2012 J.League

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Re: J.League 2012

Postby MipoFanatic » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:08 pm

Holyjoe wrote:Gamba Osaka have been relegated from the J-League after yesterday's games, that's quite a story from there as the 2008 AFC Champions League winners drop into the J2...


Yes, Gamba have contested six of the last seven seasons of the Asian Champions League. This season was a massive failure for them. Their supporters staged a sit-in protest after their final match (which was a loss).

In lower-division news, SC Sagamihara and Fukushima United finished 1st and 2nd in the D4 promotion tournament, and will play in the JFL (D3) next season. That's five consecutive promotions for Sagamihara. Norbritz Hokkaido and Fagiano Next (Reserves) are fighting for the third place right now (it's currently a 1-1 draw) - the winner will face JFL basement club Tochigi Uva in a promotion/relegation playoff.

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Re: J.League 2012

Postby weka » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:30 am

What will be more interesting is Japan hosting two iconic players from Gamba Osaka who play ... in Division 2.

Will Endo/Konno move to j1 league? Who knows. I rather he stay with Gamba and help them move back to J1.
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Re: J.League 2012

Postby MipoFanatic » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:14 pm

Emperor's Cup quarter-finals are tomorrow, for those with NHK BS-1 or a love for dodgy internet streams. Here's the TV schedule.

Sunday 23 December:
1:00pm - Cerezo Osaka vs. Gamba Osaka (live)
3:00pm - JEF United Chiba vs. Kashima Antlers (live)
6:00pm - Omiya Ardija vs. Kashiwa Reysol (delayed)
8:00pm - Nagoya Grampus vs. Yokohama F***ing Marinos (delayed)
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Re: J.League 2012

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Re: J.League 2012

Postby paquebot » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:43 am

Today's results:

Cerezo Osaka 1–2 (a.e.t.) Gamba Osaka
JEF United Ichihara Chiba 0–1 Kashima Antlers
Nagoya Grampus 0–0 (a.e.t.) Yokohama F. Marinos ... 6–7 on penalties
Omiya Ardija 2–3 Kashiwa Reysol


Wow ... none of the teams I wanted to win got a result today. :smt090
It wouldn't have been so bad if Kashiwa Reysol had lost!
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Re: J.League 2012

Postby MipoFanatic » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:49 am

Osaka Gamba 1-0 Kashima Antlers
Yokohama F'ing Marinos 0-1 Kashiwa Reysol

Gamba Osaka are off to the Emperor's Cup, and thus are just one win away from 2013 Asian Champions League football - despite being relegated to the J. League second division!

Their opponents will be Kashiwa, who won their first J.League title in 2011 - the year after winning the J2 (2010). They're the only club to win back-to-back J2 and J1 titles.

Gamba have won the Emperor's Cup twice (2008 and 2009) in the J. League era, while Kashiwa have never lifted it as a J.League club (although they did win it as "Hitachi Ltd." in 1972 and 1975). Gamba have competed in the Asian Champions League six times (including lifting the title in 2008), while 2012 was the first time Kashiwa competed - they went out in the round of 16 to Ulsan - thanks to an own-goal.

Another interesting side note: the last three J. League champions (Nagoya 2010, Kashiwa 2011, and Hiroshima 2012) have all been first-time winners. Interesting parity for a league without a salary cap per se.
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Re: 2012 J.League

Postby nzfooty » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:50 pm

For completeness sake...

Final Table:

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 1.Sanfrecce Hiroshima        34  19  7  8  63-34  64  Champions
 2.Vegalta Sendai             34  15 12  7  59-43  57
 3.Urawa Red Diamonds         34  15 10  9  47-42  55
 4.Yokohama F. Marinos        34  13 14  7  44-33  53
 5.Sagan Tosu                 34  15  8 11  48-39  53 
 6.Kashiwa Reysol             34  15  7 12  57-52  52 
 7.Nagoya Grampus             34  15  7 12  46-47  52
 8.Kawasaki Frontale          34  14  8 12  51-50  50
 9.Shimizu S-Pulse            34  14  7 13  39-40  49
10.FC Tokyo                   34  14  6 14  47-44  48 
11.Kashima Antlers            34  12 10 12  50-43  46
12.Júbilo Iwata               34  13  7 14  57-53  46
13.Omiya Ardija               34  11 11 12  38-45  44
14.Cerezo Osaka               34  11  9 14  47-53  42
15.Albirex Niigata            34  10 10 14  29-34  40
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16.Vissel Kobe                34  11  6 17  41-50  39  Relegated
17.Gamba Osaka                34   9 11 14  67-65  38  Relegated
18.Consadole Sapporo          34   4  2 28  25-88  14  Relegated 


Source: RSSSF (link to all results)


Emperor's Cup:


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Final:

Gamba Osaka             0-1  Kashiwa Reysol                               [Tokyo; Att: 46,480]
  [Hirofumi Watanabe 35]


Source: RSSSF (link to all results)


J.League Cup:

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Final:

Shimizu S-Pulse         1-2 Kashima Antlers   [aet]        45,228
  [Genki Omae 77 – Gaku Shibasaki 73, 93] 


Source: RSSSF (link to all results)

2013 thread here (with the 2013 J League Cup here).


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