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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs GAMBA OSAKA (September 21st 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 1 GAMBA OSAKA 2

Full time: how unlucky can you be?
45+3′ Gamba somehow saves its goal three times in a row!
88′ Murata hit the post!
80′ S-Pulse throwing everything into the game!
75′ GOAL! this time allowed! By Kitagawa fter great pass by Douglas!
72′ Gamba doinating a flat-footed S-Pulse…. Letting Gamba shoot at freedom again…
70′ Poor shot by S-Pulse sailing over the bar!
68′ Gamba playing cat and mouse with S-Pulse…
65′ Good counter by S-Pulse but Dougls’ kick is blocked!
62′ S-Pulse pushing forward and almost equalised but the last shot direct to the goalkeeper!
60′ GOAL! At last a good movement initiated by Douglas finally finds someone (who?) pushing the ball into the goal! Disallowed!
57′ Very poor and slow tactics again from S-Pulse.
46′ Another bad pass by S-Pulse being exploited but final shot wide over the bar!

Kick off by Gamba Osaka.

Half time: A silly own goal in the first minute completely disorganised S-Pulse to the delight of their opponents who just have to wait for the next mistake. All in all a poor game from S-Pulse in spite of their efforst. Now, will they be able to reverse this situation during the second half?

45+1′ Good cross by Mtasubara but Dougls’ head direct to the goal keeper!
Additonal time: 2 minutes
44′ Good but slow attack by S-Pulse ended with a shot wide.
40′ Gamba completely dominating and shooting just wide of right post!
39′ Dangerous free kick for Gamba safely caught by Rokutan.
34′ Another poor pass leads to a very dangerous attempt by Ga
mba palmed away into corner kick! Inconclusive. But second corner kick. Ended with a dangerous kick over the bar!
30′ Good move by S-Pulse but ended with very poor shot over the bar!
29′ Sterile attacks by S-Pulse easily countered…
25′ GOAL! It is getting worse with another soft goal conceded! Silly game!
21′ Corner kick for Gamba. Rokutan barely palms away dangerous cross.
17′ S-Pulse still trying hard to break their opponents’ solid defense.
10′ S-pulse trying hard to attack an all-defending opponent who repulse easily all attempts.
6′ S-Pulse keeps misses passes!
3′ Very dangerous heading past S-Pulse’s goal!
1′ GOAL! Stupid own goal concede by s-Pulse after being caught sleeping on their left side
kick off by S-Pulse!

Note the return of Douglas from suspension.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 45 makoto KAKUDA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 49 DOUGLAS

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 32 Takuma MIZUTANI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

GAMBA OSAKA

GK 1 Masaaki HIGASHIGUCHI
DF 3 FABIO
DF 4 Hiroki FJIHARU
DF 5 Genta MIURA
22 OH Jae Suk
MF 7 Yasushito ENDO
MF 10 Shu KURATA
MF 15 Yasuyuki KONNO
MF 50 Kosuke ONOSE
MF 11 HWANG Ui Jo
FW 39 Kazuma WATANABE

Substitutes:
GK 23 Mizuki HAYASHI
DF 13 Shunya SUGANUMA
DF 14 Koki YONEMURA
MF 25 Jungo FUJIMOTO
MF 28 Takahiro KO
FW 9 ADEMILSON
FW 19 Kazunari ICHIMI

Team Manager: Tsuneyasu MIYAMOTO

Referee: Hajime MATSUO
Assistant Referee: Takumi TAKAGI
Assistant Referee: Tsuyoshi OGURA
4th Official: Toru KAKINUMA

18:30

Shimizu S-Pulse are hosting Gamba Osaka who against all expectations are struggling in the relegation zone.
It promises to be a tough encounter. After a positive away series S-Pulse will be keen to put the last worries behind and enjoy the rest of the season!

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

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SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs SHONAN BELLMARE (May 12th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU s-PULSE 4 SHONANA BELLMARE 2

Full time A somewhat lucky win but we will take it!
0;%’ Incredible save y Rokutan again!
)0+4′ GOAL! It was bound to come! Shonan pulls one back!
)0+3′ Rokutan saving the side again!
90 + 2′ What’s that? S-pulse shoots pastan empty goal!
Additional time: 5 minutes.
86′ Corner kick for Shonan. Inconclusive.
82′ Rokutan barely saves a cross into a corner kick!
Duke on for Crislan.
Tatsuta on for Ishige.
77′ Corner kick for Shonan. Inconclusive. Shonan completely dominating!
73′ Corner kick for Shonan. Shot over the bar! Shonan is throwing everything at S-Pulse!
72′ Long range shot by Shonan flying high above bar.
Futami on for Kitagawa.
Matsubara red carded! Decision hard to understnd!
68′ Another golden opportunity wasted by Shonan! S-Pulse are caught sleeping!
6(‘ Dangerous cross by S-Pulse!
65′ GOAL! Shonan puts one back after S-Pulse’s defense failed to clear the ball!
617 Another corner kick for Shnan. Inconclusive.
60′ Corner kick for Shonan.
LEE replaced by NODA for Shonan.
56′ Corner kick for Shonan. Corner kick again. Corner kick again. Another dangerous heading flying over the bar!
49′ GOAL! Quick counter again with Crislan passing to Kaneko who makes no istake!
52′ GOAL! Kitagawa concludes a quick counter with a diving header!
49′ early Shonan’s domination. Corner kick. Headed over the bar!
45′ Kick off By Shonan Bellmare. Dangerous attack by Shonan! Rokutan had to palm the ball away! Corner kick.Dangerous but inconclusive.

