This week's episode features a full review of J1 Matchday 14 with Sam Robson and Ryan Steele.
We begin with FC Tokyo increasing their lead at the top of the table to six points after a 3-1 home win over Oita on Saturday, a performance lit up by Takefusa Kubo, who turned on the style in what may turn out to be his final Gasmen appearance, while we also ponder whether Oita's pixie dust might have finally started to run out (to 20:50). Ryan then discusses the managerial change at Urawa, with Oswaldo Oliveira shown the door last week, before moving on to Reds snatching a point at the death away at Kawasaki on Saturday night (to 38:00).
We then move on to Yokohama zipping up to third with a 2-1 away win in the Kanagawa Derby at Shonan on Friday night, and ponder whether Ange Postecoglou's side might finally be hitting a consistent vein of form a year and a half into his tenure (to 52:10), before we move on to the most shocking result of the week - then-bottom Sendai stunning suddenly wobbly Nagoya (to 58:30).
Next we cover the 1-0 wins for Sapporo (at home over Hiroshima) and Cerezo Osaka (away at a Torres-less Tosu), before wrapping up the matchday with the three 1-1 draws, and a discussion on the logjam at the foot of the table, with five teams 'joint-bottom' on 13 points.
Follow my guests on twitter:
Sam - @FRsoccerSam
Ryan - @Steelinho
And keep your eyes on your podcast feed for the first episode of J-Talk: Extra Time, our new J2-centred pod co-hosted by Stuart Smith and Jon Steele will be dropping on Wednesday.