Photo: Reuters/ MICHAELA REHLE
Super Mario Mandžukić and Bayern Munich continue to plow through the competition after registering a 3-1 win over Hamburger SV on Saturday. The former Dinamo Zagreb striker started and played the full 90 minutes in the win. Mario put Bayern on the board just before the halftime whistle by getting past the Hamburg defense and positioning himself perfectly in front of the goal to head home Rafinha’s cross from the right side. Bayern enjoyed 75% possession but Mario only managed to put two shots on goal in the win. Fifa should come up with a final decision this week on the amount of games that Mario will sit out at the World Cup in Brazil.
Super Mario scores his 10th Bundesliga goal of the season.
PHOTO: AP/Kerstin Joensson
Milan Badelj started and did what he could for HSV but was pretty much invisible on the pitch. Milan made a couple of nice passes but it was all Bayern from start to finish. The former Dinamo Zagreb captain and HSV struggled to hold possession and couldn’t get anything going against a far superior side. Milan went the distance for HSV in the loss. Ivo Iličević was not on the roster sheet for HSV.
Wolfsburg continue to climb up the Bundesliga table after registering a 3-1 win over Stuttgart on Saturday. Ivan Perišić came on in the 71st minute and put the game out of reach by scoring just six minutes later. The former Hajduk Split took advantage of a defensive blunder as his first attempt was saved by Sven Ulreich, but the Stuttgart keeper couldn’t hang on as Ivan followed the play for the easy tap in.
Ivica Olić started and played 80 minutes for Wolfsburg in the win. The Croatian international put on his usual performance of tireless hustle and frusterating the opposition keeper and defense. However, Ivica finished the match without attempting a shot in 80 minutes of play. With the win, Wolfsburg find themselves only three points out of a Champions League spot.
Ivan Perišić scores for Wolfsburg
Srdjan Lakić was left off the roster sheet for Frankfurt in a 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Luka Modrić started for Real Madrid in their 2-2 draw with Osasuna on Saturday. Luka had a very productive match on both sides of the ball. He had a clear penalty denied by the referee, made six tackles, and completed 72 passes before he was sacrificed in the 65th minute after Real went down to ten men.
Penalty shout: 1:25
Ivan Rakitić missed out on Sevilla’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao due to injury.
Dejan Lovren played the full match for Southampton as they drew 1-1 with Newcastle United on Saturday. Lovren had seven clearances, 57 passes, created one chance, and was not at fault for Newcastle’s goal. With just two points in the last five matches, Southampton have slipped to 9th in the Premier League.
Niko Kranjcar came on in the 54th minute of QPR’s 2-0 win over Blackpool on Saturday. Both of QPR’s goal were scored with him on the pitch and QPR continue to sit at the top of the Championship, with 42 points in 20 matches.
Nikica Jelavić was left on the bench in Everton’s 4-1 win over Fulham.
Danijel Subašić started in net for Monaco, as his side won 2-0 over EA Guingamp after playing 75% of the match up a man. Subašić made three saves and picked up a yellow card in the 78th minute. It was Subasic’s fifth clean sheet in a row, and Monaco have won all five matches. They remained second in Ligue 1 with the three points.
Saves: 1:00, 2:35 (Denis Svircic Commentating?!?)
The Russian Premier League is on Winter Break until March.
Inter Milan continue to play the stop-go game with former Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mateo Kovačić. Last week, Mateo got the start, but this week the 19-year-old looked on from the bench against Napoli. Mateo came on in the 61st minute of play with Inter already down 3-1. Things got worse for Mateo and Inter after Ricardo Alvarez was shown a second yellow card just ten minutes later. Mateo finished the match without a shot and just had a couple of touches on the ball. The Italians keep praising the Croatian international, but continue to bring him off the bench every other game. Josip Radošević looked on from the bench for Napoli in the win.
Šime Vrsaljko and Marko Livaja were left off the roster sheet for Genoa and Atalanta in a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Marko might be on his way out of Atalanta as several teams have inquired of his services in the past few weeks. Marko might be playing alongside Vrsaljko at Genoa or jump ship to Catania over the winter break. We will keep you posted with the latest rumors.
