Starting XI for the Kenya match
–Abdulwahed el Sayed–
Ahmed Fathy–Wael Gomaa–Mahmoud Fathallah–Ahmed Samir Farag
–Amr el Souleya–Ibrahim Salah
–El Sayed Hamdy–Ahmed Belal–
4 at the back again?! Shehata, please don’t be fooled by the relative ease with which we are winning. Gomaa still sucks with 4 at the back and any team having a pacey forward would prove that. I’m crossing my fingers that you’re not considering playing with 4 against Mphela and Pienaar. Please don’t.
Here we go again with Ahmed Belal. Do you really think Ahmed Belal is going to play in AFCON 2012 if we qualify? or is he going to be able to walk come 2014 in Brazil? Shawky Ghareeb just stated in the previous match’s post-match conference that you’re preparing a team for 2014, and the following game you play a 30+ year old striker? The same could be for Abu Treka, Gomaa and some other aging players but atleast these players have merited playing in a friendly tournament after winning 3 consecutive AFCONs. Belal on the other hand, has achieved next to none with the national team and is taking the spot of other young players who could do a job for the future.
As for Amr el Souleya, I have nothing against the kid, but to think Shehata prefers him over Ashour and Shehab just makes sick. What exactly has he achieved to merit a staring spot for the national team? Ismaily are no where near winning the league and haven’t been for a while (except 2 years ago) and they have not done one good deed for Egypt in Africa. Ashour on the other hand (I like saying that), has already won numerous “African Champions League”s with Al-Ahly and has cemented the DMF spot for the past 5 years. When exactly is he going to play for the national team? If he’s so bad then surely Al-Ahly wouldn’t have won anything of note with playing regularly?
Anyway, I’ll go watch the match now.
Respect to Tunisia, I can’t comment on the Tunisia blog but I’ll say what I have to here: “I envy you guys, everyone here in Egypt is talking about what happened and everybody is mightly impressed. Respect to you, I can’t believe how brave you guys are. Good Luck with the future.”
alf mabrouk ya sha3b Tunis! you have become very worthy in my eyes! I know this is a soccer blog, but this is a moment for all Arabs to celebrate!! I am very happy for you! 3okbalna ya rab!
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FT 5-1, Belal with a hattrick (knew this was gonna happen after my bashing), Wael Gomaa and El Sayed Hamdy scored the other 2.
Yeah very brave from the Tunisians, and hopefully a sign of things to come in the rest of the region. They have a set an example of how to do it for the rest of us. Mabrook Tunis!
good match, True say hany we cant play with a back 4 against south africa, i think we will stick to our 5-3-2 or 3-4-3. Looking forward to see what formation he will play against the USA
Yeah, we got caught twice today with 4 at the back against Kenya… so USA and SA could definitely catch us more than that.
guys, am I the only one that thinks that Egypt is not getting anything out of this so called tournament?.. I dont think that South Africa will play with such naiveness like the Nile basin countries with all do respect to them but I dont believe that they look like South Africa….please share your thoughts with me!
Amr, i agree man, But this will give players like walid soliman and shikabala some more experience with the team. confidence is one of the reasons we played these matches. towards the end of 2010 our team looked unstable, so before we meet SA we will hopefully play a more serious squad and formation with a little confidence. Confidence is a wonderfull thing but too much for egypt is emmbarrasment.
Well Amr the opposition is substandard but what harm could be done? We all know how we struggle against smaller sides, maybe this will teach us how to never underestimate opponents. Another positive is that inexperienced players may get more used to playing for the national side through this tournament instead of playing in the afcon qualifiers and feel the pressure from day one. I dunno, just try looking at the cup that it’s half full and not half empty
I have to congratulate Burkina Faso for winning today in the U-17 African Championship, but why is that CAF refereeing have to suck so much?
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We can’t really complain about a 4-0 scoreline hamouda, the youth just sucks. Mohamed Omar is a terrible coach and this is what we get for having someone like him in charge. Anyway I wouldn’t take these U-17 teams too seriously, most of them won’t even make it to the big stage. I remember Lesotho reaching the semi-final of the youth african championship not too long ago and we’ve yet to see the senior squad in any tournament.
good point Hany! I was more upset with the crappy refereeing to be honest….a bit sad that the standards in CAF are below par
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To Hany and Hamouda, and all Egyptians and Arabs who offered their congratulations to Tunis, thank you! The battle against the ruling party (RCD) is ongoing but inshallah we kick them out and write a new constitution so that we have a real democracy. Inshallah el 3o9ba likom fi masr ya rab!
Who ever wrote this up there is really stupid sorry for my language. Age is nothing but a number, treika gomaa and belal embaressed yu really badly. Belal with a hatrick and gomaa with the first goal with montakhab mast in his career. So stop saying your stupid opinions cuz your wrong. Hassan Shehata knows what he’s doing stop being a critic, he probably doing a better job than anybody in the world can do. So stfu before you judge his work cuz he’s the best at his job…
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Hey Mike thanks for your comment.
Rami, everyone here is really proud of you guys. I know this may not mean much to you but we really are all behind you guys at the moment, you have led the way for other countries to start acting and stop taking shit from the government. Good Luck and insha2allah you will kick the cunts out.
Sorry man. I just had to. People critisize Shehata alot… When they think they can do a better job when every ody knows they can’t. Shehata is a beast and he’s really good coach. Sorry for my language once again but… It had to be said.
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Hate the dictatorship
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