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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs CONSADOLE SAPPORO (August 25th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 CONSADOLE SAPPORO 2

Full Time: S-Pulse loses the game of blunders! Disappointing!

90 + 1′ Great cross from S-Pulse but Hasegawa’s heading direct into Keeper’s hands. Corner Kick for S-Pulse.
Hasegawa in for Ishige.
S-Pulse is throwing everything but their game is too predictable…
84′ Pulse is losing a game of blunders…
78′ Free kick for Consadole 30 meters in front of S-Pulse’s goal. Wasted.
Arano for Tokura for Consadole.
77′ Great cross by S-Pulse but heading straight into keeper’s hands!
73′ GOAL! Blunder by S-Pulse leaving way to easy goal!
Crislan in for Kitagawa for S-Pulse.
Ono in for Consadole.
70′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
67′ Great counter by S-Pulse finished with poor kick.
66′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
Miyakoshi for Fukumori for Consadole.
56′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Dangerous but inconclusive.
Douglas yellow carded.
53′ Corner kick for Consadole.
48′ Corner kick for Consadole. Inconclusive.
Kick off by S-pulse.

Half time: A strange game with two strange goals. S-Pulse created some great chances but were a bit lax in defense. They can do better!
2 minutes additional time.
43′ Dangerous attack by Consadole with last heading just past left post!
34′ free kick for Consadole like a short corner kick. GOAL! A strange goal after the free kick beat everybody before MIyazawa somehow headded the goal in in spite of Rokutan’s retrieval!
Consadole yellow carded.
27′ Great effort by Douglas pushed into corner kick.
23′ Free kick for Consadole 28 meters away. Wasted away.
22′ Dangerous counter by S-Pulse but Kitagawa cannot reach Douglas’ cross!
20′ Golden chance missed by S-Pulse with a desperate save by Consadole Keeper. Corner kIck for S-Pulse. GOAL! Consadole’s defender concedes own goalunder fafreire’s pressure!
14′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse with a little aggro! Directly to the goal keeper.
10′ Early domination by Consodale who earn another corner kick. Headed out.
7′ Dangerous free kick for Consadole 25 meters in front of goal! Completely missed!
4′ Corner kick for Consadole.Cleared away but followed by Consadole’s counter with last shot dangerously over the baar!
4′ Great chance past left post for S-Pulse after Consadole’s defense bkunder!

Kick off by Consadole

Very strong wind after a very hot day!

Freire is back after suspension. Tatsuta is still absent due to national duty.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 15 Akihiro HYODO
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

CONSADOLE SAPPORO

GK 25 GU Sung Yun
DF 35 Ryosuke SHINDO
DF 20 KIM Min Tae
DF 5 Akito FUKUMORI
MF 26 Ryota HAYASAKA
MF 8 Kazuki FUKAI
MF 10 Hiroki MIYAZAWA
MF 19 Kosuke SHIRAI
FW 14 Yoshiaki KOMAI
MF 9 Ken TOKURA
FW 48 JAY

Substitutes:
GK 1 Takanori SUGENO
DF 15 Naoya KIKUCHI
MF 27 Takuma ARANO
MF 44 Shinji ONO
MF 13 Yoshihiro UCHIMURA
MF 31 Takumi MIYAYOSHI
FW 38 Daiki SUGA

Team Manager: PETROVIC

Referee: Yusuke ARAKI
Assistant Referee: Takanori IIDA
Assistant Referee: Hisashi NAKAI
4th Official: Yuki NODA

18:oo

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Consadole Sapporo fro far away in Hokkaido Island!
Shimizu A-Pulse is in sore need of a victory. Let’s hope for as exciting a game as last Sunday!

