The Fat Cyclist

Regular Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by The Fat Cyclist

  1. The Fat Cyclist

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That's funny. If I were Tokushouryuu I'd send a good bottle of sake around.
  2. The Fat Cyclist

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    You know that really wouldnt surprise me. I thought before his bout on day 1 that he had the look of someone who had had enough and would have much rather been somewhere else.
  3. The Fat Cyclist

    Ex-Kurohimeyama passes away

    Exactly my point thanks. Look at this video & neither wrestler makes any real effort to get even close to the ground.
  4. The Fat Cyclist

    Ex-Kurohimeyama passes away

    Watching some of his bouts on Youtube really shows that they were much more relaxed about the tachiai then. His hands dont even get close to the dohyo
  5. The Fat Cyclist

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    If I remember correctly it's also a sort of security role to make sure that no one gets in the way of the rikishi and is traditionally the first job a retiree is given. Sort of a 'it doesnt matter who you were in the ring you start at the bottom again' thing
  6. The Fat Cyclist

    Ridiculous Predictions for Haru 2019

    The Shimpan decide to have words with Hakuho for standing on the tawara after bouts & he promptly goes kyujo Kakuryu starts well but on day 6 pulls so hard he is last seen exiting the hall at speed, backward, prompting a nationwide search. Tochinoshin grunts so hard while trying to lift Inchinojo he does himself a damage and has to retire Yoshikaze yosho.
  7. The Fat Cyclist

    New recruits for Haru 2019 "The ancient Japanese art of murdering a whole family for the indiscretions of a single person." Wait. That can't be right :)
  8. The Fat Cyclist

    New recruits for Haru 2019

    Otsukasa. That's a name I havent heard for a while. Nice to see him well & still involved.
  9. The Fat Cyclist

    Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2019

    No. This is it, do well or retire. Unfortunately I expect the latter.
  10. The Fat Cyclist

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Tochinoshin seems a bit lost. I assume it's related to his taped fingers on the right hand. He can't seem to go for a grip with them.
  11. The Fat Cyclist

    Takanohana resigns

    Ha! What I get through Google is as follows which is much less fun although I would like to hear more about this "Horn World" :) "The Japan Sumo Association approved the retirement of the Takanohana parent who had notified the retirement at an extraordinary board meeting held on the 1st. With this, it was officially decided that the major yokozuna of Heisei 22 times went off the horn world."
  12. The Fat Cyclist

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Can I just say I was wrong about Kisenosato . . . . . and am absolutely delighted to be so. He doesnt look right but he is winning so far & I think as his confidence returns he should continue to do so. Not that I am now predicting a yusho mind.
  13. The Fat Cyclist

    Natsu jungyo 2018

    Kisenosato still in on days 13-15. I hope so but don't see it.
  14. The Fat Cyclist

    How is everybody going to spend the day watching Day 1?

    Due to the time difference It's on at breakfast time here. I've tried to watch it then but it just isnt right so I will watch the highlights in the evening
  15. The Fat Cyclist

    Kisenosato Kyujo

    But surely the least surprising news we have heard recently. I'm sure he will enter back in Tokyo & I am equally sure he will retire after 5 or 6 days. It's a great shame.
  16. The Fat Cyclist

    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    What worries me is the the rikishi seem to be trying to take out the Shimpan this basho. I've never seen so many being erm, landed on :)
  17. The Fat Cyclist

    Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Maybe they don't want him to be the focus of attention, and I suspect he would make himself the focus.
  18. The Fat Cyclist

    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    My recollection is the same as yours.
  19. The Fat Cyclist

    Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    He looked terrified. Give him a few days to relax & he will be fine.
  20. The Fat Cyclist

    Elections January 2018

    That's got to hurt. Although I expect him to claim it doesnt.
  21. The Fat Cyclist

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I'm a big Tochinoshin fan but Ichinojo has found something this basho. If it's fair to say that about someone who is already M1. I think this will be the beginning of the end of the yusho dream
  22. The Fat Cyclist

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    That looks to have been taken from the same corner of the building. Just in front & to the right of the seat I had last time I went :)
  23. The Fat Cyclist

    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I have to say I completely agree with you on all of this.If this basho comes down to Kakuryu - Goeido on the last day that would be epic. I am expecting Kisenosato to go kyujo but get one more basho to prove he can still perform.
  24. The Fat Cyclist

    Abema TV all sumo live

    Don't, We are still migrating TO Windows 8 at work. Oh and we have Windows 8 phones as well. mutter, mutter mutter.
  25. The Fat Cyclist

    Long time lurker, first time poster

    Greetings from another relative newcomer in the UK. Finding a bar that would be open at 7 in the morning to watch the sumo is a bit of a reach :) @Kintamayama's videos are the way to go.