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Assyriska FF 2013 Season Discussion Thread

A derby in the highest division would be powerful and historic. Though Syrianska's pre-season thus far has been quite bad. I'm sure they'll sign a few names before the league starts but no doubt they're in some financial trouble right now.
 

AlexSuryoyo

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Yeah it doesn't seem good for syrianska, we need at least 5 talented players to complete the squad but no acquisition until now... I hope, they'll make it before february otherwise, it will be superettan 2013 and maybe allsvenskan 2013 for assyriska in exchange :p
 
There's a team in the sixth highest division of Sweden. Their name used to be Bethnahrin IK but now they've changed to Bethnahrin Suryoye IK. Almost all of their players are Assyrian. They made the team for people who don't care/like the name conflict. A lot of their players are players that didn't completely cut it in the big teams.

The team is actually looking quite good this season. They're going harder with the name change. F.ex. they've signed ex-AFF player Gabriel Rhawi. They're in the same league as Syrianska BOIS so it's a derby when they meet.

They actually beat Syrianska BOIS in the final of a tournament (that had teams from a higher division) they played around Christmas. Their first games as Bethnahrin Suryoye and they won.

New favorite team Alex? :)

 
Assyria Sport 11 Feb 2012
Language: English and Assyrian
In today's Assyria Sport, we met two young Assyrian players on trial for Assyriska FF, David Azin from Cologne, Germany and David Ashur al-Khury from Los Angeles, USA. Both are passionate about their Assyriska FF, despite the biting cold climate, and would love to do their best to lift the team to the highest level. We also visited the newly formed football association Assyriska Botkyrka FF. Board members Ninos Poli, Isak Betsimon and Sargon Hawsho explain why the club was founded. Other sport news in brief.

http://www.assyriatv.org/2012/02/11/assyria-sport-language-english-and-assyrian/
 

AlexSuryoyo

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SyriacOrthodoxAssyrian said:
There's a team in the sixth highest division of Sweden. Their name used to be Bethnahrin IK but now they've changed to Bethnahrin Suryoye IK. Almost all of their players are Assyrian. They made the team for people who don't care/like the name conflict. A lot of their players are players that didn't completely cut it in the big teams.

The team is actually looking quite good this season. They're going harder with the name change. F.ex. they've signed ex-AFF player Gabriel Rhawi. They're in the same league as Syrianska BOIS so it's a derby when they meet.

They actually beat Syrianska BOIS in the final of a tournament (that had teams from a higher division) they played around Christmas. Their first games as Bethnahrin Suryoye and they won.

New favorite team Alex? :)
Hehe who knows :) 
 
We have signed 22 year old David Azin (one of the two who was interviewed in the video above by Forever Assyrian).

The fans started a fund on their own to make this purchase possible.

Azin has won the Armenian premier league and cup. His dad is Assyrian and his mom is Armenian. He used to live in Germany where he was born where played with the under 21 of FC Koeln. Also has Armenian national team aspirations.

He's another midfielder. Our midfield is looking very exciting right now.

David Azin Highlights 2010/2011

1-2 more (striker and maybe a central defender) signings should end this silly season.
 

Free_Assyria

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i loved this kid's interview man he is exactly what the team needs a passionate Assyrian who cares about the team he will lift players around him, im not saying he is the next Eddie Moussa (may he rest in peace) but this kid has big shoes to fill so far he seems like he has the right attitude lets all hope we see that on the park.
Forza AFF
 
Another signing.

18 year old talent striker Bachir Katourgi from Syrianska FC =)

He scored the most goals in the league (second highest in Sweden) that the SFC junior team played in last season and has also played in the Swedish national youth team.

He actually started playing in AFF when he was 9 years old.

His uncle is a player in SFC (Sharbel Touma).
 

AlexSuryoyo

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First Durmaz then Bashir... Who's next, Sharbel?! Stop taking our players :p

Assyriska seems well prepared for this season, it's not really the case for syrianska, let's hope we'll get some new players before april...
 
