Sunday, 17 June 2012

EuroCup 2012 update: wait have Greece won already?

So yesterday Greece played their crucial match against Russia, and in order to stay in the competition they HAD to win this game!

Well the good news is that Greece won, yeahhhh!!! Again, the second half was the strongest (I'm telling you, during half time they get a whipping from their mothers and yiayias in the changing rooms...) and we got a goal in 2 mins after the second half - yehhh Karagounis!

My favourite part was watching them celebrating at the end! It was amazing to see everyone so proud and happy, but I did have to laugh that they were celebrating as if they had won the whole competition! I love that though, and can only look forward to what it is going to be like if we win the whole contest!!!!

Even though our supporter section in the crowd was small, it still dominated! Come on boys, take it to the next round and show Europe how amazing Greeks really are!

P.S. I bet this perked up all the Greek dads today, happy fathers day papakia!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Euro Cup 2012.. Greek style.

So Euro Cup 2012 kicked off last week with Greece playing the first match against Poland! It was an eventful match, as you would expect with the Greeks... there were some yellows cards, red cards and 2 goals! That was pretty split amongst both teams though! 

We evened out at 1:1 with both teams losing a player. Unfortunately we missed a major penalty right after Poland's goalie got sent off which was a bit of a shame as we could have creamed them, but never mind eh.

On the plus side, the 'twitterakia' had a little giggle over the Greeks' surnames and how they were giving the 3eni commentators a hard time trying to pronounce them! 

Their second game was against Czech Republic.. This one did not go so well! It was so frustrating to watch the Greeks being so laid back they may as well have laid down on the grass and had a nap. 2 goals were snuck in within the first 6 minutes of the game, "oh shid"! But that's ok, the Greek supporters stayed strong!


I decided that this was a simple strategy of giving the Czech a false sense of security... you know, the old wooden horse tactic? Pretend you are giving them a great gift (2 goals) when really you are using that as a way in to hit them when they least expect it! Yeh, the rest of the first half that did not happen. Not to worry though, during half time clearly their mothers came down and pulled their ears and whipped them into shape as the second half they made their come back almost immediately!

Yes a goal was stolen from us by the poushto referee as being "offside" mish, but we did get another one in there! The Czech goalie with his wanna be Greek helmet headpiece, was not pleased..muahaha!

Also, what the hell is going on here? Bit of a back massage? Strange... 

I also quite enjoyed the Greek aggression in the second half! Anyone else spot it when one of our players got knocked over and he jumped up and almost thumped the Czech? Haha pretty funny, don't mess with the Greeks once they're in fighting spirit! The Czech went from being cocky in the first half over their success, to suddenly crapping themselves; you could see it! 

Finally, in order for Greece to really stay in the competition they have to beat Russia in the next match on Sunday 17th June 2012 (and vice versa really, so it should be a tense but exciting match!)

Come on Greece, give us something to shout about! We don't need an excuse, but it would be nice to have one! 
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