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  1. Half the names on the team are new to me. How do some of you even still follow this team i tip my hat off to you.
  2. J1078 my point was that these clowns that are on the field now were being called to replace the KK combo. Now you see why a two guys in their late 30's were playing close to 90 minute games in 2012 and 14
  3. Greece tied Liechenstien at home. This is probably as low as it gets. I remember the days on here years back when people would complain about guys like Katsouranis. Well you got what you wanted look at you now.
  4. Just accept we have no talented players. Stop blaming coaches , stop making lineups etc accept reality
  5. I have come to accept that the NFL is not a sport but 'sports entertainment' with scripts and stories etc etc. I have witnessed enough the past 5 superbowls to come to this conclusion. From Peyton beating Carolina and riding off in the sunset, to throwing it on 2nd and goal on the 1 yard line to being on the 22 yard line to make a 2 possession game and somehow not running 3 times and getting pushed out of field goal range. And this last one where the leagues 2nd ranked offense gets held to 3 points !!! Oh i forgot brother vs brother and the blackout . This is WWE basically
  6. Northern Macedonia is almost official. FYROM have accepted and it looks the Greece will also.
  7. Best case scenario for this crappy squad would be ... A. Poland/Swiss B. Austria/Iceland/Bosnia C. Bulgaria/Israel/Norway No i wouldnt want FYROM at this moment in time. Thats all we need right now with all going on. If they beat us it would be like them winning the world cup. To think they can also get a France Germany Serbia scenario is funny. I would say avoid Germany/Sweden at all cost from Pot B and Serbia, Slovakia from Pot C
  8. Israeli 2nd divsion cool story bro. Anyway might as well make it educational , what does Hapoel mean , i notice a lot teams start with this and also Maccabi ?? anybody have an idea?
  9. Can everyone just accept there is no talent . Stop blaming coaches and who they start or sit. Stop asking for no namers to come in and save the day for you. We have 2 talented players they play for Arsenal and Roma unfortunately they are defenders. Our next somewhat talented player had his peak and is going down (Mitroglou). Thats where it ends
  10. So if what you say is true, teams like Georgia Luxembourg Kosovo and FYROM will battle it out with the winner going to the Euro. This is absolute madness.
  11. I dont want to go off topic on the other thread Finland vs Greece. But someone mentioned that the winners of A, B , C and D get a spot at the EURO??? AM i reading this correctly. So as the standings are right now Georgia, Luxembourg , Kosovo and my dear god FYROM not FYROM have a chance to go to the Euros ????? IF this is so then UEFA has lost the plot . Also we should just sabotage our games and go in group D then it will be easy to get in. Tell me this is not the case , i have no idea how this Nations Bs works.
  12. It is well known we are back in the dark ages. This was clear after Brazil 2014. No coach is going to make these duds get you anywhere. Until a Karagounis type player emerges with a few other half decent players just forget about it.
  13. The notion that because a village had a slavic name therefore the people were Slavs is laughable. This is what Lithoxou and Nakratzas write and that is why they are amateurs who cant be taken seriously. If this is the case i can name 3 villages just off the top of my head Aetos Florina , Mesimeri Edessas and Episkopi Naousas which all had slavic speakers and these names did not change meaning this is what they were called during the Ottoman empire . There were villages with Slavic names that had Greek speakers, Vlach speakers. Villages with Greek names with Slavic speakers.Villages with Turkish names with Greek speakers and Slavic speakers. etc etc Nakratzas writes about a village near Kastoria which was Kumanichovo and he states that the original settlers were Kumans!! Armenohori in Florina were Armenians!! Because of the names of these villages the people must have been.. Lithoksou and Nakratzas = Amateurs on the subject of Macedonia.
  14. Scored a goal today in a 2-0 win over Caen. Redirect with his head off a shot.
  15. Big shock , Maniatis scores the winner in yesterdays win over Goztepe... he then got subbed off
  16. So the referee for the match was from Spain? Thought the penalty was soft and the straight Red was harsh. The second yellow to the AEK player who got sent off was also harsh.
