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    Banzuke Surfing Nagoya 2019 (15th Wave)

    Sd75w Okinohama
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    So happy for Tochinoshin. I also feel like he was so mad with the controversial lose, he was like 'you go all out to prevent me to make it back to ozeki even when I compete honorably, watch me now'. Congratz Asanoyama. Now let's see what you can do against the best over 15 days.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    I was so mad at Aoiyama going for the belt at the taichai for no reason against a guy who is so much better than him at this. He may have just walk out of the doyho on his own, that would have been pretty much the same. Disappointing ... So nice to see Tochinoshin being himself and handling his opponents like they were 6yo. Kaisei being ill/injured again, so sad. He had a pretty good setup with his rivals around him on the banzuke. Now let's just hope he can get a few wins to stay out of the demotion race next time. It's still good to have sumo back.
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2019 (15th Wave)

    Sd50e Asonishiki
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    Trump coming to the basho

    Well Japan is a hotbed for pro wrestling and we already know Trump loves WWE, so ... hopefully ...
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    It's not meant as a joke. When I watch Hakuho and Kisenosato do dohyo-iri, I feel the intensity. When I watch Takakeisho and Ichinojo, I feel like they go thru the motion with no emotions, and also they can barely raise their legs above their waiste. So yeah, I'm afraid it's going to be underwhelming compared to what we have today. Just a random thought.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Sunday I was thinking in let's say 3-4 years, if our yakozuna are Takakeisho and Ichinojo, how underwhelming the dohyo-iri ceremony will be.
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    Abema TV all sumo live

    Seems like it's the Makuuchi content that gets banned 1st then the whole channel, right ? So, maybe you can keep posting the lower level parts as you usually do, but keep the Juryo and Makuuchi parts private and just post the direct links here ? I'm no expert on Youtube, so that might not work better. But I'm particularly interested in the lower divisions to follow the rising prospects. If that can allow you to keep your channel alive, it's a small step at least. Anyway Miselet, big thanks for your work for the community. Hope you find a way.
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    RotoSumo results Haru 2019

    Yusho ! On just my 2nd basho.
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    Banzuke Surfing Haru 2019 (15th Wave)

    Jd20e Kenyu joker : Jd48w Terunofuji
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    New recruits for Hatsu 2019

    It's pretty hard to hear the names from the video above, but I think I heard Terasawa, Watanabe, Ounabara (not sure at all) and Kotonagahama, plus one more I couldn't guess. People with better knowledge or better ears shall confirm.
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    Aminishiki in 2019 - the veteran question

    He will retire after the July basho going 4-11 from J10w, and avoiding a Makushita demotion
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    Makunouchi Yushos in 2019

    Hakuho 3, Kakuryu 1, Takayasu 1, Goeido 1
  14. Hakuho Y1 Kakuryu Takayasu Y2 Goeido O1 Mitakeumi O2 Tochinoshin
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    Hakuho in 2019 - Hak Attack Part 15

    5 basho, 3 yusho, 1 zensho
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2019 (*new* 15th Wave)

    Jk23e Roga
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    GTB January 2019 Hanukka edition and results!

    Disclaimer: I’ve been following sumo for just a few months, so my knowledge is limited and I surely miss some context. but … Let’s check what recent history says for the Daishomaru/Terutsuyoshi dilemma. Since 2010, there were 22 rikishi going 6-9 from M14 (east or west). 10 stayed in Makuuchi and 12 were demoted to Juryo*. So the Daishomaru part is close to a toss-up but favors the demotion. On a side note, 9 of the 10 guys who stayed in Makuuchi went makekoshi the following basho (like Chiyomaru during last basho). Which would favors demotion even more. Since 2010, there were 11 rikishi going 10-5 from J5. 6 were promoted and 5 stayed in Juryo. So the Terutsuyoshi part is also close to a toss-up but favors the promotion. On a side note again, between 2005 and 2009, there were 9 rikishi going 10-5 from J5 and they’ve all been promoted. It seems NSK changed its mind and are now handing promotion more cautiously. So overall, recent history goes towards Terutsuyoshi, but it’s pretty close. * There were 2 rikishi ranked M17e for the following basho. Here, there will be no M17 rank in 2019.01 so I counted them as demoted even if they actually stayed in Makuuchi.