Karasukurai

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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Thanks for flagging that one up - a great bout. Juryo has been described of late as mainly 'has beens' and not worth our attention, perhaps that's a bit unfair, after all, many of these guys have been our favourites over the years. It's always interesting to see which mature rikishi can get a second wind and make it back to the top, also to see how the up and coming youngsters deal with the experienced professionals. Hoping to see Ura back very soon too.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    An interesting basho so far - perhaps of the kind we can expect with two fading yokozuna. Asanoyama looked very nervous the first couple of days, the weight of expectation is a heavy one. Enho is no longer a mystery and Onosho has bounced back like a rubber ball. Shodai is looking great and Teruno had to get past the 'I've made my comeback now what?' moment. My heart kind of went out to Ikoi today, he gave absolutely everything in his bout but it simply wasn't enough. The expression on his face was one of frustration and pain, he's a man whose spirit is willing but his body is failing; even Daiamami acknowledged his effort at the end and seemed to ask Ikioi if he was OK. Lots of little stories being played out. Thoroughly enthralling.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Wow - great move by Endo - what a bout.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    NHK casting doubt on Hak's participation in the upcoming basho. (As seen on Tachiai). https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200903_03/
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Coming to the site all I saw in the title was ... September (Aki) Basho- off Phew! Glad to see the rest of the title ical thread (yay..)
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    Something needs to be done about part-time Yokozuna's

    Thank you @Akinomaki I think you have shown exactly what's happening to the Yokozuna, it's a natural end to long careers. IMO 'nothing 'needs to be done' - retirements will happen, as always, when they happen. It sounds a bit trite but it's true.
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    Are Abi's days numbered?

    Mmm, if only ...
  8. Once again, many thanks Achiyama for all the work. Appreciated.
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    Do you eat eggs for breakfast?

    And what is their diet? I've a got a nice trio of Cream Crested Legbars, they lay blue eggs. They eat 'Layers Pellets' (a commercial feed for laying hens) and get a handful of corn in the evenings. They will also graze on grass, bugs and anything else they find throughout the day!
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    Do you eat eggs for breakfast?

    I've got a few chickens that lay blue-shelled eggs so I usually have a nice poached egg on toast most mornings. They tend to go off laying in the depths of Winter due to the lack of light and moulting, so it's just toast then.
  11. Congratulations to Jakusotsu, Chishafuwaku and Kishikaisei, well played all.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Congratulations to all those who guessed pink for the giant macaron! I salute you.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Wow, got the job done with no worries. Really happy for the guy. Story-book stuff.
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    How far will Terunofuji go?

    Very glad to be wrong on this occasion!
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    You can't make this stuff up!
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I've given up trying to work out what the hell is going on. Nice win by Mita btw, Koto has been on good form this basho.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Wow, this basho is full of surprises. Going to the wire.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What a story Terunofuji's comeback is becoming. I want him to win this now. Brilliant.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Ahh, since I've come out of the Mitakeumi closet I'm beginning to feel the love for the guy on here too. Well done people! Anyway, with Hak out can Terunofuji go all the way? As I've said before, corny Hollywood film stuff, amazing. Asanoyama is still probably the favourite. Mita is still there waiting to pick up the scraps and he's got an out of form Kagayaki today (Mita bound to lose then!). A shout out for Kotoeko too who has been quietly having a great return to the top division.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Perhaps in the UK as the 'housewives choice'.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    What a fantastic phrase!
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I'm crushed!
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    I bow to your wisdom and no doubt you're right. Still, I'll be shouting at the TV nevertheless! Come on Mita lad.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    Now Mitakeumi , never liked the guy. He's got the 'proper' rikishi 'look', vast amounts of skill and whenever I've seen him in programmes he comes across as a nice guy. He's totally infuriating, beats the best then loses to the worst and there's a lot of Mita dislike on here, perhaps rightfully so. There's that too. He's also failed to deliver Ozeki and has had so many runs it's like he's eating nothing but dodgy curry. Now, I'm standing up in this forum and saying ... "I like Mitakeumi, he's become one of my favourites". Phew, said it, I'm out at last. The lads going to do good, ... eventually.
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    This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

    It wouldn't bother me at all if Asanoyama doesn't win this basho. I do appreciate that he has become Japan's great hope for a home-grown Yokozuna, fine, but I've had things in my fridge longer than Asanoyama has been an Ozeki. I'd like him to find his feet for a few tournaments before going on a 'rope run'. Still, I am warming to him, perhaps I'm just a bit nervous given to what happened to the last great Japanese hope.