Poland at Portugal (9/8) and Finland (9/12) [R]

Discussion in 'Poland' started by marek, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. marek

    marek Member

    Lechia Gdańsk
    Poland
    Jun 27, 2000
    Club:
    OSP Lechia Gdansk
    squad announced for the two away games against Portugal and Finland:

    (apperences/goals)

    Goalkeepers: Artur Boruc (Celtic Glasgow) 27A/0, Tomasz Kuszczak (Manchester United) 5A/0, Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal Londyn) 4A/0

    Defenders: Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht Bruksela) 18A/1, Pawel Golanski (Steaua Bukareszt), Arkadiusz Glowacki (Wisla Kraków) 19A/0, Mariusz Jop (FK Moskwa) 16A/0, Jacek Bak (Austria Wieden) 87A/3, Michal Zewlakow (Olimpiakos Pireus) 69A/0, Grzegorz Bronowicki (Crvena Zvezda Belgrad) 7A/0

    Midfielders: Przemyslaw Kazmierczak (FC Porto) 8A/1, Radoslaw Sobolewski (Wisla Kraków) 29A/1, Mariusz Lewandowski ((Szachtar Donieck) 36A/1, Dariusz Dudka (Wisla Kraków) 17A/2, Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borrussia Dortmund) 10A/1, Lukasz Gargula (GKS PGE Belchatów) 8A/1, Jacek Krzynówek (VFL Wolfsburg) 71A/13, Euzebiusz Smolarek (Racing Santander) 23A/8, Wojceich Lobodzinski (Zaglebie Lubin) 7A/1, Michal Golinski (Zaglebie Lubin) 1A/0

    Forwards: Maciej Zurawski (Celtic Glasgow) 63A/16, Lukasz Piszczek (Hertha Berlin) 2A/0, Grzegorz Rasiak (FC Southampton) 35A/8, Marek Saganowski (FC Southampton) 18A/3, Radoslaw Matusiak (SC Heerenveen) 9A/4

    Reserves: Jerzy Dudek (Real Madryt) 58A/0, Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warszawa) 2A/0, Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan) 3A/0, Maciej Iwanski (Zaglebie Lubin) 3A/1, Ireneusz Jelen (AJ Auxerre) 18A/2, Pawel Brozek (Wisla Kraków) 7A/1
     
  2. NumberSoul

    NumberSoul New Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    Well these are 2 vital games we have here. I will be very happy if we get 4 points, but I think we can get 6 easily if we don't mess up.
     
  3. marek

    marek Member

    Lechia Gdańsk
    Poland
    Jun 27, 2000
    Club:
    OSP Lechia Gdansk
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)


    while i can appreciate your easy optimism, i'll be happy with 4 points and will not even expect the boys to come home with 6
     
  4. NumberSoul

    NumberSoul New Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    Well 6 points would rather be hoping thing. I mean 4 points I think is the more realistic goal, but I think Poland could do 6 depending on how Portugal plays really. I think Finland is a game that we will really want to win epically after that humiliating game last year. If we do get 4 points we still be on the top and have 23 points which I think is a really good position to be in when there is two spots open.
     
  5. marcin79

    marcin79 New Member

    Jun 3, 2005
    Warszawa, Poland
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    I'd like to see Poland starting in 4-4-1-1 formation, with line up:

    -------------------------Saganowski------------------------
    --------------------------Smolarek-------------------------
    ---Krzynowek-------------------------------Blaszczykowski---
    ---------------------Dudka---------Lewandowski-------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    --Bronowicki--------Zewlakow--------Bak-------Wasilewski----
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------Boruc-----------------------------

    How about your opinions?
     
  6. Astargoth

    Astargoth New Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    I would switch Smolarek and Saganowski, move Dudka to defence put Sobolewski in his place and bench Bak.

    I was unimpressed with Bak in our friendly with Russia, and I think Saganowski is better at playmaking than Smolarek.
     
  7. NumberSoul

    NumberSoul New Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    I agree Bak wasn't very impressive. I would like to see Gargula in the starting line up, but any other midfield would work fine since we have a pretty decent midfield. With Beenhakker I'm pretty sure Zurawski will make a spot in the starter lineup if he is well.
     
