lackmaker

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  1. lackmaker

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I'm just going to assume you're right.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Well clearly in junior sanyaku the east slots can be demoted to West and the West slots promoted to east when the results require flexibility.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Maybe not the biggest news of the tournament but he's surely the frontrunner.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Hope Tokushoryu reads that and realises he'd best enjoy his (possible) yusho and meteoric rise as it's all downhill from then on.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Interesting. Possibly partly explained by the Sekiwake, where generally a KK doesn't see you promoted but an MK will result in demotion. The knock on effect might result in overpromotions further down to compensate?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Shodai's ´╗┐won't be either. I've checked, you're absolutely right.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    I've always considered it slightly puzzling as, all other things being equal, a loss at 7-7 or at 8-6 still costs 2 ranks. Is there some other advantage to KK over MK? Maybe just psychological.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Why would the M1-4 options not be the best ones?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2020

    Are you forgetting Goeido?
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Terunofuji?! is more pithy.
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    Terunofuji Watch

    Resurgence would be better.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Presume he meant no active yokozuna with less than 2 ozeki.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    The "next ozeki" beats the next yokozuna!
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    You remember the correct prophecies we remember the rest. It's a perfectly workable relationship. (If a somewhat bigger job for us!)
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    His injury was clearly something that held him back. But his meteoric rise up the ranks meant also that he needed to learn and adjust at a high level rather than gradually as he progressed, which is a tougher task. Let's hope, for the good of the sport, this is the breakthrough.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I'm trying not to think about the day when we will not only have Shodai as ozeki but you will be reminding us of your prescience.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    And will continue to do so after every new ozeki arrives?
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    And yellow suits him.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I'll take common and convenient.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I've seen some early calls before but that foot now has a long way to go this year.
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    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.