Kazakhstan - Albania Sun 11 Oct 15:00

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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Dallku
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:55 pm

Broja was a positive even though he made a lot of mistakes. There is potential in him.

I don't think Kallaku made one bad pass but that's the problem. He was just passing it sideways and backwards all the time. 0 attempts at creating something, dribbling, going forward, etc.. Very passive.

Bare gave his heart out like always. He wasn't perfect but he was seemed the only one eager to do something.

You can't even blame Veseli for that criminal performance. He's a serie B/C CB that is forced to play wingback.. come on. T

Kumbulla classy and solid as expected..
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:58 pm

Kumbulla is going to become one of the best in the world. Looks elite at 20.
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:02 pm

Is it bad when you're missing Panucci?
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:06 pm

Dallku wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Is it bad when you're missing Panucci?
Say what you want he found a lot of the starters we have today
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:06 pm

Has Reja been sacked yet ?
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm

Terrible match to watch.. one team worse than the other. A couple of positives were Broja showing some potential, and Kumbulla/Djimsiti playing well too, albeit against a lowly opponent in Kazakhstan. Kallaku was useless, he doesn’t deserve to be starting with the NT.

Expected a bad performance from Albania today with the missing players and bad coaching. Either a loss or a draw sounded about right after hearing what Reja had to say in his pre-match conference. Do not see any point in sticking with the old man past this nations league campaign, at the very latest.
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:19 pm

The problem with Reja is he's too tactical and overthinks it. He needs to realize he's not managing Lazio anymore and may not have the player selections to play a certain style. He's so hell bent on having two central forwards and two wingbacks despite not having the players in these positions.

I think against bigger teams we'll be okay because defensively we keep our shape and there's alot of coverage in there. But offensively it's a mess and a rugby style of play. We've struggled against bad teams for quite some time now.

I'm personally am tired of these managers with their crazy lineup choices thinking they're gonna outsmart everyone. Di Biasi is the only one who got away with it because he actually had a plan (11 pitbulls, defensive, aggressive, counteraatacking) where it worked.

This is the first time I actually think we could have managed the team better than Reja. Lenjani in for Veseli and Cekici in for Manaj and we probably get a win. Every match it's the same thing. No pace, no width and no balance. The Kazakh attack was non-existent too and had no pace, it's laughable playing so defensive against them.
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:04 pm

Manaj has been awful today. Seferi did more in 5 mins than Manaj for 85 min.
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:02 pm

Even Kosovo doesn't play with 3 in the back and they actually have the wingbacks to do it(Hadergjonaj and Vojvoda)
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Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:39 pm

People are confusing Kazakhstan with Lithuania. With Hysaj, Roshi and Strakosha out, our squad is no better, especially away from home.

If you look at transfermarkt we are over 80 mill and they over 20 mill, but Kumbulla/Djimsiti/Strakosha make up 65 million, and the other 15 million might be even weaker and this is an away game. With the exception of Kumbulla/Djim today, we don't have a better team even on paper.
Princ wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Kallaku was useless, he doesn’t deserve to be starting with the NT.
I love that you guys praise Gjasula but won't give Kallaku his due. Kazakhstan away is much harder than Lithuania at home. In possession, the dude is clearly the most technical player we have. All he needed today was to be more confident/assertive, and that will only come with age. He's still just 22.
John 14:6 "Bulku saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, De Biasi, but by me."
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