Euro 2008 is now over and it is time to put your national jersey away and pull out your club’s colors for the upcoming 2008-2009 Champion’s League and Uefa Cup campaigns. Don’t get me wrong, World Cup 2010 qualifying starts in only two months time but for sake of argument we will stick for the club sides for now.
Dinamo Zagreb start their Champion’s League campaign in the 1st qualifying round versus Linfield FC of Northern Ireland. The first leg will be away for Dinamo on July 15th or 16th with the return leg in Zagreb on July 22nd or 23rd. Dinamo is the only Croatian club team that will be participating in the Uefa Champion’s League.
For the other teams that were not so lucky last year is the Uefa Cup. Both Croatian teams that managed to make the first qualifying round will be playing teams from Malta. Hajduk will host Birkirkara on July 17th with the second leg match on the 31st of July. Slaven Belupo heads to Marsaxlokk turf on the 17th with the return in Croatia also on the 31st.
Agent Argentina back again… well I think it’s best to take your words lightly… because I can’t remember the last player to explode from Hajduk… the only explosion Ante Rukavina needs… it to explode out of that club.
That’s not pressure related to the game at all which is even worse when you have a bunch of incompetents trying to run a football club… sorry Hajduk fans but we all know it’s true. It’s a bad atmosphere for any player let alone a young player who still has to develop. The only fear Rukavina has is if Hajduk will pay what they agreed and how much of that his agent will steal.
Hajduk does football business like the Corleones were in the Olive Business… they always make offers no player can refuse.
I hope Rukavina explodes out of there soon and goes somewhere where they actually think about what’s best for the player. He’d do great in Spain and I think even better in England if he had the chance.
But as always Agent Argentina I enjoy your simplification of all things wrong with Hajduk. Ante Rukavina deserves a better club than the shipwrecked Splichani.
Ante Rukavina can’t perform under pressure.
Easy as that, as soon as he gets over the stage fright he will explode!
Hajduk has just had a major clean sweep in its administrative staff which helped deplete their hard fought past glories. They seem to be in permanent transition mode.
Ante Rukavina has announced that he feels like he’s stagnating at the club. When one of your brightest and youngest players in the country says that… it’s not good news kids.
I hope Ante has a chance to go to another club and really show what he can do. I don’t think he will get that chance at chaos ridden Hajduk.