On this week's podcast Alan Gibson returns to discuss the Japan national team and his trip to Bangkok for the Thailand game, J1 scrapping the two-stage system, and all of the results from J1 Matchday 28.
In Part 1 our Japan chat runs to the 19:15 mark, then we speculate on the reason(s) behind the top flight returning to a single season format to 30:15. Part 2 includes a full wrap of the top flight matchday and all the permutations at both ends of the table, before we finish with a quick look at J2 and J3, and Alan previews Issue 21 of JSoccer Magazine.
Listen on the player above, or download the mp3 by clicking on the J-Talk logo on the right.
This episode is also available on iTunes.