September 21, 2021
Jonny Nicol joined Ben to run through all of the games, and major talking points from the weekend's J1 Matchday 29.
After beginning with the results and performances of their respective teams, Gamba Osaka and FC Tokyo (to 15:20), attention is then turned to the top of the table, and in the see-sawing battle between Kawasaki and Yokohama F.Marinos its advantage Frontale again (to 34:35).
Then the battle for third and the relegation dogfight are covered in detail as the remainder of the games are reviewed (to 1:03:40), before a look ahead to midweek action and the weekend's Matchday 30 (to 1:08:00), before some bonus Gamba content as we try to make sense of a lost season for the black and blue half of Osaka.
September 18, 2021
Slightly later than usual, the JTET team are back to bring you up to date with all the latest J2 & J3 news.
This week, Jon & Stuart run through all of the key points from last weekend's J2 fixtures (Round 29 of the season).
After that, Jon makes a brief cameo to wrap up the two rearranged J2 games from midweek (Round 25).
With 'Magic' Mike Innes taking a well-earned holiday this week, Jon goes for the hat-trick by standing in as the host of 'J-Talk: Short Corner', and reviewing all of the J3 action from Round 18 as well.
Come back soon, Mike - Jon misses his sleep!
Hope everyone enjoys the show!
September 14, 2021
On this week's episode we welcome Dan Orlowitz back to the pod to recap his terrific experiences at the Olympics and Paralympics, and also to chat about the long-awaited first matchweek of the WE League, before we finish Part 1 by discussing Yuto Nagatomo's return to FC Tokyo (to 49:26).
Then in Part 2 we review all nine games from the top flight weekend.
September 10, 2021
JTET is back for another comprehensive review of the latest J2 & J3 action!
This week, Jon was joined by James Taylor (@kanazawadreamin on Twitter) to look back on Round 28 in the second tier (plus a rearranged game from Round 25), with 'Magic' Mike Innes bringing you up to date with a review of J3 Round 17 in 'J-Talk: Short Corner'.
September 9, 2021
No sugar coating things here - Japan were poor in their latest World Cup qualifiers, and Scott McIntyre guests for a discussion on some of the problems the Samurai Blue are having under Hajime Moriyasu, while we also touch on Japan's next two opponents, Saudi Arabia and Australia (to 35:05).
Then we return to domestic matters, firstly rounding up the Levain Cup quarter finals, then moving on to discuss the run-in at both the top and bottom of J1.
September 3, 2021
For this week's JTET, Jon was joined by J.League expert (and unusual snack enthusiast) Sean Carroll to review all of the key J2 action from last weekend's games (Round 27).
There's also a welcome return for 'Magic' Mike Innes in J-Talk: Short Corner, as we celebrate the return of J3 after the long summer break - Mike is back and banging as he wraps up all of the key action from Round 16 in the third tier.
Enjoy the show!
August 31, 2021
A big week in J1 saw Yokohama F.Marinos close to within a point of champions Kawasaki on Wednesday, but the script was flipped on Saturday as Frontale won for the first time in four and F.Marinos saw their lengthy unbeaten run snapped.
Joining us in Part 1 to chat about a testing period for the leaders is our regular Frontale correspondent Neil Debnam (to 32:53), then we round up all of the other games from a terrific weekend round.
August 28, 2021
In this week's episode, the legend that is Richy Palmer (@GifuRichy on Twitter) joined Jon Steele to look back at a (another) very exciting round of J2 matches.
Thanks as always for supporting the podcast, and apologies about the slow upload this week!
August 27, 2021
It has been a while!! Finally, the J3 promotion race is ready to get back into full, crazy swing. Who will finish in the top two? Who are dark horses? Who are the players to watch out for in the second half of the season?
Jon Steele & Stuart Smith guide you through the runners and riders in J3, take a detour through some Fukushima foul-ups, some transfer treasures, and finally take a look ahead to this week's fixtures.
Enjoy the return of J3.
August 24, 2021
With Yokohama F.Marinos continuing to whittle away Kawasaki's buffer at the top of J1, this seemed the perfect time to have Stuart Woodward back on the podcast, and he joins us to chat about the 5-0 shellacking of Sendai on Saturday, and what's been going right during their 12 match unbeaten run. We also discuss another frustrating evening for the champions, who were held to a draw at Hiroshima (to 31:40).
Then in Part 2 we run through the other eight games, including key wins for Tosu, Kobe, Nagoya and Urawa in the hunt for third.