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Romania-Italy, which way do we go? November 17, 21.30

Well we are heading to a very interesting friendly that would have been extremely exciting a while ago. Now it´s hard to expect a game with any hope. For starters i´m guessing this game could bring very needed coefficient points. I´d like to hear from our forum experts.

And then there´s the team...
A Scared and increasingly powerless Lucescu was again confirmed and he has a hell of a challenge ahead. He has to form a team able to get 4 points against Bosnia.
The positive aspects left by the games vs France were the solid defence we saw and Pantilimon´s performance. I´m wondering if Luce is willing to change something or if he´ll stick to his "plan" till the end. Mutu wasn´t called, and i consider it wise for the moment, but it´ll be crucial to see if he is called and how is the issue handled. With Mutu we´ll authomatically become a better team, giving more confidence to the rest of our players, but i´m doubtful wether proud Luce will call him. For the time being, there are some questions floating in the air:
Will Radu get his chance?
Will Muresan replace Radoi(if healthy)?
Will Torje be called again and started or is he gonna stick to Cocis?
Will he still trust an in form Zicu?
What will happen with the difficult case of Tanase, a player we need? and Sanmartean?
Will we see some surprises like Alexe for example?

There´s also news saying Ropotan will replace Radoi in the list. I wonder how he´s doing, but if Florescu plays, a starter for a stronger Russian team deserves his chance.
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Will Radu get his chance?
Will Muresan replace Radoi(if healthy)?
Will Torje be called again and started or is he gonna stick to Cocis?
Will he still trust an in form Zicu?
What will happen with the difficult case of Tanase, a player we need? and Sanmartean?
Will we see some surprises like Alexe for example?
My thoughts on the above questions:
1. Radu might play in the 2nd half, but starter... no chance... Luce has no need to test new players at all p
2. Muresan might show up actually. We don't have many options for DMs... But it could very well be Muresan-Florescu.
3. Torje I think will start. Now there's no excuse to not call him up.
4. Yeah, he trusts Zicu still.
5. No Tanase. Maybe Sanmartean, but even if called up he won't get to play.
6. Depends... Very few, if any.
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I read somewhere that Radoi will be called again.


Sanmartean is just a dream. I don´t think Razvan likes him at all.
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Just give up on Mirel, he's smoking hash in Arabia. I'm sick of hearing his name.

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Just give up on Mirel, he's smoking hash in Arabia. I'm sick of hearing his name.
I really doubt it. They'd've executed him by now for that. It's a capital offense in Arabia.
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EclipsE, did you send the e-mail they're talking about here? p

http://www.gsp.ro/stire/radoi-retrag...ei-214392.html
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Reports talk about Good performances of Sapunaru and Radu in the weekend.
We HAVE to form a classy defense now, there are no excuses.
There´s also reports of Rapa being called.

In the meantime, Idiotescu has tried to justify Mutu´s absence as a way to leave room for Stancu and has critiziced Tanase saying he didn´t play as expected for the NT. I´m sure Cocis is way above his expectations
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Marica had an excellent couple of weeks
Stancu has scored 10 goals in 13 matches in the league, 14 total this season
Mutu has been the best player on the pitch two weeks running in Serie A
Radu is having a wonderful season for Lazio
Tatarusanu terrific for Steaua
Chivu plays every match even though everyone criticizes him and even though he speaks up against the coach
Sapunaru and Tamas both starters for their teams...

Yeah, "on the level of Albania"... There's only one reason for that. Using players closer in skill to me than to Marica or Mutu.

No excuses for the Earringed One... If you can't use these players to their potential, GTFO.
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Exactly. And he keeps blaming bad luck and the refs. A complete loser.

To your list one can add Rat who starts for a team able to beat Arsenal, young players wanted by or already at big clubs (Torje, Deac), players who show their worth against european opponents (Muresan, Tanase, Gardos) and inmensely talented players playing at great level (Zicu, Sanmartean, Cernat)

Even when some of these developments are recent, Lucescu has proved unable to take advantage of the momentum of these players, and amazingly unable to get any player to play above his club form for the NT (something Sandoi does consistently).
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Prosport talks about this probable team...





BTW if Sanmartean isn´t called because he doesn´t make 'faza defensiva', it's a big lie. He does his job in the pressing as any other player. He isn´t especially lazy. This is verifiable in every Vaslui game.

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Tanase instead of Florescu and Muresan instead of Ropotan and that team looks yummy. Although I'd strongly suggest Tata instead of Panti.

When Mutu comes back, let's do Mutu instead of Deac, since he rarely plays.
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BTW if Sanmartean isn´t called because he doesn´t make 'faza defensiva', it's a big lie. He does his job in the pressing as any other player. He isn´t especially lazy. This is verifiable in every Vaslui game.
Well that team is getting better each game, now that Cocis and Radoi are out of the mix.

Now we just have to make sure Florescu never gets called again. But of course Luce always has to grace us with a Moldovian/Arabian league.

We are getting really close to getting our ideal team and I'd like Luce to try Gardos in one of these friendlies as well. And if Ropotan got called that's intersting as well, just to see his level.

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For starters i´m guessing this game could bring very needed coefficient points. I´d like to hear from our forum experts.
Am I on this most coveted list of forum experts? :hopeful:

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Romania are in the fourth pot - tied for last place with Belgium.

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I'm pretty sure we'll play a friendly in February. Not so sure about June 7th though.

A win against Italy would bring us 62 points (I also included the very likely February friendly).
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You already have 3 kids? I remember when your first one was born (Was his name Teodor?) How old is he already?
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Liderul Otelul Galati va trimite la nationala doi jucatori. Cornel Rapa si Silviu Ilie vor juca impotriva Italiei. Cei mai in forma portari din Liga 1, Tatarusanu si Pantilimon vor apara fiecare cate o repriza.




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I saw this call-up list somewhere, although it's not official

Pantilimon, Tatarusanu
Sapunaru, Rapa, Maftei, Tamas, M. Constantin, Chivu, Rat, St. Radu
Torje, Cr. Tanase, Ropotan, Florescu, Deac + 3 more undecided
Marica, Stancu, Bucur, Bilasco
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Practice at the Romanian NT training ground was interrupted after a player found an unknown powdery white substance on the ground. The police was called in to determine the nature of this substance.

After analysis, it was the determined that the substance, unknown to most of the players (aside from Mutu) was in fact the lime on the goal-line. Practice will continue tomorrow, after it was determined that the players probably won't see the substance ever again, therefore that it can't cause any trouble.
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I saw this call-up list somewhere, although it's not official

Pantilimon, Tatarusanu
Sapunaru, Rapa, Maftei, Tamas, M. Constantin, Chivu, Rat, St. Radu
Torje, Cr. Tanase, Ropotan, Florescu, Deac + 3 more undecided
Marica, Stancu, Bucur, Bilasco
Gsp gave it. So far many rumours without source. That list would be nice but Zicu should be added at least.
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