September 22, 2020
Dan Orlowitz guests for a full review of J1 Matchday 17.
Kashima threw a wrench in Cerezo Osaka's hopes of latching on to Kawasaki's coat tails on Saturday, and Frontale took full advantage at Urawa on Sunday, cruising past Reds to restore their eight point buffer. Part 1 also includes home wins for FC Tokyo and Nagoya (to 33:08).
Part 2 covers the other five games - including a blowout in the Battle of the Bottom - and the week ahead in the top flight.
September 21, 2020
Stuart Smith is your guide on the need-to-know tour of J3 ahead of TOMORROW'S games. Tomorrow.....
This J3 wrap up features:
Akita running wild; 45 yards beauties; Adding insult to injury (literally); Numazu sinking
September 21, 2020
Stuart Smith is (barely) in control as there is just time for a quick overview of J2 and the weekend's events - we have ANOTHER set of fixtures coming up on Wednesday - so about enough time to talk:
Rookies running wild
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September 18, 2020
Jon Steele does the heavy J3 lifting today - made even heavier by appearance of a stray J2 games as well - as he takes you through what happened last week, and a brief look ahead to the weekend action.
September 15, 2020
Finally, some time to breathe - unless you happen to support Omiya or Fukuoka - and so it is time for Stuart Smith & Jon Steele to discuss some of the finer points of J2:
Why are Mito & Tochigi so similar yet so different?
Kyoto? Kofu? Iwata? Who is primed for a promotion push?
Omiya Ardija - ANY hope for them this year?
Why don't more team use long throws?
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September 15, 2020
Alan Gibson guests for a full review of J1 Matchday 16.
Part 1 begins with a mixed bag for the three Kansai clubs: Cerezo Osaka triumphing over the defending champions; Kobe snatching a point at the death; and Gamba Osaka fluffing their lines at home against (previously) bottom club Shonan (to 32:33).
Part 2 opens with Kawasaki's demolition job on Hiroshima, then moves on to surprising losses for Nagoya and Kashiwa (with kudos to Yokohama FC and Tosu for their impressive wins) and also includes the seven goal humdinger at the Sapporo Dome.
September 14, 2020
J2 Briefing - all you need to know in a short space of time. Stuart Smith takes a whistle-stop tour of J2, highlighting key results & scorers, ahead a more in depth look when Jon Steele joins him later this week.
Stay tuned for Giravanz extending their lead at the top and Gunma capitalising in the capital.
September 12, 2020
Only got a spare 12 minutes? But you want to know all you need to about the state of play in J2?
Don't worry - Jon Steele has you covered. Get it listened to ahead of the weekend's festivities which start in....oooh, about an hour!!
September 11, 2020
Jon Steele does the heat lifting and heavy watching as he goes the need-to-know details from the latest J3 fixtures, and tells us what to look for this coming weekend.
As always, thank you for your support & feedback - we really appreciate it!
September 9, 2020
No theme tune - but Jon Steele's lyrics more than make up for it!! He takes you on a solo crossing of the J2 sea, taking in landmarks such as:
- Tochigi's derby win
- Kitakyushu coming down to earth
- Jubilo swatting aside Niigata
- and more!
Thanks as always for your support, and big props to J2KB for doing these solo pods - he's the Shinji Kobayashi of J.League podcasting: bald, wily, and excellent at what he does!