Official 2004 J.League Thread [R]

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  1. Jay Hipps

    Jay Hipps Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Northern California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    I didn't see any Reds stuff in Tokyo when I was there in March. (We did get to the season opener at Saitama Stadium, though.)

    There's a shop in Saitama, Red Voltage, that has Reds merchandise but I don't think you'll have any luck at the stadium unless it's a game day. Here's the shop's web site:

    http://www.urawa-reds.co.jp/redvoltage/index.html


    Also, you might be able to order something online here:

    http://www.urawa-reds.co.jp/shop/

    Wish I could be there on the 11th. That's going to be one rocking stadium.
     
  2. The Truth Commission

    Mar 29, 2000
    Parts Unknown
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]


    Am I correct in assuming that the Red Voltage shop is close to the Saitama Shintoshin station on the Keihin-Tohoku JR East line?
     
  3. Jay Hipps

    Jay Hipps Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Northern California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    I have no idea -- I can't read any of that myself. It looks like their phone number is 048-824-0290. Perhaps someone else here can help translate the address? It looks like it's there on the bottom of the page.
     
  4. The Truth Commission

    Mar 29, 2000
    Parts Unknown
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Sorry, I had kind of figured that you had paid the store a visit when you went to the season opener, thus you would know how to get there. Unfortunately when I saw the Reds play in October, they played at Tokyo's National Stadium, not at Saitama/Komaba. Oh well, guess I'll go on a long walk.

    Thanks
    JRH
     
  5. yosukino

    yosukino New Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    saitama,Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    You can also get unofficial hard-core supporter goods here.
    http://www.urawapoint.com/shop_index.html

    It'll take 10min walk from Urawa station west exit. And 5min walk more to get to redvoltage from here.
    If it is match day, only you have to do is come to URAWA station and just follow reds supporters, then you could get to both shops. And you can take bus for saitama stadium from urawa station.
     
  6. LA Galaxy Fan

    LA Galaxy Fan Member

    Feb 28, 2000
    Tokyo
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    My friend Mori Ono from Tokyo say several japanese sources confirm The J-League (first division) will expand from 16 to 18 teams next season.
     
  7. LakesidePark

    LakesidePark New Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    FYI, Urawa is four stations down south of the Omiya Terminal where the bullet trains and the local lines, including the Keihin-Tohoku, meet. Don't mix it up with Kita-Urawa and Minami-Urawa Stations. These are NOT your destination.

    The Championship tickets have been sold out. Homejacking by Urawa supporters?
     
  8. LakesidePark

    LakesidePark New Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Promotion to J1: Kawasaki and Omiya
    Pro/rel Playoff: Either Kashiwa or C. Osaka (J1) vs Fukuoka (J2)

    Promotion to J2: Tokushima and Kusatsu

    J1 = 18 clubs
    J2 = 12 clubs (unchanged)

    Even if Kusatsu (runners-up) lose in the final match against Honda FC (3rd place), I think they'll be allowed to join J2.
     
  9. The Truth Commission

    Mar 29, 2000
    Parts Unknown
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Am I implying correctly that Urawa station (between Minami-Urawa and Kita-Urawa), then, is the closest to the Red Voltage shop?
     
  10. LakesidePark

    LakesidePark New Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Yes. Open 10:00 - 19:00 except Monday.

    Yahoo! Map here.
     
  11. The Truth Commission

    Mar 29, 2000
    Parts Unknown
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Awesome. Thanks for all of your help.
     
  12. shuvy87

    shuvy87 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    USA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Beside, unless Kusatsu loses next game by 3 goals, they will still keep the 2nd place.
     
  13. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Truth Commision - you should try deleting your PM inbox
     
  14. shuvy87

    shuvy87 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    USA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    J.LEAGUE Division 2 Final Stats

    Now that J.LEAGUE Division 2 (J2) is over, here are some stats.

    J.LEAGUE Division 2 Final Standings
    Code:
    [i]Club		[b]Pts[/b][/i]
    1.KAWASAKI	[b]105[/b]
    2.OMIYA		[b]87[/b]
    3.FUKUOKA	[b]76[/b]
    4.YAMAGATA	[b]71[/b]
    5.KYOTO		[b]69[/b]
    6.SENDAI	[b]59[/b]
    7.KOFU		[b]58[/b]
    8.YOKOHAMA	[b]52[/b]
    9.MITO		[b]37[/b]
    10.SHONAN	[b]36[/b]
    11.TOTSU	[b]35[/b]
    12.SUPPORO	[b]30[/b]
    
