Category Archives: Sport

A Football Stadium Amidst Stunning Surroundings? I Give You FC Gifu!

Since 2015 I have always attended at least one football match in the Golden Week holiday in Japan. Previous grounds have included Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Vi$$el Kobe,Shimizu S-Pulse, Fujieda MYFC and Gamba Osaka. Just because of my occasional Twitter interaction with a … Continue reading

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Sunwolves Take Wind Out Of The Hurricanes (In The First Half!)

With the ninth Rugby World Cup on the horizon, it’s a big year for the sport in Japan this year as the country plays host. It’s the first time it’s been held outside of the traditional rugby hotbeds and so … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt VI: At One Of The World’s Most Famous Cricket Grounds But For A Different Ball Game

  One of the first things I did on my arrival in Melbourne back in 2001 was visit the iconic MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) for a tour of the ground and the various museums within it. Live cricket followed the … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt II: Watching A Lot Of The F1 Australian Grand Prix On TV Despite Actually Being There!

The best place to view any Formula One race in my opinion is watching it on TV in your living room. This is exactly what I did between the late 1980’s and early 2000’s when the idea of actually going … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt I: Attending My First A-League Match Within Hours Of Arriving In Melbourne

Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia, and when I first booked my flight last year I had a fairly immediate double dose of sporting action in mind with the opening race of the 2019 F1 calendar on the Sunday preceded … Continue reading

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In Attendance At The 98th Emperors Cup Final (2018)

New Years Day usually signals the start of things but the Emperors Cup Final basically brings the curtain down on the previous years domestic Japanese football season. For the last few years, watching it on TV (or sleeping through it!) … Continue reading

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On The Road With The Kashiwa Reysol Fans Twice In Five Days

   The majority of J1 games tend to be on Saturdays when I’m working but there are a few rounds played on Sundays. I got lucky with the Nagoya Grampus match being against my team Kashiwa Reysol on a Sunday … Continue reading

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