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  1. Great and unexpected win! Still guarantees nothing but it is a good start. Hopefully they will continue with the next game in Sweden.
  2. This is a tough group. Athletico Madrid plays very tight and has tough defense.Juventus has some great quality players that can score. I don't know much about Malmo. Originally I thought we can fight for 2nd with Juve but after all the changes these last few weeks: Manolas, Samaris, Holembas and now Avraam Papadopoulos!... I'm not quite sure anymore... I didn't like that Manolas left but I understand the situation. Avraam, one of our captains is also a huge loss. I really liked Holembas as well. Samaris may be a huge loss really in a couple of years if he plays solid at Benfica. Because our defence is really depleted... Ok we have Abidal, Siovas, Botia and Avlonitis... Which is much weaker (IMHO) than previous seasons. I believe as of now, 3rd place would be the best they can do.
  3. I know it's only a friendly tournament but wow...Olympiakos played very well. They just need some help up in front (offence). It should be an interesting year, especially in the Champion's League.
  4. Obviously it was a great win and score for the team. However, it isn't a sure thing that they will qualify yet, especially after today's showing vs. Panathinaikos (0-3). Man U can still easily win 3-0. We will see in a few weeks.
  5. You know, I still haven't been contacted by them... Quite ridiculous. Oh well, they may have lost a few potential customers! :tdown:
  6. Thank you for the info. I did contact them yesterday and I have yet to hear from them... :(
  7. Greetings everyone! I'm inquiring about the Ellastv and was wondering if I were to purchase the etv-503 box could I get just the Sports pack? If so, how much would it cost? I live in Toronto. Thanks
  8. Abdoun signed with Nottingham Forest (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23447613) but Tzibour has still not signed with another team and he still has a contract until the summer of 2016. Right now he isn't even training!
  9. Hi everyone, I've been quietly following the team and its signing of players etc. One thing that doesn't make much sense to me, is that Tzibour apparently is in Greece and he is dining, eating and swimming... I know that he was told to try and find another team to play, but all he has done was knock down opportunities from some teams such as Nottingham etc. Then I read that he called Marinakis a "god"... He still has 3 years on his contract and it doesn't seem like he is interested in playing anywhere else. Mitchel doesn't want him and it seems he is enjoying the finer things in life. Is it possible that he may actually stay with the team?
  10. This is true and something they need to do. Last year they blew it with Metalist... I really believe they could have gone a little further. Nevertheless, they need to stick with one coach (and stop changing so often) and his playing system, get good foreign quality players for positions that the team lacks and needs and finally a little bit of luck would help as well.
  11. I watched today's game and wow what can I say? As a fan of Oly, they played without any passion and pride. If there was a chance "on paper" for Oly to win big over Pao, like a 4, 5, 6-0 etc., you would think this year would be the time. Not to insult Pao but with how things are in the standings Oly being up 37 points and Pao not making the playoffs and thus will miss European ball next year, you could argue that Pao could of just shown up and lost easily. They played very tight defensively and had counter attacks which led to Figuerora's goal. Honestly, I was wondering why Mitchel didn't at least start Masado over Greco... Greco hasn't impressed me not one bit. Masado isn't anything special but at least he can help somewhat more offensively than Greco. Mitroglou should of started and not Tzibour who hasn't been in form for a while. I also wanted Vlahodimos in there as well. Nevertheless, Oly didn't have any midfielder who can create some scoring chances, Ibaganza came in rightfully so, but that wasn't enough in this game. For next season, I think they should get rid of Greco, Massado and let Tatos and Di Vicendi (not sure of spelling) play and also get a younger version of Ibaganza, along with another scoring forward... Mitchel has wasted Pantelic and also Diakite who I'm wondering why he doesn't let him play at all. Finally Pino, I believe could of made a difference this year especially in the Europa League but as much talented as he is he lacks discipline and brains it seems... :bangin: Very disappointing game for Oly but also it was rather a boring game to watch as a soccer fan. :tdown: Finally Mitroglou's first goal wasn't offside at all, but the second one was rightfully disallowed.
  12. The only negative thing about 18 teams is that for National team players, they would get really tired. Playing the domestic league, Cup, Champion League/Europa and of course for the Ethniki would get the players a bit more tired and with a better chance of injury. England plays way too many games in their season. I mean they play even during holidays. This is why I believe they never can perform well for their national team. Players are not robots they need to rest too. As a fan, 34 games would be better I suppose. But if they do this, will they still have the playoffs for teams in position 2 thru 5? Then they will play another 6 games on top of that all the way thru June, so that is 40 games! I don't like that and I think its quite ridiculous! Just have a baraz 2 knock out games, for example, #2 plays #5 and winner meets #3 vs. #4 winner and thats it.
