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  1. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    i really don't see a point in all this comparisons. a guy wins 5 yusho. 3 of them zensho. He IS a rikishi worthy of being called a yokozuna. does anyone really want to see him retire because he is a yokozuna that has mediocre records? if he retires the top half of the banzuke will lose one of it's best talents. I wouldn't want to see bashos with no Harumafuji appearances. so yeah ... let him be a "mediocre" yokozuna for all he wants if the alternative is to talk about Kise's (or anyone's that ever won anything) tsunatori runs. let's be wowed in the presence of our bunch of underachieving Ozekis (with all and all 1 yusho between the 4 of them) and let's cry out for the mediocrity of our yokozuna that is not up to our standards. Even though he has done already what all of his opponents (barring one of course) couldn't achieve even as a team. get over the fact that he is called "yokozuna" and try to think of him as a dai-ozeki. And then demote everyone else to "dai-sekiwake" or lower. and last but not least .... HE IS NOT OCCUPYING A POSITION IN THE BANZUKE THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN GET TO IF THEY CAN. if such a mediocre yokozuna is active now i don't see anyone taking advantage of the fact that they have to face him every basho. just relax and enjoy what he is offering in the ring no matter how is he called. Before every bout the yobidashi and the gyoji are announcing him as "Harumafuji" .... not "Yokozuna Harumafuji". All the rest of the rikishi have to do is beat this "Harumafuji" guy ... but they cannot do it constantly, and when he is healthy they are just dreaming of doing it once relax ....and .... enjoy
  2. aderechelsea

    Rikishi Status Nagoya

    at least he is having the best possible opponent for his return. Nionoumi never looked genki after that bout against Tenkaiho last basho. His knee was tapped after that and even though he got his KK in the end he still haven't beaten any rikishi that won more than 7 in a basho since then.
  3. aderechelsea

    The Wall 2013

    i think that Sasanoyama will at least get to the 3-3 mark quite easily after all. His opponents are definitely in his range after the 0-3 start (he wasn't as bad as the record indicates) and a small KK is in reach. I would actually bet on his KK even after the horrible start. and for the record .... i am with Kaioshoryu on this one. An absence from a basho does not count as "hitting the wall". A fighting MK on the other hand most definitely is. Rikishi that never had a real MK should be included in the list. At least they should be mentioned in a different list. same goes for Fukushima. Or anyone that never lost more than he won in a basho when he actually was entered in the torikumi
  4. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    this is priceless .... (In jonokuchi...)
  5. aderechelsea

    Sandanme Game Nagoya 2013

    when I am doing well in a sumo game there's definitely something weird about the running basho. :-P
  6. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Kotooshu and Shogiku should just beat Kisenosato and put him in a kadoban position for next basho (i predict losses to the Yoks and possibly Kakuryu from what i have seen this far). This could cool all the tsunatori talks for ages and we can return to normality.
  7. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    if looks could kill then Gyoji Kimura Tamajiro would be dead after what Tokitenku would attest it was a matta by Shohozan, but never called by the gyoji. personally a have no problem with the decision but i can see his point here. A replay would help but while streaming it looked like a matta indeed. EDIT: after a nice correction by Akinomaki i have to say that the goyji for this match was Shikimori Kandayu and not Kimura Tamajiro as my laziness ordered me to post ... :-P
  8. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Kotoyuki's development is also surprising to me too. He found a way to fix his footwork and he stopped ending up on his belly in the dohyo. He maintained the aggression that is his characteristic but he is not over-extending much lately. His oshi sumo is not bad (not the best around but definitely not the worst either) and now that he is following it up with his legs he can be hard to push or pull around. Nice ..... (i still don't like his pre-bout "rituals" though) Aran had a nice greco-roman ..... eh ... i meant "sumo" bout that was made to order so that he can be in his comfort zone. Takarafuji can be so lethargic sometimes that it hurts my eyes. And i would love it if he could give me reasons from time to time in order to excuse myself for liking him. Really bad today ... damn. Toyonoshima could be genki after all. Beating Yoshikaze is always a good sign as he should rarely lose to rikishi with this style of sumo. Now we just need a win against a strong opponent after maintaining morozashi in order to feel safer for his future.
  9. aderechelsea

