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  1. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    kourmpelis and galanopoulos could be legit replacements if we want to get rid of tziolis.
  2. Boxou

    Pantelis Hatzidiakos ‒ AZ Alkmaar

    agreed, considering we have injuries but also Skibbe doesn't like Siovas so Hatzidiakos could be a nice replacement. but oh well, he'll go for Tzavellas. u-21 have an important away game vs czech republic so I think losing all of galanopoulos, limnios, mavropanos and hatzidiakos would be a huge blow. heck, they could even have donis and retsos there and they would be powerful. Even though I'd like all of them to be a part of our next squad so we can integrate them quickly, I unfortunately predict only galanopoulos will be there.
  3. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    tell that to skibbe, who in our most important game decided to start tachtsidis and tziolis in the midfield and put zeca on the wings, while opposing midfield was consisted of modric, rakitic and brozovic. dumb coach.
  4. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    pelkas is more effective as a '10' while lazaros is a winger, why you bring pelkas in the discussion? pelkas should compete with fortounis and mantalos for the starting spot and not with lazaros and the rest of the wingers.
  5. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    and who are you going to call up instead of lazaros? because only donis and limnios deserve a call up at the moment. neither fetfatzidis nor gianniotas does. and we're not going to try stafylidis, zeca or mantalos in the wings again.
  6. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    you want tzavellas because he's 10 years in this team despite we have more talented players in his position, but you want want lazaros who's been with the team for the same period, calling him old but in reality he's like 1 year older than tzavellas and most importantly we don't have any better player aside of donis atm and potentially limnios. 🤪 that makes no sense bud
  7. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    No, Tzavellas is not a decent option neither as a CB nor as a LB. At CB position Sokratis, Manolas and Retsos (injured atm) are locks while Papadopoulos' team got relegated and himself is injured again. The 4th spot should basically go either to Siovas who's been starting in Spain with Leganes, or to Mavropanos but he won't be starting with Arsenal this season. Under these circumstances I'd call up Oikonomou who's a starter in AEK as a replacement for injured Retsos and Mavropanos because we should take care of our future backline. In LB; we do have PLENTY of BETTER options than Tzavellas. Tsimikas is already miles better than him offensively and when he gains some experience he'll manage to be a great modern full back, like Vrsaljko to say. We also have Lykogiannis who obviously does better than Tzavellas as well as Torosidis, Stafylidis and Mpakakis who can play in both LB and RB. In reality Tzavellas should even be an option, let alone atm that he's a free agent, but you never know with Skibbe as a coach. I bet he will get called up, so will Tziolis instead of Galanopoulos. I unfortunately can guarantee you that, despite Galanopoulos should be already a rotation player in this team.
  8. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    galanopoulos has been starting for aek since last year and he's only 20. i don't know what you consider nt material but definitely he deserves to be there more than tziolis and tachtsidis who were in the latest call ups. personally i would start him over zeca because he's 10 years younger than him and already projected to have a better career. but most importantly we need to take care of the future and zeca i doubt will be really useful until the next world cup campaign. unless you want to start both zeca and galanopoulos/kourmpelis and bench samaris but this way you'll have little creation from the midfield and you'll be praying fortounis or pelkas to have a field day.
  9. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    i don't consider Mpakasetas as a real option for the wings either. Donis, Limnios, Lazaros and let's say Gianniotas. That's enough. Where centrally you have Pelkas, Fortounis and Mantalos which is more than enough. And he can't play as a forward either where we have Mitroglou and Karelis. I don't see a place either for him or for Klonaridis atm. Perhaps only Gianniotas' position (4th in the wingers rotation is up for grabs.)
  10. Boxou

