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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old June 19th, 2008, 01:33 Thread Starter
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A new beginning

GSP presents an article pointing out the fact that Piturca came to the conclusion that some players in our squad are not worth being there so he'll renounce to some of them and will replace them with youngsters.

Which fresh faces would you like to see in our National Team squad?


P.S. Cheer up guys, there's always a tomorrow.


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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old June 19th, 2008, 02:51
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The NT new core


-GKs: Lobont, Coman, Stancioiu, Tatarusanu

-Defenders: Ogararu, Sapunaru, Tamas, Goian, Moti, Ghionea, Constantin, Radu, Rat, Sepsi

-Defensive Midfielders: Radoi, Chivu, Codrea, Ov.Petre, Lazar, Ghioane, Ropotan, Plesan

-Attacking Midfielders: Szekely, Torje, Nicolita, Cocis, Dica, Deac, Zicu, Ad.Cristea, Aliuta, Mitea*, Sanmartean*

-Strikers: Marica, D.Niculae, M.Niculae, Mutu, Costea, Keseru, B.Stancu, Bucur, Bratu




*If they get playing time and keep injuries free.
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Aliuta is in his 30s already and didn't get included in the real nt really.. hopfully you're wrong about D.Niculae and M.Niculae...

and I think Alexa will also be an option depending on what Poli timisoara do in europe

the european campaign next season for romanian teams might have a huge impact on our NT

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Well that´s more what I´d do. I´d count with Aliuta for one reason: he´s good with the ball.


Standard line-up, something like this:

---------------Lobont
--------Tamas----------Goian
Oga/Sapu----------------------Rat
-----------Radoi------Chivu
Szekely/Torje--Dica/Zicu-----Mutu/Costea
------------Marica/M.Niculae



In the DM positions other players can be used like: Codrea, Petre, Ghioane or Lazar.
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post #5 of 47 (permalink) Old June 19th, 2008, 14:23
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great something to look forward too, we have like 6 possible teams in europe .
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I think Szekely can become a new Goian--by that I don't mean a great CD with offensive qualities, but rather a 'late-bloomer' that can give our NT a good stability on the right side--something Petre and Nicolita cannot do.

I agree with GICA in regards to the team.
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Szekely can't set Europe on fire but he can score goals, give good crosses and knows how to treat a ball...

I'm quite sure that he'll take Nicolita's position at steaua

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The NT new core


-GKs: Lobont, Coman, Stancioiu, Tatarusanu

-Defenders: Ogararu, Sapunaru, Tamas, Goian, Moti, Ghionea, Constantin, Radu, Rat, Sepsi

-Defensive Midfielders: Radoi, Chivu, Codrea, Ov.Petre, Lazar, Ghioane, Ropotan, Plesan

-Attacking Midfielders: Szekely, Torje, Nicolita, Cocis, Dica, Deac, Zicu, Ad.Cristea, Aliuta, Mitea*, Sanmartean*

-Strikers: Marica, D.Niculae, M.Niculae, Mutu, Costea, Keseru, B.Stancu, Bucur, Bratu




*If they get playing time and keep injuries free.
I think Piturca needs to send the message that not any performance is accepted on the national team. He needs to stop calling Petre, Cocis, Marius Niculae and possibly Nicolita too. Adrian Cristea has to leave too if at 24 he is not good enough to play 1 minute. Until these players show at their clubs that they deserve to be called they shouldn´t be, or else he´ll be sending the message that what we did is the best we can do.

Also calling players that are on their prime and still didn´t make it like Aliuta, Bucur or Bratu may not be very useful.

The main changes need to be on the offensive part, were clearly Piturca considered our players weren´t good enough to play much. On defence Sapunaru, Moti and Radu must get more playing time as they are the future starters.

Ghioane should be called and players like Costea, Deac, Torje, Szekely seem ready to start getting playing time.

