Official 2021 Nadeshiko Japan Thread [R] - なでしこジャパン(英語スレッド)

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  1. #5nadeshikofan

    #5nadeshikofan Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Plymouth, Michigan, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    At least Nakajima and Moriah stay at INAC.
     
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  2. #5nadeshikofan

    #5nadeshikofan Member+

    May 26, 2012
    Plymouth, Michigan, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    All this movement of players but no word on Utsugi. That is sad. It has been a year since she left Seattle - at least The Reign, she might still live there - and all quiet around her. Except for the Nadeshiko blanket presentation a while back.
     

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  3. Twistal

    Twistal Member

    NTV Beleza
    Feb 3, 2018
    Do we know if WE league has an actual salary cap or something? If not, I am afraid Beleza is done as a title contender... If you can't give enough money to keep the best Japanese keeper and one of the brightest talents in your team, that seems like another corporation focused on maximizing their profits and nothing else...
     
  4. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    @Twistal


    WE League

    Rules for contracts, registration and transfers
    (it's based on J League)

    Basicaly it's: (as I understand it)
    contract A starting around 50-65k $ per year with no upper limit
    contract B starting around at 25k $ per year with no upper limit
    contract C starting around at 25k $ per year with limit under 50k $

    In addition there are additional fianacial benefits stipulated in there (training compensation, amateur->pro transformation, allowances, materninty leave pay, et.c.)

    • 15 out of 25 must be pro contracts
    • at least 5 contracts must be A
    • at least one executive must be a woman
    • within three years, women must make up at least half of the team staff
    there was something about 5 foreginers - not as a rule but rather a strong suggestion (I guess for the future developement)

    Now, assuming clubs will sign pro contracts with all of their 25 players (which how it looks like) then at minimum 800 000 $ in club budget has to be secured for players wages alone.

    When FA WSL started clubs were needed to secure at least 800k £ in their budget in order to get the license.

    I read somwhere that JFA will support each club by 400k $ (200k $ in direct money and 200k $ in other support) - I guess it will change from season to season.
     
  5. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Transfer Madneess

    :confused::eek::geek:

    Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies

    IN:
    OUT:
    RE:

    Roster: :ninja:/25

    INAC Kobe Leonessa

    IN: Akari Takeshige (Hinamoto Gauken HS), Sara Kawakami (INAC Kobe U18), Yui Narumiya (JEF United), Ayaka Yamashita (NTV Beleza)

    OUT: Yumi Tajiri (retire to coaching GK), Mana Iwabuchi (Aston Villa), Rika Masuya (Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC), Namie Shimabukuro (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Mei Yasaka (AC Nagano Parceiro), Nagisa Yoshida (Yokohama FC Seagulls), Nahomi Kawasumi (end of loan, Sky Blue FC), Hanna Stambaugh (Omiya Ardija), Aya Sameshima (Omiya Ardija), Ayu Nakada (Omiya Ardija),

    RE: Mina Tanaka, Megumi Takase, Emi Nakajima, Hina Sugita, Shiori Miyake, Miki Ito, Rei Takeneka, Mai Kyokawa, Miyabi Moriya, Ayaka Nishikawa, Moeno Sakaguchi, Fukina Mizuno, Riko Ushijima, Nagae Ibuki, Maria Kikuchi, Ahhyeon Hwang,

    Roster 20/25

    NTV Tokyo Verdy Beleza

    IN:

    OUT: Kyoka Nishimura (retire), Hinata Miyazawa (MyNavi Sendai), Ibuki Hara (MyNavi Sendai)

    RE:

    Roster: :coffee:/25

    Albirex Niigata Ladies

    IN: Akari Goda (Kobe Koryo Gauken HS), Ayaka Michigami (Iga FC Kunoichi)

    OUT: Kim Ji Eun (end of contract), Miku Kojima (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama),

    RE: Chika Hirao, Ruka Yamaya, Natsuki Nagasawa, Nanami Chino, Yuna Sonoda, Shiori Kato, Mizuki Sonoda, Yume Takikawa, Tomoko Takahashi, Riko Urakawa, Asumi Takeda, Miwa Tanaka,

