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About stuartcw

Englishman born in Leamington Spa who has lived and worked continuously in Japan since 1988.

Yes, we are alive!

We haven’t posted here for a long time so I thought I would report on our activities this month to show what we have been up to. April 2nd 2016 – Away to Gamba Osaka It was a rainy start … Continue reading

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Ventforet Kofu vs Yokohama F. Marinos

Today we travelled to the windy city of Kofu to visit the small be-running-tracked Yamanashi Bank Stadium. The vista at Kofu always reminds me of a scene from the Lord of the Rings with a Japanese countryside town plopped down … Continue reading

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Yokohama F. Marinos vs Gamba Osaka

  I was just thinking that on match day there is usually a lot of time spent just hanging around and what better way to fill that time is there than knocking out a blog article. At the moment we are … Continue reading

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Yokohama F.Marinos 2015 Season Preview

Previews of many of the J1 2015 teams are up on the JapanFooty website including Yokohama F.Marinos 2015 Season Preview by our very own Tony D.

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Yuji Nakazawa on ‘Japanese Football’

On the Japanese sports site Sponichi Annex, Yuji Nakazawa recently commented on the need for continuity in Japan’s national team’s style of football: In response to the Japan being eliminated in the group stage of the 2014 Brazil World cup … Continue reading

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A warm welcome to Rafinha!

It was nice surprise to hear that Rafinha has signed for us. JSoccer magazine quickly posted up a video of Rafinha’s previous performances. A short message from him was posted on the club home page the following day: I am very glad to be … Continue reading

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Yokohama F. Marinos 2 – S.C. Sagamihara 0

A good warm up game for the upcoming Fuji Xerox Cup match at the weekend. Some very nice combination play from Manabu and Hananto with Shunsuke playing an attacking role on many occasions. It was nice to see the new … Continue reading

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Preview: Marinos vs Hiroshima Fuji Xerox Cup 2014

Match Information Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Home) v Yokohama F. Marinos (Away) Event: Fuji Xerox Super Cup 2014 Location: Kokuritsu Kasumigaoka Rikujō Kyogijō a.k.a the National Stadium Kickoff at: 13:35 on 22nd February 2014 Referee Name: Unknown Introduction The traditional start to the … Continue reading

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The gap up front in the team line up

Marquinhos Departure The sudden departure of Marquinhos at the end of the season is still very much be a mystery. The witty Trinita fans banner, “Eh? Where’s Marqui?” succinctly sums the feeling. Even the players, as noted in Nakamura Shunsuke’s … Continue reading

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