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    Sotiris Ninis ‒ Hapoel Ashkelon

    Sadly, injured again and won’t be back till Jan
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    He can be played as striker too, in fact he should get a chance over all the out of form strikers we have atm. Galanopoulos is a good player in the centre and his passing is better than Kourmbelis and Zeca atm who are both in ordinary form atm imo. His not a creative mid to answer your question but I think he can still improve the CM position
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Villafanez would prob be a better option as he can really give Fortounis a run for his money IMO, and do a much better job than out of form Mantalos & Pelkas. Klonaridis is pretty hot and cold guys, Fortounis is better, Klonaridis is not that good on wing but behind the striker he can score
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Although very young, he has had a fair bit of European experience including UCL so kid is def ready
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    Anastasios Donis ‒ VfB Stuttgart

    Ok great news that he wasn’t injured
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    Jose Holebas ‒ Watford

    Indeed. What kills me is even throw ins... ever my throw in we win becomes a 50/50 battle for possession, we take sooo long to take them and the opposition just marks up 1:1, most times we have to just clear it and give a turn over
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    2018-2019 Europa League

    One way traffic
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    You have to try Crete. On other hand, look at the football & results of the current Ethniki... hard to get people to go watch that on any National team, our football on the field is absolutely abysmal
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    Suggested Call Ups, Starting 11

    Who is Elena? Lol Great place there, great food & ambiance
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    Jose Holebas ‒ Watford

    It was ugly though, we plated a 9-0-1 formation, good result but I felt it did not do much for us going forward and look at us today... Greece actually plays decent football when we play natural wingers out wide the thing is though, it’s such a rarity!!! No joke, since we won Euro 04, we have actually played with natural wingers on very limited occasions, it’s alwaya been a work horse or slow central player. Samaras showed first hand what a effective wide man can do and we reapped the rewards. The few times Ninis player in the centre of the field we played nice football. It can be done, we just need to start by playing, players in their actual positions
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    Teams go through ups and downs all the time, right now it’s hard not to say we are not at a minnow stage, look at the results last 4 years and teams we have played plus our average goal per game with these teams. Its tragic and of massive proportions. On top of that, we can hardly create chances and finish like amateurs. This is actually way worse than pre Euro 04
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    Jose Holebas ‒ Watford

    Some big quotes there. I dunno if Ang is the guy to take us back to what we used to be. Yes no nonsense is good but he is very old and hasn’t coached a lot the last 2 years... I think EPO is really lacking in initiative and we all know Angelo is a cheap/quick fix but what ever it is, we need to get out of this current hole
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    2018-2019 Champions League

    This campaign is brought to you by AEK management Don’t think I’ve ever felt so at ease that I couldn’t watch much of a UCL match with AEK in it. When you can’t hardly create a chance and watching the other team pass the ball around and pressure you... game in game out, what’s the point. The penalty looked legit to me and Livaja did they handle the ball all he with his shoulder? It was a silly thing do but it’s Livaja, I’m not surprised. We will go 0/6 in a campaign I’d rather forget TBH
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    Melisanidis

    Yea... and for free too 🤦‍♂️ unless Meli decides to actually splash out some Euros
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    Melisanidis

    Not sure what Meli is on but more poor management by him. Simoes, Bakasetas and Lambropoulos, ostracised from the team as they won’t renew the same contracts they were on... can’t see Melissanidis’s logic with this and it’s really murdering our team
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    We’re you like me and thinking “look at us then and look at us now...” It was bit depressing looking at the football we were playing and then looking at what we have to put up with now
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying

    Right now, who we draw means little imo. We need to focus on our team and the football they produce. We are deadset horrible again, I actually watched highlights of the Costa Rica game at the gym last night and I have to say, night and day to today. Lazaros was a beast on the wing, taking on players and getting past, up front Salpi and Gekas caused problems whilst Mitro was too slow (even then) to trouble the defence. Samaras was also dangerous wider. Point is, you need to have a balance and we need to stop this slow central players (Mantalos & Bakasetas) on the wing or horrible passers (Pelkas) out there too. We have wing players, use them, and watch an improvement. Finishing our chances is the other issue, massive opportunity for an up and coming striker to make a name for themselves
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    NT Coaches

    England would have a field day with the slow and completely lacklustre Greek team, not sure how and why anyone would want to draw them
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    NT Coaches

    Did you miss the Euro 2016 qualifiers? Also FYI, Ninis plays more thank Tachtsidis atm. Taxi has not played a minute this seaso
  20. I disagree with this strongly. The team can’t create decent chances because we are so friken slow. Fetfa and Donis would really help us be faster and offer much more creativity out wide than the crap we have seen from Mantalos, Bakasetas and Pelkas.
  21. Holly smokes! Another very bad sign... land of the dumb I swear...
  22. I don’t believe we will be fine at all now days. Since the end of WC in Brazil our actually football has been atrocious, I mean we look like amateurs out there most games. We now lose to minnows on a regular basis, we can’t score goals, I believe we average 0.50 goals a game which is very very bad when you look at recent opposition and the best we can do now is SQUEEZE out 1-0 wins at home... We have a federation that has taken the game backwards when we have every opportunity to go forward BUT nothing will change... I feel hard to knock Anastasiadis so early on but I just wonder when our players will stop looking so silly when they put the ethniki top on... it’s like all club form and football IQ just goes out the window... I dunno, I just see no light at the end of the tunnel with the current EPO and the lack of funding to anything worthwhile for the future. Budgeted coaches for the ethniki for example is not a good sign We have now dropped to pot 4... Wow
  23. I’m away in work trip and was bit disappointed i wouldn’t be able to see this game thinking we win... lost 0-1 to Estonia... F*** me... Forget who we draw with, this team is as bad as it gets, get Postecoglou in there. Everyone talking about leadership like it will change everything, get a serious coach in there who tells them how it is
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