Pre-match: WM-Countdown: Deutschland vs Armenien (Friday, 20:45 Uhr, ZDF)

Discussion in 'Germany: National Teams' started by Kirsten19, Jun 5, 2014.

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  1. Fussballer

    Fussballer Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Sep 18, 2002
    In my head
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Yeah, he was terrible. I hope Loew doesn't start him in any matches.
     
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  2. Fussballer

    Fussballer Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Sep 18, 2002
    In my head
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Poldi for Mueller and you nailed it.
     
  3. P to the Wee

    P to the Wee Red Card

    Nov 22, 2011
    Susan is a Little Lamb
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    1 goal and 3 assists. Sad :(
     
  4. Fussballer

    Fussballer Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Sep 18, 2002
    In my head
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I hear what you're saying but I don't see it when he plays for the Mannschaft. His movement and passing in the last few games has been superb. If you're referring to his Arsenal form, he's pants but the Poldi I've seen lately has been a huge spark to the midfield and is making contributions that lead to goals.
     
  5. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I agree. Lately he's been motivated. I'm going largely by his past four years for Germany which was been dreadful. I remember he was equally up for it in 2012. More than that I think he doesn't offer a balance to the more technical players. He is playing like a fullback should, not a wing forward so his contribution will at times be just very direct. Which maybe we need but against more organized opposition where he doesn't have strength it can be a concern.
     
  6. Persona

    Persona Member

    Feb 24, 2014
    Losing Reus is absolutely killer. Especially losing him in the last game against a lowly Armenian side which clearly were only there for fitness purposes.
     
  7. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ronaldo said he will be ready for Brazil :whistling:.
     
  8. Fussballer

    Fussballer Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Sep 18, 2002
    In my head
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Well, Reus' injury could be a good thing. Remember when Kroos got injured against Arsenal in the CL and it forced Jupp to play/start Robben and Robben emerged as a hero in the CL? Don't get me wrong, Reus is one of the most talented players on the team (he's the best midfielder), but perhaps this will force Poldi and other players to step up their game. Also, it may lead to Volland going to Brazil.
     
  9. Mudig

    Mudig Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    California
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Who?
     
  10. Kirsten19

    Kirsten19 Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Newport Beach, CA
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    #210 Kirsten19, Jun 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2014
    4 observations:

    1) Reus is rumored to be out for 6 weeks. I dunno what Loew thinks, but if I was him I would call up a replacement ASAP, preferably within today no matter who that is.

    2) Klose is more effective coming off the bench. Playing the last 30min instead of starting. Either Podolski or Goetze can start in place of Marco Reus, and I like what Podolski brings to the team: passion, tenacity and directness. Even Goetze coming off the bench as a sub won't be a bad thing

    3) today's first half showed us having three midfielders up top and interchanging in 4-3-3 may not necessarily be more effective than a direct approach in the 2nd half. Different opponents require different tactics.

    4) Schuerrle was very active up top. Much better than Goetze as a false 9. His finishing is still an issue though; and I have no idea why Draxler is brought to Brazil


    Conclusion:

    ---------------------Neuer
    ---Boateng----Mert---Hummels---Durm
    ----------------Lahm---Schweini
    ----Mueller---Kroos---Oezil----Podolski
     
  11. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Feel free to get excited over a meaningless friendly. Me? I'll stick to the Podolski I've seen for the NT since 2010. That Podolski has no business being in a DFB shirt anymore.
     
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  12. Lahmfan

    Lahmfan Member+

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    ok Mr. President.
     
  13. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Do you ever actually contribute something of your own accord? Or are you always just content with being a vague contrarian all the time?
     
  14. Lahmfan

    Lahmfan Member+

    Jun 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    vague is my middle name... but @P to the Wee knows what i am talking about.
     
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  15. P to the Wee

    P to the Wee Red Card

    Nov 22, 2011
    Susan is a Little Lamb
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I'll worry about being a fan and enjoying the ride during this tournament, you worry about being Mr. Analyst.
     
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  16. Liquid1010

    Liquid1010 Member+

    Sep 5, 2009
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Anyone who says Poldi shouldn't be wearing a DFB shirt is apparently watching a different sport than the rest of us. He's not as technically skilled or intelligent in his movement.... but his directness is an asset.

    I'm smiling on the inside with some nostalgia watching Poldi, Schweini and Klose again.
     
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  17. Kirsten19

    Kirsten19 Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Newport Beach, CA
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Podolski brings tenacity, passion, directness and some degree of lethality in front of goal

    Not everyone has to be technically gifted. Podolski brings other attributes

    Up top, I like Schuerrle more than Goetze. More active and better positioning inside the box. I know Goetze scored a brace today but Schuerrle showed more promise in receiving crosses from deep.
     
  18. saj7866

    saj7866 Member

    May 10, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    If Germany play Kroos or schweiny against fast mobile teams then there in trouble, both r to slow it showed in armenias goal when both players were guilty
     
  19. Fußballgott

    Fußballgott Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    Everyone has to be technically gifted or he will constantly lose the ball like Podolski did against Italy 2012.
     
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  20. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    His goals per 90 was actually very good for Arsenal as well.

    The trouble is he doesn't protect the left fullback this season, and he is not great against good defensive sides.
     
  21. White/Blue_since1860

    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
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  22. Cuppo

    Cuppo Member+

    May 27, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Götze should play LM mainly, with Podolski sub.
     
  23. Kirsten19

    Kirsten19 Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Newport Beach, CA
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    If that's the case Schuerrle will be the center forward. Oezil will be benched

    Will most likely play a 4-3-3 now

    Neuer; Boateng, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes; Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Kroos; Mueller, Oezil/Schuerrle, Goetze/Podolski
     
  24. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Maybe FIFA and UEFA need to start thinking more about the players and the quality of product on the field instead of money. Looking back at all the needless extra games (Confed cup, extra UEFA rounds, etc) it's no wonder guys are dropping like flies. They have no recovery time.
     
  25. Cuppo

    Cuppo Member+

    May 27, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    I think the formation will be a 4-2-4 like yesterday's second half.
     
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