    Stefanos Kapino ‒ Werder Bremen

    he willl be out for 3 months due to an injury.
  11. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    Lol no way Klonaridis is technically worse than everyone of our wingers. He's also been in bad form and not a difference maker. Don't know what else he's going to offer that we currently miss.
  12. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    No but he might get one and if it's followed by a cap then forget him. Skibbe should better wake up.
  13. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    vlachodimos started today for benfica in their cl qualifier against fenerbahce. he was also starting in their preperation games. are we ever going to call him up? he's intention is to play for greece as he has already said, but skibbe doesn't bother to cap him. eventually he might play in a meaningless official game for germany so they will lock him for the rest of his career. if he manages to establish himself as a starter in that level he could be our starting gk going onto euro 2020.
  14. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    and who're you going to call up? you say he doesn't deserve to be considered as an option at the moment but who does? gianniotas and fetfatzidis are both doing worse than him atm, if he's overlooked for some of these guys then there's another proof skibbe is braindead. only donis and lazaros are quality options at the moment. limnios is starting for a rather good team, while gianniotas is a bench warmer in spain as well as fetfatzidis in greece.
  15. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    karagounis was 35😄
  16. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    lazaros is a vital piece of a team that lacks wingers. i don't know why you are being harsh on him, it's not like we have a plethora of better choices than him. donis, limnios and lazaros should definitely be 3 out of 4 wingers and those who will take the most time in the pitch. gianniotas or fetfatzidis could be the 4th option but i don't rate any of them so as long as they're behind in the rotation i don't have a problem with them having a supporting role. mparkas-karnezis-gianniotis lykogiannis-torosidis sokratis-mavropanos manolas-siovas(retsos) stafylidis-mpakakis zeca-galanopoulos-tachtsidis samaris-kourmpelis donis-gianniotas pelkas-fortounis-mantalos lazaros-limnios mitroglou-karelis
  17. Boxou

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Retsos out for 6 weeks. Considering Papadopoulos is also injured I can definitely see Mavropanos getting called up and perhaps Siovas. But I'm sure Skibbe will take advantage of this situation and call up Tzavellas instead 🙂
  18. Boxou

    Other Teams/Leagues Discussion

    We're in a better shape than the 2013-2016 period where the only teams that could do something in Europe where Oly and Paok. Asteras and Panathinaikos made the EL a couple of times but the points they collected were minimal. Recent years Oly has weakend while Paok got more power and most importantly Aek is back.
  19. Boxou

    Other Teams/Leagues Discussion

    Ο Αστέρας απλά δεν μπορούσε να βάλει γκολ με τίποτα. Έπαιζε ένα ημίχρονο με παίχτη λιγότερο και παρόλα αυτά έιχε 5-6 καθαρές ευκαιρίες για γκολ. Από ανικανότητα του κάθε Ιγκλέσιας που δεν μπορεί να την σπρώξει στο πλεκτό μπροστά στη γραμμή, στα χαμένα τετ α τετ του Δουβίκα και τον ρεφ που έπνιξε 2 πεναλτάρες, ένα χέρι και μια ανατροπή. Κυριολεκτικά κρίμα, αν σκεφτείς πως και στην προηγούμενο έφαγαν γκολ στο 90 φεύγα. Και είχαν και σχετικά ΟΚ κλήρωση με την Νορβηγική Μόλντε στον επόμενο. Ο Ατρόμητος από την άλλη είναι αρκετά limited φέτος, Ντιγκινί-Ουάρντα είναι μεγάλες απώλειες και φάνηκε και στα 2 παιχνίδια που επιθετικά ήταν νωθρός. Τώρα να μην μπορείς να κρατήσεις μισό λεπτό και να το τρως στο 95 από τους ανύπαρκτους είναι ξεφτίλα. Αυτοί θα βγουν και του χρόνου Ευρώπη, όπως και τα επόμενα 2-3 χρόνια θα είναι οι ίδιοι και οι ίδιοι. Το θέμα είναι ότι ο Αστέρας κάνει πάντα καλό σκάουτινγκ σε Αργεντινή-Ισπανία και με λίγο μεγαλύτερο μπάτζετ θα μπορούσε να μπει ομίλους του χρόνου γιατί έχει καλό προπονητή. Ο Ατρόμητος όσες φορές έπαιξε ποτέ δεν έκανε το βήμα παραπάνω, το πολύ να περνάει ένα γύρο και μετά τέλος. Μακάρι να επιστρέψουν γρήγορα Παναθηναϊκός και Άρης.
  20. Boxou

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    The friendly you talking about had only Greek superleague players. And even so the likes of Fortounis etc where not available either. So it's natural players from Atromitos and Asteras. Don't worry we're not seeing any of them being a part of the actual NT in September.
  21. Boxou

