Sunday, 26 February 2012

S-Pulse 0-0 Niigata (Preseason)

Barry Barry writes

S-Pulse 0-0 Niigata

 Att. 4398

Line Up

GK Hayashi

DF Inukai (38)
DF Hiraoka
DF Iwashita (80)
DF Kawai

MF Sung-Ho
MF Edamura
MF Kobayashi

FW Omae
FW Takahara
FW Takagi

Subs used

Jong a Pin on for Hiraoka (HT)
Yoshida on for Inukai (HT)
Yamamoto on for Hayashi (HT)
Ito on for Takahara (HT)
Shirosaki on for Kobayashi (61)
Higuchi on for Takagi (80)


S-Pulse played out a scoreless draw against Niigata this afternoon in our last major preseason game. I didn't make this one thanks to a busy weekend, so no pictures and what not. Sorry about that.


Nothing from the game as yet, but there's one of our team bus being accompanied through the streets of Shimizu to a local shrine to pray for glory this coming season.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

S-Pulse 1-0 Jubilo (Preseason)

Barry Barry writes

S-Pulse 1-0 Jubilo 
Own Goal 63

Att. 3817

Line Up

GK K. Yamamoto

DF Inukai
DF Hiraoka
DF Iwashita
DF Kawai

MF Edamura
MF Muratatsu
MF Brosque

FW Omae 
FW Takahara
FW Takagi

Subs Used

Ito on for Takahara (57)
Shirasaki on for Takagi (57)
Kobayashi on for Edamura (71)
Higuchi on for Omae (85)
Jong a Pin on for Brosque (89)


Not much of one, because this was down in Kagishima, but a good result. Iwata had had a decent preseason. Also nice to see both Kawai and Inukai getting full 90 minutes under their belts against J1 opposition.

S-Pulse 2-0 Seongnam (match stopped after 61m)

Barry Barry writes

S-Pulse 2-0 Seongnam (match stopped after 61m)

The above practice match down in the Kagoshima Camp was halted after Ghotbi decided the game had descended to a state of physicality which was only going to end in needless injuries. He spoke with the Seongnam manager, and the game was stopped.

Check out some highlights here. Pretty pathetic behaviour from the Seongham team in what was a friendly game.
"Just because you're losing! Just because you're losing!"

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Ljungberg Walks Out

Barry Barry writes

With apologies. I've been travelling for the last three days and so wasn't able to update the news of Ljungberg's departure. I was able to tweet it, and if you don't already, please follow us at @spulseukultras as that's where we tweet news first.

Anyway, as you probably already know by now, Freddie has walked out with a year left on his contract. Vague reasons including our lack of ACL participation were given as an excuse.

1) We were only ever going to be in the ACL by winning the cup (of which Freddie played 19 minutes in four games).

2) What possible value does the ACL hold for a close-to-retirement former great who is under contract until he is 36?

Wonder who he'll sign for next.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

(GK) Hayashi and (DF) Lee to Sign?

Barry Barry writes

Both Japan U23 goalkeeper Akihiro Hayashi and South Korea U20 defender Lee Ki-Jae have been in Miho training with the team. Hayashi, who has been in Europe since 2009, including a spell at Plymouth Argyle, looks set to sign subject to a medical. As for Lee, he can play as a right side back or in midfield.

Both are likely to feature in Friday's practice game with Takeshi Okada's Hangzhou Nabel Greentown.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

2012 Competition Records

Barry Barry writes

League 2012 Records
Nabisco Cup 2012 Records
Emperor's Cup 2012 Records

All home games were at Nihondaira unless stated.


