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J.League – Week Three Review

The football is coming thick and fast in Japan’s top league. This week saw the league’s first Friday night kick-offs of the campaign. Could all the unusual suspects keep their momentum up as the J.League table begins to take shape? Read More »

All change as the J.League kicks off

Last weekend the J.League officially kicked off with several captivating games which underline the changes in the league. It’s a new year, new season and new system – with a very exciting set of results; as Japan kicks off another campaign. Read More »

Western Asia Kicks Off

Asia’s continental feast of club football is imminent; both regions kick off on Tuesday. The Western Asia region boasts some of the biggest and best names on the continent. Match day one will be an ample opportunity for all the teams to set down a marker for their Asian campaigns. Read More »

Urawa’s shot at Redemption: the Japanese Super Cup

Urawa Red Diamonds are likely to still be sore from the last day of last season. They went the distance and were one of the best teams throughout the whole campaign, but lost the title in the endgame via away goals. This winner-take-all curtain raiser will give them the opportunity of redemption against Kashima Antlers. Read More »

Emperor’s Cup Preview

Japan’s standard league in J1 has now ended, only the Championship phase remains where the best three teams compete to see who will be crowned the champions of Japan’s top tier. Although the season isn’t over, the Emperor’s Cup; Japan’s oldest footballing competition’s has yet to conclude. Read More »

Interview with Peter Utaka

We’ve managed to sit down with the J1 League top goal scorer and Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker, Peter Utaka. Read More »

David and Goliath: The 2016 J.League Cup Final

The Japanese domestic season is down to the business end and this years’ first trophy is going to be awarded in just a matter of hours. The Saitama Stadium 2002 will be rocking as Urawa Red Diamonds take on last year’s finalists, Gamba Osaka. Read More »

Will FIFA 17 be your hopes and dreams of a football game?

If you’re reading this; you’re probably not playing the game to the levels of addiction most people suffer from every new edition of FIFA. Apparently, there’s a story mode and Japanese teams?! It’s got to be the best thing since Sensible Soccer’s release in 1992. Read More »

The J.League Cup Preview

The quarter-finals of the J.League Cup (for sponsorship reasons, known as the Nabisco cup), are underway as the first leg ties were played mid-week. No team one by more than one goal, so all of the aggregates are tightly poised for the second legs which will be played at the weekend. Read More »

J.League Second Stage, Match Day Nine Preview

Japanese football fans, assemble! There is only nine matches left in the second stage and there’s still lots to play for with teams trying to get into the Championship stage and whilst others are merely trying to stay in the top flight. Read More »

Can Sanfrecce Hiroshima still make a success of this season?

The current J.League champions, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, are currently outside the Championship qualifying berth but have managed close the gap between themselves and the Kashima Antlers to just six points in the overall table. They’re also still in the cup competition. But can they still emerge triumphant from this campaign with their heads held high? Read More »

J.League Second Stage, matchday seven preview

It’s almost the weekend again and that’s right, another round of J.League action is upon us. Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Red Diamonds lead the pack with Sagan Tosu just behind. Things are also heating up at the bottom of the league as plenty of teams find themselves fending off relegation threats. Read More »

J.League Second Stage, Matchday Six Preview

The J.League Second Stage is picking up the pace and the sixth round provides an interesting collection of matches. The top three teams in the second stage table all face teams currently fighting against relegation – sure they haven’t been playing well thus far, but they are scrapping to stay in the top division. There’s also a classic encounter featuring ... Read More »

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