Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Update on a former Verdian


It looks like Hiroki Mizuhara is on his way to the depths of soccer purgatory as he ventures off to New Wave Kitakyushu. Mizuhara appeared in 8 games for Verdy.....pissing me off everytime! This looks like the last stop for the veteran as he pushes into his mid-thirties. Good luck to you sir and good luck to Wavy as well.
Quick predictions
Here's my take on week 2 in J2 (Not counting Verdy)
Thespa Kusatsu versus Tokushima Vortis- Here's a matchup between the two bottom feeders in J2 from 2006. Tokushima is coming of a small upset of Ehime FC while Thespa got hammered by Ehime's opponent and a team you might be familiar with......Verdy.
My Prediction: 3-3......How Thespa gets 3 is beyond me but that's my call
Consadole Sapporo versus Sagan Tosu- Both teams are coming off losses to relegation victims. Consadole looked a bit better in their 2-0 loss. Sagan got hammered. This game is almost a must win for both squads as amazing as it sounds. Gotta go with the owls at home
Consadole 3-1.....better D and a better keeper
Cerezo Osaka versus Vegalta Sendai- Vegalta's road show moves on as they face Cerezo in their J2 debut. Sendai won on an own goal and a PK, I don't expect that to happen again. Cerezo is a mystery right now.
1-1
Avsipa Fukuoka versus Montedio Yamagata- Don't expect it to be as easy for Avispa this week because Montedio is solid on D. Not much offense though. I think Avispa will take it at home
Avispa 2-1
GAME OF THE WEEK
Kyoto Sanga versus Shonan Bellmare- You have to pity Shonan after a rough mistake filled loss to Vegalta. Now they get to face a potential J2 juggernaut in Kyoto Sanga. Shona might be the most talented last place team in J2 after week 2.
Kyoto 2-0
Weekly Soccer Magazine names Hulk player of the week
It's unanimous! Hulk had a good game. WSM also only gave Diego and Ono a 5.5......so they are my new favorite magazine!

2 comments:

NipponBasse said...

Nice previews! keep em coming, it's interesting to read, as it's hard to get any info in J2 at all for someone who's not that good in japanese ( yet) :)

Disagree with you on the Sapporo - Tosu game though, although i hope for a home win, i think Sagan will take all 3 points.

NipponBasse from WSMB

Nick said...

Look for The Wave to be battling relegation with "The Cat" in nets....good luck to the lad and thank the lord he`s not playing for Verdy anymore!!