Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Jubilo Iwata Sun, 05 Dec 2021 12:27:21 +1100 Tribal Football <![CDATA[Jubilo Iwata ace Bothroyd pays tribute to departing Chelsea duo]]> <p>Jay Bothroyd used social media to praise two departing Premier League legends.<p>The former Cardiff City, QPR, Coventry City and Wolves striker paid tribute to Chelsea greats Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard who have played their last games in England's top flight.<p>37-year old striker Drogba was chaired off during Chelsea's 3-1 win over Sunderland while New York City FC-bound midfielder Lampard, 36, scored as Manchester City beat Southampton 2-0.<p>Bothroyd, now starring in Japan with Jubilo Iwata, posted the following on Twitter.<p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I got to play against these two legends of Chelsea definitely two of the best players to bless the premier league <a href=""></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 29 May 2015 05:11:04 +1000 <![CDATA[Bothroyd urges Balotelli-slating Liverpool legend Lawrenson to watch his words]]> <p>Jay Bothroyd has implored Mark Lawrenson to be wiser with his words in the wake of his rant against Mario Balotelli.<p>?The Liverpool legend slammed Italian striker Balotelli after Sunday's 0-0 FA Cup quarter-final result with Blackburn Rovers at Anfield.<p>?Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, 'Lawro' said of Balotelli: "Forget about Mario Balotelli.<p>?"He is an absolute waste of time. He shouldn't be anywhere near this team," he said.<p>"I can see why Brendan Rodgers threw him on today as he might just create something, but 99 times out of 100 he will let you down."<p>?However, former Cardiff City striker Bothroyd, currently with Japanese club Jubilo Iwata, took to Twitter to suggest Lawrenson should more supportive of the Reds players.<p>?<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mark Lawrenson words for me are outrageous yea <a href="">@FinallyMario</a> isn&#39;t having the best time but slating hi isn&#39;t gonna help , as a Liverpool....</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:11 +1100 <![CDATA[Ex-Cardiff, QPR striker Bothroyd backs Chelsea boss Mourinho's ref comments]]> <p>Jay Bothroyd believes Jose Mourinho was in the right to criticise referee Martin Atkinson on the weekend.<p>The Chelsea boss appeared on Sky Sports program 'Goals on Sunday' after his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.<p>Mourinho believes his side should have been awarded at least one penalty and was also furious with Atkinson when Nemanja Matic was sent off for reacting to a potentially disastrous lunging tackle by Ashley Barnes in the second half.<p>Mourinho said of Atkinson: "This gentleman is one of the top referees in this country, he's one of the top referees in European football.<p>"He can make mistakes. He made four important mistakes (on Saturday). You want consistency but consistency in the right way."<p>The Football Association may respond to Mourinho's comments negatively by issuing him another warning but former Cardiff City and QPR striker Bothroyd, currently with Japanese club Jubilo Iwata, took to Twitter to defend the Portuguese tactician.<p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I hope Mourinho doesn&#39;t get punished for his comments especially when they are 100% correct....</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:52:37 +1100 <![CDATA[Ex-QPR striker Bothroyd happy with Jubilo Iwata move]]> <p>Former Arsenal and QPR striker Jay Bothroyd is happy with his move to Japan's Jubilo Iwata.<p>Jubilo Iwata are currently playing in J2.<p>Bothroyd said: "They model their game on the Premier League in terms of fans, standard of football stadia and it's a great place to live. I love it here.<p>"I was in Thailand last year and the top three or four clubs are really decent but after that it's more like lower league stuff.<p>"But if you watch the Asia Cup, the Japanese national team and Japanese football, then the standard is much higher. Shinji Kagawa joined Borussia Dortmund from a Japanese second division team.<p>"They offered me a three year deal which gives me security and a great way of life out here."<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:17:13 +1100 <![CDATA[Ex-England international pitches up in Japanese second tier]]> <p>Former England striker Jay Bothroyd has signed for Jubilo Iwata, the Japanese second tier club said on Tuesday.The much-travelled forward had been without a team since leaving the Thai side Muangthong United last year. No terms or contract length were revealed by the three-time Japanese champions. <p>The 32-year-old began his career with Arsenal before joining Coventry City, then Perugia in Italy but returned to England and played for various sides including Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Queens Park Rangers and Wolverhampton Wanderers.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:03:00 +1100 <![CDATA[Ex-QPR striker Bothroyd joins Jubilo Iwata]]> <p>Former Arsenal, QPR and Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd has moved to the Japanese second division.<p>Bothroyd, capped by England, has joined J2 Jubilo Iwata. <p>The 32-year-old had been without a team since leaving Thai side Muangthong United last year. <p>Bothroyd will join Uruguay international Diego Forlan in J2 for the new season, with the former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid striker tied to Cerezo Osaka.<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:15:14 +1100 <![CDATA[Inter and Man Utd aces, Milan playmaker, Mainz star in Japan squad]]> <p>Alberto Zaccheroni has named a strong Japan squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.