Yes!!! I noticed many Croats are calling us lucky on their board, there were some responses, but of course they were deleted! Here is one that made me laugh and my response before it was deleted for... logical, polite -reality.
I love these catchy phrases as much as the next bloke but the fact is teams going down to 10 men due to injury doesn't happen too often...especially not with 15 and 20 minutes to go in matches...this had nothing to dow with them deserving it...they just got lucky...
No. I'm just pissed off that we could have pinched a direct spot, despite all the crap that's gone on in this qual. cycle, but were denied the chance by an unfortunate roll of the ankle (or whatever that injury was, it looked like an ankle/lower leg injury)...as a fan I have the right to be pissed...
Ketsbaia is a shit coach, he made all his subs by the 65th minute in a physical game. If anything, Greece were lucky Georgia had this coach, the same coach you played. Also, I think if anything, Greece were unlucky in this competition, these were the first team players missing tonight through injuries and suspensions..
(LB) - (all injured)
(LB) (all suspended..)
That is 9 starting players missing,.. Vyntra is 3rd choice RB! Spyropoulos is third choice LB.. Xaristeas is 4th Choice winger!! We also had injured players, averaging about 4 starters out a game for all the qualifiers!
As for luck and stuff, I believe both Croatia and Greece are second tier sides.. Greece is just has slightly better player and a slightly better coach.