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Our season is over (boo) and Estonia has some HUGE games coming up this month.

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he should.


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he has to get called up first. will he get the call? Estonia did get there without him

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He is coming. Got it confirmed yesterday evening. He'll join the team training on Tuesday and depending on how well he blends, he will either start or be a sub already for the home leg on Friday.

There used to be some bad blood amongst Estonia team fans about Lindpere not helping the national team for a while. I was quite surprised that about 80% were very positive about him joining the team for the play-offs, having not played for two years.

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He is coming. Got it confirmed yesterday evening. He'll join the team training on Tuesday and depending on how well he blends, he will either start or be a sub already for the home leg on Friday.

Not confirmed. There'll be 23 men in training, of which only 18 will be selected for the match squad.

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Not confirmed. There'll be 23 men in training, of which only 18 will be selected for the match squad.

Well he's at least coming for the training, right?

I'm happy; I always felt a bit guilty about Lindpere rejecting his national team. Now that they have a chance to qualify, go Eesti!

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Could be playing against Robbie Keane 4 games in a row.

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Could be playing against Robbie Keane 4 games in a row.



Perhaps Keel can somehow be eligible to play for Estonia vs. ireland since he kept Keane off the scoresheet twice in a row :lol: :cheers:

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Confirmation that Lindpere will at least be in the camp: http://www.jalgpall....mp;news_id=3294

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With or without Lindy it's gonna take a small miracle for us to qualify. imo Ireland is still 80 to 20 favorite. (we have conceded in EVERY game).

I hope to see Lindy to start at CM or at AM if we play 4-5-1- or 4-4-1-1, which we should 'cause our strikers suck (and the only decent one is injured)

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To keep you up to date with Lindpere in Estonia. Quick translation of one and summary of few other articles. Not the greatest of translations, but I guess it beats google translate.

Unanimity: Lindpere will strengthen the national team
http://ohtuleht.ee/450929

Did Tarmo Rüütli did the right thing when added Joel Lindpere, who's been absent for the entire qualifing cycle, to Estonian squad for decisive games? What role could "the lost son" play against Ireland?

"Tarmo Rüütli can create an excellent atmosphere in a team. The players are not stressed nor under pressure, but relaxed. Main reason for Estonian success is great team spirit," said Mart Poom in a recent interview to "Irish Independent".

Wouldn't the inclusion of Lindpere hurt the inner climate of the team? What do the main competitors to the New York Red Bulls midfielder for play time think about this move?

Teammates/rivals: there's no problem

Listening to various opinions we can come to a conclusion: there's no risk. Rüütli made a right decision.

"It only adds motivation to prove that I'm worth the position in starting 11," says Dmitri Kruglov, who has been the first choice for left midfield position the whole cycle. With a smile on his face, he calls Lindpere "a new old player".

"We're a small country, there's not many quality players to choose from. Result must always be number one and Juki (Lindpere) only strengthens the team. Ofcource I'm not just going to give away my position. Juki must first prove himself."

Another left midfielder, Tarmo Kink, also thinks it's a positive news. "If he wants and if he can, and the coach has him in his plans. Then why not? He's been in the team before and it's not like he's some kind of bad boy," laughs English-Pro. "On the other hand, nothing is guaranteed for him. The whole team has fought and worked to get where we are."

Kristal and Terehhov: his place is in central midfield

Although Lindpere has played mostly on left side of the field in United States, ex- national team players Marko Kristal and Sergei Terehhov see his role in national team as playing in the heart of the field.

"We haven't got much choise in central midfielders. It depends on tactics, but I would mostly use him there," thinks former central midfielder Kristal. "I'm afraid that in European top-level football, Linpere is lacking a bit speed when playing near the sidelines."

Terehhov: "His best position would be number 10 or second line striker, especially after Zenjov's injury. Lindpere can create chances and he's good enough on the ball. He could also be used as a sub - in that case he would be efficent and versatile weapon off the bench."

Kristal, Terehhov and another main player from last generation of Estonian football, Marek Lemsalu all found that Lindpere's arrival for the time of "dessert" shouldn't cause any hard feelings among other players.

"Estonian national team is in a very special situation. If the coaches have decided, then that's the end of it. Then it doesn't matter what was before or if it's fair. Fact is that the coach have called him to make the team stronger for it's most important games," said Lemsalu. "And Lindpere has proved himself to be a good player."

"No one can have *his* place in a team. Who is in better form, plays. Full stop. What was before doesn't count in these games," added Terehhov.

Interview in ETV (video)
http://sport.err.ee/...5b-ffb435c7bde3

Quick summary: Lindpere says that he's ready to give 100% if needed. He doesn't want to take anyones place in starting eleven, but when needed he will fight and give his all. He also said that he'll be happy even if he only gets 10-15 minutes. Another surgery waiting for him after these games. Apparently it's his nose this time. Having had hit to the nose enough times during his carreer, he's now having trouble breathing.

Postimees
http://sport.postime...ole-veel-selge/

Summary: Assistant coach Janno Kivisild says that Lindpere's role in the squad is not clear yet. It will be decided after training. Now it is important to stick to the routine and not burn out before the match.

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It will hurt if Lindpere is involved in a goal that puts Ireland out of the Euros. :pint:
But, if he does it fairly, not on a handball, then congrats will be in order.

Éirinn go Brách! :cheers:

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Apparently it's his nose this time. Having had hit to the nose enough times during his carreer, he's now having trouble breathing.


That is both hilarious and sad. So he's been doing it all this year at like 50% cause he can't breathe?

Also we're just finding out today that his nickname on the Estonian squad is "Joki"?

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It will hurt if Lindpere is involved in a goal that puts Ireland out of the Euros. :pint:
But, if he does it fairly, not on a handball, then congrats will be in order.


henry can teach lindpere a thing or two on how to eliminate Ireland from a competition... :cheers:




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