Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Episode 139 - 2015 J1 Matchday 6

No guest this week due to a cold that laid me low for most of Sunday and Monday, so this episode of the podcast is me flying solo for 12 and a bit minutes, rounding up last weekend's action across the three divisions of the J.League, and looking ahead to midweek and the coming weekend.


Stream this episode on the player above, or download the mp3 by clicking on the J-Talk logo on the left.
This episode is also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Episode 138 - 2015 J1 Matchday 5

Alan Gibson and Jon Steele guested this week as we rounded up another busy weekend across all three divisions of the J.League.

In Part 1 (to 43:25) Alan and I run through all of the top flight results from Matchday 5, also taking some twitter questions along the way.
In Part 2 Jon returns to the pod for the first time this season to discuss the key results from J2 Matchday 7, and we finish with a check on things in J3, with our chat again including Qs and comments from twitter.



Stream this episode on the player above, or download the mp3 by clicking on the J-Talk logo on the left.
This episode is also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Episode 137 - 2015 J1 Matchday 4

Sean Carroll returned for a chat on the enduring wizardry of King Kazu, Yoshinori Muto's rumoured move to Chelsea (you heard it here first!) and the major results from J1 Matchday 4.

That's the majority of Part 1 (to 34:50), before I round up the other J1 games and run through the Matchday 5 slate (to 38:30), and we finish off with a check on the results from J2 and J3.



Stream this episode on the player above, or download the mp3 by clicking on the J-Talk logo on the left.
This episode is also available on iTunes.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Episode 136 - Japan & J2

Cesare Polenghi and record-breaker Stuart Smith guest on this week's later-than-usual episode, recorded after the second of Japan's friendlies and Wednesday's round of J2 games.

In Part 1 (to 31:40) Cesare and I discuss Japan's wins over Tunisia and Uzbekistan, players who performed well and those we'd like to see more from, then after I run through the upcoming top flight fixtures, Stuart guests for the fourth straight episode, discussing the major storylines from the two J2 matchdays played since the last podcast, with a brief check on J3 thrown in at no extra charge.



Listen to this episode on the player above, or download the mp3 by clicking on thr J-Talk logo on the left.
This episode is also available on iTunes.

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.



Stream this episode on the player above, or download the mp3 by clicking on the J-Talk logo on the left.
This episode is also available on iTunes.

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.



Listen on the player above, or click on the J-Talk logo on the left to download the mp3 from the file host archive.org (you'll be redirected).
This episode is also available on iTunes.