Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Episode 95 - 2014 J1 Matchday 7

This week's episode of J-Talk is 59 minutes with Sean Carroll and Alan Gibson.

Sean and I discuss Niigata's win at Kashima and Hiroshima's continued dominance before moving on to the ACL penalty controversy of two weeks ago (to 29:35).

Then Alan comes on board to chat about the Osaka Derby, Yokohama's shock loss to Sendai and Kobe's rise (to 54:00), before I finish with the other J1 Matchday 7 results and this week's fixtures (to 57:45), and a brief look at J2 and J3.



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Episode 94 - 2014 J1 Matchday 6

The new episode of J-Talk is a bumper 63 minutes with Cesare Polenghi, Shintaro Kano and Stuart Smith on J1 Matchday 6, the Japan national team and J2 & J3.

Cesare, moving very quickly(!), joins me from the most unique of locations to discuss Kashima's win at Gamba Osaka and Hiroshima's continued excellence before we move on to the national team training camp in Chiba this week and the possible make-up of Alberto Zaccheroni's World Cup 23 (to 17:05).

Shintaro then chats about Kashiwa's win over Cerezo Osaka and more on the national team, including a very left field pick to be on the plane to Brazil (to 37:00), before I run through the other Matchday 6 results (to 41:40).

Stuart then joins me to chat about the second and third tiers (to 60:25), and I finish off the episode with a check on ACL and Nabisco Cup results from last midweek..



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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Episode 93 - 2014 J1 Matchday 5

The new episode of J-Talk is 62 minutes with Angus MacLeod, Scott McIntyre and Barry Valder on J1 Matchday 5.

Angus and I run through seven of the games (to 29:15) before Scott joins me to discuss Sendai v Kofu and Graham Arnold's tough start at Vegalta (to 43:20), and Barry and I wrap things up with a look at Shimizu v FC Tokyo (to 57:15).

The final part of the episode is a look at upcoming fixtures and the key results from J2 and J3.



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Episode 92 - 2014 J1 Matchday 4

The new episode of J-Talk is 59 minutes with Alan Gibson of JSoccer Magazine and Paul Williams of Asian Football Feast.

In Part 1 (to 30:00) Alan and I run through all of the results from J1 Matchday 4, before I bring you up to date on Nabisco Cup results from last Wednesday and the weekend's key matches in J2 and the J3 scores in a brief Part 2 (to 33:35).

Then in Part 3 Paul joins me for our first semi-regular look at Japanese players abroad.



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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 91 - 2014 J1 Matchday 3

The new episode of J-Talk is a frankly fantastic 68 minutes with Cesare Polenghi, Sean Carroll and Jon Steele.

Part 1 features Cesare on Hiroshima 0-2 Urawa and the fallout from the Urawa racism scandal (to 25:00), Sean on Yokohama 3-0 Tokushima and his thoughts on the punishment meted out to Urawa (to 39:00) and me on the other J1 Matchday 3 games and upcoming fixtures in the ACL, Nabisco Cup and Matchday 4 (to 43:45).

Part 2 with Jon covers J2 Matchday 3 (to 54:45) and J3 Matchday 2.



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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Episode 90 - 2014 J1 Matchday 2


The new episode of J-Talk is an hour with Dan Orlowitz from goal Japan & Stuart Smith, The Official English Language Voice of FC Gifu.

In Part 1 (to 38:05) Dan and I discuss the controversy over the "Japanese Only" banner at Saitama Stadium on Saturday and the match fixing rumours surrounding the Hiroshima v Kawasaki game.

In a very brief Part 2 (to 42:05) I wrap up the other J1 fixtures & Japan's win over New Zealand.

And in part 3 Stuart joins me to discuss the high-flying FC Gifu, other key results from J2 and the first J3 matchday.



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