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  1. Morty

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That. Was. Awesome. Tokoshoryu's reaction after winning was so genuine - he cried, his Dad cried, I nearly cried. And he earned it by making Takakeisho look kind of silly in that final bout. Fabulous.
  2. Morty

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Don't forget Daiesho and Tomokaze! I also expect there will be a few more talented youngsters who will come up through the ranks, and I would also expect that Terunofuji will be in that mix somewhere (presuming he can stay fit). I think we should look at him as the beginning of the new generation rather than part of the old one. And I will admit I have started fantasising about an old fashioned Yokozuna oshi/yotsu rivalry between Takakeisho and Asanoyama hopefully beginning sometime in the next year or so and going for about five years, supported by an undercard of Ozekis made up from some of the names above
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I know a few people on here have said that the quality of the sumo has dropped during this period, but I've got to say that I have enjoyed the intriguing possibilities of the last four years (starting from around Kotoshogiku's yusho) way more than I did the previous ten where it was just a question of how Asashoryu and then Hakuho would take the yusho (with occasional interventions by Harumafuji) rather than whether they would at all. I love watching the individual sumo of all three of those guys because they are so damn good, but they made the outcome of each basho pretty boring. The decline of Hakuho has made sumo more interesting. Chaos IS beautiful, give me more
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Kudos to Kotoshogiku on his 700th Makuuchi win. He has been my favourite rikishi for the past ten years and it has been kind of sad to watch his decline. But I'm glad he got to 700. I would like him to retire now, on that high note, and move onto the role of oyakata. He has nothing left to prove. Go the Geek!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    He strikes me as a wrestler who's form goes up and down. I think he is just out of form. When he's on he can beat anyone, but when he is just 5% off he struggles.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    This basho has had the fabulous spectacle of Tochinoshin lifting and carrying Enho out of the dohyo, and now Enho lifting and carrying Abi out of the dohyo, in an equally spectacular, but entirely different way
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    And here is me saying you were right and I was wrong Part Two.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    This is where I say you were right and I was wrong Part One But I was right that he'd get Kagayaki, then Yutakayama
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokushoryu gets Kagayaki tomorrow. If he gets past that I reckon that he gets Yutakayama the next day, and will be up against Shodai the following (presuming they both keep winning). I don't think they will leave that meeting to the last day in a play off. Edit: I also don't think he has a hope in hell of beating both Kagayaki and Yutakayama...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Tokushoryu against Aoiyama tomorrow. I thought they might try Kagayaki or Yutakayama (who arguably would be a much greater challenge at this point) before they put him against an M8. But I wouldn't be surprised if he gets elevated as high as to face M4 Shodai if they are both still in the lead with a day or two to go.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Kagayaki looked exactly like he was working on the teppo pole against Kotoeko - step, thrust, step, thrust, nice and tight, nice and methodical. Perfect.
  12. Morty

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    This is an awesome basho. Some epic matches, no real clue at this point who is going to win, Shodai and Endo doing awesome sumo, and the old guard sailing off into the sunset (but not in a good way).
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Endo had a plan - he tried to get his hand on Enho's belt about 30 times and Enho stuffed it each time. Fantastic, fantastic defense
  14. Morty

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Nah, he gets more rope because he is fricking Hakuho!
  15. Morty

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Thank you, appreciate it