Official 2020 Nadeshiko Japan Thread [R] - なでしこジャパン(英語スレッド)

Discussion in 'Japan' started by blissett, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. pierre bezukhov

    AC Milan
    Japan
    Mar 7, 2018
    Japan
    I think the above sums up Nojima's season last season.

    Nakano comes into the team and plays well, but really unbalances the team and 2018's system. I want to stress that it is not her fault, because she played well.

    Anyway, she scored along with Minamino (who had a bad season) most of the goals but overall everybody else like Mebae Tanaka and Yoko barely got a sniff of the goals. Also Yoko in 2018 had at least 8 assists, but in 2019 did very little in the time that she played.

    In 2018 more players contributed to the goals than in 2019 and that was due to the change in system in 2019 and moving players out of position.

    This is why Mina Tanaka's move to INAC is interesting. Beleza I am sure will be fine, but now without the focal point of Tanaka it might be more difficult for them to score. It might make them better too, but it will be interesting to see how things turn out.

    I will leave it at that because I could write at great length on this and I do not want to bore you all.


    Yoko is injured. She has done something to her knee (I can't remember what it is exactly), but she should be out for another week maybe two. It is not a bad knee injury by the looks of it.
     
  2. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Please, bore us! :ninja:

    I want to read long and insightful analysis about next season, and every post by a so invested follower as you is welcome. :)

    Thank you: it's quite reassuring both that Yoko was just out for an injury and that it shouldn't be anything very serious.

    Huelva fell once again in full relegation-zone: let's see what they can see in the next weeks with their new signings.
     
  3. #5nadeshikofan

    #5nadeshikofan Member+

    INAC Kobe
    May 26, 2012
    Plymouth, Michigan, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan


    Looks like INAC actually has a new logo for the new season.
    The above is a tweet from Miyabi.
     
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  4. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    U17 NT candidates members for training camp (February 10-13):

    GK
    Noda Nina, Dehama Kanon, Maeda Mai

    DF
    Takeshige Akari, Kotouge Asuka, Ishikawa Rion, Hiranaka Kyono, Uchida Kana, Hayashi Manaka, Koyama Shinomi

    MF
    Minowa Chisato, Kaio Chinatsu, Ogikubo Yuri, Aikawa Haruna, Nishigori Mahiro, Amano Suzu, Inose Yuko, Ohyama Aemu, Tsunoda Fuka

    FW
    Matsuo Mizuki, Nishio Hanon, Fujino Aoba, Hijikata Maya, Hamano Maika, Nebu Momoko, Matsukubo Manaka

    In fact, this little Nadeshiko has more impressive players than young one does, for example Aikawa and Fujino from the high school tournament, or Hayashi, Koyama, Ohyama and Hamano etc. from club youth teams.
     
  5. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Rebranding before Pro League start next season?

    Beleza had one as well.
     
  6. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    Nadeshiko Challenge training camp members (February 11-14):

    GK
    Asano Natsumi, Matsumoto Mamiko

    DF
    Nishikawa Ayaka, Ohga Risako, Kunitake Aimi, Kizaki Aoi, Takahira Miyu, Kitamura Nanami, Sekiguchi Mai

    MF
    Sakaguchi Moeno, Kurishima Akari, Narumiya Yui, Sumida Rin, Mizutani Yuki, Nagano Fuka, Wakisaka Reina

    FW
    Chiba Sonoko, Masuya Rika, Miyazawa Hinata
     
  7. #5nadeshikofan

    #5nadeshikofan Member+

    INAC Kobe
    May 26, 2012
    Plymouth, Michigan, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Looks like my favorite Miyabi Moriya is no longer considered. Or do they rotate participants?
     
  8. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    Sakaguchi Mizuho stays in Beleza, and Ohno Shinobu retires.
     
  9. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    I know we have already posted this video on our thread and we've all seen it multiple times, and it's about events that we all know by heart. But I happened to stumble into it again while reading an article about Alex Morgan and I thought that maybe some of you would have enjoyed rewatching it as much as I did:

     
  10. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    We're deeper and deeper into the week, while I post my international updates: at this rate, I should make them a byweekly feature instead of a weekly one. :oops: Anyway, let's give a look around the world:

    Aussie W-League is in break because of AFC Olympic qualifiers (Australia will debut tomorrow vs Chinese Taipei).


    Division 1 Féminine:

    - French League was in break also, last week-end, but it was because of Round of 16 of Coupe de France, so OL played anyway. They won by a mere 0-2 vs Division 2's team Thonon Évian and Saki Kumagai only played 1st Half. In the quarter finals, that will be played on the week-end of 15th-16th of this same month, OL will meet Dijon, an apparently weak team that was anyway able to force a 0-0 draw vs them in the first leg of the league: so it could be less of a cakewalk than it could appear on paper.


