Japan are in action on Wednesday night and the 2014 J.League season kicked off last weekend, so to bring you all you need to know on those things and more Alan Gibson of JSoccer Magazine joined me for this 61 minute podcast.
Part 1 previews the friendly between Japan & New Zealand (to 11:40)
Part 2 reviews J1 Matchday 1:
The two games Alan went to on Saturday - Cerezo v Hiroshima and Gamba v Urawa (to 20:00)
The three games on Saturday involving clubs with new managers - Nagoya v Shimizu, Sendai v Niigata & Kashiwa v FC Tokyo (to 31:40)
The two one-sided games - Kofu v Kashima and Tosu v Tokushima (to 36:40)
And the two games from Sunday - Yokohama v Omiya and Kawasaki v Kobe (to 41:40)
Part 1 concludes with a brief look at the Matchday 2 fixtures (to 44:10)
Part 3 brings you the key results from J2 Matchday 1 and previews J3 Matchday 1 (to 52:45) and concludes with info on the next issue of JSoccer.
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