Created: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Written by Matsu

Chasing the Snitch

As the J1 campaign moves into its final third, there are signs that one, or at most two teams may break away from the pack and produce a most un-J-like stroll to the finish line. Can the second-tier teams rein in Sanfrecce Hiroshima? Read on for all the details.

Read more: J1-180825

Created: Thursday, 23 August 2018
Written by Alan Gibson

Six of the Best:

A Review of Some of the Greatest Foreign Players to Play in J.League

Created: Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Written by Peace Boy 89

 

Jordy Buijs – Welcome to Japan!

Jordy Buijs joined V-Varen Nagasaki from Sydney FC in July of this year and, judging by the outpour of support and well-wishing from Sydney fans online, he will be missed in the A-League.

Read more: Peace Derby 180822

Created: Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Written by Alan Gibson

 

Footie Food at J.League Games!

 If there are two things Japan does well, they're soccer and food. When you bring the two together you have a real match made in heaven. 

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Created: Wednesday, 08 August 2018
Written by Matsu


Sanfrecce Hiroshima Well Placed To Lift J-League Crown In 2018?

The Purple Archers have dropped points in recent play, but still enjoy a five-point cushion at the top of the table.

Read more: Sanfrecce 180808

Created: Friday, 27 July 2018
Written by Matsu

Fernando Torres and Iniesta Make their J.League Debuts

Two Spanish legends made debuts off the bench, in J.League matches last weekend. Though neither was able to help his team to victory, fans are looking forward to much more, from the recent acquisitions.

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Created: Monday, 02 July 2018
Written by Matsu

Iniesta Flying the Spanish Flag in Japan

Andres Iniesta made his J.League debut on July 22nd, as Vissel Kobe took on Shonan Bellmare. Fans are hoping the Iniesta-Podolski hotline will soon begin producing results.

Read more: Iniesta in Kobe 180724

Created: Monday, 09 July 2018
Written by Matsu

Look to the Future

The Samurai Blue won the hearts of football lovers worldwide, with their play in Russia 2018. Now the question is: "where do we go from here".

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Created: Monday, 02 July 2018
Written by Matsu

 

The Dream is Over

The Samurai Blue's quest for football's holy grail came to a tearful yet thrilling end, in a game for the ages, won by Belgium on the final play of the contest. The story is cruel, but I would not trade it for all the golden cups in the world.

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Created: Sunday, 01 July 2018
Written by Matsu
 

Our Chief Weapon is Surprise

As the Samurai Blue prepare for a Round-of-16 clash with Belgium, nobody gives them even a shadow of a chance. But Japan has the element of surprise. Surprise and fear . . . and ruthless efficiency . . . and . . .  

Read more: SamuraiBlue 180701

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