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  1. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Thanks, I usually double check my rikishi spellings, but this time my fear for the wily veteran's knee had me submitting too fast...
  2. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Easily one of my favourites so far this basho Here's hoping for a 3-way Yusho playoff. Tochinoshin vs Mitakeumi vs Kakuryu.... I'm also hoping that Aminishiki's injury isn't going to make that his last bout, he didn't look in a good way :(
  3. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I think Tochinoshin is surprising everyone right now (especially Goeido and Takayasu)
  4. Kensho Hatsu 2018

    Surprised Kotoshogiku didn't jump onto the board with the big stack he got from the match against Kise
  5. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I know it from Tachiai: https://tachiai.org/2018/01/11/hatsu-story-4-the-tadpole-army/ https://tachiai.org/tag/angry-tadpole-squad/ https://tachiai.org/tag/battle-of-the-angry-tadpoles/ https://tachiai.org/tag/onosho-the-mighty-tadpole/ etc etc Not sure if its from somewhere else before though?
  6. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    In defence of Geeku, he does have a winning record over Kisenosato, though admittedly Kise didn't look good and definitely shouldn't have gone down like that. Though if Geeku can get his 6th ever win against Hakuho tomorrow though then somethings definitely up with him too I mean I knew something had happened when I started getting alert after alert from this thread, but I definitely wasn't expecting that Hakuho/Yoshikaze result...
  7. Video Streaming - Hatsu 18

    Good bout too even if he couldn't overcome Takayoshitoshi, thanks @mbovo
  8. Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    I assume he was just happy with the excellent pointing job he had done earlier
  9. Day 2 pics overview Hatsu 2018

    Not sure I have ever seen a human being go this colour before
  10. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Agreed, although he was poor today against Goeido (who admittedly has looked very strong so far), I thought his match against Takayasu was very respectable yesterday. Plus with a Joi like this, someone has to come out on the bottom unfortunately. Maybe he's playing the long game? Looking to move down to the bottom of the ranking and then going for his second yusho next basho against an easier field ;)
  11. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I think Tochinoshin is looking pretty good too, though it remains to be seen if he can continue that against the higher ranked guys
  12. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I think Kyokutaisei was robbed there, but it seemed to happen right in front of the shimpan too, so maybe there was something we couldn't see on the broadcast. It did look pretty clear though, at least to me (someone who is definitely not in the arena or an experienced shimpan) Nice to see Gagamaru and Aoiyama picking up their first wins though edit: Missed @Akinomaki pointing out the hansoku in the Azumaryu match, oops
  13. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Kakuryu up Hak and Kise looked bad during thoses losses though :(
  14. Day 1 pics Hatsu 2018

    Same, I love to see the guys working security round the stadium as well
  15. Long time lurker, first time poster

    Yay, you are right! Everything seems to have sorted itself out now :)
  16. Hello sumo forum, I decided it was finally time to register an account in time for Hatsu, I've lurked here a while though only really got into Sumo about a year ago. I got into it in a big way though Anyway, I thought it was really about time I starting thanking people here for the amazing content and info they put up about all things sumo, so here I am :)
  17. Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

    Ah, see now I really wish I could speak Japanese, I love those little info nuggets
  18. Videos and promo-Hatsu 2018-Days 1-6

    Wow, Enho on a mission there, thanks for the video!
  19. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    How much longer does Terunofuji have in him? He looks like a shadow of his former self, the same as last basho really
  20. Hatsu Day 1 match-ups

  21. Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

    Yeah I use them too, very good I find. And yeah the stream was very stable and high quality, but I just prefer the NHK coverage I think (no music, no ads, yes please), so I switched over to Mbovo's stream pretty quick. Will also be watching Kinta's round up of course
  22. Where to go next?

    Thanks for the stream @mbovo!
  23. Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

    well considering the "normal" NHK coverage from Mbovo, it can't be (answering my own question). So in that case, I revise my question to, why on earth are they doing it...
  24. Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Full speed ahead on the Kakuryu hype train!
  25. Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

    Whats with the music playing in the background of the commentary constantly on Abema? Is that playing in the arena and they're picking it up on the mic?