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  1. The ref yeah....Karnezis also really screwed up..That was just awful.
  2. First team ball and the space to develop a key role at Iraklis is worth more than the EPL reserves. At his age, hes old enough to be playing with Professionals. He should be doing so. The defenders in the Greek league are way tougher than what he'll come up against for Everton B, Greek sides and league is tough and the league is really not that easy as everybody likes to make it out to be. Well see. If he gets to train first team, and make an occasional sub its good. If he sits in the reserve for 3 years then goes and plays for some obscure Belgian or Second Divions team, a Superleague transfer would definitly be the better choice. I'd have liked to see him go to AEK, PAOK or Aris.
  3. He takes up space, not creates it. Hes been garbage for years, and couldnt even make the squad at ARLES,. Now hes moving to a large club in a large league with strikers he's not fit to even train with. Its a pretty amazing transfer and should come as a suprise to everyone.
  4. Cisse. He has the talent, attitude, and leadership. Face it, hes the best player in the Superleague and its no wonder Liverpool and other clubs are going to be trying to take him back, especially with PAO crumbling. Ninis.....good player, but his attitude on the pitch is starting to make me angry. This year I see him diving, complaining, hes getting injured all the time, and hes not delivering. I agree.....sell him off while hes valuable. This clubs about to go into the dark ages and well need the money, there are superleague players who can contribute as much as he does.
  5. nice! hopefully he can make it, but I dont have much faith in EPL youth development, they never seem to give the patience and just outsource there talent (especially strikers). Bundesliga would have been better.
  6. wow i missed this........3 great signings.. and yes that jersey is hideous. Shame because BJK actually have cool jerseys and badge.
  7. this season has been awful from the very beginning. I watch, every step forward finds 2 steps backward down the line. Katsouranis has got to go, hes awful. Karagkounis one of my favourite ever PAO players but we cant continue to give him a role, hes really done. Cisse cant do everything, no player can. Cisse already does way more than what we could expect from him. Also, his penalty taking has been absolutley phenomenal lately. Pretty much the season is done. With us going to Toumba, Faliro, no leadership, no signings....This is going to be a depressing season, and so will next year. If we can retain Cisse for next year I'll be happy, because when he leaves we really are finished. ..
  8. the german league has ownership rules where 51% of the clubs must be publically owned (private non profit), they also require youth programs and have a ton of standards for clubs to compete. Bundesliga is the best overall league in the world. At the rate its going, I fully expect it to surpass the EPL by 2020. Salary caps are a horrible, horrible idea. You prevent teams from being competitive. If the most PAO can pay for a player is "X", and the most say Everton can pay for a player is "X", then theres reduced incentive/reason for top players to come out to Europe. Salary caps are preventing the A League from being anything more than a pile of garbage it is, as your teams have no ability to gain competitive advantage, to attract players/retain talents, with competing European leagues which offer not only possiblity of money, but also competition. If Superleague alone had a salary caps for within Greece, the Greek league would drop far behind in talent because they'll never be able to bring in top talent, or retain it. The reason Greece is so unbalanced between 2 clubs is because 50% of the country lives in Athens, and theres 2 big teams, they dominate the fanbase and therefore the opportunity for growth. We don't need salary caps, we need to take private ownership OUT, and make sure smaller clubs are fully reinvesting in their teams.
  9. Clearly? It hit his hand, but he didn't punch it. Come on...It happens, the ref didnt see it and it didnt get called. Regardless PAO would have taken this. PAOK had an even worse penalty not given when they were down 1-0 too, just let it go.
  10. aek was way better second half. deserved win. strange though, it seems all the yellow-black teams in Europa had quite big wins tonight.......*Young Boys Bern, Mettalurg, AEK and Aris
  11. this was embarassing campaign, definitley among the worst if not the worst in our Clubs history. Not just 2 points with Kazan and FCK...... We have only scored one goal in 5 games...... Total garbage. Nioplias should have been fired after Copenhagen.
  12. well, we went from absolultey no club experience coach, to maybe too much club experienced one? Jacek Gmoch is back at the helm after 21 yeras.
