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Everything posted by paokarag4

  1. Very much like the first playoff game, where we came back and won 2-1! Let's play it out and take the 3 points
  2. What an unbelievably stupid challenge Kargas decided to make which got him sent off. There is no threat there what so over, the AEK player was on the halfway line, passing back into his own half, with our defence just about fully set. Just why? No reason what so ever to slide in there, and this is a 28 year old who's been playing football for years, not a 19 year-old Koulierakis. Big picture wise the loss doesn't hurt us, as others have mentioned. Hopefully the players confidence doesn't take too much of a knock from the heavy loss. We beat Aris, Volos, and Olympiakos on the last match-day we should end up 3rd and secure Europa League football regardless of the Cup final result.
  3. Seems it's as a result of having suffered COVID at some point, not sure if that was recent or a while ago. Club said he won't train for 2 weeks, not sure if after that he'll be cleared to train fully and potentially play. Or if he'll be eased back into things and potentially miss the last month of the season. Good news is he is okay and the playing side of things will work itself out in the coming weeks.
  4. Let's just see this out, I recall us blowing a 4-1 lead not that long ago against Volos in a match that ended 4-4😫
  5. Taison has been electric since coming on, 2 assists and he oozes class. Fantastic touch.
  6. The Augusto one looked quite innocuous, the commentator said he was clipped by the Volos player's studs and he did have a little blood on his knee. Hopefully it's just that as he has had a serious knee injury in the past.
  7. I do feel for El Kaddouri, it must be so frustrating when you're body just doesn't allow you to get on the pitch. Hopefully a move back to Italy in the summer and he can play out the last few years of his career much healthier than he has been the last 2 years for us.
  8. The change in coach makes it interesting, hard to know what sort of formation and tactics they may come with. Regardless the mood around Olympiakos isn't great and hasn't been all year. Players hearing it from the fans, poor management in multiple areas. It all leads to an unsettled playing squad and something we can hopefully take advantage of. Thomas a chance to start over Oliveira? I know Lucescu has been toying with the idea so it might happen in this game. No TV coverage in Australia as far you know, Blackhawk?
  9. Disappointing result considering the other results, we would have been in this up to our eyeballs. It was always going to be tough and I think most of us thought 2nd place was the maximum for this season. Considering we are now 6 points behind the top 2, I think we go away to Olympiakos and go for the win. We've beaten them there this year, and while they are improved this time around, we are capable of pinching 3 points. No difference between finishing 3rd and 4th, so go there and play for the win to stay in touch with the top 2. Drop points and we know it's just about over and all our eggs go into the cup basket.
  10. Looks like Kedizora got himself 2 assists too, hopefully it restores some confidence for him given his poor first half v Aris.
  11. Solid win first up, seems we never really got out of 2nd gear and still managed to score three and hit the woodwork another 3 times. On another day we score 5-6. Not too much more to take out of it but the 3 points. France beating the Netherlands is good news, it means assuming we beat Ireland in Greece in June (we also play France in June but we assume that's a loss and anything we get out of it is a bonus) we would be leading the Dutch heading into our match-up in September. The Dutch don't play in June due to the Nations League finals. It will be important going to the Netherlands and being 3 points clear of them in September, meaning a draw will keep ourselves clear of them heading into the last 4 matches. Schedule has helped us, and France sweeping the group will also help. We can keep our noses in-front of the Netherlands until they come to Greece in our 2nd last match. A lot of water to go under the bridge until then, but if we take care of business v Ireland (not easy) and Gibraltar we are in with a fighting chance to pinch 2nd spot.
  12. Kourbelis is out injured and will miss these games. Reports saying that 8-9 players are locked in to start, they are: Vlachodimos, Baldock, Mavropanos, Chatzidiakos, Tsimikas, Siopis, Bakasetas, Mantalos, Fortounis. Question marks are over whether Pavlidis/Giakoumakis starts and Konstantelias/Masouras on the wing. Bakasetas, Mantalos and Fortounis could be played in a few different positions, just depends on how Poyet wants to go about it. Either way I think that team is probably the best we can put out, and it should have enough attacking talent to score a few goals and record a routine victory. https://www.sport24.gr/football/ethniki-elladas-ta-dyo-senaria-sto-myalo-toy-poget-gia-tin-endekada-me-to-givraltar.9982928.html
  13. Baldock deemed fit to play after missing training yesterday, he trained fully today. Bouchalakis and Ioannidis in doubt at this stage. Don't think we'll see anything out of the ordinary in terms of the eleven, would be nice to see Fortounis and Konstantelias starting on the wings given it will be a game where we will dominate the ball and need creativity to break down a parked bus. Don't think Poyet will start Konstantelias though, he's probably more likely to go Masouras or Pelkas. Pavlidis incredible form this season commands a starting spot for him, he'll be leading the line.
  14. I’ve tuned into the last 10 mins or so and all hell has broken loose. Lucescu sent off, fans throwing s%$#! onto the pitch bench’s brawling etc. just another day it seems…. +14 stoppage time as the commotion broke out just before stoppage time . hopefully no more incidents it could get ugly
  15. Really, how come pash? I think he is a good fit for Lucescu's style and while he isn't as a potent finisher as a Prijovic, we play our best football with him on the pitch. We are building towards competing for the title next season (still in the race this year but we are playing catch-up and it's probably out of reach for 22-23), unless an absolute superstar comes I don't see Lucescu wanting to go with anyone else leading the line for next season. I hope he re-signs and is able to keep producing what he has this year. They may look to upgrade on Thomas as the back-up, but his late season scoring may sway the club to trigger his 1+1 renewal option.
