Matchday 24 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Kamatamare Sanuki


Matchday 24 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Kamatamare Sanuki

Verdy’s 24th game of the 2017 season is at Home to Kamatamare Sanuki at Ajinomoto Stadium. This matchday, Verdy find themselves with a home game against Sanuki who currently sit second off bottom with only 2 wins to their name and head to Ajinomoto Stadium with 0 wins in their last 5 games (see below) – it’s not been a great season for them so far, Verdy have faced Sanuki already this season, in matchday 13, Verdy travelled to Pikara Stadium and went home with a single point, can the lads get the 3 points? I really do hope so, they started the season rather well and have played some good football and pulled off some great results, let’s hope for great result. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Shonan (Sun 16th July)
Shibasaki

Ibayashi-Nagata-Taira

Koki Anzai- Uchida-Chugo-Kaz Anzai

Pinheiro- Kajikawa-Vieira

Bench – Naito, Hayashi, Hatanaka, Hashimoto, Watanabe, Y Takagi, D Takagi

Subs – Douglas Vieira Off, Daisuke Takagi On (70’) – Masaki Chugo Off, Yoshiaki Takaki On (70’) – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Hideo Hashimoto On (80’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Kamatamare Sanuki (League/Cup –This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – L W L D L
Kamatamare Sanuki – L L L L L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Sanuki’s last league game against Renofa Yamaguchi last weekend, Sanuki lost 3-1 against Yamaguchi, it all started so well for Sanuki in the 12th minute when Yusuke Takeda scored, but about 10 minutes later, Renofa’s Takayuki Mae scored their first goal on the 21st minute, in injury time in the first half Kodai Watanabe scored Renofa’s second goal and it was near the start of the second half, Masafumi Miyagi scored Renofa’s third goal on the 53rd minute to seal the 3 points for away side. Below is the side that played that game.

GK Shimizu
DF Ichimura
DF Takeda
DF Nakashima
DMF Kaz Takagi
MF D Watanabe
MF Tsunada (Off, 62’)
MF Nagata
MFBaba
FW Hara (Off, 57’)
FW Kijima (Off, 80’)

Subs
GK Matsubara
DF Lee
DF Nishi
DF Yoon (On, 80’)
MF Ogino (On, 62’)
MF Osawa
FW Ganaha (On, 57’)

Here are the Matchday 24 Fixtures –

Saturday, 22nd July
Montedio Yamagata v Shonan Bellmare
JEF United Chiba v Zweigen Kanazawa
Matsumoto Yamaga v Ehime FC
FC Gifu v Machida Zelvia
Kyoto Sanga v Nagoya Grampus
Yokohama FC v V-Varen Nagasaki
Thespa Kusatsu Gunma v Roasso Kumamoto
Oita Trinita v Mito Hollyhock

Sunday, 23rd July
Fagiano Okayama v Renofa Yamaguchi
Renofa Yamaguchi v Tokushima Vortis

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 23 2017 Review – Shonan Bellmare 2-0 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 23 2017 Review – Shonan Bellmare 2-0 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy fell to a 2-0 defeat to a Shonan Bellmare side who currently sit top of the league and its another game without a win – that’s 3 on the bounce without a win and that sees Verdy drop to 7th place in the table, to the game, Verdy had the first chance of the game, when a cross in from the right hand side found the Shonan defender Bahia almost score a own goal but the Shonan GK was on hand to spare his blushes, next Shonan had a good chance after a cross from the right found Yamada’s head but it just went wide, a long cross in from the left hand side found Bahia and he passed it back to Okamoto who put a cross in from the right and Yamada had a diving header but the ball hit the side netting – Shonan gone close again, Shonan got the first goal of the game from a corner – the ball found Bahia and it bounced away from him but Dinei controlled the ball and then Bahia shot from just about the penalty box and it blasted past Shibasaki to make it Shonan 1-0 Verdy, Shonan made it 2 – there was some lovely passing football by Shonan and a pass split the Verdy DF and the ball found Hiroki Akino to volley the ball home to make it Shonan 2-0 Verdy, Verdy had a late chance thanks to Yoshiaki Takagi – he had a shot from inside the box and it deflected off Bahia for a corner but that came to nothing, the final whistle blew

Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka, Attendance – 9,820

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Ibayashi, Nagata, Taira, Koki Anzai, Uchida, Chugo, Kaz Anzai, Pinheiro, Kajikawa, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Naito, Hayashi, Hatanaka, Hashimoto, Watanabe, Y Takagi, D Takagi

Shonan Bellmare Team – Akimoto, Yamane, Andre Bahia, Sugioka, Okamoto, Akino, Ishikawa, Narawa, Hanato, Dinei, Yamada

Shonan Bellmare Subs – Goto, Shimamura, Saito, Shimoda, Fujita, Noda, Omotehara

Match Highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65ToN8ll5Ik

Match Statistics and Info
62’ GOAL – Shonan – Number 4 – Andre Bahia
66’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Akira Ibayashi
70’ – Sub – Verdy –Douglas Vieira Off, Daisuke Takagi On
70’ – Sub – Verdy – Masaki Chugo Off, Yoshiaki Takaki On
74’ – Sub – Shonan – Jin Hanato Off, Genta Omotehara On
78’ GOAL – Shonan – Number 5 – Hiroki Akino
80’ – Sub – Verdy – Ryota Kajikawa Off, Hideo Hashimoto On
85’ – Sub – Shonan – Dinei Off, Ryunosuke Noda On
89’ – Sub – Shonan – Yuta Narawa Off, Tsuyoshi Shimamura On
90’ +4’ – Yellow Card – Shonan – Naoki Yamada

Shots – Shonan 14 – Tokyo Verdy 11
FK – Shonan 17 – Tokyo Verdy 14
CK – Shonan 8 – Tokyo Verdy 2
PK – Shonan 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Shonan 1/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

Matchday 23 Results –

Saturday, 15th July
Kamatamare Sanuki 1-3 Renofa Yamaguchi
Yokohama FC 1-0 FC Gifu
Zweigen Kanazawa 1-2 Fagiano Okayama
V-Varen Nagasaki 1-0 Matsumoto Yamaga

Sunday, 16th July
Machida Zelvia 2-0 Mito Hollyhock
Nagoya Grampus 1-0 Montedio Yamagata
Ehime FC 2-2 Oita Trinita
Tokushima Vortis 1-1 Kyoto Sanga
Thespa Kusatsu Gunma 1-3 Avispa Fukuoka
Roasso Kumamoto 1-0 JEF United Chiba

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sat 22nd July – Home v Kamatamare Sanuki, 6.30pm JST

Matchday 23 2017 Preview – Shonan Bellmare v Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 23 2017 Preview – Shonan Bellmare v Tokyo Verdy

Verdy’s 23rd game of the 2017 season is Away to Shonan Bellmare at Shonan BMW Stadium Hiratsuka. It’s been a funny sort of results the past few games (Ehime game and the Kumamoto game that I’m mostly looking at) but it was a good point against Okayama last weekend at Home with the equaliser from Taira came as a relief to actually get something from the game after hitting the crossbar and the Okayama GK making some great saves, but this game against the league leaders will be a very tough game, even though Shonan got knocked out of the 3rd Round of the Emperors Cup, they still are on a decent run last month and the start of July but let’s hope Verdy can put a stop to that, but Shonan and Verdy have already played each other earlier on in the season, Matchday 7 to be exact, Shonan came away with a 3-2 victory even though Verdy scored the first goal of the game – Kikuchi scored 2 and Dinei scored the 3 goals for Shonan and the Anzai brothers scored the Verdy goals. Fingers crossed Verdy can get a good result from this game. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Okayama (Sun 9th July)
Shibasaki

Ibayashi-Nagata-Taira

Koki Anzai- Uchida-Hashimoto-Kaz Anzai

Pinheiro- Y Takagi-Vieira

Bench – Ota, Tamura, Hatanaka, Watanabe, Chugo, D Takagi, Kajikawa

Subs – Hideo Hashimoto Off, Ryota Kajikawa On (62’) – Mitsuru Nagata Off, Daisuke Takagi On (71’) – Yoshiaki Takagi Off, Masaki Chugo On (79’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Fagiano Okayama (League/Cup –This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – D L W L D
Shonan Bellmare – W W W D L

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Shonan’s last league game against Oita Trinita last weekend, it seemed like it was a bore 0-0 draw between Oita Trinita and Shonan Bellmare at Oita Bank Dome in front of just under 9,000 people in Attendance and this game leaves Oita in 12th place and Shonan are currently sitting top of the league with Avispa a point behind Shonan.

