Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Episode 185 - Cesare's State of the Top Flight Address

Recorded after FC Tokyo's ACL elimination on Tuesday night, this week's podcast with Cesare Polenghi covers Tokyo's loss and the top four in J1 after Matchday 13, before we move on to a wider discussion on the state of the top flight. Is winning really that important to clubs and their supporters? Why do some clubs continually fail to establish a successful mentality? And what does J-Pop have to do with the J.League? You'll get answers to all these questions and more in our hour-long chat. I finish the episode with the rest of the J1 results, and a check on J2 and J3.



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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Episode 184 - (Red) Diamonds Losing Their Luster?

Dan Orlowitz guested on this week's podcast to discuss the Mitsubishi Motors (Urawa) and Nissan (Yokohama) situation (to 17:45), the travails of FC Tokyo this season, and the return of Kumamoto to J2 action (to 37:00). I then finish off the episode with a wrap of J1 Matchday 12 and the key results from both J2 and J3.



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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Episode 183 - J2 Special May 2016

Stuart Smith and Jon Steele were handed the controls of the good ship J-Talk, and did a stellar job rounding up the situation in the second tier in the latest of their semi-regular J2 Specials.

In between a brief ACL and J1 update (roughly the first 4:20) and a check on the situation in J3 (the last eight minutes of the episode), the boys bring the knowledge on surprise J2 leaders Machida, the rest of the top six and closest challengers, and some early season strugglers in and around the relegation zone.



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Monday, May 2, 2016

Episode 182 - 2016 J1 Matchday 9

With time of the essence over the busy Golden Week holiday period this week's episode of J-Talk is a brief solo round-up of last weekend's action across all three divisions of the J.League. I also look ahead to what's coming this midweek in the ACL, J1 and J2, as well as the upcoming weekend rounds.



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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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