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Yojiro Takahagi


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  • Date Of Birth: 02/08/86
    Nation: Japan
    Birthplace: Fukushima, Japan
    Squad Number: 10
    Position: Attacking Midfield
    Secondary Positions: Central Midfield
    Joined Wanderers: 14/01/15
    Contract Details: 1 Year initial contract.
    Contract Finish: 2014/15
    Previous Club: Sanfrecce Hiroshima
    Wanderers Debut: 1st February 2015 vs Melbourne City
    A-League Appearances: 11
    A-League Goals: 2
    ACL Appearances: 6
    ACL Goals: 1
    FFA Cup Appearances: 0
    FFA Cup Goals: 0
    Club World Cup Appearances: 0
    Club World Cup Goals: 0
    Total Appearances: 17
    Total Goals: 3
    Yearly Appearances & Goals: 2014/15: 17 (3)
    Highlight: Score on his debut for the Wanderers against Melbourne City in Round 15 season 2014/15.
    Highlight: Scored on his debut for the Wanderers in the Asian Champions League against Kashima Antlers.
    Description: A cultured attacking midfielder who plied his trade in the J-League, spending a decade at Sanfrecce Hiroshima. His short time at the Wanderers saw him deployed as a defensive midfield playmaker in an effort to help retain possession.
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Overseas.

 

No current A League player as marquee, they're a known entity.

 

We need a foreign superstar to burst onto the scene and cause havoc because other teams don't know how to deal with him.

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Happy to agree with that but as there was a comment about making takahagi marquee id say there are better foreigners than him currently in oz who id give it too

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Yojiro might not be a number 10, but he is definitely a good distributor from behind.he is also one of the few players that can hit a free kick in this league. I hope he stays and we pay him accordingly. He won't be the star player but he will fit into the team well.

 

He's alright...definitely not a marquee player though. If he wants those kind of wages then I would sell him without thinking about it.

We probably said the same thing about Mooy and look how that turned out.

 

 

Sure...but Mooy flattered to deceive (for the most part) last season, most notably in the grand final when it mattered. Yes he's been much better this season but I really don't think you can compare how players play in totally different clubs in a different season. If Mooy had killed it last year then you could criticise his sale, but he didn't. If we had the Mooy of last year this season we wouldn't be doing much better. 

 

Your marquee is supposed to be someone on another level to everyone else...Takahagi is neat & tidy and **** but so is Trifiro. You wouldn't make Trifiro a marquee, I don't think Yojiro has been that much better than him this year. 

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Yojiro might not be a number 10, but he is definitely a good distributor from behind.he is also one of the few players that can hit a free kick in this league. I hope he stays and we pay him accordingly. He won't be the star player but he will fit into the team well.

 

He's alright...definitely not a marquee player though. If he wants those kind of wages then I would sell him without thinking about it.

We probably said the same thing about Mooy and look how that turned out.

 

 

Sure...but Mooy flattered to deceive (for the most part) last season, most notably in the grand final when it mattered. Yes he's been much better this season but I really don't think you can compare how players play in totally different clubs in a different season. If Mooy had killed it last year then you could criticise his sale, but he didn't. If we had the Mooy of last year this season we wouldn't be doing much better. 

 

Your marquee is supposed to be someone on another level to everyone else...Takahagi is neat & tidy and **** but so is Trifiro. You wouldn't make Trifiro a marquee, I don't think Yojiro has been that much better than him this year. 

 

 

I think Mooy had talent and we just stifled him with our setup and the tactics Popa was playing. Look him now at Melb City. That's the only thing I fear with Yojiro that if we play that dour defensive style again, that he will be stifled the way Mooy was. I've seen in the last few games how Yojiro has commanded the middle of the park and been that link with Castelen, Bridge, Bulut etc. We need a player like him there instead of a Poljak or La Rocca. Mooy used to be that until Popa starting using his rotation policy, and that just shot his confidence. He was a frustrated player.

 

I also think we need a number 10 to compliment Yojiro. He will be even more important and most likely our marquee. Still Yojiro going will be a big loss if he does. Hopefully we find a way to keep him.

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Meh.

 

My thoughts exactly.

 

Not sure why all the love for this guy. Tries to play the one touch pass way too often and lose possession too much.

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Sure he's got some nice touches but nice touches don't mean **** if you can't turn that into an impact on the game, and he doesn't have enough impact in my eyes. 

 

Why is it that in a team that now seems intent on knocking the ball around a lot more than previously, whenever it comes back to the top of the D from the wing, right when we need a good shooter on the ball, it's always La Rocca or Poljak? Where is this guy??

