UEFA'08: Ukraine vs. Italy

Discussion in 'Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, & the former Soviet Repu' started by yurchishin79, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. yurchishin79

    yurchishin79 New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    This is it. The last chance to make some statement, to stay relevant beyond mid-September. The alternative: bunch of virtual "friendlies", with the next meaningful game coming in about a year. :(

    Let's hope that our boys do our best on Wed. We should admit, so far, we did not play a single good game this tourney. It's a good time for this now. :rolleyes:
     
  2. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    Scotland match was quite impressive I'd say. Italy is SLIGHTLY weakened. Over at the Italian threads they are crying for 5-6 missing players. problem is, their bench consists of, like, 30 players. We only have about dozen useful players, so a 100% is required from all of them.

    I'd like to see Hladky play more than 3 minutes.
     
  3. yurchishin79

    yurchishin79 New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Yeah, the game vs. Scotts wasn't bad, a bit sloppy though.

    I doubt Hladky will get a call unless Blokhin gets desparate during the game. But, hey, should we fail to gain 3 fat points here, Hladky will get plenty of playing time from now on. :(
     
  4. loden

    loden Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Forest Hills, NY
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Anybody care to guess the line-ups?

    I see:

    Gusev, Tymoschuk, Nazarenko (#10) and Rotan in the midfield and Sheva + Vorona up top.
     
  5. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    unless we win, we are all, but mathematically out of Euros. If we play the way we played in Tbilisi, we will lose.

    Play Hladky, Sheva and Vorona from the start. What have we got to lose?
     
  6. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    I agree they need to attack. But, something tells me, we'll see a good ole 4-5-1 formation...
     
  7. atikiN

    atikiN New Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    NYC
    We need to hope for the same result we got against Denmark in the WC campaign. Put 10 men in front of our goal and hope one of our boys breaks free o the counter and nicks one in. With the teams current state, we simply can't run with the Italians for the full 90.
     
  8. dynamok

    dynamok New Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    I'm sure that Sheva will get a start, I don't see how Blokha will leave him on the the bench.
    The team on the field wasn't bad accept that they didn't play as a team. I think Sheva was the biggest waste of space there, Hladkiy should have played instead.
     
  9. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    i don't think we were watching the same game then. Sheva wasn't his best, but he was far from the "biggest waste of space." If he can't get a decent service, which he doesn't, he ends up going back to his own half, so what do you expect him to do, run through entire defenses?
     
  10. dynamok

    dynamok New Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    You must have been watching the choppy video feed :)
    The guy did more complaining than the Georgians did, that says someting.
    And yes, I do expect him to run through defense, because if he can't run though Georgian defense, he has reason to be on the field against Italians.
     
  11. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    ok, but complaining doesn't mean playing badly. His teammates often missed him being wide open.
     
  12. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    The times when one player could have singlehandedly destroyed another team's defense are over and are not coming back. Shevchenko is the best Ukrainian offensive player, but Georgian defenders, including Kaladze are no slouches.
     
  13. ciuk

    ciuk New Member

    May 29, 2007
    I personally think that is arguable now. If he was still at Milan; without a doubt.
     
  14. loden

    loden Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Forest Hills, NY
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    I see 0-3 in the near future..
     
  15. dynamok

    dynamok New Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Minneapolis
    lodenych, you can't see beyond your monitor, what future are you talking about?
     
  16. loden

    loden Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Forest Hills, NY
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    I'm going to watch the game at nevada smiths. if the foreseable happens (we lose), i'm gonna treat myself to 3-4 liters of peeeeevo.
     
  17. FCDynamo

    FCDynamo New Member

    Feb 22, 2005
    NYC
    Ukraine needs to win this, and i think they will this is the best time. Italy has some key players missing (Gattuso, Toni). We have Voronin missing.
    I see Hladkiy and Sheva up front. I also see a win for us 2-1 maybe, ill take any kind of a win. I just feel good about this.

    Prob lineup
    Shovkovskiy
    Ezerskiy, Rusol, Kycher, Nesmachnuy
    Mykhailyk, Tymoschuk, Gusev, Rotan
    Sheva, Hladkiy
     
  18. loden

    loden Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Forest Hills, NY
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    I wish I could share your enthusiasm. Then again, Italy might be overconfident if they think about their past track record.
     
  19. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    here we go.

    obolon' is the "golovniy" sponsor.;)
     
  20. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    sheva hits the post.
     
  21. atikiN

    atikiN New Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    NYC
    Sheva hits the bar off a FK
     
  22. atikiN

    atikiN New Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    NYC
    The team is looking great in the first 10. I'm surprised. Hope we can keep it up.

    Sheva is all over the ball, and we're winning the battle in midfield.
     
  23. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    horrible defense. italy up 1-0.

    bloxin looks more pissed than usual.
     
  24. atikiN

    atikiN New Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    NYC
    Ugh. Our midfield and attack look good. Our defence... looks like our defence.
     
  25. atikiN

    atikiN New Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    NYC
    Sheva Goall!!!!!!
     

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