[sumo] Sumo topics
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Mon Oct 1 10:04:36 EDT 2007
it will quite interesting to see what happens to Goeido in November. I will
his bouts with great interest. It would be great to see him do well again,
to bring some more competition into the upper ranks.
On 9/28/07, Barbara <barbara at technogirls.org> wrote:
> Takanomizu wrote:
> >>> I do believe Goeido's preformance was extraordinary considering he is
> >>> new to makuuchi.>>
> > Doesn't this happen occasionally? The first basho is remarkable because
> > the other rikishi aren't familiar with his fighting style. From the
> > second basho onward, he's put into his place.
> > Irene
> Yes I think that is the most obvious explanation too. It has to be
> either the rikishi themselves who are figuring out the newcomer, or the
> oyakata, who supply the coaching.
> But at this point, maybe we can predict the future. If Goeido has a
> very limited bag of tricks, he will be easy to coach against. His
> rocketing to the top could be followed by a meteoric fall right back
> down again. If he has decent fundamentals, that might protect him
> against a bad fall. On the other hand, if he really is a multitalented
> genius, he might not fall at all, but hold his place and maybe even
> advance again.
> So the question is - is he a minor talent who got lucky, a solid rikishi
> we can expect to stay in Makuuchi, or a genuine prodigy we can imagine
> to make it to the sanyaku in the near future?
> Between bashos, if I have time, maybe I will do a web page with videos
> focusing on Goeido's bouts last basho, and add some of my usual
> opinionated commentary, and leave it up as a way to study this new guy.
> Might be fun.
> Barbara Murasakihana
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