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  1. Hey all! @paokarag4 and I had a chat yesterday and we are going to be doing something different for the next show! No, we are not taking our clothes off @pash ... so don't get too excited. Anyways, we are going to conduct a draft of all the PAOK players in the last 10 seasons. We will put all these players into the pool and we will alternate picking players. At the end, we will have 2 teams and then you and our insta and twitter followers can vote on who has the better team! This will be a fun little way to basically determine the best players we had at any positions over the past 10 seasons.
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  2. I would love to hear what team paokarag4 chooses. I bet it will be really good. Probably the only one that is good from the pair.
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  3. I am fine with us getting a defensive minded coach. I don't care what tactics we employ, we just need wins.
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  4. Wishing a Happy and Healthy New Year to all my Aris & Phantis friends.
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  5. Thought id post this here, our great team of the last 60's and early 70's and how close we got to the 1970 World Cup in Mexico http://hellasfooty.blogspot.com/2021/12/what-could-have-been-of-mexico-1970.html
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  6. As prolific a goal scorer Lewandowski is the farthest Poland have gone with him in a major tournament is quarter finals at Euro 2016 were they lost to Portugal. In 2012 as Euro hosts they failed to get out of the group were Greece and Czechs advanced. In 2014 Poland failed to qualify for the World Cup. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia they were last in there group and the past Euros they did not qualify for the KO round. My point is that Greece in our glory days as EURO champions (love saying that!) did not posses a true world class striker, we had Charisteas who was great with his movement and amazing in the air and lethal in the penalty area. Our strength was from our back line out and our midfield was top notch featuring Karagounis, Katsouranis, Basinas, Zagorakis and Giannakopoulos. A midfield so stacked that the extremely gifted center mid and dangerous set piece taker Tsiartas would mostly come in as a substitute. I believe @Dean97pointed it out that the midfield is our biggest issue as of late we need more creativity and someone to pull the strings. With Fortounis Greece have a play maker and someone with great vision to see the pitch. There are others that could have been called up but were not. Leaving us with Bakasetas as the engine of the midfield that wont cut it over a qualifying campaign and we saw that unfold for the most part these last wcup qualifiers. I would love if we had another Mitroglou like #9 leading the line up top but for the most part he was getting good service from our mids when we qualified for the World Cup. We have Alexandropoulos ready to play and the last coach decided to not give him any time even in the last game with Kosovo were we looked so sluggish trying to breakdown a weak Kosovo side. Also in the previous game at Kosovo 1-1 a game that Greece should put away with more goals the last coach takes out Douvikas who scores in that game with one chance of a nicely played through ball. Not to mention all the work he was doing of the ball that game.
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  7. PAOK - Aris final. You heard it here first. Repeat of 2003.
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  8. Captain? This isn't under 12's, you don't just hand the captaincy to the "best" player. There's a lot more to do it, leaderships qualities, personality, liked by teammates etc. Not saying he doesn't have those qualities but I just find the idea that "he's the best lets make him captain" to be such an outdated notion. In fact it's thinking like that holds back the Ethniki, so maybe the idea does have some merit 🤷‍♂️ I agree that Fortounis has a place on the NT (assuming he gets fully fit) but let's not act like he is the 2nd coming and will automatically make us qualify for tournaments. Fortounis has been to one major tournament as a 19 year old, Euro 2012. Euro 16, WC18 and Euro 20 where he was a nailed on starter we did not qualify. One player can't carry a team, it's far more complicated than some people like to make it sound.
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  9. Amazing footballer! Its such ashamed he got injured again and we really missed having him in our wcup campaign he is a match winner and I think if the NT had him in the matches especially with Georgia & Kosovo he would have been the difference in those games that ended up in draws. I just hope he can come back fully healthy and regain his form and he will help the Ethniki qualify for the Euros.
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  10. Another goal for Orestis Kiomourtzoglou yesterday. Scored the equalizer (1-1) for Heracles Almelo against Cambuur Leeuwarden.
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  11. I used to love Papasthatopoulos but the more I hear from him, the more like a whiny little b1tch he sounds. Shut up and man up. If you have something to say, say it. Don't send out cryptic messages and other such b.s. This is your national team we are talking about! Not, some C division minnow. We may not all like some of the moves JVS made but he stayed behind in Greece after announcing his resignation and toured our beautiful Hellas. I follow him on Instagram and he was sharing pics and videos of his travels in Greece and he was commenting on how beautiful a country Hellas is. A kseno showing more love for Hellas than Sokratis ever has! Either man up and speak up or feck off...
