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  1. If we beat Italy then I would say it's possible. But Italy were solid vs Finland who are no mugs. Interesting to see how the team lines up when we get players back from injury.
  2. Nothing better than seeing a gutsy performance from your NT. I like what I'm seeing with this Ethniki and looks like we have options in defence, midfield and forward. Squad depth is looking better. It's a start that gives hope and optimism. Can't wait for Italy on 8 June in Athens. Hope EPO organises 1 or 2 friendlies end of May. Greek Super League scheduled to finish 6 May.
  3. Good read. https://m.sport24.gr/Columns/themis-kaisaris/ethnikh-kati-san-flasaki.5471344.html Pretty good analysis of the match, the players and where we are the minute. A lot of positives from the win but we need to put in perspective. It was Lietchenstein. The campaign and tougher opponents will define who can and can’t.
  4. I'm guessing. I think Anastasiadis got the tactics right with Liechtenstein, except for starting Bakasetas who has now gone 20 matches without a goal. Time to give Koulouris and Donis more chances in starting line up.
  5. Mitroglou hasn't played much at club level looks out of sorts. At his best, he is our best striker. The team will be set up differently in Sarajevo and I can see us playing cautious and using counter attacks. Donis will be handy on the counter. A draw won't be a bad result. Siovas and Kourbelis were both good today. Possible starters for Bosnia match ? 4 2 3 1 Vlachodimos Bakakis-Soc-Siovas-Koutris Kourbelis-Zeca Donis-Samaris-Fortounis Koulouris Masouras sub
  6. These line-ups are what's rumoured Option 1 3 5 2 (Paschalakis) Vlachodimos Siovas-Kourbelis-Risvanis Bakakis-Samaris-Zeca-Koutris Fortounis Mitroglou-Koulouris Option 2 4 2 3 1 (Paschalakis) Vlachodimos Bakakis-Siovas-Risvanis-Koutris Samaris-Zeca Masouras-Fortounis-Donis Mitroglou
  7. One rumour is that Anastasiadis may play a 3 5 2 with Kourbelis as the CB and Siovas-Risvanis either side and 2 forwards Mitroglou-Koulouris. Midfielders will be LW Bakakis and RW Koutris and CM Zeca-Samaris and Fortounis the AM. If this is the case, it will be something new.
  8. Likely starters was Πασχαλάκης, Μπακάκης, Παπασταθόπουλος, Σιόβας, Κούτρης, Ζέκα, Σάμαρης, Φορτούνης, Μασούρας, Δώνης and Μήτρογλου. Strike out Παπασταθόπουλος and replace with Ρισβάνης or Κολοβέτσιος 😮 http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/podosfairo/klithike-stin-ethniki-o-kolobetsios-bgainei-nok-aout-o-papastathopoulos/3969265
  9. Can't see him staying at Roma next year. Likely destination will be Man Utd but Arsenal may get him. Now that would be something. Soc and Manolas at Arsenal. https://au.eurosport.com/football/transfers-2/2018-2019/euro-papers-manchester-united-and-arsenal-lead-roma-raid-for-summer-transfers_vid1176555/video.shtml
  10. The current squad has 7 players who have played 1 or 0 games, 11 players who played 5 or less games and 15 who have played less then 10. The only experience on the team with more than 35 games is Soc, Mitroglou, Fortounis and Samaris. We need to find goal scorers other than Mitroglou.
  11. Tzimikas I think is injured. Bouzoukis and Limnios got called up to the U21s. The core group he's picked are from 2013-2015 U21s who are now in their mid 20s. I can understand the logic. I would have liked to seen Lamprou and Chatzigiovanis, but they are just 21 and will get their chance sooner or later. The pick I like is the Aris LB Valerianos. Strongly built lad, takes players on, pacey and can get in a good cross. That's what we need.
  12. Are you sure? England pays £1500 for winning a match qualifier / friendlies £1000 for a draw £500 for a defeat Then there are bonuses for making it through to major tournaments, and even bigger bonuses making out of the Group stages etc. For countries like Greece, there would be bonuses if team make it to Euro. Countries like England, Germany and Spain would start paying bonuses once they get out of the Group stages.
  13. I have a hunch that the new coach is going to go with youth. I expect to see L. Lamprou, Koutris, Tzimikas, Galanopoulos, Limnios, Hatzigiovanis and maybe Mavropanos (if not injured) come into the squad. He made it clear when overlooking Lazaros for the Estonia match. Team has been hurt by injuries at key times; K Pap, Retsos, Donis, Stafylidis and to a lesser extent Manolas & Soc missed key matches. NT cannot continue to play slow tempo football against weak opposition. If we do, expect to see more of the same. Actually, this has been problem for 10-12 years. Difference now is we are losing these matches 1-0. Weak teams park the bus and embarrass us on the counter. When was the last time we scored 3 goals? I see progress, but it will be slow. I also have a hunch that Soc will retire if we don’t make it to Euro 2020. We can’t lose to Bosnia away. A win vs Italy would be a huge boost. We will need to do better vs Finland and the return legs v Bosnia and Italy will determine our fate if we don’t stuff it up before then.
  14. He will never come back. But, if he changed his mind I would take him in a heart beat! A lot of Greece players have regressed in the last 3-4 years, but not Holebas. I would rate him in the top 3 Greek players going round at the moment.
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