Friday, 6 February 2009

2009 J1 and League Cup Fixtures & Results

The 2009 league and league cup fixtures were released February 6th. For the full league week by week fixtures, click here. For S-Pulse's 2009 league and league cup fixtures in English for the first time anywhere, read on...

Pre-Season Friendly Result
J. League 2009 Fixtures and Results
J. League Cup 2009 Fixtures and Results
Emperor's Cup 2009 Fixtures and Results

Pre-Season Friendly
SDT Cup) 02/21 (Sat) 13:30 S-Pulse 2-1 Jubilo report

J. League 2009 S-Pulse Fixtures

1) 03/08 (Sun) 13:00 Omiya 0-0 S-Pulse report
2) 03/14 (Sat) 15:00 S-Pulse 0-0 Yokohama FM report
3) 03/22 (Sun) 13:00 Nagoya 3-1 S-Pulse report
4) 04/05 (Sun) 16:00 Kobe 0-1 S-Pulse report
5) 04/12 (Sun) 13:00 S-Pulse 1-0 Kawasaki report
6) 04/19 (Sun) 13:00 Jubilo 3-0 S-Pulse report 1, report 2
7) 04/25 (Sat) 13:00 S-Pulse 1-1 Kawshiwa report
8) 04/29 (Wed) 16:00 S-Pulse 2-2 Urawa report 1, report 2
9) 05/02 (Sat) 16:00 Hiroshima 0-0 S-Pulse report
10) 05/05 (Tue) 19:00 S-Pulse 2-2 Chiba report
11) 05/10 (Sun) 15:00 Kashima 2-1 S-Pulse report 1, report 2
12) 05/16 (Sat) 19:00 S-Pulse 3-1 Oita report
13) 05/23 (Sat) 13:00 Niigata 0-1 S-Pulse report
14) 06/20 (Sat) 15:00 S-Pulse 4-1 Yamagata report
15) 06/27 (Sat) 19:00 FC Tokyo 2-1 S-Pulse report
16) 07/04 (Sat) 19:00 S-Pulse 3-3 Kyoto report
17) 07/11 (Sat) 19:30 G. Osaka 1-4 S-Pulse report
18) 07/18 (Sat) 19:00 S-Pulse 2-2 Kashima report
19) 07/25 (Sat) 19:00 Chiba 1-2 S-Pulse report
20) 08/02 (Sun) 18:00 Urawa 0-1 S-Pulse report
21) 08/16 (Sun) 19:00 S-Pulse 1-1 Niigata report
22) 08/19 (Wed) 19:00 Kyoto 0-1 S-Pulse report
23)
08/22 (Sat) 19:00 S-Pulse 5-1 Jubilo report
24) 08/30 (Sun) 19:00 Kawasaki 1-1 S-Pulse report
25)
09/12 (Sat) 13:00 S-Pulse 1-0 Omiya report
26) 09/19 (Sat) 19:00 Yamagata 0-1 S-Pulse report
27) 09/27 (Sun) 13:00 S-Pulse 1-0 Kobe report
28) 10/03 (Sat) 13:00 S-Pulse 1-1 Hiroshima report
29) 10/18 (Sun) 14:00 Oita 2-1 S-Pulse report
30) 10/25 (Sun) 15:00 S-Pulse 1-2 FC Tokyo report 1, report 2
31) 11/08 (Sun) 18:30 Kashiwa 5-0 S-Pulse report
32) 11/21 (Sat) 14:00 S-Pulse 0-2 G. Osaka report
33) 11/29 (Sun) 13:00 Yokohama FM 2-0 S-Pulse report
34) 12/05 (Sat) 15:30 S-Pulse 0-0 Nagoya report

Not a bad fixture list, and as it turns out we weren't wrong about the Omiya opener!

There's rather too many Sunday games for my liking, including the otherwise easy away days of Kawasaki, Marinos, Nagoya and Jubilo all on Sundays. What with work early on a Monday morning, these being on Sundays is going to impact on whether I can get to them or not. The Derby is a given though, obviously!

The trek out to Ecopa for the home game with Urawa is a pain, but home advantage isn't as important for this one as it is for the derby, (which is at 'Daira), so we may as well milk the Red travelling army for as much as we can in gate receipts. Security issues have been officially cited as a reason why this one is to be at Ecopa, and add this to the fact it falls at the start of the Golden Week national holiday bonanza, and we may well see way more through the gates than 'Daira's 20000 limit. Either way, it'll be fun to use Ecopa as a home ground - it's been a while!

Well, the home derby at 'Daira on a summer Saturday night will be awesome, and it's the one out of that lot I really can't wait for, but I guess that's a no brainer. If it's anything like as heated and electric as the 2-1 win back in '07, then we're in for a cracking night. There's a number of potentially huge BDOs in there too, Gamba, Hiroshima and Nagoya to name but three!


Nabisco Cup 2009
S-Pulse Fixtures


Group Stage

S-Pulse are in Group B with:

Kashiwa Reysol
Montedio Yamagata
Kyoto Sanga
FC Tokyo
JEF United Ichihara Chiba
Vissel Kobe

With seven teams in the group, we play three games home, three games away. These have been randomly generated as follows:

1) No game
2) 3/29 (Sun) 13:00 S-Pulse 2-0 Kyoto report
3) 5/20 (Wed) 19:00 S-Pulse 0-1 Yamagata report
4) 5/30 (Sat) 15:00 Kashiwa 1-2 S-Pulse report
5) 6/03 (Wed) 19:00 S-Pulse 2-1 Chiba report
6) 6/07 (Sun) 16:00 Kobe 1-2 S-Pulse report
7) 6/13 (Sat) 14:00 FC Tokyo 3-1 S-Pulse report

The top two from each group go into the quarter finals with the four ACL teams to make up the final eight. For a greater breakdown of how the tournament is organised (I use the term loosely) this year, click here.

Final group standings:

1. FC Tokyo 13 (+4)
2. S-PULSE 12 (+2)
---------Q/F---------
3. Kashiwa 11 (+7)
4. Chiba 8 (-)
5. Yamagata 7 (-1)
6. Kobe 7 (-3)
7. Kyoto 1 (-9)

Quarter Finals

Leg 1) 7/15 (Wed) Urawa 2-1 S-Pulse report
Leg 2) 7/29 (Wed) S-Pulse 3-0 Urawa report

S-Pulse win 4-2 on aggregate.

Semi Finals

Leg 1) 9/2 (Wed) S-Pulse 2-2 FC Tokyo report
Leg 2) 9/6 (Sun) FC Tokyo 1-0 S-Pulse report
FC Tokyo win 3-2 on aggregate.

Emperor's Cup 2009


2nd Rnd) 10/11 (Sun) S-Pulse 2-0 Sagawa Printing report
3rd Rnd) 10/31 (Sat) S-Pulse 2-0 Consadore Sapporo report
4th Rnd)
11/14 (Sat) Ventforet Kofu 0-3 S-Pulse report
1/4 Final) 12/12 (Sat) S-Pulse 3-2 Albirex Niigata (aet) report
1/2 Final)
12/29 (Wed) S-Pulse 1-1 Nagoya Grampus (aet Nagoya win 5-3 on pens) report

2 comments:

manyar said...

Should be a breeze against Kashiwa Frontale. They're not half as good as Kawasaki Reysol! ;)

Shizuoka Dolphin said...

Dammit! :-D

Well spotted! Too many KAs and WAs in the J1 for my liking... :)