  13. Nioplias is so unbeleivably stupid..... Luis Garcia on, for Lazaros??? Karagkounis stays on, despite not making runs, and complaining every 5 mins/ already had a yellow????? Lazaros is our BEST midfielder at the moment without question. Without him we wouldnt have 6 points in the last 2 games...no question. And we needed to score, we take him OFF!??!?! For LUIS GARCIA????! also putting Petropoulos on at half was pretty stupid, as the guy cannot contribute anything at all. The books need to close on him because really, his development is finished at PAO it seems. Govou was bad, but still did more and better to have out there than Petropoulos.... Watching this game, we are a team full of mostly old, some washed up players, plus Djibril, Lazaros who are great.....The old players need to go Gilberto does not need to be on the team another season Karagkounis should stay, but why can't we have a coach that will put him in the role he should have -------- BACK UP, SUBSTITUTE. He can still contribute in 30-45 minute increments and fill in. Past that hes not a 90 minute player in any respect Govou isnt much of a player anymore it seems. We really do miss Salpiggidis, we should replace Govou. Luis Garcia is really not a special player. Hes OK. Hes a backup, but seriously we could have found much better backups in Greece. I really hate when people talk about Liverpool. I dont care what team he played for, it doesnt matter because he SUCKS now. Spyropoulos is not a 11 quality player, he should be a backup at this club, not our starting option...
  14. Nioplias needs to get lost. This was utterly pathetic.... Karagkounis CANNOT play this game, and cannot play 80 minutes. Lazaros was a STAR against OSFP....And we let him play 10 mins? Govou on the bench? This was a MUST WIN GAME to stay in the Champions League, and Nioplias played it like a total pansy. He really is a horrible coach. If you think theres any point in waiting till the last 20 mins of a must win game to go for it you truly are an idiot ---- unless your playing a powerhouse team that can seriously punish you. Kazan was so beatable. They were not very special, they played conservative without Karadeniz in the lineup.....The crowd was MILD, the pitch was good......we had every reason in the world to try and put some men forward------ at LEAST put our BEST midfielders on. Gilberto, Karagkounis have had it. Lazaros and Govou on the bench..just a total joke. Such a strong team this year, and we are playing for last place in an easy group. We nearly hit -7 against OSFP...Were heading for 4th in the CL (sorry Barcelona is a loss and FCK away if we couldn't do Kazan, don't expect FCK who will be much colder, much tougher atmosphere, organized team on the brink of their own qualification to be any easier, they will likely beat us. Nioplias is just a huge, huge loser. We need a serious coach.
  15. well it was the biggest game of the season and we won, its extra exciting for PAO fans because up to the 2nd half of this game our season had been a total disaster and disapointment. I don't think there would be much recovering from -7. Now that we won, our confidence should pick up, and then pick up again when Ninis and Leto come back. We have to win in Kazan tommorow if we want to stay in Europe.....Even with this big win in OAKA, i dont see it happening.
  16. Theyre missing a top CF, but their goal/only really good instance of the whole match was done by him single handedly...So I dont buy it in the least bit. OSFP had posesion first half but didn't create. They were missing Panetlic, we had 2 starters recovering from injury, and Leto and Ninis out... PAO was not great, but Olympiakos wasnt anything either. PAO made the best of it credit due for pulling off the comeback.
  17. 2nd half PAO was better. 1st half OSFP was better, but lets be honest they didn't really create anything very threatening, Tzorvas didn't have to make hardly any saves tonight, and of what he did was easy pickings. It was a derby, normally theres not much more of one team or another. The subs happened we did well, we found ourselves coming more into the area, we found the first goal, and the 2nd goal was a good play, that very likely still been 2-1 if Cisse was allowed to play the ball rather than fouled in the area, it was absolutley 100% penalty, the whole reason they create the PK rule is for situations like that, where the attacker is ready in scoring position and the attacker is obstructed by foul play. Lazaros has been a useful player and good addition to the team since last winter where he picked up his game (before that was an embarassment). Leto got injured last year remember and Lazaros filled in, in fact did quite well, some games he even started over Leto. Leto is better to have out on the left but when Leto is playing bad Lazaros is the better option, Lazaros is a hard worker, and hes showing consistent improvement which is very important. I've been in favour of having this guy in the Ethniki since the WC, because hes a hard worker offensively and contributes defensively/can play on the left.
