It looks like the tabloids are convinced that Diego is a goner for the season after yesterdays red card on the Stoyanov challenge (not surprisingly Iemoto gave the card........he of the Xerox cup fiasco).
Usually, the league gives an automatic game suspension on reds plus games for the degree of severity. Diego and the team are apologizing for the card, signaling that there was some merit to it (I didn't see it so I don't know). Anyhow the team is pulling for a 1 game suspension.....which would be tacked onto the 2 gamer that he's already out for.
The question now is, what kind of lineup does Hashiratani put out
BEFORE THE INJURY/SUSPENSION
Hashiratani went with a 4-4-1-1
Hattori Nasu TSUCHIYA Fukuda
Well, not sure who goes where or what formation will be put in place. Last year they toyed with 3-5-2 and maybe they do it again..............It might look like this
Hattori Hagimura Nasu
Pack the middle and put speed on the wings while letting Fukunishi be the main schemer
Or they could go 4-4-2
Hattori Nasu Tomisawa Fukuda
Oguro could help if he comes back in decent form and Kawano might be back soon to pitch in.