Archive for March, 2014

Trigila Rafinas 0-2 AEK

Posted in AEK with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by alexaek

Not a terribly impressive result, but the three points are ours either way so I can’t complain too much.

Sounds like it was a decent game all around, though Platellas, Cirillo, D’Acol, and Anakoglou all got special mention. Platellas was yet again impressive, scoring one goal and assisting in another, and I’m really starting to get excited for what he’ll have to show us when second division comes around. Brecevic was out again for this game.

I love how our fans manage to make any match feel like were playing at home.

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AEK 2-1 Irodotos

Posted in AEK with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2014 by alexaek

Not one of our better games this season by the sounds of things. Judging from what I’ve read and heard, it seems as though our defense was particularly tragic (a terrible mistake from Vasillis Rovas practically handed Irodotos their goal), though our offense was not too much better. Believe it or not, we missed not one, but two penalties… I’m starting to find this very concerning. Surely we should expect better from our penalties? At this point, we’ve scored less than half of the penalties we’ve had all season. 

 

Highlight of the game is without a doubt Platellas’ game winning goal late in the match. I could not help but be reminded of some of Scocco’s goal when I saw the goal afterwards. Of all the younger Greek players currently playing for us, Platellas really does seem to be the most consistent so far.

After 19 games so far this season, we are ahead in first place by 13 points. We currently have 47 points while second place Kifissia has 34 points. Definitely a safe place to be for now, though things are far from decided.

 

 

 

Agios Nikolaos 1-6 AEK

Posted in AEK with tags , , , on March 1, 2014 by alexaek

As was mentioned in the comments section of my last post, I didn’t post anything about our last game. A rather disappointing result to say the least (a 1-0 loss to Thiella Rafinas), especially considering how well we had done the few games leading up to the loss.

It seemed like we were again heading for another disappointing result today for much of the game. We missed a penalty early on (so far this season, we have only scored five of our ten penalties), but managed to go up 1-0 through an Anakoglou goal in the 18th minute.

People started to worry a bit after Agios Nikolaos tied things up in the 32nd minute. They managed to keep things even at 1-1 until the 67th minute mark, when D’Acol scored, making it 2-1. Almost immediately after, we scored another three goals (in the 68th, 70th, and 73rd minute, another goal from Anakoglou and another two from D’Acol).D’Acol, after having already scored a hat-trick, finished things up in the 88th minute, making it an ultimately comfortable score of 6-1 for AEK.

The critique of the players, despite the high score, was not as positive as I would have liked to have seen. D’Acol and Anakoglou both were praised for their performances, though it seems like the rest of the team played a rather mediocre game. Our lack of consistency seems to really be affecting us this season, and I can only hope we improve on that next season. Second division teams will be a lot more likely to punish and take advantage when we don’t play as well as we should or could.