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Some real beauties among those goals scored.

Do you think he could be an option for Weiss ? If Novák could make it to NT from Corgonliga, why not Rák ?
 

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Some real beauties among those goals scored.

Do you think he could be an option for Weiss ? If Novák could make it to NT from Corgonliga, why not Rák ?
Well the difference between Novák and Rák is the age and also Rák is hot right now, that´s without any doubt, but who knows how long will it last. But with Weiss sitting on the bench only Rák seems as the better choice, after all he have to keep his form for a 2 months now.
 

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noone is able to keep streak hot as this one. Rák is with 18 goals top Corgonliga scorer, 6 ahead of 2nd Lietava.

Age is a factor, agree. 32 yrs old has no future, he´s past his prime. Noone of our strikers abroad are exactly in form right now, so one - even if only from Corgonliga - in form goal scorer could improve us in this department.
 

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noone is able to keep streak hot as this one. Rák is with 18 goals top Corgonliga scorer, 6 ahead of 2nd Lietava.

Age is a factor, agree. 32 yrs old has no future, he´s past his prime. Noone of our strikers abroad are exactly in form right now, so one - even if only from Corgonliga - in form goal scorer could improve us in this department.
True and also as we already saw it´s not wise to have Stoch and Weiss on both wings at a same time. Fortunatelly it seems that Vittek has awaken, Rák also seems as a reasonable option and Hološko is also doing a good job. All in all our offensive seems to be solid enough, MF with Stoch on the wing, Hamšík, Karhan, Štrba, Švento, Sapara and Šesták which can play both on the wing and in the offense is more than fine and defense...Well we all know that the man which we can´t rely on is Ďurica, Škrteľ should be fine till the WC but I don´t know about his form...it can be pretty screwed what would be a damn shame, Zabavník, Petráš, Pekarík and Čech are fine so if everything will go as it should we may make up a little suprise there.
 

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Švento sucks. He´s only fast, with average passing abilities, he almost never scores, plus he´s too light weight. I was never fond of him. Plus austrian bundesliga isn´t exactly upgrade to Czech or Slovak leagues. Being regular in Austria is as big as playing regular footie elsewhere in CE.

Ďurica has his NT spot granted by Weiss, they are buddies from their Artmedia/Saturn era. He can play like shit and still earn his spot :wallbang:

Martin Petráš is 30 and playing Serie B, I don´t expect nothing from him. Better to have young player like Hubočan who can still develop than old underachiever past his prime.
 

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Švento sucks. He´s only fast, with average passing abilities, he almost never scores, plus he´s too light weight. I was never fond of him. Plus austrian bundesliga isn´t exactly upgrade to Czech or Slovak leagues. Being regular in Austria is as big as playing regular footie elsewhere in CE.

Ďurica has his NT spot granted by Weiss, they are buddies from their Artmedia/Saturn era. He can play like shit and still earn his spot :wallbang:

Martin Petráš is 30 and playing Serie B, I don´t expect nothing from him. Better to have young player like Hubočan who can still develop than old underachiever past his prime.
I never said that Švento will be anywhere but on the bench, however our top is too thin. We loose one player and we have to grasp for someone from lower categories, for example Švento. Hubočan is injured, IIRC he should be fine in June but who knows what will be with his form than, yet I´d like to see him there as well. And I never truly understood that Weiss-Ďurica relationship, Weiss seems to me as a type of coach who don´t give a damn about personal relationship when it comes to game but Ďurica is constantly screwing up and he is constantnly giving a change again and again. And than after that match with Norway in Žilina where he was responsible for both goals I hear from Weiss that he was great and it´s shame about that second goal. Am I blink or what?
 

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Hubočan injuried ? He played full 90 minutes on Saturday in Tomsk (0:0) I was watching the stream he looked good and hungry. I think you wanted to say Škrteľ.
 

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I never truly understood that Weiss-Ďurica relationship, Weiss seems to me as a type of coach who don´t give a damn about personal relationship when it comes to game but Ďurica is constantly screwing up and he is constantnly giving a change again and again. And than after that match with Norway in Žilina where he was responsible for both goals I hear from Weiss that he was great and it´s shame about that second goal. Am I blink or what?
same feelings here here, Ďurica is dreadfull and Weiss still calling him up. I wonder that other NT players aren´t complaining, Ďurica´s mistakes are costing them results.

I have feeling that Weiss is somehow involved in % from his transfers so he´s giving him those caps to increase his value.

