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Nagoya Basho 2018 Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Pandaazuma    881

Was just checking to see who the hometown heroes for Nagoya in the top two divisions were this basho and there is only one!

GO AKISEYAMA!!!!!

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Asashosakari    10,994
28 minutes ago, Pandaazuma said:

Was just checking to see who the hometown heroes for Nagoya in the top two divisions were this basho and there is only one!

GO AKISEYAMA!!!!!

(Dancingofjoy...)

You can go with Shodai Na(g)oya in makuuchi, if you want. ;-)

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WAKATAKE    967

I think Mitakeumi is considered a hometown person even though he's from Nagano.

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Asojima    1,895

Hattorizakura has extended his streak to 89 matches.

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Eikokurai    199

Classic Goeido. Tears it up in keiko and then starts losing as soon as it means something.

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Philioyamfugi    122
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Nice win for Kagayaki..even a lil belt work. Kaise slides Takakesho clear across the ring. Abi's attack still looking 1 dimensional and looks like he winds up standing up too tall to be effective.  Ichinojo had nothing, I hope that was a fluke but looked like bad back. Diaimami, Aminishiki, Gagamaru, and Kotoyuki all winners in Juryo. Sumo is back ! 

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Rocks    877

Great match with Kotoeko and Asanoyama. Classic.

Goeido had a great tachiai but didn't get a grip off it. Looks strong though. Takyasu looked rusty but good.

Who would ever imagine you'd see someone spin around in front of Hakuho and still get a grip on his belt after?

Ichinojo looked like he had zero interest in being there today.

Tochinoshin looks very tired and it's only day 1. I think he will be very happy with 8 or 9 wins this basho.

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Morty    735

Hokotofuji went a little bit Goku at the end of his match there

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YoungSumo    52

Its early to talk about favorites after just one day but I can't help but feel Kakuryu is the one to beat.

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Bumpkin    350
1 hour ago, YoungSumo said:

Its early to talk about favorites after just one day but I can't help but feel Kakuryu is the one to beat.

Hakuho is ALWAYS the one to beat!

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Tiger Tanaka    96

I thought Hattorizakura had a good chance of picking up his 2nd win in sumo, facing the 16 year old, 67kg Wakaoyama who went 0-5 in Maezumo. But alas, he was handled pretty easily.

I expect Goeido to start using some tachiai tricks to get some desperate wins. With Hak, Kak, Tochi, and Takayasu all looking very genki, and Tamawashi/Mitakeumi/Ichinojo always dangerous, the loss to Shodai on day 1 makes for an uphill climb to clear his kadoban status.

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YoungSumo    52
2 hours ago, Bumpkin said:

Hakuho is ALWAYS the one to beat!

Not when he's performing like this.

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Joaoiyama    60

Takayasu looking shaky and out of shape... zuna run ? :'-(

Will Goeido lose the Ozeki rank ? That would be a bummer for his fans but i feel like he is over the hill and no longer can perform the way an Ozeki does. Always doing fine in training but he doesn't show up when it's on for real.

If Hakuho let's a good yotsu-zumo rikishi get to him like Tamawashi got the morozashi, he won't get away with it easily.

Seems like a good time for Mitakeumi and Shodai to level up and get a good 12-3 record or a great performance, the flower must bloom... right (Eh?)?

All i hope for is a close and competitive basho, hopefully between Tochinoshin and Kakuryu.

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ALAKTORN    311
1 hour ago, YoungSumo said:

Not when he's performing like this.

Are you serious? He slapped Tamawashi twice and turned him around one-handed both times. Tamawashi just got lucky to get the morozashi, and even with that couldn’t do anything as Hakuhō powerfully sukuinage’d him.

Hakuhō looks angry and powerful, I bet he’s hungry for his first 2018 yūshō. My money’s on him.

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mikawa    586
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Kaisei had the perfect strategy today against Takakeisho - you want to stay off the belt? Out you go.

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WAKATAKE    967
1 hour ago, mikawa said:

Kaisei had the perfect strategy today against Takakeisho - you want to stay off the belt? Out you go.

I started laughing when the Kaisei train started moving to the other side of the dohyo.

Favorite match of the day was definitely Asanoyama versus Kotoeko. Asa would try to throw but Koto would keep on balance, but Asa in the end prevailed and used his feet wisely at the end.

Another funny moment for the day was Tamawashi's faceplant and somersault.

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Kawabata    136
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Loved Aminishiki's win down in Juryo today, hopefully he didn't use up all his energy during it and has saved a bit for the next 14 bouts...

Looked a LOT like Takayasu had a fistful of hair in his win over Giku to my eyes though, I'm hoping they were mistaken...

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wys    26

Takakeisho got pushed out so easily today, got me concerned. I guess as soon as Kaisei was able to maintain hand contact on Takakeisho's body, that's all she wrote.

And yeah, Hakuho's bout was closer than it should be. I wonder if he is really over his toe injury. A part of me thinks Kakuryu will yusho again.

 

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Dwale    204

Hmm, some surprises today, but it's only day one. Usually takes a few days for folks to settle into their sumo, so I'm not going to start making calls just yet.

I was very much surprised Chiyonokuni managed to blow Ichinojo out of the ring like he was a featherweight, though. I was like, "Wait, what?" If that wasn't a fluke then the big guy is in trouble.

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Amamaniac    205
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Tochinoshin started the Nagoya Tournament with a win, 14 kensho envelopes, and a brand new purple mawashi.  In one of the interviews broadcast on Day 1, Tochinoshin looked as though he had a chunk of flesh missing from his right chest.  In his post-bout interview, that hole in his chest looked as though it were bleeding.  Did some keiko opponent do a Mike Tyson on him, or did he come down with a nasty boil?  Nevertheless, he looked solid against Ikioi.  The new Ozeki may well produce another strong performance, AND even be a contender for the championship.

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robnplunder    184
5 hours ago, wys said:

Takakeisho got pushed out so easily today, got me concerned. I guess as soon as Kaisei was able to maintain hand contact on Takakeisho's body, that's all she wrote.

 

Basic physics at work, methinks.   Kaisei had the right strategy against him.   He can repeat it against Onosho if they get matched up in this basho.

It's only day 1.  Let's see what Goeido does hereon.  

Whoa, Ichinojo.  Pay attention at the bell, man.

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Akinomaki    17,884
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6 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

Tochinoshin started the Nagoya Tournament with a win, 14 kensho envelopes, and a brand new purple mawashi.

NHK told that it wasn't just the same color that the shisho loved when active as Tochinowaka - it IS the old shimekomi the shisho used in his last days. I won't believe that till I read a confirmation though - Kitanofuji commented it still looked like new.

the papers confirm it: http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2018/07/09/kiji/20180708s00005000567000c.html

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Jakusotsu    2,047

Quite funny how Abi couldn't find enough backside of Ichinojo to push. (Laughing...)

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Eikokurai    199

It wasn’t a great start to the day for the East! After an opening win for Hokutofuji, rikishi on that side suffered a run of nine defeats. I’ve not seen that for a while.

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Jakusotsu    2,047
1 hour ago, Eikokurai said:

It wasn’t a great start to the day for the East! After an opening win for Hokutofuji, rikishi on that side suffered a run of nine defeats. I’ve not seen that for a while.

This is the most lopsided torikumi I could find since 2000.

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