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Everything posted by Dean97

  1. I have a few questions.. 1. Is this game only 1 leg? 2. Is the play off round 2 legs? 3. Which channel are they showing this game in Australia and will it be on PAOK TV? I’m interested to see how the team will go against Benfica this time around. Also I’m interested how the Greeks of this team will do. Hopefully PAOK qualify for the champions league this season as it would do Greek football the world of good.
  2. We also can’t just have 1 player in the box. There should be at least 3 in there moving around and causing head aches. That’s where the CAM CM would have to run in and get into the box.
  3. Donis and Fetfatzidis should be called up. Both can add something off the bench. Donis with his pace and Fetfatzidis with his creative dribbling. Both have are unique in my opinion. Players like L.Lamprou should be tried. Chatzigiovannis the same. We shouldn’t try to put CAMs like Mantalos and Fortounis on the left when there’s players who fit the role and haven’t been tried yet. Hopefully Donis gets some playing time. He will be needed. It’s also the service we are providing. Bakasetas isn’t the best CAM we’ve got. Especially for the International level. Also Kourbelis
  4. Does anyone believe that Limnios plays better for Greece than he does for PAOK? I don’t see a lot of PAOK games, but could any PAOK fan describe the differences between Limnios performances for PAOK and Greece?
  5. If Baldock joins, he is most likely our best RB. He’s nothing special but definitely better than Bakakis.
  6. I’d put Hatzidiakos and Mantalos in the team instead of Sokratis and Samaris. Hatzidiakos is better than Sokratis in all aspects. Sokratis is starting to slow down. Mantalos should be involved. He’s not being utilised correctly. He’s not a winger or striker. He’s a CAM or CM. Fetfatzidis deserves a spot somewhere. Had a great season with Aris. I agree with everything else.
  7. I do agree with him in a way. I don’t think we should ignore Manolas. He so the only one I wouldn’t ignore. The rest I would ignore. He is at his peak. But what is Siovas trying to say in the end? That Manolas is better than him and he should be alongside Svarnas instead of him?
  8. I’m happy we won but I don’t think we should be 100% satisfied. We looked great in some moments and then garbage the next. Kourbelis was our worst player. Most of his passes were to the opposition. Zeca provided no presence just running. Bakakis should be playing in the 2nd division and Bakasetas isn’t technical enough for a role that needs skill and technique. Somehow Van’t Schip has a created a team with average to garbage players. Only Limnios and Giannoulis to me looked good. PAOK must be doing something right as they are the only ones that can make things happen. Fortounis did s
  9. Does anyone know why Tsimikas didn’t play?
  10. Van’t Schip has to find a solution to our scoring problems. I think it’s the service. Limnios and Giannoulis can provide skill and speed. They can also provide service from the wing. It isn’t enough though. Pavlidis tried to get into space and brought others into play. We need something more from the CMs. Zeca and Kourbelis don’t provide good enough service. They are bad technically. Maybe Zeca should be a RB and Kourbelis a CB. They both don’t offer anything in attack. Also if we are chasing a goal we should’ve taken off one of Zeca or Kourbelis and bring on Fountas with Pavlidis upfron
  11. I’m surprised Stelios Kitsiou didn’t get called up. I’m also surprised Lazaros Rota is being called up instead. I too want to have this Greek team to be 100% Greek. Not the best line up really. I would’ve played Lampropoulos and Siovas just to be safe. Svarnas to me doesn’t seem like a good enough option. I wish Mavropanos was called up but he’s injured. I would give Tzolis some playing time. Who knows he could score a couple goals himself. Stafylidis shouldn’t be playing let alone CB. Siovas or Michailidis should be there. I don’t understand why we never play Mantalos i
  12. He’s using the next 4 months to try and build a solid team like you said. If we keep on winning then Manolas and the rest won’t come back. We have like 10 or so matches coming up for the rest of the year. We’re going to use these matches to see who is capable of playing for the team. With Van’t Schip rebuilding the team he must also get results otherwise he will lose his job. So I expect to see more of the same like the last 4 matches we’ve played, which is aggressive in defence and with a strong intent to attack.
  13. Koulouris being called up is puzzling. He hasn’t played. But I’m thinking that we don’t have other strikers to back up Pavlidis. Fountas is the other option. I think Greece have made us fans a bit insecure with how the the team will perform because of what’s happened in the past. We should be beating these teams though and we should top the table.
  14. Well said. No one deserves a spot you have to earn it. Fetfatzidis as talented as he is shouldn’t be demanding or expecting to play if he isn’t following the rules. I’m saying this as a fan of his.
  15. Well were they to blame against the Faroes and Lichtenstein? We can all blame this and that but at the end of the day players like Tachtsidis, Samaris, Sokratis, Manolas, Mitroglou, Kone, Lazaros and others couldn’t even put away the Faroes. You can blame bad coaching or poor attacking but against teams like them you shouldn’t really have a hard time. Or even concede. Now with Van’t Schip we are playing better football. Which tells me that the coaching were the problem for all this happening. He has come and sort of laid down the law so to speak. He made tough decisions and started a
  16. We got to keep in mind that we lost badly to Italy 3-0 at home with players like Sokratis, Manolas and Samaris. The 2nd time around we gave them a real headache with a new team. We honestly could’ve drew that game. That 1st half they couldn’t do anything. Usually against teams like Armenia and Finland we would lose or draw with Sokratis and Manolas. Even worse we lost and drew against the Faroes and Lichtenstein with them in the side. We lost to Faroes twice. We now play good football and everyone has a part to play. From the goalkeeper all the way down to the striker. Also
  17. I think most of us don’t want to see Stafylidis starting at all. He hasn’t played for a while and he isn’t the greatest defender. He does bring leadership and other good things but defensively I do think he isn’t solid enough. Just curious, who else would you have brought in to replace Manolas and Sokratis? Mavropanos is slightly injured and Retsos hasn’t played for 6 months or so. Both I would’ve taken if playing and healthy. Also K.Papadopoulos has left the earth it seems. I know you want the best for the team but we have to look at the bigger picture. This team needs rebuilding a
  18. Thanks for sharing guys. It was a nice free kick.
  19. Good post Bananas. Can any PAOK fan please explain how good Michailidis is? Like his strengths and weaknesses... Haven’t seen him play, I’ve only heard good things.
  20. J1078 is right. Give him a chance. I like the call ups he made. Most have been playing apart from 2 players which are Stafylidis because he wants him captain and Koulouris because we haven’t got many strikers. I would’ve liked to have seen Fetfatzidis because he can create something out of nothing but it’s fine. The goal is to go to Qatar. Van’t Schip is trying to rebuild something that is broken. He seems to care for the national team and wants the best for Greece. Let him do his thing because we haven’t gotten anywhere for the last 5 years
  21. I don’t know why Greece release the call ups late. Maybe it’s a strategy so the opposing team don’t have a good amount time to figure out who to look out for. Who knows... I would like the call ups to be made public soon. I do believe that Van’t Schip has his list ready.
  22. We can’t take any team lightly. We have to do our job regardless of who we face. It’s embarrassing how low we are in the rankings. It’s no excuse losing and drawing against the likes of Faroes and Lichtenstein... I want to see the same kind of effort and passion as we saw in the last four games we played. We must top the group. We can’t accept anything less.
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