SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs KASHIWA REYSOL (August, 13th, 2017) Live Coverage!

Shimizu S-Pulse players’ entry!

Stay with us with the live report of the J1 League game (Game 22, return match) played in Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City between Shimizu S-Pulse and one of the top teams in the J1 League, Kashiwa Reysol!

After the incredible comeback last Wednesday against the then leaders of the J1 League Kashiwa Reysol will not take that game lightly. We are in for a cracker!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 4 KANU
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Ryo TaKEUCHI
MF 22 Takuma EDAMURA
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
MF 44 FREIRE
MF 24 Chikashi MASUDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

KASHIWA REYSOL
GK 23 Kosuke NAKAMURA
DF 13 Ryuta KOIKE
DF 4 Shinnosuke NAKATANI
DF 5 Yuta NAKAYAMA
DF 3 YUN Suk Young
MF 7 Hidekazu OTANI
MF 6 Yusuke KOBAYASHI
MF 8 Kosuke TAKETOMI
MF 14 Junya ITO
FW 9 CHRISTIANO
FW 20 RAMON LOPES

Substitutes:
GK 1 Kazushige KIRIHATA
DF 2 Jiro KAMATA
DF 26 Taiyo KOGA
MF 37 Hajime HOSOGAI
MF 28 Ryoichi KURISAWA
MF 10 Yuki OTSU
FW 19 Hiroto NAKGAWA

Head Coach Takahiro SHIMOTAIRA

Referee: Masuya UEDA
Assistant Referee: Kazushiro MIYAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Masahiro HORIKOSHI
4th Official: Daisuke SAKURAI

Kick off scheduled at 18:03

0′ Kick off by Shimizu s-Pulse
1′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Barely punched away by Reysol keeper!
3′ Dangerous counter attack by Reysol but shot wide above bar!
5′ Free kick for Reysol 35 meters away. Headed wide past left post.
7′ Reysol better organised than S-Pulse so far.
8′ Good double action which forces two saves from goal keeper!
16′ match getting a bit dull.
19′ Great chance wasted by Hasegawa alone in front of goalkeeper!
20′ Great save point blank by SPulse keeper who parries away great heading!
21′ very dangerous cross by S-Pulse!
24′ Shot wide over Reysol’s bar by Duke!
29′ S-Pulse creates a half chance but the final execution is too imprecise!
32′ Free kick for S-Pulse 23 meters from goal in far right. Aborted by off-side.
34′ Dangerous center kick by Reysol ending in corner kick. Inconclusive.
37′ Very dangerous S-Pulse long rang shot barely pushed into corner kick! Wasted.
39′ Reysol becoming rough.
40′ Left corner kick for Reysol. barely saved by a SPulse leg!
45′ GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Kashiwa Reysol 1
A unfavourable rebound by the Reysol defense and a blunder by the S-Pulse defense gives away a silly goal a bit against the run of play well taken by Reysol’s Ito!
HALF TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Kashiwa Reysol 1

A first half time very unequal, exciting at times, dull the rest.
Reysol took well a gifted goal a bit against the run of play.
S-Pulse will have to show more precision and sharpness if they want to wrest away this disappointing. Will Reysol play safely or press S-Pulse?
See you in the second half!

46′ Kick off by Reysol.
Very dangerous center kick by Reysol!
Reysol getting rough again…
48′ GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Reysol 2
Christiano takes full advantage of poor covering by the S-Pulse defense to slide the ball past a S-Pulse goal Keeper
GOAL!
49′ Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Reysol 2
Quick attack by S-Pulse ends up with Kanata beating the Reysol keeper with a neat shot across the goal!
52′ Splendid long-range effort by S-Pulse barely parried into corner kick! Inconclusive and very dangerous Reysol counter attack!
53′ Corner kick for Reysol.
57′ The S-Pulse defense again almost gifting a goal!
59′ Kitagawa in For Duke for S-Pulse.
62′ Very dangerous center rolling in front of S-Pulse goal. Corner Kick.
Inconclusive.
63′ GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Reysol 3
This time Reysol took advantage of S-Pulse poor defense with YUN Suk Young slotting an easy goal in!
67′ Reysol dominating.
68′ S-Pulse falling back into their bad habits playing in a handkerchief.
Murata in for Edamura for S-Pulse.
74′ Good attack by S-Pulse but heading over the bar.
Masuda in for Kaneko
78′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Headed away
79! GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Reysol 4
On the counter attack Christiano finds himself alone in front of goal and doesn’t make a mistake!
81′ Dangerous free kick for Reysol. Headed away.
82′ S-Pulse slowly disappearing from the game…
83′ Poor finish again by S-Pulse.
Hosogai for Otani for Reysol.
89′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Poor finish that epitomizes the day for S-Pulse.
Nakagawa in for Nakatani for Reysol.
90′ Corner kick for Reysol. Punched away.

