Saturday, November 18, 2006

Deja Vu? Verdy vs Tosu

Fell asleep before I could catch the 3:40 am replay but it sounds like another epic battle went down. I was watching Junior High School kids sing the same song 7 times......EXACTLY HOW I LIKE TO SPEND MY SATURDAYS!!!!!

Anyhow, here's the lineups


GK Takagi
DF Kaimoto-Ichiyanagi-Nagano-Fujita
MF Tomisawa
Sugawara Hiroyama
FW Hiramoto Silva

Bench: Mizuhara-Kina (38 min)-Kanazawa-(45 min)-Nagai (80 min) Saito

We'll keep it brief.........Silva started off the scoring in the second minute to give Verdy a 1-0 lead.......I guess the Tosu squad smelled weakness in the middle and put two up in a 6 minute span........Sugawara comes out and MY FAAAAAAAAAVORITE verdy player Kina comes in, one minute later Tomisawa evens up the score. 2-2 at the half.

Kanazawa comes in for the ineffective Ichiyanagi, who I think is starting to buy his own hype a touch. 80th minute sees the exit of Marcus and the entrance of Mr. Nagai. 5 minutes later, the penultimate goal occurs when Hiramoto puts one in the net in the 85th minute.....(it looks like he split two defenders and put it past the Sagan keeper. )

3-2 Verdy in another tight game.

Quick Hits

Revoverdy has a funny story about how Hiramoto went to training thinking he wasn't going to play yesterday and found out he was a starter! Good thing he showed up........unlike the middle of the season.

The table for the last twelve games looks like this so far

1. Yokohama FC 6 wins 1 tie 2 losses 19 pts
Tokyo Verdy
Sagan Tosu

4. Kashiwa Reysol 5 wins 2 ties 2 losses 17 pts
5. Ehime FC 5 wins 2 ties 3 losses 17 pts

6. Vissel Kobe 5 wins 1 tie 3 losses 16 pts

7. Consadole Sapporo 4 wins 3 ties 2 losses 15 pts

8. Vegalta Sendai 2 wins 4 ties 3 losses 10 pts

9. Tokushima Vortis 2 wins 3 ties 5 losses 9 pts

10. Thespa Kusatsu 2 wins 2 ties 5 losses 8 pts

11. Montedio Yamagata 1 wins 4 ties 4 losses 7 pts
12. Mito Hollyhock 2 wins 1 tie 5 losses 7 pts

13. Shonan Bellmare 1 win 2 ties 6 losses 5 pts

Revoverdy also has a tip about two Brazilians training with the squad, a defender named Bruno and a forward named Leandro

Anyhow a Thursday encounter against lone J2 emperor's cup representative and all around good guys Consadole Sapporo. Will Hulkamania run wild?

Until then.......see ya!


Nick said...

I saw the game last night...we looked good!! Defensive ineptitude aside of course.Hiramoto stole the show by setting up Silva`s goal through his own hard work chasing down a lost cause,he beat tow defenders and had every right to have a shot on goal himself,instead he unselfishly crossed it over to the unmarked Siva who had an easy tap in. We then fell to bits at the back as usual, I thought Ichiyanagi played well and he made a couple of last ditch tackles to save us. Takagi should have done better with the second goal,he seemed to lose sight of it as it skidded across the turf from outside the box. Hiramoto`s second shows what he IS capable of!! He picked the ball up just outside the centre circle in our half proceeded to burst through the middle leaving 3 defenders in his wake,fake the keeper and chip the ball home.Great goal!! If he plays like that every week,he won`t be with us for much longer!! Up and down game all in all,we still have problems at the back but,I think we are looking good for next year. I liked our look today. Ill be able to fill you in if there is any outbreak of Hulkamania...maybe Ramos will stride out rip off a green vest, flex his oiled up body and preen his mullet for the crowd!!I can see it now..Onwards and upwards!!

SMB said...

Hiramoto has done that a couple of times....the Yokohama game was another moment of beauty. The guy has all the skills to be phenomenal but he doesn't show up.

I'm still waiting for the young guys to get some play.......Maybe Thespa or the Consadole game for Tomizawa.

I think Rui would be more the Macho Man randy Savage type.....greasy and jheri curled!

Have a safe trip to Sapporo and take some pictures so I can post em here!