Midoriyama

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  1. Midoriyama

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Just doing some banzuke query research and there is a good chance that Hoshoryu gets Juryo 14 spot in November :)
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    They struggling more than I expected in makushita-joi. Struggling is probably a strong word but you know we probably all expected to see them in juryo by now Guys let me tell you we are all probably completely overlooking one more "future star" in the making : Tochikamiyama has 23-3 career record to date and he is currently at 4-1 from Makushita 54. He is 20 months younger than Hoshoryu and a year younger than Naya. He has already much bigger size than those 2 (and this could be bad for him to carry 150+ kgs from 18 yo) but I seen a couple bouts and this kid has already impressive technique.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Tomokaze is still without a makekoshi in his career... and I would say on his way to another KK. Today was a mega important win for Takakeisho, really don´t wanna jinx him but he has only Goeido, Tochinoshin and Abi to go from sanyaku. Tamawashi tomorrow and possibly Meisei, Okinoumi and Shodai... (just a guess) so given his current form (still yet to lose a "normal bout" ) and remaining schedule I think he is well on his way to 10 wins
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    wow it has been a long time I heard something as stupid as this. Sumo has been here for 300+ years and will be here probably the next 300 even without s**t like this.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Wow, impressive throw by Hoshoryu against 199kg Asabenkei. That was a good sumo, there is a chance he finally gets to Juryo in November. Fingers crossed
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    Next Yokozuna??????

    I partially agree with what you said, but I like their height more than the weight. Excessive weight with no muscles to back it up can kill a career very fast but I don´t consider them being too fat. Especially Daihisho at 179/132 he can easily grow to 195 and bulk up slowly to 170 kg or so ... In these numbers I can see the ideal yokozuna body, but nobody knows whats gonna happen in lets say 5 years
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    Next Yokozuna??????

    OK I know this post is like fishing in deep waters but I look at it from 3 angles 1. The current makuuchi rikishi: Takakeisho - I know his one dimensional sumo is limiting and he obviously has been set back with that knee but sometimes people seem to forget how young he actually is. With that being considered I think he can evolve his sumo and eventually get to yokozuna 2. Up and comer: Hoshoryu - the pedigree and statue are obvious signs and as written above if he puts some weight of course in the right way he can be unstoppable. 3. Wonderkids: Yoshii, Wakahiroto and Daihisho - OK many of you maybe don´t know who they are and I don´t blame you one bit for that. I know it´s crazy to put someone in yokozuna talks when they have only 2 ozumo tourneys in Jk and Jd. But these 3 seem to be mature beyond their years. They all posted great scores (5-2,5-2,5-2 and 6-1,5-2,5-2) and will be in upper Jd in September. The reasons I single them out here is their crazy young age - Yoshii turned 16 just 18 days ago, Wakahiroto and Daihisho will turn 16 in October and November respectively. The other reason is I like their measurements at such a young age - 177/150 for Yoshii, 174/140 for Wakahiroto and 179/132 for Daihisho. They all have already nice weight but they are well on track to grow to around and beyond 190 cm and we all know how important that is for a long term success in sumo. I may look like a fool in couple years if these kids from third group fail and that may easily happen but I really think we will see them shoot up the ranks and at least one of them will get the rope - what would be the bookmakers odds for that?
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    Nagoya 2019 Discussion (here be spoilers)

    Aminishiki just fought his last bout. Unfortunately to have it end this way. Great career and great legacy. He is an inspiration
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    That was priceless! Like all of Tochi´s anger transformed to that henka. I just love it! Well deserved :)
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Good day for the futures. Both Hoshoryu and Naya moved to 2-0 :)
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Wow Tochi looked like his old self from a year ago. When he has enough power to lift up 198kg like it was nothing then watch out. Hopefully he can stay healthy throughout and get his 10+ W. Takakeisho handled Endo as expected with his brand of sumo which is too much for guys like Endo to handle. Ichinojo surprised me in a bad way, he looked like he gave up too easy. Maybe his back is acting up again?? I kinda expected troubles for Takayasu in this basho. Kotoshogiku was impressive but I won´t be surprised if Takayasu goes kadoban.
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    Ridiculous Predictions for Natsu 2019

    Trump gets granted his wish to present the cup to the winner. Takakeisho who wins the yusho will be strongly against it and as a protest he will use his fierce oshi attack to send Trump flying into the 4th row... So much for good Japanese-US diplomatic relationship
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    The Next Ozeki - Natsu 2019 edition

    Some outside of the box thinking here... What about Aoiyama? I get his age and inconsistency but at times he looks great... This is a long shot and I don´t really think it can happen just wanted to put it out there
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    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    Interested to see how many of you feel that Takakeisho will eventually become a Yokozuna... This maybe a fan in me talking but I think he will get it in 3-4 years if not sooner. There is some reasoning for that. In 4 years Taka will be 26 just entering his prime and the top guys will be probably out of the picture completely or old so regression gonna be expected. So there won´t be many in his way Takayasu gonna be 33, Mitakeumi and Hokutofuji 30, Ichinojo 29 and the rest of current sanyaku 35+ Of course injuries happen and it´s not a sure thing but I think that we see Yokozuna Takakeisho in March 2023. I woudn´t be surprised if in by that tourney we see Hoshoryu and Naya in sanyaku ranks My fantasy banzuke of Haru 2023 :) Takakeisho Y Hoshoryu O Ichinojo Mitakeumi O Takayasu Naya S Meisei Goeido K Hokutofuji
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    Hakuho Injures Arm Haru Basho 2019

    It´s definitely possible. He can take his time without anybody from YDC questioning his decision and abilities. He has earned it over the course of his career and IMO Kisenosato and his poorly managed injury is a warning for anybody facing similar situation (not that I am comparing the seriousness of those injuries, only the point about taking the time needed to heal)