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  1. This is Greece's current roster G 1 Kostas Chalkias G 12 Alexandros Tzorvas D 5 Traianos Dellas D 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos D 13 Evangelos Moras D 18 Avraam Papadopoulos D 11 Socratis Papaststhopoulos D 3 Christos Patsatzoglou D 2 Giourkas Seitaridis D 4 Nikos Spyropoulos D 15 Vassilis Torosidis D Loukas Vyntra M 6 Angelos Basinas M 10 Giorgos Karagounis M 8 Kostas Katsouranis M Vassilis Koutsianikoulis M Grigoris Makos M Alexis Tziolis ST 9 Angelos Charisteas ST Yiannis Amanatidis ST 17 Theofanis Gekas ST 14 Dimitrios Salpigidis ST 7 Georgios Samaras ST Evangelis Mantzios The ones I highlighted in bold are players who we're on the EURO 2004 winning squad. Greece did indeed got a bit younger, it's only a matter of when will Otto call up for more youth or to play them more.
  2. I fully agree Drakos13 that Basinas and Dellas are finished, but on the flip side of the coin, Charisteas is still needed on the national team for his header ability and defense. I think he can play certain number of minutes like 45 - 60 per game. Charisteas is an engima, one game he can be very good and next game he is bad.
  3. Good question: 1. Yes, they can qualify if Greece can take care of Switzerland 2. No, if they lose to Switzerland and fall no worse than second place (assuming if Greece does win all 3 remaining matches) and end up in the playoffs, where they have a 50/50 chance to qualify against good teams. I personally do not like the playoffs and for Greece to fall into that path and face someone like France, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland. I don't like our chances. :rolleyes:
  4. Otto is the best Greece Coach in the history of our Ethniki Omada!!!! His record speaks for itself so all the Otto haters can say whatever they want. I'm not saying he hasn't made some mistakes, and I think he should Let some younger players play, but with OTTO we've been winning more than we have been losing so that's good enough for me. And as for this idea that many of the people on this Forum have that our group is so easy and we are going to do s%$#! anyways if we make the world cup. I say there are maybe 3 really bad teams in Europe and everyone else is fighting for a spot, Europe is the most competative continent when it comes to soccer and I'm proud of our Ethniki Omada.
  5. Greece is in need of a victory to remain on course for first place in the group. Can't afford to lose any points under these circimstance, it's only a matter of when will Greece give there best efforts compare to the way they played in Israel.
  6. Largely entertaining game, and if you told me greece would've drawn 1-1 before the game started, I would've taken it. although i think its two points dropped because we took the lead away from home, im still happy with the result and this should bring us the confidence to beat them at home. Israel are shakey at the back and their keeper looked borderline calamity on occassions (although he made a brilliant save from patsa at the end). Their youngsters had a field day running around basinas and dellas. Dellas simply just doesn't have that yard of pace that he used to, and he looks vulnerable to the sahar-type players. I say play Kyrgiakos and Sokratis as CBs and Avraam as well if you want to play 3 CBs. basinas was largely poor in defence, many missed tackles. but this is expected as he hasn't been getting games at Pompey, then again look how Gekas played and he's in the same situation Anyway, credit must go to greece and otto. we worked hard and got the result simple, and with a little more luck (i.e. Charisteas's two golden opportunities with his head ) we might've won. Gekas, Karagounis, Samaras and Kyrgiakos were our best today imo.
  7. Just 33 days away from Greece's next upcoming WCQ as they face Israel. The original match was to be played in Tel-Aviv, because of the ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip, FIFA decided to relocate to another venue away from the main capital. It will be played in Ramat Gan Of course after 4 days from that day, Greece will play Israel again at Heraklion. We will keep that match thread on a seperate topic.
  8. Glad you got yourself a promotion Crazy, I'm proud of you.
  9. Thank you everybody for the kind wishes! :tup: :)
  10. Greetings everybody! It's been a long time since I was around here. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Don't forget about my 25th birthday
  11. Has it been raining that hard in Greece?
  12. Greece drop out 1 position to number 18 as of November 12
  13. The Greek national team will be playing there first friendly of 2009 at Karaiskakis Stadium to face our fellow Nordic neighbors Denmark. This is offical as it is posted the fixtures in FIFA. Greece then plays Israel twice a month and a half later.
  14. I don't see why this thread is open after this match was over from a year ago. Case closed
  15. I do believe Panathinaikos are due for a victory, it's about time your offense needs to get it going. 3-1 PAO ;)
  16. I read something about 1,000 Olympiakos fans are going to Konstantinopolis? If it serves me correctly, I think that's the estimate number. I'm sure the reception at the stadium will pretty much be the same as of Panathinaikos at Fenerbahce's stadium with those silly 1453 signs posted in the stands. :LOL:
  17. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: Sometimes it brings the fun out of Phantis with discussions outside of football :P
  18. UEFA Cup, Group Stage Matchday 1 vs Matchday 1, Thursday 23rd October Galatasaray - Olympiakos Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Turkey Kick Off: 21:15 Our first match will no doubt be tough, just a week away for our boys to prepare for a big battle. Anything less than a draw will hurt us.
  19. Oh my God, if this rumor is so true, then Panathinaikos BC will become our ETERNAL PELATES. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  20. Latest rankings from FIFA Top 20 1. Spain 2. Italy 3. Germany 4. Brazil 5. Netherlands 6. Croatia 7. Argentina 8. Czech Republic 9. Russia 10. Portugal 11. France 12. Cameroon 13. Turkey 14. England 15. Bulgaria 16. Israel 17. Greece 18. Romania 19. Ukraine 20. Uruguay Sweden is dropped to 28th :LOL:
  21. Basinas should retire after the World Cup if Greece are to make it. Basinas may not possess great speed or skills, but he is a penalty or set-piece speicalist which is useful to have him. I know some of you may not agree with me, it's a way of what I think. :hypocrite:
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