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.
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.
After our 2-0* win against PAOK earlier in the week (it feels like ages since we beat them), its
come down to a match-up between PAO and AEK toÂ decide who will be Greece's second team to attempt
to make their mark in the Champions League. Thanks to Chelsea's win against Bayern in the final
today, whichever team goes on to win the playoffs will be placed in the stronger group for
qualifying matches and will play against lower seeded teams (definitely good news!
LIBE! What else can I say? The guy is a legend, 36 and still scoring goals (beautiful ones
Didnt watch the match. I heard the first half wasnt our greatest but things picked up later on.
Not sure how specific players played but we scored some nice goals today and grabbed some critical
Mix Diskerud was the hero for Rosenborg in the Europa League playoff round, advancing them past
Legia Warsaw 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate. Legia took the lead in the 36th minute with
Tore Reginiussen equalizing for Rosenborg in the 69th. Diskerud scored the winner on the night and
for the series in the 87th minute.
L.A. Galaxy star Landon Donovan says he wants a break this off-season. After two years of
mid-winter loans to the blue half of Merseyside, Donovan says his chances of again playing for
Everton are slim. Donovan has made several comments recently indicating that retirement may come
sooner than many people expect.
Passion often equates to violence in football. PAOK has some passionate fans, as the YouTubers
tell us. Rapid Vienna traveled there for a Europa League matchup, where they found, according to
the official statement, "unimaginable hatred." Well then. That's something.
The Europa League should be sponsored by the companies which produce flares and balaklavas.
The kickoff of the UEFA Europa League playoff round has a distinct U.S. Men's National Team
flavor as several members of MNT hope to see their clubs start the first leg of the playoffs on a
positive note. Among the U.S. internationals that could see action today, a red-hot Jozy Altidore
and Terrence Boyd, fresh off his game-winning assist in Mexico, will hope to continue their run of
Gol ed emozioni nell'andata degli ottavi di finale di Europa League, ma anche tante sorprese.
L'Udinese, ultima squadra italiana rimasta nella competizione, e reduce dalla bella prova contro i
greci del Paok, cade malamente in Olanda in casa dell'AZ Alkmaar, capolista di Eredivisie,
vittoriosa per 2 a 0.
Europa League on GolTV: Atletico Madrid - Besiktas at 1pm and Manchester United - Bilbao at 5pm. AZ
- Udinese 3pm - GolTV Jozy Altidore's AZ open their Round of 16 series with Udinese at home. AZ
advanced at the expense of Sacha Kljestan's Anderlecht, with Udinese beating PAOK. AZ lead the
Eredivisie, with Udinese 4th in Serie A.
Francesco Guidolin's Udinese headed into the second-leg of tonight's Europa Leauge Round of 32 tie
without a win in four, knowing they needed a big result in Greece tonight. The talismanic Antonio
Di Natale was still sidelined with a foot injury, as was long-term absentee Mauricio Isla. Guidolin
opted to start duo Diego Fabbrini and Antonio Floro-Flores in attack.
Dopo aver conosciuto le avversarie di Inter, Milan e Napoli, negli ottavi di Champions, si Ă¨
proceduto al sorteggio dei Sedicesimi di Europa League (andata 16 febbraio, ritorno il 23). La
Lazio di Reja, non fortunatissima, pesca gli spagnoli dell'Atletico Madrid (prima gara
all'Olimpico), mentre l'altra italiana ancora in gioco, l'Udinese di Guidolin, passata
grazieContinua a leggere .
Chicago Fire head coach and technical director Frank Klopas recently traveled to Europe for his
annual scouting trip. Earlier this week, the Fire posted a little story and a video of Klopas
wrapping up his trip by visiting Atletico Madrid. Things have been fairly quiet on any European
players that might but coming over to play for Chicago but the Greek press has the first morsel of
information just before the European transfer window opens.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento has replaced Danny & Silvio who have withdrawn from the squad before
their crucial playoff with Bosnia due toÂ injuries. Bento though did not call up Bosingwa which
leaves many of us Portuguese fans scratching our heads. Malaga winger Eliseu and PAOK midfielder
Vieirinha have replaced the injured players as the club prepares for Fridays first leg.
