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  1. Wakaebala

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Strange basho - but this is no news... We had some of these in the last few years. I have to tell you that my wife's favourite is Daieisho. She noticed him long before I have, but I have to say, my wife was right. This guy is getting better and better each basho. His elevation is slow but steady, sometimes he looks like he hit the wall, but then he bounces back. Now this time (at M1) he started with a 5-0 run, which has never happened before. He has already faced 3 Ozeki and 2 Komosubi, so each and every one of his opponents were ranked higher. I think this is a really great start. I'm not saying that this is going to be his basho, but I'm saying that this will be another step forward to him, a basho that he (and my wife and also me) will remember. My wife said: he is in killer mode, and I couldn't agree more with her.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I also think that this match between Hoshoryu and Midorifuju should have worth a mono-ii! But after revising it carefully, I think it still would've been ended with a Midorifuji win. There was a very distinctive leg movement by Hoshoryu, he tried to make us believe that he was in control, when he stretched out his legs as he was trying to perform a throw. But I think his body was already 'dead', the attack was initiated by Midorifuji at the first place, and the leg-stretching was only a wily attempt from Hoshoryu to make us believe otherwise. That's my theory.
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    Sumo goods

    Wow! I would love to have one of these myself... I understand that we can buy these sheets online, but do you know anything about delivering to Hungary? :D I'm not sure if that's an option. If only I had somebody living in Japan, who could help me get these stamps... Anybody? :)
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    How about the retired Toyonoshima? There is only one intai on the page at the moment: Sokokurai.
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    Sandanme tsukedashi to be established

    Hey guys! Where should I start looking for a list of all the rikishi, who started as Sd TD? The NSK webpage says that Asanoyama is the first one, who started in Sd TD and reached Ozeki rank. Wondering who did he beat in the last 4-5 years... ? :) Thanks in advance!
  6. There's something I don't understand. I've found this article: https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202004170000296.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nikkansports_ogp And the title is: 豊ノ島が引退、年寄井筒襲名 36歳関取復帰ならず Deepl gave me this translation: "Toyonoshima retires, assigns his name to Izutsu, but does not return as taker at age 36" I guess "taker" is not quite right, but I can't understand the meaning... Could somebody help me? :) Thanks in advance! Also: I understand there was a vacancy after the last Izutsu oyakata's death in last September, so... Toyonoshima somehow managed to got his hands on this kabu, am I right?
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    Talk sumo - social discourse for the locked down

    I've had a nice (maybe 1 hour long) chat with Mr. RabidJohn this morning, and enjoyed every moment of it! I am hoping that some of you will also find the time to join this Discord server, and I would be glad to hear other voices too! It's not easy for me, because I'm not a native english speaker, but RabidJohn was very kind, never mentioned it, so I was able to find my words... I 'm only writing this for the sake of our international forum members. ;)
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    Talk sumo - social discourse for the locked down

    i've joined this server from Hungary! We might have a little problem with the time diffference though... I'm GTM +1. Usually when do you talk (if there are talks already) ? I'd love to try to make it sometime! (egri.balint)
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    Corona and sumo

    I'd love to have a proper english translation about this article... I like what google translate can do, but it can't do magic... :D
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    Greetings from Hungary

    Great to have another hungarian here! ;) If you have time, feel free to check out www.szumo.info :)
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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    I saw a tweet from NSK, in which they announce the three sansho-winners... (without any conditions). I might be wrong but haven't they say that they won't give special prizes because of the coronavirus? Anyway, the tweet said: Shukun-sho: Onosho Kanto-sho: Takanosho Gino-sho: Aioyama
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    Kensho Haru 2020

    I love this topic, and I'd like to use your data to make fancy charts from them to my hungarian sumo fanpage :) Can I have your permission? And also: Where do you find the kensho data? From a public source? Can you share it with me? Maybe it's from the official NSK scorecard pdfs - but can you show me in which column do they show the number of the kensho banners? (I don't speak and can't really read kanji - I started to learn hiragana a while ago, but it's pretty hard for me to understand the system of these symbols...) Thanks in advance!
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    Guys with fever-Haru 2020

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    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Enho Mitakeumi maybe I also thought about that.... I guess: to fall on people must be a softer experience than to fall on the hard ground, but then again the thought of crushing someone next to the dohyo might alter the fall itself, so it's harder to anticipate what will happen, they have less control. I sense complete seriousness (just look at any of the Yokozuna dohyo-iri... f.ex. Hak doing it beautifully! - but also on the dohyo!) I guess they try to prepare the same way, but I'm not sure it's possible with these circumstances... Oh yes, the sounds, as they mentioned it before in this thread (and everywhere on Facebook-groups) and also I think the viewer experience is much more concentrated this way too. This week I've watched some bouts from previous tournaments, and I almost felt the crowd disturbing... :D :D
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    Guys with fever-Haru 2020

    I can't find this news on the NSK official website yet... Could you tell us more about him? What's his shikona? Thanks in advance!