Happy New Year and welcome to a new season of The J-Talk Podcast!
In this first episode of 2014 (62 minutes) I'm joined by Angus MacLeod of japanfooty.com and Stuart Smith of the We Are Gifu blog to run through all of the big moves made by J1 clubs this offseason.
After starting with a brief catch-up on what's been happening in Japanese football since our last episode at the end of December, we dive right in on all the moves that matter: Forlan, Bachdim, Lee etc, they're all mentioned as we go through the league club-by-club (a run-down of the order is at the bottom of this post).
The J2 Transfers Special with Stuart and Jon Steele will be posted soon, but for now listen to the J1 Special on the player above, or download the mp3 by clicking on the J-Talk logo on the left. You can also subscribe on iTunes, and for Android users J-Talk is now available on the iPP Podcast Player.
Club-by-club Run-down: Cerezo Osaka (from 7:50 - 17:50), Kofu (- 24:15), Hiroshima, Urawa, Omiya, Kashima, Kawasaki, Yokohama / Musical Interlude at 36:10 / Kobe, Gamba Osaka, Kashiwa, Niigata, FC Tokyo, Shimizu, Nagoya, Sendai, Tosu, Tokushima.