Shamrock Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur, Thursday 15th December 6pm KO ITV4
So here we are, at the last match in the laborious group stage of the Europa League. A
competition that is supposed to be the second best European competition to win but in my opinion is
just plain second rate as shown by the fact that not that many teams are interested in playing in
THFC1882 presents Mike Hooley with a match report from a less than glorious
night for Tottenham Hotspur:
Any hopes or expectations of progression to the knockout stages of the Europa League were all
but extinguished last night, with Spurs never recovering from perhaps their sloppiest start to a
game since the 4-0 reverse at Fulham in the FA Cup back in January.
PAOK? Powak? Pork? Pay-ock? I don't care how you pronounce it, I bloody love the little buggers.
Last night, like Shirley Valentine before me, eleven men from Salonika stole my heart. They've even
replaced AEK Argos as my favourite Greek club and let me tell you, that takes some doing.
Recreating 'Reservoir Dogs' could not lift the boys
After Blackburn Rovers' exit from the League Cup at the hands of Cardiff City on Tuesday night,
Steve Kean suggested his side had "forfeited" the game to concentrate on Premier League
And, while Tottenham are approaching the halfway point of the season with the opportunity to
strengthen their hold on a place in the top four, Harry Redknapp showed no signs of surrendering
the club's place in the Europa League against PAOK ahead of the clash at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham vs PAOK 1-2 Europa League Highlights Goals Video Salpingidis Athanasiadis Defoe 2011
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Tottenham vs PAOK 1-2 Europa League Highlights Goals Video Salpingidis Athanasiadis Defoe 2011 is a
post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Tottenham vs PAOK 2011 ( Spurs PAOK
Salonika video below) Score and result:- Tottenham vs PAOK 1-2 ( Luka Modric/ Salpingidis,
Athanasiadis) White Hart Lane, London- 30 November, 2011- Europa League- [.
The fans in the forums of PAOK are adopting the same outlook of the game as all of our Europa
league opponents. If we play our kids, they have a chance, if we play a half a team of key players,
they'll get beat. The rest of this opposition fan forum preview is brought to you by the Greek
Google translate, which was obviously having a day off, or was trying to sell me a clarinet.
THFC1882 welcomes back guest writer Mike Hooley with a preview of Wednesday's
Europa League game:
So, Tottenham Hotspur play a European tie on a Wednesday once again, in what all Spurs fans hope
will be a prelude of things to come next season.
However, the fantastic current league run â€“ nine wins and a draw since the Manchester City
defeat â€“ is put to one side this week with the return fixture against the Greek outfit PAOK
Salonika, current Group A leaders.
The loss in Kazan last night has left Spurs needing to avoid defeat in their next two games
against PAOK and Shamrock Rovers if they are to stand a chance of progressing to the next round of
32 and it raises an issue that has been burning since our Europa League qualification was
The manager has never been shy in letting his feelings known about the validity of this
competition and words such as annoyance and irritation are never far from his lips.
Tonights game at Central Stadium was always going to be tough for Spurs, no matter which team
had been picked. Rubin Kazan have some experienced heads from Russian League and European football
and they showed it with a commanding performance against a Spurs team that had a mix of youth and
PAOK vs Rubin Kazan 1-1 Highlights Video 2011 Europa League Vierinha Haedo Valdez is a post from
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PAOK vs Rubin Kazan 1-1 Highlights Video 2011 Europa League Vierinha Haedo Valdez is a post from
Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter PAOK vs Rubin Kazan 2011 ( PAOK Rubin 2011 video
below) Final score and result:- PAOK vs Rubin Kazan 1-1 ( Vierinha/ Haedo Valdez) Stadio Toumbas-
15 December, 2011- Thursday- Europa [.
Â Relax. We can still qualify The JimmyG2 Column PAOK acting on Danny Blanchflower's advice
equalised almost before we took the pitch. Then like 'New York; New York' they liked it so much
they did it again. 2-0 down in 12 minutes through slack defending and the future looked bleak. As
Danny had once suggested, 'Get your retaliation in first' But that is at least the 4th time we've
Things that girls know that boys haveÂ apparentlyÂ failed to embrace #32: It is never acceptable to
wipe one's nose on one's blouse. Not even when you've consumed a container ship's worth of
champagne and couldn't locate your nose with a map. Image:Â MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images.
A title that truly embody's the spirit of this post.
Pint Pots as Gas Masks for the Gods of War Aris 1-1 PAOK (23:10:11) A ring of fire, flares, fireworks, tear-gas, an ambush.... welcome to
one of the maddest places in the world to watch football, Thessaloniki. Fasten your seat belts as
Graham Kenworthy takes us on an exhilarating ride.