    Other Teams/Leagues Discussion

    We could say they were both unlucky but on the other hand you can't rely on luck to get past Scottish and Belarussian opposition, especially when you concede 90th+ minutes goals and or blow a 0-2 lead. Im not sure there's any better team coming through, Panathinaikos will struggle to finish top-5 for the next 3-4 years or so and Aris shouldn't be able to make a case in the near future either. So it will be Atromitos/Asteras/Panionios/Pas Gianenna claiming the 4th and the 5th spot for long time. We should get familiar with the idea that 90% they're getting past a couple of rounds let along making the EL group stages. Which is sad when you see teams of similar strength being able to do so. Atromitos and Asteras did nothing to improve their teams this year, especially Atromitos weakend a lot. Damn, those idiots ruined the coefficiet, we had the chance to climb up to 2 positions in the rankings. Nevertheless our goal should be to remain in the first 15 countries. We are 16th at the moment, trailing 75 points to Czech Republic, 200 to Switzerland and 1100 to Denmark. We could even pass Switzerland and Czech Republic on Wednesday (a victory gives 200p in the qualification rounds and 400p in the group stages). If Paok and AEK make the CL we'll be awarded 800 points for each one of them. If we fall to 16th position we'll have only 1 team in the CL and 3 in the EL, all of them starting their games one round earlier than what they started this year.
  22. Boxou

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Yeh I mean I wasn't happy watching them going out either but nobody called these players promising, let alone NT material.
  23. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    Every time Lazaros entered the field Aek were more dangerous and had more chances to score. Calling a player consistent doesn't mean he'll be scoring goals week in and week out especially talking about a winger. You don't expect from today's wingers to be regular scorers but but creating opportunities. Despite that I think he scored more than 10 goals in the last season.
  24. Boxou

    2018-2019 UEFA Nations League C

    I talked about Limnios in the other thread, him and Donis should be our starting wingers in the upcoming games. Lazaros is more solid when he comes off the bench so he'll provide us energy in the second half that we really lack. The other winger could be. Also at the moment we seen to have 3 more or less equally good attacking midfielders in Pelkas, Mantalos and Fortounis. Imo Pelkas should be starting atm with Fortounis coming off the bench and Mantalos could be also used as a number 8 player. Mitroglou and Karelis to play up front. Our midfield should be Galanopoulos-Samaris-Tachtsidis-Kourmpelis and Zeca. Sokratis-Manolas-Retsos-Mavropanos the CB line up, with Mpakakis, Stafylidis, Torosidis and Lykogiannis being the full backs. Karnezis-Mparkas the main goalkeeping duo, I hope Kapino takes his chances in Werder but I am doubtful about that. Gianniotis as a third choice. I believe that's a good squad to call up.
  25. Boxou

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    We can just agree than until 2013 Ninis was sort of valuable for the NT. And yes he has talent. But that's pretty much about it. He's done totally nothing the past 5 years, how could you say he deserves to be in this team, let along being a starter? When was the last time you watched Ninis playing? We demand from our team to be a regular in major tournaments yet people suggest Ninis as a possible solution? He's past this level, he's been without a club for a while but it's a crime that we don't call him up? I suggest you to tell me what's so impressive on Ninis current form that we should look him up. And if you're going to say that he was good 5 years ago and he is skilled with the ball, then why don't call up Samaras too, right? Nevermind he's been playing semi-professional football ever since 2015 and has been a journeyman in USA and Turkey's B division as well as the exotic Saudi Arabia? Samaras is the closest thing on current Ninis to give you an example. We are not going to give someone a call up because he used to have a "name" in our football in 2014. The last thing I'm going to tell about Ninis and I'll end it here because I've been sick trying to prove he's not NT material, is that I'm willing to have a bet with you is that if he ever lands up to the Greek superleague again it would be for a mid table side at best and guess what, he won't be the difference maker you think he will. Please, the stats you are posting here are useless. What does it mean if Ninis scored 3 goals for the NT 5-6 years ago? Maybe according to this logic these guys should be perennial call ups, because they had some talent in their early 20's. About Fetfatzidis, you're saying that it's a shame he has not received a call up since 2015. We've been again into this and I'll just say that all this time he wasn't even playing real football in Saudi Arabia, how the fcvk he can be a difference maker in a national team that aims to qualify for the WC. If he manages to be a rotation player in Olympiakos you and me should be more than happy, because he's going to have strong competition ahead of him (Lazaros, Podence and perhaps Markovic will all be ahead of him). And heck I just forgot Pardo. At the moment Limnios of PAOK deserves a call up more than any Gianniotas, Fetfatzidis and Ninis of this world. The kid is a starter since January in a side that are close into qualifying into the CL and are about to be a force in Greece too.
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