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post #1 of 128 (permalink) Old November 17th, 2015, 22:24 Thread Starter
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Your wish? Your fears? Your predictions?
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post #2 of 128 (permalink) Old November 17th, 2015, 22:58
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We think alike. Good thread to start

My wish, given what I think about the teams:

Portugal
Switzerland
Romania
Northern Ireland (we know them at least)

My wish given historical results:

England (our sparring partners at final tournaments)
Russia
Romania
Wales (thanks for WC94)

My fear given what I think about the teams:

Germany
Austria
Romania
Iceland


For historical reasons:

France (have we ever beaten them?)
Croatia (they always beat us)
Romania
Turkey (tend to do well when they qualify)

My thoughts: probably a hard group again. That tends to happen.

France
Italy
Romania
Albania


I think it's ideal to avoid Turkey from pot 4. We saw they played their hearts out. Pot 2... I don't even know. They're all at about the same level. Pot 1, let's avoid France (being hosts), Germany and Spain.
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I want: Portugal from pot 1. To avoid Croatia and Italy from pot 2. And probably N.Ireland or Albania from pot 4.
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Ranked from best to worst draw, IMO:

Pot 1:
Portugal
Belgium
England
Spain
France
Germany

Pot 2:
Switzerland
Ukraine
Russia
Austria
Croatia
Italy

Pot 4:
Northern Ireland
Albania
Ireland
Wales
Iceland
Turkey
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Ranked from best to worst draw, IMO:

Pot 1:
Portugal
Belgium
England
Spain
France
Germany

Pot 2:
Switzerland
Ukraine
Russia
Austria
Croatia
Italy

Pot 4:
Northern Ireland
Albania
Ireland
Wales
Iceland
Turkey
Portugal definately sems like the best choice of pot 1. I don´t see us with any chances against Spain or Germany, and very little against France. Yesterday it was clear that a big team, and all those are better than Italy, can run us over even if we play defensive. I think England would kill us now, regardless of the history. Belgium too, but they can probably choke mentally considering they´ll be favourites

Pot 2 I agree, I´d avoid Italy, and Croatia. Switzerland seems as the best, Russia doesn´t worry me either. Austria I don´t know much but they are good right?

From the last pot NIR, Albania, then Ireland and Iceland.

Some of the best third qualify so if it isn´t a killer group there are realistic chances of getting trough
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Austria is supposed to be good

GSP survey indicates that Romanians want this group:

Portugal
Austria
Romania
Albania
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that would be just our luck too

Easiest draws:

Portugal
Switzerland
Romania
Albania

Belgium
Russia
Romania
N. Ireland

England
Austria
Romania
Wales/Iceland (despite their strong qualification, they have holes as shown by the Slovaks)


Horror draw:

Germany
Italy/Croatia
Romania
Turkey


This one is somewhere in the middle


Keeps getting better


Seems we really want England and Italy

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I got BEL, SUI, ROM, TUR

Turkey is one to avoid, definitely.
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Guys it will be the one I get, I'll do it now...


GER
SWI
ROM
TUR


What's wrong with this shit?
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GER
SWI
ROM
TUR


What's wrong with this shit?
You bastard, that's a terrible group

OK, I did it again and got

Ronaldo
Modric
Sanmartean
Bale

This thing's broken: only get Wales and Turkey, I do.
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You bastard, that's a terrible group

OK, I did it again and got

Ronaldo
Modric
Sanmartean
Bale

This thing's broken: only get Wales and Turkey, I do.
You say broken, I say from the future

you guys know this means we're fvcked, right? but we already knew that thanks to



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Austria are one of the best sides from pot 2, better than Croatia IMO. You guys might have a chance against Modric.

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I don't care which group we get and i don't think it makes any difference if we play shit in a strong or a weak group. if we play like we always do i don't care if we go to the finals or lose in the group stage...

I just don't want to play teams we faced often lately....England would be nice because of the good memories and long time we haven't played them...please not Italy again. I don't fear Turkey but all other teams i'd like more from pot 4 because i could see an intersting game happening with both sides capable of winning. Turkey is like Italy for me, we played them lately so not interested, also they fight for the win and i don't wanna play again try hards p

most important: i don't want to lose vs Austria or Hungary
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Personally, I think you would be the best opponent for Albania. You guys like to drag opponents down to your level and beat them with experience...in which case, we have much more experience than you.

The friendly you guys won before qualifying (1-0) in Switzerland was the result of our team not being complete.

Considering Romania has a population of approx. 20 million, of which a significant amount is Roma, your team is not very good.

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I think you're right actually, Raudtogsvart. Of course, you had to get a gyppo comment in there--how else! Not very original!

A team like Albania, who can only bunker, wants a team without much offensive strength. Clearly Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and Czechia are better than us offensively.
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I didn't get the last sentence (why is India shit in football?) but i think i can do it too (no worries, i'm not butt hurt just having fun): considering Albanians are busy selling organs all day you have a good team

but otherwise good points...though there is not much to be "dragged down" for the Albanians therefore that won't work...we will be the ones dragging p
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I didn't get the last sentence (why is India shit in football?) but i think i can do it too (no worries, i'm not butt hurt just having fun): considering Albanians are busy selling organs all day you have a good team

but otherwise good points...though there is not much to be "dragged down" for the Albanians therefore that won't work...we will be the ones dragging p
You're right The proceeds from those organs made our team good

I believe it's more likely that you will be tho ones being dragged...to the operating table that is

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lol, you guys think this shiptar bucket doesn't know all that? he just wants to get spanked by a 16 year old kid again and now a coach who doesn't know what he's doing









gotta say though, at least your team got your shit together too bad you lack quality. Even my Albo mate tells me just how shit Cana is Gashi, Xhaka, and Manaj are decent though, I'll give you that

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You're absolutely right. I do indeed fear the great Stancu and the even greater Torje

Is Chiriches even starting on Napoli anymore...

Hopefully you guys can get Kahinde Fatai


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Manaj will probably end up in Serie B/C, can't call him quality when he doesn't play a minute in Inter.
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