Wednesday, March 4, 2009

J1 2009 Preview: Round-up

Now that I'm done with my team-by-team preview for J1 I thought it would be appropriate with a little round-up about how I think the table will look when the season are finished in December:
1. Gamba Osaka 70p
2. Urawa Reds 66p
3. Kawasaki Frontale 63p
4. Kashima Antlers 62p
5. Shimizu S-Pulse 59p
6. FC Tokyo 59p
7. Nagoya Grampus 58p
8. Oita Trinita 55p
9. Yokohama F Marinos 49p
10. Vissel Kobe 49p
11. JEF United 45p
12. Kyoto Sanga 43p
13. Omiya Ardija 40p
14. Sanfrecce Hiroshima 38p
15. Jubilo Iwata 34p
16. Kashiwa Reysol 32p
17. Albirex Niigata 30p
18. Montedio Yamagata 24p
Agree? Disagree? post your comment below. For a detailed preview for each team look in the menu on the right.


richy said...

Kaare mate, you are a MACHINE!
that is an awesome team review that you wrote for the J1.
As for the table, it looks pretty decent but Im not sure about Gamba winning. Also I think Urawa and Kobe will finish a bit down on the table then you predicted.

Are you doing a J2 review??

Anyway, look forward to the battle again between you and us this year!

richy said...

i should say "preview" shouldnt i!!

NipponBasse said...

Hehe thanks! long time no see:)
Yeah im about to finish my preview on J2 as well in a similar style so I'll post it later :) will u do any preview about Gifu?

Im moving to Japan in less than a month btw! Sapporo it is, so I guess i will have to be a season-ticket holder at Sapporo Dome;) Atleast I get a few chances to see Cerezo play there in away matches!

How do you rate Gifu's chances btw?

About Urawa, they are not in ACL this year, and Finke seems like a smart coach that can do good things with the club. They should atleast be able to finish within the top 3, but its too early to tell!