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Euro Qualifiers: Romania - Northern Ireland 11.14.2014, A New Beginning?


We will face the current group leaders at National Arena in Bucharest on November 14th, 2014. Whoever wins gets within an inch of qualification. A draw would be better for the away side than for Romania.

A change in management could cause some issues but it was surely worth getting rid of Piturca, and now we could finally see some deserving players return to, or get their first caps for, the national team.

Quite surprisingly, the small country of less than 2 million people have had the better of the head-to-head results in the past, though Romania won the most recent of the match-ups:

12 Sep 1984 Northern Ireland v Romania L 3-2 WCQ
16 Oct 1985 Romania v Northern Ireland L 0-1 WCQ
23 Mar 1994 Northern Ireland v Romania L 2-0 Friendly
26 May 2006 Romania v Northern Ireland W 2-0 Friendly
Buga and D. Niculae scored in the first 11 minutes of that game.

My 23-man squad for the game:
1. Tatarusanu
2. Pantilimon
3. Lung Jr

4. Radu*
5. Chiriches
6. Gardos
7. Grigore/Moti
8. Papp
9. Rat
10. Latovlevici

11. Sanmartean
12. Maxim
13. Enache
14. Bourceanu (if fit) / Anton (if Bou is not fit)
15. Marinescu
16. Nistor
17. Torje
18. Chipciu/Stancu
19. Bumba/Bancu

20. Marica
21. Keseru
22. Budescu
23. Rusescu

*(if he wants to return after everything; if not, call Moti/Luchin)

Guys like Marc, Manea, Moti, Cretu, Bicfalvi, Stanciu, and Bus should be tried in the Denmark friendly.

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post #2 of 305 (permalink) Old October 20th, 2014, 10:25
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The first 3 matches have been great but we're not getting carried away, we would love a draw in Bucharest. There is a bit of concern though about the game being played behind close doors - 1000+ fans are due to travel.
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The first 3 matches have been great but we're not getting carried away, we would love a draw in Bucharest. There is a bit of concern though about the game being played behind close doors - 1000+ fans are due to travel.
Yeah in your position, a draw in Romania would still be a very good result. Less so for us. But yeah, I think it's better that you guys have won that all three games so far because now we will respect you more than Hungary or Greece did. And hopefully the new coach will make the proper selections and tactical decisions as well p

But yeah, I can feel for you about the fan thing. Would be very unfortunate, I know some people have already booked their flights and even hotels as well..

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They can still visit Romania, which is a beautiful country p
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Piturca may be the coach vs Northern Ireland if they don't find anyone in time... alm:

I hope they find someone!
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@foresta: you need to find a replacement for Mitea in your All time XI...compared to the others, who truly deserve it (great eye and choice p ), he was very good in the few games he played for us (i remember a friendly vs Italy away where he dribbled constantly their whole defense)
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@foresta: you need to find a replacement for Mitea in your All time XI...compared to the others, who truly deserve it (great eye and choice p ), he was very good in the few games he played for us (i remember a friendly vs Italy away where he dribbled constantly their whole defense)
Banel?

At 29 he's now playing amateur mini-football, maybe he'd qualify.
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nah, i like Banel and he did more than Florescu and Cocis in his club/NT career...i dont understand why players in a good age (29) suddenly can't find a proper club anymore, he played a lot in France and has good stats there (4 goals and 12 assists in 42 games). i think it's due to agents and the bad reputation of rom players abroad (because most failed horribly lately)
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I always thought this group would be a five team battle, not a four team one. But no way in hell I espected NIR to win in Greece and top the group
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I always thought this group would be a five team battle, not a four team one. But no way in hell I espected NIR to win in Greece and top the group
Nor did we. Greece weren't very good.
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Are you travelling Bazza?

end football Apartheid in Ireland!!
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Ranieri proving again that he's just not a very good/successful coach.
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Are you travelling Bazza?
Yes, all booked. Should be a fairly large support going to this one.
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http://www.prosport.ro/fotbal-extern...psiti-13427468

Respect to Northern Irish fans for wanting this match to have supporters in the stands. I realize it's mostly so that *they* can attend the game, but still
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Respect to Northern Irish fans for wanting this match to have supporters in the stands. I realize it's mostly so that *they* can attend the game, but still
The Irish FA has asked every fan who intends to travel to confirm this by Wednesday. They will use this information to lobby UEFA prior to the disciplinary hearing to ensure all supporters get into this match. We will all be punished if no fans are allowed in. Much better a points deduction for Romania!
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The Irish FA has asked every fan who intends to travel to confirm this by Wednesday. They will use this information to lobby UEFA prior to the disciplinary hearing to ensure all supporters get into this match. We will all be punished if no fans are allowed in. Much better a points deduction for Romania!
Did you mean 'much better than a points deduction'? And what about all of being punished for no fans? Just want to understand what you meant p

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nah, i like Banel and he did more than Florescu and Cocis in his club/NT career...i dont understand why players in a good age (29) suddenly can't find a proper club anymore, he played a lot in France and has good stats there (4 goals and 12 assists in 42 games). i think it's due to agents and the bad reputation of rom players abroad (because most failed horribly lately)
banel suffered ligament problems in france, similar to mitea funny enough. lol
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The Irish FA has asked every fan who intends to travel to confirm this by Wednesday. They will use this information to lobby UEFA prior to the disciplinary hearing to ensure all supporters get into this match. We will all be punished if no fans are allowed in. Much better a points deduction for Romania!
A point deduction for fan troubles makes as much sense as a square orange.

This being UEFA, Romania might well get ****ed, since logic and UEFA are completely parallel.
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A point deduction for fan troubles makes as much sense as a square orange.

This being UEFA, Romania might well get ****ed, since logic and UEFA are completely parallel.
It was a joke hence the smilie! :rollani:
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It was a joke hence the smilie! :rollani:
C'mon, man, look at my posts in other topics/forums... most of 'em are jokes

Personally, I thought the idea of a square orange was a fun visual.
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