vlad_impaler wrote:We don't need the Frenchies! We haven't won trophies with reserve Niombla and overrated defender Ayglon. Ayglon is still a top defender but she's not elite. We have Kurtovic on the right that must be integrated, Line's percentage was just bad. We added mentality, I am expecting both wings to be great, the pivot and Lekic had 2 great Final 4s.
Stop overrating Niombla and Ayglon that much! Nobody cried for the real players Torstenson, Martin, Rodrigues and Pessoa.
Tell Gyor to buy the clowns. Gullden and Ayglon were two "capped" players, like we say in Romanian "plafonat" for a player. From some reasons they were not hungry. In my opinion Bella wasn't hungry anymore and also was always carrying injuries, whilst with Ayglon I guess she's limited. Still good though for non-dream team level of the national teams. WHERE IS ZAADI AT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE? Nowhere in top 10 probably.
So we changed Niombla and Ayglon for world class. Niombla is not even a playmaker. I remark her technical potential though compared to of Joergensen. Line disappointed but in fact she was injured. She didn't develop, I am really sorry for her and I am wishing her to become the beast. Jorgensen and even Niombla were losing a lot of balls, it's not tolerated at the highest level. Even Lazovic proved she can play a Final 4 better.
Vardar is the real champion of the past two seasons. Ok, Gyor in 2017 was better but somehow Vardar came back and in over-time Vardar was the best. The referees helped ETO in both editions. They wouldn't have won at least 1 CL trophy on different field, non-Hungarian.
Something else? I am used with Balkan analyze. Do you know how it works? When they are haters, they don't tell the truth. I disliked Lekic until the last two finals, when maybe she was at least at the level of Groot and Oftedal.
Vlad, let's not trash the former players. they are all top players and in fact they have slightly different profiles compared to the newcomers.
CSM will miss Ayglon, Frafjord and Jorgensen as defenders and the defence will certainly be weaker imho even if they added Cvijic and Lazovic. I just have to remember you that Jacobsen was mostly a back-up for Frafjord - Ayglon (and there must be a reason for that). I just hope she can do better this year because she will become a very important player (maybe the no 1 of the defence).
Then Gullden is certainly a good defensive player (and an outstanding attacking player when she is motivated), Niombla was a good replacement in many moments and she was just a back-up player mostly because of this unfortunate competition with Gullden (and Neagu). I agree she is not the no 1 player, but she was good enough for CSM's roster.
It will be very difficult for the new coach to find the magic formula this year. many replacements, very possible change of tactics (maybe we will finally see some counter-attacks and some easy goals now with Lekic - Radicevic, permanently two changes between attack and defence which was not a good strategy for CSM till now, etc) and some players will find themselves in some unusual positions. I just hope they can cope with that.
Live long and prosper.