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International Friendlies Thread

Post by EMP on Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:34 pm

Anyone going to see England v the Czech Republic or other friendlies. I am. Which Czech Republic players should I look out for?
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Enigma on Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:44 am

Petr Cech :p
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:36 pm

Why are Germany playing a useless friendly v Belgium, who have nearly their entire A-team unavailable? (was known they would be at the Olympics) Could as well have scheduled a match v the Fiji Islands. Guess a confidence boost was needed.... Or is it for the easy FIFA World Ranking points...
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Axeslammer on Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:48 pm

De Guzman wrote:Why are Germany playing a useless friendly v Belgium, who have nearly their entire A-team unavailable? (was known they would be at the Olympics) Could as well have scheduled a match v the Fiji Islands. Guess a confidence boost was needed.... Or is it for the easy FIFA World Ranking points...

Well at least the Belgians can play Kompany, rumour has it he's in the neighbourhood Laugh
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:56 pm

Axeslammer wrote:
De Guzman wrote:Why are Germany playing a useless friendly v Belgium, who have nearly their entire A-team unavailable? (was known they would be at the Olympics) Could as well have scheduled a match v the Fiji Islands. Guess a confidence boost was needed.... Or is it for the easy FIFA World Ranking points...

Well at least the Belgians can play Kompany, rumour has it he's in the neighbourhood Laugh
Belgium shouldn't play Kompany as a protest.

Having said that think the Belgian FA made a major mistake not giving full backing to manager De Sart & Kompany. Actually if I would be Kompany, I would tell the Belgium FA I'm not available for this useless match.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by monty on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:39 pm

Scotland play Northern Ireland.

5 players have pulled out of the squad. How can Burley build his team for the WC qualifiers when players keep on pulling out. Mad
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Axeslammer on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:51 pm

After Van Marwijk selected his German son in law, loads of Dutch players also pulled out : can't be a coincidence I say !

oooh !!!
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Ballboy Thomas Müller on Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:10 pm

De Guzman wrote:Why are Germany playing a useless friendly v Belgium, who have nearly their entire A-team unavailable? (was known they would be at the Olympics) Could as well have scheduled a match v the Fiji Islands. Guess a confidence boost was needed.... Or is it for the easy FIFA World Ranking points...?

It is, because Luxemburg was not available.

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Post by Lesley on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:21 pm

De Guzman wrote:Belgium shouldn't play Kompany as a protest.

Having said that think the Belgian FA made a major mistake not giving full backing to manager De Sart & Kompany. Actually if I would be Kompany, I would tell the Belgium FA I'm not available for this useless match.


Vincent wasn't even called up for the match.
The reasons? I don't know. Probably because he criticised the Belgian FA in the German press. *shrugs*
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:36 pm

kroesius wrote:
De Guzman wrote:Why are Germany playing a useless friendly v Belgium, who have nearly their entire A-team unavailable? (was known they would be at the Olympics) Could as well have scheduled a match v the Fiji Islands. Guess a confidence boost was needed.... Or is it for the easy FIFA World Ranking points...?

It is, because Luxemburg was not available.

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we had to play v Luxemborug because they were drawn in our group. We don't play useless friendlies.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Ballboy Thomas Müller on Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:15 pm

De Guzman wrote:Why are Germany playing a useless friendly v Belgium, who have nearly their entire A-team unavailable? was known they would be at the Olympics
De Guzman wrote:we had to play v Luxemborug because they were drawn in our group. We don't play useless friendlies

You need to be half-decent at least, to get a close result in Holland, like Luxemburg. And Belgium is not worse than Luxemburg. So it will be a good test.

Belgiums Olympic team wouldn´t be a real challenge for the Mannschaft, as they lost against our U21´s in February. And I consider our first team to be stronger than our U21s, despite the evident and well known "conveyor belt effect".
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by SuperMario on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:24 pm

First of all The Olympic team is for U23s. Furthermore all key players of the Belgian full team, are currently involved at the Olympics.

The Belgium squad your u21s beat 2-1 was no way near their Olympic team (only 4 players from thire starting line-up).

Most people from Belgium rate their Olympic team higher than their full team. So their full team minus the players at the Oympics is a pile of trash.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Hlebagone on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:48 pm

De Guzman wrote:First of all The Olympic team is for U23s. Furthermore all key players of the Belgian full team, are currently involved at the Olympics.

The Belgium squad your u21s beat 2-1 was no way near their Olympic team (only 4 players from thire starting line-up).

Most people from Belgium rate their Olympic team higher than their full team. So their full team minus the players at the Oympics is a pile of trash.

