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  1. Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    The thing about players like Maniatis who depend on their physicality and work rate is that they become a liabilty once they lose a step....and the DM position for the NT has lots of depth (Zeca, Kourbelis, Siopis, Samaris, Tachtsidis etc.). Its the attack that needs to be looked at where beyond Mitroglou and Donis the cupboard is pretty bare. Giannotas has started in only 3 games in 2nd division Spain mainly coming off the bench and getting limited minutes, Fortounis has regressed the past 2 seasons, gets gassed after every run he makes and needs 5 min to recuperate, Vellios and Diamantakos need to be dropped from the squad asap. Lazaros is having a great season so far and will be used while Fetfatzidis is also having a good season but in a weak league, so a call up might not be in the works for him. There are plenty of spots for new faces while maintaining continuity with the old guard, especially in the secondary roles.
  2. Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Personally I think Skibbe has to look to replace Maniatis, Tziolis and Tzavellas.....also try to find a suitable replacement for Torosides who is getting on in years. Our attackminded midfield options are very limited so even a player like Vasilakakis or Masouras can have a place on the squad rather than wasting a spot on Maniatis or Tziolis who are both past it. Other players like Koutroubis and Kolovetsios should be replaced by younger players who can be blooded slowly. Add to that the fact that many of the usual foreign based callups are getting little to no playing time also opens the door to new faces. Skibbe needs to assess as many players as he can during the next few months because asides from the sure starters (barring injuries) in Sokrates, Manolas, Mitroglou, Zeca, the rest of the spots are up for grabs and should go to the players who are the most in form and are getting regular playing time. Players like Manias, Lamprou and Pelkas surely deserve to be looked at for the forward position ahead of Vellios and Diamantakos.
  3. Daily Team News [ 2017 ]

    It was a pretty ugly 0-1 victory for the team's first away win. PAO lacked cohesiveness and the lack of quality showed throughout the game but they managed to get the all important 3 points.
  4. Nikos Karelis ‒ KRC Genk

    Pretty sweet finish....here's the hilight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oseX3lhRDpU
  5. European matches

    1-1 final. AEK came to life when Lazaros got subbed on. He had a big impact on the game despite being wasteful at times. Kiev has the away goal advantage heading into the leg.
  6. European matches

    AEK has really pushed in the second half....dumb ass shot by Vranjes killed some pigeons
  7. European matches

    Tie game 1-1 with 9 min to go
  8. Another Mass Shooting in the US

    I think you're referring to the old testament which is about fear, punishment and guilt....which at the period when it was created were basic tools for shaping society and creating a more "civilized" civilization in those parts of the world. The fact that many "christian" churches in the US base their ideologies on the old testament teachings is baffling to me.....tends to show that there is something connecting different aspects of society in the US and driving it in a certain direction.The same way that the left and right have been hijacked and put to work promoting previously unthinkable agendas and both using tactics more in running with fascist beliefs. All I can say is that everytime a mass shooting takes place in the States you hear the same rhetoric and nothing seems to change which tends to show that the vast majority isn't really interested in initiating that change.....they'd rather lobby for gender fluid washrooms or put their energies into debunking climate change.
  9. Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    It 's not an age factor...a NT has to know if in form players can fit into their plans regardless of age...you never know what can happen and have to be ready with options....especially if you wanna get rid of the TzioloTzavelloManiatides. Vaslakaki is 30 but never stops working, has the lungs to run all game long and has skill and a good footballing IQ. I'd definitely rather see him on the pitch atm than an anemic Forounis or uninvolved Samaris.
  10. Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    He's playing very well as is Kyvrakides and Giannotis from Atromitos....they also have a couple of up and coming youngsters. Truth is that there are a few GSL players that warrant a look from the NT...beyond the usual suspects. Manias from Asteras is another who comes to mind.
  11. Daily Team News [ 2017 ]

    After today's loss relegation would be 1 step closer....and not for financial reasons. Fortunately the bottom feeders in the GSL suck pretty bad so we should be able to stay up. I can understand how uncertainty can undermine a team but the points that have been lost this season have to fall on Ouzounides....especially before the christmas break when the roster had enough quality to bring results against most GSL teams....He seems to have gotten a free pass simply because of the economic situation but he's made many mistakes tactically and especially not being able to recognize and correct these mistakes during the course of a game when things aren't working.
  12. AEK in Greek Cup 2017-18

    While Oly and PAOK arguably have more depth and talent at the moment Jimenez has AEK actually performing better as a "team"....that's the main reason they are still playing in europe and got past Oly in the cup. I think Ouzounides has failed as a coach....he should have done much better in the 1st half of the season when the roster had enough talent to secure points before dismantling the team by the doikisi....can't compare him to Jimenez at all who is on target for every goal so far this season.
  13. 2017-2018 Greek Cup

    I think PAOK has the depth to be able to play AEK between the Oly and Asteras game...depthwise PAOK is tops in the GSL so there is a definite advantage playing AEK over 2 legs.
  14. Nikos Karelis ‒ KRC Genk

    Karelis had a goal and an assist in Genk's 3 - 1 victory over Zulte-Waregem. Seems he's regaining his form...good news for the NT Highlights :
  15. AEK in Greek Cup 2017-18

    It's been a very successful year so far for AEK and Jimenez...still playing in Europe, in the running for the league title and just knocked out Oly from the cup competiton. More bang for the buck than any other team in Greece and have come up with big game performances as needed. Considering they have lost 2 of their top players (Mantalos & Johansson) to long term injuries they have managed to keep all goals with in reach. Great job so far.....and this is coming from a PAO fan
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