 

And too often the ball comes pinging out from a clearance from a cross (at both ends) and Takahagi seems to realise that he should be there, so he runs to get to it, but it is too late.

 

Some good touches, the rest is very meh. Can see the benefit in keeping him for continuity (we need some badly), but the good teams in this competition have foreign players who make a difference. He doesn't make enough of a difference.

Sorry, but we need more players who are able to do one touch passes and keep the ball moving. Most of our team needs two or three touches before they figure out what to do. That's why this guy is a class above. A lot of our current players have feet made of concrete. A lot of the problem this season is that instead of letting the ball do the running, our players are doing all the the running. Not a very smart team. No wonder we tire and other teams end up running over the top of us.

Yojiro might not be a number 10, but he is definitely a good distributor from behind.he is also one of the few players that can hit a free kick in this league. I hope he stays and we pay him accordingly. He won't be the star player but he will fit into the team well.

The guy has come here from holidays straight into a league mid way through, in an exhausting new climate, and on much harder pitches than his touch and legs are use to. A one touch fancy ball player like him needs to understand the players around him. Give him a preseason when he's had more time with the players around him at which point he'll be more aclimatised to the weather, culture and language and watch him go
Bingo, give him a pre season and better playrr structure and ee will see the results he was producing in Japan and he will exceed Shinji and he is worthy of marque money.

I understand that we all want a super star marque but retaining this guys services is a must unless Popa finds a better attacking midfielder.

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He has been on and off but its too harsh to judge him in the circumstances. He came here when we were already in the dumpster, no pre season, lots of changes and low confidence all around him. Let's see how he goes next season,if Ono recommended him he must be good.

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Yojiro might not be a number 10, but he is definitely a good distributor from behind.he is also one of the few players that can hit a free kick in this league. I hope he stays and we pay him accordingly. He won't be the star player but he will fit into the team well.

He's alright...definitely not a marquee player though. If he wants those kind of wages then I would sell him without thinking about it.

We probably said the same thing about Mooy and look how that turned out.

Sure...but Mooy flattered to deceive (for the most part) last season, most notably in the grand final when it mattered. Yes he's been much better this season but I really don't think you can compare how players play in totally different clubs in a different season. If Mooy had killed it last year then you could criticise his sale, but he didn't. If we had the Mooy of last year this season we wouldn't be doing much better.

 

Your marquee is supposed to be someone on another level to everyone else...Takahagi is neat & tidy and **** but so is Trifiro. You wouldn't make Trifiro a marquee, I don't think Yojiro has been that much better than him this year.

I wouldn't want to lose him. But yeah if we want to pay him massive money just to score from a free kick. Nah.

For his one touch and ball delivery, we have Tricky.

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He has been better than adequate, however he falls far short of a Ben Khalfallah or his Japanese predecessor at Wanderland. Coming in as he did since the Saba debacle and scoring goals whilst improving our midfield capabilities has been quite an achievement. However Taka may not been worth the financial and tactical considerations needed to keep him, assuming he does want to stay.

 

If he doesn't the search for a replacement should be going on now.

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Yojiro might not be a number 10, but he is definitely a good distributor from behind.he is also one of the few players that can hit a free kick in this league. I hope he stays and we pay him accordingly. He won't be the star player but he will fit into the team well.

He's alright...definitely not a marquee player though. If he wants those kind of wages then I would sell him without thinking about it.

We probably said the same thing about Mooy and look how that turned out.

Sure...but Mooy flattered to deceive (for the most part) last season, most notably in the grand final when it mattered. Yes he's been much better this season but I really don't think you can compare how players play in totally different clubs in a different season. If Mooy had killed it last year then you could criticise his sale, but he didn't. If we had the Mooy of last year this season we wouldn't be doing much better.

 

Your marquee is supposed to be someone on another level to everyone else...Takahagi is neat & tidy and **** but so is Trifiro. You wouldn't make Trifiro a marquee, I don't think Yojiro has been that much better than him this year.

I wouldn't want to lose him. But yeah if we want to pay him massive money just to score from a free kick. Nah.

For his one touch and ball delivery, we have Tricky.

 

 

Pretty sure he can do more than just hit a free kick. Maybe he can teach a few of our squad players how to trap a ball without making it bobble. Look at how in a lot of the games he comes back to help link with the defenders to help us play out of trouble from the back. None of this 'hit it long and hope because I am under too much pressure' rubbish.

