Season preview2 - Tactics and players [column]

As for formation, the manager Suzuki continues to use a four-four-two system and demands players high tempo in attacks and defence just like last season. The hard-working tactics is modern and impotant for the team who doesn't have many talents.

However this season seems tough for them as mentioned in the last article.If they would really struggle for earning points and fought for keeping their place at J1 league, Suzuki would have to make realistic strategy while he would tend to keep using four back system. Nevertheless last season, it is true even when they defeated in four sussesive games he never changed his mind, which led the team 6 place as a result. I believe him anyway.

Below is situation in each positions.

GK will be Kitano. Nozawa who had been a regular two years ago and ex-U-23 GK Kurokawa is also be in the race for the position. Anyone of the three have potencial to get starting role. There is no problems with this postion from the view points of both quality and quantity.

For Centeral Defender Chiyotanda get regular position. his partner will be Nagata. Kaimoto is alternative. However both two players tend to get injured, as for Kaiomoto he has aging-induced physical decay ,therefore even a rookie, Daisuke Suzuki have chance to get position. A side back Matsuo, Nakano, and defensive midfielder Chiba can also play this role.

As for side backs, regular positons seems confirmed as Uchida is for the right and Matsuo is for the left. There's problems with their back-ups, especially right positon. Nakano and Micheal play for the left while right doesn't have back-up members especially as indicates that originally midfielder Matushita and central defender Suzuki played that role in practice matches. Uchida is injured now.

In the central midfield, Honma and Chiba form a pair. Terakawa have quality to get a starting role but is a back-up member due to his age.Other back-ups are thought to be Matsushita and Davi. In the camp, they try to bring Matsuo of a left side back into the position.

The manager expected Marcio Richardes and Davi as the side attacker. As Richardes haven't played practice match due to injury to an Achilles' tendon, he will not play the opening game and some games. Tanaka,Matsushita,Kawahara,or Terakawa can play at right flank but cannot be expected to play Marcio's role. Kogure can also be a back up because he has plays it for some practice matches and made assist to a goal.

Yano and Alessandro are the manager's first choice for up front. However, if the new brazilian singing is disappointing the manager, Kawahara who sometimes changed the pace of the game as a substitute last season would play the role. The rookie, Kawamata may also have a chance,although he is not expected to contribute to the team immediately. You have to say team doesn't have enough talent in this position.

Over all the team are not deep in regular-class players therefore it is certain that the team's ups and downs depends on adaptation of new brazilians and the rise of rookies.

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Season Preview - Pre season [column]

Niigata's realistic goal seems to keep themselves in the first division while the club announce higher than fifth place as their target. That's because effect upon the team of the loss of their influential players, Sakamoto, Silvinho, and Edmilson is huger than the reinforcement of bringing new players includes six rookies who have just graduated form high school.

New Brazilians definitely have potential. Alessandro led the team to first division of Brazilian national league with the individual title as a top scorer last season. On the other hand, Davi also promoted the team into 2nd div.. However too much expectation for those new Brazillians is like a gamble because their success depends on thier adaptation to lives, soccer and other environment in Japan.

Also,they couldn't spent camps in Guam and in Sizuoka saticefactorily due to injuries and calls to national teams .As for Marcio, he hardly joined full training, which will force him out of members for the opening match,
even early stages of the league at worst.

Lack of establishment of combination among players is apparent as they couldn't win in seven practice matches. You may say in pre-season, the contents rather than results should be valued(actually, they have gradually showed improvement of combination like a couple goal from Yano and Alessandro in the last game.)
,but looking back the pre season totally, their new season is worrying rather than a treat.
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