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Gate 7 International Podcast
Gate 7 International
Your official English source for Olympiakos FC and Greek Super League football. Hosted by Peter Thompson, Lambros Syrmos, Aristidis Bouloubassis, and Costa Levoyannis.
9 hours ago
Episode 88: Olympiakos Transfers News + EURO Updates + BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!
The boys talk up the latest transfer news and Ari does a deep dive on Pierre Kunde. The boys also talk about Euro2020 so far and reveal the next special guest of the podcast. Don’t miss out. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 9 min
Jun 13, 2021
Episode 87: Manolas & Kasami On the Way?? | EURO 2020 + Transfer News Update
Ari and Peter hop on for a short discussion about the latest EURO 2020 games, as well as keeping up with the recent developments in the transfer market for Olympiakos. Are the BAM's coming to Piraeus soon? Find out here! FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 2 min
Jun 9, 2021
Episode 86: Transfers, Transfers, Transfers! + EURO Predictions
The boys have a lot to talk about! With tons of transfer rumors on the way, the Gate 7 International hosts are here to let you know who's coming in, who's a coat, and which rumors are totally made up! Stick around until the end for some EURO picks from the boys! FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 24 min
Jun 7, 2021
Episode 85: Greece 2 - Norway 1, Postgame Talk and Olympiakos Rumors
The boys at Gate 7 International Get into Greece vs Norway postgame, going over the last game of the year for the National Team. They then talk about all the rumors swirling around Olympiakos. Who's in and who's out? Find out! FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 26 min
Jun 4, 2021
Episode 84: Post Match Greece vs. Belgium Friendly, Transfer Rumours
Lambro is joined by Gate 7 International Blogger Demo George in a post match first react for Greece's friendly against Belgium. The boys review the game as well as some Olympiacos transfer news. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 26, 2021
Episode 83: The Offseason is Here!
It's that time of year... the Olympiakos season is officially over. With transfer rumors hot as ever, Pedro Martins rumored to leave in the summer, and the Greek NT playing friendlies a couple weeks, there's a lot to discuss. Peter, Ari, and Demo break down these topics among other things. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 18 min
May 23, 2021
Episode 82: The First Annual G7I AWARDS SHOW!
The boys at Gate 7 International hand out the first annual awards to Olympiakos players, voted on by the hosts as well as YOU, the fans! Who will take home the hardware? Watch NOW to find out! FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com
1 hr 30 min
May 20, 2021
Episode 81: Greek Super League Season in Review
Ari, Lambro, and Peter are joined by Martial of @OlyampiakosFR to discuss the recently finished Greek Super League season. They each name their Best XI from the season, and give their thoughts on the trajectory of other teams in the league after a blowout victory from Olympiakos. They also preview the final of the Greek Cup, which will feature Olympiakos and PAOK, making their predictions for the game. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 24 min
May 16, 2021
Episode 80: A Fitting End to the Playoffs
Nothing better than absolutely destroying your rivals 4-1 on the last day of the season! The boys discuss the game, give some shoutouts to the players, and look forward to the big cup final against PAOK next weekend. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com VOTE FOR THE G7I AWARDS: https://s.surveyplanet.com/l-4xTuutB (link also on our website) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 9, 2021
Episode 79: KAVLOGEROPOULOS IS BORN!!
It was a relatively unexciting 0-0 draw between Olympiakos and Asteras Tripolis on the surface, but the first start for 16 year old Alexis Kalogeropoulos has excited Peter, Lambro, and Costa. They talk about his game, along with some of the other young players who featured. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com
1 hr 17 min
May 5, 2021
Episode 78: Post-Season Basketball Special!
Costa, Peter, and Lambro are joined by a few of the guys from the RedPointGuard Blog to talk about all things Olympiacos BC. They gave us an update on the team and explained what the next steps are. Who is in and who is out? Listen to find out! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 37 min
Apr 28, 2021
Episode 77: Olympiakos vs. PAS Giannena Post-Game (We're in the Final)
Olympiakos are through to the Greek Cup Final! After a refreshing and entertaining 3-1 victory over PAS Giannena, who have caused us heaps of trouble all season long, the boys chat about the game and look forward to the upcoming match against either AEK or PAOK. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 7 min
Apr 25, 2021
Episode 76: Olympiakos vs. AEK Athens Post-Game + BIG SURPRISE!!
