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A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:03 pm

A tribute to the performance of Anorthosis Famagusta in the 2008/9 UEFA Champions League:

Anorthosis Famagusta 3-0 Rapid Vienna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykGhu-JNCj8

Anorthosis Famagusta 3-0 Olympiacos Piraeus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1gyCK1TmR8

Anorthosis Famagusta 3-1 Panathinaikos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmRGKAjobHw

Anorthosis Famagusta 2-2 Werder Bremen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LW9DCJE0Ic

Anorthosis Famagusta 3-3 Internazionale
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7tpkh ... 2009_sport


And one for the Turks from 3 years earlier... :lol:

Anorthosis Famagusta 3-1 Tranbzonspor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIiHsPM5thA
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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:08 pm

Well done to the refugee team from Ammoxostos.
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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby kimon07 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:35 pm

well done to the GREEK team from Ammochostos

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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:45 pm

kimon07 wrote:well done to the GREEK team from Ammochostos

It's all in your head dude. Greek were two of the opponents Anorthosis destroyed! :lol:
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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:54 pm

Get Real! wrote:
kimon07 wrote:well done to the GREEK team from Ammochostos

It's all in your head dude. Greek were two of the opponents Anorthosis destroyed! :lol:


Home teams. :D
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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby kimon07 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:47 am

Get Real! wrote:
kimon07 wrote:well done to the GREEK team from Ammochostos

It's all in your head dude. Greek were two of the opponents Anorthosis destroyed! :lol:


My greatest pleasure is to keep ridiculing you. Thank you for offering so many opportunities.

From The official website of Anorthosis:

1911: The first spark

The vigorous presence of Eleftherios Venizelos in the political scene, and the endless attempts of improvements in Greece did not leave the Greeks in Cyprus untouched, fighting for their own reformation against the colonists. Within this national enthusiasm, an association was born in Famagusta that took the name “Anorthosis” (“Rectification”) a word that that had already become a desire and a passion, a dream and a vision throughout all Greeks. Its basic aim was to educate the children of the town, hence the association took on the role as teacher.

Its first committee was made up by: Charalambos Economides, Michalakis Michailides, Giorgos Evangelou Loizou, Nikolaos Patatrakas Sotiriou, Panagiotis Ioannou, Demetrios Saveriades and Charalambos Gavriellides
Here the first spark was ignited that would turning the hearts of all from Famagusta into lava

1913: Patriotic Concern

Anorthosis go back to social events, their Mandolin players and orchestra, conducted by Demetris Demetriades fill the hearts of the whole island. This energy helped them to raise money for the needs of the nation. In an instance £85 was raised, a phenomenal amount for that time. In 1922, a fund for the refugee’s of Asia Minor was established, Anorthosis showed their uniqueness in the attempt to help with their devastation.

1929: The wings of the Phoenix

Anorthosis was not only embraced by the young of Famagusta but by the whole of Cyprus. The
“Teachers of Anorthosis” were renamed to “Musical, Literal and Charitable Association”.
Parallel to this more emphasis was given to sports: football, volleyball, water sports and athletics. Trophies were added to their newly made award cabinet. The association’s symbol became the Phoenix. The holey mythical bird that is reborn from its ashes. A wise choice…as Anorthosis later needed to be reborn again many times from it’s own ashes. Hence under the wings of the Phoenix, Anorthosis continues strongly and more productive.

1952: Arrests...

In October 19522, members of Anorthosis were arrested, for committing the crime of writing on the walls of their clubhouse that was found on Ermou street “Hadjimichael building” “Long live the Union” and “Greece will never die”. In the meantime, their sports divisions were continuing with success. In 1949 the football team won the Cyprus Cup beating APOEL 3-0. It was their first title, and the year after in 1950, they won their first league title.

1955: Together in the Fight

The beginning of the freedom fight of EOKA (National organization of Cypriot fighter) finds Anorthosis ready to fight, with many of its member in the firing line; Gregoris Afxentiou, Kyriakos Matsis, Antonis Papadopoulos, Pavlos Pavlakis and Panagiotis Toumazos.

The clubhouse became a meeting point for the freedom fight.

The British need not have had any information to turn their attention to Anorthosis and on the of 23rd December 1955 the British raid the clubhouse and arrest many patrons based on a catalogue of names they held, including Antonis Papadopoulos and Pavlos Pavlakis.

Later on 24th July 1956 the Governor of Famagusta orders for a second time the closure of Anorthosis, this however means nothing to its members, who continue to actively be involved in the fight. The Directors meetings continue to take place in the town’s Commercial club, at Adam’s dental surgery and Sarri’s office. Anorthosis shows that they are still very much involved in the figh.

http://www.anorthosis.com/article.php?P ... be&lang=En
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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby kurupetos » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:13 am

Thanks to GR! for this nice topic. :)
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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby kimon07 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:41 am

kurupetos wrote:Thanks to GR! for this nice topic. :)


Absolutely! I alithia na legetai :mrgreen:
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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby kimon07 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:43 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
kimon07 wrote:well done to the GREEK team from Ammochostos

It's all in your head dude. Greek were two of the opponents Anorthosis destroyed! :lol:


Home teams. :D


Just like Anorthosis beating Apoel and vice versa.
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Re: A tribute to the Anorthosis Famagusta of 2008/9

Postby Get Real! » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:06 pm

kimon07 wrote:My greatest pleasure is to keep ridiculing you. Thank you for offering so many opportunities.

There’s a HUGE difference between my standards and yours Kimon, so unless you can produce the birth certificates and/or passports of Anorthosis players proving that they’re Greeks I’m afraid you are only ridiculing yourself (as per usual) by claiming that they are! So...

About turn!

Forward march! :lol:
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