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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A Sunday in Machida…

At The Match Machida Zelvia 0-1 JEF United (2017 J2 League, Round 1) Attendance: 8, 124 (Nozuta) Highlights: Last weekend, Jon Steele was at Nozuta to run the rule over two Kanto-based J2 clubs. Visitors JEF United emerged victorious thanks to (confusingly) a goal from Yamato Machida at the end of the first half. Here […]

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Season preview: JEF United

JEF United. Those two words provoke a myriad of reactions, but what exactly are the team from the Fukuari these days? Big club? Sleeping giant? Stuck in the past? A club with illusions of grandeur? More prescient, what does the immediate future hold for the club & and their long suffering fan base? @J2KantoBites, fresh […]

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¡Hola! – to the managers in J2

In the first of two parts, J.League Regista investigates the sudden Spanish speaking influence in Japan’s J.League 2… When you think about foreign players & coaches in the J.League, thoughts invariably turn to Brazil. The vast majority of foreign imports in the J.League are from the samba country – in fact last year there were […]

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Farewell 2016

    2016 is, as they say, in the books (almost – if you exclude the Emperor’s Cup). A year of surprises, and non-surprises. A year of ups & downs. And a year in which the J.League stole a little bit of attention in the minds of the footballing world. This is the last piece […]

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