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post #1 of 111 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2017, 15:04 Thread Starter
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Road to Russia'18: Poland - Romania

Saturday, 10 June, 21:45

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Portari: Ciprian Tătărușanu (Fiorentina, 43/0), Costel Pantilimon (Watford, 24/0), Florin Niță (FCSB, 0/0), Silviu Lung (Astra, 3/0)

Fundași: Romario Benzar (FC Viitorul, 5/0), Bogdan Țīru (FC Viitorul, 1/0), Vlad Chiricheș (Napoli, 45/0), Cristian Săpunaru (Astra, 21/0), Cosmin Moți (Ludogorets, 10/0), Dragoș Grigore (Al Sailiya, 28/0), Alin Toșca (Betis, 5/0), Iasmin Latovlevici (Karabukspor, 11/0), Cristian Ganea (FC Viitorul, 0/0)

Mijlocași: Sergiu Hanca (Dinamo, 0/0), Răzvan Marin (Standard Liege, 5/1), Eric Bicfalvi (FC Ural, 3/0), Mihai Pintilii (FCSB, 34/1), Nicolae Stanciu (Anderlecht, 12/5), Alexandru Băluță (CSU Craiova, 0/0), Alexandru Chipciu (Anderlecht, 27/4), Bogdan Stancu (Bursaspor, 48/12)

Atacanți: Dorin Rotariu (Club Brugge, 3/0), Gheorghe Grozav (Terek Groznīi, 13/3), Florin Andone (Deportivo, 13/1), Denis Alibec (FCSB, 7/1), Andrei Ivan (CSU Craiova, 4/0)

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Valerică Găman (Karabukspor, 13/1), Florin Gardoș (Southampton, 13/0), Alexandru Mățel (Dinamo Zagreb, 17/0), Adrian Popa (Reading, 21/3), Claudiu Keșeru (Ludogorets, 18/5).


Polonia 13
Muntenegru 7
Danemarca 7
ROMĀNIA 6
Armenia 6
Kazahstan 2


Historical head to head: 34 matches, 14 Romanian wins, 15 draws, 5 Polish wins
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A must-win match if we still wanna go to the WC.
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Road to Russia'18: Poland - Romania

With no Maxim, Nistor, Vatajelu even Budescu or Chitu, I doubt we'll do much. Andone or Alibec our only hopes up front, our midfield has a couple players with potential for decent performances but very erratic /out of form, and defence where we badly need a good LB/wingback Daum the genius has left or Vatajelu.

And our defence, even with decent moments, to withstand the likes of Lewa, I highly doubt it... maybe get Contra to manage both Dinamo and Romania or just Romania at some point before 2020 qualifiers and we can focus on that. That's all we've got.

Wouldn't be surprised to see another 3-0 here or worse

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Probably he won't play a single minute against Poland (maybe a bit against Chile).

I think Daum believes in him. And given the fact we don't have many central defenders of good level...
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Poland will play without defensive line leader Glik, due to yellow cards, therefore I suspect some problems in this aspect of Polish team. However in general, most of Polish players look pretty well within the last season and also at the end of season, so I predict good match of our players.
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Don't worry too much, we shouldn't really reach your defensive line too often.
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Don't worry too much, we shouldn't really reach your defensive line too often.
Under normal circumstances we should believe that a highly rated La Liga player like Andone and Alibec in the form he is should be able to cause some trouble. But honestly our NT has failed in so many aspects, which Daum hasn`t improved one bit, that anything else than a defeat seems impossible
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And who would serve A&A? A Stanciu seemingly failing in Belgium? A Marin not doing too well either? Maxim who... oh, maybe Buddy... oh...
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Alibec can make things on his own, but it will be difficult without support.

Our players are not useless individually speaking, but generally they do little with the NT.
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And who would serve A&A? A Stanciu seemingly failing in Belgium? A Marin not doing too well either? Maxim who... oh, maybe Buddy... oh...

Well of course the problems start with the selection. Hence the "everything is done wrong". And if you are left with what he called, Stanciu was a star last year and had a very good start at Anderlecht. A good coach could recover his confidence, like small NT coaches use to do with their stars that aren't always doing wonderfully for their teams

Marin is adapting there, has great qualities aswell. Rotariu could also be an option. Butf course, all this in a context where the team has a strategy, confidence, mental and physical preparation...



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Alibec can make things on his own, but it will be difficult without support.

Our players are not useless individually speaking, but generally they do little with the NT.
Once again, every coach has over crowded the team with average players that do well in their teams because others do the creative work, such as Chipciu, Keseru, Popa and Stancu. But when you put them all together and expect them t create danger...you get that. And then the really talented ones, like Andone, Alibec or Stanciu, when they play, are isolated between those "workers" and play below their qualities aswell
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You guys are also right, of course...


But will we even see Alibec play... I fear we'll get Stancu as 'varf impins'......
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It's not much, but at least the federation tries to communicate much more. This show is also an attempt in that sense

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You guys are also right, of course...


But will we even see Alibec play... I fear we'll get Stancu as 'varf impins'......
That's precisely it. No, we have no certainty he'll play. This is the NT...normally it would be beyond obvious that if you have serious troubles scoring and you have 2 fowards in great form, you find the way to use them both...

But seeing just Andone with Chipciu and Stancu on the wings wouldn't be a surprise
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I was watching the sports news and they mentioned Alibec didn't train fully due to some slight 'pubalgie'... Just what we needed. Hope we can have him fit, in time...
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