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  1. 53 minutes ago, BostonThanatos said:

    Looking at the video, I don't think that can was full....I think Ivic was bull$hittin.....can't explain the blood though, although it is at the top of the head, and the can hit him in the side of the head.

    My initial thoughts are that it was empty and seeing the way the game was going, he knew if he milks it, paok can get the points outside the pitch. Hell if villafanez milked it, we may have just got the game also.

    Regardless, assessing the severity of the incidents is not the way to go about it. The moment something is thrown, game over. These idiots continue to throw s%$#! because they are well aware of the possibility that their respective team can get away with merely a small fine.

  2. 4 hours ago, Blackhawk said:

    One big difference. The firecracker did not hit the player. PAOK got punished with a 32,00 Euro fine for that incident.

    Really? It's a cracker, it doesn't have to hit the player. As long as it lands next to him when it goes off, it can cause damage in more ways than one. People shouldn't be throwing s%$#!. If you guys got a fine, then we should also. If we get points taken off, then so should you. Can you not see the injustice?

  3. 55 minutes ago, pash said:

    Game is cut off. No word on if it'll be continued.

    Abandon the game, EPO. Do it. DO WHAT IS RIGHT.

    If this was in Thessaloniki, the game would have been cut off immediately.

    Right decision to abandon, should've happened immediately but why wasn't the cup game abandoned when the cracker was thrown at villafanez? Does a coach have privileges over a player?

  4. They reinforced that area where ivic got hit after the incident lol. Only in greece.

    Should we get punished? Hell yes. But should paok have been punished for the fire cracker thrown at villafanez? Off-course. What about anastasiou being hit at karaiskaki? What happened there?

    Every team has idiots, but not all respective clubs get punished equally.

  5. A good game between the two in form sides. We were better though. 

    Lucas was everywhere, good feet as usual and fought for every ball. If only he filled the stat sheet more...but hey if that were the case, he wouldn't be playing in greece. 

    I think if masoud was a little younger, you sign him in a heart beat. 


  6. Thus far, our lack of quality hasn't been an issue simply because our opponents have mostly been deadbeats. This game is different though because belgium host some great technically gifted players. Not sure how much martinez has changed but having watched them in the euros, team belief and togetherness was lacking. I mean they made light work of easier opponents but struggled against well organized, resilient sides where mental strength becomes a factor. I wouldn't say that skibbe's side fits the above description but there is a sense of belief amongst the group that has been transparent in the performances. Hate to finish on a sour note, but that center back pairing doesn't not give confidence at all. We have been accustom to being defensively sound, but we can't really say that about this team. Good luck to the boys!

  7. Oly blows. We have said it before, their mental strength outweighs their quality. They have no business beating paok but time and time again they have mustered out results. Hopefully bento plays the kids and cardoso (great player once upon a time).


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  8. ^^^I had this idea a few years back. When many in the pao forums were raving about his technical ability, i saw other traits and concluded that he needs a change of position. I said the same about salpi. Wingers that are technically limited but show defensive discipline should be tried out at fullbacks. Back in the day salpi would always protect his fullback.

    This also proves how behind we are in terms of innovation and thinking. The germans take our wingers and convert them to fullbacks. They did the same with vieirinha.

  9. Tougher tests to come...

    Seems like the team we be built on a 4-2-3-1 shape. As we have said in the past, this compensates for lacking complete midfielders that can contribute to multiple phases. Kourbelis looks a better player than zeca, but then again its zeca. Boumal is playing to save his pao career. Klonaridis has goals in him, just never really been consistent. Should this change, we may just have an asset.

  10. ^Try to understand that those currently earning a living talking and writing about football are clueless simply because those that hire them are clueless themselves. It's rare to find someone in the media that has sound knowledge of the game. In greece for instance, there are only two i can think of that deserve the money they earn. One works radio and the other writes for contra.gr

    If you go back to the previous pages, i have voiced a similar opinion after observing him over the years. I think we can agree that bayern have first presence in Germany with respect to player recruitment. If sokratis was better, he would be at bayern and not hummels.

