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J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 Opening Day

J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 Opening Day

February 21, 2020

The time has arrived as Stuart Smith & Jon Steele put their predictions out to the world, show their working and discuss the opening slate of J2 games.

Big thanks to all of those who support the podcast on Patreon. Really does give us a big lift when we see how many people enjoy and get something out of the pod. 

Follow Stuart - @sushi_football

Follow Jon - @J2KantoBites

Support the pod on Patreon - patreon.com/jtalkpod

Episode 305 - J1 Quextravaganza Part 2

Episode 305 - J1 Quextravaganza Part 2

February 19, 2020

Part 2 of the J1 Quextravaganza with Sam and Dan answers questions from listeners on Yokohama copycats, the impact of VAR on the league, young players to watch this season, stadiums in the works and promoted sides.

Follow us on twitter and the web:

The pod - @JTalkPod

Sam - @FRsoccerSam

Dan - @aishiterutokyo

Dan's archive at The Japan Times

 

What better way to mark the start of the season than joining us on Patreon? Any and all support is greatly appreciated as we take the podcast(s) forward. Please visit patreon.com/jtalkpod

Episode 304 - J1 Quextravaganza Part 1 & Scott McIntyre

Episode 304 - J1 Quextravaganza Part 1 & Scott McIntyre

February 18, 2020

The 2020 J.League season gets going on Friday night, and to get you ready for the big kickoff we opened the door for any and all questions on J1, and our Patreon supporters and twitter followers certainly did not let us down.

Here in Part 1 of our Quextravaganza, special guest Dan Orlowitz from The Japan Times joined Sam and myself to answer the first batch of queries from our audience, while this episode also features my catch up with Scott McIntyre (this runs from 21:02 to 1:08:43).

Follow us on twitter and the web:

The pod - @JTalkPod

Sam - @FRsoccerSam

Dan - @aishiterutokyo

Dan's archive at The Japan Times

Scott - @mcintinhos

The Asian Game podcast

What better way to mark the start of the season than joining us on Patreon? Any and all support is greatly appreciated as we take the podcast(s) forward. Please visit patreon.com/jtalkpod

J-Talk: Extra Time - Preseason Wrap

J-Talk: Extra Time - Preseason Wrap

February 17, 2020

Jon Steele flies solo with a wrap-up of preseason news from J2.

Notable friendly games, JEF United analysis, and Tokyo Verdy's pop-up store in Shibuya.

Episode 303 - 2020 J1 Preview Part 2

Episode 303 - 2020 J1 Preview Part 2

February 10, 2020

We begin this episode with a look back at Saturday's wild and woolly Super Cup between Kobe and Yokohama, then our countdown of all top flight sides continues with Kansai rivals Gamba Osaka and Vissel (to 18:55).

Oita leads off Part 2, then things get a bit murky as we plough through Sapporo, Sendai, Shimizu, Nagoya and Urawa (to 45:55), before we finish off with Tosu, Shonan and promoted sides Kashiwa and Yokohama FC.

We're throwing the doors open to questions on anything and everything top flight-related in next week's pod, so get them in to @JTalkPod and/or @FRsoccerSam and we'll answer your queries in the next episode.

J-Talk: Extra Time - The Big J2 Preview

J-Talk: Extra Time - The Big J2 Preview

February 7, 2020

After warming up, Jon Steele & Stuart Smith are here to give a deep dive preview of the 2020 J2 season. Featuring a look at all the clubs and what they've done to strengthen and/or how they've been weakened. Also featuring computer metaphors, foreign goalkeepers, a stray f-bomb, a half time break and many other cool things.

It is a lot, but it is well worth your time. Any feedback is absolutely welcome, so you can contact us at:

Stuart - @sushi_football

Jon - @J2KantoBites

Consider supporting our efforts on Patreon: patreon.com/jtalkpod

J-Talk: Extra Time - Welcome to 2020

J-Talk: Extra Time - Welcome to 2020

February 5, 2020

Guess who's back? Stuart Smith & Jon Steele open the 2020 season with a brief (by our standards) and breezy introduction to J2. Who has the best kit? Who does Jon think could beat him up? What's going on in Gunma? Who will bring shithousery back to J2 this year? 

It will all become clear in the J-Talk: Extra Time season premiere! Enjoy. 

Follow us:

Stuart - @sushi_football

Jon: @J2KantoBites

Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/jtalkPod

Episode 302 - 2020 J1 Preview Part 1

Episode 302 - 2020 J1 Preview Part 1

February 4, 2020

We're baaaack, and we begin to get you ready for the start of the new J1 season with an in-depth look at last year's top six with new co-host Sam Robson, and special guests Stuart Woodward, Alex Bishop and Neil Debnam.

After Sam and I briefly round up last week's ACL playoff games, we welcome in Stuart for a chat about how defending champions Yokohama will fare in 2020, the key additions to their squad and how they will approach their return to the ACL (to 26:20).

Then Alex pops on to discuss FC Tokyo, and if they can go one better than last year's second placed finish (to 42:09), Sam and I chat about Kashima, and Neil joins us for a look at Kawasaki, who like Antlers don't have the distraction of the ACL this year, and can go all out for the J1 title (to 1:17:50), before we finish up by running the rule over Cerezo Osaka and Hiroshima.

Follow our guests on twitter:

Stuart - @stuartcw

Alex - @Abishop32

FC Tokyo KaiGuys

Neil - @frontalerabbit

Episode 301 - Emperor’s Cup Glory for Kobe

Episode 301 - Emperor’s Cup Glory for Kobe

January 6, 2020

Kobe claimed their first ever major trophy in the Emperor's Cup final on New Year's Day, defeating Kashima 2-0 at the new National Stadium, and Alan Gibson, Chris Hough and Sam Robson guest as we review Vissel's big day.

After our discussion on the game, we also chat about how big Kobe might go in the transfer market as they approach their first ever ACL campaign (from 24:10), Chris shares his experiences from inside the stadium as his Road to the Final came to a conclusion (from 38:20), and Alan and Sam run through some of the early transfer window activity (from 47:05).

#As outlined in the intro, friend of the podcast Scott McIntyre is currently being held by the authorities in Japan after being arrested attempting to get information on the whereabouts of his missing children, Hinata and Harugo, who were abducted by his wife and mother in law back in May. Please support Scott by signing the change.org petition addressed to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and by donating to the GoFundMe page set up to help with his legal expenses.#

Follow my guests on twitter and elsewhere:

Sam - @FRsoccerSam

Alan - @JSoccerMagazine

JSoccer.com

Chris - @LiFJapan

The Lost in Football Japan YouTube channel

J-Talk Extra Time: Episode 20 - The Post Mortem

J-Talk Extra Time: Episode 20 - The Post Mortem

December 24, 2019

At Christmas, people say (don't quote me on that) that good things come in small packages and arrive late. Or something like that. It is in that spirit that I (Stuart) present the "latest" Extra Time - a week late. 

Jon & I talk about Tokushima's "defeat", we make what turn out to be correct predictions on the Emperor's Cup, and what turned out to be a wrong prediction about Jordy Buijs's destination. 

Enjoy - and Merry Xmas!! Happy Holidays!! Have a great Festivus!!