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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old November 18th, 2018, 20:19 Thread Starter
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NL: Montenegro vs Romania

Tuesday, 20 November. 21:45

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We don't know exactly what we're playing for here, but let's try to win.



Head to Head: 4 matches, 1 Romanian win, 2 draws, 1 Montenegrin win.
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Well it’s impossible, that Serbia doesn’t beat this Lithuania.. but at least if we don’t lose to Montenegro, we are guaranteed to stay up in League C (small consolation, but something..)

Also surely would help with rankings for pots. So yes, let’s try to win this baieti

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Hagi, see the other thread for a more in-depth look at UEFA's awesomely explained system

BTW Benzar is out
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Being in League C, B or D is not that important to me. In fact, this year we better were in League D.
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True. But it’s nice to have better competition and direct paths to finals. Well tbh I still don’t get this whole nations league shit.

Maybe you’re right though

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This time the problems while training just before the game are for Marin



He only resisted 10 minutes and left the session. Hard to count with him tomorrow.
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Yeah, that's bad news. We needed him for sure. Much worse news than Ivan and Benzar.

Any news on Mitrita's injury?

There are 2 ways to replace Marin directly -- with Stanciu as vs Lithuania or with Cicaldau, a more 'risky' proposition, but one that would allow Stanciu to be more dangerous.

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My god, again a key player missing. We can't catch a break...
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NL: Montenegro vs Romania

—————-Tata
Manea-Moti-Nedelcearu-Bancu
———Cicaldau-T. Baluta
Chipciu—-Stanciu——Maxim
————-Puscas

What do you guys think? Though probably Anton will start.. and yeah I’m also perplexed about the CM situation now, it would suck not using Stanciu in his best position even though Cicaldau also does well there. Stanciu more of a killer with distance shots

I would like to see a Pascanu début but maybe this isn’t the best time..

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Guys, do you know what time it is??

Well, it's let's figure out this UEFA Nations League shit time!!!

Ranking criteria:

"Individual league rankings are established according to the following criteria:[6]

Position in the group;
Higher number of points;
Superior goal difference;
Higher number of goals scored;
Higher number of goals scored away from home;
Higher number of wins;
Higher number of wins away from home;
Disciplinary points in all group matches (1 point for a single yellow card, 3 points for a red card as a consequence of two yellow cards, 3 points for a direct red card, 4 points for a yellow card followed by a direct red card);
Position in the UEFA national team coefficient ranking system.[note 2]"

To overtake Hungary, it's simple. We need a 2-1 or better in Podgorica. A 1-0 is not enough. That gets us to the point of being first under the line for Pot 3.

To overtake Bulgaria, at the current scores, is impossible. So at best we can be first over the line.

To overtake Scotland or Israel:

Israel needs to lose 0-1 or worse away in Scotland. That settles it, as long as we win 2-1 or better. If Israel loses 1-2 or better for them, we need to win (n+1)-(m+1) or better in Montenegro, where n-m is the score for Scotland - Israel.

Alternatively Scotland could lose by 5 goals or worse at home to Israel. Then a 2-1 victory in Podgorica is enough.

If they tie, we're fukt.

This has been a NATIONS LEAGUE: WHAT THE ****? Update.

TL;DR: Beat Montenegro 2-1 or better or we're in Pot 4. Since other results never work out for us anyway, we're still likely gonna be in Pot 4.
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So we can win 2-1 or better and still not get to pot 3?

Thanks for this, BTW. It's astrophysics to me
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—————-Tata
Manea-Moti-Nedelcearu-Bancu
———Cicaldau-T. Baluta
Chipciu—-Stanciu——Maxim
————-Puscas

What do you guys think?
If Baluta starts, I'd use Anton. Cicaldau hasn't been solid for the seniors yet. Baluta was.

Same for Nedelcearu, so if Contra starts Sapunaru(most likely anyway) I wouldn't be mad. We need to give minutes to youngsters but this seems like a game where experience will be important.

Stanciu at CAM is a must. Maxim did well, probably should start, but Mitrita would be a good option too

Btw did you guys noticed Stanciu and Maxim begun to combine better? I think that is what comes when 2 talented players begin to get minutes together
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So we can win 2-1 or better and still not get to pot 3?

Thanks for this, BTW. It's astrophysics to me
Yes, if the Scotland-Israel result isn't good for us (draw or Israel victory is bad, Scotland with a high scoring 1 goal difference win is also pretty bad).

The good thing is that it's likely to be good for us, I think Scotland is a big favorite at home so should win by 1-0 or better in my estimate. Then again, they lost in Israel.
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Tatarusanu

Manea -- Sapunaru -- Moti -- Tosca

Stanciu -- Anton -- Maxim

Chipciu ------- Tucudean ------- Mitrita

Kinda like this... (GSP)
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On the other hand ProSport says Mitrita is still injured and that the team will be:

Tătăruşanu - Manea, Moţi, Săpunaru, Toşca - Anton, Băluţă - Maxim, Stanciu, Deac - Ţucudean
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Apparently it's been raining 2 days straight. I can only assume the pitch won't be good

GSP reports the game may be postponed due to thunderstorms.

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New GSP info:

Tătărușanu - Manea, Săpunaru, Moți, Toșca - Chipciu, Anton, Stanciu, Maxim - Țucudean, Keșeru

Not many changes, just Tosca v Bancu and Tucudean v Puscas + the forced introduction of Manea after Benzar's injury.

They also say Contra has an offer from Saudi (pls, god, no)
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Can these ****ing Arabs leave our coaches and players alone already? Take the Piturcas and Cristian Tanases if you want, not people we need..

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Apparently the pitch is really OK, so even the Montenegrins can have a decent pitch
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Apparently the pitch is really OK, so even the Montenegrins can have a decent pitch
Yeah even some lazy asses like them
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