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  1. 3 points
    It 's not an age factor...a NT has to know if in form players can fit into their plans regardless of age...you never know what can happen and have to be ready with options....especially if you wanna get rid of the TzioloTzavelloManiatides. Vaslakaki is 30 but never stops working, has the lungs to run all game long and has skill and a good footballing IQ. I'd definitely rather see him on the pitch atm than an anemic Forounis or uninvolved Samaris.
  2. 3 points
    It seems like Sky Sports reported that Glykos was signed to Nottingham Forest, lol: How does something like that happen? Well, if you google "Stefanos Kapino" and hit images this pops up (the write probably just wanted an in game photo and paid zero attention that this guy looks NOTHING like the 50 other faces on the page):
  3. 2 points
    I do want to experiment with a younger line up and new players which is a must in these upcoming friendlies but we also need to realize that wins are crucial for our fifa rankings and moving up..
  4. 2 points
    I do not get all the fuss about some players of Atromitos /Asteras and I think your memory is not decent at all lads. Superleague is overall weakened. That is obvious from the European results. Teams like Atromitos and Panionios have obviously stepped up their game but the League is weakened. Honestly apart from Siopis, Pelkas , Paschalakis and Lamprou/Masouras I find noone else who should even be looked into from the GSL currently to become a regural pick of the NT. Limnios and Douvikas too young for now. The rest are already fully developed and past their peak. Many promising CB but honestly why bother? Sokratis Manolas Retsos Mavropanos Kyriakos will all be above them in preference. Friendlies line up that I would love: Paschalakis Bakakis Hatzidiakos Mavropanos Tsimikas Siopis Galanopoulos Masouras Pelkas Lamprou Mitroglou/Karelis
  5. 2 points
    The igloo is going to gain10 feet in diameter.
  6. 2 points
    In other news Olympiakos looks to blame indiscriminately. EPO, Tsipras, Savvidis, Illuminati, Soros, Trump, the sun, the moon and even the wind have been accused of conspiring against Olympiakos. Ha ha ha, it's so entertaining.
  7. 2 points
    Hello everyone, This is Apolo from portugal, i had a acount at the greeksoccerforum back in the days, i remember some of you from there, i even met Athens4 in Lisbon when PAOK playd Benfica for Europa League, but somehow we lost contact . Since that site went down i've been having hard time following GSL. Things have been improving for PAOk and i hope you can win the leaguethis year.
  8. 2 points
  9. 2 points
    F the Beautiful Clean Coal Come enjoy a nice Clean Cool Molson in the 'GloO NO SMOKING!!! ....
  10. 2 points
    Can you imagine Lazaros dribbling towards the defence and Donis making a run through the wing. Talking about creating chances, with Fortounis in the mix we could look dangerous in attack. All we need is for Mitroglou to perform and the midfielders to do their job.
  11. 2 points
    He gave a nice assist today against Manisaspor (one opponent lied on the pitch grabbing his ankle, but he couldnt see him). So far he has one goal and one assist in 12 games for the club. On the video see from 2:11:
  12. 2 points
    pelkas can compete for a spot as well i think. our depth should be like that at the moment. samaris/tachtsidis/kourmpelis/zeca/galanopoulos pelkas/lazaros/fortounis/mantalos/donis mitroglou/karelis
  13. 2 points
    Our matches start in September. So the question is how many friendlies will we have coming up to September? We need to be playing games in order to find new a way of gelling as a team. First thing Skibbe should do is to let go of Tziolis, Maniatis and Tzavellas. He needs to also start playing Kourbelis, Bakakis and Pelkas. He should also keep an eye on Fetfatzidis now that Mantalos and Karelis are sidelined. Hopefully Donis can not be the only one carrying the team in attack, so Fortounis and Mitroglou need to lift their socks up and combine with Donis to create and score goals.
  14. 2 points
    I'm not saying put our trust all in Donis but name me one guy that we have that has should more promise with our NT? It is going to come down to Skibbe smarting up and choosing the best 11. If you want a guy that is performing consistently and I know there are a lot of guys who don’t like him and I’m not sold either but take a look at Fetfa... if we are basing our players on guys that are performing for their club then how can you deny this guy a shot? is he at the very least not worth a look at one of our two upcoming friendlies? What's the harm? Even with our limited talent pool we're still better then the other teams in our group. If we get rid of Tziolis, Tzav, Man we immediately get better.
  15. 2 points
    same Dean. I was really surprised too at how good Zeca has been for us. I mean scoring against Belgium + just being a total engine.
  16. 2 points
    Skillwise he is limited but his work ethic more than makes up for that...that's why he has stood out in every game for the NT....especially when compared to Tziolis and Samaris who looked really bad playing next to him. He brings an energy to the midfield that the team has been lacking and I doubt Skibbe will leave him out of the starting 11 after his recent performances.
