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Yes Greece is exactly where they belong. 47. 

Its sad but true.  Fifa doesn't decided where teams are placed.  It's a points system. 

Check out its pretty accurate. 

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5 hours ago, Torontoblue said:

Yes Greece is exactly where they belong. 47. 

Its sad but true.  Fifa doesn't decided where teams are placed.  It's a points system. 

Check out its pretty accurate. 

Greece are better than many teams above them. They are still carrying the burden of the Euro 2016 campaign with them in the rankings. Their current level, despite the 4-1 loss to Croatia, is easily top 30. 

Note: There are some decent teams that are even worse-represented in the rankings. Japan (55), Korea (59), Russia (65), Slovenia (69) to name a few. 

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                                                           Pirates

                                                  Anestis/Karnezis

 Toro (c)                   Manolas                       Sokratis                  Stafyli

                                                 Zeca            Kourbelis

        Lazaros                      Mantalos/Fortounis                   Donis

                                                        Mitroglou

Subs

Karelis   Kone   Tachtsidis  Gianniotas  Galanopoulos 

Siopis   KPaps   Lykogiannis   Bakakis   Kapino   

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Ausgreek Bang On! The only change I would make is Gianniotis from Atromitos on the bench instead of Kapino. Kapino not even playing at Oly no point to even have him on the bench. When he starts playing then he can be called up again. As far as starter goes it has to be Anestis, Karnezis getting no playing time.

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Gianniotis it is then Maka!! There is plenty of talent and experience in this Pirates squad. Deano says Siopis is more an 8, so even better for squad balance.

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On 11/25/2017 at 12:31 AM, ausgreek said:

                                                           Pirates

                                                  Anestis/Karnezis

 Toro (c)                   Manolas                       Sokratis                  Stafyli

                                                 Zeca            Kourbelis

        Lazaros                      Mantalos/Fortounis                   Donis

                                                        Mitroglou

Subs

Karelis   Kone   Tachtsidis  Gianniotas  Galanopoulos 

Siopis   KPaps   Lykogiannis   Bakakis   Kapino   

You forgot Retsos as a sub. 

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On 11/24/2017 at 6:42 PM, Torontoblue said:

I don't think you guys understand how the rankings work lol

 

I fully understand that this is an imperfcet science and the current objective formula that FIFA uses for their rankings. 

There are so many factors in play here that any formula would have holes in it. 

All I am saying is that quite obviously, despite the rankings, there are many teams in front of us that we are superior than. 

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On 25/11/2017 at 7:31 AM, ausgreek said:

                                                           Pirates

                                                  Anestis/Karnezis

 Toro (c)                   Manolas                       Sokratis                  Stafyli

                                                 Zeca            Kourbelis

        Lazaros                      Mantalos/Fortounis                   Donis

                                                        Mitroglou

Subs

Karelis   Kone   Tachtsidis  Gianniotas  Galanopoulos 

Siopis   KPaps   Lykogiannis   Bakakis   Kapino   

karnezis

sokratis manolas retsos 

torosidis samaris zeca stafylidis

fortounis 

donis mitroglou 

 

subs;

kapino, anestis 

papadopoulos siovas oikonomou 

lykogiannis kourmpelis tachtsidis mpakakis/koutris

mantalos/pelkas

karelis lazaros/mpakasetas

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On 2017-11-24 at 6:14 AM, Torontoblue said:

Portugal are Euro champions and Peru finished 5th in qualifying, what are you saying lol. 

What you just posted is a nice joke. 

 

 

Peru had to play New Zealan due to extra cocaine in blood samples  

Portugal played like they are 103d. 

 

The joke is on you. 

 

 

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On 2017-11-24 at 6:15 AM, Torontoblue said:

Yes Greece is exactly where they belong. 47. 

Its sad but true.  Fifa doesn't decided where teams are placed.  It's a points system. 

Check out its pretty accurate. 

There is nothing less accurate than the Coca Cola standings  

If you want to know what is accurate. 

 

For a guy living in Toronto, your English is getting gooder and gooder every dayz. 

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15 hours ago, Argy said:

You forgot Retsos as a sub. 

I actually didn't Arg, I kept it at 23 players, CB, RB and LB as back ups. Out of ten people, seven would probably pick still KPaps over Retsos for now, that could change in the future. If I added Retsos, I would leave out KPaps, squad balance.

I struggled but still picked Toro.

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11 hours ago, Boxou said:

karnezis

sokratis manolas retsos 

torosidis samaris zeca stafylidis

fortounis 

donis mitroglou 

 

subs;

kapino, anestis 

papadopoulos siovas oikonomou 

lykogiannis kourmpelis tachtsidis mpakakis/koutris

mantalos/pelkas

karelis lazaros/mpakasetas

Hey Boxo, you picked six CB's and Lyko is more a LB as is Koutris, it would be out of them for that side perhaps. Mpakakis would stand alone for RB back up then. Good squad though man.

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On 11/24/2017 at 6:42 PM, Torontoblue said:

I don't think you guys understand how the rankings work lol

 

you don't understand

and i'll mimic you

lol

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4 hours ago, ausgreek said:

Hey Boxo, you picked six CB's and Lyko is more a LB as is Koutris, it would be out of them for that side perhaps. Mpakakis would stand alone for RB back up then. Good squad though man.

i have said before the only reason why i pick 5-6 cbs is because in my books we're better with 3 cbs on defence. that system will hide our weakness in the wings.

