Come on, the guy is not that bad. In fact I doubt he is bad at all. Imho an OK keeper who is quite perfect as a solution for the given situation. It's not like we all desperately wanted the situation, but as it's given, the solution is OK. I think...
(PS.: f*ck indoor title, as they destroyed the classic tournament. Plus we still can easily win it with Safar anyway and if not, what the heck...it's other clubs who need things like the indoor titles or extra angefertigte "Herbstmeister" plastic trophys, just to lose to the "Winterkönig" two weeks after that. We win enough real titles, the real Hallenturnier is destroyed, so we certainly don't need that winb too badly. It's a matter of mitnehmen oder nicht, whatever.... )
Safar is no bad solution as second keeper, but for the indoor-tournament I'd prefer someone knowing indoor-play really well - Mandl would be such a keeper (as he proved last year), but he decided not to play, as we know...
However, you're right, noone cares about the tournament nowadays, thanks to that Palme-idiot.
...and on the first day, Safar was exactly the keeper you want for an indoor tournament. Very good performance and I hear four years ago he was "keeper of the tournament", so also for semi-meaningful things like Halle he is a very good decision, imo.
For me Safar is clearly better than Mandl and I'm talking overall. As a keeper indoors/outdoors and from his Charakter. We won't see Intrigen all over the place, I'm convinced about that, and I even think it could turn out Safar is the best keeper we have. Remember German Bundesliga having a contract for him right before he broke his arms. So he never was bad or average, he simply is a good keeper with the very good keeper potential. For that I'm pretty sure. And he very well added to the greenies remaining down in the dust today!
...and as we are talking of saving, do we need to save the sticky stuff for the important issue thread? I mean, of course it is pretty wurscht if we keep it or not, but somehow these rows of sticky threads in the various forums distract from threads which are alive, no?. Just a question....
And back to Safar, who could easily be our No 1 goalie for the start of the spring season AND for the decisive rounds of the Meisterschaft.
And that's because: Socceroos coach Frank Farina hinted he thinks about taking Joey to Venezuela (game on 18th of Ferbuary).
Joey stated repeatedly he wants to be the new number 1 in the Australian NT. Now, if he succeeds, or at least succeeds to Australia's number 2 (which he already is, on par with some other guy), he might very well get a call to the Oceania Nations Cup - 18th of May to 8th of June...
And oh, the answer to this might not be "which idiot let Mandl go", the answer to this is "Go go Safar", the guy who is willing to fight for number one, most unlike Mr. Mandl was.
May I boast that I think I was right? I believe Safar is the best goalie from our 4 number 1 goalies....and I say that as a Joey fan. The cup run singlehandedly belongs to Safar. Good attitude, good courage, good keeping. My full respect to the guy.
Georgian Soccer Thread
Well since Raanan started a Ukrainian Soccer Thread i thought it would be good to start a Georgian Soccer Thread. There are some many well known Georgian players lying around such Kakha Kaladze of AC Milan, George Kinkladze and Timour Ketsbaia.
Georgia is an up and comin...
Since 2000 the league was reduced from 18 to this years Superleague with 12 teams.
These are Superleague teams:
- Kosova Prishtina
- Trepqa 89
The firts 6 teams will go for play off, while the...