The boys discuss the 2-0 Olympiakos victory against AEK, among other things including Fortounis, wingers under Martins, and our youth development (again...). Stick around until the end where the G7I boys reveal a surprise. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE!!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 15 min
Apr 23, 2021
Episode 75 a Boring Game so Just Talking Olympiakos
Episode 75: It was a snooze fest in Karaiskaki Wednesday, so we will be discussing all of the latest rumors about the team and around the league. A review of the comments made by Dimitris Siovas on Sport24 and whether we would want him back. Would we take him back? FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit HIT SUBSCRIBE!!! LIKE AND COMMENT!! CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: linktr.ee/Gate7InternationalPodcast
1 hr 21 min
Apr 18, 2021
Episode 74: Championship Hangover (PAOK Post-Game)
Well... that was one to forget. But the Gate 7 International boys are here to discuss the game anyway. Peter, Costa, and Lambros (the latter two fresh off an appearance on the Novasports YouTube live stream) discuss the game, review whether the right tactical choices were made, and gauge how the result today will affect the upcoming cup games as well as the rapidly approaching Champions League qualifiers in the summer. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 1 min
Apr 16, 2021
Episode 73: GUILLAUME GILLET Interview
Peter, Costa, and Lambro have the pleasure of speaking with former Olympiacos player and Belgian international Guillaume Gillet. They talk about Guillaume's upbringing in football, his tumultuous season in Athens, and more. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com
1 hr 10 min
Apr 12, 2021
Episode 72: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! (Olympiakos vs. Panathinaikos Post-Game)
OLYMPIAKOS HAVE WON THE LEAGUE, AGAIN! What better way to celebrate number 46 than beating your arch rivals in a 3-1 comeback victory!?! The boys get into match analysis and begin looking ahead to next season, discussing potential transfers in and out of the team. Don't miss the surprise from Costa at the end... FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.gate7intl.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 5 min
Apr 9, 2021
Episode 71: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - Gate 7 International Website & Blog are Live!
The BIG NEWS is out! The boys announce the launching of the G7I website and the new blogging team! Check it out at www.gate7intl.com to get the full lowdown. Theo Bouras, our new lead editor, and other blog contributors join to talk about the new endeavour. The boys also get into the Postgame of the PAS Giannena Greek Cup fixture with Olympiakos scraping a 1-1 draw. The tie will be decided in the second leg at Karaiskaki. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 29 min
Apr 5, 2021
Episode 70: We Destroyed AEK!
Lambro, Ari, and Costa are joined by Hellas Football contributor Greg Gavalas to discuss a huge 5-1 win for Olympiacos against AEK in OAKA. Greg joins to discuss the future of the team as well as manager Manolo Jimenez, and they break down some key statistics from the game. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 7 min
Apr 2, 2021
Episode 69: Greece vs. Georgia Post-Game
The Gate 7 International boys discuss the Greece vs. Georgia game LIVE! Listen to their thoughts on the players, the future of the campaign, and whether JVS should be fired. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit!
Mar 29, 2021
Episode 68: PETER PHILIPAKOS Interview
The boys are joined by former Olympiacos player, and the only Greek-American ever to wear the red-and-white shirt, Peter Philipakos. Peter gives some fascinating details regarding his journey from America to Europe as a young footballer, fueled by hard work and a desire to prove his doubters wrong. He discusses his time in Greece and reflects back on if he would have done anything differently. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 52 min
Mar 26, 2021
Episode 67: Spain vs Greece 1-1 Postmatch | World Cup 2022 Qualifiers | The Unthinkable Happened
An Independence Day Miracle! Greece gets the World Cup Qualifying Campaign underway with a HUGE result: A 1-1 draw against group favourites Spain away from home in Granada. The boys discuss talk about the game, tactics, selection and preview the next qualifier against Georgia. Ari also talks about a potential merger of the Greek league with other leagues in neighbouring countries, developments related to Financial Fair Play and some analysis related to Georgios Masouras. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 4 min
Mar 21, 2021
Episode 66: Boozing with the Boys, Part 2
The hosts are joined by George Charalambopoulos (@lifeofgeorgec) for a fun-filled, off-the-cuff episode featuring many podcast fans! They discuss Olympiacos summer transfers, the upcoming Ethniki games, and much more. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit WATCH EPISODES on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWvuv5-CSUVehCnoS9lqxg
2 hr 8 min
Mar 19, 2021
EPISODE 65: Our European Run Comes to an End
The boys reflect on a tumultuous European campaign for Olympiacos following a 1-0 victory in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, which wasn't enough to see the club progress against Arsenal. They discuss the game itself, as well as the bigger picture and the future of the club. They highlight some top performances, give praise to Pedro Martins, and award Man of the Match for the game. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit WATCH EPISODES on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWvuv5-CSUVehCnoS9lqxg --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 4 min
Mar 18, 2021
EPISODE 64: Our Last Chance in Europe (Arsenal Leg 2 Pre-Game feat. Kostantinos Lianos)
Lambro, Ari, and Costa are joined by Konstantinos Lianos (@LianosKostas on Twitter) for a surprise pre-match discussion of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg tie against Arsenal in London. With a 3-1 defecit to overcome, Olympiacos must score 3 goals to even have a chance of winning the game. Is there any hope for our team? Kostas gives his takes on some of the potential lineup news, injury updates, and potential transfer news for the summer. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit WATCH EPISODES on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWvuv5-CSUVehCnoS9lqxg --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 8 min
