Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Episode 198 - 2016 J1 Matchday 26

After Urawa and Kawasaki faced off in the biggest game of the J1 season on Saturday night at Saitama Stadium, Ryan Steele returned to the pod for an in depth look at the game. We later discuss Mu Kanazaki's outburst against his manager during Kashima's win over Shonan, before moving on to the #RelegationDogfight.



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Episode 197 - 2016 J1 Matchday 25

Sam Robson returned as guest for the second straight week in this, an abbreviated and 'near-live' (for you the listener) episode of J-Talk. After Tosu's win over Kawasaki potentially opened up the battle for top spot (and left myself and Sam eating our words from last week) we discuss that game and Urawa's comfortable win at Nagoya, and also Kashima getting themselves somewhat back on track.

We finish with a quick check on the other Matchday 25 results, and briefly look ahead to Saturday's Matchday 26 fixtures, when (almost) all eyes will be on Saitama Stadium for the clash of the top two.



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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Episode 196 - Olympics & 2016 J1 Matchday 24

With the Japan Under 23s two-thirds of the way through group stage play at the Olympics and another big weekend of J1 action in the books Sam Robson from Football Radar guested to round it all up.

We begin with Japan (to 15:35) before reviewing all of the results from Matchday 24 of the top flight. I finish the episode with a brief look at J2 and J3.



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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Episode 195 - 2016 J1 Matchday 23

In this week's podcast Cesare Polenghi returns as guest to give his thoughts on J1 after Matchday 23 was played last Saturday, and also to answer a great variety of questions sent in by listeners on twitter.



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Episode 194 - J2 Special July 2016

It's that time of the month again (not like that), when Stuart Smith and Jon Steele take over J-Talk for the latest of their J2 Specials.

After a brief chat about Perform's purchase of J.League broadcasting rights and J1 Matchday 22 (to 12:00), the boys get down and dirty on the second tier, covering J2 from top to bottom (to 1:00:30) before finishing with a check on J3.



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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Episode 193 - 2016 J1 Matchday 21

Dan Orlowitz and Stuart Woodward guest on the podcast this week to round up an action (and draw) packed J1 Matchday played on Sunday.

Dan chats about the Saitama Derby draw between Urawa and Omiya before we move on to discuss other results from Matchday 22 and finish with the 'burning pile of garbage' that is FC Tokyo.

Then in Part 2 Stuart reviews Yokohama's draw at Hiroshima and a very positive start to the second stage for his side, in the process comparing an F.Marinos player to a fondue set.



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