Πέμπτη, 07 Ιουνίου 2012 21:26

Leonardo Jardim Appointed As Manager

We have a manager! Leonardo Jardim was confirmed by the club earlier this afternoon as our manager for the next two years. Jardim's previous managerial experience where he performed well at FC Braga with a minimal budget and set up an attacking playing style with the club.

The message from the club simply stated, 'Olympiakos FC announced the partnership with coach Leonardo Jardim for the next two years'.

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Πέμπτη, 19 Απριλίου 2012 16:58

Ernesto Valverde announces decision to leave Olympiakos

Well, the long expected announcement has been made and Ernesto Valverde will be retiring from Olympiakos at the end of the season. This news had been widely rumoured over the last two weeks but had been formally announced today in a press conference between Ernesto and the chairman Vangelis Marinakis. Ernesto's reasons for leaving the club are personal but it is thought to be family orientated - he wants to see his son grow up and his family never moved across to Greece to be with him in either of his stints with us. Marinakis for his part stated that Ernesto is always welcome to return and thanked the manager for the last two years with the club.

The full statement is a little too long to type out but there was nothing more than mutual thanks and goodwill from both sides. During his time with us, Ernesto Valverde has returned the club back to the champions of the Greek Superleague after a catastrophic year under Ketsbaia, Zico and Bandovic and a european exit under Lienan. We have won two league titles under his reign and are in the final for the Greek Cup this year. In Europe, we managed to beat the reigning Bundesliga champions, the Ligue 1 runners up, thrash Arsenal at home and pass the formidable Rubin Kazan in a subarctic Moscow. All in all (despite some iffy player choices at times) Ernesto Valverde has been nothing but a revelation for us.

We let him leave with nothing but our gratitude and our best wishes for his future.

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Τετάρτη, 07 Δεκεμβρίου 2011 12:55

Περήφανοι, δηλαδή Ολυμπιακοί

Μόνο περήφανοι μπορούμε να νοιώθουμε σαν Ολυμπιακοί. 

Η ομάδα μας έπαιξε με τον αέρα μεγάλης ομάδας. Μπήκε στο γήπεδο ξέροντας τι θέλει και στην κυριολεξία "έπνιξε" την άρσεναλ.

Έκανε το χρέος της και με το παραπάνω. Έδειξε τι "καρύδια" έχει σαν ομάδα και που πραγματικά θα έπρεπε να παίζει, άσχετα που η uefa του Πλατινί και η dortmund που άνοιξε διάπλατα τα πόδια της, είχαν άλλα σχέδια.

Αλήθεια, ο Πλατινί θα έχει την τσίπα να εξετάσει και να τιμωρήσει τους υπεύθυνους για την καθυστέρηση κατα 5 λεπτά στην έναρξη του Ά ημιχρόνου στον αγώνα της dortmund με την marseille? Πέντε λεπτά στην έναρξη του αγώνα και άλλα 3 στην έναρξη του 'Β ημιχρόνου. Αυτό το παιχνίδι και η ανατροπή με τον τρόπο που ήρθε, θα κριθεί "ύποπτη" και προς εξέταση? Η θα το κάνει γαργάρα μιας και πρόκειται για ομάδα απο την πατρίδα του? Καλές οι γαλλογερμανικές σχέσεις στα πολιτικά δρώμενα, ευκαιρία και για τα ποδοσφαιρικά; Ίσως έτσι εξηγούνται και τα χαμόγελα του Γίργκεν Κλοπ, του τεχνικού της Ντόρτμουντ λίγα δευτερόλεπτα μετά την ανατροπή.

Δεν περιμένουμε καμία απάντηση και ούτε θα κάτσουμε να κλαψουρίσουμε αλλά μη μας περνάτε για μαλάκες...

