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    Ins Winter 08/09

    Coach Jang Wae-Ryong, Incheon United
    GK Takahiro Takagi, Sapporo (loan end)
    DF Shunsuke Fukuda, Hosei University
    DF Haruki Nishimura, Takasaki (loan end)
    DF/MF Ryohei Arai, Omiya Youth
    FW Naoki Ishihara, Shonan

    Outs Winter 08/09

    Coach Yasuhiro Higuchi, Yokohama FC
    GK Hiroki Aratani, Sapporo
    DF Akira Ishigame
    DF Tatsuya Kawahara, Kusatsu (loan)
    DF Leandro
    DF Takuro Nishimura
    MF Naoya Saeki
    FW Hiroshi Morita, Kofu
    FW Naoto Sakurai
    FW Manabu Wakabayashi
    FW Kota Yoshihara

    Ardija Squad 2008

    GK 1 Hiroki Aratani
    GK 20 Nobuhisa Kobayashi
    GK 21 Koji Ezumi
    GK 31 Keiki Shimizu (r)

    DF 2 Taishi Tsukamoto (r)
    DF 3 Leandro
    DF 4 Yasuhiro Hato
    DF 5 Daisuke Tomita (v/c)
    DF 18 Takuro Nishimura
    DF 19 Yusuke Murayama
    DF 22 Terukazu Tanaka
    DF 26 Daiki Niwa (n)
    DF 29 Tatsuya Kawahara (r)

    MF 6 Yosuke Kataoka
    MF 7 Naoya Saeki
    MF 8 Daigo Kobayashi
    MF 11 Chikara Fujimoto (v/c)
    MF 15 Masato Saito
    MF 17 Hayato Hashimoto
    MF 23 Shin Kanazawa
    MF 24 Takaya Kawanabe
    MF 25 Tomoya Uchida (n)
    MF 28 Kohei Tokita (r)
    MF 32 Yoshiyuki Kobayashi (c)
    MF 34 Takuya Aoki (r)

    FW 9 Kota Yoshihara
    FW 10 Denis Marques
    FW 13 Pedro Junior
    FW 14 Hiroshi Morita
    FW 16 Klemen Lavric (n*)
    FW 27 Masahiko Ichikawa (r)
    FW 30 Naoto Sakurai
    FW 35 Daisuke Watabe (r)

    (c) = captain
    (n) = new for 2008
    (n*) = signed during 2008
    (r) = rookie
    (v/c) = vice-captain

    Loans Out until

    DF Tatsuya Kawahara, Kusatsu 31 Jan 10
    DF Daiki Niwa, Fukuoka 31 Jan 09
    FW Pedro Junior, Vila Nova 31 Dec 08

    Ardija J1 Games

    09 Mar H v Niigata 2-0
    16 Mar A v Kyoto 1-2
    30 Mar A v S-Pulse 0-0

    02 Apr H v Nagoya 1-2
    05 Apr H v Oita 2-0
    12 Apr A v JEF 4-2
    20 Apr A v Urawa 0-0
    27 Apr H v Kashima 1-1
    30 Apr A v Gamba 3-2

    03 May H v FC Tokyo 0-3
    06 May A v Marinos 1-1
    10 May H v Sapporo 1-2
    17 May A v Kawasaki 3-2

    28 Jun H v Verdy 2-0

    05 Jul A v Kobe 0-1
    12 Jul H v Jubilo 1-2
    17 Jul A v Kashiwa 0-1
    21 Jul A v Nagoya 0-4
    27 Jul H v S-Pulse 0-0

    09 Aug A v Sapporo 2-1
    16 Aug H v Gamba 2-0
    24 Aug A v Oita 0-1
    28 Aug H v Marinos 1-0

    13 Sep A v FC Tokyo 1-3
    21 Sep H v Urawa 0-1
    27 Sep H v Kobe 0-2

    01 Oct A v Kashima 0-2
    04 Oct H v Kashiwa 0-4
    18 Oct A v Verdy 0-1
    26 Oct H v JEF 2-1

    08 Nov H v Kawasaki 2-1
    23 Nov A v Niigata 2-2
    30 Nov H v Kyoto 1-1

    06 Dec A v Jubilo 1-0

    J1 Scorers final

    8 Denis Marques
    5 Lavric
    3 Fujimoto
    3 Kobayashi D
    3 Kobayashi Y
    2 Leandro
    2 Morita
    2 Pedro Junior
    2 Saito
    2 Tomita
    2 Yoshihara
    1 Kataoka
    1 Tokita

    J1 Cards final

    YYY Kataoka
    YYY Kobayashi Y
    YYY Lavric
    YYY Morita
    YYY Tokita
    YY Murayama
    YY Pedro Junior
    YY Uchida
    Y Fujimoto
    Y Hashimoto
    Y Saeki
    Y Saito
    Y Tomita


