Tag Archives: around the grounds

Day Trip To The Toyota Stadium!

Nagoya Grampus Eight (as they were known back then) were the first team I knew of in the J-League back in the early 90’s when Leicester’s favourite son Gary Lineker announced he was moving to Japan. A few years later … Continue reading

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A Visit To Japan’s Newest Top Flight Stadium

   Modern stadia may look impressive but the match day experience can be diluted far too often as the new places fail to recreate the atmosphere that had probably been built up over decades and decades at the old ground. … Continue reading

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Watching The Worst Team In J2 On A Cold Night In Gunma!

The idea of travelling over 100 kilometres north to watch a team rooted to the bottom of J2 play against a team floating in mid-table nothingness is probably not too appealing for many. However, with games running out this season … Continue reading

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Free All-You-Can-Drink Japanese Sake At A Football Match? Surely Not!

As mentioned in my last J-League post, I said that I hoped to go to a couple of Shizuoka-based games whilst in the vicinity during the recent Japanese Golden Week holiday. Having arrived at my parents-in-law’s holiday home in Ito … Continue reading

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Fourth Tier Football Frolics

Football is a game spanning the globe and is played at all levels with the likes of the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and erm, the J-League taking all the glory! Even though I am a fan of the current English champions I … Continue reading

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