<p>The Italian tactician has called together a 23-man roster for a pre-tournament training camp as they prepare for their opening World Cup fixture against the Ivory Coast in Recife on June 14.<p>Prior to that, however, the Blue Samurai will meet Cyprus, Costa Rica and Zambia in friendlies for which they will have the below 23 players to choose from.<p>Inter Milan's Yuto Nagatomo, AC Milan's Keisuke Honda, FC Nurnberg's Makoto Hasebe, Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, Southampton's Maya Yoshida and Mainz striker Shinji Okazaki are among the 12 European-based representatives while there are 11 players from the J.League also present.<p>Zaccheroni told "It was a struggle to get the list down to 23. I wanted to call up (FIFA president) Sepp Blatter and ask him to let me pick more.<p>"But this group of players knows how I want them to play tactically and understands the team ethic.<p>"We need to make sure our conditioning is perfect. I don't wish to make concrete predictions, and if we lose we'll take it on the chin. But if we play to our potential we have a chance. We're positive. Let's see how far it takes us."<p>23-man Japan squad for World Cup<p>Goalkeepers<p>Eiji Kawashima (Standard Liege/BEL)Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds)Shuichi Gonda (FC Tokyo)<p>Defenders<p>Yasuyuki Konno (Gamba Osaka)Masahiko Inoha (Jubilo Iwata)Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan/ITA)Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo)Atsuto Uchida (Schalke/GER)Maya Yoshida (Southampton/ENG)Hiroki Sakai (Hannover 96/GER)Gotoku Sakai (Stuttgart/GER)<p>Midfielders<p>Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka)Makoto Hasebe (Nuremberg/GER)Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)Keisuke Honda (AC Milan/ITA)Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United/ENG)<p>Forwards<p>Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale)Shinji Okazaki (Mainz/GER)Hiroshi Kiyotake (Nurnberg/GER)Yoichiro Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka)Manabu Saito (Yokohama F-Marinos)Yuya Osako (1860 Munich/GER)<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 13 May 2014 05:46:00 +1000 <![CDATA[Fukunishi recalls 2004 Asian Cup triumph with Japan]]> <p>Takashi Fukunishi has fond memories of playing in the AFC Asian Cup final ten years ago.<p>The 37-year old former midfielder helped Japan clinch the 2004 title by scoring the opening goal in their eventual 3-1 final win over China in Beijing.<p>Fukunishi had won the AFC Club Championship with Jubilo Iwata five years earlier, beating Iran's Esteghlal 2-1 in the final in Tehran, and he believes that atmosphere prepared him for the Asian Cup final against hosts China in front of more than 60,000 fans at the Workers Stadium.<p>"The atmosphere felt like a proper away game right from the beginning, especially when we weren't able to hear our national anthem because of the noise from the Chinese fans in the stadium," said Fukunishi who is in Sydney for Wednesday's draw for the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia.<p>"As the game went on, I was able to play my normal game because of the experience I had personally in Tehran in the final of the Asian Club Championship.<p>"Having played in front of 80,000 fans who were all shouting against Jubilo Iwata really helped, because it meant I had experience of this kind of atmosphere.<p>"Right after I scored the first goal, the stadium suddenly became so silent. That indicated the value and significance of my goal and also gave me a good feeling, a real sense of achievement."<p>Fukunishi, who made 64 appearances for the Blue Samurai, said he counts the 2004 Asian Cup as the biggest milestone of his career.<p>"Winning the 2004 AFC Asian Cup is one of the biggest and most special achievements of my career," he added.<p>"In the 2004 competition, I strongly believed that Japan must win this title as a representative of the entire Japanese football family and for the sake of Japan's pride, and so did my team-mates. And we did it!"<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:00:26 +1100 <![CDATA[Mainz boss Tuchel buoyed by versatility of Park Joo-ho]]> <p>FSV Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel admits Park Joo-ho is a pleasure to coach.<p>The 27-year old South Korean left-back joined die Nullfunfer from Swiss champions FC Basel in July last year and has already appeared in all 19 German Bundesliga matches for his new club.<p>In the wake of the weekend's 2-0 win over Freiburg, in which Park netted his first Mainz goal, Tuchel spoke highly of the former Jubilo Iwata man.<p>"Joo-Ho's incredibly valuable to us at the back, I wouldn't want to pigeonhole him in any one position," Tuchel told<p>"He can operate as a holding midfielder as well. For a coach, his versatility's a gift.<p>"The lad took to the Bundesliga like a duck to water."<p>Tuchel will be hoping Park continues his impressive German top flight form when Mainz look to leapfrog sixth-placed Wolfsburg at the Wolkswagen Arena on Saturday.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:32:01 +1100 <![CDATA[Celtic still to make decision on Japanese trialist Yamada]]> <p>Celtic are yet to make a final judgement call on Japanese trialist Hiroki Yamada.<p>The 24-year old Jubilo Iwata attacking midfielder trained with the Hoops at Lennoxtown last week but manager Neil Lennon revealed that the Glasgow club are still undecided whether they will offer him a contract or not.<p>"We haven't made a decision on that. We had him in for a week last week and we will talk about it over the next few days," said Lennon.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:35:20 +1100