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    New recruits Haru 2021

    I'm betting on Mizunoyama.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2021

    That's what it actually was.
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    Tomokaze and Yago

    I'm sceptical about him, though. He seems to struggle to stay crouched for a few seconds on post-match rituals. Hopefully I'm wrong.
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    Ozeki Reranking confusion

    Yep, this! If rikishi on the same sanyaku rank finish with the same amount of wins, their banzuke order is kept for the following basho.
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    Flat Earth Society and Sumo

    You're probably thinking of Kizakiumi's neck injury, which finished off a promising career. The apparent fact that his neck was already on a shaky shape beforehand doesn't change things much.
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    Retirees- January 2021

    This is likely not happening until his kabu is freed for an immediate takeover upon intai, I'd wager.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2021

    All predictions are now confirmed! New Juryo: Takakento Bushozan Back to Juryo: Nishikifuji Ichiyamamoto
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Honestly, I watched it live and was absolutely convinced that was the case... until now.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    He doesn't look like he's got a choice, unfortunately! The good part is that it looks like it might buy him a decent amount of time, since Okinoumi is still in peak form with no signs of decline. This changing of the guard is causing a massive logjam in kabu... Interesting, but sad to see that so many passionate borrowing oyakata are likely to have to go - unless things suddenly change.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Ex-Bushuyama lets the Kasugayama kabu go in 5... 4... 3...
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2021

    It also stings to see Ura going up 5 slots after a 10-5, but indeed - there's little else to do.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    That was a double punishment: for Goeido, Toyonoshima & Miyabiyama, but especially for the whole of juryo - who proceeded to get helplessly pummeled for those 15 days. Those three guys got 35 wins out of 39, if we exclude their bouts against each other.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Completely off-topic here, but perennial makushita Nogami has been mopping the floor with jonidan rikishi after a lengthy injury. I'm ashamed I don't know its particular name, but you know when (on a sansho-less bout) a rikishi does that slash with his right arm after a win? He can't bend his knees long enough for that. This doesn't bode well for his future, sumo or not.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I've seen him torment Shodai alongside a few others when the current ozeki was a low maegashira. Since then, it's always felt to me that Shodai's rise wouldn't have been possible in a different era.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    It'd only have been more Mitakeumi-like if he bulldozed an ozeki BEFORE looking terribly lost against a joijin, and not the other way around.
  16. 東白龍 王鵬 Maybe together they'll get to 44 yusho.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion November 2020

    I'm old enough to remember when getting 5 wins on a joi position was impressive.
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    the Dark Side of Hakuho....

    That one bout with Tochiozan, with a brace of random neko-damashi & harite combos that ended with the absolute polar opposite of hinkaku: one of the biggest bully smirks I've ever seen while condescendingly slapping his aite's chest.
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    YDC convenes after November 2020

    Is the YDC working together with Japan's Ministry of Justice to absolutely prevent Kakuryu from getting those citizenship papers, or what?
  20. Ex-Bushuyama survives to stay as Kasugayama-oyakata for another couple of months.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    I'm honestly afraid that the rest of his career will be plagued by that, just as Endo's and Jokoryu's are. Yago is another guy who's in the same boat, and I slightly suspect Yutakayama too.
  22. I can't possibly be the only one who subconsciously assumed for a split-second that Tobizaru's win over Takakeisho was a kinboshi, before thinking straight about it? Somehow it had that feel.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    You got me curious and I checked - Osunaarashi's losses were all against sekitori & eventual sekitori. In fact, up until his debilitating injury coming into 2017 - he had only lost to *one* rikishi who topped out at Juryo. Dewahayate. I had a bit of a twilight zone moment as I saw Rikishin there and, quite frankly, I have no idea who he is. Probably the only sekitori of the last 5 years that wouldn't ring a bell to me, as I tend to follow juryo pretty closely as well. Weird.
  24. Tobizaru must've been working puroresu style, because I just don't see any other reason why he'd headcharge into Terunofuji's mawashi.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion November 2020

    I remember that one very well. Also might've phrased my previous comment poorly, but I did really mean to say that he was at least as good as his peers above him in the ranks. Except prime Hakuho, of course.