Official 2014 Japanese NT Thread

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  1. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    2006 was far worst. Only expectations was higher. That's the main difference.

    And 2014Okubo > 2006Yanagisawa :coffee:
     
  2. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    He already said that he won't take this job again.
     
  3. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
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  4. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    ok, I couldn't help laughing at this. :D
    And yes I know that sometimes Japan has played against Japan universities and such (which tbh are still likely better), but it was funny to see that on that oldass website.
     
  5. gamban98

    gamban98 Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Jan 4 vs Auckland City (amateur team in New Zealand)
    Jan 5 vs Lampton Jaffas (amateur team in Australia)

    crap preparation.
     
  6. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    These are warm up games, not official friendly games. It's the norm.
     
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  7. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    wtf, Auckland City is the best team in new zealand. Kashiwa played against it in the CWC.

    The other one is probably a local team and as Saku said it's warm ups.

    That said, time to run the speculations!
     
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  8. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Auckland City FC is amateur, though. One of the sports tabloids reported it as "Japan to face powerhouse club" and I had to smile a bit.
     
  9. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    That's definitely a funny exaggeration, but the whole amateur thing should be contextualized into the fact that a professional league doesn't even exist in NZ, to my knowledge.
    So, it's the norm, but the team quality is ok, they will actually play for 3rd place at this year's CWC.
     
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  10. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Auckland City has already defeated Moroccan chamapions and African Champions respectively to reach this year's club world cup semi final, where they registered a draw against South American champions San Lorenzo, and only lose against them after extra time, and will play the 3rd place play-off against Concacaf champions Cruz Azul.

    An unprecedented achievement by a team from OFC/New Zealand, so they are not a pushovers or a laughing stock.
     
  11. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Conference by JFA today. And Aguirre doesn't appear on the commercials for AC2015...
     
  12. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    As expected, they have confirmed that Aguirre will stay in charge.
     
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  13. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LOL Endo's being called up?
     
  14. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Some link for that commercial?
     
  15. Qatar fan

    Qatar fan Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    Doha
    I believe qatar has a good chance of meeting japan in the quarters if japan finishes second in the group. This time it would be quite different than 2011 i see qatar beating you guys in the form we are in :)
     
  16. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
  17. KiarashM

    KiarashM Member+

    Mar 2, 2014
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Do you meant "monetary form"? Cuz the main threat in 2011 was the money given to the referee to permit redcard awarded violent back tackle by Qatari players
    for the whole match.
     
  19. soccerfanfromcanada

    Jun 18, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    With the plethora of players in Europe, I just don't understand why the JFA insists on still selecting players in the J-League. I mean if Osako or Kakitani were still playing in the J-League, they would be called up because they would be doing good right? They are not doing that well because they are playing against higher level competition. I mean if Muto was playing in Europe right now, there would be a strong possibility he would be in the same situation as Osako and Kakitani.
     
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  20. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Yeah but call only "european players" giving 0% chance to JLeague players till they find a team in Europe is not so smart especially in a future perspective.
     
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  21. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I disagree with this reasoning.

    First reason would be because there are players in the JLeague worth of being selected, like Endo or Shibasaki.
    Second reason would be because form has an impact on performances. Naturally, there here are some cases were you might feel that a player's quality is so good, or so important, that you will call him anyway, even if he isn't playing much.
    Take Kagawa being selected in the past years. It still was a risk and he infact unfortunately he didn't always perform up to good standards in the NT.

    Nope, this has no basis. Kakitani was having a bad season in the JLeague already this year. So he could have been omitted anyway. Osako got his first callup at the EAFF and that's because he started getting consistent in 2013, not before. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee about anyone "doing well" just because they have in the past - the opposite, too, is very true. Who would have thought, years ago, about Okubo being the league top scorer? A switch shirt pulled the trigger.

    Kudo was a monster last year in front of goal and this year he forgot how to score. (also Leandro is more selfish than Tanaka). It happens, normal form fluctuations which have many variables and reasons - though sometimes some player can also get into a long crisis. Which is why you can only look at the status of the things. Or take some risks and call players which are lacking play time. Sometimes I think it might still work. But it's a risk.

    This doesn't mean anything, otherwise everyone in Europe would "not be doing well", no? I don't see Okazaki doing badly despite the competition, but he wasn't doing this in Stuttgart.
    Every case has different reasons. Kakitani isn't doing bad, he's not even playing and because that's a coach choice, it has nothing to do with his opponents. Osako has been playing, not too much, mostly because of internal competition.
    So, to answer your supposition, if Muto was playing in Europe now, there is the same chance that he would be doing like Okazaki like there is a chance that he'd be doing like Kakitani. It depends on the team, the coach, the position, how fast he adapts to the language, etc. Kagawa took zero minutes when he moved to Dortmund back then.
     
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  22. aminou

    aminou Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Club:
    Palestino Santiago
    Hello Japanese!

    www.footballpalestine.blogspot.com are thinking of doing an Asian Cup (Group D) preview on Youtube Hangout, like they did ahead of the Challenge Cup- here's the video:

    Anyone interested in participating and representing Japan? :)

    P.S- The Palestinian in the Japan shirt will be your host, so you'll have fun :p
     

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  23. Kenbi

    Kenbi Member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  24. soccerfanfromcanada

    Jun 18, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
  25. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

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