Όσον αφορά τους υπόλοιπους έλληνες πουθενάδες, procto-synalar για τις αιμοροίδες και καλό καναπέ.
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Τρίτη, 06 Δεκεμβρίου 2011 23:58

Olympiakos 3-1 Arsenal

Preview
Our last game of the Champions League group stage saw us in the Karaiskaki against Arsenal. The gunners had already qualified from this group and will finish in first place no matter what happened, therefore they brought a very youthful squad to Athens for the match tonight.

We, however, needed to win to ensure that we would continue in Europe. A draw may also have been sufficient but qualification would then depend on results elsewhere in the group. We had some injury problems ahead of the game and so the lineup used was not as we would have liked but we had to make the best out of what we had available. We ended up starting off in a 4-3-3 formation with Mirallas, Holebas and Djebbour as the basis of the attack.

Djebbour...
As for the game itself, we had our first chance of the match just two minutes after the start and kept pressure on the Arsenal line throughout the opening minutes. Arsenal also attacked though during the opening phase forcing to save an Arshavin shot and coping with the following corner. During the first ten minutes of the match though, we had been making the lions share of all the attacking and despite two surges forward during this period, Arsenal had been on the defensive.

Arsenal were starting to find their feet in the match and made a couple of attacks coming dangerously close to our goal whilst we subsequently attacked and came close to scoring ourselves from a close range Djebbour shot. Moments later, Djebbour opened the scoring when placed through on goal by a pass by Fuster which split the defence. Djebbour rounded the keeper and struck it low into the back of the net to open the scoring.

Attacks, Fuster and the second goal
Mirallas came next with a chance for goal with a shot catching Fabianski off his line but just missing the goal. Djebbour similarly came close to grabbing a second goal just moments later but failing to connect with a low cross into the box. Arsenal were forced to substitute their keeper following the last attack after he suffered an injury and after the game restarted, we started on the attack again only to see the game halted after an injury to Coquelin.

A second goal is scored for Olympiakos, this time by Fuster after a mistake by Mannone. We had made some pressure on the goalkeeper and he had come too far out of the box allowing Fuster to make a cheap shot on goal which he failed to save and watched helplessly and the ball crept over the line. We made further attacks on the Arsenal goalmouth during the half, coming close to scoring on a number of chances. Arsenal came forward in a final flourish to the half, winning a corner but failing to do anything else before the half ended (after 5 minutes of stoppage time).

Second Half
The second half started off with an attack for us and a strike on goal by Modesto which was saved and pushed wide for a corner. Mirallas was next with a chance on goal seeing his effort pushed out wide by the keeper. A series of corners for us followed which were ultimately fruitless but we continued to attack and force a number of chances from the Arsenal defence. It was Arsenal who scored next though with a strike from Benayoun which left Megyeri little chance to save the ball. To make matters worse at this point, Modesto missed a superb chance to score with a header after the keeper was firmly beaten to the ball.

Arsenal's goal seemed to give them more spark and they started to come back into the game more and bring the ball into our half. We started to change our tactics to suit, pulling players back into the defence and counter attacking to relieve the pressure. This tactic looked to be working as we won a number of chances near to their area when attacking to relieve the pressure. Eventually Arsenal had another chance on our goal with Rosicky however Megyeri managed to save his effort and we avoided conceding for the moment.

3-1 - Game Over
We were now in the final ten minutes of the game and if lucky, on course to qualify from the group. We continued to counter attack coming very close to scoring for the umpteenth time from a Mirallas shot. The game by now was becoming very end to end with Arsenal creating as much pressure as we were. We next attacked through Abdoun and got even closer to the goal than ever (with a suspected Arsenal handball) but again failed to put our chances away. With the game at its climax, we had a final goal to seal the win. A free kick near the corner flag was shot into the box where Mellberg got a header on the ball. The Arsenal keeper managed to save the ball but then spilt the ball to Modesto who poked it home.
The game finished after 3 minutes of extra time but although we won, we drop into the Europa League having gained 9 points in total. Nevertheless, we can be proud of our team tonight for the performance they gave and the support by our fans. Our European adventure continues in the Europa League this season.


