Wednesday, June 15


J.League Division 1 - Round 15
19:00, Wednesday June 15, 2011
Home's Stadium Kobe
Attendance: 6,151
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Team Lineup Team Lineup
DF 25 ISHIBITSU, Yosuke DF 3 YAMAGATA, Tatsunori (81')
DF 4 KITAMOTO, Kunie DF 6 NIWA, Daiki
DF 5 KOMOTO, Hiroyuki DF 13 KOBARA, Shogo
DF 21 MOGI, Hiroto DF 4 WADA, Takumi
MF 18 TANAKA, Hideo MF 22 SUEYOSHI, Toshiya
MF 10 BOTTI MF 8 SUZUKI, Jun (70')
MF 7 PARK, Kang-jo (79') MF 11 TANAKA, Yusuke
MF 13 OKUBO, Yoshito MF 14 MATSUURA, Takuya (75')
FW 11 POPO (66') FW 10 JOGO, Hisashi
Substitutes Substitutes
GK 1 KISHI, Takahide GK 1 KAMIYAMA, Ryuichi
DF 2 KONDO, Gakuto DF 17 YAMAGUCHI, Kazuki (81')
DF 14 MIYAMOTO, Tsuneyasu MF 20 MIYAJI, Yosuke
MF 6 Haneda, Kenji MF 19 NARUOKA, Sho (70')
MF 20 MORIOKA, Ryota (66') MF 28 USHINOHAMA, Taku
FW 19 ARITA, Koki (46') FW 18 YOSHIHARA, Masato
FW 27 TOKURA, Ken (79') FW 9 TAKAHASHI, Yutaka (75')
PARK (77')
KOBARA (57')
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Post Match Comments

WADA, Masahiro: Overall
"To be honest, there is nothing we can take out of this match. As the match went on, I think we started to fear losing the match which didn't help us at all. Thanks to all the fans for coming out on a weeknight. Now, we just need to focus on the next match."
BOTTI: Overall
"Today was a bad day. They constantly pressed us and didn't give us any room which is exactly what we should've done to them. There's no way you can win by playing like this at home."
POPO: Overall
"We were terrible tonight. You could say that Fukuoka played well, but we were totally off our game. We weren't able to do what we set out to do and we just need to forget this game and move on."
La Famiglia: Talk about a match to forget! Fukuoka dictated play throughout the first half - without really doing anything. They never looked like scoring, but were able to prevent us from playing our game. Call it anti-football but if that's what they set out to do, they succeeded. The midweek fixture should not give us an excuse to underperform like this. We fielded a strong team and should have taken 3 points from this match. That was the first time I have heard booing to that extent from the stands this year. Shame on Fukuoka for their time wasting, too. They took every opportunity in the second half to waste time, getting carded once for it, for why - I have absolutely no idea. They could've won this match. We were that off our game. What good is a point to a team at the very bottom of the table?


Anonymous said...

I can forgive the team for time-wasting a bit in this game.

I agree we should have been going for the win, but after our start just avoiding defeat was really important I think.

I thought the failure of anyone willing to take the late corner was even worse than Rokutan, but I guess he was a repeat offender.

Jay said...

Yeah, I remember the corner, too. Ironically though, I think it was Vissel that benefited more from Avispa's time wasting.

While I can somewhat understand wanting to avoid defeat, I have no respect for a side that plays for a draw while sitting at the bottom of the table. It should be all or nothing now.

prince.graf said...

a SHAME Fukuoka earned the first point against a poor played vissel
side,includes BOTTI,OKUBO,PARK,and
POPO Money back to the Fans!!!