Ivan Kelava, Igor Bubnjić, and Frano Mlinar all looked on from the bench as Udinese fell 2-0 at home to Torino. Manuel Pamić failed to get off the bench for Chievo in a 1-0 loss to Sampdoria. With the game already decided(3-0 lead for Fiorentina), Ante Rebić came on in the 71st minute of play and got a few touches on the ball in a 3-0 Fiorentina win over Bologna on Sunday. Ante picked up a yellow card in the 79th minute of play.
Bayern München at Guangzhou(FIFA Club World Cup),
Olímpic de Xàtiva at real Madrid(Copa del Rey), Racing Santander at Sevilla(Copa del Rey),
Valenciennes at Monaco,
Mainz 05 at Hamburger SV, Udinese at Livorno, Sevilla at Villarreal,
Everton at Swansea, Tottenham Hotspur at Southampton, Wolfsburg at Borussia, Catania at Roma, Milan at Inter, Genoa at Bologna, Juventus at Atalanta, Real Madrid at Valencia,
~Ante Kvartuč and Denis Svirčić reporting from sunny Southern California, Zach Gilfix reporting from Minneapolis, MN
i don’t think it was cro related… was just some drunken douche bag from vancouver…
vancouver is considered a no fun city, but riots we are freaking damn good at
Denis, that was during the riots when the canucks lost the finals in 2011 against boston.
For those that are not too familiar with hockey, Lucic(serb) born and raised in Vancouver is hated on by a lot of Vancouver fans
Serb or not kid is good and a beast on the ice
But the canucks shit bagged boston in vancouver on saturday… then lucic went out with buddies on the town and this is what happened
theres video to watch of the incident… he is lucky he didn’t fight but im sure he could get in shit for uttering threats…
Is anyone surprised? FIFA is jew run and they hate any form of pride a white man shows.
Fuck FIFA, we should tell them to go fuck themselves and pull out. NOW that would make news and bring out these NWO parasites.
pa da… za doma spreman…
izgleda da su ga doslovno shvatili…
ahahaa, eto vam ga sad usrase, pa vicite za pecinu spremni, ahahaaaaa
Anything more than 5 was basically career ending…So the number is really arbitrary.
could have been worse. He could have got 11 games.
10 games? Yea fucking right. Fuck Fifa.
Good news is Mandza only got 1. Simunic is basically done with the national team, conveniently making room for Lovren to step in. ZA DOM!
10 utakmica za Simunica…lol what a joke…
Dejan Lovren Statistically the Best Defender in the English Premier League
nego dje su moji linkovi za gledanje hnl sto sam ostavio… bice vam se ne uklapa u biznis…
666 neprestano vrijedja Hrvate, hrvatsku naciju, hrvatske emigrante – pa cak i hrvatsko ime posrpdno pise. Dopusteno mu je vrijedjati.
Jos jedan dokaz koliko su Hrvati tolerantni.
mogu mislit, velikih ‘rvata a do juce nisu znali do deser brojat na hrvatskom I hrvatsku pokazati na karti, ahahaaa
pobegulj, sto se ne vraacate u ‘rvacku, ahahaaa ocete, samo sto niste
treba vam odeziti sva prava tretirati vas ko svakog drugog emigrant kad dolazite u hrvatsku, kokurda somalijca, pakistanca
AVB got SACKED I wonder who’s going to take over spurs.
Ziva Istina and I are not the same person.
More left-wing and/or Serbian paranoia coming from the usual suspects. Give it a rest.
And, no, Ziva Istina is not a racist.
PS: Your fucking mother is a cockroach.
LOL @ Ziva
Dude, if you know something, then come out and say it.
Instead, you post an ambiguous message that implies that you know something to cover yourself in case you make a prediction and end up being wrong.
If Mandzo ends up missing the entire group stage, along with Simunic missing with World Cup, then yes, many of us will not like what these FIFA folk had to say.
But if Mandzo only misses one game and Simunic receives a multi-game ban, then yes, there will still be many of us that will not like what these FIFA folk had to say.
Most of us are against any sort of ban for Simunic, and anything more than the standard one game ban for Mandzo.
Playing all angles, lol. Nice.
San Diego…friend of Karadzic. he wants to be fair to him because he was “raised in a tolerant home welcoming and growing up playing sports with all kinds of different people.”
folks, don’t argue with a Serb in San Diego’s presence, he’s a sympathizer that believe’s we should allow idiots to come on this site utilizing names of Serb war criminals and ought to be treated respectfully!
