Greece, Sam

Greece, Sam. Marcil/De Maisonneuve, Montreal, 2011

Why Greece? I asked.

“My family is Greek and I got the shirt when I visited Greece after they had won European Championship.”

Yes, Greece’d won the Euro, still hard to believe it. No matter what tactics they used to get there, not always a joy to watch, it is an admirable thing. Sam is a great kid, born in Montreal, but proudly shares his origins. He’s been a frequent guest in our home, a great company. Grčka (Greece, as it is called in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian) appears even more mythical when called in one of these South Slavic languages. Go Grčka!


29 Comments on “Greece, Sam”

  1. …looks just like a pose my 12-year-old boy would give me. Grown up, serious, a little incredulous, maybe even a bit stubborn…


  2. Wes B. says:

    That’s a really nice shirt!

  3. LOVE seeing futbol get the freshly pressed attention !

  4. xandimusic says:

    very nice shot! Great!

  5. happygirl says:

    Ahh football….and by football I mean the sport most deserving of the name. Wish it would take more of a hold in the U.S. outside of World Cup years when those who couldn’t tell you the difference between a throw-in and a P.K suddenly become soccer enthusiasts….. us soccer players and devout fans are still the oddballs in the U.S. sport world.

    Great photograph!

  6. Karl Drobnic says:

    Why is it sometimes “futbol” and sometimes “football”? Do purists have a preference?

  7. Eva McCane says:

    love it! and he is a very handsome young man. look out ladies. thanks for sharing!

  8. What an original, fab idea for a blog! I am subscribing!

  9. rastelly says:

    I still don’t understand why there are
    more “Football” fans in America then
    Soccer fans, Soccer is – a much more
    exciteing game to watch.

  10. The Hook says:

    Looks very heroic. Slap on a cape and call him Superboy!

  11. thorsaurus says:

    I’m a Chelsea fan. Thank you for Torres. He is a joy to watch.

    • Veba says:

      🙂 Thank you for 40mil… which we forwarded to Sunderland and Blackpool for, what were there names… Henderson and Adamson, also, just as Torres, both of them joy to watch.

  12. “Yes, Greece’d won the Euro, still hard to believe it. No matter what tactics they used to get there, not always a joy to watch, it is an admirable thing.”

    My sentiments *exactly*… It’s still hard to believe! Euro 04 was the first that I followed seriously, and that’s what happened. Greece beat Portugal… in Portugal. Isn’t that against a law in the universe?
    On the other hand, I remember thinking “if Greece could win Euro, then anything is possible!!” And that made for decent motivation for a while 🙂

  13. Financed by Germany now.
    You are welcome, gern geschehen.

  14. nc says:


    A cool blog idea and a nice pic but what does Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian have to do with Greece and its pronunciation?
    In Greece we speak Greek and the country is called Hellas (with a silent H) in Greek.

    thank you.

    • Veba says:

      NC… Because those are the languages I speak, we say Grčka when talking about your country… I simply love the way it sounds! Thank you for your comment!

  15. riez says:

    team of underdogs who shocked

  16. candidave says:

    great photography, i like the whole idea of your blog.

  17. stinathina says:

    I really lie the slav pronounciation of “Greeve”!
    It sounds like a Cricket Song!

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  20. bentyler14 says:

    Nice idea of a blog, very practical, plus along with the rest of the good comments you will surely be pleased about Liverpool’s win over Chelsea, I’m a United fan and you can read my match reports on my blog, United Daily News.

  21. Very nice. I live in South London and am always amazed at the amount of times I’ve seen people in Bolton shirts. Could be the same man to be fair.

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