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2015 J.League

Postby nzfooty » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:34 am

I have this post in the 2014 thread, but I think it really belongs here.

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[2014 final standings - here, to be added after the end of the 2014 season]


Changes being introduced for the 2015 season

Wiki has this on the tournament structure:
Starting from the 2015 season, the J. League will again change back to a two-stage "mini-league" (last held in 2004) with the winners of each stage then playing against teams that were runners-up from different "mini-league". A qualifying format will also ensure that teams who finish 4th or above can also enter this play-off stage. A similar idea was first discussed during committee meetings held in June 2013


Ben Mabley:
J League heads for a thrilling finale … for perhaps the very last time

Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka in the last J League title race for some time
The J League is a wonderfully unpredictable league but, with attendances falling, the organisers have panicked and are introducing a two-stage season with play-offs next year


Extract:

“Average crowd figures have fallen from over 19,000 to around 17,000 in the last five years,” explained Daisuke Nakanishi, the J League’s director of competitions, to J Sports. “Even when 62,000 people turned out to see Yokohama F Marinos play Albirex Niigata last November, with the championship on the line, the television audience share on NHK was only 3.5%. We needed to act to attract new spectators. Winner-takes-all matches are easier for non-hardcore viewers to understand, so we decided we had to introduce a knockout stage for the trophy at the end of the season.”


More here.

With regards to this:
"Winner-takes-all matches are easier for non-hardcore viewers to understand, so we decided we had to introduce a knockout stage for the trophy at the end of the season.”

My 2c worth:
They also tend to be a lot duller, as the recent World Cup demonstrated (fantastic group stages followed by far less spectacular matches in the knockout stages) and as most international tournaments demonstrate as well.

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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby nzfooty » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:38 am

Approaching the end of the first stage (17 matches in total)

Competition format:
Two single round-robin stages will be held; the winner of each stage and top three
teams of the overall table (i.e. max= 5 teams, min= 3 teams) qualify for the
Championship play-offs.

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 1.Urawa Red Diamonds         15  11  4  0  33-14  37
 2.Sanfrecce Hiroshima        15   9  3  3  22-13  30
 3.FC Tokyo                   15   9  2  4  19-15  29
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 4.Gamba Osaka                14   8  4  2  20-10  28
 5.Yokohama F. Marinos        15   7  4  4  20-13  25
 6.Kawasaki Frontale          15   7  3  5  27-24  24
 7.Vegalta Sendai             15   5  4  6  24-19  19
 8.Nagoya Grampus             15   5  4  6  17-16  19
 9.Kashima Antlers            15   5  4  6  22-22  19
10.Shonan Bellmare            15   5  4  6  16-19  19  [+]
11.Sagan Tosu                 15   5  4  6  19-28  19
12.Vissel Kobe                15   4  5  6  15-17  17
13.Ventforet Kofu             15   5  1  9   9-21  16
14.Matsumoto Yamaga           15   4  3  8  15-21  15  [+]
15.Kashiwa Reysol             14   3  5  6  20-23  14
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16.Montedio Yamagata          15   3  5  7  12-16  14  [+]
17.Shimizu S-Pulse            15   3  4  8  20-27  13
18.Albirex Niigata            15   2  5  8  15-27  11


Results:

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Round 1
[Mar 7]
Vegalta Sendai         2-0  Montedio Yamagata              19,375
  [Wilson 81, 90]
Nagoya Grampus         3-3  Matsumoto Yamaga               33,558
  [Tomoya Koyamatsu 33, Marcus Tulio Tanaka 78, Milivoje Novakovic 80 –
   Obina 32, Tomoki Ikemoto 63, Kohei Kiyama 76]
Gamba Osaka            2-2  FC Tokyo                       18,332
  [Patric 45, Takashi Usami 53 pen – Yoshinori Muto 75, 90+]
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    2-0  Ventforet Kofu                 14,671
  [Hisato Sato 10, Douglas 87]
Sagan Tosu             2-1  Albirex Niigata                11,580
  [Yohei Toyoda 27 pen, Kei Ikeda 50 – Rafael Silva 13]
Yokohama F. Marinos    1-3  Kawasaki Frontale              38,123
  [Yuzo Kobayashi 16 – Elsinho 3, Yu Kobayashi 22, Yoshito Okubo 72]
Vissel Kobe            0-1  Kashiwa Reysol                 24,027
  [Masato Kudo 63]
Shonan Bellmare        1-3  Urawa Red Diamonds             14,446
  [Wataru Endo 36 pen – Shinzo Koroki 41, Tomoya Ugajin 75,
   Daisuke Nasu 77]
[Mar 8]
Shimizu S-Pulse        3-1  Kashima Antlers                19,736
  [Genki Omae 40, 90+, Takuya Honda 74 – Yasushi Endo 69]

