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Discussion in 'Japanese Club Football' started by THOMA GOL, Mar 4, 2010.
Saito at City
Please, Sheikh Mansour, while you're at it, buy a Nadeshiko League team as well... (at bargain prices...!), maybe as a present for one of your wives.
it's a minor participation as foreign investors are not allowed to own a club, nothing significant is gonna happen.
Great, now Yaya Tourè will be loaned out to Marinos and his birthday will be properly celebrated. The Ivorian Hosogai!!
Anyone else noticed how highly Man City speaks of themselves? Every other line is about how "brilliant" Man City is, or that they are "world class" etc.
Maybe not with Marinos ( for now), but they are doing the something similar in Australia. Already talking about changing the colours of the shirt of Melbourne Heart, and Man City's ownership there will have quite a big impact in lots of other ways as well. They probably have some "evil" long-term plans with Marinos as well lol.
But anyways, Marinos being associated with City just gives people another reason to dislike them ( in addition to their horrible anti-football.....)
YFM isn't the only team associated with City: in these days, David Villa joined New York City Football Club. But, first, he'll be six months in Australia on loan to Melbourne City Football Club. Both teams are property of MCity.
Why are you people in this thread? If you want to be haters join the Urawa thread. PEACE.
Dutra will leave Marinos in july, contract expired.
Because Naka was my favorite player, I've always had a soft spot for the Japanse Automobile sponsored - German Wings - Spanish Marines ... and their origins with Nissan help a lot too (favorite car), but... not liking this one bit.
I think it was in the other thread, but agree with whoever said that Chelski and ManC represent everything that's wrong with club football.
I don't think opposing foreign investment in football is any more inherently legitimate than railing against the influx of foreign players. That being said, I'm all for balancing the books, Financial Fair Play, etc.
If Chelsea wants to invest in Frontale or San Jose Earthquakes, they're more than welcome to.
I don't think the issue most of us have with it has anything to do with foreign investment.
Rather I suspect it has to do with some of the following factors for different people:
- A perception that the money is dirty; obtained via corruption and vice. Both of the individuals involved have obtained their enormous wealth via oil and questionable business practices in notoriously corrupt countries.
- The ridiculous amount of over-spending done by these two clubs which has inflated the market and made the EPL itself little more than a bubble that is eventually going to pop... especially if/when these owners pull out.
- The business practices and attitudes of the clubs. If I wanted to root for a team that purchases trophies, I could just become a Yankees or Miami Heat fan.
Fair enough. I think Man City at least deserves credit on an operational level, bringing entertaining soccer on a weekly basis, promoting analytics in soccer and trying interesting things in international business development beyond selling shirts and friendly matches and such. Everyone wants to make money in so-called "emerging" markets, and if MCFC's strategy is to actually invest in local pro leagues I don't really see anything to fault in that. It doesn't mean I'll go root for NYCFC or anything but hey, all the power to them.
Manabu Saito to likely train with #mcfc in England during the offseason #fmarinos http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20140724-00000034-tospoweb-socc…
Hi all, I'm headed to Tokyo in September and wanted to pop down to Yokohama to see the game against Gamba on the 13th. Does anyone have any tips on tickets? Where to buy, where to sit, that sort of thing... I have a feeling none of the friends I have in Tokyo are interested in seeing soccer, so I will probably be rolling solo.
Well, I was in the exact same situation in Yokohama 1 year ago and I ended up going alone. Thankfully the match was very good
You can buy tickets in most convenience stores, there is supposed to be a machine that allows you to pay and print them, but honestly there is nothing like talking to a person (assuming you speak some Japanese), so being at the stadium some hours in advance and buying them there might be a good idea if you have never used those machines.
While you are waiting in line to buy the tickets, there is a big poster nearby that shows all the possible seat areas you can choose, so that when you reach the counter you know what to ask for.
Last year I chose the most expensive seat area and it was 5.000 yen. It was on tribune and I strongly recommend this location.
It's possible that if you are not wearing any of the two team's jersey, the person at the counter will ask you which team you support, because the away team is supposed to sit behind the right goal (from tribune's perspective).
Thanks Mr Delicious!
I may spend the afternoon in Yokohama's Chinatown and head over early to take in the atmosphere. I'm also a big fan of supporters and the unique culture they create for their experience so I'd like to try to get in on some while there, too.
PS great tip about getting tickets in convenience stores. I'm hoping to sit in the home end among the loudest fans to see how that goes.
Well, in case you want to sit with the loud crowd, the area behind the left goal is where the ultras are.
Buy an umbrella in the stadium stands or in the shop before entering if you want to be part of this in case of a victory:
It's a picture I took myself The dance of the umbrellas was a very nice thing to see n.n
Anyone care for a banana? Too soon?
Saito's estimated return is in 2 weeks =(
Huge blow. It's a little bit fragile man..Also Rafinha out for 3 weeks.