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Football writer and aspiring sport journalist, Chris has contributed to TalkSPORT, Daily Mirror and is a regular guest on radio station BBC 5 Live. He also edits popular Arsenal weblog, Gooner Talk.

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Olympiakos starlet Kostas Rougkalas confident of Greece recovery, Football

Olympiakos starlet Kostas Rougkalas confident of Greece recovery

Kostas Rougkalas is a Greek Under-19 international defender who recently skippered Olympiakos against Europe’s elite academy sides in the NextGen series.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 16 April 2013 at 4:50 pm

Giorgos Katidis: ‘I am not a Nazi or fascist’, Football

Giorgos Katidis: ‘I am not a Nazi or fascist’

AEK Athens youngster Giorgos Katidis has told a Greek FA disciplinary committee that he is not a ‘nazi or fascist’.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 6:14 pm

Where next for Fulham target Vasilis Torosidis?, Football

Where next for Fulham target Vasilis Torosidis?

Olympiakos defender Vasilis Torosidis has announced that he will not be renewing his contract with the Greek champions following a resplendent six-year spell in Piraeus.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 21 January 2013 at 4:32 pm

Chance for Panathinaikos to salvage some pride against Tottenham, Football

Chance for Panathinaikos to salvage some pride against Tottenham

Panathinaikos have the chance to qualify for the Europa League knockout stage if they can overcome Tottenham at White Hart Lane tonight.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 1:23 pm

Panathinaikos v Tottenham: The view from Greece, Football

Panathinaikos v Tottenham: The view from Greece

Following Olympiakos’ match with Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday, it is the turn of Panathinaikos to take on north London opposition.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 4 October 2012 at 1:03 am

Arsenal v Olympiakos: The view from Greece, Football

Arsenal v Olympiakos: The view from Greece

Greece’s top two sides face English opposition this week in what could prove to be a pivotal few days for Hellenic football.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 3 October 2012 at 1:02 am

Euro 2012: Greece scouting report, Sport

Euro 2012: Greece scouting report

Fernando Santos leads Greece into this summer’s Euro 2012 tournament in a calm yet confident mood.

By | Sport | Friday, 25 May 2012 at 7:52 pm

Panagiotis Vlachodimos: ‘The Greek Cristiano Ronaldo’, Sport

Panagiotis Vlachodimos: ‘The Greek Cristiano Ronaldo’

Skoda Xanthi are not renowned for their big name players or first class scouting system. George Boateng and Tomasz Radzinski are probably the most established names to have played for Marinos Ouzounidis’ side in recent years. That could soon change, however.

By | Sport | Saturday, 11 February 2012 at 3:32 pm

Europa League can bring new-found hope to Greek football, Sport

Europa League can bring new-found hope to Greek football

A new year represents a time to repent those sins of the past. For Greek football, those remnants of match fixing and corruption still linger over the country with efforts to clear its name far from complete just yet.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 28 December 2011 at 12:02 pm

Underestimated Greeks could surprise spectators yet again at Euro 2012, Sport

Underestimated Greeks could surprise spectators yet again at Euro 2012

Greece will open next summer’s Euro 2012 tournament against Poland just as they did eight years ago in Portugal, where Otto Rehhagel’s side eventually went on to lift the trophy and surpass expectations of everyone in the game.

By | Sport | Sunday, 4 December 2011 at 9:08 pm

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