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  1. J1078

    Sotiris Ninis ‒ Hapoel Ashkelon

    It’s a shame he had so much promise... even if he was healthy I don’t think he would have been considered for the NT.. Time to look ahead at the youngsters as mentioned by @Dean97
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    I know right..... How pathetic that we keep losing to those teams...
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    It wouldn't matter in Greece's case because we wouldn't get that spot anyways since we finished 3rd but I see what you are saying its a good point if in the future if those circumstances present themselves a team would definitely throw the game..
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    Guys I’m going to have to disagree, the only thing that has separated Greece from teams like the Finland’s and Romania’s and so on and has allowed us to compete with the bigger clubs a has been our defence first mentally.. That Hungary game we scored 4 but allowed 3 if it was against a better offensive team then Hungary then they would have put 5 or 6 in against us.. It is very clear that this team to be successful needs to shut it down defensively.. Espescially at the moment where we don’t have a quality midfielder and on average score 0.2 goals a game.. As much as we hate that style I think we need to realize it’s the only way for this team to start climbing the fifa rankings and get back to tournaments.. When people would talk about the Greece team they would say how stingy and how solid we are defensively never have they said watch out for Greece’s offence.. i see our players and what they look like when they are on offence and it’s dreadful it honestly hurts my eyes. We have resorted to allow way to many goals against us from even the weakes of the world teams something we would never do in the past.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    Assistant coach Basinas what he said about the style of play the Greek Nt was accustomed too. He says everyone was complaining that we weren't playing good soccer and they were sick of seeing 1-0 results so they changed their philosophy and look what happened. He's pretty much saying it all has to start from defence first and keeping the 0 goals against.. I agree 100% with what he is saying.. Για το ότι οι επιτυχίες της Εθνικής ήρθαν με αμυντικογενές σύστημα και ότι αυτό άλλαξε στην πορεία: «Ένα μερίδιο ευθύνης το έχουν και οι δημοσιογράφοι. Έλεγαν ότι η Εθνική ομάδα δεν παίζει ελκυστικό ποδόσφαιρο. Μέχρι που ήρθε η επιτυχία έλεγαν “τι να πάμε να δούμε, το 1-0”. Όταν ήθελαν να αλλάξει στιλ η Εθνική, είδαν ότι δεν μπορεί να γίνει διαφορετικά. Δεν λέω ότι πρέπει να παίξουμε αμυντικά, όμως αυτό είναι το Α και το Ω στο ποδόσφαιρο, να κρατήσεις το μηδέν πίσω. Οι επιτυχίες έρχονται με αυτό που μπορείς, όχι με αυτό που θες να παίξεις. Όλες οι Εθνικές ομάδες θα κάνουν κοιλιά κάποια στιγμή. Το θέμα είναι ότι εμείς δεν έχουμε το περιθώριο να κάνουμε μεγαλύτερη κοιλιά. Βλέπουμε ήδη πως αρχίζουν να δυσκολεύουν και οι κληρώσεις. Πρέπει να αρχίσουμε από το μηδέν και να χτίσουμε ξανά. Αν δεν έρθει η επιτυχία τώρα, θα ζήσουμε πολύ πιο δύσκολες καταστάσεις. Θα πρέπει να βγάλουμε το "εγώ" μας και να βάλουμε το "εμείς", για να επιστρέψει η Εθνική στις μεγάλες διοργανώσεις. Πιστεύουμε στον Έλληνα ποδοσφαιριστή ότι μπορεί. Το μόνο που λείπει είναι η νοοτροπία. Αν αλλάξει αυτό, θα πετύχουμε μεγάλα πράγματα», κατέληξε. Here is the entire interview below.. http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/podosfairo/mpasinas-na-baloume-to-‘emeis’-panw-apo-to-‘egw’-stin-ethniki/3571754
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    As much as I want to be optimistic for this upcoming Euro its difficult.. We have nothing positive to go on. Unfortunately we don't know what style of play this team is going to adhere to, We don't know which players are going to be called up. This to me looks like it has the potential to go south pretty fast as with a new coach a new system and new players implanted will always have a learning period and usually is not successful right away.. Italy has issues but they will be fine in this group and will not miss another tournament, Bosnia are in great form right now and have been playing the same players and style for a while and they easily won their Nations Group. Finland are in great form as well and they will be riding on a high with a lot of confidence after winning their nations League group.. I mean from all the teams the most unsure team is us we have no clue what team is going to show up... We have nothing in the past 4 years to hang onto and be positive about leading into this euro qualifiers other then 1 draw with Belgium and 2 draws with Bosnia… I hope I'm wrong and we come out with a new look and new energy but I just don't see it right now....
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    Armenia are trick they have tied Portugal, Beat Poland and beat Slovakia 4-0. They are very beatable but they can put up a fight.. Bosnia are going to be very difficult they are in good form and I can see them even topping this group.. Its going to be hard to see Italy not qualifying.. It also concerns me that we may drop points to Armenia do to our lack of goal scoring. If we don't get 12 points from Armenia and Liechtenstein we will have no shot at qualifying.. It kind of sucks that we are playing Bosnia on the road our second game as that will be crucial and if we want a chance to qualify we cant lose that game..
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    Anastasios Donis ‒ VfB Stuttgart

    Lets just hope he is healthy for once when it comes time for the NT to play... They really need this kid healthy and playing..
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Paper work being done to get Βίκτωρας Κλωναρίδης, on the NT... https://www.sport24.gr/football/omades/Aek/klwnaridhs-ftiaxnontai-ta-teleytaia-eggrafa-gia-na-paiksw-sthn-ethnikh-elladas.5377906.html
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    In Mantolas current form there is now way he should be staring for this team..
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    I have to agree with @Argy the group we drew was almost like us being in pot 3 and this group is definitely up for grabs.. Italy are not at their best in their current state. Bosnia are in good forum right now. If Greece figure out their s%$#! in the next few months they can come out of this group... We could have been placed I a hell of a tougher group so we are very fortunate being in a group like this especially coming out of pot 4. Goal differential may come to play in this group and if that's the case Bosnia have the clear advantage and Italy have a hard time scoring. If we are at our best and I truly mean IF then we can come out of this group.. If we can be healthy for once that will go along way for us.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    Here is Greece's schedule March 23, Liechtenstein - Greece March 26, Bosnia - Greece June 8, Greece - Italy June 11, Greece - Armenia September 5, Finland - Greece September 8, Greece - Liechtenstein October 12, Italy - Greece October 15, Greece - Bosnia November 15, Armenia - Greece November 18, Greece - Finland
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    I'm not worried about Italy, Bosnia or Finland we will easily get points in those games I'm terrified of Armenia and Liechtenstein😟… lol
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    Listen guys we are at our lowest right now we all get that but lets not forget as low as we are we still drew Belgium who is a power house and played two tight games against them, We also drew Bosnia twice.. Its a fact we play better when we are the underdogs... If we figure our s%$#! out and we play the best players at our disposal we at least give ourselves a chance in this group..
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    @Torontoblue Bro we know and I don't think anyone is debating what you are saying but we are all going to still watch the qualifiers and still have hope of getting through even if our chances are slim...