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  1. The men’s national basketball team has qualified for the tournament for the first time in 16 years!
    4 points
  2. Jovanovich mainly plays 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1. He usually plays a possession game and tends to favor players who perform their defensive duties properly and work hard through out the 90 min. He has no problem using younger players (ex: Ioannides, Vagiannides) but he has shown a tendency to stick with certain players who may not be in form. Of course this is based on what I saw at PAO and the NT is a totally different beast. At least he won't have to worry about transfers or being screwed over by the owner and media. The main thing he brings, besides experience, is a logical thought process in the game (being able to identify and play to the strengths of the players available) as well as plain speaking, honesty, creating a tight team mentality and a refreshing dignified approach to dealing with the media. He is, imo, a very capable manager who is able of getting the most out of his players. Best of luck to him.
    4 points
  3. Here are some fun facts that nobody will care about: I was curious about Guinea (where our next signing is from), so I read its wikipedia article. It mentions a dictator named Toure, which I'm sure many of you recognize as the last name of many professional players. So I look up the surname Toure (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touré), and learn it may be descended from the name Elephant. Perhaps to indicate a person who was big and strong? Anyway, that article mentions the language of the Ghana empire, so I look at that article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana_Empire). In that, I see that Ghana means warrior, or war chief. And right under that, I see that Wague is a term for nobility. So we basically managed to destroy the career of a king! I tried looking up Kamara and Camara on the same page, and got no definitions. A chat bot I just asked states that those two names are not necessarily related to each other, but that Kamara means "teacher" or "scholar" in some languages. Thank you for attending my TED Talk.
    3 points
  4. 3 points
  5. FT 1-2. Bad game. But last year they lost too while I watched the game and we won the Super League. Soooo
    2 points
  6. BTW the teams in the 1-4 playoffs and 9-14 playouts keep the same points after the end of regular season. The 5-8 teams have their points divided in half going into the European spot tournament. It is also possible that the team that finishes in 5th place does not get the European spot if a team outside of the 1-4 playoffs wins the Greek Cup. It's my belief that these stupid playoffs/playouts should be abolished forever.
    2 points
  7. That is like saying the junior teams are a failure if every two years they don't produce 3 starters. Personally I see this as a way to polish the U17/U19 players against physically mature opponents before they get the charity 10 minutes from Lucescu. It also gives the club the opportunity to say to the entourages of any players with a big head "fine, the kid can tear apart other kids his age now show us he can do it in the B team before you start breaking my balls to be in the first team starting XI". Also we can also probably assume like most things Greek the first season would have been a sh1te show of disorganisation and getting the right people in place so really it's only had about one full season. Was the previous situation better is also worth asking and should we revert to that?
    2 points
  8. Agree, far from the worst place to be a loaned too especially with an all-time great striker as his manager! Worst case he comes back to us at 19 after having a played a year in Germany (even if it is the 2nd tier) with still plenty of scope for improvement and development. These are the types of leagues to loan too, not within Greece IMO.
    2 points
  9. Schwab and PAOK extended for 1 year. Lil' Tzimas extended till the summer of 2028.
    2 points
  10. Good move. I was expecting someone MUCH worse lol.
    2 points
  11. I think it's a good move. He's a good coach, who has worked in Greek football and understands how it works and the culture, that is a big plus. He was unfairly sacked as PAO manager IMO and should probably still be at the helm. He is also being well received by fans (judging off social media) which is a good thing. As we know football in Greece is volatile, so having the fans on side, will help him settle into the role and get the ball rolling.
