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  1. Can someone remind me of a worse excuse of a game than vs Maribor? Karagounis was not good enough for this team!!!? :o Fornarolli , Zeka Toche, Vitolo, make me want to throw up! Not that Pinto and Velasquez are any better... Play the young Greek boys, at least they might care, or improve. There is little to lose at this point! Embarrassing :angry: PEACE
  2. Karagounis is going to be one of the most glorious players in Greek football history. He has done what no one else has. Leader of one of the best PAO teams, with awesome European runs and results in the early 2000's. Euro 04, Euro 08, WC 10, Euro 12 Inter, Benfica, back to PAO, now EPL with Fulham. He has more in his tank than anyone gives him credit for. I am a Fulham FAN! :tup: I wish you a quick comeback to the NT Kara. :gr: PS: Shame on Panathinaikos, another mistreated legend. :nono: PEACE
  3. PAO was OK. Better than I expected. I liked the quickness, that comes from the coaches. No time wasting with the ball, which is the trademark of the Greek league... Sissoko was good, he reminds me a little of Borelli. Passes at the right time, creates, he is light on his feet, even defends! Motherwell was like I expected. We were lucky to draw them... Overall well done. Let's not be ungrateful now. This was the first game. Most important, they can relax and play well on the return game at OAKA. The tickets are cheap, 10 and 30 euro. Descent for a CL qual So far I like the mentality, Fereira is teaching. PEACE
  4. Thanks Irlandos. If anyone cares to know, that was actually a good draw for PAO, who was seeded along with FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), FC København (DEN), Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) The other options were, Club Brugge KV (BEL), FC Vaslui (ROU), Feyenoord (NED) If PAO advances, they join the four winners of the above 3rd round along with these six teams, SC Braga, FC Spartak Moskva, Udinese Calcio, LOSC Lille Métropole, Málaga CF and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, in the play-offs. It is important, as we can see, to make through. Our chances in the playoff round would be slim, but at least we get to the Europa League. I am communicating with Motherwell fans, many of which will travel to Athens. PEACE
  5. GREECE IS IN THE 8 ! Perfect timing for the elections and the best father's day present. Which was what I wished for anyway... This Euro was like a rewind of the Euro 2004, only in 2004 we were worse vs Russia... VS Poland: Greece really deserved a win. YES we were lucky not to concede 3 goals in the first half. BUT the 2 yellows on Socrates, the penalty that was NOT given...and the one missed. KARA was meant to be the fateful player. BAD start VS Czech Rep, low point overall not much to say there. The ref was again hostile. Another missed point VS Russia: Finally we did not concede a goal from the get go. Glad to see Tzavellas in. Socrates and Kyriakos Pap. were solid. As long as Greece does not fall behind early there is always hope. That was Rehagel's kind of Greece, not pretty, just efficient. Happy for Santos. The ref was not as bad as the Poland game, but got it wrong in the KARA yellow. YES it was a penalty, I disagree with Tsiartas and agree with Lalas and Mataus... The leg was extended and there was contact. To give a yellow on top of it! Why aren't the 5 line refs NOT speaking out? Russia has more marketing power ... WELL done and hopefully NO more KARA haters PLEASE! "Etsi pernane, autoi pou sas xrostane"!!! :LOL: THANK YOU ELLADARA :gr: :gr: :gr: Again!!! PEACE
  6. Like last year, PAO depended too much on a single player to make the difference. When that player is injured PAO is 70% at best. Leto and Boumsong are still out today. Ninis injured since Israel. This team has overachieved, due to Fereira. They will need to do that again today. Best surprise have been Kapino/Karnezis. Karagounis / Katsouranis must provide leadership and passion. Marinos, Quincy, Simao strength. Zeka and Clayton technique... Karnezis needs to be a "wall" today. Who will be the one today to make the difference? Mr Kako: Stay out of the headlines, PLEASE! :gr: PEACE
  7. Well done APOEL. This is a fantastic story of underdogs uniting, and putting TEAM above individual. Best of luck all the way. :gr: PEACE
  8. This is the time Greece needs foreign investments more than ever to survive. However personal interest has always been the primary motivation for political decisions. Here is another sad example of the "me first" attitude that has brought our country to this state. Can anyone at this point doubt what interests are behind this? ... :blink: PEACE
  9. Group A Poland Russia Greece Czech Republic FANTASTIC !!! Almost my perfect draw GO GREECE this is an excellent opportunity to advance PAME GERA ELLADARA :gr: PEACE
  10. 1-2 AMAZING UNBELIEVABLE INCREDIBLE PAOK :nw: :tup: PAOK deserved this historic win. The ref messed up, but in the end it all equaled out... BELIEVE in first place and unbeaten in Europa League !!! :gr: WELL DONE BRAVO PAIDIA PEACE
  11. PAOK was playing fantastic for the first 30 mins, BRAVO! :tup: ONLY the ref could make this game turn around like this. Even the English commentator said: NO penalty, NO red! SHAME, but as we can see it happens everywhere... PAOK will do great, I am sure. GO PAOK, 45 more to go. PAOK gera ... :gr: PEACE
  12. Well done by Oly! :gr: Exciting game that could have gone either way, with Oly missing more chances. They played this game believing, because they should have won in Greece too. What a difference between the way they played today and in Germany. That was a waisted opportunity against a team they had easily beaten at home. A tie between Borussia and Marseilles will guarantee at least Europa League. PEACE
  13. Apologies to our non Greek speakers, but this loses in translation:
  14. The more Tsakas talks the less credible he becomes... He needs to shut it and prove his legitimacy by actions. Words are cheap, and his profile does not inspire much confidence or tolerance. IF the prince appears, I sure hope Tsakas will disappear. He has become a nuisance already. :tdown: Now he wants the basketball team... Give us a break! Kourastikos kai faflatas PEACE
  15. Congrats to Oly, great win. :gr: PEACE
  16. This team may surprise us, if not already so. We have not been tested yet, but the spirits are high for the next three games. By Dec we will know the real PAO. PEACE
