Live Broadcast for Sunday’s Game

Posted in AEK, Live Broadcast with tags , , on October 19, 2014 by alexaek

Our game today (Sunday, October 19th) will be broadcast live on AEK’s official YouTube site! I’ll be working as usual unfortunately, but I hope many of you can enjoy it. I also hope its a cleaner game than our last one against Panaigialeos last week (which we won 1-0). It would be great if we can continue our winning start to the season; as always, it’s so important that we get the three points every chance we can… I can remember so many times when missing three points we should’ve had came back to haunt us.

Our game today is against Apollon Smyrnis. Should be a good one.

Updates – Cup, Friendlies, New Website

Posted in AEK, Greek Cup, League with tags , , , , , , on October 2, 2014 by alexaek

Some updates since my last post:

-We won our second Cup game against Fokikos, this time with a score of 1-0, putting us through to the next round. The first match of the next round, away against Panthrakikos, ended in a 0-0 draw. Our next match is against Iraklis Psachnon on the 28th of October, while the final match of the 2nd round will be at home against Atromitos on the 2nd of December. I’m not particularly worried about the match against Iraklis Paschnon, though the match against Atromitos will certainly be a challenge. Thankfully it will be played at home, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Something to note about the cup this year is that there is now a group stage at the second leg, which is why we’re playing three teams, and only one game against each. We currently sit at second with one point, behind Atromitos who have three points. I’m not actually sure yet if its only the top team who advance or the top two. I believe its most likely the top two teams who advance, which should give us a pretty good chance of progressing.

-We have one more friendly coming up against Pierikos, our last friendly before the start of the league. This match will be on the 7th of October, while our first league match will be on the 12th of October, against Panaigialeios.

-We have a new website, and I must say its quite nice. I particularly like the new calendar, which can be found here:
There is no english version of the site yet, though it is apparently coming.

AEK 4-0 Fokikos

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football, Greek Cup with tags , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by alexaek

Our first competitive game of the season, a Cup game against second division side Fokikos, ended in a comfortable win for us. Kolovetsios, Platellas, Barbosa, and Anakoglou scored our goals, with Anakoglou’s standing out as a particularly beautiful move. Seems like it was another enjoyable display from our forwards, one that makes me hope we see much more of this in the season to come.

Attendance wasn’t as high as it was for the Roma game, at only 6,200 fans, though not too bad a number considering it was a cup game against a smaller team. Hopefully with some good results and attractive football, our numbers will continue to rise.

AEK 1-2 Roma

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, Greek Football, Greek Super League, Non-AEK Football/Soccer, Soccer with tags , , on August 24, 2014 by alexaek

Well, not a bad result at all considering the opposition. I have yet to watch the entire match (though it is available on YouTube here), though the highlights which I’ve seen were quite promising. Barbosa stood out for me from what I saw, being actively involved in a few of our scoring chances. Generally, it looks like we were quite effective offensively. I like to see our players not afraid to take some chances when they can (of course they’ll have to convert some of those too, but that can be worked on).

I am slightly worried that Roma scored both goals from free kicks, suggesting that may be a weakness for the team. I find it reassuring that at least that is something specific which can be worked on during training.

Its worth mentioning that we had over 25,000 people in attendance at the match, more than Olympiakos (who had only 7,000 at their first superleague game over the weekend).

Live Streaming for AEK – Roma

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC with tags , , on August 20, 2014 by alexaek

It was announced today that our friendly against Roma in three days will be streamed live on AEK’s youtube channel, which can be found here

Exciting news! I don’t recall the team using youtube to stream a match before, though I believe one of Melissanidis’ press conferences earlier this summer was also streamed through youtube. I’m happy to see the team taking advantage of a resource such as youtube, there definitely some cool possibilities in terms of what they can stream (practice sessions come to mind, or various pre and post game interviews).

The game this Saturday will be live at 8:30 Greek time. I haven’t heard yet if they’ll be displaying the new jerseys then as they did at previous friendlies against well known opposition, such as against Boca Juniors a few years back. I haven’t seen any leaked images yet of what the jersey will look like, so I’m quite curious by this point.

Promising Results

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football with tags , , , , , , , on August 15, 2014 by alexaek

We’ve had a few friendlies so far this pre-season, and so far the results have been encouraging. The results of our three friendlies have been a 0-0 draw against Skoda Xanthi, a 7-1 win against Ilisiakos, and a 5-0 against AE Diminiou. Of course, we have to keep in mind that the opposition we’ve faced so far has been rather easy to get by, I still see some promising signs from the results. I’ve attached a video below from our last game, showing the goals and some of the highlights, and I quite like what I see. It seems like they’re having fun out there, and aren’t afraid of taking some chances. Nice to see some of our usual scorers from last season (Bresevic and D’Acol) on the score sheet, as well as some new faces, including Helder Barbosa, a promising Portuguese player we signed a few weeks ago.

We have a few more friendlies coming up, including games against Niki Volou and Larissa, as well as a very exciting friendly against Roma in Athens. I’m obviously quite nervous for the friendly against Roma since it will be anything but an easy game, but it will be great to see our players against a world class team such as Roma. Its worth remembering that AEK has some history with Roma, considering we have played against each other in previous European games, as well as the fact that Dellas played for Roma and was one of their star players at the time.


Posted in AEK with tags , , on June 24, 2014 by alexaek


Honestly never would have expected it. But I guess with this World Cup, you really can’t know what to expect…

Making it to the next round of the World Cup is huge for any country, let alone Greece. Would have given anything to be in Omonia during the celebrations.

Hopefully by time the next World Cup comes around, there will be some current AEK players on the squad. Nevertheless, its still such a great result. Certainly won’t be an easy game when we take on Costa Rica this Sunday, but you never know. Costa Rica have certainly been a very strong team so far in the tournament, but if we managed to win a whole tournament back in ’04, whats stopping us from winning another game on Sunday. Doesn’t hurt to dream..


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