The J-Talk Podcast
Episode 426 - J1 Matchday 23

Episode 426 - J1 Matchday 23

August 2, 2022

We were delighted to welcome Dan Orlowitz back to the pod for an in depth chat about the league's COVID situation, Urawa's punishment for their supporters' indiscretions, and of course a full review of the weekend's J1 Matchday 23.

We discuss the top seven to around 54:00, then finish with what is shaping as a relegation dogfight for the ages.

JTET - J2 Round 28 / J3 Round 18 Review

JTET - J2 Round 28 / J3 Round 18 Review

July 30, 2022

Once again, JTET is here to look back on all of the latest J2 & J3 action.

This week, the pod starts with Jon Steele reviewing all of last weekend's J2 action (including a bonus mention of Tokyo Verdy's win over Iwata in the Emperor's Cup).

After that, James Gallagher joins Jon for some in-depth chat about FC Ryukyu, as well as a preview of the upcoming Round 29 fixtures.

To finish, there's the usual 'J-Talk: Short Corner' segment, with Mike 'The Magic' Innes back and banging after a short vacation - he has all of the J3 news and match reports to keep you up to date with the third tier.

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

Episode 425 - Japan Lift EAFF

Episode 425 - Japan Lift EAFF

July 28, 2022

On this week's episode we celebrate Japan's victory over South Korea on Wednesday night that saw them lift the EAFF Cup, and chat about which, if any, players have possibly edged their way on to the fringes of the World Cup squad (to 16:00).

Then we move on to a few notable transfers from the past week, and finish the episode with a game-by-game breakdown of the weekend's J1 Matchday 23, which features crunch clashes at both ends of the table.

JTET - J2 Round 27 / J3 Round 17 / EC Review

JTET - J2 Round 27 / J3 Round 17 / EC Review

July 23, 2022

Just in time for another J.League weekend, JTET is back & banging with all of the news and match reviews from J2 & J3.

This week, we kick off with a solo review of the Emperor's Cup games that involved a J2 participant from last midweek - James Taylor is at the controls for that one.

After that, Jon Steele was joined by special guest, & Kumamoto fan, Garry Irwin (pod debut) to review 3 of the big J2 matches from last weekend.

Following that, Jon rounds up all of the other J2 action, before rejoining Garry for the now-traditional preview of the upcoming Round 28 games.

If that wasn't enough, never fear: the pod concluded with 'J-Talk: Short Corner', bringing you all of the latest J3 news. With Mike 'The Magic' Innes on holiday, James is on hand to take you through a big weekend of J3 action.

Enjoy the show, and thanks for all the support!

Episode 424 - J1 Matchday 22

Episode 424 - J1 Matchday 22

July 19, 2022

Sam's back as we review the last round of games before the EAFF Cup break. F.Marinos, Antlers and Sanfrecce all drew again, allowing Reysol and Cerezo to make up ground after odd goal wins.

Once all the games are seen to, we finish up with a frank and honest review of the hodge-podge Mr Moriyasu selected for the EAFF.

J-Talk: Extra Time J2 MD26 & J3 MD16

J-Talk: Extra Time J2 MD26 & J3 MD16

July 14, 2022

Jon Steele joined James Taylor to discuss the action from matchday 26 of J2, focusing on Niigata’s win in Yamaguchi and Shion Homma’s transfer to Club Brugge, Yokohama FC’s draw with Tokushima, and more dropped points in stoppage time for Omiya against Tokyo Verdy. James reviewed the rest of the action, and then the boys took a look ahead to the weekend’s games. Then, Magic Mike Innes has all the latest from J3 in J-Talk: Short Corner.


00:00-12:18 Yamaguchi v Niigata

12:19-21:37 Tokushima v Yokohama FC

21:38-33:15 Omiya v Tokyo Verdy

33:16-42:32 J2 MD26 roundup

42:33-51:20 J2 MD27 preview

51:21 to end Short Corner        


Thanks to Steve (@ardija01talk) for his question, and to everyone for your continued support of the pod. We hope you enjoy the episode and the football!

Episode 423 - J1 Matchday 21

Episode 423 - J1 Matchday 21

July 12, 2022

With Sam away on his holidays, Jonny Nicol slipped in to the co-host's chair for this week's episode as we reviewed a bumper weekend of J1 action and controversy.

After beginning with some of the major events from last Wednesday night's Matchday 20, we start our weekend review with the leaders Yokohama F.Marinos needing a late rally to scrape a point away at Cerezo Osaka, while second placed Kashima missed their chance to close the gap on top spot as they were held up in Sapporo.

Next we move on to Kawasaki's big win over 10-man Gamba Osaka, the early VAR-assisted red card practically killing the game as a contest (to 44:15), before we spend most of the second half of the episode in and around what is shaping as an elongated relegation dogfight.

JTET - J2 Round 25 Review

JTET - J2 Round 25 Review

July 10, 2022

After a busy midweek of J2 action, Jon Steele looks back on the 11 games from Wednesday night (Round 25), & briefly previews this Sunday's fixtures (Round 26).

In midweek, there was a win for bottom side FC Ryukyu, and mixed fortunes for the top three in the table - defeat for Niigata, a last-gasp draw for Yokohama FC, and a comfortable home win for Sendai.

Elsewhere, Machida and Mito produced a five-goal thriller, draw specialists Tokushima drew, and Omiya... well, you'd better listen to find out.

Thanks as always for supporting JTET, and enjoy the show! 

Jon and James will be back to review all of the weekend action in the next pod.

FC Tokyo Kai-Guys Radio Episode 5 - Albert Puig Interview

FC Tokyo Kai-Guys Radio Episode 5 - Albert Puig Interview

July 6, 2022

We hope you've already checked this out on the FC Tokyo Kai-Guys YouTube channel, and now we are very pleased to present the podcast version of the interview that Thomas and Alex conducted recently with FC Tokyo manager, Albert Puig.

In this fascinating conversation, Albert outlines his football philosophy and vision for taking FC Tokyo forward, while amongst other topics he also discusses the time he first met Takefusa Kubo (during his time at Barcelona), and Tokyo's latest starlet, Kuryu Matsuki.

Episode 422 - Chris from J.League Journeys, J1 Matchday 19

Episode 422 - Chris from J.League Journeys, J1 Matchday 19

July 5, 2022

After a check on recent player transfer and managerial news (to 9:15), we were thrilled to be joined by Chris, one half of the brilliant J.League Journeys duo, for his thoughts on Shimizu's 30th Anniversary match against Yokohama F.Marinos on Saturday night, and the National Stadium, the venue for what was undoubtedly the game of the season so far (to 36:00).

With F.Marinos in such imperious form, their challengers are finding it hard to keep up: Kashima were again not at their best but managed to edge past Kashiwa away; while Kawasaki are now anxiously looking over their shoulder at Hiroshima, after their poor recent run continued away at Cerezo Osaka, and Sanfrecce cruised past Iwata at home.

Elsewhere Kobe beat Tosu (again) and Lukian scored for Fukuoka against FC Tokyo (again), while from the same game we have a new frontrunner for goal of the season after Kazuya Konno's wonder strike. From VAR controversy to red card decisions we've never seen before, you name it, J1 Matchday 19 had it.

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