    Roster: 14/25

    JEF United Ichihara Chiba Ladies

    IN: Chisato Inoue (JEF Utd. U-18), Reina Shirowa (JFA Academy Fukushima), Yuka Anzai (Iga FC Kunoichi), Arisa Minamino (Nojima Stella), Kirara Fujio (Avai Kindermann), Shiori Shimizu (Orca Kamogawa FC), Nana Ishida (Teikyo Heisei Univ.),

    OUT: Momo Nakao (University of Memphis), Shoko Chino (retire), Kirara Kodama (Orca Kamogawa), Nonoka Fuchigami (Orca Kamogawa), Reina Imada (Yokohama FC Seagulls), Chito Furudate (Orca Kamogawa FC), Marumi Yamazaki (Omiya Ardija), Runa Konomi (Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC)

    RE: Maho Fujishiro, Miho Kamogawa, Chisato Ichinose, Hiro Ozawa, Nanami Sone, Tamaki Okuma, Mariko Tanaka, Kanae Hayashi, Sakura Hirose, Haruka Osawa, Natsuki Kishikawa, Ami Otaki, Yurina Imai,

    Roster: 20/25

    MyNavi Sendai

    IN: Hinano Nishizawa (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama), Fuka Nagano (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama), Ibuki Hara (NTV Beleza), Hinata Miyazawa (NTV Beleza), Miyu Yakata (Cerezo Osaka Sakai), Mai Fukuta (Nittaidai FC Ladies),

    OUT: Sawako Yasumoto (Suwon WFC), Nagisa Ikejiri (Nojima Stella), Ayaka Inoue (Omiya Ardjia), Yuki Sakai (Omiya Ardija)

    RE: Ayaka Saito, Kana Kitahara, Miyu Takahira, Haruka Hamada, Yui Fukuta, Ami Kunitake, Kano Miyamoto, Mamiko Matsumoto, Nanako Takeda, Chisa Okugawa, Kaede Sato, Akari Shiraki, Miho Manya, Mizuka Sato, Narita Eri, Rina Funaki, Akane Nishino, Nana Ichise, Rin Sumida, Mayu Ikejiri,

    Roster 26/25 (either I made some error somwhere or MyNavi will transfer out at least one of their player before September)

    Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara

    IN: Manaka Matsumoto (Waseda Univ.), Jyuri Ito (Daisho Gauken HS), Misaki Nakayama (Nojima U-18), Miyuka Hatanaka (IGA Kunoichi FC), Ikejiri Nagisa (MyNavi Sendai), Sakura Nojima (Cerezo Osaka), Hina Inoue (Cerezo Osaka), Reina Wakisaka (Cerezo Osaka),

    OUT: Saya Osumi (retire), Yukari Morita (retire), Sawa Matsuda (Angeviolet Hiroshima), Naoko Sakuramoto (Suwon WFC), Mebae Tanaka (Suwon WFC), Manami Nakano (Speranza Osaka Takatsuki), Arisa Minamino (JEF United), Haruna Kawashima (Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC),

    RE: Fubuki Kuno, Minami Ishida, Risako Oga, Arisa Matsubara, Miwa Sasaki, Sae Kitakata, Miharu Kobayashi, Hikari Hirata, Ayaka Suzuki, Mako Kudo, Chichiro Ishida, Fukuzumi Sora,

    Roster: 20/25

    Chifure AS Elfen Saitama

    IN: Kana Matayoshi (FC Jumonji Ventus), Minori Kishi (Yamato Sylphid), Akari Matsukubo (Iga FC Kunoichi), Miku Kojima (Albirex Niigata), Yuki Seno (Sfida Setagaya FC), Emi Yamamoto (Yokohama FC Seagulls),

