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jarvis1981 last won the day on March 22

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  1. Can Greece get some players with some speed! It's okay to have a slower team if they have good ball possession and passing skills but Greece lacks in this area compared to other teams for reasons that should have it's own thread. So, if you don't have skill then at least have speed. The Italians were running by Greek players even when they had the ball. USA years ago didn't have a good soccer team but the coach decided to add speed to it's team and it became decent in a short period of time. I recall them adding a player called Coby Jones who was a track star converted to soccer. Just kick the ball down the wing and he chased it down. Great soccer ….no, but it's a lot better than doing nothing. Add some speed and then see what fast players can have or improve on the skill play. Greece has produced some great basketball players lately and some tennis players. Why is soccer falling behind?
  2. The all defence type teams are a thing of the past. Even the Italian team doesn't do that anymore and they were the best at it during the 70s and 80s. Greece did it in 2004 but that was the last team that won a major event with that type of play. Too many good players on too many good teams. You have to have a team that is capable of scoring. Some say that the best defense is a good offense. Spain won a world cup using a bunch of midfielders who never gave up the ball.
  3. Just thinking about the lack of speed on this team. Other than some of the defenders most of the players on this team should have a minimum speed requirement. It doesn't matter how many goals you score in division three elsewhere. In world cup games the top teams have speed to burn so you need to be able to stick with them because otherwise you will never touch the ball.
  4. Well Greece had a take-a-way a few minutes ago and the player could have walked in to about the top of the box and let go the shot but instead he passes the ball to a player who is clearly offside. You have to have your mind in the game and not just hope for things. It's one thing to be beaten by a better team but at least be alert during the game.
  5. Italy is already warming up their subs to get some playing time. Wow....not a confidence booster for the team.
  6. Not a skill goal by Italy, strictly a fitness goal. Extra player simply ran into the play and the Greek defender slowed down several yards earlier. In effect it was a 4 on 3 goal and no chance to stop it. If you run with the player then you deflect it out of play or even take control.
  7. https://www.google.ca/search?source=hp&ei=2TuWXPLcM8KwjwS2mLWQCQ&q=euro+2020+qualifiers&oq=euro+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i131j0j0i131l2j0l2j0i131l3j0.912.2050..4039...0.0..0.372.716.4j3-1......0....1..gws-wiz.....0.ZsSQj84sT3M#sie=lg;/g/11bx56kxml;2;/m/0zdsnbj;mt;fp;1;;&spf=1553349580856 Board with updates of all scores. Still 1-0 Fins at the 64 minute mark. Rain coming down hard now.
  8. I believe Mitro is 31 so he not a young player by soccer standards. Using him as a sub seems like a good idea. He would be called on in the last 20 minutes if the team is in need of a goal and the opposition is defending. Using him for a short period means that he is less prone to injury which has happened at least twice in recent games. He can use his size and not worry about coming back late in the game. He would still go with the team to Mykonos after the games as well
  9. This is key. Not only can't Greece play a defensive game but most teams in the world can't do it anymore and hope to get that 1-0 win. Last tournament in Russia you saw a number of teams score that late goal to win or tie. In many sports they say that the best defense is a good offense. I think that is starting to be the case with soccer. Italy smoked Liechtenstein. Greece can't sit back against them. They have to take care of the ball and make them play some defense.
  10. 2-2 Final Greece will take it but they have to look at other players to add to this roster. Need more skill up front.
  11. Somebody check Fortunis' credit rating. The guy is playing like he is on the take. Terrible basic plays in the last part of this game.
  12. Fortunis has not been good the last 10 minutes. Two bad passes. Two poor shots. He could have been a hero.
  13. Bosnia have made their first of 3 changes. The last two changes will kill at least 3 minutes of time.
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