    2 points
  12. Andrija Zivkovic in the starting XI of Serbia vs England.
    2 points
  13. If anyones from Sydney, reach out as our new PAOK syndesmo is having another get together om 25th July.
    1 point
  14. I missed both of them because I dropped an entire open bag of kritharaki and was trying to find all the bits so I could still feed you tonight 😞
    1 point
  15. I'm in Horst attending the game against USG.
    1 point
  16. The Hellenic Olympic Committee has decided that the flag bearers during the opening ceremonies for Greece will be Giannis ANTETOKOUNMPO and Antigoni DRISBIOTI
    1 point
  17. The 101 Greek athletes going to the 2024 Olympics in Paris: Basketball (12) Men's National Team Giannis ANTETOKOUNMPO Kostas ANTETOKOUNMPO Nick CALATHES Vasilis CHARALAMPOPOULOS Michalis KALAITZAKIS Giannoulis LARENTZAKIS Dinos MITOGLOU Dimitris MORAITIS Kostas PAPANIKOLAOU Georgios PAPAGIANNIS Vasilis TOLIOPOULOS Thomas WALKUP Cycling (1) Georgios BOUGLAS -road race Equestrian (1) Ioli MYTILINAIOU - jumping Fencing (1) Dora GOUDOURA - Sabre Gymnastics (1) Lefteris PETROUNIAS (rings) Judo (2) MEN Theodoros TSELIDIS – 90 kg WOMEN Elizabeth TELTSIDOU – 70 kg Rowing (7) MEN Stefanos DOUSKOS - Single Scull Antonis PAPAKONSTANTINOU - Lightweight Double Scull Petros GADATZIS - Lightweight Double Scull WOMEN Zoe FITSIOU - Lightweight Double Scull Milena KONTOU - Lightweight Double Scull Christina BOURBOU - Coaxless Pair Evangelia ANASTASIADOU - Coaxless Pair Sailing (4) Vyronas KOKKALANIS - IQFoil Cameron MARAMENIDIS - Formula Kite Odysseas SPANAKIS - 470 Mixed Ariadne SPANAKI - 470 Mixed Shooting (5) MEN Makis MITAS - Skeet Babis CHALKIADAKIS – Skeet WOMEN Emmanouela KATSOURAKI - Skeet Anna KORAKAKI - 10 m Pistol, 25 m Pistol Christina MOSCHI - 10 m Pistol Swimming (17) MEN Stergios BILAS - 50 m Freestyle, 4x100 m Freestyle Apostolos CHRISTOU - 100 m Backstroke, 200 m Backstroke, 4x100 m Individual Medley Euaggelso DOUMAS - 4x100 m Individual Medley Panagiotis BOLANOS - 4x100 m Freesetyle Konstantinos EGGLEZAKIS - 4x 200 m Freestyle Christian Golomeev - 50 m Freestyle Alkis KINIGAKIS - 10 km Open Water Vaggelis MAKRYGIANNIS - 100 m Backstroke Dimitris MARKOS - 800 m Free Style, 1500 m Freestyle, 4x200 m Freestyle Odysseas MELANIDIS - 4x 100 m Freestyle Apostolos PAPASTAMOS - 200 m Individual Medley, 400 m Individual Medley Apostolos SISKOS - 200 m Backstroke Konstantinos STAMOU - 4x200 m Freestyle Andreas VAZAIOS - 4x100 m Freestyle, 4x200 m Freestyle WOMEN Georgia DAMASIOTI - 100 m Butterfly, 200 m Butterfly Theodora DRAKOU - 50 m Freestyle, 4x100 m Individual Medley Anna DOUNDOUNAKI - 100 m Butterfly, 4x100 m Mixed Individual Medley Synchronized Swimming (2) Euaggelia PLATANIOTI - Duet Sofia MALKOGEORGOU - Duet Table Tennis (1) Panagiotis GIONIS - singles Tennis (4) MEN Stefanos TSITSIPAS - Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles Petros TSITSIPAS - Doubles WOMEN Despina PAPAMICHAIL – Doubles Maria SAKKARI - Singles, Mixed Doubles Track & Field (14) MEN Michalis ANASTASAKIS – Hammer Throw Christos FRANTZESKAKIS – Hammer Throw Emmanouil KARALIS - Pole Vault Miltos TENTOGLOU - Long Jump WOMEN Ariadni ADAMOPOULOU – Pole Vault Panagiota DOSI – High Jump Antigoni DRISBIOTI - 20 km Walk Polyniki EMMANOULIDOU – 100 m, 200 m Kyriaki FILTISAKOU – 20 km Walk Tatiana GOUSIN – High Jump Eleni POLAK – Pole Vault Stamatia SCARVELI – Hammer Throw Katerina STEFANIDI - Pole Valt Elina TZENGO – Javelin Throw Water Polo (26) Men's