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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old November 10th, 2017, 21:17 Thread Starter
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Tuesday, 21:00

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The last match for Romania in 2017.


Historical Head to Head: 13 matches, 9 Dutch wins, 3 draws, 1 Romanian win.

Among the teams Romania has played more than 4 times in history, Holland is the worst possible rival, with only one Romanian win in 13 games. We can say that historically the Dutch team is the biggest nightmare for the Romanian NT. Not even against Italy or Germany we have a balance so poor.
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Interesting. Let`s see what happens with the current situation of both NT`s. Against Denmark and Turkey the image of the team was very different
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In theory there will be minutes for Florin Tanase and Baluta among the offensive players.
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I hope Florin Tanase can keep playing the way he has for Steaua. Brilliant potential.

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Portari: Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Jeroen Zoet (PSV), Sergio Padt (FC Groningen)

Fundaşi: Daley Blind (Manchester United), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), Joel Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam), Nathan Ake (Bournemouth), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax Amsterdam), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace), Karim Rekik (Hertha BSC)

Mijlocasi: Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyon), Wesley Sneijder (Nice), Kevin Strootman (AS Roma), Marco van Ginkel (PSV), Donny van Beek (Ajax Amsterdam), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Davy Propper (Brighton&Hove Albion), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Giorginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

Atacanti: Ryan Babel (Besiktas), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscova)
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Contra: "Atât în martie cât şi în iunie voi încerca să aduc cât mai mulţi jucători tineri să văd dacă sunt pregăţi să facă pasul la echipa naţională. După cum joacă la tineret mă fac să cred că mai toţi sunt capabili să facă pasul spre naţionala mare".
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Encouraging news! I hope he considers not so young players that deserve a chance in the future too

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I haven't followed our NT in a while. How do we play under Contra's leadership?

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I haven't followed our NT in a while. How do we play under Contra's leadership?
Better. There are still some issues but fewer than before. We seem to play with heart, and he uses technical players.
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I haven't followed our NT in a while. How do we play under Contra's leadership?
He seems to be the first coach that talks about playing offensively and trusting our talent and means it. Against Denmark it didn´t work tough, so we´ll see how it evolves
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I'm glad to hear that. Playing offensively works most of the time but not always (Think of Greece at Euro 2004) but this doesn't mean we shouldn't do it.

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Attention to the SuperTuesday (Romanian times):

17:00 Romania U19 vs Gibraltar U19

20:00 Wales U21 vs Romania U21

21:00 Romania vs Netherlands


Having said that, I don't get why the game against Holland is on Tuesday and not tomorrow Monday. The Federation should be more careful with these things, they already knew there was a U21 match in Wales that day.
I hate when U21 and seniors play the same day, and even more when they overlap.
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Shades of the old federation there.. I guess they still have some systematic issues with organization and delegation eh. I agree it's especially dumb that they overlap, but at the same time looking forward to getting work done on Tuesday with games being played for 6 of the 8.5 hours I am at work

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Attention to the SuperTuesday (Romanian times):

17:00 Romania U19 vs Gibraltar U19

20:00 Wales U21 vs Romania U21

21:00 Romania vs Netherlands


Having said that, I don't get why the game against Holland is on Tuesday and not tomorrow Monday. The Federation should be more careful with these things, they already knew there was a U21 match in Wales that day.
I hate when U21 and seniors play the same day, and even more when they overlap.
I dunno WTF they didn't schedule one of the games on the week-end!

I will miss half the game live but since it's a friendly I assume I'll find it on youtube later.
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ECHIPA PROBABILĂ A ROMÂNIEI CU OLANDA (GSP)

Tătăruşanu - Săpunaru (Bălaşa), Chiricheş, Dr. Grigore, Cr. Ganea - Hoban, Stanciu - Chipciu, Budescu, Grozav - Fl. Andone

Sapu and Tata have slight injuries. I don't really think we should force them.
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ECHIPA PROBABILĂ A ROMÂNIEI CU OLANDA (GSP)



Tătăruşanu - Săpunaru (Bălaşa), Chiricheş, Dr. Grigore, Cr. Ganea - Hoban, Stanciu - Chipciu, Budescu, Grozav - Fl. Andone



Sapu and Tata have slight injuries. I don't really think we should force them.

I don't see why we should even use Sapu at all at this point.. I love him, he's a veteran player even with all his bookings but we need to move from such players and give the new generation some experience to integrate.

I see our defence best made like this for the next little while:

Benzar-Chiriches-Balasa-Ganea

With maybe Nedelcearu as backup to Chiriches when he's injured/out of form. Vatajelu I guess for Ganea, though he plays more WBL/LW at Sparta these days. We'll see how convincing the players in the U21s positions are too in some friendlies, Nedelcu is the clearest to make the step up right now.

And I don't see why Contra keeps insisting with Chipciu, when even from this lot we have Baluta and Torje there.. annoying but let's see how his selections progress, I guess.

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Sapunaru not fit. I assume Balasa will play RB.
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Baluta, Balasa, Panti, Ganea, Budescu

Tucudean (rather him than Keseru though), Chipciu, Hoban, and Moti... less than pleased.

Considering the called squad, I guess it could be interesting, especially if he makes good subs and gives Florin Tanase his chance

And honestly I don't see why he wouldn't start Alibec.. he and Budescu could wreak havoc. Add grozav and Baluta.. could be such a decent attack even missing so many on the bench and at home.. incredible considering this that we would still insist with Chipciu and Tucudean, especially in a friendly like this one. We have an opportunity to show our better talents to the world and also get something too boost morale and rankings.

Anyways I shouldn't complain too much so soon, let's see what Contra decides, can't say we've had a better coach at least since Jenei or Kovacs..

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We don't insist with Tucudean. He never was a starter before, and his minutes against Denmark were good. For me, no problem if he decides to start him tomorrow. Friendlies are for this kind of tests.

Obviously Chipciu is a different story. We know him enough.


If Contra insists again with Stanciu in that position, it's positive IMO.

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Sorry but few people will pay attention to this match, beyond Romanians and Dutch. The same day of England-Brazil and Germany-France...and the rest of WC play-offs. Nobody will care about our friendly, beyond looking the result in Livescore for pure curiosity.

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