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  1. only watched first half. Olympiakos played really well. Sucks the Meriah blunder which made them blunder. Hopefully Olympiakos beats red star to get into europa
  2. Fins have a weird disrespect towards Greece generally. They jelly unconsciously lol
  3. we always do since when dude? we had otto for 6 years and santos for 4-6 years (estimating) during our best decade in soccer. It's only past 2-4 years after world cup losing Santos that we've been rotating coaches. Of course you don't agree it's hard to see the truth when it goes against your ego.
  4. Manolas is one of the fastest players in the world and got outpaced he wasn't trying for whatever reason. Greece is a superior side. We didn't play auto starters for Arsenal and Napoli. Or two important squad players for Benfica and PSV. Don't kid yourself. Greece are the second best team in the group that was underachieving. Enjoy your euro campaign which we won and Finland will probably never win. Greece will probably always be superior in soccer, history, and culturally then Finland so enjoy being on top of us for this brief blip in time 😉
  5. I do find it interesting that we're playing better without Mitroglou, Sokratis, Manolas and maybe missing someone else? Perhaps their star power has gone to their heads. I'd imagine Holebas was just as problematic. At the club level yes but I find that the National Team is becoming less important to players as they play for clubs with billionaire owners. They become more individualistic and less nationalistic with the $$$
  6. going down swinging. I didn't watch first half but I can't imagine it being as good as we played the second. Still. I don't think we can play Mantalos, Bakasetas, Stafylidis and Hatzi going forward. At the same time though, even with the starting 11 we are a better team then Finland that is underachieving so perhaps conceding against giants and winning against who we are supposed to beat is the way.
  7. why would Donis magically start over Bakasetas? He's on the bench he can play now.
  8. I swear Bakasetas only gets selected because he's handsome. Halo effect. Similar to Tziolis. They want a good looking face to the NT to sell it. I notice in Greek news they always interview Bakasetas. Sound silly but I think that's what it is. Greek culture is very metro. Which is fine but I want results. We won games with the new coach that we were supposed to win anyways. I'd rather win ugly then lose pretty. Santos's selection pissed everyone off because fans typically want youth but Santos plays the best players generally available and that's typically players late 20s early 30s with some exceptions. Otto did the same thing. Average tourny team age winners is 29-30. Our euro teams average age was like 30. Mitroglou should be on the squad. He can score out of nothing and can outmuscle most cb's. Target man too for corners. Double footed. Donis Limnios on the wing can feed him with their speed. Did we seriously let Santos go on our own free willl? IF so we should've kept him till the wheels fell off. After our best World cup performance? I doubt it though I mean chance to coach his ethnic origin + Ronaldo? No brainer for him.
  9. I don't like the philosophy of players adapting to the coaches playing style. I prefer the coach adjusting his playing style to the player. Playing style is often limited to talent. You can't just say go play like Ronaldo does on the wing. Coaches SUPPORT Ronaldo's talent not make him play a certain style. Pavlidis Donis Fortounis Limnios/Fetfa Zeca Kourbelis Tsimikas Sokratis Manolas Bakakis Vlacho Staf at CB not good enough. Bakasetas not good enough. Mantalos is our bench CAM at best not on the wing. Galanopoulos is not ready. Only players van schipp likes as regulars that are newish are Limnios and Pavlidis. Retsos is better then Bakakis when he's fit and in form and more defensively sound. Bakakis though has stamania to bomb the field but defensive liability. Kourbelis on the right though can patch up Bakakis bombing up because Kourbelis can double as a CB so I like that. OR we could have Siovas in the back as well and possibly try Fortounis and Zeca midfield but i'm not sure how good Fortounis's long passing is to be that deep. I think he could do it though.
  10. Pavlidis Donis Fortounis Fetfa/Limnios Zeca Kourbelis Tsimikas Sok Manolas ??? Vlacho I'd probably want to see this now. I actually rate Bakakis since he's engine but if Retsos gets form he's a class above. I also really like Limnios on the wings. We look so much better with proper wingers not CAM playing as wings like Mantalos/Bakasetas. M
  11. wingers are usually not known for immense strength it's their bursts of pace and creativity which opens up space. Obvious exceptions like CR7. Rotating Limnios/Fetfa/Donis we'd have actual wings and to a lesser extent Masouras who has pace and can head the ball alright laz was okay as a supersub after his AEK double but he's getting up there in age for a winger and will he even be the same coming back not sure! missing out on Mitroglou's form in 2013 for the NT and then he got injured and benched at Fulham slowed him down a lot he had potential to be one of the best strikers. Double footed, great head and strength. Similar to Ibra a bit?
  12. Haven't seen a game where we had so many shots on target that must've been the main objective and main weakness. Pavlidis was impressive. Great movement/runs/ and awareness of his team mates. Seeing Limnios and Fetfatzidis on the wings showed a way we could've played had we played true wingers instead of CAM on the wings. The pace, creativity on the counter attack made a constant threat. The defenders were dynamic and afford very little space. I would've like to see Limnios,Fetfa or Donis both play on the wings same time. His selections still worry me though putting both Mantalos and Bakasetas in there. Bakasetas must be a keener in practice or something becauses Coaches always love playing him. One of the things that saddens me is that this kind of performance does basically show that the problem with our team was a mentality one. This was far from our best 11 on paper without Fortounis, Manolas, Sokratis and possible a few others Mitroglou, Zeca, Donis Vlacho playing. But everyone seemed focused, tenacious, and looking to take the game to a Win.
  13. fetfa fortounis and donis would be a great front 3 and we've never seen it with a striker which people are saying Pavlidis is good
  14. they don't seem to care. for example Manolas letting Salinovic or whatever outpace him despite Manolas clocking one of the fastest sprint speed makes no sense unless he deliver doesn't care. It's like broken glass, I think after letting Faroe Islands beat us it's very easy to just let all pride slip away. We lost our pride as a football nation after that loss. After the Euro win we were highly competitive because we built ourselves a bit of reputation but eventually it got to our heads and we lost something along the way about what got us there.
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