  18. Nioplias was never a hero at PAO for winning the protathlima. Yes he won it, but its not like we played up to our capabilities doing so. We lost all the derbies, couldn't win the big games, and we let a great lead slip down so that other teams were in competition to win it. Not to mention Standard Liege....WTF.... As for Luis Garcia, of course he's a flop. Hes supposed to just be a backup, but seriously I'd rather have kept Gabriel or Clayton. They do perform better, and really if I hear another stupid comment about "Liverpool" when talking about Garcia I'll scream. Sariegui is an embarassment, how his contract was reknewed this summer. We bought Boumsong......Hes ONE player......we had a full back line thats a CATASTROPHE. This was supposed to be a strong year. We are dealing with 4 major injuries at the moment, but still.....I expected the team to be more prepared. We do need Kante back, as well as Ninis, Leto and Govou.
  19. more underperforming......its just been a garbage season for us so far, way way below what we expected and its absolutley time to fire Nioplias. Also its amazing that Sariegui has a professional contract with PAO. The guy has been horrible for years and still hes kept around. As for Luis Garcia, has no purpose/business at his club. Really, he sucks. Hes sucked EVERY game hes played. We didnt need a backup AM. We need DEFENDERS!!!!!!! Boumsong is ONE. We needed two or three. Anyways.......Nioplias has been worthless. I've seen absolutley nothing good or pleasing from the team this season, and the results are matching that too. The team needs to be shook up...a new coach is a good option.
  20. lets be honest we've been less than enthusiastic this CL. I serioulsy doubt well progress to the next round In order to, we have to win in Kazan and in Copenhagen....both are unlikley wins to be honest, and we'd need Kazan to beat FCK. If we can win a Europa spot, I'd be pleased, but I think we're heading for a miserable 4th place, without any wins. I have to criticize Nioplias today. Marinos as our RM? We HAD to win this game.....Why cant we put Lazaros instead? (yes Lazaros plays on the left, but that simply means shifting over Garcia to the right)..... Mavrias? Really? Dimoutsos has SOME form of experience and more power/better touch... I understand the injuries hurt us bad, but still....we could have done better.
  21. Crazy, Nioplias has had time...Its not his first failure. He did "win the double", but in all honestly there were plenty/too many lows. We could not get any results in big games last year. Remember we didn't beat ONE team in the top 6 teams under Nioplias. All the derbies were busts...Cisse's top form basically won us the rest. We did beat Aris in the Cup final. It was overdue to actually beat a decent team. This season has been a horrible start. Failing to beat Xanthi, scraping by Aris controversially, getting dominated by Kavala, absolutley harassed by Barcelona, and embarassed by Copenhagen at home....This is crap. Nioplias isn't all he thought he was. Yes, if he to get his team together for Ergotelis, his fate will be sealed, and rightfully so. Its not all Nioplias fault though. The signings this year were terrible, Boumsong/Govou aside. We're resorting to Luis Garcia (whose being praised by PAO fans who are enamoured with his name despite seriously not-notable performances), we have still no solid backline, and no backup CF. The team is not balanced out at all, and sorry any idiot should know after watching the European disgrace of a defense last year, we need more than just Boumsong back there. Overall the season looked promising, but beleive we'll be fighting for a Europa place in the CL, and fighting to keep up with OSFP all season.
  22. This is a huge game for FCK......they are a solid team this year, so I think this one will be quite tough, they may even take apoint. If were at our best, I'd expect a simple 2-0.... If we play half assed, 1-1.... Definitley we should start like we did with Panionios. Ninis+Cisse is our key to breaking them down, an early goal and we could ruin their hopes.
  23. im still amazed how/why we bought that peice of garbage.OOoooh but he had affiliations to Liverpool, so he MUST be good..... :rolleyes:
  24. good were winning and in control Do NOT like that Ninis and Leto are acting like Olympiakos players and diving/falling in the area. Ninis deserved a yellow.
  25. So you say, because they havent amazed in the first two games but they played quite strong. They may not end up being as good as last year but theyre still very respectable and tough team and have the mostly the same solid core of players, yes they are missing some players, but they also made some good signings. I agree ENTIRELY about the rest --- we definitley did not wow in the league ---- CISSE won that league, and it was pretty clear he was the big difference maker. We won because of Cisse, and also beacuase Aris annialated PAOK's dreams in that derby with total dominance that crippled their hopes of staying in it the race.
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