Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Episode 135 - 2015 J1 Matchday 3

Barry Valder and Alan Gibson made their maiden podcast appearances for 2015 on this week's episode, and then Stuart Smith went ahead and made J-Talk history.

In Part 1 (to 20:40) Barry chats about Shimizu's loss to Matsumoto in J1 Matchday 3, and his hopes for S-Pulse this year.
In Part 2 (to 58:15) Alan and I round up the rest of the J1 results with a focus on the two Kansai clubs before chatting about Vahid Halilhodzic's first Japan squad.
And then in Part 3 Stuart is back for a third straight week to talk about the key results from both J2 and J3, with the J.League Under 22 Selection a focus of the latter.



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Episode 134 - 2015 J1 Matchday 2

Sean Carroll and Stuart Smith guested on the Matchday 2 episode of the podcast.

In Part 1 (to 40:40) Sean and I first talked about new Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic before turning our attention to all of the games from the weekend in the top flight;
Then in Part 2 Stuart dished on results from the second tier before we finished with a check on the major results from the opening round of J3 games.



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Monday, March 9, 2015

Episode 133 - 2015 J1 & J2 Matchday 1 Special

The J.League is back for 2015, and Cesare Polenghi and Stuart Smith joined me on our Matchday 1 Special.

In Part 1 Cesare and I discuss the major happenings in the top flight's opening slate of games, before I run through the rest of the games and bring you the Matchday 2 fixtures (to 37:08);
Then in Part 2 Stuart and I touch on all the games from the second tier.



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Monday, March 2, 2015

Episode 132 - 2015 J1 Season Preview

Sean Carroll and Angus MacLeod guested on the J1 Season Preview episode of the podcast. With so much to get to, this episode is also divided into four, easily digestible, parts:

Part 1 (to 27:45) - The Super Cup, ACL Matchday 1 and Two-Stage discussion;
Part 2 (to 46:45) - Our look at the prospects for 2014's top six;
Part 3 (to 1:08:55) - The teams who finished 7th through 15th in 2014; and
Part 4 (to end - 1:29:35) - The three promoted teams and the Matchday 1 fixtures.



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Friday, February 20, 2015

Episode 131 - 2015 J2 Season Preview

Jon Steele and Stuart Smith guested on our first J.League podcast of 2015 - The J2 Season Preview. It's a long one, so conveniently broken into three parts:

Part 1 (to 34:27) - The three clubs relegated from J1 and last season's vanquished playoff teams.
Part 2 (to 1:01:05) - The clubs who finished outside the playoffs that Stuart and Jon think could push for a top six place in 2015.
Part 3 (to end: 1:33:12) - The teams most likely to struggle.



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Friday, January 9, 2015

Episode 130 - 2015 Asian Cup Preview

Scott McIntyre, Paul Williams and Dan Orlowitz guested on our Asian Cup Preview. Scott focuses on Japan's opponents in Group D (to 25:35), then Paul runs through the other three groups (to 47:19) before Dan finishes us off with his impressions on the build-up to the tournament.

Follow Scott on twitter and his coverage on The World Game website, while both Paul and Dan will be busy reporting for both the Football Channel Asia website and facebook page.



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