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?
Written by Allen "Outraged" Strk After a lackluster 2-0 victory over Malta in September, Croatia are back in action for two European qualifiers in a 4-day span starting Friday. A trip to Bulgaria and a home game against Azerbaijan awaits Croatia, as they look to continue to gel under manager Niko Kovač. The lingering questions at the holding midfielder and left … [Read more...] about Outraged Observations: The Return of Ivan Perišić
As the Croatian senior side takes on Bulgaria and Azerbaijan this week in Euro 2016 qualifying, the U-21's have a home and away playoff with England which will put the winner in the 8-team Euro 2015 tournament next summer. Alen Halilović, Tin Jedvaj, Ante Rebić and company face the England 21's on October 10th in Wolverhampton with the return leg in Vinkovci four days later. … [Read more...] about U-21s take on England for spot at Euro
Goals from Modrić and Kramarić got Croatia past 10-man Malta Tuesday night in Zagreb to open up Euro 2016 qualifying. But shouldn't we expect more from a team that fields players from the best teams in Europe? Let's look at the numbers. Croatia controlled ball possession for 70% of the match, had 23 shots on goal, but could only score twice against a … [Read more...] about Croatia defeat Malta 2-0 to open Euro qualifying
It appears 17 year-old Dinamo Zagreb 'wunder kind' Alen Halilović is finally on his way out of Zagreb. After months of speculation where he would play after his Dinamo Zagreb contract expired, we found out Thursday that Spanish champions FC Barcelona beat out Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Manchester City for the services of the kid. On his official Twitter page Thursday, … [Read more...] about Halilović Barça-bound
In an apparent motivational speech, Dinamo Zagreb general manager Zdravko Mamić told all his players Monday night during a team dinner to "close down the (Zagreb) cafes, trash the clubs, trash the hotels, Dinamo will pay for everything!" And he was serious. A majority of the team celebrated the speech while few remained silent at the table. How much longer will this … [Read more...] about Tuesday Night Funnies: Mamić Strikes Again!
Alen Halilović finally got his first goal of the tournament. Croatia still lost. In an almost must-win game for the Croatian U-17 team, the mini Vatreni lost 2-1 to Uzbekistan in their World Cup group finale which will likely see them bow out of the tournament without moving onto the group stage. With all eyes on Dinamo Zagreb's prized teenager, Alen Halilović finally got … [Read more...] about Halilović scores, Croatia U-17s lose 2-1 to Uzbekistan
After a disappointing showing in their U-17 World Cup opener against Morocco, where the mini Vatreni lost 3-1, Croatia rebounded Monday in a 1-0 victory over Panama. Dinamo's 'wunder-kind' Alen Halilović captained the team and played the full 90 minutes; finishing his second match at the World Cup without scoring a goal. But in the 26th minute, Ante Roguljić would dribble into … [Read more...] about Croatia get 1st win at U17 World Cup
After a busy week of senior internationals, the 2013 U-17 World Cup has gotten underway on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates. Croatia's campaign begins Friday at 8:45 AM ET against Morocco. The youngsters have received a favorable draw, with Panama and Uzbekistan joining them to make up Group C. It is just the second appearance for Croatia in the tournament. … [Read more...] about Morocco stuns Croatia 3-1 in U-17 World Cup opener