SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs FC TOKYO (February 23rd 2020) LIVE COVERAGE!

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Shimizu S-Pulse lost the game but there are a lot of positives. The backs are holding and the depleted midfield did better than expected. They will nee more speed and imagination on the wings though.
But when the team can field all their players they will surely turn things around!

90+2′ for all their courage, S-Pulse concede another penalty. GOAL!
78′ GOAL! Completely the run of play! S-Pulse is having a bad day!
74′ Very dodgy Penalty kik given to Tokyo! GOAL! Thank you Mr Umpire who did not consult the VAR!
67′ Croner kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
62′ Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
56′ tokyo being very dangerous. Fine save by Neto!
53′ S-Pulse is having shots!
50′ Great attack by S-Pulse but shot flies above bar!
46′ GOAL! Great tackle leads to Cheedrasil being uncontested for a simle goal!
Kick off by Tokyo.

Better tna expected half by S-Pulse. But they still need the extra touch!
Additional time 2 minutes.
42′ Bad pass leads to corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive. Yellow card for Tokyo.
36′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
32″ Corner kick for Tokyo after some careless play by S-Pulse. Dangerous but inconclusive.
22′ Corner kick for s-Pulse. Wasted!
17′ Corner kick for s-Pulse. Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse! Completely wasted!
15′ Shot at goal by S-Puse followed by dangerous action by Tokyo. Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
5″ Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
3′ Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
1′ First shot at goal by S-Pulse!
Kick off by S-Pulse.

Kick off at 13:03

many injuries have ended up in a bit unusual team sheet.
Takeuchi, Renato, Elsinho are still nursing injuries. Carlhinos is not yet fit….

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 32 NETO VOLPI
DF 21 Ryo OKUI
DF 5 VALDO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 8 Hideki ISHIGE
MF 20 Keita NAKAMURA
MF 28 Yoshifumi NISHIMURA
MF 14 Yusuke GOTO
FW 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 23 TEERASIL DANGDA
FW 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 3 HWANG Seok HO
DF 13 Kota MIYAMOTO
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKADF
MF 26 Yuta TAKI
FW 9 CHONG Tese
FW 11 JUNIOR DUTRA

Team Manager: Peter CKLAMOVSKI

TOKYO FC

GK 33 Akihiro HAYASHI
DF 2 Sei MUROYA
DF 3 Masato MORISHIGE
DF 4 Tsuyoshi WATANABE
DF 37 Hotaka NAKAMURA
MF 7 Hirottaka MITA
MF 8 Yojiro TAKAHAGI
MF 18 Kento HASHIMOTO
FW 9 DIEGO OLIVEIRA
FW 20 LEANDRO
FW 27 Kyosuke TAKAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 13 Go HATANO
DF 32 JOAN OUMARI
DF 49 Kashif BANGUNAGANDE
MF 40 Rei HIRAKAWA
MF 45 ARTHUR SIVA
FW 15 ADAILTON
FW 38 Kazuya KONNO

Team Manager: Kenta HASEGAWA

Referee: Yusuke ARAKI
Assistant Referee: Takumi TAKAGI
Assistant Referee: Takeshi ASADA
4th Official: Hiroki KATSUMATA
VAR: Minoru TOJO
AVAR: Tomohiro INOUE

12:20

This is the first game of the new 2020 J1 league Season!
A tough opponent in the name of FC Tokyo, last year’s runners up.
As for Shimizu S-Pulse a new Manager, new staff and many new members!
Quite a lot of unknown factors to digest!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 62: New Shimizu S-Pulse “Paru” Mascot Cover in Shizuoka City!

A new manhole covers for Shizuoka City, a city replete with them, had been announced not long ago during a special event held on Aoba Street in Shizuoka City!

Among the mint covers on exhibition featured the unique one featuring Chi Maruko which has been installed behind Cenova Department Store in Aoi Ku!

Another featured the second, also unique, cover featuring Chibi Mariko which has been laid in front of the south exit of Shimizu JR Station in Shimizu Ku!

Finally another featured the brand new manhole cover depicting the Shimizu s-Pulse Soccer/Football Club Mascot, namely “Pru” or also “Paru San/Paru Chan”!
Now you must realize that Shimizu was a separate City not ong ago.
But Since it was merged into Shizuoka City under the name of Shimizu Ku (Shimizu Ward), the Shimizu S-Puse Soccer Club had to adopt a new official name, that is “Shizuoka Shimizu S-Puse” although fans call it so!

