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  1. Kourbelis might leave. There is a young player called Michelis from Asteras who moved to AC Milan yesterday. He is 17. Defensive midfielder who is skillful and very strong. He is also tall. He could be the future but not right now.
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    Apparently he wants to come back to Olympiakos😜
  3. Yes that's true but the thing is Fetfatzidis can't play defensive midfield. We would have to sacrifice 1 of Fortounis and Mantalos. The question is who can do a better job than Tziolis and Tachtsidis?
  4. The media keeps on asking stupid and easy questions. If I was a journalist I would ask, why wasn't Fetfatzidis called up after good form he has had this season? Why is Tziolis still playing in this team when there are better options? Why put Bakasetas on the left when you know he is better in the middle? Where is Paschalakis? These are the sorts of questions you ask. You got to have the balls to ask these things.
  5. There have so many good players Skibbe has not called up. Not even once. Like Paschalakis, Vasilakakis, Kone, Siovas, Marinos, Fetfatzidis and so on. All I know is the Tziolis call up doesn't do us any favours. You ate right in saying these younger guys are not ready. We've learned that now. But it also doesn't help by having slow midfielders like Taxi. The defence was nowhere near as aggressive as our actual defence. Players like Limnios, Androutsos and Giannoulis could benefit us down the road. Players like Retsos and Donis who are young but have established themselves already in the team and it makes you wonder why the u21s are not ready. Why hasn't Siopis been given a chance? He is 24. He has gone through the youth teams and has matured. He is ready now. Just like Kourbelis and Pelkas. Risvanis is not good enough as he is the same age. Nikolaou has long way to go. Lambropoulos looked better. I would be much happier if Tziolis wasn't called up ever again. Same with Maniatis and Tzavellas. Our experienced players should be Sokratis, Manolas, Siovas, Torosidis, Zeca, Lazaros, Mitroglou, Samaris, Kone, Papadopoulos, Paschalakis, Karnezis. These players are 26 and over and should be the ones to lead this team. Mixed in with players like Fortounis, Mantalos, Stafylidis, Kourbelis, Karelis, Bakakis, Donis, Retsos and Pelkas. With players coming in and out of the team like Tachtsidis, Siopis, Lykogiannis, Barkas, Vasilakakis and Fetfatzidis. Galanopoulos should be integrated slowly. While having Kourbelis already there. This is how you should run the team. Also if the u21s players are in hot form eg. Tsimikas then he should be called up.
  6. This game needed individual brilliance from 1 of our players. Donis would have done something with his pace. Bakasetas is too slow to play on the wing. We needed faster players to break through the defence. We were going no where with Tziolis, Tachtsidis and Bakasetas playing. They are too slow. Androutsos provided speed and movement in the midfield. We almost scored when Koulouris hit the post. That's because of Androutsos joining the play.
  7. I can't believe their is no talk about Fetfatzidis in the media. Why aren't websites putting up articles about him being in the team? That's very surprising.
  8. That's what I was thinking through out the match. Bakakis, Limnios and Pelkas didn't play well. Tziolis and Bakasetas are not national team standard. Tachtsidis you can do something with him. But didn't play well. I was hoping for Giannoulis to shine and he didn't take this opportunity. Nikolaou is way too slow. Risvanis not aggressive enough. Androutsos looked ok when he came on. He is a bit weak, but he can play. I've said it before if we don't play Sokratis and Manolas at the back we lose to any team. Papadopoulos and Tzavellas did fine against Egypt but got away with it because they played their third string team. We are not going to go anywhere with Skibbe. But he Is not the only one to blame. I blame it on the players. I expected more but got less. Koulouris is better than Manias. Pelkas needs to do better in my opinion.
  9. He puts Galanopoulos last 2 minutes. Enough said. He didnt call up Fetfatzidis. When he played Androutsos we almost scored. Koulouris unlucky as he hit the post. Skibbe must be stupid. he watches Greek Superleague matches and still plays Tziolis. Like put in a younger, hungrier player like Meliopoulos from Xanthi. He would do much better. Tachtsidis is on the decline at age 26. Sokratis, Manolas, Mitroglou and Zeca are the only ones who deserve to start. The rest of our talent pool need to fight for their positions.
