Chijanofuji

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  1. Chijanofuji

    Hakuhou caught watching Judo

    We haven't heard anything new on this for 48 hours now... My assumption is that that must surely mean that Shibatayama oyakata indeed spoke out to the media without first consulting with others within the Kyokai to see if the Yokozuna had obtained permission (from his Oyakata or others) and without checking in which capacity Hakuho was there. If so, I feel that Shibatayama needs to resign as NSK press secretary...
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    A big thank to all of you (rijicho, refioji's and players) from me as well! As usual you have helped make this a very enjoyable experience during this Euro 2020/21 tournament! Hope to see you again next year during the FIFA World Cup 2022! I'm psyched up already!!! Ouch, there's that maniacal looking emoji again!
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Agreed Italy and Belgium were the 2 best teams. Too bad they met too early in the tournament.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    So I forgot to add Italy's winning penalty shootout v Spain in this tournament to these statistics... When that result is added Italy "only" lost 6 of of 10 previous penalty shootouts, giving them a 40% success rate (now after the final 45.45%) , while England had a 25% success rate (now 22.22%). In retrospect It does seem to have been statistically significant...
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    So I see everyone's excites by today's final (in the real Euro 2020) and finals (of the games played in this forum)! Here are some stats you may want to consider (or not).... aka "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the UEFA Euro 2020 Final - played in 2021 - (But Were Afraid to Ask)" Italy v England Total matches played against each other: 27 First ever match: a friendly played in Rome on the 13th of May 1933 - Italy v England: 1-1 Last match before this final: a friendly played at Wembley Stadium (also the location for this match) on 2018 the 27th of March 2018 - England v Italy: 1-1 Number of wins by Italy: 10 Number of wins by England: 8 Number of draws: 9 This millennium (since the 1st of January 2000) the two countries have played each other 7 times. Italy won 3 times (you could say 4), England won 1 of these matches, and 3 ended in a draw after 90 minutes (one of them, played in 2012, is further explained below). Italy and England have met 4 times at big tournaments. Those matches were: 1st - In the group stage (group B) of the UEFA Euro 1980 finals tournament (which were held in Italy): played at Stadio Comunale in Turin on the 15th of June 1980: Italy-England: 1-0 2nd - In the match for 3rd and 4th place of the FIFA World Cup 1990 (also held in Italy): played at Stadio Comunale in Bari on the 7th of July 1990: Italy-England: 2-1 3rd - In the Quarter-finals of the UEFA Euro 2012 finals tournament (held in the Ukraine): played at the Olympic stadium in Kiev on the 24th of June 2012: England v Italy: 0-0 after 90 minutes, also 0-0 after overtime, Italy won 4-2 on penalties. Watch that penalty series here: https://youtu.be/cYUl2dp9bOQ 4th - In the group stage (group D) of the FIFA World Cup 2014 (held in Brazil): played at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus: England v Italy: 1-2 - The referee for that match was my fellow countryman Björn Kuipers, who will also be the referee in tonight's match! Here (click the link) are all the matches of: England v Italy So far Italy have played in 9 big final matches, of which they have won 5 - 4 times World Champion (1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006), 1 time European Champion (1968) So far England have played in 1 final match, of which they have won 1 (you know - 1966) The bookies favor England (the match is played at Wembley Stadium after all) But... England and Italy have played each other 6 times at Wembley Stadium (both the old - demolished 2002/2003 and new Wembley - opened 2007). England won 1 of those 6 matches (6th of June 1977, a qualification match for the FIFA 1978 finals), Italy won 2 of them, 3 ended in a draw. But... England have never lost a match (after 90 minutes) of a total of 16 that were played on home soil during a big tournament (1966 FIFA World Cup + UEFA Euro 1996 + UEFA Euro 2020). They did draw one of those matches and lost it on penalties (heart-wrenching loss of England vs Germany at the Semifinals of Euro 1996 - the current England coach Gareth Southgate missed the crucial penalty! - Watch that penalty series here: https://youtu.be/3EiE7eLWI_M) My prediction (as if that matters - just to be clear - at the start I predicted a final between France and Spain!): 0-0 after the 1st half 1-1 after 90 minutes England win 2-1 in extra time. Let's just hope it will be a good match and that it won't be decided on penalty kicks (which are exciting to watch, yes, but are in my opinion not a very fair way of deciding the outcome of a crucial match)! If it does: England have lost 6 out of 8 times when matches were decided on penalties during big tournaments. Italy have lost 6 out of 9 times, so neither have been very lucky in that department...