SFC have bought some players lately, I believe you'll buy maybe two more. Barsom left though.

Yet another signing by AFF. 24 year old striker Admir Catovic. He played in the Swedish premier league last season (usually not from start). He has signed a contract until the summer. Good signing. I think he and the new coach are both Bosnians so he might get the most out of him.
 

AlexSuryoyo

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SyriacOrthodoxAssyrian said:
SFC have bought some players lately, I believe you'll buy maybe two more. Barsom left though.

Yet another signing by AFF. 24 year old striker Admir Catovic. He played in the Swedish premier league last season (usually not from start). He has signed a contract until the summer. Good signing. I think he and the new coach are both Bosnians so he might get the most out of him.
Yep we signed with lolo, the goalkeeper dejan and the new bosnian striker who seems quite talented (the others aren't really good) but don't forget we lost razak, ijeh, barsom, saleh, durmaz, ivan and imad zatara. That's a lot in comparison with the 3 quoted above, so we're in the sh!t if we don't sign with at least 2 other good players...

Good for AFF!!! What is your best starting 11 right now???
 
Looks like the new coach is gonna play some kind of 4-3-2-1 (with the 2 being very offensive wingers).

Malmkvist
Batan - Sotirios - Mbye/Samuelsson - Durmaz
Azin - Agai - Danilo
Catovic - Laitinen
Thorstensson

I'm very confused about the top 3 though. Unless Thorstensson plays as a central defender one of him, Jones, or Catovic will be on the bench...unless they play Laitinen in the central midfield. But without having seen any trainings the above looks probably the best to me right now. Maybe replace Catovic with Thorstensson.

Malmkvist, Batan, and Durmaz are the only ones I'm pretty much 100% sure will play and at the same time play in the positions I put them on though.

I think Syrianska will have a very solid starting 11 when it's all said and done but if you get a few injuries it could look dark. The new Bosnian striker scored two goals in the training game today.
 

AlexSuryoyo

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Hum, I thought assyriska was more prepared than that, I'm not very confident about the squad, especially the attack. Are you satisfied with this 11?? I mean it's really frustrating, we play in supperettan for a long time now and we never were able to win or be second in this league...

Yeah sure, if we look at the midfield, it looks good with arneng, chanko, baath, michel, dinko, touma, massi, kunic and the new spanish player (I thought he was bad but from what I heard, he played really good against gefle). Plus like you said, Aganovic seems really good, he scored twice and I think he can be even better. The big problem is the defence... We need at least one more defender (skenderovic was at the game yesterday, there is maybe something behind this) and one good attacking midfielder (or razak :p). Then it'll be good if we limit the injuries to 3-4 players (and not 10 at the same time like last year)...
 
The only place I'm not confident about is the central defense. I'm very excited about the midfield and the attack is also solid. We might not go up this season but we have a team for the future and I think we have a much better team than last season, especially the midfield and attack.

Danilo played like two games last season before getting injured and he looked solid in those, Laitinen is one of the best players in the second tier league but also got injured last season, the coach is raving about Azin, Agai is good from what I've seen, Catovic has to be a solid player for the second tier league if he was regularly in games in the premier league in one of the top teams, Thorstensson an awesome player (even as a central defender), Bachir is equivalent to Ishak, Durmaz has been playing really well in the pre-season games thus far, Batan is Batan, new goalkeeper should also be high level for the second tier league, Ashur Marklund is maybe the best player we have despite his age but I think they'll substitute him into games instead of starting with him since he's also the assistant coach, Jones is a great player but question is if he still has the motivation (not great last season, better at the end), and then we have Nahir who was a central midfield starter last season in a two man midfield but will have to fight to be a starter in a three-man midfield this season.

If SFC get a solid central defender and a good attack as you say then they'll have a very solid starting 11 (definitely better than a couple of the new teams in the league).
 
AFF season 2012 jersey!!



I would've liked the Inter cross but this is still way better than last season!

This is the Inter cross one btw, would've really suited us.

 
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