But bloody hell thats booooring. Hokuto is decent enough but he's nowhere near the threat Tokunaga is going forward, so I'd keep Tok on the right and bring in one of the other centre halves to play alongside Masato Morishige. Now I'm biased of course, but I believe Jade North deserves another run-out, although the wildcard is Kazunori Yoshimoto, who bagged a 22-minute hattrick against Ryutsu Keizai University in a friendly at Kodaira yesterday. Surely though North is next in line and goals against students from a business university shouldn't carry too much weight!
Its our fourth game in 11 days, but its hard to see the manager making any un-enforced changes UNLESS he wants to keep the likes of Naotake Hanyu and Lucas fresh for the derby (which sounds like a decent idea doesn't it?!). I shouldn't criticize or moan as this XI (minus Konno tomorrow night, and for much of the season, Shuichi Gonda) has gotten us to where we are now, but how about throwing Roberto Cesar and Daisuke Sakata together up front for a game? Or starting Naohiro Ishik...no, that isn't going to happen, is it?
12th, W:10 D:11 L:10 GF:33 GA:35 (-2)
Its the triumphant return of Fatty Junior, Shunsuke Maeda, and while it is commonplace for the Tokyo home end to applaud former players (unless its Akira Kaji), I'm hoping he'll be mercilessly booed for his utter shiteness last season. He'll probably get a polite golf clap though when the lineups are announced.
|He's still on the run you know...|