FULL TIME
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Kashiwa REysol 4

A game to forget for S-Pulse!
Reysol took their last chance during the first half and had only to control the game in the second half taking S-Pulse flat footed almost at will, especially on the left side.
Reysol was clinical and mature, S-Pulse was febrile and childish.
More was hoped from the Shimizu guys after the incredible win last Wednesday.
Tired legs?
Let’s hope for a better show next game!
The season is still not safely away!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 48: New Rescue Kinghishers Cover in Shizuoka City!

A couple of years ago the Shizuoka City Fire Department adopted a new logo you can now see on all their vehicles, ambulances included.

The “birds” are kingfishers, the emblem birds of Shizuoka City!

SN3O0583

The first kingfisher is a fire fighter, the second one a rescue team member and the third one a mdeic with the ambulance services!

SN3O0580

A new manhole cover was created at the same time bearing the fire fighter kingfisher ut it was never used as it was found too slippery in wet conditions!

Finally in July this year the new design appeared in the streets of Shizuoka City!
Note that this particular manhole cover is used only over fire hydrants and the yellow circle has been painted around it to make it easier to find at night!

A very colorful design, indeed!

The fire fighter!

The rescue team member!

The ambulanceman/medic!

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Manhole Covers in Shizuoka Prefecture 47: Shuzenji in Izu City

Shuzenji used to be a town of its own before a lot of towns and cities were merged at the end of the last Century and at the beginning f the present one.
It makes things confusing in some places and Shuzenji is a case in point. It is now part of the new City called Izu (not to be confused with Izu no Kuni City!)!
Accordingly two types of logos on manhole covers will be found in the streets and pavements, taht of Shuzenji and that of Izu City!

The above plaque has the logo of Shuzenji!

This small water valve cover also bears the Shuzenji logo!

Now, this is the large modern manhole covers with the new logo of Izu City and irises found all over the new City regardless of its ancient history!

This water valve bears the new Izu City logo!

On the other hand this older valve is a hot spring natural hot water access valve!

Good hunting!

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs CEREZO OSAKA (August, 9th, 2017) Live Coverage!

Entry of the Shimizu S-Pulse players!

Stay with us with the live report of the J1 League game played in Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City between Shimizu S-Pulse and the current leaders of the League, Cerezo Osaka!

The local firefighters in charge of watering the ground!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 4 KANU
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 22 takuma Edamura
MF 20 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 30 Sho KANEKO
MF 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
MF 44 FREIRE
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 50 Yuta TAKI
FW 46 Jin HIRATSUKA

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

CEREZO OSAKA
GK 21 KIM Jin Hyeon
DF 5 Yusuke TANAKA
DF 14 Yusuke MARUHASHI
DF 15 Yasuki KIMOTO
DF 22 Matej JONJIC
MF 6 SOUZA
MF 10 Hotaru YAMAGUCHI
MF 16 Kota MIZUNUMA
MF 24 Kazuya YAMAMURA
FW 8 Yoshihiro KAKITANI
FW 9 Kenyu SUGIMOTO

Substitutes:
GK 27 Kenta TANNO
DF 2 Riku MATSUDA
DF 23 Tatsuya YAMASHITA
MF 7 Kunimitsu SEKIGUCHI
MF 17 Takaki FUKUMITSU
MF 26 Daichi AKIYAMA
FW 11 RICARDO SANTOS

Head Coach YOON Jong Hwan

Referee: Takuto OKABE
Assistant Referee: Shuichi MAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Yoshihito HAYASHI
4th Official: Takeshi SUHARA

Nihondaira Stadium in the sunset!

