Hajduk vs Varaždin (3-1) Mislav Karoglan's Hajduk squad are continuing their winning ways this week with a 3-1 victory over Varaždin. Hajduk took care of business impressively in their win against Varaždin, who have built a defensive reputation this season. This reputation has been built on the back of a star goalkeeper in Oliver Zelenika. Sunday's loss was Varaždin's first … [Read more...] about HNL Week 15: Hajduk Extends Their Gap, Dinamo And Rijeka Share Points
Despite the red hot start for Hajduk this season, apparently not all good things can las in Split. Ivan Leko has found this out the hard way and quite fast. After picking up three losses in his last five league games, Hajduk and Leko have parted ways. Leko was a familiar face to the fans of Hajduk. During his playing career, he made 157 appearances and scored 36 goals for … [Read more...] about Leko Ousted As Hajduk Manager, But Who Is His Replacement?
Hajduk vs Osijek (0-2) Zoran Zekić starts his campaign back with Osijek with a 2-0 win over rivals Hajduk at Poljud. Osijek tactically understood the job they had to do to get points against a Hajduk side that currently played like the stronger side. Zekić opted for a more defensive approach allowing Hajduk to come at Osijek on the attack while the Bijelo-Plavi absorbed the … [Read more...] about HNL Week 12: Gorica Grab Points Against Dinamo, Osijek Upset Hajduk
So far this season, only two teams have lead the league, Osijek for two weeks and Hajduk the rest. With Rijeka's victory over Hajduk this weekend, the league seems to be morphing into 3-team race as the season unfolds. With more shock wins in the lower half of the table, it seems some clubs are able to learn more from their first encounters with each other than … [Read more...] about HNL Week 11: Rijeka Climb To The Summit, Osijek Snap Losing Run
While this may come as a surprise to some, the HNL is already a quarter of the way through the 2023/24 season. For the first time in years, the HNL has a new leader at this juncture of the season: Hajduk Split. In this article I will grade each club and their performances thus far in the campaign. While the season still has ways to go, it is starting to be clear where certain … [Read more...] about HNL Recap: First Quarter Edition
Hajduk vs Lokomotiva (1-0) After back-to-back defeats, Hajduk entered this weekend with one mission: get three points against Lokomotiva. With three top-4 matches coming up, manager Ivan Leko knew nothing short of a win would be acceptable this weekend. While the result may not have been as comfortable as Hajduk would have liked, the job was done in their 1-0 victory over … [Read more...] about HNL Week 9: Hajduk Stays Top, Dinamo Continues To Chase
After the week long hiatus of the HNL due to the international break, we have returned for more drama back home in the domestic league. With the transfer market officially closed and the dust settled, teams will begin to fall into form which will determine the course of their respective seasons. With the window over, clubs are now scrambling to size up new signings' abilities … [Read more...] about HNL Week 8: Rijeka’s Pjaca Party, Hajduk Fall Again
This past summer, it was all talk of the possibility of Tottenham and Croatia superstar Ivan Perišić joining Hajduk Split. Now it seems a different deal has between arranged between Hajduk and Tottenham. Luka Vušković, a 16 year-old talent in the making, looks to finally be heading out the door to North London-based Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs beat out the … [Read more...] about Luka Vušković To Tottenham: Hajduk’s Prodigy Out The Door?
Written by: Andrew R It's no secret that Dinamo Zagreb have been in "sale mode" all summer long: Šutalo, Livaković, Ivanušec all gone. With money coming in and talent heading out, the million dollar question on everyone's mind is: just how will Dinamo allocate their new resources? Dinamo have opted to pocket their new found riches and take the loan approach; bringing in 19 … [Read more...] about Vidović On Loan To Dinamo: Can He Make A Difference?