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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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Episode 129 - Gamba's Treble & Asian Cup Squad

Gamba Osaka completed the domestic treble by winning The Emperor's Cup on Saturday, and Alan Gibson of JSoccer Magazine and JSoccer.com joined me to review their win over Yamagata in the final in this, the final episode of J-Talk for 2014. After Gamba's win and other J.League matters (to 30:40) we moved on to discuss the Japan squad for The Asian Cup, and in amongst it all we answered some questions from twitter.



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Episode 128 - 2014 J1 Matchday 34

A bumper end-of-the-J.League-season podcast with Thomas Birch, Barry Valder and Steve Barme, and Jon Steele.

In Part 1 Thomas revels in Gamba's J1 title triumph (to 23:50), then Steve and Barry guest together to talk about the final bout in the top flight #RelegationDogfight (to 46:30).
In Part 3 Jon reacts to the J2 Promotion Playoff final and the J2/J3 Promotion/Relegation Playout.



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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Episode 127 - 2014 J1 Matchday 33

Thomas Birch, Steve Barme, Jon Steele and Stuart Smith guest on this week's belter of a show.

Part 1 with Thomas focuses on the J1 title race and runs to 34:10, then Steve chats about the two-horse #RelegationDogfight to 49:45.

Jon and Stuart then discuss the J2 playoffs and the J2/J3 promotion/relegation playoff to the end of the podcast at 1:18:29.



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Episode 126 - 2014 J1 Matchday 32

Sean Carroll, Barry Valder and Jon Steele guest on this bumper 86 minute J-Talk.

In Part 1 (to 26:30) Sean chats about Urawa v Gamba and the J1 title race, then Barry covers Shimizu and the #RelegationDogfight (to 39:55) before I round up the rest of the J1 matchday (to 43:53).

Then Jon and I discuss the final matchdays in both J2 and J3, also previewing the playoffs.



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