Alert: Saudi Professional League - 2019-20

Discussion in 'Saudi Arabia' started by al ittihady, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    We are back again with the league.

    Nasser are the defending champions & Hilal fans are still crying over it .

    Nasser & Tawoon will be meeting for Saudi Super Cup

    Glimmer of good news is the number of foreign player's club can sign is down to 7

    Abha & Dhamak are the new teams in the league.
     
  2. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
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    Ittihad signed Argentinian Emiliano Vecchio and Chilean Luis Antonio Jiménez
     
  3. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
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    Al-Shabab Argentinean coach Jorge Almirón
     
  4. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    The club "Altaawoun" the arrival of Portuguese coach "Paulo Sergio" and his assistant team


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  5. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
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    Ettifaq signed Central African midfielder Cedric Yambere
     
  6. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Croatian coach Mario Cvitanović signed his contract with Al-Wehda on Thursday evening.


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  7. Borah

    Borah Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Do you think increasing the foreign quota improved Saudi players' quality?
     
  8. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    No obviously.

    We are struggling to find good players for each position. For Example - We don't have a decent striker since 2 years now.

    Its a failed idea apart from it bought decent amount of money to the league and our league is bit famous now.
     
    Borah repped this.
  9. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    We should keep on eye on Al Ettifaq forward Hazaa Al Hazaa, and Al Hilal defender Abdulla Al Hafez
     
  10. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    So the circus league already has 2 victims of yet failed & over expectations management sacking coaches left & right

    Branco Ivanovic was first victim after being Sacked by Ahli Jeddah

    Wehda sacked there coach & replaced with Jose Careno ( Former Nasser Coach )

    Next in line is Hilal & Ittihad coach.

    All big teams dropped points last week, with Ittihad, Ahli loosing games & Hilal Nasser and Shabab getting held to draws.
     
  11. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Al Hilal coach is on the verge of being axed and next 45 minutes will surely decide his fate of being booted out from being Hilal's coach since Hilal is eyeing another Quarter Final Exit against Ittihad with first half ending 1 all
     
  12. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Ittihad pays the price again over rich Hilal club who have multiple options at there disposal to change the game around.

    Seirra is on the verge of being sacked in his next 2-3 games & the story repeats again..
     
  13. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Upset of the league: Al Nasr loses at home to Al Hazm 0-1, with Al Hazm only having 1 real attempt on goal that they scored on

    Al Nasr's performance was lack lusture.
     
  14. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    This league is circus absolutely..Ittifaq wins by 6 goals and next match they loose at home.

    Ittihad seems to be in shambles again or they seem to be beaten by the rich club..But I can sense sooner or later, the league is going to turn one sided with Hilal having the majority of the domination with the amount of money they have at there disposal..
     
  15. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Hilal's routine big win's is bringing the league into a one sided affair. The amount of money pumped in the club is massive & if this continues, we will be soon witnessing Ligue 1 or Serie A kinda league where other teams only play to get the next best position.

    Ittihad is struggling again with recent loss to Hazm adding to more misery..I blame the management for them to inject 30+ age foreign players who slow down the game. Only Romarinho, is primed to play for the team & rest is just sweating out on the grass.
     
  16. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
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    Saudi Team for Singapore and Palestine match..

    For a change -

    1- Abdullah Maouf is finally out
    2- We will playing a international match is Qassim
    3 - The FA has agreed to play in Palestine
     
  17. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Among the new faces injected, Abdullah Al Shamikh seems promising.

    Not convinced to see Hassaan Tumbakti and Abdulrahman Al Dowsari along with Yahya Shehri in the team where Tumbakti is a lousy player when it comes to sensible passing and Abdulrahman has not played any convincing game thus far that should be enough for him to be in the team. Yahya Shehri is a liability and should not have had been in the squad specially after his poor performance in the world cup, he hardly even had any game with Al Nasser...

    On the other hand, I just noticed "Saad Al Shehri" to be a sound player who played against Ettifaq since his movement were just like a typical striker should be... better he find some other club where he can play full 90 minutes to showcase his talent OR Hilal should give him at least 60 minutes in each game to prove his skills
     
  18. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Finally, incompetant managment scumbs to fans pressure and Ittihad sacks Luis Seirra as coach..

    Generations will change but the mentality of handling a professional club in Saudi league will never change
     
  19. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Too bad
     
  20. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    The Curious case of toothless Tigers

    Its obvious when you refer any Saudi club as Tiger one club which comes in mind is Ittihad who are by far remain the most pathetically managed club in recent years.

    Seasons after seasons the management changed but none of them bought the stabilization the club required. Players left, coaches signed & sacked, players getting fired, players getting banned due to failing dope test and much much more, the club did not come out after shadows of issues.

    Soon when Mansour Balawi left the club he left back a team full of overage players and no proper succession planning plus huge debts. The new management under Masoud was deemed to be bit good for the club but sudden and sad demise of the clubs president bought the club drastically.

    The clubs foremost legend and team captain was shrouded in doping controversy & had to be banned leaving the team on a thread of disbalanced leadership. Players after players left/retire, enter new players which were not professional enough & incapable of playing for prestigious club like Ittihad & obviously they did not realise the value of it.

    There was a ray of hope when the debts were cleared by his highness MBS, the club did not come out of its infighting and unprofessional management issues.

    Currently, the club lacks a management who understands football & get the club running & be stable for a season or two and then target trophies with a proper build up squad of home grown players. The current season is getting from bad to worse for the club since the start considering the clubs star player Fahd Muwallad was banned, Luiz Jimenez getting fired which subsequently Jose Luis Seirra got unhappy and was eventually sacked, the defender which helped the team to get couple of points Marwan Costa has left the club & not Fawaz Al Qarni is forcing is way out to Al Hilal.

    All n all the situation looks bleak for one of the most successful Saudi Club now and urgently needs massive revamp with proper support and stratergy.
     
  21. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Which player got fired ?... Ittihad current squad needs to focus on playing counter-attacking game to have any chance of gaining 3 points in any game
     
  22. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Luis Jimenez from Chile..Its not about how Ittihad should play, its how they should be managed
     
  23. hammad_friend

    hammad_friend Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    Dubai, Karachi
    Club:
    Al Hilal Riyadh
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia is participating in U-23 Asian Cup in which, Top 3 teams will qualify to Olympics provided Japan is the 4th team (as Olympics are to be held in Japan).

    Following is the U-23 squad in which, there's NO Player from Al-Hilal ?...
    Is Al-Hilal's U-23 team that bad that NO PLAYER could made it to the final squad ?
    Such a disgrace to Al-Hilal and Mismanagement by Saudi FA at the top level of selection:

    https://www.the-afc.com/afc/documents/PDFFiles/afc-u23-championship-2020-final-squads

    Saudi - U23 Squad.jpg
     
  24. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Nat'l Team:
    Saudi Arabia
    Hilal is great in stealing talent from other Saudi clubs and make them rot in bench for years and again sell them at a profit. Interms of feeding players to the youth team - Ahli & Shabab have contributed a lot along with Qadsiyah.
     
  25. omaro

    omaro Member

    Liverpool FC
    Nov 16, 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    that's right, but from most talented players played for ALHILAL, they're started in the club academy and their youth teams, like AlShalhob, Aldossary, Al aabed, Salman, Salman Almoasher... and so many players

    just saying
     

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