Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Episode 148 - 2015 J1 Matchday 17

Cesare Polenghi returned to the podcast to discuss the end of the first stage of the 2015 J1 season. After a quick chat on Nadeshiko Japan ahead of their semi final against England we covered as many of the Matchday 17 games as we could, and the first stage performances of those teams, before Cesare had to depart (36:50) and I rounded up the rest of the games and teams (to 40:35). I then finished off the episode by running through the results from J2 and J3.



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Episode 147 - Urawa's First Stage Title Triumph

Ryan Steele makes his J-Talk debut to discuss Urawa's thoroughly deserved J1 First Stage title, secured with a game to spare on Saturday. The key players and the performances that stood out are both covered in detail, before we move on to review all of the games from Matchday 16 and Ryan gives his tips to contend in the second stage (to 50:15). I finish the episode with a quick check on J2 and J3.



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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Episode 146 - Japan & Omiya

Alan Gibson and Steve Barme are the guests on this week's podcast. Alan chats about Japan's 0-0 draw against Singapore on Tuesday and Nadeshiko Japan's progress to the Round of 16 of the Women's World Cup (to 24:55), before Steve joins us for the first time this season to tell us about what's going right for Omiya, who are flying high atop J2. We also chat about the wrong end of J1 (to 55:10), before I finish with a wrap of results from J2 and J3.



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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Episode 145 - 2015 J1 Matchday 15

Cesare Polenghi is our guest this week as we review the top-of-the-table action from J1 Matchday 15 played last Sunday, as Urawa moved to within touching distance of the first stage title. Cesare also briefly touches on Japan's upcoming games against Iraq and Singapore, before I round up the rest of the J1 matchday (to 27:35) and finish with a check on all of the results from J2 and J3.



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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Episode 144 - 2015 J1 Matchday 14

On this week's podcast Sean Carroll and Barry Valder chat about earthquakes, VIP suites, oh, and J1 Matchday 14, with a little on the Japan national team with Sean, and then Jon Steele returns, fully refreshed, to discuss J2 and J3.

Part 1 with Sean runs to 27:35, Barry's on til 44:30, I wrap up the rest of J1 and look ahead to 49:45 and then Jon sees us out.



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Episode 143 - J2 & J3 Focus

Things didn't go quite as planned this week, but we still have a terrific J2 and J3-centred podcast for your listening pleasure. After my planned chat with Cesare Polenghi had to be cancelled due to technical difficulties I bring you a brief J1 and ACL roundup (to 6:30), before Stuart Smith joins me for a bumper chat on the second and third tiers. Jon Steele was scheduled to join us, but was unfortunately a late scratching.

The J2 section runs to 45:55 and covers all of the shocks from Matchday 15 and a closer look at Omiya, Iwata and Chiba, with the remainder of the episode devoted to J3.



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