The Renegades’ Song

2018 season is gifting us a miraculous year by five strikers, who certainly weren’t expecting such a goal-scoring form in this moment of their careers.

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Seven football knights might look for a new challenge. These homecomings may be impossible or crazy, but they would be fascinating.

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Fantasy Football – Ehime

“Sliding doors” may be an over-rated concept, but sometimes it makes you think. Think about how things could be different seen from another perspective, especially in a country like Japan, where football is young and pro-football is even younger. J. League has gifted us wonderful histories, but how could this league become if regional criteria […]

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The Silent MVP

Kawasaki Frontale – offensive juggernaut in recent years. Prodded forward by the incessant accuracy of Kengo Nakamura, and led from the front by the effervescent, yet under-appreciated Yu Kobayashi. Kobayashi is an integral part of the way that Frontale have become a highly regarded J1 team, and a strong reason that they are in with […]

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Who are ya? Jubilo Iwata

Jubilo Iwata are on a roll. Currently sixth in J1, and winners of eight of their last eleven, the team from the east of Shizuoka, a prefecture known as a hotbed of football in Japan, are looking like serious contenders for a top three spot. But they are a relatively unfamiliar team with the notable […]

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