Kobe claimed their first ever major trophy in the Emperor's Cup final on New Year's Day, defeating Kashima 2-0 at the new National Stadium, and Alan Gibson, Chris Hough and Sam Robson guest as we review Vissel's big day.
After our discussion on the game, we also chat about how big Kobe might go in the transfer market as they approach their first ever ACL campaign (from 24:10), Chris shares his experiences from inside the stadium as his Road to the Final came to a conclusion (from 38:20), and Alan and Sam run through some of the early transfer window activity (from 47:05).
#As outlined in the intro, friend of the podcast Scott McIntyre is currently being held by the authorities in Japan after being arrested attempting to get information on the whereabouts of his missing children, Hinata and Harugo, who were abducted by his wife and mother in law back in May. Please support Scott by signing the change.org petition addressed to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and by donating to the GoFundMe page set up to help with his legal expenses.#
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