Mar 15, 2021
Episode 63: Larisa Post-Game feat. Michael Vissini
The boys are joined by Hellas Football contributor Michael Vissini (@Michael_Vissini on Twitter) to discuss the 3-1 Olympiacos victory over AEL Larissa. They also have a bit more of a discussion (including some can't-miss rants) about Arsenal and the state of the team in general. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit WATCH EPISODES on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWvuv5-CSUVehCnoS9lqxg --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 21 min
Mar 12, 2021
EPISODE 62: Is the Tie Already Over? (feat. Michael Keshani)
Peter, Lambro, and Costa are joined by Arsenal writer and supporter Michael Keshani to discuss a disappointing 3-1 defeat from Olympiakos against Arsenal. The boys go through the key moments of the game and determine if Olympiacos have any chance of moving on in the Europa League. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit WATCH EPISODES on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWvuv5-CSUVehCnoS9lqxg --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 1 min
Mar 9, 2021
Episode 61: ROBBIE LYLE INTERVIEW
Peter and Lambro are joined by Robbie Lyle, the founder of worldwide phenomenon Arsenal Fan TV, to chat about the upcoming UEFA Europa League tie between Olympiacos and Arsenal. They discuss Arsenal's desire for revenge as well as Olympiacos's performance as an underdog, and Robbie gives his take on who will go through in the tie. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit WATCH on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWvuv5-CSUVehCnoS9lqxg
Mar 8, 2021
Episode 60 - Chris Wheatley Talks Arsenal, Greek Football
The boys are joined by Arsenal writer and content creator Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_), who currently writes for football.london, to discuss the upcoming UEFA Europa League tie between Olympiacos and Arsenal. They discuss Arsenal's recent run of form, potential weaknesses in the London side, as well as Chris's surprise connection to Greece and Greek football. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit WATCH on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWvuv5-CSUVehCnoS9lqxg --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 16 min
Mar 5, 2021
Episode 59 (Midweek Series #27): We're Through in the Cup (+Volos Post-Game)
Lambro, Ari, and Costa (very briefly) discuss the recent happenings in the world of Olympiakos and Greek football, including discussion of Olympiakos's last two games (a 2-1 win against Volos and a 1-1 draw to advance to the Greek Cup Semi-Final) as well as some discussion on Ethniki rumors. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 27, 2021
Episode 58: ZE ELIAS Interview
In potentially the most fun-to-record special guest episode yet, Peter, Lambro, Ari, and Costa have a wonderful chat with former Olympiacos midfielder, Brazilian international and UEFA Cup winner Ze Elias. They discuss Ze's background in football, his time in Greece, and much more. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 25 min
Feb 26, 2021
Episode 57: HASSAN MAGIC (PSV Post-Game)
It's an exciting time to be an Olympiakos fan! With Ahmed Hassan's clutch gene shining again, Olympiakos snuck past PSV to advance to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16. Peter, Ari, Lambro, and Costa discuss the game, giving out Man of the Match and Coach's Grade, and also discuss who they'd like to face in the next round. FOLLOW US: @Gate7Intl on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 9 min
Feb 22, 2021
Episode 56: Aris Post-Game, PSV Leg 2 Pre-Game
Ari and Costa discuss a disappointing 1-1 Olympiacos draw with Aris, filled with injuries. They go over player performances and highlight some notable occurrences in the game. They also preview a decisive UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg tie away at PSV, with a 2-goal lead on the line. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 19, 2021
Episode 55: We Won!
Peter, Ari, Lambro, and Costa recap a glorious and exciting 4-2 Olympiacos win over PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 32. They discuss highlight performances from the team, analyze the Wyscout match report, and give out awards to the team and to Coach Martins. They also discuss pregame for Aris, and an interesting discussion ensues about the extent of rotation that is needed for that game.
Feb 17, 2021
Episode 54: Previewing PSV with the PSV Podcast
Lambro and Costa are joined by Yannick of the PSV Podcast (@PSVPodcast on Twitter) to discuss pre-match for the PSV game. They discuss PSV's team, as well as more recent news on Olympiacos, and what the team might be like. The boys also make their hot takes and predictions for the game - stay tuned for the end! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 15, 2021
Episode 53: We Lost... (feat. Antoni of Hellas Football)
Peter, Ari, Lambro, and Costa are joined by special guest Antoni (@Pyrrhus7019) of Hellas Football to discuss the latest installment of the Derby of Eternal Enemies. Unfortunately, the result went Antoni's way - a 2-1 victory for Panathinaikos. The boys break down the result and discuss the implications of the game, both for Olympiacos with European football coming up and for Panathinaikos as they chase down Aris for second place in the Super League. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 17 min
Feb 12, 2021
Episode 52: Thijs Verhaar Talks PSV, Plus Aris Post-Game
Peter, Lambro, and Ari are joined by Dutch journalist Thijs Verhaar (@Thijs_Verhaar on Twitter) who writes about Dutch football, specifically PSV. With a week left until Olympiacos's Europa League Round of 32 tie against the Dutch side, they discuss PSV's preferred tactics and highlight some players to watch out for. The three hosts also dedicate a little time to discuss Olympiacos's 2-1 home win against Aris in the first leg of the Greek Cup quarterfinal. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 3 min
Feb 9, 2021
Episode 51: Looking Good! (OFI Post-Game)
Things are - dare I say - looking up for Olympiacos! Peter, Lambro, and Costa discuss the team on the back of an impressive 3-0 victory over OFI Crete. In addition to some news, they discuss how the team is looking with a few important games coming up. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 5, 2021