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Yojiro might not be a number 10, but he is definitely a good distributor from behind.he is also one of the few players that can hit a free kick in this league. I hope he stays and we pay him accordingly. He won't be the star player but he will fit into the team well.

He's alright...definitely not a marquee player though. If he wants those kind of wages then I would sell him without thinking about it.
We probably said the same thing about Mooy and look how that turned out.
Sure...but Mooy flattered to deceive (for the most part) last season, most notably in the grand final when it mattered. Yes he's been much better this season but I really don't think you can compare how players play in totally different clubs in a different season. If Mooy had killed it last year then you could criticise his sale, but he didn't. If we had the Mooy of last year this season we wouldn't be doing much better.

 

Your marquee is supposed to be someone on another level to everyone else...Takahagi is neat & tidy and **** but so is Trifiro. You wouldn't make Trifiro a marquee, I don't think Yojiro has been that much better than him this year.

I wouldn't want to lose him. But yeah if we want to pay him massive money just to score from a free kick. Nah.

For his one touch and ball delivery, we have Tricky.

Pretty sure he can do more than just hit a free kick. Maybe he can teach a few of our squad players how to trap a ball without making it bobble. Look at how in a lot of the games he comes back to help link with the defenders to help us play out of trouble from the back. None of this 'hit it long and hope because I am under too much pressure' rubbish.

I'm also certain he can offer more than a free kick mate.

I see other qualities that makes me say I don't want to lose him. I'm just saying that he isn't the only player with those qualities.

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I've heard he wants to leave because he was assured he would play CAM but Popa's obsession with defensive structure means every midfielder needs to be a CDM.

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I've heard he wants to leave because he was assured he would play CAM but Popa's obsession with defensive structure means every midfielder needs to be a CDM.

Why the hell would that be a reason you muppet? He plays much better as deep lying midfielder. Our formation uses 2 DCMs and 1 CAM so your statement is simply wrong.

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I've heard he wants to leave because he was assured he would play CAM but Popa's obsession with defensive structure means every midfielder needs to be a CDM.

Why the hell would that be a reason you muppet? He plays much better as deep lying midfielder. Our formation uses 2 DCMs and 1 CAM so your statement is simply wrong.

 

I'll put it this way.

 

If you love teaching science and one of the best schools in town employs you, with the promise of being a science teacher, but then ends up forcing you to teach maths, you're not going to be very happy.

 

When another school comes along and says that they will employ you on a similar salary but they ASSURE you that you will only teach science, then you won't just say 'no thanks', will you?

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I've heard he wants to leave because he was assured he would play CAM but Popa's obsession with defensive structure means every midfielder needs to be a CDM.

Why the hell would that be a reason you muppet? He plays much better as deep lying midfielder. Our formation uses 2 DCMs and 1 CAM so your statement is simply wrong.

 

I'll put it this way.

 

If you love teaching science and one of the best schools in town employs you, with the promise of being a science teacher, but then ends up forcing you to teach maths, you're not going to be very happy.

 

When another school comes along and says that they will employ you on a similar salary but they ASSURE you that you will only teach science, then you won't just say 'no thanks', will you?

 

Even if it's true about Yojiro, I think he'd be making a mistake. Reasons: 

- to use your analogy, he'd be leaving "one of the best schools in town". All he has to do is open a Newcastle local newspaper from the last 6 months or Google 'Nathan Tinkler' to see the other school is rubbish. Tinkler himself insinuated that he plans to polish it up enough in order to sell to an EPL team who would then take it to the next level. No talk of going for trophies or ACL, just renovating a kitchen to sell it for a higher price.

- also, the reason they moved him to a deeper position in midfield is because they couldn’t get him the ball.  Playing a deeper role in midfield allows him to control the game and also see a tonne of the ball.

And personally I find it hard to believe that he might be leaving because of his positioning rather than money.  Firstly, we all know how Popa recruit’s players.  If he wanted to play in a CAM role where he wouldn’t be required to do any work tracking back, he never would have been signed.  And secondly, even in the second halves of games when he does push forward more, he’s constantly sprinting back and making tackles.

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Yojiro understands how football works and I'm sure he understands why he is playing where he is given the other members of the squad and what happened in the games where he did play at CAM. Same reason why Shinji played at 10 for us given he played deeper for most of his career, he was needed there based off the other players. This is something Mooy didn't understand/wasn't prepared to be patient with but I feel Yojiro has a better temperament than Aaron.

