The Fat Cyclist

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    Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    I read that this morning (UK time) a really good read & nice to see that he seems happy.
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    Nagoya 2023 discussion (results)

    Yes. I was expecting a matta from the shimpan maybe even after the bout. That was barely sumo let alone ozeki sumo.
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    Haru 2023 discussion (results)

    Better than a day with no sumo though. Also I noticed quite a few people not bothering with masks. As others have said it will be interesting to see how that goes during the basho
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    Hakuho retires

    Serves me right for not posting often. Congratulations!
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    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Thats exactly my reading of it. If he goes on & keeps losing there will be talk of intai but if he goes kyujo now there will be much less damaging to him. Especially given the recent history of Yokozuna kyujo.
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    Preparations of the Y/O - Haru 2022

    I've had that too. I found a source of some really good arancini that had pine nuts in them & it was all good until I got a horrible taste in my mouth that made me think there was something badly wrong with my teeth. Someone mentioned that pine nuts could cause that & the taste went away when I stopped eating them. It was really unpleasant Back on topic. There doesnt seem to be that much chatter pre this basho, although I realise this is often the case with the events outside of Tokyo.
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    Sumo goods

    If you follow the link I think the bag is best of a fun group of items.
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    Sumo goods

    Found this on Sora News today. https://soranews24.com/2022/01/26/sumo-salt-shaker-steals-the-show-in-new-range-of-japanese-wrestler-goods/
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Thanks for that. I had gone looking for a recent photo of him & come up empty. He does look healthy & happy.
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    Preparations of the masses- Nagoya 2021

    Me too. In fact your post is how I found out that it doesnt start this weekend
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    John Gunning taking a 3 year social media break

    Wakatakakaka . . . . . . I cant even say that after a runup :)
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    Natsu basho 2021

    We need an "Ouch" reaction :)
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Noooooo!!! There goes my pick for the yusho!
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    I just watched that because of your comment. Ouch!!!
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    Corona and sumo

    Not at all surprised. I think they should have cancelled but I didn't think they would dare.
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    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    That's funny. If I were Tokushouryuu I'd send a good bottle of sake around.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    New recruits for Haru 2019

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Kenshu "The ancient Japanese art of murdering a whole family for the indiscretions of a single person." Wait. That can't be right :)
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    New recruits for Haru 2019

    Otsukasa. That's a name I havent heard for a while. Nice to see him well & still involved.
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    Preparations of the Y/O Hatsu 2019

    No. This is it, do well or retire. Unfortunately I expect the latter.
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    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.