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  1. Day 14 -- it threw me off for a minute
  2. How about an article specifically about Toyonoshima with the above in mind? That way there is a happy ending!
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    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If there were power rankings for sumo, I think Takakeisho and my long-time favorite Tochiozan would be on top right now, which would go under the category of "whodathunkit?"
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    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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.