The J-Talk Podcast

Episode 279 - J1 Matchday 15 & Kubo to Real Madrid

June 18, 2019

This bumper episode of the pod features star turns from Sam Robson, Adrian Serna and Stuart Woodward, as we cover all of the games from J1 Matchday 15, and also Takefusa Kubo's stunning move to Real Madrid.

Sam guests off the top to talk about Kubo's now former club, table toppers FC Tokyo, suffering their second loss in three games at the hands of an Andres Iniesta-inspired Kobe on Saturday night, then we round up the three games played on Friday night, with Kawasaki dropping more points at home, and Kashima and Hiroshima doing their business in the second half on their way to home wins (to 26:27).

Then Adrian joins me to talk about Kubo's fascinating transfer, and what it really means for his future, as well as the reaction in Spain to the news, and Barcelona missing out on the chance to sign their former youth star (to 45:17).

Stuart then hops on board to dissect Yokohama's loss at Shimizu in Matchday 15, in which they threw away a late lead, and all three points at the death, after Marcos Junior's red card saw them unravel (to 1:06:07), then Sam and I finish off the matchday with the final four games, including vital wins for Urawa and Sendai.

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Sam - @FRsoccerSam

Adrian - @758Bruns

Stuart - @stuartcw