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Everything posted by kbxk508

  1. ^Dean, re: Donis I agree. Donis is indeed an astute coach, not only tactically and in his understanding of the game, players, but also in the demeanour, and psychology - possibly the best Greek football coach going round. I can see why Pao is going well. This is a real good show. Ο Ντέμης σχολιάζει με Δώνη, Κατσουράνη και Μπασινά την εικόνα της ΑΕΚ με τον Παναιτωλικό ● 25.11.18
  2. Group J: Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland Good result! Bosnia and Herzegovina won't be easy but anything can happen in this Group. Even Italy are beatable.
  3. We need a team from Pot A that we can cause a surprise. Switzerland, England, France, Belgium are on another level. Netherlands are coming strong and won’t want to miss Euro again. Portugal under Santos are difficult to beat. I think if the stars align, players that are injured get fit, then we can cause an upset with either Italy, Spain, Croatia, Poland. But not in our current state and inability to score. Notwithstanding the coaches decisions, In the Estonia game we were extremely unlucky. Even Hungary who ended 2nd in the Group, dropped into Pot 4.
  4. My best Pot 1 Poland Pot 2 Czech Republic Pot 3 Israel Pot 5 Gibraltar My worst Pot 1 Any Pot 2 Germany Pot 3 Slovakia or Serbia Funniest Pot 1 Croatia Pot 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Pot 3 Serbia Pot 5 FYROM or Kosovo
  5. True, but team needs a lot of work. Team lacks pace in key areas. Wingbacks aren’t fast enough. We need better options. These are important positions if we are going to score goals. Not enough players in the box when we get into dangerous positions. We make bad decisions going forward. Shoot when we should pass, shoot when we should cross. Pass when we should shoot. Forwards and striker are static a lot of the time. Team lacks belief and confidence going forward. Players don’t trust each other. Remember the Pelkas non pass to an open Fortounis vs Finland. If you look at this game we
  6. Another disastrous loss. It’s becoming a habit. This one hurts even more. The over head shot by Karelis, the goalie stuck his hand up and the ball hit it. I’m surprised the coach didn’t get his worry beads out in the 2nd half.
  7. Some changes anticipated for the match vs Estonia http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/podosfairo/allazei-proswpa-diatirei-ti-diataksi-o-aggelos/3566967 Pashalakis Bakakis?-Lambropolos-Risvanis-Gianoulis Samaris-Bouhalakis? Bakasetas-Kareli?-Masoura Koulouri ?Or may include usual starters Torosides, Zeca and Fortounis
  8. Yeah, I saw the game. Νικοπολίδης played a 4 2 3 1 with Ανδρούτσο in the striker position and left on the bench more classic forwards Καμπετσής and Κωτσόπουλος. I think that decision he would regret, as Greece had most of the possession but lacked a cutting edge in front of goal. Austria started well and had better chances in first 30 mins, but Greece controlled the ball and kind of dominated the match until the last 5 mins when Austria scored. Although Greece had most of the possession (65%), Austria had more attempts on goal 13 vs 8. Greece played a lot of back passes and I got th
  9. "Δεν παίρνει Χριστοδουλόπουλο για λόγους όχι ποδοσφαιρικούς αλλά για βιολογικούς. Θέλει παίκτες φρέσκους όχι μπαγιάτικους." http://sportdog.gr/blogs/article/488494/gi-ayto-efage-ton-lazaro-koro-deyei-ton-kosmo-o-palaimaxos-mono-lathos-to-ereipio-toy-paok
  10. I have to agree with you. Though he did say that he left some players he wanted in the U21 squad. I expect to see a couple of surprises in starting line up. That match we lost 1-0 was vs Luxembourg on 13.11.2015.
  11. Yes, it may be ballsy move by EPO, but honestly Jimmyp, I can see why you are a rookie. As an Australian Greek I take that as a bit offensive. Ange is no mug. He took an Australian team that qualified for a WC and got spanked 6-0 in consecutive friendlies and then had them lead 2-1 vs Holland in a world cup Group match, 6 months later. Holland were eventual runners up in the WC. Ange will go seek out and find Greek players you haven't heard of. Also, he was born in Greece, played and coached youth teams at national level, coached clubs and a NT successfully and he can at least speak
  12. Yeah, it make no sense. It is easier to qualify for Euros now compared to the Rehhagel and Santos era. All we needed to do is draw with Finns and we would be in a strong position to top Group with home games to come in Nov. Ντροπή.
