J. League

  • Back to the future for the J. League

    October 19, 2013

    The J. League recently confirmed that from 2015 the J1 format was to be fundamentally overhauled. Not everyone is agreed that the proposed changes will work.

  • Derby day, J. League style

    May 19, 2013

    Irrespective of region, culture or history, it’s one of football’s constants. The meeting of two teams sharing a common catchment area can act as the ultimate source of pride or shame.

  • Urawa Reds staring at the abyss

    November 12, 2011

    Urawa Reds are accustomed to fighting it out at the top of the table, but now they have a battle on their hands if they wish to avoid the ignominy of relegation from the J-League.