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  1. La Mendel

    European matches

    Great result, now kill Vidi!
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    I hope youre right.
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    Giorgos Katidis ‒ 1. FK Příbram

    Another step in positive direction. He had a fairly good season with Olympia Prague (8 goals and 4 assists in 22 games) so I can see why a newly-promoted first tier team like Pribram wants to sign him. He has already played 33 minutes in two games for his new team.
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    I mean that it was he who thought them NT material.
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Skibbe called them (or several of them) up in May and they made Saudi Arabia (one of the worst sides at this World Cup) look like Brasil. Risvanis was there, Im sure.
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Actually, the georgelaz team looks fine. (Perhaps Samaris instead of Mantalos? But this is a trifle.)
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    The teams of several "promising" players are out of Europa League! Asteras: Kaltsas Manias Atromitos: Giannoulis Risvanis Koulouris We need these stars in the Ethniki, they should be called up again, theyre the hope of Greek football. 🤬 🤬 🤬
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    Orestis Karnezis ‒ Napoli

    Thats great news.
  9. I dont know how this will affect Mitroglous situation, but I can imagine he will be benched. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/6728859/mario-balotelli-marseille-nice/
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    Other Greeks Abroad

    Tsimikas scored in the last round in a 2-2 draw against Vitesse Arnhem. His team Willem II finished 13th, so they didnt get relegated. All in all he played 33 games, scored 3 goals and gave three assists. He had a good season, maybe he should have been called up last time instead of the likes of Nikolaou and Risvanis? Thanasis Karagounis played 2 games (52 minutes) for Zwolle. He gave even one assist in April against Roda but he will be released at the end of the season. Kostas Lamprou played 90 minutes for Ajax in a 2-1 away win against Excelsior Rotterdam. This was his sole game in the whole season (and he played 10 times for the U21 team but he is 28). His contract wont be renewed.
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    Other Greeks Abroad

    Belgian Playoff I results: Charleroi finished sixth (team of Marinos), Standard Liege was second (Koutroubis played 3 games in the playoff and 4 in the league, they won all of these games), Genk finished fifth (Karelis featured six times; 1 assist + zero goal which means his stats in the whole season are 20 games/4 goals/4 assists). Playoff 2: Kitsiou (36 games, 2 assists), Goutas (21 games, 1 goal) and Charisis (22 games, 1 goal, 2 assists) were in the starting XI in the last round. Kitsiou missed a penalty. Galitsios played 9 times in the last five months (one assist) as Excelsior Mouscron avoided relegation. Papazoglou played 14 games for Kortrijk and scored on one occasion.
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    Giorgos Katidis ‒ 1. FK Příbram

    So far Katidis has played 22 games for his Czech Second League team in the current season. He scored eight goals and gave four assists; on the last ten occasions he played he wore the captains armband. After a lot of mediocre seasons this is possibly the first step in the right direction. Czech Second league is arguably stronger than Ykkönen and Katidis was way better this year than in the autumn when he played for FF Jaro.
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    Other Greeks Abroad

    Gianniotas (Real Valladolid) season is nearly over. He played in 25 games (818 minutes - less than 10 full games), scored 2 times and gave 3 assists. Last week he gave an assist against Lorca in a 5-1 away win.
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    Giorgos Samaras ‒ Samsunspor

    He was injured for a long time. After that, he has not been the same. This is clear. His fitness level was always low I guess. This backfires after a while, even if you are by nature as big and strong as a horse. Samaras has been like this. Kyrgiakos too. Many African players are the same (or are they age cheats? Ifeanyi Udeze who played for PAOK, for example. Retired at 28 lol. Odiah, Taiwo, Onazi, Lukman Haruna, Yussuf, Obasi, Kaita, Martins etc. etc.) Look at Ibrahimovic: he has always been as big as a mountain but he always worked on himself physically and he scored many times in EPL and Ligue 1 well over 30! Samaras couldnt score more than FOUR times in the last four years if we count league games only. With more than sixty games under his belt. In mediocre championships like LaLiga2, 1. Lig, US Second League (dont know its name), Saudi Professional League (a league where Tziolis is a regular starter). These guys usually go to the dogs when they are over 29. Even great stars like Shevchenko, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Owen, to a lesser extent Kaka and F Torres, then Podolski, Schweinsteiger, Adriano, Mendieta, Kily González, Guardiola etc. etc. can go that way. Its not enough that youre talented. You can be even a great genius like Ronaldinho, if your physical form is average, your health and form will rapidly deteriorate over the age of 30. Supporters and journalists wont understand what happened. Why did the form of Torres/Shevchenko drop in a spectacular way after they had signed for Chelsea? Surely because of the club. ROTFL. Not because they were about 29 AND their physical form was very average. Oh no. They couldnt live only on their outstanding talents. Cristiano Ronaldo, however, is in outstanding form (physically) thats why he is so prolific at the highest level at the age of 33. Same goes for players like Lampard, Scholes, Giggs, Drogba, Van der Sar (okay he was a keeper), to a lesser extent David Villa, many Brazil players like Ze Roberto who retired at 42 etc. etc. The Greek versions of these footballers: Karagounis and Vyntra (outstanding physical state well over the age of 30, they have been never seriously injured etc.) vs. Kyrgiakos and Samaras (they fell off the radar after the age of 29).
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    Giorgos Samaras ‒ Samsunspor

    Samsunspor finished 16th out of 18 teams in the Turkish 1. Lig and they got thus relegated. He was released at the end of the season (alongside Sifakis). His performance: 25 games, 2 goals, 2 assists. Very mediocre.