hope the Tokyo team will finally be settled around the new year or shortly beyond.
     
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  2. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    half time
    Japan 1-0 Russia
     
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  3. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    RUS 0 - 1 JPN at HT
    Composed 1st half by Nadeshiko. Patient but reserved. Russia grew into game in last minutes which may explain why Japan chose to stay bit reserved - not knowing how much energy opponents are still having.
     
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  4. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    #2029 Kakeru, Jul 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
    FT: Russia 1-2 Japan.

    Good thing that Ouchi scored early in the second half. Japan got a penalty with a little more than 15 minutes to go, but missed it until the Russians scored on the next attack. It should have never been that close, to be honest.

    North Korea will be everything but a cakewalk in the final. They battered Ireland 5-0 earlier today.
     
  5. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    I'm glad to watch Murakami Maho (Jumonji - Waseda) playing; she is not so strong, but versatile and clever like Haruna.
    Chiba is of course the core of this team; her cross ball accuracy is outstanding.
    I saw Hara's play for the first time; her dribbling skill certainly gave good threat.
     
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  6. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    All Japan WWC matches are on my google drive. PM for links.
     
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  7. Bop N Cool

    Bop N Cool Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    U.S.A.
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    When is the final in GMT or local time? Google doesn't show it.
     
  8. #5nadeshikofan

    #5nadeshikofan Member+

    INAC Kobe
    May 26, 2012
    Plymouth, Michigan, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yoko Tanaka twitters in Spanish....
     
  9. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    #2034 Kakeru, Jul 11, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
    The official website says it will start at 9:00 PM local time on tomorrow, which is basically the same timeslot as yesterday's match.
     
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  10. Essex

    Essex Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    That's an interesting point you made - I've been thinking about it too. The US are primarily characterised by their physical and athletic strength, and that's what has been giving them the edge so far. However, as other nations keep improving, possibly with other philosophies, those factors might not be sufficient anymore. They might go the road of Germany's men of the 90s - seemingly unstoppable at first by not being brilliant technicians but by sheer force and "willpower", but increasingly becoming outdated and irrelevant in the world of modern football. But that's just speculation from my side.
     
  11. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
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  12. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    Tomorrow's games:

    Nadeshiko League Cup
    Group A
    Nagano vs Nojima 17:00

    Nadeshiko League 2 Cup
    Group B
    Bunnys vs Ehime 14:00

    Challenge League West
    Nagoya vs Speranza 15:00
     
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  13. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Universiade final start in 20 minutes. (FISU TV)

    In match for bronze Russia won with Ireland 2-2 (pen. 4-2)
     
  14. Bop N Cool

    Bop N Cool Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    U.S.A.
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    On the semi-final, the commentator sounded like pro-Japanese.
     
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  15. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Valliant effort from Russians wasn't enought to sway the commentator but the way Nadeshiko played in this tourney may have. :D
     
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  16. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    DPR is dominating and winning the game till ht.
     
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  17. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    1 - 2 for DPR in the last minutes.
     
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  18. Bop N Cool

    Bop N Cool Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    U.S.A.
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    VG game. Both the teams were impressive.
     
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  19. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Good game by Japanese students against various age Korean NT players.
    So Yon Jon winning strike was thing of beauty.
    All in all close, good match. With more competent referees Japan could've won though. 1st Korea goal scored with hand while Japan was wrongly called on two phantom offsides going in 1v1 in 2nd half.
     
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  20. Bop N Cool

    Bop N Cool Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    U.S.A.
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Yes, it was very close. It was nice to see the smiles of North Korean girls. The term “phantom offside” sounds interesting. Would VAR have prevented (or worsened) the problem?

    Kumagai’s incident last week could arguably be a “phantom hand.” There is a medical phenomenon called phantom limb. A soldier loses his arm in combat, but afterwards still feels itchy or cold on his lost arm. This evinces that the sensation of touch, and others, is made by brain rather than body parts. What you call phantom offside could suggest that the image of three-dimensional space, based on depth, height and width, is constructed by the (referees’ and other observers’) brain, rather than observed by the eyes. Eyes only receive reflection of lights.
     
  21. Bop N Cool

    Bop N Cool Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    U.S.A.
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    What I wanted to say is that the referees may have really “seen” offside due to their location and due to other factors, rather than committing a misjudgment.
     
  22. pierre bezukhov

    AC Milan
    Japan
    Mar 7, 2018
    Japan
    As I have stated before, Yoko Tanaka scored 26 goals in her first season as a support striker in the second division. That same year Yokoyama scored 36 goals in the second division. Both of those two are good players (I love Yoko), but good players will tear it up down there.

    It is good that she is scoring goals, but we really have to see what she does in the top division and more importantly how she plays against tougher opposition. Obviously I hope she continues to improve, but we should not forget other players. Particularly forwards who play well in weaker teams.

    Part of Sugasawa's appeal is that she can hold the ball up. Mina Tanaka is worth not forgetting, but she will probably have to change the way she plays a little, and/or go abroad and score some goals.

    I am not sure if she will bring back Nagasato, but I would like to see it.

    The player does not need to be tall, just strong and have the ability to keep the ball (like Iwabuchi) for when they drop deep to help out the the midfielders. It would be nice if they could shoot as well.

    If Takakura persists with a 4-4-2 then this the kind of player they need in my opinion. Again this is only my opinion. I am not a football savant or anything.
     
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  23. pierre bezukhov

    AC Milan
    Japan
    Mar 7, 2018
    Japan
    I will probably be wrong. The US will probably go on to win the next three world cups (God I hope not), because people do keep writing them off, myself included and they seem oblivious to it all.

    I will say one thing though, they were a lot fitter than the Europeans.

    But their squad is old and I think it will only get older as the players play longer to make more money. It will create a vacuum with the next generation of players. Did anybody under twenty-five play for them at this world cup? I am sure there was, but I can not think of anybody right now.

    I will probably be wrong about them.
     
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  24. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    Today's result:

    Nadeshiko League Cup
    Group A
    Nagano (Yokoyama) 1-1 Nojima (Sakuramoto)

    Nadeshiko League 2 Cup
    Group B
    Bunnys (Taniguchi Konomi, Sato) 2-2 Ehime (Akune, Ohya)

    Challenge League West
    Nagoya (Fukui) 1-0 Speranza
     
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  25. Manchester Nadeshiko

    NTV Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2017
    U.K.
    #2050 Manchester Nadeshiko, Jul 13, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019

    Penanty each and no VAR....how refreshing

    What was the Kunisawa presentation for us non Japanese speakers?

    ps......Kore-eda Hirokazu film "Shoplifters"...Watch this
     
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