Now, where is it located, actually a bone of contention among citizens of our city as there is only installed.
Of all places it was laid at the corner of Gofuku Cho Street and Aoba Street in front of Mc Donald’s!
Now, the problem is that Mc Donald’s as far as I know is not a sponsor (yet) of Shimizu S-Pulse!
Accordingly citizens living in Shimizu Ward are not happy at all! Another imbroglio caused our dear mayor?

The new manhole cover!

“Paru San”!
Actually he has a girlfriend, so like for Chibi Maruko, we might expect another cover in Shimizu Ward with a different character!

Mount Fuji, of course!

A very ambivalent message as it literally means “Shizuoka, a Street of S-Pulse”!

Let’s hope we all see another soon come to light soon! LOL

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 61: Old and New Covers in Shimada City!

There are quite a feew so-called manhole covers to be discovered in the City of Shimada, old or new!
The fact that is also the locale of one of the most unusual matsuri/festivals in Japan as well as a city replete with history as it lies by the very wide Rive Oi, which served no less as a customs house city in Edo Period

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The first black and white old version of the Obi Festival held every three years in the center of Shimada City!

The same in its colored mint version displayed at the Shimada Waterworks Office!

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The second black version of the Obi Festival! It apparently does not exist as a colored mint!

The new oolored version of the Shimada Festival laid in 2019!

It is a unique cover which can be found along the main street north of the station about 10 minutes walk!

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The first black version of a rich lady being man-ported across the River Oi in the Edo Period!

The same in its colored mint version displayed at the Shimada Waterworks Office!

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The second version of the rich lady being man ported across the River Oi! A colored mint version apparently does not exist!

But like the Obi Festival a new version was laid down in 2019!

it is also unique and can be found at the entrance of the Horai Bridge!

Another unique manhole cover exists in Shimada City!

Only the center has been remodeled on a common cover to represent roses! Now, why roses?

It lies in front of the ice cream and souvenirs shop on the left and across from the Shimada Rose Hill Park!

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This common fire hydrant cover with a fire truck is prettyy common all over the prefecture and nation!

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The difference lies in the Shikada sigil/mark!

There are also decorated waterworks plaque including the Shimada sigil/mark!
Above is type 1!

Type 2!

Type 3!

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There also more old types such as the above fire hydrant cover!

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Check the Shimada sigi/mark!

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A valve cover!

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An old sewer cover with the Shimada sigil/mark!
Still looking around!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 60: Visit of Shizuoka City Waterworks!

The relatively new Shizuoka City Waterworks Office is a place to visit for all true manhole covers fans!
It does have quite a few surprises for you you must not miss!
It is located about 15~20 minutes form Shozuoka JR Station. Walk straight up Gofukucho Street then turn right onto Shichikencho Street. The Office is located on your right side beyond the crossroads between Shichikencho and Showa Streets.

But before entering the building carefully check its surrounding pavements!

You will discover three unique manhole covers labelled “Shizuoka City waterworks” all installed in a single row! First one!

Second one!

Third one!

You will also find just next to them the cover commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the death of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu in Sumpu City/now Shizuoka City (2nd version with a falcon and egg plants added)!

On the pavements and street nearby you will also find valve covers of two different sizes with Sumpu Castle on them!

And another utility cover!

Once past the entrance you will be welcomed by this sign!

Take the elevator! But get out at he third floor first!

Inside the elevator a sign will inform you that the Manhole cover card depicting Manga character Chibi Maruko is not available there but at the tourism Office located on the north side of Shimizu Station!

On the third floor proceed to your left!

Follow the arrows directing you to the desk where you can pick up a Shizuoka City manhole cover card!

It represents one (there are many types!) of the covers decorated with the City flower, the holluyhock/”Tachi Aoi/たち葵 in Japanese)!

With detailed information on the back!

Go back to the elevator and get out on the 6th floor!

You can’t miss the Shizuoka City Waterworks Display Room just in front of you!

Past the entrance!

You will find all kinds of artifacts displayed! take your time!

On that particular day they held an exhibition of drawings by local elementary pupils depicting themes based on water!

Bear in mind this is only a partial but very interesting display!

An ancient dragon waterspout!

The cover commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the death of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu in Sumpu City/now Shizuoka City (2nd version with a falcon and egg plants added)!

A cover (there three versions) with a “Matoi/纏”, firemen Festival flag pole and swallows/ one of the emblem birds of Shizuoka City!

The cover depicting the 400th Anniversary of the coming of Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu to Fuchu City before he changed its name to Sumpu City (now Shizuoka City)!