Peter CAMPBELL from Mad Men? Awesome
Those are FIFA people. Has a decision been made?
Cico # 50,000 says:
Also , What the hell is Wrong with this Sportska TV .com ? Just F-en Sex Ads & Games keep popping up !! S-it just let me Watch the Game ! Please , Please !! Son a Bobich !!! How can We fix this , or Where else can i Watch Our HNL ?
odje naovim linkovima prenose dynamo, kajduk. ove druge slabo bice im nisu interesantni, nisu vrijedni gubljenja vremena….
Friends, get familiar with the following names, because some of you may not like what they are about to say.
Kia Tong LIM
Juan Ángel NAPOUT
Just a quick second back to the racism talk……there is no way I can be a racist. Afterall, I’ve had many friends, associates and business partners come visit the fortified basement. The fortified basement is all inclusive.
for you hockey fans…
I wonder if this is croatian related? This happened last year.
No shit Sherlock I mean Slavonac! Way to go captain obvious. Once again you are a fool sir!
San Diego- ubi se!
That wasn’t the point. This guy comes here, insults people and continually repeats unfounded claims, lie, Serb propaganda…what’s true is true and what isn’t just isn’t , the more a person repeats himself doesn’t make things truer!
Tolerance is one thing but accepting a lie as truth is another. I don’t have Serb friends for a reason, we can’t agree on politics and history…I know Serb people that are cordial, that’s as far as it goes. I know there are good and bad anywhere Anonymous but here’s a news flash for you….Karadzic was a murderer….you realize the name itself is a jab! You sympathize with that then you and I are on another page!
Slavonac – whatever dude. You da man!
Slavonac – just for the record I’m a proud Croat born in the USA, raised in the the Catholic Church and first not born in Dalmacija since who knows when. Raised in a tolerant home welcoming and growing up playing sports with all kinds of different people.
San Diego- you’re nuts, I think I speak factually and respond to sarcasm with sarcasm. Karadzic said more Serbs died in concentration camps than Jews did…I find that comment idiotic so I responded with sarcasm in saying most Serbs died of typhus and starvation….you in turn are selective in your comments attempting to correct me and afford his retarded comment some legitimacy!
You are nuts!
Slavonac – there’s no chance for honest debate with you. Much like Ziva you’ve left your brain on some alter of darkness. Your a dogmatic fool sir.
IvicA – here’s exactly your argument being played by the fool above.
San Diego- some shit comes here with a name idolizing an idiot, he hasn’t been able to back up anything with facts, when I showed him comments Milosevic made I gave him a Serb site it was taken from along with the fact it was used as a transcript…. You defend him?
I don’t have to rewind history every fucking time a Serb shows up on this site to talk about Jasenovac and yet we just finished a war they started and claim to be victims of…are you defending that too? Should we continue to discuss and apologize for something that happened 70 years ago while they still have criminals walking the streets of Vukovar?
Anonymous, who are you dude? Why are you defending someone that comes here to shit disturb….are you serious?
IvicA – you have an interesting argument. I respect your counter. My judgement is in all souls and peoples lies the light vs the darkness. It should be clear in all good men where the darkness lies in this debate.
Karadzić, Karadzić, šalji nam salate, biće mesa, biće mesa…
I never understood why people call other people ‘racist’.
Everyone is racist, and everyone is not racist at the same time. The older you are, you more you see this every day.
I also don’t like it when the people being called a ‘racist’ give the accuser full satisfaction by trying to defend themselves in an attempt to prove they’re not.
I’m not saying this is exactly what is happening between Livaja and Ziva here, but it reminds me of this current problem we have in the world with one side trying to label the other a racist during a non-pc discussion, leaving the other to defend themselves at all times.
The next time someone calls you racist during a discussion, just reply with ‘okay, I guess I am, now what?’. You’d be surprised how little people have to say and how little ammo they have left in their arguments once their secret weapon of attempting to label you and leave you squirming to defend yourself is taken away from them.
Sorry again Slavonac. If I need to explain, f-it. It’s gotta be the generational gap issue rearing its ugly head again. Slavonac – get real dude. All peoples have proven savagery. Oops, How dare I challange the biggest most veliki. Sorry dude.
