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not many days left to the match so this will be our match thread :)
 

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I agree we are only 2 weeks away from the match.

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Our record in EURO qual: 4 wins 9 draws 13 loses
Estonia's record in EURO qual: 5 wins 4 draws 19 loses

How good is Estonia? i'm expecting a win but with teams like them you never know and usually this is the type of match we've screwed up in the past.
 

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Ambis said:
How good is Estonia? i'm expecting a win but with teams like them you never know and usually this is the type of match we've screwed up in the past.
IMO we are pretty much on the same level as Macedonia. We don't have any great stars but we have a team what works well together and is tactically strong. Unfortunately some of our important players might be out of this game with injuries, so that might make your job easier.
 

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Estonia have giants on the backline and are pretty tough to breakdown, thats all I remember from them, don't know if Poom is still their goalkeeper who was once considered the best foreign keeper in the EPL
 

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Lately Poom hasn't been playing for the NT because of his many injury problems and the fact that he is the third keeper at Arsenal and lacks the match experience in top level. Kotenko has been our main keeper in recent seasons.

Poom might be back in goal for the Macedonia game though because he seems to be in good fitness at the moment and has got quite a lot of playing time in Arsenal's pre-season friendlies.
 

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I suppose Anders Oper is best Estonain player ... Tarmo Neemelo scored 41 goals in Estonian league, but the level of this legue isn't too high.
 

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Andy Christ said:
Unfortunately some of our important players might be out of this game with injuries, so that might make your job easier.
Thanks for the info.


btw how big is the stadium at which this game will be played? and will it be sold out?
 

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FCF ... I suppose it's stadium of FC Flora
 

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Im expicting a win!

We have two games in history with Estonia and both of them friendlies:

1 June 1994 in Skopje: Macedonia - Estonia 2:0 (Boskovski, Kanatlarovski)
11 June 2004 in Talin: Estonia - Macedonia 2:4 (Sedloski, R. Popov, Pandev, Grozdanovski)

They r not some good team and Im expecting a win with at least two goals. I havent seen any estonian player, so I dont know them, I just have been following their results like I do for every European nt.
 

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I've already marked this match as a win for Macedonia. As far as Estonian players Tarmo Neemelo, best player was a flop in Sweden and has just returned back to Estonia. Macedonia 3 - 0 Estonia
 

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The time Katanec had with our team in Ohrid was great because they actually were committed, I cant remember anything like that from our old coach...

Any idea what formation Katanec is going to use?
Im predicting a win for Macedonia because our best team will be fielded and lately we have been having some good form/positive results..I think it will a very exciting match.

Napred Makedonija!

4-4-2
Pacovski
Noveski-Sedloski-Mitreski-Vasoski
Sakiri? Sumu - Mitreski - Grozda?
Pandev
Stojkov

doesnt look bad at all.
 

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Oh yeah you can tell I havent posted a formation in a long time! I had a feeling I was missing a player, I posted it just before I went to bed plus I wasnt worried whos in goals except milosevski... Pacovski in goals. :smileani:
 

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you rate Pacovski over Milosevski now ? What about Oka Nikolov (now he can play in NT I suppose) ?
 

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you rate Pacovski over Milosevski now ? What about Oka Nikolov (now he can play in NT I suppose) ?
Pacovski should be given the reign from now on and just get rid of Milosevski period because he is old and had his chance many times. I dont even understand why he is even on the roster anymore? he is playing on some 2nd rate Turkish club and i would without a question take Jane Nikolovski over him.
 

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goalkeeper is like wine - year older, year better ... 35-36 years old it's best time for a goelkeeper usually, so age isn't a problem I think.
 

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Yeah exactly and I just dont trust the guy he is just excellent one day and then the next he lets in goals that I could save. I dont like him, Pacovski seems like a good keeper at the moment with Rabotnicki.

I dont know the situation with Oka something over German passport I read what Naum posted long ago.

Did Pacovski play in the friendlies against Ecuador and Turkey?
 
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