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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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-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

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs V-VAREN NAGASAKI (, April 11th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

Shimizu S-Pulse 0 V-Varen Nagasaki 1

Full time. Poor game, poor execution, S-Pulse, where have you gone? Isolated booings in the deafening silence…

45+2′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Corner.
Additional time, 4 minutes.
The game is slowly petering out…
Maeda for Nakahara for Nagasaki.
S-Pulse create beginnings of actions but something always seems to send things to rust… Anoother great occsion missed by S-Pulse!
83′ Corner for Nagasaki. Yoneda for Nakamura for Nagasaki. Corner wasted away.
Frustrating game…
Kitagawa for Kaneko.
77′ Corner for S-Pulse.
75′ Nagasaki again almost scoring again!
74′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Corner again. Third corner. Wasted again!
Hiramatsu for Suzuki for Nagasaki.
71′ Great play by Duke but wasted!
Duke in for Ishige.
69′ Great occasion completely wasted by Kaneko and Crsilan.
66′ Corner kick for Nagasaki. Dangerous but safely caught by Rokutan. Another dangerous attack by Nagasaki following an interception ends up with shot wide over the bar.
Tatsuta yellow carded.
64′ Nagasaki almost getting a goal following a counter upon a poor pass interception. Corner. Inconclusive.
60′ Crislan earns a corner for S-Pulse. Wasted away.
57′ S-Pulse hit the side net!
56′ S-Pulse accumulating errors cannot put their game together… But at last a good attack but tatsuta’s kick flies over the bar!
48′ Dangerous attack by Nagasaki but poorly ended with stray shot.
45′ Very dangerous attack by S-Pulse.
45′ Kick off by S-Pulse. Crislan in for Shirasaki for S-Pulse.

Fans are not happy! Booings, unusual in Shimizu… poor game by S-Pulse players with bad passing and too slow an approach.
They will have to kick themselves!

Half Time Shimizu S-Pulse 0 V-Varen Nagasaki 1
44′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. wasted away. game becoming rough.
43′ Great action by Chong ending into corner. Additional time, 3 minutes. Inconclusive.
42′ great occasion for S-Pulse but shot wide!
37′ Corner kick for Nagasaki. Wasted.
35′ Nagasaki is dominating and getting more and more dangerous!
26′ fourth interception by Nagasaki!
23′ Free kick for S-Pulse from outside box. Headed away. Corner kick fro S-Pulse.
22′ GOAL! Following a blunder by S-Pulse, Suzuki scores unopposed for Nagasaki!
19′ dangerous S-Pulse attack ended with shot wide of right post!
17′ very dangerous attack by Nagasaki ended with heading just past right post!
16′ Good passing in dangerous attack by S-Pulse.
11′ Corner for S-Pulse. Headed away.
8′ first shot by Tese but well kept.
7′ Dangerous cross by Nagasaki but shot past left post.
6′ Shot over the bar by Nagasaki. S-Pulse slow starting.
4′ Dangerous free kick for Nagasaki just outside the box. Headed over the bar!
1′ free kick for Nagasaki 30 meters away from goal. Inconclusive.
0′ Kick off by V-Varen Nagasaki.

Note that the strikers have been changed!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Ruji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok HO
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 9 CHONG Tese
FW 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 36 Yasufumi NISHIMURA
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 20 CRISLAN
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

V-VAREN NAGASAKI
GK 30 Kenta TOKUSHIGE
DF 32 Yuhei TOKUNAGA
MF 4 Ryota TAKASUGI
MF 5 Daichi TAGAMI
MF 10 Masato KUROGI
MF 17 Shogo NAKAHARA
MF 3 Ryutaro IIO
MF 28 Hijiri ONAGA
MF 19 takashi SANADA
MF 11 Musashi SUZUKI
MF 20 Keita NAKAMURA

Substitutes:
GK 1 takuya MASUDA
DF 39 CHOI Kyu BAek
MF6 Yusuke MAEDA
MF 18 BEN HALLORAN
MF 23 Shunya YONEDA
FW 27 Ryo NIIZATO
FW 37 Shu HIRAMATSU

Team Manager: Takuya TAKAGI

Referee: Toru KAKINUMA
Assistant Referee: Ryo HIRAMA
Assistant Referee: Noriyuki SUZUKI
4th Official: Tsuyoshi OGURA

