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by Piotrkol1
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Italy vs Poland 07/09/18 - Poland vs Ireland 11/09/18
Replies: 17
Views: 1028

Re: Italy vs Poland 07/09/18 - Poland vs Ireland 11/09/18

My takeaways from the match: 1.) Lots of empty seats at the stadium, even for a football-crazed country like Italy. Couple that with yesterday's lackluster France-Germany match, and it just goes to show you that this new competition isn't being taken seriously. 2.) Drawing away against Italy? I'll t...
by Piotrkol1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska @ World Cup 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 6926

Re: Polska @ World Cup 2018

It was a drab performance but the two fluke goals sure didn't help. Did Szczęsny even have to make a single save all match? At this point, it's going to be tough because I have a feeling a draw is the best possible outcome against Colombia...with a loss maybe even more likely! https://mobile.twitter...
by Piotrkol1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: World Cup 2018 Kit Info
Replies: 61
Views: 4203

Re: World Cup 2018 Kit Info

The previous kit was better.
by Piotrkol1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2018 Winter Olympics @ KOREA
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: 2018 Winter Olympics @ KOREA

I'm really not that into the NHL, but in the past I could always get excited about watching the Olympic hockey tournament. Not so much now since the NHL fiasco is keeping the best players from participating. When will Poland's hockey team ever qualify?
by Piotrkol1
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: World Cup 2018 Draw
Replies: 37
Views: 3012

Re: World Cup 2018 Draw

There's certainly been more interesting groups/matchups in previous World Cups. I don't see a "group of death", no doubt the result of the new draw format where all teams are seeded based on their ranking.
by Piotrkol1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Montenegro 10/08/2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Polska vs Montenegro 10/08/2017

Polska is back at the World Cup, and that's good. And the win assures we will be in pot 1 for the main draw, right? The bad news is I just checked the UEFA qualifying tables and we have 14 goals against, way more than all the current 1st and 2nd place teams in the other groups - not a good indicator.
by Piotrkol1
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Denmark vs Polska 09/01/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3677

Re: Denmark vs Polska 09/01/2017

I had an exam so I wasn't able to watch - popped up the score on my phone afterwards and saw we were down 3-0. I always knew this was going to be our toughest match and we were probably due for a loss, but I didn't except it to go this badly. Especially for a team #5 in the FIFA rankings? If we tie ...
by Piotrkol1
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: International
Topic: World Cup: Fifa to expand competition to 48 teams
Replies: 11
Views: 1424

Re: World Cup: Fifa to expand competition to 48 teams

Looks like Polska won't have a problem qualifying by then... Yes other weak federations will get an extra spot or more here and there but most spots will go to Europe. From the articles I have read, most people are expecting Europe to gain only 3 slots, so it won't really be that much easier for Po...
by Piotrkol1
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Romania vs. Poland 11/11/16
Replies: 40
Views: 7079

Re: Romania vs. Poland 11/11/16

FANTASTIC result!! That's the best I've seen us play for a while. Its especially impressive when you take into account that we've failed to record any good competitive away wins for several years now. Sure, Romania is a middle of the pack team, but you have to go back to the Euro 2008 qualifiers fo...
by Piotrkol1
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska Vs Armenia 11/10/16
Replies: 41
Views: 5814

Re: Polska Vs Armenia 11/10/16

No excuse for not getting a decisive win here considering they are missing their best player, Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
by Piotrkol1
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Portugal
Replies: 77
Views: 11247

Re: Polska vs Portugal

The general trend seems to be that we score the first goal and then turn it off for the rest of the match. Its a very risky proposition trying to win back-to-back games on penalties, just ask Costa Rica from the last World Cup. We were done in by the fact that we couldn't score more than once. Its m...
by Piotrkol1
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Szwajcaria
Replies: 45
Views: 7661

Re: Polska vs Szwajcaria

We have Fabianski to thank, most of the team packed it in for the second half and extra time. Four games in and Lewandowski has been a total non-factor as well. Quarterfinals is obviously a great result, however, if this play keeps up then it'll be a huge opportunity wasted not taking advantage of s...
by Piotrkol1
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Szwajcaria
Replies: 45
Views: 7661

Re: Polska vs Szwajcaria

We're much better off finishing second in the group. With how the bracket is shaping up, the bottom half looks to be a gauntlet!
by Piotrkol1
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Euro 2016: Polska - Niemcy
Replies: 129
Views: 14625

Re: Euro 2016: Polska - Niemcy

The teams' play certainly hasn't been exquisite so far, but I'm certainly not disappointed with the results. Our past tournament teams probably would have tied Northern Ireland 0-0, then still find a way to lose against Germany even when they aren't at their best. Can someone explain to me though ho...
by Piotrkol1
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Northern Ireland
Replies: 78
Views: 10916

Re: Polska vs Northern Ireland

Obviously we've fared pretty poorly in the past few Euros/World Cups we've participated in, underachieving big time so these last two friendlies don't inspire much confidence. We struggled against Northern Ireland in 2010 WCQ as well so I'm expecting 1-1 draw. It'd be nice to make it out of the grou...
by Piotrkol1
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Szkocja 10-8-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15237

Re: Polska vs Szkocja 10-8-2015

It looks like Lewandowski had a good chance at being the leading goal soccer in qualification. That'd make it two times in a row (that we've participated) that Poland has had the leading goal scorer.
by Piotrkol1
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Irlandia 10-11-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15104

Re: Polska vs Irlandia 10-11-2015

We only need a point but I hate the idea of playing passively in hopes of a tie. To me that sounds like a recipe to get burned late so hopefully the team comes out aggressive from the start. And god forbid if we do lose, do they split the playoff draw pots based on ranking? At least that way we'd pr...
by Piotrkol1
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: Polska vs Szkocja 10-8-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 15237

Re: Polska vs Szkocja 10-8-2015

Lose this and then the players are really going to be feeling the pressure in the last game against Ireland. It would be a devastating collapse to go winless in these last two but given our recent history you can't discount the possibility. Also, anyone know if these games are going to be shown on T...
by Piotrkol1
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Polish National Team
Topic: 2018 World Cup Qualifying
Replies: 67
Views: 15220

Re: 2018 World Cup Qualifying

Clearly we lucked out a bit, as we could have drawn much tougher opposition from the first two pots that would have made the possibility of finishing first a mere fantasy. However, I'm not about to forget 2010 when Poland and Czech Republic were supposedly placed in a very weak qualifying group, and...