Round 2
[Mar 13]
Kashiwa Reysol         1-1  Vegalta Sendai                  9,082
  [Daisuke Suzuki 89 – Hirofumi Watanabe 31]
[Mar 14]
Albirex Niigata        0-0  Shimizu S-Pulse                19,537
Kashima Antlers        1-2  Shonan Bellmare                17,295
  [Mu Kanazaki 13 – Wataru Endo 54 pen, Allison 90+]
FC Tokyo               0-0  Yokohama F. Marinos            30,492
Ventforet Kofu         1-0  Nagoya Grampus                 11,851
  [Shohei Abe 81]
Urawa Red Diamonds     1-0  Montedio Yamagata              40,802
  [Yuki Abe 83]
Kawasaki Frontale      2-2  Vissel Kobe                    21,689
  [Yoshito Okubo 59, Renato 73 – Kazuma Watanabe 29,
   Shohei Takahashi 72]
Sagan Tosu             1-0  Gamba Osaka                    17,695
  [Baek Sung-Dong 49]
Matsumoto Yamaga       1-2  Sanfrecce Hiroshima            17,091
  [Obina 12 pen – Yoshifumi Kashiwa 7, Koji Morisaki 45]

Round 3 [Mar 22]
Ventforet Kofu         0-2  Gamba Osaka                    13,047
  [Hiroyuki Abe 62, Takashi Usami 64]
Albirex Niigata        3-2  Kashiwa Reysol                 18,193
  [Leo Silva 55 pen, Kosuke Yamamoto 59, Rafael Silva 69 –
   Cristiano 50, Naoki Wako 71]
Shimizu S-Pulse        0-1  Matsumoto Yamaga               19,103
  [Masaki Iida 19]
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    0-0  Urawa Red Diamonds             26,302
Yokohama F. Marinos    1-0  Sagan Tosu                     13,529
  [Shingo Hyodo 81]
Shonan Bellmare        0-0  Vegalta Sendai                 11,315
Nagoya Grampus         1-1  Kashima Antlers                16,053
  [Kisho Yano 69 – Mu Kanazaki 32]
Vissel Kobe            0-2  FC Tokyo                       21,218
  [Masato Morishige 33, Yoshinori Muto 68]
Montedio Yamagata      1-0  Kawasaki Frontale              12,081
  [Kim Byeom-Yong 74]

Round 4
[Apr 3]
Kashima Antlers        3-1  Sagan Tosu                      8,539
  [Mu Kanazaki 64, Gaku Shibasaki 76 pen, Yasushi Endo 78 –
   Hiroyuki Taniguchi 7]
Gamba Osaka            3-1  Nagoya Grampus                 10,702
  [Takashi Usami 45, 49, Yasuyuki Konno 80 – Kensuke Nagai 63]
[Apr 4]
Vegalta Sendai         2-1  Shimizu S-Pulse                14,706
  [Wilson 62, Hirofumi Watanabe 90+ - Ryohei Shirasaki 12]
Montedio Yamagata      1-2  Shonan Bellmare                 7,321
  [Romero Frank 45 – Kaoru Takayama 9, Seiya Fujita 25]
Urawa Red Diamonds     1-0  Matsumoto Yamaga               37,154
  [Ryota Moriwaki 85]
Kawasaki Frontale      4-1  Albirex Niigata                17,643
  [Kenyu Sugimoto 22, Renato 58, Yoshito Okubo 71, 87 –
   Rafael Silva 83]
FC Tokyo               1-0  Ventforet Kofu                 20,743
  [Naohiro Ishikawa 15]
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    0-1  Vissel Kobe                    11,577
  [Keijiro Ogawa 90+]
Kashiwa Reysol         1-2  Yokohama F. Marinos            12,378
  [Leandro 31 – Sho Ito 73, Takumi Shimohira 83]

Round 5 [Apr 12]
Matsumoto Yamaga       1-3  Kashiwa Reysol                 18,514
  [Yoshiro Abe 90+ - Hidekazu Otani 21, Tetsuro Ota 63,
   Masato Kudo 67]
Yokohama F. Marinos    1-1  Vegalta Sendai                 20,207
  [Fabio 90+ - Jiro Kamata 67]
Nagoya Grampus         2-0  Sanfrecce Hiroshima            15,080
  [Kengo Kawamata 45, Kisho Yano 86]
Shimizu S-Pulse        2-3  Gamba Osaka                    16,027
  [Peter Utaka 56, Genki Omae 64 – Takashi Usami 29, 80,
   Patric 50]
Shonan Bellmare        0-1  FC Tokyo                       14,581
  [Yoshinori Muto 64]
Vissel Kobe            4-1  Ventforet Kofu                 15,494
  [Daisuke Ishizu 4, 45, Masatoshi Mihara 54, Keijiro Ogawa 73 –
   Adriano 83]
Sagan Tosu             1-0  Montedio Yamagata               8,852
  [Yohei Toyoda 80]
Kawasaki Frontale      1-1  Urawa Red Diamonds             24,992
  [Kentaro Moriya 35 – Zlatan Ljubijankic 89]
Kashima Antlers        1-1  Albirex Niigata                10,261
  [Shoma Doi 46 – Rafael Silva 41]