  17. 2 points
    sorry boydes. Exoume kapos omadara sto toronto omos. won the mls lol.
  18. 2 points
    Ella re Lazo, you gave La and myself melancholy re! Akriti would not stand for this.
  19. 2 points
    The further removed from Euro 2016, the better are coefficient will become (considering we keep doing well)...
  20. 1 point
    Bastakos is a complete and utter joke. Jeeeeeeesus!!!! Seriously? We actually spent money for this guy!?!?! So we bought bastako to level our failure to buy Vouho?!? Seriously?!?! Vouho v Bastako!?! Bastako vs Vouho!?!
  21. 1 point
    FT 3-0 Milunovic two levels better than Bastakos, I am wondering why he doesn't play more.
  22. 1 point
    Very poor quality: http://firstrowsportes.net/soccer/lamia-paok-krk5a1572?l=1229263860
  23. 1 point
    Watch Trump and his cronies (Session) using this as an excuse to batter the FBI for failure to act. I'm not being funny but if the FBI had to react to everyone displaying the shooters behavior: desire to kill people, erratic behavior and bizarre social media posts. They'd have to incarcerate half the US population! Oh and BTW the NRA were doing tweets for Valentines Day telling lovers they should buy each other a gun for a gift! That was swiftly deleted after this latest massacre. For the record the UK's last ever mass shooting at a school was the Dunblane Massacre in 1996,. Following that hand gun private ownership was banned. There have been no more mass shootings at a school since.
  24. 1 point
    Varela celebrating his goal with his son:
  25. 1 point
    Karelis had a goal and an assist in Genk's 3 - 1 victory over Zulte-Waregem. Seems he's regaining his form...good news for the NT Highlights :
  26. 1 point
    Lazaros is half Greek? Is that stated anywhere official?
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    Skibbe should be considering Paschalakis for the goalie position.
  29. 1 point
    Dude, Leovac leaving is the best news this week.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Won PSAP's ''Best Greek Player Abroad'' award for 2017
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    The commentator rule will prevent this because if we play Lazaros on one side and Lazaro on the other, the comentators will get confused all the match. At least they are not twins.
  34. 1 point
    Tsimikas just scored for Willem II the 2-2 in the quarterfinal of the Dutch Cup.
  35. 1 point
    hahah....If I was Lil Savvidis, I would send them a bag of my ball hair.
  36. 1 point
    Finally, the CEO of Aris Calmness (so called company) Mr. Neto Darcy finally got his collaborator, Executive director Petros Kanakoudis, logically a very elegant man in suit
  37. 1 point
    He looked like his old self in that game. Who knows what could happen if he keeps up this form.
  38. 1 point
    I wanted to add that I like your enthusiasm but Lazaros, Donis, Mantalos and the likes cannot lead us back to the level of the 2004-2014 period. Lazaros couldnt dribble even against Gibraltar. Gianniotas did more in 15 minutes than he in 75 minutes. Donis seems to be nothing special, a talented youth. Mantalos is an average CAM at international level. I guess some of you wont agree but consider this. Lazaros was not much of a threat against Gibraltar (4-0). Donis was arguably more successful as a backup player of Nice than he has been in this season as a starter of Stuttgart. Mantalos plays out of position because Fortounis is better than him as a CAM. Either we pray for the appearance of more young players of a very high quality like Retsos or we try to find an excellent coach again (like Rehhagel and Santos) who has experience and tactical astuteness. Skibbe tries to imitate Rehhagel and wants to copy his blueprint but cannot find the adequate players. Compare his five defenders + 2 defensive midfielders versus Croatia in the first match and the five-men line of Rehhagel versus Ukraine. Clearly he tried to copy Rehhagel's tactics but used the wrong guys/used them in the wrong places, some faults Rehhagel surely wouldnt have committed. And where was the fighting spirit of Ottos team? (In the Ukraine away game we won after a Homeric struggle - think of the injuries of Moras and Pliatsikas, we had only nine wholly healthy players on the pitch at the end yet they persevered!) I thought at first Skibbe is the very thing we needed but now I am not sure of that.
  39. 1 point
    Whatever happened to Leveque? Is he still on the team? Savvidis should make that guy work the beer stands or something...so he isn't an TOTAL waste of space.
  40. 1 point
    greek superleague top goal scorerers.. not a single greek snap lol. http://www.superleaguegreece.net/en/stats/topplayers the problem is the best greek strikers get bought out by big clubs and then are left to rot on the bench. eg) giakoumakis at AEK. giakoumakis mystiakidis could be okay bakasetas, lazaros, kone, donis can play cf as well but not their optimal positions. vellios and diamantakos are okay and are realistically are 3rd and 4th best if they were actually in form. we gotta hope to god mitro and karelis can be in form for next campaign. luckily we have a lot of time before competitive play.