Slavonac your wife has been fixing you up too many tequilas, you are deluded my friend. I’ve stated many facts on this site and I will continue to unless the Ustasa admin blocks me from commenting… the idea that Serbs died from typhus and starvation is bullshit, that’s just something your grandfather told after you found his srbsojek lying around in the cabinet
Karadzic- it’s true, but then again when have you ever been truthful? You haven’t written a single fact, you idolize the worst barbarians in the history of mankind!
oh bullshit they died from the savagery of you barbarians
Sorry Slavonac – I forgot, my bad your the most biggest veliki! Ziva is gonna be upset.
PS…. More Serbs died of starvation and typhus than from any other cause!
Karadzic- at least you’re consistent dude, I won’t get into this with you!
San Diego- argue what you know and believe and on the topics you don’t know…don’t comment!
For once in your miserable life Slavonac I agree with you. More Serbs died in concentration camps during the Holocaust than Jews did
On another note; “Gravity” was way better in the theaters. For any of you out there that enjoy film, I would strongly suggest going to see it while it is still in the theaters. Alfonso Cuaron is a genius !! He is like the Anti – Michael Bay
Ziva – all dogma is heresy. One must never stop challenging all kinds of options. You have potential Ziva – you’ve left your brain on some damn alter. Your right Slavonac, the generational gap is evident, if that’s your argument, that’s cool.
@ Slavonac – I agree with pretty much everything you have said. That is why I admire Jewish writers such as Noam Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein. Many find them controversial. However, Chomskys parents were Hebrew scholars and many in the Jewish community call him a “Self Hating Jew” for his views on Israeli foreign and domestic policy.
Finkelstein arose to much public outcry with a paper entitled “The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering”
Finkelstein argues that prominent Jewish thinkers exploit the memory of the Holocaust as an “Ideological Weapon”.
Yes, all nations can be controversial but for some strange reason nobody can ever say one bad thing wrong about Jews, even if it is 100% factual and truthful. Double standard totally! I never understood and believed it, I always thought to myself, ” these people are attacked unjustifiably” …. That was until I started to read….the worst part is if you read one of the comment boards on their news sites…ie…YNetnews….they hate anyone that isn’t Jewish AND they shit on us all….openly, honestly and without hesitation, it’s pathetic just how much hatred they have for non Jews!
I know you’re a bright guy, let some things slide dude, I know I’m overly sensitive and most likely more than you but if he’s not attacking you then let things go!
@ Ziva – Well said.
@ Slavonac – You do not have to speak to me about Jewish people. My last name is “Radman” and from what I have been told by members of the Church from where my parents once lived in Sinj/Trijl/Grab, “Livaja” was interpreted from “Levi”. I could be wrong, however, that is the information I was given when I tired to research my family roots over the centuries. The fastest and easiest way to explain it is is that all Nations can be quite controversial. We all put ourselves to higher moral standard. Every Nation has its good and it has its bad. I dont know if you ever studied “Statistics” in University. I am firm believer that given a large enough sample size, the numbers tend to bare the same resemblance. That is of course one is assuming that various samples harbor enough of the same background characteristics (Examples would be, religion, economics, technology, etc.)
On a lighter note, I do agree with Ziva Istina on more than a few of his comments he has made over the years. One definitely being Will Farrell. I was always a John Lithgow as a comedic actor. Especially his work with “Third Rock From The Sun” and “Fraiser” was always brilliant humor. John Stewart and Stephen Colbert are right up there as well. They have brilliant writers.
You can do whatever you want with the list. It was made as a self-help list for those who needed any help in ID-ing the hierarchy.
Plus, there is no way I can be racist. Afterall, I had an audience with the pope a few years back. And we all know hard core Catholics cant be racist.
Everyone is influenced differently! Years ago I actually started to read as much as I could about Jews in particular, I don’t hate anyone but let me just say they are a very controversial “people”. You should read about their opinions on almost every other Nation, they hate everyone and yet are the first to cry when people call foul on Jewish policies!
I think Ziva is knowingly controversial sometimes but he’s also relatively fair and correct. I don’t always agree with him but he has admitted his faults or at the very least given reasons to justify his comments!
Petar – amen Brate. Imagine if more had that same courage, this would be a better world in my judgement.
@ Slavonac – I really do not care to change his mind on anything. I am 33, I grew up with all kinds of people and different views. However, someone like him who seems to have his own very narrow view of what is right and blatantly tries to put others down or antagonize them. Yeah, Ill take 10 mins out of my day to call a hypocrite out.