Round 6
[Apr 16]
Kashiwa Reysol         1-3  Kashima Antlers                10,076
  [Eduardo 49 – Naomichi Ueda 45, Caio 71, Atsutaka Nakamura 90+]
[Apr 18]
Vegalta Sendai         2-3  Kawasaki Frontale              13,644
  [Wilson 28, Atsuto Tatara 80 – Yu Kobayashi 70, Renato 72,
   Yoshito Okubo 86]
Montedio Yamagata      0-0  Matsumoto Yamaga                7,067
Ventforet Kofu         0-3  Sagan Tosu                      8,033
  [Yohei Toyoda 4 pen, 68, Kota Mizunuma 25]
Albirex Niigata        2-2  Vissel Kobe                    16,068
  [Rafael Silva 10, Kosuke Yamamoto 42 - ? (A) 15 og,
   Shunki Takahashi 60]
FC Tokyo               1-2  Sanfrecce Hiroshima            24,369
  [Yoshinori Muto 1 – Kosei Shibasaki 11, Takuma Asano 82]
Urawa Red Diamonds     2-1  Yokohama F. Marinos            33,793
  [Yuki Muto 42, Tsukasa Umesaki 45 – Sho Ito 34]
Shonan Bellmare        0-2  Gamba Osaka                    14,538
  [Takashi Usami 26, Yasuhito Endo 90 pen]
Nagoya Grampus         3-1  Shimizu S-Pulse                 9,986
  [Riki Matsuda 6, Kensuke Nagai 18, Kengo Kawamata 48 –
   Kazuya Murata 89]

Round 7
[Apr 25]
Kashima Antlers        1-2  Vissel Kobe                    12,275
  [Gaku Shibasaki 71 – Keijiro Ogawa 49, Hideo Tanaka 77]
Matsumoto Yamaga       1-0  Vegalta Sendai                 13,772
  [Yuzo Iwakami 60]
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    2-0  Shimizu S-Pulse                11,653
  [Kazuhiko Chiba 29, Gakuto Notsuda 80]
Yokohama F. Marinos    3-0  Shonan Bellmare                20,388
  [Ademilson 9, Manabu Saito 85, Seitaro Tomisawa 90+]
Sagan Tosu             1-1  Kashiwa Reysol                  9,242
  [Yohei Toyoda 81 – Leandro 54]
Urawa Red Diamonds     2-1  Nagoya Grampus                 29,803
  [Takahiro Sekine 39, Yuki Muto 52 – Teruki Tanaka 90+]
Montedio Yamagata      0-1  FC Tokyo                       11,524
  [Kosuke Ota 22]
Kawasaki Frontale      3-0  Ventforet Kofu                 16,953
  [Yoshito Okubo 38, Renato 59, 90+]
[Apr 26]
Gamba Osaka            2-1  Albirex Niigata                17,417
  [Takashi Usami 48, Patric 84 – Leo Silva 67]

Round 8 [Apr 29]
Vegalta Sendai         1-2  Kashima Antlers                17,011
  [Hidetaka Kanazono 90+ - Gen Shoji 43, Caio 68]
Kawasaki Frontale      1-4  Kashiwa Reysol                 20,961
  [Shogo Taniguchi 43 – Kosuke Taketomi 45, Masato Kudo 48, 59,
   Cristiano 81]
Albirex Niigata        0-1  FC Tokyo                       22,318
  [Masato Morishige 87]
Shimizu S-Pulse        3-3  Montedio Yamagata              11,348
  [Takuma Edamura 3, Shun Nagasawa 12, Peter Utaka 26 -
   Diego Souza 85, Yuki Nakashima 89, Ryohei Hayashi 90+]
Shonan Bellmare        4-2  Sagan Tosu                      9,603
  [Shuhei Otsuki 10, Kaoru Takayama 64, Tsuyoshi Shimamura 69, 76 –
   Hiroyuki Taniguchi 36, Yohei Toyoda 77]
Gamba Osaka            1-0  Matsumoto Yamaga               17,173
  [Takashi Usami 16]
Vissel Kobe            0-1  Nagoya Grampus                 17,052
  [Kensuke Nagai 55]
Yokohama F. Marinos    1-2  Sanfrecce Hiroshima            19,284
  [Sho Ito 4 – Douglas 27, Hisato Sato 66]
Ventforet Kofu         0-2  Urawa Red Diamonds             13,708
  [Tsukasa Umesaki 74, Zlatan Ljubijankic 79]

Round 9 [May 2]
Nagoya Grampus         3-0  Shonan Bellmare
Montedio Yamagata      1-0  Yokohama F. Marinos
Urawa Red Diamonds     1-0  Gamba Osaka
Kashima Antlers        0-1  Ventforet Kofu
Kashiwa Reysol         0-0  Shimizu S-Pulse
FC Tokyo               2-1  Kawasaki Frontale
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    2-0  Vegalta Sendai
Matsumoto Yamaga       1-2  Albirex Niigata
Sagan Tosu             1-1  Vissel Kobe

