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World Cup Fan of the Day: Greece

  • 29 June 2014 09:57
  • Posted by @markbooth_mcfc

32 City fans from 32 countries share their thoughts on the World Cup and their love of the Blues...

Greece

Your full name 

Simon Croft

Your country

Greece

Your town 

Thessalonica

Your age

35

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself

I'm originally from Manchester from blue blood, but now live in Greece and am the founder of the 'Northern Greece Manchester City Fan Club'

Your favourite City player

Sergio Aguero - the player all fans and opponents fear and ALL Blues have a crush on!

Your favourite player for your country

Georgios Karagounis has been the lynchpin of the national side for over a decade

Who is your country’s star player?

Konstantinos Mitroglou scores important goals

How far do you think your country will get in the World Cup?

Greece's group may not have had any World Cup title favourites but in Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan they faced mobile and skilful teams that do not suit their style of play.

Greece do have a phalanx-like defence and are tactically very sound though and coupled with their never say die attitude, I knew they had an outside chance of progressing to the first round of the knock out stage.

How important to your country is the World Cup? 

I think the World Cup is a massive and positive distraction for the Greek populace during what has to be said is a psychologically taxing economic crisis.

The Greeks are passionate people and every man and his dog gets behind all of their national team so the further Greece get, the more euphoric the nation will become.

Which country do you think will win the World Cup? 

Brazil

What was the first World Cup you remember watching? 

1986 and that 'Hand of God' goal (strange how times change as Argentina is probably every City fan's second team now!!!)

What is your first memory of watching City?

My dad took me to Maine Road in the late 1980s to see City v Southampton.

We were winning 3-2 when we left and running through the streets to the car when we heard a huge groan.

Southampton had equalized deep into injury time and my dad just said: "Typical City son! They always build you up and then let you down!"

I was gutted but stayed with them through thick and thin and my Dad was proved wrong this year when we won the hardest title in Premier League history!

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