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17 hours ago, Dean97 said:

Many others have aswell. Greeks in Greece do that when they write their articles... 

I didn't know It was such a big thing to some people...

Eg. Kareli, Kourbeli, Pelka, Manola....:cool:

without the 'S' seems more informal. Also without the S is how it is for girls. Anna Vissi

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3 hours ago, Argy said:

Lazaros is in form and experienced, and has grown into a well-rounded player, but I still think Donis is a more dangerous player and offers more to the Greek squad. Ideally they both play.

Donis hasn't been starting lately and Lazaros is on fire with AEK. I wouldn't start both as they are very similar in overhandling the ball and trying to do too much on their own. I'd probably start Laz and sub in Donis if he is ineffectual or when he gets gassed at the 60-70 min mark if there was a game tomorrow....of course things change over time and Donis will probably be an automatic starter in the near future.

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Donis in my opinion is our most threatening attacker. I believe if we have these players in the field at the same time we could see a more a faster and threatening attack:

Pelkas, Galanopoulos, Tachtsidis, Donis, Karelis, Fetfatzidis or Gianniotas. 

All of a sudden you have got players who can control the ball well and move off it aswell. If Karelis can continue scoring then I don't see why he doesn't start over Mitroglou. 

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15 hours ago, Dean97 said:

Donis in my opinion is our most threatening attacker. I believe if we have these players in the field at the same time we could see a more a faster and threatening attack:

Pelkas, Galanopoulos, Tachtsidis, Donis, Karelis, Fetfatzidis or Gianniotas. 

All of a sudden you have got players who can control the ball well and move off it aswell. If Karelis can continue scoring then I don't see why he doesn't start over Mitroglou. 

I want to see Karelis in a more competitive league. 

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4 hours ago, Argy said:

I want to see Karelis in a more competitive league. 

Belgium is ok for now if he continues to start for his team....and if he continues scoring and establishes himself as a goal scorer he'll certainly get noticed by a bigger club in a better league....much better than getting a transfer prematurely and then riding the pine hoping to break into the line up

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37 minutes ago, AchillesHeel said:

Belgium is ok for now if he continues to start for his team....and if he continues scoring and establishes himself as a goal scorer he'll certainly get noticed by a bigger club in a better league....much better than getting a transfer prematurely and then riding the pine hoping to break into the line up

Yes you are not wrong about that. Just would like to see him in Germany or France sooner than later. I think a lot of us see him as a 22 year-old; He's 26 - only 3 years younger than Mitroglou - and it`s time to make some noise. 

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I agree that it is time for him to make some noise. But I also think it's not wrong for him start even though Mitroglou is on the bench at a bigger club. 

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No Mitroglou should still be our main striker. I was alluding more to his club career. 

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if karelis and mitroglou are both in form we should start both

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8 hours ago, Argy said:

No Mitroglou should still be our main striker. I was alluding more to his club career. 

I meant to say that if Mitroglou is on the bench continuously with Karelis scoring for his club then Karelis should start. When both on form I would mind seeing both.

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Karelis is someone that should be coming off the bench. 

 

It is sad that the competition is so low in that position. 

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mitro is arguebly our best striker of all time imo.

second probably Gekas.

Samaras is like the dark horse. Kinda like Fetfa. Flashes in the pan of world class displays.

Donis is sorta a striker as well so we have 3 good ones playing at a high level. Donis/Karelis can alternate as second striker role.

Bakasetas can also play striker and has a sweet shot. We also got Kone who hasn't looked too shabby.

Giakoumakis might make something of himself. He has good positioning and strength.

Of course, we're not as blessed in this position as we are at CB with 4 great options Sokratis, Manolas, Retsos, Kpaps.

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Skibbe has already said that he does not need to see Mitroglou, Manolas, Sokratis or Torosidis in these friendlies. No way he is calling any of them up for these two games. It will be Kpaps and Retsos at CB and Bakakis at RB. Karelis will definitely be our striker.

Let's see what we can do vs two teams heading to the World Cup. Good measuring stick.

 

 

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skibbe is brainless. that's a fact. these friendlies will affect our rankings and will be a good test for the nations league but that idiot doesn't want the team to start getting some cohesion.

also PLEASE stop mentioning kone as a striker for the sake of god, he's a midfielder.

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5 hours ago, georgelaz said:

mitro is arguebly our best striker of all time imo.

second probably Gekas.

Samaras is like the dark horse. Kinda like Fetfa. Flashes in the pan of world class displays.

Gekas and Samaras? Did you get a time machine or something?? It's 2018 file, not 2014

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4 hours ago, Makynia said:

Skibbe has already said that he does not need to see Mitroglou, Manolas, Sokratis or Torosidis in these friendlies. No way he is calling any of them up for these two games. It will be Kpaps and Retsos at CB and Bakakis at RB. Karelis will definitely be our striker.

Let's see what we can do vs two teams heading to the World Cup. Good measuring stick.

 

 

What about Tziolis and Maniatis? What a disappointment it would be if they did get called up. I'm not nuts about Kourbelis and Galanopoulos anymore. I do believe they will run more. But I believe we need another midfielder like Tachtsidis but faster.

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12 hours ago, georgelaz said:

mitro is arguebly our best striker of all time imo.

second probably Gekas.

Samaras is like the dark horse. Kinda like Fetfa. Flashes in the pan of world class displays.

Donis is sorta a striker as well so we have 3 good ones playing at a high level. Donis/Karelis can alternate as second striker role.

Bakasetas can also play striker and has a sweet shot. We also got Kone who hasn't looked too shabby.

Giakoumakis might make something of himself. He has good positioning and strength.

Of course, we're not as blessed in this position as we are at CB with 4 great options Sokratis, Manolas, Retsos, Kpaps.

"mitro is arguebly our best striker of all time imo."

 

there is no argument. you are wrong. OF ALL TIME?  please revisit this statement.

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2 hours ago, tantra129 said:

"mitro is arguebly our best striker of all time imo."

 

there is no argument. you are wrong. OF ALL TIME?  please revisit this statement.

He says he is best of all time because he is from a different generation like me  and doesnt know how the strikers were from the 80s or 90s so it's easy to say that it's Mitroglou because thats all our generation knows and maybe a few from the early 2000s. Anastasopoulos, Charisteas, Salpingidis, Nikolaidis, Gekas, Sideris and Mitroglou are our best strikers we've had. The best I don't know but there probably other that I have missed as well. 

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23 hours ago, Alphonse said:

Gekas and Samaras? Did you get a time machine or something?? It's 2018 file, not 2014

ya i'm talking all time.

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Anastopoulos is the best of all time. Not even close. He would score goals and never had a supporting cast. Most times he’d be the only one in the attacking half. But that’s my opinion. I’m old. 

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@Jimmyp I have never seen him, have heard mixed things about him but generally good stuff, were you surprised he flunked in Italy?

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I was a kid but I still remember his work ethic, good with the ball and had a nose for the goal. And that moustache. He would create his own chances. Never really caught on in Italy. Bad team and I guess it was all new with playing abroad back then. 

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One player I always thought was overlooked is Nikos Machlas....a prolific scorer in Greece but also in Holland when the Dutch league had real quality.

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When Machlas moved to Holland his game went up 3 gears, great player 

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On 3/13/2018 at 6:06 PM, Jimmyp said:

Anastopoulos is the best of all time. Not even close. He would score goals and never had a supporting cast. Most times he’d be the only one in the attacking half. But that’s my opinion. I’m old. 

yeah I only got into greek soccer in 2004 during the euro so I can't say from before but aren't modern footballers much better conditioned?

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