GGOA will shortly be announcing details of an extra special readers' survey to celebrate the Squirrels' 100th ever goal in J1, scored by striker Kota Yoshihara in the vital 2-0 defeat of Yokohama F Marinos on Saturday. In the meantime, though, despite the three points gleaned from the win over the Sailors, Omiya are still in deep trouble at the foot of J1 and the fact remains that 2007 has been a deeply disappointing season for Ardija fans.
But who has to take responsibility for the team's relegation-threatened predicament? Do the roots for this malaise date back to ex-coach Robert Verbeek's time in Saitama? Is former chief scout and Verbeek's replacement as boss Satoru Sakuma chiefly at fault? Or should the players themselves take the blame simply for having underperformed throughout the year? There is only a short time left for readers to express their views on the matter via the current GGOA survey - so if you haven't done so already, scroll down to the bottom right-hand side of this page and vote now!