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Posts posted by Ellada2004

  1. 7 hours ago, Omonoia9 said:

    It doesn't add up that Poyet would possibly want to leave even if he manages to lead us to qualify. You'd want to put in that work and not enjoy the spoils, as in coaching at the Euro?

    Ya this issue he has created doesn’t make sense. It seems as he is begging to be fired after all the good work he has done. He could have mentioned his assistant didn’t get paid a few months back? All coaches have agents that handle their business. On this I take EPO side as Poyet is just angling at something. Personally I like the guy and has done a good job overall if he included Fortounis in the team I would give him an A. 

  2. 2 hours ago, Brklyngrk said:

    When I first heard about Poyet's assistant, I thought how could EPO do that? How is it possible? Then you find out that it is because he hasn't registered the proper tax id in Greece and he refuses to do so.  That is why he hasn't been paid. Knowing this, why bring it up?

    Yes that’s right he doesn’t have a tax id set up. The VP of EPO on ERT TV said there are other mangers that have expressed interest in the NT job. Poyet bringing this up now is really petty on his part. If he wants the Ireland job then he should take it and we should move on. 

  3. Reports are saying EPO are about to sack Poyet. Poyet said his assistant is not with the team as he has not been paid for eight months? Hard to take EPO side on this but why is he bringing this up now and not a few months ago? Overall I like the job Poyet has done but have not liked how he went on about possibly becoming Irelands next manager. The focus must be on winning the two playoff matches! 

  4. 7 hours ago, Brklyngrk said:

    Not sure if it's him negotiating but it's annoying - almost sound that EPO should be kissing his....

    EPO need to resolve this soon. Players don’t need any distractions and all the focus has to be on winning these two matches! 

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  5. On 11/3/2023 at 8:48 PM, paokarag4 said:

    It no doubt is, if we come through the play-offs there is no way he would turn down an extension and the chance to lead us to the Euros. If we don't qualify he may leave, but zero chance if we clinch qualification in March. 

    Poyet would be wise to work things out with Fortounis and bring him back for the playoffs. Also Douvikas better get the call up and leave Pavlidis out. If he does this we should have no real problem qualifying for the Euros. 

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  6. On 11/3/2023 at 9:24 AM, Brklyngrk said:

    Read somewhere that Poyet is contemplating leaving the post after the nations league as he is out of contract. He said that he would entertain the Irish position as he loved their fans. Rumor has it this is a negotiating ploy as he wants an extension ASAP.  Apparently the Irish fans liked him as they think he was the only reason Greece was able to beat us, on talent, they believe we are on the same level.

    Really Poyet said that? Lol what talent was in that Ireland squad I did not see them barely threaten us after the first few minutes of that match. 

  7. On 10/19/2023 at 6:31 PM, paokarag4 said:


    Good post, agree with most of this! All the pens are there (even the third that wasn't given probably was). 

    On Bakasetas I do agree that he has struggled against the bigger footballing nations but tbf they are games where as you note our whole midfield has been overrun. The fact that he can boss games against mid-lower ranked teams is important, as in recent qualifying campaigns that is where we have blown our chances. 

    Konstantelias clearly had a role to play in this game, as you note how is the ball supposed to get to the 3 strikers waiting in the box with Bouchalakis and Siopis in midfield. I feel like we are living another version of when Fetfa was playing for the Ethniki, when we would need a goal and various managers would refuse to throw him on?

    The game was calling for Konsantellias especially in the last 20 minutes when the Dutch were under pressure. Poyet didn’t play him and even Alexandropoulos but he puts ion Bouchalakis? 
    Overall Poyet has definitely improved the NT by winning the Nations League and beating the country’s we are suppose to unlike under other managers. All that said he has fallen short in the matches vs Holland. If we got 3pts from them we would have qualified for the Euros directly. A Holland team which was there for the taking especially in Greece where they missed seven starters. Now Poyet has to get the job done in the playoffs. I hope he calls up Fortounis and begs him to comeback! 

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  8. 18 hours ago, J1078 said:

    I just looked at the nations league standings.

     Group winners 

    Georgia 16

    Greece 15

    Kazakhstan 13

    Luxembourg 11 (replaces Turkey)


    1st Georgia vs 4th Luxembourg

    2nd Greece vs 3rd Kazakhstan



    I would say Greece should beat Kazakhstan especially in Athens but they won today in Finland which is a tough place to get a result and they have beaten Denmark too. They are currently 3rd in their group but Slovenia & Denmark should get top 2. 
    I think playing Georgia or Luxembourg would be easier matches. 

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