  13. With all the negativity in Greek NT what a great story this is turning into. Donis is doing a great job. I streamed the match last night and I enjoyed the way PAO play. Had 20 shots with 6 on target, 61% possession and averaging 2 goals a game. I would take the starting 11 for PAO in place of the NT all day long.
  14. For each League there will be four play-offs i.e. 16 teams. League A and B have 12 teams ea. Each group winner takes a spot in the semi finals. If the group winner is already one of twenty qualified teams rankings will be used to give the play-off spot to another team of the league e.g. 4 from League B and 8 from League C. So it will be important to try and finish as high as possible to preserve our ranking, It will be interesting to see how it works out.
  15. What a tragic night for Greek football. Where do we go to from here? I agree, the loss of Holebas and Siovas has hurt us.
  16. Tziolis coming on was a good decision. Scibbe was getting ready to sub Mitro and he scored. To be fair Mitroglou looked like he didn’t want to get injured out there, but he’s got class and talent. Tzimikas debut is a huge plus for the team. The result was the main thing and the team should go to Finland with some optimism and confidence. We do need more of a goal threat from Fortounis, Bakasetas and Pelkas. Christodoulopoulos and Tziolis could be starters in the next match.
  17. Looks like he picked up a knee injury vs Everton https://www.arsenal.com/news/team-news
  18. The League of Nations and how it impacts Euro2020: League A:12 teams; 4 groups of 3 League B: 12 teams; 4 groups of 3 League C: 15 teams; 1 groups of 3 and 3 groups of 4 League D: 16 teams; 4 groups of 4 (55 teams) -------------- Teams that top their group in League A go into a semi final and final to determine the UEFA Nations League winner in Jun-2019. Teams that top their group in Leagues B, C and D get promoted to Leagues A, B and C respectively for 2020. Teams that bottom their group in Leagues A, B and C get relegated to Leagues B, C and D res
  19. Are you sure? It looks like it was cancelled.
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZRB960NWNI
  21. If Scibbe stays or goes is an EPO decision. If EPO sign him for another 2 years, is because they are satisfied that a) the players like him and b) we didn't lose to Gibraltar, Cyprus or Estonia and c) we made it into a knock out playoff for the WC. In other words, they see progress with Scibbe. I don't think EPO would take notice of these boards or what that Alefantos fella saying on YouTube.
  22. For me, these are some of the things that cost us and lessons learnt, Manolas FIFA suspension in game 1 <If he plays, no way we lose 4-1> Injuries to Donis and Mantalos <if they play, we score at least 1 in Athens> Failure to mark Modric in game 1, i.e. the incorrect use of Zeca in the flank in game 1 Loss of form of Karnezis, Stafylidis and Samaris Use of name players not playing for their respective clubs, Karnezis, Stafylidis and Samaris Reliance on Tziolis, as the DM <maybe no better option here> Loss of form Fortounis Lack
  23. He's young and inexperienced, but is a great talent for the NT in the years to come. For me he was over cautious, which is understandable given what happened in the previous game. He needs to develop an attacking side to his game, which should come with more experience in the Bundesliga and with the NT in the next Euro campaign. For me his and Donis inclusions were one of the big pluses for the NT during this campaign.
  24. ^RS, well summed post above. Here is a translation <for gsots> It’s easy to pass judgement and criticism after the results my friend @gsots. That Tachtsides would see a red we all saw that coming (vs Belgium). We all criticized it, but it’s not something that you would say “that was a mistake by the coach, the [email protected]@[email protected] should not have kept him on the field” On the howler by Karnezis, what can you say for Scibbe. Wasn’t Karnezis a first team starter in 9 matches? There is no merit to leave him out. Anestis is in form, but he doesn’t play in a team that has the Back-pass all the t
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