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Thread: Georgia v Wales - No Bale

  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    What the **** was Zidane talking about at the weekend suggesting Bale might still play on Sunday night.? He must have known it was a non starter
    We need to be very careful in Georgia and not be hung ho. Obviously we need the win but a draw may still be crucial. Lose and it’s curtains.
    Real and Wales thought it was a tight hammy, they've looked at it further and they've found it was a calf problem. I have serious concerns about the competence of Real's medical team.

  2. #62

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Real and Wales thought it was a tight hammy, they've looked at it further and they've found it was a calf problem. I have serious concerns about the competence of Real's medical team.
    Dutch Ray would be fuming. Arsenal as well. Injuries galore there.

  3. #63

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    Hope the boys were listening in the "WOODWORK CLASS"
    I wish I was a chippie. They make bucks. Some good jeans years ago as well as long as you liked them baggy.

  4. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Whilst losing our best player is a big blow, we need to now stand up and be counted. We’re not playing a major force in our last 2 games, like a Germany or Spain. We are plying 2 sides who are on a similar level to us.
    If we are to qualify, we need to do it on merit. Georgia haven’t won a group game yet, and the Republic have therir own injury concerns.
    We have the bonus of our last game at home, and if we can’t make the play offs from this position, and with the rest of the players in our squad, then we really don’t deserve it.
    I don't believe we are playing two sides that are equal to us.
    Our players and management seem to have forgotten that just last year, we were Euro semi finalists, deservedly beating Belgium, Russia, etc.
    Why has our mental attitude, technical abilities and tactical approach fallen to the lower standard of opposition, when we really are more capable than we are now believing.
    I'm not being disrespectful to either team, or saying that either game will be easy.
    However, we must have the team ethic and belief that we had last year.
    The sum of all our parts are capable of beating significantly better teams than Georgia and Ireland.

  5. #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDerrida View Post
    I don't believe we are playing two sides that are equal to us.
    Our players and management seem to have forgotten that just last year, we were Euro semi finalists, deservedly beating Belgium, Russia, etc.
    Why has our mental attitude, technical abilities and tactical approach fallen to the lower standard of opposition, when we really are more capable than we are now believing.
    I'm not being disrespectful to either team, or saying that either game will be easy.
    However, we must have the team ethic and belief that we had last year.
    The sum of all our parts are capable of beating significantly better teams than Georgia and Ireland.
    Well said.

  6. #66

    Re: Georgia v Wales - No Bale

    Quote Originally Posted by JDerrida View Post
    I don't believe we are playing two sides that are equal to us.
    Our players and management seem to have forgotten that just last year, we were Euro semi finalists, deservedly beating Belgium, Russia, etc.
    Why has our mental attitude, technical abilities and tactical approach fallen to the lower standard of opposition, when we really are more capable than we are now believing.
    I'm not being disrespectful to either team, or saying that either game will be easy.
    However, we must have the team ethic and belief that we had last year.
    The sum of all our parts are capable of beating significantly better teams than Georgia and Ireland.
    Steady on there fella. We massively over achieved last summer, but I loved every minute of it. A decent squad with great team spirit and a bit of luck (it ran out when Ramsey got suspended), saw us almost pull off the impossible.
    To expect us to achieve those heights again, even with an improved squad, is highly unlikely. That’s not me being negative. I’m being realistic. If we’d have carried on whet we left off, we’d be almost qualified now, but the fact we haven’t proves how difficult it is to maintain that sort of level in international football.

  7. #67

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    On the plus side, at least we haven't lost the FAW Player Of The Year.


  8. #68

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    Seems like the poor buggers who should have flown in with KLM to Tbilisi this evening won't land until Friday morning due to a flight delay.

  9. #69

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Steady on there fella. We massively over achieved last summer, but I loved every minute of it. A decent squad with great team spirit and a bit of luck (it ran out when Ramsey got suspended), saw us almost pull off the impossible.
    To expect us to achieve those heights again, even with an improved squad, is highly unlikely. That’s not me being negative. I’m being realistic. If we’d have carried on whet we left off, we’d be almost qualified now, but the fact we haven’t proves how difficult it is to maintain that sort of level in international football.
    For me, the truth is somewhere in between the stances you and JDerrida have taken. I believe Wales were one of the best four sides in Euro 2016, so got to the stage of the competition that their performances merited. That said, if it wasn't for the fact that, apart from 1958 when I was two and so have no memory of the event at all, Wales were there in a finals tournament in a major competition for the first time in my life, Euro 2016 would be right up there with the most boring ones I've seen - the standard was very low at times.

    Wales were number one seeds for this group, but that did not make them favourites to win it by any means in my book. If Serbia are in the mood, there are few teams in Europe who could feel really confident about finishing above them and, unfortunately, they have been in the mood this time. Ireland have been a very tough team to beat for more than thirty years now, Austria were always going to be competitive and Georgia were the strongest of the sixth seeded teams by some distance.

    Although Wales have more strength in depth now, they are still over reliant on three or four players and, of those, Bale is now missing games and his performances have not hit the levels we have grown accustomed to, Ramsey has missed games and his form has also been erratic, Allen has been out with suspension and Ashley Williams has started looking a lot more fallible at club level. Nevertheless, I would say that there is only one match out of the ones we've played where we got a result that was well below expectations - tomorrow's game is only a must win one because we weren't good enough (in fact we were lucky not to lose) to beat the same opponents when we played them at home.

