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post #1 of 112 (permalink) Old September 19th, 2007, 18:46 Thread Starter
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Euro 2008 Qualifiers: Israel @ Croatia

Alright boys, less than 1 month away from this one.
After the England debacle, any opinions on what Israel should do in this game?
In my opinion it will be as tough as the England game, probably even tougher.
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Almost impossible to win, we lack the decision when it comes for decisive games. A draw would be a good result for us, but it won´t be enough to qualify. We need to see how the players motivation will be and how Kashtan will field the players.
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Israel needs a foreign coach, so our Israeli coaches dont play favorites and select idiots like Badir, Katan and Benado that slow down our team and are pretty much WAYYYYYYYY past their prime.

Israel can get a result here, they arent as bad as they looked against England, they are a better team.
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Israel needs a foreign coach, so our Israeli coaches dont play favorites and select idiots like Badir, Katan and Benado that slow down our team and are pretty much WAYYYYYYYY past their prime.

Israel can get a result here, they arent as bad as they looked against England, they are a better team.
I agree with you, Israel plays much better than they did in England, but Kashtan, Shum and Grant were meant to be best Israeli coaches. Grant had two campaigns, Kashtan we are watching right now and Shum would be a good option, but i don´t see him leaving Beitar soon so i guess the best option would be a foreign coach which would give us maybe better preparation for the bigger games.
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BRING BACK NEILSEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

I see 4-0 for the Croat-Rap Scalions!! Nothing more..nothing less

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BRING BACK NEILSEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

I see 4-0 for the Croat-Rap Scalions!! Nothing more..nothing less

BRUCE ARENA!
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post #7 of 112 (permalink) Old September 24th, 2007, 18:36
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Bring in a scandinavian coach, their teams always beat Israeli teams in european competitions, so they must know something about Israeli football
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Bring in a scandinavian coach, their teams always beat Israeli teams in european competitions, so they must know something about Israeli football


Well we had Richard Moller Nielsen in the past and we almost went through. Maybe we need a foreign coach to give the players more discpline in the tactics and better physical preparation and especially the mentality part on how to get ready for big matches.
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post #9 of 112 (permalink) Old October 1st, 2007, 15:42
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The list of players who probably won't play against Israel due to injury:

Josip Simunic (Hertha BSC)
Mladen Petric (Borussia Dortmund)
Eduardo Da Silva (Arsenal)
(C) Niko Kovac (Salzburg)
Vedran Corluka (Manchester City)
Igor Budan (A.S. Parma)
Bosko Balaban (Dinamo Zagreb)


And Modric has pain in his knee but he will be allright for Israel.


If those players above don't play than you can expect this line up:

------------Pletikosa---------------

Srna-------Kovac-------Simic---------Babic

Rakitic------Leko------Modric---------Kranjcar

----------------------Olic--------Kalinic/Rukavina/or a other striker who never played for Croatia
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The list of players who probably won't play against Israel due to injury:

Josip Simunic (Hertha BSC)
Mladen Petric (Borussia Dortmund)
Eduardo Da Silva (Arsenal)
(C) Niko Kovac (Salzburg)
Vedran Corluka (Manchester City)
Igor Budan (A.S. Parma)
Bosko Balaban (Dinamo Zagreb)


And Modric has pain in his knee but he will be allright for Israel.


If those players above don't play than you can expect this line up:

------------Pletikosa---------------

Srna-------Kovac-------Simic---------Babic

Rakitic------Leko------Modric---------Kranjcar

----------------------Olic--------Kalinic/Rukavina/or a other striker who never played for Croatia
Even if you miss those players you still have a very strong team. Maybe it could prove to play in our advantage, but we will have to play great football in order to achieve a good result in Zagreb.
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post #11 of 112 (permalink) Old October 1st, 2007, 17:36 Thread Starter
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******Colautti Barda*********

Benayoun******Tal*****Tuama

********Megrashvili********

Ben-Dayan***Ben-Haim***(defender??)**Shpungin (anyone other than him??)

Subs:

Sahar
Itzhaki
Alberman
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No Da Silva?!?!?

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No Da Silva?!?!?
According to our Croatian mate Da Silva is injured, so he is in doubt for the Israel game.
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Haim Megrelashvili isn't eligible to play for the NT since he hasn't served in the army or done national service.
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post #15 of 112 (permalink) Old October 2nd, 2007, 00:26
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Petric is fine, so is Da Silva who will be back next week. Corluka's injury is not serious so he will back too I heard...

So we will come out with a near full strength team I hope. The last thing we need is a stuff up for such a crucial 3 points...


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Iagree these 3 points are make or break for us (but we have gone into every game stating the same)

We will be playing without our captain and a hardened veteran Niko Kovac as he is out for some time due to injury, he is also our captain so a new leader will have to emerge and take us to victory.

We are playing at home against an israely side that was shaken by the english recently, but we definately know they can play football from the Israely encounter and the game which firnishe 4:3.
I must be realistic and say that we are the better side n paper and playing at home is an extra advantage we have.

Having said all thi, good luck!

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we are missing Dudu Awate, which is a big loss. Any word on Colautti, is he back from injury for borrusia??

Im afraid to even watch this game, i just have a bad feeling that it will end 4-0 for Croatia or something along those lines. After the game in England, I dont see how we can get any result in Croatia, especially with our idiot coach who keeps playing mediocore players.
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Yeah after the England match we lost confidence and i don´t see us winning in Croatia. Of course we gave them a hard time in Tel Aviv, which gives us some hope of good football and result.

Awat won´t play and it seems Kashtan won´t call Collauti. Did they have any fights=?
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post #19 of 112 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2007, 14:21
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We can still call up Barda, Balili, and Tuama. They are all playing very well for their teams right now, frankly I think this team is better than they played against England. The coaching was poor, and the selection of the players to the NT was poor, Yaniv Katan???? WTF.

Here is how we should line up against Croatia.

--------------Tamuz---------------
---Balili------------------Itzchaki--
-------------Benayoun-------------
-------Tuama----------Tal---------
Ben-Dayan---Ben-Haim-Gershon--Ziv

------------Davidovic-------------

Subs: (Buzaglo,Barda,Benado,)
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post #20 of 112 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2007, 15:22 Thread Starter
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I would love to see Buzaglo play, hes in great form and is pretty much carrying that Sakhnin team.
Yalla Buzaglo!!!
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