After a lengthy absence aused by the author undertaking an MBA in Football Industries at the University of Liverpool, this blog has returned, albeit with a different slant to before. For the foreseeable future, there will be an attempt to make sense of the business of Japanese football at a club and organisational level and some of the data including some statistical analysis of players past and present. With Manchester City’s parent organisation City Football Group purchasing a stake in Yokohama F.Marinos with a view to taking a majority share, and the J.League’s expansion to three divisions and a change to a two-stage system in J1, there likely isn’t a better time to help understand, for example, which other clubs might be ripe for targeting by domestic or foreign investors. Video of games and goals will also appear from time to time. If you have any suggestions of content you would like to see, please drop me a line or contact me on Twitter.