    OUT: Asami Takahashi (retire), Niina Yamada (Ehime FC), Sari Suzuki (Ehime FC), Akane Yoshitani (Angeviolet Hiroshima), Miho Fukumoto (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Aoi Kizaki (Sanfrecce Hirishima), Fuka Nagano (MyNavi Sendai), Hinano Nishizawa (MyNavi Sendai), Saki Takano (retire), Minori Tajima (Omiya Ardija), Yumi Uetsuji (Omiya Ardija),

    RE: Natsumi Asano, Hikaru Yumura, Ayano Matsui, Rei Tachibana, Yushika Nakamura, Maho Hashinuma, Juri Kawano, Yuka Nishiyama, Shiori Kinoshita, Naomi Yamamoto, Eriko Arakawa,

    Roster 17/20

    AC Nagano Parceiro

    IN: Asahi Kokaji (Hinomoto Gauken HS), Hinako Suzuki (Yamanishi Gakuin Univ.), Yukino Inamura (Kaishi Gauken HS), Megumi Ito (JFA Academy Fukushima), Mei Yasaka (INAC Kobe), Noa Kokusho (Kamiura Gauken HS),

    OUT: Mina Hara (Shizuoka SSU Asregina), Yumeho Yamagishi (Angeviolet Hiroshima), Yurina Koyama (retire), Ayano Koizumi (Bunnys Gunma FC White Star), Rie Nishibayashi (end of contract),

    RE: Reina Ikeda, Kazune Kobayashi, Shiho Tomari, Natsumi Ikegaya, Kyoka Goshima, Yuki Okochi, Mai Okubo, Chise Takizawa, Ramu Suminaga, Megumi Nakamura, Sayaka Mitani, Moe Kimotsuki, Riko Fujita, Hinako Murakami, Yuria Ito, Midori Arai, Yuna Nakagai, Yuka Okamoto,

    Roster: 24/25 (they are saving last spot for Yokoyama :p)

    Omiya Ardija Ventus

    IN: Naomi Hanagiri (FC Jumonji Ventus), Aiki Segi (FC Jumonji Ventus), Hikaru Kojima (FC Jumonji Ventus), Shiori Murakoso (FC Jumonji Ventus), Yuka Toritumi (FC Jumonji Ventus), Hino Riho (FC Jumonji Ventus), Aya Sameshima (INAC Kobe), Ayu Nakada (INAC Kobe), Hanna Stambaugh (INAC Kobe), Maho Murakami (Waseda Univ.), Hazuki Genma (Jumonji Gauken Univ.), Mariko Kubo (Toyo Univ.), Minami Inamura (Mushigaoka Junior Coll.), Mihoshi Sugisawa (Jumonji HS), Arisa Mochizuki (Yokohama FC Seagulls), Hikari Nagashima (Yokohama FC Seagulls), Yumi Uetsuji (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama), Minori Tajima (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama), Marumi Yamazaki (JEF United), Yuki Sakai (MyNavi Sendai), Ayaka Inoue (MyNavi Sendai)

    OUT: -
    RE: -

    Roster 21/25

    Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC

    IN: Yukari Kinga (Orca Kamogawa), Yoshino Nakashima (Orca Kamogawa), Rika Masuya (INAC Kobe), Namie Shimabukuro (INAC Kobe), Runa Konomi (JEF United), Miho Fukumoto (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama), Aoi Kizaki (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama), Haruna Kawashima (Nojima Stella), Chichiro Yamaguchi (Ehime FC), Mami Ueno (Ehime FC), Eriko Goya (Ehime FC), Mizuki Saihara (Ehime FC), Momoko Sayama (Shizuoka SSU Asregina),

    OUT: -
    RE: -

    Roster 13/25


    (sorry for any errors with names)
     
  6. Twistal

    Twistal Member

    NTV Beleza
    Feb 3, 2018
    On a good day, Beleza had a full bench, on a bad day, barely enough players to actually have a bench... Who will be among those 25 players... I assume kids from the academy?

    How you can let Yamashita go is beyond me... Arguably the best keeper in a history of Japanese football... Sad times...
     
  7. pierre bezukhov

    AC Milan
    Japan
    Mar 7, 2018
    Japan
    This is a good pickup for Niigata, especially if they can keep Kono. But I see she has not signed with them yet. Or did I miss her name?

