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NT coach name following squad for coming friendly vs Bosnia and Hercegovina:

Keepers: Ján Mucha ml. (FC Everton), Dušan Perniš (Dundee United)

Defenders: Peter Pekarík (VfL Wolfsburg), Martin Škrtel (FC Liverpool), Kornel Saláta (ŠK Slovan Bratislava), Radoslav Zabavník (1. FSV Mainz), Ján Ďurica (Lokomotiv Moskva)

Midfielders: Miroslav Karhan (1. FSV Mainz), Juraj Kucka (AC Sparta Praha), Marek Hamšík (SSC Neapol), Marek Sapara (MKE Ankaragücü), Vladimír Weiss ml. (Glasgow Rangers), Miroslav Stoch (Fenerbahce Istanbul), Peter Grajciar (Konyaspor)

Forwarders: Stanislav Šesták (MKE Ankaragücü), Erik Jendrišek (Schalke 04), Filip Hološko (Besiktas Istanbul), Filip Šebo (ŠK Slovan Bratislava), František Kubík (ADO Den Haag)

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Martin Dúbravka (MŠK Žilina), Marián Kello (Heart of Midlothian), Kamil Kopúnek (Saturn Moskovská oblasť), Jakub Sylvestr (NK Dinamo Záhreb), Mário Pečalka, Róbert Jež, Tomáš Oravec (all MŠK Žilina).
 

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In all honesty, I expect Slovakia to win at least 2-0. Even a draw seems highly unlikely for Bosnia right now. Of course, if we were playing in Zenica or Sarajevo, it would probably be a completely different story.
 

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We don´t play well atm, and our players traditionally don´t take those friendlies too seriously, nobody want to get hurt, plus no atmosphere on Pasienky stadium isn´t exactly motivating them to work their ass off.

I hope Kubik from Den Haag makes solid debut.
 

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We don´t play well atm, and our players traditionally don´t take those friendlies too seriously, nobody want to get hurt, plus no atmosphere on Pasienky stadium isn´t exactly motivating them to work their ass off.

I hope Kubik from Den Haag makes solid debut.
To be honest, we have the same problems. The results have been poor as of late and our players never take friendly games seriously enough thus we usually loose in these type of games. However, I still expect Bosnia to go down with a fight. Overall, I think Slovakia will win more or less easily. Apart from the surprising 3-1 loss to Armenia, you haven't had too many embarassing and unexpected losses lately. The same thing cannot be said about BIH, though.
 

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Loss to Armenia wasn´t such a shocker to me, have seen Armenia play vs Ireland & Macedonia and they played really good fast counter-attacking footie, and I knew our D is slow and this stingy RW shall be pain in our ass.

Right now watching Lazio - Napoli and Hamsik is invisible again, he´s lately out of form. I don´t understand his genesis from DM to AM to Forward but whatever, I´m sure Weiss wants him to use as playmaker again although he´ll never be anything close to playmaker. He looks so disinterested it´s not even funny, no fight nothing. NT Captain my ass.

Skrtel was horrendous yesterday vs Stoke, he´s liability in the air and his decisions are sometimes poor, giving too much of free kicks in dangerous zone.

Karhan & Zabavnik (Mainz) lost home game yesterday, Durica didn´t play due to suspensation (radcarded last week), Mucha is Everton´s benchwarmer, Kucka out of form, Holosko benchwarmer, Vittek injuried etc

We have no reason to be optimistic now. Weiss should give chance to new players, **** the result it´s friendly.
 

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Loss to Armenia wasn´t such a shocker to me, have seen Armenia play vs Ireland & Macedonia and they played really good fast counter-attacking footie, and I knew our D is slow and this stingy RW shall be pain in our ass.

Right now watching Lazio - Napoli and Hamsik is invisible again, he´s lately out of form. I don´t understand his genesis from DM to AM to Forward but whatever, I´m sure Weiss wants him to use as playmaker again although he´ll never be anything close to playmaker. He looks so disinterested it´s not even funny, no fight nothing. NT Captain my ass.

Skrtel was horrendous yesterday vs Stoke, he´s liability in the air and his decisions are sometimes poor, giving too much of free kicks in dangerous zone.

Karhan & Zabavnik (Mainz) lost home game yesterday, Durica didn´t play due to suspensation (radcarded last week), Mucha is Everton´s benchwarmer, Kucka out of form, Holosko benchwarmer, Vittek injuried etc

We have no reason to be optimistic now. Weiss should give chance to new players, **** the result it´s friendly.
Regardless of all this, you will still probably win comfortably. We should be the ones worrying about this encounter.
 

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Our two best defenders in the team (Spahic and Mujdza) won't feature in the game due to injuries. Now Bosnia's chances of getting at least a draw are significantly reduced if not extinguished.
 

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Actually I´m glad there is no Skrtel in line-up, since his aerial abilities were exposed several times and Salata is better in the air, he´ll cope Džeko better imo. Curious who´ll be the 2nd CB, maybe Durica :scared:

Jendrišek on LB is shocker, but I see logics behind this Weiss decision. Jendrišek, although striker, was always responsible in his defensive duties and he has a pace to eliminate speedy wingers.
 

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:D Entertainer lost his place in Manz starting XI although he played last game (home loss to Hannover 96)

I like him as a player, he was never technically gifted but always been extremely hard working guy.
 

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meh my friends politely declined to join me (suckers) so I decided to watch on TV :wallbang:
 

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tell me something...whole week talking about going to game and now this :(

I hate watching football alone.

Btw up to yesterday were only 4000 tickets sold, I don´t expect bigger att than 5-6k
 
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