Unfortunately, due to the usual excuse of school work with the term approaching its end, I haven't had too much time to actually write much worthwhile here on the blog. I think gtmanleg's comment on a previous post sums up pretty well our game over the weekend:
"Good win today that should stave off any chance at relegation.
Not a great result, but definitely one we can settle for.
We started off excellently, controlling the game completely, and within the first ten minutes we had two excellent chances to score (one hit the crossbar), but the rain was really coming down and less than twenty minutes into the match the pitch was flooded.
Believe it or not, we've had four wins from our last five games. And we're only one point behind PAO. And only five behind a playoff spot.
There would've been a time when seeing all of this happen would not be a surprise for AEK... if anything, it would be expected. But we all know times are rough, so well done to the team and management for turning things around like this.
Third game, third goal for him. Looks like hes turning out to be the best signing we've made in ages.
As usual, didn't get to watch the game. Sounds like we were all over Ofi for most of the game, and from what I saw of the highlights, we missed many chances. Ofi, on the other hand, had one real chance all game and managed to score.
Could've been worse! We managed to grab a point after Petrogol scored the equalizer late in extra time (there were about six minutes extra time I believe, a fair time considering there were four red cards given) and now, believe it or not, we're actually third from last! Still not out of the relegation zone, but we're slooooooooowly making our way up.
Unfortunately, the new year didn't start off too well, with a 3-1 loss to Tripolis. But thankfully, we managed to grab three points over the weekend thanks to a 1-0 win over Xanthi. The scorer? Petropoulos
Didn't get to watch the game, sounded like we played quite alright for the most part though, Petropoulos and Mitropoulos specifically receiving quite a bit of praise.
Been a while since I posted, but Ive finally finished my exams so I have some time and follow a game from start to finish. Can't find any TV links right now, looks like radio is all I got, but it'll do.
So, there have been a few games since my last post. Unfortunately we lost 1-0 to Panthrakikos in the league, I was expecting a better result than that, and it would've really helped us in terms of getting out of the relegation zone.
Soooo, I was hoping for a better result so we could build some momentum from our 4-0 win last weekend, and unfortunately that didn't happen... Sounds like it was a similar story to what we had seen the few weeks leading up to the Oly game, good performance from our guys for a while, but we couldn't keep it going, and one slip up by the keeper let Levadeiakos score the only goal they needed for the 3 points.
Beautiful isn't it? Like my father told me today, before this game we only scored 4 goals all season, now we just scored 4 in one game. Away. With some great goals. And some great support from our supporters that traveled north. Just like the good old days!
Yep, surprise surprise... Another derby ruined by refs added to the list which seems to be getting longer and longer...
Sure, we ended up losing 0-4 at home, and sure, with such an inexperienced team in such a high profile match, I guess we couldn't have expected much. But for once, can we as fans of AEK and fans of the sport just see a derby played by the teams without controversial calls?
YEP! Our first win of the season! And it came at a great time. Still early enough in the season that we can turn things around. Still more than enough teams near us in the standings that with a little momentum, we can easily climb to higher positions. And especially with some big games coming up, we really needed a win to boost our morale and confidence (for both the players and the supporters).
I certainly wasn't expecting us to get our first win of the season in Toumba, but a 1-0 loss still isn't too bad (considering our current situation... young players, first derby for the team, new coach). I didn't get to watch or follow the match, but I heard that we played a pretty tight game defensively and managed to hold PAOK back for much of the match.