The Yokohama F-Marinos Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese Club Football' started by THOMA GOL, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Radu Razvan

    Radu Razvan Member+

    Mar 1, 2013
    Bucharest, Romania
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    Saito at City :D
     
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  2. frideswide

    frideswide Member+

    Kumamoto Renaissance FC
    Feb 27, 2014
    København
    Club:
    Brøndby IF
    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.
     
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  3. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  4. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    it's a minor participation as foreign investors are not allowed to own a club, nothing significant is gonna happen.
     
  5. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great, now Yaya Tourè will be loaned out to Marinos and his birthday will be properly celebrated. The Ivorian Hosogai!!
     
  6. Radu Razvan

    Radu Razvan Member+

    Mar 1, 2013
    Bucharest, Romania
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
  7. nipponbasse83

    nipponbasse83 Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
    Club:
    Consadole Sapporo
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
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  8. nipponbasse83

    nipponbasse83 Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
    Club:
    Consadole Sapporo
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    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.....):oops:
     
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  9. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    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.
     
  10. CND_MARINO

    CND_MARINO Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Ontario
    Club:
    Yokohama F Marinos
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Why are you people in this thread? If you want to be haters join the Urawa thread. PEACE.
     
  11. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Dutra will leave Marinos in july, contract expired.
     
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  12. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Good news:).
     
  13. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    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.
     
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  14. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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. :D
     
  15. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    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.
     
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  16. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  17. Radu Razvan

    Radu Razvan Member+

    Mar 1, 2013
    Bucharest, Romania
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
  18. Lolonearbyyolo

    Apr 17, 2006
    Section 138
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
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  19. OishiiUdon

    OishiiUdon Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    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).

    Have fun!
     
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  20. Lolonearbyyolo

    Apr 17, 2006
    Section 138
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  21. Lolonearbyyolo

    Apr 17, 2006
    Section 138
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.
     
  22. OishiiUdon

    OishiiUdon Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    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:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/oishiiudon/11864123346/
    It's a picture I took myself :) The dance of the umbrellas was a very nice thing to see n.n
     
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  23. Lolonearbyyolo

    Apr 17, 2006
    Section 138
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone care for a banana? Too soon?
     
  24. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Saito's estimated return is in 2 weeks =(
     
  25. Radu Razvan

    Radu Razvan Member+

    Mar 1, 2013
    Bucharest, Romania
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    Huge blow. It's a little bit fragile man..Also Rafinha out for 3 weeks.
     

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