GK Akimoto
DF Yamane
DF Bahia
DF Sugioka
MF Okamoto
MF Akino
MF Ishikawa
MF Narawa (Off, 46’)
FW Hanato
FW Noda (Off, 73’)
FW Yamada

Subs
GK Goto
DF Tsuboi
DF Shimamura (On, 84’)
MF Saito (On, 46’) (Off, 84’)
MF Shimoda
FW Fujita (On, 73’)
FW Omotehara

Here are the Matchday 23 Fixtures –

Saturday, 15th July
Kamatamare Sanuki v Renofa Yamaguchi
Yokohama FC v FC Gifu
Zweigen Kanazawa v Fagiano Okayama
V-Varen Nagasaki v Matsumoto Yamaga

Sunday, 16th July
Machida Zelvia v Mito Hollyhock
Nagoya Grampus v Montedio Yamagata
Ehime FC v Oita Trinita
Tokushima Vortis v Kyoto Sanga
Thespa Kusatsu Gunma v Avispa Fukuoka
Roasso Kumamoto v JEF United Chiba

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 22 2017 Review – Tokyo Verdy 1-1 Fagiano Okayama


Matchday 22 2017 Review –Tokyo Verdy 1-1 Fagiano Okayama

Verdy settled for a point after a 1-1 draw with Fagiano Okayama at Ajinomoto Stadium, well this was a better result than last week’s game, with Verdy defender Tomohiro Taira came up with a goal with 15 minutes to go to save Verdy for another defeat. To the game, it was a early chance for Verdy when Hideo Hashimoto hit the cross bar from just inside the D – very good chance, next it was a chance for Okayama – after a cross into the box from Hyung Jin Park and it feel to (I think) Shingo Akamine and he shot but Shibasaki got a hand onto the ball and put it over the bar, next it’s to a Okayama corner – it was crossed into the box, it bounced off a Okayama player and then the ball fell to Yuta Toyokawa and he placed the ball into the back of the pretty much empty net to make it 1-0 to Okayama, into the second half, Verdy were on the attack and almost took the lead after some nice football by the boys in Green, a Koki Anzai shot from within the d was saved by the Okayama GK and the rebound came to Alan Pinheiro but after some last ditch defending saw Pinheiro’s chance hit the cross bar – so close to a equaliser, another chance for Verdy when a blocked shot from Kojiro Shinohara came into the box and Douglas Vieira got a head to the ball which was headed towards the goal but the Okayama GK saved it and put it past the post, it was another great chance for Verdy from a free kick – Yoshiaki Takagi’s free kick hits off the cross bar and the follow up chance was put wide, but the equaliser came from a Verdy corner, the corner into the box found the head of Tomohiro Taira, Taira headed the ball into the back of the net inbetween 2 Okayama defenders, but the game finished 1-1 and a decent point for Verdy.

Ajinomoto Stadium, Attendance – 5, 765

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Ibayashi, Nagata, Taira, Koki Anzai, Uchida, Hashimoto, Kaz Anzai, Pinheiro, Y Takagi, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Ota, Tamura, Hatanaka, Watanabe, Chugo, D Takagi, Kajikawa

Fagiano Okayama Team – Ichimori, Katayama, Shinohara, Kiyama, Sawaguchi, Sekido, Tsukagawa, Park, Ishige, Akamine, Tokokawa

Fagiano Okayama Subs – Kushibiki, Kukita, Jang, Otake, Mimura, Takeda, Fujimoto

Match Statistics and Info
38’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Tomohiro Taira
40’ GOAL – Okayama – Number 30 – Yuta Toyokawa
62’ – Sub – Verdy – Hideo Hashimoto Off, Ryota Kajikawa On
71’ – Sub – Verdy – Mitsuru Nagata Off, Daisuke Takagi On
75’ GOAL – Verdy – Number 5 – Tomohiro Taira
79’ – Sub – Verdy – Yoshiaki Takagi Off, Masaki Chugo On
79’ – Sub – Okayama – Hideki Ishige Off, Yohei Otake On
79’ – Sub – Okayama – Yuta Toyokawa Off, Yoshiki Fujimoto On
80’ – Sub – Okayama – Masahiko Sawaguchi Off, Shingo Kukita On
87’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Alan Pinheiro

