Saturday, May 8, 2010

Run Forest Run!! Verdy 2 - 0 Thespa

Life absolutely  isn`t a box of choclates in the Green half of Tokyo it`s generally poor but with the ocassional bit of somthing that looks like chocolate these days......The Boys lined up with the same line up as the last two games though Kikuoka was to go off after only a few  minutes following a clumsy challenge in the centre circle. The fans got the chance to get a another good look at Yoshiaki Takagi who gave another solid performance and is definately one for the future be it at Verdy or somewhere else. Result wise it took a while but we got there in the end!! 2-0 was the final and a thoroughly deserved win for The Boys. Echo`s of the Kitakyushu game in that the opposition were poor, with the first half being 80% possesion for the Green`s  but with few clear cut opportunities. Again, Verdy going forward were lacking a finisher. Hiramoto broke through and forced a good save from the keeper in the first half but as with Inoue the other week, a real live finisher would have scored. Second half and Thespa were starting to come back into it, a poor backpass from Tsuchiya left Doi scrambling across to watch a flashing header go wide and another two half chances came and went for Thespa...until THE CAPTAIN came along.....this time not Captain Bird`s Eye either but our very own Seitaro Tomisawa!! Now, we at Tokyo Nerdy 1969 have slated the guy for his mistakes this season and in seasons gone by; but  absolutely credit where credit is due, Seitaro Tomisawa played out of his skin tonight. He showed the forwards how to do it with a lung-bursting run from between his own 18 yard box and the centre circle. It was HE who broke from the within his own half, HE who still had the ball at his feet, HE who reached the 18 yard box and HE who layed the ball off to Hiramoto whose powerful shot rebounded off the keeper.... Who was the one following up to plant in the scissor kick?? I`ll give you a hint and say it wasn`t  ME......Superb!!..Verdy continued with the posession and were to go two ahead on a daft though definate penalty. Hiramoto broke free on the right and centred to Kawano who was brought down in the box even though the keeper would have more than likely have got to the ball first. Very poor defending from the Thespa defender who got a red card for his troubles. Following this Kawano jumped up and calmly slotted the peno away no bother but what happened next is either a stroke of genius?? or the guy is thick as the proverbial pig shit.....He went on to jump over the rather awkward fencing,  Beechers Brook like drop and (finally)  into the crowd (who are a good 40 yards away from the goal line at Ajinomoto) and earn his FOURTH yellow card and a subsequent one match suspension. Nothing more than exuberant celebration of the wrap up goal you say? But why would you do that if you know you`re on a thin wire?? Why would the best player in the team miss the next game...because in TWO games time we play one of the big boys!! 2nd place JEF United....I`m assuming young Hiroki Kawano is not indeed as thick as pig shit and was taking the chance assuming the Boys can do the business next time out against Okayama. We shall see, but for now Onwards and Upwards!!! The Boys March On!! Been a while since that one`s come out!!

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