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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 TUAMI
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
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

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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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 FC TOKYO (, April 21st 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

SHIMIZU s- PULSE 1 FC TOKYO

Full time!
S-Pulse were a bit unlucky there. They played well enough but they could not conclude their chances! The jinx is still alive!

90 + 3′ S-Pulse misses golden chance 2 meters from goal. Ball flying hopelessly over bar!
Additional time: 5 minutes!
88′ Tese’s shot just over the bar!
Shirasaki in for Tatsuta.
Okazaki in for Higashi for Tokyo.
82′ Dangerous Shimizu attack ending in corner.
Duke in for Ishige
75′ corner kick for S-Pulse. On counter Tokyo shot over the bar.
Maeda for nagai for Tokyo.
Tese in for Kitagawa.
69′ dangerous free kick for Tokyo. Well defended.
Tokyo yellow carded.
S-Pulse living dangerously!
61′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Shot just over the bar!
59′ GOAL! Shimisu s-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo 1 S-Pulse blunder offers a silly goal to Nagai!
Maruyama in for Jang for Tokyo.
57′ Kaneko’s shot well caught by Tokyo’s keeper!
55′ Great save by Rokutan! Two very dangerous chances gone begging for Tokyo!
57′ Tokyo shot over the bar.
S-Pulse defense a it disorganised.
Tatsuta yellow carded.
45′ Kick off by FC Tokyo.

Half time Shimizu s-Pulse 0 FC Tokyo
S-pulse played well enough and created more chances but couldn’t take them, only as close as to hitting the post.
But if they continue playing like that they have great hope!

Additional time: 1 minute. Another free kick for Tokyo.
45′ Corner kick for Tokyo.
44′ S-Pulse shot in the arms of the goalkeeper!
33′ Great pessure wasted by S-Pulse.
31’Corner kick for S-Pulse. wasted.
29′ Free kick for S-Pulse. Wasted.
26′ very dangerous counter by S-Pulse wasted over the bar!
22′ Ambitious kick by S-Pulse flying over the bar.
20′ Corner Kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
18′ Kaneko hits the post! Corner kick. Inconclusive.
14′ Another free kick for Shimizu. Inconclusove.
13′ Free kick for Shimizu. Inconclusive.
13′ Overambitious kick for Tokyo flying over bar.
7′ Another free kick for S-Pulse. Inconclusive.
5′ dangerous free kick for S-Pulse.Heading just past far goal!
0′ Kick off by S-Pulse

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:

GK 13 Ruji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 3 HWANG Seok HO
DF 25 Hiroshi FUTANI
DF 25 Ko MATSUBARA
MF 6 Ryo TAKEUCHI
MF 17 Yosuke KAWAI
MF 30 Shota KANEKO
MF 29 Hideki ISHIGE
FW 20 CRISLAN
FW 23 Koy KITAGAWA

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 27 Takahiro IIDA
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
MF 10 Ryohei SHIRASAKI
MF 11 kazuya MURATA
FW 9 CHONG TESE
FW 19 MItchell DUKE

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

FC TOKYO

GK 33 Akihiro HAYASHI
DF 2 Sei MUROYA
MF 48 JANG Hyun Soo
MF 3 Masato MORISHIGE
MF 25 Ryoya OGAWA
MF 39 Kotaro OMORI
MF 18 Kento HASHIMOTO
MF 8 Yojiro TAKAHASHI
MF 38 Keigo HIGASHI
FW 9 Diego OLIVEIRA
DF 11 Kensuke NAGAI

Substitutes:
GK 1 Takuo OKUBO
DF 5 Yuichi MARUYAM
DF 29 Makoto OKAZAKI
MF 27 Sotan TANABE
FW 15 Takefusa KUBO
FW 17 Cayman TOGASHI
FW 20 Ryoichi TOGASHI
Team Manager: Kenta HASEGAWA

Referee: Yosuke KUBOTA
Assistant Referee: Yoji IMAOKA
Assistant Referee: Koji MURAKAMI
4th Official: Toshiyuki TANAKA

12:30

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting FC Tokyo for the 9th game of the J1 League.
Will they finally break the home games jinx?
Kick off at 13:03!

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 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

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 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
, 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 KASHIMA ANTLERS (February, 25th, 2018) LIVE COVERAGE!