Ziva, i mean the good doktor, no – truth to power!
Please give us order for the list above so we all veliki are in the know! Please?
Livaja- sometimes it’s better to let people be who they are, Ziva obviously wants his views known and he feels strong about them…you can believe in something else, we’re all different! I have strong opinions as well, some of us that are a little older have been influenced by a different generation. I’m not saying I promote or his views but I’ve grown up with people like Ziva my whole life…you most likely haven’t!
When it comes to the topic of gays and Jews I find it a sensitive topic but at the same time I find them just as controversial as those that are offended by them or dislike them. Nowadays it’s normal to know gay people and society has pretty much accepted them, sometimes I find that they attract negative attention with their parades, calling Mother Teresa some hideous names because she never approved of condoms…so many other topics that are very AGAINST our religion and our values. Jews always play politics to suit their needs, if you disagree you are an anti Semite and if you’re European you need to reminded of the holocaust….every single day of your life….while they build on land that isn’t theirs and the UN doesn’t agree with. The beat to a total different drum, think they are chosen and truly believe all Gentiles are beneath them…..
Many Croatians are similar to Ziva, you have to accept it or not talk about it…you’ll NEVER win this argument with him Livaja, let this one go!
It takes no time at all to prove a hypocrite wrong. While my key word search was looking for your words on its own, I had enough time to make myself a warm cup of tea, was ripping a copy of the film “Gravity” on a DVD and still had enough time to make my lunch for work tomorrow. The beauty of technology is is that it does most of the work for you.
@ Ziva – The first step is in admitting you are a hypocrite. Only when you finally admit it, then you can finally get the help you need. Its kind of like alcoholics.
Again, I am not ashamed of my words. My name is there for all to see.
Petar – yes Brate that’s the list. I sometimes wonder whether Ziva, the good doktor and truth to power are the same cockroach?
geez……guess you never heard of sarcasm. But, I do salute you for not having a life and wasting your time looking for that. Man, I thought I had no life. You are up there with me and Mama Istina.
But, in all honesty, not a bad list.
I should have added self-hating hrvati and 91ers to the list.
I encourage anyone to add their own.
I believe he was trying to list who Croatias outside enemies were. I am quite certain he listed Gays, Jews and a bunch of other minorities. Of course, a racist never wants to admit they are a racist.
“Its not Wrong to be a Croatian Patriot”
Ziva Istina says:
Outside enemies (and not in any particular order):
former communists claiming to be members of the SDP
former communists claiming to be members of the HDZ
your parents (if they failed you)
people who find Will Ferrell funny
November 25, 2013 at 9:09 am
No, no racism here? Lets just lump every single person from that minority under the guise of hatred towards us. Because Ziva Istina knows how a few billion “Hardcore Muslims” and again, only his definition of what a “Hardcore Muslim” is is legitimate. Same goes with Liberals folks. Ziva Istina knows how every Liberal on the planet thinks.
@ Zagorac – Im just saying I never seen the hype. I will admit that I do not watch a ton of Bordeaux games. if he is in great form, great for him. However, the fact that we were not his first choice, for me means he should not play for us. I do not want Croatia to ever be some last resort for players who cannot get an International game with their country of birth.
Faux Cro – penalty.
Petar – glad you recalled that Brate. I believe Ziva needs that filth the good doktor also known as truth to power to answer for him.
@ Ziva? Mad? Nah, I look at the person making the comments, coming from someone like you who hides behind a pseudonym, nah, someone like you could never make me mad.
@ Anonymous – I recall the list he put out, which listed Jews and pretty much every other Jugoslav republic. Thats exactly what I was referencing.
Luka Modric: Dive or PK?
Apparently he’s currently rated the second best player in Ligue 1. at the moment (behind Zlatan)
Jealous of you. LMFAO. 🙂
Plenty of good and patriotic Hrvati in Chicago so don’t be a douche bag with a comment like that.
Ziva – I remember you put out an enemy’s list out a few weeks ago. Still waiting for some order to that list? I think this is the perfect opportunity for us ’91ers, parents who failed us, jock sniffers, etc, etc, etc. to give us order. I agree, Will Farrell is gotta be on top of that list!
