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  1. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/ki...sid=664149.html There is this apparent belief that Greek refs will do a much better job than Cypriot refs. hahahahahhaha &nsbp; &nsbp;If they really think that Greek referees are so much better I have to say there are two concerns: 1 - How bad are the Cypriot refs, and 2 - Is EPO is such a state of denial that they do not see what is going on in the Super League.
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    Of course he should be concerned with the team but the fact of the matter is that the officiating in greece is horendous. Every weekend on Athlitiki Kyriaki that guy, the professor of officiating (sorry i forgot his name) constantly defends the refs decisions when they are clearly wrong. He admits that everyone makes mistakes but does not recognize or at least admit that there is an apparent problem with the officiating. Of course it is his job to protect the refs and privately reprimand them for their inconsistent work but at some point you cant close your eyes to the fact that poor officiating hurts the game. Many guest on the show have made the point to him that there clearly is a problem but he always responds with "na min ksexasoume oti oi dietites einai anthropoi kai oi anthropoi kanoun lathi". I mean seriously buddy people make mistakes but come on what is happening in the greek league has gotten out of hand. Iraklis was clearly screwed on several calls in the game. It seems that the only thing the refs care about it stopping the game the moment the fans start to curse at them. Kakos feelings were hurt so he stopped the game for a minute to threaten the fans that the game will be cancelled. How about the clear corner that went off the foot of Papastathopoulos and they ruled it out, is that less important than offensive chants by the crowds. Anyway, im glad Demis and Remos released this joint statement. It shows consistency to what Demis has been complaining about and i think every President should do the same. Until something is done to correct this problem the league will have no credibility whatsoever.
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    How can you judge Pliatsikas on this one performance when the kid hasn't been given chances to get a few solid games under his belt. Training is one thing and playing real matches is another. He definitely didnt provide any offensive help on his side but he was solid defensively.
  4. Until we re-sign him every team in the world is going to have an interest in him. When is his contract over with AEK?
  5. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: And what's even funnier is that some papers in Greece and people in this forum completely agree with your assessment. BRAVO Niko by far the funniest thing on this site. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  6. I just dont see how a Demi would put himself in such a difficult situation economically on the grounds that a few players complained. Also, from what i remember, the board had discussed the issue of losing faith in Ferrer and that he had lost control of the lockeroom about a month ago.
  7. aek66 do you really think that the players went to Demi, complained, and he fired Ferrer. I'm sure the complaints were long in the making and were only the cherry on top of this meltdown. And as a former player himself he knows exactly what happens in the lockeroom between players and a coach. There has to have been a severe breakdown of trust on many front, management, ownership and players.
  8. there is no way he's getting all of his money....at least not for a long time. It took Tsiartas a few years to get all his money Ferrer will have to wait if he wants everything. And besides AEK doesnt have any money to give him right now...he should know all he spoke about was the budget.
  9. aek66 being arrogant is certainly not a valid reason for sacking a coach however, it appears that there have been issues within the team caused by Ferrer's character. After a tough loss it is often good for the team's morale to have the coach go out in public and take the blame. Ferrer clearly thought otherwise. He undoubtedly brought many positive achievements to the team and i fully agree that the timing was completely off, but, I am not that surprised or upset that he is gone. I think Demi and the board have to take some time and think about what the team once was (historically) and what its future could be. I for one am tired of seeing foreign coaches and foreign players who do not care about the legacy of AEK. Demi, for all his faults clearly loves the team (of course I am not naive of the economic gains) and wants what is best for it, its fans and its future. Now we need coach who knows the league, knows the history AEK, understands what not winning the protathlima for 15 years means, and sincerely wants to see AEK grow beyond his tenure as a coach. We will never be a team that will spend 40 and 50 million on transfers and personally i am not interested in seeing that. AEK has to have players who bleed and sweat gia tin fanela....maybe i am being a too idealistic but for me that is what AEK should be about. Enough of these foreign papares who come to AEK to retire and drink frappe in a nice country. Papastathopoulos, Kone, Paulis, Lagos, and other young greek palikaria should make up the core of the team....not losers like Manu. With Ferrer i dont think that would ever have happened. So again, while I agree firing your coach midseason is a huge mistake I am not upset at seeing him go.