Kick off at 19:03!

0′ Kick off by Shimizu s– Pulse
4′ Teams take no real risk yet.
6′ dangerous attack on right flank by Cerezo inside the box. Goalkeeper catches safely weak shot.
8′ Corner kick obtained by MITCHELL DUKE. Two dangerous center kicks bring nothng
Cerezo counter attack ends wit shot wide over the bar.
12′ chance goes begging for S-Pulse with ball stolen by defense inside the box.
17′ dangerous center kick into the box by S-Pulse. Goalkeeper catches it neatly.
19′ Kaneko creates his own great chance but his kick flies high over the bar from a mere 10 meters!
22′ Corner for Cerezo.
GOAL! Cerezo Osaka 1 Shimizu s-Pulse 0!
Controversial goal at best after a mess inside the box. The umpires have a long talk but the goal by Kazuya YAMAMURA is in!
Protests going on!
26′ The game is becoming a bit crazy on both sides!
29′ center kick by S-Pulse.
30′ S-Pulse Ryo TAKESHI yellow-Carded for dangerous tackle from behind.
32′ Dangerous free kick for Cerezo 25 meters away far left. GOAL!
Cerezo 2 Shimizu S-Pulse 0
S-Pulse completely outfoxed by Yasuki KIMOTO’s heading!
35′ Very dangerous attack by S-Pulse inside box. Ball barely saved into corner kick.
Great center kick but heading trickles past far post!
38′ Dangerous center resulting in corner kick for Cerezo Heading over the bar!
39′ S-Pulse attacking!
Other chance for S-Pulse going begging with poor shot over the bar!
Poor finishing is costing S-Pulse a lot! on the other hand Cerezo is always dangerous on their few counter attacks!
45 + 1′ Corner kick for Cerezo! Inconclusive.

Half-time Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Cerezo Osaka 2

Teams almost equally shared possession and chances but Cerezo proved why they are top of the League with clinical finishes.
On the other hand S-Pulse although plying wider than usual showed disappointing finish with poor shots from very near their target.
The second half might prove a long road for the locals as Cerezo can afford to see things coming to them!

46′ Kick off by S-Pulse.
First attack catching S-Pulse cold. Ball hits the near post!
47′ GOAL disallowed!
Great heading by Hasegawa!
48′ Penalty kick for S-Pulse!
GOAL! Kaneko slots it in calmly!
S-Pulse 1 Cerezo 2
52′ The game is alive with both creating dangerous chances1
55′ S-Pulse is at last taking risks!
57′ Unfortunately S-Pulse is slowing down.
60′ Long range shot finds a corner for S-Pulse!
GOAL! S-Pulse 2 Cerezo 2
Kitagawa catches a flat-footed Cerezo defense with a long and sharp shot along the ground inside the far post!
62′ Rokutan saves S-Pulse with a great parry of a ball that went into his right corner of its goal!
63′ S-Pulse is suddenly piling on the pressure!
65′ Daichi Akiyama comes in for SOUZA for Cerezo.
Cerezo goal keeper barely parries off a shot into his to corner from Hasegawa!
67′ shot wide of its mark from Cerezo.
68′ Free kick for Cerezo 35 meters almost in front. Inconclusive.
73′ GOAL!
Shimizu s-Pulse 3 Cerezo 2
Incredible! Trick goal by Kitagawa on a center kick by Matsubara!
What’s going on!
Fans screaming in delight!
74′ RICARDO coming in for MATEJ JONJIC for Cerezo.
77′ S-Pulse shot off a great center just past far post!
7(‘ Great attack by MICHELL DUKE.
80′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
How did that ball didn’t get in? S-Pulse threatening Cerezo!
83′ Free kick in front of S-Pulse goal. KANU yellow-carded for dissent!
Shoot going barely past far post!
87′ FREIRE in for HASEGAWA.
Cerezo getting desperate with poor shot flying over the bar.
Yuta TAKI in for KANEKO.
89′ Corner kick for Cerezo.
Heading dangerously past far post!
Murata in for Kitagawa.
90 + 1′ Dangerous free kick for Cerezo, almost a forwarded corner kick. Inconclusive.
90 + 3’ S-Pulse surviving by the skin of their teeth!
Incredible! Cerezo misses from 5 meters!