Shimizu S-Pulse leads by two goals but honestly speaking for once the luck went their way in a game where some decisions were difficult to understand. S-Pulse will still have to ensure more possession to bring this game to a happy conclusion!
Half time!
2 minutes additional time.
44′ Matsubara yellow carded!
38′ Penalty again for S-Pulse! GOAL! By Crislan!
31’ Very dangerous Shonan foray somehow blocked by Rokutan! Dangerous reply by S-Pulse but weak shot rolls past rigt post!
26′ S-Pulse caught floating. Shonan’s heading just over bar!
24′ S-Pulse becoming very dangerous!
23′ Penalty for S-Pulse! GOAL! Kitagawa!
19′ Very dangerous counter By S-Pulse. Corner kick.
12′ Corner kick for Shonan. Very dangerous on the rebound going wide!
9′ Golden opportunity missed with weak shot by S-Pulse!
7′ Dangerous cross by Shonan fended off by Rokutan!
6’ Tentative beginning for both teams.
Kick off by Shimizu S-Pulse.

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 3 HWANG Seok Ho
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Kosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 HIdeki ISHIGE
FW 20 CRISLAN
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 18 Yu HASEGAWA
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

SHONAN BELLMARE

GK 1 Yota AKIMOTO
DF 13 Miki YAMANE
DF 20 Keisuke SAKA
DF 29 Daiki SUGIOKA
MF 36 Takuya IWAMOTO
MF 6 Toshiki ISHIKAWA
MF 10 Hiroki AKINO
MF 11 Ryo TAKAHASHI
FW 2 Shunsuke KIKUCHI
FW 9 LEE Jeong Hyeop
DF 18 Tenma MATSUDA

Substitutes:
GK 21 Daiki TOMII
DF 8 Kazunari ONO
MF 18 Mitsuki SAITO
MF 24 Genta OMOTEHARA
FW 15 Ryunosuke NODA
FW 23 Kaoru TAKAYAMA
FW 7 Tsukasa UMESAKI

Team Manager: CHO Kwi Jae

Referee: Futoshi NAKAMURA
Assistant Referee: Mitsuharu TAKETA
Assistant Referee: Toshiyuki TANAKA
4th Official: Hiromichi OKA

13:30

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Shonan Bellmare from neighboring Kanagawa Prefecture for the 14th game of the J1 League.
A must win game in a rare home fixture in between all those away games!
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
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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

SHIMIZU S-PULSE vs KASHIWA REYSOL (April 28th 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE 2 KASHIWA REYSOL 1

FULL TIME: The jinx is finally broken!
90′ + 2′ another Reysol’s shot flying over the bar!
4 minutes additional time.
Reysol putting the pressure on!
87′ Long range shot by Reysol flying ier the bar.
Matsubara in on for Futami.
81′ Dangerous Reysol’s kick just past right post! And Chong Tese misses immediately after for S-Pulse!
Game getting a bit crazy!
76′ Another great save by Rokutan! Corner kick wasted. Ishige in for Kaneko.
75′ Great occasion created by Duke but wasted into corner kick!
Duke in for Kitagawa.
69′ dangerous kick from Reysol that flies over the bar!
68′ S-Pulse almost caught unawares!
66′ dangerous free kick for Reysol. wasted.
62′ Corner kick for Reysol. Lopes for Nkagawa for Reysol. Corner kick wasted.
60′ S-Pulse sees three shots blocked! Dangerous freee kick for S-Pulsee! Ball hits the post!
Tezuka in for Otani for Reysol.
48′ S-Pulse misses a golden occasion 5 meters from goal!
48′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Goal keeper has to interfere to save his goal!
47′ S-pulse being very dangerous and unlucky not to get a penalty kick!
43′ Reysol being dangerous and SPulse being a bit apathetic.
45′ Kick off by S-Pulse.

HALF TIME S-Pulse 2 Reysol 1
S-Pulse a bit lucky lead at half time, but they did well to take the few chances given. Reysol could have scored but
for Rokutan’s saves. S-Pulse will have to keep more possession in the middle if they want to cash on their advantage!

