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  1. Polikastano

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    So if what you say is true, teams like Georgia Luxembourg Kosovo and FYROM will battle it out with the winner going to the Euro. This is absolute madness.
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    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    I dont want to go off topic on the other thread Finland vs Greece. But someone mentioned that the winners of A, B , C and D get a spot at the EURO??? AM i reading this correctly. So as the standings are right now Georgia, Luxembourg , Kosovo and my dear god FYROM not FYROM have a chance to go to the Euros ????? IF this is so then UEFA has lost the plot . Also we should just sabotage our games and go in group D then it will be easy to get in. Tell me this is not the case , i have no idea how this Nations Bs works.
  3. It is well known we are back in the dark ages. This was clear after Brazil 2014. No coach is going to make these duds get you anywhere. Until a Karagounis type player emerges with a few other half decent players just forget about it.
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    Macedonia Name Dispute

    The notion that because a village had a slavic name therefore the people were Slavs is laughable. This is what Lithoxou and Nakratzas write and that is why they are amateurs who cant be taken seriously. If this is the case i can name 3 villages just off the top of my head Aetos Florina , Mesimeri Edessas and Episkopi Naousas which all had slavic speakers and these names did not change meaning this is what they were called during the Ottoman empire . There were villages with Slavic names that had Greek speakers, Vlach speakers. Villages with Greek names with Slavic speakers.Villages with Turkish names with Greek speakers and Slavic speakers. etc etc Nakratzas writes about a village near Kastoria which was Kumanichovo and he states that the original settlers were Kumans!! Armenohori in Florina were Armenians!! Because of the names of these villages the people must have been.. Lithoksou and Nakratzas = Amateurs on the subject of Macedonia.
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    Kostas Mitroglou ‒ Olympique de Marseille

    Scored a goal today in a 2-0 win over Caen. Redirect with his head off a shot.
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    Giannis Maniatis ‒ Alanyaspor

    Big shock , Maniatis scores the winner in yesterdays win over Goztepe... he then got subbed off
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    Cup-Final: AEK - PAOK (12-May-18, 20:30 EEST)

    So the referee for the match was from Spain? Thought the penalty was soft and the straight Red was harsh. The second yellow to the AEK player who got sent off was also harsh.
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    Macedonia Name Dispute

    Before the population exchange Macedonia had both Greek speaking and Slavic speaking natives or ntopioi. Basically the south was Greek speaking - south of Kastoria, Kozani, Grevena , Veria , Imathia , Katerini was Greek speaking, then around Thessaloniki , Halkidiki was purely Greek, Serres and to the south Nigrita and south of Drama and Kavala were also Greek speaking. The Slavic speakers were concenrated north of Kastoria , Florina , Edessa , Naousa, Kilkis , north of Serres and Drama. Then you had Vlach speakers who had villages throughout Macedonia (but they were very few in numbers and knew Greek as well) Turks lived throughout Macedonia as well , large concentrations around Ptolemaida - Kozani, Kilkis , Serres and Drama. Now with regards to the Slavic speakers they are divided into 2 groups. The ones with a strong Greek identity and the others with this 'macedonian' identity . The ones with the Greek identity claim that their ancestors were Greek speakers but during the ottoman empire and living alongside Bulgarians and Turks they picked up this idiom which is a mix of Slavic/Turkish/Greek. The others have a more whacky version, they are descendants of the ancient macedonians and they are not Greeks or Slavs lol just macedonians
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    Macedonia Name Dispute

    More whacky stuff coming from Australia . What i could make of it is that a political party printed out something and had it translated into many languages but for 'Macedonian' the translation came in the Greek alphabet and not in their Cyrillic . This caused an uproar and the politician apologized but it wasnt good enough for these people. They seem to think that a Greek working for that party was involved in this. Anyway here is a video of what happened
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    SL–R25: PAOK - AEK (11 Mar 18, 19:30 EET)

    I keep watching the highlights of this game. What caught my eye is the badge of the Assistant Referee . He is not FIFA.He must a level down what we call here a National Referee (Yes they are used in MLS) . What strikes me is in a game of this magnitude how can they not appoint all 3 FIFA refs . Now maybe they don't have enough in Greece i can understand but if they do this guy should be doing the Levadiakos vs Panaitolikos game and not the game that decides the championship. The problem is in the first half he makes a wrong offside call against AEK. Im certain after the goal was scored and he got approached by the AEK players indecision started to kick and he wasnt sure if he got it right. I give all refs in Greece credit though it is the most F***ed up country to ref a soccer game in.
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    SL–R25: PAOK - AEK (11 Mar 18, 19:30 EET)

    I showed the video to another referee who is actually a level higher than me and he says that (of course he said a tough one)that it is OFFSIDE. He feels the PAOK player is interfering with the goalkeepers attempt to make the save and he is involved in active play therefore all the criteria for offside are met. So again this one will go either way depending on how the ref views it.
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    SL–R25: PAOK - AEK (11 Mar 18, 19:30 EET)

    Ok i have watched the video of the goal/no goal . Man i have to say that is a tough one. Wow as a referee i am still hard pressed to make a decision even after the benefit of instant replay. Ok so after watching it a few times i have to come up with this decision and even im not sure if im right but i will show it to other refs i know to see what they say. Yes the player in question is in an offside position when the ball is headed . Now he somehow manages to not touch the ball so now we have to say is he blocking or obstructing the goalkeeper in away after the ball was headed. Im saying No he was off to the side and not really anywhere near the goalkeeper . I would have to say that this is a VALID GOAL. And again i could be wrong another ref can interpret it differently. The fact these guys don't have the benefit of instant replay it is a really difficult decision to make. I do not think there is other forces influencing there decision on why they flip flopped the call , it was just that a really tough call to make .
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    Macedonia Name Dispute

    Looks like things got ugly in Australia. https://neoskosmos.com/en/111964/fyrom-australians-sued-by-the-australian-institute-of-macedonian-studies/ I think these diaspora nutjobs are sensing the name is going to change and they are now in overdrive to try and save face. Its funny how they blame Pontians and other Greeks from Asia Minor when the truth is that Nomos Florina received the least amount of refugees in all of Macedonia after the exchange!
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    Macedonia Name Dispute

    I did read the news article about what is happening in Australia. What a difference here in Canada . Its pretty quiet , no protests from either side that i heard of. I know a lot of old guys hang out at coffee shops from both sides, maybe there are problems there lol . I have said it before but in Australia they are way more fanatical its very interesting as to why this is. Maybe you guys in Aus can tell me why?
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    SL–R23: PAOK - Olympiakos (25 Feb 18, 19:30 EET)

    This is too funny actually it is embarrassing . It is a roll of toilet paper , soft enough to wipe our asses with. Thrown from the standsfrom that distance you have got to be kidding me. If i am this coach i would feel shamed if i was really in pain, this has to be antics or they know how to play the game to continue with this sharade. Like another poster mentioned here in the MLS in Toronto there is one corner flag where players get bombarded by paper,streamers by the fans . This is North American hooliganism and the league says nothing about it. The fact a game was abandoned for something like this is truly a joke.
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