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting V-Varen Nagasaki for the 7th game of the J1 League.
After a reasonable of the season the S-Pulse players will be eager to prove their progress and strength!
Kick off at 19:03!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

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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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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

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs CONSADOLE SAPPORO (LEVAIN CUP, April 4th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Consadole Sapporo 1

Full time! Great win, but a bit lucky!
90′ + 2′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
90′ Corner for Consadole. Corner again.
89′ S-Pulse somehow saves his goal twice in a row by the width a nail and almost scores on the counter!
85′ Free kick for S-Pulse almost like a corner kick. Heading hits the bar!
Freire for Chong Tese
81′ Both teams look tired.
75′ Superb chance completed wasted by S-Pulse!
Murata replaced by Taki for S-Pulse.
Julinho repaced by Uchimura for Consadole.
70′ Very dangerous Consadole’s cross ending with volley direct into Nishibe’s hands!
69′ Optimisitic shot by Consadole rolling wide of right post.
68′ dangerous cross by Murata headed into corner kick. GOAL! Superb heading by Chong Tese! Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Consadole 1
Takahahi comes in for Kusugami.
64′ Corner kick for Consadole. Inconclusive.
63′ S-Pulse defends in extremis! Difficult times for S-Pulse’s defense.
62′ Great save by Nishibe who punches away Reis’ long range shot!
61′ Good attack by S-Pulse but shot wide over the bar.
66′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse from just outside the box! Corner kick. Corner kick again. Inconclusive.
52′ After two hopeful attacks by S-Pulse Consadole has first shot at goal, a weak shot easily caught by Nishibe.
45′ Kick off by Shimizu S-PUlse.
Half Time: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Consadole Sapporo 1 S-Pulse were a bit lucky to end up level. They will have to play quicker if they want to win that game!
45’+ 17 GOAL! out of nowhere S-Pulse takes advantage of a slow defense with Kitagawa given a free shot seconds before the HT whistle!
45′ At last good attack but the angle was too narrow for Mrata to beat the goalkeeper!
43′ S-Pulse playing in a handkerchief…
40′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse 28 meters away. Poorly taken.
37′ Corner kick for S-Pulse after a somewhat boring period. Inconclusive.
29′ Corner kick for Consadole.
24′ GOAL! Indecisive S-Pulse defense leaves an easy goal to take By Reis!
20′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse in front of goal! Flies dangerously over the bar!
18′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
16′ Good attack by S-Pulse unfortunately ended in a shot flying high above the bar.
14′ Another dangerous Consadole counter but well taken by Nishibe.
13′ Dangerous S-Pulse cross but well taken .
9′ Another dangerous Consadole counter ending in corner kick!
6′ Consadole hits the left post and has two more shots at goal!
3′ Some indecisive defense allows a shot at goal to Consadole which flies wide of right post!
1′ First dangerous attack by S-Pulse but ended with weak shot easily caught.
0′ Kick off by Consadole Sapporo

Note: 18-year old Nishimura plays in his first game ever for S-Pulse!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 2 Kohei SHIMIZU
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 15 Akihiro HYODO
MF 36 Yasufumi NISHIMURA
MF 10 Ryobei SHIRASAKI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKANI
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 9 CHONG Tese

Substitutes:
GK 43 Yuki UEKUSA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
DF 4 FREIRE
MF 24 Chikashi MASUDA
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 37 Daigo TAKAHASHI

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

CONSADOLE SAPPORO
GK 1 Takanori SUGENO
DF 37 Taiyo HAMA
MF 26 Ryota HAYASAKA
MF 17 JUnichi INAMOTO
MF 31 Takumi MIYAYOSHI
MF 44 Shinji ONO
MF 27 Takuma ARANO
MF 19 Kosuke SHIRAI
MF 17 JULINHO
MF 6 Shingo HYODO
MF 11 REIS

Substitutes:
GK 21 Shunta AWAKA
DF 3 Yudai TANAKA
MF 42 Toya NAKAMURA
MF 43 Shinnosuke FUKUDA
FW 13 Yoshihiro UCHIMURA
FW 40 Ren FUJIMURA

Team Manager: PETROVIC

Referee: Yuichi NISHIMURA
Assistant Referee: Osamu NOMURA
Assistant Referee: Akihiro TAKEDA
4th Official: Daisuke SAKURAI

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Consadole Sapporo for the 3rd game of their Levain Cup Group.
A game they must win if they want to stay in contention to each the second stage!
This will be a chance for some players to prove their worth!
Kick off at 19:03!

