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  1. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The main feeling I have at the end of this basho is a huge sense of relief that Kisenosato lives to fight another day. I dunno if Hakuho’s yusho was really zensho worthy. He looked a bit shaky on a couple of occasions. Still, it was an impressive comeback. Maybe taking a few basho off by withdrawing if he is just a little injured, with the odd yusho thrown in, will be the way he gets to 2020 and the Olympics.
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    Sansho for Aki 2018

    I thought Takakeisho getting a kachikoshi for the first time in sanyaku deserved a kantosho. Yoshikaze perhaps lost votes due to his very low rank. Ryuden fell away rather badly.
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    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    I hope he can still get medical care back in Russia.
  4. ryafuji

    Aurora breaks the record and Aki weigh-in

    "My most memorable match? Aki 2001- I beat then Jonidan scrawny kid Hakuhou by abisetaoshi." And Hakuho survived?
  5. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Futabayama is the gold standard; he supposedly never made one in his entire career.
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    Sekitori Leaderboard Aki Basho 2018

    It has happened one other time in makuuchi. Chiyonofuji went 14-0 in March 1989 but had to withdraw on the final day after dislocating his shoulder throwing down Onokuni. He still won the yusho.
  7. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The highest quality opponent Kise has faced since his injury? I know Tochi has his own problems but I really think Kise will survive now. I had my doubts after seeing him blasted out by a 0-7 Tamawashi but maybe you can put that down to rustiness. It’s clear that Kise has lost a significant amount of strength but he seems to have enough to battle through this tournament at least.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2018

    They aren’t really comparable, as Osunaarashi didn’t fight any matches. They don’t usually relegate anyone who fought a yokozuna.
  9. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It’s two guys watching the monitor in fact, but I don’t think they can initiate a monoii - only the five ringside judges.
  10. ryafuji

    Long Kachikoshi Streaks - Aki 2018

    You should always copy from someone who has numbered them - then you'll know no-one is missing. Wow, kuroimori is short one too. That's three players!
  11. Reported as an ankle injury in the English Kyodo News - I presume that's an error?
  12. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    For the third time, I think.
  13. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Has a yokozuna ever intai'd midway through a basho which he began 3-0?
  14. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I don't think I've ever seen so many mono-ii in one day. Also can't decide if Kise is brilliant defensively or just lucky.
  15. ryafuji

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Clear win by Yoshikaze. Despite Chiyoshoma’s bewilderment there was no need for a mono ii.