Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Episode 107 - Javier Aguirre, J1 Matchdays 16 & 17

A bumper 80 minute podcast on Japan's new manager Javier Aguirre and the week's J1 action.

In Part 1 (to 27:35) Roberto Arocha joins me to discuss Aguirre, then Barry Valder (to 47:50) and Steve Balme help me run through the last two J1 Matchdays played last Wednesday and Sunday. My conversation with Barry was recorded before news broke late Tuesday night that Shimizu manager Afshin Ghotbi had been fired.



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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Episode 106 - 2014 J1 Matchday 15

Steve Barme and Alan Gibson join me to run through all of the games from J1 Matchday 15.
Part 1 with Steve runs to 23:10, and then Alan and I finish off the rest of this 51 minute podcast.



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Episode 105 - J1 Returns#

Three great guests join me to celebrate the return of J1 after a two month break.

Steve Barme chats about Omiya and clubs in the bottom six (to 21:50), Sean Carroll discusses the top eight and how some clubs will get on without departed stars (as well as Japan National Team potato chips player cards) (to 42:50), and Alan Gibson gives his thoughts on the Kansai clubs and some players post-World Cup (to 1:06:40). I finish off the episode with some selected Emperor's Cup results.



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# - The J-Talk Podcast accepts no responsibility for any ear injuries sustained in listening to my singing in the podcast intro.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Episode 104 - Japan & J.League Update

An epic podcast on Japan at the World Cup and the recent goings on in the J.League with Stuart Smith and Jon Steele.

Broken up by sections: Japan's frustrating failure to 30:40, then Junya Tanaka's move to Sporting Lisbon kicks off our J1 update (to 39:20).

Next is a comprehensive update on everything J2 (to 70:20), before we finish with a J3 roundup and the Emperor's Cup, which cranks into gear this weekend. Thanks to everyone who submitted twitter questions, they are answered in the relevant parts of the podcast.


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Episode 103 - Japan 0-0 Greece

A bumper 74 minute podcast with Angus MacLeod and Scott McIntyre.

In Part 1 Scott comes to us direct from Brazil, where we discuss Japan's draw against Greece and the performance of the four AFC clubs through two rounds of the World Cup group stage, then follows Scott's mixed zone chat post-Greece with Eiji Kawashima, Maya Yoshida and the Greek goalkeeper.

Then in an extended Part 2 Angus and I discuss the struggles of the Samurai Blue and look ahead to the do-or-die clash against Colombia.



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Episode 102 - Japan 1-2 Ivory Coast

Following on from Japan's 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in the first round of World Cup Group C games last Sunday Sean Carroll joined me for this 53 minute podcast.

We look at what went wrong for the Samurai Blue as we try and make sense of their mystifyingly poor performance, before turning our attention to Greece, with Sean proposing a couple of changes for Alberto Zaccheroni to ponder.

At the end of the episode Alan Gibson from JSoccer Magazine makes a brief cameo with info on Issue 12 of the magazine.



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