  17. Before the population exchange Macedonia had both Greek speaking and Slavic speaking natives or ntopioi. Basically the south was Greek speaking - south of Kastoria, Kozani, Grevena , Veria , Imathia , Katerini was Greek speaking, then around Thessaloniki , Halkidiki was purely Greek, Serres and to the south Nigrita and south of Drama and Kavala were also Greek speaking. The Slavic speakers were concenrated north of Kastoria , Florina , Edessa , Naousa, Kilkis , north of Serres and Drama. Then you had Vlach speakers who had villages throughout Macedonia (but they were very few in numbers and knew Greek as well) Turks lived throughout Macedonia as well , large concentrations around Ptolemaida - Kozani, Kilkis , Serres and Drama. Now with regards to the Slavic speakers they are divided into 2 groups. The ones with a strong Greek identity and the others with this 'macedonian' identity . The ones with the Greek identity claim that their ancestors were Greek speakers but during the ottoman empire and living alongside Bulgarians and Turks they picked up this idiom which is a mix of Slavic/Turkish/Greek. The others have a more whacky version, they are descendants of the ancient macedonians and they are not Greeks or Slavs lol just macedonians
  18. More whacky stuff coming from Australia . What i could make of it is that a political party printed out something and had it translated into many languages but for 'Macedonian' the translation came in the Greek alphabet and not in their Cyrillic . This caused an uproar and the politician apologized but it wasnt good enough for these people. They seem to think that a Greek working for that party was involved in this. Anyway here is a video of what happened
  19. I keep watching the highlights of this game. What caught my eye is the badge of the Assistant Referee . He is not FIFA.He must a level down what we call here a National Referee (Yes they are used in MLS) . What strikes me is in a game of this magnitude how can they not appoint all 3 FIFA refs . Now maybe they don't have enough in Greece i can understand but if they do this guy should be doing the Levadiakos vs Panaitolikos game and not the game that decides the championship. The problem is in the first half he makes a wrong offside call against AEK. Im certain after the goal was scored and he got approached by the AEK players indecision started to kick and he wasnt sure if he got it right. I give all refs in Greece credit though it is the most F***ed up country to ref a soccer game in.
  20. I showed the video to another referee who is actually a level higher than me and he says that (of course he said a tough one)that it is OFFSIDE. He feels the PAOK player is interfering with the goalkeepers attempt to make the save and he is involved in active play therefore all the criteria for offside are met. So again this one will go either way depending on how the ref views it.
  21. Ok i have watched the video of the goal/no goal . Man i have to say that is a tough one. Wow as a referee i am still hard pressed to make a decision even after the benefit of instant replay. Ok so after watching it a few times i have to come up with this decision and even im not sure if im right but i will show it to other refs i know to see what they say. Yes the player in question is in an offside position when the ball is headed . Now he somehow manages to not touch the ball so now we have to say is he blocking or obstructing the goalkeeper in away after the ball was headed. Im saying No he was off to the side and not really anywhere near the goalkeeper . I would have to say that this is a VALID GOAL. And again i could be wrong another ref can interpret it differently. The fact these guys don't have the benefit of instant replay it is a really difficult decision to make. I do not think there is other forces influencing there decision on why they flip flopped the call , it was just that a really tough call to make .
  22. Looks like things got ugly in Australia. https://neoskosmos.com/en/111964/fyrom-australians-sued-by-the-australian-institute-of-macedonian-studies/ I think these diaspora nutjobs are sensing the name is going to change and they are now in overdrive to try and save face. Its funny how they blame Pontians and other Greeks from Asia Minor when the truth is that Nomos Florina received the least amount of refugees in all of Macedonia after the exchange!
  23. I did read the news article about what is happening in Australia. What a difference here in Canada . Its pretty quiet , no protests from either side that i heard of. I know a lot of old guys hang out at coffee shops from both sides, maybe there are problems there lol . I have said it before but in Australia they are way more fanatical its very interesting as to why this is. Maybe you guys in Aus can tell me why?
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