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|Takuma Abe pictured at Tokyo Fish Market Ka-Boom!! Eat My Goals!!|
Anyway, far too many chances to go into detail with all of them but Kawano was unlucky not to score from 6 yards his shot taking a last gasp deflection up and onto the bar and clear. If the first half saw Verdy on top then the second was a free for all. Shot after shot after shot and finally in the 56th minute goal number 9 for Takuma Abe. Takuro Kikuoka put him through with a perfect slide rule pass, Abe having timed his run to perfection was left with easy task of flicking the ball past the keeper and into the net.
Number two for Abe and Verdy came 15 minutes later with Abe finishing this time from the six yard box scuffing a shot to deflect and trickle in the far corner following some neat passing in the area from Kawano, Iio and Maranhao. At the half way point in the season Abe now has 10 goals for the season the same mark as 2010 top scorer Kazuki Hiramoto finished with. Things are indeed looking bright for Abe. At 2-0 Fagiano were to score to bring the game back to 2-1 and Verdy could possibly have been on the ropes but luckily the flag went up for offside and Tiago`s perfectly legitimate goal was ruled out. Nice.
So then came number three finished off by a busy Hiroki Kawano. Kawano was all over the place today, tackling, crossing, terrorising an being a general pain for Fagiano all afternoon. Iio broke down the left, fed Maranhao who turned to set himself up for the shot and Kawano sensing the danger of Maranhao actually shooting steamed in and blasted the ball into the net himself. 3-0 and game over with Shohei Takahashi`s late header from a Kajikawa corner the icing on the cake. Verdy back among the goals and back on the winning trail. Onwards and Ka-Boom Wards The Boys March On!!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
|The Ball Goes In Here|
Which begs the question as to how Tokyo Verdy can make such an easy task look like the equivalent of climbing Mt. Bloody Everest!!! Yesterdays game was a masterclass in wasted chances after a first half of utter domination and a second half of a touch more parity. Verdy could and should have been 5-0 up at half time with the points in the bag and cigar cutters on standby for the second half. As it was, Verdy can only blame themselves for blowing the points AGAIN. In fact no that`s not quite true, they can blame probably the striker who has missed more open goals, failed in more one on ones with the keeper and generally been the biggest flop since another Nottingham Forest "Legend" Jason Lee whose shooting so famously terrorised the home supporters standing right at the back at the top of the Trent End in the early 90`s. We are of course talking about our good friend and Kofu loan-ee; (for the love of God please let Kofu re-call him) Maranhao. I`m getting tired of saying it but he couldn`t hit a cows arse with a banjo.
|Jason Lee Pineapple Like Buffoon|
Verdy were to utterly dominate the first half with Sanga`s only two attempts a weak effort into the side netting and a blast over the boar from distance. Verdy`s goal came on 25 minutes with Takuma Abe again on target for his 8th of the season. Abe took his chance well squeezing his shot between two defenders and the keeper after cutting into the box on a fast break and feed from captain for the evening Kazunori Iio.
Maranhao should have made it two on 28 minutes when he was clean through with just the keeper to.....etc etc. Hiroki Kawano was to have another busy evening looking every bit as dangerous as he did against Oita. Kawano had a stonewall penalty turned down after leaving defenders in his wake going into the box he was felled no doubt but not given this time. Just before half time Kensuke Fukuda (in for Mori at right back) also had a bottom corner bound grass cutter tipped round the post to leave the score at 1-0 at the break.
Into the second half and Kawano carried on where he left off with a cross cum shot coming back of the joint, the woeful Maranhao got taken off for Hiramoto who didn`t offer much of a threat and looked fairly ring rusty following his long lay off failing to read a flick on from Abe that would have sent him home clear. Verdy were to rue their missed chances and probably ensured Maranhao a round of Chinese Burns, Towel Whips and Neutron Nipple Twisters when Kyoto were to score the equaliser in the 64th minute. Kyoto broke from defence and as Dutra went to pull the trigger from the edge of the box Takuya Wada just got his block in in time to send the ball for a corner. Wada was called up for U-22 Japan Squad this week and if Japan are to win anything at next years Olympics then Wada will have to defend his corners better than against Kyoto. The ball came in from the resulting corner and Jun Ando was left completely unmarked with a free header at the near post.
|Doesn`t grab the headlines like the Millwall Brick but still knackers when administered correctly.|
Onwards and Seemingly Nowhere The Boys March On!!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
BOOM GONE....A lot of other 34 year old and way younger guys with wives, kids and loved ones will have also died today in traffic accidents, health related problems, trampled by elephants or just never woke up this morning. To be a football player is no more or less valuable than the bloke who sweeps the street, serves the burgers in McDonalds or heads the biggest of the biggest global conglomerate. People are people and when one goes before their time it`s not right in any way shape or form.