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Piturca, a ruthless negotiator, a very strict coach, but also a father…

August 27, 2010 1 comment

After putting together a good team at Steaua – 14 buys during the summer – which Ilie Dumitrescu almost eliminated from Europe, with his defensive approach in Zurich, Victor Piturca took his staff to Craiova, where he signed a three years long deal.

A sold-out stadium is expected on Saturday evening, when Universitatea faces Sportul Studentesc. Photo from craiova-maxima.ro

Universitatea’s huge and passionate fan base has every reason to celebrate (around 3.000 fans watched the team’s first training session), but the new manager was wise cautious enough to calm everyone down, looking nervous, pessimist and overpreoccupied, as always. Still, this means nothing to the supporters that had to go through a lot in recent years, facing relegation and having to spend a lot of time in Severin, far from their beloved stadium, “Ion Oblemenco”. With Piturca back in town, their dreams can must come through: they should start beating the crap out of Steaua, Dinamo and Rapid, which is far more important than winning the league or the Romanian Cup. Which should come as a natural consequence and will look very pretty in the club’s trophy room, next to the four championships and six cups, if everything goes right. And why shouldn’t it go right? Read more…

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Round 28 – results, scorers and standings

April 16, 2010 Leave a comment
  • Unirea Alba Iulia – Ceahlaul 3-2 (N. Jovanovic 27, 90, Fl. Dan 44 / I. Badescu 35, Cebotaru 53)
  • Astra Ploiesti – International 1-1 (Carando 81 / Apostu 28)
  • Unirea Urziceni – Pandurii Targu Jiu 3-0 (Apostol 25, Marinescu 39, Martinovic 78 og)
  • Gloria Bistrita – Dinamo 3-2 (Ribeiro Moraes 23, 88, Nastase 45 / Cl. Niculescu 12, Andrei Cristea 32)
  • Politehnica Iasi – Otelul Galati 1-1 (Badea 52 / Ochirosii 30)
  • Rapid – Steaua 5-1 (Ionita 7, 17, Cesinha 22, M. Constantin 33 pen, Helder 73 / Kapetanos 14 pen)
  • FC Brasov – Gaz Metan Medias 3-2 (N. Grigore 11 pen, Sburlea 39, Hadnagy 49 / A. Munteanu 57, Litu 77)
  • FC Vaslui – Universitatea Craiova 0-1 (Al. Piturca 71)
  • FC Timisoara – CFR Cluj 1-1 (Alexa 90+8 / Deac 56)

Liga I - standings

Next round (23-26 April): Ceahlaul – Astra Ploiesti, Dinamo – Politehnica Iasi, Pandurii – FC Brasov, Otelul Galati – Rapid, CFR Cluj – Unirea Alba Iulia, Gaz Metan Medias – Gloria Bistrita, Universitatea Craiova – Unirea Urziceni, Steaua – FC Timisoara, International Curtea de Arges – FC Vaslui.

Piturca (the player) to Craiova

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Although club owner Adrian Mititelu tried this winter to appoint former NT coach Victor Piturca as general manager, he must find satisfaction in convincing his son, Alexandru Piturca (26), to sign for the club.
The striker comes as a free agent, after a poor half of season in Brasov, where he failed to earn a spot in the first eleven, but after two decent seasons at Pandurii Targu Jiu, where he was important for the team, but never looked like an impressive scorer (9 goals in 51 appearances). His contract with Universitatea will expire in June 2013 and he’ll be paid with 100.000 EUR/season.

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