Saturday, January 30, 2010

2010 New Uniform!

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Gifu's new uniform. What can we say. Quite a change from the previous seasons. The home uniform is yellow and green striped. Looks too much like Australia for my liking... but the green looks nicer than the mould green that has been used the last few seasons.
Away is Grey and black. Quite boring... but most away uniforms in the J-league are!
The keepers uniforms have changed from red to light blue or black. Although the black looks pretty cool, I wonder if it will cause any problems visually for the players, especially in night games.

The most pleasant thing about the uniform must be the chest sponsor! Thank you Real World!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pre Season Match 2010

Just announced that FC Gifu will play there annual preseason not-so-friendly against Nagoya Grampus on February 28th.
Forget about a win, Grampus are going to be tougher than ever this year. The goal has to be... a goal!! At least one!
We can dream about some kind of victory, but this looks like it's going to be the toughest Grampus team that we've seen in a while, and maybe the weakest Gifu team to date...
Still, whatever, play with pride and guts, and we never know what's going to happen!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Opening Games!!

March 3 vs Kataller Toyama (home)

March 14 vs Oita Trinita (away)

For the first time we get a home opener. This time against neighbouring Toyama, who will be a tough first up opponent for (well, they probably all would be!). In the last two seasons we drew 1-1 away to Kofu, and won 1-0 away at Tochigi so we usually start off not too bad. Hopefully we can get that all important first win out of the way in this game. Still not sure where it will be played, Gifu Meadow or in Ichinomiya, but should be a tight game.
The first away game is against the demoted Oita Trinita. I can't miss that one. Will be interesting to see how Oita play in the J2 and what kind of support they'll get. It will also ex-FC Gifu midfielder Takeshi Umeda play against his old club for the first time.
Probably the four must see away games for any Gifu supporter are Oita, Kashiwa, Chiba and the newly promoted Kitakyuushuu. Hopefully, if the schedule is friendly to me, I'll get to all these games this year. Who knows, we may only get one chance to visit them away if they gain promotion at the end of the year.