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Advice for CFR Cluj: don’t expect a lot of saved shots, if you’re trying to save money!

The unknown Amadio gets a chance to make a name for himself in Cluj and also have a picture on transfermarkt.de!

I’ve said it in the summer, when Nuno Claro was the Supercup hero: CFR needs to buy a reliable keeper. A certain Danut Coman was available on a free transfer back then, the sort of experienced goalie with a strong enough personality to step in and deliver for any Liga I club, yet the champions hoped that Stancioiu will not only keep the Portuguese goalie on his toes, but also do a good job when called upon. It should be no surprise to see that this strategy failed, with the two players simply too inconsistent to secure the goal and their mistakes have been so visible that the board has finally come to terms with this reality. Don’t think that they’ve taken the right calls, though! The capture of Mihai Minca – who, for the record, was Coman’s reserve last season – can be considered a decent signing, but also a bet. The 26 years old had a spell at Rapid a couple of years ago and failed to cope with the pressure, something that will be seriously tested in Cluj, where Minca, if he is to deliver in at least one of the next five years, should finally live up to the praise received in 2005 from a certain Walter Zenga

Right now, he’s just a third keeper who can only hope that those still ahead of him in the pecking order, Nuno Claro and Stancioiu, will be either sold or released in the near future, in order to find some playing time. The imminent signing of a certain Remo Amadio (unknown 23 years old Italian keeper, who only played in the lower leagues!) on a free transfer certainly points in that direction. One that shouldn’t please CFR’s fans, though, given the questionable quality of the selected replacements, with a poor to nonexistent background and absolutely no guarantees that they’ll end up saving some shots in the coming months, not only the club’s transfer budget from January…

  1. Deluxe
    January 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Typical signings by Romanian teams: unproven and unknown players.

  2. Dennis
    February 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I’m writing an article for a swiss newspaper about former soccer players that played for FC Zurich. Do you know anything about Christian Pouga who currently plays for FC Vaslui? How is his performance in the Romanian League I? Is he good enough for FC Vaslui or even a gain? Will he probably stay in Romania for the next three years (until his contract ends)? How is his potential rated in Romania?
    I’m grateful for every bit of information how Pouga is doing nowadays.
    Kind regards
    Dennis Buhler
    (swiss sports journalist, dennis[dot]buehler[at]bluewin[dot]ch)

    • February 24, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      I’ve sent you an email, I hope you got it!

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