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  1. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Shakhov goal at 10:15. And then he cramps up ha ha.
  2. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Let’s see what happens with Swiderski. I don’t really care as I was never excited by this signing but the fact that we might lose it after acting like it’s a done deal is what I find amateurish. As for Shakhov, yes he’s definitely been solid. He has his flaws but they are flaws that are inherent to him, that is to say, his his defensive game. He’s not good when the opposing team controls possession, and drives down the middle. His attacking game though is fairly good. He can time his runs and is solid in the air too. Sometimes I think people forget the silly goals we used to concede off set pieces not so long ago. As a rotation can’t ask for much more. He’s also scored some important goals for us. Assuming he’s happy to stay at the club, I’d like him to stay.
  3. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    We already have a young guy that is developing well. His name is Koulouris! Strange. Just seems like a signing for the sake of a signing.
  4. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    There's also this video which isn't too bad. Jump to 11:11 where he discusses the PAOK squad. It's quite good. You can see the player stats in English. You can take the players stats with a grain of salt although FM has always been known for its "more" realistic player attributes. In the past the Greek League stats weren't accurate enough for my liking but I think they're getting better. Of note is the Staff List at 23:59. We have a lot of staff! Although I think some of the info must be wrong. I'm fairly sure Lubos Michel was on more than 43,5000 pa.
  5. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    You'll find other player wages at the link below. http://www.fmgreece.gr/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=14 Not sure if it's 100% accurate but I believe they are, or at least very close. I did tally them up a while back and our wage bill for the first team was approximately 27.5 million including tax.
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    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Varela's wage is 860K including tax. So approximately 600K. Agree Hatseridi's wage has set a bad precedent.
  7. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    First signing from new TD and it already has a bad smell to it.
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    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    You people are all gamblers! Akpom could get injured, then what ? Karelis to me is very average. As for Bonatini, who knows if he’ll be any good.
  9. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Media reporting Giannoulis returning from loan. Hopefully true. Will add depth to the LB position and I’m just plain curious to see how he plays in our team. Would be great if he can become a first team regular.
  10. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Oh yeah, forgot about Biseswar! And he’s actually the most important of all. The only guy that can actually judge tempo. All the rest for all their attributes, don’t know how to dictate tempo. I dare say it will be many years, if ever, we find such a clever player again. @paokarag4 agree Varela is one notch above Crespo. The thing is they really complement each other well and they seen to have this knack where if one is off their game the other steps up. I’d really like to get Hatziisaias in the squad next year rotating with Varela/Crespo.
  11. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    4). Sort the contracts out. Just pay Varela what he wants. He deserves it. Crespo too. As for Canas, I would keep him for another season. Shakhov is the only one I’d wait till end of season.
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    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Bring back Jairo now! Ok maybe not. 😉 1). Get a DM now. This is even more important than replacing Prijo right now. If Canas or Shakhov are injured, carded or just out of form then we are in trouble in the middle. Just look at how many times Asteras got into the box in the first half. 2). Warda out. Henrique in. Warda’s behaviour is juvenile. I’d rather Henrique who is dying to play for the team. 3). Bring back Koulouris. Berg maybe if the price is right which I doubt. As for this guy from Wolves, they’re talking a 6 month loan. The guy hasn’t played all season ... is our role to get players fit for other clubs ? At best, he’d be match fit in 6 weeks. Can’t believe we’re even considering this guy. If it was pre season ok, but now ? Just bizarre. If I was Olympiakos I’d be praying we sign him.
  13. I do so miss the way Campos would bash his way through teams.
  14. https://inpaok.com/524731/magos-ise-re-alefante-vid/ Big win. BIG WIN to a team that has put us to the sword on many an occasion. Sounds like Akpom had a good game. I hope this isn’t just a one off and he’s the real deal. As always time will tell. Any idea how long Matos will be out for ? I suppose Kitsiou will get some game time or even the new kid Lyratzis.
  15. Bananas

    PAOK FC Head Coach (Razvan Lucescu)