    Emperor's Cup Games

    02 Nov H v Cerezo 1-0
    15 Nov H v Nagoya 1-2

    Emperor's Cup Scorers

    1 Lavric
    1 Uchida

    Emperor's Cup Cards

    Y Fujimoto
    Y Lavric
    Y Uchida


    Nabisco Cup Table final

    1. Marinos 12 (+6)
    2. Oita 11 (+4)
    3. Niigata 4 (-4)
    4. Omiya 3 (-6)

    Nabisco Cup Games

    20 Mar A v Niigata 2-2
    23 Mar H v Marinos 0-0

    16 Apr A v Marinos 0-4

    25 May H v Oita 1-2
    31 May H v Niigata 1-1

    08 Jun A v Oita 0-1

    Nabisco Cup Scorers final

    1 Denis Marques
    1 Kobayashi D
    1 Morita
    1 Pedro Junior

    Nabisco Cup Cards final

    Y(YY=R) Denis Marques
    YY Leandro
    Y Kanazawa
    Y Kobayashi D
    Y Morita
    Y Niwa
    Y Pedro Junior
    Y Saeki
    Y Tanaka
    Y Tomita
    Y Yoshihara


    J1 Table final

    1. Kashima 63 (+26)
    2. Kawasaki 60 (+23)
    3. Nagoya 59 (+13)

    4. Oita 56 (+9)
    - - - - - - - - - -
    5. S-Pulse 55 (+8)
    6. FC Tokyo 55 (+4)
    7. Urawa 53 (+8)
    8. Gamba 50 (-3)
    9. Marinos 48 (+11)
    10. Kobe 47 (+1)
    11. Kashiwa 46 (+3)
    12. Omiya 43 (-9)
    13. Niigata 42 (-14)
    14. Kyoto 41 (-9)
    15. JEF 38 (-17)
    - - - - - - - - - -
    16. Jubilo 37 (-8)
    17. Verdy 37 (-12)
    18. Sapporo 18 (-34)

    Last J1 Games 06 Dec

    JEF 4-2 FC Tokyo
    Jubilo 0-1 Omiya
    Kobe 0-2 Kashiwa
    Kyoto 1-3 S-Pulse
    Niigata 3-2 Gamba
    Oita 0-0 Nagoya
    Sapporo 0-1 Kashima
    Urawa 1-6 Marinos
    Verdy 0-2 Kawasaki

    Next J1 Games tbc


    J2 Table final

    1. Hiroshima 100 (+64)
    2. Yamagata 78 (+26)
    3. Sendai 70 (+15)
    - - - - - - - - - -
    4. Cerezo 69 (+21)
    5. Shonan 65 (+20)
    6. Tosu 64 (-1)
    7. Kofu 59 (+9)
    8. Fukuoka 58 (-11)
    9. Kusatsu 53 (-7)
    10. Yokohama FC 50 (-5)
    11. Mito 47 (-18)
    12. Kumamoto 43 (-26)
    13. Gifu 42 (-28)
    14. Ehime 37 (-27)
    15. Tokushima 29 (-32)

    Last J2 Games 06 Dec

    Cerezo 2-1 Ehime
    Fukuoka 3-1 Shonan
    Gifu 1-0 Tosu
    Hiroshima 3-0 Tokushima
    Sendai 1-0 Kusatsu
    Yamagata 1-0 Mito
    Yokohama FC 0-0 Kofu

    Next J2 Games tbc

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Lucky Omiya Grab Point
A patchy Omiya performance that in the end resulted in a great win a week ago against JEF United was followed on Saturday by another mixed bag at J1 newcomers Avispa Fukuoka, with most observers agreeing that Ardija were lucky to come back to Saitama with the one point that they managed. With Chikara Fujimoto frustrated to have missed a chance to take on one of his old clubs due to injury and Kota Yoshihara still not fit enough to make his debut, Toshiya Miura opted to start with Saul Martinez up front on his own, with the unusual pairing of Toninho and Masato Saito in central midfield and Daisuke Tomita and Seiichiro Okuno in the middle of the back four.

As had occurred against JEF, the Squirrels were distinctly sluggish out the blocks as a lively Fukuoka side started on the attack and only nine minutes in, Alex took advantage of a loss of concentration from Tomita to run and shoot past Hiroki Aratani. Saito and Toninho were clearly not having the influence on proceedings that Miura had hoped, the duo seemingly unable to get a grip on possession and calm things down, as mistake followed mistake and Avispa controlled the play. Seiji Koga and Kohei Miyazaki threatened down the flanks, while Mitsunori Yabuta's header hit the bar on 20 minutes and a Miyazaki shot went just past the post, as Omiya found themselves well and truly on the rocks.

