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    Juryo Digest Haru 2019 day 1 - 11

    Day 5 (uncut) is here
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2019

    What are the chances of Irodori geting promoted to Jūryō with a 6-1? Exactly 4 years ago, Ishiura became sekitori from the same position (ms6) with this result, in a basho where Tochinowaka intai'ed. (only 1 intai, not 2 though). Up to what rank a 4-3 is better than a 6-1 from ms6? Because this time, we could have Takanofuji at 4-3 (ms3) versus Irodori at 6-1 (ms6). One step further: what if they fight together for their last bout? Will the winner take the lead over the loser?
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    His knee is not looking good in this bout
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    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    When I said breaking the omerta, I was thinking about Takanoiwa & Takanohana. I'm not saying that they were actively pushed out. I simply note that they stepped out of line and, shortly after, they were taken out of the game.
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    Takanoiwa hits his tsukebito

    I have the same bitter aftertaste. Obviously, it is legitimate for Takanoiwa to be punished because such acts are unacceptable. On the other hand, I notice that the two "insiders" who stick their necks out and broke the law of silence last year were quietly pushed out...
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    Satoyama Intai

    Satoyama has announced his intai after his last bout of Kyūshū basho 2018. As he remained in the paid ranks for 47 tournaments (and especially because he was one of my favorite wrestlers ), I think he deserves a dedicated topic! Looking back at his career, I was surprised to find that it was not as regular as I thought. He reached the top division fairly quiclky (for his 19th tournament), then stayed in the upper Jūryō/lower Makuuchi zone for around 2 years. He then suddenly droped directly from Makuuchi to Makushita (with 7 consecutive makekoshi, without injury it seems?) and was unable to come back to the salary ranks for nearly four years, going as low as Ms30. One could then expect, at best, that he would become an elevator rikishi between Makushita and Jūryō. However, it was at this time that he began his "2nd career" as a Jūryō mainstay, because he didn't drop back to Makushita for almost six consecutive years, with 4 more apparitions in Makuuchi. In the only tournament I've ever attended (Kyūshū 2015 Day 2), I gathered courage to shout in an ostensible way the names of my two favorite wrestlers from my 4th rank Tamari seat - Satoyama and Harumafuji - shortly before the start of their bout. I feel a little lonely right now (below) During Kyūshū 2015 Day 2
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    Video Kyushu Juryo digest days 2 - 15

    For the most impatient: Jūryō Day 15 (uncut) from Miselet Sumo Youtube Channel
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    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-15

    Thank you for the Juryo coverage. Did you notice? Surprisingly, a goose seems to have entered the stadium and been slaughtered for a long time during most of the bouts
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    Takanohana resigns

    All agree? Who exactly?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2018

    Sagatsukasa is missing 2 tournaments in Juryo to be able to get a kabu, right? That could explain why he's been coming back up in the banzuke lately. If he can't come back, is he eligible for one of the exceptions that allows to get a kabu with less than 30 tournaments in the paid ranks? Could someone summarize these exceptions?
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    Takanohana resigns

    That's exactly what I was thinking yesterday. Did the NSK find this solution to push him out?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2018

    I think Yago will be promoted and Chiyomaru demoted. If I'm not mistaken, the last three basho where we had both a M14 rikishi with 6 wins & a J2 (or more) rikishi with 8 wins, the J2 rikishi was promoted (Haru 2014, Hatsu 2017, Kyushu 2017).
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    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I think we are witnessing Kisenosato's last basho. He will retire with a last Kachi-Koshi.
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    Tochinoshin Ozeki Promotion News

    Anybody knows what Ozeki rank will Toshinoshin get, considering Takayasu and Goeidô went kyujo last basho?
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    Wrong may not be the appropriate term. I would rather say outdated. Obviously, this is a point of view... Women themselves should decide whether it is right or wrong. By the way, I find it hard to see a link between more gender equality and women's overweight. I don't think that girls from northern Europe are fatter than average.