Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Where Verdy sits in the pecking order-Verdy vs Vegalta
Here's a little visual to show you the results of the Verdy/Vegalta match on tuesday. Not good, not pretty and it gets even worse.
Verdy was coming in a 3 game winning streak, led by the majestic Hiramoto and his 5 goals in 3 games.
Buoyed by a last minute PK save from the bright pink monster in the net, Verdy hoped to go atop of J2.......anyhow, that didn't happen
GK 21 TAKAGI
DF 2 HAGIMURA, 3 FUJITA, 4 TOGAWA, 27 AOBA
MF 7 OHASHI, 10 ANAILSON, 40 NURISHI, 11 ONO
FW 9 BASILIO, 25 HIRAMOTO
SUBS: GK 1 MIZUHARA, 20 HIROYAMA (61 FUJITA), 16 IIO (74 ANAILSON), 23 NEJIME, 42 RICK not Hiki(69 AOBA)
According to the interviews, it looks like Verdy had a really strong first half, only to have a defensive lapse in the 44th minute benifitting Vegalta mid Ryan Yon Gi. The second half saw 2 more scores for the home yellow as imports Borges and Thiago Neves also notched goals for Vegalta. A 3-0 loss was pretty predictable considering Verdy had scraped by in 3 games but a Hiramoto red card was a little too much to bear. The good news is Kashiwa is a 3 game tailspin and no ground was lost..........the bad news is that Vegalta and Yokohama FC are now creeping up.
Nice to see (or read in my case) that Ramos refuses to stand pat and lets new blood into the lineup with the addition of Ryo Nurishi and the continued inclusion of RICKHIKI. Don't know if Dedimar is on the outs soon or if it's just a chance to see what RICKHIKI can do. Kanazawa and Nagai were also jettisoned off the first squad again.
Next up is a saturday battle in Kobe against the Vissel. Vissel dropped a game to Yokohama FC and also lost their starting keeper to a red card. That's almost impossible.
Posted by SMB at 4:04 AM