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Postby Patto » Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:13 am

congratulations to cyprus on there fine performance against wales. as i live in england i watched the game on the BBC Wales channel and was very impressed by the cypriots football. the defence looked strong and throughtout the game cyprus threatend scoring more than just the one. i firmly believe that with the manager and the squad of players we have we can be confident going into the Euro 2008 qualifiers. It was also good to hear the constant vocal support of the cypriot fans (even thought there was not that many). The lad with the drum did a tremendous job of getting the crowd going, and i know how difficult it is to do that as i take my drum to scarborough games 8) 8)

SO ONCE AGAIN WELL DONE CYPRUS. :D :D :D
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Postby Main_Source » Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:38 am

i dont know whats going on...Cypriot football teams (Int, u21 and domestic) have been putting in some good performances for their standards of late. Id say beating Wales was a good result, if you consider most of there players play pro in the English leagues.
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Postby Patto » Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:44 am

it was a very proffesional performance by cyprus and if you would have told me the score before the game i would not have believed it but with the performance it was a justified score..

PS main_source do you know anything about this cypriot league in england???
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Postby Main_Source » Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:01 am

a professional performance is something I dont really see from Cyprus and this is why sometimes they play quite well but still end up losing. If they can get some consistancy in playing professionally, then they can win the next World Cup...nah joke....but if they start playing more professionally then there is no reason why they can push for a Euro spot in 2 years.


lol...i havent followed the Cypriot League in England for a little while...but lets just say some of my relatives used to be heavily involved a few years back. depends what u want to know.
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Postby Patto » Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:07 am

well i just wanted to know how it works really. as in is it just around the london area or is it more nation wide????

PS do u have email so i can just talk to you about it that way
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Postby Main_Source » Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:01 am

Just PM me here.

but as far as i know the KOPA league is London wide...unsurprisingly most of the teams are based in north london.
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Postby Sotos » Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:44 pm

I didn't watch the game but if they played as good as they played with Ireland then I am not supriced they won!

LIMASSOL, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Cyprus enjoyed one of their best victories of the last 10 years by beating Wales 1-0 thanks to a Chrisis Michael penalty in a friendly on Wednesday.

Wales manager John Toshack blamed himself for mistakes before and after the match and described Wales's play as "the worst international performance I have ever witnessed".

The victory was Cyprus's first in a year under Greek coach Angelos Anastasiades, who renewed his contract last week, and a welcome fillip after a dismal World Cup qualifying campaign.

The home side controlled the match from the first minute as they continued the form they showed in their last international against Ireland in which they were much the better side.

As in last month's 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by the Irish, they missed several chances especially during the first half when they forced Lewis Price to make some good saves.

The Wales keeper kept out efforts by Costas Charalambides and Lampros Lamprou early in the match as the home side forced Wales back for the whole of the first period.

The visitors survived the pressure until two minutes before the break when Cyprus took the lead. Constantinos Makrides was brought down in the box and Michael converted the penalty.

The pace slowed somewhat in the second half but Cyprus were still the better side for the first 25 minutes, although they did not show the same spirit and determination.

The visitors surprisingly failed to pose any real threat to the Cypriot goal much to the disappointment of almost 500 Welsh supporters at the Tsirion stadium.

The coaches made numerous changes during the second half affecting the performances of both teams although Cyprus continued to press forward in search of a second goal.

But just as in the first half Price denied the home side with fine saves from Yiannakis Okkas after 70 and 75 minutes.
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