Friday, November 9, 2012
The J-Talk Podcast - J1 Matchday 31 & Oman v Japan
We opened the episode with a chat about Scott's jaunt across the Middle East and the Gulf, and the remainder of Part 1 features a full rundown on J1 Matchday 31, including the situation in Kobe after the shock sacking of Akira Nishino. Part 2 previews Japan's World Cup qualifier in Oman next Wednesday and we check on the situation in both Asian qualifying groups, before finishing with some Emperor's Cup and J2 news.
Part 1 runs to 41:00: Scott's trip (to 5:00), Akira Nishino and the mess in Kobe (11:30), the top two (18:30), the ACL battle and Scott's Nabisco Cup rant (30:30), the relegation dogfight and a final check on the table (37:50) and a look ahead to Matchday 32 on the 17th of November (41:00).
Part 2 runs to end - 62:13: The situation in Group B of Asian qualifying and a check on Japan's squad (to 44:30), Scott fills us in on Oman - including players to watch (52:45), and we talk briefly about Group A (56:00).
Part 2 wraps up with the 4th round draw in the Emperor's Cup and the key fixtures in the final game of the season in J2.
Listen on the player above, or download the mp3 by clicking on the J-Talk logo on the left (you'll be redirected to the file host).
This episode has been uploaded to iTunes.