GAMBA OSAKA INTO FINALS AS FC TOKYO DRAW A BLANK

November 23, 2015

Gamba Osaka has qualified for the 2016 Asian Champions League and resuscitated their J-League title hopes with a 4-0 drubbing of relegated Montedio Yamagata. Gamba will now meet Urawa Reds next Saturday to decide who […]

JAPAN’S TWO STAGE SYSTEM DISCUSSED

November 6, 2015

This year the J-League has reverted to a two stage format to decide who is Japanese soccer’s champion club side. A similar two stage system had been in place during the 90s and early 2000s, […]

ASIAN CUP SET TO PROVIDE SURPRISES

January 9, 2015

With hosts Australia going through an identity crisis at the moment, and numerous other Asian Cup contenders taking on new managers recently, the continental tournament is set to provide plenty of shocks. Last year East Asian […]

SAMURAIS IN CESSNOCK

January 4, 2015

Japan’s soccer samurais have arrived in Australia and are wasting no time getting in some match practise. Today Japan will play one of two friendly fixtures in preparation for the Asian Cup. The unlikely location […]

GAMBA OSAKA SET TO WALK AWAY WITH DOMESTIC TREBLE

December 6, 2014

They’ve won the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup, they now lead the J-League, and they’re set to face second tier Montedio Yamagata in the Emperor’s Cup Final. Though nothing is guaranteed in Japanese soccer, Gamba Osaka’s treble […]

J-LEAGUE TITLE URAWA’S TO LOSE

September 27, 2014

With nine rounds of the J-League season remaining the title is Urawa’s to lose. The Reds have a six point buffer and a cosy run over the next four rounds, which should see them open […]

YOKOHAMA LOSE J-LEAGUE ON FINAL DAY

December 12, 2013

Yokohama have lost the J-League, after failing to win in their last two matches of the season. Yes, they were hacked by local rivals Kawasaki on the last day, but champion teams are not known […]

NELSINHO SAYS HELLO AGAIN TO KASHIWA

September 6, 2013

The J League has gone into a brief recess while international soccer captures our focus, but the big news in the J League is the sudden resignation and subsequent backflip of Nelsinho, the manager of […]

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