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Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

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17 minutes ago, Taikoubana said:

Aminishiki. That man never quits.

I somehow wouldn't be surprised if he's still active this time next year, at the rate he's going.

Yeah, I for one predicted intai by now, following his poor performance a couple of basho ago. I thought he’d get one last pay cheque and call it a day, but he’s still there and still performing more than respectably. 

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6 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

Sure, but I tend to think being a Yokozuna is above merely “making a living”. ;)

I didn't mean it literally.  I was just stressing he may have a softer heart to be in combat sport.  

Takagenji needed a henka but he gets his KK and entry into Makuuchi.   He's a new rikishi in this basho.   Where did the real Takagenji go?

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4 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

Yeah, I for one predicted intai by now, following his poor performance a couple of basho ago. I thought he’d get one last pay cheque and call it a day, but he’s still there and still performing more than respectably. 

I recently learned about the Ozumo bonus system.  The more you hang around, the more bonus you get.   It gives a 40 year old man a good motivation to keep hanging around.   Still, Ami has done well in this basho given his last few basho performances.   Respect.

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Takakeisho's leg is well wrapped and he's still limping a bit. Not good.

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Posted (edited)
On 16/05/2019 at 21:14, Umizoi said:

I was a fan of Terunofuji, and it was difficult for me to follow his physical decay. But in these three matches, he seems to me in better physical health.
Always weak, but less puffy, blemish, and without strength. With a new pride, too.

For the first time since 2017, it's not paintful to see him fight. Perhaps, for Nagoya, it will be nice to see him fight again.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCPvTeNMzLo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2ZmK9co62Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnzSuW9vXYo

Courage Terunofuji !

difficult day. Has to work his fighting spirit to regain the tiger eye.

day 8 :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSOOA7-NxTQ

I know, of course, it's an impossible task to come back.

 

day 10 & 11 /

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvET183dR-c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmjtOqBp9gA

two easy wins by yorikiri for 5-1. Would he be jaded ?

perhaps makushita if 7-1

 

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Rocks said:

Takakeisho's leg is well wrapped and he's still limping a bit. Not good.

Even if he wins today, it's not good.  It will only keep him going until he gets KK or can't continue anymore.  But, I understand, at that age and in this sport, that (stupidity) is almost expected.  At least, he's smarter than Ikioi. 

 

 

 

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Aoiyama just henka'd Takakeisho.  That's just wrong.

Couldn't see Endo beating Tochi b/c the internet I am using just broke down at that moment.  What happened?

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I can't believe Aoiyama henkaed. Wow.

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Takakeisho getting back to get heka'd by Daniel and give him 25 envelopes to reward that ... feels bad man

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1 minute ago, robnplunder said:

Aoiyama just henka'd Takakeisho.  That's just wrong.

Couldn't see Endo beating Tochi b/c the internet I am using just broke down at that moment.  What happened?

It looked like Tochi slipped to me. 

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Posted (edited)
Just now, robnplunder said:

Aoiyama just henka'd Takakeisho.  That's just wrong.

Couldn't see Endo beating Tochi b/c the internet I am using just broke down at that moment.  What happened?

I haven't seen any of it as QQ was showing baseball and is now only broadcasting the sound of the sumo. I think it's a Japanese listening test or something.

Update: Images have appeared for the final three bouts. Whoopee.

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Just now, Rocks said:

It looked like Tochi slipped to me. 

he didn't Mainoumi broke down the attack on NHK, Endo did good sumo

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Aoyama, interviewed off screen on NHK  " I decided to go for the henka when I mounted on the dohyo, Takakeisho knee his hurt so I thought the henka was the best plan of action therefore I changed my plan"...

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Goeido was saved by the gyoji. Rematch, ref!

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14 minutes ago, Rocks said:

I can't believe Aoiyama henkaed. Wow.

Desperate for wins. 

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1 minute ago, Eikokurai said:

Goeido was saved by the gyoji. Rematch, ref!

I never liked that gyoji!   Mitakeumi almost stopped when the gyoji interfered with the bout by blocking Goeido's retreat.  What a mess!

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Goeido could have given the pile of kensho back to the gyoji as a sign of appreciation. (Laughing...)

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1 minute ago, Rob S. said:

Desperate for wins. 

I hope it was worth it. He's going to be the most hated guy in japan for the rest of the basho I would think. 

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5 minutes ago, Rainoyama said:

Aoyama, interviewed off screen on NHK  " I decided to go for the henka when I mounted on the dohyo, Takakeisho knee his hurt so I thought the henka was the best plan of action therefore I changed my plan"...

I know they all do it and it's part of sport, but he's basically just admitted to purposely exploiting an opponent's injury. Honest, but not very nice.

 

That aside, go Tamawashi! Tochinoshin owes him one.

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What a night.

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Just now, Tsubame said:

Goeido could have given the pile of kensho back to the gyoji as a sign of appreciation. (Laughing...)

Would have been funny if he'd used his hand-cutting gesture to divide the pile and slide half back across the fan to the gyoji. And then winked.

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Tamawashi with his classic tachi ai mind games... A lot of things I disliked today but the race is on so it was still a fun day overall for me ! That was a good first week despite so many kyujo, let's see what the second week has in store for us ! sumo is great

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Tochi's back on the yusho train thanks to Tamawashi's win.  Kak lost balance at the start and never recovered from Tamawashi's onslaught.   Let those futons fly!

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