Olympiacos Thread

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Viv Anderson
If you want to imagine a scenario which winds up huddersfield and derby in equal measure, consider a world where we buy another high quality left back, Richards comes back from injury and we sell Toffolo to Olympiakos for an undisclosed fee, so he can work with corberan again.
 

BryanRoy22

Ian Bowyer
Do we reckon Marinakis has been in Corberan's ear all summer?

Haha. Poor Udders. They're getting torn apart left, right and centre.
 

gamble

Stuart Pearce
Do we reckon Marinakis has been in Corberan's ear all summer?

Haha. Poor Udders. They're getting torn apart left, right and centre.
I don't think so, I honestly think he just saw a good manager who worked wonders at Huddersfield on a very tight budget who was a free agent.
 

BryanRoy22

Ian Bowyer
Will be interesting to see how a manager like Corberan, who sets his teams up so compactly and defensively, will do at Olympiakos.

Karanka was similar and got Carvalho playing some of his best football on the break.

He'll have Zinks to call on too, another good break player. It has the potential to work but he needs the wing-backs to be very good for him.

A shame Olympiakos are out of Europe, because that style might have seen results against better clubs.
 

RedDogChris

RedDogChris
Will be interesting to see how a manager like Corberan, who sets his teams up so compactly and defensively, will do at Olympiakos.

Karanka was similar and got Carvalho playing some of his best football on the break.

He'll have Zinks to call on too, another good break player. It has the potential to work but he needs the wing-backs to be very good for him.

A shame Olympiakos are out of Europe, because that style might have seen results against better clubs.
I think Corberan is a horses for courses guy like Coops and will play completely different to how he did last season at Huddersfield if the personal is suited

He's someone I rate very highly and wouldn't mind us having him someday, don't worry Karteo I think you lads made a cracking appointment and will watch with even more interest now.
 

Yeezy

First Team Squad
I think Corberan is a horses for courses guy like Coops and will play completely different to how he did last season at Huddersfield if the personal is suited

He's someone I rate very highly and wouldn't mind us having him someday, don't worry Karteo I think you lads made a cracking appointment and will watch with even more interest now.

Now he's joined the Marinakis family circle he's probably earmarked as our next manager if Cooper leaves/is poached...
 

cheapseats

Grenville Morris
Good appointment IMO.
I agree.
Impressed with him as a coach even if he got a bit emotional at times last season. I think we saw with both udders and sheff U in the playoffs that the managers emotional state really does affect the players.

But he’s organised, has a plan and most importantly in a modern coach makes the sum of the parts better than the individual players. Have a feeling he’ll do really well for Oly.
 

GreeksBearingGifts

John Robertson
What is the early consensus since his appointment?
For the average Olympiacos fan, the curve for any new appointment of manager is pretty much identical:

1. Corbewho? We just fired the most successful manager in our recent history and we hired someone who has managed only two Cypriot clubs and the club that lost to Forest? We're going nowhere with this guy.
2. He's a hard-working and ambitious young manager, and his work bore fruit immediately. We may be going places with this guy.
3. I hope EM finally backs this guy with good transfers; we're going to smash the European cups with this guy.
4. Fire that imbecile; he understands nothing, and plays too defensively; this is not how we dream of our club.

Time between these points in the curve can last months and years, or they can last a couple of weeks.
 

Redemption

just like that!
For the average Olympiacos fan, the curve for any new appointment of manager is pretty much identical:

1. Corbewho? We just fired the most successful manager in our recent history and we hired someone who has managed only two Cypriot clubs and the club that lost to Forest? We're going nowhere with this guy.
2. He's a hard-working and ambitious young manager, and his work bore fruit immediately. We may be going places with this guy.
3. I hope EM finally backs this guy with good transfers; we're going to smash the European cups with this guy.
4. Fire that imbecile; he understands nothing, and plays too defensively; this is not how we dream of our club.

Time between these points in the curve can last months and years, or they can last a couple of weeks.
Universal Football Truth
 

karteo

Jack Armstrong
I am totally against this appointment.

We are not a club that should take stakes on new managers. We are not a bunch of fans that will give a lot of time.

We needed a well established manager with the background of competing for winning league titles and for European cup games.

He is not that.

He will gain his time on the bench. I am not offering him the precious commodity of time. He has to win it himself.

A real terrible appointment in my opinion completely unfit for the requirements we have.

I don't think he will survive this November

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Rzar

Ian Bowyer
So who would you have wanted karteo?

Corberan is a great coach of players, to me you look like a side that will need to improve the players that you have. I don't think you have the squad you had a couple of years ago with players like Sa, Podence & Semedo.

Not that I am here to lecture you on what fits your club
 

Redemption

just like that!
The Greek gods don't fuck about!

A tragedy with a reprise or revenge? Oly could play Macabi Haifa again...

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karteo

Jack Armstrong
So who would you have wanted karteo?

Corberan is a great coach of players, to me you look like a side that will need to improve the players that you have. I don't think you have the squad you had a couple of years ago with players like Sa, Podence & Semedo.

Not that I am here to lecture you on what fits your club
i am not in a position to tell who should be.

as am i not in a position to tell how to build a house.

however i am in a position to tell that he is not a proper fit as i am in a position to tell that a house has a tilt because it was terribly build and has terrible foundations.

i prefer a manager that knows how to contend for titles and what it means to not losing games. or a manager with experience in Europe cups and qualification double games.

this is not the case here. if he will meet these requirements then he will make it, otherwise he won't last to see Xmas in Greece
 

karteo

Jack Armstrong
On a completely selfish note, does this mean Forest get first dibs on the South American superstar coming to Olympiakos in December?
i never believed this guy will play to Olympiacos and i surely doubt he will play to Forest too. but i have never believed he is going to play for us. if he will come to one of us it will be you. the deal had no sense for us. we need a number 10 and we need him like yesterday. and i think we are going to sign one
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
no it's not like that. I don't want EM out. i want others (proper staff) in.
This is a very valid point.

Forest only achieved a modicum of success (and got promoted) when they stopped fucking about and put a proper structure into the club, with people who knew what they were doing, like Dane Murphy, and the proper scouting and analysts setup, rather than the previous hierarchy where the club signed anyone who’d been identified by a text from a random agent (or so it seemed).
 
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