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
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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

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs YOKOHAMA F MARINOS (March, 31st, 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 0 YOKOHAMA F MARINOS 1

Full time. Poor refereeing until the end, but S-Pulse missed too many chances! Let’s forget that game!

Yellow card against Marinos. Last free kick for S-Pulse. Crislan misses anothe golden chance!
Marinos playing cat and mouse with S-Pulse.
Additional time 3 minutes.
Nakamachi for Yun for Marinos after another bad finish by S-Pulse.
84′ Free kick for Marinos.
78′ Another attack poorly finished by S-Pulse.
Corner kick for Marinos. Inconclusive. Shirasaki for Tatsuta.
77′ Rokutan had to extend himself to spare misery to S-Pulse!
73′ Marinos’ fast counter attack almost finishing in the back of the net!
Kusukami For Ishige.
70′ Corner kick for Marinos. barely saved! Yoshio for Otsu for Marinos
68′ Dangerous cross by S-Pulse.
67′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Kitagawa for Duke.
66′ Corner kick for Marinos.
65′ Corner kick for Marinos. Inconclusive.
Endo for Boumal for Marinos.
67′ Rokutan somehow saves a fumble!
55′ Game going a bit crazy with half chances going everywhere!
47′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Weak shot to finish the action.
46′ Marinos’ shot flying over the bar.
45′ Kick off by S-Pulse

Half Time. S-Pulse missed too many chances while Marinos clinically finished theirs. A lot to ponder for Team manager Jonsson!

45′ Duk’s point blank heading palmed into corner kick! Crislan misses his shot completely!
38′ very dangerous attack by S-Pulse finishing with one player on each side hitting the floor.
35′ Marinos’ kick flying over the bar.
32′ Dangerous S-Pulse’s attack ending in corner kick!
32′ Referee is not making friends with either side with some disorganised whistling (or lack of it!)! Freire yellow caerded.
29′ On quick Marinos counter S-Pulse almost concedes own goal with ball hitting the post! Followed by another dangerous Marinos’ counter!
26′ New corner kick for Marinos.
25′ Corner kick for Marinos. Inconclusive.
22′ Good attack but poor finish for S-Pulse.
N% For Marios yellow carded.
19′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Goal refused for off side!
15′ S-Pulse are a bit disorganised. Corner kick for S-Pulse.
14′ Takeuchi yellow carded.Dangerous free kick for Marinos. Inconclusive.
11′ GOAL! Quick counter by Marinos with Hugo Vieira scoring agaisntthe run of play!
9′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
7′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse! Duke heads past right post!
7′ Crislan misses in front of oepn goal!
2′ Vey dangerous attack by S-Pulse!
0′ Kick off by F Marinos
14:03 Kick off
Ishige comes back into the side and Duke moves to his favored position as a striker for the first time this season!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HAWANG Seik Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 20 CRISLAN

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKAMI
MF 36 Yasufumi NISHIMURA
FW 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 9 CHONG Tese

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

YOKOHAMA F AMRINOS
GK 21 Hiroki IIKURA
DF 27 Ken MATSUBARA
DF 22 Yuji NAKAZAWA
MF 2 Milos DEGENEK
DF 24 Ryosuke YAMANAKA
MF 6 Takahiro OGIHARA
MF 14 Jun AMANO
MF 9 Yuki OTSU
FW 20 Olivier BOUMAL
MF 7 Hugo VIEIRA
MF 25 YUN Il Lok

Substitutes:
GK 31 Daichi SUGIMOTO
DF 13 Takashi KANAI
MF 23 Takumi SHIMOHARA
MF 8 Kosuke NAKAMICHI
MF 35 Kaina YOSHIO
FW Keita ENDO
FW 16 Sho ITO

Team Manager:Ange POSTECOGLOU

Referee: Akihiko IKEUCHI
Assistant Referee: Masashi YAMAGIWA
Assistant Referee: Toshiyuki WAZUMI
4th Official: Yuki NODA

13:35

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Yokohama F Marinos this afternoon for the 5th match of the 2018 J1 League!
Yokohama is one of the established teams in the J1 and the match promises to be a tight affair!

