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Posted: April 2, 2013
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All Too Quick

Once again we find ourselves in a departure lounge heading back to the UK and once again it seems all too quick. Once again, we’ve seen things which have filled us with sadness and once again, we have been reminded that everywhere there has been destruction, there is hope and optimism. The strength and fortitude of the Japanese people is often overlooked and taken for granted by a world feasting on 24 hour news. The stories here are real though, not just flickering pixels in the corner of a room – and they are played out on a day to day basis, each 24 hours bringing fresh challenges but fresh hope.

We don’t know how we can even begin to communicate on screen the strength of the people of Japan and the Tohoku region in particular, but we will try our best. One thing is for certain, we are looking forward to our return and catching up with the many good friends we have made.


Posted: March 29, 2013
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Vegalta in China!

Thanks to Mykuni-san for these fantastic shots of the warm reception the Vegalta fans received in China during their recent ACL encounter with Jiangsu Sainty.

The sheer distances involved in the area covered by the ACL creates some interesting problems in terms of travel for the fans – Already supporting in a country with high transport costs. Vegalta are one of the few J1 teams based in the northern half of the country, meaning that an away game can entail a round trip of up to 2-3,000 km.

The bullet train provides a quick solution but not a cheap one, with even moderate journeys costing around £200 return. To get round this, the fans drive huge distances – with one fan we spoke to planning top drive 10 hours to get to the Osaka game before getting straight on a plane to Seoul. It makes it all the more incredible then that Sendai have such a great away support at every game.


Posted: February 4, 2013
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Vegalta Sendai on YouTube

One of the first things that switched us on to the amazing story of Vegalta Sendai was the videos of the fans on YouTube. They were the kind of scenes where, as a football fan, you just wanted to be in the middle of that crowd. The clip of the fans at the Yurtec Stadium singing ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ was the catalyst for the film as well as the fund-raising at Ipswich in the first few days after the earthquake (More of that later), while clips have been posted by fans from Seattle to Melbourne.

 

This clip is of the fans in full flow at an away game, singing one of their many renderings of rock & punk classics. See if you can guess the song.