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La Mendel

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  1. Sorry... Lets hope he wont sub Fortounis off. Bakasetas will play 90 minutes I guess.
  2. I would prefer to see Masouras (I do not have a liking for potential) but apart from that this is a fine analyse!
  3. This was a wholly correct prediction, I would like to admit that! Chatzidiakos - Tzavellas, and Fortounis was really important. But for the (blessed) injury of Giannoulis, we wouldnt have seen Kyriakopoulos, a Serie A defender, and but for the absence of Mantalos Fortounis would have started on the bench. We were a bit lucky against Moldova (some injuries/sicknesses can be blessings in disguise - I know it is a mean thing to say this).
  4. Fortounis is very important, without him it could have been easily more difficult to beat this Moldova team!
  5. And his corner kick around the 85th minute, it was cleared perhaps by the first defender, or was it the second? Why does he even play? Zeca, Limnios, Kyriakopoulos, Chatzidiakos, Bouchalakis, Chatzigiovannis and even Mavrias were really good, however. Giakoumakis should have been subbed in a little earlier perhaps? Nevertheless, it was nice to see the Ethniki playing so fast and well. A good overall production.
  6. That is absolutely true. He F***ed up literally almost everything in the last 25 minutes. He had a chance, it went wholly wide. Free kick at the end, handball, was dispossessed, it was painful to watch. And he was now even captain! The only negative thing in our asset.
  7. I saw only the last 25 minutes or so. Bakasetas did practically everything wrong. (I see he scored in the first half.)
  8. FYROM will participate in Euro 2021??? f***ing Lampropoulos destroyed us with that own goal against Estonia. But for that guy and the idiocy of Anastasiadis who started our B team that game, we would have reached the play off.
  9. Actually Giakoumakis played very well. It was a good decision to call up such an in-form attacker. We were in bad need of a striker since the disappearance of Mitroglou. Tzolis also scored and the team played indeed well!
  10. JVS being crazy I cannot imagine the starting XI. However, I guess Bakasetas will be our central attacking midfielder.
  11. Marinakis doesnt like to spend his money on class players like Kokkalis did (Giovanni Karembeu etc.). In earnest, he probably gave up the Champions League long ago as hopeless and he wants to dominate only at home (with alternating success). El Arabi scored at last against Zvezda. It was a long long way to go with players like these (Camara Randjelovic Benzia).
  12. Did he really killed somebody? ? I know about the matchfixing case. I think he had been eventually acquitted.
  13. Marinakis helped Olympiacos to win the Super League several times but I think he gave up Champions League from the beginning. If you want to reach a certain stage (QF, SF) you should sign better players than Ba, El Arabi, Guilherme, Gaspar and the likes. I guess he thinks CL is a hopeless case for a Greek team cannot compete with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. He doesnt want to give out big money; it is enough for him that Olympiacos could dominate at home.
  14. Guys I am an outsider in these things but I think Kokkalis made far better signings. It was not only Giovanni. He tried to build a really strong team that could compete with European powerhouses like Juventus. In 1999, Olympiacos reached the quarter finals of Champions League and they lost to Juventus 2-3 (on aggregate). He signed Rivaldo (Golden Ball winner, world champion), Karembeu (world and European championships, Champions League winner with Real Madrid), Zahovic (played in the Champions League final in 2000), Raul Bravo and a lot of Greek internationals like Giannakopoulos Mavrogenidis Venetidis Patsatzoglou Antzas Nikopolidis. So far, Marinakis has signed only one classy player, Valbuena and even he is not a world class footballer like Rivaldo was.
  15. I also dont think that having Sokratis as a bench warmer would work. I guess Van Schip will figure this somehow out.
  16. Seems logical! I seemed to remember that Van Schip said he knew what Manolas and Sokratis were capable of and he wanted to see the younger options? That could imply he wants to incorporate some way Manolas and Sok in the NT. Now Ive found this article from September 30: https://www.agonasport.com/agonasport-allnews/vant-schip-counting-on-experienced-trio-for-the-future Especially this excerption: "Initially, eyebrows were raised when Van ‘t Schip’s decision became known, but SDNA subsequently revealed that the 55-year-old phoned Manolas, Papastathopoulos and Samaris to inform them that their absence from his squad is only due to the fact that he wants to see what the young players are capable of. Van ‘t Schip is counting on the trio for future games which have more competitive meaning."
  17. Happy 35th birthday to our center back Avraam! ???
  18. Meriah is incredibly error-prone. Avraam is probably too slow for this level and Cisse is still injured. That makes Semedo the one and only reliable center back of Olympiakos.
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