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FullM3taLMay. 18, 2013 - 07:44AM JST
A great player, and an equally charming person off the field. Enjoy retirement.
Posted in: Beckham announces retirement
FullM3taLMay. 18, 2013 - 07:41AM JST
"It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people wonder if you are a fool, than to open it and remove all their doubts."
Someone tell this ancient piece of wisdom to Hashimoto & Co. plz. They desperately need it.
Posted in: Restoration Party member ousted over Korean prostitution remarks
FullM3taLMay. 15, 2013 - 04:31PM JST
Criticism of Abe and his administration on genuine counts is OK but this is just silliness from SK.
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
FullM3taLMay. 14, 2013 - 03:35PM JST
Posted in: High flyers
FullM3taLMay. 14, 2013 - 03:34PM JST
Do all Japanese leaders suffer from the "foot in mouth" syndrome?
Hashimoto's remarks are truly deplorable. And no surprises Ishihara supports those outrageous comments.
Posted in: Gov't - but not Ishihara - backs away from Hashimoto's comfort women comments
FullM3taLMay. 12, 2013 - 07:08PM JST
Haha Jimizo mate, I wouldn't count on that. Martinez has turned out to be an excellent manager and has been a great servant to Wigan but year on year they are in the relegation scrap towards the end of the season, always surviving due a late surge. True Moyes didn't win anything during his time at Everton but he took them to Europe, made them an upper-mid table team from a relagation threatened team. I'm sure Martinez can match those achievements, but given the amount of restricted capital at Everton, if Moyes couldn't win the league, it's highly doubtful that Martinez can.
Not to take anything away from Martinez and Wigan though. I consider the FA Cup a big trophy, and they showed that any team is capable of pulling off the seemingly impossible. It's just that the league and the FA Cup are two totally different types of competition.
Posted in: Wigan beats Manchester City 1-0 to win FA Cup
FullM3taLMay. 12, 2013 - 04:24PM JST
This pic makes me wish I could get my carefree childhood back. :(
Posted in: Stone's throw
FullM3taLMay. 12, 2013 - 04:07PM JST
Stop the bickering please. Shouldn't you rather be praising Wigan's remarkable achievement?
FullM3taLMay. 12, 2013 - 01:36PM JST
Outstanding Japanese government debts hit a record 991.6 trillion yen at the end of fiscal 2012.
And they want to reduce corporate taxes? Unbelievable.
Posted in: LDP to pledge to restart nuclear reactors in policy platform: Nikkei
FullM3taLMay. 12, 2013 - 01:24PM JST
The entire Wigan squad put together cost less than Gareth Barry. Magnificent achievement by Wigan. They had faith in themselves.
Mancini, you are getting sacked in the morning.
FullM3taLMay. 09, 2013 - 01:18PM JST
Without doubt the greatest manager in English football. His achievements in the game are and probably will remain unrivaled. His passion and desire even at his age never wore off, and he built team after team that were incredibly successful. Football shall never see the likes of a winner like Sir Alex again.
Going forward, it looks certain that Moyes will be the new manager. I do not doubt his coaching ability or credentials and no doubt he will receive a helping hand from Sir Alex and Sir Bobby, but the problem is Man Utd have grown so big under Sir Alex that it is nearly impossible to afford a transition period. As a fan, I want longevity and stability (which will definitely be provided by Moyes), but the stature of the club also demands short-term success. Hopefully, he will be shown the same patience Fergie was in his early years.
Posted in: Alex Ferguson to retire as Manchester United manager
FullM3taLMay. 04, 2013 - 08:27AM JST
It's funny that in Japan the more right-wing party is named the "Liberal Democratic" Party!!! All the actual Liberal Democrats around the world must be ashamed or rolling in their graves.
Posted in: Tokyo protesters say no to amending constitution
FullM3taLMay. 01, 2013 - 07:43AM JST
Too little, too late from Madrid. Although I must admit, at one time I thought it was likely they might pull it off. Excellent defensive work by Hummels and Bender. Also, there was a lot of wasteful finishing from both sides, especially Lewandowski, considering his performance in the first leg.
PS: Sergio Ramos is a disgrace as a footballer. Looks more intent on picking a fight with Lewandowski than contributing to his team's chances. Committed so many dirty fouls, he should have been sent off.
Posted in: Dortmund reaches Champions League final despite loss to Madrid
FullM3taLApr. 30, 2013 - 08:36AM JST
And with this, I hope the final nail has been put on the coffin of Tokyo's Olympic bid.
Posted in: Inose under fire for comments on Istanbul Olympic bid, Islam
FullM3taLApr. 27, 2013 - 09:47PM JST
I agree with PaulJ. He was signed with the objective of improving the squad. Once he was signed, they are capitalizing on financially on it too. And there is nothing wrong in that.
Posted in: Manchester United signs 2-year deal with Japanese gaming firm
FullM3taLApr. 27, 2013 - 02:47AM JST
Kagawa was signed because he has the ability to be at United. Once he was signed, why wouldn't the club milk it, given that they have a huge fan-base in Asia (including Japan)? MUFC has a huge fan-base in Indonesia, India, etc., but you don't see them signing players from those countries. If the objective was selling shirts, wouldn't there be a lot more Asian and African players at United?
Sir Alex's job is to win titles. The money follows as a result. Kagawa is in the team to help him win titles. Of course since he is from a country whose players have never represented the Red Devils, they have every right to capitalize on their popularity here.
FullM3taLApr. 25, 2013 - 08:34PM JST
That performance from Lewandowski means he has priced himself out of a move to United. I sincerely hope Dortmund retain his services.
Congratulations to Dortmund for the excellent performance.
Posted in: Dortmund beats Real Madrid 4-1 in Champions League
FullM3taLApr. 24, 2013 - 09:13AM JST
When the draw was announced, every major football journalists (BBC, Sky Sports, etc.) was predicting an all Spanish final. This match shows that Bayern are the growing dominant force in European football. And with Goetze from Dortmund to Bayern a done deal, they are gonna be a hell of a team to reckon with, perhaps the best in Europe.
Good job Bayern. Hope for a great Bayern vs Real final now.
Posted in: Bayern on verge of Champions League final after routing Barca
FullM3taLApr. 23, 2013 - 08:14AM JST
That second goal by van Persie! What a pass and what a finish. It's a one in a million, that left foot of RvP.
United ran out deserved champions in the end. What a magnificent response to last year's disappointment.
Posted in: Van Persie treble fires Manchester United to 20th Premier League title
FullM3taLApr. 22, 2013 - 11:30AM JST
Luis "The Cannibal" Suarez strikes again! In 2010 he bit at the neck of PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal.
Posted in: United on brink as City implodes against Spurs
May. 19, 2013 - 11:34PM JST
Tom Webb: I am going to buy a scooter and an umbrella! Much safer!
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
May. 19, 2013 - 11:32PM JST
Reminds me of the bad tempered "ochchan" in Osaka streets, probably he thought that 2 young…
Posted in: German resort island shaken over Japanese chef's murder
Japan' s electronic makers enjoyed the "Good Times" only because of the protected home markets. Now,…
Posted in: Japan's electronics giants still bleeding
May. 19, 2013 - 11:30PM JST
US 1st Sgt's duty is preventing sexual misconduct and he was behaving a pimp who used…
Posted in: Okinawan women demand apology from Hashimoto
Wasting money in lottery and not being to afford proper insurance coverage. I love the US…
Posted in: Winning ticket for $590.5 million Powerball lottery sold in Florida