Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Nagoya Grampus Sun, 24 Feb 2019 00:35:12 +1100 Tribal Football <![CDATA[Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger inviting J-League offers]]> <p>Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a return to Japan to resume his coaching career.</p><p>Wenger has made it clear that he wants to stay in football. There will be numerous offers for him to take over at clubs in Europe and in the United States.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sun, 27 May 2018 16:01:48 +1000 Paul Vegas <![CDATA[Arsenal boss Wenger: I’m like a football priest!]]> <p>Arsene Wenger has given some fascinating insight into his life as a football manager.</p><p>The Arsenal boss has been in the managerial caper since 1984 when he kicked things off with Nancy.</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:03:02 +1100 <![CDATA[Arsenal boss Wenger a Monaco icon - Vasilyev ]]> <p>Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has rated Arsene Wenger as 'one of the great coaches' in the French club's history.<p>The Arsenal boss was in charge of the Ligue 1 outfit between 1987 and 1994, winning one league title and one Coupe de France, before moving on to Japanese side Nagoya Grampus in 1995.<p>Wenger then found himself in north London with the Gunners the following year and has not looked back which Vasilyev touched on in an interview with the Daily Mail.<p>Monaco take on the Gunners in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night and Vasilyev was full of praise for the former Les Rouges et Blancs boss.<p>"Wenger is revered as one of the great coaches in Monaco history and one of the iconic coaches in modern football,' said Vasilyev.<p>"We have to accept Arsenal is a different level in European football. He has been there for nearly 20 years and done an amazing job."<p>Vasilyev also rejected claims that Wenger would one day return to the managerial hotseat at the Stade Louis II.<p>"We have the greatest respect but to come back to Monaco is not on the agenda. We are going for coaches who still have to grow and prove themselves and develop as part of the project," he added.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:07:39 +1100 <![CDATA[Arsenal boss Wenger: Gabriel not my first Brazilian centre-back (and his Dad wasn't bad either!)]]> <p>Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Gabriel Paulista isn't the first Brazilian centre-back he's signed.<p>His first South American capture actually came in 1995 when he was in charge of Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight.<p>"I have signed a Brazilian centre back before," the manager said. "It was in Japan. I went to Sao Paulo and I signed a player called [Alexandre] Torres who was the son of Carlos Alberto. And he was a very good centre back.<p>"[He settled in Japan] very well. I went to watch another centre back and I got so many tapes that I watched them in the hotel and I saw him.<p>"I asked, 'Who is he?' The next day I said, 'Bring this guy, I want to take him', and the next day he came with a guy and I looked at him and said, 'I know your face from somewhere'. His agent was Carlos Alberto, his father!"<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:22:54 +1100 <![CDATA[Kennedy: Time is right to leave Nagoya Grampus for Melbourne City]]> <p>Josh Kennedy insists the timing is perfect for him to return to his home state of Victoria.<p>The Wodonga-born 32-year old striker has signed with A-League club Melbourne City after spending the past five years in Japan with Nagoya Grampus and is excited about getting back to the place where he kicked off his fruitful career.<p>"After a very long period abroad, the timing is right to join Melbourne City and I'm very excited about this project," he said after penning a two-season deal which will begin in January next year.<p>"It's a new chapter in my career, but my goal will be the same - to help my club achieve all of its aspirations. I believe Melbourne City has huge potential."<p>During his time with Nagoya, Kennedy has so far scored 68 goals in 147 appearances including the 2010 and 2011 J.League Golden Boot awards.<p>The former VfL Wolfsburg, Stuttgart Kickers, FC Cologne, Dynamo Dresden, FC Nurnberg and Karlsruher forward has also netted 17 times in 33 outings for the Australian national team.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:44:56 +1100 <![CDATA[Dragan Stojkovic targets Premier League move]]> <p>Dragan Stojkovic is keen to work in the Premier League.<p>The former captain of Yugoslavia is available after leaving Nagoya Grampus in Japan.<p>He told talkSPORT: "I respect English football very much and the Premier League is an incredible league.<p>"Of course [I would like to manage in the Premier League]. Why not? I believe I have enough knowledge about modern football to be part of the development of English football.<p>"I have had a few meetings [with English clubs] but I am still waiting for a good offer."<p>&nbsp;For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: <a href= target=new>@tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:55:53 +1100 <![CDATA[Australia name final 23 man squad for World Cup]]> <p>Australia have dropped Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Mark Birighitti, Dinamo Moscow defender Luke Wilkshire, Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic and Nagoya Grampus 8 striker Josh Kennedy from their final 23 man World Cup squad.Australia are in Group B with defending champions Spain, 2010 runners-up Netherlands and Chile. <p>KEEPERS: Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United), Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Mat Ryan (Club Brugge). <p>DEFENDERS: Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo), Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar), Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng Taishan), Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers), Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Bailey Wright (Preston North End). <p>MIDFIELDERS: Oliver Bozanic (Luzern), Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa), James Holland (Austria Vienna), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace), Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town), Matthew McKay (Brisbane Roar), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), Tommy Oar (Utrecht), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory), Dario Vidosic (Sion). <p>FORWARDS: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls), Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt 1899), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets).<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:12:39 +1000 <![CDATA[NYRB star, Palace skipper, Brugge keeper in Australia squad]]> <p>Australia boss Ange Postecoglou has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.<p>The Socceroos head coach has announced a list of 15 Europe-based players with 10 from A-League clubs and the remaining five from Asia, the Middle East and the USA.<p>Australia's all-time leading goalscorer Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) has been included as expected while fellow usual suspects Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow) and Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa) have been included.<p>Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak has been named and is expected to lead the team in Brazil despite sustaining a groin injury on the weekend.<p>Other English-based players include Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) and Bailey Wright (Preston North End) with the latter gaining his first call-up. Newcastle United's Curtis Good, who is on loan at Dundee United, has made the initial cut.<p>In the goalkeeping position, Club Brugge star Mat Ryan and Borussia Dortmund reserve Mitch Langerak join Adelaide United veteran Eugen Galekovic and Newcastle Jets gloveman Mark Birighitti.<p>Postecoglou, who will assemble the squad in Gosford from Thursday, said: "We're excited to announce the preliminary 30-man Socceroos squad for the World Cup.<p>"We've selected a squad we believe will represent the people of Australia with pride on the biggest stage in world sport.<p>"The squad has been selected with form and fitness as key indicators as well as having one eye on the future.<p>"We face a formidable challenge in Brazil but it is also a big opportunity and we head to the World Cup with no barriers as we look to write a new chapter in our rich football history."<p>The 30-man Socceroos squad will be cut to 27 for the friendly with South Africa in Sydney on May 26 before travelling to Brazil where the final 23-man roster will be named on June 2.<p>Australia are drawn alongside Spain, Holland and Chile in Group B of the 2014 World Cup.<p>30-man provisional Australia squad for World Cup<p>Goalkeepers<p>Mark Birighitti (Newcastle Jets, AUS)Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United, AUD)Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund, GER)Mathew Ryan (Club Brugge, BEL)<p>Defenders<p>Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo, NED)Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar, AUS)Curtis Good (Newcastle United, ENG - *on loan at Dundee United, SCO)Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng, CHN)Matthew Spiranovic (Western Sydney Wanderers, AUS)Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Hyundai, KOR)Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, RUS)Bailey Wright (Preston North End, ENG)<p>Midfielders<p>Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern, SUI)Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa, QAT)Joshua Brillante (Newcastle Jets, AUS)James Holland (Austria Vienna, AUT)Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace, ENG)Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town, ENG)Matthew McKay (Brisbane Roar, AUS)Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory, AUS)Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht, NED)Tom Rogic (Celtic, SCO - *on loan at Melbourne Victory, AUS)Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht, NED)James Troisi (Atalanta, ITA - *on loan at Melbourne Victory, AUS)Dario Vidosic (FC Sion, SUI)<p>Forwards<p>Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls, USA)Ben Halloran (Fortuna Dusseldorf, GER)Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, JPN)Mathew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt, GER)Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets, AUS)<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:39:20 +1000 <![CDATA[Ex-Man Utd, Atletico striker Forlan tops J.League salary list]]> <p>Diego Forlan will be the highest paid player in the J.League for the 2014 season.<p>The Uruguayan striker, who joined Cerezo Osaka on an 18-month deal last month, will earn 346million (2.02m) Japanese yen this season according to the annual J.League salary ranking.<p>The former Manchester United, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan comes in at number one ahead of veteran Brazilian striker Marquinhos, who joined Vissel Kobe from Yokohama F. Marinos in the offseason.<p>Marquinhos will bring in the same salary of 150million yen (880,000) as Gamba Osaka and Japan star Yasuhito Endo and Nagoya Grampus defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka.<p>2014 J.League annual salary ranking<p>1. Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka) 346million yen (2.02m)2. Marquinhos (Vissel Kobe) 150 million yen (880k)=2. Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka) 150 million yen (880k)=2. Marcus Tulio Tanaka (Nagoya Grampus) 150 million yen (880k)5. Shunsuke Nakamura (Yokohama F. Marinos) 130million yen (760k)6. Pedro Junior (Vissel Kobe) 120million yen (703k)=6. Yuji Nakazawa (Yokohama F. Marinos) 120million yen (703k)<p>Stats taken from Japan Football News on Twitter<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 02:37:12 +1100 <![CDATA[Yoshida helps Southampton extend unbeaten run]]> <p>Japanese defender Maya Yoshida made his fourth Premier League start in a row as Southampton extended their unbeaten streak on Tuesday night.<p>The Saints edged Hull City 1-0 at the KC Stadium to make it three wins and three draws from their past six league fixtures which has them sitting eighth on the table.<p>Yoshida and central defensive partner Jose Fonte, who scored the only goal, managed to keep dangerous Hull pair Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic quiet throughout allowing Mauricio Pochettino's side to record another victory.<p>The 25-year old former VVV-Venlo and Nagoya Grampus man came on late to replace Dejan Lovren when he was injured in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland on January 18. Since then he has started the past four outings which have produced a 2-2 draw with Arsenal, a 3-0 triumph at Fulham, the weekend's 2-2 draw with Stoke City and the victory over the Tigers.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:01:44 +1100