Two shots Ladies and Gentlemen. In 90 minutes of schoolboy quality football the Boys managed TWO efforts on goal. At half time Verdy hadn`t managed anything. The bottom line is (and nothing to do with whatever Stone Cold Steve Austin says...) that we are a poor quality team with poor quality players. Nobody has really BATTERED Verdy so there is still hope, but with virtually nothing to offer going forward apart from the odd Kawano break, this season is going to be an absolute grind. The goal itself was a nice chipped finish from the edge of the box, catching Doi slightly off his line and scrambling back in vain to make the save, no complaints there, nobodys fault (Tomisawa was suspended so he is blame free for a change) no mistakes a nice goal.. The question is whether we at Tokyo Nerdy can sit through another 31 games of such dross. There is a garden to be tended to, washing up to do, hair to be washed, food shopping, please anything apart from watching Tokyo Verdy this season!! Is there a possibility that SkyPerfect will go bankrupt?? The Big One to finally hit Tokyo and level Ajinomoto??
Next weekend will offer up a change anyway. Tokyo Nerdy is off under cover to Saitama Stadium to watch Urawa hopefully get pummelled by Kawasaki Frontale. A friend of the family got tickets for us so away we go. A full(ish) stadium, no micrphones placed by the crowds required for TV, a "big game" atmosphere. After the atmosphere at Ajinomoto this season, it will be refreshing watching a game with a big crowd, hell with any kind of crowd!! Our lad will more than likely grow up an Urawa fan, which is fine by me as Verdy will very possibly cease to exist in the next few years. The writing is appears to be on the wall. The only way to bring the crowds back is by winning games and it doesn`t like that is going to happen with any kind of regularity this season. The financial problems of 2009 haven`t been eradicted, they have simply been put on hold. I`m assuming they will return before the 2011 season and we will have to see if anyone thinks Tokyo Verdy are worth saving. I currently have my doubts and I`m a fan!!