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  12. All this is addressed on our next episode of paok talk which will be out tonight!
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  13. I wish you nothing but ill will
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  14. Looks like the fake news is real. Swiderski to Charlotte FC for 5.5 mil Euro. He bid goodbye to the PAOK players after the game with AEK.
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  15. Happy Birthday to the better host @paokarag4 !
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  16. Clear penalty according to current FIFA rules. The problem in Greek press is that nobody knows the rules of the game and they would rather create mayhem so they can get more clicks and viewers.
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  17. I really wish Donis would take the job if its offered to him. I think he would be able to work really well with the younger players on the team. It seems EPO technical director is keen on hiring one of the Italian coaches mentioned here and Jimenez is also in play.
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  18. From the names listed i think i would go with Donis but it seems like they are leaning towards the coach from Azerbaijan which I'm not a fan off.
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  19. It's a shame you didn't do 15 years. Would have loved to have seen Glen Salmon in there.
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  20. 4 games in 10 days is not an excuse for anyone in particular. Everyone is in the same boat. Let’s not go out and say only Greece is suffering.
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  21. Olympiakos/Aris/AEK fans are going to be melting down with 2 penalties in the first 30 mins😂 I think they are both there, the 2nd one just then the Panetolikos defender is a bit unlucky because it hits his chest first but the way his arm comes up and is away from his body you are running the risk.
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  22. It was a dumb move by UEFA to cramp the first 4 rounds in June, when most leagues would be finished by mid May at the latest. Most player's minds will be on vacations and won't care too much about giving it all for the national team.
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  23. The Swedes are absolute gypos if they offered just €1.5m. They earned more than €20m playing the CL.
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  24. It's going to be like a mini tournament with teams we are expected to beat. Should be fun. I'd be happy with 10 points in those 4 games. Going 4/4 will be super tough due to match congestion.
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  25. I too can see this hire being totally out of left field. They seem stuck on a defensive minded coach however. Let's just hope he gets some results early or some will be asking for his head after 2 games.
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  26. makari na arxisei na bazei goalares o Akpom !
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  27. Again they are about the caliber of names you expect to be linked with the Ethniki. Gattuso has probably managed the most impressive teams out of 3, Milan and Napoli. Although his stints at both clubs weren't overly impressive and he left both before the end of his contract. He is also hot-headed and I'm not sure he'd get along with EPO and all the crap that comes with being a manager in Greece (although he did it at OFI for a short period). This is further evidenced by his short "stint" at Fiorentina earlier this season, where he left 3 weeks after being appointed. We aren't getting a manager who is going to inspire confidence name wise. Whoever is appointed the proof will be in the pudding after a few games. The Nations League in June where there are 4 games in 2 weeks will be a good indicator.
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  28. Happy new year everyone!
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  29. 2021 - 2022 Season: Round 8 (29.12.2021, 15:00 EET - Makedonikos Stadium, Efkarpia) PAOK Thessaloniki 'B' - AO Kavala TV: no coverage Kavala squad consists of amateurs soccer players and athletes of other sports, so expect a big win and the possible Koutsias hatttrick that was predicted by pash.
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  30. Agreed. We don’t have quality players up top who make a difference. Our strength is at defense. Specifically LB 😂
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  31. You want this team to score goals? Find a world class striker. They’re coaches, not miracle workers. Look at Poland. Average team at best. But even they have a world class striker.
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  32. Did not see that, Pash. You are very sharp! But what a wankers at UEFA. This is the second time in a few weeks with a wrong picture next to our logo.
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  33. People wanted JVS gone blindly, not knowing who our replacement would be. This guy would set our team back another cycle. As the Azerbaijani coach he has 2 wins in 20 games. The last time he had a winning record was back in 2006 with Torino. If we get someone better and this is just a stupid rumor , so be it. But if we got rid of JVS for this guy, that would be a huge mistake
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  34. He will be sold to a Scandinavian or Eastern European side who will then knock us out of a European cup on a future date. He may even score. You heard it here first.