    Liga Femenina:

    - On saturday the 1st of February: Real Sociedad-Espanyol 4-1. Nothing new for Barcelona's club descent into relegation that this season has become. Ayaka Noguchi played the whole game.

    - On Sunday the 2nd: Deportivo Abanca-Athletic Bilbao 0-2. Maya Yamamoto was only subbed-in at 81'. With this result, Athletic Bilbao caught up with Deportivo at 4th place. :unsure:

    - Also on Sunday: Sporting Huelva-Rayo Vallecano 1-0. Yoko Tanaka nowhere to be seen because still injured. Huelva now back up at 13th place: their season keeps being a nail-biter any way you look at it.


    Serie A Femminile:

    - The match vs 2nd-placed Fiorentina wasn't for sure one where Tavagnacco could hope to make some points, but they double-squandered any chance they could have: firstly, because they only lost by 0-1, with a quite uninspired performance (see video below) and secondly because they were punished with a worse loss (0-3) because of the absence of an ambulance at the venue and with a -1 in the rankings to boot!!! :x3::x3::x3:. Meanwhile Pink Bari made a point by drawing vs Hellas Verona, but it's not as bad as it seems: these two club are the ones Tavagnacco has to fight against to avoid relegation and with this tie neither one ran away too much far in the rankings: they're both withing reach (Verona 4 points ahead and Pink Bari 2 points ahead). It doesn't help much that in the upcoming week-end 3rd-placed Milan will be hosted by Tavagnacco (they're into a close fight with Fiorentina for a Champions' League spot): I don't think it is much likely that Tavagnacco will make any points from this match. :unsure:
    Both Kato and Kunisawa were on the pitch last week-end. Tavagnacco also just signed a promising Finnish player, looking at the very least quite tall and athletic. Let's see what they're gonna do of their remainder of the season!

     
  11. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    Nadeshiko Japan candidates training camp members ( February 14-19):

    GK
    Yamashita, Ikeda, Hirao

    DF
    Matsubara, Miyake, Doko, Shimizu, Seike, Miyagawa, Minami

    MF
    Nakajima, Naomoto, Momiki, Hasegawa, Sugita, Miura, Hayashi, Endo

    FW
    Sugasawa, Iwabuchi, Tanaka, Ueno, Ikejiri, Ueki, Kobayashi
     
  12. #5nadeshikofan

    #5nadeshikofan Member+

    INAC Kobe
    May 26, 2012
    Plymouth, Michigan, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I sense a change of guards. I understand that Samshima is likely injured and Kumagai and Utsugi have other obligations... Rumi also might still be injured. Her last blog entry is from December 2019. At least there seems to be consistency now...
    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&nv=1&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ja&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=http://rumiutsugi.com/blog&xid=17259,15700021,15700186,15700191,15700259,15700271,15700302&usg=
     
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  13. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    International Friendly Match in Saitama:
    U20 Japan vs U20 Germany at 13:30 on March 7th
     
  14. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    International update:

    Aussie W-League:

    The Melbourne derby between City and Victory have been posponed to avoid conflicts with the Olympic Qualifier match Australia-Cina that have been delayed because of the coronavirus crisis. So, no match for Kinga's team this week.


    Division 1 Féminine:

    - On Saturday, "Olympic" clash between Olympique Marseille and Olympique Lyon. Lyon win by 0-8. By a Japanese point of view, it can be interesting to note that it was our Saki Kumagai who opened the score at 15' and that she's played the whole 90'. OL keep their 3 points advantage over PSG.
    As you can see from highlights, after the goal Kumagai showed an Hegerberg's jersey. Incidentally, the young Naomie Feller, who was signed by OL after Hegerberg's ACL injury, debuted at 61' in this match and scored just 6 minutes later. :coffee:




    Liga Femenina:

    - Not sure why, but, after the 19th match-day was played last week-end, the 20th one will be played on 15th-16th of February. Any other competition in-between? National Cup? Can @KAPIJXM help us? :cautious:


    Serie A Femminile:

    - Italian League was also on break, but here I can tell you for sure that it was because of Coppa Italia's quarter finals. Our Japanese players weren't on the pitch, because Tavagnacco had been already eliminated from this competition in the Round of 16 in December.
     
  15. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    I hope I am not considered off-topic.

    Not sure if anyone will share my feelings, but when Beverly Goebel-Yanez had played two seasons for INAC Kobe Leonessa I had grew a fan of her.

