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Emperor's Cup: Round 1 - Saturday

The Emperor’s Cup gets underway this weekend with 23 of 36 first round ties taking place on Saturday. As usual, I’ll be focusing on a select bunch of teams as they try to earn themselves the much-desired title of giant-killers. 967 more words

Fujieda MYFC

Emperor's Cup Preview: Qualifiers

Once again, it’s that time of the year when the small fish in big lakes return to their home ponds to take on the even smaller fish who dream of causing an upset and qualifying for the Emperor’s Cup at their expense as the majority of Japan’s 47 prefectural championships come to a grand conclusion this weekend. 2,100 more words

Blaublitz Akita

J3 in Brief: Golden Week

The ‘Golden Week Sprint’ is often said to separate the men from the boys in Japanese football and, based on the past two weeks, I’m clearly still one of the boys. 1,271 more words

Blaublitz Akita

J3 in Brief: Round 5

The promotion favourites are beginning to gather pace but it’s Renofa Yamaguchi who continue to impress after extending their 100% record into a fifth week. 550 more words

Blaublitz Akita

J3 in Brief: Round 3

A number of clubs had the chance to climb to the top of the J3 table this weekend with early leaders Renofa Yamaguchi taking a break but a bad day to be a home team saw them all fail to achieve that goal. 413 more words

Blaublitz Akita

J3 in Brief: Round 2

Renofa Yamaguchi again stole all of the headlines with an emphatic and record-breaking 8-0 demolition of the J.League Under-22 Selection. It was another calamitous and embarrassing performance from the youngsters, who found themselves 3-0 down at half time following goals from Yatsunori Shimaya, Kazuhito Kishida and Kazuki Kozuka. 554 more words

Nagano Parceiro

J3 in Brief: Round 1

Renofa Yamaguchi’s performance was the big talking point on the opening day of the new season after they marked their J.League debut with a 2-1 victory over Gainare Tottori. 493 more words

Blaublitz Akita