Round 10
[May 6]
Matsumoto Yamaga       2-0  Ventforet Kofu
Albirex Niigata        1-1  Montedio Yamagata
Shimizu S-Pulse        2-2  Sagan Tosu
Kawasaki Frontale      0-1  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Yokohama F. Marinos    2-0  Nagoya Grampus
Shonan Bellmare        1-1  Vissel Kobe
Vegalta Sendai         2-3  FC Tokyo
[Jun 3]
Kashiwa Reysol         3-3  Urawa Red Diamonds
Gamba Osaka            2-0  Kashima Antlers

Round 11 [May 10]
Nagoya Grampus         0-1  Kawasaki Frontale
Montedio Yamagata      3-0  Kashiwa Reysol
Yokohama F. Marinos    1-0  Albirex Niigata
Ventforet Kofu         0-1  Shonan Bellmare
Vegalta Sendai         4-4  Urawa Red Diamonds
Sagan Tosu             1-1  Matsumoto Yamaga
FC Tokyo               0-1  Kashima Antlers
Vissel Kobe            1-2  Shimizu S-Pulse
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    0-1  Gamba Osaka

Round 12
[May 14]
Kashiwa Reysol         0-0  Shonan Bellmare
[May 16]
Ventforet Kofu         2-0  Montedio Yamagata
Matsumoto Yamaga       2-0  Vissel Kobe
Albirex Niigata        0-3  Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers        2-2  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Shimizu S-Pulse        1-2  Yokohama F. Marinos
Urawa Red Diamonds     4-1  FC Tokyo
Gamba Osaka            1-1  Kawasaki Frontale
Nagoya Grampus         0-1  Sagan Tosu

Round 13
[May 23]
Montedio Yamagata      0-1  Vissel Kobe
Shonan Bellmare        4-0  Shimizu S-Pulse
Vegalta Sendai         0-1  Ventforet Kofu
FC Tokyo               0-1  Nagoya Grampus
Kawasaki Frontale      3-2  Sagan Tosu
Matsumoto Yamaga       0-3  Yokohama F. Marinos
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    4-2  Albirex Niigata
Urawa Red Diamonds     2-1  Kashima Antlers
[tba]
Kashiwa Reysol          -   Gamba Osaka
 
Round 14 [May 30]
Albirex Niigata        0-2  Ventforet Kofu
Nagoya Grampus         0-0  Montedio Yamagata
Vissel Kobe            0-1  Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers        3-1  Matsumoto Yamaga
FC Tokyo               2-1  Kashiwa Reysol
Yokohama F. Marinos    1-1  Gamba Osaka
Shonan Bellmare        0-0  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Shimizu S-Pulse        5-2  Kawasaki Frontale
Sagan Tosu             1-6  Urawa Red Diamonds

Round 15 [Jun 7]
Vegalta Sendai         5-0  Sagan Tosu
Montedio Yamagata      2-2  Kashima Antlers
Urawa Red Diamonds     1-0  Shimizu S-Pulse
Kashiwa Reysol         2-3  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Kawasaki Frontale      2-1  Shonan Bellmare
Ventforet Kofu         1-1  Yokohama F. Marinos
Matsumoto Yamaga       1-2  FC Tokyo
Albirex Niigata        1-1  Nagoya Grampus
Gamba Osaka            0-0  Vissel Kobe

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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby eujin » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:28 pm

I was in Hiroshima as Sanfrecce beat Yamagata 5-1. Some very generous defending left Hiroshima 4-0 up at half-time but the goal that Montedio pulled back in the second half was the best of the match. Both teams were playing with three centre-backs. Is that standard in the J-League these days?

2600 yen for the cheapest on the day ticket (over 23,000 won) with strict enforcement that you sit in your allocated area and they have a running track. Add another ~1,000 yen to get to and from downtown as the ground is out in the wilderness and the Japanese football experience is definitely worse than in Korea. They did have some decent drumming though. The guy from Yamagata seemed to have turned up with a full kit, bass, snare drum, symbals and he was playing riffs and fills throughout the match.

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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby nzfooty » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:12 am

How many matches in Japan have you been to?

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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby Holyjoe » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:43 am

They're having championship playoffs but there is no set number of teams that will actually compete? That seems rather odd.. so presumably if there were to be five teams in the playoffs then Urawa Reds would have to pretty much take their foot off the gas for the second stage and finish no higher than fourth overall, and the team that wins the second stage would probably have to be someone other than Sanfrecce Hiroshima, FC Tokyo or Gamba Osaka (and maybe not Yokohama or Kawasaki) so that they don't finish with enough points to be in the top three of the combined standings?

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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby eujin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:33 am

nzfooty wrote:How many matches in Japan have you been to?

Just the one on this trip. I was also escorted by the police out of the baseball in Sapporo last week. Unlike Korea they don't let you in for free in the last couple of innings and a game that is sold out remains sold out even after thousands of people have already left. :roll:

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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby nzfooty » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:13 pm

Holyjoe wrote:They're having championship playoffs but there is no set number of teams that will actually compete? That seems rather odd.. so presumably if there were to be five teams in the playoffs then Urawa Reds would have to pretty much take their foot off the gas for the second stage and finish no higher than fourth overall, and the team that wins the second stage would probably have to be someone other than Sanfrecce Hiroshima, FC Tokyo or Gamba Osaka (and maybe not Yokohama or Kawasaki) so that they don't finish with enough points to be in the top three of the combined standings?


