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post #1 of 274 (permalink) Old August 16th, 2013, 21:59 Thread Starter
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Romania-Hungary: Transilvanian Hunger in Bucharest

In roughly 3 weeks we will play against Hungary in the one of the two remaining key matches for the WC play-off spot.

In any case, while I don't think any of the two teams can actually threaten for a WC spot, we should strive to beat one of our biggest rivals, one who, traditionally has owned us, although in the past 30 years they have done nothing much against us.

Hungary at this point is, as Piturca's Romania, a middle strength team that usually misses every qualification to a final tournament. Romania at this point is a team that, while having great potential, is held back to the absolutely amateur level of the federation and the "selectioner"--one who can neither choose players nor train them properly. As in most other things, Romania could do great things--but we never even try.

In any case, we can expect call-ups ranging from average to very bad... With lots of potentially key players like Mutu, Sapunaru missing from the squad. Even talents such as Maxim are not guaranteed a starting spot... Certainly not in their favorite position. While average players like Dragos Grigore always get called-up, even if they never play.

Predicted starting line-up vs Hungary at this point in time is, from what I've read in the press:

Tatarusanu
Matel---Chiriches--Goian----Rat
Bourceanu---Lazar
Torje------Maxim-------Tanase
Stancu

Let's hope our players' skills can overcome our coach's defects.

We need at least 4 points from the next 2 matches to qualify to the play-offs.
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I think Marica will be starter. I mean, he even calls him when he has no team and makes him to play some minutes...

Press criticized Hoban, Lazar (yeah Lazar) and even Maxim to some point, after the game against Slovakia. But they like to criticize any non-Steaua player without doing a proper analysis.
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Press criticized Hoban, Lazar (yeah Lazar) and even Maxim to some point, after the game against Slovakia. But they like to criticize any non-Steaua player without doing a proper analysis.
atleast Lato had a great match
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I think Marica will be starter. I mean, he even calls him when he has no team and makes him to play some minutes...

Press criticized Hoban, Lazar (yeah Lazar) and even Maxim to some point, after the game against Slovakia. But they like to criticize any non-Steaua player without doing a proper analysis.
I agree in both points.


Good analisys Foresta. My prediction is that we beat Hungary with a poor 1-0, and then we loose to Turkey after playing a defensive game waiting for another 1-0. many times i was pessimistic expecting be proven wrong, but this time i´m sure. Even if we somehow beat Turkey, which seems impossible for this team, we have no chance in a playoff
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Mutu might actually be called for the games against Hungary and Turkey after all.
http://www.realitatea.net/piturca-s-...a_1248890.html

Also read that Rusescu might be play behind the striker.

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With an in-form Mutu, 4 points would be easier to achieve.
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Mutu might actually be called for the games against Hungary and Turkey after all.
http://www.realitatea.net/piturca-s-...a_1248890.html

Also read that Rusescu might be play behind the striker.
That´s what he said after the game. But it doesn´t mena that he´ll call him, only that he´s not excluded
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Also read that Rusescu might be play behind the striker.
if he does this suddenly he's the biggest idiot considering he could've tried out this formation atleast once! against Slovakia
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if he does this suddenly he's the biggest idiot considering he could've tried out this formation atleast once! against Slovakia
No! It's better to try Grozav behind the striker and Stancu on the left one more time!
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Maybe this time it will work!!1!!one!
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Portari: Ciprian Anton Tătăruşanu (FC Steaua Bucureşti), Bogdan Ionuţ Lobonţ (AS Roma) şi Silviu Lung jr. (FC Astra)

Fundaşi: Alexandru Măţel (FC Astra), Srgian Luchin (FC Dinamo Bucureşti), Paul Papp (AC Chievo), Marius Valerică Găman (FC Astra), Nicolai Dorin Goian (Asteras Tripolis), Dragoş Grigore (FC Dinamo Bucureşti), Vlad Iulian Chiricheş (Tottenham FC), Răzvan Raţ-Dincă (West Ham United FC) şi Iasmin Latovlevici (FC Steaua Bucureşti)

Mijlocaşi: Alexandru Bourceanu, Doru Mihai Pintilii, Adrian Popa, Cristian Tănase (toţi, FC Steaua Bucureşti), Ovidiu Ştefan Hoban (FC Petrolul Ploieşti), Gabriel Andrei Torje (Udinese Calcio), Alexandru Iulian Maxim (VfB Stuttgart).

Atacanţi: Marius Silviu Alexe (US Sassuolo), Gheorghe Bucur (FC Kuban Krasnodar), Bogdan Sorin Stancu (Genlerbirligi SK) şi Ciprian Andrei Marica (fără echipă)




Popa is there. Nistor and Grozav aren't.

A lot of defenders, few midfielders. I don't know why he calls Papp AND Luchin. I mean, they are exactly the same kind of player. One of them was enough. With Lazar out, Nistor had to be there.
Popa shouldn't be called. Even Antal is in a better moment.

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Typical Piturca call, no Sapunaru, Nistor, Mutu, Grozav, and other players who really deserve it

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He's officially in love with Dragos Grigore too. I rate Gardos over him, and I'm not exactly a big fan of Gardos as CB, but he played two good games against Legia and he's very good in air balls, even better than Chiriches in that aspect.
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He only needed one reason not to call Nistor and he had it.

Given that team I would play as follows:

Tatarusanu--Matel, Chiriches, Goian, Rat--Bourceanu, Pintilii--Torje, Maxim, Tanase--Stancu

But this team could be so much better if Piturca was not absolutely retarded.
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it's even a bigger joke than i expected...i can say nothing that i haven't already

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Very probably Piturca will field that same team, only with Papp as RB. And maybe Maxim in the bench and Marica as starter, but that's more unlikely.
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Papp played in both official games for Chievo this season. I hope he'll be a starter and this gives me hope.

I would play with:

Tatarusanu--Matel,Papp,Chiriches,Rat-- Bourceanu,Pintilii -- Maxim,Torje,Tanase -- Bucur
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I think Piturca wants Papp as RB. He always does the same in important games: a central defender as RB (generally Tamas).
Considering Hungary's main threat is their left winger, it's even more clear that he'll try this.

I'd play with Matel, but Piti is Piti.
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based on form I'd play Tatarasanu, Matel, Papp, Chiriches, Rat, Bourceanu,Pintilli,Tanase, Maxim, Torje, Bucur

He better not start Stancu in Maxim's AM spot.
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it's even a bigger joke than i expected...i can say nothing that i haven't already


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Let's put it this way: when's the last time Nistor played football?

Again, Think Pitzurcaically.
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