Episode 50: FIFTY! Featuring Steve Kountourou
Peter, Ari, Lambro, and Costa are joined by frequent special guest and Hellas Football contributor Stephen Kountourou (@SteveKountourou) to discuss recent Olympiakos results and news. They discuss the transfer news for Pepe and Maxi Lovera, as well as the club's 3-0 victory over Panetolikos in the second leg of the Greek Cup. They also take a whole bunch of fan questions from social media. If you'd like to watch video for this episode, it's available on YouTube; search up "Gate 7 International" to find it! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 39 min
Feb 1, 2021
Episode 49: Harry Karageorge Talks Olympiacos DC Soccer School
Peter, Ari, and Lambro are joined by Harry Karageorge, the president of the Olympiacos DC Soccer School in the United States. He runs the academy that focuses on developing young American soccer players with the end goal being playing at an American university, or potentially in Greece! The boys discuss Harry's philosophy for developing players and picking out talented youth prospects. The boys also discuss Olympiacos's 3-1 win over Apollon Smyrnis as well as the potentially soon-to-come transfer of French right-back Kenny Lala. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 27 min
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 48 (Midweek Series #23): Olympiacos Wins a Friendly
Ari, Lambro, and Costa discuss the main highlight of the week in Greek football: a 3-0 Olympiacos victory over PAOK. While they do also go over transfer news, the podcast mainly consists of gloating about the victory and discussing the highlights of the match for Olympiacos fans. They also answer some fan questions at the end - thank you so much for all the questions! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 22 min
Jan 25, 2021
Episode 47, Part 2: Catching Up on Olympiakos (Panetolikos, Atromitos Post-Game)
With so many guests and special episodes, it's almost as if we have forgotten to cover Olympiakos FC games in the last few days! With a big rematch against PAOK in the Super League coming up, Ari and Costa quickly run though the two most recent Olympiakos games: a 3-0 Greek Cup first leg win over Panetolikos, and a 1-0 Super League win over Atromitos. The boys give out their Man of the Match and coach's grade for each game with the PAOK derby on the horizon. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 25, 2021
Episode 47, Part 1: PAR ZETTERBERG Interview
Ari and Costa are joined by former Swedish international midfielder and Olympiakos legend, Par Zetterberg, who played with Olympiakos for three years in the 2000s. Par offers some excellent insight and great stories about his time with the club - at a very eventful point in the club's history. Don't miss out on this one - it's an excellent interview for fans of Olympiakos or any kind of football! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 21 min
Jan 22, 2021
Episode 46: Our First Basketball Episode
Peter, Lambro, and Costa are joined by Manolis (@Manolo77 on Twitter) to do something never done before on the podcast: talk basketball! The boys go into the history of Olympiakos BC, and analyze the team's current state as they fight to finish in the EuroLeague Top 8. They also discuss some former Olympiakos players who have since moved on, the state of the EuroLeague and the Greek domestic league (of which Olympiakos is currently not a part of) as a whole, as well as the Greek basketball philosophy. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 17 min
Jan 18, 2021
Episode 45: Pedro Martins Gets an F in a Win?!
Peter, Lambros, Ari, and Costa discuss Olympiakos's 1-0 win over PAS Giannina, riddled with disappointment and criticism (apart from Hassan's stoppage-time winner). The boys discuss (once again) some serious issues with the team, including the lack of rotation and the ever-presence of some underachieving players in the team. They also discuss some news around the league, including Mathieu Valbuena's potential contract extension and the Dimitris Pinakas rumors. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
1 hr 25 min
Jan 14, 2021
Episode 44 (Midweek Series #21): PAOK Postgame, Greek Football Discussion w/Vasilis Sambrakos
The boys (including Costa, who's been formally introduced as a new host of the pod!) are joined by Gazzetta.gr journalist Vasilis Sambrakos. The four discuss Olympiakos's 1-1 draw against PAOK before moving on to a broader discussion on the state of Greek football and the Ethniki.
1 hr 32 min
Jan 9, 2021
Episode 43: Matt Derbyshire Interview
The boys, plus Costa, are joined by Olympiakos striker and legend Matt Derbyshire. Matt answers a few questions about his time at the club, from his arrival in Greece to his favorite moments, as well as his current team, Macarthur FC in Australia.
Jan 7, 2021
Episode 42 (Midweek Series #20): Asteras Tripolis Post-Game; News Around the League
The boys come together for a short podcast to discuss some news around the Greek Super League, including transfers and recent results. This is highlighted by a big 4-0 Olympiakos win against Asteras Tripolis, as well as a club debut for left back signing Oleg Reabciuk.
Jan 4, 2021
Episode 41: A Window into Ari's Past with Yanni Katrisiosis
The boys are joined by Yanni Katrisiotis, a former Atromitos player and scout for an Olympiakos academy in the United States. Yanni has since transferred to coaching where he has worked with many successful American soccer players (including Carli Lloyd!)... as well as Ari! Yanni has some great stories about training Ari back in the day, and he also discusses his philosophy for training and developing younger players. The four additionally cover Olympiakos's 3-0 win over AEK Athens to start off the new year.
1 hr 35 min
Dec 31, 2020
Episode 40 (Midweek Series #19): Stel from Shoot the Defence Talks Greek & Cypriot Football
Peter and Ari are joined by Stelios (@chestel on Instagram) of the Shoot the Defence Podcast. Stel is a big Omonoia fan, so they discuss Omonoia's games against Olympiakos and PAOK, as well as the rest of their Champions League campaign. The Shoot the Defence Podcast is UEFA accredited, and Stel has tons of great stories from his years of experience in the podcasting world; this episode was a lot of fun to record!
