Eikokurai

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  1. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Am I right in thinking he’s had the longest losing streak as an Ozeki though? Possibly a longer one over two basho?
  2. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    My bad. I fixed a different error. I wrote MK and changed to KK. Missed that I’d written sekitori. And I’m an editor for a living!
  3. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I already fixed it like 3 seconds after I posted it.
  4. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    It’s harder from M17 though. There’s actually good rikishi down there.
  5. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    On the plus side, there’s never been a weaker line up to secure 10 wins against. Though Shodai is scheduled for his kachikoshi basho next time …
  6. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Nice. And we have a sanyaku with a KK at least.
  7. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    On the subject of kyujo … we got our first one of the basho on day 10 (Abi’s total absence aside). It feels like a long time since we got this deep into a tournament before anyone dropped out, no? Particularly remarkable in light of last basho’s Covid-induced mess. Since I’m assuming Japan hasn’t miraculously cleansed itself of the virus, can we infer there’s been a relaxing of Covid policy in the Kyokai? Testing less?
  8. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    That happens all the time. That’s basically most of the kyujo. Mitakeumi has only persevered because he has to: MK for him means no more Ozeki rank. If he were a Maegashira and hurting, he’d just take the Ls and drop a few ranks.
  9. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    He was able to sit out half of last basho so he’s had more time to rest than most of the guys though, and they were kind enough to write that tournament off for him and give him a second chance to escape demotion. Understandable that in these circumstances he’d draw a little more criticism than usual.
  10. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Remember when we thought Tochinoshin was rubbish? Mitakeumi could be about to be even worse.
  11. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Never AGAIN. He’s had better once or twice before! Anyway, I don’t mind if he wins because I’ve run out of space on my meme.
  12. Just a bit of fun for the year, this is a tracker for sumo win streaks inspired by New Zealand rugby’s Ranfurly Shield. That’s a shield won by a challenge system. The holder retains the shield for as long as they’re winning, but then whoever beats them takes the shield and tries to hold it as long as possible. We’ll start with Terunofuji as the ‘holder’ since he won the most recent bout in 2021. Whoever beats Terunofuji first takes the ‘shield’ until he himself loses. We’ll see at the end of the basho (and year) who held it most and for longest.
  13. Eikokurai

    Sumo ‘Ranfurly Shield’ for 2022

    Not long!
  14. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    He's kyujo.
  15. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    I think it was always well accepted by everyone that Terunofuji fell into the Asahifuji-type, late-career, short-tenure Yokozuna promotion category rather than the Hakuho-type where you get the rope while young and enjoy a long reign.
  16. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Damn, how dense am I that I forgot about zero?
  17. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    So he did, wonder why that didn’t show up in the queries then and if I did something wrong that means other cases have been missed too … the streak of KK>MK also started one basho before the 3-3-9 with a 9-6 that should have been in the results too.
  18. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    None in a calendar year, but these are the six-basho streaks, the first starting with KK then MK, the second MK then KK. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&columns=6&n_basho=6&form1_rank=O&form1_wins=1-7&form1_losses=8-15&form2_rank=O&form2_wins=8-15&form2_losses=1-7&form3_rank=O&form3_wins=1-7&form3_losses=8-15&form4_rank=O&form4_wins=8-15&form4_losses=1-7&form5_rank=O&form5_wins=1-7&form5_losses=8-15&form6_rank=O&form6_wins=8-15&form6_losses=1-7 http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query.aspx?show_form=0&columns=6&n_basho=6&form1_rank=O&form1_wins=8-15&form1_losses=1-7&form2_rank=O&form2_wins=1-7&form2_losses=8-15&form3_rank=O&form3_wins=8-15&form3_losses=1-7&form4_rank=O&form4_wins=1-7&form4_losses=8-15&form5_rank=O&form5_wins=8-15&form5_losses=1-7&form6_rank=O&form6_wins=1-7&form6_losses=8-15 Basically, Shodai sets another new record to add to his ‘first Ozeki to MK on day 9/earliest ever MK by a non-Kyujo Ozeki’. (Chiyotaikai started 0-8 but the 8th loss was a fusen.)
  19. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Inference based on the fact he doesn't often lose the way he's been losing unless he's hurting. He's just so much stronger and more robust on the dohyo than anyone else that if he's healthy, he's very difficult to move. Once or twice a basho he will perhaps give up a surprise win to someone, but four losses in nine days, and the manner of those losses, says his knees are playing up. Remember too that those four losses have all been kinboshi. These weren't defeats to guys he might expect to struggle against, but guys he should be beating easily, except maybe Takayasu. Edit: Actually, Tamawashi too. He's got a good H2H record against Terunofuji (11-9 to Teru) and has beaten him 4 of the last 5 times they've met, all kinboshi, which is impressive.
  20. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Yeah, in carrying on he'd be tacitly waiving his right to blame future losses on being injured; after all, if he is, he should go kyujo. Pulling out means he can plausibly put his performance down to health.
  21. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    It's only a matter of time before the upper ranks are being padded out with two Maegashira-Ozeki.
  22. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Maybe the most important point of all, yes: the spectre of a makekoshi. Okay, he's got a three-loss margin of error, but even 7 defeats before kyujo would taint his reputation. Stepping out with 4 losses still leaves enough reasonable doubt about the possibility that he could have ended on double-digits if he were healthy. Going on says he felt he could compete (i.e. no health issues) but flopped. Not a good look for a Yokozuna.
  23. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    There's lots of envelopes to win in future basho too. If he's injured, he'll prolong his career better by resting. Besides, he needs to win get those envelopes and he's not looking very spritely.
  24. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    He has to withdraw. He's nowhere near the yusho race and passes the eye test for injury. Nobody will complain if he gives his body a rest.
  25. Eikokurai

    Aki 2022 discussion (results)

    Komusubi and Sekiwake are expected to lose. That's sort of what they're their for: to be fodder for the Ozeki and Yokozuna corp. Such is the current quality though ...