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Everything posted by kbxk508

  1. Great interview. So when he got to Spain he had to go on a training program, lost 7kg before he could even train with the other players. He said there was some crazy s%$#! happening with the NT but couldn’t say it publicly now.
  2. I was listening to Mourinho talk about Tottenham players getting the ball in the middle of the field and pass is back to defense then back to the goalkeeper creates instability which gives confidence to the opposition. Then I was reflecting on our games with Georgia and Spain and the amount of times we did that.
  3. Looks like things are getting quite serious for JVS. Does Zagorakis have other ideas? https://m.sport24.gr/football/ethniki-elladas-sto-trapezi-toy-zagoraki-o-fan-sip.9191648.html
  4. Seeing this team play Spain and Georgia it looks like they lack balls, seriously. We blew it with Kosovo and Slovenia in NL. We dropped 2 points with Georgia now. If we drop points with Kosovo it’s over.
  5. Not everything is lost, but pressure builds with every lost point. I think we’re going to need 15-16 pts to get to 2nd i.e. 4 wins out of 6 matches starting with Kosovo. Hope that Georgia can draw Sweden. Our games with Georgia away and Sweden away will be difficult to win but will determine our fate. On current form we can’t win. Time for JVS to take some risks and play a more attacking lineup, and use both Tzimikas, Giannoulis in starting. It’s 5 months between now and the next qualifier. I hope we got some friendlies booked.
  6. Result was disappointing but we didn’t deserve the win and that was just as disappointing. Two shots on target. The performance was a concern. Someone said this and I have to agree The lineup was right, but tactics were not. I thought Tzolis should have started on the left. Fortounis on the right. As they did with Honduras. Tziolis shouldn’t have come off. Coach and captain have to support and get the best out of him. He has the ability just needs time. He’s a creater, and gets in positions. Goals will come sooner or later. Bakasetas didn’t impact the match. His presence not
  7. The result is what was important. You could see what it meant to the players at the end of the match. This team will fight hard to get a chance at making the WC. Greece has now gone 10 official matches undefeated, 6W and 4D. Hopefully getting a draw helps also climb up the FIFA rankings.
  8. Looks like Gianoulis got injured on the weekend and is in danger of missing Spain https://m.sport24.gr/football/farke-mporei-na-min-taxidepsei-stin-ellada-o-giannoylis-alla-na-meinei-stin-agglia.9177021.html
  9. Oh. I am superstitious, and would never say negative about an opponent. Especially a player like him. He'll probably play and score on us and boom.
  10. ^Good post PaokCT. Wow - represented Greece in 2012. That's not too long ago. Zagorakis knows a thing or two about what it is to represent the Greek NT. https://www.sport24.gr/football/zagorakis-ethniki-manolas-papastathopoylos.9174476.html If Zagorakis does take over EPO presidency I think this going to be a good turning point. I hope. Greece is ranked 20th in Europe which is terrible, and that needs to change.
  11. Yes, we will have to face him when we play Sweden. Unless he is injured.
  12. Hmm, this it what it says in the Regulations 49.01 As a rule, a player or a team official sent off from the field of play and/or its immediate surrounds, including the technical area, is automatically suspended for the next match in the competition. In case of serious offences, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body is entitled to augment this punishment, including by extending it to other competitions. I’m not sure now, but I think he’s suspended
  13. Just to remind some, Chatzidiakos is on a red card and is not eligible for the Spain match.
  14. Good read. JVS has to see what isn’t working and change it, otherwise more or less we will see the same results.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Scotland? If we draw with Estonia, it would be us in the playoffs and not Hungary. Hungary got through to the finals.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
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