I’ll be the first to admit that the J-League can’t compete with the excitement of say the English Premier League (there’s no Bolton Wanderers to start with!), but it’s live football nonetheless.
And get this, they have pretty young ladies moving around the stadium dispensing alcoholic beverages. Yes, smiling beauties walking about with packs on their backs containing beer. A quick call and they will happily come over and satisfy your needs. So even a dull game is guaranteed a few highlights. If it’s a particularly warm day, maybe they will look like this.
Or more than likely not, but there’s no harm in dreaming. It’s obviously a great sales ploy, as losers like myself will happily keep on ordering more beer, but it’s something I can quite happily live with.
Anyway, back to the football. Like any team worth its salt, FC Tokyo has a nickname, although it has to be said that the gasmen isn’t one of the best. There is a (reasonably) good reason, as their sponsor is Tokyo Gas. But still…
There again, with a stadium packed full of blokes furiously gulping down beer, it’s perhaps quite appropriate.