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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Stiftung Haeschentest on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:11 pm

De Guzman wrote:First of all The Olympic team is for U23s. Furthermore all key players of the Belgian full team, are currently involved at the Olympics.

The Belgium squad your u21s beat 2-1 was no way near their Olympic team (only 4 players from thire starting line-up).

Most people from Belgium rate their Olympic team higher than their full team. So their full team minus the players at the Oympics is a pile of trash.

Just out of interest, but why again do you care which teams we play in friendlies? scratch
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Ballboy Thomas Müller on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:57 pm

De Guzman wrote:First of all The Olympic team is for U23s. Furthermore all key players of the Belgian full team, are currently involved at the Olympics.

The Belgium squad your u21s beat 2-1 was no way near their Olympic team (only 4 players from thire starting line-up).

Most people from Belgium rate their Olympic team higher than their full team. So their full team minus the players at the Oympics is a pile of trash.

sport.ard.de wrote:U21 überzeugt beim Härtetest
Trotz großer Personalsorgen haben die U21-Junioren des Deutschen Fußball-Bundes (DFB) einen Härtetest erfolgreich absolviert und ihre Erfolgsserie fortgesetzt.


Jubel der U21-Auswahl um Torschütze Aogo (h.) Das Team von Trainer Dieter Eilts gewann in Koblenz gegen die Olympia-Auswahl Belgiens mit 2:1 (2:0) und zeigte vor den kommenden Aufgaben in der EM-Qualifikation eine ansprechende Leistung. Der Freiburger Dennis Aogo (25., Foulelfmeter) sowie ein Eigentor des Belgiers Laurent Ciman (42.) sorgten für den Erfolg des DFB-Nachwuchses. Die deutsche U21 schraubte trotz des Fehlens von zehn Spielern ihre Erfolgsserie auf vier Siege und acht Partien ohne Niederlage. Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo (86.) konnte für Belgien nur noch verkürzen.


So, our U21s beat Belgiums U23`s (Olympic team) comfortably, although missing ten players? - Frightening Yikes
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by EMP on Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:01 pm

Apparently Czech Republic's new coach Petr Rada wants to pick Jan Koller, but doesn't have the lanky git's new number. Koller has refused to talk about Vulkan Demirel incident. Koller plays in Russian league. Played about six games. Yet to score.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by monty on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:11 am

Should it not be time that the Czechs looked for a long-term alternative to Koller
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by EMP on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:21 am

Koller doesn't seem interested in the national team any more. Can't blame him for wanting final payday in Russia really. Also can't blame Czechs for wanting him. Difficult to replace if you want to play style that suits him - not many players that size to aim for. Sounded like Rosicky had quit too. Galasek has gone too. Ujfalusi hopes they can persuade both to return though.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by EMP on Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:54 pm

Looking forward to a good match. Czech's seem to rebuilding. Few familiar names in squad. England have bigger squad.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Ricardo Jol on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:02 pm

Russia - Oranje 0-1 Robbie van Persia
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Rosicky on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:05 pm

I bet you wish he had scored vs them a couple of months ago Whistle
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Post by Ricardo Jol on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:09 pm

Rosicky wrote:I bet you wish he had scored vs them a couple of months ago Whistle
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Post by Sheffield gunner on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:10 pm

This Irish game is a waste of time, the pitch is so waterlogged, they can barely pass or run with the ball without it holding up.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Fey on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:11 pm

...like they could do pass a ball on a dry pitch.

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Post by Sheffield gunner on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:14 pm

True, but sometimes when a pitch is waterlogged at least you get some comical scenes, this is just poor.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Cesc Soler on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:41 pm

England XI vs. Czech Republic

James

Brown . . Ferdinand . . Terry . . A. Cole

Beckham . . Barry . . Lampard . . Gerrard

Rooney . . Defoe

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Post by Sheffield gunner on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:44 pm

I must say, that looks like an awful formation if they play like that. Is it not more likely to see Barry on the left? Not too keen on the front pairing either, but there isn't much choice there so can't really complain about that.

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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by Brian2468 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:48 pm

Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard, Barry in midfield for this game. Under his own system Capello must want to see for himself can he make them play. Defoe and Rooney up from see how they work out.
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Post by Cesc Soler on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:52 pm

Thats how SSN have shown the XI. Maybe it will morph into a 4-3-3 with Gerrard and Rooney playing off Defoe.
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Re: International Friendlies Thread

Post by L.r.d on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:54 pm

Well prepare to be bored, but i like the team if Gerrard is really on the left coming in.

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