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  1. Ack!

    Juryo promotion pics Kyushu 18

    Omedeto Toyonoshima!
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2018

    Yes - underdemotion has been the trend for resolving banzuke difficulties for quite some time. This is true within the ranks of a given division also.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2018

    I'm not sure what to think about the possibility of Miyogiryu returning to the joi in Nov after a 2-year absence -- especially not knowing any reason for his absence in the first place. Just wondering what anyone else might know/think about that.
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    New Juryo for Aki 2018

    While I am excited about Jokoryu's return, I have low expectations. Realistically he will probably MK and be back in Makushita in Nov. Here's hoping he will make the most of this opportunity though!
  5. Well, I guess I'll have to settle for his best performance in the last year and a half. I keep hoping for his return and am searching for any sign of it.
  6. Jokoryu must win to take advantage of the banzuke luck that could promote him back to Juryo. This may be Toyonoshima's highest ranking KK since his demotion to Makushita -- can't verify since sumodb is down. Kudos to Daiseido, my "hometown" rikishi! Toyohibiki rebounds from his recent slide down the banzuke and could be in the promotion queue next basho.
  7. I think it may be tough to find enough promotees from Makushita to match the number of likely demotees in Juryo. I'm not holding my breath for Jokoryu, since he typically fades later in the basho. However with the potential for tremendous banzuke luck, he could just make it.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Is anyone else hungry with anticipation for the Ms1e Hakuyozan vs Ms5e Jokoryu matchup of the undefeated?
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If Tochinoshin goes kyujo, I don't see anyone displaying the quality of sumo needed to catch up with Mitakeumi, even given his winless streak against Kaisei. He would have to wilt a la Kisenosato for anyone else to take the yusho.
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    Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Pretty much, but I'll throw in 4-0 Mitakeumi as a dark horse candidate, just to keep it interesting. I don't think Takayasu and Goeido are worth consideration this basho.
  11. D'oh! I was going to go back and check that, but you beat me to it. Regardless, Tamawashi and Shohozan won and Shodai lost, and I think that will be the bottom line to the banzuke makers.
  12. I think Ishiura is on the bubble, but IIRC there has been a trend of protecting the potential demotees. Basically, I agree but leave room for the possibility.
  13. The Shohozan - Shodai bout today was essentially a playoff fight for K1w, so it will be Shohozan.
  14. I think however lower Juryo shakes out, there will be at least three demotable rikishi, which means Kizaki is already in. Promotion with 4-3 from Ms4 is not unheard of, and is more likely based on history than non-demotion from J10 at 5-10 (the best case). If Kizaki should win, then it will be much more tidy. Special thanks to Asashosakari for working this info his busy schedule. It's good to know he has his priorities right.
  15. It looks like Kizenryu is in. At worst he would be the #3 promotee and it appears there will be at least 3 demotions from Juryo. Akua has a chance, but he must hope for a loss by Kizaki. Kitaharima has to hope for losses by Kizaki and Akua.