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  1. MrGrumpyGills

    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Rewatching the bout, it seemed to me that Takayasu lost balance at that point, him being kind of top heavy. So I guess keeping the foot up would've been quite difficult...
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    True. It's a shame, really...
  3. MrGrumpyGills

    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    It's very frustrating as a fan and I can't even imagine how bad it has to be for him Perhaps this was his last chance too, since there's lots of new talent coming up the banzuke and Terunofuji may be returning next basho...
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    The end?

    Works in Germany!
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    I would absolutely LOVE it if he could pull it off. Since I don't want to jinx him I'm shutting up now
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    Edit button

    Can't seem to find the edit button anymore, is it a glitch or am I going blind? XD
  7. MrGrumpyGills

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Never heard of such a rule before, but I'm happy to learn :)
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    I've been watching your videos since 2013 and like them exactly the way they are, they're a big part why I always look forward to the next basho. I love font day, your jokes and wordplay and of course all the info you give to us. When I started watching on a whim back then, I knew next to nothing about sumo and boy, has that changed (I still have A LOT to learn compared to many other people here, of course). If I can, I catch at least part of a livestream in the morning, but I always watch your video later in the day. Tried Natto's channel, wasn't for me. So, yes, please don't change a thing and just ignore the trolls :)
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    Nagoya 2022

    He frequently does. :P
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    Preparations of the masses- July 2022

    Oh good, I'm not alone then! Seriously. Every time.
  11. MrGrumpyGills

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Has there ever been an Ōzeki who cleared his kadoban status with a yūshō AND won a yūshō in the next basho as well? I'm genuinely curious and apologize in advance for being to stupid to work the database properly That aside, I'm quite happy for Takakeishō being able to dodge kadoban. Hopefully he wasn't injured too badly. Shame that we didn't get a nice Makuuchi play-off. Good for Terunofuji, though. EDIT: I remember Gōeidō clearing kadoban with his yūshō and I think back then there was talk of whether he'd be promoted if he'd get a second yūshō. He never did.
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    Hatsu 2022 discussions (results)

    I'm perfectly fine with the henka + leg grab Ura did today, although I usually frown upon henkas. It was swift and effective. Had it been Terutsuyoshi, I would've felt the same. OTOH I'm not an Enho fan at all. I'll leave it at that ;)
  13. MrGrumpyGills

    Hakuho retires

    Yes! Finally. I'm happy to see this announcement :)
  14. MrGrumpyGills

    Transgender in sumo

    Oh my goddd... I'm "LGBT" myself and I'm so fed up by this hype IMO identity should be a personal and private matter, not subject to the mainstream's virtue signalling and sensationalism. And don't get me started on that article by John Gunning - androids and avatars in the ring, yeah sure. What the hell. I vote for closing this thread as well.
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Back to topic?