A-Z of J.League 2017

Happy new year, and welcome back to J.League Regista for 2017! With the J.League kicking off in a month’s time, it is time to start looking forward to what is in store this year. It promises to be yet another interesting year across the Japanese football spectrum, from the top of J1, to the race […]

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Not so Rio grand….

In general, Japan’s Olympic athletes have surpassed expectations. But the footballers came home before Usain Bolt had laced up his Pumas, before Britain dominated the velodrome and before Ryan Lochte got robbed/not robbed/vandalized a toilet/lied to investigators (delete as appropriate). Let’s take a look back at what went wrong for Teguramori and Japan’s olympic football […]

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The Olympic round table

No, not the newest bizarre event to be welcomed into the Olympics, but more a debate on the make up of Japan’s Olympic football squad. Regista invited opinions from four people on said squad. The people are: Stuart Smith – FC Gifu cheerleader Sam Robson – J.League analyst at Football Radar Gabriele Anello – Regista’s […]

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Japan’s Olympic squad

So, it has been announced. Here are the 18 players that will represent Japan at the Rio Olympic games, starting in August. Goalkeepers: Masatoshi Kushibiki – Kashima Antlers The tall goalkeeper is on loan at the J.League 1 first stage winners, but has yet to make an appearance this year, although he did play all […]

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