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Croatia - Greece ( Round 2, 1st Leg, 9 Nov. 2017, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb )

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second match at home might be huge for us. Greece doesn't have too much trouble stifling a team for a whole game.

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12 minutes ago, tantra129 said:

kpaps should not be in the mid

i'm saying a free roamer. most of the time acting like a shield to the defensive line, up top and coming up for headers on set pieces.

not suggesting he play maestro LOL.

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20 minutes ago, georgelaz said:

i'm saying a free roamer. most of the time acting like a shield to the defensive line, up top and coming up for headers on set pieces.

not suggesting he play maestro LOL.

like a stopper or a sweeper?

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47 minutes ago, tantra129 said:

samaris has no business on this nt

yeah sure, just play tziolis and super league dudes over a benfica player.

WTF some people :confused:

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27 minutes ago, paokara777 said:

like a stopper or a sweeper?

As a deep DM/3rd CB would be ideal. Maybe with a marking assignment. 

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16 minutes ago, Argy said:

As a deep DM/3rd CB would be ideal. Maybe with a marking assignment. 

havent we played S.papa in this role before?

Maybe he is better suited to it (the man marking/player designation role)

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Apparently Ciro Blazevic former Croatian player and coach said that Croatia will crush us and said who are Greece and they are nowhere near Croatias pedigree. It reminds me of the Romanians before our playoff for 2014 World Cup spewing the same garbage. Time to destroy Croatia!

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2 hours ago, Argy said:

I wouldn`t be surprised if there if they play 3 DMs Tziolis, Zeca, Samaris and the just Mantalos and Fortounis in more attacking roles. 

I wouldn't be surprised either. However, Skibbe might recognize that without a linkup between the DMs and the attackers, our performance in all phases of the game will suffer. To his credit, he used an AM away vs Bosnia...

 

2 hours ago, tantra129 said:

kpaps should not be in the mid

Goddamn right

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I read this and he alludes to our world rankings; which is pretty much the only thing anyone can actually use in their argument. Take away our transition period losses to some minnows, which will never happen again, and we would easily be top 25 or 30, even if we haden't qualified for Euro.

This current campaign, we lost less games and scored more goals than them with Belgium in our group, while their biggest rival was very beatable Iceland. 

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1 minute ago, pash said:

I wouldn't be surprised either. However, Skibbe might recognize that without a linkup between the DMs and the attackers, our performance in all phases of the game will suffer. To his credit, he used an AM away vs Bosnia...

Donis would have been a great piece. 

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At the end of the day we're a team that rises to the big games. Croatia doesn't, they flatter to deceive and always get beaten when they play anyone half decent. 

Its so annoying that our team seems to be made of glass when it comes to injuries! Why the hell can't Tziolis get injured instead of important players like Manolas and Donis! 

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still we have like 20 days to go for the games so we'll have to wait for injuries which will occur (hopefully not) to have a clear picture. 

i just hope we won't go out there playing only in our own half. croatia are definitely a worse team than belgium and we controlled the game nicely against them.

0-1 away 0-0 at home :D  

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The thing is without Manolas, Sokratis and Mitroglou we wouldn't be in the situation we are in now. Donis is a huge loss and that is an understatement. Players like Samaris, Mantalos and Fortounis have to do more. Stafylidis and Zeca are doing fine. Karelis won't be ready for November. If we can get more from the three I mentioned above then we should be fine.

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8 minutes ago, Dean97 said:

The thing is without Manolas, Sokratis and Mitroglou we wouldn't be in the situation we are in now. Donis is a huge loss and that is an understatement. Players like Samaris, Mantalos and Fortounis have to do more. Stafylidis and Zeca are doing fine. Karelis won't be ready for November. If we can get more from the three I mentioned above then we should be fine.

Karelis played his first game on Monday..

https://www.agonasport.com/agonasport-allnews/nikos-karelis-returns-after-10-month-injury

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2 hours ago, Argy said:

I read this and he alludes to our world rankings; which is pretty much the only thing anyone can actually use in their argument. Take away our transition period losses to some minnows, which will never happen again, and we would easily be top 25 or 30, even if we haden't qualified for Euro.

This current campaign, we lost less games and scored more goals than them with Belgium in our group, while their biggest rival was very beatable Iceland. 

He did say that Croatia are ranked high and Greece are way down the rankings table. He was going on and on how he always beat us as a coach and that we lack quality and they are a super power of football. what has Croatia ever won?? Lol. Anyways the players should read his comments and they will come out even more fired up. 

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4 hours ago, Boxou said:

yeah sure, just play tziolis and super league dudes over a benfica player.

WTF some people :confused:

not playing for benfica is the criteria behind your selection?

bravo sou

WTF some people :confused:

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5 hours ago, georgelaz said:

i'm saying a free roamer. most of the time acting like a shield to the defensive line, up top and coming up for headers on set pieces.

not suggesting he play maestro LOL.

lose the middle ... lose the game

 

he's a CB. not a CDM

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Sorry guys but Samris has disappointed and doesn't really deserve a starting spot right now.. Way to many mistakes he makes.

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2 minutes ago, J1078 said:

Sorry guys but Samris has disappointed and doesn't really deserve a starting spot right now.. Way to many mistakes he makes.

god damned right

 

 

which benfica player is dancing hasaposerviko @ 0:40  that led to the goal???

that's what you want in your midfield?

 

WTF some people HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

 

 

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9 hours ago, tantra129 said:

not playing for benfica is the criteria behind your selection?

bravo sou

WTF some people :confused:

Samaris does't really get to play for Benfica-that's the real problem. Zeca Taxi and Bouchalakis offer more.

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re-tard(a) you sound like a <20 kid but i won't be surprised if you actually are 

so here it is;

making an argument of how bad a player is, pointing out his mistake against a TOP-5 NT in the world is not smart fella. 

i hope you get to see your championship/superleague/tziolis type of players instead of him though. 

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You make It sound like its..er.. Sexy re Boxi!

Can't wait for Karelis to come back and be played out of position to spray his crosses all over the shop like before.

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13 hours ago, tantra129 said:

not playing for benfica is the criteria behind your selection?

bravo sou

WTF some people :confused:

It is not the only criteria but it is a significant one. There is a reason why he was identified, signed and kept by a top class club like Benfica and has more market value than all our mids besides fortounis. He gets to train and play alongside some of the better players in the world within a world class club culture. That holds a lot of value. Unless he really doesn't gel with his teammates and is a liability, he has to start for the NT, especially when we are fielding 2 or 3 DMs. 

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