  13. I think this was more reasonable and of course AEK should have no suspension at all. Good verdict.
  14. Imho, Tsiolis is the best Greek coach at the moment and I think he could really help Pao if they were able to land him. Donis is good too, but for me Tsiolis seems to know how to get his players motivated and plays a system that is right for the team's chemistry. But lets be honest and clear. Pao and all teams, need a good and stable ownership and a good run management of the team all year around. If the players are always distracted as to when/if they are going to get paid, they will not perform well regardless of who is coaching. Unfortunately, they let go of too many starting players from the team. Katsouranis, Lazaros, Ninis, Vintra etc. Karagounis was "too old" to play for 90 minutes for Pao, but now he plays every week with Fulham in the premier league. Its a shame really. Sorry for going a bit off topic, but getting a former player to coach the team and going more into the youth movement with some veterans is the right direction I believe for Pao.
  15. I agree with pao123 that they should of suspended him for the rest of the season with a big prostimo but not for life! Yes what he did was ridiculous to do, to say the least, banning him for life is way too excessive... I believe and hope that they (EPO) will retract the ban when things quiet down and the season is over and at least reduce it to a year or two. But regardless, Katidis really "hurt" his career for that one stupid moment of "celebration."
  16. Great work Lazarus! Definitely looks a lot nicer!
  17. Just heard that Marinakis fired Zardim. Personally, I didn't like the way the team was playing under Zardim. However, to fire him when the team is undefeated in Greece and now playing in the Europa League makes my head shake... I don't think that its wise to do this at this time of the year... I mean, what good coach will come to this team, regardless of the money they offer him, if they now know that a coach with a very good record can get fired? Now Nikopolidis is the interim coach. Marinakis is pulling a Kokkalis maneuver. I guess it's true the saying... only in Greece.
  18. It's a tough draw, but could have been worse. They can qualify and if they do they will play the winner of Athletico Madrid vs. Rubin Kazan. Pretty tough but we will see...
  19. Olympiakos played well and deserved the win against Arsenal. Too bad they didn't continue in the CL with 9 points... Milan did qualify in the CL with 8 points! Let's see who will be the next opponent in the draw. There are a lot of good teams in the Europa League. Hopefully they get a decent team to draw with.
  20. I agree with you... I didn't like the way he played last year however, Tzole said to watch this player and that he is a very good player. I think right now he is one of the best players so far on this season for the team.
  21. They are winning but they still have yet to impress me with their play... If they play like this in the Champions League, they may not do well...
  22. I think it's a decent group draw. Arsenal is Arsenal but they have let a few players go... Van Persie the most recent, Fabregas last year etc. They are probably the weakest I've seen them in years... I don't think they will make the top 5 in the premier league this year. Schalke is a team that seems to be getting better every year and of course Montpellier who played well last year, won the French League. Imho, I think last year's team could of possibly finished 2nd if not even first... I don't know, I know its still very early to say but so far, the team isn't playing very well. They are not pressuring up high, they are not playing a high pitch game like last year. Mirallas left and we didn't replace him. Avraam will be out until January. I know their are a lot of new players, new coach and new tactic etc. But I'm not sure they will be higher than 3rd and possibly even finish 4th. Obviously I hope I'm wrong and I hope the team starts to gel and play consistently better.
  23. I hope Jardim alternates between the two. Also, I hope he goes back to Valverde's tactic of pressuring the opposing team "high" from their own zone and not the way he allows the opposing team to gather and control making their way to our defence area and thus creating scoring chances... This is a big difference IMHO, and it's showing that are team has too many holes sitting and waiting for the other team to come at them at their own leisure. If we play like this in the Champions League, regardless of the teams in our group, we will most likely not advance. It's true that it's way too early, but I'm expressing how things are going on right now. The coach still has time to change his approach.
  24. I'm not sure why... But Santos has left Fetfatzidis off the National Team with the friendly match with Norway. I'm greatly displeased with this. Except for the last friendly he played, prior to that he was playing very well. He didn't play him not even one minute for the Euro... Makes you think he has something against him! :tdown: :blink:
  25. Good analysis pao123. Personally I was hoping Mellberg would stay for one more year, especially since Avraam got injured... I'm not sure what he (Olof) is thinking, other than more $$$ but I did read somewhere that Mellberg was considering retirement, kind of hard to believe. I suppose he felt insulted when after last season playing very well, the team wanted to cut his salary if he were to sign again for another year. Heinze in all honesty, would do well I believe, but he would be pricey and he probably wouldn't be as good as was Mellberg. I know maybe I should start another topic but does anyone have any info on this Kanou? Is he good? How about Masado?
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