1 hr 25 min
Dec 28, 2020
Episode 39: BOOZIN' WITH THE BOYS feat. George Charalambopoulos
The boys are joined by good friend George Charalambopoulos for a fun-filled episode that sees guest appearances from numerous listeners and friends of the program. The boys discuss such light-hearted topics as Seba vs. Lazar and give out a midseason coaching grade to Pedro Martins. Listener discretion advised for this one!
1 hr 51 min
Dec 24, 2020
Episode 38 (Midweek Series #18): The Future of the Ethniki feat. Apostolos of Hellas Football
The boys are joined by Apostolos Karantonis, a writer for Hellas Football specializing in the Greek youth national teams. They discuss the state of youth development in Greece, from life as an academy player to the way Greek club academies are structured. Apostolos also gives out a few of his favorites to become the future of the Greek national team and hopefully bring it back to its former prominence.
1 hr 6 min
Dec 22, 2020
SPECIAL EPISODE: Analytics Overview
Peter and Ari present to you a special episode of the Gate 7 International Podcast discussing the wide array of analytics that we use on the podcast to describe players and teams. With analytics as a rapidly growing field with dozens of unclear definitions and terms, this episode intends to clear the air and make some of the things discussed frequently on the podcast easier to understand.
Dec 21, 2020
Episode 37: #RantDay feat. Michael Vissini of Hellas Football
The boys are joined by Larisa supporter and Hellas Football contributor Michael Vissini, who comes on to discuss Olympiakos's 5-1 win over Larisa among other things. It's a fun-filled episode where Lambros and Michael give their thoughts on all sorts of things, from the Ethniki to EPO and much more. Enjoy!
1 hr 30 min
Dec 16, 2020
Episode 36 (Midweek Series #17): Greg Gavalas Joins for AEK Discussion, Derby Pre-Match
The boys (minus Ari) are joined by Hellas Football contributor and AEK fan Greg Gavalas, who makes his second appearance on the podcast. They discuss AEK's campaign so far, both in Europe and domestically, before previewing the big derby match between Olympiakos and AEK. The three each make their predictions and detail what they expect to see on matchday.
Dec 14, 2020
Episode 35: Olympiakos Champions League Group Stage Review feat. Stephen Kountourou
The boys are joined by frequent special guest Stephen Kontourou of Hellas Football to discuss Olympiakos's 6-0 win over Lamia, as well as reviewing a rather disappointing UEFA Champions League group stage finish for Olympiakos. They discuss some analytics comparing the 2019 campaign with this year's group stage, and what needs to be done to fix it.
1 hr 31 min
Dec 11, 2020
Episode 34 (Midweek Series #16): Another Sad, Sad Day
The boys are in a bad mood. The UEFA Champions League and Europa League group stages have finished and once again, each of the three Greek teams remining in Europe couldn't get a win. If it weren't for a 0-0 draw between PAOK and Granada, it would be another pointless week for the country. The boys discuss this result along with Olympiakos's 0-2 defeat to Porto as well as AEK's 0-2 defeat to Leicester City.
1 hr 41 min
Dec 7, 2020
Episode 33: Luis Silva Joins for Porto Pre-Match Discussion
The boys are joined by Luis Silva, who works for B24, one of Portugal's largest sports media outlets. Luis is a keen follower of FC Porto and he joins the podcast to preview Wednesday's final UEFA Champions League group stage matchup between Porto and Olympiakos. Everyone discusses what they expect to see, what Olympiakos will need to do to win, and ultimately their predictions for the game. The boys also discuss Saturday's 4-1 win over Volos in the Greek Super League, and go through player performances and analytics.
1 hr 33 min
Dec 3, 2020
Episode 32 (Midweek Series #15): A Sad, Sad Day feat. Martial of Olympiakos France
The boys are joined by surprise special guest Martial, who tweets at Olympiakos France (@OlympiakosFr) to discuss post-match for an incredibly disappointing 2-1 Olympiakos loss in Marseille. They discuss the team's performance, their approach going into this season, as well as the officiating. They also preview the upcoming Europa League fixtures for AEK (vs. Braga) and PAOK (vs. Omonoia) and make their predictions.
1 hr 22 min
Nov 30, 2020
Episode 31: Top of the League... But is it Good Enough? feat. Kostantinos Lianos
The boys are joined by Kostantinos Lianos, who writes about football and wrestling for the Sun in the UK. They discuss Olympiakos's 2-1 victory over Aris on Saturday, pushing Olympiakos clearly atop the Super League for the time being. After a brace from Bouchalakis and an exciting if not surprising game, there was much to talk about. This conversation leads well into a big Champions League tie against Marseille; stay tuned for the end of the episode where the four make their predictions and hot takes for the game!
1 hr 43 min
Nov 27, 2020
Episode 30 (Midweek Series #14): European Football is Back... and it's Not Great (feat. Consta and Perry Chadjioannou)
The boys, with Constantine Levoyiannis replacing Lambros, are joined by special guest Perry Chadjioannou, a long time friend of the program. Perry has unique experience working in high-quality football academies in Canada, and his father was once a promising young defender in the Olympiakos academy. The boys discuss the problem of youth football in Greece, and then go over the week's European results (Olympiakos 0-1 Man City, PAOK 2-3 PSV, AEK 0-3 Zorya Luhansk). They also preview the biggest Super League match this weekend, between Olympiakos and Aris for top spot on the table, making their predictions and hot takes for the game.