You mad bro?????
blind about what?????
go ahead and treat me as some dumb kid and explain to me what you mean, because i have no clue where the racism comments are coming from?
Are you kidding? You are BLIND!! Keep hiding behind that pseudonym, tough guy.
Racist?????????????????? come again. how so?????
Did you ever think maybe the guys who run this website planted/asked me to post here knowing I would draw responses?
Yeah, big difference to you because only you define what is legitimate? You are a coward, admitted racist and just miserable in general. That is why you come here purposely to create arguments with others. Misery just loves company.
@Soul Champ………I’ve never marginalized Mandza. I never thought he would get to this level, so I applaud him for making it this far. I’ve said it many times that he is in a perfect spot with Bayern, perfect spot. But, I also call things as I see them. I don’t see him replicating his scoring exploits at Bayern with the repka. Yes, he did score goals at the Euros, but two of those were thanks to piss poor GKing from Ireland. Still, its the result that matters and scoring three goals at the Euros was impressive.
Big difference in betting, watching and paying money to see live athletic events compared to being a jock sniffing hero worshipper. Big difference.
Bezigard or Bjezigard, I’m sure they got one of those in Slovenia as well in addition to our version.
Petar i IvicA – amen Brate.
Jersey sniffing …. Blah, blah. I actually have my own brand that I wear. I do enjoy when Stari gives my soon to be 6 year old Modric jersey.
Some people stay home till their 30+ and some people wear jersey with someone on their back.
I would never rock Cro gear in Hrvatska.
But I like seeing it in NYC a it represents our people.
NYC is a salad bowl and you have to come correct.
Not sure where the “basement” is located?
I have been studying Mandzukic ever since you have been marginalizing. Have to say he is BEAST!
He is a handful and quite agile around goal. Plus his Arial exploits are world-class.
I always find it interesting when our people fail to celebrate what is right in front their face!
8 years ago we had NO ONE playing at a top 5 club .
Ironic Olic broke through first who was maligned for years by the arrogant Cro media.
No we have Mandzukic and Modric playing major roles and I have to read about marginalized BS.
Dude, you spend a good portion of your life watching sports and free time commenting on the same men!! How blind are you. Its really quite pathetic. Again, I know you are coward and ashamed of your words because you hide behind a pseudonym. Then again, why do I care what a racist really thinks?
Bežigrad isn’t on the coast. It’s in Slovenia.
Ziva Istina, wrong as usual. 🙂
damn, I go away for a day or so and some of you still want to bring up my name. It’s all good.
As for me being wrong. What am I actually wrong about. I’m not talking about game predictions or anything like that. When when we discuss other items, what have I actually said that is wrong or incorrect. Most, if not all, of the things I have written about have been argued that from a reasonable point of view (on either side of the aisle) makes sense. Not saying you have to totally agree with it, but I don’t come on here writing insane and out of this world commentary.
Now, back to the jersey sniffing. I didn’t bring it up this time. But, let me ask you this to all the jersey wearing jock sniffers. Do you not find it strange to wear a jersey of someone who is younger than you and of someone who don’t even know.
For example, lets say you are a jock sniffer of Modric. And you are in Cro for the summer and you run across Modric in bjezigrad or some other city on the coast. Is there no ounce of remourse on your end being seen by Modric wearing his jersey and is there no inner guilt by yourself for wearing a shirt of someone younger than you. Its just a creepy feeling. Almost like the teenie-booper crowd that goes all crazy for Justib Beiber.
Cico # 50,000 says:
Where else can i Watch Our HNL ? I
odje na ovim linkovima zna biti dinamo, hajduk … ove druge slabo prenose, valjda nisu vrijedni gubiti vrijeme na njima.
I never was, nor am I ever, wrong about anything.
You’re just jealous. 😉
Btw, you should change your name to Chicago Yu. Since all I’ve heard from “someone” on this site is that Chicago Croats are best pals with Serbs.
Come on. The same could be said about how you are wrong most of the time.
People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Very well said. So true.
If you want a Perisic jersey, I can get you a game-worn one if you want. 🙂
Reason I ask is ‘cuz your comment reminded me of a moment a few summers ago, which would’ve made Ziva proud.
