Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cheats Never Prosper and a New Penis On The Block..... Verdy 7 - 2 Yokohama / Omiya 0 - 0 Cerezo Osaka

Gutted!!
Sometimes you try to do the right thing and you get it thrown back in your face like a nailbomb packed to the brim with battery acid. Tokyo Nerdy pulled off a cracking decision yesterday opting to go to watch the 0-0 draw between Omiya Ardiija v Cerezo Osaka INSTEAD of going to the Olympic Stadium to watch the ritual slaughter of Yokohama FC. What an absolute tool!!
Should have known really, the first time I ever wagged school I got caught. 13 or so years old my friends would often bunk off and forge notes later to hand in to the teachers who probably knew all along what was going on. This one day all my pals were going round to one of their houses to watch TV all afternoon and I thought, sod it why not? I didn`t have much confidence in my forgery skills so I went back to school after dinnertime and got my "mark" in the register and then jumped over the fence and ran over the cricket pitch adjacent to the school and off to my mates  house. A foolproof plan I thought and would have been if the annual fire drill wasn`t scheduled for that day......100 per cent busted and up to the headmasters for a rollicking and letter home for my mother who was not at all happy. 
I also began a shortlived shoplifting career at this time which lasted approximately 3 weeks. It started off nicking sweets from the newsagents and the odd "adult art pamphlet" and soon developed into a profitable enterprise with vinyl LPs and clothes finding their way into the stash. One weekend, my friends and I thought we were the business off to Birmingham to take HMV to the cleaners. I had a waxed jacket at the time with a giant poachers pocket on the inside big enough to fit in a vinyl LP. One weekend of stealing and the goods were racked up in my wardrobe. That was easy we thought and off we went again the next weekend. Me and a friend got caught stealing Guns and Roses records (it was 1987) and were unceremoniously chucked into the back of the police  meat wagon in full view of the Saturday afternoon shoppers and off to Steelhouse Lane police station to await the Grim Reaper.  The Grim Reaper in this case being my mum who I knew was going to hit the roof and go into orbit on this one. I was 100 per cent correct in my prediction and to this day I feel sorry for the shite I used to put my mother through. The message here is don`t cheat folks, toe the line and things will turn out fine.......you`d think.
I went to the Omiya game on the back of telling a friend I`d go to an Omiya game this year and being a man true to my word, I went to Kumagaya Stadium to watch an Omiya side struggle in the first half with  a toothless 4-5-1 formation and struggle to score in the second half when they were easily on top and had the chances to take the win. Omiya have problems this season and the biggest of all seems to be their line up choices. They should have enough to stay up though this will seemingly be despite their coach rather than because of him. Anyway, a dull game though nevertheless an enjoyable night out until I was on the way out and heard the Verdy score. I was kicking myself all the way home and thanks to the vagaries of the Takasaki line I also missed my last connection to my place and had to take a taxi. Piece of shit!!!! I was too tired to watch the game I had taped and went to bed. And what a treat I missed.
Seven Verdy goals and a thorough THRASHING of a team who didn`t know what hit them. The Greens lined up with what is surely their strongest front four with Abe and Maranhao playing as a top two supported by Kawano and Kikuoka on the wings. Verdy were on the attack from the first whistle and Kikuoka was to open the scoring following a devastating Kawano run and cross into the box for Kikuoka to curl home into the top corner. Then out came the the "rockin` the baby" goal celebration...it was a decent goal but come on boys this isn`t the World Cup Final.
Verdy cranked up the pressure and Maranhao went close before Yusuke Mori opened his Verdy account firing in from the edge of the box when the ball broke free from another Verdy attack. The ball took a slight deflection which probably wrong footed Seki in the Yokohama  goal but you make your own luck is in this game. At this point at rout was definately such was the dominance of the Greens.
Two goals quickly became three with Kikuoka sweeping home a free kick up and over the wall into the top corner leaving Seki rooted to his spot. 3-0 and at halftime Verdy were fully deserving of their lead.
The teams came out for the second half and another Verdy newboy Nakatani was also to open his account last night. The ball came across from Kawano and Nakatani completely miscued his effort with the ball shin rolling off his standing leg. Seki got a hand to it but Nakatani was able to toe poke it through his hands and in. Seki will claim he had control of the ball but Nakatani had every right to go for it in my book.
Yeap...
Takuma Abe had slipped to third place in the J2 scoring charts but was able to bag two to climb back into a joint share of the lead with 12 for the year. The first came on a long punt from Shibasaki and Abe was able to hold off his marker and fire home with Seki getting a bit of hand to it but not enough the keep it out. He followed up with his second and Verdy`s sixth of the night again holding  off a marker to finish in off the post from the edge of the six yard box on Maranhao`s cross.
Hiroki Kawano wrapped things up with a understandably deflated Yokohama defence at sixes and sevens with an easy finish on a 3 one touch pass move from Kikuoka`s inch perfect cross. 7-0 and that was that in terms of the Verdy scoring. Yokohama pulled two back with goals from Takachi and Franca but what were they ever going to when seven down?
A superb performance, a ton of goals a decent crowd just a short of 10,000 and the only shitter of the whole evening was that I wasn`t bloody there to see it. I am a cockhead of giant proportions and thus must take my place as the new Penis Of The Season. Goodbye Jonathon Segar,  we have a new Penis on the Block. 

2 comments:

  1. So glad you got to experience Kumagaya! Very scenic bus ride from the station, no?

    Jonathan will be pleased I'm sure to have company in the P.o.t.S. ranks.

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  2. I didn`t mind it, same as Komazawa, Bellmare, Kusatsu, Mito, Ehime, Gamba, Kyoto,Nagoya`s shit one, Atsubetsu etc loads of the stadiums seem exactly the same to me. Anywhere has to be better than Ajinomoto with 5,000 in it. The shit stadiums outweigh the good ones in Japan unfortunately.

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