I watched yesterday's game with Maccabi Haifa and Maccabi Tel Aviv, a lot of players you listed for NT consideration were from those teams. My thoughts on those players. Only Dabbour and Katan had decent games. The rest of the attacking players were poor. Atar had lots of tricks and flicks, but they didn't do him any good, also he runs with the ball too much, same with all the attacking players on both teams. Colautti was invisible apart from the goal that he scored, same with Azriel. Itzhaki was poor and so was Golasa. Also it was a very dirty game, and the referee did a poor job, near the end of the game the TV showed that each team had committed 20 fouls a piece. However the Ref only handed out 3 yellow cards...Israeli teams are so dirty, even in European competition, the IFA really needs to crack down and make sure these games aren't like this, it ruins the entertainment value. Haifa's best Israeli player was Dgani, I thought Alberman, Ziv, and Yeini all had good games for Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Yes, it was a very hard game indeed with many fouls. I surprised that game ended up to be entertaining even with so many fouls. I totally agree with you that the referee had some effect on it since it didn`t punish properly. Too many "tactical fouls" as the Italians like to call it.
Maccabi Tel Aviv played effective football in the first half, they controlled the ball better and for their game proposal they did the right thing in the first half, at second half they simply didn`t come in the pitch and Haifa grew in confidence and the consequence was the turnaroudn in the result.
Some players are in bad form, examples you gave of Golasa and Itzhaki that we all know could do much better. Collauti I won`t judge, but his job has always been to put the ball in the net and we don`t expect much more from him. He needs to be given the balls near the area and yesterday Maccabi Tel Aviv failed to use him more. He is an intelligent players and has good finish and header, if the players upfront understand how to use him (as Haifa did when he played for them) he is lethal.
Atar is a great player and IMO he was sacrificed yesterday. From the quartet upfront he was the one who was always coming back and defending, but Atar should play near the goal because of his style. He is a dribbler, has a strong shot and is a kind of selfish player. So we can`t use him on midfield to create plays, he won`t do much (as you pointed out, he only had some tricks and everything, but it didn`t change in a effective manner). Itzhaki and Dabbur have different styles, they could back to receive the ball and think the play, Atar is the last touch, or to the finish or to the assist.
You watched the game so you noticed that Collauti was the centre forward while Atar was playing on the left side of attack and Dabbur on the right while Itzhaki had a free role in the middle to create. IMO this is modern football and everyone must contribute to defending, but in this case you won`t extract the best from Atar.
As for Maccabi Haifa, I mentioned in the leftback thread that Twatkha can`t cross and see what happened, he was in the area to score in a header the winner. Told you guys