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J-Talk: Extra Time - J3 Review & Weekend Primer

J-Talk: Extra Time - J3 Review & Weekend Primer

August 22, 2020

Jon Steele flying solo again as he guides you through last weekend's action, and runs down all you need to know ahead of this weekend's slate of games.

 

As always, thank you for you your support!

 

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J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

August 19, 2020

Jon Steele grabs the microphone and gives us all the lowdown of what happened last weekend in J2, and gives you a brief rundown of the games on Wednesday night in J2.

Enjoy!!

Episode 329 - The Frontale Express Motors On

Episode 329 - The Frontale Express Motors On

August 18, 2020

Kawasaki's club record winning streak reached nine games on Saturday afternoon when they hit Sapporo for six, and Cerezo Osaka returned from Kashiwa with three points after scoring three goals for the first time all season, to set up a mouthwatering 1 vs 2 clash on Wednesday night. Part 1 of this episode covers both games, and a look ahead to how Cerezo might go about slowing down The Frontale Express (to 35:40).

Part 2 covers the other six games played in J1 Matchday 10, including another piece of Leandro magic, Urawa laboring their way to three points, and Oita downing defending champions Yokohama F.Marinos, who continue to flounder in the bottom half of the table.

BONUS!! J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 Midweek

BONUS!! J-Talk: Extra Time - J2 Midweek

August 14, 2020

ANOTHER round of J2 games? Yep, they're coming thick and fast these days. Stuart Smith takes you on a very brief tour of what went down in midweek, including: 

- Matsumoto sinking like a stone
- Giravanz, minus the bald eagle, keep flying
- A game of spectacular strikes in Omiya
- Verdy find no cause for referee complaints in Fukuoka
- Last ditch drama in Tochigi
- 3 goals, 2 red cards, 2 fights, 1 contentious non-call in Niigata
- A look ahead to the weekend's games

Thanks to all the listeners out there, and we hope you are continuing to stay safe. If you're interested in becoming a Patreon of the podcast, and helping us to keep doing what we're doing, go to https://patreon.com/jtalkpod to find out more. 

Thank you, and enjoy the podcast!!

J-Talk: Extra time - Second Period (J3)

J-Talk: Extra time - Second Period (J3)

August 14, 2020

So, you want to know about:

- Akita steamrollering at the top
- Bald pitches in Fukushima
- Karel Poborsky-esque goals
- Shoji Toyama doing the business 
- The predictions league

Then you're in luck - Stuart Smith & Jon Steele go over the latest happenings in J3. A big thank you to all who listen, and if you would like to consider becoming a Patreon of the podcast, and contributing to what we do here, go to https://patreon.com/jtalkpod 

J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

August 12, 2020

It's a busy week in J2, so we are here to help you make sense (if that's possible) of last weekend's action and to talk about some of the interesting things in J2. For example: 

- Tokyo Verdy's meltdown
- Tokushima's attacking threat
- Tochigi shutting it down in defence
- Yamagata loosening at both ends of the pitch
- Where is Ippei?
- What constitutes a clip or a dink?
- Ryoko Yonekura's stilettos
- and much more.....

 

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Episode 328 - Maeda Eats Shoots and Leaves

Episode 328 - Maeda Eats Shoots and Leaves

August 11, 2020
Naoki Maeda and Nagoya Grampus ripped up our agenda after a stunning first half display at home against Urawa on Saturday night, Maeda getting plenty of opportunities to practice his Ultraman poses in celebration as Reds were left scratching their heads.
Then (from 15:30) Lionel Piguet returns to the pod to chat a particularly mixed weekend for the three Kansai clubs - after he was pitchside snapping photos for JSoccer Magazine at two of the games - Gamba buoyant after Patric's late, late heroics, Cerezo fail to fire in Tokyo stalemate, and Kobe surprise no one by falling at home to lowly Sendai (to 49:20).
Stuart Woodward joins us next to discuss Yokohama F.Marinos becoming the latest J1 team to be Olunga'd, in a 1-1 draw against Kashiwa at a near capacity (kind of) Nissan Stadium, before (from 1:19:40) Sam and Ben wrap up the other four Matchday 9 results.
J-Talk: Extra Time - Second Period

J-Talk: Extra Time - Second Period

August 9, 2020

With huge apologies from me (Stuart) about the late timing for this - it was me that couldn't fix my schedule in order to talk J3 with Jon. 

However, Jon Steele has done nothing but big things with this 15 minute, info packed J3 round up and a look ahead to today's games. If you want a primer for J3, then this is a must listen!

Once again, thank you all the listeners and people who interact with us. We really appreciate it. Stay safe, and enjoy the football this Sunday!

J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

J-Talk: Extra Time - First Period

August 6, 2020
The First Period of this week's Extra Time looks back at the last set of J2 fixtures, and Jon & Stuart are in analytical mood (hence the nearly 1 hour(!) podcast). They talk:
 
- What is wrong with Matsumoto Yamaga?
- Is there too much nonsense to deal with at JEF United?
- Why Renofa Yamaguchi is the "Academy of Football" spearheaded by the best coach in the league
- Why Jubilo Iwata remind Stuart of Shania Twain
- Albirex Niigata's tactical pivot
- Nicknames on shirts = bad luck
- DON'T PUT SMALL PLAYERS ON THE EDGE OF YOUR DEFENSIVE WALL!!!!
- and other stuff....
 
Thank you all so much for your kind words & your support!
 
Thank you everyone - and enjoy the podcast!!
Episode 327 - The Ryota Oshima Appreciation Society

Episode 327 - The Ryota Oshima Appreciation Society

August 4, 2020
Saturday night and I like the way you move, Ryota Oshima. OK, doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Divock Origi, but the Kawasaki midfield maestro was the star of the show at the Panasonic Stadium, as his stunning strike settled the top of the table clash in visiting Frontale's favour, and Neil Debnam and Jonny Nicol join Sam and Ben for a breakdown of key moments in the game (to 33:17).
 
Then your regular co-hosts discuss the other eight Matchday 8 results in a remarkable round that saw all but one game end in an away win.
 
Check out Jonny's Gamba Osaka blog in English, and Neil's Frontale Rabbit blog.

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