Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Episode 181 - 2016 J1 Matchday 8

After another action-packed J.League weekend Ryan Steele, Bryan Cooper and Dave Brooks guested to wrap it all up.

In Part 1 (to 28:05) Ryan reviews Urawa's win at Kawasaki and the top six of J1, then I round-up four of the other games before Bryan talks about Fukuoka's loss to Gamba Osaka (to 43:10).
Then in Part 3 Dave revels in Machida being top of J2, and we update the top of both J2 and J3.



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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Episode 180 - 2016 J1 Matchday 7

After earthquakes in Kyushu and bad weather across the country on Sunday impacted the J.League weekend, Alan Gibson and Barry Valder guested on this week's podcast to round up J1 and J2.

In Part 1 (to 39:25) Alan recaps J1 Matchday 7, and then Barry discusses Shimizu's draw with Sanuki and how he's finding life in the second tier.



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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Episode 179 - 2016 J1 Matchday 6

After Sunday's J1 Matchday 6 Sam Robson from Football Radar returned to the podcast to discuss all of the games, and the state of play in the top flight.



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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Episode 178 - 2016 J1 Matchday 5

After J1 Matchday 5 was played over the weekend Stuart Woodward and Cesare Polenghi made welcome returns to the podcast.

In Part 1 (to 30:15) Stuart chats about Yokohama's win at Gamba and the rejuvenation of F.Marinos, as well as his Sunday in Fukushima, and then in Part 2 Cesare gives his thoughts on FC Tokyo's win over Nagoya and what has stood out to him in the season's first five games. I finish the episode with a J1 round-up, and a quick look at J2 and J3.



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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Episode 177 - J2 Special

Stuart Smith continued on in the host's chair this week, and his old sparring partner Jon Steele joined him to first chat about Japan's two 5-0 wins in the past week, and then run the rule over J2 after Matchday 5 was played on Saturday the 26th.



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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Episode 176 - 2016 J1 Matchday 4

Stuart Smith has me fearing for my job on my own podcast after a stellar display in the host's chair, with Dan Orlowitz making a welcome J-Talk return as the boys discuss the state of J1 after Matchday 4.



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