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2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

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3 minutes ago, Otokonoyama said:

Shikimori Inosuke stepped up to cover the call.

Oh that was Inosuke? I thought Tamajiro took a dive, did a quick costume change, and finished his job from off the dohyo. 

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2 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

Oh that was Inosuke? I thought Tamajiro took a dive, did a quick costume change, and finished his job from off the dohyo. 

Ah, I see your post and the edit  to my post were simultaneous. Yes, Inosuke started climing the steps, then got back down as Tamajiro rushed back and called the winner.

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Great stuff from Daieisho! Recovered twice from precarious positions to get himself a kinboshi.

Mitakeumi and Takakeisho heading for a tadpole playoff? The former must surely be thinking about an Ozeki run-launching Yusho.

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Haha. Daieisho went up on tiptoes while posing for a photo between the much taller Tamawashi and Asanoyama.

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Absolutely insane night. I hope that was just a misstep by Takakeisho and not a reinjury. Okinoumi sole leader. Wut? Kakuryu has Tomokaze Day 7. If he loses he goes kyujo IMO.

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Inosuke falling out of sight was the funniest stuff I've ever seen in basho.   Thanks, Inosuke.   And a quick thinking by the other gyoji who stepped in.   That was face saving.    Besides the falling stunt, I thought Inosuke makes more mistakes than other regulars.   That may just be me. 

There may be 1st time yusho winner in this basho.   Endo, Enho, and others with only one loss - too many candidates now.

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An incredible day of sumo. Capped off with flying gyoji and three shukun interviews in a row, followed by a group photo. Never seen that before.

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2 minutes ago, robnplunder said:

Inosuke falling out of sight was the funniest stuff I've ever seen in basho.   Thanks, Inosuke.   And a quick thinking by the other gyoji who stepped in.   That was face saving.    Besides the falling stunt, I thought Inosuke makes more mistakes than other regulars.   That may just be me. 

There may be 1st time yusho winner in this basho.   Endo, Enho, and others with only one loss - too many candidates now.

Tamajiro took the plunge. Inosuke began climing the dohyo to cover for him, but stepped down when halfway up when Tamajiro managed to get up and rush back to call the winner.

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Okinoumi vs Myogiyu on Day 7. Winner is guaranteed to be among the leaders. Who expected that? Nobody, that's who. 

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A pretty crap day of fights, I have to say. I was barely entertained. No one going to the belt anymore. So many guys seem so one dimensional these days. Doesn’t make for exciting bouts, with a few exceptions.

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15 minutes ago, since_94 said:

A pretty crap day of fights, I have to say. I was barely entertained. No one going to the belt anymore. So many guys seem so one dimensional these days. Doesn’t make for exciting bouts, with a few exceptions.

Too true. Even the few matches the were entertaining were riddled with mistakes.

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Oh, this is getting to be really exciting!  Okinoumi 6-0 with SEVEN nipping at his heels with 5-1 --------  Ishiura, Enho, Meisei, Miyogyru, Mitakeumi, Endo and Takakeisho! 

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26 minutes ago, sumojoann said:

Oh, this is getting to be really exciting!  Okinoumi 6-0 with EIGHT nipping at his heels with 5-1 -------- Takanosho, Ishiura, Enho, Meisei, Miyogyru, Mitakeumi, Endo and Takakeisho! 

Takanosho will be delighted to hear he’s in the hunt for the Makuuchi yusho. ;)

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3 minutes ago, Eikokurai said:

Takanosho will be delighted to hear he’s in the hunt for the Makuuchi yusho. ;)

Oh-oh!!  Did I make a mistake?  I thought Takanosho won his bout.

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17 minutes ago, sumojoann said:

Oh-oh!!  Did I make a mistake?  I thought Takanosho won his bout.

He did indeed, but as a visitor from Juryo. He’s J2 at the moment.

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15 minutes ago, lackmaker said:

Yes, he should be "deleted".

That is actually what I wrote first time, entirely accidentally. Then I realized and edited it to “delighted”. Maybe I should have kept it.

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Just now, Eikokurai said:

He did indeed, but as a visitor for Juryo. He’s J2 at the moment.

I finally figured that out!  He DID win his bout against Yutakayama and is 5-1 but in Juryo, not Makuuchi.

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If Man City and VAR don't go together, then neither do Tochinoshin and mono-ii it seems......

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23 hours ago, Raishu said:

Nothing personal against your assumption, but what exactly makes you think that he will be the next Ozeki (and that he will be able to get the rope eventually)?

This is only his second basho in the Joi-ranks, we basically do not know anything about his long-term performance against the highest ranked opposition. I don't want to take away any credit for his Yusho, but this was mostly achieved by wins against lower ranked Makuuchi Rikishi and fueled by a struggling (or non-present) top group. So I don't regard this as an indicator neither.

I hope he will prove me wrong, but so far I can't see anything that makes him different from other former collegiate Rikishi who are Sanyaku material, but struggle to move to the very top after they have reached Sekiwake (Shodai once showed potential but has vanished ever since, Mitakeumi still lacking consistency and with only one double digit record in Sanyaku so far).

That today is exactly why I think Asanoyama will keep improving and will take the next step. It is because he keeps winning from losing positions. He should have been toast today against a really good opponent who was in a really solid position, but he turned it around and won.

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Also Endo at 5-1 at Komosubi with half the Sanyaku behind him.  After a 10-5 in the meat grinder last basho. Looks healthy and seems to have worked out how to win (and make the most of the talent he has always had)

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I didn't think anything could top Enho's bout today, but then I saw the gyoji trip during the Asanoyama match. After I stopped laughing, I ran it back and thought Asanoyama looked quite strong there.

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