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    User settings change

    Brilliant! Found it there, thanks.
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    User settings change

    Hi, I bought a new smartphone recently and need to change my password. The issue is that I don't remember my old one and don't have access to my registered email address either. Right now my only way to log in and post is through my old phone where the browser keeps me logged in to the forum. I've tried to message Exil but haven't received a response in 6 days. Should I wait longer or is there anyone else who can help me? Many thanks ahead.
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    Preparations of the Y/O- Haru 2020

    There have been quite a few germophobic famous people so adding Hakuho to the list wouldn't surprise me. Maybe he can attend Osaka in a full protection suit :D
  4. dingo

    Enho - predictions?

    Well, what else is there to grab? The mage and the front of the mawashi are already forbidden :P
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    The YDC will probably discuss Hakuho's kachiage long after he's retired. It's just so much fun, isn't it?
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    Enho - predictions?

    Why kpop, he could join as a new member of akb48! Maybe start as tsukedashi or something. But seriously, I would not have dared to hope to see him get a kachikoshi this high on the banzuke. The more reason to be happy. Would love to see him in sanyaku at some point.
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    Goeido to Retire

    Granted, for some kabu might be an issue but other still continue as maegashira even if they have a kabu secured, whether for love of sumo or just to extend their earnings for a bit more. If I remember the kabu thread correctly, Kotoshogiku has had a kabu for a while yet he's still soldiering on. Wonder if Goeido's decision will make him think as well...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I guess he just achieved more faster than the some of the perennial hopefuls. Also something in his face and demeanour makes him seem a bit older than Endo or Shodai.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I don't have time to do a full translation, but here's the short version: - According to his oyakata, Goeido will decide his future by the banzuke-making committee meeting on 29 Jan. - On the 12th day of the basho, after his loss of Ozeki rank was decided, Goeido said that's he still has strength to go on. - However his disposition has changed slightly and on 27th he asked to give him a day or two to decide. - If I decide to retire, I will let everyone know. If there's no announcement the that means I'll continue, Goeido said. - After the 10th loss he said that he used all the strength he had, but cannot yet answer any questions about his future.
  10. dingo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    People said the same about Goeido...
  11. dingo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Poor Takayasu must feel doubly disappointed. Not only did he not manage to collect any of the very open yusho, he also lost his Ozeki rank, probably irrevocably looking at his current state. He's often seen as part of the old guard but actually he's still 29 so could've very well been a caretaker presiding over the change of the guard. Instead he got the short end of the stick.
  12. dingo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I thought exactly the same thing when I saw his face just after he lost his bout. It was the look of someone who has accepted that he is not good enough anymore. Maybe someone or something will change Goeido's mind over the next few days, but after his bout he looked like he was indeed ready to retire.
  13. dingo

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Yeah, those were the times... when ships were made of wood, men made from iron and ozeki retired upon losing their rank :D
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    At least we have one Ozeki or Ozeki hopeful who is wrestling to that standard this basho...
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That got me thinking, has there been a case, especially in the modern era, where there are no Yokozuna or Ozeki left fighting by the end of the basho? If Goeido really goes kyujo after his 8th loss, we will be one bad accident away from losing Takakeisho and the last Ozeki. Knocking on every wooden surface I can find that it doesn't happen of course.