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    Friendly stories started with the possible Greece visit to play Atromitos (13 July proposed) and Olympiakos (mid-July).

    Seems like we will start in La Manga where we play Peterborough on 6 July : https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/...road-1-8923328


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    I am probably going to make the trip to Greece in July to watch a couple of the games!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MXJ View Post
    I am probably going to make the trip to Greece in July to watch a couple of the games!
    Fair play to you mate!


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    Hmmmm. It’s doable for me...

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    The friendly with us (all reports take it for granted that it's on July 16, but nothing official yet) is our last friendly before the Champions League qualifiers on July 23.

    So O'Neill better tell his players to go soft on us and not injure anyone, or someone may be not very generous with the transfer money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    The friendly with us (all reports take it for granted that it's on July 16, but nothing official yet) is our last friendly before the Champions League qualifiers on July 23.

    So O'Neill better tell his players to go soft on us and not injure anyone, or someone may be not very generous with the transfer money.
    What better preparation to start your European campaign than playing a past double European cup winner?


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    African Cup of Nations runs from 21 June to 19 July so 1 or 2 players may miss a part of pre-season.

    Definitely
    Zimbabwe : Darikwa

    Unlikely
    Tunisia : Benalouane
    Algeria : Guedioura & Soudani


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    Hope we line up some stronger opposition too, or we could be off the pace in August.


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    Looks like we’re off to Greece as planned... anyone on this?

    Looking into it at the moment - any advice from our friends GBG and Karteo?


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    Quote Originally Posted by le/red View Post
    Looks like we’re off to Greece as planned... anyone on this?

    Looking into it at the moment - any advice from our friends GBG and Karteo?
    If Atromitos is on July 13 and Olympiacos on July 16, there's plenty of time for a hop to an island in between. Obviously, it's high season, which means that there are too many tourists everywhere, prices go up etc.


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    Ah, I hadn't noticed the dates are now official (on your side):

    The squad will fly out to Greece on Friday 12th July before returning to Nottingham on Wednesday 17th July.



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    Officially announced by us as well, July 16, 21:30 local time: https://www.olympiacos.org/2019/05/1...igxam-forest/#


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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/#
    There’s some well priced flights direct to Athens from London at the
    Moment. Will probably jump in that - islands look very expensive.


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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/#
    Have Olympiacos got a hotel at the ground?


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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    Have Olympiacos got a hotel at the ground?
    Only guest rooms at the training center. Your players will probably stay in a hotel.


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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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    Interesting to see how integrated the 2 clubs will become during the visit.

    Assume Forest will use the Olly training facilties etc.

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    Flights just booked from Luton with the wife and kids... Any family friendly hotel recommendations within 45 minutes from both grounds??

    Last edited by essential06; 18-05-19 at 13:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essential06 View Post
    Flights just booked from Luton with the wife and kids... Any family friendly hotel recommendations within 45 minutes from both grounds??
    Our stadium is very conveniently located next to a metro station; the one of Atromitos is about 900m from another metro station. In other words, you needn't confine yourself to a specific area, and you can choose a hotel based on your convenience for sightseeing.

    Given that I live here, I'm afraid I don't really know hotels. Be advised however that, as in all major cities, some areas of the centre (especially near Omonoia Square and the train station) are, if not dangerous, then at least unpleasant.


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    think I might be up for the Greece trip. Can we tempt GBG and Karteo out for a couple of ouzos?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    think I might be up for the Greece trip. Can we tempt GBG and Karteo out for a couple of ouzos?
    Who are we to say no to a drink (I don't much like ouzo, however, I'm a tsipouro kind of guy, and so is Karteo if I remember well).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    think I might be up for the Greece trip. Can we tempt GBG and Karteo out for a couple of ouzos?
    As Oscar Wilde (I think) said, I can resist anything, except Temptation lolololol


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    Quote Originally Posted by karteo View Post
    As Oscar Wilde (I think) said, I can resist anything, except Temptation lolololol
    „Good old Oscar!“

    „Yes, Big Butch Bonking Oscar, the terror of the ladies, author of the best-selling pamphlet ‚Why I like to do it with girls‘ and Massingbird had him sent down for being a whoopsie?“


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    Quote Originally Posted by essential06 View Post
    Flights just booked from Luton with the wife and kids... Any family friendly hotel recommendations within 45 minutes from both grounds??
    There are too many hotels in Athens. Just find some alternatives within your budget, let us know and we can comment on those if you like. We haven't tried anything here but we can give you an opinion of you like.
    The airbnbs are also pretty good these days since most of those are very recently renovated


 

 

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