Met up with Ben yesterday evening at our usual izakaya to record the second episode of Gas Talk! Despite Graham’s absence and unusually loud music over the house PA system, we managed to bring you another (hopefully) enjoyable episode of commentary. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll hear:
Part 1: a review of the team’s preseason activities including reactions from Sunday’s PSM at Thespa Kusatsu. Also an injury report roundup.
Part 2: this one’s mostly me because Ben was admittedly unfamiliar with it, but I talk about Yuto Nagatomo’s full transfer for 160 million yen and what it means for FC Tokyo and Japanese soccer as a whole. We also talk a bit about Jade North, the Australian NT player who’s been participating in team practice since last week.
Part 3: a preview of this Saturday’s match against Sagan Tosu. Highly suggested that you check our respective blogs on Thursday/Friday for the latest updates and a more accurate picture of what the starting eleven will be.
Apparently there are a couple technical issues w/ the audio but hopefully they won’t get in the way of your listening experience. I’ve also been told that you can now subscribe to Gas Talk through the iTunes store, even though the podcast details are a little wonky (apparently Ben wants all the credit And we aren’t doing the podcast in Japanese, at least not yet!).
Stay tuned for our next episode after the Tosu game!