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  1. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    The Samaris situation is an interesting one. Did we ever think he was good offensively? I know he scored in the world cup 4 years ago but he hasn't done anything since then. I actually really like Samaris as a player and person. I think he is good but all he seems to be doing is play simple short passes most of the time and never gets into space. Is that the coaches doing? Because I think he will give us more If he is not holding all the time. Give that role to Zeca and let Samaris move into space to create another option. I do agree that all players need to defend and that Skibbe has to do a better job with what he has got instead of repeating the same thing. Let's not forget the Fetfatzidis is an option as well. We actually wingers now that can play there. Pelkas, Lazaros, Donis, Fetfatzidis and Gianniotas. Skibbe should choose 2 of those players for the wide options in a 4-2-3-1/4-4-1-1. I'm all in to play a 5-2-3. But I'm not sure if we have the players to bear that role. Even if the two wide players are more attacking they still have to defend.
  2. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Samaris and Zeca are the 2 that should start. They are our best. Kourbelis should be the sub and Galanopoulos should be behind Kourbelis. That's all you need. Tziolis is not needed and Tachtsidis can go get some form for his club first. We don't need to be calling up 3 left backs, 5 CDMs and only 1 right back. Retsos can play all across the back. That's an advantage for us. K.Papadopoulos would a better option than Tziolis at CDM. @Rockafeller Skank there are plenty of other options for CDM. What we are missing that player that's in between a CDM and CAM. That's called CM. We haven't got one. Kone can play there or Fortounis. Mantalos I think should play there also. Thing is its not that we don't have players for these positions, it's who is reliable and deserves to play. Kourbelis to me is very average. Taxi too slow and Tziolis even slower. Androutsos might not be ready yet. He should be in a squad role though. Mantalos has all the tools to be an 8 in my opinion
  3. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    I still can't believe Skibbe ignored Fetfatzidis for all this time. If Fetfatzidis comes back to the team Skibbe will what was I thinking not calling him up. With Fetfatzidis in the team our attack instantly become more dangerous. With Pelkas and Donis also on the field at the same time we can become more dangerous. I'd like to see Mantalos or Fortounis as the 8.
  4. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    I have that same feeling about Tziolis. Why would Skibbe play him in the friendlies and not be in the plans for the nations league? He played many players from the u21s against Saudi. These players good or bad should be slowly making there way in the first team. Androutsos and Galanopoulos are players who should be involved from now. Tsimikas is another one. The u21s I realised do not have a strong or aggressive midfielder as a 6 who does the dirty work. Like Zeca. Most of their midfielders are box to box midfielders. The right back position needs work aswell for the u21s. Same could be said for the men's team. Hopefully Masouras picks up form at Olympiakos. So midfield in my opinion is a huge problem leading into the nation's league. We will probably see Zeca and Samaris start together.
  5. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Did anyone see Fetfatzidis goals in the friendly? Class player. Also Manos is one to look out for and Androutsos looks the stuff hopefully he gets more game time this season.
  6. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    When Bakakis played against Saudi he was beaten easily a couple of times. He probably had an off game because he played very well against Egypt.
  7. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Don't forget RB. Torosidis is ageing and Bakakis is 50/50 in defence. We need the right player next to Zeca in midfield. I prefer to play a promising player that we can give matches to and give experience to also at RB. Masouras can get a chance if he's in form at Olympiakos. Otherwise Retsos can play there.
  8. Dean97

    NT Friendly Games

    We need to play with a midfielder that takes charge and creates for us. Like Karagounis or Zagorakis. I thought that Katidis was going to be like that until he F***ed up. Kone looked like he could do that in the world cup. We have no one that can do it now. Maybe Mantalos can. Who knows.
  9. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    I don't think he's the answer. Very average player in my opinion. Our midfield is our huge problem. Our midfield always gets beaten and our defence makes up for it. We might need to go to a 3-5-2. The wing backs need to run heaps and that's also a problem because I don't think we have players with the stamina to handle that responsibility. We are lucky to have Zeca. He is the engine and never gives up.
  10. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Salpingidis, Samaras and Gekas came just after the Euro 2004 win. I sort of agree with you @georgelaz about PAO going down and producing players for their national team. I believe they have good young players in the youth and they should play their best in the senior team. Then they will start progressing as players in the top flight and can sooner rather than later become options. Emmanoulidis is very talented and only 17. Chatzigiovannis is skillful attacking threat and is 21. Pispas can progress if given more game time.
  11. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    The thing is the Greek media do not like players in the mould of Fetfatzidis or Ninis. They prefer Tziolis and Tzavellas. That is why Skibbe is a yes man and we see the same old thing. He is trying to please his bosses. The Greek people have no idea about how soccer should be played if it was up to me Ninis and Fetfatzidis will be the players I choose any day of the week. They are talented.
  12. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Ninis needs to come back to Greece and start earning some form. Why not go back to Panathinaikos. I cant believe he is 28 already. He is soon to be 30 lol. I feel sorry for him but it was his doing. Back when he was in form at PAO he was very creative and scroed goals. His dribbling and passing were his highlights and his shots were dangerous. Now all those things looked toned down and is slower. Right now we have good players at number 10. We have Fortounis, Mantalos, Pelkas, Fetfatzidis, Lazaros and Bakasetas.
  13. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Yeah true. I just think we should start talking more about Fetfatzidis, now that he is back with Oly. I dont mind Pelkas on the wing aswell. I just think we get more out of him as the 10. To me Fortounis is better than Mantalos. Its just that Fortounis can be inconsistent as seen last season, although this pre season he is looking solid. Fetfa and Gianniotas are good back ups. Id like to see Donis start more often. If we can start him every game and see what he can do it wont harm us. Whether as striker or winger.
  14. Dean97

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    You forgot the best Greek technical player of today. Giannis Fetfatzidis! All in all not a bad line up @ausgreek. I like the idea of Fortounis playing deeper. Pelkas at his best is when he is playing behind the striker. Now is Mantalos a better player overall than Pelkas? In my opinion they are both equal with Fortounis slightly better than both. Fetfatzidis can be used a super sub. We shouldn't be forgetting Gianniotas either. With Zeca doing the work in midfield we can have Mantalos, Pelkas and Fortounis all in at the same time providing service to Mitroglou. We have got depth there at CAM.
  15. Dean97

    2018-2019 Pre Season Training News

    How has Charisis been? Also Is Pelkas leaving?