Finally, i think that it´s necessary that players like Lobont, Goian, Radoi and Dica for example move to big leagues, as only when they play against the best players every week and at a higher intensity and pace will they be ready to put up with the demands of a big tournament. Codrea is the best example of this, as being just a good player his experience in Italy makes him a very useful part of the team. There is no way we can compete against Italy and Netherlands consistently when 5 of our potential starters play in Romania or in lower leagues. Radoi for example is top class player, but how many times has he faced world class attackers? 10, 12 times? That is a huge disadvantage.

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I think Piturca needs to send the message that not any performance is accepted on the national team. He needs to stop calling Petre, Cocis, Marius Niculae and possibly Nicolita too. Adrian Cristea has to leave too if at 24 he is not good enough to play 1 minute. Until these players show at their clubs that they deserve to be called they shouldn´t be, or else he´ll be sending the message that what we did is the best we can do.

Also calling players that are on their prime and still didn´t make it like Aliuta, Bucur or Bratu may not be very useful.

The main changes need to be on the offensive part, were clearly Piturca considered our players weren´t good enough to play much. On defence Sapunaru, Moti and Radu must get more playing time as they are the future starters.

Ghioane should be called and players like Costea, Deac, Torje, Szekely seem ready to start getting playing time.

Finally, i think that it´s necessary that players like Lobont, Goian, Radoi and Dica for example move to big leagues, as only when they play against the best players every week and at a higher intensity and pace will they be ready to put up with the demands of a big tournament. Codrea is the best example of this, as being just a good player his experience in Italy makes him a very useful part of the team. There is no way we can compete against Italy and Netherlands consistently when 5 of our potential starters play in Romania or in lower leagues. Radoi for example is top class player, but how many times has he faced world class attackers? 10, 12 times? That is a huge disadvantage.

Steaua is a good team and play in europe year in year out... hopefully next season as well... I don't think, sacrificing our league is a good idea, remember what happened during the dark age of Romania when everybody left us

our league grows stronger each year and this season some teams will play in Europe... this sort of experience can be vital for the players to come to us

and we all know that Adrian Cristea is a better dribbler, passer and scorer than all of our offensive players combined except Dica, Mutu and Marica... the only reason why he didnt play is because a) Piturca is a defensive h*e and b) he's a cold hearted player

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M.Niculae was killed because there was no assisters, and he needs that.

With proper players in midfield, M.Niculae can work. That´s my opinion.
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M.Niculae was killed because there was no assisters, and he needs that.

With proper players in midfield, M.Niculae can work. That´s my opinion
I agree. He had nothing to work with..
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every striker on this planet would've a hard time with Piti's gameplan!
we need 1-2 really good off midfielders, magicians who can be as dangerous as Mutu and who can combinate together, Marica has also to wake up, he has huge potential but he has to use it or he will be another wasted player....it's a pity that a country like Romania with so many talented off. players played such an uninspired Euro...
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every striker on this planet would've a hard time with Piti's gameplan!
we need 1-2 really good off midfielders, magicians who can be as dangerous as Mutu and who can combinate together, Marica has also to wake up, he has huge potential but he has to use it or he will be another wasted player....it's a pity that a country like Romania with so many talented off. players played such an uninspired Euro...
I agree, we have no strong midfield personality. Chivu has the skill, and as a DM he can start some fabulous attacks, but mentally, he is a defender. We also need a strong attacking midfielder/playmaker out there.
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Romania has always produced good playmakers and offensive midfielders. But this kind of players has been "scorned" by Piturca.


R.Lucescu made someone like Zicu to do wonders with Rapid. That´s where you can see the difference of mentality between some coachs and others.
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let's hope Sanmartean, Mitea or somebody else (who we don't even know of now ) will step up next season, we need them like a piece of bread.
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M.Niculae was killed because there was no assisters, and he needs that.

With proper players in midfield, M.Niculae can work. That´s my opinion.
It was very hard for both the Niculaes, but we saw how a good Marica handled that situation during the qualifiers. He created problems for the defence with his runs, he held the ball and he combined with Mutu. That´s what a good striker does. The Niculaes are ok, but we need better players against tough teams or else we´ll always struggle against them.
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The problem is: we haven´t many options in the striker position.

Marica is the best, he doesn´t seem mentally prepared yet.
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We should add Keseru to the list. I have high expectations for him.

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