Let's just dive right in-
Kento Tsurumaki-youth player under 20, hasn't appeared in a real game
Verdict:why not.....keep him
Masatomo Kuba- Had a rough spell near the end of his first team time but has a spark and hustles. I like him as the second or third sub off the bench when a boost is needed. in the right role, he'd be really effective. Still only 22, I like him
Verdict: keep him
Tetsuhiro Kina- Ohhhhhhh, not a fun player to watch at all. I HATE when Kina comes into a game. For a veteran player he is really ineffective and kills numerous drives.
Verdict: get rid of him......tonight
Shingo Nejime: He falls in the Kuba category. Good D mid, probably more effective off the bench. Homegrown kid, put him with Kuba and that's the start of a decent midfield for years if allowed to grow.
Shin Kanazawa: He had a rough beginning to his Verdy career but showed alot of heart and fought his way back into the starting lineup. As a big fan of the Orange squirrels of Saitama, it has truly been a pleasure to watch Omiya's prince grow into a strong defensive midfielder. This one is a question mark for me because (as usual) I have no clue what Miura is thinking.
Harutaka Ono: "The Captain" was downright pathetic in the early stages of his regime. Ono managed to turn it around but suffered a devastating injury midseason that has rendered him inactive to this day. If one player epitomizes the Rui regime, it is Herr Ramos handpicked leader, erratic and sometimes brilliant but broken and disappointing in the final verdict. That being said, Ono is a perfect complimentary midfielder. Take off the leadership burden and I think Ono would produce next year.
Marcus: Is this the foreign equivalent of Ono? I wondered why Kawasaki let him go and Verdy got him on the cheap but recent performaces are starting to unfortunately show glimmers of why Marcus isn't top division. Too erratic for the top shelf and sometimes is prone to bad judgement. Kind of a selfish player but that's not a bad thing for an attacker.
Verdict: Better than what was here before (Anailson, etc...) ehhhh...keep him
Ze Luis- Not my favorite player and I really don't know if he's a d mid or a branch player but he's growing on me. the goals don't hurt.
Verdict: Why not, keep him
Tomo Sugawara- I like him alot, not the most skilled player in the world but he's one of the veteran "character" guys that actually has produced. He was able to fill in as a defender but plays better as a mid.
Verdict: keep him
Masahiro Ohashi- If they played every game in the National Stadium, I'd keep him but alas they don't. Sooooooooooooooo erratic. He's kind of a soft player, too. Killer free kick but not much else.
Hideki Nagai- I hated this signing at the beginning. Wow an old retread coming back to Verdy......great! But he turned me around. I kind of like him on the squad....he's slow but he's gutty and smart. 20 to 40 minutes is about all he's good for but it's enough.
Toda (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Tamano and Ono (Tokushima Vortis)- Toda can stay in Sanfrecce forever, don't care to see him again. I would like to see him play for Atletico Madrid just so Beckham has nightmares. Tamano and Ono are guys I'd like to see come back......if they could get playing time. Tokushima twins are a question.