12 Mar 06 - Scorer of Fukuoka's goal and tormentor of Omiya's back four, Alex

Scorer of Fukuoka's goal and tormentor of Omiya's back four, Alex

Neither was Martinez able to make any headway at the other end to relieve the pressure, as a compact home defence denied the Honduran space, frustrating him in his attempts to give Ardija a foothold in the game. Yukio Tsuchiya as an overlapping left-sided wingback was Omiya's only attacking option before the interval, but even that never looked likely to bring about a goal given the toothlessness - nay, invisibility - of the Squirrels' midfield. All in all, they were lucky indeed to be just a single goal behind at the break.

Another half-time, another opportunity for Miura to make much-needed changes to his team - and he wasted no opportunity to do so, bringing on Jun Marques Davidson and Naoto Sakurai for Tomita and Martinez, who would in all probability have ended up getting himself sent off if he'd continued with his fouling of Fukuoka defenders who had the sheer gall to rob him of possession.

12 Mar 06 - Daigo Kobayashi swings in another corner as the Squirrels attack

Daigo Kobayashi swings in another corner as the Squirrels attack

Gradually, Omiya came more into the match, as Sakurai went for a long Tatsunori Hisanaga cross on 57 minutes, and Hisanaga himself put Avispa under pressure following a long ball from Marques. The replacement just after the hour of Saito with Hiroshi Morita was Miura's final throw of the dice and eight minutes later the Squirrels were back on level terms. Yet again, a Daigo Kobayashi set piece provided the opportunity and his right-sided corner was headed in by Tsuchiya for his first goal as an Omiya player.

This seemed to have given the initiative to Ardija, but in fact it was the hosts who came back on the offensive, going close through Alex on 79 and substitute striker Shinya Kawashima shortly afterwards. Luckily for his colleagues, Aratani was on fine form and kept the score level going into injury time - when Sakurai, outrageously, had the chance to win it for Omiya. Put through by Morita for a one-on-one with keeper Yuichi Mizutani, however, he failed to make it pay and his weak effort was blocked.

12 Mar 06 - Yukio Tsuchiya ties things up

Yukio Tsuchiya ties things up for Ardija

And so the match finished even, Toshiya Miura's men having got out of jail thanks to their current purple patch with set plays. "We had Fukuoka watched in pre-season and against Jubilo last weekend and it was clear that they were a settled side - a good, aggressive team," he later commented, perhaps aware that neither term could safely be used about his own team.

"At their goal, we were slow to react and really we were off the pace all through the first half. After half-time, we tried to shake things up and there was the feeling that Fukuoka were running out of concentration a bit, even though they kept up their fight. Right at the end we had a couple of good chances even to win the game, but on the balance of play across the whole ninety minutes, a draw's probably a fair result."

Tatsunori Hisanaga, a Fukuoka player on long-term loan in Saitama, was less positive than his coach. "It's like a victory to get a point after a first half like that," he said. "We weren't co-operating or communicating together well enough and it was like a vicious circle: they put us under pressure so our passing was bad, so they were able to put us under pressure more. There were really a lot of mistakes today and given that our main aim for improvement from last season has been to increase the number of attempts on goal we make, well, we 're not doing any better." Daigo Kobayashi added, "That was a really bad performance and we never matched Fukuoka's spirit. Somehow we got a draw out of it through a set piece, but we were lucky."

12 Mar 06 - Tatsunori Hisanaga in... action?

Tatsunori Hisanaga in... action?

So four points from two games at the start of the season is of course a perfectly respectable way to begin an important campaign and Miura will be frustrated that, having bought extensively during the close season, he has not yet been able to field a full-strength new side due to injury. But nevertheless he has made some tactical and selection decisions that will be puzzling Squirrels fans, such as the non-appearance so far of a well-regarded player like Naoya Saeki and the apparent confusion of the team as regards roles and tactics ("We're obviously starting games poorly, so the first step is to get to the stage where we have the first fifteen or twenty minutes without any mistakes, and having a clear idea of our shape and how to get into attacking positions ourselves," was Tsuchiya's worrying view of things).

The latter is of course not helped long-term by the fact that it has been necessary in both matches so far to make short-term changes in order simply to get points on the board. With thoughts turning to next week's match at home to Albirex Niigata, it's to be hoped first and foremost that Kota Yoshihara will be available for selection, not only to kickstart his career as an Omiya player but also to shoulder some of the responsibility that Martinez is currently finding such a burden. Maybe then we can start to see a smoother-functioning version of this new team, rather than the indecisive muddling through that has been on offer so far.

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