Something happened on New Year's Day which left me incapable of very much at all, so it's a bit late, but may I wish each and everyone of our readers a very happy new year! All the best for 2011 and thank you for reading!
It's going to be a whole new set up at Nihondaira in 2011, but I have faith in the changes and confidence for the future. There'll be plenty of kachilocos to come next season!
Speaking of changes, today came the official announcement of the capture of Fuji lad, Daigo Kobayashi. Kobayashi, who went to the same high school as Shinji Ono, has been playing in Europe since 2009. He netted 8 times in 29 appearances in the Norwegian Premier League while playing for Stabæk.
Kobayashi joins fellow Shizuoka boys Ono, Takahara, Kaito, Muramatsu, Edamura and Masaki in a team which will have an orange heart and soul reminiscent of the old days where nearly everyone was from Shiz. This is a good thing and something to be proud of. :)
Satellite team coach since 2006, and Kenta's right hand man, Kazuaki Tasaka will be taking over as the manager of 2008's cup nemesis Oita Trinita for the new season. Best of luck to him down south.
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