Karasukurai

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  1. Karasukurai

    Shohozan goes it alone - the veteran poll 2021

    I reckon he'll bomb in January and March then will retire at around J13w to avoid being sent to Makushita. It would be great to see him get his mojo back but I fear his sumo basho days are extremely limited.
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    Who Is This Woman?

    Seeing someone like Ichinojo or Kaisei trying not to land on a tiny grandma sat in the front row always added a little frisson to proceedings for me. Damn this virus.
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    Gyoji and Yobidashi

    I believe it, I taught for many years and lots of students, even with IT skills, couldn't seem to work out how to do any form of basic research. I came to the conclusion that quite a few wanted to be 'spoon fed' with tutor handouts rather than make any effort themselves. Of course, there is a lot of complete gibberish online but there's also some really useful stuff too. Sorry, kind of
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    Gyoji and Yobidashi

    So the answers seem to be: 'associated', 'no but have ranks' and 'yes at present'. A Wikipedia and Google search for GYOJI YOBIDASHI HEYA will give hours of fun and entertainment too. Glad to help
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    Name it - The Day After...

    Ahhh here we are again - banzuke oazuke but with tinsel.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Anyone bored already? January seems a long way off.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Takakeisho - eat that giant macaron, you deserve it!
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    After just getting splatted, mentally that was a great win by Takakeisho. Proved he is worth the Ozeki rank today.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Enho continues to look really out of his depth this basho.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Nice to see Tochi get a KK, but unfortunately at the expense of nice guy Kaisei's MK.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    I love Ura but I'm kind of glad he isn't dominating Juryo. I believe that he said he wasn't fully fit but was gaining more confidence in his body as time went on. Another basho or two in Juryo will hopefully ensure he becomes a Makuuchi mainstay in the future which would be great.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Ha ha, great description - but I like the chaos - it's not great sumo but fun nonetheless.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Nice work Tobizaru!
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Nice to see Aoiyama win but he was going backwards. I fear his knees are shot and he's not generating any power. Third straight MK since a great basho at the start of the year. A Chiyotairyu henka - what is the world coming to? Hoktofuji for the fighting spirit prize too!
  15. I wasn't trying to be impatient, I was trying to explain why the table is wrong to Day 9 and you were adding the correct scores from Day 10 onward.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    It's difficult to tell isn't it? I'm sure the number of posts on here can be compared with previous tournament posts and conclusions can be drawn but we must bear in mind that the forum was down for a few days. On the the other hand, the live stream I watch online seems to have grown in terms of the number of viewers this basho. All a bit confusing. I think this spot on - there's no major storyline capturing the forum headlines; the most notable so far have perhaps been retirements which isn't directly related to the basho. For me, I've enjoyed the tournament so far but, I have found myself eagerly waiting too for a Juryo video to be uploaded (it starts early my time) to see if Ikoi is still in one piece and praying that Ura still has knees and is winning. There's so many ex-top division guys there it's like watching makuuchi anyway! I thought I'd post just to add to the number.
  17. Hi, sorry. I think you have confused the scores on the over-all table from Day 10 onward. Day 9 is correct then I seem to have got all Screeching Owl's and he has mine. Day 9: CORRECT 4 ScreechingOwl 16 14 0 22 18 13 0 0 22 105 5 Karasukurai 14 15 18 17 14 0 0 0 25 103 Day 10: INCORRECT 4 Karasukurai 16 14 0 22 18 13 0 0 22 15 120 5 ScreechingOwl 14 15 18 17 14 0 0 0 25 12 115 I should have 103 at day 9 (then +15 for day 10 Ryuden + 0 for day 11 Chiyoshoma + 28 day 12 Chiyonokuni = 146 at day 12. Thanks.
  18. Everything is fixed. You didn't see. You are #3. Many thanks, appreciated.
  19. Hi, I'm not on the list and Chishafuwaku is on twice.
  20. Hi Achiyama. No problem, as long as the Sumo Forum is up I can use the link from here too. Thanks.
  21. Yes, I got the email. Thanks.
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    Day 4 pics overview November 2020

    Those bog rolls are genius. Love the yobidashi style. I'd buy those. Handy for an emergency too!
  23. I'm glad everything is up and running again too. I've had email issues in the past but finally my set-up is letting the emails through OK now. I did have problems with the links to surveymonkey for two days but Achiyama was kind enough to resend the links so the email worked. However, until the updates are posted we won't know who managed to get picks submitted during the down time. Hopefully most people sent Achiyama an email address and got the the chance to make a pick. Nice to be back.
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    Non-K-November basho 2020 Discussion (spoiler space)

    Ha ha, the look on Enho's face when he landed and saw Kaisei about to pummel him was basically this. You can see the whites of Enho's eyes as he realizes his move hadn't quite gone to plan and the game was up.