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by *Chris*
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

This has been the mentality of every Polish squad since I can remember (mid 90s). They take the lead and suddenly it's job done. However, under Nawalka, it's an extremely frustrating strategy. I guess the starting eleven options are limited and he wants to save energy. But the performance against P...
by *Chris*
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

Can't access twitter from work - I'll check it out from home Piotr. As for Poland-Chile. As much as I like Nawalka, he doesn't know how to keep a lead. - Winning 1-0 with Swiss, game ends 1-1 (we win in PKs) - Winning 1-0 with Portugal, game ends 1-1 (we lose in PKs) - Winning 2-0 with Kazakhstan, g...
by *Chris*
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

--------------Fabianski------------- Piszczek---Bednarek--Pazdan--Jedza --------------Krycha------------------ Kuba----------Zielu---------Grosicki ------------Milik--Lewy----------------- My best guess for the first match, which IMO determines if we go through or not...Polska! Biało Czerwoni! Woul...
by *Chris*
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

Senegal's strength in defense are the CBs and strong DM/CM trio. We can't go with a narrow formation against them but at the same time we have to contain their wingers (Mane and Balde/Sarr). Very interesting dilemma for Nawalka.
by *Chris*
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

My 23: Keepers: Szczesny, Fabianski, Skorupski Defenders: Rybus, Jedrzejczyk, Glik, Pazdan, Bednarek, Cionek, Piszczek, Bereszynski Midfielders: Krychowiak, Zielinski, Linetty, Goralski, Blaszczykowski, Kurzawa, Peszko, Grosicki Forwards: Lewandowski, Milik, Teodorczyk, Kownacki pretty much nailed ...
by *Chris*
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

I agree with your picks with the exception of Goralski over Maczynski. I think Nawalka will pick Maczynski for the same reason he'll pick Jedza over Kedziora, which is the fact he has tested him and he feels comfortable with him. Skill wise I think Goralski is better, team wise though Nawalka will ...
by *Chris*
Mon May 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

Nice analysis Chris! The Senegal game is going to be huge for us - I really hope we can pull out a win there :) Very true. Senegal is going to try to own the centre of the field with their strong CMs/DM and distribute to the wings (especially to Mane). I think it's going to be a close group with no...
by *Chris*
Fri May 25, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

In case anyone is interested, I also did some analysis of starting XIs of our opponents. These are educated guesses of how our opponents will line-up against us. (With Japan having a brand new coach - very much a guess.) Assuming Nawalka goes with a 4-2-3-1 (Szczesny, Rybus, Glik, Pazdan, Piszczek, ...
by *Chris*
Fri May 25, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

I agree with your picks with the exception of Goralski over Maczynski. I think Nawalka will pick Maczynski for the same reason he'll pick Jedza over Kedziora, which is the fact he has tested him and he feels comfortable with him. Skill wise I think Goralski is better, team wise though Nawalka will ...
by *Chris*
Fri May 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 14599

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

I think our final squad is set, apart from the following decisions: 3rd keeper: Skorupski vs Bialkowski. Based on his age and the fact that he performed much better in the last friendlies, I hope Skorupski makes it. Although I would have preferred Nawalka bring a younger keeper as the 3rd option (ie...
by *Chris*
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: World Cup 2018 Draw
Replies: 37
Views: 5452

World Cup 2018 Draw

So I was bored and did some math. Maybe someone will be interested in it before the draw (Dec 1). The most likely combination (%24 chance) for Poland is for them to draw European from Pot B, African from Pot C, and Asian from Pot D. Chances for Poland's dream group (Peru, Iran, Panama) = 1.17 % (Per...
by *Chris*
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Romania 06/10/2017
Replies: 23
Views: 4504

Re: Polska vs Romania 06/10/2017

If the current top 10 ranked FIFA countries win all their June games, these are the expected July rankings: (all matches between top 10 I put as a draw) * only group Confederation Cup games are counted - knockout stage results could change the rankings. 1. Brazil..........................1621 2. Ger...
by *Chris*
Wed May 31, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Romania 06/10/2017
Replies: 23
Views: 4504

Re: Polska vs Romania 06/10/2017

Bramkarze: Łukasz Fabiański (Swansea City AFC, Walia), Łukasz Skorupski (Empoli FC, Włochy), Wojciech Szczęsny (AS Roma, Włochy). Obrońcy: Bartosz Bereszyński (UC Sampdoria, Włochy), Thiago Cionek (US Città di Palermo, Włochy), Artur Jędrzejczyk (Legia Warszawa), Marcin Kamiński (VfB Stuttgart 1893...
by *Chris*
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017

I completely agree. The game was ugly as expected and Poland needed to grind this game out. Coming out of a game like this with a win shows the quality of this team. It's unfortunate about Glik because both of his yellow cards were results of his actions and not actual fouls. As for Glik's replaceme...
by *Chris*
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017

Guys the only reason kapustka was left off the team was because he is playing for the under 21 team. I don't think that's the only reason he was left out. If Nawalka needed him, he would have called him up. A WC qualifier is more important than a U21 friendly. oh good to know about Kapi! I was worr...
by *Chris*
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017

So Krychowiak is out with a rib injury. That's quite a loss for us as he would have been perfect for an ugly game in midfield. Perhaps Goralski will get the nod as he has been playing well as DM for Jagiellonia. I don't think Nawalka can just rely on a Zielinski/Linetty pairing in the middle without...
by *Chris*
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017

sad to see no kapi on the list. and what is exactly going on with krycha at PSG? He got into it with one of his teammates or something, and now they are banning him from making any comments during the international break? Both Kapustka and Krychowiak made terrible decisions in the summer to join th...
by *Chris*
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: International
Topic: Champions League *OFFICIAL THREAD*
Replies: 393
Views: 68464

Re: Champions League *OFFICIAL THREAD*

I was hoping for an easier draw for Bayern but I think they can beat Real Madrid. For the last 3 years, Bayern has been knocked out by Spanish clubs (Real,Barcelona,Atletico) all in the semi finals.
by *Chris*
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Montenegro vs Polska 03/26/2017

Based on Nawalka's call-ups, I think he is expecting a ugly and grueling game vs Montenegro. It will be interesting to see whether he goes with Teodorczyk up front with Lewy or put an extra CM (Linetty) in midfield. I doubt Milik will even play in this game to be honest. Blaszczykowski is also doubt...
by *Chris*
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Polish League
Topic: Legia Warszawa News
Replies: 4093
Views: 400445

Re: Legia Warszawa News

Now Prijovic says he's made his mind up and is leaving for China. Since he came out and said this, I suspect that Legia do not want to sell him but he is putting pressure on management to pull the trigger. Obviously Prijo was offered a ridiculous contract and wants to cash in. This puts Legia in a b...