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  1. Fede

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Cross fingers. I need rikishi like him. Especially in this period…
  2. Fede

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Well, I've seen the final bout at least 10 times. Amazing. Sometimes you can live a fable in the life and this is the case. I think these things are good for Sumo (and for every sport). It brings the sport closer to the people and to the youngsters. You can have a chance, even if you are not a winner. Tokushoryu has an uncommon sense of humor also. Well done lad. Today Ura won the Jonidan. Great day. HAHAHA
  3. Fede

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    OK. Probably Takakeisho is not at the best, but, everytime I watch Asanoyama I think that he has an incredible unexpressed talent. Good luck to Tomokaze. I hate that wheelchair (and "that" dohyo…). The good news is that Ura is back in the business. Good luck man.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Mita showed his best sumo exactly when it counts: in the last two bouts overwhelming Endo and Taka. Winner attitude. Taka was wise to jump two tournaments and fight almost at his best here, even knowing he was putting his Ozeki rank in danger. However… I hope that the big bosses will come healthy and strong in November. I do hope….
  5. Thank you for your time and efforts. Really useful topic.
  6. Fede

    What rikishi do you miss the most?

    Harumafuji and Ura. Definitely.
  7. Fede

    Promotion Discussion thread - Natsu 2019

    Yes, they are also for me. I’m not an expert, so I read every time your topic to understand better the situation. I really appreciate your sumo knowledge. Asashosakari, don’t underestimate your job. See you.
  8. Fede

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Well... I watched right now the day 13th and, when I saw that Monoii was called, I has been rather confident about the victory of Tochinoshin... In any case, that's it. I sense that we're living one of those "sport drama" where a mix of demerits, errors and bad luck stop the hero just one millimeter from the glory. I hope not in the end. If Tochi really deserves the Ozeki rank, Tomorrow (and/or Sunday) will be the moment to show it to all. And tomorrow Asanoyama has a true chance…
  9. Fede

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Agreed. My only concern about Asanoyama is agaist the sanyaku (or just ex-sanyaku) guys. We'll see tomorrw. Sumo is unpredictable
  10. Fede

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Today is one of that days that remember me that Sumo is truly unpredictable. About the new generation, I've always preferred Asanoyama since the first moment I've seen him. More than Takakeisho or Onosho. Tomorrow he'll take Tamawashi. I think It's a test. If he wins, he'll have a true chance.
  11. Fede

    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Yes. Tamawashi had him twice, but he literally refused to lose. Tochinoshin looks in really good shape. Tomorrow Hokutofuji will be a good test for his tournament. About Takakeisho, watching the replay, it seems that the knee didn't whitstand in the last movement. I hope it's not serious…
  12. Fede

    Ridiculous Predictions for Natsu 2019

    Takakeisho wins one bout on the belt.
  13. Fede

    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    This side of Sumo really puzzles me. A fast diagnosis prevents more serious consequences and/or speed up the recover. I do can't understand especially for athlets of this level.
  14. Actually the audience in the stadium agreed with YDC
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I saw Hakuho more worried for the injury than happy for the victory itself. Anyway, he is old and fading, but he is so smart and mentally flexible. Every bout a different strategy. If plan A fails, there is always a plan B, C and, in case, also a plan D. Still a step ahead all. Incredible. I hope to see fully recovered Tochinoshin and Ikioi. It is sad to watch them in these conditions. Finally, congratulation to the new Ozeki Takakeisho! It was just a matter of time... (And this topic will be 4/5 pages shorter in May... ).
  16. Fede

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Tochi, Tochi... Why you didn’t put this spirit before? You wouldn’t fight a final tomorrow...
  17. Fede

    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    You wrote what I've thought several times He is in that particular category of sportsman that are more than a "mere champion". I consider him like Roger Federer or Valentino Rossi. Once he will be retired, I won't watch sumo with the "same eyes".
  18. Fede

    Videos Hatsu 2019- Days 1-15

    The old is fading and the new is not good enough to replace it. So, anyone can win. Especially who is not injuried… And this is not good for a sport. Every sport. Imo. Anyway, thanks for your videos. I really enjoy watching them
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Agreed. In my modest opinion, is not a matter of numbers, but a matter of "how". If he does a little final step, he will be in for sure very soon. Btw, I liked a lot Yago this time…
  20. Fede

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    The new age is coming, but a 34 y.o. won. Well done Tamawashi. Really well done! Slowly, surely, silently you did it!
  21. Fede

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I hope he can manage as Tochi last year. At my eyes Hakuho looks really tired. Probably, after surgery, he was not able to train properly for a long run. I think.
  22. Fede

    Ura injured

    I do hope you're right. Just over a year ago Harumafuji for one reason. Now Ura is in big danger for another one. My two favorites... OK. Now I can watch the bouts in the peace of mind Good luck Ura.
  23. Fede

    Takekaze Retires

    I enjoyed a lot his sumo. His fighting spirit. Good luck for the future.
  24. Fede

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    I'm with you. Very sad situation. And it makes me think a lot...
  25. Fede

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Oh no, Mitakeumi Hope for the best. Good luck.