STATS

Shots: 9
Shots on target: 2
Possession:n42%
Fouls:21
Yellow cards: 1

Corners: 4
Definitely a better Shimizu S-Pulse, but they should have won the game.
At least a very encouraging satrt for the season!
FULL TIME Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Kashima Antlers

90′ Dangerous free kick for Kashima! 4 minutes extra time.
87′ Free header for Kashima straight to keeper!
82′ Very dangerous cross by Kashima!
80′ Corner kick for S-Pulse. Headed directly to Keeper!
79′ Dangerous free kick for S-PUlse.
7′ The game is getting a bit ragged and chances are barely aborted!
75′ Dangerous pressure by S-Pulse.
72′ Corner Kick for S-Pulse!
70′ Chong Tese for Kitagawa.
68′ Duke in for Ishige!
66′ Corner kick for Kashima. Lucky save for S-Pulse!
63′ Great chance on counter attack wasted by S-Pulse! Followed immediately with corner kick for Kashima!
60′ Two crosses going begging for S-Pulse!
58′ Corner kick for Kashima. Inconclusive.
57′ Corner kick for Kashima. Free kick for Kashima.
55′ Domination by Kashima ending in corner kick.
53′ Dangerous free kick for Kashima outside the box on the left! Well saved by S-Pulse defense!
51′ Yet another dangerous cross by S-Pulse followed by one from Kashima barely cleared into corner kick! Barely saved by defense!
48′ Another dangerous cross by S-Pulse!
47′ Dangerous cross by S-Pulse, heading past right post!
45′ Very dangerous free kick just outside the box! Poor execution, easily caught by Rokutan!
45′ Kick off by Kashima.

Shimizu S=pulse showed great improvement last year with some real fight against a top-flight team and should easily led the Half time. Let’s hope they continue so and do better in a an increasingly brutal game as proved by already 3 yellow cards.

HALF TIME: Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Kashima Antlers O

45+2′ Dangerous free-kick for Kashima! Cleared away!
2 minutes extra time
44′ Crislan yllow-carded!
42′ Crislan poorly misses the penalty kick!
41′ Great action by S-Pulse! Penalty kick!
38′ Yellow card against Kashima!
33′ Great persistence by S-Pulse but Crislan’s shot flies wide over bar!
27′ Over ambitious shot at goal by Kashima flying high over the bar!
25′ Dangerous action ending in corner for Kashima. Barely kept out!
22′ Yellow card against Kashima. Free kick 35 Meters in front! inconclusive!
20′ One more corner from the right.
19′ Dangerous attack by S-Pulse on the left wing. Corner.
17′ Dangerous attack by Kashima on the right wing. Corner kick. Safely caught by Rokutan!
16′ Great pressure by S-Pulse but ball rolls past right post!
13′ Great pass by Crislan but the shot is so poor that the keeper holds the ball safe in the basket!
12′ Crislan hits the right post after a great presssure! but the next kick too weak and wide!
8′ Gross mistake by S-Pulse keeper who almost give a goal on a plate! The blocked kick fortunately rolls past the right post!
4′ First shot at goal by Kashima flying wide over the bar!
0′ Kick off by Shimizu S-Pulse

Sunny and slightly chilly with a little wind! Mount Fuji in the mist!

Kick off in a few minutes at 13:01!

Quite a few changes in the team composition compared to last year!

Players entering for pre-match practice!

Cheerleaders ready to enter the arena!

SHIMIZU S-PULSE:
GK 13 Yuji ROKUTAN
DF 28 Yugo TATSUTA
DF 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
MF 23 Koya KITAGAWA
FW 20 CRISLAN

Substitutes:
GK 1 Yohei NISHIBE
DF 45 Makoto KAKUDA
DF 26 Hiroshi FUTAMI
MF 24 Chikashi MASUDA
MF 14 Jumpei KUSUKAMI
FW 19 Mitchell DUKE
FW 9 CHONG Tese

Team Manager: Jan Anders Jonsson

KASHIMA ANTLERS
GK 1 KWON Sun Tae
DF 2 Atsuto UCHIDA
DF 5 Naomichi UEDA
DF 3 Gen SHOJI
DF 32 Koki ANZAI
MF 20 Kento MISAO
MF 4 LEO SILVA
MF 25 Yasushi ENDO
MF 30 Hiroki ABE
FW 9 Yuma SUZUKI
MF 10 Mu KANAZAKI

Substitutes:
GK 21 Hitoshi SOGAHATA
DF 39 Tomoya INUKAI
DF 16 Shuto YAMAMOTO
MF 40 Mitsuo OGASAWARA
MF 6 Ryota NAGAKI
MF 8 Shoma DOI
FW 7 PEDRO JUNIOR

Team Manager:
Go OIWA
Referee: JUmpei IIDA
Assistant Referee: Satoshi KARAKAMI
Assistant Referee: Koji MURAKAMI
4th Official: Atsushi KAMIMURA

12:00

Shimizu S-Pulse is hosting Kashima Antlers for the first game of the 2018 J1 League Season with a new Team Manager and a quite a few recruits. This year the expectations are high after last year’s near disaster being avoided on the very last day. We are certainly looking forward to an entertaining afternoon!
Kick off at 13:03!

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