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Post by D. Sauzi » Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:59 pm

There's a round of EC qualifications this weekend, with Holland playing Bulgaria in Sofia, probably the toughest team in our group, during midweek we also play Albania.

Our dear coach van Basten is now really going to far, with the injury of Huntelaar he decided it was time to call up Bommel again, for the so-many-th time, and again in the end of the squad, while he's the new hero for Bayern Munchen. This time Bommel has had it, and he said he doesnt want to play under this coach anymore, and i give him every right.
Next Basten thinks he needs a forward and starts calling v Nistelrooy again, who is now scoring for Madrid. But San Marco has also damaged this guy too often before, and with a statement of lack of trust in each other Nistelrooy closed the door, though he didnt lock it yet.
With Vennegoor also beign injured at Celtic, and Basten already dismissing Makaay a long time ago (not to mention Davids and Seedorf) we are now for the first time in decades without a good forward. All we have left is Kuyt, and i think you guys know how i think about Kuyt, who misses 9/10 chances although he created two of those. If its not Kuyt it would be f*cking Babel, a substitute from Ajax...
I hope the end of van Bastens reign from Amsterdam and outskirts happens soon, but for now i'll still have to watch as he expels anyone from the south, and manages to keep ignoring the players from the twice-in-a-row champions, including Afellay, Aissati and Kromkamp. Compared to that the selection is still drowning in AZ players who have problems in the UEFA R1, accompanied by a number of Ajax players who, apart from Sneijder, all have been thinking about leaving Ajax for something lower. (like Heitinga)

The selection, or whats left of it:
goal: vd Sar, Timmer
defense: Bouhlarouz, Ooijer, v Bronkhorst, Heitinga, De Cler, Emanuelson, Mathijsen, Jaliens
midfield: Landzaat, Sneijder, de Zeeuw, De Jong, Schaars
attack: Babel, Kuyt, Robben, vPersie, Vennegoor

who do i think deserve to be in this squad:
vd Sar, Bouhla, Ooijer, Bronkhorst, De Cler, Sneijder, Schaars, Kuyt, Robben, Persie and Vennegoor as crowbar.
It's about time we either left 4-3-3 and start using our talented players who play 4-4-2 in the best teams of the world. Or we should point our midfield forward, using for instance Bommel, Vaart and Seedorf, maybe Sneijder or Schaars. (Vaart is of course injured again)
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Post by Marcus » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:15 pm

Sweden - Spain 2 - 0 A most important win and with out Zlatan the game was faster, better and so on. THe swede played like old times with full out defence and counter attacks.

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Post by D. Sauzi » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:33 pm

Hmmm, it all started out so well with the 1-0 for Bulgaria in the first 15 minutes. Alas after that orange managed quite a team effort resulting in 1-1, an unjust disallowed goal and loads of chances to win. Suppose this will keep van Basten in the saddle for the coming time. It wasnt bad play, but i'm not ready to give in to his choices.

Kuyt got injured in the first minutes, which now leaves without star forwards, vPersie did well taking over that position, but is no forward of course. Babel falls short for that position, and the thought of AZ forward Koevermans is also slightly injured.

[edit] there was another upheaval in the EC qualifiers by the way, Scotland managed to beat France. elsewhere Hiddink missed again, drawing 1-1 with Israel [/edit]
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Post by D. Sauzi » Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:23 pm

Hmmm, the second match was a better one, vPersie, becoming our new star got us the points, but the others were lovely underachieving. vPersie made the 1-0 from a good volley after some headers, the 2-0 was an own goal, with no real chance from a cross from vPersie. After half time they managed to do nothing but let Albania close in to 2-1. So we won trough a lucky own goal, should be enough food for the press to start taking this guy down.
We're still on top however with these stolen wins against Belarus, Luxembourg and Albania.

Some upheaving results: Croatia won a deserved 2-0 over England. Malta managed a historic 2-1 win over Hungary. Beenhakkers new team Poland, beat the Portuguese 2-1 at home.
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Post by Gorth » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:29 pm

I'm still stunned by the danes inability to learn the past lessons. That 0-0 Against Northern Ireland a while ago is how it all starts. They play poorly in the first third of the qualified, just to pick it up and play quite decently the last two thirds, always struggling to qualify because of really easy points lost at the start of the tournament :?
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Post by Gorth » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:23 am

On an unrelated note. It's pretty dangerous to be a Chelsea goalkeeper these days. In a game against Reading, first Petr Cech had to be carried off the field, then the reserve Carlo Cudicini had to be carried off. Poor defender John Terry was appointed to be the next in the line of fire... :lol:
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Post by D. Sauzi » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:56 pm

Farfan returned to make us come back from 0-1 against Roda giving us the 1-1 and a beautiful set piece, played in front of the defense and heeled in by Alex who was the only one not to run towards the goal. Afterwards a fast 3-1 and 4-1 followed when Roda were reduced to 10 men. It included the first goal of our talent Beerens and a good one by Aissati.
Ajax and AZ won, Ajax beating Groningen, which leaves us in third 2 and 1 points behind the leaders. Twente caught up with Groningen and Roda who are 2 and 3 points behind us.

