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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Nope. Staying with my Greek mate in his place. Bonus!
    Does Karteo know yet?


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    Well that’s annoying, I already have holiday booked for the week after I feel a mystery illness coming.


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    I wonder how many will make the visit? Whenever I’ve been to Portugal over the years, we’ve always taken a half decent number...


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    Quote Originally Posted by le/red View Post
    I wonder how many will make the visit? Whenever Iíve been to Portugal over the years, weíve always taken a half decent number...
    I believe - and someone will correct me - Forest are still the reigning Albufeira Tourist Trophy champions?

    ĄI believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialismď

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    Will you make it over, Chris?


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    First time following forest in Portugal was hands down the best. The couple after were good but the old town was painted red




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    Oh dear; the Post have a piece on Atromitos without realising that Damir Canadi is not their manager anymore (he signed with Nuremberg).

    Terribly lazy reporting.


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    You're learning!


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    Gone for a hotel called The Stanley, doesn’t look bad for a few days. Can’t wait already - first time to Athens.


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    Quote Originally Posted by le/red View Post
    Gone for a hotel called The Stanley, doesnít look bad for a few days. Canít wait already - first time to Athens.
    Looks very posh. Conveniently placed next to a metro station but in the area I told you to avoid. The areas of Metaxourgeio and Kerameikos nearby are formerly dilapidated downtown areas, now with a vibrant youthful nightlife. Avoid the area towards Omonoia late at night. The ancient cemetery at Kerameikos is one of the loveliest and lesser known ancient sites in the city if you are into that sort of thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Will you make it over, Chris?
    Dunno yet; I was keen to, but thereís only a couple of flights a week from Stuttgart and the times donít work. Itís possible from Frankfurt, but itís a bit of a faff... letís see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Looks very posh. Conveniently placed next to a metro station but in the area I told you to avoid. The areas of Metaxourgeio and Kerameikos nearby are formerly dilapidated downtown areas, now with a vibrant youthful nightlife. Avoid the area towards Omonoia late at night. The ancient cemetery at Kerameikos is one of the loveliest and lesser known ancient sites in the city if you are into that sort of thing.
    What's the traffic free part of Plaka called? I never made it there on my previous visits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    What's the traffic free part of Plaka called? I never made it there on my previous visits.
    Most of Plaka is low traffic anyway, so I don't know which one you mean? Anafiotika perhaps, to the northeast of the Acropolis?


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    That's it!
    Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by le/red View Post
    Gone for a hotel called The Stanley, doesn’t look bad for a few days. Can’t wait already - first time to Athens.
    Don't go to any dodgy bars if invited on the promise of girls......don't ask me how I know


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Officially announced by us as well, July 16, 21:30 local time: https://www.olympiacos.org/2019/05/1...igxam-forest/#
    This should offer both sets of managers a good chance to look at the other manager's surplus staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
    This should offer both sets of managers a good chance to look at the other manager's surplus staff.
    With the possible exception of Yacob and Lodygin, I cannot think of any plausible scenario for players making the Piraeus-Nottingham trip or vice versa.


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    Friendly with Nottingham Forest
    Inform Olympiacos FC for a friendly match with Nottingham Forest team.

    On Tuesday 16 July (21:30) Olympiacos will welcome "George Karaiskakis" Nottingham Forest, a legendary team of English football, in a historic friendly match.
    What's the relevance of George Karaiskakis?


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    It's the name of Olympiacos' Stadium, but I dont know who he was.
    There seems to big a big thing there for naming things after famous people.

    Last edited by Maverick; 21-05-19 at 10:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by le/red View Post
    I wonder how many will make the visit? Whenever I’ve been to Portugal over the years, we’ve always taken a half decent number...
    Just to spoke to someone from Forza Garibaldi and they have been in touch with some Oly fans about a meet up.

    ( A friendly one, Bryn! )


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    I think a "historic friendly match" against "legendary Nott'm Forest" is rather overplaying it.


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    I suppose we are legendary and we have never played them before, so it's arguably historic, but I agree it's stretching the point a bit!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    It's the name of Olympiacos' Stadium, but I dont know who he was.
    There seems to big a big thing there for naming things after famous people.
    Georgios Karaiskakis was a hero of the War of the Greek Independence. The stadium was named after him because he died in 1827 in a battle at Faliro where the stadium is built.

    He was fearless, very reckless in war and in his private life, he constantly disobeyed orders, and he was astoundingly scurrilous (he constantly cursed his enemies, his friends, himself, Virgin Mary, God, Allah etc., with a very vivid sexual vocabulary)




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    He'd fit in well! Has he got any relatives still around?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    It's the name of Olympiacos' Stadium, but I dont know who he was.
    There seems to big a big thing there for naming things after famous people.
    one of his quotes before a great fight with the Turks, and after they asked him to surrender he replied something like this:
    "I fuck your faith and your mockery! If I live, I will fuck you, if I die, you will fart my dick!"

    proper heroic words.


 

 

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