HOW HAS JOSH BOWLER BEEN GETTING ON SINCE LEAVING BLACKPOOL?

Josh Bowler has only made three appearances since leaving Blackpool and already reports are suggesting his loan move to Greece has turned sour. The 23-year-old was once again left out of Olympiakos’ squad at the weekend as they edged past lowly OFI 2-1 to remain third in the table behind AEK Athens and leaders Panathinaikos. The winger, who completed a deadline day move to Nottingham Forest before immediately being sent out on loan to Athens, initially looked to have started brightly under former Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan.

But Corberan was axed after just 11 games in charge, leading to the return of former manager Michel Gonzalez, who has yet to hand Bowler a minute of action. The ex-Everton man was spotted watching the Seasiders on Saturday, albeit from the comfort of his own home via iFollow. After witnessing Blackpool’s return to winning ways with a much-needed 3-1 victory against Watford, Bowler posted on his Instagram stories: “Jerry Yates you beauty, what a guy”, in reference to his former teammate’s match-winning brace. Continue reading             HOW HAS JOSH BOWLER BEEN GETTING ON SINCE LEAVING BLACKPOOL?

FOREST CHOOSE AURIER OVER SIDIBE

Newly promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest opted out of the deal to sign French international defender DjibrilSidibe after they chose Ivorian national team skipper Serge Aurier over him as revealed by French publication L’Equipe.

Nottingham Forest had already agreed a deal with Sidibe on a free transfer as at last month  before the Premier League side settled for Aurier in the quest to find a suitable competitor for Welshman Neco Williams on the right side of their five-man defence. Aurier is a better attacking right-sided fullback than new AEK Athens player Sidibe though the Frenchman is more versatile as he can play as the right-sided centre back in a five-man defence. Continue reading FOREST CHOOSE AURIER OVER SIDIBE

AEK, THREE OTHERS EYEING MINGUEZA

Greek club AEK Athens and three other European clubs are keen on signing Barcelona defender Oscar Mingueza this summer. This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Spanish media. The aforementioned Mingueza is not in the long-term plans of manager Xavi Hernandez at Barcelona and he could leave the club before the end of this summer’s transfer window. Catalan media outlet Mundo Deportivo reported the interest of several European teams in Mingueza.

As stated earlier, AEK Athens are one of four clubs on the trail of Barcelona star Mingueza this summer. Apart from AEK Athens, Italian side Genoa, German club TSG Hoffenheim and Spanish outfit Celta Vigo are also interested in signing Mingueza. Continue reading AEK, THREE OTHERS EYEING MINGUEZA

            AEK ATHENS JOIN QUEUE FOR NORWICH WINGER LINKED WITH BIRMINGHAM

Reports in Poland claim Birmingham City are interested in signing Przemyslaw Placheta and now there are suggestions AEK Athens are also keen on the Norwich City winger. Polish news site Meczyki claims that management of the Greek Super League side are looking to sign the 24-year-old this summer. Their latest report on Placheta comes less than 24 hours after claims that several Championship clubs were also interested in the winger. Birmingham City were the only club mentioned in the report, with suggestions that the Blues could look towards striking a loan to buy deal with Norwich.

Placheta missed the start of City’s 2021/22 Premier League campaign due to Covid. He made five consecutive starts under Dean Smith in December and January but was named in the starting line-up for a Premier League fixture only once in the final months of the campaign. Along with two starts in the FA Cup against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool, Placheta played 11 times for the Canaries last season. Since his move from Slask Wroclaw in the summer of 2020, Placheta has made 41 appearances for City, scoring one goal. Continue reading             AEK ATHENS JOIN QUEUE FOR NORWICH WINGER LINKED WITH BIRMINGHAM

POSTECOGLOU REVEALS AEK ATHENS SNUB

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has revealed how he was snubbed by Greek club AEK Athens before bagging the managerial job at his Scottish Premiership outfit.

Postecoglou had an impressive managerial record in Japan and Australia, but a lot of teams in Europe were not ready to give him a chance including AEK Athens. He was in the running to take the AEK Athens managerial job before the Greek top flight team took a different managerial route. The disappointment of losing the AEK job lasted briefly as he was given the managerial job at Parkhead almost immediately. A few days after missing out on the AEK Athens job, Postecoglou was living the dream of managing one of the most successful teams in Europe when it comes to major trophies. He was delighted to get the opportunity to manage Celtic who were the first English team to win the European Cup. Continue reading POSTECOGLOU REVEALS AEK ATHENS SNUB

POSTECOGLOU REVEALS AEK ATHENS SNUB

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has revealed how he was snubbed by Greek club AEK Athens before bagging the managerial job at his Scottish Premiership outfit.


Postecoglou had an impressive managerial record in Japan and Australia, but a lot of teams in Europe were not ready to give him a chance including AEK Athens. He was in the running to take the AEK Athens managerial job before the Greek top flight team took a different managerial route. The disappointment of losing the AEK job lasted briefly as he was given the managerial job at Parkhead almost immediately. A few days after missing out on the AEK Athens job, Postecoglou was living the dream of managing one of the most successful teams in Europe when it comes to major trophies. He was delighted to get the opportunity to manage Celtic who were the firstEnglish team to win the European Cup. Continue reading POSTECOGLOU REVEALS AEK ATHENS SNUB