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  1.                                      U Grik

                                          3 5 2


               Svarnas        Hatzidiakos       Stafylidis (vc)

                           Zeca                Kourbelis

             Limnios           Fortounis (c)       Giannoulis 

                            Pavlidis          Fountas

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  2. 1 hour ago, Bardouuu said:

    Vlachodimos needs to be our GK

    What about that creative flair by the managerial team. A 2-0 result is as good as any in the last six years, finishing on top of the group of death, best manager since Otto.

    Highlight was bringing on the two F's in the second half, brilliant tactical nouse!

    Goals by Baka and Manta, what players, hard to start either of the two F's looking at which players scored the goals today.

    Great to be ethnic today!

    Managers virtually did it all from the sideline.

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  3. No old players in the squad, thats an upside, not picking players 34-35 yrs old and up, the more youthful team can keep developing. There is a need to pick a player that will always be in he starting eleven, to be the continuous skipper. They need a distinctive leader and a leadership group among this lot. This will benefit them to have this structure. 

  4. 2 hours ago, Brklyngrk said:

    He had said he would give everyone a chance, we shall see....

    I think Fetfa may have done his dash being late for a team meeting because of a stop over for a metrio Frappe or something. I hope he gets another go, he should ask the gaffa iif he wants one next time.

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  5. 7 hours ago, Boxou said:

    So to sum up, Sokratis is old, while Manolas and Siovas are toxic is the main reason they are out of the team right?

    Van Clown and his supporters just ridiculed badly themselves with that Tzavellas call up. Go to hell you and your corrupted Nt, I'm done with this s%$#!.

    Look at it this way, if you had employees named Sokratis Pap, Manolas and Siovas white-anting your business, you would get rid of them, NO Question. 

    Stafy plays better at FB than Tzavellas, but Tzavellas plays better as CB than Stafy, I believe. Staf is injured anyway. Tzav adds experience to the squad under the circumstances even though he is not ideal.

    At least one of the Ethniki's greatest DM's of all time, often preferred by multiple gaffas, with 75 caps to his name is not recalled this time, that man being Alexandros Tziolis!

    You may have ridiculed yourself because you are not done, you will be back for the next game, you know it!

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  6.                                  You Grik??

                                         3 5 2

                                 Barkas/ Vlaho

              Svarnas         Kourbelis (c)       Hatzidiakos

                 Galanopoulos        Bouchalakis

    Limnios       Vassiliadis        Mantalos        Giannoulis                            


    Not sure on the skipper. Picked the best 11, then found the captain.

    Greek Messi on the right Vre Maik!!

  7. 6 hours ago, Dean97 said:

    I think we will see a back 4 with Kourbelis dropping deeper and the full back going forward in attack. Kourbelis seems to have a role to play in this team but the one next him is the most important. We need someone with a bit more creativity there next to him. 

    Galanopoulos or Vassiliadis perhaps?

  8. 4 hours ago, Rockafeller Skank said:

    We re playing a 3 CB scheme. Svarnas will probably start. Chatdisiakos as well, but who is the third ? Michailidis is my bet. A CB trio with average age 21,5 Ouch.

    If Stafy is fit, he will be there. Don't write off Kourbelis as a CB option. These are options they will look at.

  9. In Australia, we get conscripted for politician school, so I have learnt not to commit to certain narrative and let you answer your own question. No offence. Go Xanthi fc to get back to Super League next season.

    Its time Ethniki gets back to about 14th in the fifa world rankings again, JVS is onto it. 

    Where are you re Laz the DJ anyways?

    Seriously, Rocka you ladies man, I answered your question in the first paragraph reeeee!

  10. 7 hours ago, Rockafeller Skank said:

    Damn AusGreek I have no idea where all this confidence to being 100% right about stuff you re completely clueless (as all of us) and expressing it by being ironic comes from. What do they feed you in Australia? Mountain Dew and Doritos? We literally have a 100% portuguese in the squad and it seems impossible to you that someone with Greek roots wanna join (for his personal benefit as well obviously).

    Umm, do you mean naturalised Greeks as compared to actual native to the land Greeks? If a player qualifies to play and is playing at a high level, the coach is legally allowed to pick him, like Zeca, Holebas/Cholevas, Bouchalkis, Vlaho, Kone and Vassiliadis etc. All the nations pick if it helps them, and any player would love to represent at the highest level and would cherish those opportunities forever.

    As for me being clueless as well, I don't agree with that, any conclusions I come to about these complex matters I make in my yfront underwear, with the window open, in the breeze whilst saying good morning to passes by. I don't get arrested for this anymore. I call it my unfair advantage over all the other posters, I receive inspiration even far far away here from this big brown land about our beloved Ethniki. I think best this way. As for food, I always squeeze lemon juice on rice, salmon, steak or fillets, tzatziki often  and wash it down with soda or juice.  Might have alittle Beer, Wine or Ouzo or whatever when I'm feeling more masculine. Know anyone I could date?

    Do you have similar rituals and experiences? 

