The first portion of the pre-season training is now done with the team returning from Austria yesterday. The overall impression of the facilities has not been great and at least session was cancelled due to the poor water drainage of the pitch. I wouldn't be too surprised if we didn't go there again.
Anyway we now move onto the next phase which sees our team leave for Portugal in a few days time. Whilst over there, we will be playing a mini tournament against some decent quality opposition and the next 10 days or so see us play 3 friendly matches.
Jardim has apparently stated that the team will be evaluated in this phase and after the team returns from Portugal, we will undergo the process of shedding players either with transfers or loans to reduce us down to a squad of 25-36 players. Players rumoured to be going include Javito, Grbic, Katai, Chumbinho, Niklitsiotis and Nemeth but we will have to wait and see for definite.
One player who has definitely gone is our youth team player Panagiotis Stamogiannos. He has joined Kerkyra on a 2 year deal having never managed a senior appearance for our team and was simply an under-21 player for us during his stay with us.