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  1. First of all I'd like to say a big 'thank you' to Achiyama for organising TUG and allowing me to have my first ever go. I was rubbish lol! Failed on the last day to get a KK and went 7-8 down, I was also worst of all the newbies! I had a great time though and look forward to January if Achiyama will have me. Thanks once again.
  2. Karasukurai

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kaisei, Ichinojo and Mitakeumi - nooo! Hope Mita recovers quickly but it didn't look good. This basho started chaotically exciting but already may be heading for another Hak win, albeit by some fortunate matches. Personally I'd like to see the chaos continue for a bit longer!
  3. Karasukurai

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Mita showed how to close down Taka for a convincing win. Good effort by Ryuden and Kaisei is still on a roll. I felt Aoiyama was very unlucky, totally out-gunned Onosho and the replay showed a flat hand but the rules are rules, intent doesn't seem to come into it. Ichinojo has found his back-bone on the tawara and isn't just giving up as he has done in the past - I like this Ichi because this version can go places. Oh, and the elephant has finally been removed from the room! I hope Kise has better luck in his new sumo career.
  4. Karasukurai

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Kaisei looks like he's back in form. Shouldn't be surprised really as he was Komusubi and M1 in the Autumn and got injured so his rank probably doesn't reflect his ability. I think he'll continue to cut a swathe through the Maegashira ranks this tournament.Good battle with Endo today too. Hoping for a Kaisei Vs Aoiyama match this basho.
  5. Karasukurai

    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    First post, long time lurker. First, I do feel sorry for Kise, to get to the top rung and then suffer an awful injury and then decline surgery. However, I would like this 'will he?, won't he?' retirement saga to play itself out sooner rather than later. It's like a black hole at each basho, sucking all the light from the other rikishi. I'm happy to be corrected by the more vastly knowledgeable members here but, I just can't see any indication that there is an improvement in his performance, there just doesn't seem to be anything there at the moment. Please, not another handful of losses and kyujo again, either KK or retire, please!