Next Stage

With memories of the golden years (80's) of the albanian football still fresh on her mind, Albania is now attempting to recreate its strong football legacy. As young players start making their names abroad, the future is looking bright for Albanian football!
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Re: Next Stage

Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:03 pm

It is ridiculous to say De Biasi is not a good tactician. It took France 89 minutes to score a goal against us. His tactics are solid it is just the players doing the roles are not that good but the quality of the players is rising. De Biasi has improved this team in stages. He created a roster first, added some good diaspora and went to the Euros. Everything so far has been very good and even though i wanted the young generation to go to the Euros De Biasi did the righr thing taking the older players. Now higher quality players come in and we move foward.

I think the game vs macedonia should be a revolutionary one where it is a new high quality squad ready to build a proper squad tight unit throughout the qualifiers. It would be extremely disappointing for Gashi, Roshi, Basha or Kukeli to be in the squad for that game. De Biasi did right taking them to the Euros but now they are out and if they want back in the need to prove themselves.
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Re: Next Stage

Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:19 pm

See people are drinking the GDB Kool-Aid after beating a terrible Romanian side...and apparently we are going to have a heroes parade for the players that is the most pathetic small mentality shit I've heard, hope he leaves but as someone said he won't the guy is prolly gonna get the equilivant of whatever the OBE is in Albania, he would instantly fail at any serie A team, as long as he lip syncs the anthem he ain't going nowhere
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Next Stage

Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:59 pm

Being in France during these Euros was an amazing experience. We love to shit on our players but they did us proud. The fans were absolutely fantastic and extremely well behaved. In all three games I did not see a single drunk Albanian fan, and drunk fans were everywhere. We even had piss drunk Belgian fans in our fan section cheering for us :)

Everywhere we went fans of other teams were full of admiration of our performances. This was an image changing event for our people and our country. We focus too much on the football side of things but this tournament was way more than that. I played soccer at the JFK airport with Albanians from Kosova, partied in St Tropez with Albanians from Germany, ran into random Albanian fans all over South France, shared a cab with a professor and his son from Tirana, ate a paçe served by a waiter from Kavaja in Lyon, took the bus with a family from Struga, sang Xhamadani vija vija on the Lyon tram, and experienced countless other things that made the experience so much more enjoyable. This was not just about football for the thousands who travelled there. I guaranteed you no one who travelled to France left disappointed.


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Re: Next Stage

Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:22 pm

Plako wrote:Being in France during these Euros was an amazing experience. We love to shit on our players but they did us proud. The fans were absolutely fantastic and extremely well behaved. In all three games I did not see a single drunk Albanian fan, and drunk fans were everywhere. We even had piss drunk Belgian fans in our fan section cheering for us :)

Everywhere we went fans of other teams were full of admiration of our performances. This was an image changing event for our people and our country. We focus too much on the football side of things but this tournament was way more than that. I played soccer at the JFK airport with Albanians from Kosova, partied in St Tropez with Albanians from Germany, ran into random Albanian fans all over South France, shared a cab with a professor and his son from Tirana, ate a paçe served by a waiter from Kavaja in Lyon, took the bus with a family from Struga, sang Xhamadani vija vija on the Lyon tram, and experienced countless other things that made the experience so much more enjoyable. This was not just about football for the thousands who travelled there. I guaranteed you no one who travelled to France left disappointed.


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Haha that's awesome Plako.
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Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:35 pm

Mad props to Albanians from Kosova, they were heavily represented and probably made up 60% of our fanbase (that's being conservative) and the majority travelled from Germany and Switzerland. We easily outnumbered Romanians 3-1 in Lyon and I hear France has a large Romanian community.


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Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:33 pm

Sounds amazing, Plako - Happy you had a good time!
Kafshatë që s'kapërdihet asht, or vlla, mjerimi..
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Re: Next Stage

Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:40 pm

Plako wrote:Mad props to Albanians from Kosova, they were heavily represented and probably made up 60% of our fanbase (that's being conservative) and the majority travelled from Germany and Switzerland. We easily outnumbered Romanians 3-1 in Lyon and I hear France has a large Romanian community.


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We completely outnumbered the Swiss, so much so that i would rarely see one or two in the streets of Lens. In Lyon we also outnumbered the Romanians and on the long road to the stadium we were dancing and singing and completely dominating. It was amazing and i agree with what you said in this post and the last one.
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Re: Next Stage

Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:41 pm

Plako wrote:Being in France during these Euros was an amazing experience. We love to shit on our players but they did us proud. The fans were absolutely fantastic and extremely well behaved. In all three games I did not see a single drunk Albanian fan, and drunk fans were everywhere. We even had piss drunk Belgian fans in our fan section cheering for us :)

Everywhere we went fans of other teams were full of admiration of our performances. This was an image changing event for our people and our country. We focus too much on the football side of things but this tournament was way more than that. I played soccer at the JFK airport with Albanians from Kosova, partied in St Tropez with Albanians from Germany, ran into random Albanian fans all over South France, shared a cab with a professor and his son from Tirana, ate a paçe served by a waiter from Kavaja in Lyon, took the bus with a family from Struga, sang Xhamadani vija vija on the Lyon tram, and experienced countless other things that made the experience so much more enjoyable. This was not just about football for the thousands who travelled there. I guaranteed you no one who travelled to France left disappointed.
That's just fantastic! Hope I make it over next time we qualify (and with the new format, I expect this will happen much more frequently).

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