Nick Tsambouniaris Blog

JVS vindicates fans after opting for young, hungry players instead of ‘Mykonos FC’ egos

JVS vindicates fans after opting for young, hungry players instead of ‘Mykonos FC’ egos

BLOGS (NICK TSAMBOUNIARIS): Nick Tsambouniaris praises the performance of John van’t Schip as coach of the Greek national team to date for opting to go with young and hungry players at the expense of big egos and settling on a long-awaited identity.

Panathinaikos should aim to repeat the summer of 2013

Panathinaikos should aim to repeat the summer of 2013

BLOGS (NICK TSAMBOUNIARIS): AGONAsport’s Panathinaikos contributor, Nick Tsambouniaris, looks back on the impact current technical director, Nikos Dabizas, had on the club in the summer of 2013 and how that can be used as a positive moving forward.

Massive win in Agrinio vital for the confidence of a young and stuttering Panathinaikos team

Massive win in Agrinio vital for the confidence of a young and stuttering Panathinaikos team

BLOGS (NICK TSAMBOUNIARIS): AGONAsport’s Panathinaikos contributor, Nick Tsambouniaris, assesses where things went wrong for Panathinaikos in a horror January that ended on a high, courtesy of a vital confidence boosting win over Panetolikos.

Young Guns Give Fans a Team to Love

Young Guns Give Fans a Team to Love

BLOGS (NICK TSAMBOUNIARIS): It was only a month ago when Panathinaikos was the fourth favourite for relegation according to most of Greece’s biggest betting agencies. It may have been an overreaction but nonetheless, not many Panathinaikos fans would have been confident of success.


Alafouzo, It is time to act

Alafouzo, It is time to act

BLOGS (NICK TSAMBOUNIARIS): For much of the last week, much of the spotlight has been on Thai businessman Pairoj Piempongsant and Pan Asia, as the Swiss-based company has made big moves to buy the majority shares in Panathinaikos. There is genuine interest in the proposed deal from both parties, but in the meantime there are pressing matters that need to be dealt with swiftly.

Rating Panathinaikos’ January Transfer Window

Rating Panathinaikos’ January Transfer Window

BLOGS (NICK TSAMBOUNIARIS): For a club in such a dire financial situation off the field, the winter transfer window can be viewed as somewhat of a success for Panathinaikos. As always, players were brought in to bolster a rather thin squad, others were released to either free up some funds, bring in relatively decent transfer fees and clean up the morale of the dressing room.