The new year is coming...ok, it's already there in Japan, but it doesn't matter.... With the new year and the nearly 1st anniversary of SUPER Avispa!, I decited to give this Blog a new header for a test.
You readers can vote! Do you like the new header or should i stay with the old one? It's your vote!
A happy and successfull new year 2009! SUPER Avispa!
Avispa will held an one week-training camp at Shimabara-City in Nagasaki prefecture. The team will go to Shimabara from 25th january to 31st january. The training will held at Shibama Citys track and field place.
The city is famous for his Samurai Road (in the picture) and his castle. Shimabara is also known as the city of carps.
Avispa annouced today that U-20 international Jun Suzuki will practice with the B-squad of spanish side Getafe FC from Primera Division. Suzuki will stay in Spain for a month from 29th december to 31st january. The 19 year-old played 18 games in 2008 and scored one goal on the last day against Shonan Bellmare. 12 times he played out of the starting eleven.
After Mike Havenaar is leaving us for Yokohama F-Marinos, Avispa made an offer for Roasso Kumamotos topscorer Yutaka Takahashi (FW). Takahashi scored 19 goals in 42 games for Roasso and finished 2nd place at the overall topscorers behind Sanfrecces Hisato Sato. The 28-year old from Tokyo already played for Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Omiya Ardija, JEF United Chiba. In 2006 he moved to Kumamoto and in 2007 he joined the J2 with them.
FC Tokyo wants to make an offer for Hokuto Nakamura. The capital club wants to find a good partner for their forward and Hokutos old friend Sota Hirayama. Hokuto and Hirayama were classmates at Kunimi High School in Nagasaki for a few years. Hokuto and Hirayama played together for Japans U-23 also.
Avispas U-18 Goalkeeper Eita Kasagawa will join the A-squad in 2009. Hasegawa was born on 25th october 1990 in Fukuoka. He already played for Avispas U-15. GK coach Takayuki Fujikawa icluded him into the practice of the A-squad and he impressed, so Avispa decited to give him a pro-contract for season 2009.
4 Guys will leave us and we want to say thank you!
Takanori Nunobe Ufuk Talay Mark Rudan Shingo Honda
Nuno was one of our vice-captains this season. With his much expericence he lead the team very well and he didn't need the captains armband for it. He stayed with us in 3 hard seasons and he really kept the team togehter!
Talay was the best of the 4 Aussies we had in the last 2 seasons. He really impressed and was not one of the foreigners who come to Japan and want to make the fast money and then leave the islands as quick as possible. Ufuk really deserves this money with 5 goals and we keep him good in our mindes.
Mark was injured the most of the season and couldn't show what he's good for. Too bad for him, but we want to thank him that he stayed with us the whole season.
Midfielder Kiyokazu Kudo went to hospital in Fukuoka City on tuesday for a athroscopy because of his knee-injury. Everything worked well and now he got enough time to rest over the christmas days :) Let's hope he can join the team as quick as possible.
After a little time of sadness and frustration, we should be proud of our team and look forward to the new season and the new challanges! We don't have to hide somewhere after we failed the expactations of the experts, because our team showed great heart, even we lost the view to our season-goal pretty early, but we ended the season 2008 with dignity and I'm sure we will be one of the favourites for a place in the top in 2009 again.
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