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  1. Not sure his move from Bochum was a good one. He seems lost in the numbers and for some reason has lost the confidence of the coach. Anyone with knowledge about the Bundesliga care to comment on what is happening to him? My concern is that he is such a key component of the NT that a loss of confidence with his club will result in subpar performances for the NT.
  2. Wow, since I live in Brindisi and Lecce is circa 25kms away, maybe I'll run into him somewhere. Have to admit that I am not displeased about his departure from PAO but I really hope this new start will give him a new start and that he can reclaim his fortunes.
  3. Euro2004, nice to read about your exploits and sorry it didn't work out.
  4. Samaras played a good game; he was fluid, active and had some good runs. I hope this is a confidence boost for him and that he will continue to work hard to keep his place in the starting 11 but more importantly score goals.
  5. It was on Italian tv but then again, that doesn't help unless you're in the footprint.
  6. Limp game by the boys. Defensive football, a la Otto, which once again proved useless. Alexiou failed in this game as he did not set the tone early in putting ENG on their back heels. We were lucky to only lose by 3 as our goalie made some great saves, which may explain why Bouzanis did not play. No fault of the goalie. Header off a corner for the first ENG goal, penalty (stupid play by our defender) for the second and turned off the tv in disgust and so missed the 3rd. All in all the loss of Ninis was a triple whammy, lose the best player, lose the game and had we even tied Italy in points, we would have not qualified based on ITA's fair play advantage. Great coaching job Alexiou....
  7. Ninis collected two yellow cards. His second was pure stupidity as after being tackled, he jumped up and motioned to the ref to pull a yellow card. Of coruse the ref turned around and gave him one which was his second. Stupid, stupid, stupid move by Ninis which will cost the team dearly. What lack of discipline and leadership from someone from whom so much is expected. Now we need a win vs Eng to be in while a tie may or may not suit us depending on what happens between Ita vs CZ.
  8. agree w/Dude. This is his chance to get his groove back. He was a prolific scorer in the Netherlands and was a promising talent who now has to live up to his potential (i.e. get serious) or be just another bit player on smaller and smaller teams.
  9. Agreed. For the life of me I can't figure out why no major team picked him up over the summer.
  10. Agree with all you said Dude. A naturally gift is not enough nowdays, you have to dedicate yourself to making something of it. If Samaras takes it seriously, it will be a blessing for the NT.
  11. The boys were beyond expectations. They fought like lions (if only the senior team would learn) and kept pressing forward, but it was not to be. I was impressed with the sang froid of the players taking long shots, which also our senior team lacks. All this shapes up for hopefully good times for the future of our NT. On the negative, the goal was really worthless and Mitroglou needs to finish. The second sub (blond hair?) did nothing with the chances that he got even though they apparently played to his stregnth, the high ball.
  12. What a game & what heart the boys showed. They fought and played their attacking game in the 2nd half as if they were the ones playing with a man advantage. Bravo to them and of coruse to da man Noplias!!
  13. Agree, searched in vain for the game. Left watching the score on the Supersport betting channel and listening in on Eurosport which game commentary updates.
  14. Whenever I watched him play, he made an impression on me. I see him as being a very raw player with potential but needs to be an in the right situation to fully develop. I hope Bologna provides a bit more of that than Greece. Good luck to him.
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