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  1. Koorifuu

    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Regarding his banzuke pathway for the upcoming year, would you say Chiyonokuni's troubled 2019 serves as a good yardstick? 3 basho out from M12, which is realistic for Abi in 2 months, resulted in a makushita 46 slot.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Five people have been promoted to ozeki after a 8-7 in the middle of two 10+ showings, but: - All of them were already lower sanyaku on the first basho. - For the only relevant three, both those 10+ basho were either J or Y.
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    Nakagawa-beya closed down - next scandal

    Where else in the world would you have people moved to the guidance promulgation department as punishment for delivering some abusive "guidance"?
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Results by maegashira rikishi born from 1987 that are not yokozuna: 2-4, 1-5, 1-5, 4-2, 1-5, 1-5, 1-5, 2-4, 0-6, 4-2, 3-3, 6-0, 3-3, 3-3 Total of: 32W 52L Out of those 32W, only 14 were against people outside this group. Ever youthful Takarafuji's technical style pays off with longevity. Only positive score thus far in this group's first half of the lower sanyaku + upper maegashira representation. Aoiyama's standout record is due to the fact he's declined to territories he didn't belong to, so it still validates my point to an extent. Ikioi's positive record so far is a good surprise. I know that the "change of the guard" is an old topic and the yokozuna sure are subverting that, but I doubt it's ever been this pronounced.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Interesting bit: both went undefeated quite far into their first basho as makushita, and both were derailed by the same person: the Kaitomachine who made lower makushita his turf! Kitanowaka was Kaito's 4th scalp, Tochikamiyama his 5th.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    I do remember then-Iwasaki soaring through the ranks and looking like he was destined for great things...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Indeed. It might sound unbelievable but he's as old as Endo and just one year older than Shodai - both of whom are usually perceived as from a different generation.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Thanks for clearing it up. I was under the impression it was pretty much a given / open secret.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    I think Sokokurai was supposed to go intai at the end of next basho no matter what so that he succeeds his oyakata.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Thanks for still putting it out there regarsless - your summaries are always worth waiting for!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I've posted it on other thread, but Kashiwado got promoted to ozeki with 30 wins in an era where there was also a change of the guard & a bit of a depletion up there. It was 60 years ago though.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    As much as I'd love to see Kotoshogiku climbing up the table, I'm not sure if he still has 13 makuuchi shiroboshi in him. Although, to be very fair, his decline in lower maegashira has been slower than I expected and I'm probably not the only one. Who knows? ------- Completely different topic: I thought the writing was on the wall for Goeido after his battle against Okinoumi. A clear and deserved shitatenage victory got tottari turned into a loss (...sorry) simply because he chickened out at the "who's getting faceplanted later" duel.. Personally that's when I noticed he didn't have it in him anymore.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    You know, that's exactly what roughly one year ago I thought Takayasu would be - the man to take the spoils in the period where the old guard got too weary and the upcoming new one was still not there yet - but Tamawashi had other plans.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I think you just threw the signal. Alright, I wasn't too happy at the start, but his emotional reaction won me.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    My point is mostly how that seems to stand out a bit more now that the situation in the top is different than usual, despite it being absolutely normal and commonplace. I'm not entirely sure why everyone is replying as if I'm shocked it's happening...