Or Weiss can´t value CB´s properly ? It´s strange but how could anyone explain Valachovic playing in Wembley a year ago ? :googly: Or Strba playing CB in Poland ? :eek:
 

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Hubočan injuried ? He played full 90 minutes on Saturday in Tomsk (0:0) I was watching the stream he looked good and hungry. I think you wanted to say Škrteľ.
Didn´t he had something broken? I remember news from February about his injury and that he will be out for few months, but maybe I´m just having bad memory...

same feelings here here, Ďurica is dreadfull and Weiss still calling him up. I wonder that other NT players aren´t complaining, Ďurica´s mistakes are costing them results.

I have feeling that Weiss is somehow involved in % from his transfers so he´s giving him those caps to increase his value.

Or Weiss can´t value CB´s properly ? It´s strange but how could anyone explain Valachovic playing in Wembley a year ago ? :googly: Or Strba playing CB in Poland ? :eek:
It´s not like players are used to complaining but Ďurica seems to be in his eyes like a 2nd best CB we have. I mean Weiss is always praising him, the attention he gets from media - I just can´t understand it. Players playing in NT for the sake of raising the transfer value is not something uncommon in Slovak NT but I thought that there is a limit where he can and can´t play and Weiss doesn´t seems to be type who will risk so crutial matches just for sake of raising Ďuricaś value. Honestly I don´t know what he see in him but he better be fantastic on WC, for all the mistakes he done and for all the goals he allowed (and scored) it´s the least he can do. Valachovic in game against Englang was...strange at least, I never saw that coming. Štrba on the other hand could be explained by all those players which couldn´t play because of the cards (IIRC it was Škrteľ, Hamšík, Stoch, Šesták and someone else).
 

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Didn´t he had something broken? I remember news from February about his injury and that he will be out for few months, but maybe I´m just having bad memory..
bad memory mate :D

Hubočan is in perfect health condition and recently won a staring job in Zenit. He plays LB instead of CB and plays well.

It´s not like players are used to complaining but Ďurica seems to be in his eyes like a 2nd best CB we have. I mean Weiss is always praising him, the attention he gets from media - I just can´t understand it. Players playing in NT for the sake of raising the transfer value is not something uncommon in Slovak NT but I thought that there is a limit where he can and can´t play and Weiss doesn´t seems to be type who will risk so crutial matches just for sake of raising Ďuricaś value. Honestly I don´t know what he see in him but he better be fantastic on WC, for all the mistakes he done and for all the goals he allowed (and scored) it´s the least he can do.
Ďurica must own some nude pics of Weiss because I can´t logically explain wtf is going on with this Weiss´blind faith in him.



Valachovic in game against Englang was...strange at least, I never saw that coming. Štrba on the other hand could be explained by all those players which couldn´t play because of the cards (IIRC it was Škrteľ, Hamšík, Stoch, Šesták and someone else).
Hamsik played. In Slovenia game we lost 3/4 of our defence (Skrtel, Durica and Zabavnik) they were replaced by Salata, Strba and M.Petras. Only the youngest and least experienced Pekarik stayed. How we managed to get a clean sheet is still beyond my understandings.
 

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hey, can we naturalize him? :lala:
this would be easy since he never represented Slovakia. Rák is Hungarian from Rimavska Sobota / Rimaszombat

His sister is popular actress Viki Ráková, member of hungarian theatre in Košice/Kassa. She became famous as Ildikó from sitcom Susedia (Neighbours) where she spoke slovakian with heavy hungarian pronunciation.

 

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Kucka should be the starter in midfield in SA IMO, and Grajcar with his Beckham-like free kicks also merits a consideration as one of the subs....
 

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Kucka has a good chance to be starter imo, not sure about Grajciar

vs Paraguay & Italy we´ll play 5-men midfield with 2 wingers, 2 DM´s and 1 AM

Stoch-------Hamsik------Sestak/Weiss
-------Karhan-------Strba/Kucka


vs New Zealand 2W+1DM+2AM

Stoch----Sapara/Kozak----Hamsik---Sestak/Weiss
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Graijcar is not a starter IMO but could fill in a spot in case of injuries...Against NZ you don't need Karhan, replace him with Kucka and play 2 forwards up front, Sestak and Vittek/Svento
 

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World Cup isn´t good stage for experiments, Karhan plays this season the best footie I´ve ever seen from him. The guy is money on DM.
 

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Novak has better technique and is quicker than Rak, but Rak is a better finisher when everything is going well.

I prefer Novak, but neither will get many minutes anyway.
 
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