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Post by DeLux on Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:41 am

It looks like Raul won't be called up - but Luis Garcia (of Espanyol) is. Albiol will be called up to replace Pablo, Arbeloa for Pernia and Riera might be called up.


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Re: La Roja

Post by The-Frank-Tavern on Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:42 am

great news keep our boys out of it.
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Re: La Roja

Post by Calidad on Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:31 pm

Spain squad
Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF), Pepe Reina (Liverpool FC).

Defenders: Pablo Ibáñez (Club Atlético de Madrid), Mariano Pernía (Club Atlético de Madrid), Carles Puyol (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF), Carlos Marchena (Valencia CF), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal CF), Raúl Albiol (Valencia CF)

Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal FC), Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona), David Silva (Valencia CF), Xavi Hernández (FC Barcelona), David Albelda (Valencia CF), Miguel Ángel Angulo (Valencia CF), Joaquín (Valencia CF), Albert Riera (RCD Espanyol)

Forwards: David Villa (Valencia CF), Fernando Torres (Liverpool FC), Luis García (RCD Espanyol)

Decent sqaud. But I would have taken Lopez over Pernia, and Jarque over Marchena. Raul Garcia deserves a place too in the side.
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Post by The-Frank-Tavern on Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:54 pm

RG Has been quite superb for us so far, Antnoio has not been starting for us so no way LA will pick him ahead of Pernia, but i don' get why on JA part
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Re: La Roja

Post by fcb on Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:48 pm

Good squad...I think we'll see a standard lineup with Albelda-Xavi-Iniesta-Silva in midfield and Villa-Torres in attack. Defense will have Ramos-CB-Puyol-LB, and two others. Doubt he'll start Albiol so I'm guessing Marchena as CB and Capdevila as the LB.

Really don't want Puyol to play the full 90 of both games though.
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Post by Lard on Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:15 pm

You don't think he will start Cesc after his start this season?


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Re: La Roja

Post by DeLux on Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:25 pm

Nope. Xavi is better at retaining possession.
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Re: La Roja

Post by Isco Benny on Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:41 pm

David Silva - massive fan of this player.

Say this every goddam year: on paper, Spain's midfield is as good as any out there. Including Brazil's/Argentina's etc.

Each and everytime I scratch my head at how they manage to underperform at every tournament.

They've lost me countless amounts of Euro's in bets. "This year, this year". Gonna bet on them again this Euro Championships- its like repeatedly using the same lottery numbers; the day you dont put a bet on with them is the day they come up and you lose millions
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Post by fcb on Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:08 pm

Juego de la Okkas wrote:Nope. Xavi is better at retaining possession.

Plus Iniesta has also been equally fantastic this season, so he will start in the attacking midfield position, if Aragones doesn't play Joaquin and a standard 4-4-2.
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Post by Cesc Soler on Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:32 pm

I never knew Fabregas had gained 19 Caps for Spain. Yikes

Iniesta obviously deserves a place in the XI after an explosive start. Why only three forwards?
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Post by fcb on Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:54 pm

Not really many others to call up. Spain has a glut of central midfielders so that's what Aragones emphasises in his lineups.
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Re: La Roja

Post by Gambit(Ace) on Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:09 pm

Tamudo replaces the injured Villa

Riera, García and now Tamudo all in the squad bounce

Recognition for great work done this season
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Post by Calidad on Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:10 pm

Gambit(Ace) wrote:Tamudo replaces the injured Villa

Riera, García and now Tamudo all in the squad bounce

Recognition for great work done this season

ok

Just missing Jarque
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Re: La Roja

Post by DeLux on Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:03 pm

Hopefully they'll play like this

---------------Casillas----------------

-Ramos--Albiol--Puyol---Capdevila-

------------Xavi--Albelda-------------

------Joaquin---Silva----Riera-------

----------------Torres-----------------
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Post by The-Frank-Tavern on Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:09 pm

---------------Casillas----------------

-Ramos--Albiol--Puyol---Capdevila-

------------Xavi--Albelda-------------

------Joaquin---Iniesta----Silva-------

----------------Torres-----------------
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Re: La Roja

Post by DeLux on Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:03 pm

I would prefer Silva, as our number 10, because he's played that role already. Silva will just end up moving into the middle.
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Post by fcb on Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:28 pm

Marca said Aragones is trying to decide between Tamudo or L. Garcia to partner Torres, so I'm expecting:

-----------Casillas
Ramos-Puyol-Marchena-Capdevila
-----------Albelda
-------Xavi------Iniesta---Silva
------Torres---Tamudo/Garcia

A bit unbalanced but it's Aragones after all.
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Post by EMP on Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:59 pm

There is an article on Goal.com saying Aragones keeps leaving Raul out because of an argumewnt at the world cup. Salgado and Canizares as well. It says they won't be picked again while Aragones is coach.
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Post by DeLux on Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:00 pm

I'd like to see Aduriz get a call-up. From what I've seen of him he's impressed me.
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Re: La Roja

Post by DeLux on Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:50 pm

Iniesta and Cesc to start for Spain. No Silva or Puyol in the first team.

Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Marchena, Albiol, Capdevila, Albelda, Joaquín, Iniesta, Cesc, Xavi y Fernando Torres
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Re: La Roja

Post by The-Frank-Tavern on Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:51 pm

no puyol fair enough 1 he's sh¡te, 2 he ain't fully fit

but No Silva ffs
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Re: La Roja

Post by DeLux on Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:53 pm

I don't understand the formation he's going to play. A 4-3-2-1 maybe?
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Post by The-Frank-Tavern on Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:56 pm

nor me really, I assumed something like

back 4 and gk standard

......albelda....xavi

joaquin...cesc.....iniesta

........torres
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Post by fcb on Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:36 pm

Strange no Puyol, guess it's a fitness thing. Strange midfield with 3 similar players, and just 1 striker and 1 winger. Somehow Cesc will have to continue with his goals at international level too.

Good to see Albiol start though.
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Re: La Roja

Post by Gambit(Ace) on Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:11 pm

Is that a confirmed line-up?
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Post by Torrente on Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:10 pm

kas wrote:Marca said Aragones is trying to decide between Tamudo or L. Garcia to partner Torres, so I'm expecting:

-----------Casillas
Ramos-Puyol-Marchena-Capdevila
-----------Albelda
-------Xavi------Iniesta---Silva
------Torres---Tamudo/Garcia

A bit unbalanced but it's Aragones after all.

Seriously, if Tamudo starts it would be a fucking joke. Talk about overhyping players over a few good performances. The guy is a good player and all but I would be seriously embarrassed to see him in the starting lineup for Spain whether Villa is injured or not.
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Post by The-Frank-Tavern on Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:12 pm

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Post by The-Frank-Tavern on Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:14 pm

Torrente wrote:
kas wrote:Marca said Aragones is trying to decide between Tamudo or L. Garcia to partner Torres, so I'm expecting:

-----------Casillas
Ramos-Puyol-Marchena-Capdevila
-----------Albelda
-------Xavi------Iniesta---Silva
------Torres---Tamudo/Garcia

A bit unbalanced but it's Aragones after all.

Seriously, if Tamudo starts it would be a fucking joke. Talk about overhyping players over a few good performances. The guy is a good player and all but I would be seriously embarrassed to see him in the starting lineup for Spain whether Villa is injured or not.
http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/futbol/seleccion/faseeurocopa08/es/desarrollo/1045112.html

its a bit old now seems to have changed
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Re: La Roja

Post by Torrente on Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:17 pm


lol!


Can't blame him though. The Madrid press campaign to get Raul back in the Spanish team has been pathetic. Nevermind the fact that Raul has been Cr@p for 3 years and after playing some good games in the start of the season, he's given nothing but average performances in the last 4 weeks. Of course, the Madrid press will tell you that since he gave 2 assists in the last 2 games he's been on sublime form Whistle
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Post by Torrente on Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:20 pm

The-Frank-Tavern wrote:
Torrente wrote:
kas wrote:Marca said Aragones is trying to decide between Tamudo or L. Garcia to partner Torres, so I'm expecting:

-----------Casillas
Ramos-Puyol-Marchena-Capdevila
-----------Albelda
-------Xavi------Iniesta---Silva
------Torres---Tamudo/Garcia

A bit unbalanced but it's Aragones after all.

Seriously, if Tamudo starts it would be a fucking joke. Talk about overhyping players over a few good performances. The guy is a good player and all but I would be seriously embarrassed to see him in the starting lineup for Spain whether Villa is injured or not.
http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/futbol/seleccion/faseeurocopa08/es/desarrollo/1045112.html

its a bit old now seems to have changed

Yeah thanks, I read that but I never trust Marca or any other Spanish paper with these things. Whenever a coach has a training session with a specific lineup they print a story saying that they know the starting lineup. Wouldn't be surprised if this is the lineup in the end of course.

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