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Yojiro understands how football works and I'm sure he understands why he is playing where he is given the other members of the squad and what happened in the games where he did play at CAM. Same reason why Shinji played at 10 for us given he played deeper for most of his career, he was needed there based off the other players. This is something Mooy didn't understand/wasn't prepared to be patient with but I feel Yojiro has a better temperament than Aaron.

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Yojiro understands how football works and I'm sure he understands why he is playing where he is given the other members of the squad and what happened in the games where he did play at CAM. Same reason why Shinji played at 10 for us given he played deeper for most of his career, he was needed there based off the other players. This is something Mooy didn't understand/wasn't prepared to be patient with but I feel Yojiro has a better temperament than Aaron.

Plus Yojiro speaks English more fluently than Mooy does

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Yojiro understands how football works and I'm sure he understands why he is playing where he is given the other members of the squad and what happened in the games where he did play at CAM. Same reason why Shinji played at 10 for us given he played deeper for most of his career, he was needed there based off the other players. This is something Mooy didn't understand/wasn't prepared to be patient with but I feel Yojiro has a better temperament than Aaron.

Plus Yojiro speaks English more fluently than Mooy does

 

 

aaron speaks western Sydney English. problem is, you have to be mifsud's height to hear it cos he's always talking to his feet.

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Yojiro understands how football works and I'm sure he understands why he is playing where he is given the other members of the squad and what happened in the games where he did play at CAM. Same reason why Shinji played at 10 for us given he played deeper for most of his career, he was needed there based off the other players. This is something Mooy didn't understand/wasn't prepared to be patient with but I feel Yojiro has a better temperament than Aaron.

Plus Yojiro speaks English more fluently than Mooy does

 

 

aaron speaks western Sydney English. problem is, you have to be mifsud's height to hear it cos he's always talking to his feet.

 

I can confirm I have no issues hearing or understanding Aaron Mooy when he speaks...

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Really want Taka to shave his head, would look ruthless.

 

ya know that episode of the simpsons where flanders cuts the hair of that singer woman while she sleeps to look like his dead wife's hair? that comment reminds me of that.

 

shinji's gone bro, let it go.

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Really want Taka to shave his head, would look ruthless.

 

ya know that episode of the simpsons where flanders cuts the hair of that singer woman while she sleeps to look like his dead wife's hair? that comment reminds me of that.

 

shinji's gone bro, let it go.

 

 

She wasnt no singer, wasnt that one of the ladies they got married to while drunk in Vegas? with Homer Simpson?

Vegas mom?

when she wakes up looking for her smokes and the flanders family sing a song about how they flushed the smokes down the toilet?

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Really want Taka to shave his head, would look ruthless.

 

ya know that episode of the simpsons where flanders cuts the hair of that singer woman while she sleeps to look like his dead wife's hair? that comment reminds me of that.

 

shinji's gone bro, let it go.

 

 

She wasnt no singer, wasnt that one of the ladies they got married to while drunk in Vegas? with Homer Simpson?

Vegas mom?

when she wakes up looking for her smokes and the flanders family sing a song about how they flushed the smokes down the toilet?

 

 

no.

 

you are wrong.

 

Rachel Jordan. Gospel singer.

 

 

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I don't understand how there is so much Yojiro hate.

 

He's been one of our best (not that hard though) for the second half of this season.

Agree

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I don't understand how there is so much Yojiro hate.

 

He's been one of our best (not that hard though) for the second half of this season.

Agree

 

 

also agree, but he was the invisible man in the first half of the season.

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I don't understand how there is so much Yojiro hate.

 

He's been one of our best (not that hard though) for the second half of this season.

Agree

 

 

Also agree.

 

What do people expect? Takahagi is probably not 100% up to scratch, and is surrounded by a team which has been looking knackered since the start of the season.

 

  • The guys who didn't have a pre-season killed themselves to win the ACL, then travelled to Morocco for some additional  exhaustion. For much of the season they were so knackered that Kalmar and Gallaway (mediocre HAL players at best) initially looked like upgrades, which says a lot.
  • The guys who didn't have a pre-season and didn't play ACL either had to come up to speed in the HAL (Ruka, Castelen, Adeleke, Spira). Less from ideal.
  • The guys we signed in January came with zero match fitness, and yet they have been carrying the team: Tanaka, Bulut, more recently Aspro, but also Takahagi,

If you are looking for a reason why S3 went the way it did then look no further than this:

 

:acl:

 

 

It is up to Popa to decide if Takahagi is part of the problem, or part of the solution.

 

Come S4 I will be wearing a jersey with a gold star, that's what I care about. S3 will go into the history book as a learning experience.

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