Giku Squad

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About Giku Squad

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  • Birthday 08/05/1991

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  1. Giku Squad

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    It's probably been answered before but I haven't been following this thread during the basho very closely. What happens when there are no Ozeki in the ranks during a basho, not because of Kyojo but because there simply aren't any. Is the promotion guideline then fudged a little or do they demote a Yokozuna even if that Yokozuna is kyojo? I'm enjoying watching Terunofuji do pretty decent sumo. He's man handling most everyone while protecting his knees. Tochinoshin should take note. Good job from Enho today, embarrassing loss for Goeido. I truly think he will be demoted to Sekiwake this basho and maybe be in a position like Takayasu is by the following.
  2. Giku Squad

    Hatsu 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    On a Juryo note, even though Ichinojo is struggling I really appreciate seeing him actually ATTACK. We're used to seeing his Boulderness just lean and wait and move a little then repeat. Even though he is probably still injured I appreciate seeing him try to gambarize. Asanoyama is showing good sumo, I'm hoping to see that continue this basho. Hopefully he can grab 10 or 11 wins. Enho is putting on quite a show this far up the banzuke!
  3. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I'm starting to feel bad for Enho, he's digging deep for that Kachi but he's not going to get it. He'd have to beat Terutsuyoshi tomorrow and I don't see that happening with the current form Terutsuyoshi is in. Here's to hoping this will be Asanoyama's first Ozeki run and hopefully his last. I don't see him being a Rubber Band Ozeki who goes Kadoban and Ozekiwake all the time. If he keeps showing this kind of sumo I think he will be the real deal. Gotta be proud of the big guy Terunofuji. Welcome back to the salaried ranks, I'm curious to see how you do. He's had a lot of difficulty with the Makushita he's faced and they're not exactly the most difficult challengers to face. Juryo is going to be difficult for him at first I feel.
  4. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Even though we saw Asanoyama lose, we still go to see how well he can fight someone larger than he is at the bales. Impressive sumo from the kid still, in my opinion.
  5. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Yeah :/ Giku is having a rough go, I was excited about it because Makushita had some good bouts set up, the 4 5-0 going at it etc.
  6. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I'm more excited for Makushita today than Makkuchi, lol. There are some really good match ups in Makkuchi today though. I'm wondering if come January we see 3 Sekiwake and go back to 2 Komusubi. I feel like we'd have Takayasu, Asanoyama, and possibly Abi up in Sekiwake and we'd have Mitakeumi and Hokutofuji at Komusubi? I'm unsure but it's just a thought?
  7. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    It would help if he'd actually practice instead of waiting until the last minute..
  8. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    It could either have been from the sheer amount of torsion used in the throw, it might have been when he landed (it looks like he lands on his own fist and slams it into his ribs). At the end of it all he ended up fracturing his cartilage or however the medical certificate is worded. I'm a strong believer in that he injured himself in the throw, possibly by flexing and then turning so hard to the point that he damaged himself.
  9. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Perhaps, but look at his sturdiness on the clay. He has extremely good foot work, he doesn't let himself get to high, he has a solid Yotsu game. Now, maybe you're right because we haven't seen much in the form of anything else from him, but I think at his age with the talent he already possesses that we might see a future Ozeki from him. Maybe 2021?
  10. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    Asanoyama producing Ozeki level sumo this Basho. I'm incredibly impressed with the kid. Good for Enho working around the man mountain that is Dan. Mitakeumi continues to disappoint when it comes to an Ozeki promotion on the line. Takayasu continuing to show us how he wishes to relive the mistakes of Kisenosato...
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I’m still thoroughly impressed at how commanding Asanoyama can be. For being a fairly young kid he’s got a lot of talent and a lot of power. I look forward to watching him grow. Tochinoshin shouldn’t have even let the match get to the point of an emergency throw. It’s Takarafuji for christ sake, I know the man is a defensive God nearly but still he shouldn’t be giving the Bear that much of a problem. It just further underscores Tochinoshins condition. Let’s hope the big man can dig REALLY deep and grab those 10. I almost enjoy watching Hakuho age. The older he gets the more interesting his bouts get and the more enjoyable and suspenseful they are to watch. No matter what anyone says though, he’s probably one of the most talented and decorated men in sports alive and active currently. I’d like to see anyone else his age try the stuff he does. As my name describes…I’m a Giku fan of measure. It’s hard watching the Bulldozer slow it down. He’s gone from the Jackrabbit speed to nearly Turtle. I’m hoping he can gambarize in front of his home crowd and at least throw up a Kachi. Love ya big man. Keep fighting strong.
  12. Giku Squad

    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I like the poise Asanoyama is bringing. He's only had his one match but he showed confidence and power. I'm hoping that Tochinoshin figures out whatever is going on with his balance and sumo presence. He's doing an incredible job of getting that favored grip of his but he's crumbling far to easily because of how far forward he's letting himself get. Time will tell.