An ancient sewer pipe!

Now, you will not find this cover anywhere as it was never installed as it was discovered that the design made it slippery in case of rain! It has been replaced since then with a cover depicting three kingfisher fire rescue members!

the very recent covers depicting Chobi Maruko, the famous character of the manga of the same name created by an artist living in Shimiau Ku, Shizuoka City!

This unique cover can be found behind Cenova Department Store in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

This unique one can be found on the pavement by the north exit of Shimizu Station!

Have a nice day!

SHIZUOKA CITY WATERWORKS/静岡市上下水道局
420-0035, Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichikencho, 15-1
Opening hours: Monday~Friday, 08:30~17:30
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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 59: Kakegawa City!

Looking for manhole covers is comparatively an easy search as all types an be found in the vicinity of the JR Station near the south and north exits!

The Kakegawa City Castle (replica) colored cover can be found just outside on the right (coming out) of the North Exit!

The uncolored version comes in three sizes: large,…

medium,…

and small!

The small one compared to a valve cover!

small valve cover!

Water cistern cover!

Sewer cover. Note the central Kakegawa City sigil!

Another sewer cover!

Former rectangular fire hydrant cover type 1,…

type 2,…

type 3!

Bear in mind that these are the types for Kakegawa City/central kakegawa City as the city has grown very large indeed at the turn of the millennium when many villages such as Nissaka, Daito and others were merged in!
Expect more, then!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 58: Nissaka, the Station along the Tokaido Trail in Kakegawa City!

Nissaka/日坂 was the 26th Station along the Tokaido as depicted in the 53 Stations of the tokaido as depicted in the World famous Utagawa Hiroshige’s woodblock prints/Ukiyoe. Actually you v\can find them all at Th the Hiroshige Museum in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
For more information on that particular Ukiyoe/Woodblock Print check HERE!

Reaching the place is both complicated and easy.
Complicated when it comes to a tight schedule, but easy in concept!
Get off at Kakegawa Station (tokaido Line or Shinkansen Line), go out at South Exit and walk to the Bus Line Stop No 7 and borad a bus of the Higashiyaa Line/東山線. Keep inmind there are only less than a dozen buses a day which is why it is complicated. It costs only 300 yen as it is a community line. I advise you to get off at Nissaka/日坂!

The manhole covers are everywhere not to be missed!

The colored version!

The plain version!

Taking pictures of those manhole covers will take only a few minutes.
But remember that this was one important station of yore along the Tokaido Line that travelers used to walk around until the last years of Edo Period!

take the time to look at the old houses/inns of old and their names on wooden signs!

many of them are to the public to visit them at ease!

Some great pictures to take there as very few foreign tourists or residents have heard about the place nonetheless full of interest. Actually most Japanese tourists alight a couple of stops before to visit the celebrated local Shinto shrine!

i will definitely come again, not for the covers, beautiful as they might be, but to thoroughly explore the local culture and history!

Since I had about 40 minutes until the bus came back (bear in mind that the next one might have you wait two hours!) I took the opportunity to visit the only liquor shop in the village and sip a beer (directly from the can!) there while enjoying a great talk with the owner! Socialize with the locals and they will be only too happy to tell you more than expected!

No need to walk back to the Nissaka/日坂 bus as the next one, Shimomachi/下町 is right in front of the liquor shop!

Looking forward to the next visit!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 57: Old and New Toro Ruins Cover in Shizuoka City!

When sometime this year Shizuoka City decided to adorn the Suruga Office of the Shizuoka City Hall with an original colored sewer manhole cover, very few among the local media and even less among civil servants realized that the Toro Ruins (located in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City) were already featured on a rectangular manhole cover which can be seen here and there in the northern half of Shizuoka City and even near Shizuoka Railway Station!

Apart of the Toro Ruins it featured Mount Fuji, the Abe River and green tea fields!
Check HERE for more information on the Toro Ruins!

The new cover was first exhibited inside the Suruga Office of the Shizuoka City Hall!

Many visitors commented that it was one of the cutest in Japan!

The City came up with the nickname of “Torobe” for the “Toro Ruins Character”!

Shizuka City is famous for its strawberry fields located by the sea south of the Toro Ruins!

And Mount Fuji of course!

As it is on the pavement in front of the Suruga Office of Shozuoka City Hall!
Note it is the unique sole location!

