Hi, guys. 2021 sure can do no harm to us, after what we've passed in 2020, does it? But let's keep it at Nadeshiko football. A legitimate question has been posed about moving this thread to the women's international board. I've expressed myself in the past by saying that I guess, in this difficult times for forums like this one, it's wiser to avoid big revolutions and to follow the steps of who came before us. Anyway, it's in particular after this abnormal year that I believe it's the case to stick as much as possible to the old re-assuring ways and to leave new ideas to be developed in a quieter moment. By a Nadeshiko point of view, we had a 2020 with basically no National team activity except a pair of big training camps. More or less the same for Youth Teams, since the pandemic basically stop all international football. It's quite good that, at club level, we had a mostly regular season instead, with all the Divisions playing their leagues and with the Empress' Cup taking place as usual, something a lot of nations around the world couldn't say. Only differences were that the leagues started later than usual and that Nadeshiko League Cup was skipped, but our clubs could be almost as active as in a "normal" year and we also had a quite interesting season, with Beleza's multi-years dominance finally stopped by Urawa and with many intriguing games and beautiful goals. Some of Japanese youth talents look like they're growing to a different level and many players plan to go overseas to furtherly increase their skills. There are basically two big things going to happen in 2021 for Japanese women's football: the start of the professional league and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I can only wish that both this events are as successful as Nadeshiko Football deserves. The Olympics being actually disputed would be a victory in itself, but if it happens we could as well also wish for a Japanese medal! Anyway, let's populate this thread with our usual insightful discussions, guys. Good 2021 to everyone!