|Somebody had a good time.......|
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
|Where d` whitey boys at??!!|
Verdy have (until the departure of Hulk) always gone for "a let`s try and score as many as we can and hopefully they will score one less" approach. Though not this year as we haven`t got the attacking prowess of players in years gone by. Who knows what will happen in the end of season shake up, we might be involved but more than likely will be looking on in envy but, I for one am enjoying even being in with a shout. It`s exciting, JEF look ropey and we have a chance. Starting with this weeks last home league game at Nishigaoka. Gotta love Nishigaoka. Right next to the pitch, (which is lucky for Kawakatsu as he got sent off after the game and is banned from the touchline this week) and even with 3,000 there is an atmos. Tokyo Nerdy are off to Nishigaoka tomorrow night and after 2 weeks of solid non stop work, we goddamn deserve it. Win, lose or draw, it`s summer, it`s live J-League, they have beer and that`s enough for me!! C`mon The Boys!!! It`s good to be alive!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
So where do we go from here?? Well JEF won so we are still 6 points behind the final promotion spot but the way the possibilities have opened up is quite incredible. The team has grown massively this season after the dirge of the first few games. We have no goalscorers, no "stars" yet here we are talking about the possibility of snaeaking into the end of season reckoning. At the moment it remains only that; a small possibility but to be even in with a chance is fantastic. The team are playing out of their skins to their absolute maximum and I for one (for once.......) am proud to Green. This might be the last hurrah who knows?? At least if they are going to go out it`s gonna be with a bang rather than a whimper!!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
|Tomisawa`s banged up chest after his run in with Kawano....Ouch!!|
Sunday, August 8, 2010
|Cloudy today folks....|
|Tomisawa with a salmon-esque leap!! Thump!! 1-0 Verdy!!|
The other two talking points of the game both involved Hiroki Kawano. It was he who broke through the Reysol back line only to be dragged back by Reysol`s Korean centre half Park Dong Hyuk. Park got a red card for his troubles and deservedly so. He was the last man, he dragged Kawano down and that was it. Kawano made a bit of a meal of going down but the foul was there. Verdy pressed as you would expect when facing 10 men and sure enough the goal came shortly after. Verdy were to continue to press for a further cushion but it was to be Reysol who would cause most of the danger in the second half. The game swung dramitacally into Reysols favour after a slighly bizzare turn of events. Hiroki Kawano was taking a corner and (probably rightly so) got booked for time wasting. He went ape shit at the linesman, squared up and started shoving Tomisawa who (along with half of the team) was trying to calm him down. Goalkeeping coach Maeda got involved and promptly got himself sent off, presumably for something he said to the linesman. Anyway, following this the Verdy goal was under siege for the remainder, Doi also got booked for time wasting (this time undeserved I thought) and Verdy held on for the win. So Verdy have now beaten the top two teams away so what now??
Probably uninspiring defeats in the next couple of games...This is Tokyo Verdy people!!!!
Courtsey of our good friend UltraVerdy, higlights of Verdy`s win of the season can be found here...http://ultra-verdy.blogspot.com/ watch and enjoy!!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
What can you say when The Boys have been battered into oblivion yet come out on top?? Jesus is in the line up?? Nope, too many non believers. Mohammed?? Nope too controversial and impossible to spot flying down the wing as no-one knows what he looks like. OK, The Dali Lama? Nope too old and being Tibetan he`s probably crap at football. The Divine Intervention theory is seemingly a non starter.
How about Verdy locked up shop, played possesion football and held out for the 0-0 and scored one on the break? Wrong again as to play posession football you have to actually have the ball in you posession to begin with. That leaves pure, unbridled, jammy, lucky, lucky, lucky, bastards....."You had a corridor??" "I used to dream of a corridor!! you lucky, lucky bastards......"
Yup, that`s the answer!! Great!! After the nightmare beginning of the season, and the very future of the club still in massive doubt for next year, we`ll take it. Kazuki Hiramoto with his 6th of the season after yet another 1-0 win. Little bit of revenge for the earlier loss in the last minute at Ajinomoto earlier in the season, though this time clearly the WORST team won. Ventforet had the ball from the word go and pressured and pressured the Verdy goal and looked to have taken the lead at around the 15 minute mark, the ball was swung across the Verdy goal from the right and with Doi and all covering defenders beaten, the Kofu attacker inexplicably headed against the post when it would have been easier to score. Following this new "Tallest Player in the J League" (following ex Verdy Donkey Yuzo Funakoshi`s transfer to the Sagamihara Junior High School League) Mike Havenaar did his best impression of "The Donk" after being put clean through from a dreadful Verdy backpass. Lame effort easily snapped up by Doi. Havenaar had a general nightmare and was also at fault for the Verdy goal on the half an hour mark after being outmuscled by Verdy right back Kensuke Fukuda on the touch line, Fukuda went round the outside of the Flaming Great Gallah and swung over a cross which the oncoming Hiramoto was able to attack, and head comfortably into the back of the net. Absolutely against the run of play and worse was to come. Verdy were to have one more effort on goal in the entire match and the Verdy net was peppered, the defence had their pants pulled down at will by the Ventforet frontline but all to no avail. The result is all that matters. We won, they didn`t. Their forwards might have had the biggest off-day since time began but there you go. If the game were replayed ten times over Verdy would lose handsomly most games. But the game won`t be replayed. Verdy didn`t lose and The Boys can be happy in the knowledge that whatever else happens this season (and close season) Jesus` "bits" were safely put in their collective Green jars for future generations to admire and sniff when they think no-one is looking. Onwards and Upwards The Boys March On!!!!