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  1. 6 hours ago, Brklyngrk said:

    Read an article from a Bosnian reporter - He basically said that Greece came to Bosnia with quite a few of their regular starters and you can see that they were rattled early on.  The free kick was scored due to a mistake by Greece not putting on a wall.  Once they gathered themselves, you can see their experience (he even used pedigree - knowing how to play in these types of games).  The truth is, at this level, anyone can shock another team on their best team.  The teams that play together a lot and genuinely have a great team atmosphere have more of a shot than a bunch of hot shots pieced together. Look around, you see upsets all the time. 

    Regarding  Liechtenstein, Italy scored 2 penalties against them and they were playing with 10 men for more than 45 minutes.  Not saying that Italy didn't deserve the win, but they probably don't score 6 goals on them the next time out.  If Greece plays to their strengths, they can make some noise.  Either way, their play is so much better than it was in the fall.

    very true

  2. 12 hours ago, Dean97 said:

    I remember some people here were comparing Tsartas and Tachtsidis. Different playing styles and played in different positions. Fortounis and Ninis are more comparable to Tsartas. I’m not knowledgeable about him as I stared following the team during Euro 2004 just like @georgelaz. Ive seen clips, he was very good at set pieces and had an eye for a pass. 

    believe it or not .... Taxi did have great vision, just bad execution. He has a good left, but nowhere close to Tsiartas precision, power nor technique with the ball.

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  4. 6 hours ago, georgelaz said:

    how do you define creative option... we've always had creative options. obviously tsiartas was very high level but I'd argue Fortounis, Samaras, Karagounis, Mantalos, Fetfatzidis, Ninis, Galanopoulos just to name a few all have some degree of flair to their game.

    breed all those players together, they would never come close to tsiarta's vision or left foot...NEVER

  5. 17 hours ago, georgelaz said:

    you think it was done purposely or they just couldn't hear him cause he wasn't loud enough because the stadium was super loud

    "i think they were not focused and therefore could not execute ... after 20 min things started to change


    the ball started moving"

    i will elaborate on this:


    i'm sure this will get corrected, the coach was shocked in post match interview on this topic ... but the way it should have been was someone should go in front of the ball once the foul is committed .... usually the striker or AM .... anyone .... to make them ask for distance ....then as the ref tells the player to move back ... this gives time for the goalie to setup the wall. i did not catch if pjanic asked for distance or not ... and i doubt he did, because the ref would have to whistle before he took the free kick.....


    it's a new team and i guess they did not have time to assign who is man marking who, and who goes in the wall. being over the ball forcing them to ask for distance are just little tactics that give time to your team to 



    also ....i don't see how you can blame vlaho for the first goal. bad marking in the box. again bad execution.


    i also think fourtounis created and i liked that in some moments, it clicked with some of the wingers, but this too needs to improve as well. it is an exciting time for the NT and we just need to continue the "theme" and to improve execution by communication, repetition and practice.


    the team is inexperienced, but the opportunity is here. hopefully the leaders rise up and pass the message the old guard passed to them in 2014 and we get more leaders that will emerge.

    PAME !!!!

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  6. 12 minutes ago, georgelaz said:

    Bosnia destroyed us first 20 minutes I thought we were gunna lose 5-0 with that let up. Weird thing we often are having brain farts and slow to get into the game but then we just started dominating.

    with manolas back and a few key others it will be all Greece in Hellas I believe but can't get too cocky either but I'm optimistic what can I say

    20 first min are always the hardest in a heated environment such as sarajevo


    our team is very young and lacks that kind of maturity to be able to keep calm during the storm


    but we fought back and got a great result, under the circumstances


    there are things to work on here .... good signs

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