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Well, I think I won in the classic way - first lull your opponents into a true sense of security (round 1 exit in the cup), and then when all appears to be lost, wake up to find you've been handed a lifeline by your opponents and walk away with the consolation prize At one point it looked like I was never going to score a single goal (first 4 matches)
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Thanks to Shounokuni for the great match! I'm happy to have won the Euro 2020 Bench Sumo Saucer! My only regret is having only 3 years instead of 4 to enjoy being the reigning champion of the first round losers!
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    I would certainly not have given that penalty and do not support the referee (my countryman Danny Makelie) in his decision ...
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Are you sure you didn't have your own Olde-Crystal-Ball (TM) when you asked him that question?
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    No, I'm not correct. Not completely anyway..... I now see that I got slot 8 completely wrong as I forgot to change my Denmark 2nd to a loss.... At that slot Shounokuni has Denmark 1st - a win. I have Denmark 2nd - a loss. And as we're in situation 7 - that means my chain breaks there and the game ends. Still 2-1 to Shounokuni though....
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Yes, I think you broke the matrix! Godango's matrix method: DNK wins at half time: choose his middle matrix. It says - DNK Lead at Half-time => follow the right option. DNK win OR draw after regular time => Chijanofuji Wins! But by the manual method: Slot 1 => 1-0 for Shounokuni's England (2nd) - but my chain does not break (because of my teams "C powers"! Slot 2=> no extra score, both exactly the same. Slot 3=> we both have a draw at that slot, Shounokuni's Denmark ET (C) powers mean he scores 2-0, but both chains remains unbroken. Slots 4 and 5 we both would have draws here, no scores and both chains remains unbroken. Slot 6 => no goals score, but Shounokuni's loss at that slot (England 1st) and my draw (Spain ET) -means his chain breaks and my chain remains unbroken. Slot 7 => I score 2-1 because of Shounokuni's draw (Italy ET) and my win (Denmark 1st) at that slot (and my chain unbroken). Slot 8 => we both have a win here, no change (and my chain unbroken). Slot 9 => Shounokuni has a win here (Denmark 2nd), while I have a draw (Denmark ET, did not occur, so counts as a draw), - situation 8 - my chain breaks at the final slot, game over! Final score would be 2-1 to Shounokuni, and the game does not go to extra time! So yep, you're right! Godango's matrix does not cover this situation! Great catch, Jejima-san!
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    As far as I can tell it does take that into account. We'll go through your example to double-check... If England lead at halftime - follow Godango's top matrix. Then in that matrix choose one of the tree scenarios depending on the result after 90 minutes. So in your example where Denmark only scores 1 goal in the 2nd half, England wins after 90 minutes, so choose the option on the left "ENG Win in regular time". Result "Shounokuni wins"! And if I calculate this example "the regular way" - bearing in mind I already have draws in slots 1-6, while Shounokuni already has draws in slots 2, 4 and 7: Shounokuni scores 1-0 in slot one because of England's win after 90 minutes, but neither chain breaks (I have my (C) team there with a draw). In slot 2 Shounokuni and I both have exactly the same, so no change, and neither chain breaks. In slot 3 - no extra time for Shounokuni's (C) Denmark, counts as a draw, none of us score, and neither chain breaks. In slot 4 Shounokuni and I both have draws, none of us score, and neither chain breaks. In slot 5 - no extra time for Shounokuni's England, counts as a draw, none of us score, and neither chain breaks. In slot 6 Shounokuni scores 2-0 because of England's lead after the 1st half, neither chain breaks. In slot 7 Shounokuni's Italy ET does not score because of the draw, my Denmark 1st does not cost me an extra goal, but my chain does break because of it! This would secure the win for Shounokuni. In slot 8 we would both have a loss, no extra goal scored for Shounokuni And finally in slot 9 Shounokuni's Denmark 2nd gets a loss because Denmark did not lead after the 2nd half, and his chain is broken by my Denmark ET (which counts as a draw because the game did not go to ET) So if I did this correctly in your example Shounokuni would win by 2-0 and the game ended in regular time, so no extra time rules would be applied....
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    I only looked at this very quickly, but at first glance I think you got it spot on! And kudos for your innovative way to present this!
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Yes, that's the same for both Shounokuni and me. Just to be clear, I'm betting on a draw after tonight's first half of Italy v Spain (which is quite likely statistically), that's why I'm using my (C) slot for Spain (1st half) there. I expect Italy to come out on top after 90 minutes, and they could also possibly lead after the first half (which is now irrelevant in our match) so that why I have their 1st half in slot 2 and their 2nd half in slot 3.... I expect England to beat Denmark tomorrow after 90 minutes, but now I'm obviously strongly rooting for the Danes to defy my prediction...
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    OK, line-up change made!