1 hr 30 min
Nov 23, 2020
Episode 29: Panathinaikos Post-Game, Manchester City Pregame feat. George from Hellas Football
The boys are joined by the host of the Hellas Football (@HellasFooty) Podcast, George (@olygeorge_), a proud Olympiakos supporter. They discuss an ugly 1-0 victory against Panathinaikos in the Derby of Eternal Enemies, as well as providing a quick preview for this week's upcoming UEFA Champions League game against Manchester City. Tune in for predictions!
1 hr 17 min
Nov 20, 2020
Episode 28 (Midweek Series #13): Greece Lose Nations League Group, OLY vs. PAO Pre-match feat. Antoni
The boys are joined by Antonio from Hellas Football, who once again comes on to speak about his club Panathinaikos. With one of the biggest games in European club football, the Derby of Eternal Enemies between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, coming up, they preview the teams heading up to the weekend's big game. They also give a sending off to Greece's unsuccessful UEFA Nations League campaign, and discuss the future of the Ethniki under JVS.
1 hr 30 min
Nov 16, 2020
Episode 27: The Super Greek Joins for Ethniki Discussion
The boys are joined by the one and only Super Greek (@TheSuperGreek_) for some great banter and discussion on this weekend's episode. They discuss his background, how he developed such a unique and charismatic social media presence, and then get into their thoughts on the weekend's 2-0 win against Moldova. With this leading up to a winner-take-all game against Slovenia for their UEFA Nations League C group, the boys also preview the midweek match and make some predictions!
1 hr 32 min
Nov 12, 2020
Episode 26 (Midweek Series #12): Angelo from PAOK Talk Joins For PAOK, Ethniki Discussion
The boys are joined by one of the hosts of the new PAOK Talk Podcast (@paok_talk on Instagram; listenable on YouTube), Angelo. They discuss PAOK's season so far, including an exciting European campaign and a tumultuous transfer window. They then discuss the Greek National Team's 2-1 friendly victory over Cyprus, and why there were some encouraging signs from the game. They end off by previewing and making predictions for the weekend match against Moldova in the UEFA Nations League.
1 hr 35 min
Nov 9, 2020
Episode 25: This Season So Far feat. Bob Beans, Post Match vs. Ofi, Brief look ahead of International Break
The boys are joined by Bob Beans to discuss some of the problems facing this Olympiakos squad so far. From the fullback situation to the lack of first half goals, it's a bit of a downer, but some pressing issues are discussed as well as their potential solutions. As if things couldn't get any worse, there is a quick discussion about the Ethniki's squad selection at the end of the episode!
1 hr 30 min
Nov 5, 2020
Episode 24 (Midweek Series #11): David Mooney Joins for AEK/PAOK Pregame, Olympiakos Postgame
The boys are joined by David Mooney, a contributor for The Athletic and a host of the Blue Moon Podcast, covering Manchester City FC. They discuss Tuesday's game between the Citizens and Olympiakos, which resulted in an unfortunate 3-0 defeat for the Greek side. The boys also discuss the upcoming Europa League fixtures for AEK and PAOK, against Zorya Luhansk and PSV, respectively, and make their predictions for the games.
1 hr 24 min
Nov 2, 2020
Episode 23: An Interview with Stelios Giannakopoulos
Ari and frequent guest Constantine Levoyiannis (Lambros and Peter are too young for this one) are joined by none other than Stelios Giannakopoulos, a legendary footballer for both Olympiakos and the Ethniki. Stelios discusses his background, his playing career, and his thoughts on the current state of Greek football, while also offering some valuable advice for young footballers along the way. Listen in for some great insight straight from one of our club's greatest heroes!
1 hr 27 min
Oct 30, 2020
Episode 22 (Midweek Series #10): Panathinaikos / Rivalry Discussion w/Antonios of Hellas Football/Post Match Europe Analysis
The boys are joined by Antonios, a correspondent from Hellas Football who writes about Panathinaikos. They discuss the club's history, as well as the recent events that have led to the downfall of the club both domestically and in Europe. They also discuss this week's European results: Olympiakos's 2-0 loss to Porto, AEK's 1-2 loss to Leicester, and PAOK's 0-0 draw with Granada.
1 hr 43 min
Oct 26, 2020
Episode 21: Marseille Post-Game, Porto Pre-Game feat. Theo Bouras
The boys are all back together and joined by Agonasport contributor Theo Bouras. They discuss the exciting 1-0 victory over Marseille on Wednesday and go through the player metrics for that game, while also discussing the upcoming challenge againt Porto, and why it might be a difficult game. Listen to the end for another hint about next week's special guest!
1 hr 59 min
Oct 21, 2020
Episode 20 (Midweek Series #9): Michael Vissini Talks AEL (Larissa) FC, Europa League Group Stage Preview
The boys, this time with Lambros missing and Demo subbing in, are joined by Hellas Football contributor and fervent Larissa Supporter Michael Vissini (@Michael_Vissini on Twitter) for a great discussion about the current state of his favorite club. After discussing the issues relating to the club, they briefly discuss the situation with the Ethniki, highlighted by a controversial interview from Kostas Manolas, before getting into a quick preview of the upcoming Europa League clashes between PAOK and Omonoia, and AEK and Braga, respectively.
