Archive for the 'When Saturday Comes' Category

24
Jun
14

Disappointing Japan barely deserve survival chance

Japan’s performances in their first two games at Brazil 2014 have been far below those expected of Alberto Zaccheroni’s side.

When Saturday Comes, June 24th, 2014

Ahead of the Samurai Blue’s final game in Group C against Colombia I wrote a short preview for When Saturday Comes.

21
Mar
11

New Zealand leaves Japan on its own

New Zealand pulling out of their friendly with Japan at the end of the month because of media reports surrounding the current situation at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was incredibly disappointing.

The move means that rather than the two countries being able to share a moment of solidarity in the wake of their recent tragedies, Japan will now be moving forward alone, something I discussed for When Saturday Comes.

17
Sep
10

No goal?

Alberto Zaccheroni was hired as the new Japan coach at the start of the month and, while little is known about him outside of his native Italy, he should be given time to settle into his new role.

The meal that the JFA made of hiring a successor to Takeshi Okada has made his job a lot tougher than it needed to be though, and my thoughts on the subject can be read here.

01
Sep
10

Is the grass always greener?

As the JFA conducted their search for a new coach overseas, I wondered if they were wasting a lot of time and energy when there were a number of outstanding candidates already in Japan.

These musings turned into an article for the website of the English football magazine When Saturday Comes which you can read here:

http://www.wsc.co.uk/content/view/5730/38/




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