This wednesday is the third CL game, where we have to travel to Galatasaray, who are quite out of form with 6 draws 2 wins and 1 loss in their competition. If we get some points out of that we're nearly into the round of 16. Liverpool play Bordeaux away.
Tomorrow Kobenhavn plays away to ManU. And the big guns Chelsea and Barca meet yet again.
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Post by Noober » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:16 pm

I'm excited about the FCK - Man Utd game.

As a Man United fan i hope FCK are blown out of the park, but still, as a fellow scandinavian, i hope FCK will surprise everyone and get a good result.
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Post by Marcus » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:40 pm

Malmö FF one fourth place! Yay! Royal League position!

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Post by Gorth » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:42 am

Noober wrote:As a Man United fan i hope FCK are blown out of the park
That's pretty much how it turned out, if the reports from the game are anything to go by. 3-0 to M.U. and derserved at that :cool:
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Post by Noober » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:57 am

FCK had some decent chanses though Hutchinson, Silberbauer and Allback all came close.

Rooney has been playing great in recent matches, but still no goal. It'll come. Sooner rather than later i think.
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Post by D. Sauzi » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:31 pm

Yay, we're nearly into the last 16 after a great win in Istanbul over Gala ;)

didn't see the game as i was on holiday in Liege and Spa, but this makes me very happy

Lpool also won with 0-1, to tie us in first place both on 7, Gala and Bordeaux stay at 1.

Most striking result of this matchday was of course CSKA's win over Arsenal, which even gets them to top of the table. HSV, home of three of our internationals of course kept losing, this time even 4-1, to Porto :).
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Post by D. Sauzi » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:18 pm

Here goes another long one: CL matchday 3, the opning matchday in UEFA group stage, and the latest version of the UEFA coefficients list:


CL-Matchday 3
A: Chelsea-Barca 1-0, Werder-Levski 2-0
1. Chelsea 9
2. Barca 4, 6-2
3. Werder 4, 3-3
4. Levski 0
interesting for the group that Barca lost, since that leaves some perspective for Werder.

B: Sporting-Bayern 0-1, Inter-Spartak 2-1
1. Bayern 9
2. Sporting 4
3. Inter 3
4. Spartak 1
Inter grabs the last chance, while Sporting only just come short, for an important result for the coefficients.

C: Gala-PSV 1-2, Bordeaux-Lpool 0-1
1. Lpool 7, 4-2
2. PSV 7, 3-1
3. Gala 1, 3-5
4. Bordeaux 1, 0-2
we and the reds seem to have finished this group.

D: Olympiakos-Roma 0-1, Valencia-Shakhtar 2-0
1. Valencia 9
2. Roma 6
3. Olympiakos 1, 4-7
4. Shakhtar 1, 2-8
seems finished too

E: Kiev-Lyon 0-3, Steaua-Real 1-4
1. Lyon 9
2. Real 6
3. Steaua 3
4. Kiev 0
Steaua, which was to be expected falls short to Real, makes the group clear. Alas indeed the wrong draw for the romanians.

F: Celtic-Benfica 3-0, ManU-Kobenhavn 3-0
1. ManU 9
2. Celtic 6
3. Benfica 1, 0-4
3. Kobenhavn 1, 0-4
Celtic steers clear due to that good result.

G: CSKA-Arsenal 1-0, Porto-HSV 4-1
1. CSKA 7
2. Arsenal 6
3. Porto 4
4. HSV 0
CSKA with this striking win make the group very interesting, HSV by now have completely faltered in their debut year.

H: Anderlecht-Milan 0-1, Lille-AEK 3-1
1. Milan 7
2. Lille 5
3. Anderlecht 2
4. AEK 1
very important win for Lille.

UEFA cup matchday 1:
Odense didnt make it vs Parma, albeit going up 1-0; Dutch clubs had okay results, AZ beat Sporting Braga in a cold but uneasy way, F'noord although doing bad in the competition managed to take a point from Basel and Heerenveen got a nice 0-0 display to take home from Spanish number 4 Osasuna. Most notable surprises are Haifa's win over ten-man Auxerre, and Belgian dwarves Zulte-Waregem, the lowest coefficient in the group stage, beating Austria Wien 4-1 away.