My much younger (10 years younger) cousin was high school friends with Perisic. One summer, I was sitting at his parents’ apartment talking soccer when Perisic comes up in the conversation, and my cousin eagerly mentions that he’s friends with him and they went to high school together. I didn’t pay too much attention as I was in mid-debate with his father about something, but he went to his room and came out with these game-worn Perisic jerseys. One from Sochaux, another Brugge, and a new Dortmund one (this was not too long after Perisic was transferred to Dortmund). The jersey reeked like body odour and I took his word that he knew Perisic (on account that his dad said it was true, and that they definitely don’t have the money to buy these official name brand kits…especially not multiple ones of the same player, and some from obscure teams).
So, I’m like okay okay, that’s pretty cool that you know Perisic. He tells me that, as a gift, he’ll give me one of the jerseys so I can have it. I was never a jersey wearing guy (I have a few blank Hajduk and Croatia ones that I received as gifts rotting in my dresser) but I still had to decline. It just hit me that, man, Perisic is a 21 year old kid. He’s my little cousin’s age and they’re friends. If Ziva is right about anything (as he’s wrong about most) he’s right about the jersey wearing thing.
When Simic was here in Vancouver he spoke very highly of Jedvaj!
@ Petar Kelic plays in Ceska and he looks good plays every year in europa liga nad is a good Cb never given a look hopefully niko kovac sees him,
Roma has confirmed that they will not allow Jedvaj to go out on loan. Hopefully, Radosevic and Rebic get a bit more playing time. They are very young so we shouldn’t expect miracles when considering the Serie A is perceived as a top 4 League.
Renato Kelic keeps getting some transfer buzz. He is only 22 but it seems like he has been around for forever.
With regards to Perisic. He has been in and out of the lineup. Perhaps I have high standards but I do not feel that he has been good for Wolfsburg. Arnold and Gustavo have stole the show for them. I am a Perisic apologist, so, I hope he does turn it around a complete 160 degrees. I would love to buy his jersey and wear it while Ziva Istina and I go out for a drink.
@ Ante B it was 2 penals im shocked but it was none complaining in the media. Dinamo penals 80 percent were not from 1997-present.
Well, well, well…2 goals from penalties and one in the last minute. Rest assured if this was Dinamo, there would be cries of fixed games.
@ Cro antwerp
Agree but for a small country like croatia produce nice talent that can compete at the A levels.
i hope Niko calls a 23 to Brazil the best 23 and not make a mistake lik 2004 and 2006 Otto and Cico did.
accepting: And not excepting^
While we can forgive a side for excepting a big money offer of 10million EUR or more for a talented prospect. It’s a shame that HNL has been selling off some of it’s talent on the cheap.
I just hope the Italians don’t raid HNL like a Shanghai Trade show this summer picking up more talent on the cheap. Then we would have another generation of talent stuck in the reserves.
And when the winter tansfer window opens, Rebic and Radosevic gotta secure their loan moves if they are going to make their case for the WC squad.
I like Perisic as a call up to national team niko kovac likes the 4-2-3-1 formation. He will try players he feels fit his system.
@ PRL, JM, Slavonac, Soul Champ
Perisic has actually been pretty decent this season for Wolfsburg. He’s gotten plenty of minutes for 5th place Wolfsburg. And this is a good team.
At 24, he still has room to grow. Hopefully he can put in some solid performances for repka in the future.
As far as our little spoiled brat Halilovic goes. It looks like the kaiš has done the trick after last weeks temper tantrum. He was also grounded and forbidden to play video games. His response was setting up 3 goals today in Dinamo’s win.
Its a shame HNL sucks and is not financial and cometative selling youth at young ages and some find a way some get lost. Thats business in Croatia rather seee rebic playing in split than bench at fiorentina same for jevaj and others in seria A, why is Kovacic on the bench for inter today mazzari him and his Guarin taider alvarez flops.
@ Dragi – With regards to Rebic, I have heard a lot of comparisons being made to Boksic. I have seen Rebic with the ball at his feet and for a young man I would say he has well above average control of the ball for a Striker. I could see him at the point, just off the striker like Boksic once played. Rebic, Kovacic and Halilovic all look quite versatile.
I am a staunch Hajduk supporter. It must be said though, what a game by Halilovic today.
