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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!

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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
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    Ounomatsu Oyakata kyujo for Nagoya

    It just seems like rikishi are dying younger nowadays when, even taking into consideration the risks their lifestyles bring about, greater life expectancy rates should be increasing their lifespans. Swami
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    Ounomatsu Oyakata kyujo for Nagoya

    All the same, taken in context with the passing of Izutsu Oyakata, it highlights problems that perhaps sumo needs to address. Onomatsu was one of the very lightest during his career which was somewhat shortened by bad knee injuries. Perhaps there needs to be greater medical support for both active rikishi and oyakata. It doesn't bode well for future generations, today's generation features far fewer lightweights than in the 80s and 90s. Swami
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    Ireland Rugby Team / Isegahama

    Time will tell! Swami
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    Hello from the UK!

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

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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    I'm just looking at the banzuke for the 1984 Aki Basho, and it is quite a sobering thought: All three Yokozuna passed away (Kitanoumi, Chiyonofuji & Takanosato_ One ozeki passed away (Hokutenyu) One sekiwake passed away (Sakahoko) Of the maegashira, Itai (ex-komusubi), Kurama (ex-sekiwake), Kitao (ex-Yokozuna Futahaguro) and Hachiya have passed away. That's a sizeable proportion. Swami
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    Ireland Rugby Team / Isegahama

    C'mon Ireland, let's win this World Cup! Swami
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Very sad news, another fine talent from the 1980s has passed away. Swami
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    Greetings from Brisbane, Australia!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Greetings from Budapest

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    How will this era end?

    I suspect Hakuho will go first. Swami
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    What rikishi do you miss the most?

    Feeling my age here, Chiyonofuji, Hokutenyu, Konishiki, Mitoizumi. Swami
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    Greetings from Plymouth in the UK!

    Hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami
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    Happy Birthday Jakusotsu

    Happy birthday and hearty salutations from the Swami! Swami