Three is probably enough. You really want teams that were close to winning the league anyway. I disagree with the whole play-off nonsense.
(Then again, has this helped the J.League teams perform in the Champions League)?

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Round 13

[Jun 23]
Kashiwa Reysol         1-0  Gamba Osaka                     9,997
  [Eduardo 12]

Round 16 [Jun 20]
Kawasaki Frontale      2-0  Matsumoto Yamaga               21,490
  [Renato 45, Elsinho 65]
Yokohama F. Marinos    0-3  Kashima Antlers                28,928
  [Caio 8, Shoma Doi 40, Shuhei Akasaki 84]
Shonan Bellmare        1-3  Albirex Niigata                11,175
  [Yuto Misao 32 – Masaru Kato 63, Rafael Silva 65,
   Ryohei Yamazaki 85]
Shimizu S-Pulse        0-2  Ventforet Kofu                 13,288
  [? (S) 11 og, Junya Ito 51]
Nagoya Grampus         1-0  Kashiwa Reysol                 15,848
  [Milivoje Novakovic 75]
Gamba Osaka            1-1  Vegalta Sendai                 14,616
  [Yasuyuki Konno 32 – Hiroaki Okuno 88]
Vissel Kobe            1-1  Urawa Red Diamonds             18,143
  [Kazuma Watanabe 84 – Tsukasa Umesaki 27]
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    5-1  Montedio Yamagata              12,286
  [Hisato Sato 26, 28, 35, Kosei Shibasaki 39, Gakuto Notsuda 90+ -
   Yuki Nakashima 69]
Sagan Tosu             1-2  FC Tokyo                       16,871
  [Kim Min-Woo 17 – Shoya Nakajima 69, Masato Morishige 75 pen]

Round 17 [Jun 27]
Vegalta Sendai         2-0  Nagoya Grampus                 12,644
  [Takuya Nozawa 39, Hiroaki Okuno 69]
Montedio Yamagata      1-3  Gamba Osaka                    14,320
  [Diego Souza 75 – Takashi Usami 50, 59, 62]
Kashima Antlers        2-3  Kawasaki Frontale              13,867
  [Mu Kanazaki 44, Shuhei Akasaki 59 – Elsinho 8, Renato 34,
   Yoshito Okubo 47]
Urawa Red Diamonds     5-2  Albirex Niigata                43,606
  [Shinzo Koroki 21 pen, 57, Yuki Muto 35, 50, Daisuke Nasu 77 –
   Rafael Silva 68 pen, Hiroshi Ibusuki 81]
FC Tokyo               3-2  Shimizu S-Pulse                41,363
  [Keigo Higashi 38, Ryoichi Maeda 60, 66 – Genki Omae 51,
   Hideki Ishige 83]
Ventforet Kofu         1-1  Kashiwa Reysol                 11,019
  [Takuma Abe 84 – Cristiano 63]
Matsumoto Yamaga       2-3  Shonan Bellmare                15,456
  [Obina 53 pen, Yoshiro Abe 87 - ? (M) 56 og, Shota Kobayashi 72,
   Yoshihito Fujita 88]
Vissel Kobe            1-1  Yokohama F. Marinos            22,332
  [Marquinhos 8 – Jungo Fujimoto 40]
Sagan Tosu             2-2  Sanfrecce Hiroshima            12,376
  [Yohei Toyoda 25, 90+ - Toshihiro Aoyama 60, Douglas 78 pen]


Final Table:

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 1.Urawa Red Diamonds         17  12  5  0  39-17  41  Championship
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 2.FC Tokyo                   17  11  2  4  24-18  35   
 3.Sanfrecce Hiroshima        17  10  4  3  29-16  34 
 4.Gamba Osaka                17   9  5  3  24-13  32 
 5.Kawasaki Frontale          17   9  3  5  32-26  30
 6.Yokohama F. Marinos        17   7  5  5  21-17  26
 7.Vegalta Sendai             17   6  5  6  27-20  23   
 8.Kashima Antlers            17   6  4  7  27-25  22
 9.Nagoya Grampus             17   6  4  7  18-18  22   
10.Shonan Bellmare            17   6  4  7  20-24  22 
11.Sagan Tosu                 17   5  5  7  22-32  20   
12.Ventforet Kofu             17   6  2  9  12-22  20
13.Vissel Kobe                17   4  7  6  17-19  19
14.Kashiwa Reysol             17   4  6  7  22-25  18 
15.Matsumoto Yamaga           17   4  3 10  17-26  15   
16.Montedio Yamagata          17   3  5  9  14-24  14 
17.Albirex Niigata            17   3  5  9  20-33  14
18.Shimizu S-Pulse            17   3  4 10  22-32  13


