EJ & Adu: Aris - Olympiakos (Playoffs) 4/28 19:00 Greek/12:00 ET

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by nick_3f, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. nick_3f

    nick_3f Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    Thessaloniki
    Club:
    Aris Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    [​IMG] vs [​IMG]

    Very important game since Aris needs to win and reset the difference between the other teams.
    Psychology not at its best after loosing a final. So Cuper needs to remove any sadness and make the players fight for this important game.
    Calvo is injured. 4 players suspended, Campora, Nafti, Arano and Kouloucheris.
    Arano got 3 matches suspension for his red card against Olympiakos. This is of course a teribble decision and happens only in Greek football where everyone hails Olympiakos and Panathinaikos.
    To the point, your fellow Americans gonna play. Johnson 90 minutes, Adu starter or sub. Adu was very positive at final instead of Calvo and Javito so there are many chances that he starts.
    There is a new type of pitch. Its superb. You got to see it.
    Streams will be easy for playoffs so you dont have to worry if you watch it.

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  2. adutotti

    adutotti New Member

    Jan 13, 2010
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I think Adu will play, he was very good vs Panathinaikos in the Cup Final. I think Meriem will not play, so Javito and Adu on the Right and Left
     
  3. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    has the regular season ended? when that happened?
     
  4. nick_3f

    nick_3f Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    Thessaloniki
    Club:
    Aris Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    Yes last week ended :)

    Our new grass
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  5. Digs

    Digs Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Pretty excited for this one. Go Aris!
     
  6. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Has the team practiced on the new field? Just in case there's anything weird about the newly-laid grass.
     
  7. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    i am sure they had the team slept on the new grass for a few nights.
     
  8. Kalamaria

    Kalamaria New Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Thessaloniki
    Club:
    Aris Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    Johnson starts in this game. Adu will probably start too, he was good in the Cup final when on the other hand Meriem was bad. Hope he grabs that chance in the play offs to claim a first team spot for the next season.
     
  9. jas2781

    jas2781 Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Club:
    Liverpool LFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Came across this interesting tweet

    "out with Eddie Johnson and @FreddyAdu11 and a teenage girl had ARIS tattooed inside her lip and the crest down her side...true fans man"

    You people are nuts.
     
  10. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    did he THOROUGHLY examined the girl's body tatoos? ;)
     
  11. Blustar

    Blustar Member

    May 30, 2006
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3 match ban for Arano??? WTF did he do again, I can't remember but I remember it being fairly benign. The bias is real, at least in this case.
     
  12. Blustar

    Blustar Member

    May 30, 2006
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cmon Adu take the bull by the effing horns and do something already!

    Can't wait for the game...
     
  13. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is the point standing for the playoffs and how were the points determined?
     
  14. nick_3f

    nick_3f Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    Thessaloniki
    Club:
    Aris Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    Olympiakos 4
    Paok 3
    AEK 1
    Aris 0

    Its the difference between the teams /5 generally.
    Point system is the same 3-1-0.
    If Aris and AEK win today, the standings are almost reseted.
    Thats why we have to win.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94iPeOChJsE"]YouTube- Olympiakos-Aris-Kokkini-Arano.mpg[/ame]

    This is Arano incident and its red card but the referee wrote it was a hit out of football action and thats a lie. Arano was with the ball. So we are without our left back for 3 matches.
    Aris went to the court and today we wait the decision but noone believes it will become 1 match suspension.
     
  15. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    any words on first 11?

    it's hard not to see Adu in the first 11 today. Calvo injured right? Meriem was poor last week right?
     
  17. RSLer

    RSLer Member+

    Sep 24, 2008
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're right. Definitely a red (if the elbow caught the other player in the face. It's hard to tell). But, 3 games??!!! It's bogus.
     
  18. gnk

    gnk Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure I agree with you. He had the ball and the defender really was not in his line or impeding him, and he simply decided to elbow the defender in what appeared to be the face. Assuming he made contact, I don't see why a 3 match ban is not warranted. The elbow had nothing to do with the play. It's not as if he went up for a 50/50 header and had his elbows up. He literally attempted to elbow the guy in the face even though the guy was to the side and almost behind him and the ball was ahead of him.
     
  19. CenterLine

    CenterLine Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. nick_3f

    nick_3f Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    Thessaloniki
    Club:
    Aris Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    Greece
    i m inside. adu ej start .
     
  21. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    This is it...if both play well, I'm saying both make the World Cup Training Camp.
     
  22. jas2781

    jas2781 Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Club:
    Liverpool LFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Beat me to the punch.

    Athens-PAOK ends 0-0

    Aris wins and it becomes a 4 team race
     
  23. Principal Firebush

    Principal Firebush Smorgy Borgy Borgy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ohio
    Mellberg will be a tough test for EJ. I forgot he played for them.
     
  24. gideon02

    gideon02 Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    texas
    adu with three giveaways within first 10 min, looking terrible.
     

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