    Even with Bale, I thought we'd struggle to get three points in Georgia and I've very little hope of us doing that not. However, unless we play woefully and lose our two remaining matches, I don't see how a campaign where we have remained unbeaten in our first eight matches can be deemed a failure - say we finish second, but miss out because we are the runner up with the worst record, then I certainly wouldn't see that as us having failed.

  10. #70

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    Can Coleman change squad players still?

    If Bale miraculously recovered for the Ireland game - could he be put back into the squad?

    (I live in hope)

  11. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Steady on there fella. We massively over achieved last summer, but I loved every minute of it. A decent squad with great team spirit and a bit of luck (it ran out when Ramsey got suspended), saw us almost pull off the impossible.
    To expect us to achieve those heights again, even with an improved squad, is highly unlikely. That’s not me being negative. I’m being realistic. If we’d have carried on whet we left off, we’d be almost qualified now, but the fact we haven’t proves how difficult it is to maintain that sort of level in international football.
    Totally agree with the flower man for once.

  12. #72

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    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    Henenessey
    Gunter Williams Chester Davies
    Allen Ledley
    Woodburn Ramsey Brooks/Hal
    Vokes
    I would also play a 4-2-3-1 with a similar team to you but I would definitely play Woodburn, Ramsey and Brooks in a 3 behind HRK

  13. #73

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    Does anyone know if Georgia are missing any key players for this game?

  14. #74

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    Does anyone know if Georgia are missing any key players for this game?
    Matters not. I hope we just go for it.

    We should still be thinking of winning the group but we can't do that with a draw. Unfortunately I believe we'll be cautious but I expect Austria to get at least a point tomorrow.

  15. #75

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    Quote Originally Posted by StraightOuttaCanton View Post
    Matters not. I hope we just go for it.

    We should still be thinking of winning the group but we can't do that with a draw. Unfortunately I believe we'll be cautious but I expect Austria to get at least a point tomorrow.

    I think it matters a lot. The good news is that two of their star players in Okriashvili and Ananidze are both injured. That cancels out Bale being out for us. It definitely improves our chances.

  16. #76

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    I think we need to be careful with these young lads. Weve criticised the English media for years for building up kids too soon making out they are the next football superstars and yet we seem to be ready to do the same with Woodburn, Brooks and Ampadu.

    I personally wouldnt start any of them. I see both Woodburn and Brooks as impact players off the bench.

  17. #77

    Re: Georgia v Wales - No Bale

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    I think it matters a lot. The good news is that two of their star players in Okriashvili and Ananidze are both injured. That cancels out Bale being out for us. It definitely improves our chances.
    I thought Okriashvili in Cardiff was superb last year. Unluckily for Georgia it is not just today's game he is missing, he's missed a 3 or 4 for Georgia through suspension in injury, who knows where they could have been if he had played in some of those games.

  18. #78

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    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    I think we need to be careful with these young lads. Weve criticised the English media for years for building up kids too soon making out they are the next football superstars and yet we seem to be ready to do the same with Woodburn, Brooks and Ampadu.

    I personally wouldnt start any of them. I see both Woodburn and Brooks as impact players off the bench.
    Not for me mate. I'd start both of them. They both seem confident lads and Woodburn in particular will have to face far bigger pressures for Liverpool than he ever will for Wales.

    I don't expect either of them to turn in performances that could replicate an in form Bale tonight but I think they would offer a fearless attitude to take on the likes of Georgia and Ireland with a solid base behind them.

    Brooks is playing more football than King and Edwards at present and I think Lawrence is always on the periphery of the game without making any real impact.

    As long as Coleman plays it right and makes them go out and enjoy the experience I honestly think these are our best options tonight.

    It's brave but I think it could work in our favour in the same way Rooney and Owen broke on the scene for England. (By the way I'm not comparing them to these two players but we also can't compare the pressure of playing for Wales with that of playing for England)

  19. #79

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    Anyone know what time the team will be announced?

  20. #80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richyrich View Post
    Anyone know what time the team will be announced?
    45 minutes before KO

  21. #81

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richyrich View Post
    Anyone know what time the team will be announced?
    4pm

  22. #82

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    45 minutes before KO
    Quote Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
    4pm
    Thanks lads.

  23. #83

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    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    I think we need to be careful with these young lads. Weve criticised the English media for years for building up kids too soon making out they are the next football superstars and yet we seem to be ready to do the same with Woodburn, Brooks and Ampadu.

    I personally wouldnt start any of them. I see both Woodburn and Brooks as impact players off the bench.
    Totally agree with the fly fisher for once.
    What’s happening!!

  24. #84

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    Radio wales are very good at internationals

    Wyn evans is in tbilisi live in a bar. Entertaining

    I know a lot of people hate radio wales coverage of cardiff games but I don't think any other home nations have this going on pregames at rugby/football

  25. #85

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Totally agree with the fly fisher for once.
    What’s happening!!
    Twice in two days

  26. #86

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    My god that was boring

  27. #87

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
    My god that was boring
    Take it you knew the ending ?

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