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  1. What Jersey it Is?

    It appears to be from 2009–2010 season (Puma and Citibank are sponsors). More details here: Olympiacos FC: Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
  2. Greece playing lackadaisical, no sense of urgency. They need to pick up the pace - Estonia don't handle high pressure game as good.
  3. The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system becomes part of MLS officiating. FC Dallas thought they had clawed a goal back. Maxi Urruti reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box, and found the back of the net to give the Texans a lifeline against the Philadelphia Union. Replays showed that Cristian Colman made contact with Philadelphia goalkeeper John McCarthy before Urruti took his shot. Of course - like every new technology implementation - there will be challenges along the way. Personally, I think video replay was long overdue in soccer and that it will contribute to the sport in the US. How do you feel about it? For your viewing pleasure, this historic first follows...
  4. Some Light Hearted Videos

    Tough to say what's true and what is fake thesedays...
  5. I stumbled across this article on the Guardian: The future of fake news: don't believe everything you read, see or hear A new breed of video and audio manipulation tools allow for the creation of realistic looking news footage. This stuff is pretty scary. Soon, we won't be able to tell what is true and what is not. From the same article: Doctored content might not pass the scrutiny of a rigorous newsroom, but if posted as a grainy video to social media it could spread virally and trigger a public relations, political or diplomatic disaster. Imagine Trump declaring war on North Korea, for example.
  6. The Phantis Wiki

    @Dutch Eagle just joined the Phantis Wiki. Thank you sir for offering to help with keeping the Phantis Wiki articles fresh and up to date. I wish there were more people like you - willing to contribute their time and knowledge so those that seek information can learn and educate themselves.
  7. The Phantis Wiki

    We, here at Phantis, are launching the Phantis Wiki - our own on-line reference source - with a Greek perspective on everything from history to politics to music and especially sports! Something like an encyclopedia but with a twist! Moreover, you, the reader, will be able to edit and add to this "encyclopedia", enriching us all, with your knowledge of your home towns, your favourite clubs, your favourite footballers and even that half-forgotten granduncle of yours that once played for Proodeftiki! So... stop by and join in: The Phantis Wiki. Here a little demonstration of what it's about... Some team info: Olympiakos FC Panathinaikos FC AEk FC PAOK FC Some players: Giorgos Koudas Giorgos Sideris Mimis Domazos Krzysztof Warzycha Mimis Papaioannou Greek Soccer's All time scorers Other subjects: Politics: Giorgos Papandreou (PASOK leader) Kostas Karamanlis (Prime minister) Greek War of Independence So, sign up and join in in helping us create the most extensive resource of information on Greek sports and everything Greek in general. We look forward to working on this together!...
  8. Trump Presidency

    Update on performance for first six months of Trump administration from CNN: Trump's first six months in office: 991 tweets and 0 pieces of major legislation
  9. Trump Presidency

    Many of the bills Trump has signed, such as designating buildings and appointing board members to the Smithsonian, do not have a major, direct impact on Americans, and Trump's 'ambitious' legislative agenda on tax reform and infrastructure is largely stalled. The outlook is also uncertain for the Obamacare repeal bill, which passed the House and is tied up in the Senate. Here's a reference on CNN: President Trump has signed 40 bills into law. Here's what they do
  10. Greek Outdoor Championships

  11. Help to Find A PAOK Fan

    Here's a phone number and map for Θείος Βάνιας (Theos Vanias - translation: Uncle Vanias) near the train station inThessaloniki. Phone: +30- 2310-528549 http://www.stigmap.gr/view11513-theios-vanias-thessaloniki.html
  12. Trump Presidency

    Of course it is! Maybe not thrown by you, but by Trump himself. In Trump’s world, the only thing that matters is that the sound bytes are good — a deal, and one that he personally made, on behalf of the American people. Will the deal materialize? According to an industry observer, “Most of the time,” Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies said to McClatchy, the enormous worth of packages such as the Saudi deal “isn’t reached.” Will it create any jobs in the US? Nobody knows! Some of the deals are memorandums of understanding that would require further agreements to materialize. A spokesman for Raytheon, one of the companies that along with Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics signed memorandums of understanding with Saudi Arabia as part of the deal, was unable to even speculate as to whether or how many jobs the arms package will add. This is what the White House statement reads like: "This package demonstrates the United States’ commitment to our partnership with Saudi Arabia, while also expanding opportunities for American companies in the region, potentially supporting tens of thousands of new jobs in the United States.” Notice the word 'potentially.' Sean Spicer took things a step further next day, saying that the deal would create “hundreds of thousands of jobs.” So, in a day we go from "tens of thousands" to "hundreds of thousands." Does this sound to you like a government that has evaluated real numbers? The Trump government is about distractions. "Look here, no look here! We're making America great again. Jobs, jobs, jobs. Money, money money." And there are a lot of gullible people that believe that these flashes and smoke bombs thrown by Trump is what governing is about. Trump is a danger to the US, Trump is a menace to the world.
  13. Forum Software Upgrade

    The forum will not be accessible for 2-3 hours on Sat. Aug. 20, 2016. We will be performing some software updates and upgrades. Hopefully all will go smoothly and down time will be minimal. If all goes good, things will be up and running around 5:00PM EDT. Lazarus
  14. Forum Software Upgrade

