May 12, 2021
All the colours of the J2 rainbow covered by Stuart Smith in this week's J-Talk: Extra Time:
- Red haired GK keeps a clean sheet for leaders Niigata
- Orange at the bottom as Omiya slide
- Yellow peril for Giravanz Kitakyushu
- Green guts as Sagamihara & Matsumoto gain creditable draws
- Blue-Blitz Akita hold Jubilo, but concede a late equalizer
- Indigo inconsistency - Machida held in derby
- Violet vigilance as Kyoto creep up on the leaders
And some SILVER in the shape of Mr. Mike Innes' "Short Corner" as he takes you through the Emperor's Cup qualifying and a look at the latest J3 news.
Thanks to all who listen!
May 11, 2021
It's another bumper episode this week, as Neil Debnam guests in Part 1 to discuss Kawasaki's superb start to the season, including their double over Nagoya and Saturday's win at Gamba Osaka, as the defending champions look set to run away with their fourth top flight title in five seasons (to 49:33).
Then in Part 2 we review the other nine games from the Matchday 13 slate.
May 8, 2021
Jon Steele rounds up the midweek J2 action in this solo JTET episode. There's also J3 content with a mention of Gifu's rearranged game at home to Numazu, and a managerial change at Tottori.
Enjoy the show! And apologies to Matsumoto's Toyofumi SAKANO, who I refer to as Toyofumi Suzuki in Part 2.
May 4, 2021
It is Golden Week in Japan - and that means loads of football. Stuart Smith - you remember him, right? - is back on the mic to give you a whirlwind round-up of last weekend's action in J2 plus a brief look ahead to a mighty Wednesday evening clash, and of course Magic Mike Innes is giving you the latest J3 action in his 'Short Corner".
May 4, 2021
Alan Gibson guests in Part 1 of this new episode to discuss the Kansai J1 contingent, and a very head scratching VARdi VAR VAR moment from the end of the Shonan vs Sapporo game.
We begin with another superb performance by Kyogo Furuhashi in Kobe's 3-0 home cruise over Hiroshima, then move on to Sunday's Osaka derby and a look at Gamba Osaka's early season struggles in front of goal (Part 1 runs to 45:17).
In Part 2 your regular co-hosts run through the other six games and look ahead to this weekend's Matchday 13.
April 30, 2021
This week, Jon is joined by Mike Innes to run through all of the latest J2 action.
Mike is also on hand to bring you up to date with all of the J3 news in 'J-Talk: Short Corner' at the end of the episode.
Hope everyone enjoys the show!
April 27, 2021
Jonny Nicol guests for a full review of J1 Matchday 11, and a look ahead to the blockbuster top of the table clash coming up on Thursday night.
Part 1 features a look back at wins for Nagoya, Tosu and Yokohama F.Marinos, and Kobe's draw at Kashima (to 51:04).
Part 2 begins with Fukuoka and Urawa keeping the good times rolling, then we move on to Kashiwa clicking in to gear, Sapporo's home win over Sendai and the Shimizu v Shonan draw. We finish up with a Nagoya vs Kawasaki preview, and Sam's Pick of the Weekend.
April 24, 2021
Magic' Mike Innes takes the reigns for a solo roundup of an explosive midweek in J2, with some of the best games of the season having taken place on Wednesday night.
There's also a look back to the rearranged J3 game between Tottori and Gifu, played on the same evening, and some general J3 news!
April 21, 2021
Just in time for the midweek round of 2nd-tier fixtures (Round 9), Jon Steele looks back over the weekend's J2 action (Round 8) in a solo pod this time.
After Jon talks happily to himself for about 18 minutes, Mike Innes brings you up to date on J3 and Emperor's Cup qualifying news in the regular 'J-Talk: Short Corner segment'.
Happy listening, and enjoy the midweek games!
April 20, 2021
Dan Orlowitz guests for an overview of all the major talking points in the Japanese game, before a full review of J1 Matchday 10.
We kick off our look at the top flight action (from 16:00) with Nagoya's shock home defeat at the hands of Tosu, while leaders Kawasaki also dropped points on their home patch - Hiroshima decent value for their point at Todoroki.
This Week in VAR is back, and we also debut a promising new segment at the end of the podcast.