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  1. There is nothing wrong with a buyout clause assuming it's not too low. The risk is always there that a club will pay it out and would've potentially paid more. If you take Tsimikas as an example, who would've though 12 months ago he'd be sold to the EPL for 13 million. So what would you have set his buyout clause at ? 5 million might've sounded about right 12 months ago, hell, make it 10 million just for laughs. And yet, he got sold for 13 million. Bang, you've just lost 3 million. So it beggars the question, why even bother with the buyout clause. All it can do is hurt your negoti
  2. Colak - whenever I see his name I think of the old TV show Colchak - The Night Stalker.
  3. This beautiful piece of literature sums up it all better than any words. I can visualise the keyboard getting bashed. I wonder though what an alien civilisation will make of it while they attempt to decipher what it means.
  4. Tricky game, but to be fair probably our best chance ever to qualify for CL. No Benfica or 020 this time around. The Russian League is into round 7 so they are match fit, unlike Besiktas and Benfica. For once it was the opposition and not us whose league started later and aren't match fit. Maybe something for the EPO and GSL to take note of, the stooges. Either way, even if we fall at the last hurdle (again) it's been nice to get some revenge on Benfica. That just leaves 020, or any Dutch team for that matter.
  5. Regardless of what people think Giannoulis is worth or what they'd be satisfied with a sale amount, I'd prefer we don't sell him at all. I just don't think he's easily replaceable. Also, the level of his improvement in the last 24 months, and especially in the last 12 months has been simply astonishing. Knowing our club though, we'll probably sell him for peanuts, and do it before the Krasnodar game. Who knows it could go similar to the Limnios sale, extract below. FC Koln: Limnios good player. We buy. PAOK: Very well. 7 million. FC Koln: 3 million. PAOK: You craz
  6. What's that ? Sorry, need to put the volume up, gimme a minute. Maybe a sojourn in Hollywood might help.
  7. I think we should replace them both with voice actors.
  8. Think of where Limnios was as a player two years ago, then one year and then today. He’s improved immensely. Exactly what you want from your younger players. Other than him only Giannoulis has done the same. It drives me crazy how we are so eager to sell our youth that are still improving so cheap. Take Pelkas as a counter example. He has improved but kind of flat lined that last 18 months or so. I think he’s hit his ceiling although I’ll be happy to proven wrong. Either way, I feel we’ve let him go to cheap. Worse even, the timing just before a CL qualifier. Everything about
  9. No Limnios in the squad. Yep, let's not give ourselves our best chance of winning. While we're at it, let's sell a player who is 22 years of age and is currently the most in form player in the NT for a measly 3 million. No lube thanks, I like it dry. I wonder what Olympiacos would've sold him for - not that we should or can match them - just curious.
  10. Any idea of the cost of AEK's stadium ? I remember reading a while back around 50 million.
  11. Just to clarify with PAOK TV, are the games only shown live or can they be streamed at any time ?
  12. A friend of mine who is a Panathinaikos supporter made an interesting point. I was telling during the season that Ferreira is all over the place and my friend said it's not his team - it's still Lucescu's team even though he's left. Maybe this is what it's all about.
  13. No buy out clause for Tzolis. What is the world coming to.
  14. That team ... with Ginola, Asprilla, Beardsley, great squad.
  15. I have always rated Stafylidis. But right now he shouldn't be anywhere near the pitch. If you're not playing in your club team, how can you be expected to perform in the NT games. I don't buy the argument of because he's captain he has to be selected. There are plenty of other players capable of wearing the arm-band. Just hand it over to them and let Staf know he needs to start playing club football if he wants to be playing in the NT.
  16. Any chance this will put a stop to the Limnios transfer ? I can only hope. Now I just have to decide which of the gods of Olympus I should make a sacrifice to. Yes, I'm bitter we're selling him so cheap.
  17. I agree some of the selections don't seem to make sense. But what are we to do when we're speculating with incomplete information. All we can go by is how the team is playing. Even that is a bit hard to judge since the level of the teams in the Nations League is definitely lower. Either way, it is obvious the team morale is much better, and the team just seems happier. I would add to that I think the player in general are enjoying the new style of play compared to the old defense first approach. What we can deduce is that JVS has an attitude of out with the older veterans and he'll b
  18. So guaranteed 8 million. Pfft, money isn’t everything, tell em to shove it I say. 😀
  19. Which players exactly is it that you want back in the team ? Is it just Manolas and Sokratis ? I don't understand why you can't accept these two players aren't being called up. We aren't there in the NT camp to know what went on behind the scenes. Maybe these guys are toxic and it affects the team. Or maybe they are ok, but JVS like many managers has an ego, and wanted any players that could undermine him removed. Or maybe JVS just doesn't want man marking CB's and considers them no good for the style he wants to play. It's all speculation. Maybe one day we'll get an answer.
  20. The point with Limnios is he should've had his contract extended mid way through last season. How you can have a player who is 22, is beginning to cement his place in the team, and don't extend his contract I don't understand. Then again I'm still trying to work out why we have minimum fee clauses. Overall, most unimpressed with our back office dealings.
  21. Maybe he's saying he should get kicked out and replaced with Manolas. Wouldn't that be funny.
  22. 3M for Limnios considering he's managed to make himself a first team player at PAOK and the National Team is way too cheap. I hope we don't sell him for such a small amount. Same goes for Giannoulis.
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