Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Maybe I will stay on VACATION.

So what the hell got into Kaz Iio anyhow? 2 goals and 1 assist? Kazuki Hiramoto, I expect this from on occasion but KAZ IIO? No Oguro for some odd reason as well.

I also have to question the "Veteran Wisdom" of Mr. Fukunishi. He is quietly having a good season but picking up a second yellow in a 4-0 game is really, really dumb. this means Ono probably will see some time against a rested Ogasawara and a pissed off Kashima Antlers, who dropped a bad one against JEF Chiba. Also Wada will be out so that means the reentry of Tomisawa, which means a verrrrrrrrry slow lineup on the wings.

There is also the worst kept secret around the league......without Marcio Richardes, Albirex is a really, really poor squad. On the road they do even worse so putting those two variables together. So, just like in the JEF game, Verdy went for the jugular.....which is a good trait for a squad hovering in the bottom half.

Sattelites get their revenge on Omiya

Hirayama notched the only goal of the game in leading Verdy to a 1-0 victory at NACK 5. Something about orange set them off this week.

MLS Day for Soilent Green......

I will be attending the MLS version of a Derby when Goldenballs and the rest of the LA Galaxy face off against Club Deportivo Chivas del Estados Unidos or Chivas USA in the Superclassico. This is year 4 of the derby, which has been relatively a one-sided affair in favor of the Galaxy. Chivas USA was an offshoot of the wildly popular and all Mexican squad Chivas de Guadalajara, which has a (mostly) strict policy of fielding only Mexican players. If Chivas USA sounds familiar, it might be becuase former Verdy players Takashi Hirano and Takuya Yamada both had small tryouts with the club a few years back. LA goes into this game without the services of Dutch icon and total egomaniac Ruud Gullit,who "resigned" after watching the squad flounder to a 7 game winless streak. Tokyo played LA in a friendly in 2000 and won 2-0.....IIRC.

Ironically, the next game I might see might be the Tokyo Classico at Kokuritsu on the 23rd. Or I might sleep.

For the record, I will be supporting Chivas in this game.

Soilent Green goes back online around the 20th. Unless they beat Kashima by 5 goals and then I'm changing this to a V Varen Nagasaki page because obviously it was me holding this team back.

1 comment:

Nick said...

Well what can we say about yesterday?? Hammered?? Thrashed?? Whipped?? Bullied?? Yes to all of the above. Embarrassed?? Humiliated?? A resounding NO. We were beaten by the (far) better team yesterday but can hold our heads up high in defeat.
I didnt think we played that badly yesterday just that Kashima were clinical in front of goal (to be fair could have had a few more)and we missed our chances. Hiramoto twice and Shibasaki were guilty of woeful finishing. Three times we missed the target completely when we should at LEAST have forced the keeper to make a save.
Kashima were able to pick us off with some superb passing and movement. The first two goals came from a long punt upfield from the keeper one bounce and a cool finish from the advancing striker.Our boys were up in arms about a possible offside but tv showed it wasn`t as when the ball bounced nobody got a touch.If Kashima player had knocked through to the striker then he would indeed have been a country mile offside,however no touch so completely safe goal. Didn`t stop Hirashitani going nuts on the bench though...
Goal number two a completely unmaked header from a corner. Coming just befroe the break this effectively killed the game. Second was an up and down affair, we kept at the task but as I said before it wasn`t our day. Kashima added two more, Oguro who had been introduced for the ineffective Iio at half time was getting a couple of long ranfers off but still pretty unimpressive. Kawano had also come on but again couldn`t produce much. The first of the second half showed Hattori up for the veteran that he is. The Kashima player put him on his arse when it looked like he would surely clear the ball.A few years back Im sure he would have got it but not now. New left back please. Taxi for Hattori!!!
I can`t remember the last goal, but it went in anyway, Diego got one back and nearly broke the net doing so. So a good beating, a spanking and no points. But hey, its FC Tokyo next up so lets forget about todays result and concentrate on giving the J Leagues "Officially Most Boring Team" a shoeing next week!!