1)     3/10Sat) 14:00 (A) Nagoya Grampus 1-0 S-Pulse (Toyota Stadium) report 
2)     3/17Sat15:00 (H) S-Pulse 2-1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima report 
3)     3/24Sat19:00 (A)  Kashiwa Reysol 2-1 S-Pulse (Hitachi Stadium) report 
4)     3/31Sat18:30 (H)  S-Pulse 1-0 Consadole Sapporo report 
5)     4/7Sat14:00 (A)  Vissel Kobe 0-1 S-Pulse (Home’s Stadium) report 
6)     4/14Sat16:00 (H) S-Pulse 3-2 jubilo iwata report 
7)     4/22Sun19:00 (A) Gamba Osaka 3-1 S-Pulse (Bampaku Stadium) report 
8)     4/28Sat13:00 (A)  FC Tokyo 0-1 S-Pulse (Ajinomoto Stadium) report 
9)     5/3Wed19:00 (H)  S-Pulse 3-0 Kashima Antlers report 
10)  5/6Sun13:00 (A)  Vegalta Sendai 0-1 S-Pulse (Yurtec Stadium) report 
11)  5/12Sat15:30 (H)  S-Pulse 1-1 Cerezo Osaka report 
12)  5/19Sat15:30 (A)  Urawa Red Diamonds 1-0 S-Pulse (Saitama Stadium) report 
13)  5/26Sat) 14:00 (H)  S-Pulse 0-0 Yokohama F. Marinos report 
14)  6/16Sat19:00 (A)  Albirex Niigata 1-0 S-Pulse (Big Swan) report 
15)  6/23Sat18:00 (H)  S-Pulse 1-1 Sagan Tosu report 
16)  6/30Sat19:00 (A)  Omiya Ardija 1-0 S-Pulse (Nack5 Stadium) report 
17)  7/7Sat18:00 (H)  S-Pulse 0-0 Kawasaki Frontale report 
18)  7/14Sat18:00 (H)  S-Pulse 3-5 Kashiwa Reysol report 
19)  7/28Sat19:00 (A) Yokohama F. Marinos 0-3 S-Pulse (Nissan Stadium) report 
20)  8/4Sat19:00 (A)  Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-2 S-Pulse (Hiroshima Big Arch) report 
21)  8/11Sat18:00 (H)  S-Pulse 3-2 Nagoya Grampus report 
22)  8/18Sat19:00 (A)  Sagan Tosu 0-1 S-Pulse (Best Amenity Stadium) report 
23)  8/25Sat18:00 (H)  S-Pulse 0-2 Urawa Red Diamonds (Ecopa) report 
24)  9/1Sat14:00 (A) Consadole Sapporo 2-0 S-Pulse (Sapporo Dome) report 
25)  9/15Sat19:00 (H) S-Pulse 1-1 FC Tokyo report 
26)  9/22Sat18:00 (A)  Cerezo Osaka 3-2 S-Pulse (Kincho Stadium) report 
27)  9/29Sat15:00 (H)  S-Pulse 3-1 Vegalta Sendai report 
28)  10/6Sat15:30 (A)  jubilo iwata 0-1 S-Pulse (Ecopa) report
29)  10/20Sat15:00 (H) S-Pulse 1-1 Vissel Kobe report 
30)  10/27Sat17:00 (A)  Kashima Antlers 1-2 S-Pulse (Kashima Stadium) report 
31)  11/7Wed19:00 (H)  S-Pulse 0-1 Albirex Niigata report 
32)   11/17Sat17:00 (H) S-Pulse 1-3 Gamba Osaka report  
33)  11/24Sat17:30 (A)  Kawasaki Frontale 2-1 S-Pulse (Todoroki) report 
34)  12/1Sat15:30 (H) S-Pulse 0-0 Omiya Ardija report


Like 2010, and 2011 was originally planned to be, there's two groups of seven with the top two going through to join the four ACL teams in the quarter finals. Our games are as follows. All home games are at Nihondaira.

1) no game
2) 4/4 (Wed) (H) S-Pulse 1-0 Albirex Niigata report
3) 4/18 (Wed) (H) S-Pulse 1-0 Yokohama F. Marinos report
4) 5/16 (Wed) (A) Vissel Kobe 1-2 S-Pulse (Home's Stadium) report
5) 6/6 (Wed) (A) Consadole Sapporo 0-4 S-Pulse (Atsubetsu Park) report
6) 6/9 (Sat) (H) S-Pulse 3-1 Omiya Ardija report
7) 6/27 (Wed) (A) Kashima Antlers 2-1 S-Pulse (Kashima Stadium) report

1/4 Final 1st) 7/25 (Wed) (H) S-Pulse 0-1 Nagoya Grampus report
1/4 Final 2nd) 8/8 (Wed) (A) Nagoya Grampus 3-4 S-Pulse S-Pulse win on away goals report 1 / report 2

1/2 Final 1st) 9/5 (Wed) (A) FC Tokyo 2-1 S-Pulse report
1/2 Final 2nd) 10/13 (Wed) (H) S-Pulse 3-0 FC Tokyo S-Pulse win 4-2 on aggregate report 

Final) 11/3 (SatS-Pulse 1-2 Kashima Antlers (aet) report


Rnd 2) 9/8 (Wed) (H) S-Pulse 5-0 Arterivo Wakayama report
Rnd 3) 10/10 (Sat) (H) S-Pulse 1-0 Tokyo Verdy report
Rnd 4) 12/15 (Wed) (A) Cerezo Osaka 4-0 S-Pulse (Nagai Stadium) report

Ljungberg to MK Dons Rumour

Barry Barry writes

Ljungberg ISN'T signing for MK Dons. That was a nonsense rumour on Twitter that got wildly out of hand. Even had Ljungberg trending for a while.

It was all rubbish, and he's staying at S-Pulse.