  10. Bakasetas cant do anything on the wing. Why does Skibbe keep playing him there? He is such a bad coach. Androutsos and Galanopoulos should start the 2nd half.
  11. I agree Fortounis an overall better player than Pelkas bit Id take form over talent any day. I would want players in my team to fight for each other and attack a common goal as a team. Pelkas at the moment is his time to shine. Mantalos look very good at training, let's see what happens against Saudi Arabia.
  12. The thing is right, i know i would want to have a trio of Lazaros, Pelkas and Donis but how consistent will they be? Id rather have Pelkas play than Bakasetas any day of the week. Pelkas is more creative and has way more pace than him and this is what the modern game is all about. Mantalos is a good player but cant play on the wing, so how good is he? Fortounis on his day is our best player. When will he bring his form back when he played against Arsenal? Kourbelis might not be the answer. Zeca can only run and tackle. He is not creative and his passes are not of the level of lets say Karagounis. So we know we have a problem upfront and Karelis is not going to save us every game. Our problems lie in the ST, CM, CDM, ST positions. We have Keepers, we have central defenders, we have talented leftbacks (Tzavellas not included, we should give Tsimikas a run), we have attacking midfielders, we might have a problem at RB but i believe Bakakis can hold his own there for a while and Retsos can be the back up. We should try and mold Retsos there since we have no other options. When i say what we have i mean currently and the long term, say 5-10 years. We also have wingers. Chatzigiovannis is up and coming, so is Lamprou and Manthatis. Limnios might break through soon and become a starter for this team. Albanis is in good form. Donis and Lazaros are wingers. Gianniotas can be an option and Pelkas has out wide many times. So there are plenty of options, Skibbe fails to notice this and plays Mantalos and Bakasetas there instead.😒 Pelkas to me needs to be in this team. Not maybe definatly. He has too much talent. He is now starting to show his potential. I would love to see a player like Manthatis get a chance. Limnios shouldve had 4 or 5 caps by now. So i am proposing a line up and tactic that the ethniki needs to adopt. Everyone can provide an input. If we were playing against say Belgium tomorrow i would do this now: I have created a 4-3-3 formation with the fullbacks advanced and overlapping the "wingers/attacking midfielders". These players like Limnios and Lazaros are providing support for Mitroglou for passes and chances. Pelkas is playing a deep playmaker role suited only for him. The reason being he is energetic, likes to run/work and all the plays run through him. Its a big responsibilty but i know only he would be up for it and not Fortounis. With the fullbacks adavancing they are still not neglecting their defensive duties. if we get caught out Samaris can fill in for Stafylidis as an example. While playing a highline i believe this set up can clog up the midfield so there is no space for opposing teams to interchange more than 2 passes. players like Mantalos, Fortounis, Limnios, Bakasetas, Gianniotas, Lazaros, Donis and Pelkas can play in the position supporting Mitroglou/Karelis/Manias. the position in niether a wingers postion nor attacking midfield its both. While this position is important for the players to make runs in behind the defence and provide for Mitroglou its also gives a chance for the full backs to be involved the attacking play. Also the holding midfielders must hang deep when the the fullbacks get forward. So the positives for this is: - Clog up the midfield. - More chances created for Mitroglou - Fullbacks adding extra opportunites in attack such as crosses and overlapping runs. - the 2 DMs sit and supoort Pelkas and the wide players when needed. - the 2 DMs covering the holes left by the FBs. - Pelkas has chacne o go forward and link up with the three forwards. Negatives: - The highline could be exposed from an instant through ball. This is a chance im willing to take if it mean mores goals from us. In the end its the goals that count and we need to be scoring to win. Galanopoulos and Androutsos can fill in the roles of Samaris and Kourbelis. This formation and tactics is more attacking than it is defensive. Id like to hear what everyone else thinks.
