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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old November 23rd, 2007, 21:17 Thread Starter
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WC 2010 qualifiers - draw

The pots are as follows:

Pot 1: Italy, Spain, Germany, Czech Rep, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Croatia, Greece

Pot 2: England, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland, Sweden, Israel

Pot 3: Norway, Denmark, Ukraine, Serbia, Northern Ireland, Ireland, FInland, Switzerland, Belgium

Pot 4: Slovakia, Bosnia Hercegovina, Hungary, Moldova, Wales, Macedonia, Belarus, Lithuania, Cyprus

Pot 5: Georgia, Albania, Slovenia, Latvia, Iceland, Armenia, Austria, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan

Pot 6: Estonia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Andorra, Faroe Islands, San Marino


Only the winners qualify directly, so the draw will be crucial. Our recent history shows that actually there are no easy or difficult draws, but when you look at possibilities like those two...

1. Czech Rep, Poland, Northern Ireland, Moldova, Azerbaijan, San Marino

2. Italy, Poland, Denmark, Slovakia, Georgia

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old November 24th, 2007, 01:40
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Only one can go through?, ..well good luck there.
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So which Sunday is the Draw? And is it for both Euro and WC?
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WC 2010 qual. draw is on Sunday 16.45, EURO '08 draw is 2 December


Our group: Czech Republic, Poland, North Irleand , Slovakia, Slovenia, San Marino.
Very close trips, and really cheap alcohol
Our fans will be a lot.

Czech- the hardest opponent, but from the pot1 was the easiest.
North Irleand- also the easiest opponent from pot3, our last results 3-0(away), 1-0(home) WC2002 qual.
Slovakia- I see here really crowds of polish fans. They can take some points from Czechs.
Slovenia- their the best days are gone.
San Marino- if we lose with them, it 'd be shame.

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Czech Republic
Poland
Northern Ireland
Slovakia
Slovenia
San Marino


A very even group!

It won't be easy to take the 1st or 2nd place, but the chance or direct qualification is bigger than it would be in most other groups.

Good draw

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Good draw for fans. There will be many poles on away matches.
Big chance for advance. I suppose will be fighting for 1st place witch Czech. Key games not vs each other but vs NI and Slovakia.
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Not bad!
All Slavic nations almost here
This group aint bad at all cuz there could be worse. Like Serbia or Finland hehe since they were in pot 3.
Getting 1st place will be still tough, but we should get at least 2nd, to not disappoint, like we usually don't in qualifications?
True that we'll get many Poles in the games, since these nations we have ties with.

Heh, actually lets not be surprised if the group draw will be final standings. But hopefully if we a good team, we qualify, instead of qualify and disappoint.

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Hope that doesnt mean we cant qualify ..unless we disappoint tan i dont care.
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Czech Republic
Poland
Northern Ireland
Slovakia
Slovenia
San Marino


A very even group!

It won't be easy to take the 1st or 2nd place, but the chance or direct qualification is bigger than it would be in most other groups.

Good draw
Bit of a mixed draw for Poland i think.

On one hand you got favourable teams from pots 1 and 3, but have relatively tough teams in 4 and 5. Who are the next generation of Polish players we can expect to see coming into the team for these qualifiers, i assume some of the older guys in the current squad will be phased out after Euro 2008?

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Who are the next generation of Polish players we can expect to see coming into the team for these qualifiers, i assume some of the older guys in the current squad will be phased out after Euro 2008?
There won't be any immediate revolution in our squad. The only player who is likely to retire after Euro is Jacek Bak.

Some other players who are over thirty (Zewlakow, Zurawski, Krzynowek) won't be said goodbye, we simply can't afford that.

It's just that Blaszczykowski, Dudka or Murawski will have to gradually replace older players as the backbone of the team.

Actually I think that squad consistency and team experience are factors that can help us again in qualifiers.

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sad news is that Slovan Bratislava´s old stadium will be demolished and new one should be constructed within 2010 or so. Host town of this Qualification will be probably Trnava with it´s small shitty 19000 stadium.

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There won't be any immediate revolution in our squad. The only player who is likely to retire after Euro is Jacek Bak.

Some other players who are over thirty (Zewlakow, Zurawski, Krzynowek) won't be said goodbye, we simply can't afford that.

It's just that Blaszczykowski, Dudka or Murawski will have to gradually replace older players as the backbone of the team.

Actually I think that squad consistency and team experience are factors that can help us again in qualifiers.
Blaszczykowski is a star in the making, i've been really impressed with this guy whenever i've seen him. Don't know much about the other two except that the latter scored a pretty neat goal against Serbia last week.

What's happening with the likes of Janczyk? I seem to remember a bit of hype surrounding this guy 12 months ago after he secured a decent move to the Russian league.

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Dudka and Murawski used to be considered as solid league players, Leo transformed them into NT material

Blaszczykowski indeed has that something but he needs more stable form to become a key player in the NT.

Janczyk shows his potential when he's fit and considered a regular starter. It was like that during Canada U-20 WC and resulted in the move to CSKA. There, however, he's got to compete with Vagner Love and Jo, both are strikers of higher level. It's hard to predict if he can develop into a class player. He has the talent but that's not all

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Piszczek needs to step up. Zurawski should be phased out of the team after euro 2008. Krzynowek and Zewlakow must stay. Gargula or Iwanski must step up and become NT worthty playmakers.
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Beenhakker can try and make something happen for Euro2k8 with the squad now hopefully right? But what about WC2k10, when many players are close to or over 30 years old.
Sure we still have some young players, but anyone to really stand out for us for the future.
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