Monday, 1 June 2009

Agent Orange Reports: Silence Of The Squirrels

Didn't see the Hiroshima game and my thought was to take a break on the column until Marinos at the weekend but I saw this result and had to say something profound, so here goes.

Days like this happen.

At the start of the season, Jubilo Iwata got blitzed 6-2 by a team that has struggled to get one goal a game since. Everybody put them in the ground. They are now a respectable mid-table team.

This was a very talented Sanfrecce side geared up to get revenge against us - a squad that beat them in their home return to J1 back in March. We were coming off an emotional and hard-fought game against our hometown rivals. We were playing in a cup game and experimenting with a line-up and 4-5-1 formation that we never use. We had an 18-year-old in Takuya Aoki making his debut in the heart of the midfield against a high pressure squad. Everything that could go wrong, did.

It was a historic moment in the not-so-extensive history of NTT Omiya Ardija FC. An Omiya team has never given up seven goals and never lost by seven goals, ever. In any competition. No big deal. It happens. Next week, if it happens again, we can start to panic. Saturday, chalk it up as a bad day.

I won't be doing this and am sure that coach Jang Wae Ryong is doing it enough for all of us.



Omiya Fan,  1 June 2009 at 13:14

Looks like Mato kept up his one clanger per game!

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