Archive for the 'Soccerphile' Category

22
Dec
17

2017 Japanese football in review

Japanese teams enjoyed plenty of success in international competition in 2017.

Soccerphile, 21st December, 2017

I recapped a triumphant year for the national team and the J.League on the international stage for Soccerphile.

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08
Dec
17

Frontale finally get their hands on some silverware

Kawasaki Frontale finally shook off their tag as the perennial bridesmaids of the J.League on the final day of the 2017 J1 season, as they lifted the first division title.

Soccerphile, 6th December, 2017

I provided a summary of the dramatic finale for Soccerphile.

20
Oct
17

As it stands…

There are just a handful of games to go in both J1 and J2 and almost a full league of teams split across the two divisions scrapping to confirm which tier they will be competing in next year.

Soccerphile, 20th October, 2017

I looked at the lie of the land at the bottom of the first division and top of the second for Soccerphile.

18
Jul
17

J-League 2017: Cerezo Osaka Lead The Pack

We’re just over halfway through the 2017 J1 season, and newly-promoted Cerezo Osaka are the surprise pacesetters after 18 rounds of games.

Soccerphile, 18th July, 2017

There have been plenty of other talking points over the first four months in the top flight too, and I provided a brief recap of them for Soccerphile.

15
Sep
16

Per Angusta Ad Augusta

Reports suggest that the J.League will be doing away with it’s much-derided two stage format after this season.

Soccerphile, 15th September, 2016

With that in mind, I took at look at the lie of the land in J1 as the 2016 campaign nears its climax.

 

15
Jun
16

Three Horse Race

The first stage of the 2016 J1 season has almost reached its conclusion, with Kawasaki Frontale, Kashima Antlers, and Urawa Reds in the tussle for the first trophy of the season.

Soccerphile, 15th June, 2016

I spoke to players from a couple of the teams still in the race for the first stage crown for Soccerphile.

24
Dec
15

Sanfrecce do J.League proud at Club World Cup

Sanfrecce Hiroshima didn’t have much time to prepare for the Club World Cup, but once they were at the competition they put in a series of performances worthy of J.League champions.

Soccerphile, 24th December, 2015

I was at all four of Sanfrecce’s games in Yokohama and Osaka, and provided Soccerphile with some reaction on the team’s performance and what it could mean looking ahead for them and Japanese football in general.




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