Friday, October 24, 2008

Bad day so far

0-0 score but Tsuchiya leaves with a knock very early and Diego picks up a yellow that will sit him for 2 games.

5 to go

Yahoo predicts a 4-5-1 and I agree

Saturday fare is important to certain degrees

Kashiwa hosts Yokohama FM and with YFM on 36 you have to hold your nose and hope Kashiwa gets it

The big game is banged up Jubilo versus Nagoya who has been leaking points like a sieve. A nice 5 goal victory for Nagoya is the big hope here

If Verdy keeps winning it doesn't matter what anyone else does and a win versus Kyoto would push them up towards top half

Sunday has 2 big games

Albirex will host a free falling Urawa in Niigata and again you have to hold your nose and hope the bad team wins

Finally the 7 game unbeaten Chibapool take on the not so much Omiya Ardija who.........well.......score as much as me lately. Either way someone is gonna lose points so it's a net gain for Verdy

Game on

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Diego gets it done

Not gonna do too much of a wrap-up because it stings but Hiroyama and Diego did a great job on the goal. Winning ugly is still winning

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Purple rain

November will see the reemergence of Sanfrecce Hiroshima after the Newly Crowned J2 Champs dismantled Osaka Wayward gynecologecal and gastronomical beauticians University FC 6-0 in a rather easy walk over.

6 different Osaka players not named Hisato Sato notched goals in the contest.

The last time the teams squared off, Sanfrecce won 3-0 after Verdy was unable to find the net on 26 shots. the teams matched up for one other contest in 2005 and Sanfrecce won that one 4-1 as well. Sanfrecce goes into this game fully focused on Emperors Cup while Verdy must focus on staying alive.

Another fear is the resurgence of the Sanfrecce curse. The curse was broen last year when Sanfrecce dropped to J2 but it remains to be seen whether the curse reemerges with Sanfrecces promotion. Lose and Verdy might find out.

Tomorrow the Sattelites play their final match of the season against Montedio Yamagata.

Finall there was a Masaki Saito sighting at Yokohama as the rugged forward scored for Okinawa Kariyushi FC in their 2-1 loss to Yokohama FC. Soilent Greens all time favorite Verdy player deserves another shot in J2. I'm talking to you Tsunami!!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Roadmap to Armageddon

Again possibly

This week's schedule has some interesting matchup has some interesting turns before the game against Nagoya tomorrow night at 6.

The first big matchup is Niigata vs Yokohama at Niigata. Niigata is on 35 points but has a terrible plus minus and has games coming up against Urawa, Kashima, FC Tokyo, and Gamba

Yokohama is on 34 and has been hot. A game between them and Verdy is coming up near the end of the season. So I'd say Yokohama winning is the best result for Verdy in this one.

Omiya hosts Kashiwa in another installment of the Noda line battle. Both teams are reeling so the winner will probably get a bit of a boost. Considering the next game is against Omiya, it might be in Verdy's best interest to root for Kashiwa. However, Kashiwa still does not have a win in the second half of the campaign ad they usually abuse Verdy so having them drop would be good too. So........tie??????

Vissel Kobe takes on Kyoto Sanga who is on the cusp of safety. Kobe got a result at Omiya and has a bit of momentum but still is very much in peril. Root very hard for Sanga in this one....Kobe is still vulnerable to the drop.


2 games occur at 2pm that have major implicatons

Urawa goes to Chiba to take on the yellow hot dogs and their ragtag bunch of misfits. For possibl the first time ever, I have to root for Urawa because Chiba is quickly snowballing out of relegation territory. A loss might send them in a funk. So Just this once......root for an Urawa win

Finally Jubilo takes on Consadole. Frankly if Jubilo drops this one, they are dead. I imagine that the refs won't let anything bad happen to the baby blues in this one but still it won't hurt to root hard for Consadole

So.......Verdy could be sitting adrift in 17th before even kicking a ball.........not great.

Other Diego closely......he is one yellow away to a two game vacation and that would be massively bad.

Anyhow.......Game on!