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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Ventforet Planning Quick Return to J2?

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Newly promoted Ventforet Kofu seem to be planning a quick return to J2. (Sorry, Ken.) They have signed Vissel defenders Daisuke Tomita and Teruaaki Kobayashi, who struggled to get into a team that only just avoided relegation by the skin of its teeth. (Of course, Yamanashi natives will be praying that Vissel's struggles were due to the pair's omission by former manager Miura.)

1 comment:

Jay said...

Kobayashi gave us a good few years and I thought his experience could be of use to a mid-table J2 team. I was surprised to see Kofu take him.

Tomita, however, was terrible for us. He seemed WAY past it in the few starts that he got and I was sure he would either retire or go to a low ranked J2 team.

Vissel and Kofu seem to have had an unwritten reciprocal agreement regarding loans/transfers over the past few years. I suspect both players, especially Tomita, were lucky to be part of this.