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JTET - J2 Round 41 / J3 Round 29 Review

JTET - J2 Round 41 / J3 Round 29 Review

December 4, 2021

Just in time for the climactic J2/J3 relegation/promotion showdowns this weekend, the JTET machine is back and banging once again.

In a welcome change of pace this week, the pod opens with 'Magic' Mike Innes running the rule over the latest action in J3 (including the promotion picture) in 'J-Talk: Short Corner'.

After that, Jon Steele was joined by Jonny Nicol to look back at a pivotal round in the J2 relegation dogfight, with two teams now doomed and a third almost certain to join them.

After a quick Jon-only interlude to round up the rest of the J2 games, Jonny rejoins the show to help Jon preview all of the upcoming 2nd-tier action in Round 42.

Hope everyone enjoys the episode!

Episode 395 - J1 Matchday 37

Episode 395 - J1 Matchday 37

November 30, 2021

Alan Gibson guests on our new episode, which begins on a somber note following the tragic passing of Shonan midfielder Riuler last week.

We then discuss Bellmare's 1-0 defeat at home at the hands of Tokushima, which takes the relegation dogfight down to the final day, with Shimizu in the box seat to stay up after Keita Nakamura's stunning winner away at Urawa. Then Alan shares his thoughts on Kobe, who are now out of the running for second spot after Saturday's home loss to Yokohama F.Marinos. Part 1 runs to 1:08:40.

Then in Part 2 we round up all of the remaining fixtures from Matchday 37, look ahead to this Saturday's season finale, and hand out five more Player of the Season awards.

JTET - J2 Round 40 / J3 Round 28 Review

JTET - J2 Round 40 / J3 Round 28 Review

November 28, 2021

Fashionably late this week, the boys look back on another stinking weekend of lower-league J-action.

First off, Jon takes a solo look at the games at the top end of the J2 table, including an 8-goal cracker up in Yamagata.

For the second part of the show, Jon was joined by James Taylor to try and make sense of the battle at the bottom of the J2 table.

After that, 'Magic' Mike Innes has all the latest J3 news in 'J-Talk: Short Corner'.

Hope everyone enjoys the show, and sorry about the late upload this week!

Episode 394 - J1 Matchday 36

Episode 394 - J1 Matchday 36

November 23, 2021

Sean Carroll makes a very welcome return to the podcast to chat about all the goings-on in the latest round of top flight action.

We begin at the foot of the table, where relegation was confirmed for Yokohama FC, Sendai and Oita, but Tokushima and Shimizu both notched vitally important wins, to keep some interest in the dogfight ahead of a huge clash between Shonan and Tokushima this weekend (to 51:35).

In Part 2 we move up the table and chat about wins for Nagoya, Urawa, Kawasaki and Tosu, before finishing with the draw at Hitachidai and some more player of the season awards.

Episode 393 - Ito Goes Ham, Saves Moriyasu‘s Bacon

Episode 393 - Ito Goes Ham, Saves Moriyasu‘s Bacon

November 18, 2021

It wasn't much to write home about, but Junya Ito's goals saw Japan win both of their November qualifiers 1-0 away, and in part 1 of this week's podcast, we talk about the Samurai Blue's ongoing struggles under Hajime Moriyasu, while also discussing the personnel at his disposal, and how they might be better deployed if the manager is kept on, or ultimately replaced (to 37:15).

Part 2 looks ahead to Saturday's J1 Matchday 36, with a huge relegation six-pointer on the slate up in Sendai as last chance saloon time looms for several of the drop zone occupants.

J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 round 39 & J3 round 27

J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 round 39 & J3 round 27

November 17, 2021
Wow....last weekend's J2 and J3 had EVERYTHING....and more. Stuart Smith (J2) & Mike Innes (J3) take you through the wreckage of J2 round 39 and J3 round 27 including who is up, who is down, and who is sweating relegation from J2. 
 
In J3, Mike looks at a new frontrunners, an almighty scramble for the top two  which leaves a certain club needing a miracle to achieve its aim of promotion. 
 
Thank you to all of you that download and listen to this podcast. I speak for all the hosts when I say we really appreciate it. Enjoy the listen, and enjoy the upcoming football!
JTET - J2 Round 38 / J3 Round 26 Review

JTET - J2 Round 38 / J3 Round 26 Review

November 13, 2021

The boys are back for another look at the state of play in Japan's lower tiers! 

This week, Jon reviews some of the less-vital J2 games on his own, before being joined by Richy Palmer for the latest on the 2nd-tier relegation dogfight.

That's followed by your regular 'J-Talk: Short Corner' segment, as Mike Innes brings you up to speed with all of the latest J3 news.

Enjoy the show!

Episode 392 - Tokyo Trauma, Kawasaki Kings of J1

Episode 392 - Tokyo Trauma, Kawasaki Kings of J1

November 9, 2021

After Kawasaki wrapped up the J1 title last Wednesday afternoon, we obviously expected to lead this week's episode with that banner news, but then Yokohama F.Marinos 8-0 FC Tokyo happened on Saturday evening, and Tokyo manager Kenta Hasegawa quit on Sunday, so the sorry state of the capital club opens this podcast (to 14:55).

After that Neil Debnam guests to revel in a fourth Frontale title in five seasons, and chats about what targets are left for the top flight record breakers and how they might cope if more players are poached by European clubs (to 46:00).

Then we round up the other eight games from Matchday 35 (to 1:11:45), chat about Japan's prospects ahead of two crucial away World Cup qualifiers, and hand out the first Player of the Season awards.

JTET - J2 Round 37 Review

JTET - J2 Round 37 Review

November 7, 2021

Jon Steele flies solo again with a 15-minute roundup of all the midweek J2 action, as Iwata & Kyoto look dead certs for promotion, while Matsumoto & Kitakyushu look to be in almost irreversible relegation danger.

Hope everyone enjoys the mini-pod!

JTET - J2 Round 36 / J3 Round 25 Review

JTET - J2 Round 36 / J3 Round 25 Review

November 3, 2021

Just in time for Wednesday's midweek J2 round, Jon Steele & 'Magic' Mike Innes are back to bring you up to speed with all the lower-league news.

This time, Jon is flying solo to look back on the weekend's J2 action (Round 36), with Mike on 'J-Talk: Short Corner' duty to review J3 Round 25.

Hope everyone enjoys the show, and thank you for all the support!

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