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This IS the July 2020 Basho thread!! Spoilers!!

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Just now, Kashunowaka said:

Yes, it's "just" a 6-man playoff. :-D

When we started the day with a possibility of an 8-man brawl.... :-D

Imagine if they just let them all in the ring, battle-royale style!

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4 minutes ago, Kashunowaka said:

Am I seeing correctly, three from the same heya?

Yes, Tatsunami oyakata has good reason to be proud today. If all three of his boys win the first round, his heya is guaranteed the yusho.

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2 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

Yes, Tatsunami oyakata has good reason to be proud today. If all three of his boys win the first round, his heya is guaranteed the yusho.

...and Akua will take it! Nah. It should be one of the others.

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1 minute ago, Kashunowaka said:

...and Akua will take it! Nah. It should be one of the others.

AND it's a three-way between all heya-mates!

When's the last time this happened?!

Tatsunami oyakata better place some orders for sashimi...

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3 minutes ago, Seiyashi said:

When's the last time this happened?!

Jonokuchi last year in Nagoya. Naruto beya.

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Hoshoryu in Makuuchi next basho!

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Kotonowaka should have stayed kyujo to protect his injury.   

 

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6 minutes ago, Gooner said:

Hoshoryu in Makuuchi next basho!

Not likely.  I see possible 4 demotions from the top division.  Hoshoryu may end up at J1 at best.   

 

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1 minute ago, robnplunder said:

Not likely.  I see possible 4 demotions from the top division.  Hoshoryu may end up at J1 at best.   

 

Yes, but he is 4th in line, isn't he?

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5 minutes ago, Kashunowaka said:

Yes, but he is 4th in line, isn't he?

Well Meisei (J1 10-5 Y), Tobizaru (J2 9-6), Kyokutaisei (J5 10-5) should be in front of him, maybe even Ichinojo at J5 with 9-6? But I could very well see him at 4th in line. Worst case for him would be 5th.

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Damn tomoesen, totally forgot it could happen today. Woke up, turned on the TV still a bit dazed and confused. Saw Meisei vs. Hoshoryu, torikumi said we already had Ichinojo vs. Shohozan. What kind of parallel universe is this???

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Posted (edited)

I'm calling it now. Onosho rides his winning momentum to the yusho next basho.

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6 minutes ago, Shinobi Steve said:

With a 2-13 from M2, how far will Onosho drop now? 

M15-16 or so, maybe. Takayasu went 0-15 (with a kyujo) at M1 and still stayed in Makuuchi, so Onosho shouldn't be demoted.

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Enho should have stuck with the red mawashi this basho, he put up a lot more fight against Yutakayama than for the rest of his bouts.

Going by his style, it feels like he was encouraged to try and fight others head on to develop strategies against them, especially since his rank was high enough that he could afford to MK. He parried a lot of Yutakayama's tsuppari quite well, and only lost when he ran out of dohyo to dodge.

I only hope he's learnt a lot more from this basho about how to counter oshi-zumo by opponents a head higher. It was painful watching him get run through multiple times.

 

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They are definitely late - and they can be, because NHK has withdrawn from the yusho ceremony: neither cup nor interview. They only have to have the bouts finish by 18h.

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