FULL TIME: Shimizu SPULSE 3 CEREZO OSAKA 2

Just incredible!
Coming back from a 2-nil losing first half and inflicting no less than three goals into the J1 League leader!
A result that will send shivers all over Japan!

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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs GAMBA OSAKA (July, 8th, 2017)

Shimizu S-Pulse fans on fire!

Very loud Gamba Osaka fans!

Today, Saturday, July 8th sees Shimizu S-Pulse welcoming one of the bigwigs of the J1 Leagure, namely Gamba Osaka at Nihondaira Stadium in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
Tough, tough game! Let’s hope hope that S-Pulse will push themselves to new limits!

mitchell Duke at practice!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 4 KANU
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 22 Takuma EDAMURA
MF 19 MITCHELL DUKE
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKAGIWA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
MF 44 FREIRE
MF 14 Gakuto NOTSUDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Head Coach: Shinji KOBAYASHI

GAMBA OSAKA
GK 1 Masaaki HIGSHIGUCHI
DF 22 OH Jae suk
DF 2 Genta MIURA
DF 3 FABIO
DF 33 Ryo HATSUSE
MF 8 Yosuke IDEUCHI
MF 7 Yasuhito ENDO
MF 25 Jungo FUJIMOTO
MF 39 Jin IZUMISAWA
MF 10 Shu KURATA
FW 13 Hiroto GOYA Substitutes:
GK 18 Yosuke FUJIGAYA
DF 4 Hiroki FUJIHARU
DF 6 KIM Jungya
FW 9 ADENILSON
FW 20 Shun NAGASWA
FW 53 Shuhei AKASAKI
Head Coach: Kenta HASEGAWA

Referee: Jumpei IIDA
Assistant Referee: Toshiyuki NAGI
Assistant Referee: Jun MIHARA
4th Official: Shuichi MAJIMA

Great pageant before kick off!

Kick off at 18:03 (Japan time)

The teams and the last ceremony before the start!

0′ Kick off by Gamba
2′ Round of observation…
11′ lack of precision from both teams.
12′ First shot at goal by S-Pulse easily caught by keeper.
14′ Weak shot at goal by S-Pulse.
17′ Great shot by Mitchell Duke just past the left post!
18′ Domination by Gamba.
21′ A few hard tackles by booth teams.
22′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
23′ Scramble inside Gamba box. Last shot parried easily.
24′ Corner kick for Gamba. Headed away.
25′ Free kick for Gamba 30 meters in front of goal! Shot wide of left post.
26′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Poorly executed.
31′ Very dangerous shot by S-Pulse barely repulsed into corner by great save from Gamba Keeper.
GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Gamba 0!
Easy tap in by Ko Matsubara near far post completely unmarked on corner kick from Right of Gamba goal.
32′ Goal disallowed to S-Pulse for offside following free kick 33 meters from box!
33′ Shot wide by S-Pulse dominating.
34′ Shot by Mitchell Duke parried by Keeper!

40’GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Gamba 0
The third attempt was the right one! Scramble inside box before Shoma KAMATA heads in an easy goal!
42′ One more shot at goal by S-Pulse heavily dominating.
Additional time: 1 minute.

HALF TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 2 GAMBA OSAKA 0

Noticeable change of strategy by a suddenly refreshed S-Pulse with a new-look attack.
Gamba unusually timorous in their attacks while S-Pulse has been playing wider than before with immediate results.
Poor attitude from Gamba fans booing their own team.
All in all, S-Pulse deserved their lead against Gamba who didn’t have a single shot at goal.
Now, can S-Pulse achieve the surprise of the day?