Olympiakos 3-1 Arsenal
16' Djebbour
36' Fuster
57' Benayoun
89' Modesto

Olympiakos : Megyeri, Torosidis, Mellberg, Papadopoulos, Marcano, Maniatis, Fuster (64' Abdoun), Modesto, Mirallas, Holebas (37' Orbaiz), Djebbour (92' Papazoglou)
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Τρίτη, 06 Δεκεμβρίου 2011 14:09

Κάντο όπως το 2009!!!!!

Ο σημερινός αγώνας με την Άρσεναλ έχει πολλές ομοιότητες με τον αγώνα της περιόδου 2009-10. 

Ξανά ο τελευταίος αγώνας των ομίλων, ξανά η πρόκριση(είτε στους 16 του champions league, είτε στους 32 του europa league) είναι στο χέρι μας. 

Εμείς σαν οπαδοί θα κάνουμε το χρέος μας. 

Και το coreo μας θα έχουμε, και όλοι στις "επάλξεις" θα είμαστε όπως πάντα, και τα λαρύγγια μας θα ματώσουμε για να σπρώξουμε την ομάδα στη νίκη.

9ο΄λεπτά ΦΩΝΑΖΟΥΜΕ ΚΑΙ ΣΤΗΡΙΖΟΥΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΟΜΑΔΑ.ΧΡΕΙΑΖΕΤΑΙ ΥΠΟΜΟΝΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΓΝΩΡΙΖΟΥΜΕ ΟΛΟΙ

Ας κάνει και η ομάδα το χρέος της και φύγαμε για τον επόμενο γύρο. Όπου και να είναι αυτός...

ΕΜΕΙΣ ΤΟ ΧΡΕΟΣ ΜΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΥΤΟΙ ΤΟ ΔΙΚΟ ΤΟΥΣ...
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Δευτέρα, 28 Νοεμβρίου 2011 12:39

Σαν σήμερα(Lazio - Ολυμπιακός 1 - 2)

Σαν σήμερα πρίν 4 χρόνια (28-11-2007) η ομάδα μας κάνει εκτός έδρας νίκη για το champions league με αντίπαλο την lazio.

Για άλλη μια φορά κερδίζει την αντίπαλη ομάδα και μια κακή διαιτησία και μας στέλνει στον 7ο ουρανό. 

Τελικό σκόρ lazio - ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΟΣ  1 - 2 

Σκόρερ για την ομάδα μας :

35' ΓΚΑΛΕΤΙ, 64' ΚΟΒΑΣΕΒΙΤΣ
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Παρασκευή, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2011 12:53

Σαν σήμερα (Ολυμπιακός - Πόρτο 2-1)

Σαν σήμερα πριν 13 χρόνια (1998), η ομάδα μας πέτυχε μια τεράστια νίκη στο Ο.Α.Κ.Α επι της Πόρτο με 2-1, πετυχαίνοντας ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά βήματα προς τη πρόκριση για τα προημιτελικά του Τσάμπιονς Λιγκ εκείνης της περιόδου. 

Σ'ενα Ο.Α.Κ.Α που "έβραζε" απο τους 75000 οπαδούς μας, η ομάδα μας κέρδισε την Πόρτο και την διαιτησία(κρατάει χρόνια αυτή η κολώνια!) με 2 τέρματα του Σίνισα Γκόγκιτς και Πρέντραγκ Τζόρτζεβιτς.

Αξέχαστος αγώνας, ο οποίος πολλούς μας έκανε καρδιακούς, ειδικά τα τελευταία λεπτά που παίζαμε με 10 παίχτες λόγω αποβολής του Παρασκευά Άντζα


Ακολουθεί βίντεο για να θυμούνται οι παλιοί και να μαθαίνουν οι νεότεροι
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Τετάρτη, 23 Νοεμβρίου 2011 23:48

Olympique Marseille 0-1 Olympiakos Piraeus

Tonights game came from Southern France where we played Olympique Marseille in the day 5 match of the champions league. We were carrying a number of injuries in the midfield and tonights formation was definitely showing this but we had to try and grab at least a point here to have any chance of progressing further in Europe this season.
The French pricks showed off their friendship with the AEK chickens during their coreo so a victory here would taste that little bit sweeter and enact some revenge for our loss on day 1.

