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Player of the round: Eric de Oliveira, three braces in three rounds!

August 14, 2010 1 comment

Name: Eric de Oliveira Pereira
Position: central attacking midfielder
Born: 1985
Height/Weight: 176 cm/76 kg
Club: Gaz Metan Medias

As I expected, Gaz Metan looks prepared for a good season, under the guidance of the excellent Cristi Pustai. The addition of the promising Admir Aganovic and the chance offered to Paul Batin to prove himself in Liga I (bought by CFR after an oustanding season in the third division, played well last year in Liga 2 for UTA) should solve the striker’s problem, but, in the meantime, the Brazilian playmaker stepped up and bought the needed goals. Almost all of them, as Eric netted 6 of Gaz Metan’s 7 goals, with three consecutive braces! Last Sunday, he decided the difficult away game versus Astra, scoring from the spot for the opener and adding a second after a string of wasted opportunities. His excellent start of season will make it impossible for Gaz Metan to extend a deal that will expire next summer, a club that has no other option than pray that no one will meet the Brazilian’s very affordable release clause of 350.000 Euros and that Eric’s loyalty will keep him focused and determined, as long as he stays in Medias.

Best eleven in Romania – mid-season analysis

February 5, 2010 1 comment

The analysis of Andrei Vochin, top journalist, working for Gazeta Sporturilor, has come to an end and the best eleven of the first half of season is complete. Here it is!

I hope you’ll apreciate the graphics! 😉

————————————— Zapata (31) ———————————————

Rui Duarte (29) —– Cadu (28) ———- B.Fernandes (31) ——— Brandan (26)

————————————-Apostol (29) ———————————————–

——–Szekely (26) ————————————————– Gerlem (25) ———–

———————————- Wesley Lopes (29) —————————————–

—————- Bucur (29) ———————– Kapetanos (26) ————————–

PS Based on a lot of statistics provided by a specialized firm, the analysis has one weak spot in my opinion: the influence of the marks received by the players during the 17 rounds from the newspaper’s reporters, who often pay little or no attention at all to individual performances (believe me, I’ve seen them at work too many times!) and usually the difference in their marking is made by either a goal scored or a visible mistake. But, in the end, that’s why this is Gazeta’s top, right? And that’s why I’ll come back with my own judgement after half of season.

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