Actually Amoroso it doesnt look that good to me.AMOROSO! said:It's been all over the newspapers, apparently it's a done deal. PAO will pay the 400,000 euros release clause for his contract with Brugge and will give Sollied an initial 1.5 year contract for 1,000,000 euros per year.
Inferno, how does this look to you? Cause to me it looks good!
Vydra - Goumas - Morris/Kotsios - Munch
Basinas - Gonzalez - Anderson
Papadopoulos - Konstantinou - Gekas
With a new goalkeeper, a good center back and one more central midfielder, I think Sollied has good foundations for a very good team.
Panathinaikos has always been a physical team that relies on strength and tactics rather than creativity. Santos did not fail at PAO because of his system, he failed because he kept making stupid choices (like playing Henriksen in a zonal defence and starting Chainho).
I don't know Sollied either, but from what I've read he seems like a very good choice.
Kirgiakos was a loss, but they're not bringing Sollied in for this year. This year the league is lost and next year they will get him a new CB to put next to Goumas. Along with the usual support cast (Morris, Kotsios) it will be as ok as always.INFERNO_7 said:Actually Amoroso it doesnt look that good to me.
Forget about the keeping problems that they have but their defence without Kyriakos looks weak to me.
Vydra is improving all the time, and even right now he's the best RB in the league.Vyntra is no Seitaridis
The title is not won at derbies mate. Giovanni is exactly the same - and unlike Gonzalez he doesn't perform in Europe either.Gonzalez is an ok player against the smaller teams in Greece but he does not step up in the derby matches. To date hes done nothing playing against Olympiakos and AEK.
How intelligent, judging a player on the basis of where he was signed from... I guess Djordjevic and Giannakopoulos signing from Paniliakos or Georgatos from Panahaiki are similar examples? Time will tell about Anderson's career at PAO, but he looked fantastic with Chalkidona.Andersen I dont know, havent seen enough of him to form and opinion but the fact that he was signed from Halkidona leads me to believe hes not the player that will make the difference for them .
I agree that Konstantinou is generally crap, but this season his form has not been a sporadic burst... he has scored many and important goals. We'll see.The strikers now...lets see, Konstantinou cost them so much money yet in the 4 years hes been there hes hardly set the league on fire. He has sporadic bursts of good form then followed by 4-5 games without scoring.
So tap ins and rebounds are not goals? Alexandris was scoring 90% of his goals with tap ins and rebounds.Papadopoulos this season has been out of form, for me he was a one season wonder last year, half the goals he scored were taps or rebounds anyway .
He's definitely better than Kapetanos and in my opinion better than Agritis too. Mantzios I agree is better. Still Gekas is a fine player who can do good.As for Gekas, only reason PAO bought him was because he was free.
hes not better than Agritis, Mantzios or Kapetanos.
Cause Greece is a better league than Belgium and PAO has more chances to do well in the CL than Brugge.But this debate is futile I think. My view is that Solied wont go to PAO.Hes already on a 1 million euro contarct per season at Brugge why would he want to break that and come to Greece for the same amount of money?
Indeed. I mean, Soiled is a good signing on the part of pao but it ain't the first big name they've hauled in. Rember Bengston who signed in 1988, straight after winning the UEFA Cup with IFK Gothenburg? The results there weren't the best. But it's all down to the "captain" to acquire some big names down to Paiania to give this move more credibility as opposed to going for second rate crud playing out their days in the Cypriot league. Personally I hope they persist with the latter strategy of course. :shades:The $64,000 question is though "Will Vardogiannis Open His Wallet This Summer?".
Bang on! They could bring Otmer Hitzfeld or Fabio Capello in and still do crap if Vardinogiannis doesn't support his manager's choice in all levels, both financially and psychologically. Sollied has only worked in Norway and Belgium where a thing like "fan pressure" doesn't exist. He could be a fine coach, but without the full backing of the club he will fail.Marcus7 said:I don't think they're too far away for the moment but they need some quality replacements. The $64,000 question is though "Will Vardogiannis Open His Wallet This Summer?".
So it's just in Holland he's seen as a journeyman eh? :angel: He hasn't really set the world on fire to tell you the truth. That's to be expected from a bloke who didn't make a huge impression at those luminaries from watford. Not the first time a once great Dutchman hasn't really excelled in Greece. The other being Gauston Taument.Wally said:bit off topic, how's Nordin Wooter been doing for PAO?
Very surprised he's gone there since in Holland he's seen more as a journeyman. Surely he can't be more than a back-up player at Panathinaikos or has he suddenly started playing like a Robben?