Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Episode 151 - 2015 J1 Matchday 20

Dan Orlowitz and Stuart Woodward guest following Sunday's J1 Matchday 20. Dan was at the top of the table clash to see Urawa's unbeaten run end, while frequent flyer Stuart headed down to Osaka to watch Yokohama visit Gamba.

Part 1 with Dan runs to 29:30 and Part 2 with Stuart to 1:01:45, before I finish with a brief roundup of the other J1 games, and 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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Episode 150 - 2015 J1 Matchday 18

Alan Gibson guests on our landmark 150th episode as we discuss all of the games from Saturday's J1 Matchday 18, and second stage and playoff prospects for the contenders. Part 1 with Alan runs to 52:45, before I finish off the podcast with a check on 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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Episode 149 - 2015 J2 Midseason Review

After the J2 season reached its halfway mark on Saturday Jon Steele and Stuart Smith guested on the podcast to give their takes on the season so far, candidates for promotion and the playoffs, and the teams set to fight out the #RelegationDogfight. Our comprehensive J2 review runs to 1:20:40, then we update J3, before I finish the episode with the fixtures for J1 Matchday 18.



Stream this podcast 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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Episode 148 - 2015 J1 Matchday 17

Cesare Polenghi returned to the podcast to discuss the end of the first stage of the 2015 J1 season. After a quick chat on Nadeshiko Japan ahead of their semi final against England we covered as many of the Matchday 17 games as we could, and the first stage performances of those teams, before Cesare had to depart (36:50) and I rounded up the rest of the games and teams (to 40:35). I then finished off the episode by running through 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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Episode 147 - Urawa's First Stage Title Triumph

Ryan Steele makes his J-Talk debut to discuss Urawa's thoroughly deserved J1 First Stage title, secured with a game to spare on Saturday. The key players and the performances that stood out are both covered in detail, before we move on to review all of the games from Matchday 16 and Ryan gives his tips to contend in the second stage (to 50:15). I finish the episode with a quick check on 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. (The iTunes version of the podcast cuts out in the middle of my "Bye for now", but I'm sure you'll cope without it!)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Episode 146 - Japan & Omiya

Alan Gibson and Steve Barme are the guests on this week's podcast. Alan chats about Japan's 0-0 draw against Singapore on Tuesday and Nadeshiko Japan's progress to the Round of 16 of the Women's World Cup (to 24:55), before Steve joins us for the first time this season to tell us about what's going right for Omiya, who are flying high atop J2. We also chat about the wrong end of J1 (to 55:10), before I finish with a wrap of 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.