    She did have a pretty bad season despite JEF doing quite well. In her farewell address she basically said that she felt she was unable to contribute as much as she liked often being helped more than she could help others. This was due to the younger players maturing.

    Anyway, she should be okay, because she works for a rather large life insurance company and should have a job for life.
     
  8. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    hmm.. Tokyo Verdy (men's) market value dropped within a year by 32% Question is how (if) does it affect their women's section? These are poor times for playing football for anyone... let alone for starting a new league. Clubs cut expenses wherever they can in order to survive.
    Is Yamashita - a marquee player - victim of such cuts?
    I'd expect her to sign contract A (around 70-75k $/per year) was she offerd as much by Beleza?

    hmm2...Perhaps Tanaka transfer had to do with money as well.... :unsure:
     
  9. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw

    Update

    Albirex Niigata Ladies


    IN: Akari Goda (Kobe Koryo Gauken HS), Ayaka Michigami (Iga FC Kunoichi)

    OUT: Kim Ji Eun (end of contract), Miku Kojima (Chifure AS Elfen Saitama),

    RE: Chika Hirao, Ruka Yamaya, Natsuki Nagasawa, Nanami Chino, Yuna Sonoda, Shiori Kato, Mizuki Sonoda, Yume Takikawa, Tomoko Takahashi, Riko Urakawa, Asumi Takeda, Miwa Tanaka, Satsuki Miura, Fuka Kono

    Roster: 16/25

    NTV Tokyo Verdy Beleza

    IN:

    OUT: Kyoka Nishimura (retire), Hinata Miyazawa (MyNavi Sendai), Ibuki Hara (MyNavi Sendai), Ayaka Yamashita (INAC Kobe)

    RE:

    Roster: :coffee:/25

    (only listed Yamashita arrival in INAC, forgot to add her leaving Beleza)
     
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  10. fangbat

    fangbat New Member

    Dec 29, 2020
    I was thinking the same thing. And with the Yamashita transfer, paired with the many transfers out of INAC Kobe, I'm REALLY nervous about Beleza also breaking up their roster.
     
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  11. pierre bezukhov

    AC Milan
    Japan
    Mar 7, 2018
    Japan
    It is a shame Albirex lost Ji Eun Kim, because I thought she played very well for them last season. She is a player that would be most welcome at Nojima. I feel Albirex need to add a few more players just to change up their squad a little.

    Getting Michigami is good for the forwards, but I feel they need somebody a bit more dynamic added to midfield. I am glad Kono is staying with them.

    The reality is that they have a lot of national representatives (Shimizu, Kobayashi, Endo, Miura, Ueki and Hasegawa) and they will all want a decent pay cheque. I am not sure what else Beleza can do at this point. They want to keep players, but they don't want to go bankrupt. It is really difficult for them, because they have a lot of good players.

    As you point out the first season will be tough for most clubs, because of Covid-19. I think it is wise for clubs to cut back on spending money and just get through the first season. Once the first season is done then maybe be a bit more aggressive with spending once they know how much money they can generate.
     
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  12. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    First of all, props to @Lechus7 for the excellent marketing review! :) I must admit that I had missed or forgotten some details that now appear very clear with this recap.

    Also, she was quite pretty, in my opinion: it will be sad not saying her beautiful face anymore on the pitch. :unsure:
    I mean, I am not supposed to connect with the life insurance company where she will work to stalk her! :x3::p

    [​IMG]

    I am very happy that my good old friend Emi Yamamoto (I had the chance to talk with her in a pair occasions when she was playing in Italy) found a way to play again in the Top Division at age 38 (actually 39, since she's born in March, so her birthday should come before the beginning of the league). :D
     
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  13. Twistal

    Twistal Member

    NTV Beleza
    Feb 3, 2018
    The reality is, Yamashita are more important than any other player. All those players mentioned above can be replaced. The only player who can't be replaced is Yamashita, ok maybe Shimizu is important as captain as well but I rather lose Shimizu than Yamashita...