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs CONSADOLE SAPPORO (August 17th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

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Shame.. Some people will have to take responsibility…
End of horror!
90+4′ Almost a ninth goal again but fans still encouraging!
90 + 3′ Almost a ninth goal!
Still the best fans in the world encouraging S-Pulse!
5 minutes of hell added! Corner kick for Consadole. Almost a ninth goal!

89′ GOAL! Eigth one given on a plate!
89′ Corner kick for Consadole.
88′ Almost the 8th goal!
83’Terrible display by umpire who first books Consadole’s forward for diving then changes the decision to give a free kick! GOAL! Thank you umpire!
78′ GOAL conceded after Umpire refused to give peanlty kick again!
S-Pulse never gave up but they made the work too easy for their opponents!
Back to the worst defense in Japan…
75′ GOAL! Another counter and easy goal!
73′ Another penalty kick refused!
72′ Consadole misses a fifth goal!
Taki in for Takeuchi.
70′ The luck is not with S-Pulse as a great heading hits the post!
69′ Almost an own goal by S-Pulse after another deadly counter!
67′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Wasted! Corner kick for S-Pulse.Almost ended in a fifth goal for Sapporo!
Iida in to end Tatsuta’s torture!
56′ The fourth goal finally came after another counter after another wasted chance!
54” the game is becoming disorderly. A cance missed by S-Pulse resulting in a dangerous counter. After that S-Pulse unlucky to not a penalty and Consadole once again missing a fourth goal!
3 chances taken out of four for Consadole!
47′ dangerous Consdaole’s attack ending in corner kick. GOAL! Another soft goal! Nightmare! Free header with tip for the drinks!
Dutra in for Kawai.
Kick off by Consadole.

S-Pulse was not dominated but they gave away two soft goals and made too many mistakes especially kaneko and Tasuta on the right side. We seem to be back to the old S-Pulse after some good results. The bench will have to contribute quickly or this will be hopeless especially with an umpire who does not protect players and forgets to use his eyes!
The first half finishes with another chance wasted as heading flies over the bar!
1 minute extra time. Game is becoming boring.
39′ Douglas misses an easy goal!
30′ GOAL! Another blunder leaves the goal open! Jay, the scorer who got booked for a brutality makes a gesture to the crowd but escapes booking!
18′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Great combination but ball flies above bar!
14′ GOAL! Series of blunders give away a goal to Sapporo! Idiotic!
11′ Douglas misses aq great opportunity
4′ Blunder by S-Pulse which could have been very dangerous!
kick off by Pulse.
Kick off at 18:03
Note that Tatsuta is playing instead of injured Elsinho.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 4Kazunori YOSHIMOTO
DF 25 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 8 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA
FW 17 Yosuke KAWAI
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 39 Takuo OKUBO
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW JUNIOR DUTRA
FW 20 Keita NAKAMURA

Team Manager: Yoshiyuki SHINODA

CONSADOLE SAPPORO

GK 25 Gu Sung Yun
DF 3 Ryosuke SHINDO
DF 20 KIM Min Tee
DF 5 Akito FUKUMORI
MF 19 Kosuke SHIRAI
MF 27 Takuma ARANO
MF 10 Hiroki MIYAZAWA
MF 4 Daiki SUGA
MF 9 Musashi SUZUKI
MF 18 CHANATHIP
FW 48 JAY

Substitutes:
GK 1 takanori SUGENO
DF 2 naoki ISHIKAWA
MF 7 LUCAS FERNANDES
MF 8 Kazuki FUKAI
MF 23 Yoshihiro NAKANO
MF 26 Ryota HAYASAKA
FW 13 Futo IWASAKI

Team Manager: PETRVIC

Referee: Yoshiro IMAMURA
Assistant Referee: Akane YAGI
Assistant Referee: Kentaro MATSUI
4th Official: Masaki TSURUOKA

17:30

S-Pulse has to continue their show of good form when tackling a nemesis of old today! It promises to be a tough encounter but S-Pulse have their chance!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 56: Sagara Cho! Old and new!

Sagara Cho is located in the south part of Makinohara City.
This is a bit confusing for newcomers as only recently Haibara Gun has been renamed Makinohara City while two districts, namely Yoshida Cho (Town) and Sagara Cho (Town) have still kept their names and some autonomy as Makinohara City has a Town Hall in both districts!

Talking of Sagara Town Hall, the staff and civil servants there not only are super friendly bu also proud of their culture and history! It is not big but even though they can provide you with pamphlets in three foreign languages!

Actually if you visit the Tourism Bureau inside the Town Hall the staff there will donate you a metal badge of their newest manhole cover if you can show them a photo of it!