    So I am sad to see that she announced her retirement today. :(

     
  16. unepommekun

    unepommekun Member

    Beleza
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2018
    MS&AD Cup 2020 (at 15:00 on April 11th in Sendai):
    Japan vs New Zealand
     
  17. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    :eek: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     
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  18. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Hey, not all Japan-New Zealand matches necessarily mean half Ferns' federation resigning. :giggle:
     
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  19. KAPIJXM

    KAPIJXM Member+

    Nov 18, 2011
    Illa de Arousa,Spain
    Club:
    Celta de Vigo
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Spanish Supercup. Real Sociedad beat Levante 1-0 and Barcelona defeat Atlético 3-2 and in the final Barcelona thrash Real 10-1 (not good news for Spanish league if you ask me).
     
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  20. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    First news about new pro league

     
  21. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
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    --other--
    Very interested in how the pro-league will turn out, which clubs it will include and if they're really going to have to change their names and crests, as it somehow seems from Leonessa's and Beleza's latest news.

    Meanwhile, another round of international updates:

    Aussie W-League:

    - Melbourne Victory-Melbourne City 0-4. After the AFC Olympic qualifiers' break, the Melbourne derby was finally played (although AFC qualifiers are far from finished) and City keep dominating the league. Finally, Yukari Kinga is back at her place in the midfield: she most probably had a slight injury keep her out for the latest pair of games, but the AFC qualifier break gave her the time to come back in full fitness (she played the whole match).
    Highlights (where you can see Kinga being involved in multiple offensive actions): https://www.w-league.com.au/video/melbourne-victory-v-melbourne-city-highlights-westfield-w-league


    Division 1 Féminine:

    - the league is still in break for the Coupe de France's quarter-finals. OL won by 0-2 their match vs Dijon and they're now in the semifinals. Saki Kumagai started and was replaced at 81' by Greenwood.


    Frauen-Bundesliga:

    - I'll only notice that Bundesliga's first Division restarted this week after the winter break, but, after Naomoto moved back in Japan from Freiburg, we have no Japanese player there. 2nd Division will restart next week instead.


    Liga Femenina:

    - On Saturday, Real Betis-Espanyol 2-1. Ayaka Noguchi was subbed-in after 1st Half had ended 1-0 for Real Betis.

    - I'm going to update you later, guys, about Barcelona-Sporting Huelva and Rayo Vallecano-Deportivo Abanca, that will be played this afternoon.


    Serie A Femminile:

    - After Coppa Italia's break, the league resumed and as expected Tavagnacco lost by 0-4 to Milan, with both Kunisawa and Kato on the pitch. It can be a marginal consolation that the direct rivals for the relegation brawl also badly lost: Pink Bari by 1-4 to Florentia San Gimignano and Verona by 6-0 to Roma. Next week could be a good chance for Tavagnacco: Verona will have to play first-placed Juventus while Pink Bari will have a challenging away match vs Inter. Tavagnacco's match vs Empoli looks easier on paper, but when I had said something similar in the first leg of the league, Tavganacco had squarely lost to them. We're going to see if they can make any point from that game.
    Meanwhile, highlights of the rout vs Milan (actually Tavagnacco had managed to keep it on 0-0 for an half):


    -
     
  22. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    The catch-up updates:

    - Barcelona-Sporting Huelva 7-0 o_Oo_Oo_O. Ok, Barcelona is Barcelona, with all of the various Martens, Graham Hansen and Oshoala (all scoring), but it looks like Huelva is really drifting astray. At least, it's not Yoko Tanaka's fault, since, once again, she wasn't even on the bench (still injured, I suppose).

    - Rayo Vallecano-Deportivo Abanca 2-1. Maya Yamamoto on the pitch for the whole game. Deportivo 5th in the rankings.
     
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  23. pierre bezukhov

    AC Milan
    Japan
    Mar 7, 2018
    Japan
    They should be alright. Don't get me wrong they are not the best team and they could still get relegated, but they have now played the two best teams in Spain (Barcelona and Athletico). They should be able to scrape together some wins. They have some okay players, but the system is just terrible.

    Of course I could be wrong.

    Also watching some of the match against Barcelona you really get to see how bad some of Huelva's players are. They are unable to keep the ball under pressure and panic. The style of football they play is kind of effective against weaker opposition, but against good opposition they look weak rudderless. Even against weaker teams they look a mess. I think they need a new manager.

    I hope Yoko can get fit again soon (hopefully this week) and get back in the team. With the new American (forgotten her name) I could see them linking up quite well together, but they would have to change their style of play.
     
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  24. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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  25. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Unofficial. Japan to play warm up against Brazil before Olympics in June (2 matches with one beeing played behind closed doors).
     

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