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post #1 of 142 (permalink) Old September 30th, 2017, 20:42 Thread Starter
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Road to Russia'18: Romania - Kazakhstan

Thursday, 5 October 21:45

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Portari: Ciprian Tătărușanu (Nantes, 46/0), Costel Pantilimon (Deportivo La Coruna, 25/0), Bogdan Lobonț (AS Roma, 85/0), Florin Niță (FCSB, 0/0)

Fundași: Romario Benzar (FCSB, 9/0), Sergiu Hanca (Dinamo, 3/0), Cosmin Moți (Ludogorets, 11/0), Vlad Chiricheș (Napoli, 49/0), Dragoș Grigore (Al-Sailiya, 28/0), Mihai Bălașa (FCSB, 0/0), Iasmin Latovlevici (Galatasaray, 12/0), Cristian Ganea (FC Viitorul, 2/0)

Mijlocași: Mihai Pintilii (FCSB, 37/1), Ovidiu Hoban (CFR Cluj, 27/1), Răzvan Marin (Standard, 8/1), Eric Bicfalvi (FC Ural, 4/0), Nicolae Stanciu (Anderlecht, 16/6), Alexandru Chipciu (Anderlecht, 30/4), Alexandru Băluță (CSU Craiova, 3/1), Gheorghe Grozav (Karabukspor, 15/3), Nicușor Bancu (CSU Craiova, 0/0), Constantin Budescu (FCSB, 4/2), Alexandru Ioniță (Astra, 0/0), Ciprian Deac (CFR Cluj, 11/0)

Atacanți: Florin Andone (Deportivo La Coruna, 17/1), Claudiu Keșeru (Ludogorets, 18/5), Bogdan Stancu (Bursaspor, 52/14)

Head to Head: 1 match, 1 draw


One debut: Contra as NT coach.
Three possible debuts: Ionita, Balasa and Bancu. Four with Nita.
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post #2 of 142 (permalink) Old September 30th, 2017, 20:51 Thread Starter
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For me it's not a problem to have Nedelcu in the U21. He can help them and there is plenty of time to integrate him in the senior team; we won't play the WC after all.

Mateiu is in good form. Maybe he deserved a try instead of the veteran Hoban.
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That's a good point actually, as long as he integrated for the euros qualifiers, sure. It's more competitive U21s now anyway and he can help them you're right. Yeah I thought the same we actually have a lot of CM options again ignored.. but Ionita Bancu Balasa and especially Budescu is encouraging. I've been asking for Bancu for a long time now lol

Now players we will hopefully see back in the NT in the future or at least considered in friendlies... given form and fitness are good.

Abroad: Maxim, Stoian, Rotariu, Torje, Vatajelu, Tosca, Puscas, Ivan, Bourceanu, etc

Domestic: Nedelcu, Bumba, Mateiu, Anton, Nistor (almost impossible under Contra tbh, but not end of the world), Mitrita, Man, Burlacu, Manea, Tudorie, Chelaru, Chitu, F. Tanase, A. Muresan, Nedelcearu, Olteanu, etc. I know many should confirm for U21s first, but just a thought.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some. And who knows if guys like Dragomir, Pascanu, Micovschi, and Morutan could skyrocket in a year or two could be options for at least U21/seniors in the near future. Same for guys like L. Fulop that injured for some time but have great potential if they hit the ground running when they return. Gardos is a very sad case... and not so young anymore.

Probably shouldn't ask this, but do you guys have predictions for Contra's approach in this match and potential lineups? Looking at his abroad selections I know I shouldn't ever get my hopes up with this team but maybe he is not entirely foolish.. I don't know what to think anymore lol

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Dumitrescu--Dobrin/Balaci--Hagi
-----------------Mutu

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He said he'd use a 4-2-3-1 in some interview... unless that was fabricated by the press.

I can't quite predict a starting 11 with any certainty... I assume however, something like this:


Tatarusanu

Benzar -- Chiriches -- Moti (Balasa) -- Ganea

Pintilii -- Marin (Bicfalvi)

Chipciu -- Stanciu -- Grozav (Stancu)

Andone (Keseru)
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Lato and Bicfalvi are apparently injured.
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His first challenge is to motivate players for these games. Our players are terrible when not motivated.

If he manages that it`ll be already something. The coefficient is important, but IDK how much the players consider it. The Denmark game will be strange because they will be in a key game, so will our players take it seriously? IMO that should be a given, but you never know what`s on their minds
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Digisport mentions this team for Kazahstan, judging by what Contra used in trainings

Cum ar putea arăta România cu Khazahstan
Tătăruşanu - R. Benzar, Chiricheş, Dr. Grigore, Cr. Ganea - Pintilii, R. Marin - Al. Ioniţă, Budescu, Băluţă - Fl. Andone.