  17. Athinaios, my point exactly. MC has spent mills and still has no CL history or success. The EPL is so competitive that just making it to the CL is a feat. PAO can be in the CL EVERY YEAR, for a fraction of the cost. PEACE
  18. If I were an international investor specializing in construction projects... PAO would present an opportunity to : Gain a measurable construction contract in a country which desperately needs any kind of financial infusion and job creation. Market my brand by naming the project after it. Promote my financial interests in Europe with minimum investment. By, financing a team with a respectable fan base world wide in a weak league, with no more than 2 serious contenders a team which can be in the CL every year and offer tremendous exposure to my brand through media and sponsorship. PAO would not need too much investment to win the Greek S&*$ League... every year and be ever present at the CL. The stadium name will provide enormous advertisement, so will the shirt sponsorship. The surrounding shopping mall and restaurants, will bring in rent revenue for years to come. The fun factor of this 26 year old prince is similar to the toy the Vardinogiannis family gave Tzigger, when he was done playing with cars. Regardless of sentiment, PAO with the proper branding, presents an excellent value for any prince. PEACE
  19. Hey call me crazy but if I had 220K euros to play with, I would have hired either a top notch sports agent/negotiator or at least the hottest local model... to represent my interests. First Arab magazine cover showing skin!!! :tup: If that is the best they got, so be it. Not my favorite, but better than Tsakas... Who knows maybe he had never seen "Mr Tsakas" before the media photos ;) Has anyone established the connection between the "agent Tsaka" and the Prince? This reminds me a little of the classic Finos Film movie: "H arhontissa ki o alitis (1968) " Vougiouklaki/Papamixail! :LOL: Do we have to change to Panjeddahikos? PEACE
  20. This news is too incredible to resist! Sites have an official offer letter, which I read. The above post summarizes it well. Here is ... The prince I am sure this is just a coincidence, but I do know Saudis love GREEN. Look at the Saudi Arabian flag. :D :gr: PEACE
  21. One of the reasons I have always liked this forum, although I had not always posted, is that most posters here, are not radical. It is refreshing to be able to have a debate with intelligent opinions, coming from opposing sides. At heart, I am not that bothered that PAO lost to Oly, or that we are not going to win the title. It is painful to see something you love being treated with disrespect, by classless humanoids who happened to be there because they inherited a fortune, and solely for their egocentric self promoting reasons. Marinakis and all the others like him , the list is depressingly long... How did Koskotas avoid Greek prison for years while he was incarcerated in Massachusetts and was then deported back? Why did Kokalis escape Greek "justice" for years after being involved in numerous anti-competitive monopolies? Anyone remember "Intracom", they owned and still do all public card phones? Now he owns HOL vodaphone etc. Was directly involved in the Siemens scandal. Anyone remembers that oly sponsor?... How about Beos and the other guy "the tiger" ... All these above characters have no place in any football activity. Yet they are the ones controlling the strings... What saddens me is that there is no accountability for anything any more. Not the fans who enter the pitch knowing no arrests will be made, NOT the policemen that are more concerned about their job stability, not EPO who is incapable of enforcing any laws, not the sports rags who write populist libel propaganda that "charges" the fanatics in order to sell, not the owners, not the state. THEN who? 2010 was a tough year for Greece. It has been down spiraling since 2009. I spent a lengthy term In Athens and was very much "indoctrinated" into reality. May I put it in these famous last words: "Houston we have a problem..." It is not only the financial aspect that I am concerned with, that may actually end up being beneficial. It is the decay of values in Greek society. That is not an import that we should be buying... In a bright note, PAO played a great game vs the akatonomastous and it was fun to see them squirm and apparently be so relieved they managed to escape in their usual ways. We not only bring foreign refs, but foreign politicians too... :LOL: Maybe Greece should become a "protectorate" Hey it works. Look at Guam , Puerto Rico, Israel, Hong Kong ... :blink: PEACE
  22. Greetings to all fans, not fanatics, of Greek football. Big congratulations to the Thessalonikh teams for making Greece proud in Europe this year. :gr: PEACE
  23. Greetings to all fans, not fanatics, of Greek football. Big congratulations to the Thessalonikh teams for making Greece proud in Europe this year. :gr: PEACE
  24. Let's not kid ourselves, there is one team that has consistently been lurking in the background of Greek football... The references are innumerable, form paraga, to winning the league on paper vs AEK, on and on. The politics of football are about money, and power, like every other aspect of politics. That is even more pronounced in Greece, for various cultural and "temperamental" reasons. To single out the refs in this game, the behavior of the "fans" or the inability of "EPO" would be silly and unfair. This has been the standard in Greek football for years. PAO is NOT the only victim in this. So are AEK , PAOK, ARIS and most of the little teams. In all fairness PAO is probably less victimized than all other Greek teams except of course the team from Pireas... Like many of their arrogant fans and owner have said: "there are two kinds of fans in Greece, the oly fans and the anti-oly fans!... Go figure. If Marinakis is not embarrassing enough for them it is a direct reflection of the whole mentality of that organization. In the end it is just a game, and without wanting to sound elitist I dare say: "kalhtera deyteros kai kyrios para protos kai aliths" Silly me I thought they could not find worse than Kakalis... Greetings to all fans, not fanatics, of Greek football. Big congratulations to the Salonika teams for making Greece proud in Europe this year. PEACE
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