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  1. Krasnodar gave the PAOK team of Tudor a football lesson. It was like a training session for them ... just easy. I'm sure it would be more of a contest today. As for Berg, I'm glad he hasn't gone to another team in Greece. You were PAO all your life, leave Greece with your head held high. Can you imagine if he signed for Oly ? F--k me.
  2. Not sure how you found Branco rude. I found him to be simply frank and straight to the point. Some of the questions from the reporters were inane and just trying to stir trouble and he just said it how it is.
  3. @Dutch Eagle was that you with the big PAOK flag ?? 😁 Concerning the game, I've only seen the highlights, but overall we looked quite good. AZ really only had that one chance whereas we were getting into the box consistently. Were the highlights only showing us ?! Propaganda! How did the new Brazilian in the middle look ? Information man! We need information!!
  4. Just wondering if anyone knows what wages Canas and Shakhov are on at their new clubs ? I wonder if they were able to better the offers they rejected from PAOK.
  5. 2 million per year for Ferreira ? Lucescu did a number on us ha ha. With that kind of salary, I expect nothing less than the title (with no losses of course) and the Cup (preferably against AEX again). A re Lucescu, you're the winner.
  6. What about Jimenez from (formerly) AEK ? 😁
  7. Yes Beretta! And Fringer to complete the training team.
  8. Lucescu I will miss thee. Yes, he's done the dirty in terms of the timing but this is now the second time after Ivic that a manager has left when things seemed rosy. The club is at fault for not locking him down. Should have offered him a 5 year contract at 1 million a year minimum. The simplest theory that it's purely over dollars, I don't quite buy it. I suspect it's more likely that there were issues over players the club were bringing in and letting go that Lucescu didn't agree with. I wish Lubos Michel was still TD. Lucescu probably saw others calling the shots and felt undermined and thought why the heck am I fighting this when I can cash in. I've done what I had to do, sayonara. I don't think Lucescu is irreplaceable in terms of pedigree. There are many good managers out there. The question is whether they are available at this time and if they would even care to and manage in the prestigious GSL. A good manager, that unites the team and who is *loved* is something that isn't easy to find. Let's see what the club does now. It's hard for a new manager to make his mark. Many players in the squad will feel betrayed and it's this small drop in performance and passion that makes all the differences. The newspapers, oh the names that will be thrown around. What is Stanojevic up to these days, is he available ?
  9. Canas or Shakhov ? Both of them are manges. They were, along with Cimirot, the first proper midfielders we had. Canas was the first player who gave me confidence when paired with Cimirot that we could plug the holes in the middle. We forget how easily we used to concede stupid goals. Go back and watch some highlights if you will. Shakhov for a CM is quite prolific. He has the knack of timing his runs well and has a decent shot. Also overlooked is his height. Who do you mark first on set-piece ? Well, better mark that big guy called Prijovic. Oh, and there's that CB they call the beast. Oh damn, that Matos guy is very good in the air too. Oh crap, and now we have that Shakhov guy as well. It's always good to have some talls in your team. Not mandatory, but always a nice plus. Right now, if I had to pick, I'd take Shakhov as he'll deliver more in the league. For a one game final ? Probably Canas. They players I'm most unimpressed with are Misic and Wernbloom. Make or break this season as far as I'm concerned. Oliveira unfortunately looks very unlikely to happen. Even at say 8 million, given his class and age, he would've been a great signing.
  10. Maybe we should give the title to Olympiakos ? https://www.contra.gr/podosfairo/olympiakos-megalytero-antipalo-paok-eayto.7453030.html?utm_source=Sport24&utm_medium=BestofNetwork_home&utm_campaign=24MediaWidget&utm_term=Pos4 It's articles like this you wonder if the author was having a slow day or knows nothing about football. Possibly both. I saw Olympiakos kakare their pantelonia in Toumba and play like little girls. Nothing about that in the article. Or the fact that Olympiakos is a one man team. Heaven forbid if Fortounis gets injured or sold.
  11. David Beckham's love child ?
  12. Korakaki for president!
  13. His career has been on a downward spiral for a while now. Signings like these ring alarm bells for me.
  14. And the winner for signing of the year goes to ... drumroll ... Varela. Considering we all thought he was leaving, this has been the *BEST* news. Not sure about Ismael Silva. https://www.transfermarkt.com/ismael-silva/profil/spieler/253734 says he's a CM so I suppose he's a replacement for Shakhov ? Only a lot shorter. He will also take up one of the 5 non-EU slots.
  15. That's just great. I suppose Olympiacos will be happy with the play-off system. Will be curious to see what each of the clubs "officially" has to say about the play-off system. As for the Cup Groups being eliminated, I was one of the few on this forum that liked this system. It wasn't meant to benefit the big clubs. It was meant to give the small teams some extra interest and a big game where they can cash in some dollars and just have some interest.
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