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Gamba Osaka vs Kashima Antlers J1 League 6 March 2021

2021 J1 League Round 2 Gamba Osaka vs Kashima Antlers Saturday 6th March 2021, 16:00 (JST) Panasonic Stadium Suita As I’m sure most of you are aware, Gamba’s midweek match away to Nagoya Grampus was postponed as a result of 4 Nerazzurri players and 1 staff member testing positive for COVID-19, a further two players […]

Nagoya Grampus vs Gamba Osaka J1 League 3 March 2021

2021 J1 League Round 11 Nagoya Grampus vs Gamba Osaka Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 19:00 (JST) Toyota Stadium Gamba and Grampus face a turnaround reminiscent of 2020 in this matchday 11 clash which has been re-scheduled due to both sides’ participation in the Asian Champions League. Just a quick update, the game will go ahead […]

Vissel Kobe vs Gamba Osaka J1 League 27 February 2021

2021 J1 League Round 1 Vissel Kobe vs Gamba Osaka Saturday 27th February 2021, 17:00 (JST) Noevir Stadium After a 10 week break J1 is back with a bang this weekend and it’s a Kansai Derby away at Vissel Kobe to start the season for Gamba. I joined Ben and Sam on this week’s J-Talk […]

Kawasaki Frontale vs Gamba Osaka Japanese Super Cup 20 February 2021

Japanese Super Cup Kawasaki Frontale vs Gamba Osaka Saturday 20th February 2021, 13:35 (JST) Saitama Stadium 2002 Just over 7 weeks since their last match in the Emperor’s Cup final on New Year’s Day, these two giants of Japanese football return to do battle in front of a limited crowd of 5,000 supporters in Saitama […]

J2 2021 Predicted Lineups

Following the phenomenal response I had to my J1 Predicted Lineups article, I thought I’d take on an even more daunting task….doing the same for J2. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labour. Once again please get in touch and tell me how right / wrong I am. First up, some housekeeping rules,* […]

J1 2021 Predicted Lineups

I’m sure everyone would join me in thanking @Michael_Master and @bmtps_k for their wonderful coverage of all the off-season transfer activity in Japan. The purpose of this article is to see how those winter moves affect the matchday lineups of J1 sides one month out from the start of the new campaign. I hope you […]

Emperor’s Cup Final Review, Season Wrap, Transfer Round-up

Happy New Year to all! This will be my final blog post of the season and I’ll be back ahead of the Japanese Super Cup match between Gamba and Kawasaki on February 20th. Thanks to everyone who has supported me so far, and actually my Emperor’s Cup match preview was my most read post to […]

Kawasaki Frontale vs Gamba Osaka Emperor’s Cup Final Mini Preview

Kawasaki Frontale vs Gamba Osaka Emperor’s Cup Final Japan National Stadium Friday 1 January 2021 14:40 (JST) Hope it was a Merry Christmas for all who celebrated it! This is just a mini-preview ahead of Friday’s Emperor’s Cup Final and is intended to serve as a companion to the J-Talk Podcast that @frontalerabbit and myself […]

Gamba Osaka vs Tokushima Vortis Emperor’s Cup Semi-Final Match Preview

Gamba Osaka vs Tokushima Vortis Emperor’s Cup Semi-Final Panasonic Stadium Suita Sunday 27 December 16:00 Last Time Out Gamba closed out their 2020 J1 campaign with a disappointing 2-0 loss at home to Shimizu S-Pulse. Despite the game being a dead rubber, Nerazzurri kantoku Tsuneyasu Miyamoto fielded a strong looking starting eleven with just 3 […]

Gamba Osaka vs Shimizu S-Pulse 19 December 2020 Match Preview

Gamba Osaka vs Shimizu S-Pulse J1 2020 Round 34 Panasonic Stadium Suita Saturday 19 December 14:00 やった! Well, I made it….please enjoy reading my final match preview of 2020. This year has been trying for all of us and writing my blog has given me an outlet to temporarily distract myself from the harsh realities […]


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