Much as I hate to steal the thunder of a great performance against Kashima Antlers, I want to draw attention to some bad news I've just come across. The Rising Sun News, the long-time spiritual home of English-language discussion of Japanese football, is in danger of extinction.
The site's server has recently been hacked causing serious damage and, as it is a not-for-profit venture, the server's owner is no longer interested in maintaining it.
Matsu, the site's founder and chief writer, has been a source of information and entertainment for the past 8 years and can take a great deal of credit for the growth in popularity of Japanese football outside the Japanese-speaking world. For such a resource, and so many years of hard work, to be flushed away by an act of vandalism would be a real shame.
If you know how to help or want to leave a suggestion or comment, there's more on the subject here.