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The Search Begins
The EAFC East Asian Cup, has kicked off yesterday. Today Japan's national football team with take the center stage as they duke it out with China. Read to see what set of players JNT has at their disposal and what can we in general expect of them.
Read more: The Search begins
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
The J1 returned to action on Saturday following a six week recess, and began a firey stretch of four games in the next 11 days. If the intense activity hasnt got you sweating yet, just wait til it starts to get really hot.
Read more: J.League Week 14
In Search of a Number 9
I guess John Lennon was not the only one with number 9 dreams. These days everyone in Japan is walking around saying things that sound like "Turn me on dead man" played backwards. In this article, Lan Krajncic offers his own views on who should be given the role as Japan's main striker.
Read more: In a search of a number 9
What's New Samurai Blue?
The EAFC East Asian Cup, scheduled to take place July 20-28 in Korea, will give Alberto Zaccheroni a chance to look at potential new additions to the NT squad. This week we take a look at some of the players who deserve to be considered as potential replacements for the core members who have featured for the Samurai Blue over the past three years.
Read more: New NT Options
What's New Samurai Blue?
Here is the second part of our article on prospective NT players who deserve to get a look when selecting the team for the EAFC Cup
Read more: New NT Options(2)
Japan's failure to earn even a single point from the three matches of the Confederations' Cup has left many people scratching their heads and wondering what to do. Michele Tossani, a licensed coach and strategic proponent from Italy, drops in to offer one possible suggestion.
Read more: 4-3-3 option
The Confederations' Cup is over, and Samurai Blue dreams are flickering dark in the heavy twilight of midsummer. But back in Japan, football frans are just waking up, and looking forward to the resumption of league play. The omestic calendar resumed on Sunday with the first leg of the Nabisco Cup quarterfinals. .
Read more: Nabisco 1/4Finals-A
We have seen this movie before. We know how it ends. We do not want to watch it again. If the directors and producers fail to wake up, and start writing a new script, the only persons to blame will be themselves.
"Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it"
Read more: Japan-vs-Mexico
The Samurai Blue may have earned a bit more respect following their match against Italy on Thursday morning, but the result was no different. The criticisms we have leveled at coach Zaccheroni are still valid, and the only way to address those criticisms is to stop making excuses and start looking for answers.
Read more: Japan-vs-Italy
The long road to Brazil 2014 has passed over the final hill, and the broad vista that lays out before the Samurai Blue beckons like destiny, waiting only for the traveller to take the step forward that leads from the past into the future. . . . . Lets just hope the future is a bit more determined and aggressive than the past.
Read more: Japan-vs-Australia
The countdown to Brazil 2014 is just a formality away from completion, but with a determined and highly competitive opponent arriving in Japan this week, the Samurai Blue could not afford to suffer a letdown in their preparatory match against Bulgaria on Thursday. The last thing Japan can afford to do is give the Aussies cause for optimism. . . . .
Read more: I Told You So!
A flood of goals on Saturday provided J.League fans with a great deal of entertainment, and even though some of the officiating left much to be desired, generally speaking it was a great weekend for football
Read more: J.League Week 12