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  1. Tigerboy1966

    Akebono dead at 54

    He's been very sick for a long time. This is a release. No more pain for you, big man.
  2. Tigerboy1966

    Retirements after Haru 2024

    So farewell then, Kairyu. In makushita for almost 15 years, and usually in the upper half. He had a yusho and a few near misses but just couldn't quite get that priceless promotion.
  3. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk

    Yoshii beat Kinbozan in his last bout to take the makushita title.
  4. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk

    Thanks. Corrected! I also mis-spelled Aonishiki
  5. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk

    Yoshii won the division from down the banzuke a couple of years ago, and he could be a live contender for a 7-0. Asahakuryu and Wakaikari are other possibles.. Nagamura didn't do so well last time he reached makushita but he is very young and has momentum after seeing off Aoinishiki to win sandanme.
  6. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk

    The context is what matters and there are lots of good candidates for the upper maegashira ranks this time around. I don't think Takerufuji will be as high as M3.
  7. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk

    Yes. He has easily the strongest claim to the second vacant slot. Looks like a very straightforward banzuke this time around.
  8. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 Promotion/Demotion and Yusho Talk

    There are sane GTB players?
  9. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Yup. That's Kotonowaka's USP that gives him so many wins. He has a leg... and he stands on it. He also sometimes uses it to amble forward in a non-threatening way. That's why he's ozeki.
  10. You are talking about the guy who beat his students with golf clubs and got away with a slap on the wrist?
  11. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    That's the second day in a row that the intra-ozeki match has been absolute garbage. Hoshoryu grabbed Kotonowaka, dragged him across the ring... then fell over. Kotonowaka got the win without making a single attacking move. If that's the best we've got we're in big trouble. Best match of the day was Tamawashi v Kitanowaka. Great fighting spirit by Kitanowaka: he might not be good enough for the top division but he gave everything he had in this bout.
  12. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    He's been doing that since jonokuchi. Takerufuji is not a particularly compassionate, caring or cuddly individual. He just wants to kick ass. Flash forward to May 2027 "YDC reprimands Takerufuji for inappropriate conduct".
  13. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Update on promotion and relegation after day 12 Hokutofuji removed himself from the relegation queue with a win over Roga. Mitoryu looks to have secured his promotion. Makunouchi ->Juryo Almost certainly down: Endo, Kitanowaka, Shimazuumi Needs 2 wins: Daiamami, Myogiryu Needs 1 win: Roga, Churanoumi, Ryuden Juryo->Makunouchi Almost certainly up: Mitoryu Needs 2 wins: Tokihayate, Daishoho,Takarafuji, Tomokaze, Oshoma Needs 3 wins: Asakoryu
  14. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    He has one bout left. He's a tough kid. He can do it!
  15. Tigerboy1966

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Juryo->Makushita Gone: Hokuseiho Almost certainly down: Kitaharima, Kotoeko Needs 2 wins: Chiyosakae, Aoiyama, Hakuyozan Needs 1 win: Shimanoumi, Tamashoho, Oshoumi, Tsushimanada, Akua, Hakuho Makushita->Juryo (with loads of uncertainty!) Almost certainly up: Onokatsu Needs 1 win: Chiyomaru, Kayo, Tsukahara, Kazekeno Needs 2 wins: Nabatame