Kick off at 14:03!

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 VEGALTA SENDAI (March, 18th, 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 VEGALTA SENDAI 1

Full time. A hard-won draw!
4 minutes etra time.
90′ Vegalta’s kick direct into Rokutan!
86′ great chance wasted by Vegalta!
85′ great chance wasted by S-Pulse!
84′ Weak shot by Vegalta asily caught by Rokutan.
84′ Shot over the bar by Tese.
Kusukami for Duke for S-Pulse.
Germain for Abe for Vegalta.
79′ Shot over the bar by Vegalta.
75′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
Yellow card for Vegalta.
73′ Corner kick for Vegalta.
70′ GOAL! ABE finally scores for Vegalta after a scramble inside the box!
Nakano for Kobayashi for Vegalta. Anoher corner kick for Vegalta.
67′ Corner kick for Vegalta.
65′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Chong Tese for Kitagawa.
62′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
60′ Free kick for Vegalta 35 meters from goal somehow repulsed.
Nishimura for Tomita for Vegalta.
57′ Two very dangerous crossses by S-Pulse!
53′ Very dangerous cross by S-Pulse somehow repulsed!
51′ Dangerous kick by Vegalta floating acros box!
47′ Free kick for Vegalta in front of box. Super save by Rokutan!
45′ Kick off by S-Pulse.

Vegalta had most of the possession but sorely missed a striker. S-Pulse made the most of the few occasions they had and could have led by a heavier score. The second half promises to be lively!
Half time: Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Vegalta Sendai 0
45+1′ Corner kick for S-Pulse.
1 minute additional time.
44′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
42′ Free kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
38′ Corner kick for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
35′ Dangerous action by Vegalta which is dominating!
33′ Great action by S-Pulse ending in corner kick! Dangerous heading past left post!
31′ Vegalta dominating.
25. Dangerous counter by S-Pulse ended by Crislan’s shot over the bar!
22′ Dangerous free kick for Vegalta just outside right side of box. Inconclusive. Followed by dangerous counter by S-Pulse!
16′ Shimizu S-Pulse wastes 4 consecutive chances!
12′ Corner for Vegalta. Inconclusive.
9′ GOAL! Fantastic goal by KANEKO with a 25 meter long range shot inside the right top of the goal!
7′ S-Pulse a bit clumsy.
0′ Kick off by Vegalta Sendai

Cheergirls getting ready!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HAWANG Seik Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 23 KOya KITAGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 7 Mitusnari MUSAKA
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKAMI
FW 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 9 CHONG Tese

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

VEGALTA SENDAI
GK 21 Kentaro SEKI
DF 13 Yasuhiro HIRAOKA
DF 27 Kazuki OIWA
MF 39 KIM Jungya
DMF 17 Shingo TOMITA
MF 7 Hiroaki OKUNO
MF 29 Shota KOBAYASHI
MF 2 Katsuya NAGATO
FW 16 Gakuto NOTSUDA
MF 20 Takuma ABE
MF 11 Naoki ISHIHARA

Substitutes:
GK 22 Goro KAWANAMI
MF 23 Yoshihiro NAKANO
MF 25 Naoki SUGAI
MF 31 Shunsuke MOTEGI
MF 34 Keiya SHIIHASHI
MF 19 Ryo GERMAIN
FW 30 Takuma NISHIMURA

Team Manager: Susumu WATANABE

Referee: Hajime MATSUO
Assistant Referee: Jun MIHARA
Assistant Referee: Shoji AKISAWA
4th Official: Takeshi SUHARA

13:35

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Vegalta Sendai this afternoon for the 4th match of the 2018 J1 League!
This match will pit the best attack so far (7 goals in 3 Matches for Shimizu S-Pulse) against the best defense so far (1 goal conceded in 3 games for Vegalta Sendai) of the League. Shimizu S-Pulse will be keen to prove they are a changed team in front of a packed stadium!
Kick off at 14:03!

