Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pregame Chatter

Here is the lineup for Verdy

GK Doi
DF Tomisawa
DF Nasu
DF Tsuchiya
DF Wada
MF Sugawara
MF Fukunishi
MF Shibasaki
MF Diego
FW Oguro
FW Hiramoto

BENCH
GK Takagi
DF Fukuda
DF Hagimura
MF Ono
MF Kawano
MF Iio
FW El Samni

Who's missing? Oh yes.......Leandro.

In other news, Vissel Kobe was given a 2 man advantage and still could manage only a tie against Consadole Sapporo. The tie means that Sapporo is 2 points out of the relegation promotion spot and 4 points away from catching Verdy, thus putting even more of an impetus on tonight's little get together.

I'm on Vacation and it's getting interesting. Let's hope the Leandro/new foreign imports break before my trip to the USA!

Feel free to post today here.....I will be checking the ticker

You can also see highlights of the Urawa match and future matches here
http://4media.tv/soccer/club/tokyov/

I'll pop in later!

41 comments:

SMB said...

Iemoto is today referee....expect dodgy calls aplenty!

UltraVerdy said...

Shibasaki for Leandro. Ok.
C'mon u Green Vultures !

SMB said...

1-0 Fukunishi scores after being set up by Hiramoto

SMB said...

Still 1-0 in the 37th minute.....not a helluva alot going on

UltraVerdy said...

Half time, 1-0 Green Nation ;-)

SMB said...

Not quite yet.....Fransa goes out and Popo (what a stupid name) comes in.

UltraVerdy said...

Popo ahaha. Hilarious.
Looks like Dookie.
Verdy Green Day.

SMB said...

Halftime

In other action Jubilo has a 1-0 lead on Oita with a goal coming from MF Sho Naruoka

Other games tonight include Chiba against Gamba Osaka at Fukuari.

Yokohama Looks to shake out of their slump against Kashima.

Finally Shimizu S Pulse takes on a hot Albirex Niigata side in Shizuoka

If I had to bet, I'd say Gamba and Shimizu get wins and Yokohama ties with Kashima.

SMB said...

Here are some halftime stats

Verdy has outshot the Yellow Horde 7-1. Oguro has put up 3, diego has chipped in 2, and Shibasaki and Fukunishi have put up 1 apiece

The refs have been giving most of the free kicks to Kashiwa

11 to 5 overall

Verdy has the lone corner kick of the game.

Are you watching the game right now UltraVerdy.....do you have a stream?

UltraVerdy said...

Unfortunately Steve, i haven't stream for this one...
Thanks for the first recap.
The second is underway !

SMB said...

Yamane is in for Ishikawa. That leaves Reysol with only one change going into the final 45.

UltraVerdy said...

The only stream today is Jef vs Gamba...
Damn!
JS Goal is much better. Cheers on Verdy !

SMB said...

The first yellow of the game goes to young Shibasaki

Kashima just struck first against Yokohama who decided to sit both foreign players. Former Verdy man Marquinhos picked up his 12th

UltraVerdy said...

Still 1-0, good stuff.
BTW, Marinos goin' down...

SMB said...

Speaking of former Verdy men, Kentaro Hayashi opened his account for Ventforet Kofu, who leads Mito 1-0 at the half.

Verdy retirement home FC is also playing against Avispa Fukoaka in the last J2 match of the weekend.

SMB said...

Kashiwa uses their last sub of the night as FW Minoru Suganuma comes on.

SMB said...

Shimizu up 1-0 on Akinori Nishizawa's goal in the 20th minute

SMB said...

Shots 11 to 3 Verdy
Corners 3 to 1 Kashiwa
Fouls 16 for Verdy 7 for Kashiwa

Shots Diego 5
Oguro 4
Fukunishi 1
Shibasaki 1

SMB said...

Odd choice, Shibasaki is out and Kensuke Fukuda is in

SMB said...

98 year old striker Ueslei scores to tie up the contest against Jubilo

UltraVerdy said...

Ono for Fukunishi...

We all follow Tokyo Verdy, over land and sea !

SMB said...

Fukunishi is out and OH NO!!!!!
Ono is in......not my favorite player by a longshot

UltraVerdy said...

Oguro is out, Kazu Iio is in

SMB said...

Yokohama is down 2-0 now.

UltraVerdy said...

Bye Bye Marinos.

No one likes us, we are Verdy, From TOKYO :)

SMB said...

Iio for Oguro? Those have to be 3 of the worst substitutions I have ever seen and if Verdy loses the lead, I would fire Hashiratani right after the final whistle blows.

SMB said...

Guess we don't have about that, Masahiro koga picks up his second red card in as many games.

11 on 10 (or 10 on 9 if you factor in Iio and Ono)

SMB said...

And just like that Diego makes it 2-0 Green

UltraVerdy said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaah 2-0 !!!

SMB said...

Jubilo just pulled Kawaguchi and put in backup keeper Hatta

SMB said...

Popo picks up a yellow

UltraVerdy said...

The Kashiwa curse is over... i guess !
GO VERDY !!! Diego 7 goals.

UltraVerdy said...

2-1... the yellow scums are back...

Argh! C'mon !!!

SMB said...

Diego picks up a yellow. Not a huge deal right now because he already got 4, so this would be his first of the second 4.

SMB said...

Ohtani in the 39th minute

SMB said...

Shimizu is now up 2-0 on Albirex

SMB said...

Ota picks up a yellow for Kashiwa

UltraVerdy said...

Game over. 2-1 win !
23 points.

UltraVerdy said...

Great chat today, 3 points. Nice day.
See u later Steve.

SMB said...

Kaz Iio picks up a yellow in an attempt to get his uniform dirty and that ends the game 2-1 for Verdy. Big win and looks like a good team effort.

Shots tightened up near the end as it was 11-10 Verdy....also corners went 6-1 in favor of Reysol

Ancient Mariner Ueslei pulled a brace late to edge out Jubilo 2-1.

For the moment, the win puts Verdy in 12th place, ahead of Jubilo by goal differential and Omiya by 1pt.....although Omiya has a game in hand against the always tough Nagoya Grampus.

At the half

Shimizu 2-0 Albirex
Kashima 2-0 Yokohama F Marinos
Gamba 0-0 JEF Chiba

SMB said...

Thanks for coming by UltraV

I'll try and do this again because Omiya plays Sunday so I should be around.