  16. We've come a long way from having no strikers to now having too many to call up! Douvikas misses out despite being in solid form for Utrecht. I have no complaints with the 3 strikers who have been called up, but Douvikas can consider himself unlucky. Limnios must be called up more to support and give his teammates a mental boost. He hasn't played for Koln yet since returning from his knee injury but he has had some minutes for their youth team. A little surprised Retsos has been called up, he's been very average for Olympiako this year. Not sure why Poyet doesn't like Nikolaou, called him up a year ago for his first matches in charge and he hasn't been seen since. Despite being a starter in Serie A for close to 2 years. I can see the logic with the Tzavellas call-up (he wants a 'senior' center back in the squad) even if I don't agree with it. An inform Fortounis can only do good for the Ethniki, if he and Konstantelias get on the pitch together we are going to see some magic.
  17. In terms of Trophies won? Yes it is, from 2017 we have won 5 trophies where the club had 6 total honours previous to that recent success (League and Cup). A lot of older fans highlight the 70's as PAOK's golden era, with some legendary players, slick football and our first league title was captured along with 2 cups. My Dad constantly goes on about that period, and how they "Weren't allowed" to win more by the Athens clubs. Way before my time and I personally don't like to get swept up in all that other stuff. For me yes, recent yes has been the most successful. The weight of trophies I think supports that. Ultimately it depends who you ask, others may say the Koudas led team of the 70's was the most successful era for the club.
  18. Absolutely not, given we have recently dropped points against Asteras and PAS we are in position to be that confident we will win and not have 4.5 starters, start the match. I don't think Lucescu will do it either, we may see one or 2 on the bench but I dare say Ingason, Koulierakis and one of Zivkovic/Oliveira will start (if not both). AEK plays Olympiakos this weekend too, so a win will see us either close the gap on AEK or jump Olympiakos on the table. Let's take care of business against Volos, something we weren't able to do in our recent travels.
  19. Novasports highlights should work no matter where you are in the world, I find the highlights from the games on Cosmote hardest to find. Unless PAOK's YouTube channel uploads them, I generally can't find them. Here's a link to this mornings game, hopefully it works for you! https://www.novasports.gr/sport/podosfairo/event/super-league-1/article/12785914/paok-ionikos-6-0-aspromayros-odostrotiras-hls/
  20. Chance of the game being postponed for a second time, if a national tragedy is declared following the train accident in Tempi, which has claimed 36 lives so far.
  21. Seems Koutsias to Chicago is a done deal, 2.35 million Euros up front to us, with bonuses the total fee can reach 3million. We also retain 15% of any potential future sale. I echo the sentiments of those in here, it's a good deal for a player who only played a handful of games for the first team. The kid seems super keen to be playing first team football and that was never going to happen at PAOK at least in the short term so probably a good move for him too. All in all a good piece of business and another player from the academy sold for a solid fee. He follows Tzolis and Giannoulis, plus we all know the money being rumoured for Konstantelias and Koulierakis. Την Κυριακή (26/2) έπεσαν οι υπογραφές της μεταγραφής του Γιώργου Κούτσια στη Chicago Fire. Στα 3,2 εκατομμύρια δολάρια το συνολικό ποσό που θα εισπράξει ο ΠΑΟΚ, άμεση η καταβολή του transfer fee των 2,5 εκατομμυρίων δολαρίων, 15% το ποσοστό μεταπώλησης που κρατάει ο Δικέφαλος, πενταετές το συμβόλαιο (4+1) του Έλληνα επιθε τικού, στα 2,35 εκατομμύρια δολάρια οι δικές του συνολικές απολαβές. https://www.sport24.gr/sthles/to-chronodiagramma-kai-to-plaisio-tis-metagrafis-koytsia-sti-chicago-fire.9954841.html
  22. Tzolis scores his first goal since returning to Norwich. He came off the bench in the 72nd minute and scored in the 94th minute, completing the scoring in a 3-1 win for his side. Interesting reading some comments from his manager post game, he seems to believe in Tzolis which is only beneficial for him. I will post them below. Also should be noted Giannoulis started and played 76 minutes before being subbed off.
  23. You all have been asking for it and it seems it will be happening, Konstantelias will be called up to the senior squad for the Euro Qualifier v Gibraltar. Κωνσταντέλιας: Ο Γκουστάβο Πογέτ έχει τρελαθεί με το "παιδί-θαύμα" του ΠΑΟΚ και τον καλεί για πρώτη φορά στην Ανδρών
  24. Lyratzis was injured and required surgery, he was meant to be out for 6-8 weeks so from memory that will be mid to late March. He hasn't started training properly yet and is still on a modified running program (or some sort of individual training program) Michalidis played a bunch of games with the B team so theoretically he should be match-fit or at least making the squads. It seems Lucescu doesn't see him as part of his plans for this season. With Nasberg being the back-up to Koulierakis.
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