lackmaker

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  1. lackmaker

    Recap of the decade?

    Over the next 3-4 years can Endo and Shodai get above 50% performers?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    You've clearly never been to Lords.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Well it isn't cricket to give your opponent an extra unnecessary push once they are out of the dohyo.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    There's some would say what's the point of a sport that generally only lasts a few seconds.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I would reckon that appreciation of Abi has grown considerably over the course of the year. His stats tell the story and his performances justify his place in the rankings.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I understand people are disappointed in the yusho race but Terunofuji, seriously?
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    There's always something of interest. Just how the junior sanyaku rankings will play out is enough to keep me watching.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    With all those close records in the top division there should be plenty of meaningful bouts over the next 5 days.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I would suggest it's a psychological thing. Even when doing well opponents are aware of just who they face and what he's capable of. Their advantage can simply evaporate as they realise the possibility of victory.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    The early drop outs have left us with no all sanyaku bouts tomorrow.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Well he could be still on a run next basho. And its not the usual tough second week for him. But he certainly looks below par this time out.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I prefer this earlier analysis
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I'd say unlikely. The ranks below sekiwake are performing better than Y/O/S so far.
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    Pre-Kyushu predictions?

    The heightened sense of anticipation as a new tournament approaches can do strange things to ones imagination.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    I'm certain that once the powers that be realise it's affecting GTB then expect an early announcement of the sanyaku numbers.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Or lucky it didn't happen before his tenth win or before he'd earnt the playoff. If it was going to happen it could have been worse.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    What does Mrs Morty think? And congrats.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    As an M1 he was always going to have a tough first week. The quality of opponent had much to do with his improvement.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I'd give him the benefit of any doubt. Looked like a fairly open palm. And he was pushing straight down so need to grab anything.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Certainly enough to have an opinion. That's what keeps the forum lively.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    A healthy Takayasu could be winning this tournament.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    The 3 favourites all looking to add to their one yusho. Should be an exciting last few days. Is this the much anticipated new era beginning?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    Unfortunately I think that is very much the situation now for Tochinoshin. Although i would be pleased to see him regain something like his best form.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Can't really agree. He is the only person I could imagine keeping himself up like that for that long. Therefore not a lucky move but part of his repertoire.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Plenty of Kotoshogiku's victories?