John Gunning

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  1. John Gunning

    Favorite TV Series

    Magum P.I. Seinfeld Twin Peaks Rome Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined) Hanibal True Detective (Season 1) Yes Minister Shigeki no Kyojin [Attack on Titan] Kokakukidotai [Ghost in the Shell] (Laughing Man / Individual 11) Moonlighting Sapphire & Steel The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Peep Show I'm Alan Partridge
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    Grand Sumo Preview (NHK World)

    Our 28 minute English language preview show for the tournament that gets underway on Sunday is available on demand now. As well as the usual recap and preview there is a feature on Musashimaru.
  3. This basho preview was filed before the Tamanoi news broke.
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    Kyushu Basho at Kokugikan Question re Service Dog

    Not sure about the dog, but it's only in the last few weeks that Japan has begun to open up to those with pre-existsing visas. It's hard to imagine tourists being allowed in by November. Even if you are, one of the current rules is that no one who has entered the country within the previous 14 days is allowed attend the basho. That fits in with the governments two week self quarantinee rule for those coming from abroad.
  5. Chiganoura Beya since its founding has occupied the building that used to be Takasago Beya. Nishikido Beya (if I remember correctly) started out in a newly constructed building called ‘Mitoizumi’ - with the floors Above the heya being apartments.
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    Hello from the U.K.

    Get on your bike (once the pandemic is over). You never know. You might love it and become the next Heinz Stücke.
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    Sumo obituaries

    Saddened to hear this. He used to come to our dojo back in the day. I did butsukari with him and it was like trying to move a truck with the handbrake on. Was a nice guy.
  8. I wrote a bit about Hakuho and Hokuseiho
  9. Maybe I should start thinking about an OnlyFans account
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    John Gunning Column Plagerized By Another Writer!

    Those kind of sites are just bot / spam sites that exist to get you to click on phishing links. You see similar videos on YouTube. They auto-grab content and change bits of it in an effort to get clicks. Probably best if you delete the link as it’s just helping them out.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    'Dry' humour
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Couldn't have been. Was still living in Osaka then. Pretty sure it was 06. Will check later.
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    Keiko mawashi stolen!!

    Took that avatar shot through the window of the resturant that was in front of the Ryogoku JR exit nearest the Kokugikan. It's now a soba place. Sept 2006 was it?
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    Trivia bits

    One of the new promotions means there have now been sekitori called 錦富士 and 富士錦
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Three basho suspension 50% Pay cut for five months
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    I didn't see it written anywhere but Abi's non-stablemate / kyujo / ex-sekitori playmate wasn't Tomokaze from what I've heard. You can work it out from that easily enough. Oh and that guy is (once again) likely to avoid being canned apparently.
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    General Corona Banter

    Ah the old "A therefore B - QED" line
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    Hakuho won 13 yusho winners

    Miyabiyama never lifted the Emperor’s Cup. He did make it to a playoff where he lost to Hakuho (the yokozuna’s first championship) I was ringside and remember it clearly.
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    Another Sekitori Marriage

    Yep. I know his new wife and that’s not her.
  20. You've seen that live right? What basho was it that you stayed in my place?
  21. Thanks for catching that. Correction sent in.