There is actually only one sample of this new manhole cover i town. It is located along the main shopping street right from the bus stop, Sagara Eigyoujyou, the last stop of the Shizutetsu Highway Bus leaving from Shizuoka Cenova Store or Shizuoka Station (about two every hour, 80 minute-trip! Count 1,250 yen)!

You can’t miss it!

It commemorates the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Tanuma Okitsugu, the last Daimyo of the Sagara Domain.
Check his life and achievements on Wikipedia!

At the same time and in the same street you can discover real antiques!
This fire hydrant was installed in 1991!
I heard it is kept for the sake of culture but it is actually functioning!

Since it would not be easy to find for fire trucks especially at night the City had the word “水?Water” painted on the road!

An older common type fire hydrant cover but with the sigil of Sagara Cho!

Another one found everywhere with only “水/Water” sigil!

A large sewer manhole cover with the Shizuoka Prefecture map sigil!

A small valve cover with the Sagara Cho sigil!

Another one with the same sigil!

Time to say good by and take the bus back to Shizuoka City!

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So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs MATSUMOTO YAMAGA (August 10th 2019) LIVE COVERAGE!

Shimizu S- Pulse 1 Matsumoto Yamaga 0

Finally Broke the fortress! GReat win!
Musaka in for Kaneko.
7 minutes extra time.
Dutra in for Kawai.
85′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Headed away.
73′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Tatsuta in for Elsinho. Inconclusive. But following Matsukto’s attack dangerous! Great save again by Nishibe!
Elsinho yellow carded.
66′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Inconclusive.
57′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Hit the post!
55′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse.
49′ Great cycle kick by Douglas. Corner kick. Wasted.
46′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
2nd half kick off by Matsumoto.

Half Time: S-Pulse leads by 1 goal. First quarter dominated by Matsumoto who nonetheless created few real chances. S-Pulse dominated more or less the rest of the time but created only a couple of clear chances. S-Pulse will have to up the tempo and score a second goal quickly against a mainly defensive team!
1 minute extra time.
40′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
37′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
26′ Two very dangerous attacks by s-Pulse!
Matsubara yellow carded. Slightly incomprehensible…
18” Corner kick for S-Pulse. GOAL! Fumble by Keeper! Douglas scores!
17′ Dangerous free kick for SPulse. Barely kicked away by Matsumoto!
15′ Dangerous action by Matsumoto but poor kick over the bar!
Corner kick again for Matsumoto. Wasted.
2′ Corner kick for Matsumoto. Corner kick again. Third corner kick. Fourth corner kick. Inconclusive but Matsumoto is pressing!
Kick off by S-Pulse.
Kick off at 18:03

Note that JUNIOR DUTRA is still on the bench!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 18 ELSINHO
DF 4Kazunori YOSHIMOTO
DF 25 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 RENATO AUGUSTO
MF 8 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 16 Kenta NISHIZAWA
FW 17 Yosuke KAWAI
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 39 Takuo OKUBO
DF 2 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW JUNIOR DUTRA
FW 20 Keita NAKAMURA

Team Manager: Yoshiyuki SHINODA

MATSUMOTO YAMAGA

GK 1 tatsuya MORITA
DF 5 Tomoki IMAI
DF 4 Masaki IIDA
DF 41 Hiroki MIZUMOTO
MF 3 Hayuma TANAKA
MF 6 Ibuki FUJITA
MF 14 PAULINO
MF 42 Ryo TAKAHASHI
MF 8 SERGINO
MF20 taro SUGIMOTO
FW 50 Toyofumi SAKANO

Substitutes:
GK 16 Tomohiko MURAYAMA
DF 2 Nobuhisa URATA
DF 39 Toshiya TAKAGI
MF 35 Masaki MIYASAKA
MF 25 Yamato MACHIDA
MF 9 Hiroyuki TAKASAKI
FW 11 Tyo NAGAI

Team Manager: Yasuharu SORIMACHI

Referee: Masuya UEDA
Assistant Referee:Osamu NOMURA
Assistant Referee: Tomokazu TAJIRI
4th Official: Akihiro TAKEDA

17:30

S-Pulse has to confirm their splendid last Saturday’s in Yokohama to hope to move further the table and nearer this year’s goal! But today’s opponents, Matsumoto Yamaga, in spite of their low ranking have one of the best defenses in Japan and will come with a packed half! Let’s hope that S-Pulse finds the way to the goal as early as possible!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

The Hidden Gems of Japan!