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J-Talk: Extra Time - Round 23 and Transfer News

J-Talk: Extra Time - Round 23 and Transfer News

July 23, 2021

Stuart Smith is here with a brief roundup of what happened in the last set of fixtures before the J2 summer "break", with updates on tight situations at the top and bottom of the league, plus a sprinkling of the latest transfer news. 


Stay safe, stay hydrated, and stay alert for more podcasts to come even the J2 is on hiatus!!


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Episode 375 - Furuhashi to Celtic, Japan Going for Gold

Episode 375 - Furuhashi to Celtic, Japan Going for Gold

July 20, 2021

A slow week ahead of the Olympics starting? Well Celtic, Kobe and Kyogo Furuhashi put paid to any plans we had for a cruisy episode by dropping their transfer bombshell on Friday morning, and Sean Galbraith joined us for Part 1 in which we discuss Furuhashi's move to link up with Ange Postecoglou and how he might fit in at Parkhead. We then move on to some Yokohama F.Marinos transfer news - that Sean is slightly less excited about - with Ado Onaiwu looking set for a move to France, and 2019 J1 Player of the Year Teruhito Nakagawa possibly heading to Kobe to attempt to fill Furuhashi's boots (to 30:39).

In Part 2 Alex Bishop makes a very welcome return to the pod to chat about the key players, youngsters to watch, and overall medal prospects for Asako Takakura's Nadeshiko Japan side in Tokyo 2020, while we also chat about the makeup of the squads for the other three teams in Japan's group in the men's Under 24 Olympic football tournament (to 1:01:38).

Then finally in Part 3 we review the four J1 games played on Saturday, with mixed results for the returning ACL clubs.

JTET - J2 Round 22 / J3 Round 15 Review

JTET - J2 Round 22 / J3 Round 15 Review

July 17, 2021

Fashionably late, here is this week's new JTET episode!

In Part 1, Jon Steele rounds up all of the recent Emperor's Cup action involving J2 & J3 sides, & looks back on last weekend's J2 action.

In Part 2, 'Magic' Mike Innes runs the rule over the latest J3 events in 'J-Talk: Short Corner'.

As always, thank you for your support!

Episode 374 - J1 Matchday 22

Episode 374 - J1 Matchday 22

July 13, 2021

It's a bumper new episode of the pod, with Jonny Nicol guesting for the duration after a weekend full of the good and bad (VAR?!) of the J.League.

In Part 1 Sam chats about his trip to the Euro 2020 Final on Sunday, and then Jonny reviews Gamba Osaka's ACL campaign, before we discuss Kaoru Mitoma's rumoured move to Brighton (via Belgium) and speculation over Kyogo Furuhashi's future (to 36:53).

Then we move on to J1 Matchday 22, and kick things off with three huge upsets where bottom five teams stunned top half opponents (to 1:06:56), before we round up the other four games.

J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 Round 21, J3 Round 14

J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 Round 21, J3 Round 14

July 9, 2021

Needing your J2 & J3 fix? Don't worry, Stuart Smith & Mike Innes - doyens of the lower J.League fare - are here to bring it to you.

Only a short round up for J2 this week, but get to know about the new leaders, Kyoto's first defeat since forever, and an eventful day for a JEF United forward. 

Meanwhile, Mike Innes' Short Corner gives you all you need to know on what is becoming an absolutely epic promotion race. 

Thank you for all your support. Stay safe, and enjoy your football!!

JTET: Emperor’s Cup Round 3 Preview (Wed 7 July)

JTET: Emperor’s Cup Round 3 Preview (Wed 7 July)

July 7, 2021

Jon Steele is back to look ahead to tonight's J2 & J3-focused Emperor's Cup ties in this 5-minute, new-style micro-pod.

Hopefully it helps to pump everyone up for this evening's action! Happy listening.

Episode 373 - J1 Matchday 21

Episode 373 - J1 Matchday 21

July 6, 2021

We begin this episode with Sam's report from the England v Germany game at Wembley, Urawa left red faced after an administrative error cost them their two goals from their recent loss to Shonan, and an ACL status check as the group stage in the East Zone winds down - with plenty still on the line for both Osaka clubs (to 10:00).

Then we dive in to the weekend's J1 action, as 10-man Yokohama F.Marinos continued to narrow the gap to Kawasaki at the top, and Kobe rose to third (to 27:26), before we wrap up the other four games from the Matchday 21 slate.

J-Talk:Extra Time - J2 Round 20, J3 Round 13

J-Talk:Extra Time - J2 Round 20, J3 Round 13

July 1, 2021

Stuart Smith is at the helm for this week's episode on the podcast dedicated to the second and third tier of Japanese football. He welcomed James Taylor - AKA @KanazawaDreamin - to discuss Zweigen Kanazawa in depth, and go through all of the J2 results form the weekend. 

We talked JEF United, Blaublitz Akita, Omiya Ardjia, Matsumoto Yamaga and a whole host of J2 issues. Then Mike Innes enters the fray with his J3 focused Short Corner segment. Time stamps? 

0:00-26:00 - Get to know James, and we spoke in depth about the current state of Zweigen Kanazawa, including their 4-1 defeat at Montedio Yamagata

26:00-31:50 - Dissecting Kyoto Sanga & Jubilo Iwata's wins

31:50-40:40 - The chasing pack, including big wins for Ryukyu, Machida & Kofu

40:40-50:20 - The relegation battle

50:20-1:00:40 - Weekend preview

1:00:50-end - Mike Innes' J3 Short Corner


Big thanks to James for taking time out to speak on Kanazawa, and as usual a huge shout out to Mike for doing such a good job with J3. This J3 season is wild, and I think we're lucky to have Mike on hand to navigate us through it. 

Thank you to all of you for your continued support, we all really appreciate it! Enjoy the football this weekend. 

Episode 372 - J1 Matchday 20

Episode 372 - J1 Matchday 20

June 29, 2021

Dan Orlowitz guests this week as we look forward to the Olympic football tournaments, and review the week's goings-on in Japanese football.

We begin with Tokyo 2020, looking first at Hajime Moriyasu's Under 24 squad, then chat about expectations for Asako Takakura's Nadeshiko Japan, before moving on to an excellent start to the ACL for all four J1 clubs (to 26:37).

Then we turn our attention to Sunday's J1 Matchday 20 fixtures, beginning with the VAR-dominated marathon between Shonan and Kashiwa and more inconsistency from Shimizu in the bottom half of the table, before we look up and chat about wins for Yokohama F.Marinos, Urawa, Kashima and FC Tokyo.

JTET - J2 Round 19 / J3 Round 12 Review

JTET - J2 Round 19 / J3 Round 12 Review

June 26, 2021

The boys are back in town with a comprehensive review of the latest J2 and J3 action! 

First off, Johnny Nicol sat down with Jon Steele to look back at Round 19 of the J2 season, including a change of manager for struggling Matsumoto. 

After that, 'Magic' Mike Innes runs the rule over the most recent J3 games, and rounds up some related news items, in 'J-Talk: Short Corner'.

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