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JFL News In Brief
A lot to report as far as JFL squad and transfer news is concerned... Four Honda FC squad members have retired from playing to concentrate on the day job as regular company employees - third choice keeper Maumi Ouchi, defender Kazutaka Kawasaki and, more surprisingly, striker Shigeru Suzuki and defender Mitsuru Mukojima... ex-Yokohama F Marinos striker Sho Kitano has joined YKK AP from Vissel Kobe, travelling in the opposite direction from now ex-YKK star Hiroki Kishida... the Toyama-based club have also signed Hironori Saruta, a forward who played in the JFL in 2005 for Ehime FC, and midfielder Haruki Seto from JEF United...

24 Jan 07 - It’s sayonara to Shigeru Suzuki

It’s sayonara to Shigeru Suzuki

Part 2... defender Koji Arimura has moved to Rosso Kumamoto from Oita Trinita. He will be joined by ex-Ryutsu Keizai University midfielder Masaaki Nishimori, keeper Hiroki Kobayashi from Shonan Bellmare and Alo's Hokuriku midfielder Shohei Yamamoto... new SC Tottori coach Yuji Mizuguchi will be supported on his coaching staff by a 52-year-old Thai, Witthaya Laohakul, previously with Chonburi FC...

24 Jan 07 - FC Ryukyu take on Shonan Bellmare

FC Ryukyu take on Shonan Bellmare

... and Part 3...FC Ryukyu scored the opening goal but lost 6-1 in a friendly with J2 side Shonan Bellmare on Wednesday 24th... Ryukyu have signed Kenji Hada, a midfield player from Mito Hollyhock, and Tsukuba University defender Yuuma Ishii... FC Kariya have boosted their squad with the arrival of defender Hiroaki Sakawa from FC Osaka, midfielders Kazuyoshi Sakawaki from Tokai League side Maruyasu Industries and Koji Yamada from Tokai Gakuen HS, plus Sagawa Kyubin Tokyo striker Arata Kasagi... Yuya Nagatomi has quit Ehime FC for Alo's Hokuriku, who have also signed Thespa Kusatsu Kota Yanagisawa... Nagoya Grampus 8 defender Kota Fukatsu has moved to neighbours FC Gifu
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JNFN Team Profile Index
This post comprises a list of all the team profiles on JNFN, which it is intended will be rolled out throughout 2007. There are two parts to the index; firstly, a league-by-league approach that starts with the JFL and will later include all the Regional Leagues. The second part is a straightforward alphabetical list of every team and the link to the page where their profile can be found.

JFL

Alo's Hokuriku
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-650.html

Arte Takasaki
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-651.html

FC Gifu
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-652.html

FC Kariya
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-653.html

FC Ryukyu
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-654.html

Gainare Tottori
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-664.html

Honda FC
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-655.html

JEF Reserves
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-656.html

Mitsubishi Mizushima
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-657.html

Ryutsu Keizai University
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-658.html

Sagawa Kyubin SC
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-659.html

Sagawa Printing
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-660.html

Sony Sendai
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-661.html

TDK SC
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-662.html

Tochigi SC
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-663.html

YKK AP
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-665.html

Yokogawa Musashino
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-666.html


JNFN Team Profile A-Z

Alo's Hokuriku
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-650.html

Arte Takasaki
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-651.html

FC Gifu
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-652.html

FC Kariya
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-653.html

FC Ryukyu
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-654.html

Gainare Tottori
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-664.html

Honda FC
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-655.html

JEF Reserves
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-656.html

Mitsubishi Mizushima
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-657.html

Ryutsu Keizai University
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-658.html

Sagawa Kyubin SC
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-659.html

Sagawa Printing
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-660.html

Sony Sendai
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-661.html

TDK SC
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-662.html

Tochigi SC
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-663.html

YKK AP
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-665.html

Yokogawa Musashino
http://furtho2.blog32.fc2.com/blog-entry-666.html
JFL Team Profile - Yokogawa Musashino
YOKOGAWA MUSASHINO

Having been formed in 1939, Yokogawa Musashino - formerly known as Yokogawa Electricals, or just Yokogawa FC - are one of the oldest clubs in Japan, though they have until recently never developed beyond the status of a small company club team. Based in Musashino in Tokyo prefecture, they were members of the Kanto League for a brief period from 1978 with the formation of the JSL, but over the years the parent company appeared to waiver in its backing for the team from time to time and they were relegated back out of the league in both 1980 and 1985.

It wasn't until 1993 and the formation of the J-League that the club established a clear direction and set itself the goal of becoming one of the top amateur sides in the country. Returning to Regional football to emerge quickly as major players in the Kanto League along with Luminozo Sayama, Yokogawa took the title in 1994, 1997 and 1998. They also won the All-Japan Shakaijin twice and were strong contenders in the Regional League Championship Winners’ Play-offs, although on three occasions the club suffered the disappointment of ending up in third place, just missing out on promotion to the JFL.




Yokogawa nevertheless regrouped and in 1998 overcame Hitachi Shimizu, Ehime FC and NTT Kyushu in the Final Stage of the Play-offs to seal promotion. Since that time, the team's performance in the JFL has been inconsistent, their lowest ebb coming in 2000 when they gathered just nine points from a 22-match season and not surprisingly finished dead last behind Tochigi SC and Shizuoka Sangyo University.

Before the 2003 campaign, however, the name was modified from Yokogawa Electricals to Yokogawa Musashino in a bid to develop more of a grassroots image and build a local fanbase. This process was accelerated at the end of 2006, when the club’s status was transferred outside of the parent company to become an NPO - a move that management hoped would cement the relationship with the local community as a general sports facility. That said, Yokogawa seem to be getting enough financial backing from their corporate sponsors to be competitive and support has remained steady at a respectable 600 or so fans per home game.

The team were as high as second place a third of the way through the 2005 season, but a distinct lack of firepower combined with cataclysmic results such as a home draw with the minnows of Denso and even a 2-1 defeat at bottom-of-the-table Mitsubishi Mizushima saw them drop down to finish up just below half way. Although they were not expected to compete particularly effectively in 2006, Yokogawa played their part in the resurgence of the company teams by harnessing the strengths of former Urawa Reds striker Yosuke Kobayashi, whilst at the same time making sure that they were difficult to beat.

Aside from losses to the unpredictable JEF Club and Arte Takasaki, it was really only the top sides that got the better of them and Kobayashi’s 23 goals meant that the side were always on the fringes of the leading group with fellow corporates Alo’s Hokuriku. Impressive results such as a 2-1 victory over highflyers Sagawa Kyubin Tokyo were the exception rather than the norm, however - and coach Takeshi Furuya has a way to go if he is to take the team up to the next level, as the third tier of Japanese club football develops into an ever tougher competition.
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