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  1. 11 hours ago, Dean97 said:

    Let’s not ignore that the EPO could possibly be involved in these decisions and call ups. Manolas and Sokratis have always been suspicious about the EPO when they previously said to Grammenos “it’s either us or him”. This comment alone could be the reason they’ve been banished from the team. 

    It’s hard to know 100% who makes the calls the EPO or Van’t Schip. If If I can remind some of us Van’t Schip first games in charge had Manolas and Sokratis in the starting line up. After the debacle with Lichtenstein they got dropped along with the others. 

    In past when he said that no one is excluded from the team and that everyone is welcome doesn’t make sense. Manolas and Sokratis want to be part of the team but their past comments are the reason as to why they are not welcome anymore. It could disrupt things if the were to come back. 

    Now Siovas has joined Manolas and Sokratis in the excluded players list. He made the right decision but at least be upfront about why you excluded Sokratis and Manolas in the first place. He was being honest as to saying Siovas broke the rules by mentioning the coaches decisions. They’ve been excluded for the same reason Siovas is being excluded now. By him not being upfront about it makes it seem more suspect.


    Nothing suss about it Deano, its well known knows that Sok and Manol gasbag about everyone except themselves about being s%$#!, that previous culture.

    Those two in defence continuously produced rubbish against the minnows and that was more than enough to drop them and Siovas and Mitro.

    We have the Greek Messi now: LIMNIOS baby!!

  2. When we talk about the National team gaffa, it's paramountly important that this person can galvanise the whole team, to carry out the task at hand with enthusiasm and precision.

    JVS must call an urgent team meeting, talk tactics whilst they all have arni stin souvla, souvlakia, lemoni, skortho, tzatziki, haloumi cheese, and a retsina or ouzo whilst they listen to some rebetica. The Gaffa can show his inner hellene! This will ensure optimum results.

    Won't hurt if JVS, Valkani and Winter dressed like Tsoliathes either!

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  3.                                        Blue/White

                                              4 2 3 1


    Bakakis             Manolas              Hatzidiakos           Tsimikas

                      Galanopoulos           Kourbelis

       Limnios                             Mantalos                      Lamprou



    Fountas Bakasetas Fortounis  

    Vasiliais Giannoulis Stafylidis

    Dioudis Paschalakis/Vlahodimos

  4. On 9/7/2020 at 11:42 PM, Boxou said:

    To be dropped immidiatelly; Bakakis, Paschalakis, Mantalos, Svarnas, Lampropoulos, Rota, Michailidis etc.

     Vlachodimos, Barkas, Dioudis

     Tsimikas, Kyriakopoulos, Giannoulis

     Manolas, Sokratis, Mavropanos, Siovas

     Baldock, Retsos

     Zeca, Vasileiadis, Kourmpelis

    Samaris, Galanopoulos, Bouchalakis

    Donis, Masouras, Limnios, Fortounis, Pavlidis, Koulouris, Fountas


    That's basically one of the best squads we can field up at the moment that leaves outside every mediocre trash that has been around in order to secure a good transfer/sale for his club.



    JVS and co are more content with Mantalos and his high press, as opposed to Fortounis and his holding off style of play.

  5. How good is the Greek MESSI??///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////LIMNIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YEYE!

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  6. 1 minute ago, ausgreek said:

    Well, based on that comment about Svarnas, to make his point about Manolas, Siovas is an out and out m#$%!, the coach should say thankyou now F*** off!!

    Manolas and Sokratis should come into calculations this year as I said last year. When those two were there though, they played without heart for a very long time! That is why they got the ass in the first place! Faroe Islands.


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  7. 8 hours ago, AchillesHeel said:

    <<Ο Έλληνας ποδοσφαιριστής τόνισε αρχικά στην κάμερα του OPEN TV: «Είμαι πολύ χαρούμενος για την νίκη αλλά και επειδή στο προηγούμενο αγώνα έχασα μια εύκολη φάση, αυτή την φορά λυτρώθηκα και χάρισα την νίκη στην ομάδα» και πρόσθεσε για την φάση του γκολ με αυτή που είχε κόντρα στην Σλοεβνία: «Ήταν περίπου ίδια φάση, έτσι δουλεύουμε τα κόρνερ, δίστασα γιατί περίμενα να βγει ο τερματοφύλακας. Επίσης δεν έβλεπα και την μπάλα, έβαλα το πόδι και πήγε έτσι όπως πήγε. Τώρα ήμουν πιο συγκεντρωμένος έκανα το κοντρόλ και έγινε ότι έγινε».