    MEANIE 😁
  16. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    @DunfermlineAthleticPAOK Bonatini killed it in the first half of last season but in the latter half he didn’t score for 20 games or so. In addition, he’s not match fit. So not in form or match fit, compared to Berg who is still banging in the goals like he always has. I don’t recall a long period of time where Berg has not scored. He also knows the Greek league. He is hands down the better option. All of this would be moot if we weren’t in contention for the title but fact is we are. Why risk it ? If we can sign Berg for a reasonable price why not. Having said that, I don’t know how Berg’s club, PAO and Berg himself will negotiate. If they try and be too greedy I can see it all falling apart. In which case, I’d just go and get Koulouris.
  17. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Tosca isn’t attacking enough. You need full backs that push up and join the attack. Giannoulis does this. Tosca seems more of a CB who can also play LB if required. Not impressed with Tosca and Hatzeridi, man oh man he’s our worst signing ever given the hype and his wages. We’ll see what the second half of the season brings. Plenty of players came to PAOK and were poor in their first 6 months and then improved afterwards e.g. Varela, Campos, Biseswar. If Koulouris keeps up this form, it would be outrageous to not give him a go next season. I can’t find an emoticon for panic.
  18. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Bring back Giannoulis and Hatziisaias while we’re at it. I know it won’t happen but all it’s going to take is an injury to Varela/Crespo or Vieirinha and we’ll be “panicking”. I’d prefer these two in their natural positions rather than the square peg in round hole approach. As for Hatzeridi, they should set up a bbq outside Toumba on game day where he can cook some brizolia and sell them to fans as they’re walking in. At least he’d be of some use that way.
  19. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    If these figures are close to reality, then sign Berg now. If not, go for Koulouris. Koulouris is good enough for what we need. Prijo was the man, but we only really needed him in derbies. For most other games, the strikers we have plus Koulouris is good enough. If we can get Berg at a reasonable cost that’s a bonus.
  20. Bananas

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    I can’t stand the idea of selling first team players mid season. Considering how important winning the title this season is, selling Prijovic is a big blow. Even at 10 million I feel it’s not enough. This is why you don’t have minimum fee clauses in contracts, or if so, you do like Benfica and make the figures ridiculously high. I’d prefer if UEFA got rid of the winter transfer window but yeah that ain’t gonna happen.
  21. Merry Xmas to all the rimalia, koproskila, alites on the forum.
  22. Bananas

    PAOK FC Head Coach (Razvan Lucescu)

    I think it's really simple. If he doesn't win the league, he'll be sacked. The pressure is now on because of the +8. If we were say +2 or -2 and he just missed out then he might be kept, but because of the +8, he has to win. After that, it depends on how the title is won. If we make it by the skin of our teeth he might still be sacked. Having said all that, I'm neither here nor there about Razvan. I think he's good, solid and realistically what manager can we get that is better and that will come to us ? We have to be realistic. When you compare him to the managers we've had in the previous 5 seasons he is much better overall. Hiring managers is such an unknown quantity.
  23. Yeah man, tell me about it. I remember thinking when I was a little kid that I'd be 28 in the year 2000, and it felt like F-O-R-E-V-E-R away. If you're nice to me I'll upload a pic of my bald patch which has developed in the last few years.
  24. Bananas

    PAOK Fans Gyradiko

    He he, yeah it was all right.
  25. Bananas

    Other Teams/Leagues Discussion

    Marinakis is behind it. Karapapas is behind it. Tsoukalas incited it. Savvidis is the real xalifi. Let’s not forget Tsipras and the Illuminati. I told you all this would happen if people voted for Brexit. I love how Greeks try to make their theories fit the “facts”. The only fact we have is that a referee was assaulted by individuals who we don’t know why they did it. Most likely they are just violent idiots. Even the referees jump the gun. As if going on strike will stop anything. If true that there is a rich president behind it, will the strike help ? And if it’s not organised but is actually just the violence of idiots, how will the strike help ? The authorities should instead throw their full force into investigating what really happened. In addition they should provide good and proper security to make referees feel safe. No matter how bad a referee is, they at least deserve to not be assaulted. But this is Greece and no such thing will happen. Everyone has their agenda, their preconceived theories. And the system is and has been broken for many many many years. Let us see what comes of this.
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