Looking at the power relations of J1 clubs in the middle of the season
The cutthroat competition between the top clubs
Some clubs made great progress, and others failed to get off a good start, but already 15 games have passed, it’s in the middle of the season, noware leading other rivals and four clubs that competed for the RoW Cup spots in the last season are contending of the higher positions of the table.
are keeping their lead in the standings like every season.
Also advanced to the group stage of the RoW League, the early of the season was favorable for them.
However, they already missed to win two matches, it shows that they are losing the overwhelming advantage that they had before.
Their problem is the aging of the squad.
Especially the alternation of generations of Japanese players is facing with difficulties.
Namboku Fujimoto who is playing as a regular in the left side since the Season 39 is not as capable as retired Kazutoshi Saito, and the decline of Ashihei Nishijima in the right side is significant.
In the RoW Cup, they were eliminated after the qualification round 4.
Against a Lebanon club, Fc Ammar Utd, the first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at away, but they suffered an unexpected staggering defeat in the second leg.
However, in the domestic league, they are doing quite well, the results are 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses so far.
Both losing games were caused by order mistakes; they lost one game by default due to not have enough Japanese players, and lost another game because their coach didn’t notice switching to summer time and didn’t send orders before the deadline.
At the moment, they are the most likely candidate to overthrow the 広末涼子’s domination, and the away game ended in a 2-2 draw.
Kumanosuke Hirasi, and the squad is stronger than before.who have kept the higher place in the table stably in the past few seasons had had a problem in the quality of Japanese players, but in this season they obtained a Japan international player,
Also a Malaysia international player, Isa Ansori Basri, who had played in Japan for has joined.
They allowed only 12 goals so far, it’s the second solidest defense after 広末涼子.
The fourth rank team
They decided to play Marcus Aikawa who was promoted from the reserve in this season as the first choice goalkeeper.
Also a 22 years old Japan international center back Kota Hagihara plays.
Whether they can achieve better results than the last season and obtain a RoW Cup spot.
Coming three games against VF Tomato, 広末涼子 and FC Sagami are important.
Every season’s start is not so good, but heir form becomes well gradually.
Hıncal Deniz, a 26 years old Turk midfielder, has joined by 475.8 million.
It is ther club record transfer fee, but his performance is under expectations.
If they find their best tactics, it’s possible to catch up rivals.
While the top five are as expected, the sixth and the seventh placed teams are surprising.
who avoided relegation after play off and who plays in for the first time are doing very well.
On the other hand,had stayed in the middle of the standings sold most key players probably due to rebuild the team, and invested the money in young players, so they have not been able to win any matches.
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