45+1 incredible save by Rokutan against a long range shot deviated halfway by the strong wind!
1 minute additional time.
44′ A quick counter by S-Pulse unfortunately finishes over the bar!
41′ GOAL! A quick counter sees Kitafgawa beat two defenders and slot the ball past the keeper!
40′ GOAL! And such a stupid one at That by CHRISTIANO who shot from long range after S-Pulse tried to be too clever!
37′ Corner kick for sPulse. GOAL! Splendid heading by CHONG Tese! A bit against the run of play! But we will take it!
27′ Dangerous free kick for Reysol! Like a short corner kick! Barely saved into corner kick!
Futami yellow carded.Another great save from Rokutan!
22′ s-Pulse living dangerously and Rokutan was forced to produce a great save! Corner kick for Reysol. Inconclusive.
17′ Very dangerous attack by Reysol barelysaved away!
16′ Corner kick for Reysol. Inconclusive.
12′ Corner kick for Reysol. Wasted.
8′ Corner kick for Reysol. Inconclusive.
7′ Corner kick for Reysol. Inconclusive.
6′ Splendid attack by S-Pulse finishing on sahrp shot saved with difficulty! Corner kick. wasted.
27 Free kick for S-Pulse 28 meters right of goal. Wasted by foul.
17 Corner kick for Reysol. Inconclusive.
Kick off by Kashiwa Reysol

Note the return of FREIRE from Injury. ISHIGE and MATSUBARA start on the ench.
SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Ruji ROKUTAN
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 3 HWANG Seok HO
DF 4 FREIRE
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
FW 9 CHONG Tese
FW 23 Koya KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 20 CRISLAN

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

KASHIWA REYSOL

GK 23 Kosuke NAKAMURA
DF 13 Ryuta KOIKE
MF 22 PARK Jeongsu
MF 5 Yuta NAKAYAMA
DF 39 Masashi KAMEKAWA
MF 7 Hidekazu OTANI
MF 15 KIM Bo Kyung
MF 19 Hiroto NAKAGAWA
FW 14 Junya ITO
FW 10 Ataru ESAKA
DF 9 CHRISTIANO

Substitutes:
GK 1 Kazushige KIRIHATA
DF 2 Jiro KAMATA
DF 4 Shinnosuke NAKATANI
MF 17 Kohei TEZUKA
MF Kei KOIZUMI
FW 18 Yusuke SEGAWA
FW 20 Ramon LOPES

Team Manager: Takahiro SHIMOTAIRA

Referee: Toru KAKINUMA
Assistant Referee: Takayuki SHIMIZU
Assistant Referee: Tsuyoshi OGURA
4th Official: Masashige ANE

13:30

Mount Fuji is with us today!

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Kashiwa Reysol for the 11th game of the J1 League.
Will they finally break the home games jinx?
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 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
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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 SENDAI VEGALTA (April, 30th, 2017)

April 30th: Another game with my favorite and local soccer/football team/club, Shimizu S-Pulse with a home game for the J1 League home game against Sendai Vegalta!

Once again took the special limousine bus sponsored by Shizutetsu Company (600 yen single way) across from Shizuoka Railway Station north exit!

Long queues as usual! Nothing extraordinary as 14,000 fans were expected on that day!

Plenty of food and drinks on arrival, but that is for a separate article!

Mascots forever!

I arrived early to have a good look again at familiar sights: Shimizu S-Pulse supporters stand!

The opposite main stand!

The away team stand!

Leisurely look at the players’ practice and warming up!

In Japan they have only one game on the card. Pity as it would be nice to watch the youth team for example!

Last watering of the artificial turf!

Sponsors introduction!

Teams entering the ground!

Teams introduction!

Kick-off: 13:03. Sendai kicking off and S-Pulse starting on own half.

2′: free kick for S-Pulse. 25 m, right of the box. Inconclusive, poor shot wide.
3′: Centering wide off the mark by Sendai.
5′: Throw in towards S-Pulse goal. Cleared.
6′: Complete miss kicked volley by S-Pulse in front of almost empty goal!
8′: two consecutive shots at goal by s-Pulse failing in last execution.
Early domination by S-Pulse thwarted by poor shooting.
12′: S-Pulse falling back into their bad habits, especially plying within a handkerchief.

13′: Corner kick for S-Pulse. Poor shot wide right of goal.
14′: Free kick outside S-Pulse box. Heading wide.
17′ Good play by S-Pulse ended by poor shooting.
19′: Sendai domination. S-Pulse running out of ideas.
23′: Sendai Goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt fouls Kaneko outside his box. Lucky to escape with only a yellow card as nobody was between keeper and goal! Lenient umpiring… Fee kick just outside left of box. just wide1
28′: Corner for Sendai. Inconclusive.
31′: very dangerous center by S-Pulse!
32′: Terrible shot from just outside box by S-Pulse.
33′: Sendai shot easily parried.
36′: Sendai pressure. Inconclusive. Too simple an approach.
41′: very poor center by S-Pulse. Building up too slow.
43′: Two successive close-range shots saved by Sendai.