  11. 1 hour ago, Rockafeller Skank said:

    Are you talking by experience gringo? being an international in Europe gives money worth what are you talking about.

    Also a lot of these players want to feel the experience of National Football. Who knows. Since he said he was interested, let's wait and see.

    Giorgios Baldockoglou/Baldockopoulos/Baldockakis either one works! 

  12. 19 hours ago, kbxk508 said:

    Dumping of Siovas is probably justified, for reasons given, and the coach can invite whoever he wants.

    Coach has in the past, said he has not discounted Soc, Manolas inclusion. But, why not come out at the start of NL and say the door is STILL open for Soc, Manolas but he is not going to use them for these matches. 

    If he's never going to select them again, then at least let the players and media know, and his reasons for their exclusion.  Like them or not, these players have given great service to the NT and deserve a bit better treatment, IMO.

    I don't remember it being official when Holebas/Cholevas was never picked again, as it wasn't when Tziolis wasn't picked again. That one in particular with Tziolis, I was in a padded cell for 3 months trying to move forward when that happened!

    Retsos is a gun, hope he stays injury free for a change. Anyone hear about Kyriakos, he on holidays?

  13. 13 hours ago, Rockafeller Skank said:

    Hello from Athens everyone. 

    I think the results of the last 2 games have been παραπλανητικά. The team played like s%$#! in both games. Noone will judge JVS now simply because the results have been good, but, what will happen when we have a setback in this group or the WC one.

    Right now with Siovas , Manolas, Sokratis gone we have no experienced CB 25+ worth calling. He is calling Lambropoulos 4 fuq sake who is playing in Bundesliga 2. Our next big things as CBs are nowhere to be found the last 1 year. Mavropanos? No playtime in Stuttgart, not even on the bench first matchday. Dimitris Nikolaou? Anyone remember him playing for the NT under Skibbe? Benching in Serie B. Retsos ? Injury prone. Hasnt had regular football time since of 2018. Hatzidiakos? Benching. Has had one half of a game in Holland. Wasnt even on the bench vs Dynamo Kyiv for the C.L. Qualifiers. Even Stafylidis the recently promoted to "shortest CB the Greece NT even fielded" is injured.

    We re gonna field a defence of Svarnas - Michailidis - Kourbelis/Lykogiannis mark my words (Lykogiannis has had a couple of games as a LCB in Cagliari in 3-5-2 that's why im mentioning him.) If it's Barkas on the goalposts im gonna bet a 5 euro on both teams scoring when we play Moldova. And don't get me wrong. It's not like I don't rate Michailidis Lykogiannis or Svarnas. It's just that they re not ready to start for the NT and they have no idea of each other at all.


    On the positives now, one thing I like about Skibbe is his offensive mentality. All 4 of our players in offence are pressing non-stop which is what you need against such low teams who are willing to waste time if the game is 0-0. Remember that most of our games with bad teams like Armenia a year ago and 1-1 Liechtenstein or Finland/Estonia defeats, we re hunting for a goal and they seem okay with the draw or whatever and suddently they score out of nowhere and with the mentality low we re trying to get a goal or two back. 

    The way Limnios Bakasetas Mantalos and Koulouris or Pavlidis are nonstop running not allowing the defenders of these very bad teams to keep ball and forcing their goalie to make a big ball in instead of short passing is the reason we re getting the good results. The defenders have nothing to do with it. 

    As I said at the start of my post, when the bad results suddently start happening (its not gonna be so sudden) judgement of the coach will also begin from all these people who "Eγω ειμαι μαζι με τον προπονητη 100% γιατι εχει @@ και πανω απο ολα η ομάδα" will be against him too. And what happens in the middle of the WC Qualifiers if this happens? We just have to wait 2 more years for the next qualifiers.

    Also, with all the respect to Mantalos. We re talking about a 30 year old 8-10 who was ready to make his final paycheck move to Saudi Arabia or Emirates or somewhere nearby. I am an Olympiakos and one thing I know is that Masouras work-rate and work-ethic is on point. What these things mean is pretty much that if the coach wants him to track down and press the opposite defence, that's what he will do. The only reason Mantalos is starting is because of these things. But apart from that, Masouras also is faster, becomes an extra man in the box, has a decent header too and can shoot better than Mantalos. From all Schip's crimes in the line-up, this is the one that hurts me the most. Even Aek fans don't rate Mantalos.

    And with the high constant press, how can JVS ever bring back Fortounis and Mitrobanos/Mykonos? Very non commital players.

  14. 14 minutes ago, paokarag4 said:

    Agree with everything Bananas has said, very well put mate!

    Especially on the point about Siovas commenting on Svarnas. You can't do that to anyone, not publicly the kid is 22 years old and regardless of how good or bad you think he is you don't question his ability in public.

    Siovas at 32 was one of the only leaders left and could have played a big part in World Cup qualifying but he instead spoke out like a brash child and put a teammate down because his koumbaro isn't being selected. For that good riddance. 

    Him and his koumbaro will get good tickets to watch the ethniki.

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