bessantj

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    Retirees after Haru 2022

    I wonder why wrestlers like Kato retire. He's only been there a year and while his record is pretty appalling it doesn't seem as if he gave himself a chance to improve. Of course I'm not in his stable and don't know him so he could have an excellent reason for retiring.
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    Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

    Better those than Tochinoshin.
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    Life After Sumo

    After hearing that Asahisho has retired and he'll go into coaching I wondered what other wrestlers do when they retire. Most I hear about tend to be from the top division so often go into coaching but what about the wrestlers who never made it past the lower divisions Yoshimura Keita for example. He is 30 and never got higher than Sandanme 72. Do they get any help from the supporters clubs or JSA? Are they left to their own devices?
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    Life After Sumo

    Thank you to both of you. Quite informative post Seiyashi and I'll have a look at that thread Yamanashi.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Day 15 excitement in Juryo coming up!
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Yes, I missed his first visit to the division so I'm excited to see him back there. Good win for Enho.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    That's good to hear.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Thank you very much for the answer. I'm interested to see how he will do in future bashos.
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    Natsu basho 2021

    Quick question about a lower division wrestler. Ishizaki entered the rankings at sd100. He's 22 so does that suggest that he won some tournament or did well enough in university sumo to grant him entry to higher division rather than the usual Jonokuchi ranking?
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    March basho 2021

    Impressive by Terunofuji. The only sanyaku he didn't beat was Takayasu. He almost cleared out the top of the division. I don't follow Aoiyama that much but March really seems to be a good month for him.
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    March basho 2021

    Yeah. he'll want to be winning some yushos and not just making kk. No doubt he'll have been managing his injuries outside of the bashos as well and if he does get this yusho no doubt it will give him a lot of confidence. Plus the field is very different from his first run, no Kisenosato, Kakuryu, Harumafuji or Goeido and probably little sign of Hakuho.
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    March basho 2021

    I think Terunofuji making it back to Ozeki is an amazing comeback. But with his knees he'll do well to be competitive at Ozeki and avoid kadoban so going kyujo once he has 8 wins wouldn't be a surprise.
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    March basho 2021

    Thank you for the recommendation, I will have a read of that.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Bushozan is looking a little precarious as well.
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    March basho 2021

    I suppose after Shonannoumi's concussion I shouldn't be surprised at anything.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    If Daishoho wins his last bout and goes 6-1 is he more or less guaranteed to be in Juryo next basho?
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    March basho 2021

    You'd think they'd be quicker to get to someone who has suffered a serious injury.
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    March basho 2021

    Ha ha, oh sorry it's early in the morning and I didn't make the connection.
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    March basho 2021

    Was that Hibikiryu the Sandanme guy? I've only seen a picture of him knocked out. It looked terrible and to be left on the dohyo for eight minutes?
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    March basho 2021

    I was not expecting Terunofuji to do that to Shodai. You could call the police because there has been a murder!
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    Trivia bits

    Akinoshima holds the record of most kinboshi with 16, that includes 4 against Chiyonofuji! Even back in the 80s/90s that must have been a tidy little bonus to his pay.
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    March basho 2021

    Yes, I was a bit surprised by that. Maybe he farted in the presence of an elder and they just don't like him!
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    March basho 2021

    Now there's a man that liked Makushita.
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    March basho 2021

    I do get the sense that requirements for promotion/demotion are quite malleable, I'm guessing that if, for some reason, there were no Ozeki then Terunofuji would have a much better chance of getting promoted. I'm hoping the more I follow Sumo the more i'll get in tune with the "feeling" of who is going where.
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    March basho 2021

    Thank you. Still a bit new to sumo and navigating what constitutes a promotion can be a bit confusing.