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Offline coreyfeldman

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #210 on: February 23, 2024, 09:17:04 AM »
You don't want to be the team that knock Olympiacos out and then return to Athens for the final. There would be a lot of ill feeling in the city towards Villa fans. Better to have someone else knock them out hopefully before the final. I've been to their ground as an away fan with Appolon Smyrni another Athens club. It is hostile even on the day they win the league for the gazillionth time.

That isnt true whatsoever

What isn't true?

A country that banned fans from stadiums for two months sounds like a hostile environment to me.

Well im greek for starters and go athens alot. Been to alot of olympiakos games and they a rowdy bunch but they won't care who knocks them out. The general feeling is that they are happy that the final is finally in greece and want to welcome fans.

Its just pure speculation. Its like saying if the final is at villa park we would want to be hostile to any club that knocked us out. Its football. They aint legia
If we were fenebache or another turkish club that thats a completely different conversation as there is hostile relations between the countries.

Any Greek team away will be a rough ride for anyone travelling there but like Demitri is saying, fans aren't coming out to fight when they're not playing.

PAOK away at some stage would be beautiful place to go but as an away fan there I'd be very nervous

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #211 on: February 23, 2024, 09:19:49 AM »
You don't want to be the team that knock Olympiacos out and then return to Athens for the final. There would be a lot of ill feeling in the city towards Villa fans. Better to have someone else knock them out hopefully before the final. I've been to their ground as an away fan with Appolon Smyrni another Athens club. It is hostile even on the day they win the league for the gazillionth time.

That isnt true whatsoever

What isn't true?

A country that banned fans from stadiums for two months sounds like a hostile environment to me.

Well im greek for starters and go athens alot. Been to alot of olympiakos games and they a rowdy bunch but they won't care who knocks them out. The general feeling is that they are happy that the final is finally in greece and want to welcome fans.

Its just pure speculation. Its like saying if the final is at villa park we would want to be hostile to any club that knocked us out. Its football. They aint legia
If we were fenebache or another turkish club that thats a completely different conversation as there is hostile relations between the countries.

It is speculation based on his experiences at another match. But I wouldn't compare it to us when we don't have an history of violence around the grounds that means the Government had to ban attendances for 2 months. And I doubt a Policeman would be killed by a flare if us and Blues played each other at Volleyball either.

Do you think AEK fans will sit at home if Olympiakos is in the final at THEIR stadium either?

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #212 on: February 23, 2024, 09:35:46 AM »
You don't want to be the team that knock Olympiacos out and then return to Athens for the final. There would be a lot of ill feeling in the city towards Villa fans. Better to have someone else knock them out hopefully before the final. I've been to their ground as an away fan with Appolon Smyrni another Athens club. It is hostile even on the day they win the league for the gazillionth time.

That isnt true whatsoever

What isn't true?

A country that banned fans from stadiums for two months sounds like a hostile environment to me.

Well im greek for starters and go athens alot. Been to alot of olympiakos games and they a rowdy bunch but they won't care who knocks them out. The general feeling is that they are happy that the final is finally in greece and want to welcome fans.

Its just pure speculation. Its like saying if the final is at villa park we would want to be hostile to any club that knocked us out. Its football. They aint legia
If we were fenebache or another turkish club that thats a completely different conversation as there is hostile relations between the countries.

It is speculation based on his experiences at another match. But I wouldn't compare it to us when we don't have an history of violence around the grounds that means the Government had to ban attendances for 2 months. And I doubt a Policeman would be killed by a flare if us and Blues played each other at Volleyball either.

Do you think AEK fans will sit at home if Olympiakos is in the final at THEIR stadium either?

Would villa fans sit at home of the game was at villa park? That answers your question.  We dont have a history or violence? You sure about that? How much violence is there when we were playing the blosers? Remember the game at villa park when we lost 0-2? It was one of the most toxic villa parks ive ever seen.

Not sure why you are attempting to label olympiakos fans as all hooligans. Every fan base has some. Just enjoy the experience of going somewhere new instead of focusing on some unfounded negative rumours.  Athens is a great city. If we get there villa fans will love it.

Also heres how things are looking to keep this on subject as we have drifted off




Offline TelfordVilla

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #213 on: February 23, 2024, 10:03:24 AM »
Very sorry if I offended you Demitri. I agree with you that if we are lucky enough to reach the final it will be a pleasure to be in Athens. Villa fans will have a fabulous time in a fantastic City. I just think it will be a lot better if we avoid any involvement with Olympiacos along the way.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #214 on: February 23, 2024, 10:22:15 AM »
Who's picking the balls out of the bowl? I'd love to see Phil King up there suited and booted with a Friday-morning haircut, after all he's got proper European pedigree.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #215 on: February 23, 2024, 10:34:38 AM »
Very sorry if I offended you Demitri. I agree with you that if we are lucky enough to reach the final it will be a pleasure to be in Athens. Villa fans will have a fabulous time in a fantastic City. I just think it will be a lot better if we avoid any involvement with Olympiacos along the way.

