Look, I'm no football manager and I've never coached a professional team in my life, so who am I to speak against the great Pep Guardiola? But something is starting to smell awful fishy in Manchester with Gvardiol playing the left-back position instead of his native center-back role. Manchester City obviously had a plan bringing over Gvardiol from Leipzig for $90 million this … [Read more...] about Does Pep Know What He’s Doing With Gvardiol?
Hajduk vs Gorica (3-0) Hajduk were keen to avoid slipping up to Gorica for a second time in a row this season, especially after Gorica's last minute stunner to beat Hajduk 2-1 back in September. Karlogan's squad left nothing up for grabs at the Poljud on Saturday in a dominant 3-0 victory over Gorica. As for Gorica, the 3-0 defeat will come as the biggest loss for the club … [Read more...] about HNL Week 17: Hajduk Cruise Past Gorica, Rijeka and Osijek Share Points
Written by King Bronk (Branko Tomasović) Croatia were extremely unfortunate to draw Spain and Italy, two traditional footballing powers, as well as minnows Albania, in the Group B Euro 2024 draw. When analyzing this group from a Croatian perspective, the group draw could not have been any worse. From a footballing standpoint, Croatia can compete with any of these nations and … [Read more...] about Will The Refs Be Kind To Croatia In 2024?
Mateo Kovačić returned from a back muscle strain Sunday, coming off the bench in the 87', of a wild 3-3 draw between Manchester City and Tottenham. Spurs would equalize in the 90', however, a Jack Grealish break away at the death was called back due to a Spurs foul. City should have been awarded an "advantage" on the play, however, the referee incorrectly blew the play dead. … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe 13: Kovačić Returns In Chaotic Finish, Budimir Assists
The Euro 2024 'Group of Death' is upon us and Croatia will be part of the madness! The Vatreni will open up against Spain in a UEFA Nations League Final rematch on June 15th in Berlin. This will be a high-profile affair with Luka Modrić facing off against many of his Real Madrid teammates...maybe for the last time. Then Croatia play Albania in Hamburg before wrapping up … [Read more...] about Croatia Drawn With Spain, Albania, Italy In Euro 2024 ‘Group of Death’!
Dinamo Zagreb defeated Astana for a fourth time this year to keep their Conference League campaign alive. A Zagorac penalty shot save in the 12th minute helped Dinamo set the tone for the rest of the match as they settled in. Gabriel Vidović would open the match scoring in the 48th minute with a cool, calm placement of his shot from inside the box. Kaneko would seal the deal in … [Read more...] about Dinamo Beats Astana 4th Time This Year To Keep Conference League Campaign Alive
Nikola Vlašić had an absolute wunder-strike from 21 yards out today for Torino. I mean, he absolutely put his boot right through the poor ball on a missile that didn't move until it hit the back of the net. Unfortunately, after a lengthy VAR review, the goal was called back for offside. It appeared one of his Torino teammates was blocking the way of the Bologna keeper while … [Read more...] about Will Vlašić Learn To Harness This Power Internationally?
Luka Modrić played 70 minutes Sunday in a 3-0 victory over Cadiz. However, he was taken off with an apparent quad issue which will need to be monitored this week. Modrić received a 7.0 rating from Goal.com as he had "A composed performance in the middle of the park. Unlucky not to score after lashing one off the post. Removed with an apparent quad issue. Still wonderful to … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe 12: Modrić Assists In Real Madrid Win, Bjelica Named Union Berlin Manager
APPLE PODCAST LINK Ante, Zorić, and Pete breakdown Croatia's 1-0 win over Armenia to punch their ticket to Euro 2024 and what changes need to be made before the tournament kicks off. Kovačić needs to be benched moving forward and we need to see more of Šimić, Pašalić, Sučić and Baturina during March friendlies. … [Read more...] about Episode 12: Euro 2024 Ticket Punched