Eikokurai

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  1. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    He already has a Juryo yusho to his name, tbf.
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    Trivia bits

    Forced to retire not by injury but by the Kyokai for costing them too much
  3. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Shodai drops to 3-7 and within one of kadoban. Takaeisho loses to go to 5-5; Mitakeumi goes up to 5-5 with a win. The last time we had three Ozeki with 5+ losses by day 10 was July 1971 as far as I can tell. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Query_bout.aspx?show_form=0&group_by=basho&day=10&rank1=O&wins1=0-5 Wakatakakage keeps his Ozeki run alive by beating Shodai, though he will need to be perfect until Sunday to hit 10 wins.
  4. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Flashbacks to last basho's playoff for Takayasu as he snatches defeat from the jaws of victory with his aite sidestepping him on the bales.
  5. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Just reminding himself of the day of the week: Sunday.
  6. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Being in China, when I see “study sessions”, I imagine the Kyokai sat around diligently studying Xi Jinping’s latest directives on how to run a honbasho that serves the People and stays true to the spirit of the Party.
  7. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Yet last basho was one of the best in years both for drama and quality.
  8. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    He fought Wakatakakage. Daieisho faced Takakeisho.
  9. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Kotonowaka was given the win by the gyoji, correctly. Mono-ii just confirmed it.
  10. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Shodai wins ... just. A mono-ii wouldn't have been unreasonable there. In fact ... judging from the replay, I think a mono-ii should have happened. Shodai appeared to touch down first. Hoshoryu robbed?
  11. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Takarafuji starts 0-8. That’s his third career nakabi makekoshi and first since 2014. All three have come in May.
  12. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Was I the only one worried Hakuho would rip his suit when demoing some of the moves that got him perilously close to kneeling or squatting? That would have been awkward.
  13. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Haha. I actually like Shodai—he’s just letting me down!
  14. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Shodai is just cashing his paychecks and doing none of the work.
  15. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Not this basho but 10 wins keeps his run alive for next time, so let's not write him off just yet.
  16. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Kotonowaka's wheels have come off. From 3-0 against the Ozeki to 3-4 after facing Terunofuji and the joi hiramaku.
  17. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    A clear sign that lots of salt displeases the gods. The 21st century deities are environmentally conscious and concerned with sustainability.
  18. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Decent win for Tochinoshin today, getting himself out of trouble to throw Kotoeko. Slightly strange end to Takarafuji-Okinoumi, finishing almost in slow motion. Okinoumi seemed to have resigned himself to being walked back out only to realize Taka was falling slowly and he had time and space to slip his grasp for the win. Taka 0-7 and facing the nakabi makekoshi tomorrow. Fair play to Kotoshoho for pulling the win out there. Wakamotoharu had him on the bales and rocking.
  19. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    First bout dropped today, to Sadanoumi, who joins him on 6-1 at the top. Epic tussle between Oho and Yutakayama earlier. Neither one yielded to the flurry of slaps and then once they were both knackered, they settled into a long chest-to-chester.
  20. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Tamawashi hunting that second yusho!
  21. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Breaking news: Shodai still sucks.
  22. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Wakatakakage wins the rematch of last basho's playoff over Takayasu. Not as high stakes this time, obviously, but I'm sure Taka wanted that one.
  23. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Pff. He's got other ribs.
  24. Eikokurai

    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    Wakamotoharu's attempt to follow his brother's yusho takes a hit, losing to a well executed tottari by Kotoeko. A little more space and that could have become an ipponzeoi. Looked like Waka hurt his elbow though. What's up with Onosho that's caused him to drop out?