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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old December 18th, 2015, 17:00 Thread Starter
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Romanian Player of the Year 2015

PREVIOUS XTRATIME PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:


2001: Cosmin Contra
2002: Cristian Chivu
2003: Adrian Mutu
2004: Adrian Neaga
2005: Mirel Radoi
2006: Nicolae Dica
2007: Adrian Mutu
2008: Dorin Goian
2009: Razvan Rat
2010: Cristian Chivu
2011: Lucian Sanmartean
2012: Raul Rusescu
2013: Vlad Chiriches
2014: Lucian Sanmartean


We'll give 3, 2 and 1 point to three different players. Obviously the only requirement is they have to be Romanians (it doesn't matter if they play in Romania or abroad).


In 12 days (30th December), the voting will be closed and I'll count the points of every player. In the case of a tie in the first place, the winner will be the player with more '3 points' votes.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old December 18th, 2015, 19:07
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For now it's this list but maybe I'll change it if I see names i forgot about:

1. Alibec
2. Andone
3. Matei (Volyn)

maybe I'll consider Stanciu, he was really good

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old December 18th, 2015, 21:31
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My 26-man shortlist (in no particular order):

Budescu
Andone
Alibec
F. Matei
Rat
Tatarusanu
Nistor
Ivan
V. Dragomir
F. Tanase
Rotariu
Cernat
Nicolita
Stanciu
Stancu
Chiriches
Torje
Sanmartean
Muresan
Vatajelu
Gaman
Maxim
Pantilimon
Stoian
Balasa
Radu (but **** him)
Mutu (more for jokes, but he did really surprise me with his attitude and results in the ISL)

My votes (subject to change before the 30th):
1) Costel Pantilimon
2) Florin Andone
3) Ciprian Tatarusanu

As much as I wanted to include Budescu, Stanciu, and Alibec, the latter missed a lot of games at the start of 2015, and they all play in Liga I.. though of course contributed a lot in Europe and with the NT (except Stanciu, and Alibec was marginally there.. Budescu only recently). Matei has been excellent in a superior league especially given his age, but had a poor first half of 2015 statistically.

Budescu had some off moments in the year but mostly has been a beast technically and in getting involved in the goals. He also probably secured qualification with his pseudogol vs the Faroes since we'd have probably lost confidence if he hadn't opened the scoring like that

Andone of course has been brilliant with his weak team for the Primera, now they are doing very well in the Segunda with him among the top scorers.. and love his work ethic, national team included.

Stanciu, F. Tanase, Rat, and Chiriches also shouts in it after that. Stanciu has been unbelievable for Steaua tbh, you could very well argue that he should be placed second or third in this.


DinamoBuc's votes:

1-Vlad Dragomir
2-Stefan Radu
3-Puscas
Reason for Dragomir: He's the only Romanian player without a blemish on his record in the past year. He also dominated for the youth NT's.

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Tell DinamoBuc to make a new account or something.


I know you guys love Dragomir, but he hasn't played at senior level yet. It's not very serious to consider him for this.
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I agree on Dragomir, but he certainly seems the most promising in his category. And that in itself is special. But yeah, the point of this award is more for senior players or players who play on some senior level at least.. Ivan could be up for consideration before Dragomir in this criteria because at least he's played for the senior NT and with the first team of Craiova.

And okay, will pass that on

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Haha Dragomir? Nicolita? you crack me up Hagi...


My votes:

1) Pantilimon
2) Andone
3) Tatarusanu

I´ll explain why. Pantilimon is hands down our better player of the year. He and Tata are our only stablished players in strong leagues. (Chiriches had a very bad first part of the year, and a decent second one. But he is a sub, and Maxim hasn´t been more than average)

Tatarusanu was a sub on the first part, and became starter in the second. But he is not fully stablished and I feel his performances won´t be good enough to keep him at Fiorentina. But he started there for half a year, and he was also the keeper of the NT in a year where we barely conceded. So he deserves his spot there.

