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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old September 25th, 2006, 02:51 Thread Starter
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He's been in good form lately! Scored today for Sivasspor at their 3-1 win against Boraspor. But before this game he also scored. He should get called up for the NT. Honestly i really like the player, he's one of the fastest strikers i've seen...hopefully he learned what offsides is and it seems that he's finally finishing properly.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old September 25th, 2006, 03:09
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He is ridiculously fast, as Zico (Fenerbahce manager) said "Put any defender in Turkey against him and I doubt anyone can hold him" it's true!

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old September 25th, 2006, 03:11
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he's a nice player but who would they take out. Colautti is a great finisher. Ben Shushan and Tamuz are great talents that are already producing, so it doesn't make sense to halt their progress. Golan and Katan are high quality strikers as well. To me Balili is too low on the depth chart.

I wonder when Balili's career will finally take off. He should already be in the Bundesliga or one of the big 3 Turkish clubs by now.
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i agree one of the top turkish clubs or in the bundesliga which really fits his style. I hope this is his season where he progresses. In regards to the NT, who knows....him and Kashtan have a good relationship and he'll get his chance for sure.
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Balili is in good form aparently, he is in the right way to make the NT, but like ags said our attacking section has good potentials and younger than him which will make things difficult to Balili, but maybe in the place of Omer Golan he could find a spot.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old September 25th, 2006, 18:56
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He is probably the fastest player in the turkish league now that Anelka has left. A player like him is going to be usefull, even as a sub. He can come in and create havoc with his enormous speed.
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He is probably the fastest player in the turkish league now that Anelka has left. A player like him is going to be usefull, even as a sub. He can come in and create havoc with his enormous speed.
Exactly. In the second half he would be very useful since the defenders would be more tired.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2006, 02:28
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There is an interesting article in Haaretz about Balili.

Balili views on living in Sivas:
"People don't understand what it's like living in a place like this," Balili said in an interview with Haaretz. "Sivas is desolate; there are no cafes here, there are no bars and there are no restaurants. Nothing happens here at night....Once every two weeks, Balili flies to Istanbul to meet up with his friends from Istanbulspor and charges his batteries ahead of another two weeks of boredom. But Sivas is not what will break Pini Balili - his problems lie further away in Israel. Balili split recently from his wife, who is in Israel with their son."

Balili on being apart from his family:
"The conditions here aren't what will break me...there are a lot of other things that could break me when I sit alone at night. The fact that I hardly get to see my son will break me long before anything else. I see him once every two months and I think about him all the time."

Balili's view on the attention from Israel:
"In Turkey I'm a star, I receive a lot of positive press and I am considered a famous and in-demand player. But that is far from the case when it comes to the Israeli media. I am disappointed with the Israeli media. No one in Israel knows about Turkish soccer, because no one reports from here. Since Haim Revivo returned to Israel [after playing for Fenerbahce and Galatasaray] the Turkish league doesn't interest anyone. When Revivo was here t he Israeli media followed the Turkish league, but they seem to have decided to ignore me."

Balili's view on Kashtan and the NT:
"There is only one person you should ask why I'm not on the national team, and that is the coach. I can only say that I'm disappointed, that it hurts, that I want to be on the team and that I'm good enough to be on it, but there's a coach. He hasn't even called me. Kashtan has had a big part in my career; he directed me and he has a part in my success. But even though I have scored three goals so far this season, even though I am playing in a top league and even though I am in top shape, I still think he has the right to decide who plays on the national team."


Balili still holds on to the hope that he will be picked up by a European club in one of the major leagues, or by a big Turkish club like Fenerbahce. Sivasspor has applied for Balili to get Turkish citizenship would make it easier for him to play with Fenerbahce.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2006, 02:42 Thread Starter
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"in-demand" then why isn't he playing for Galatasaray, Besiktas, or Fenerbache?
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2006, 02:47
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1- Sivas is not some amish farm city like he seems to think..
2- He's not in demand, he's a substitute to Anderson at Sivasspor ffs
3- He's not a star..

If he gets citizenship, he might be given the opportunity to rot on the bench at either Fener or Besiktas in future..

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who needs Turkish soccer...
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Pini Balili is not good enough to play for Israel, that's just a fact. I am all for giving him a chance in training, etc. Lets check his form. But there is no convincing reason why he should be ahead of Tamuz, Ben Shoshan, Arbeitman, Colautti, Katan etc. in the packing order.

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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2006, 07:29
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i would pick him just for his pace

he deserves to be on the NT

kashtan should give him a chance
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old November 19th, 2006, 16:59 Thread Starter
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once against Balili scores the winning goal for his team against Trabzonspor in the 65th minute
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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old November 19th, 2006, 17:41
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With Colautti's exclusion from the match with England, I think Balili should at least be in our squad.

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why is colluti not playing against England?

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old November 19th, 2006, 19:23 Thread Starter
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his yellow card...

I agree with Gili, Balili isn't the best striker but he's in very good form lately and i think he should be called up for this game. He's highly reliant on his speed though, and the british defenders know how to deal with those types of strikers. I'd much rather prefer a guy like Sahar to get called up, Sahar is a much cleaner finisher then Balili and his current form is even better. Not to mention that we still have Tamuz and Shoshan who are 2 perfectly skilled strikers.
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Balili scored today winning goal for Sivaspor vs. Trabzon
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old November 21st, 2006, 18:03
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When Ballili played against Ireland he blew the chance to win the game for Israel with some really selfish typical Israeli forward play. He did what my friends in anglia call doing a 'Paul Ince'- i.e running the ball at a fast speed off the pitch. Kos semak!
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People **** up.....
I cant forgive Dudu Awatt for opening his legs too much in the last 90+ Minutes in extra time vs. Austria in Ramat Gan 2002.

But we gotta give him a chance. Some players are really out of shape....

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