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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old March 19th, 2018, 15:18 Thread Starter
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Friendly: Israel - Romania

Saturday, 24 March. 20:00

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Portari: Ciprian Tătărușanu (Nantes, 48/0), Silviu Lung (Kayserispor, 3/0), Florin Niță (Sparta Praga, 1/0), Bogdan Lobonț (AS Roma, 85/0)

Fundași: Romario Benzar (FCSB, 10/0), Cristian Manea (CFR Cluj, 1/0), Cosmin Moți (Ludogorets, 12/0), Cristian Săpunaru (Kayserispor, 23/0), Dragoș Grigore (Al Sailiya, 31/0), Alin Toșca (Benevento, 10/0), Ionuț Nedelcearu (UFA, 0/0), Nicușor Bancu (CS U Craiova, 1/0)

Mijlocași: Mihai Pintilii (FCSB, 40/1), Răzvan Marin (Standard Liege, 9/1), Alexandru Cicâldău (FC Viitorul, 0/0), Nicolae Stanciu (Sparta Praga, 19/6), Alexandru Chipciu (Anderlecht, 32/4), Dorin Rotariu (Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, 4/0), Paul Anton (Anji Mahacikala, 0/0), Dennis Man (FCSB, 0/0), Ciprian Deac (CFR Cluj, 13/1), Alexandru Mitriță (CS U Craiova, 0/0), Constantin Budescu (FCSB, 8/4)

Atacanți: Claudiu Keșeru (Ludogorets, 21/6), George Țucudean (CFR Cluj, 2/0), Gheorghe Grozav (Bursaspor, 23/5)

Head to head: 20 games, 10 Romanian wins, 5 draws, 5 Israeli wins
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old March 19th, 2018, 21:25
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The main problem here is how to distribute our players. IMO the strongest team should play against Sweden, cause there we can really test our level. We can test more players in this game. Or maybe keep a core and rotate some, specially offensive players who can't play twice. But this game being first, it kind of a problem what to do
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Why wasn't Pantilimon called?


What I think Contra is gonna do here...

-------------------Lung/Nita
--------Nedelcearu-----------Moti
Manea-------------------------------Bancu
--------------------Anton
-----------Deac------------Cicaldau
----Man/Rotariu---------------Mitrita
-------------------Tucudean
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Why wasn't Pantilimon called?


What I think Contra is gonna do here...

-------------------Lung/Nita
--------Nedelcearu-----------Moti
Manea-------------------------------Bancu
--------------------Anton
-----------Deac------------Cicaldau
----Man/Rotariu---------------Mitrita
-------------------Tucudean
IDK about Panti, after so many months, he finally deserved his call. But It's not like Nita or Lung don't

Regarding your team, you think he is gonna try 4-3-3 then? It would be interesting to try, we don't have many players for that system but it could work to use Marin and Stanciu in midfield and Budescu upfront in the starting eleven.

I don't see him using an all subs team though
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Ne întâlnim la 3-4 luni și e important să le spui jucătorilor ce le ceri. Trebuie să știe mereu ce vrei de la ei. Aș vrea un joc cu acțiuni extraordinare, cu atacuri bune.
Avem jucători buni, inventivi, care pot fi decisivi în duelurile unu contra unu. Trebuie să aibă mai mult curaj în anumite momente.
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From Contra´s words you can guess:

- He still wants an offensive, technical NT

- He will try to stablish a core of starters rather than try many new players, even when he has 2 friendlies

-He´ll try to win both games

- He is looking for young players and will give chances to them.

Some of these statements may seem contradictory. Maybe he wants new players but he will do this gradually, not throwing many new players at once or using fully experimental formations
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Din generaţia apropiată cred că mă asemăn mult şi îmi place foarte mult ca jucător Lucian Sânmărtean.



Clearly the highlight of the interview. The rest of his answers didn´t impress me. Didn´t see much passion there
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From Contra´s words you can guess:

- He still wants an offensive, technical NT

- He will try to stablish a core of starters rather than try many new players, even when he has 2 friendlies

-He´ll try to win both games

- He is looking for young players and will give chances to them.

Some of these statements may seem contradictory. Maybe he wants new players but he will do this gradually, not throwing many new players at once or using fully experimental formations
I'm replying without having the link open, but

he says something like he will give chances to the U-21s and not make as many changes as possible/as before; I read this as --during the game-- i.e. that most players will play the full 90 minutes
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Last time Romania beat Israel was in 1996, 2-0 goals by Ilie and Craioveanu.

We have lost the last 4 games against them, where we didn't score a single goal.
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I think we don't know anything about how Contra is preparing his starting 11; haven't seen any indication in the press. Will be interesting to see if he's all talk or if he walks the walk. Looking forward to this one; might miss the Sweden game, I assume it's gonna start around 20:00 Romanian time, that one?
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Maybe he can play some minutes

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GSP says this will be the line-up: Niță - Benzar, Grigore, Săpunaru, Bancu - Pintilii, R. Marin - Deac, Budescu, Grozav - Keșeru
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Oh for fux sake, testing the U-21s my ass in that case! But I'm still waiting for confirmation... If Grozav wasn't such a talented player, he'd surely be the next Florescu or Cocis.

I wanted to see Anton, Cicaldau & Mitrita tonight. At least 45 minutes if not the whole game.
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Confirmed. Not impressed.
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This would mean saving the tests mostly for Sweden, which isn´t too smart too say the least
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What?! Is this our current first team seeing Grigore, Sapunaru and especially Grozav and Keserü hurts...
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Yeah, I guess. Minus the few missing players... (Andone, Chiriches, and probably Stanciu & Tata)
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Crap game. Budescu doing OK but his 'faze fixe' have been crap.
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