Group A: Livorno-Rangers 2-3, Haifa-Auxerre 3-1
Partizan Belgrade was free, Maccabi Haifa lead the group
Group B: Besiktas - Tottenham 0-2, Brugge-Leverkusen 1-1
Dinamo Bucharest was free, Tottenham lead the group
Group C: AZ-Braga 3-0, Liberec-Sevilla 0-0
Grasshoppers were free, AZ lead the group
Group D: Osasuna-H'veen 0-0, Odense BK-Parma 1-2
RC Lens was free, Parma lead the group
Group E: Wisla-Blackburn 1-2, Basel-F'noord 1-1
AS Nancy was free, Blackburn lead the group
Group F: Austria Wien-Zulte Waregem 1-4, Sparta Prague-Espanyol 0-2
Ajax was free, Zulte-Waregem lead the group
Group G: Pana-H Tel Aviv 2-0, Rapid Buch-PSG 0-0
Mlada Boleslav was free, Panatinaikos lead the group
Group H: Eintracht FF-Palermo 1-2, Newcastle-Fener 1-0
Celta de Vigo was free, Palermo lead the group

New UEFA coefficient list:
Portugal let Germany slip away, partly due to Sporting-Bayern, but also Benfica and Braga losing. Celtic doing good in CL leads Scotland up a position and going close to Belgium. With CSKA and PSV cancelling each other out, the dutch teams in UEFA did slightly better than Spartak, leaving the Dutch a bit more above Russia, from 0.1 to 0.5 points.
Romania also didnt follow up, and are quite alone on 7th place now, letting Portugal slip, but doing good enough to keep Holland and Russia out of the way. Greece has gone up a spot at the cost of Switzerland, probably due to Pana in UEFA cup. furthermore only Czech and Israel gathered some points.

1. Spain 63.7 (5.86) 7/7 (Barca, Real, Valencia, Osasuna, Celta, Sevilla, Espanyol)
2. Italy 59.9 (5.79) 6/7 (Inter, Roma, Milan, Parma, Palermo, Livorno)
3. England 58.8 (6.87) 7/8 (Chelsea, Arsenal, ManU, L'pool, Tottenham, Blackburn, Newcastle)
4. France 48.5 (4.87) 7/8 (Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Lens, PSG, Nancy, Auxerre)
5. Germany 39.2 (4.35) 5/7 (Bayern, Werder, HSV, Eintracht, Leverkusen)
6. Portugal 38.1 (3.42) 4/6 (Sporting, Benfica, Porto, Braga)
7. Romania 36.8 (8.00) 3/3 (Steaua, Rapid, Dinamo)
8. Netherlands 35.1 (3.93) 5/7 (PSV, AZ, Ajax, F'noord, H'veen)
9. Russia 34.6 (5.12) 2/4 (CSKA, Spartak)
10. Belgium 28.1 (3.70) 3/5 (Anderlecht, Brugge, Zulte-Waregem)
11. Scotland 27.5 (3.75) 2/4 (Celtic, Rangers)
12. Ukraine 27.0 (4.00) 2/4 (Shakhtar, Dynamo Kiev)
13. Turkey 24.8 (4.30) 3/5 (Gala, Fener, Besiktas)
14. Bulgaria 24.582 (5.12) 1/4 (Levski)
15. Czech 24.575 (3.50) 3/4 (Sparta, Mlada Boleslav, Liberec)
16. Greece 23.664 (2.83) 3/6 (AEK, Olympiakos, Pana)
17. Switzerland 23.650 (3.90) 2/5 (Basel, Grasshoppers)
18. Norway 19.7 (2.00) no teams
19. Serbia 18.7 (1.87) 1/4 (Partizan)
20. Austria 18.5 (1.50) 1/5 (Austria Wien)
21. Denmark 16.8 (4.37) 2/4 (Kobenhavn, Odense BK)
22. Poland 16.5 (2.12) 1/4 (Wisla)
23. Israel 15.4 (2.75) 2/4 (Haifa, H Tel Aviv)
24 Hungary and below no teams
[rewarded spots CL/UEFA: 1-3 4/3; 4-6 3/3; 7-8 2/4; 9 2/2; 10-15 2/2 no direct spot(CL-QR3); 16-21 1/3 with CL-QR2 spot; 22-25 1/2; 26 and below 1/2 with CL-QR1 spot. Positions 10, 16/17 and 26/27 move up when the CL is won by a team from countries 1-9, which has already qualified again for CL. countries 1-8 start UEFA in r1, 9-18 start in QR2, below 18 starts in QR1]
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Post by Gorth » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:39 pm

D. Sauzi wrote: ...
18. Norway 19.7 (2.00) no teams
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21. Denmark 16.8 (4.37) 2/4 (Kobenhavn, Odense BK)
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:?

I think, that better than anything describes the state of danish club football :(

I can't really see a light at the end of the tunnel either.
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Post by D. Sauzi » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:57 pm

great 1-3 win over AZ while Ajax demolished Feyenoord 0-4, which could have been 0-12, with Fnoord getting two reds bonus.
Win takes into second, two points behind ajax, two in front of AZ and winning Twente.
We've also got a chinese twin on trial ;)
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