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    Hello from England!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    44th Fuji TV Grand Sumo Tournament

    The OB bouts are a far cry from what they were when they first started, you had Kitanoumi v Wakanohana II, Takanohana I v Asahikuni, Masuiyama II v Kaiketsu, Mienoumi v Takanosato, Hokutenyu v Asashio (1991), then 1992 you had Kitanoumi v Wakanohana II, Chiyonofuji v Hokutenyu. Swami
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I reckon Kakuryu will be next to retire and despite what he says about being around for the Olympics, Hakuho won't be far behind. He can't keep on withdrawing indefinitely. Swami
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    Goeido to Retire

    It used to be that ozeki demotions were relatively rare, now it is quite rare for those ozeki who failed to make Yokozuna to end their careers as ozeki. Technically Goeido has ended his career as ozeki, the last ones prior to him were Kaio, Tochiazuma and Musoyama - and further back would be Hokutenyu, Asashio and Wakashimazu. The struggle for kabu is obviously an issue, Kirishima was the first one to really continue after demotion (in fairly recent time) because of that. Swami
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    Introduction

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swanu
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Presumably he will only get promoted to the top of Juryo for March, had he won 15-0 there might have been a chance of promotion. Swami
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    Asahifuji kanreki dohyo-iri

    Who will be his attendants? His only contemporaries are Hokutoumi and Onokuni. Swami
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    Howdy from Las Vegas!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Terunofuji Watch

    He needs to tailor his attack more according to his opponent, as others have said using the kimedashi style for the vast majority of the time will surely result in more knee trouble. I'll stick my neck out and guess he might win 9 or 10 this time - might! Swami
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    Hello from Arizona!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Azumazeki-oyakata has died

    Very sad news at such a young age. Swami
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    How far will Terunofuji go?

    Perhaps mid-to-lower maegashira. Swami
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    Greetings from Texas, USA

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Happy Birthday Kawika!

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Happy Birthday Flohru

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Japan beat Ireland at Rugby World Cup

    Sorry, but I disagree. It was so obvious England thought they had the match won before kick-off. But even more shameful was the petulance and lack of grace they showed in receiving their silver medals, Itoje hadn't the basic grace to let Bill Beaumont put the medal around his neck. Swami
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    Japan beat Ireland at Rugby World Cup

    Yes, hopefully that will shut Eddie Jones and England up, I think they just thought all they had to do was to turn up and they would win. Swami
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    Enho vs. Ichinojo?

    I also remember Kyushu when Onokuni landed on Chiyonofuji's head, looked awful but Chiyonofuji came back to win the yusho. Swami
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    Greetings from a novice

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Japan beat Ireland at Rugby World Cup

    Not long now to Japan v South Africa, although after yesterday's demoltition of Ireland by New Zealand, it is hard to see anyone other than the All Blacks lifting the trophy. Swami
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    Enho vs. Ichinojo?

    Ex-Masurao was another one who suffered injuries which in effect changed his career for the poorer, he injured his knee against both Konishiki and Onokuni (the two heaviest men at the time) and he never recaptured his '87 form as a result. An Enho-Ichinojo bout; it depends what Ichinojo turns up, if he turns up with a bit of fighting spirit, he should take care of Enho easily enough. But if, as is the case more often than not, he lumbers about with no fighting spirit at all, Enho will fancy his chances. Swami
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    Hi there!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Hello from Poland :)

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Hello from Canary Islands!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Ounomatsu Oyakata kyujo for Nagoya

    Absolutely, and to be fair a lot of them do lose a lot of weight immediately after retirement. Swami