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  36. Problem is, you’re talking about that season. He was 24. He’s now 29 with 2 major knee surgeries. Getting back to that form will be hard, if not impossible.
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  37. The problem with Fortounis is that he doesn't hustle and his workrate leaves a lot to be desired. Talented - for sure, but if you remember, he has been reprimanded his entire career for not taking the extra step. One of his former teammates (I believe it was Podence) called him out for his lack of practice. Doesn't exactly scream captain material.
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  38. His ability and his captaincy credentials are two separate things entirely, I don't doubt his playing ability. Hopefully he is able to bounce back from his 2nd ACL injury and have an impact when he returns. I just disagreed with the idea that because he is the 'best' player he should be captain. You dislike Bakasetas, but IMO I see more captaincy qualities in him than Fortounis. Again don't get it twisted, I'm not saying Bakasetas is a better player.
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  39. You have a point but if we are comparing Fortounis to Bakasetas than I’d make Fortounis captain and starter over him. One player can’t carry a team but as we saw with his goal in that video where he took on the whole defence and keeper to score he can’t be ignored in the starting line up. Not many players can do that. Only Fetfa and Ninis have done something similar.
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  40. He should be a big part of the NT going forward, i would even make him the captain of the team when he's back and healthy. There is no question he is one of the most talented players Greece have.
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  41. K. Fortounis He’s back training and is expected to start playing for the B side in Jan. He became a father and is determined to get back to his best. NT could do with his qualities and skill. Hoping he can comeback.
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  42. N. Nioplias https://www.sport24.gr/opinions/o-tsarly/o-nikos-nioplias-chtizei-mia-deyteri-kariera.9469470.html This guy is my favourite Greek coach at the moment. After taking over last year, record is 8W 11D 2L. Not easy to takeover a relegation threatened club and turn it around. Impressive. Ps: I don’t think he is an option for the current vacancy. I think Donis is a good bet.
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  43. It’s not their job to dictate who goes and who stays. It’s their job to play. If you don’t wanna play. Bye Felicia.
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  44. I believe what triggered everything was that Ang didn’t call up Torosids and that didn’t sit well with Manolas and Socratis and you could see how upset they were and their performances and body language even reflected that. That’s what I think started everything.
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  45. I thought that Sok and Manolas called out Anastasiadis for his lack of preparation. They were annoyed on how he didn't get the team prepared to play against Italy. They had four weeks to prepare and they hadn't even scouted Italy at all. In fact, right before game time, he wanted Siovas to play as either a RB or LB (don't remember), a position he had never played before. Siovas had to convince Anastasiadis that he was not comfortable there for lack of experience so he reverted to a back 3 instead, right before gametime. That is my recollection of those two.
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  46. Both players tried to sabotage the national team and because of that have no place on the team. Time to move on. We need to be rebuilding the national team looking to the future and not going back to players that don't have their best intentions.
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  47. It would be interesting to see Sokratis sit down with the new coach. He wants to speak after years of silence on the NT matter. I would like to see the Ethniki give him a proper send off the guy has been a warrior for the NT and he gave everything when called upon. As for Manolas he has to return to the NT and help us top the NL going into Euro qualification. LA LIGA and Bundesliga teams were recently after him and back in 2019 ManU, Chelsea and Arsenal wanted to throw 30 million to acquire him. Its criminal that he was not called up for the World Cup qualifiers.
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  48. Dutch Eredivisie today: Orestis Kiomourtzoglou just thought to have scored the winner (3-2) for Heracles Almelo in their match against FC Groningen. But An own goal was scored in the dying seconds by a Groningen-player to make it 4-2. Nikos Michelis of Willem II was sent of against AZ. At 1-1 his foul also gave the opportunity for AZ in 76' to take the lead with a penalty. Final score 4-1 for the club of the Pavlidis-brothers and Hatzidiakos. Samaris (Fortuna Sittard) - Tasos Douvikas (FC Utrecht) 2-2. Samaris played 90' and Douvikas was subbed out at 71'. Masouras played the whole match for Sparta against Vitesse (2-2). Lamprou is now playing against Limnios. Second half just started. Limnios scored the opening goal. Score right now: 0-2.
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  49. We will need all our top players fit and in form, 4 games in a span of 10 days. The team will have to be focused and ready to go we cant have any slip ups.
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