National Team (13 athletes) Stelios ARGYROPOULOS KANAKAKIS Giannis FOUNTOULIS Dinos GENIDOUNIAS Nikos GILLAS Kostas KAKARIS Stathis KALOGEROPOULOS Dimitris NIKOLAIDIS Alexandros PAPANASTASIOU Nikos PAPANIKOLAOU Dimitris SKOUMBAKIS Panagiotis TZORTZATOS Aggelos VLACHOPOULOS Manos ZERVEDAS Women's National Team (13 athletes) Alexandra ASIMAKI Ioanna CHYDIRIOTI Chysoula DIAMANTOPOULOU Nikoleta ELEFTHERIADOU Athina GIANNOPOULOU Maria MYRIOKEFALITAKI Eirini NINOU Maria PATRA Eleftheria PLEVRITOU Margarita PLEVRITOU Vasiliki PLEVRITOU Ioanna STAMATOPOULOU Eleni XENAKI Wrestling (3) MEN Georgios KOUGIOUMTSIDIS - 74 kg Freestyle Dauren KOUROUGLIEV - 86 kg Freestyle WOMEN Maria PREVOLARAKI - 53 kg Freestyle
    1 point
  18. For what it's worth, the random phone app I use still lists it as our next game. Lucescu also mentions both the "wednesday game" being two sixty minute halves (and that he wants two games on the same day for the last friendly), about six minutes into this video. It's probably still on, I would guess.
    1 point
  19. Panagiota Dosi is the 14th athlete for Greece to go to Paris as she got her invitation for the Olympic Games.
    1 point
  20. Tsitsipas advances to R2 with a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-5 win.
    1 point
  21. Well for one, we're talking about the second stringers here. You might not have noticed, but the B team did not actually travel to Holland. As for that team, you would write off an entire program because it didn't result in star players after three seasons? What if I told you that Koulierakis played 22 games for the B team, before getting called up to the senior squad?
    1 point
  22. It's official now. Three seasons AZ: 80 goals, 27 assists and 1 time (joint) top scorer in the Eredivisie.
    1 point
  23. I find this, if true, to be pretty obnoxious: https://inpaok.com/826031/meite-epikoinonia-tis-plevras-tou-me-ton-paok/ From what I've seen of Marin, I'd rather have him. Or Misic, really.
    1 point
  24. I wasn't gonna post this, but @PaokCT insists (and I see it on some other pages now): https://www.transfermarkt.us/cesar-huerta/profil/spieler/540315 Got some pretty fun highlights, I must admit:
    1 point
  25. Greek athletes that have secured participation in the 2024 Olympics: Cycling (1) Georgios Bouglas -road race Equestrian (1) Ioli Mytilinaiou - jumping Equestrian (1) Dora Goudoura - Sabre Gymnastics (1) Lefteris Petrounias (rings) Rowing (7) Stefanos Douskos - Single Scull Antonis Papakonstantinou - Lightweight Double Scull Petros Gadatzis - Lightweight Double Scull Zoe Fitsiou - Lightweight Double Scull Milena Kontou - Lightweight Double Scull Christina Bourbou - Coaxless Pair Evangelia Anastasiadou - Coaxless Pair Sailing (3) Vyronas Kokkalanis - IQFoil Cameron Maramenidis - Formula Kite Odysseas Spanakis - 470 Mixed Ariadne Spanaki - 470 Mixed Shooting (5) Emmanouela Katsouraki - Skeet Anna Korakaki - 10 m Pistol Christina Moschi - 10 m Pistol Makis Mitas - Skeet Babis Chalkiadakis - Skeet Swimming (17) Alkis Kinigakis - 10 km Open Water Stergios Bilas - 50 m Freestyle, 4x100 m Freestyle Apostolos Christou - 100 m Backstroke, 200 m Backstroke, 4x100 m Individual Medley Christian Golomeev - 50 m Freestyle Apostolos Siskos - 200 m Backstroke Vaggelis Makrygiannis - 100 m Backstroke Dimitris Markos - 800 m Free Style, 1500 m Freestyle, 4x200 m Freestyle Apostolos Papastamos - 200 m Individual Medley, 400 m Individual Medley Andreas Vazaios - 4x100 m