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  1. Kotogouryuu

    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    That was a flash of what Endo did so well before his injury. His legwork is phenomenal.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    Yeah I was wondering about that. There was a very distinct head-meets-hard surface -sound when Ura fell. Their attitude towards head injuries is still shamefully lax.
  3. Kotogouryuu

    Corona and sumo

    Just a guess: Something in between. Probably not a full reset, but they'd have to be impressive in their next outing.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    How would you say he compares to others with a total of six basho of experience in sumo?
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Agreed. Terunofuji only pushed Takayasu when the match was still very much on. Like he's supposed to do.
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    Miyagino beya out of Aki

    Weeeellll... Hokuseiho has shot up the ranks faster than his skillset has developed. He'll get to work on a bit of mobility and speed before his Jyryo debut.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Oh that is a good point. Is what they'll never say.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    No. I'm predicting what what the whingers will use as argument. I think Kisenosato's promotion was well deserved, and have no question over Terunofuji's.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    They won't. They'll just appeal to Terunofuji's better recent record.
  10. Kotogouryuu

    Nagoya Basho 2021

    It would be odd to deny him. It is "two consecutive yusho or equivalent". We've seen less to be concidered equivalent than JY-JY-Y-Y-JY. What I think will happen is Hakuho and Terunofuji will meet 14-0, with Hakuho taking the zensho and Terunofuji getting the rope anyway. I just think Hakuho's skillset will allow him to attack Terunofuji's weaknesses. This is one case, however, where I would be glad to be proven wrong.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Hakuho will have scouted his technique by now. He leads with his left leg, meaning his right one isn't as strong. Hakuho will try to exploit this, and being Hakuho, he just might succeed.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    I hated Terunofuji back then for that henka. But I do understand now he was already injured then and was desperate to save his own skin. His comeback has been admirable, and do like how he has shaped his sumo to suit his current state. Look at his legs, how carefully he positions them and uses leverage to the best of his ability while avoiding further injury. Him getting the rope now would be a very good story, and I like stories. That said, if I've noticed how he tries to get the left leg to the front, surely Hakuho has, as well. It's going to be hard to Terunofuji to beat him. But I'm very excited to see the match.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    That was good old Hakuho right there. Drive from the hips, very hard to defend against.
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    Hokuseiho - Shot at a record?

    Well.. body control, sumo technique, confidence and ring sense can certainly be taught, all of which can manifest as speed.