Guys, it's happening. Crottenham 2.0 is on the horizon, and Bilic has once again managed to have Englishmen shitting themselves. In the past 5 days we've seen West Ham send requests to Chicarito, Halilovic, and Nikica Jelavic. The crazy thing, aside from Jelavic, is that he actually may sign all of them. Bilic's offseason reminds me of the guy in college who finally musters up … [Read more...] about Halilovic and Jelavic to West Ham?
LEAGUE CODE: 1523928-369480 Last year, we saw the biggest number of participants join our Fantasy Premier League. This year, we're expecting an even bigger crowd, which means even more bragging rights. Fantasy returns to CroatianSports.com for a 6th year running. It’s completely free and keeps the season interesting even when the big teams aren’t facing off against … [Read more...] about Fantasy Futbol is here!
After going through a tumultuous season financially, Besiktas was hoping that Slaven Bilic would carry them to the promise land in the 2014/2015 season. Unfortunately, 3rd place was not good enough for management, and it looks like Slaven Bilic will be parting ways with the team after his contract ends on May 30th. After losing 7 points in their past 3 weeks against lesser … [Read more...] about Slaven Bilic Parts Ways With Besiktas
SOCCER Tottenham's bid for youngsters Tin Jedvaj and Alan Halilović fell through, with AS Roma sweeping up Jedvaj for a €5m fee. Halilović is expected to stay at Dinamo for another season. More here: Halilović deal off, Jedvaj to Roma Genoa has confirmed their signing of Croatian defender Šime Vrsajlko for an undisclosed fee. Šime will look to get … [Read more...] about Croatian Around Europe: Summer Edition V
TENNIS After a disappointing French Open for Croatians, Donna Vekić and Marin Čilić have been showing good form on grass as Wimbledon looms one week away. 16 year old Donna Vekić advanced to her second WTA final at the AEGON Classic in Birmingham, England, falling short for the second time, but picking up her two most impressive career victories up to … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe- Summer Edition
Photo: Crophoria.com Vlatko Marković's 12-year reign as HNS president is over. The 75 year-old Marković began his tenure in 1999 and will now hand 1998 World Cup Golden Boot winner Davor Šuker the keys to the HNS bus. Although Croatia's all-time leading scorer (45 goals) has minimal management experience at age 44, Šuker has played in some of the best systems in the … [Read more...] about A New Era Begins…
Photo: Mirror Written by Vedran Ćavara Something funny happened during Croatia's 2012 EURO campaign: our expectations were suddenly raised, and the team made us proud. Here are a few observations I've made. Feel free to disagree. -Slaven Bilić made this team into a bona fide unit that played within themselves. They worked hard for each other and defended as a … [Read more...] about EURO 2012: What We Learned
Photo: SkySports.com Written by Vedran Ćavara There he was, heading two beautiful goals into the net against Ireland, putting a dagger into their hopes of winning the game. The 'he' I speak of, is of course, Mario Mandžukić. Mandžukić was a doubt to start the EURO's at forward for Croatia, with most pundits believing that Bilić would instead start Ivica Olić at … [Read more...] about Mandžukić Showing his Worth
Photo: AP Croatia did what they were supposed to against the Irish, and with a win over Italy on Thursday, will clinch a quarterfinal berth at Euro 2012. However, Italy is no Ireland and adjustments must be made to ensure victory. Or do they? Coach Slaven Bilić opted to slot captain Darijo Srna at right back for the Ireland game, opening up a spot in the midfield for … [Read more...] about THE ITALIAN JOB