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Postby nzfooty » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:18 pm

J.League Yamazaki Nabisco Cup

Group A

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1.FC Tokyo                    6   3  3  0   8- 4  12  Qualified 
2.Albirex Niigata             6   3  2  1   9- 4  11  Qualified
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3.Sanfrecce Hiroshima         6   2  3  1   9- 6   9 
4.Shonan Bellmare             6   2  3  1   5- 5   9   
5.Sagan Tosu                  6   2  2  2   3- 4   8   
6.Matsumoto Yamaga            6   1  1  4   8-13   4   
7.Ventforet Kofu              6   0  2  4   4-10   1


Group B

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1.Nagoya Grampus              6   4  1  1  12-11  13  Qualified 
2.Vissel Kobe                 6   3  2  1  11- 5  11  Qualified
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3.Kawasaki Frontale           6   2  3  1   7- 6   9
4.Montedio Yamagata           6   2  2  2  10-11   8 
5.Yokohama F. Marinos         6   2  0  4   7- 7   6
6.Shimizu S-Pulse             6   2  0  4   6-11   6
7.Vegalta Sendai              6   1  2  3   6- 8   5   



Quarterfinals [Sep 2, 6]
FC Tokyo - - Kashima Antlers
Kashiwa Reysol - - Vissel Kobe
Gamba Osaka - - Nagoya Grampus
Albirex Niigata - - Urawa Red Diamonds

Semifinals [Oct 7, 11]
Tokyo / Kashima - - Kashiwa / Kobe
G Osaka / Nagoya - - Niigata / Urawa

Final [Oct 31]

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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby changwonmatty » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:10 pm

Back when I lived in Japan many years ago (1997-2000) my team was Kashiwa Reysol and went to see them about 20-25 times. They didnt have the greatest support but they were great fun to watch and did pretty well but faded badly after I left (somehow fluked a championship in 2011 though, after winning J2 in 2010).
Anyway, even back in those days I remember paying 2000 yen for a ticket and had to go to Kashiwa and back which is in Chiba prefecture (not in Tokyo) and it wasnt the best seat....its not too cheap in Japan but it was worth paying.
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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby paquebot » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:31 am

I started following their cross-town rivals JEF United (via TV broadcast) in 2002 or thereabouts. They played some great football under Ivica Osim but have had a hard time making it back up to the top flight after relegating in 2009. Nothing like losing out in the play-offs each season.
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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby changwonmatty » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:55 am

Kashiwa/Kashima/Chiba were all pretty big rivals. Considering how small those clubs are they did pretty well as they had nowhere near the potential, stadium or support base as Urawa or Yokohama.

I remember when I lived in Tokyo near Shinjuku (I used to live two stops away at Nishishinjuku gochome) I was surprised because inside Tokyo there were no teams to support. Every team was outside the Yamonote Line....I suppose the easiest team to follow was Urawa in Saitama but back then they were shite. I had a friend who was a Kashiwa fan and one game was all it took....two hour round trip by train though.

They need to put a team in central Tokyo but not sure where they could build the stadium. Even FC Tokyo is halfway to Fuji.
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Postby nzfooty » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:01 pm

J. League - Second Stage

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Round 1 [Jul 11]
Vegalta Sendai         3-4  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Kashiwa Reysol         2-3  Sagan Tosu
Kawasaki Frontale      2-0  FC Tokyo
Yokohama F. Marinos    1-1  Montedio Yamagata
Shonan Bellmare        2-1  Nagoya Grampus
Matsumoto Yamaga       1-2  Urawa Red Diamonds
Albirex Niigata        2-3  Kashima Antlers
Shimizu S-Pulse        0-5  Vissel Kobe
Gamba Osaka            2-1  Ventforet Kofu

Round 2 [Jul 15]
Montedio Yamagata      0-0  Urawa Red Diamonds
Kashima Antlers        0-0  Shimizu S-Pulse
FC Tokyo               3-1  Albirex Niigata
Yokohama F. Marinos    0-1  Kashiwa Reysol
Ventforet Kofu         0-0  Vegalta Sendai
Nagoya Grampus         3-2  Gamba Osaka
Vissel Kobe            1-1  Shonan Bellmare
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    6-0  Matsumoto Yamaga
Sagan Tosu             1-1  Kawasaki Frontale

Round 3 [Jul 19]
Vegalta Sendai         1-2  Vissel Kobe
Urawa Red Diamonds     1-2  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Kashiwa Reysol         1-0  Kawasaki Frontale
FC Tokyo               0-0  Montedio Yamagata
Shonan Bellmare        0-2  Ventforet Kofu
Matsumoto Yamaga       2-0  Kashima Antlers
Albirex Niigata        1-0  Sagan Tosu
Shimizu S-Pulse        2-2  Nagoya Grampus
Gamba Osaka            2-2  Yokohama F. Marinos