Not a problem TV mate 👍

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #216 on: February 23, 2024, 10:36:10 AM »
Im hoping olympiakos vs fenebache/Fiorentina is one of the games so we at least get one of the tougher teams out

Wouldnt mind servette that would be a interesting one

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #217 on: February 23, 2024, 10:36:44 AM »

Would villa fans sit at home of the game was at villa park? That answers your question.  We dont have a history or violence? You sure about that? How much violence is there when we were playing the blosers? Remember the game at villa park when we lost 0-2? It was one of the most toxic villa parks ive ever seen.

Not sure why you are attempting to label olympiakos fans as all hooligans. Every fan base has some. Just enjoy the experience of going somewhere new instead of focusing on some unfounded negative rumours.  Athens is a great city. If we get there villa fans will love it.


The Greek government has labelled all fans as hooligans, not me. And you are picking on a game 20 years ago, my links are this year. Olympiakos have already had points deducted because of their fans behaviours this season. As for not turning up if they are not playing, the Ultras were in the stadium on the Wednesday before the West Ham match to disrupt the press conference before the match, and their own club pleaded with their fans not to cause trouble in the stadium on the day of the match.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #218 on: February 23, 2024, 10:50:57 AM »
You don't want to be the team that knock Olympiacos out and then return to Athens for the final. There would be a lot of ill feeling in the city towards Villa fans. Better to have someone else knock them out hopefully before the final. I've been to their ground as an away fan with Appolon Smyrni another Athens club. It is hostile even on the day they win the league for the gazillionth time.

That isnt true whatsoever

What isn't true?

A country that banned fans from stadiums for two months sounds like a hostile environment to me.

Well im greek for starters and go athens alot. Been to alot of olympiakos games and they a rowdy bunch but they won't care who knocks them out. The general feeling is that they are happy that the final is finally in greece and want to welcome fans.

Its just pure speculation. Its like saying if the final is at villa park we would want to be hostile to any club that knocked us out. Its football. They aint legia
If we were fenebache or another turkish club that thats a completely different conversation as there is hostile relations between the countries.

Any Greek team away will be a rough ride for anyone travelling there but like Demitri is saying, fans aren't coming out to fight when they're not playing.

PAOK away at some stage would be beautiful place to go but as an away fan there I'd be very nervous

Cheers corey. I mean i think legia fans are the worst tbh. Glad they are out!


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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #219 on: February 23, 2024, 11:01:05 AM »
I'll be happy with anyone other than Ajax as we were in Amsterdam for the AZ Alkmaar game.  I'm hoping for somewhere new to visit.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #220 on: February 23, 2024, 11:10:50 AM »
You shouldn’t laugh but the Europa League draw they drag out an Irish ‘legend’ as the final is in Dublin

Who is the legend?

McGrath?
Brady?
Keane?

Nope….

John O’Shea :-)

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #221 on: February 23, 2024, 11:13:35 AM »
You shouldn’t laugh but the Europa League draw they drag out an Irish ‘legend’ as the final is in Dublin

Who is the legend?

McGrath?
Brady?
Keane?

Nope….

John O’Shea :-)

That’s a nice little gig for him. Flown out for a few days in Switzerland, all expenses paid, very nice.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #222 on: February 23, 2024, 11:18:33 AM »
You shouldn’t laugh but the Europa League draw they drag out an Irish ‘legend’ as the final is in Dublin

Who is the legend?

McGrath?
Brady?
Keane?

Nope….

John O’Shea :-)

That’s a nice little gig for him. Flown out for a few days in Switzerland, all expenses paid, very nice.

Well he escaped the temple of doom…did I see he is now favourite for the Ireland job?

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #223 on: February 23, 2024, 11:25:03 AM »
Yes, but being an ex-Man Utd player makes you a superstar 🙄

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #224 on: February 23, 2024, 11:39:29 AM »

Would villa fans sit at home of the game was at villa park? That answers your question.  We dont have a history or violence? You sure about that? How much violence is there when we were playing the blosers? Remember the game at villa park when we lost 0-2? It was one of the most toxic villa parks ive ever seen.

Not sure why you are attempting to label olympiakos fans as all hooligans. Every fan base has some. Just enjoy the experience of going somewhere new instead of focusing on some unfounded negative rumours.  Athens is a great city. If we get there villa fans will love it.


The Greek government has labelled all fans as hooligans, not me. And you are picking on a game 20 years ago, my links are this year. Olympiakos have already had points deducted because of their fans behaviours this season. As for not turning up if they are not playing, the Ultras were in the stadium on the Wednesday before the West Ham match to disrupt the press conference before the match, and their own club pleaded with their fans not to cause trouble in the stadium on the day of the match.

Can you show me the quote that says they have labelled ALL greek fans as hooligans? Even if that was said if a tory government called of us fans hooligans does it make it true?

To also expand on the banning  the problem lies with the government there are social problems in greece. These clubs have a section of ultras that fight with police like other countries poland, italy , turkey for example. Alot of people like us just want to go enjoy a game of football and not interested in the violence.

Furthermore with your oiunt it was "20 years ago" probably because our games got moved to 12pm kos and there is a enormous police presence.  You are just being biased
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