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    Actually, iza ma rbhna el boutoule Walid Nassar lezim yikun aktar wahad mnlem. Aktar min Pierre Kakhia bkteer.

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    I don't understand this coach !
    He don't even pick Elie Rustom, Elie Chamoun and Hayk in the list of 19 !
    In the Fiba Asia he picked Rustom while he was shit and now he's one of the best since the beggining of the season and he didnt pick him.
    As for Ahmad Ibrahim is the same.
    No comment about Chamoun and Hayk (maybe hayk is for paper reason) but come on Chamoun deserve at least to be in the 15 !
    Naturalized player is Majok or Pelle so we're going to be in trouble !
    Can't understand all these choices.
    Seems that we didn't learn anything.
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    Do you have a link to the list?

    Any sign of Khazzouh?

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    Khazzouh will never play again basketball because of his injury.
    Here's the link
    http://www.arabasket.com/2017/11/06/...l-team-roster/

    So in this list i will pick

    1 : Arakji, Chartouny, Jad Khalil
    2 : Ahmad Ibrahim, Amir Saoud, Nadim Souaid
    3 : Jean Abdelnour, Elie Estephan
    4 : Ali Haidar, Bawji
    5 : Majok, Tabet

    If I was the coach, i will put Rustom instead of EStephan, Chamoun instead of Souaid for sure !

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    Game day against India.

    No preparation just a few trainings session. It can pass against India but maybe not against a solid Jordanian NT with Tucker and Abbas.

    We'll wait and see.

    My starting 5 :

    Arakji
    Ahmad Ibrahim
    Jean Abdelnour
    Haidar
    Majok

    GO CEDARS

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    Jordan is a very different team with Tucker. Without Tucker, the Jordanians seem an average team. With Tucker in tow, Jordan is a much stronger team. I think its a 50-50 ballgame between Lebanon & Jordan. But I like Lebanon to win.
    "A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power, when you stand before God, you cannot say, 'But I was told by others to do thus,' or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice." - King Baldwin IV

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    I think it will be a great game for many reasons :
    1) most probably a full house
    2) unpredictable
    3) a lot of match-up : Haidar vs Abbas, Arakji vs Abdeen, Ibrahim vs Tucker, Abdelnour vs Hamarsheh
    4) I miss the old days were Jordan, Lebanon and Syria was on top + the great rivalry between them.

    i hope we'll see a great game.
    Good luck Cedars and Al-Nashama.

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    Congrats to Jordan. They were better than us and they deserve the win.
    I think we have to change the coach and the naturalized player !
    I don't know why he picked Pelle and Majok if first they don't have the level that we need and secondly he didn't put them more than 20 min in the game. Instead of this pick a SG who will help us to score especially against the teams in our group. We don't really need a center against Jordan. Haidar and Bawji can be ok especially without Doueiri.
    Federation must do something and take responsability right now.

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    For this second window, Lebanon has a new coach "Patrick Saba".

    Players not called due to injury in this second window :
    - Ali Mezher is out for at least 6 months
    - Ali Haidar for 1 month
    - Bassel Bawji can probably also miss this window

    Player not called due to personnal reason :
    - Ahmad Ibrahim

    Player not called due to paper problem :
    - Hayk Gyokchyan

    So Majok will continue to be our naturalized player. Saba wanted Sam Young or Jay Youngblood but it was before all this injuries in the position 4/5.

    Right now the NT is in Qatar, they will play two friendly games against Qatar.

    The Lebanese players who were called :

    Wael Arakji
    Jad Khalil
    Hassan Dandache
    Miguel Martinez
    Ghassan Nehme

    Amir Saoud
    Elie Chamoun
    Elie Estephan

    Elie Rustom
    Jean Abdelnour

    Gerard Hadidian
    Ali Kanaan
    Charles Tabet
    Ater Majok

    My starting 5 :

    Arakji
    Amir Saoud
    Jean Abdelnour
    Bawji if he's ok or i will test Hadidian
    Majok

    My predicions :

    Though game against Syria. Syria is preparing good for this game, they have a good naturalized player this time and their coach is Matic so he knows us very well.

    Against India, I think it will be an easy game.

    We must win the two games to keep our chance alive.

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    @Lebasketball

    What's with Ahmad Ibrahim? He has posted not so impressive stats with Champville so far this season, though I understand he is playing behind the shadows of Lebanese cage legend Fadi El Khatib & there's just too many imports in every team in the Lebanese league. Still, his stats are from from being impressive. This to think that he looked very promising a young player a few years back, some even regarded him as Fadi El Khatib's heir apparent.
    "A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power, when you stand before God, you cannot say, 'But I was told by others to do thus,' or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice." - King Baldwin IV

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    Hadidian is fiba eligible? I think the per 36 min of Ibrahim is fine but the three pint shooting can be improved..
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    The problem with Ahmad Ibrahim is his behavior in the court. He has a very low basketball IQ. He takes bad decisions in offense but for sure he's a talented player. IMO i would pick him no matter what.

    Hadidian already played with the U18 so he's eligible. Unfortunately it's Hayk (one of the very best Lebanese in the league. Btw he was named best arab player in the last arab championship) who cannot play.

    Yesterday Lebanon won against Qatar 87 -59 without Arakji. Not bad for a first game even if it's only a friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebasketball View Post
    The problem with Ahmad Ibrahim is his behavior in the court. He has a very low basketball IQ. He takes bad decisions in offense but for sure he's a talented player. IMO i would pick him no matter what.

    Hadidian already played with the U18 so he's eligible. Unfortunately it's Hayk (one of the very best Lebanese in the league. Btw he was named best arab player in the last arab championship) who cannot play.

    Yesterday Lebanon won against Qatar 87 -59 without Arakji. Not bad for a first game even if it's only a friendly.
    Did Qatar play with naturalized player Trey Johnson?
    "A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power, when you stand before God, you cannot say, 'But I was told by others to do thus,' or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice." - King Baldwin IV

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