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JTET Extra - Emperor’s Cup Round 2 Review

JTET Extra - Emperor’s Cup Round 2 Review

June 6, 2022

A little bit later than planned, Jon Steele and James Taylor take a quick look back the Emperor's Cup games from last midweek that involved J2 sides.

In the first section, Jon casts a glance over 6 of the Round 2 games that contained at least one J2 participant, with James covering 6 more ties in the second part of the show.

The games that involved J3 teams are going to be covered by Mike 'The Magic' Innes in this week's regularly-scheduled JTET, so please stay tuned for that!

Hope everyone enjoys this mini-pod!

JTET - J2 Round 19 / J3 Round 10 Review

JTET - J2 Round 19 / J3 Round 10 Review

June 1, 2022

Once again, the JTET crew swing into action to look back on all of the latest J2 and J3 news.

This week, Jon Steele and James Taylor take an in-depth check on the situation at the foot of the J2 table, with a special focus on Iwate, Ryukyu and Omiya. 

After that, Jon rounds up all the rest of the weekend J2 action, before reconvening with James to preview the upcoming Round 20 matches.

As if that wasn't enough, Mike 'The Magic' Innes is in control of the 'J-Talk: Short Corner' segment, reviewing all of last week's third-tier games, and looking ahead to both the midweek Emperor's Cup ties involving J3 sides (as well as the next slate of league fixtures coming up on Saturday and Sunday).

Hope everyone enjoys the show - it's a packed one this week!

Episode 417 - J1 Matchday 16

Episode 417 - J1 Matchday 16

May 31, 2022

It had a hard act to live up after the madness of Wednesday's Matchday 15, but the weekend's round of top flight games also served up a few surprises, with a lot of 'big clubs' needing to do some soul searching over the international break.

We begin with a brief look back at the carnage from the previous midweek (to 10:30), then begin our Matchday 16 wrap with musical chairs continuing at the top of the table, with Yokohama F.Marinos returning to the summit after Kashima and Kawasaki suffered surprise defeats (to 30:30).

From there we give more praise to Kashiwa after their free-scoring week, and also cover the wins for Cerezo Osaka, Hiroshima, Tosu and Kobe.

JTET - J2 Round 18 Review

JTET - J2 Round 18 Review

May 27, 2022

After a full round of J2 action on Wednesday night, Jon Steele looks back on the main events at both ends of the table in a 16-minute mini-pod, including a change of manager for struggling Omiya (Start to 14:00).

With another slate of matches coming up at the weekend, there's also a short-but-perfectly-formed Round 19 preview thrown in for good measure (14:00 to Finish).

Hope everyone enjoys the show - thanks for all the support, and enjoy the weekend footy! 

Episode 416 - A VARvellous J1 Matchday 14

Episode 416 - A VARvellous J1 Matchday 14

May 24, 2022

After one of the most dramatic and action-packed matchdays of this, or any, J1 season, Sam and Ben reconvene to wrap it all up.

We begin with Shonan's win in the battle of the bottom over Kobe, chat about the huge derby wins for Cerezo Osaka and Hiroshima, and the top three all slipping up on the same weekend, with VAR playing a huge part in almost every result and a couple of unsavoury incidents that could linger for a while to come.

J-Talk Extra Time J2 MD17 & Bonus J-Talk Short Corner

J-Talk Extra Time J2 MD17 & Bonus J-Talk Short Corner

May 24, 2022

James Taylor rounds up all of the J2 matchday 17 action from the weekend, plus the rearranged round 15 match between Omiya and Iwate from last Wednesday, and takes a quick look at this Wednesday’s fixtures. Then, Mike Innes reviews rescheduled J3 games from last week and J3 teams’ matches in the Emperor’s Cup first round, and looks ahead to this weekend’s league action.

 

00:00-11:12 J2 MD17 roundup (and Omiya v Iwate)

11:13-12:15 J2 MD18 preview

12:16-17:54 J3 review

17:55 to 29:23 Emperor’s Cup roundup

29:24 to end J3 MD 10 preview

J-Talk Extra Time J2 MD16 & J3 MD9

J-Talk Extra Time J2 MD16 & J3 MD9

May 19, 2022

FC Ryukyu finally got their first home win of the season (1-0 v Tochigi) and pod debutant James Gallagher (@FLManInJapan) told James Taylor all about it, as well as sharing his insights on Ryukyu more generally. Then James T rounded up the rest of the matchday 16 games, before the Jameses took a look at the upcoming J2 fixtures. Finally, Mike Innes has all the latest from J3 round 9 in J-Talk Short Corner.

 

00:00-31:17 Ryukyu 1-0 Tochigi

31:18-41:18 MD16 roundup

41:18-47:10 MD17 preview

47:11 to end J-Talk Short Corner

 

Thanks to James G for coming on the pod, and to Geoff Osborne for putting us in touch. We hope you enjoy this episode of J(ames)-Talk Extra Time!

Episode 415 - Ange’s Triumph, J1 Matchday 13

Episode 415 - Ange’s Triumph, J1 Matchday 13

May 17, 2022

It was yet another terrific weekend of J1 action, but there was no where else we could start this episode than in Glasgow, where Ange Postecoglou's Celtic side clinched the SPL title last midweek, and lifted the trophy in front of the Parkhead faithful on the weekend, and Jamie McCourt (who was there to bask in the glory) and Stuart Woodward guest in Part 1 to talk about the remarkable turnaround the former F.Marinos boss has performed at the club, and the impact their four Japanese players have made.

We also chat about Yokohama's performances in the ACL group stage, their emphatic weekend win over Shonan, and their embarrassment of attacking riches that makes them strong title contenders in 2022 (to 49:00).

Then in Part 2 we run through the other games from J1 Matchday 13, including convincing wins at the top for Kashima and Kawasaki, Kobe breaking their duck in some style at long last, and Maxi's Moan at FC Tokyo (becoming a recurring segment, we know...).

JTET - J2 Round 15 / Emperor’s Cup Qualifying Review

JTET - J2 Round 15 / Emperor’s Cup Qualifying Review

May 13, 2022

Just in time for another busy J2 & J3 weekend, the boys are back with a full review of the most recent lower-league action.

In Part 1, Jon Steele and James Taylor focused on two of the biggest J2 games of the previous round: Niigata's conventionally-thrilling win over Tokyo Verdy, and Kanazawa's thrilling-but-in-a-slightly-different-way victory at home against Yamaguchi.

In Part 2, Jon rounds up all of the other J2 matches from Round 15, before getting back together with James to preview the upcoming Round 16 fixtures.

After that, who else but Mike 'The Magic' Innes is on hand to review all of the J3-centric Emperor's Cup qualifying games from last weekend, & preview all of the third-tier league matches coming up on Sunday (Round 9).

Hope everyone enjoys the show, and thanks as always for the support!

Episode 414 - J1 Matchday 12

Episode 414 - J1 Matchday 12

May 10, 2022

Sensational Sanfrecce stole the headlines with a stomping of top flight leaders Kashima on Saturday, a superb win for Michael Skibbe's side as their intriguing mix of dynamic youngsters and grizzled veterans continue to thrive, and top billing on this week's episode is their reward.

Next we move on to the results for the four ACL clubs who returned to J1 action last weekend, try to make sense of the spell Tosu hold over FC Tokyo, and round up the rest of the Matchday 12 action, finishing up with Robson's Rant on the late game shenanigans at Cerezo Osaka.

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