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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. personally i think even if it doesnt happen Genoa is a great place to be, theyre top 8 quality in Italy and they're good at developing players or just resurecting their careers.... A very good club, and Sokratis was already doing well there, continuing is not at all a bad thing. Its better to play regularly for Genoa than to sit the bench in Milan.
  4. i never really thought much of this player....but glad to see some youth in Serie A, hopefully he turns into something. Hopefully he'll play for Cesena...
  5. if he moves to Zenit, that will be the dumbest transfer ever for ever and goodbye to an extremly promising career..good team and all, but Leave Genoa, Serie A football to go off radar and live in shitty St Petersburg??? Over some more money??? He'd have to be really stupid or really broke.
  6. its official, 4 year contract Papadopoulos is a Schalke player. Hope to see this German exodus continue throughout the summer.... http://www.contra.gr/Soccer/Germany/Bundes...e04/278465.html
  7. i agree completley. Can i add Its totally bizarre how Dimoutsos is underrated beyond beleif....when he was 18 under peseiro during the Fall he was a starter at PAO. the kids 20-21 and hes been written off despite great U21 appearances, and playing in the 2nd division.....really, teams in the 1st division don't want this kid? He could comortably been starting or rotating at teams like Asteras, Xanthi and developing. I really think the kid could be playing a lot more at PAO and even helping the team. This is why i think the cup should be a youth tournament only. If not the Cup, make a "League Cup" which is only a showcase for the Greek youth. I doubt it will be too complicated to arrange.
  8. great news if it goes through. The next generation when Otto gets thrown out is going to be exciting.......I hope he thrives there, Germany is gaining amongst the top european leagues too. Pliatsikas and Papadopoulos on Schalke... seems to be a Greek surge going to Germany which is great for the country...
  9. true, but its official as of today, 3 year contract from Eintracht site http://www.eintracht.de/aktuell/30985/ :tup:
  10. and for EINTRACHT :tup: As if I didn't support Eintracht enough this season for Lybe and Amanatidis, now they've got Gkekas and Tzavellas too :tup:
  11. And....Yet another Greek makes a move to Eintracht Frankfurt.......Tzavelas this time, who has been one of the league's more promising young defenders..Hope he succeds in Germany, his future will be bright. http://contra.gr/Soccer/Germany/Bundesliga...cht/275068.html
  12. agreed, i love eintracht i also think Gkekas will do great there. Its perfect size club for him to thrive, and other Greek players do exceptionally well, even aging Lybe played well this season. I think its a perfect club for him and very good signing for Eintracht. Glad he didnt come back to Greece.
  13. Agreed.....Dimoutsos is actually very talented young player, but suddenly not taken seriously by PAO anymore. When he came to the club under Peseiro he had to step in due to injuries and that fall was one of PAO's top players. He really deserves a higher level, its a pity he was so written off suddenly after one dissapointing season at OFI.
  14. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,118...5899553,00.html Official, he plays in the Serie A for Siena......Good luck to him.
  15. Johnson is fast, but is severley lacking in skill esp finishing...... his whole stay in Europe has been a failure.....here for 3-4 years at fulham, and all he has to show for it are 2 goals in the English second division... I don't see him making an impact at all, much like his time at Cardiff or anywhere else, I'd be shocked if he was good enough to play for Aris with these players and over Campora, Calvo, Koke etc.. as for US internationals....well, not anymore really..
  16. another goal today, this one was really great move and finish
  17. Koutsianikoulis looked very good yesterday....I'm starting to get the impression he's making strides this season and could be forcing himself onto the senior team in the next year or so. A lot of flair, talent and speed..... Other than that, team only won 1-0 against Lithuania, but they were overly dominant 90 mins and Lithuania barely looked threatening. Was a matter of patience to get the goal.
  18. drakos13


    I agree. That is'nt my point. I never thought Kalac was ever any good. My point is that KAVALA, a tiny Greek club now has keeper from Liverpool and has the same #2 that AC MILAN had last year in the same spot. Also, being 37 does not really affect your keeping abilities so much. Keepers have different playing life spans than other positions. This is kind of a given. Big result in Faliro 0-0 vs OSFP...Good job Nea Kavala!
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    lost at home to Asteras though... Interesting team. They seemed good last year vs PAO in the Cup. Now Leontiou and Stambolziev are loaned there for the season. But how about this: Kavala now have arguably one of the better rotation of keepers in Greece now: Remember that keeper PAO played against in the UEFA Cup with RC Lens??? Charles Itandje.... He plays for Kavala now :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: Charles Itandje is on loan from Liverpool to Kavala. I've got to say I'm quite impressed with Kavala to pull that off. How on earth would that player whose been regular in French League, sign for Liverpool, accept a deal at a newly promoted Greek club who is aim is to stay in the top flight. And just yesterday they announced the signing of Zelko Kalac :o getting the backups from Milan and Liverpool, it is quite impressive for Kavala. Especially for goalkeeper, where one of them will have came to sit on the bench! and then they have Katergiannakis.......
  20. Pliatsikas got his first start vs Hoffenhaim...was replaced at half though....
  21. good to hear. dissapointed though, that Celtic went into a tie 2-0, and did not even start Samaras.......
  22. Maresca is a fantastic signing, very smart move. These are the kind of signings that improve a team. I'm shocked he agreed to come to Greece because he had a very strong reputation in Spain he could have gone to a bigger club than OSFP. He was one of the most underated Italian players and a top player with Sevilla when they had that great team the other year....Still of good age too.
  23. Altidore is incredibly overated, despite the USA bandwagon. Its absolutley laughable that he went for 10 million Euros - hes not even worth half of that to be honest, thats even more than players like Djibril Cisse and coming from nowhere USA with no experience. We saw in the confederations the hit a lucky goal with spain. Hes strong and athletic fast, not so much emphasis on the skill/strikers instinct. as for OSFP They didnt "lose" those players. They got rid of them.... Djole is too old... Patsa went to Cyprus and is heading for retirement Antzas was lousy anyways Melberg is 3x the player. Beluschi did practiaclly nothing anyways - OSFP could sign better for less. I dont think its been incredible transfer season, but Mellberg was a big one (hes 31-32 and a regular for Juventus), and theres possibility of Maresca which would be a huge signing too.
  24. I think the offseason is going fine for OSFP. They got Mellberg, and thats' arguably the best signing in Greece along with Cisse.
  25. Pliatsikas signed a 4 year deal with Schalke! http://www.contra.gr/Soccer/Germany/Bundes...e04/243603.html
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