    I guess Momoka Tanaka will be starting now (if she is not leaving as well)...
     
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  14. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    By the way, I hadn't noticed that not only you are a new poster here, but you also just subscirbed to BigSoccer by the end of December of 2020. So I guess it's a case of giving our welcome to you, @fangbat! :)

    So, are you a Beleza fan in particular?
     
  15. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Well, I admit Yamashita is a big loss (although she had her blunder-days too), but judging by what I remember about Momoka Tanaka from youth NT games, she should be a more than decent GK, shouldn't she?
     
  16. Twistal

    Twistal Member

    NTV Beleza
    Feb 3, 2018
    Well, Beleza has no choice now anyway... We should see Momoka Tanaka playing against big teams first in order to see how good she really is.

    Yamashita by far is the best Japanese goalkeeper (possibly ever). If she would improve a few aspects of her game, she can easily be a starter for a big European club. Barcelona etc. whoever plays out of the back Guardiola style.
     
  17. pierre bezukhov

    AC Milan
    Japan
    Mar 7, 2018
    Japan
    Given the level of keeping in Japan I agree that Beleza should have held onto her, but she may have left for any number of reasons. She may have just wanted a change, but as people have already stated it may just be about money.

    The more I reflect on it, they have lost a lot of good players over the last two seasons.
     
  18. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
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  19. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Wow, the best eleven only made by Urawa and Beleza player, with the only exception being Mina Tanaka (that wasn't even the best INAC player, in my opinion), doesn't seem to reflect the variety of very good and interesting players we've seen at work last season (although, of course, it's understandable, since Urawa were the winning team and Beleza were the backbone of the NT).
     
  20. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Imo Haruka Hamada should be considered in best XI for 2020.
    She really led MyNavi's charge in 2nd part of the season where they scored 16 points in last 10 games. Wouldn't mind to see her getting the call for NT tryout.

    I guess Tanaka got listed ahead of her cuz of Beleza top 3 finish and their Empress Cup win.
     
  21. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Man City 6 - 0 Aston Villa HT

    I wonder if Iwabuchi is starting to regret her choice already. With all appologies to Villa fans - this team is outright weak. It wasn't one time bad performance against equaly weak Brighton last week. :cautious:
     
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  22. Manchester Nadeshiko

    Ehime F.C. Ladies
    Japan
    Mar 26, 2017
    U.K.
    She's on the pitch about 5kms from where I'm sitting and we're in a lockdown....no spectators...what a bummer!
     
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  23. pierre bezukhov

    AC Milan
    Japan
    Mar 7, 2018
    Japan
    Tanaka also plays for INAC now.;)

    Tanaka also scored fewer goals than Kobayashi who in my opinion was the standout striker this season. I am certain she played fewer games than Tanaka, yet was able to score more goals. Also she had the highest accuracy rate this season out of all players in the league. I had my doubts about Kobayashi, but I am a genuine convert after her performances this last season.

    But you are right Hamada is pretty unlucky not to be selected, but you know she does not play for Beleza, Urawa or INAC.

    I cannot complain about the midfield, because Urawa's midfield is pretty good at the moment. I am glad Shibata was picked, because I thought she was very good when I saw her play.

    I know people rate Minami and Seike, but I am less convinced, especially Minami. She does some strange things in defence. You only need to look at the winning goal of the Empress's Cup to appreciate where I am coming from.

    The thing is though, Albirex only let in seventeen goals this season, which was the lowest and the same number as the mighty Urawa. I doubt any of the Albirex defenders were considered. I thought Satsuki Miura and Hyokyeong Lee for Albirex in defence were very good this season.

    Nota bene: In a previous post I mistook Ji-Eun Kim for Hyokyeong Lee. Lee was very good for them last season and they should try and keep hold of her.

    The best eleven is made up of good players who all had good seasons, so I am not that aggrieved by it, but sometimes I wish they would choose one or two players from outside the big three.
     
  24. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Yeah seem I can't get over it :D
     
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