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  1. After the Georgia match, I personally would change that lineup I had and apparently JVS is getting a technical director and the name escapes me atm.

    Kyriakos Pap and Tzavellas are too slow and do not press higher up, I would have Siovas back in. Bouchalakis is abit too limited as the no.8 as well. Siopis shows a big motor and could work in that role. Bakasetas seems like a square peg trying to get into a round hole in that team. Pavlidis has been playing mainly on the wing and GG is in great form as Striker for his club.

                                    Boyz...4 2 3 1


    Androutsos      Manolas       Sokratis (c)     Giannoulis 

                            Siopis                 Zeca

      Pavlidis                 Fortnounis (vc)             Masouras



    Douvikas     Tzolis

    Mantalos     Pelkas     

    Galanopoulos     Vasiliadis      

    Siovas     Hatzidiakos    Tzimikas    Kitsiou

    Kapino     Dioudis




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  2. Hatzi is quality, just that Tzavella has been very effective.

    Either gate 7 pod or Hellas pod made mention of Baldock going through the passport stage right now and will become available.

    Both podcasts are gold with the different accents as well..lol.

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  3. Now that Zagorakis (legend) is in charge at the EPO, Sokratis and Manolas will make themselves available, and I understand that JVS requested their services already.

    I had agreed with the fact a while back, that JVS took the correct course of action and had distanced the team from Sokratis, Manolas and for that matter Siovas for a time. This helped with a reset for the Ethniki, right throughout the Euro tournament whereby the boys ultimately failed and a continuation into the early part of this WCQ campaign.

    I am a fan of the three CB's coming back into the fold now as well. Siovas is not in my 23 at this stage.

    I think I'm ready to see the best possible Ethniki, like most people with the continuation of the WCQ campaign in September.

                                The Boys   (433 or 4 2 3 1)


    Tsimikas    Manolas    Sokratis(c)    Giannoulis


                Bouchalakis          Fortounis

    Tzolis                                                   Masouras


    Giakoumakis    Douvikas    Mantalos    Pelkas

    Galanopoulos    Siopis    Kyriakos    Tzavellas

    Antroutsos    Kiriakopoulos    Kapino    Dioudis



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  4. JVS had included Pavlidis, who scored two in the friendly, moved Bakasetas back from leading the line, brought in Giannoulis, brought in Fortounis, even though on the wing, could still cut back toward the middle of the field and started Tzolis on the right. The only move I thought was not great was to start Bakakis who often gets turned around by the opposing attackers. Like to of seen Androutsos there.

    The players are still having a hectic time trying to score from open play. Against Spain it was a fortunate penalty, and against Georgey, it was an own goal to our benefit. 

    What does it take to get some more expertise and/or confidence with goalscoring?

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  5. Elections in the Greek EPO I believe on 28 March, Grammenos could get ousted. One rumour has it that Manolas and Sokratis will not play unless Grammenos gets replaced. It has been said JVS had invited them to be included in the Ethniki Squad but they chose to be unavailable for now. 

  6. Pavlidis is finding form again, lets hope he is firing next March as well.

    Bakasetas is Not a no.10 he is a more physical hold the opposition off the ball kind of second striker or a no.9

    Its not even Baka's fault that JVS and his assistants don't see this as being the case and they play him in the more creative role of the no.10. 

    May as well not start Baka or play him as a striker, he has energy and won't just sit up front catching a cold either.

  7. 14 hours ago, Dean97 said:

    Thank you for your reply. Can you please refresh my memory as I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mantalos play as an 8 for the national team... Most of the time he’s played at left wing (which he hasn’t been the most effective in my opinion)and very rarely at CAM. He should be playing his natural position at CAM.

    Deano, Mantalos and Fortounis can both play midfield, one further back from the other.

    Mantalo can play as a CM, he is speedy & creative, he can't be any worse than when he is at LW.

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  8. Good to read in another thread that JVS is back to full health and did an interview recently as well.

    WCQ will roll around next. he will need to play:

    with one DM at any one time on the pitch;

    a true LW in that position;

    Fortounis at AM and perhaps Captain;

    a true RB in that position;

    Tzavellas, Bouchalakis and Bakasetas got many opportunities, as a result of those, it was evident that they did not improve the team. Time to integrate Galanopoulos, Vasiliadis, as well as Mavropanos into the squad for the next phase.




  9. We have to put up with the stubbornesd till around June, then JVS will fal on his sword. All the best.

    These managers are boneheads, can't they see theif shortfalls b4 they get the arse and its too late?..

    Didn't see him as this proud at first.

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