    Lower-division Torikumi Day 7 Nagoya Basho 2013

    nice story there. Suddenly this match-up sounds more interesting and i will definitely try to watch it in the stream tonight.
  10. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    but we are talking about Wakakoyu ... his style of sumo is all over the place. the conversation about the toughness of Homasho as an opponent is mainly because of his defensive style. He is not in top form either but he is a more worthy aite style-wise. well ... we will see how Osuna can handle a rikishi like Homasho and we (and i mean "he") can move on to the next first match against an opponent he might face more times in the future and with a style that could make anyone uncomfortable from time to time (ask Asasekiryu's opponents for example).
  11. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Homasho as a defensive rikishi (at least that's how i see him) will indeed be a good test. Osuna is a prime candidate for a hikiotoshi loss against a rikishi with patience. Maybe Asasekiryu will be a good test too even though he lacks the power he used to portray back in his good days. Homasho vs Osuna will be one of the top 3 bouts in Juryo tomorrow. Definitely the most interesting one. Homarefuji - Kyokushuho (as a fan) and Wakakoyu - Satoyama (i find Satoyama reborn this basho) are the other ones that i am also expecting to watch.
  12. aderechelsea

    Rikishi Status Nagoya

    i won't matter anyway ... Takekaze without the right elbow against Kakuryu is like a "fusenpai" in the making.
  13. aderechelsea

    Shouldn't they better retire ?

    personally i disagree on all accounts.None of them should retire any time soon. Too early to stop for Shironoryu. He was a sekitori earlier this year and he got injured. He could come back when healthy (and banzuke lucky). Takanoyama? Not really .He could stay in high makushita/juryuo for some time more. And for a guy that took him 9 years to become sekitori i think he is hard-headed enough to stick around and give it another go. Not to mention that he is exciting to watch from time to time and i couldn't agree on missing the chance to watch him fight again. Ryuo ... well. He is not effective in high Sandanme any more so this is a sign of things to come but i think he is still young enough to stick around. He must have had an injury or a health condition. He lost quite a few muscles over the years and his tachi-ai is non-existent. The telling story for his troubles is the fact that he is crouching really far from the lines and he seems to do that just to avoid the close contact after the tachi-ai. He doesn't seem like he has a plan for that (like Kyokushuzan did in the past). ok maybe you are making a strong case about Ryuo but i think i would rather watch him trying to get back in form, rather than a random jonidan/sandanme/lower makushita rikishi trying to stay under the radar in these divisons.
  14. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Oshu just embarrassed himself once again. I doubt that he needed that henka in the tori-naoshi ... and he lost easily after that. just for the record ... i thought he clearly won the first bout but what do i know? (i cannot complain though since i predicted a Takayasu win in the 2 daily games i am currently active)
  15. aderechelsea

    Day 5 Pics - Nagoya 13

    ok ... maybe this is the one. edit: i tried to search for a bigger version of this pic but had no luck. Anyone who comes across one please post here :-)
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    Day 5 Pics - Nagoya 13

    ​ wallpaper maybe? this is priceless ....
  17. aderechelsea

    Nagoya 2013 new recruits

    not really .... he will be ranked lower in jonokuchi than the ones with better records. for example Kaikoki had a 0-5 record in mae-zumo.
  18. aderechelsea

    New Recruits from Natsu

    i should add that Ogiryu lost today against Sharinoumi and stands at 1-2 . now all new guys have 3 matches each.
  19. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Takekaze did catch Hayateumi in mid-air at some point .... As did Aminishiki.
  20. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    and logic wins in the end. I would enjoy a basho without the words "Kisenosato" and "Yokozuna" in the same sentence. Well ... if "lost to the" connects them i cannot complain at all.
  21. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Shohozan hates losing to Goeido. (well ... he looks like he hates losing to anyone ... or like he just hates everybody but you catch my drift) That a great staring contest between those two and what a bitch-slapping at the end from the "pride of Fukuoka" !!! the final slap while Goeido was out and falling on his rear end was priceless. I am adding this one in "my favourites" in Youtube. the most enjoyable (at least for me) bout of the basho thus far.
  22. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    i would advise Kyokushuho to enroll in a class like that.
  23. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    i was going to post something in that vein .... As a fan i am really worried ... he should be looking better even when losing. He is not even a definite winner with a morozashi these days ... this is troubling.
  24. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    Chiyonokuni seems to be hurt really badly too. What the hell is going on? edit: he won the mono-ii decision nonetheless. He seemed like the stayed in a matawari-like position for too long "waiting" for Aoiyama to fall down. I also thought he won when watching the stream. He is done for the basho though .... he couldn't even get up to the dohyo to accept the win. He went back to shitakubeya on a wheelchair. :-(
  25. aderechelsea

    Nagoya Basho 2013 discussion thread

    unfortunately it looks like he is done for the basho.