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  1. Ellada2004

    NT Friendly Games

    Tachtsidis play has fallen off from a few years back, the Euro qualifier vs Hungary where he smashed a rocket goal he was tremendous. The last year watching him he’s not the same even his mental approach to the game is off. The match in Belgium we were up 0-1 he was on a yellow card and then was not thinking and committed an unnecessary foul which led to him being dismissed. Then we were under pressure for final 25 minutes and it allowed Belgium to equalize. Greece could have come out of Brussels with a huge win and it may have changed our run of results after that and allowed us to be neck and neck with Belgium going into the rematch in Athens.
  2. Ellada2004

    NT Friendly Games

    We should be playing Serbia or Russia more often. Italy and France seem to have many friendly matches. EPO should not be scheduling matches with Iran or Saudis.
  3. Ellada2004

    NT Friendly Games

    Why do we never schedule friendlies with Italy? Or other neighbouring countries, the only one I remember is when we played Serbia a few years back.
  4. Ellada2004

    NT Friendly Games

    Most countries are playing two friendlies in this international window. The EPO schedules two friendlies in a year.
  5. Ellada2004

    NT Friendly Games

    Iranians apparently didn’t want to come play in Athens after Constantinople wasn’t an option. Why even schedule match with these crazy muslims..
  6. Ellada2004

    NT Friendly Games

    Skibbe got it all wrong vs Croatia after FIFA screwed us by suspending Manolas, he went with Maniatis at the back were he was completely out of position and was exposed by Perisic on one goal. He also started Tziolis again who is way to slow to match up with the Croatian midfield. Skibbe continues with Tziolis and makes him captain in the last friendly vs Saudis, why? Skibbe must go if he starts off Nations league with poor results and with the same player selections.
  7. Ellada2004

    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Glad to see Fetfa get out of Saudil league. Hopefully he goes to back to Serie A or an other top flight European league, then maybe just maybe he will get a look from the Ethniki.
  8. Egypt did start most of there starting 11. In that game Sokratis, Manolas and Mitroglou did not feature.
  9. I wish that header would have gone in for him. He definitely should have been subbed in earlier.
  10. Fetfatzidis deserves a call up I don’t know why the EPO and our coaches don’t see that? He can be a game changer were we lack attacking flare. Take out one of Tziolis or Tachtsidis for Fetfatzidis vs saudis and we would see the difference it would have made. When it’s time to kickoff the Nations Cup Skibbe better get his selections right of the start, the Ethniki has to qualify for Euro 2020.
  11. You could see how much we need and depend on Sokratis and Manolas especially to calm things down at the back. The two CBs today looked totally lost and out of position on many occasions. Tziolis we know shouldn't be starting in any match as he can't move, and ruins most attacking situations. I can't believe how bad Tachsidis was today he couldn't make a simple 5 foot pass and when he tried to switch the ball his passes were way of the mark. I agree with you regarding Lazaros and Fortounis, I was expecting Lazaros to start in this game given his great form. I am getting worried about our prospects going into the Euro qualifiers.
  12. That’s right I said we need our best 11. I don’t mind seeing some new faces, but why did Skibbe start Tziolis and give him 70 minutes? The first goal Barkas should save. So frustrating to watch a team like saudis dominate us. Skibbe please get your act together or leave!
  13. What a crap show the first half was..No movement no passing.. Tziolis starting? Skibbe is a fool...
  14. I don’t even know anyone in the starting 11 I think they have one player who plays at Villa Real and the rest play there club football in the Saudi league. That said we need to be ready to play and Skibbe needs to start our best 11.
  15. Skibbe needed to call up a few of our regulars. Mavropanos should have got a look. We need a win here vs a lacklustre opponent to move up the rankings that is the most important thing right now.
  16. Ellada2004

    FIFA World Ranking

    We have got to start getting results when the Nations cup begins and move up to at least 20th spot.
  17. Ellada2004

    Kostas Manolas ‒ AS Roma

    Great to see Manolas score and Barca is out even better!
  18. Ellada2004

    Transfer News and Rumors - Summer 2018

    I agree can't see K Paps coming to play in the Supa League.
  19. Nice win today. Bakakis, Lazaros, Karelis and Staf were excellent. Even Tziolis was useful, cut a couple of nice through balls, his only bad moment is when he wiped out late in the game that gave Egypt an opportunity to attack. Egypt had a few offensive flurries early on and near the end of the match. Greece were far better side and without the services of Mitroglou, Sokratis, and Manolas. I don’t see Egypt progressing in there weak group, Uruguay and Russia will move on. What a shame that they along with Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Panama are in the World Cup and we will be watching.
  20. Lazaros lots of great runs he was running his arse off that first 45.
  21. Staf with a Van Bastien like goal but offside