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  1. paokarag4

    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Apparently after all that Swiderski is on his way to Genoa according to the Italian press. Could Jerdisek be on his way to us after all?
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    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Apparently we are on the cusp of signing Swiderski, a 21 year old Polish striker from Jagiellonia (currently 4th in Poland) Obviously a signing with one eye on the future, he has upside and potential resale value. I guess it means Akpom will be given the chance to cement his spot as our starting striker. Not the worst move in the world, he is young and will hopefully develop into a handy little player. I'm happy for us to back Akpom, Karelis and give Swiderski some mins off the bench. Let's see how it plays out. https://www.sport24.gr/football/omades/Paok/paok-pairnei-karol-svinterski.5414763.html
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    Olymbiakos, the King of the Greek Football

    In recent years they have indeed been the most successful in Europe. Historically Panathiniakos has reached a European cup final (champions league) as well as being a two time semi-finalist on 2 separate occasions. Therefore IMO making them the most successful greek club in Europe. Understandable though that current generations view Olympiako as the most recognisable and biggest club in Greece
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    Greeks at the Australian Open

    Great start for them both! Good to see the Greek youth keep the tradition going and vocally supporting both players. Us oldies are far too old for that now (25 in a few days 😯) Troicki is a former top 15 player so could be a tricky match-up for Stefano. If all goes to plan he'd be lining up in the fourth round against the Goat Roger Federer, still 2 rounds to go before that eventuates.
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    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Varela and Bieseswar are most keeps. Crespo as well but I don't think he is quiet on the level of the other 2. The first 2 need to be signed sealed and delivered asap. In terms of a Prijo replacement I (along with most others) said initially back what we have. Akpom has looked good and Karelis when fit and firing is capable. I wouldn't be heart broken if we don't sign a striker. I understand only 2 centre forwards leaves us a little thin in that position but Jaba is capable of pinch hinting as a striker if need be. Or for the love of good break one of our loans! No idea why the club is so against this. Bring back Kolouris (for depth) and Giannoulis and send Warda to Atromitos, it's his megali kapsoura anyway. Everyone wins we are happy and address 2 of our problem areas in one swoop *mic drop*
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    Sl–R16: Asteras Tripolis - PAOK (13-Jan-19, 19:30 Eet)

    Wow huge result, wasn't not expecting such a comfortable score line. Even if the performance was not as comfortable as the scoreline suggests. A place we always struggle to come through that with a win and minus Prijo is a huge plus. Bravo paokara, fantastic 3 points
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    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    It means nothing that Lucescu chose Warda instead of Henrique. Managers get it wrong all the time. We can't judge Lucescu as a manager because of who he prefered to keep in the summer. As you say Warda hasn't reached the levels of last season, although he hasn't really had a consistent run in the team. They are similar players for me. They both want the ball and drive at defenders. It's something we need. I always liked Henrique but he doesn't track, something Warda is mildly better at. Who is better with the ball? I think it's too close to call, I haven't seen Henrique play in 18 months so it's a little hard to judge
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    Sl–R16: Asteras Tripolis - PAOK (13-Jan-19, 19:30 Eet)

    Tripoli is a place where we always struggle. Especially coming off this week, cup loss and Prijo transfer. If we somehow get 3 points out of this one, ill truly believe we have the metallo of champions. Big test let's see how we go. Interesting to see who gets the nod to lead the line Karelis or Akpom. I think it'll be Akpom assuming he's fit, which I think he is sounds like he was left out at Panaxaiki as a precaution
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    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    It is gonna be sad to see Prijo go. This type of move has the potential to derail our title charge. All season what has the main difference between us and olympiakos been? We score and they don't. Prijovic is obviously a big part of that. That offer is huge and it is completely understandable that he accepts but what do we do? I read some people saying back in Akpom and Karelis and I think I'm leaning that way. Akpom has looked good in his cameos, being a starter is a different kettle of fish though. Karelis pre-injury was more than capable of leading the line for us, injuries and limited playing time has stunned his development. If he reaches anything that resembles his best in Belgium we'll be fine. It's a risk but it seems the sensible choice. We can throw money at the problem and bring in a 'big name' (by greek standards) spend 5-7 mil and get a striker that theoretically dominates Greece. Usually hard to get decent players in January but then again Prijovic came across in Jan. Either way we are losing a key player, arguably our most important. It makes me nervous to say the least.
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    Stefanos Tsitsipas

    This is the cutest thing I've seen in a while. Potential power couple here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3P-b56lufk Team Greece lost to Great Britain 2-1 and beat USA 2-1 in the group stage of the Hopman cup. Tomorrow we play Switzerland in the final match of the group stage, a win could send us through to the final. Perhaps of more interest Tsitsipas will take on Federer for the first time in what will be a great warm up for him leading into the Australian open
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    Transfer News and Rumors - Winter 2019

    Not sure I believe someone is offering that amount for a player who's form has been patchy at best. Although I applaud the club's "no one is for sale especially when we are this close to our first title in years" policy, IMO (and most might not agree) Pelkas is replaceable. Biseswar has been given 2 games as the no.10 and has dominated (yes opponent's haven't been that great but still) Pelkas is not as crucial to us as Prijovic, Varela/Crespo or Maurcio. He is important but if we lost him I don't think we lose any momentum. So if those types of offers are coming in, we would be wise to consider them IMO
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    Welcome to the Phantis PAOK Forum

    Welcome file, great to have another Melbournian amongst our ranks!
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    PAOK Fans Gyradiko

    Didn't know where to put this so mods feel free to move it wherever. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but I enjoyed this. Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy the +8! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOypg5c0RBo
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    Sokratis Papastathopoulos ‒ Arsenal

    Good game for him overnight in Arsenal's 3-1 win to Burnely. Had a physical match up with Ashely Barnes and took no backwards steps (as we know he doesn't mind a scrap) Had a few crucial last ditch challenges as well when it looked liked Burnely was getting away. Getting mainly 7's and 8's from the sites giving player ratings. His no-non sense style is really starting to endear him to the fans. Bravo Sokrati, keep it up
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    SL–R14: Levadeiakos - PAOK (17-Dec-18, 19:30 EET)

    I like that line-up