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 JUBILO IWATA (March, 7th, 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Jubilo Iwata 0

Deserved win but hard earned for S-Puilse!
Great start for season!

Full Time: S-Pulse 1 Jubilo 0
4 minutes extra time.
89′ Corner for Jubilo.
88′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Jubilo living dangerously.
85′ Dangerous attack again by Jubilo ending over the bar!
81′ Corner for Jubilo. Good opportunity wasted by Jubilo! Duke substituted by Hasegawa!
80′ Presssure by Jubilo.
78′ Ssthird substitution for Jubilo.
77′ Daigo Takahashi for Jumpei Kusukami.
73′ Great save by Nishibe for S-Pulse!
72′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Incoclusive. Free kick for Jubilo eneded in shot wide above bar.
66′ Free kick for Jubilo 22 meters away near touch line. Heading just over bar! Corner kick. Free kick in front of goal! Just over the bar!
63” Seiya Nakano for Adailton for Jubilo.
58′ Yuta TAKI for Kazuya Murata.
57′ Dangerous free kick for Jubilo four meters from box! Completely wasted away!
50′ Third yellow card for Jubilo!
49′ very dangerous cross by S-Pulse headed heading just over the bar!
48′ Another yellow card for Jubilo.
47′ Free kick for S-Pulse. 30 meters away from goal. GOAL! Superb heading by Chong TESE who had kept quiet all first half!
45′ Kick off by Jubilo.

A fairly balanced first half with some action but little finis. Let’s hope that the second half will fire up!
HALF TIME: S-Pulse 0 Jubilo 0
44′ Domination by Jubilo ended with a straight shot at Keeper. 1 minute extra time.
42′ Corner Kick for S-Pulse. Headed over bar!
32′ Great chance missed by S-Pulse due to acute angle! Corner kick for S-Pulse. Weak heading easily caught by Jubilo keeper.
28′ very dangerous cross by Jubilo but ends in weak heading.
26′ Dangerous free kick for S-Pulse which forces Nishibe to punch the ball away.
22′ Cornwr kick for S-Pulse. inconclusive.
17′ nice play by Murata on the right wing which almost created a good occasion for S-Pulse!
10′ Free kick for S^Pulse on fringe of box in the middle! Wasted!
6′ Yellow card against Jubilo.
5′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Great pressure but inconclusive.
0′ Kick off by S-Pulse!
Kick off at 19:03

More changes than expected with first chance given to yong Kenta ITO in particular!

Team managers sharing a friendly chat!

Cheerleader doing her best in spite of the cold!

Pre-match practice!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 2 Kohei SHIMIZU
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 35 Kenta ITO
MF 24 Chikashi MASUDA
MF 7 Mitsunari MUSAKA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKAMI
MF 9 Chong TESE
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE

Substitutes:
GK 43 Yuki UEKUSA
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
MF 17 Yusuke KAWAI
MF 34 Yuta TAKI
FW 37 Daigo TAKAHASHI
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

IWATA YAMAHA JUBILO
GK 36 Ryuki MIURA
DF 4 Ryo SHINZATO
DF 24 Daiki OGAWA
DF 25 Takuma OMINAMI
DF 35 Shun MORISHITA
MF 8 MUSAEV
MF 9 Yoshiaki OTA
MF 11 Takuya MATSUURA
MF 14 MASAYA MATSUMOTO
MF 15 ADAILTON
MF 30 Rikiya UEHARA