The opening minutes see us perform well and fight for control over the pitch, where we won a free kick for our troubles. Marseille were being pegged back into their half during our attacks so it was imperative that we continued to play in the same way. We managed to score a goal during the early part of the match only to see it ruled offside. Our effort came from a free kick which Mellberg got on top of and headed into the back of the net. The trouble was, he moved fractionally offside just as the free kick was taken and so it was ruled offside. Harsh decision which would have been 'missed' if we were a Real , Manchester United or Chelsea status of team.

The half continued with Marseille starting to get more possession of the ball and starting to threaten our goal. We still had our share of the ball though and continued to get forward whenever the opportunuity rose. We were however conceding corners a little bit too regularly for my liking and we would have to improve as the game went on.

Despite the comeback from the French team, we subsequently took over with the ball again and started to make efforts on goal. The better of these being free kicks taken close to the area and two superb shots from Mirallas and a follow up from Holebas which really tested the keeper and resulted in a corner for us. A further shot from Maniatis tested their keeper and it continued in this vein until half time. We had made a superb first half showing but unfortunately had not been able to get the all important goal advantage.


Initially, the second half starts with us doing all the attacking although a slight mishap at the back gave cause for concern where an error led to a point blank ranged shot on goal and we were lucky not to have conceded from it. This momentary lapse aside though and we were still coping, although another scramble around our goalmouth narrowly avoided turning into a goal.

At the other end though, we had a great one-on-one chance from Mirallas but the Marseille keeper saved his shot, infuriatingly for us. Another chance went begging just minutes later when a low shot across the goalmouth couldn't be knocked in. All in all though, we were all over the French team for the previous 5 minutes.

After a brief series of attacks from Marseille (including a close range header which Megyeri managed to save), we go on the offensive again and try to get something in the last 15 minutes of the game. We launch attack after attack on their goal but just couldn't manage to get the ball into the net. Mirallas, Yeste and Djebbour all fired away shots but without success.

Eventually though, we get the goal which we had been working for all match, Fetfatzidis with the low shot from the side of the box which went into the back of the net. With the dynamics of the game altered, Marseille threw everything they could at us and our defence (especially Megyeri) had to put in some great performances to stop conceding. A sloppy freekick was conceded on the edge of the box but the resulting shot was so poor that our Hungarian keeper didn't have to strain in order to pick it up.


In the three minutes of extra time, we tried to keep the ball at the top of the pitch with Fetfatzidis and Torosidis combining well to keep it in the top corner and waste time. Eventually the ball did break free and the French had one final chance on goal. We kept our defence though and ran down the clock successfully.
Our victory here sees us overtake Dortmund in the standings and only be 2 points behind Marseille in second place. A superb performance and a great night for us - A giant fuck you to the AEK loving Marseille fans!


Olympique Marseille 0-1 Olympiakos
82' Fetfatzidis

Olympiakos (Valverde) : Megyeri, Torosidis, Mellberg, Papadopoulos, Marcano, Modesto, Maniatis, Mirallas, Fuster (54' Yeste), Holebas (75' Fetfatzidis), Djebbour (88' Potouridis)
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Τετάρτη, 02 Νοεμβρίου 2011 00:50

"Φτηνή" ήττα

Κρίμα για την ομάδα να μη φύγει έστω με έναν βαθμό απο την Γερμανία. Μία πολύ φτηνή ήττα. 
Στο πρώτο δεκάλεπτο οι παίχτες μας ήταν μουδιασμένοι και χωρίς συγκέντρωση. Αυτά τα 10 πρώτα λεπτά και ο διαιτητής του αγώνα που αρνήθηκε να μας δώσει πεντακάθαρο πέναλτι ήταν αρκετά για να κρίνουν την έκβαση του αγώνα.

