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1882 Panathinaikos #1882THFC

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by YidoBuckler, 7 Nov 2012.

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    Tottenham Hotspur FC will look to confirm their place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 as they take on Panathinaikos FC, the only side that can deny them a top-two finish in Group J.

    Group J permutations
    • S.S. Lazio are through and will top the group with a victory or if Tottenham Hotspur FC fail to win. If Lazio and Tottenham finish level on points, first place will be decided on overall goal difference, overall goals scored then coefficient.
    Tottenham will be through with a draw or win.
    Panathinaikos will be through with a win.
    • NK Maribor are out.

    Previous meetings
    • The sides drew 1-1 when they met for the first time on matchday two. Michael Dawson headed the English team ahead in a first half [​IMG]characterised by a slow tempo, but Spurs paid for a lapse of concentration as Toché levelled with 13 minutes remaining.[​IMG]

    • Spurs' five games against Greek clubs have ended W1 D2 L2 (W1 D0 L1 at home – W0 D2 L1 in Greece). They met PAOK FC in last season's group stage, drawing 0-0 in Salonika and losing 2-1 in London. They have not won in four matches against Greek opposition.
    • Panathinaikos's record in 17 games against English teams is W1 D6 L10 (W1 D4 L4 in Athens – W0 D2 L6 in England). That lone victory came against Spurs' north London rivals Woolwich FC in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 26 September 2001.
    • Panathinaikos ended a run of three straight defeats in London (all against Woolwich) when they drew 1-1 with the Gunners in their most recent visit to England, in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League group stage.

    Match background
    • Spurs are unbeaten in their last six European games, but that last defeat came against another Greek side – 2-1 against PAOK last season.
    • Panathinaikos have lost their four most recent UEFA Europa League away games –the last three by the same 3-0 scoreline – without scoring.
    • This is Panathinaikos's fourth UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League group stage campaign, and they have successfully reached the knockout phase of the competition in all of their previous efforts.
    • Spurs are returning to the group stage of this competition for a fifth time. Including their 2010/11 UEFA Champions League campaign, they have reached the knockout phase in four of their five previous UEFA group stage attempts, missing the cut for the first time in last term's UEFA Europa League.

    Team facts
    • This is Spurs' 100th UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League game; their previous 99 ended W56 D26 L17.
    • Spurs and FC Twente have been the group stage's draw specialists, with four ties each from their five games. The Dutch side, however, are already certain to miss out on a place in the round of 32.
    • Hélder Postiga played for both clubs: he represented Spurs in 2003/04 and then spent half a season on loan at Panathinaikos in 2008.
    • Panathinaikos's Ghana winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie had a trial at Tottenham in January 2009. (I didnt know that!) He started his career at Woolwich, and also played for Birmingham City FC, Cardiff City FC and Portsmouth FC during his time in England.
    • Other Greens players with Premier League experience include Jean-Alain Boumsong (Newcastle United FC) and Sebastián Leto (Liverpool FC).
    • Panathinaikos defender José Manuel Velázquez and Tottenham attacking midfielder Iago Falqué spent a season together in the Villarreal CF B team in 2010/11.
    • Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas :avblol: received his first break in coaching as a teenager from then Porto boss Sir Bobby Robson, and later assisted José Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea FC and FC Internazionale Milano, before striking out alone at A. Académica de Coimbra and then leading Porto to a domestic double and the UEFA Cup in 2010/11 :avbscream: . A move to Chelsea :avbfacepalm: that summer proved to be ill-fated, but he took charge at Spurs in July 2012. :avbdamn:
    • André Pinto was on the books at Porto during Villas-Boas's spell in charge, though he spent that season on loan with Portimonense SC.
    • Panathinaikos parted company with coach Jesualdo Ferreira after matchday four, with the Under-20 coaching team of Ioannis Vanortas and Juan Ramón Rocha taking charge for the remainder of the season. A midfielder for the club from 1979-89, Rocha was Panathinaikos coach from 1994-96, leading the Greens to the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League semi-finals :baeshock: , and was briefly caretaker boss again in 1999.


    (I hope there isn't already a thread somewhere I've missed or that was a waste of time)

  2. Thelonious

    Thelonious The Fighting Cock Posted 7 Nov 2012

    aka Thelonious World Peace
    depends on tomorrow innit
  3. Fair enough
  4. Pretty much all the seats that 1882 were in last night are unsold at the moment.
  5. Flannerz

    Flannerz Posted 9 Nov 2012

    I'm giving the game a miss, got too much to pay out for next month
  6. This game is not on the season ticket so the 'seat map' looks like a snooker table. If we really pushed it we could get 1000 tfc members(+mates) there is certainly the room.
  7. What date is the match?
  8. I'll be there. Any news from TFC lads? Where to sit?
  9. Most of Block J is available, are we gonna do it again?
  10. Interesting statement from the club...

    Anyone seen that before?
  11. Yeah, before the Lazio game
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  12. Yeah it's to stop all the local Greeks buying up tickets and supporting the oppo. Think you just have had to have bought a ticket before to qualify.

    I'm sure no one on here will struggle :gallashmm:
  13. I wonder what the terminal capacity is for 1883 until it becomes harder to get songs going in unity?
  14. Probably one less than 1883 :troll:
    • Funny x 1
  15. Tempting. Difficult thing is, I have to get back to bedford area and then get up for work at 5 the next day. :gallashmm:

  16. I know its pretty empty but would you really want to do block J again with the whole standing issue?
  17. It's not a bad position to be in (unless you want to watch the football).

    Right in the corner so hopefully gets Block 31 (Shelf lower, underneath) and the Park Lane going.

    Hopefully we'll get a result in Rome and have qualified by then too so no reason for fans to have a moan.
  18. Kris

    Kris Posted 9 Nov 2012

    Shelf Side Tottenham

    I think we should fill up blocks that would otherwise go empty, blocks A,J,H,23a etc
  19. Fucking iPhone!
  20. Flav

    Flav The Fighting Cock Posted 9 Nov 2012

    Could do with a lower block really if possible, recommendations?

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