May 14, 2012 at 8:12 am #30745
Haven’t seen a thread like this before so thought I’d start one. I’m hoping there are at least a few people on here that are into sports. This thread can be used to discuss sports in Japan and also sports from other countries.
The main sport I watch is Football (Soccer). Soccer is massive over here in the UK. Since I’m interested in Japan, I’ve also taken an interest in Asian soccer in particular, the Japanese J-League. Quite a few Asian players are plying their trade in Europe now and there are some decent Japanese players in some of the big European leagues. The Japan and South Korea national teams have improved a lot over the last 10 years since they co-hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
I also have an interest in Pro Wrestling and Martial Arts. Although I see Pro Wrestling as more of a sports entertainment as it’s scripted most of the time, it’s still fun to watch. I’ve become interested in Martial Arts since watching films like Ip Man and Jet Li Fearless. Chinese and Japanese Martial Arts interest me the most and I fully intend to take a class in one of the many different varieties.May 14, 2012 at 8:45 am #30748
Really, I just hate Man U. (fans). Awesome final game. :)May 14, 2012 at 8:52 am #30749
So how about that Novak Djokovic?May 14, 2012 at 10:04 am #30754
I watched the City game live on tv. Most dramatic game I’ve probably seen. Glad they won the title in the end and not Man Utd. Funny seeing Utd celebrate to then hear the City result and their faces turned to dispair :)
Djokovic is awesome. Look forward to seeing him compete at Wimbledon next month.May 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm #30791
>>>Funny seeing Utd celebrate to then hear the City result and their faces turned to dispair :)
Priceless! :) It was definitely nail biting, loved it.May 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm #30801
5 posts in, including two about a tennis player, and nothing mentioning Kei Nishikori? Though granted, he’s been AWOL since Barcelona and seems to be out for a while. I hope he’s back in time for the Olympics, though…May 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm #30803
Muay Thai here.
Also went to Japan for soccer competitions a few years back.
Come at me bruMay 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm #30809
棒倒し all dayMay 14, 2012 at 11:57 pm #30810
Hooray for City! It was hard to decide who was the lesser of the two evils in that contest, though (much like the FA Cup).
Speaking of football & Japan – Shinji Kagawa! That guy has been on fire, there’s even talk ManU are looking to sign him.
Also, can’t let this opportunity pass up – Kazushi Sakuraba!!! Legend.
Having said that, please retire Saku, it’s getting pretty ugly.May 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm #30811
@Bbvoncrumb – Mark Hunt fan? I got to met him earlier this year. What a dude.May 15, 2012 at 1:25 am #30814
Haha, that comment about the lesser of the two evils made me laugh. City have spent a ton of money to get to where they are but it was good not seeing Utd win it again. As an Arsenal fan, my main concern was them getting 3rd spot above Tottenham.
Shinji Kagawa is awesome. He’s certain to leave Dortmund in the summer and could go to Man Utd. Hope Arsenal can put in a cheeky bid and lure him to London. Arsenal already have Ryo Miyaichi who looks a very good prospect.May 15, 2012 at 7:54 am #30815
>>>It was hard to decide who was the lesser of the two evils in that contest, though (much like the FA Cup).
Hey don’t hate on my team. :P Chelsea vs. Barcelona was craaaaazy. It’s been an awesomely topsy-turvy season. I don’t know how we’re in the final. \o/May 15, 2012 at 8:36 am #30817
I don’t mind Chelsea. Good squad and hope they win the final on sat. Shame each side has players missing through suspension. Di Matteo has worked miracles since filling in for AVB. I think he should be given the role full time regardless if they win on sat or not. But knowing Abramovich he may just sack him anyway :(.
Liverpool on the other hand annoy me. It’s mainly Dalglish. He still thinks it’s the mid 80′s and Liverpool are the biggest club in the world lol.May 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm #30830
American Football (I usually just keep up with W/Ls instead of watching the games.
Baseball, always baseball.May 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm #30831
@Chris – No hate, just hard to like! CL semi was crazy, but regardless, it’s hard to like a team with Roman and JT attached to it.
@Kanjiman – that’s the way when watching a game that you’re team is not in; you don’t go for the team you like the most, but for the team you dis-like the least!
I’m for Arsenal too. I watched a game from the golden era last night (early 2000′s) – god it was good.
Liverpool are a circus, and Dalglish has only added to it this season. Always good for a laugh – they’ve replaced Newcastle in this respect.
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