Substitutes:
GK 31 Ko SHIMURA
DF 5 Nagisa SAKURAUCHI
DF 33 Yoshiaki FUJITA
MF 19 Hiroki YAMADA
MF 27 Daigo ARAKI
MF 38 Hiroki ITO
FW 16 Seiya NAKANO

Team Manager:

Referee: Koichiro FUKUSHIMA
Assistant Referee: Shuichi MAJIMA
Assistant Referee: Hideaki NAKANO
4th Official: Taku NISHIO

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Jubilo Iwata in an all-Shizuoka Derby for the first game of their Levain Cup Group B tonight!
After their great performance in the J1 League at Kobe last Saturday, we should some players rested and others offered their first game of the season!
Kick off at 19:03!

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 2018 Season New Team Announcement Meeting

Official Shimizu S-Pulse jerseys for 2018 season!

On January 12th the Shimizu S-Pulse 2018 Season New Team Announcement Meeting took place from 10 a.m. on the 4th floor of the Century Hotel in Shizuoka City!
This was a long-awaited meeting after the near escape 2107 and some needed soul-searching.

It must be said that the club men-in-charge of the club did not disappoint and decided to take the bull by the horns genuinely recognizing the past mistakes and resolutely looking forward.

The President, Vice President and General Manager candidly addressed all issues in a refreshingly positive manner auguring well for the future.

The main points presented by the President were:
-FINANCES:
2027 season budget was almost 34 billion yen and will upgraded to 38.5 billion yen in 2018, 40 billion yen in 2019 and 42 billion yen in 2020.
This is a budget well above the average in the J1 league with a sponsorship total coming 3rd in Japan, general earnings taking 5th place in Japan, sales reaching the 6th spot in japan and the wages taking 9th spot in a league accounting for 18 clubs.
These figures will be upgraded this year and i the next two years with a clearly defined target to aim at a spot in the upper half of the J1 League in 2018, at least better that 7th place in the J! League and best 4 in the Emperor’s Cup Levain Cup and finally aim at the very top in all competitions in 2020!
Shimizu S-Piulse aims at no less than becoming J1 League Champins within 5 years and ACL Champions within 7 years.
For this the budget will reach 45 billion yen by then, with more than 620 sponsors (compared to 500 in 2018)!

-TARGETS:
But the bigger changes to help reach these lofty goals is a marked change of staff and philosophy with the arrivals of Swedish Team manager, Jan Anders Jonsson and his head coach, Yoshiyuki Shinoda!

New Team Manager, Jan Anders Jonsson, who knows Japan well for having already played and coached there prudently avoided offering his own targets asking to fans to wait at least 3 weeks before he gets to know his players better,
Nevertheless he already informed anyone interested that his style will be hands on, focusing on communications and flexibility, taking a direct approach when needed but asking players to think more for themselves especially during training sessions to become more naturally adaptable on the field. He also insisted on team spirit and mutual reliance.

For this he will be ably helped by head coach, Yoshiyuki Shinoda, who in spite of his relatively youth has been a full time high level head coach for no less than 12 years!
This certainly promises high expectations from all the fans who will learn soon that things will be very different indeed!

Finally we were presented the new recruits (except for one who is still awaiting his working visa)*
MF Akihiro HYODO (Jersey No 15), a former Shimizu S-Pulse who has played at the highest level for the last 12 years.
MF Jumpei KUSUKAMI (Jersey No 14), who has played at the highest level for the last 7 years, including a stint in the Australian Top League.
DF HWANG SEOK HO (Jersey No 3), Korean International
GK Yosiaki ARAI (Jersey No 31), a top-class goalkeeper just out of university.
and five young players to nurture for the near future:
MF Yasufumi NISHIMURA (Jersey No 36) from Osaka
FW Daigo TAKAHASHI (Jersey No 37) from Kagoshima
FW Jin HIRATSUKA (Jersey No 33) from Gifu and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team
DF Kento ITO (Jersey No 35) from Aichi and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team
MF Yuta TAKI (Jersey No 34) from Mishima City in Shizuoka refecture and Shimizu S-Pulse Youth Team

Expect a few more interviews soon!

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