On July 21st, I ventured out to Pasadena, California (well out of San Pedro range) to catch the friendly match between Barcelona and L.A. Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. I was looking to speak with both Ivan Rakitić and Alen Halilović (Croatian national team players) on the upcoming season. Unfortunately, they declined to give any type of formal interview. However, during … [Read more...] about The Rise (And Fall) Of Slaven Bilić
The world's most popular league is finally back. Storylines aren't lacking within the Barclays Premier League following an eventful summer. Raheem Sterling's inevitable departure from Liverpool to Manchester City was the biggest talking point. Other high profile moves for Petr Cech, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Christian Benteke, and many others will be highlighted as well. After … [Read more...] about Barclays Premier League: Season Preview
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?
Following Euro 2012, Slaven Bilić packed his bags and moved his managerial skills to Moscow, trading in his six years as Croatia head coach for the Russian Premier League. He brought in defender Vedran Ćorluka from Tottenham and was expected to get new club, Lokomotiv Moscow, into European play. But it was not meant to be as Lokomotiv finished mid-table and seven … [Read more...] about Bilić & Besiktas on their way
Your favorite bow-wielding striker is staying in London. After his first year in the Premiership with Fulham FC, Mladen Petrić has signed with West Ham United on a free transfer for the 2013-14 season. Lead striker Andy Carroll is injured which can very well see Petrić get a nod in Sam Allardyce's starting XI. The 32 year-old Petrić has previously played for Basel, … [Read more...] about Petrić signs with West Ham United