1 hr 11 min
Oct 19, 2020
Episode 19: Preparing for Europe with Constantine Levoyiannis and Mo from Marseille
The boys, sans Peter, are joined by a whopping two special guests today: return guest and friend of the program Constantine Levoyiannis of Olympiacos EU (@OlympiacosEU on Twitter) as well as a correspondent from Marseille, named Mo (@mohammedali_93 on Twitter). This episode mainly focuses on the club's upcoming Champions League match against Marseille on Wednesday, October 21, although the weekend's 4-0 victory over Atromitos is also discussed. We discuss the Marseille team, aided by Mo's excellent insights and analysis, and how they might match up with Olympiakos going into the massive European clash.
1 hr 35 min
Oct 15, 2020
Episode 18: Midweek Series #8 - Greg Gavalas Talks AEK Transfers, Greece UEFA Nations League Fixtures
The boys are joined by Agonasport and Hellas Football writer Greg Gavalas, who covers AEK as well as the Greek national team. Known for his famous 4-word summaries of Greek Super League matches, Greg provides some great insight on AEK's moves this summer, while also going deep into the recent UEFA Nations League results for the Ethniki (a 2-0 win against Moldova and a 0-0 draw against Kosovo). The boys discuss what is needed to improve the team, and what players can potentially be part of the fold in the future.
Oct 12, 2020
Episode 17: International Break Returns feat. Martial of Olympiakos France
The boys are joined by Martial from Olympiakos France (@OlympiakosFr on Twitter) to discuss the recent results from international break. This includes Greece's loss to Austria in a friendly as well as their 2-0 UEFA Nations League win over Moldova. They also discuss Marseille, an upcoming Champions League opponent, that Martial knows quite well.
Oct 8, 2020
Episode 16 - Midweek Series Episode 7: UEFA Coefficient Report Update w/Mesartic
The boys, minus Ari, are joined by Demo and coefficient expert Mesartic, who produces the periodic UEFA coefficient reports for Greece. It's vitally important for Olympiakos and Greek football as a whole that the entire country performs well in Greece, as it improves the nation's club coefficient, allowing more Greek teams to compete in Europe's top club competitions. We go into the mechanics behind this system and what the outlook is for Greece and its biggest clubs.
1 hr 4 min
Oct 5, 2020
Episode 15: BAM! BAM! BAM! Plus Champions League Group, Super League Updates
The boys discuss Olympiakos in a rare solo pod, including some deadline-day transfer deals that are sure to clean up some sloppy play, while also discussing a disappointing 1-1 draw with PAS Giannina. They also go into the Champions League group Olympiakos has been drawn into, and evaluate the team's chances of potentially making it to the round of 16.
1 hr 24 min
Oct 1, 2020
Episode 14: Midweek Greek Soccer Short 6 - AEK, Olympiakos Triumphs, PAOK Defeat Reactions w/Stephen Kountourou
The boys are once again joined by Hellas Football writer Stephen Kountourou to discuss the recent efforts of various Greek teams in Europe. They discuss the 0-0 draw between Olympiakos and Omonoia that proved decisive in advancing Olympiakos to the Champions League group stage, the unfortunate defeat by PAOK versus Krasnodar that sends them to the Europa League, and AEK's 1-0 victory against St. Gallen that sets up a decisive playoff final against Wolfsburg. They also discuss the Champions League draw as well as upcoming important fixtures for Greece's UEFA club coefficient.
1 hr 49 min
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 13: Omonoia, Panetolikos Match Reviews, Transfer News w/Christian Leggas
The boys are joined by Christian Leggas, a writer for Hellas Football (@HellasFooty on Twitter) to discuss the week in Olympiakos news. Making up most of the pod are the results against Omonoia and Panetolikos, the need for some incoming transfers (especially at fullback), and Ruben Semedo's place in the club as the transfer window comes to an end.
1 hr 26 min
Sep 24, 2020
Episode 12: PAOK, Olympiakos, Aris, OFI European Updates, Transfer News
The boys go through a week's worth of Champions League and Europa League qualifier results, including Olympiakos's 2-0 win against Omonoia, PAOK's 2-1 away loss at Krasnodar, and OFI and Aris's unfortunate defeats in the Europa League qualifiers. The Olympiakos game will be discussed more thoroughly on Sunday when Christian Leggas joins the pod. They also discuss some general Greek Super League and Greek National Team news, including the removal of Siovas from the team.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 21, 2020
Episode 11: Bob Beans Talks Super League Opener, Champions League Playoff Preview
The boys are joined by Bob Beans (@bobbeans83 on Twitter) of Olympiakos English (@Olympiakos_eng) for a great discussion about the beginning of the Olympiakos 2020-21 season. Bob provides some great insight on what he saw during the club's 3-0 win against Asteras Tripolis in Matchweek 1 of the Super League. They also discuss the upcoming matchup in the Champions League qualification playoffs against Cypriot team Omonia, of which the first leg takes place on Wednesday, September 23.
1 hr 30 min
Sep 17, 2020
Episode 10: "Achieving the Impossible" Author George Tsitsonis Talks Greece's EURO 2004 Miracle
The boys are joined today by George Tsitsonis, the author of "Achieving the Impossible: The Remarkable Story of Greece's EURO 2004 Victory", which provides incredible details and inside info on the amazing team that made history with their unprecedented run in the Euros. George talks about the process behind writing the book, which included tons of interviews with key characters in this amazing story. He also gives his thoughts on the current situation with the Ethniki and what can be done to potentially bring the glory days back.