Round 4 [Jul 25]
Vegalta Sendai         0-1  Kashiwa Reysol
Montedio Yamagata      1-3  Albirex Niigata
Kashima Antlers        2-1  FC Tokyo
Kawasaki Frontale      3-2  Shimizu S-Pulse
Ventforet Kofu         0-1  Matsumoto Yamaga
Nagoya Grampus         2-1  Urawa Red Diamonds
Vissel Kobe            1-2  Gamba Osaka
Sanfrecce Hiroshima    2-0  Yokohama F. Marinos
Sagan Tosu             1-1  Shonan Bellmare

Round 5 [Jul 29]
Montedio Yamagata      0-3  Nagoya Grampus
Urawa Red Diamonds     1-1  Ventforet Kofu
FC Tokyo               3-1  Vegalta Sendai
Yokohama F. Marinos    1-2  Shimizu S-Pulse
Shonan Bellmare        3-0  Kashiwa Reysol
Matsumoto Yamaga       1-3  Kawasaki Frontale
Albirex Niigata        2-2  Gamba Osaka
Vissel Kobe            0-4  Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Sagan Tosu             0-3  Kashima Antlers

Round 6
[Jul 22]
Gamba Osaka            1-1  Sagan Tosu
[Aug 12]
Vegalta Sendai          -   Matsumoto Yamaga
Kashiwa Reysol          -   Vissel Kobe
Kawasaki Frontale       -   Montedio Yamagata
Ventforet Kofu          -   FC Tokyo
Albirex Niigata         -   Urawa Red Diamonds
Shimizu S-Pulse         -   Shonan Bellmare
Nagoya Grampus          -   Yokohama F. Marinos
Sanfrecce Hiroshima     -   Kashima Antlers


Table:

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 1.Sanfrecce Hiroshima         5   5  0  0  18- 4  15
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 2.Nagoya Grampus              5   3  1  1  11- 7  10
 3.Kawasaki Frontale           5   3  1  1   9- 5  10
 4.Kashima Antlers             5   3  1  1   8- 5  10
 5.Gamba Osaka                 6   2  3  1  11-10   9
 6.Kashiwa Reysol              5   3  0  2   5- 6   9
 7.Shonan Bellmare             5   2  2  1   7- 5   8  [+]
 8.Vissel Kobe                 5   2  1  2   9- 8   7
 9.FC Tokyo                    5   2  1  2   7- 6   7
10.Albirex Niigata             5   2  1  2   9- 9   7
11.Sagan Tosu                  6   1  3  2   6- 9   6
12.Matsumoto Yamaga            5   2  0  3   5-11   6  [+]
13.Ventforet Kofu              5   1  2  2   4- 4   5
14.Urawa Red Diamonds          5   1  2  2   5- 6   5
15.Shimizu S-Pulse             5   1  2  2   6-11   5
16.Montedio Yamagata           5   0  3  2   2- 7   3  [+]
17.Yokohama F. Marinos         5   0  2  3   4- 8   2
18.Vegalta Sendai              5   0  1  4   5-10   1


Competition format:

Two single round-robin stages will be held; the winner of each stage and top three
teams of the overall table (i.e. max= 5 teams, min= 3 teams) qualify for the
Championship play-offs.

Overall Table:

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 1.Sanfrecce Hiroshima        22  15  4  3  47-20  49
 2.Urawa Red Diamonds         22  13  7  2  44-23  46  Championship (as winners first stage)
 3.FC Tokyo                   22  13  3  6  31-24  42
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 4.Gamba Osaka                23  11  8  4  35-23  41
 5.Kawasaki Frontale          22  12  4  6  41-31  40
 6.Kashima Antlers            22   9  5  8  35-30  32
 7.Nagoya Grampus             22   9  5  8  29-25  32
 8.Shonan Bellmare            22   8  6  8  27-29  30  [+]
 9.Yokohama F. Marinos        22   7  7  8  25-25  28
10.Kashiwa Reysol             22   7  6  9  27-31  27
11.Vissel Kobe                22   6  8  8  26-27  26
12.Sagan Tosu                 23   6  8  9  28-41  26
13.Ventforet Kofu             22   7  4 11  16-26  25
14.Vegalta Sendai             22   6  6 10  32-30  24
15.Albirex Niigata            22   5  6 11  29-42  21
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16.Matsumoto Yamaga           22   6  3 13  22-37  21  [+]
17.Shimizu S-Pulse            22   4  6 12  28-43  18
18.Montedio Yamagata          22   3  8 11  16-31  17  [+]


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Round 6
[Jul 22]
Gamba Osaka 1-1 Sagan Tosu
[Aug 12]
Vegalta Sendai 3-1 Matsumoto Yamaga
Kashiwa Reysol 2-0 Vissel Kobe
Kawasaki Frontale 0-0 Montedio Yamagata
Ventforet Kofu 0-1 FC Tokyo
Albirex Niigata 1-2 Urawa Red Diamonds
Shimizu S-Pulse 1-2 Shonan Bellmare
Nagoya Grampus 0-3 Yokohama F. Marinos
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-1 Kashima Antlers