Freestyle, 4x200 m Freestyle Konstantinos Egglezakis - 4x 200 m Freestyle Konstantinos Stamou - 4x200 m Freestyle Euaggelso Doumas - 4x100 m Individual Medley Odysseas Melanidis - 4x 100 m Freestyle Panagiiotis Bolanos - 4x100 m Freesetyle Georgia Damasioti - 100 m Butterfly, 200 m Butterfly Theodora Drakou - 50 m Freestyle, 4x100 m Individual Medley Anna Doundounaki - 100 m Butterfly, 4x100 m Individual Medley Synchronized Swimming (2) Euaggelia Platanioti - Duet Sofia Malkogeorgou - Duet Table Tennis (1) Panagiotis Giunis - singles Tennis (3) Stefanos Tsitsipas - Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles Petros Tsitsipas - Doubles Maria Sakkari - Singles, Mixed Doubles Track & Field (4) Emmanouil Karalis - Pole Vault Miltos Tentoglou - Long Jump Antigoni Drisbioti - 20 km Walk Katerina Stefanidi - Pole Valt Water Polo (26) Men's National Team (13 athletes) Women's National Team (13 athletes) Wrestling (3) Georgios Kougioumtsidis - 74 kg Freestyle Dauren Kourougliev - 86 kg Freestyle Maria Prevolaraki - 53 kg Freestyle
    1 point
  26. Jovanovich is a way better manager than Poyet. The job he did with PAO was remarkable. If only EPO got rid of Poyet before playoffs when he was talking about the Ireland job, his assistant allegedly not being paid and other stupidities instead of focusing on us qualifying. Had they appointed Jovanovich we would have qualified! When the group stage draw was announced I said if Greece made it we would get out of that group as the Turks & Czechs were definitely beatable and having Portugal in the last match day would be a huge advantage as they would most certainly be qualified and rest their best players. Well Georgia beat 🇵🇹 yesterday who sat Fernandes, Silva, Leao and others. I am pissed Poyet fd us up and pissed at a few of our key players who played terribly vs Georgia and now they are playing in the round of 16! What a kick in the nuts!!
    1 point
  27. I was looking at Nuremberg's lineup, in light of the Tzimas move. I don't think I've ever seen a situation more set up for Tzimas to get a lot of minutes. They ended the season with four (!) strikers. Of those four, two are about to become free agents, while one was on loan from Sint-Truidense. Every one of those three made seventeen appearances, and none of them scored more than four goals in the entire season (all competitions). The remaining player, Julian Kania, was promoted from their B team on 29 September, and only played four games for them in the ~8 months since. No goals. That club clearly had a problem with their CFs last season, which might explain why they ended up with four players. I would expect them to still add a third, but unless that guy is a total stud I can't see Tzimas not clinching the starting role... Link so you can see for yourselves: https://www.transfermarkt.com/1-fc-nurnberg/startseite/verein/4 - also, it's notable that the respectable "market value" of the club is 1/3 tied to their Turko-Germanic attacking midfielder, who scored a very respectable 19 goals in 32 appearances (16/30 in the league).
    1 point
  28. Hoping this is the right decision. Honestly it's a travesty Greece are not in this Euro they are better than many of these teams! Hopefully we catch a break with WC draw as Nations League draw didn't do us much favour.
    1 point
  29. Played the whole match. Stayed 0-0 and so Andrija can enjoy some days of rest as of tomorrow. As @kolokotronis99tripoli stated in other words: good for us!