44′: Late pressure from S-Pulse.
45′: S-Pulse attempt barely saved1

half time: Shimizu S-Pulse 0, Sendai Vegalta 0
More domination by S-Pulse who wasted too many many chances because of a too narrow pass play and generally poor finishing.
Should have led by at least one goal with better skill and strategy.


45′: S-Pulse still playing on a handkerchief.
Dangerous S-Pulse center kick. Nobody manages a clean shot.
46′: S-Pulse pressure. Poor finishing.
55′: Penalty kick! Chrislan who had been earlier lucky to escape from a yellow card for dissent manages somehow to convince the referee with a crafty dive! Decision doubtful at best…
GOAL! S-Pulse 0, Sendai 1 (against the run of play, but this is soccer!)
54′: Yellow card (Yasuhiro Hiraoka, Sendai) for Cynicla foul preventing clear run at goal.
56′: Good center kick by S-Pulse but once again poor finishing with head wide off ,ark.
57′: Kaneko substituted by Tiago Alves for S-Pulse.
63′: Dangerous kick at goal by S-Pulse well parried by Sendai keeper.
65′: Very dangerous attack by S-Pulse. Corner kick. Easily caught by Sendai keeper.
66′: GOAL! S-Pulse 0, Sendai 2
Wide gap on S-Pulse left side exploited, center kick, terrible defense, easy goal by Crislan again!
69′: Dangerous center kick by S-Pulse. Terrible finishing again!
70′: S-Pulse Takamura Edamura alone in front of goal shoots above bar1
Sendai’s Crislan carried out. Replaced by Hitrokai Okuno.
S-Pulse’s Gakuto Notsuda substituted by Mitchell Duke.
74′: GOAL! S-Pulse 0, Sendai 3
Terrible defense by two S-Pulse backs exploited by Naoki Sugai with a simple tap-in!
75′: Dangerous center kick by Mitchell Duke.
79′: Sendai’s Takuma Edamura substituted by kazuya Murata.
80′: Close heading by Tiago Alves easily caught by opposite keeper.
84′: Free kick shot wide by S-Pulse. Desperation!
85′: Good shot at angle from narrow angle by Tiago Alves well-parried by Sendai keeper.
87′: Corner kick by Mitchell Duke. Easily kicked away by Sendai defense.
88′: Corner kick for SPulse. Poor execution again.
Full time: Shizmizu s-Pulse 0, Sendai Vegalta 3

Game analysis:
Horrendous finishing by S-Pulse forwards.
Naive defense.
Insipid strategy (playing on a handkerchief, back passes by strikers,…).
Dubious and lenient to a fault umpiring.
The wost recipe!
I thought I had been sorely disappointed by the game against Kashima Antlers but this borders on helpless frustration!
Congratulations on a limited Sendai Vegalata team which made most of their very few chances through craftiness and sheer luck!
Lost no less than 11 points in four home games!
C’mon, boys (and coaches!)!

I’m turning into a true S-Pulse fan!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE
GK 13 Seiji ROKUTAN
DF 5 Shoa KAMATA
DF 3 Tomoya INUKAI
DF 45 Makoto KAKUTA
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 7 Mitsunarai MUSAKA
MF 14 Gakuto NOTSUDA
MF 22 Takuma EDAMURA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
FW 9 CHONG TOSE
Subs:
GK 43 Yuki UEKUSA
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
MF 20 Ryo Takeuchi
MF 11 Kazuya MURATA
FW 8 Tiago Alves
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE

Head Coach Shinji KOBAYASHI

SENDAI VEGALTA
GK 1 Daniel Schmidt
DF 25 naoki Sugai
DF 27 Kazuki Oiwa
DF 13 Yasuhiro Hiraoka
DF 50 Tatsuya Matsushima
MF 17 Shingo Tomita
MF 18 Hirotaka Mita
MF 10 Yong Gi Ryang
MF 2 Katsuya Nagato
FW 20 Crislan
FW 11 Naoki Ishibara
Subs:
GK 21 Kentaro Seki
DF 4 Koji Hachisuka
DF 5 Naoki Ishikawa
MF 7 Hiroaki Okuno
MF 28 Takumi sasaki
MF 34 Keiya Shiihashi
FW 30 Takuma Nishimura

Head Coach: Susumu watanabe

Referee: Yuho Yamamoto
Assistant Referee: Jun Mihara
Assistant Referee:Yosuke Takabe

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So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
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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
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ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
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-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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