Forgive the indulgence, but we have now more or less reached the end of the 2005 season and I therefore wanted to take the opportunity to take stock of how things stand with Go! Go! Omiya Ardija. The first conclusion to reach is that I have every intention of continuing with G!G!OA through the close season and on into 2006. Those of you who have been following the site since the spring will know that at the beginning the writing had something of a wider remit than is now the case, but purely in terms of time management I've managed to get things at a level of activity that I can cope with consistently. Needless to say, I hope it's still enjoyable and of interest for all readers.
The second conclusion is that it would have been much tougher to keep the blog going without regular input from the happy band of commenters. I really, really appreciate your contributions very much, in that it makes a proper small community out of something that could otherwise be more than a little one-dimensional. Your ideas, thoughts, opinions, pieces of news, photos - everything - really help the site to become a lot more engaging and, I hope, more of a resource for people interested in the Mighty Squirrels. Thanks very much to all of you, especially Jay, Omiya Fan and Steve.
So there's just one more thing to say before we get back to business and the quarter finals of the Emperor's Cup: メリークリスマス for this weekend and then 明けましておめでとうございます for the New Year!