  13. The thing is right, i know i would want to have a trio of Lazaros, Pelkas and Donis but how consistent will they be? Id rather have Pelkas play than Bakasetas any day of the week. Pelkas is more creative and has way more pace than him and this is what the modern game is all about. Mantalos is a good player but cant play on the wing, so how good is he? Fortounis on his day is our best player. When will he bring his form back when he played against Arsenal? Kourbelis might not be the answer. Zeca can only run and tackle. He is not creative and his passes are not of the level of lets say Karagounis. So we know we have a problem upfront and Karelis is not going to save us every game. Our problems lie in the ST, CM, CDM, ST positions. We have Keepers, we have central defenders, we have talented leftbacks (Tzavellas not included, we should give Tsimikas a run), we have attacking midfielders, we might have a problem at RB but i believe Bakakis can hold his own there for a while and Retsos can be the back up. We should try and mold Retsos there since we have no other options. When i say what we have i mean currently and the long term, say 5-10 years. We also have wingers. Chatzigiovannis is up and coming, so is Lamprou and Manthatis. Limnios might break through soon and become a starter for this team. Albanis is in good form. Donis and Lazaros are wingers. Gianniotas can be an option and Pelkas has out wide many times. So there are plenty of options, Skibbe fails to notice this and plays Mantalos and Bakasetas there instead.😒 Pelkas to me needs to be in this team. Not maybe definatly. He has too much talent. He is now starting to show his potential. I would love to see a player like Manthatis get a chance. Limnios shouldve had 4 or 5 caps by now. So i am proposing a line up and tactic that the ethniki needs to adopt. Everyone can provide an input. If we were playing against say Belgium tomorrow i would do this now: https://www.buildlineup.com/shared/5af8dc0a138c092e24ab459a If you click on the link to have a quick look, i have created i have created a 4-3-3 formation with the fullbacks advanced and overlapping the "wingers/attacking midfielders". These players like Limnios and Lazaros are providing support for Mitroglou for passes and chances. Pelkas is playing a deep playmaker role suited only for him. The reason being he is energetic, likes to run/work and all the plays run through him. Its a big responsibilty but i know only he would be up for it and not Fortounis. With the fullbacks adavancing they are still not neglecting their defensive duties. if we get caught out Samaris can fill in for Stafylidis as an example. While playing a highline i believe this set up can clog up the midfield so there is no space for opposing teams to interchange more than 2 passes. players like Mantalos, Fortounis, Limnios, Bakasetas, Gianniotas, Lazaros, Donis and Pelkas can play in the position supporting Mitroglou/Karelis/Manias. the position in niether a wingers postion nor attacking midfield its both. While this position is important for the players to make runs in behind the defence and provide for Mitroglou its also gives a chance for the full backs to be involved the attacking play. Also the holding midfielders must hang deep when the the fullbacks get forward. So the positives for this is: - Clog up the midfield. - More chances created for Mitroglou - Fullbacks adding extra opportunites in attack such as crosses and overlapping runs. - the 2 DMs sit and supoort Pelkas and the wide players when needed. - the 2 DMs covering the holes left by the FBs. - Pelkas has chacne o go forward and link up with the three forwards. Negatives: - The highline could be exposed from an instant through ball. This is a chance im willing to take if it mean mores goals from us. In the end its the goals that count and we need to be scoring to win. Galanopoulos and Androutsos can fill in the roles of Samaris and Kourbelis. This formation and tactics is more attacking than it is defensive. Id like to hear what everyone else thinks.
  14. I bet you he will with Tziolis captain. We all would be better coaches than Skibbe. No Fetfatzidis. No Paschalakis. No Vasilakakis. I mean like what is he doing? I've always thought that we have good defensive depth. But I still believe that without Sokratis and Manolas we could get embarrassed. Hopefully not. Did anyone see Donis play against Bayern? Grabbed 1 assist and 1 goal. Both from steals he made. We are lucky to have him. I expect to see 3-1 or 3-0 win but I think it will be 1-1.
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