If this is true, I may have an orgasm before the game

Except for Grigore, that`s almost perfect. Stanciu would be missing, but certainly he would be saved for Denmark. I can`t help getting my hopes up a little bit.
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Digisport mentions this team for Kazahstan, judging by what Contra used in trainings

Cum ar putea arăta România cu Khazahstan
Tătăruşanu - R. Benzar, Chiricheş, Dr. Grigore, Cr. Ganea - Pintilii, R. Marin - Al. Ioniţă, Budescu, Băluţă - Fl. Andone.

If this is true, I may have an orgasm before the game

Except for Grigore, that`s almost perfect. Stanciu would be missing, but certainly he would be saved for Denmark. I can`t help getting my hopes up a little bit.
There's still time, so get that orgasm now just so you don't get cockblocked by Contra's last minute changes
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There's still time, so get that orgasm now just so you don't get cockblocked by Contra's last minute changes
No need, the NT is the best eyaculation training program. We`re all tantric by now
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It’s funny, even the most basic things excite us now. Even with all the missing quality players... we get excited at the thought of the almost a top lineup from the players called,... it’s an improvement sure (if it happens) but it shows the state of our football and it’s coaches... everyone freaks out over the Nainggolan not called to Belgium, try being a Romanian fan the last 15+ years...


**** man why did I drink on a Tuesday...

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----------Boloni----Lupescu
Dumitrescu--Dobrin/Balaci--Hagi
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It’s funny, even the most basic things excite us now. Even with all the missing quality players... we get excited at the thought of the almost a top lineup from the players called,... it’s an improvement sure (if it happens) but it shows the state of our football and it’s coaches... everyone freaks out over the Nainggolan not called to Belgium, try being a Romanian fan the last 15+ years...


**** man why did I drink on a Tuesday...
You're gonna need to drink on Thursday too innit? :P
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You're gonna need to drink on Thursday too innit? :P


I'm surprised I'm not an alcoholic by now, watching Romania changes a person...

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when I watch Romania I don't drink to celebrate. I drink to forget

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----------Boloni----Lupescu
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Stancu was let go (I assume due to injury) and Tucudean called up in his stead.

GSP:

Echipa folosită de Contra: Tătărușanu - R. Benzar, Chiricheș, Dr. Grigore, Cr. Ganea - Pintilii, Stanciu - Chipciu, Budescu, Grozav - Andone

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what's the orgasm status?
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Stancu was let go (I assume due to injury) and Tucudean called up in his stead.



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Echipa folosită de Contra: Tătărușanu - R. Benzar, Chiricheș, Dr. Grigore, Cr. Ganea - Pintilii, Stanciu - Chipciu, Budescu, Grozav - Andone


Jesus, how much did his daddy pay this time? To injure Stancu and get his call up

In all seriousness, he’s a decent striker for Liga I. I’d still rather see Alibec (obviously) and Puscas ahead of him in normal conditions.. but we aren’t rich in striker options behind Andone and Alibec atm. Man (even though specially strong as RW, AM/SS too), Burlacu, and Coman interesting for the future. Adrian Petre too if he moves up in/from Denmark.

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Dumitrescu--Dobrin/Balaci--Hagi
-----------------Mutu

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It's the first time Tucudean is called?

I must say he's doing well this season, I just want his finishing improves.


Jesus Christ, a mission before the next qualifiers is to find a couple of new central defenders, enough with the Grigores of the life...
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I wrote a great post and can't be arsed to retype.. so Ill keep it shorter this time.



I don't think we are done with the Grigores of life yet, there's still Ricardo Grigore from Dinamo



Regarding the future CBs, there's Farcas, Pascanu, Boboc, Dima, C. Baluta, etc who looks promising, but not for some time yet.



In the nearer future, thinks look tougher with not many great CB options playing regularly. The younger players we have Balasa (at least he was finally called, hopefully used), Nedelcearu, Tiru, Hodorogea, Horj, Miron, Manea (more RB), Marc.. for older, there is Larie, Gaman, and Tosca instead of Grigore and Moti types, not great options but still better. There's (even younger tbh) guys like Harut and Ghita who don't get any minutes in Liga I though.



And if Gardos ever recovers from his disaster, even in a smaller league and plays ok, there's that.. but I have doubts.



Probably in the next 1-2 years, we could see our options something like:

Chiriches, Balasa, Tiru, Nedelcearu, Horj, Gaman, Farcas/Pascanu (unlikely but even Manea got capped at 16..)



For RB btw I think behind Benzar we could maybe look at Mogos (Ascoli)

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----------Boloni----Lupescu
Dumitrescu--Dobrin/Balaci--Hagi
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It's the first time Tucudean is called?
I'm almost sure it is.
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