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Ichinojo 2019 - will this be his year?

Ichinojo in 2019  

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  1. 1. What will be Ichinojo's rank on the January 2020 banzuke?

    • Yokozuna
    • Ozeki
    • Sekiwake
    • Komusubi
    • Joi-jin (M1-M5)
    • Mid-Makunouchi (M6-M10)
    • Lower Makunouchi (M11-M18)
      0
    • Upper Juryo (J1-J7)
      0
    • Lower Juryo (J8-J14)
      0
    • Makushita or below
      0
    • Intai
      0
  2. 2. How many kachi-koshis (8-7 or better records) will Ichinojo get in 2018?

  3. 3. What will be Ichinojo's best MAKUNOUCHI result (not including bashos in Juryo or below) in 2019?

    • 15-0
    • 14-1
      0
    • 13-2
    • 12-3
    • 11-4
    • 10-5
    • 9-6
    • 8-7
      0
    • 7-8
      0
    • 6-9
      0
    • 5-10
      0
    • 4-11
      0
    • 3-12
      0
    • 2-13
      0
    • 1-14
      0
    • 0-15
      0

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  • Poll closed on 13/01/19 at 02:15

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In Nov/Dec 2014, two-thirds of the people doing this poll thought that Ichinojo would be an Ozeki by January 2016....

Will he do it in 2019?

Please include your predictions in the comments below, and state what you think the actual rank of Ichinojo will be on the January 2020 banzuke.

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K1E, he'll have a surprise 12-3 in one of his four KK where then everybody will assume he's back on a run.

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Sekiwake. He'll be sent tumbling but come back up again. This year we've seen him progress from a lethargic mountain ("come and move me if you dare") to an attacking mountain. The glimpses of his potential are scary. He'll become more confident tapping that potential, but he may still have a bad basho or two stopping an Ozeki run.

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I still think he will make it one of these days so I picked Ozeki. I don't think he will have more than 1 MK this year. He seems to have gotten more consistent. I picked his best record as 13-2 as I still think he will win a yusho.

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I suspect high M (1-3) but I wouldn't be surprised if he went the Terunofuji route either because carrying all that weight is bad for you

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He’s going to mill about the top of the joi until his back finally gives out on him, but not higher than S. 

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I know this is ridiculous,

but I think he maybe will find some aggressivity and become Ozeki.

(also because of the weak competition)

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The biggest vote goes for Ichinojo to be ranked at Sekiwake in a year's time, with the joi-jin coming a close second. The median falls at that mystery rank between komusubi and sekiwake.

Three or four KKs are the popular choice - median this time is four 8-7 or better records.

Exactly half of us predict that his best result will be 10-5 this year - this is also the median.

More in November / December.....

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