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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30 is the Magic Number

(header image from @REDSOFFICIAL) Not three, as De La Soul, amongst others, sang about. No, if you ask Urawa Reds supporters where the magic in their team lies, a large majority of them will say it lies at the feet & in the brain of their unassuming, laid back number 30 – Shinzo Koroki. In […]

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Red alert

Goalscoring juggernaut Urawa Reds welcome Australia’s Western Sydney Wanderers to Saitama Stadium tonight looking to seal their passage through to the next phase of the competition. 本日4/26、ACL ウェスタン・シドニー・ワンダラーズ戦は埼玉スタジアムにて19時30分キックオフ! 埼スタでの当日券は、南・北当日券販売所にて15時30分から販売します。みなさまのご来場、お待ちしております。■試合情報は→https://t.co/2JpRfXTzTr pic.twitter.com/O3xFijQWYS — 浦和レッズオフィシャル (@REDSOFFICIAL) April 26, 2017 Urawa have started the season in imperious form. They sit four points clear at the top of the J.League […]

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Time at the bar…..

Gamba Osaka’s Asian Champions League (ACL) hopes are hanging by a thread, and they need to order a pint of victory at the last chance saloon. 背水の陣で向かう一戦。守備の要を欠くアデレードに、とにかく勝つのみ。 🏆#ACL2017🆚 @GAMBA_OFFICIAL vs アデレード🕖19:00キックオフ📍市立吹田サッカースタジアム#絶対突破 #Jのチカラを示せhttps://t.co/1qcViYDiqy pic.twitter.com/QwsTFB0bN8 — Jリーグ (@J_League) April 25, 2017 It all looked so good for Gamba when they thumped tonight’s opponents Adelaide United 3-0 in […]

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5 Things I think I think

  1. I think that we need to understand where J.League clubs are in relation to other Asian teams in regard to the Asian Champions League and not overreact to every win & defeat. After matchday 1, where Japanese teams teams won three and drew one of their four games, Japanese football supporters would have […]

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FC Seoul vs Urawa Reds preview

 It is crunch time in the Asian Champions League as the clubs left in the tournament have to demonstrate their credentials. This week sees two of the big continental clubs meet with their two legged affair poised on a knife-edge as Urawa Reds from Japan, holding a 1-0 first leg lead, travel to the Korean […]

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