Friday, 25 December 2009

Close-Season Gossip, pt 18

My original headline of Inamoto Arrives For Talks made it sound as if Ardija transfer target Junichi Inamoto is participating in some kind of world-saving diplomatic mission. In fact, according to Sponichi all that's happened is that on Christmas Day he arrived back in Japan to talk to Omiya and Kawasaki Frontale about a transfer from Rennes. All that money and he can't buy himself a coat that fits properly, I notice.



Vendo Thefastlane 25 December 2009 at 22:58  

Ooh ooh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore!

Furtho 25 December 2009 at 23:05  

I'm on shaky ground here, Vendo, that's for sure. But at least I don't look like an eccentric junior high school boy turning up for his court case because he's been discovered building an atom bomb in his bedroom.

Omiya Fan 26 December 2009 at 02:43  

Would be a cracking signing if it came off but he will no doubt go to Kawasaki.

With regards our signings I like the Fukaya deal though remain unsure about the rest.

Not sure Kitano is necessary and don't know much about Murakami or Sugiyama. They are also knocking on a bit.

If the gawkish student Inamoto were to sign it would be addressing a position we have never sorted out. Doubt it will happen though.

What about Dudu, Denis and the 2 Koreans? Any news there?

Furtho 26 December 2009 at 05:16  

Merry Christmas, OF, and I hope you and yours are all well.

The only thing that has been said since the season ended re: Dudu, Denis and the two Koreans (what a great band they were) was something in one of the magazines two or three weeks ago to the effect that Kyoto were interested in Denis.

Oitim from the old RSN messageboard definitely rates Fukaya a lot and indeed has told me that he feels that of all those injuries that affected the first half of Trinita's season, Fukaya's was the most significant.

I'm mystified that all the squad changes have been among the goalkeepers and defenders. Obviously it's not a bad thing to have someone like Kitano competing for a place with Ezumi, for example, but it's the midfield that seems to be to be the weakest part of the squad. Inamoto I just think is too big a gamble - very few players if any have succeeded when coming back to the J-League from Europe and you can see him just being selected because he's a high-profile player, no matter how good he actually is.

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