  10. thecity1924-i respect your posts and football accumen. i have to tell you that i have a problem with this statement and what it represents. nothing is a given. nothing is assumed. you see, this is how olympiakos operates. 'we are a big side, we are the most popular side in greece, we deserve calls and deserve to play in europe every year'. this is why olympiakos doesn't invest in it's 'academy' and does tpixes-level greek transfers - IT DOESN'T HAVE TO. IT WINS THE LEAGUE YEAR AFTER YEAR - IT WOULD BE A WASTE OF MONEY. ok fine, for the most part, that's the greek way. well, the greek football mentality way is the wrong football mentality way. if i scoff at olympiakos because of this attitude, i can't be hypocritical and feel this with way about aek. at this moment, aek is not a 'major' club. the reasons are obvious. let's recover and then become a huge side, once again, in greece and in europe. let's do it the right way, not with bribes and intimidation. you see, bribes and intimidation don't work where it counts the most - $$$$$ in europe $$$$$ - money, legitimate prestige and honor. winning the double/triple/quadrouple in greece and then a 0-7 in europe...this is olympiakos' legacy, i don't want that type of legacy. it's an open joke. i think aek and demis are getting very frustrated, not playing on a level playing field. well, if demi had the guts to look psomiadi in the eye and go against a gangster, i would expect demi to go after the scum of greek football. i want demi to stick around...if demi gets the sack, the 'mini-revolution' of 2008 would be crushed by the scum that rule greek football like a fiefdom. for aek to be a huge club, we'll prove it on the pitch, not behind the scenes. it was just in my opinion that we needed more time to do this. now, i don't know in what direction this side is going with kostenoglou. aek66, i completely agree with you. Im not only interested in winning the protathlima at all costs, i want to see our greek youth developing through AEK's academies, i want to see good football and players playing for the team with pride, even if they lose.My problem with Ferrer's attitude is that on the pitch you need balls. Manolas used to tell his fellow defenders that if they let the opposing player go by them tha tous gamouse. Ferrer's statements in the media portray the mindset of a small team. You cannot develop and win without guts and heart. The reality is that AEK has very little money...we all know that, why bring it up over and over again. when you know your main opponents are OLY and PAO and the message that has been given to the fans and players is that we are contending for the championship you portray the attitude of a champion. AEK is in a rebuilding stage and everyone must be patient. However, when you need the 9 million euro from CL, to continue to rebuild, you cannot settle for second place. You need a*****a to give you home field advantage, you need a*****a to turn around a game you are losing 3-0 (in the last 20 minutes of the panionios game AEK did not create even 1 chance). Balls, passion, heart come from the top. I think Demi has the balls and the guts to gamble and put his faith in players, coaches, and the team but Ferrer diluted that passion.
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    AEK - Getafe CF

    Can someone explain to me what has to happen to make who ever is in charge understand that Blanco has to start!!!
  12. Yes but realistically who brought in Alves, Azcarate, Manu. Ferrer made the poor decision to not start Blanco in games where we needed his goal scoring ability. He starts the game against Larisa with three defensive midfielders. Lets also look at his attitude towards AEK and his mistakes: 1 - Ferrer has not once taken responsibility for any of the teams losses or shortcomings. 2 - He continuously refers to AEK's budget or lack there of as a reason for their losses. Was AEK's budget at fault when we lost to Irakli at home, when Panionios scored 2 goals in a span of 5 minutes, when Radzinsky single handly embarrasses your defense. Did these three teams have a larger budget than AEK (because that is what he referred to when we lost to PAO and OFSP). 3 - Ferrer has to realize that he is on a major team that "should" be challenging for the title every single year. You don't say in the post game interview after a loss to OFSP, "koitaxame ton OLY sta matia". Regardless of your chances to win, by saying that you are acknowledging that AEK is a smaller team, an underdog in a fight, but wasn't intimidated. This my friends creates the mindset of a small team and small teams do not win!!! 4 - He got mad when people questioned starting Bourbos during the game against Xanthi. He was puzzled why people would question starting a player on the roster....Don Ferrer, the boy hadn't played a game since the preseason friendlies thats why we were puzzled. I didnt think Ferrer was going to last the entire 4 years of his contract but i did think he would have stayed until the end of this season. Even before today's events i lost all hope in the protathlima as our schedule is not as easy as people made it out to be. This home field advantage bullshit spoken about was nonsense. there is no such thing as home field advantage when you lose 2-1 to irakli at home and 3-2 to Panionios.
  13. I agree that the timing was a little off. Ferrer should have finished off the season and then leave....but on the otherhand, if Demi finds a new manager, one that is a proven winner, it may be better to have him now in the middle of the season so he can be prepared to clean up the team before the summer. Hopefully we can get a good greek manager who will play the Greek young talent we have. The team doesnt have chemistry. They haven't bought into Ferrer's tactics.
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