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Episode 332 - J1 Matchday 14

Episode 332 - J1 Matchday 14

September 8, 2020

Stuart Woodward and Neil Debnam guest after Yokohama F.Marinos and Kawasaki battled it out in the Kanagawa Derby at the Nissan Stadium on Saturday night - the Kaoru Mitoma-inspired leaders ultimately running out fairly comfortable winners in a great advertisement for the J.League (and ponchos).

We go large on the derby (to 44:25), but the occasion merited it, then in Part 2 Sam and Ben work their way down the table reviewing the other eight games from the matchday.

J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 Midweek

J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 Midweek

September 4, 2020

Just in time for YET ANOTHER round of J2 games, Stuart Smith looks back on a midweek where Chong Tese sparked Niigata, Tokushima lost, Omiya won, Kitakyushu drew, and JEF United......well, JEF United + additional time = not good news 

Thank you for listening!

J-Talk: Extra Time J3 Midweek Special

J-Talk: Extra Time J3 Midweek Special

September 4, 2020

Want to catch up with all the latest J3 action? But only have less than 20 minutes to spare? No worries! Jon Steele is here to take you through the midweek madness that saw Akita, Kumamoto and Tottori win and Kamatamare Sanuki involved in another last gasp affair. 

Enjoy!! 

And as always, thank you for listening and for your support. 

J-Talk: Extra Time - Second Period

J-Talk: Extra Time - Second Period

September 2, 2020

With apologies for the lateness of it, Jon Steele is here to wrap up what happened last weekend in J2, and to preview tonight's games. 

It'll be touch & go, but it is well worth your time to listen to this before tonight's J2 jamboree!

Episode 331 - J1 Matchday 13

Episode 331 - J1 Matchday 13

September 1, 2020
Sean Carroll guests for a full review of J1 Matchday 13.
 
After beginning with a look back at last Wednesday's games hosted by the ACL clubs, we move on to Saturday's action, which saw two of them facing off, and there was late drama at the Noevir Stadium as hosts Kobe snatched a point at the death against Yokohama F.Marinos, while Part 1 also covers FC Tokyo's combative win away at Gamba Osaka, leaders Kawasaki well and truly getting back to winning ways, and Cerezo Osaka's win on Sunday at Yokohama FC (to 40:47).
 
Part 2 begins with Kashima breaking Kashiwa hearts with a late flurry and Urawa also coming from behind to win at home against Oita - apologies Reds fans, in a slip of the tongue I called Leonardo Leandro, my excuse is I was worried about mispronouncing Trinita goalkeeper Mun Kyung Gun's name in the same sentence - and finishes with the two draws and a look ahead to the fixtures in the coming week.
J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

September 1, 2020

J3 takes centre stage in the first period of JTET this week - and Jon Steele & Stuart Smith have plenty to say about Japanese football's third tier, including: 

Are Roasso Kumamoto the best team in the division?

Why Gamba U23 look like they're enjoying themselves

Imabari FC expectations

Where now/next for Kamatamare Sanuki?

 

Thank you for listening, and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions/feedback etc. Stay safe, and enjoy the J.League!!

J-Talk: Extra Time - Second Period

J-Talk: Extra Time - Second Period

August 28, 2020

Time for a brief look at how J3 stands right now with Stuart Smith & Jon Steele. The gentlemen talk: 

Blaublitz Akita, inverted wingers, east vs West, unlucky Sanuki...you know, just your standard J3 stuff!

Enjoy!! And thank you for your continued support.

J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

August 27, 2020

With no midweek round in J2 & J3, Jon Steele and Stuart Smith take a step back and assess what the opening third of the season has brought us, and what the latest transfer news means for the league. 

The gentlemen talk:

- Ibba and Chong Tese's new clubs
- A look at the current top two in a detail
- A Tokyo Verdy deep dive
- Judging Jubilo
- The good & the bad of the season so far

Jon & Stuart were thankful for no games this midweek!! But they are also thankful for your support. If you have any comments, questions, feedback etc, please don't hesitate to let us know! 

https://patreon.com/jtalkpod

Episode 330 - Human After All

Episode 330 - Human After All

August 25, 2020

Top flight leaders Kawasaki tasted defeat in the league for the first time this season at Nagoya on Sunday - what did Grampus do to nullify The Frontale Express, and what lessons can the rest of the league take away?

Part 1 of this episode covers Grampus' big win, plus Cerezo Osaka bouncing back from their Wednesday night beat down at Todoroki and FC Tokyo taking care of business at home against bottom club Shonan (to 43:22).

In Part 2 we review the other five games, including Atsuto Uchida's farewell, a new contender for J1 Goal of the Season, and the defending champs perhaps beginning to click in to gear.

J-Talk: Extra Time - Big Game Reviews

J-Talk: Extra Time - Big Game Reviews

August 22, 2020

With apologies for the lateness, this podcast is the audio of Stuart Smith & Ben Maxwell's Patreon exclusive Zoom video chat from Wednesday. 

Stuart & Ben talk about Kawasaki Frontale's demolition of Cerezo Osaka, before switching leagues to talk about how Giravanz Kitakyushu torpedoed Omiya Ardija on their own patch.

They also go over the other big results from the match day, while previewing something that really needs the video to be honest!!! Interested? Go to https://patreon.com/jtalkpod to find out more. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as a way to get ready for the upcoming J.League festivities. 

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