  41. 1 point
    Good win, no great win. Panaitolikos were very good in the first half. Much better than us. Some of their passing in the midfield they were cutting us open with two and three passes. They deserved a goal. As for us, I don't know why we were so much better in the second half. It's not like our tempo lifted but rather more like Panaitolikos just stopped and sat back. Maybe they ran out of puff ? We definitely deserved to score a goal. @paokarag4 we found a way to win this one.
  42. 1 point
    jvc, desperate times call for desperate measures. PAO has only 8K on average (a fanbase does not pay your bills, sold tickets do). And you had your homegames against Oly (13,7K) and AEK (8,7K) already. Can we go lower or is a forced stay of PAO in SL the solution? Schotland may be a good example for the league. Rangers had gone bankrupt. The league asked the other clubs to permit them to re-enter, with another legal entity with the word Rangers in it, on the same/highest tier but they refused dispite the fact they would loose money (= no fanbase of Rangers, but 20 diehard-fans from Partick Thisle or whatever minor club). Those left behind survived! AEK is the other example. They went down and returned all freshened up. AEK as a club/brand survived! It took then some years, but OK. The sacrifice had to be made. PAOK will survive with only 2 from the 3 other big clubs. See the AEK-less years. It is the likes of Kerkyra, Panetolikos, Veria (not in SL now though) and Xanthi that need the big 4. Not only for TV-revenues, but also for tickets. In Kerkyra they sold 1,641 tickets. 1,000 to PAOKtzides (pou kanane chiliometra pali). Agrinio will be like a funural of a dead person without friends and just a few relatives this week as no PAOKtzides are allowed.
  43. 1 point
    ισχίο translated to English is sciatic nerve problem. Having had a problem with sciatic nerve myself in the past, I am fairly sure that Biseswar will not play on Sunday.
  44. 1 point
    Another horrible display but I hope this is a wake up call for transfers as some rumors started circulating more this week. We need them.
  45. 1 point
    "Skillwise he is limited" If you check my posts, you will see that I am a huge Zeka fun. While I can see why people may say such a thing, they are wrong. Zeka has skills needed in modern soccer: Fast; can run all day, can defend, can pressure, can curry the pall forward, can play multiple positions, can play on the middle as well as the wing. His passing is also OK (he improved a lot in the last couple of years). If he had any more technical skills he would be playing for a top top club. As I said before, I am surprised that Olymbiakos and PAOK did not tried to get him when he was a free agent. Imagine a midfield of Milivojevich, Zeka and Ofoe. Not bad.
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    Apparently Atromitos are watching a development of Hugo Souza's career closely and would include him in the roster. I don't think they get him nor will we let him, but the only concern I would see here be his contract until the summer 2018. Good thing is he, kind of, bonded to Aris and fans.
  48. 1 point
    La you champion, Avraam is at Brisbane Roar and scoring goals re maik. He just got back from suspension, he spat at another player then fell over like he'd been hit. He is in form and an excellent CB still.
  49. 1 point
    You are right, Maniatis was a catastrophe versus Croatia. He was arguably OK versus Belgium as a right back. But who uses Maniatis as a wingback when he has Retsos (who is now better than even Kyriakos imo) or who starts with Tziolis as a DM (when he wants to park the bus) instead of Maniatis? Maniatis was mercilessly exposed, his manmarking was disastrous, he didnt even know that Perisic is his man (allegedly other players from the bench shouted at him during the game) when he should have been even somewhat useful if he would have been played as a second DM alongside Zeca who played on the wing. Even now I cant believe how stupid Skibbe was before that game, given that Retsos can play even as a LEFT back (he played for Leverkusen as a LB some weeks before) and Skibbe chose Maniatis as a RB, Kyriakos as a CB and Tzavellas/Stafylidis on the left side. None of them should have been preferred over Retsos who can do better work than any of those in those positions. Zeca wasted as a winger, when he was our only capable defensive midfielder. Maniatis exposed to laughter as a right back (which wasnt his original position), when he could have been even useful in that formation as a DM. Surely he is a better choice than Tziolis? Granted, he plays for an unglamorous Turkish club. But Turkey is at least a competitive league while Tziolis plays for one of the worst teams in a holiday league. Siovas could have been played as one of the three central defenders too. But he wasnt even called up while Oikonomou and Kolovetsios and the likes were in the squad. Samaris starting despite not having many game time in Portugal. At least Karnezis was OK, he made a fault before that penalty but had two or three fine saves and was completely helpless before the second, third and fourth Croatian goals. Ah well, I guess we could make a much longer list of Skibbe's faults before and during the playoff matches. Despite the many injuries and out-of-form players, he bungled that away game.
  50. 1 point
    Greek actress Katerina Lechou, in the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch for the 2018 Winter Olymic Games
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