Andone had a very good run on La Liga, whith a very humble team, and now is considered the best player of Liga Adelante. Also had his contribution for the NT at the end of the year.

But Panti has always been starter and the keeper with most saves in the premier league last season and on the current one. He is a remarcable player in a strong league, something that the rest of our players can only dream of currently. I think he has no rival. We can´t overlook him just because he is a keeper.

Matei had a nice second part of the year, but he was just ok on the first one.

Liga I players can´t compete for player of the year in a season where all of our teams were eliminated from Europe. Liga I is just too weak now to judge their real level. Budescu, Alibec or Stanciu did great, but can´t be compared to the demands of doing well abroad. Last year Sinmartean made it possible, but his level was absolutely beyond the level of Liga I and he proved it when he was the star of the NT in the games he played

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Tatarusanu, Pantilimon, Andone, Maxim, Radu, Stoian, F. Matei, Chiriches (outside)
Budescu, Alibec (domestic)

a few guys to consider that sprang to mind.

I'll probably make my choice from these 10. I don't think Lucian can be considered from Arabia.

OK
1) Pantilimon
2) Tatarusanu
3) Andone

for now. I'll write UPDATE if i change.

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i thought about Panti and you make some good points, in terms of consistent good performances throughout the whole year he sets the standard

goalkeepers always have it hard when it comes to awards...well except for "best goalkeeper"
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haha, well you gotta admit Nicolita has had a good comeback in Liga I with Viitorul p maybe his position of experience with those kids helps.. but obviously not a serious contenders

About Panti, you're so damn right.. I put him aside because of his absence in the national team's games, but really what matters more are his club performances, especially given he plays in arguably the best league in the world, and the defence in front of him is garbage. That's made me reconsider my votes, will edit now. But it's still a tough fight for third place for some of the candidates, imo.

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Updated mine to be:

1) Costel Pantilimon
2) Florin Andone
3) Ciprian Tatarusanu

Florentin Matei next behind Tata since he didn't have fireworks in the first half of 2015.. but still, what a player for his age, and playing in a superior league to our domestic players.. Budescu, Stanciu, and Alibec the best domestic players, who also did some things in Europe and with the NT, but it's tough to put them ahead of the previously mentioned as Rumaniac notes. Radu also up there as usual but I'd rather not select him given his attitude towards the NT.

So yeah, two keepers and a young striker playing in the Segunda Division are top 3 contenders for player of the year... this is what we've become.

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Tatarusanu got the GSP award.
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Tatarusanu got the GSP award.
Really unfair. Panti was much better, solid and regular
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1. Budescu
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Really unfair. Panti was much better, solid and regular
I guess they placed more emphasis on the NT... speaking of which, IDK why Panti and Tata don't get 50% of duties.
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I guess they placed more emphasis on the NT... speaking of which, IDK why Panti and Tata don't get 50% of duties.
Because the keeper is the one that orders the defence, and the communication with the defenders is key. You gotta have stability there
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Pantilimon (Sunderland) 3 points
Budescu (Astra) 2 points
Andone (Cordoba) 1 point
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here's my completely different final list

1. Panti
2. Andone
3. Alibec
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1.Florin Andone
2.Tatarusanu
3.Budescu

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I'm not kidding here, and I've said it before, if you look deep down in your soul you'll realize that Romanians are master race.
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It's over

Pantilimon 15
Andone 11
Tatarusanu 11
Budescu 8
Dragomir 3
Radu 2
Puscas 1
Alibec 1
Rat 1
Chiriches 1


Costel Pantilimon is the XT Romanian player of the year 2015, and the first goalkeeper getting the award.



Andone and Tatarusanu are tied in the 2nd place and there is no way to break the tie (they have the same amount of 3 pts and 2 pts votes, and everybody included them in their votes so nobody neutral can decide). My quality vote as organizer gives the 2nd place to Andone.
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