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  1. Gospodin

    New Takanofuji Scandal

    He has zero chances of getting back into sumo. It wouldn´t surprise me if the kyokai would agree to a settlement, for the sake of avoiding prolonged, bad publicity.
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    A simple-minded question to those who have knowledge about hazing, bullying, etc in heyas: regardless of the severity of things that happen, how much of the „predator‘s“ attitude makes a difference ? If the impression is, he puts others down to elevate his own ego versus he genuinely (not rightfully) believes punishment is due to „assist“ them in becoming better ? Is that a factor ?
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    He will be fine in makuuchi, but he does not have the raw tools of his uncle - that lightning-quick anticipation and speed that set Asashoryu apart in the first half of his career.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    That indeed looked conspicuous, like he managed to deceive the gyoji -swinging his right hand forward as if he was brushing the ground.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    He still wants to honor his mentor
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    Terunofuji's health problems

    The way he sent his opponent off the dohyo with one two-handed thrust a few days ago makes me wonder if changing to oshi sumo would extend his career. Could he do that switch ?
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    It would be great if the fading old guard would be more a part of that open field instead of the almost constant absence of about half of them.
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    Videos Aki 2019 ~ Days 1-15

    With going kyujo on day five, for how many consecutive days did your streak last ?
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    New Takanofuji Scandal

    Takanofuji has had tsukebitos for a total of about 8 months on three different occasions. He punched one in the first two months, and again acted violently the third time up in Juryo. The guy is either a complete moron or he simply cannot deal with the pressure and attention that comes along with being a sekitori. In any case, the kyokai should set an example and dismiss him. Also, I would love to know how Takanohana currently feels.
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    Enho - predictions?

    I am more worried whether Enho makes it through the basho without incurring a major injury. As for his record, I expect a makekoshi, like 6-9. They started to figure him out. (Fortran...impossible to eradicate, particularly in nature sciences)
  11. Gospodin

    What rikishi do you miss the most?

    Tochiazuma. Very versatile, one of the very few who could do something against Asashoryu in his prime.
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    Terunofuji's health problems

    In all his bouts Terunofuji looked really slow, and he got all his wins using brute force from his upper body. That´s not going to pan out in high-Makushita.
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Bad quality, but... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCOHOhLisEI
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    You or me would not be quick enough to step aside before being hit. Also, there are/were other rikishi with explosive tachiais who were at least as much in danger of falling for a henka as Kotoshogiku is. Remember Dejima, for instance ?
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    I am not familiar with the intricacies of the determination of kimarite, but to me it did not look like a nage at all, more of a kind of twist-down. But if, I agree it should be kubinage.