45′ Second half kick off by S-Pulse.
Yasuhito ENDO substitued by Shun NAGASWA for Gamba.
48′ Very dangerous S-Pulse shot after free kick clearance. Corner Kick.
Barely headed away.
49′ Dangerous attack by FUJIMOTO of Gamba which forces ROKUTAN to make great save!
53′ pressure by Gamba which earns a corner kick.
53′ Corner kick for Gamba. Inconclusive.
56′ Dangerous attack by Gamba but poorly executed center kick.
57′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
Followed by very dangerous counter attack by Gamba who completely wastes it away!
58′ Dangerous free kick for Gamba from 25 meters right of S-Pulse box. Cleared away.
59′ Corner kick for S-Pulse after excellent attack. Volley wide over the bar.
61′ Gamba hit S-Pulse right post!
Corner kick. Cleared away.
Shota KANEKO substitued by Koya KITAGWA for S-Pulse.
66′ Great attack by S-Pulse but poor final shot wide over the bar.
68′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
Corner kick again.
Mitchell Duke’s heading just past far post!
69′ very dangerous center kick by Gamba with final heading just past right post!
Jun IZUMISAWA substitued by ADENILSON for Gamba.
Gamba players warned for rough play.
70′ Dangerous heading over the bar by Gamba.
77′ Heavy pressure by Gamba which forces again a great save by ROKUTAN!
81′ Sustained pressure by Gamba. S-Pulse tiring.
Kazuya KURATA substituting Mitchell DUKE.
86′ More pressure from Gamba.
88′ Gamba getting desperate.
Yuu HASEGAWA substituted by FREIRE.
3 minutes additional time.
90′ + 1′ S-Pulse throwing their bodies in defense.
FULL TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Gamba Osaka 0!!!!!!

Shimizu S-Pulse which showed a totally different approach and a new look attack deserved their win although the result might look a little flattering after the heavy pressure soaked in during the second half, but Gamba disappointed.
It seems at last that the future is bright for S-Pulse

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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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, 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

SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs VENTFORET KOFU (June, 25th, 2017)

Today Sunday, June 25th 2017 sees Shimizu S-Pulse playing against Ventforet Kofu for the J-League 1 at Nihondaira Stadium in Shizuoka City, Shimizu Ku!

The “game of fear” for both teams whose win will open a safety gap with the relegation zone or defeat that will mean tight fights every Sunday until the end of the season!

Today’s opponents are almost neighbors as they come from Yamanashi Prefecture!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 4 KANU
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 22 Takuma EDAMURA
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
MF 8 TIAGO ALVES
FW 9 CHONG Tese

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKIGAWA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Manager: Shinji KOBAYASHI

VENTFORET KOFU
GK 23 Hiroki OKA
DF 5 Ryo SHINZATO
DF 3 Hiroto HATAO
DF 6 EDER LIMA
MF 16 Masaru MATSUHASHI
MF 8 Ryohei ARAI
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 21 OLIVER BOZANIC
MF 27 Shohei ABE
FW 13 Akihito KAWAMOTO
FW 9 WILSON

Substitutes:
GK 31 Kosuke OKANISHI
DF 4 Hideomi YAMAMOTO
MF 2 Toshio SHIWAKAWA
MF 28 Yuki HASHIZUME
MF 40 Shohei OGURA
FW 14 Yusuke TANAKA
FW 29 JUNIOR BARROS

Manager: Tatsuma YOSHIDA

Referee: Masuya UEDA
Assistant Ref: Seiichi KANAI
Assistant Ref: Yusuke SEINO
4th Official: Noriyuki SUZUKI

Well, well, I discovered that the pitch is full natural grass of the best quality!
Really impressive!

18:03 Kick off by Shimizu S-Pulse!
3′ Teams taking no risks. Both playing inside a handkerchief.
5′ Dangerous center kick by Kofu flying out left of Shizmizu goal.
7′ Slight domination by S-Pulse.
9′ Dangerous center kick by S-Pulse from the right side.
10′ Shot wide over the bar by Shimizu.
12′ Dangerous center from the left side by Kofu.
13′ Very dangerous pass by Duke inside Kofu box. Corner kick for S-Pulse. Poorly executed.
17′ Pressure by Kofu.
18′ Weak shot past post by S-Pulse.
22′ Very dangerous attack by Shimizu but last pass is intercepted.
26′ Dangerous 3 successive shots at goal by S-Pulse.
27′ Dangerous action by Kofu ended with a very wide shot.
28′ Both teams rivaling in clumsiness.
29′ Corner Kick for Kofu. Poor execution.

