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  1. Arsenal held a clean sheet. He was fine. A bit nervous, but that's normal being a 21 year old with only 1 premier league game under his belt and having not played in almost an entire calendar year. He did not make any costly mistakes. Koscielny, who was injured for a few months and has hundreds of top tier caps under his belt, was very rusty in his first 3-4 games coming back from injury this season. Our kid is more than alright.
  2. I think you make some good points. Definitely wouldn't consider Mitroglou one of our best players anymore; at least in his current form. Greece has more depth and overall positional quality. Difference is the following: Their top-end talent is more spread out in the lineup. They have an elite striker and most importantly an world class midfielder, who applies pressure and dictates the flow of the game a easier more than a CB can. Greece is bottom-heavy with Sokratis, Manolas, and other players who contribute to the depth of the backline. What Pjanic offers is not only skill, but also instills confidence in his teammates and coach to play a more attacking brand of football. A player like that in the heart of the formation makes everyone around them an inch taller, so to speak. When a team attacks; when they go at opponents, they tend to demolish weaker sides, racking up goals and stats are inflated. If anything, Greece's talented defence makes it even more attractive for a coach to play to his strengths and field a more defensive lineup. Hopefully, the last two matches were enough to instil some belief in the players and staff that Greece can be successful with an attack-oriented scheme.
  3. We beat Finland last time out and we clearly were the superior side. As long as players remember and believe that, we should take care of business.
  4. Although we are plagued with injuries, primarily at the back, I would say that we fielded our strongest lineup in the second half, barring Manolas, who is still ahead of Siovas, despite the latter's strong play, and maybe Toro or Retso over Bakakis. Bakaseta shouldn't even be on the team, Mantalo is a sub at best, KPap, Staf and Tsimikas are backups, Mitroglou is irrelevant, nothing more than a super-sub going forward.
  5. He's always had the skill. Just training with the class of Benfica should be good enough technically to earn you starting role. It was upstairs that was plaguing him. Hopefully he has matured into the player that we all anticipated.
  6. I think Kolovo is on the upswing in his career. That was a gutsy, hungry header. I'll wait before I pass judgement on him. He saved us today.
  7. Bosnia should be embarrassed to have come out with even that point. They had no right. Red card or not, the tide had turned a while ago. Their goals were both flukes. We cannot start scared anymore. Get the right players on and make a game out of it right away, for god's sake! How many times will we concede early before we wake up. Same thing vs Croatia last year.
  8. I don't see it. He wasn't at fault for anything and kept things tight all game.
  9. That was unbelievable. Disappointed that we didn't come away with the 3 points, but a thrilling game for a change. If Anastasiadis comes out with the defensive scheme again vs Italy then today's comeback will be in vain. Enough with that garbage loser mentality. It will continue to plague this team. Good on the coach for going for the win in the end though.
  10. Yup. Even if we had Pjanic on our side, Mitroglou's level of effort or lack there of is pretty apparent. He does not run, he does not fight for the ball. He wants the ball at his feet and if it's 3 feet away from him he gives up. Frustrating.
  11. I think Mitroglou is a misfit in this scheme. Not a big loss. He's lazy and his play is uninspired. We don't have someone in the midfield who can distribute the ball well enough to have a poacher in the lineup.
  12. Crucial game. Important to get an away result. Last time these teams played to a 0-0 draw on June 9, 2017.
  13. Greece started that trend a couple of years ago with Faroe Islands.
  14. I would hope Sokratis is ready for Bosnia. I believe he will be. Manolas missing another crucial game. The backline, which is our strongest and deepest position, by far, is also our most fragile. Once again depleted, with the likes of Manolas, Papadopoulos, Retsos, Torosidis, Stafylidis and perhaps Sokratis out. It's becoming a bad joke.
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