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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Kawasaki 1-1 S-Pulse

Barry Barry writes:

Kawasaki 1-1 S-Pulse
Own Goal 65 -------------------Brosque 56

Att. 20973

Line Up

GK K. Yamamoto

DF Tsujio
DF Iwashita
DF Bosnar
DF Ota

MF Jong-a-Pin (yellow 22)
MF Edamura (yellow 18)
MF Brosque (yellow 82)

FW Omae
FW Nabeta
FW Takagi

Subs Used

Muramatsu on for Edamura (65)
Ljungberg on for Nabeta (74)


Under the cosh for the first half, much better in the second. Ljungberg had a big impact again, starting moves and also being there on the end of others, but the 15 minutes he was on wasn't enough to create a winner. Nearly, but not quite. Bare in mind he's still some way off full fitness, but his rapid integration bodes well for the future.

Kawasaki were not playing like a team who had lost 9 of their last 10, and might have grabbed a winner. But they had no hope of dealing with Takagi who just won't allow himself to be denied. A surging run down the left, he beat two players before darting into the heart of the penalty area and poking a shot into the bottom corner. Sugiyama could only parry it out to a waiting Brisque. 1-0 to the good guys.

At 1-0 down the home team were really going for it and when Juninho's stab was deflected home by Jong a Pin's leg to level the score it was deserved. A draw was probably fair, and given our injury reduced team, not an altogether bad result. An even better result was Kofu doing Gamba 2-0 - especially because I had a few quid on it. :)

Next up, relegation threatened Niigata in the second leg of our League Cup 2nd round game. We lead 2-1 from the first leg.


Ghotbi Says

To be honest, I though the 1st half was very sloppy for both teams. We created a few half chances and a penalty that wasn't called. But I thought the 2nd half we started better and created a nice goal, but our reaction after the goal was poor. Kawasaki created some good opportunities and we were not in control, and they equalised.

But after they equalised, especially after Freddie came on, we controlled the game and had some wonderful chances to win. There are some positives to take out of the game, Nabeta had a good game.

We are playing without some of our key players and without your more experienced players you make mistakes. The important thing is getting Ono and Takahara back and Ljungberg fully fit. Once those three players are back you'll see a different team.

Our fans were wonderful from the beginning to the end, they cheered us on and I'm grateful for them.


Personal video of Brosque's goal.


Jay said...

I have also caught a few goals on the La Famiglia cam. Thing is, you don't get to celebrate in the moment...

shadows said...

awful first half..looked more like the Marinos S-pulse game...2nd half well unfortunately i didnt have it in me to go through that as well and dozed off in the first 5 mins only :)

shadows said...

btw Barry..Can you keep a seat for me..as i might be late for the game due to the early kick off and all :P

Barry said...


Yeah, I stopped doing myself as I far prefer just to watch the game. Luckily enough people seem to do it upload them. :)


For what game?

shadows said...

The Nagoya Grampus game this sunday of course!!! the kickoff's at 3PM so there's a good chance i might wake up late and make it late as well!! :P

shadows said...

actually..can you reserve 3 seats..sorry!!

Barry said...

3 seats? No chance, sorry! It's hard enough grabbing enough for me and my friends every game - and I get there four hours before kick each time. :-/

It's not going to sell out, so you'll still be able to find three seats together somewhere behind the goal.

shadows said...

ok mate no problem..Cheers!..see you after the game or at HT!

shadows said...

My only concern was ending up in the other side of 2F where "nothing ever happens" :D ..Hopefully that wont be a problem ;)

Barry said...

No worries - sorry I can't help but it starts getting hard saving so many seats.

Anyway, there's currently 3000 tickets left for this one, so you should be fine getting in the home end.