S-Pulse 1-5 Nagoya
Edamura 47 -------------- Tamada 50, 62, 71
----------------------------------Kennedy 58, 83
DF Iwashita (red 69)
DF Ota (yellow 8)
Edamura on for Fujimoto (25)
M. Yamamoto on for Ono (68)
Tsujio on for Hiraoka (68)
Faith: You know you're gonna live thru the rain
Lord you got to keep the faith
Faith: Don't let your love turn to hate
Right now we got to keep the faith!
Not my words, the words of John Francis Bongiovi. And who are we to argue with the multi-million selling god of mild rock? The fact is, our chances of a first J. League title are now pretty slim, and barring an apocalyptic collapse aka Urawa in 2007, Nagoya should be champions come December.
Any Nagoya disaster would of course have to come in tandem with an S-Pulse winning streak akin to what Kashima put together in '07 in pipping Urawa to the title, and who can honestly see that happening? So while a league title is pretty unlikely, an ACL spot is still a very real possibility and has to be the goal. But hey, this is the J. League where crazy stuff happens, so we're teaming up with Bon Jovi and are keeping the faith!
The league apart, we've got a league cup semi final to think about, and given the Nabisco is currently our best chance of silverware, we should be putting EVERYTHING into Wednesday's game with Hiroshima. No Nagasawa up front, please. No Ono on the bench, please. No half measures, for goodness sake.
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