Former Yomiuri Club/Verdy Kawasaki mainstay and National team defender Hisashi Kato has joined Kyoto Sanga as a techinical advisor (I believe). The former Verdy man was lounging in the Kyushu leagues serving various clubs as GM before the callup. You might recall Kato as the manager of the ill-fated 1997 club which finished 16th and 12th in the split season......10 years later and the team might just be starting to recover.
Bruno Quadros to Consadole
Nikkan Sport is reporting that Brazilian tabloids have said the Quadros to Consadole is a done deal. http://sports.yahoo.co.jp/hl?c=jleague&a=20070107-00000062-nks-spo The article said that he club had targeted Shonan Bellmare acquisition Jean and former Omiya man Toninho to shore up a porous defense. The pricy acquisition probably puts the club out of contention for mercurial striker Hulk.
Ehime adds 4
Looks the orangemen from the south are becoming a little more red. Ehime added 4 young prospects from Urawa in attempts to boost their 2007 campaign. none of the player had any signifigant minutes for Urawa in either of their championships.
Davidson leaves Omiya, Kanazawa to take his place?
One of my favorite Omiya players, Jun Marques Davidson, is leaving the club to head west to Albirex Niigata. The holding midfielder was billed as one of Omiyas rising stars before losing his position to former Verdy man Yoshiyuki Kobayashi (I'm not sure why). The move opens the way for Shin Kanazawa to compete for a position with Omiya