     
  15. shuvy87

    shuvy87 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    USA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    J.LEAGUE Diviosn 2 Goal Scoring Leader (Top 5)

    1. Carlos Alberto Carvalho Dos Anjos Junior(JUNINHO) - KAWASAKI
    37 Goals

    2. Kazuki GANAHA - KAWASAKI
    22 Goals

    2. Hideo OSHIMA - YAMAGATA
    22 Gaols

    4. Yong Soo CHOI - KYOTO
    20 Gaols

    4. Hisato SATO - SENDAI
    20 Goals
     
  16. shuvy87

    shuvy87 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    USA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    J.LEAGUE Division 2 Average Attendance
    Code:
    [i]Club		Attendance	Increase[/i]
    FUKUOKA		8,743		+17.88%
    KAWASAKI	9,148		+26.04%
    KOFU		6,370		+9.90%
    KYOTO		7,807		------
    MITO		3,773		+22.30%
    OMIYA		6,108		+20.76%
    SENDAI		16,198		------
    SHONAN		4,691		-0.85%
    SUPPORO		9,466		-12.08%
    TOTSU		3,610		+14.09%
    YAMAGATA	6,420		+46.91%
    YOKOHAMA	4,219		+12.72%
    -----------------------------------------
    League Total	7,213		-8.64%
    
    Note: Percent increase for most of the club is very healthy. The league total average decreased from last year, when the league had Nigata which attracted 30K+.
     
  17. LakesidePark

    LakesidePark New Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    The league total will decrease further next year, without Kawasaki, Omiya, and possibly Fukuoka. Tokushima and Kusatsu have smaller fan bases as of now.

    Kawasaki: Attendance will definitely increase. They scored 104 goals in 44 games, but you can't score 2.39 goals per game in J1! I hope they don't become an elevator team that goes up and down...

    Omiya: Props to their effort so far, but J1 is not easy at all.

    Kofu and Yamagata: Well done. They are not ready to play in J1 yet but getting closer.

    Sendai and Sapporo: Too bad they don't have a financially stable team. Both are great cities.

    Kyoto: They'll have to sell Choi and Kurobe to J1. 1.46 million citizens deserve a good football team. Kyocera's new stadium would be a plus.

    Again, club finance and management are crucial in the long run.
     
  18. The Truth Commission

    Mar 29, 2000
    Parts Unknown
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    If I just read my screen correctly (it wasn't in English), Cerezo Osaka managed to avoid the relegation playoff, thus Kashiwa Reysol will take on Avispa Fukuoka on the 4th and 12th of December.
     
  19. The Truth Commission

    Mar 29, 2000
    Parts Unknown
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    If you desire to send me 50 PM's, you are now free to do so.
     
  20. LakesidePark

    LakesidePark New Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Okubo saved Cerezo from the relegation playoff. Good news for Mallorca?

    Fukuoka beat Sapporo in the relegation playoff before. They should be highly motivated to get back to J1. Really bad news for Kashiwa. I foresee a mass exodus of players, such as Tamada and Myojin, if Reysol get relegated...
     
  21. buggy

    buggy New Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    would be more fun for Tamada to play in a team that could back him up better, but without too much duplicate competition -- maybe Kashima? they need some technique there...
     
  22. LakesidePark

    LakesidePark New Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Maybe. But I think he'd prefer a club within Greater Tokyo. Could be Marinos if Ahn leaves.
     
  23. yosukino

    yosukino New Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    saitama,Japan
    Re: 2004 J-League thread [R]

    Tamada is used for a TOYOTA's TV commercial. His new club is needless to say...
     
  24. The Truth Commission

    Mar 29, 2000
    Parts Unknown
    Sleeve badges on J-League uniforms

    Could someone briefly explain to me the difference between certain teams' badges on the sleeves of their uniforms?

    For instance:
    Jubilo Iwata, last year's cup winners, have what looks to be a JFA badge on their right sleeve:

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    Yokohama F-Marinos, last year's league winners, have the same badge, I believe:

    [​IMG]

    If these are indeed some sort of JFA badge, and they are indeed given to the previous years' trophy winners, why don't Urawa Reds sport a badge as well(for winning the 2003 Nabisco Cup)? Is it because the Nabisco Cup isn't a sanctioned JFA tournament?

    [​IMG]

    Finally, what badge is Sanfrecce Hiroshima wearing, above the J-League logo on the right sleeve (I noticed it during yesterday's game on TV)?

    [​IMG]


    Thanks
     
  25. AmoebaCulture

    AmoebaCulture Member+

    Nov 25, 2001
    Andromeda

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