  11. 21 hours ago, Tzatziki said:

    I can see him getting some interesting transfer offers this summer, bravo re Kosta! He has come a long way in his career feels great to see him doing well in the big show.

    The guy is lazy but he lives in the box and has good awareness. He would thrive on a team that statistically do well in sending the ball in the box.

  12. ^^Too much of a panic buy for me.

    Again i'm all for bringing in younger players but we have to be mindful that, this isn't the earlier 2000's were you had genuine talent coming through. I was in greece in 1993, 2000 and again in 2009, 2012 and 2013. The amount of kids playing on the street has declined significantly, whilst the ones that end up in academies are usually not taught well. What's happened since 2000, is that the talent has dried up and we have failed to establish a legitimate market outside the country. The Portuguese for instance have South America, ajax have Scandinavia, whilst we continue to neglect rocha.


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  13. 4 hours ago, Pana97 said:

    We had players, but thanks to him signing so many foreigners we had to drop a few to add kids on the bench. Yes, we played good in that game, but that does not make him out to be a good coach. One good game does not excuse ten bad/average games. The depth excuse is a poor one, especially for the league. The way they played after that game is not excusable. Losing to that OFI side and dropping points when it mattered most, poor fitness, lack of mentality. Leto was benched a lot under Stramma and now that Ouzo is here Leto has been starting and scoring some vital goals. Boumal was great last year then the Italian drops him, Vlaxo rotted on the bench for no reason too. Stramma brought in hacks like I mentioned earlier too. For that one positive in Europe he sure had a lot of negatives to outweigh it. 

    The team bled in those european games i mentioned and were not justified. It's never easy to pick you players up after these performances nor is it easy to play two games in the space of a few days. How many games was ledesma and zeca asked to play? What other options did strama have? Lod, reis, koutroubis - these guys might as well be playing for some of the smaller league sides because they are not pao material. 

  14. ^^Ledesma actually failed his medical and yet we still signed him which is indicative of our management. Essien's injuries were well documented prior to him coming over. Unlike these bums, melo can actually give you minutes, not to mention he competes and would've installed some life in our midfield.

    Offcourse a club has to be sustainable and bring in younger players but they also have to offer some value. I don't see enough in kourbelis to justify spending 700k. 

    Also regarding our debt, we had no issues spending a healthy fee for a sub-par player.

  15. 16 minutes ago, Pana97 said:

    We played Celta not Malaga

    I like Kourbelis better than Melo. Of course Melo had a better career, but Panathinaikos is Greek and we only had what, like one Greek in the eleven with Stramma? Lets face it Ledesma, Ibarbo, Ivanov were all busts and I think having a Risvanis, Kourbelis, and Vlaxodimos would give us some sort identity. The Bulgarians, and Colombians don't give a s%$#! about PAO. The rare occurrence like Leto or Zeca is good, but at the end of the day a Greek kid will know what Panathinaikos is versus the foreigner who came here to not get payed in the end.... 

    Our aim should be building a solid core that can first compete in the league and then look at Europe. There is no excuse, Stramma losing to OFI was the final straw thank God we qualified to the next round of the cup and that was thanks to Ouzounidis. Under Stramma I can't think of a game where we came back and won when we were down. 

    Have you see melo play? Defensively sound and very good on the ball, not to mention experience playing at the highest level. Kourbelis is not fit to tie his laces.

    The previous sides had a core of greek players, but these were great players. If we had 11 kourbelis type players back then, we would not be talking about these sides.

    Regarding playing for the shirt. Times have changed, these greek kids coming through don't have the same mentality.



  16. ^^Celta my mistake.


    3 minutes ago, Pana97 said:

    lol remember the celta game? He single handily F***ed us by not subbing anyone until it was too late. The guy made some poor decisions and that cost him.

    This is rather pessimistic to focus on the last 10min and dismiss the 80min prior, whereby he put on a coaching clinic. It's not strama's fault he had no depth. It was always a death sentence trying to compete in all competitions.

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