1 hr 29 min
Sep 13, 2020
Episode 9: Greek Cup Final Post-Match with Constantine Levoyiannis
Special guest Constantine Levoyannis (@clevo275 on Twitter) from Olympiacos EU (@OlympiacosEU) joins the boys to discuss the Greek Cup Final, which, after being postponed for months, finally happened and resulted in a 1-0 win for Olympiakos. The boys go into each player's performance as well as discussing how the team might look different in future matches, and what we can learn from what we saw in the cup final.
1 hr 21 min
Sep 10, 2020
Episode 8: Greek Football Midweek Short 3
With a lot of transfer rumors and European football matches on the horizon, the boys discuss everything about or related to Greek football. This includes some confirmed transfers around the Super League, some additional rumors, as well as a European cup update. With PAOK, Aris, and OFI competing in European matches, the boys preview those games, as well as highlighting other games that may impact the Greek coefficient.
Sep 7, 2020
Episode 7: Stephen Kountourou Talks Olympiakos Transfer Rumors, Greek National Team
For this weekend's episode we are joined by very special guest Stephen Kountourou (@SteveKountourou on Twitter) from Hellas Football (@HellasFooty) to talk about the recent UEFA Nations League results concerning the Greek national team. We also discuss Olympiakos transfer rumors surrounding Pepe Rodrigues, Yann M'Vila, Garry Rodrigues and others. It's a long episode but we covered a whole bunch of topics and really appreciated Stephen's insight!
1 hr 52 min
Sep 3, 2020
Episode 6: Greek National Team Preview: A Midweek "Short"
With some UEFA Nations League fixtures on the horizon, Ari, Peter, and Lambros discuss the Greek National football team. We go through the squad selection, highlighting some notable omissions as well as some interesting additions, and give some context to the upcoming matches against Slovenia and Kosovo. This marks the first of hopefully many Greek NT-focused episodes where we take a step back and cover the national team as fans of Greece as a whole.
Aug 30, 2020
Episode 5: Greek Cup Cancellation Discussion, Transfer News, Guilherme's Departure
Well, the Greek Cup has been postponed. We planned to upload this week's episode about the game itself, but with the final being rescheduled to September 12 as a result of COVID-19 concerns, we had to find some other things to talk about. We discuss the mishandling of this entire situation from the EPO (the Hellenic association that governs Greek football), the impact that Maxi Lovera's COVID-19 diagnosis might have on upcoming fixtures, as well as some new transfer news. This includes the incoming departure of Guilherme, which sparked a discussion about the high degree of player turnover at Olympiakos in recent years.
1 hr 3 min
Aug 26, 2020
Episode 4: A Midweek Greek Football "Short"
Ari, Peter, and Demo George (subbing in for Lambros) take a break from Olympiakos-focused coverage and discuss Greek soccer on a wider scale, going through some transfer news around the country before breaking down PAOK's European victory against Turkish side Besiktas in the Champions League qualifiers. They discuss why PAOK (along with other Greek teams) winning in Europe is good for Olympiakos, and why Olympiakos fans should support every Greek team in Europe despite the fierce rivalries that are present in domestic competitions. They discuss the math behind the UEFA country coefficients and how Greece needs to rapidly improve for the European journeys of Olympiakos and other Greek clubs to become more memorable.
Aug 23, 2020
Episode 3: Jose Holebas, Guilherme, Loan Update, Greek Cup Final Preview
Lambros, Ari, and Peter discuss a variety of topics today, including the possible impact that a couple of young prospects (Ioannis Kosti and Nikola Cumic) might have on the team returning from loan, the impact Guilherme has already had on the team, the signing of former Olympiakos player Jose Holebas. The episode wraps up with an extensive preview of the long-awaited Greek Cup Final against AEK Athens, which will be played on August 30.
1 hr 5 min
Aug 19, 2020
Episode 2: An interview with Luis Pineda on Miguel Trauco
The Gate 7 International Podcast welcomes its first special guest, Luis Pineda (@luispineda999 on Twitter), an MLS and international soccer corespondent for the Peruvian media outlet Tribuna Picante. Luis is an expert on Peruvian international footballers and provided us with excellent intel on Miguel Trauco, the starting left-back for the Peruvian national team. With Kostas Tsimikas headed to Liverpool and Leonardo Koutris recovering from an ACL injury, Trauco could play a pivotal role for the club if he is signed. Enjoy!
1 hr 2 min
Aug 16, 2020
Episode 1: Season in Review, Transfer News, Loan Update
Welcome to Gate 7 International Podcast, where we will discuss all the latest news on Olympiakos FC and the Greek Super League for English-speaking viewers. The podcast is hosted by Aris Bouloubassis, Lambros Syrmos, and Peter Thompson. With all but the Greek Cup Final in the books, we discuss the seemingly never-ending 2019-20 campaign, giving out our informal season awards while also looking forward to next season. With transfer news breaking on a daily basis, we look at who might be coming in or going out, including some loan players that are set to make an impact when they return. Enjoy!
1 hr 5 min