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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Episode 192 - 2016 J1 Matchday 19

Cesare Polenghi and Eilean Kelly guest on this week's bumper episode of J-Talk.

In Part 1 (to 53:18) Cesare chats about the top flight after Matchday 19 was played on Saturday, including Nagoya's struggles, his surprise outsider to challenge for a top three finish, and the situations involving Massimo Ficcadenti's former and current clubs - FC Tokyo and Tosu.

Then in Part 2 Eilean returns for the first time this season to discuss how Machida Zelvia have been getting on, and she shares her thoughts on some of Zelvia's recent opponents.



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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Episode 191 - 2016 J1 Matchday 18

Barcelona may have MSN up front, but this week's potent SSS guest line-up would surely give them a run for their money, as we round up another weekend in the J.League.

In Part 1 Sean Carroll chats about the top tier's top four, Takuma Asano to Arsenal, and possible second stage title contenders from midtable (to 33:30), then in Part 2 Steve Barme and I discuss Omiya and then The Relegation Dogfight (to 52:00). Finally, Stuart Smith returns to the pod in Part 3 to update us on the top and bottom of J2.



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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Episode 190 - Kashima Kings of The First Stage

After Kashima were crowned J1 first stage champions on Saturday, Scott McIntyre made his long awaited return to the podcast to run the rule over the top flight at the halfway point of the season.

We work our way down the table, with Scott opining on the season so far and possible contenders in the second stage (to 49:00), before he picks his Best XI of the first stage (to 1:07:00), and I finish the episode with a quick check on J2 and J3.



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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Episode 189 - 2016 J1 Matchday 16

After Kashima seized the advantage in the J1 first stage title race on Saturday night, Sam 'Nostradamus' Robson from Football Radar guested on this week's podcast as we round up Matchday 16.

After an in-depth look at both Kawasaki and Kashima (to 20:45) and then Urawa and Hiroshima (to 30:15), we work our way through the other six games (to 47:00), before I finish the episode with a look at J2 and J3.



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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Episode 188 - 2016 J1 Matchday 15

Alan Gibson guested on this week's episode of J-Talk to chat about J1 and the new issue of JSoccer Magazine.

After some brief national team discussion (to 12:45), we discuss the top flight from top to bottom, before Alan gives us the highlights from Issue 20 of JSoccer.



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