PAE Olympiacos Syndesmos Filathlon Pireos
…come Matchday 23 in the Super League.
A recent wall post on my Facebook page, one that surely sparked fears of homosexuality amongst my peers (thanks, Chris), has prompted me to step out of the closet. No, it’s not the same closet that the likes of Gerard Pique and Zlatan Ibrahimovic might have explored, but rather the same one that you’ll find Narnia and the title hopes of Panathinaikos year-after-year.
Olympiacos ran out emphatic winners on Thursday night, mirroring their performance from a week ago with another five-goal margin of victory. The Erythrolefki struck for six goals in the second frame to defeat KS Besa Kavaje 6-1 at the Giorgos Karaiskakis Stadium for a combined aggregate score of 11-1 over their Albanian opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
Albert Riera’s arrival in Athens on Thursday overshadowed Olympiacos’ UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg tie with KS Besa Kavaje as nearly 5000 Olympiacos supporters greeted the Spaniard at the Eleftheros Venizelos Airport in the Greek capital. Read the rest of this entry »
News that Nery Castillo is hitting up the Windy City is old by now, but for the Olympiacos community it’s a transfer that boggles many. The Mexican, a former Olympiacos superstar, nicknamed Nintendo during his stay in Piraeus, is now just a DP in one of the world’s glitzy leagues. Needless to say, I don’t rate the MLS too highly, but on the other hand I do (or more suitably, did) rate Castillo very highly. Read the rest of this entry »
Olympiacos’ early season Europa League campaign continues on Thursday when Albanian side KS Besa Kavaje visit the Giorgos Karaiskakis Stadium with the aggregate score poised heavily in favour of Olympiacos following last week’s 5-0 shellacking in Tirana. The cultural war that realistically hyped this tie resumes in Greece, but Olympiacos supporters won’t be able to respond with their own cultural attacks as the Piraeus giants are serving a UEFA suspension and must play the match behind close doors. Read the rest of this entry »
Olympiacos all but confirmed a spot in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League last night as the Piraeus giants cruised to a 5-0 victory over Albanian side KS Besa Kavaje. Oscar Gonzalez and Diogo scored a pair of goals each while Dudu added a tally of his own.
Relatively untested, Olympiacos never looked back as a lion’s share of possession translated into goals, goals, and more goals. Dudu and Kevin Mirallas played an active part in creating chances, the former marking his return to the first team after a nagging injury sidelined the Brazilian for close to six months last season. Read the rest of this entry »
The World Cup just ended, but there is no time for the chronic World Cup withdrawal most football fans experience after an international tournament, especially if you’re an Olympiacos fan.
The new season is upon us as Olympiacos tackle Albanian side KS Besa Kavaje in the UEFA Europa League this evening. The first leg is set for Kavaje and kick-off is just a little while away. The Greek giants go into this game with many firsts on hand as a summer of change in Piraeus will show its worth tonight.
Aside from the match marking the first match between both clubs, Olympiacos are marking their first match in the Europa League following UEFA’s decision to rename the tournament ahead of last year’s campaign.
Although it’s not a mouth-watering tie, and few are at this stage of the competition, both matches are of cultural importance considering the rather tense relations between Greece and Albania.
I’ll be sure to provide updates at the final whistle.
Well, the World Cup is over and even though the dream ended fairly early for Greece fans like me, World Cup withdrawal is rather evident. Fortunately, there is plenty to talk about from the club level, and among the ones making the headlines is Olympiacos. The club has experience numerous changes since the miserable end to last season, which saw the club finish dead last in the Greek Super League play-offs.
Assuring this never happens again, the club has rung in the changes from the boardroom down as a new owner, new manager, and new players have been brought in to return the club to its winning ways next season. Read the rest of this entry »
After weeks of speculation over the possible signing of Hatem Ben Arfa from Marseille, an official press release by Olympiacos on Monday night has confirmed the withdrawal of the Greek Champions interest in the Frenchman.
Ben Arfa was seen as the top candidate to fill the void left on the left side of the midfield, but little or no response from Marseille has foiled the move for both parties.