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Thursday, 15 January 2009

Mike Tuckerman's Interview with Naoko Umagoe

As the long, barren, football-less weeks stretch on, yours truly is back in England taking a much deserved rest by the seaside.

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!
Well, we do have the 2009 fixtures being released to look forward to, and we also have the Supporters Thanks Day a week on Saturday, but during the closed season, I always hanker for news. For that I thank S-Pulse supporting Aussie, Mike Tuckerman, for his most recent article on everyone's favourite J. League team.

Last week, Mike met S-Pulse's press officer Naoko Umagoe for lunch, and they talked about the club's work at the grass roots level to both increase the club's fan base and nurture new talent. The former is noticeably paying off, as previously reported on these very pages. To read Mike's full article, click here. I also regularly check out another of Mike's pages, here, as he often reports on S-Pulse and J. League topics and they are always well worth reading.

One other S-Pulse related piece I came across this week was by British journalist Jeremy Walker, and he wrote on the recent transfer incomings at Nihondaira. Read the article here. This writer also often comments on J. League and Asian football news, and is also worth a bookmark.

Well, while other people are busy reporting on our great club, I'm also working hard over in England to recruit more overseas fans for the best team in Japan.
S-Pulse's foreign fan base grows ever larger
See you back in Japan next week!