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7 hours ago, ausgreek said:

I actually didn't Arg, I kept it at 23 players, CB, RB and LB as back ups. Out of ten people, seven would probably pick still KPaps over Retsos for now, that could change in the future. If I added Retsos, I would leave out KPaps, squad balance.

I struggled but still picked Toro.

I would take KPap over him atm as well, but Retsos makes the squad every time, not only because he is good enough, but he is our brightest young player, a future leader on the NT, and he can play RB pretty well too. Besides, he's already better than Siopis at CB, and a case can be made over Lyko and Bakakis at RB (Skibbe seems to think so at least). Bottom line, Retsos is on this team every time. 

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18 hours ago, tantra129 said:

Peru had to play New Zealan due to extra cocaine in blood samples  

Portugal played like they are 103d. 

 

The joke is on you. 

 

 

Portugal would have never been champion if they wouldnt have played "like they are 103rd". Obviously, a nobody of a "coach" still understands the game better than Santos (and yes, the Santos bashing continues, even in 2018 and after two unsuccessful qualifications).

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14 hours ago, Argy said:

I would take KPap over him atm as well, but Retsos makes the squad every time, not only because he is good enough, but he is our brightest young player, a future leader on the NT, and he can play RB pretty well too. Besides, he's already better than Siopis at CB, and a case can be made over Lyko and Bakakis at RB (Skibbe seems to think so at least). Bottom line, Retsos is on this team every time. 

siopis at cb? you mean cdm? siopis is like 5'4 lol

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2 hours ago, georgelaz said:

siopis at cb? you mean cdm? siopis is like 5'4 lol

Yea I meant to say Siovas. 

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6 hours ago, La Mendel said:

Portugal would have never been champion if they wouldnt have played "like they are 103rd". Obviously, a nobody of a "coach" still understands the game better than Santos (and yes, the Santos bashing continues, even in 2018 and after two unsuccessful qualifications).

like a beautiful pordi early in the morning, you come here to preach this?

go write an blog on how much you have yet to learn. they played like 103d before they won and worse after they won. means nothing.

it's simple...if you don't know... you just don't. and you just proved you don't know the game at all. that is your little universe. enjoy it.

 

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a very intelligent person told me once, with enough sugar and fat, you can make s%$#! taste great.

I'm starting to feel that this is the case here, right now. today. Mrs La Mendel @La Mendel(I want to make sure i'm not being sexist, i know most of the users on this board are men, but the LA is the singular form of the feminin definite article in French) I will assume you are a lady  with great TASTE. Are you into a meal prepared by a chef, or do you prefer a meal prepared by the short order cook? Choose your destiny. Your comments lead me to believe you love the latter.

You mentioned you knew I was a coach. Are you a soccer Mom? I can teach your kids how to be better players. I can teach you how to trap a ball or juggle one or many of them for 1000 touches. I can show you what spaces to go on the field and when to avoid doing so. I can put you on a program to help you improve and become the player you are not. I can pull out the X's and O's and show you why you are wrong. But unlike what you are stating, I am not an egoist, and I'm no Fernando Santos. I would never compare myself to the manager of a national team. You are right.I'm just a coach.

however........I did happen to follow the NT to the USA and Brazil in 2014 and I witnessed in real time the environment of Santosian mistakes.

I saw him smoke. I heard him scream. I saw him bring his players to the cheese buffets. I saw him pull the hairs out of his nose. you did not. Things you never saw on your 86" TV set. The little things that you can't comprehend and the big things that would have made us advance. But it does not matter, because you are a minimalist living in the minimalistic world. Santos delivered this:

 

 

Only santos can deliver this. And his little minions that believe in his minimalistic ways, still argue against it. Embarrassing and unforgivable. But Mlle Mendel, you think you know the game?

Having learned the Otto ways and bringing it to Portugal was guaranteed success, go read my posts about it from 3 years ago.

I don't need to ask you what you prefer to eat. You have answered all of this on your own. Because you don't know what a fine meal, prepared by a great chef tastes like. The perfectly fine chopped vegetables, melting in fine herbs and spices, cooked over the perfect temperature, using the best elements to transcend the flavours in. All of the above Soaked in the finest wine, giving the experience of bliss that you can't possibly comprehend.

 

No you .... will take a ball of crap, injected with liquid sugar, deep fried and coated with white IRON enriched poisonous flour, sprinkled with chocolate, and you will call it delicious. enjoy that ball of crap as you have earned it. enjoy your little fake santos.

 

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The Skibbe gets a chance this time to win the Euro with the Pirates, in 2020. Tziol, Arab, Tzavellas and the boys! 

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On 2017-11-27 at 11:28 PM, tantra129 said:

Peru had to play New Zealan due to extra cocaine in blood samples  

Portugal played like they are 103d. 

 

The joke is on you. 

 

 

Hahahaha yes they played like 103 but won the Euros and qualified for the World Cup I think the joke is on you fool lol

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On 2017-11-27 at 11:33 PM, tantra129 said:

There is nothing less accurate than the Coca Cola standings  

If you want to know what is accurate. 

 

For a guy living in Toronto, your English is getting gooder and gooder every dayz. 

Not bad for guy who has only lived here for 7 yrs from Greece.  

I can also speak Japanese living there 10 yrs. 

how many languages can you speak fool

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