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ryafuji last won the day on December 3 2012

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  1. ryafuji

    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    I started watching sumo in the era when the maegashira ranks never went lower than 14 - then a 4-11 at M9 and you'd be gone. I don't think I've mentally adjusted.
  2. ryafuji

    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    I can hear Kagayaki laughing.
  3. ryafuji

    Hatsu 2022 Promotion & Yusho blather

    Chiyonokuni is safe right? I presume so as no-one is mentioning him!
  4. ryafuji

    Trivia bits

    Yes in those days they would seemingly never put a low ranked maegashira against a yokozuna or ozeki no matter how well they were doing. See also Wakanami in March 1968.
  5. I thought he did get a lighter sentence - they let him keep his severance pay.
  6. ryafuji

    Rikishi Status - 2022 Hatsu Basho

    Are we sure he wasn't just barred from the stadium due to a paperwork mix-up with Asanoyama?
  7. ryafuji

    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Hatsu 2022

    1. Terunofuji 13-2 2. Kotoyusho MK 3. Mitakeumi 10-5 4. Atamifuji MK 5. Abi KK 6. Asanowaka KK 7. Kanno KK 8. Tomokaze KK 9. Kaishinmaru MK 10. Tanji MK 11. Nagata KK 12. Shodai 9-6 13. Bushozan MK  TB 13
  8. ryafuji

    Sumo Ranfurly Shield History

    Normally a "hot" thread means lots of different people are posting in it quickly, not just one!
  9. The disappointing thing is that this particular user's posts are very informative given the amount of "insider" knowledge they have.
  10. Is it technically possible to just delete all the posts you have ever made even if they run into the thousands? I ask because there is a user who is taking a break and all but two of his posts seem to have disappeared. This has the unfortunate consequence of making threads in which they have participated hard to follow, as users are sometimes replying to posts that don't exist anymore.
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2022

    According to the topics it was Dewanoshima's 33 basho out of juryo between 1982 and 1988.
  12. ryafuji

    Banzuke for Hatsu 2022

    That one is extraordinary. Hamanishiki's was at least explained by a need to overpromote after all the match-fixers got kicked out in May 2011.
  13. ryafuji

    Banzuke for Hatsu 2022

    Kagayaki can't have any complaints really, after seven consecutive make koshi I think he's exhausted the banzuke makers' patience.
  14. So that's going to be three different incarnations of Nishonoseki beya in the space of a decade.
  15. Given its own thread for some reason but better placed here - John Gunning's review of 2021: Terunofuji's rise was among defining moments of eventful year in sumo | The Japan Times " a dearth of reliable and trustworthy sumo information in English on social media and particularly YouTube also continues to be a problem." Do I detect a dig against a certain well-known English language sumo YouTuber here?