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kbxk508 last won the day on November 16 2020

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  1. Good read. JVS has to see what isn’t working and change it, otherwise more or less we will see the same results.
  2. Maybe if we had Fortounis in the starting line up from game 1 and/or we brought back Manolas and Soc, kept Siovas we might have qualified 1st. I would have like that. Maybe the coach should have gambled from the start and used a more attacking formation. I would have gone for that. These are plausible questions. However, there is one thing that is different from other qualifiers and was clear in the Slovenia game. I never felt we were going to lose that game. All players, in the team had shown grit, bled to the last minute to the best of their ability and created chances, like n
  3. We are ranked 29 in UEFA and we are in Pot 3 for WC qualifiers. Pot 1: 1-10 ranked Pot 2: 11-20 Pot 3: 21-30 Pot 4: 31-40 Pot 5: 41-50 Pot 6: 51-55 UEFA Rankings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_coefficient FIFA WC Qualifying Draw Procedure https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/WorldCup/02/64/22/19/2642219_DOWNLOAD.pdf After making Pot 3, it gives me some hope we can make it 2nd if we get favorable draw
  4. Ranked in Pot 3. That would be nice. We have to get out of League C and never get back there ever again. Can someone tell me what do we need to get to Pot 3? Do we need Finland to lose to Wales, and Bosnia to lose to Italy and us to beat Slovenia?
  5. Some points If Fortounis doesn't start, this game could have ended 0-0. It's taken the 5th game of the NL for JVS to work it out. Hopefully, not too late. Bakasetas finally scored in open play. Tziolis. I haven't been this excited about a Greek player since Samaras in 2005 and Fortounis in 2012. We are spoilt at LB; Tzimikas, Giannoulis Why is finishing top of Group C important? 1. Automatic promotion to League B; 2. Play better teams in League B, which can accelerate the run up the FIFA rankings; and 3. Possible 2nd chance, to qualify for Qatar
  6. What a goal from Fortounis. One for the highlight reel. Then, sets up Bakasetas for the 2nd. Not easy to break down a team with 9-10 players behind the ball in there half. If we get a 3rd, I would take Fortounis off, and save / protect him for the Slovenia game. It will be good if we can get another 2 goals and Slovenia stays at 0-0
  7. Scotland? If we draw with Estonia, it would be us in the playoffs and not Hungary. Hungary got through to the finals.
  8. I think, he's going to try new starters, formations in Cyprus, and rotate the bench. This friendly is nothing more than a practice run, and a opportunity for the coach to try new players. Kyriakopoulos will be missing as he too is waiting for COVID test result. Wow, 8 players at AEK have COVID, including 3 starters for the NT, Svarnas, Mantalos and Bakakis. Interesting to see who he starts, where they play and what formation he will go with.
  9. It’s just been confirmed that Mantalos and Svarnas have COVID. Oh no. https://m.sport24.gr/football/aek-exi-kroysmata-koronoioy-pros-anavoli-to-mats-me-ton-ari.9042523.html
  10. He is lazy? Hmm. Greece has scored 4 goals in Nations League, against Slovenia, Moldova and Kosovo twice. Need one player who has the talent and vision to create goals.
  11. I never said we are there now, but that is where we need to reach in 18 months. We do have the talent, but I agree that a lot of the quality we have has been excluded, but a lot of the new influx of talent is only just starting for the NT. It's too soon to judge. Need to give it time, and not all will make it, but that's what happens. Even Mitroglou needed 9 games before her scored his first goal for NT.
  12. Fortounis not starting for Olympiakos doesn't automatically mean that Fortounis shouldn't start for NT. We are not that blessed with talented forwards / attacking midfielders. The selections and dynamics for club and country are completely different. Olympiakos has players and systems that work differently to that of the NT. If you disagree, then Karagounis should not have played for the NT 2003-05 when playing for Inter Milan.
  13. JVS philosophy is good for the NT and I hope for his sake that we can beat Slovenia in the final game. Our UEFA ranking is 29, and we need to get that under 20 as quickly as possible. We cannot remain a Pot 3/4 team for a long time. We have the quality to be on par if not better than Iceland, Wales, Sweden, Ireland, Ukraine, Austria, Slovakia who are in the top 20.
  14. Agreed. The aim was to put up a starting line up with my four best Greek players. Donis if fit and healthy is a DEFINITELY another option. I would have liked to seen more of Rota, as he looks like the sort of player who can run and link well with forwards for 90'. He's only 20. JVS should have given him mins vs Austria. I read it somewhere, and not sue about it, but if Hellas don't top NL Group then JVS will be let go. Interesting times.
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