Shots – Tokyo Verdy 17 – Okayama 10
FK – Tokyo Verdy 17 – Okayama 8
CK – Tokyo Verdy 12 – Okayama 8
PK – Tokyo Verdy 0 – Okayama 0
Cards – Tokyo Verdy 2/0 – Okayama 0/0

Matchday 22 Results –

Saturday, 8th July
Mito Hollyhock 2-2 Roasso Kumamoto
JEF United Chiba 4-3 Kamatamare Sanuki
Machida Zelvia 2-0 Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Matsumoto Yamaga 3-1 Yokohama FC
Nagoya Grampus 3-1 Tokushima Vortis
Avispa Fukuoka 0-2 Zweigen Kanazawa
Oita Trinita 0-0 Shonan Bellmare

Sunday, 9th July
FC Gifu 3-2 Kyoto Sanga
Renofa Yamaguchi 2-0 Montedio Yamagata
V-Varen Nagasaki 2-0 Ehime FC

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sun 16th July – Away v Shonan Bellmare, 7pm JST

Matchday 22 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Fagiano Okayama


Matchday 22 2017 Preview – Tokyo Verdy v Fagiano Okayama

Verdy’s 22nd game of the 2017 season is at home to Fagiano Okayama at Ajinomoto Stadium. It’s back to another league game for Verdy and it’s into the second half of the season now, after such a bad result last weekend, let’s hope they got the game last weekend out of their system and think about the Okayama game more and focus on this game now. Verdy have already played Okayama this season, it was in Matchday 6 when Verdy visited Okayama’s City Light Stadium and Verdy came away from the game with all 3 points with the only goal of the game coming 10 minutes before the end of the game when Koki Anzai scored in the 81st minute to send the Verdy fans that travelled to Okyama happy with all 3 points. Let’s hope Verdy can get back into the swing of things and get a decent result in the game. LET’S FIGHT TOWARDS VICTORY.

Last Game –
Tokyo Verdy’s XI
v Kumamoto (Sun 1st July)
Shibasaki

Ibayashi-Hatanaka-Taira

Koki Anzai-Watanabe-Uchida, Kaz Anzai

Pinheiro- Y Takagi-Vieira

Bench – Ota, Nagata, Tamura, Hashimoto, Chugo, D Takagi, Kajikawa

Subs – Kota Watanabe Off, Ryota Kajikawa On (50’) – Shinnosuke Hatanaka Off, Hideo Hashimoto On (69’) – Tatsuya Uchida Off, Masaki Chugo On (78’)

Last 5 Results – Tokyo Verdy and Fagiano Okayama (League/Cup –This Season)

Tokyo Verdy – W D L W L
Fagiano Okayama – W D W D W

Look At Our Opponents –
Let’s have a look at Okayama’s last game against Mito Hollyhock last weekend, where Okayama won comfortably by beating Mito by 3 goals to 0, the first goal of 3 came in the 23rd minute when Shingo Akamine scored and it came up to half time and it was 1-0 to Fagiano – it wasn’t till the last 10 minutes of the game when Fagiano sealed all 3 points, Yohei Otake scored Okayama’s second goal on the 82nd minute and Shingo Akamine sealed the scoring 1 minute into injury time.

GK Ichimori
DF Katayama
DF Shinohara
DF Kiyama
DF Kaji
MF Sekido
MF Tsukagawa
MF Park
FW Ishige
FW Akamine
FW Toyokawa

Subs
GK Kushibiki
DF Sawaguchi
DF Kukita
DF Jang
MF Otake
MF Takeda
FW Fujimoto

Here are the Matchday 22 Fixtures –

Saturday, 8th July
Mito Hollyhock v Roasso Kumamoto
JEF United Chiba v Kamatamare Sanuki
Machida Zelvia v Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Matsumoto Yamaga v Yokohama FC
Nagoya Grampus v Tokushima Vortis
Avispa Fukuoka v Zweigen Kanazawa
Oita Trinita v Shonan Bellmare

Sunday, 9th July
FC Gifu v Kyoto Sanga
Renofa Yamaguchi v Montedio Yamagata
V-Varen Nagasaki v Ehime FC

Come on Verdy!

