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

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 a team full of […]

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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→ — 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 — 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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