Round 7
[Aug 16]
Montedio Yamagata 1-3 Sagan Tosu
Kashima Antlers 3-2 Vegalta Sendai
Urawa Red Diamonds 1-0 Shonan Bellmare
FC Tokyo 2-1 Gamba Osaka
Yokohama F. Marinos 2-0 Ventforet Kofu
Matsumoto Yamaga 0-1 Nagoya Grampus
Shimizu S-Pulse 1-1 Albirex Niigata
Vissel Kobe 2-0 Kawasaki Frontale
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0-3 Kashiwa Reysol

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 1.Kashima Antlers             7   5  1  1  12- 7  16
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 2.Sanfrecce Hiroshima         7   5  0  2  18- 8  15
 3.Kashiwa Reysol              7   5  0  2  10- 6  15
 4.FC Tokyo                    7   4  1  2  10- 7  13
 5.Nagoya Grampus              7   4  1  2  12-10  13
 6.Kawasaki Frontale           7   3  2  2   9- 7  11
 7.Shonan Bellmare             7   3  2  2   9- 7  11 
 8.Urawa Red Diamonds          7   3  2  2   8- 7  11
 9.Vissel Kobe                 7   3  1  3  11-10  10
10.Gamba Osaka                 7   2  3  2  12-12   9
11.Sagan Tosu                  7   2  3  2   9-10   9
12.Yokohama F. Marinos         7   2  2  3   9- 8   8
13.Albirex Niigata             7   2  2  3  11-12   8
14.Shimizu S-Pulse             7   1  3  3   8-14   6
15.Matsumoto Yamaga            7   2  0  5   6-15   6 
16.Ventforet Kofu              7   1  2  4   4- 7   5
17.Vegalta Sendai              7   1  1  5  10-14   4
18.Montedio Yamagata           7   0  4  3   3-10   4 


Overall Table:

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 1.Urawa Red Diamonds         24  15  7  2  47-24  52  Championship (as winners first stage)
 2.Sanfrecce Hiroshima        24  15  4  5  47-24  49
 3.FC Tokyo                   24  15  3  6  34-25  48
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 4.Gamba Osaka                24  11  8  5  36-25  41
 5.Kawasaki Frontale          24  12  5  7  41-33  41
 6.Kashima Antlers            24  11  5  8  39-32  38
 7.Nagoya Grampus             24  10  5  9  30-28  35
 8.Yokohama F. Marinos        24   9  7  8  30-25  34
 9.Kashiwa Reysol             24   9  6  9  32-31  33
10.Shonan Bellmare            24   9  6  9  29-31  33 
11.Vissel Kobe                24   7  8  9  28-29  29
12.Sagan Tosu                 24   7  8  9  31-42  29
13.Vegalta Sendai             24   7  6 11  37-34  27
14.Ventforet Kofu             24   7  4 13  16-29  25
15.Albirex Niigata            24   5  7 12  31-45  22
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16.Matsumoto Yamaga           24   6  3 15  23-41  21 
17.Shimizu S-Pulse            24   4  7 13  30-46  19
18.Montedio Yamagata          24   3  9 12  17-34  18 


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Re: 2015 J.League

Postby nzfooty » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:20 am

Stage One winners Urawa got an absolute lashing in the first leg of the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup (League Cup) quarter-finals last night.
The second half of the season is not working out for them.

Albirex Niigata 5 - 0 Urawa Red Diamonds
FC Tokyo 2 - 2 Kashima Antlers
Gamba Osaka 1 - 1 Nagoya Grampus
Kashiwa Reysol 0 - 2 Vissel Kobe

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Group A

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1.FC Tokyo                    6   3  3  0   8- 4  12  Qualified 
2.Albirex Niigata             6   3  2  1   9- 4  11  Qualified
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3.Sanfrecce Hiroshima         6   2  3  1   9- 6   9 
4.Shonan Bellmare             6   2  3  1   5- 5   9   
5.Sagan Tosu                  6   2  2  2   3- 4   8   
6.Matsumoto Yamaga            6   1  1  4   8-13   4   
7.Ventforet Kofu              6   0  2  4   4-10   1


Group B

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1.Nagoya Grampus              6   4  1  1  12-11  13  Qualified 
2.Vissel Kobe                 6   3  2  1  11- 5  11  Qualified
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3.Kawasaki Frontale           6   2  3  1   7- 6   9
4.Montedio Yamagata           6   2  2  2  10-11   8 
5.Yokohama F. Marinos         6   2  0  4   7- 7   6
6.Shimizu S-Pulse             6   2  0  4   6-11   6
7.Vegalta Sendai              6   1  2  3   6- 8   5   



Quarterfinals [Sep 2, 6]
FC Tokyo - - Kashima Antlers
Kashiwa Reysol - - Vissel Kobe
Gamba Osaka - - Nagoya Grampus
Albirex Niigata - - Urawa Red Diamonds

Semifinals [Oct 7, 11]
Tokyo / Kashima - - Kashiwa / Kobe
G Osaka / Nagoya - - Niigata / Urawa

Final [Oct 31]

Source: RSSSF


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