Δεν θα σταθούμε στην κακή διατησία, αλλά πλέον έχει δυσκολέψει η κατάσταση στον όμιλο μετά και την ισοπαλία της Άρσεναλ με την Μαρσέιγ.

Κορυφαίοι του αγώνα Αβραάμ Παπαδόπουλος και Όλοφ Μέλμπεργκ.

ΚΟΡΥΦΑΙΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΓΗΠΕΔΟΥ ΟΙ 4000 ΟΠΑΔΟΙ ΜΑΣ ΠΟΥ "ΕΣΒΗΣΑΝ" ΣΤΗΝ ΚΥΡΙΟΛΕΞΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ 60000 ΓΕΡΜΑΝΟΥΣ.

ΤΑ ΣΥΓΧΑΡΗΤΗΡΙΑ ΑΝΗΚΟΥΝ ΣΤΟΝ ΚΟΣΜΟ ΜΑΣ
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Τετάρτη, 02 Νοεμβρίου 2011 00:01

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Olympiakos

Tonights game was the matchday 4 away match in the Westfalen stadium against Borussia Dortmund. The good news before the match was that Costanzo was being benched although Marcano still made the starting XI. Some 5,000 of our fans made the trip to Dortmund for tonights game and they made themselves heard from the upper tiers as the game started.

Borussia started off strongly from the beginning and missed a chance to score in only the fifth minute of the game when Marcano was blindsided on the left and a ball played into the centre of the box. For the early part of the match, Dortmund were by far the stronger team and they managed to open the scoring in the 7th minute when a corner was player to just outside the 'D' and Grosskreutz shot in the ball from outside the area for 1-0.
After the restart, we tried to get up the pitch for ourselves but ended up losing possession and allowing Dortmund to come at us again. We were having some trouble in keeping control of the ball and all too often played the long ball option to the forwards. This allowed Dortmund to intercept and run the ball down to our goal. Megyeri despite the opening goal, played a reasonably good game and made a couple of crucial interceptions.

Towards the end of the first half, we were getting closer to scoring and were fighting all over the pitch for the ball. Dortmund were on the defensive and we were getting forward with the ball winning a number of corners (one of which just missed being a goal) and having a number of shots at goal. If we could have carried this momentum into the second half, we could look towards an equaliser and perhaps even a winner. We even had a handball in the box being missed by the referee so we were unlucky to be one behind at halftime.

The second half started off with a shot on goal from Holebas, unfortunately saved, but then reverted back into a game of battling for possession in the middle of the field. We came shockingly close to conceding a second goal when Megyeri was rounded but luckily the shot was at such a tight angle that it bounced clear off the post. This one blip aside, we continued with our attacking and tried to grab the equaliser.

In a twist of play, it was then Dortmund taking control of the possession and ourselves on the defensive. We coped well with most of the attacks whilst trying to get up the pitch whenever the chance arose. The introduction of Pantelic gave us more options in the final ten minutes of the match and we started to take over once more, dragging the ball up the pitch slowly towards their goal. Unfortunately we couldn't capitalise on this comeback, despite a last minute header on goal, and the game eventually ended 1-0. This was another undeserved loss, we had done enough to grab a point here and had a penalty denied but simply couldn't get the goal we needed. We actually led Dortmund on ball possession (just) so we ended up losing another game that we shouldn't have.

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Olympiakos
7' Grosskreutz

Olympiakos (Valverde) : Megyeri, Modesto, Mellberg, Papadopoulos, Marcano (67' Abdoun), Fejsa (59' Makoun), Orbaiz, Holebas, Ibagaza (79' Pantelic), Mirallas, Djebbour
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