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Shizuoka Derby
Well, it turned out to be as I thought -- Jubilo was overwhelmed by S-Pulse's agressiveness and focus. S-Pulse put complete pressure: everywhere the ball was, there seemed to be more orange jerseys in the area. Not only that, it seemed that Jubilo players were also losing the 1-on-1 situations and looked almost weak on contact. The sides showed little ambition to take the challenge and beat the defender to send in a cross. I don't know what was up -- I was expecting something more, at least from Murai... Nanami drew back and tried to create something from there, but still they seemed to be out of ideas. S-Pulse were very active and actually had more possession of the ball than I had predicted -- they created a number of dangerous scenes for Jubilo. Morioka (pic, NT during WC02) took a free kick and streaked the ball up and into the top of the goal to take an unexpected lead. It was only near the end of the second half after fw Cullen was subbed in that Jubilo found some momentum and got their equalizer. [photo from]

To be honest, after the first half I sort of lost interest and switched back and forth to the FCTokyo:Vissel Kobe game...(will post on this game later!) [Japan soccer football j-league]
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