34′ Center kick by S-Pulse easily cleard by Kofu defense.
42′ Dangerous attack by S-Pulse

Half time score: Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Ventforet Kofu 0
Insipid first half played by two teams paralyzed by the stakes of this game of fear. Both teams playing in a handkerchief and daring not widen their attacks.
A total draw by any means!

45′ Kick off by Kofu
45′ Dangerous attack initiated by Duke.
45′ Very dangerous counter attack by S-Pulse barely cleared into corner. The ball hit the far post! First real scoring chance of the day!
46′ Silly yellow card against Tiago ALVES who interferes with a free kick!
47′ unbelievable miss by S-Pulse! So close! All by himself in front of the goal! Heading over the bar from a couple of meters!
56′ Free kick for S-Pulse 27 meters left of the box. Easily caught by Kofu keeper.
57′ Heading by Kofu easily caught by S-Pulse keeper.
58′ Free kick for S-Puise from 27 meters right of the box. Great heading but oo straight to beat Kofu keeper!
62′ Left corner kick for S-Pulse.
GOAL! Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Ventforet Kofu 0
Ball headed down by Kanu and slotted in by Hroshi FUTAMI past far post.
63′ Shot wide of goal by Kofu.
67′ Yusuke TANAKA substituting OLIVER BOZANIC and JUNIOR BARROS substituting Akito KAWAMOTO for Kofu.
68′ Shota KANEKO substituting TIAGO ALVES for S-Pulse.
71′ Fee kick for Kofu 28 meters left of box. Cleared into corner kick, S-Pulse throwing their bodies to save he day!
73′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Poorly executed.
74′ Free kick for Kofu 40 meters from box resulting in corner kick. Easily cleared. But Kofu keeps on the pressure!
Koya KITAGAWA substituting Takuma EDAMURA for S-Pulse.
79′ S-Pulse soaking of pressure.
Dangerous center kick by Kofucleard in extremis by S-Pulse defense. S-Pulse surviving by the skin of their teeth! Corner kick. Barely cleared.
Yuki HASHIZUME substituting Shohei ABE for Kofu.
Corner kick for Kofu. Barely cleared again.
82′ Fee kick for Kofu 24 meters left of the box. Cleared away.
86′ Game becoming really crazy!
88′ S-Pulse surrendering their midfield.
5 minutes extra time!
90′ + 2′ Dangerous free kick for Kofu 33 meters right of the box. Twice cleared off by desperate SPulse defense!

Final whistle!
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Ventforet Kofu 0

At long last the first home win of the season!
Barely deserved by S-Pulse who once again threatened to falter in the closing minutes.
S-Pulse will still have to widen their play in the future.
Let’s hope it will be the start of a better season, though!

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

SHIMIZU S-PULSE: vs FC TOKYO (June, 4th, 2017)

Today Sunday, June 4th 2017 sees Shimizu S-Pulse playing against FC Tokyo for the J-League 1 at Nihondaira Stadium in Shizuoka City, Shimizu Ku!

Quite a few fans for Tokyo, all in blue and red!

And of course plenty of fans supporting Shimizu S-Pulse in their orange jerseys! After all, Shizuoka (and Shimizu) is the land of oranges! They even make orange Craft Beers here!

Live music before the game!

TODAY’S SQUADS:

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoma KAMATA
DF 16 Taisuke MURAMATSU
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 20 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 22 Takuma EDAMURA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 8 TIAGO ALVES
FW 19 MITCHELL DUKE

Substitutes:
GK 21 Toru TAKIGAWA
DF 4 KANU
DF Takahiro IIDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Manager: Shinji KOBAYASHI

FC TOKYO:
GK 33 Akihiro HAYASHI
DF 2 Sei MUROYA
DF 3 Masato MORISHIGE
DF 4 Kazunori YOSHIMOTO
DF 6 Kosuke OTA
MF 8 Yojiro TAKAHAGI
MF 37 Kento HASHIMOTO
MF 13 Yoshito OKUBO
MF 23 Shoya NAKAJIMA
FW 20 Ryoichi MAEDA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Takuo OKUBO
DF 5 Yuichi MARUYAMA
DF 22 Yuhei TOKUNAGA
MF 7 Takuji YONEMOTO
MF 10 Yohei KAJIYAMA
MF 15 Kensuke NAGAI
FW 9 PETER UTAKA

Manager: Yoshiyuki SHINODA

Referee: Masaaki TEMOTO
Assistant Ref: Toru SAGARA
Assistant Ref: Masahiro HORIKOSHI
4th Official: Hiroki KATSUMATA

Teams warming up!

