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Andrei Cristea wins a title, but leaves a bad impression


Andrei Cristea, Romania's top scorer

They say that a striker’s job is to score goals and I’m blaming Dinamo’s hard-working Cristea, Andrei, (the lazy one is Adrian) for taking his job too seriously? No, he deserves to be up there, battling with Kapetanos, another honest player and good professional, but the way he wants to become Romania’s top scorer at all costs reminds me of the days when Steaua or Dinamo were fixing matches just to offer one of their players the chance to shine in Europe…

Cristea scored a brace against Unirea Alba Iulia, after yet another waaay too selfish display (I’ve seen a dozen since media reports spoke about the player’s chances to move to Serie A, in the summer), and the two goals get him ahead of Kapetanos, ending, in my opinion, what has been an interesting and correct race for most of the season.

Yes, there are still two rounds to go, but we must consider that in the next round Dinamo meets its unofficial satellite club, Astra Ploiesti, (if required, Cristea could score at will) and that the Greek will miss the last game of the season, as he will join the national team for the first training camp, before the World Cup. So, congrats to Cristea for the title and good luck to Dinamo, I’m sure they’ll be able to get a few more hundred thousands Euro from the club that will eventually sign the player…

Here is the list of the best scorers in Romania, with two rounds to go:

  1. Andrei Cristea (Dinamo) – 16
  2. Pantelis Kapetanos (Steaua) – 15
  3. Marius Bilasco (Unirea Urziceni) – 12
  4. Dorin Goga (FC Timisoara) – 12
  5. Liviu Ganea (Astra Ploiesti) – 11
  6. Wesley Lopes (FC Vaslui) – 11
  7. Alexandru Ionita (Rapid) – 10
  8. Lukas Magera (FC Timisoara) – 9
  9. Florin Costea (Universitatea Craiova) – 9
  10. Gigel Bucur (FC Timisoara) – 8.
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  1. May 11, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I personally don’t like him either, don’t think he’s that great, he’s good, but not the best in the league imo… and even more so when it comes to the national team. That’s just my opinion.

    Then again I hate Dinamo lol…. except for some guys like Marius Niculae, who I find would be a great replacement for Mutu in the national as well as a few other candidates, young and old.

    BTW Radu, I don’t believe I’ve asked you what Romanian club you support?

  2. May 11, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    forgot to say:

    and what about you PMC?

  3. May 12, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Filip, given the nature of the job I like to do so much, I can say that I’m fortunate not to be mad about any team from the first division. I cheered for Sportul, when the team was packed with excellent prospects like Mazilu, Bucur or Lazar, I was impressed with Timisoara’s fans, after a couple of games watched live on “Dan Paltinisanu”, but for some reason that fantastic atmosphere is gone now, I liked a lot how Gaz Metan was playing after their promotion in the top flight. So, as you can see, I’m more a fan of teams that at least try to play football, I can say that I’m more a fan of players, rather than clubs ;-)

  4. PMC
    May 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I see things like Radu… i really have no big favourite but I do cheer for teams I like for various reasons. Steaua was the 1st team I cheered for as i’ve seen them in television here in Austria but Becali i just don’t like. I want to see teams do well in Europe so I usually cheer for the team that seems the most likely to do so.

    on topic: I don’t think that Astra Ploiesti rigs games for Dinamo Buc., they might have “good” relations but its not that crazy ;)

    Andrei might not be the best striker around but he’s determined just like Bud and these types of players are a rareity in Romania lately.

  1. August 30, 2010 at 9:26 am

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