Adz_517

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  1. Adz_517

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    In this single basho Kirishima lost the same amounts of bouts (10) that Yusho winner Takerufuji has lost in his entire professional career. Quite astonishing. I wonder how Takayasu feels about this, picking up his 8th second place medal in his 77th attempt to win the big one and this new guy has wondered in and done it first try! Where has that Kirishima been all meet? Great final bout.
  2. I can’t imagine all this is going to encourage wrestlers to report any bullying- yes the perpetrator will be suitably removed but be prepared to have all your privileges removed too and your whole life turned upside down- for you and your friends. Personally I think a more appropriate punishment for Hokuseiho would’ve been a long ban, educational courses on how to behave around others and a good behaviour from now on or else contract. We all make stupid decisions and maybe took some things too far when we were young and everyone deserves a second chance. And Miyagino? Well, to strip him the heya seems ludicrously harsh especially since I don’t think he was even stable master for the worst offences? He obviously has been neglecting the stable but again a last chance warning and demotion would’ve been enough, and I’m sure would’ve been the result if he had been anyone else but him.
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    Aki 2023 discussion (results)

    Congratulations to Kitaharima, 21.5 years in professional sumo and just banked his first Yusho at age 37!
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    The end?

    I’ll be sad if you do, if it wasn’t for a video of yours on YouTube I doubt I’d have ever found sumo.
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    Aki 2023 Retirements

    That is a shame about Setonoumi, only 19 and always looked fierce and skilled while fighting.
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    New recruits Natsu 2023

    Did we find this out today? Anticipation is killing me!
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    Banzuke for Aki 2022

    Tobizaru has just the best banzuke luck. 5 Mk straight from M2w (including 2 double digit loosing scores) only drop him to M9w and now back up to M1e with 2 small Kk (with another MK in between! Looking forward to see how Midorifuji does in his first trip to the joi.
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    Nagoya 2022

    I’ve been very impressed with Yoshii’s sumo this basho- he fights intelligently for someone who isn’t even 19 yet. He should be right up in the promotion fight for a proper salary next time.
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    Nagoya 2022

    I’ve decided to come out of lurking for years to enjoy this basho with you all. Team Ozeki is once again floundering. Takakeisho was lucky Horshoryu slipped as he was caught and heading out. Shodai doesn’t seem to have a clue how to sumo any more and Mitakeiumi seems to throw in the towel way before he needs too. Even prospective ozeki are suffering- Wakatakakage just bounced off Tamawashi’s chest in a hapless fashion and Daieishos slow start robs him of any chance of promotion this time. Oh and I really hated that Takarafuji/ Ichiyamamoto match. It seems very unjust one wrestler can win a bout by spending the entire thing running away, showing no aggression.
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    Another UK sumo fan!

    Hi all, after a few years lurking I've finally decided to sign up and contribute my (often incorrect) opinions on the goings on in sumo. I first discovered sumo on a social media app called Imgur. It was a post chronicling Mitakeumis first makuuchi title back in July 2018 and I've been hooked ever since. Although interested in a variety of sports (Football, motorsport ect) I'd never been a combat sport fan. In a way I don't view Sumo as a combat sport- the objective is, after all not to hurt your opponent. I hope to start making worthwhile posts soon! Adam.