    Για την νέα... εποχή της Εθνικής είπε: «Κάνουμε ένα καινούργιο ξεκίνημα, υπάρχουν πολλοί νέοι παίκτες, έμεινε ένας κορμός με αυτόν τον προπονητή. Χρειαζόμαστε κι άλλους έμπειρους, όπως εγώ βοηθάω τους μικρούς έτσι και άλλοι έμπειροι, να γυρίσουν και άλλοι να βοηθήσουν στο μέλλον τα νεαρά παιδιά».

    Σε ερώτηση αν αναφέρεται σε παίκτες όπως ο Μανωλάς και ο Παπασταθόπουλος τόνισε: «Δεν θέλω να αναφερθώ σε ονόματα, ξέρουμε ποιοι είναι οι καλύτεροι. Κι αυτοί άργησαν να ξεκινήσουν προετοιμασία, μην νομίζετε ότι δεν είναι εδώ γιατί δεν τους θέλει ο προπονητής. Να έρθουν να βοηθήσουν τα νέα παιδιά κι εγώ αυτό κάνω, παίζω δεν παίζω βοηθάω. Κι εγώ όταν ήρθα στην Εθνική πιτσιρικάς το 2014 στην Βραζιλία, με είχαν αγκαλιάσει οι έμπειροι. Αυτό κάνω κι εγώ τώρα. Οι άλλοι έμπειροι παίκτες θα δώσουν και μεγαλύτερη ώθηση στην ομάδα» ενώ πρόσθεσε: «Ξέρουν τι πρέπει να κάνουν, η Ομοσπονδία ξέρει. Ο Μανωλάς είναι ο καλύτερος Έλληνας ποδοσφαιριστής, ξέρει τι πρέπει να κάνει. Ο Σβάρνας έπαιξε καλά, κι εγώ με τον Σβάρνα δεν είχαμε και την καλύτερη χημεία. Όταν έχεις έναν καλό παίκτη είναι καλύτερο. Και ο Σβάρνας που έχει μέλλον αν έχει δίπλα του τον Μανωλά θα γίνει καλύτερος».

    Όσον αφορά τι κρατάει από τον αγώνα με το Κόσοβο είπε: «Μόνο την νίκη κρατάω, βάση του αντιπάλου δεν ήταν δυνατή ομάδα, δεν παίξαμε και τόσο καλά. Μην μας ξεγελάει το σκορ, βάλαμε δύο γκολ. Μπορούμε να παίξουμε καλύτερα».>>

    Many fans think that he is trying to bring back the klika of players that were influencing the previous NT. I always thought Siovas had a lot of football smarts but does not come off looking too bright atm. He took the post game interview as an opportunity to criticize the coach's selections and even criticize his CB partner which is a big no-no especially after a win and the majority of fans have called him out on that.

    As far as the game goes I think the team has a lot of work ahead of them as the performance was worse than against Slovenia. They lacked cohesiveness and did not work well together. Fortounis hangs on to the ball too long instead of playing quick passes, gets out muscled by everyone and their little sister and generally showed why JVS prefers Bakasetas as AM....at least Bakasetas draws fouls when he goes down. Fortounis might be capable of producing 10 or 20 seconds of magic that may result in a goal but does squat the rest of the time. There was no high pressing by Koulouris or Fortounis when it was called for and it looked like some of the players were simply going through the motions.

    But a win is a win!

    Well, based on that comment about Svarnas, to make his point about Manolas, Siovas is an out and out m#&#036;%&#33;, the coach should say thankyou now F*** off!!

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  8. 20 hours ago, paokarag4 said:

    Since it might be a while until we see the Ethniki (or any football for that matter) thought some of you guys might enjoy this. I didn't know if there was a better topic to post it in, but it's a friendly of sorts between Samaris and Bakasetas 



    Hope that guy on the left goes nowhere near the team.

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  9. As for the CB's I spruked from 2020, Manolas and Sok to be again considered, although, I also mentioned I wouldn't pick them. maybe Manolas. It depends on the results of the next couple of matches in the near future. one or both could get a call up. These guys know they cannot get away with crap or JVS will get the rod out.

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