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Posted in: Japan beats Uzbekistan to clinch World Cup berth See in context

NorthLondon, I guess the English referee Poll who booked a player three times before sending him off in the Australia- croatia match in the last world cup was from Asia or Africa. That stereotype thinking that good referees can't come put of lesser soccer playing nations is like saying a good player cannot come out of it. There is no basis for such naive thinking. I guess the nation that started soccer not winning anything since 1966 that is before you were born is due to poor refereeing decisions.

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Posted in: Japan beats Uzbekistan to clinch World Cup berth See in context

Talk about qualifying with ease with 2 matches to spare, the difficult part will be making it through the group stage SA. the Asian qualifier is really a joke and don't really merit 5 slots judging from the performance of the teams from Asia in WC proper.

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Posted in: English clubs prefer Asian money to players See in context

Tulio may score alot of goals here in Japan, he is no John terry and expecting him to repeat the feat in the PL is an overestimation of his his pedigree withoutfactoring in the lack of physicality, height, talent of the opposition he faces here in Japan. If he was that good as you claim scouts from the mid level PL teams you mentioned would have come knocking and if they did they wouldn't have to buy him outright but take him on loan without fear of financial losses when he fails.

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Posted in: English clubs prefer Asian money to players See in context

Tulio will not cut it in the PL, his compatriot Santos couldn't make it Austria, Tulio is looking good here in Japan because everybody around him is below average put him in a foreign league and he would be exposed for being below average. The JFA or J-clubs don't prevent their best going abroad instead they encourage it as he improves the prestige of the countries soccer this is evident on many J-players going abroad on Loan rather than been bought outright, As I quoted in my previous thread Miura Kazu moved the Genoa in Serie A on loan at the peak of his career for a far cheaper salary than he was earning in Japan and his salary was footed by a Japanese company that was sponsoring Genoa and he scored his 1st goal for Genoa it was hailed as a historic achievement back here japan and was seen as a hero for making the country proud.

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Posted in: English clubs prefer Asian money to players See in context

If you are looking to signing a player for free come to Japan A transfer fee is rarely needed to sign a Player from Japan as the players are willing to go and play abroad for prestige even for wages far below what they are earning here. Another upside, the commercial benefits shirt sales and broadcast rights. In some cases Japanese sponsors foot the players salary while they are playing abroad for the sake of national prestige a good example was Miura when he was playing at Genoa

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Posted in: No soy sauce! Japanese athletes forced to adapt to Olympic menus See in context

maybe i just have underdeveloped taste buds Yeah, you sure do, Japanese can differentiate frozen Chinese eel, mushroom you name it from japanese one.

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Posted in: Oil producers urged to boost output as prices soar See in context

I envy consumers in countries with subsidies on the contrary here in Japan the Gov't just recently reinstated the gasoline tax and with regular gasoline cost 178 yen/litre there is no outcry from the general public for the gov't to temporary abolish the gas tax, well,the usual shoganai attitude.

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