Not long now! With the big kick off only days away, it's about time I formally introduce our new intake for this season. So without further ado.
GK Akihiro Hayashi
Had been playing in Belgium and had spent time at Plymouth Argyle. The 24 year old has represented Japan at U19, U20 and U22. Could prove a very canny acquisition.
DF Yutaka Yoshida
Local lad Yoshida signed from Kofu. He's represented Japan at nearly every age group, including the U23 team currently aiming for the London Olympics. Can play either left or right back. A very big signing to fill the gap left by the departed Wank Chops. Very much looking forward to seeing him.
DF Tomoya Inukai
18 year old Shizuoka boy Inukai has worked his way through the junior youth and youth ranks. Good from set pieces.
DF Kang Song Ho
Japanese born North Korean Kang has been playing for Oita since graduating from Korea University in Tokyo. The 6 foot defensive midfielder has represented North Korea at U20 level.
MF Kohei Hattanda
Has been called up to Japan U17 and was also a member of the all Japan University selection while studying in Kagoshima.
MF Yosuke Kawai
Signed from university where Kawai had been called up for the all Japan University selection. The 22 year old midfielder has also been called up for Japan U18 and U20.
FW Ryohei Shirasaki
Fresh from high school, Shirasaki is a Japan U18, U19 and all Japan High School team member. The highly rated forward was hotly pursued by FC Tokyo who he has been attached to as a youth. He chose S-Pulse in August last year and is an exciting prospect for this season.
FW Satoru Kashiwase
Former Japan U17 and U18 representative, Satoru has been promoted from within the youth system.
We have a foreigner spot and whole pile of cash to spare since Youngberry decided he wasn't really into it, so there may well still be some signing action still to come in the not too distant future...
Four days to go!
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