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  1. ^gsots. Open Google translator and get it translated. I hope they sit back and play on the counter. We need changes, need run in the midfield and the flanks. Pin them back and get 2, 3 and 4 in the box. To score 3-0 we need to open up the play.
  2. Reality is, our chances are 0.1% or less. Many would say 0%. Real pity. Our only hope is, if we can score 1-0 in 1st half and find a 2nd without conceding and with enough time to make them sweat. This guy Alefantos makes a lot of sense. Zeca has to man mark Modric. We need run in the midfield and on the flanks. It's doable. We will know in the first 15 minutes if the players give it a go. After the match, Scibbe said "Όλοι μπορούν να κάνουν λάθη. Είμαστε ομάδα και όλοι μπορούν να κάνουν λάθη στο γήπεδο. Ακόμα και ο προπονητής μπορεί να κάνει λάθη. Σήμερα δεν νομίζω ότι εγώ έκανα πολλά λάθ
  3. Bet365 has a Croatia win at 1.36, then 4.60 for a draw and a Greece win at 13.00. So what. Not long ago we came through with a lot worse odds than that. Greece has been written off before. That's good. Good thing is we still have a fit, Karnezis, Tzavellas, K Pap, Retsos, Stafylidis, Tziolis, Zeca, Samaris, Tachtsides, Laz, Bakasetas, Fortounis, Gianniotas and Mitroglou. K Pap and Tziolis experience are going to be key. In the absence of Toro, Soc (maybe) and Manolas, they will need to play smart, and show as leaders on the field. Backs, are firmly against the wall. Yes. It would be
  4. Yeah, I think that we need to believe that this team has goals in it. Tziolis scored in Cyprus so who knows he may go on a roll and get a 2nd. K Pap is good in the air. Stafylidis and Tzavellas can hit them from outside the box. Fortounis scored 3 and is due another soon. Zecca, Samaris and Laz have all scored for the Ethniki. Gianniotis has scored 2, from limited chances.
  5. Yeah it looks like Soc will be ok, what a relief, http://www.contra.gr/Soccer/Germany/Bundesliga/dortmund/kala-ta-nea-gia-papastathopoylo.4923040.html This last month of news has been freakish to say the least. It's only 4 days to go. What more can happen.
  6. He got a yellow in the Cyprus game for time wasting in the 90th minute, and didn't play against Gibraltar
  7. FIFA said Manolas was judged to be guilty of "intentionally seeking a yellow card" in a World Cup qualifying game. FIFA have banned Kostas Manolas for the first leg of Greece's World Cup play-off The defender was found guilty of intentionally getting booked against Cyprus The booking triggered a one-match ban which cleaned his record for play-offs He will be unavailable for Greece's away leg at Croatia but can play the home tie Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5047531/FIFA-hand-Greece-s-Kostas-Manolas-World-Cup-play-ban.html#ixzz4xQn8TAA
  8. I can’t see Scibbe changing NT unless forced by injury. Karnezis Toro Manolas Soc Tzavellas Zeca Tziolis Mantalos Fortounis Donis Mitroglou If Donis inj. Stafylidis takes his spot. He may start with Stafylidis and drop Mantalos or Donis. If Toro inj. Maniatis or Retsos come in. If Manolas or Soc inj. K Pap comes in. Lazaros and/or Gianotis will sub for Mantalos, Fortounis or Donis. Samaris sub for Stafylidis, or an AM. Anything different to this would be a surprise.
  9. Croatia are solid. talented side that will be difficult to break down. In that sense they are harder for us, but they are not as menacing going forward. I have no doubt that their tactics will be to not concede a goal at home.
  10. I would like to get a goal over there. Come back with a 1-1 or even a 1-0 win, would be nice. A 0-0 away is risky, because if you concede at home then you have to score twice.
  11. If we do get the job done, it will be massive party in Athens on the return leg. Looking at their results, they have only conceded 4 times in 10 matches. This will be tough. I can only see 0-0 and 1-0 score lines.
  12. Hmm. Sounds like a grade two or grade three adductor strain. As a general rule, grade one groin strains should be rested from sporting activity for about 3 weeks, and grade two / grade three injuries for about 4 to 6 weeks. This is not an injury you want to rush back from, unless you risk longer term problems. Looks like we will be without him for both games and that means we will be without Socratis and Manolas for game 1.
  13. My prediction: POT 1: Portugal or Switzerland, Wales, Italy, Croatia POT 2: Sweden, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Greece If Croatia fails, Sweden may go into POT 1 and Ukraine into POT 2. Whatever the outcome, we will be heavy underdogs, but if we are at our best we won't be easy. We conceded just 5 goals in our 8 games against the top 4 teams in our Group. I think back to Tzavellas goal in the last kick of the match, in the 95' min vs Bosnia in Greece. Got us a point. How valuable did that turn out to be.
  14. I actually thought Fortounis did pretty well. He took all of our free kicks near the box and corners, and is pretty much our dead ball specialist. If you look at the highlights. 1st half nearly sets up Manolas for a headed goal, misses narrowly. Takes the corner that leads to Tziolis goal. Then makes a good run into the box, but Mantalos can't get it to him. In the 2nd half, takes the corner that sets up Torosides for a free header on goal. Also, I recall one play in 2nd half where he makes a run into box but Mitroglou shoots wide from a narrow angle when a pass was there for him to tap i
  15. A win is a win, but we may regret missed chances, e.g. Torosides header 2nd half, Mantalos 1 on 1 in 1st half and hitting the post in 2nd half. Mitroglou shooting from a tight angle when Fortounis made a good run in the box. Our goal difference is +4, and our only chance now, is to beat Gibraltar and hope for one of the following results: 1. Slovenia to draw or beat Scotland 2. Ireland to draw or beat Wales 3. Serbia lose or draw with Georgia 4. Ukraine and Croatia draw Other possibilities are unlikely e.g. Northern Ireland would need to lose by 2 or more goals vs
  16. Croatia drew with Finland and play Ukraine away. Draw would be good here. Also, we can better Serbia and Wales if they don’t pick up wins in their last games.
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm4doDMwUEo
  18. Greece has 10 pts and goal difference +3, after discarding the result with Gibraltar (6th placed team in Group H). Aside from relying on Belgium drawing or beating Bosnia, then If Greece can beat Cyprus and Gibraltar in last 2 matches, Greece standing with respect to 2nd spot will be 13 pts and goal difference +4 or better. Will this be good enough? Group D: Serbia 18 Wales 14 Ireland 13 Worst scenario: Wales finish on 20 pts with wins away to Georgia (6/10) and at home to Ireland (9/10). This would make it mathematically impossible for Greece to better them
  19. Form guide last 5 matches Greece: L D D D D Cyprus: L W W L D The thing that bugs me is not that Cyprus are still a chance of making 2nd therefore guaranteed to give us a tough match, and I believe they will, but that even if we beat them and Gibraltar we are not guaranteed a playoff. It's a game of small margins. A missed chance hear or there is all it takes to miss out. We need to make sure we get max points in Cyprus and prey that Bosnia drops points, and results in other Groups go our way. Our match with Gibraltar regardless of how much we win it, will not improve our p
  20. Down 9 spots to 47 http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/uefa.html We're making it hard for ourselves even if we by some chance make it to the knock out rounds. Need to get some wins in October.
  21. ^trotsk13 Good data. Greece would have 10pts and +2 goal difference but has played 7 games. It's fair to say if we don't win in Cyprus it will be improbable, else impossible to qualify even if Bosnia lose to Belgium and draw away to Estonia.
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