  8. Astargoth

    Astargoth New Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    Bear in mind that Garguła is just coming back from injury. I'm not sure he is ready for such a big game. As for Zurawski, Marcin79 wrote who we would like to see not who will play. I agree that Zurawski participation in the first game is a given.
     
  9. NumberSoul

    NumberSoul New Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    Yes I have to agree that Gargula might not be in the best form with being injured for the whole summer basically, but he still has two games to play against Dnipro and Odra, if he shows that the injury isn't holding him back I would like to see him play.
     
  10. U7 Blazej

    U7 Blazej New Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Club:
    AC Chievo Verona
    Nat'l Team:
    Austria
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    Oh quit all your yapping, Zurawski will play as he is the face of our team and captain.
     
  11. NumberSoul

    NumberSoul New Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    Yeah I hope he will play like he did against Portugal last time he was a true leader. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Sevryn45

    Sevryn45 New Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    That depends on the formation and strategy Leo will use as well as what form Zurawski is in.
     
  13. ForzaPolska

    ForzaPolska New Member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Ostrolenka
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    Well for the game against Portugal I would put 4-4-2 formation and have

    Boruc

    Wasilewski Dudka Zewlakow Golanski

    Smolarek Krzynówek Lewandowski Błaszczykowski

    Matusiak Żurawski


    And I wonder why did leo not pick jelen yet for national team he is a very good player I would pick jelen over Rasiak Any day. And Iwanski should play national games as well for i have seen him play many games for lubin as for gargula he needs at least another 2 months to get to his good form from that injury and than he should be a starter
     
  14. Sevryn45

    Sevryn45 New Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    I will tell you why,

    1. He's hurt, he has back problems.
    2. He refused a call up when he was healthy in 2006.

    Also keep in mind Jelen plays on the wings, we already have several players that can do this job and do it better then Jelen, Beenhakker does not see Jelen as a striker period.

    Also about Bak, he has back problems as well and wont be participating against Portugal and Finland games.

    For Strikers we got Zurawski, Matusiak, Smolarek and Rasiak; it's all about the Zgrupowanie I don't make the tactics Leo does that it all depends on the health and form of the players.
     
  15. BMike86

    BMike86 Member

    Jun 26, 2005
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    can a MOD please fix the thread title to 9/8 and 9/12

    because right now it says 8/8 and 8/12... thanks :)
     
  16. marek

    marek Member

    Lechia Gdańsk
    Poland
    Jun 27, 2000
    Club:
    OSP Lechia Gdansk
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    my bad, thanks

    and add a [R] while they're at it...
     
  17. karny9

    karny9 New Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Toronto
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    all done
    its going to be a great game, lets hope they dont get off to a shaky start
     
  18. ForzaPolska

    ForzaPolska New Member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Ostrolenka
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)


    O we can come home with 6 we just have to beat the runner ups of this tournament and beat finland lol

    but we have to beat finland for revenge:mad:
     
  19. canadianscraggledog

    canadianscraggledog New Member

    Jun 26, 2005
    London, Canada
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Re: Poland at Portugal (8/8) and Finland (8/12)

    Absolutely need to beat the Finns. A draw with Portugal would be ok. 4 points would have us looking real good to go through
     
  20. Bujdasz

    Bujdasz New Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    Chicago
    4 points would be acceptable , god i hope they kill portugal..
     
  21. johnmatrix

    johnmatrix New Member

    Jun 1, 2005
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    The first 15 - 20 minutes will tell the story, if we can survive the initial attack from Portugal who will likely try to rebound from the draw with Armenia in a big way, we should be ok.
     
  22. Devil500

    Devil500 New Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    Section 101
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd love to kill Portugal but a draw will do it's going to be exciting.
     
  23. NumberSoul

    NumberSoul New Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    More like nerve racking. :rolleyes:
     
  24. Polseb

    Polseb Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    New York
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    I hope they kill Portugal as well, I have a personal vendetta against these people in my community. I tried to give them a chance I really did, but I didn't get to meet one upstanding individual that could represent them. So I did my part in trying to be nice and accepting of their culture but they refused kicking and screaming.

    Zloic im dupe az im sie popali!!!!
     
  25. NumberSoul

    NumberSoul New Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    It's 0-0 right now for Finland and Serbia is actually good if we can get a point against Portugal
     

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