Mitchell Duke at Practice!

Shimizu S–Pulse kids preparing their entry!

Kickoff at 13:03!
Strong wind sweeping ground from left to right!

Teams making their entrance!

The teams!

2′ Teams feeling each other.
3′ Free kick 30 meters away from goal for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
4′ Free kick 25 meters in front of goal for S-Pulse. Wasted over the bar.
7′ Free kick 24 meters from right for S-Pulse. Wasted again over the bar!
10′ Very dangerous S-Pulse combimation ending in aggravation!
S-Pulse dominating beginning of the game.
14′ Free kick for FC Tokyo 35 meters in front of box. Wasted away past left post.
16′ Free kick again for FC Tokyo 35 meters from box. Very dangerous! Punched away in-extremis by goal keeper! Shot speeding past left post!
19′ S-Pulse Shirasaki substituted by Kitagawa.

21′ Game speeding up with both teams trying hard to find the chink. A bit untidy from both sides.
26′ very dangerous cross rolling in front of Tokyo goal!
32′ Free kick 22 meters from right of S-Pulse box. Inconclusive.
But! Loose S-Pulse defense allows long shot barely parried by S-Pulse goal keeper!
34′ Strong pressure from S-Pulse.
35′ Shot wide of Tokyo goal.
37′ Dangerous cross in front of S-Pulse goal!
41′ Strong pressure inside FC Tokyo box!
44′ Late pressure by FC Tokyo.

Half Time: Shimizu S-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 0

Shimizu S-Pulse dominated in long periods but lacked the last touch. FC Tokyo had less chances but two of them could have brought a goal.
Shimizu S-Pulse will have to be more inventive in the secon half. FC Tokyo should be content lurking for a chance.

47′ Early pressure by S-Pulse.
48′ Corner kick earned by Duke for S-Pulse. Wasted away.
54′ Free kick for S-Pulse 35 meters from box. Wasted away!
56′ very dangerous and confuse situation in front of S-Pulse goal!
57′ Free kick for Tokyo near box. Wasted.

9 Peter Utaka substituting 20 Ryouchi Ueda for Tokyo
60′ Shot wide off Tokyo goal.
61′ Tokyo wasting chance in front of S-Pulse goal!
Corner kick. Inconclusive.
64′ Shot at goal past right post for S-Pulse!
67′ free kick 40 meters from bx for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
Quick counter attack by Tokyo >>> GOAL! by 13 Yoshito Okubo

Shimizu S-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 1

68′ Free kick for Tokyo 35 meters from S-Pulse box. Headed away
11 Kazuya Murata substituting 22 Takuma Eadamura for S-Pulse
73′ Heavy pressure by okyo.
75′ Corner kick for Tokyo. Inconclusive.
76′ Free kick for S-Pulse 40 meter from box. Headed just over the bar!
80′ Dangerous free kick on the edge of the box for S-Pulse. Completely wasted away!
82′ Shot wide off S-PUlse goal by Tokyo.
18 Yu Hasegawa substituting 7 Mitsunari Musaka for SPulse.
83′ GOAL!
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 2
Poor S-Pulse defense allows free header for 13 Yoshito Okubo.
85′ Shot wide off Tokyo goal by S-Pulse.
7 Takuji Yonemoto substituting 23 Shoya Nakajima for Tokyo.
89′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Easily caught by Tokyo goal keeper.

90′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
15 Kensuke Kanai substituting 38 Keigo Higashi for Tokyo.

Final score: Shimizu S-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 2

It costing me no end to admit it but FC Tokyo deserve their win for showing more finishing power than S-Pulse who once again wasted so much possession playing too small and forgetting simple tactics such as overlapping by backs.
It is going to be along road this year for a S-Pulse fan!

Now, we will have to fight back to stay in J1 League!
C’mon, guys!

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!