    Have you tried switching to 'Source' when copying, then copy the HTML and post it in the new topic - again in 'Source' view as HTML. Then you can switch to WYSIWIG. ( By the way, just had to change your profile cover photo - I hope you like! )
  15. Forum Software Upgrade

    Can you point me to where I can get what you call " formatted information from my archives " so I can test? I need to be able to reproduce in order to see if there is a workaround. Thanks.
  16. Forum Software Upgrade

    Now, all members have full access to customizing how forums are displayed. Your selection is available from the upper part of the main forum page. Table view is the view that these forums have always had. A Grid view lets you see the forums as cards is a grid. And finally a more dynamic and fluid view that allows you guys to get right to the meat of ythis community - the topics.
  17. Forum Software Upgrade

    When you say "post" do you mean upload or reference an image that resides on another site? If you mean 'upload', I don't think you can. I believe this was never an option on these forums. to reference an image from another server (website) you just paste the image address as such: https://img.bleacherreport.net/cms/media/image/41/81/a8/5b/a586/4d40/b020/15171525fdbb/crop_exact_GettyImages-687508544.jpg?w=460&h=259&q=75
  18. Music Nostalgia Thread

    Here one of my favorites: Dan HIcks & the Hot Licks in 'I Scare Myself' - A live performance at San Francisco's Warfield Theater. Where, reunited with virtually every musician he had ever recorded with, Dan celerbrated his 60th birthday in style on December 9, 2001.
  19. Trump Presidency

    And this ladies and gentlemen is what an a**hole looks like: I know my post doesn't make much for a constructive conversation, but as long as this orange orangutan is President there is not much of a quality conversation to be done.
  20. Forum Software Upgrade

    Also, to celebrate 20 years, Phantis introduces Premium Membership. A Premium Member will enjoy the following benefits: Ad free access Use Signature Upload a cover photo Increased PM storage space Can see names of member reactions to their posts (who likes and who doesn't their posts) Extend the time window where they can edit their own message Access to special areas and content Access to Community Calendar Can create their own blog where they can post their very own content. Start their own Club We will provide a detailed list of benefits in the coming days. To celebrate 20 years, all current members will be given the opportunity to become Premium Membership for one year, if they choose to do so by June 15, 2017. To become a Premium Member, visit the Store area, and add Premium Membership ( $24.00 per year) to the cart and proceed to check out. On check out enter the coupon code: PHANTIS-20-YEARS
  21. My Favorite Guitar

    As guitar players go, I'm sure each one of us has a favorite instrument. Whether it's some Fender old time classic, or a newer model of some unknown manufacturer, let's start talking about what makes us happy. For my part, some of my favorite guitars are the Samick Greg Bennett semi-hollow and hollowbody guitars. I love the LaSalle series. Also love the Royale series (shown below).
  22. Forum Software Upgrade

    One new feature that we are introducing is 'Clubs'. Clubs is a brand new way of supporting sub-communities within the forum. We haven't tested extensively, but we are hoping this latest feature will become a hit. It will be refined as we go along. We'll start with 3 kind of clubs: Open club - Everyone can see the club and its posts, but only members can participate. Everyone can join. Closed club - Clubs that anyone can see in the directory, but joining must be approved by a Club Leader or Club Moderator. Non-club-members who view the club will only see the member list - not the recent activity or content areas. Private club - Clubs that do not show in public, and users must be invited by a Club Leader or Club Moderator Each club has three levels of user: Leader - A leader has all of the permissions of a moderator, and can add other moderators. They can also add content areas (see below). The club owner is automatically a leader. Moderators - Moderators, as the name implies, have the ability to moderate content posted within the club. As the site administrator, you can define which moderator tools can be used. You could, for example, prevent any content being deleted from clubs, but allow it to be hidden. Moderators can also remove members from a club. Users - Anyone else that joins the club. Site administrators and moderators, with the appropriate permissions, are able to moderator content in any Club regardless of whether they are a member of it. For closed clubs, there's an approval process. Users can request to join and the request must be approved by a leader. Leaders get a notification when a user requests to join; the user gets a notification when their request is approved or denied. Examples for Clubs would be something like: Melbourne Greeks, or Rebetika Music Lovers, or Phantis Pizza Lovers! It could be geographical defined. i.e. New York Dudes, US East Coast PAOK fans or in broad context i.e. Mensa Society Members. Let you imaginations go wild! To introduce the feature, I will start a Club with a subject that I love: Guitar Players At this discovery phase, any premium member can start their own club, but it will require approval before becoming active. Again, we'll adjust things as we go along - one step at a time. Clubs is available as a tab on the upper navigation area.
  23. Forum Software Upgrade

    Performed a forum software update. A bunch of new features. I'll go over things as soon as the dust settles. If you stumble across any issues, please report. Thanks.
  24. Forum Software Upgrade

    We had a failed attempt at upgrading forum software. In order to restore operations we had to resort to restoring a snapshot from May 18 (yesterday). So, if you've posted since yesterday and can't find your posts, I am sorry to say that they are unrecoverable. Let me know if you experience and other problems or things don't work as expected. We'll address the software upgrade at a later date