[QUOTE=GICA;6410270]- What players should have been in the squad and replacing who?:
Ghioane replacing Moti. Toss up between taking Torje and Ad. Cristea. Perhaps just a tournament too early for Torje to come on the big stage. Then theres lost soldiers who I wish could have been fit and playing regularly like Zicu, Mitea (some of you are asking whos that..?)
- What will be the line-up against France?:
Lobont - Contra, Goian, Tamas, Rat - Cocis, Radoi, Chivu - Nicolita, Mutu - Marica
I dont expect any suprises really with the exception of Nicolita grabbing the starting spot over Fl. Petre. If Marica struggles in the first half I expect any early sub for one of the Niculaes.
- What line-up would you choose for the team?
Lobont - Contra, Goian, Tamas, Rat - Cocis, Radoi, Chivu - Dica - Marica, Mutu
Dica giving us an offensive threat. I just hope, that if we grab the lead we keep attacking and not just sit back and defend. Thats why a 2 goal lead could be crucial to be our team, as it is in any situation.
- How will they do against:
Italy: same result as always against the italians. loss.
Netherlands: This game all depends on the situation, if its a must win game, then I say victory. However my gut is telling me a draw.
- How far will Romania go in the tournament?
Well I think Romania might go through with 4 points alone, now GD could go in favor or against, considering if it does. Then a quarter final loss. We'll be too tired in the QF after those 3 matches.
- Who will be the goalscorer?
Mutu, thats if he takes advantage of the rare chances, I see him scoring in 2 games. Out of the other strikers it will be hard for them because I think we could actually see all 3 supporting strikers appear in a match. Maybe Chivu will take a sweet FK. Or even a classic Contra goal would be amazing.
So I'll say Mutu with 2.
- Who will be the best player?
Lobby will come up big. Goian to have a great tourney. And Mutu showing why he IS world class. And Chivu having an above average tourney.
- What player will disappoint?
Tamas? But I think we can all be proud of everyone of our players despite how poorly they played, if it was any other group I would have higher expectations.
- What player will loose his place in the line-up?
I think everyone will have a stable spot except for marica and nicolita but those are given considering Piti is experimenting. But I dont see anyone being eliminated from the team or any of that.
-What player will earn a starting place?
Ah, no one really. Maybe an earlier sub then usual? Like say Marica is struggling early, maybe a 55th min sub for him? Something like that perhaps.
- What player will surprise?
I have this major feeling M. Niculae will just come alive again, even if its just like 1 goal, he'll have his moment. I've always loved this guy. Hes had some tough times, but he has his opprotunity to rise above it for the NT and he could prove why he was so good way back when. I think the world be will be surprised, (not us) the world will become aware of our beast of a defender, Goian.
- If we do bad in the tournament (according to you), should Piturca stay in his job?
Yes, give him another shot for WC Qualifying. Hes brought so much to this team, discipline, unity, stability with players, despite using so many guys, we've seemed to finally get a solid starting 11 with the exception of a spot or 2./QUOTE]