Not much to say about the Sakura match that isn’t obvious. I think it’s important to check her abusing focus to get in with Zonk, and counter focus is definitely not good in that MU. At 6:15 when you get him with the raw EX Zonk and then do the 3 jabs on block you should definitely be thinking that his go to option is going to be low forward > dp fadc when he’s got 4 bars, so walking forward after the jabs is not a good idea. I would be content to stay at that range for a bit, or even move back slightly because there’s very little she can do from there without taking a risk (pretty sure you can dash > EX ruffian to catch her if she air tatsus out?..). Not sure if red focus might be an option to bait that in that situation - would she get crumpled during the forward dash or would the focus release be too slow? In any case it would be an expensive gamble but sometimes that’s worth it if it makes him question his default options. The last round is pretty much why Sakura is a better character than Cody
It’s good to see a dedicated Cody other than Packz appearing in streamed locals regularly. Seems like Chin rarely makes an appearance these days and after that who else is there? Obviously BJ is spending more time as Guy now too - must have been satisfying to turn him off the mirror after 1 game!