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  1. Koorifuu

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Yeah, I noticed it too. He surely enjoyed that win! Another remark is that both Tochinoshin and Mitakeumi reacted the same way to Inosuke's matta call, and that's about as close as they could get to "What the f#($?". These's been about 10 tachiai in this whole basho that could have used a matta, and now we got that.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    It was, I didn't deny it. It's just that 2010-Kotoshogiku would definitely chug 2019-Enho out of the dohyo in a single breath if the small man went forward for the mawashi on tachiai like he did yesterday. It's still impressive that Enho can pull those technical moves, but the fact he was enabled to do so in the first place doesn't bode well for Giku. And I also agree with other comments in here which say Kotoshogiku has had bad basho recently and recovered somewhat from them. It might happen again, yes, but its likelihood decreases every month. This is coming from someone who was extremely happy back in the day when Giku was the one to break the Japanese duck instead of Kisenosato.
  3. Koorifuu

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Enho's yorikiri on Kotoshogiku is a much bigger reflection of the latter's physical deterioration than the former's skill.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Takayasu is also fairly younger than the rest of the bunch. Literally the only one on his 20s. If he can recover and find his ozeki run form, he might have a blessed chance against opposition that's either unexperienced or old & busted up.
  5. Koorifuu

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Three remarks on today. - Last basho made me forget how good Ryuden really is, but he can get it done. Geez, to think that his oyakata said he should "man up and get on with it" while nursing a destroyed knee, when he first made juryo a long time ago. - Amazing pop that the crowd gave gaijin Tochinoshin despite the earlier henka on their darling. Massive respect for his fighting spirit. - Goeido is unlucky to have his body desintegrate precisely when the yokozuna do so. No small period where he'd have his chance.
  6. Koorifuu

    Terunofuji's health problems

    I'm officially that kind of person who clearly remembers Higonojo being bounced around in juryo for a few basho, but who hadn't noticed that matchup is common in day 1. Regarding that mean wrecking ball that we call Terunofuji, well, the most optimistic expectations have been delivered so far. I didn't see that coming for sure.
  7. Koorifuu

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    If that happened, I dare say we'd see Hakuho's biggest smile ever.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Is my query incorrect, or is it really uncharted territory for an ozekiwake to take the yusho? And yes, I'm knocking on wood at the moment.
  9. Koorifuu

    Terunofuji's health problems

    They were kind enough to start it off by feeding him a person whose body is as busted and worn as his. Good start nonetheless.
  10. Koorifuu

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    And again, we might have the painting on the wall...
  11. Koorifuu

    Next Yokozuna??????

    I'll go with Shinkaio Hokutofuji. From day 1 in the grinder, he's always looked like he belongs there - sure, he hasn't destroyed everyone in his path, but results have been more than enough to hang in there with the best of the best and manage leveled results. It never felt like he was out of his depth. The moment they age beyond repair + he finally gets that little extra to push him towards a superior level, he's the one.
  12. Koorifuu

    Natsu jungyo 2019

    Old post, but I just saw it - and I'm sad that man's sideburn game subsided with age.
  13. Koorifuu

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Nagoya 2019

    Interesting how the scarcity of good upper makushita scores is going to dampen Ryuko's fall. That's good news, I feel for the young man. If I stepped on his shoes, I'd probably go into existential crisis as well.
  14. Koorifuu

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    My thoughts exactly. Ikioi is bound to be either J13 or J14, if I'm not mistaken? There isn't much leeway for him.
  15. Koorifuu

    Retirees July 2019

    Denpoya is a "what if" case. Promising 6-1 debut on jonokuchi with an unavoidable defeat to Roga, but then it became a partial kyujo on the following basho and poof, he was gone from the dohyo.