Italia vs Albania WCQ (R)

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by toronto_soccer, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. La Magica

    La Magica Member+

    Aug 1, 2011
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    AS Roma
    A more skilled gattuso.
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    Shock horror Verratti plays more direct to when asked to within the tactics. He has the brain to play which ever way he is asked.
     
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  2. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
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    AC Milan
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  3. Falc

    Falc Member+

    Jul 29, 2006
    Maryland
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    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Tell me what is so special about Verratti. I have yet to see it. With his skills, we should see much more. We don't. He is a good holding midfielder. That is it. If he plays, fine. If he does not play, that is fine too. Italia is not dependent upon him, so let's end this silly debate. My evaluation has been spot on.
     
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  4. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
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    Especially the ones to Gattuso and Sturaro..

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    You are making progress though Signore. I applaud you.
     
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  5. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    AC Milan
    Zappacosta = next Zambrotta
     
  6. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Yup. Forgot him actually.
     
  7. UdineseFan98

    UdineseFan98 Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    St. Catherines, ON
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    Udinese Calcio
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    Italy
    I agree, he is fantastic
     
  8. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    When Florenzi comes back who should we start though? I have been overall impressed with both. What do you think? Who is the better player?
     
  9. Alex101

    Alex101 New Member

    Mar 15, 2017

    I don't know what is going to happen with his career now, him and Darmin had much potential 2 years ago, now their spots are up in the air. Barzagli should retire, looked pretty slow.
     
  10. Falc

    Falc Member+

    Jul 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Club:
    Juventus FC
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    Italy
    The issue with Barzagli is whether Ventura has any plans to bring him to Russia. If he is using him only for qualifiers, then it is a waste for both Barzagli (who did retire and then was asked back) and potential replacements. Good to see that Ventura has allowed him to skip the friendly. Conte was notorious to sticking with regulars for such meaningless games.
     
  11. krado33

    krado33 Member

    May 23, 2014
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    AS Roma
    I'm impressed on paper but the front 3-4 still haven't quite delivered as a unit. Should've put Albania to the sword. Is two No9s really going to work when neither are that great technically? Are we still stuck playing counter-attack when we come up against Germany (or France)?

    That's why I wanted to see it tweaked with Insigne/Sansone-Berna-Candreva/Berardi behind one striker, and find out whether we can really dominate a game.
     
  12. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    What in the world are you smoking !?

    THEY PLAYED AGAINST ALBANIA ! Not some power house nation...
     
  13. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Right Now they did, but this is definitely not their best. They are still learning. I meant in the future like a couple years from now.
     
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  14. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
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    SSC Napoli
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    I doubt any of them are going to reach those levels. Maybe Rugani and Bellotti the other im not to sure about.
     
  15. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    AC Milan
    Romagnoli is already better than Khoulibaly aka the 100 million dollar man
     
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  16. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
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    Ya milans league position shows this as a fact.:rolleyes:
     
  17. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    AC Milan
    Lol ya league position shows exactly how skilled an individual player is....
     
  18. Calcio Pauly

    Calcio Pauly Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Because one player = league position. If it were that easy you guys should have been first every year due to that immorta,l that no big team ever wanted, Hamsik, no?
     
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  19. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Your right probably not exactly those levels, however it will be close, maybe just a little step under.
     
  20. Baggionero

    Baggionero Member+

    Apr 23, 2015
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    Juventus FC
    Things change. Spain was never that until the last golden era they had. And even then, in their WC win, I believe they scored less goals than Italy did on route to their WC (Talking about Italy's 06 team).
     
  21. Baggionero

    Baggionero Member+

    Apr 23, 2015
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    There's a player in Roma's youth system who is like 11 or 12 who many are saying is better than Messi at the same age. Name is Pietro Tomaselli. Routinely dribbles through like 6-7 players in his age group and makes them look silly. Great finishing for his age too.
     
  22. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    Well Spain did score a lot of goals in the group stage of 2006. I think Spain was always a high scoring team when it came to small teams.
     
  23. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

    SSC Napoli
    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Country:
    Italy
    None of these players will be the next anything. They will be good players but to say player x will be the next Pirlo and player y will be the Totti is short sighted and retarded.

    If you can go in the archive of this board you'll posters saying thing like:

    Nocerino is the next Gattuso
    Santon is the next Maldini
    Giovinco is the next Baggio
    Aquafresca is the next Vieri

    etc etc etc
     
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  24. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    LOL and I have never even heard of Nocerino and Aquafresca. I did hear about Giovinco being the next Del Piero by a number of people, but he never was. Same with Cassano being next Baggio but he never was.
     
  25. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Lol true
     

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