Eikokurai

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  1. Eikokurai

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Today’s Goeido showed just why he’s such a hard rikishi to root for. Was he not paying attention at all yesterday? He lost to almost exactly the same left-arm tsukiotoshi that Takakeisho took Kisenosato down with.
  2. Eikokurai

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Oh wow. Been too busy to follow or watch the sumo today and just checked the results. Kise doesn’t seem to be handling the “representative Yokozuna” role that well. Good to see Tochinoshin get off the mark and Takakeisho take the Ozeki scalp. That’s a terrific start for him. Further down the banzuke I’m pleased to see Kotoshogiku and Asanoyama picking up early wins. The latter should get as many as he can get in case he gets thrown to a few of the yaku guys later.
  3. Eikokurai

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Would that be Chiganoura-beya’s first yusho? If so, that’d be a pretty cheeky way of getting it!
  4. Eikokurai

    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-2

    Might he get reprimanded for that? Rikishi are expected to check their emotions on the dohyo, so a shimpan definitely ought to, especially given his job is to sit there and adjudicate in a fair and unbiased manner. Showing such obvious favouritism can’t go down well.
  5. Eikokurai

    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-2

    Strictly impartially, of course.
  6. Eikokurai

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion (SPOILERS)

    On Abema they showed a clip from the recent jungyo of Kisenosato doing some odd belly stretching warm-up.
  7. Eikokurai

    Videos Kyushu 2018 - Days 1-2

    You’re a star as always, Kintamayama. Cheers!
  8. Eikokurai

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Aren’t they nailed down in Kyushu? Besides, it wasn’t a kinboshi job. Taka is komusubi.
  9. Eikokurai

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Mitaekeumi took his Ozeki run out of the ring. Not a great start. Poor from Tochinoshin too. He was never in it. Takayasu looked solid. His kachiage didn’t quite have its usual impact but he had a plan B. Goiedo wins on day one? Strange bout between Kise and Taka. Kise seemed to be unrattled, if not in control, but then just went down.
  10. Eikokurai

    Kyushu Basho 2018 Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Just a mental copy, though it will stay in the memory for a while. It was weird.
  11. Eikokurai

    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2018 - D3 Returns/Withdraws

    Hey, I assumed you knew something I didn’t. It’s not unfeasible that an ex-Ozeki gets something throughout his career as one of the privileges of the rank.
  12. Eikokurai

    Aki Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Poor old Miyagino. Hakuho is out so he had to return the Emperor’s Cup and almost dropped the thing off the dohyo. Remarkably that’s only the second time in his 41-yusho career Hakuho hasn’t been able to hand the trophy back.
  13. Eikokurai

    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2018 - D3 Returns/Withdraws

    I’m fairly sure I’ve read that bonuses accrued as a sekitori (e.g. kinboshi) are only paid out while active as a sekitori and once you drop back to the unsalaried ranks they stop being paid. So not sure what Jakusotsu is referring to here.
  14. Eikokurai

    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2018 - D3 Returns/Withdraws

    His Oyakata seems happy enough for him to sit out now, so why would he push him to fight as an ozeki other than to protect his rank? As an Ozeki Terunofuji would have had a fair amount of authority to decide his own fate.
  15. Eikokurai

    Live Streaming - Kyushu 18

    Was just about to post the same. My wife overslept and our planned day out got postponed, so I’ve got a weekend afternoon free to watch sumo for a change. Noice. Now I just need to make sure my son naps through until about 5pm ...