Matchday 21 2017 Review – Roasso Kumamoto 4-0 Tokyo Verdy


Matchday 21 2017 Review –Roasso Kumamoto 4-0 Tokyo Verdy

Verdy saw themselves in a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Roasso Kumamoto, just seemed like it was a bad day at the office with a scoreline like that, this is the worst defeat of the 2017 Season for Verdy. To the game, the first goal was from the Verdy DF was caught ball watching and didn’t see Hayate Hachikubo come through and put the ball past Shibasaki and Hayate put the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Kumamoto, after the goal – Verdy had a great chance thanks to Koki Anzai but the Kumamoto goalkeeper touched it over the bar, then Kumamoto made it 2-0 after a long range shot by Byong Jun An found the back of the net, then Kumamoto made it 3-0 after some deflections found Shuhei Kamimura in the box and he placed the ball past Shibasaki in the Verdy goal to make it 3-0 at half time, man what a bad half this was. It wasn’t going Verdy’s way at all – had a chance in the second half but went wide, it just wasn’t Verdy’s day at all, half way through the second half, Kumamoto got their fourth goal after a shot from the right from about 30 yards and it went past Shibasaki and deflected off the post and went into the back of the net and the full time score was Kumamoto 4-0 Verdy, real credit to Kumamoto, it was a great win for them and you just have to put your hands up and say the better team won.

EGAO Kenko Stadium, Attendance – 10,208

Tokyo Verdy Team – Shibasaki, Ibayashi, Hatanaka, Taira, Koki Anzai, Watanabe, Uchida, Kaz Anzai, Pinheiro, Y Takagi, Vieira

Tokyo Verdy Subs – Ota, Nagata, Tamura, Hashimoto, Chugo, D Takagi, Kajikawa

Roasso Kumamoto Team – Hata, Kuroki, Lim, Murakami, Sonoda, Mitsunaga, Kamimura, Uesato, Nakayama, Byong Jun An, Hachikubo

Roasso Kumamoto Subs – Nomura, Ueda, Okamoto, Uehara, Gustavo, Tanaka, Maki

Match Statistics and Info
26’ GOAL – Kumamoto – Number 19 – Hayate Hachikubo
44’ GOAL – Kumamoto – Number 9 – Byong Jun An
45’ +2’ GOAL – Kumamoto – Number 38 – Shuhei Kamimura
50’ – Sub – Verdy – Kota Watanabe Off, Ryota Kajikawa On
65’ – Yellow Card – Kumamoto – Takuya Sonoda
67’ – Sub – Kumamoto – Hayata Hachikubo Off, Yasuaki Okamoto On
69’ – Sub – Verdy – Shinnosuke Hatanaka Off, Hideo Hashimoto On
70’ – Yellow Card – Kumamoto – Yuya Mitsunaga
72’ GOAL – Kumamoto – Number 2 – Kohei Kuroki
76’ – Sub – Kumamoto – Yuto Nakayama Off, Takuro Uehara On
78’ – Sub – Verdy – Tatsuya Uchida Off, Masaki Chugo On
90’ – Sub – Kumamoto – Byong Jun An Off, Seiichiro Maki On
90’ +3’ – Yellow Card – Verdy – Alan Pinheiro

Shots – Kumamoto 8 – Tokyo Verdy 16
FK – Kumamoto 8 – Tokyo Verdy 15
CK – Kumamoto 0 – Tokyo Verdy 9
PK – Kumamoto 0 – Tokyo Verdy 0
Cards – Kumamoto 2/0 – Tokyo Verdy 1/0

Matchday 21 Results –

Saturday, 1st July
Montedio Yamagata 1-3 Machida Zelvia
JEF United Chiba 4-1 Oita Trinita
Kyoto Sanga 1-0 Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
Renofa Yamaguchi 1-2 Matsumoto Yamaga
Avispa Fukuoka 1-0 FC Gifu
Shonan Bellmare 2-1 Nagoya Grampus
Zweigen Kanazawa 3-2 Yokohama FC
Fagiano Okayama 3-0 Mito Hollyhock
Kamatamare Sanuki 0-1 V-Varen Nagasaki
Tokushima Vortis 4-1 Ehime FC

Next Game for Tokyo Verdy – Sun 9th July – Home v Fagiano Okayama, 6.30pm JST