    1 point
  30. This is interesting. Klose was announced as coach of Nuremberg on the 11th. https://inpaok.com/825310/diplo-endiaferon-gia-tzima/ Considering that we are still being linked with many strikers, and we've heard nothing about Samatta actually leaving, I could definitely see us loaning Tzimas out (particularly since he's now with us for four more years). If Klose has any ability to impart his wisdom, this could be an amazing opportunity for the kid.
    1 point
  31. InPAOK is saying the Belgians are saying we're interested in this guy (as are the Saudis). https://www.transfermarkt.us/tarik-tissoudali/profil/spieler/245228 Scored a lot of goals last year, but don't know much about him either way. I doubt we will be willing to get into a bidding war with the Saudis.
    1 point
  32. Emanouil Karalis broke the Greek national record in Pole Vault by jumping 5.92 meters in an international meeting in Poland. He broke the record (5.91 m) held by Filippidis since 2015.
    1 point
  33. Everyone's favorite podcast that actually updates, PAOK Today, is saying that PAOK is looking for Misic as the anti-Meite, and also still wants to move on Razvan Marin. The sticking point being, how much it would cost to get both players (who are under contract for another year). Misic is better than Meite, and I like what I saw of Marin's highlights. I think if we can get them both, we will have a very, very solid midfield.
    1 point
  34. He is a good manager much better than JVS & Poyet. If only we had him at the helm for Euro qualification I believe he would have got us in. Now World Cup qualification will be a tall task. Good luck to him.
    1 point
  35. That's not the number he picked. It was just leftover from a copy/paste exercise.
    1 point
  36. The Michailidis extension has been confirmed by the team:
    1 point
  37. #19 belonged to Lyratzis. Soooo ...... he should be considered history.
    1 point
  38. First there will be a draw for QR1 on Tuesday June 18 which already has seedings and groupings set. Wednesday will be the draw for QR2 which will include PAOK. So far the only possible opponent that is known that we might face is Jagielonia Bialystok (POL) The remaining possible 11 opponents will be winners from QR1.
    1 point
  39. NAME: Konstantinos THYMIANIS POSITION: Right Back JERSEY NUMBER: - BIRTHDAY: 28-February-2001 BIRTH PLACE: Ptolemaida, Greece HEIGHT 1.86 m PAOK DEBUT: NT DEBUT: PREVIOUS TEAMS: Panserraikos Serres, Skoda Xanthi, Iraklis Ptolemaida CONTRACT ENDS: 30-Jun-2027 SALARY: €
    1 point
  40. He knows Greek football - pretty good coach. We are not exactly throwing tons of money around in the coaching search...
    1 point
  41. Its Official the Ethniki has hired Ivan Jovanovic as the new head coach.. Thoughts?? Εθνική Ελλάδας: Νέος προπονητής ο Ιβάν Γιοβάνοβιτς (sport24.gr)
    1 point
  42. And subbed out in '74. Serbia trailing 0-1 as Andrija could not prevent Bellingham (bigger, taller, faster) to score with a header.
    1 point
  43. Forums back! What are everyones thoughts on this danish stricker from Spain? Is it a good enough addition?
    1 point
  44. Seedings and any groupings will be available at UEFA.com from 8.30 CET on the day of the draw. Sometimes clubs post the groupings earlier as they are informed prior of the disclosure.
    1 point
  45. We started this season with a coefficient of 34.500 as we got rid of the bad 2019/2020 season where we as reigning champions could not reach a GS. As we will at least reach PO ECL we are sure of 2.500 for reaching that. Therefore we are now again at 37.000 where we ended last season. Wednesday we will learn our opponent or the two possible opponents if we draw "a winner of a Q1-tie".
    1 point
  46. Malta 0-2 Greece FT '7 GRE Bakasetas '15 GRE Tzolis
    1 point
  47. One gold (Tentoglou) and two silver (Stefanidis, Karalis) medals for Greece at the European Championships.
    1 point
  48. You can expect England to qualify directly to the world cup which would leave the 2nd place team in our division the team to go to the playoffs if I'm not mistaken.
    1 point
  49. Women's Water Polo team won the bronze medal in the European championships and as a result secured a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The men's team secured a spot in Paris earlier.
    1 point
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