Archive for June, 2008

More Friendlies Updated

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Soccer with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2008 by alexaek

Along with playing a friendly against Bolton Wanderers AEK will also be playing against the following teams according to AEK’s official website.

SpVgg Greuther Furth (German B Division) 26/7

FC Energie Cottbus (German A Division) 29/7

SV Josko Fenster Ried (Austrian A Division) 30/7

TSV 1860 Munchen (German B Division) 3/8

U.S. Citta di Palermo S.p.A. (Italian A Division) 1/8

 

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Scocco signs with AEK for 3 years

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Greek Super League, Non-AEK Football/Soccer, Soccer with tags , , , , on June 14, 2008 by alexaek

Ignacio Scocco, an Aregentinian striker who played with Mexican club Pumas has signed with AEK for three years at a price of 1.5 Million EUROs (although this price could be slightly less). He scored 23 goals for Pumas in 66 appearances. He should add to our amazing offence next year playing alongside Argentine Ismael Blanco.

 

Reviews of Greece-Sweden Match

Posted in football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Soccer with tags on June 11, 2008 by alexaek

UEFA: http://www.euro2008.uefa.com/tournament/matches/match=300688/index.html 

 http://en.euro2008.uefa.com/news/kind=1/newsid=712560.html#king+otto+sees+crown+slip+salzburg

http://en.euro2008.uefa.com/tournament/matches/match=300688/report=rw.html#rehhagel+laments+lack+urgency

FIFA: http://www.fifa.com/confederationcup/news/newsid=797932.html#spanish+smiles+swede+dreams

GOAL.com: http://goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=731331

Below average Greece off to a weak start at EURO 2008

Posted in AEK Players, Euro 2008, football, Greek Football, Greek National Team, Greek Soccer, Non-AEK Football/Soccer, Soccer with tags , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2008 by alexaek

Greece, under command of Otto Rehagel played a very defensive game last night against Sweden yet it was still not enough to hold off Sweden who defeated Greece 2-0 in Salzburg, the birth place of King Otto.

Sotiris Kyrgiakos was being trained by Rehagel in the days up to the match against Sweden on man marking techniques since he was the defender chosen to keep an eye on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s most dangerous attacker who currently plays for Inter Milan. Kyrgiakos marked well throughout the game almost always beating Zlatan to the headers and constantly following his every move but a few seconds away from his marker was enough for Ibrahimovic to recieve a pass and get a quick and powerful shot (it was a beautiful goal) that easily found its way into the net. Antonis Nikopolidis, the Greece goalkeeper who helped take Greece to many clean sheets at EURO 2004 managed to get a fingertip on the ball but the shot was too powerful for any keeper to save.

The second goal for Sweden was scored by defender Hansson in the 72nd minute and showed to Otto and the Greece players that even though Greece were playing with five defenders (compared to Sweden’s four) and three defensive midfielders the defense will still need to work alot harder if they are to stand any chance against Russia and Spain (Spain beat Russia 4-1 in last night’s other group D match).

Overall, it was a very poor display by the current title holders who look like they will have a hard time trying to defend their cup.

Greece play this Saturday against Russia and Wednesday the 18th of June they will play Spain who have looked very impressive so far after three goals from David Villa and one from Fabregas helped them score 4 goals. Spain played an amazing game with perfect passing, teamwork, co-ordination and a deadly offence, all the qualities the Greece team were lacking last night.

 

 

 

Nathan Burns has signed!

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Greek Super League, Soccer, UEFA Cup with tags , on June 10, 2008 by alexaek

Nathan Burns, according to AEK’s official website has signed for four years with AEK. He said that he is glad that he signed with such a big team that fights regularily in the Championship and UEFA competitions. He is ready to face the challenge of playing alongside Brazilian legend Rivaldo

http://www.sportingreece.com/kb/article.asp?fIndex=1941

AEK close to signing Australian Nathan Burns

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Soccer with tags , , , on June 10, 2008 by alexaek

AEK are reportedly colse to agreeing on a deal with Australian striker Nathan Burns who currently plays with Adelaide United. In 40 appearances with United he has scored 10 goals.

This link has more information: http://www.sportingreece.com/kb/article.asp?fIndex=1941

as well as this link: http://au.fourfourtwo.com/news/77984,burns-is-athens-bound–reports.aspx

Please note that the proper name of the player is Nathan Burns, not Jones.

 

 Nathan Burns

 

Good Bye Daniel

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Soccer, UEFA Cup with tags , , , , on June 5, 2008 by alexaek

AEK have agreed with KRC Genk on a price of 1.5 million Euros for AEK player Daniel Tozser. AEK wishes the Hungarian good succes for the rest of his career. Daniel said he would like to someday return to AEK since to him, AEK will always have a special part in his heart. The midfielder has played with AEK in 47 games including many of AEK’s Champions League matches.

He would like to thank the management of AEK who has always had confidence in him,  and he would also like to thank the fans of AEK who have always supported him.

Good Bye Daniel.