Srna at RM is a no no he isnt a RM anymore he is a fullback. Kranjcar is finish as a starting 11 player. where do some of you get the ideas this is not 2008 its 2014 soon and need young fresh speed out on pitch, I know iceland is iceland but when you look at the Zg game why did we beat them because of speed that was a fast team aside from Carli and Joe the slowest player was Rakitic and that is good thing. Kranjcar with Srna at RM and Rakitic is so slow in the middle.
“son of a bobich” wtf
Also , What the hell is Wrong with this Sportska TV .com ? Just F-en Sex Ads & Games keep popping up !! S-it just let me Watch the Game ! Please , Please !! Son a Bobich !!! How can We fix this , or Where else can i Watch Our HNL ? I will Pay just not to go through this Crap Every Weekend !! Ijme ! 7 Hurt – Tudor Cold !! Bog , Hrvati , USA , Hajduk , i HNS !!!
petare brate, just a joke
is rebic a winger or can he play the point alone?
cico, enough of the excuses, every team has hurt players
Dr.Colin – Please !! If Hajduk Win’s it would be a Miracal !! Come On Man we have 7 guys Hurt , Plus the Coach of the Year -Tudor has a Cold !! No Fair ! Please !! Bog i Hrvati !!
The false 9 only works for team that has midfielders that can operate like a Messi, Goetze, Reus, Isco etc. I do not know if we have someone like that. Although, like I said earlier. I loved when we played Kranjcar just behind the lone striker (Olic) against Germany.
false 9 when we play brazil
SMM didnt head the ball….he let the ball hit his head
perisic whackkkkkk……keeper barely worked to save that, one on one with the goalie has to be finished first time
the ryan kelly thing thats just some store trying to make money they paid him to appear and charge whatever they want….common practice.
Ha, and Kramaric makes it 2-0! From about 25 yards out.
Hey, there have been a few HNL players called up who have done FAR less than Benko has. I know the man is almost 30, but sometimes it takes longer for some guys to really develop to their full potential. I’m not saying he warrants a transfer to the Premier League or anything, but he continues to prove that he’s pretty talented and doesn’t stop working. I’d like to see him start in the next few friendlies for Croatia to see what he can do against tougher competition, then based on that, see if he can make it on the roster for in Brazil.
Lets temper expectations. He is 30 years old and playing in the HNL. Thats like Mike Trout going back down to Low A Ball. I wish him all the best, hopefully he does produce at an International level. Logic would suggest otherwise though.
Beautiful. Benko just keeps puttting them in.
Tottenham crushed 5 – 0. Where are all those people saying they are a better team without Modric? LOL
Took seven minutes for Benko to put Rijeka up over jadan i mali hajduk. BENKOOO!!
18 year old, Stipe Perica made the start for NAC Breda today and played the full 90 mins.
Ante Rebic played close to 20 mins on as a substitute.
moze biti, ne sjecam se linka..
It was put up a few days ago and the decision was given to Gadzic according to yahoo sports. Not sure but I think Poglavnik put up the entire video with some excellent commentary. You should check it out.
You are being too kind. He didn’t flick the ball. He miskicked it against Iceland and Mandza being Mandza was in the right place at the right time to score the Olic-style tap in.
I still have a lot of hope for Perisic, although he hasn’t delivered what I have hoped. None-the-less, if you look at the NT games, I like him cause he’s not passive. He’s constantly in the mix. He is one of the few guys that will attempt to break his guy off the dribble. He fires away from the outside. Sends in crosses. Unfortunately, a lot his plays have been off the mark and occasionally terrible (give away pass vs belgium), but i think the guy has threatening and has a moment of magic in him. Even look against Iceland, in game one he had a potential game winning shot off the mandzukic header. in game 2, he flicks the ball across the box that lands in front of mandzo. and he has a great chance to score on a break (he didn’t finsh). but i like that at least he is constantly in the mix
nego, kako ste ovo zaboravili staviti…
What’s the word on sertic?
Yay or nay za repku?
What’s Josip simunic’s punishment?
What’s the call on mandzukic?
-ZA DOM SPREMNI-
Respect to this site for organizing to pay fine.
Kolko je sati jebiga? Nemam sat
Ryan Kelly…that has got to be a joke…what the hell would he sign? I didn’t know they made high school basketball cards. That is just plain funny!
@ Slavonac I Petar
We need legs on the right side of the pitch.
Perisic has shown a pulse vs Iceland.
I love what Vrsajlko is doing at Genoa.
The reality is we need some cover for Srna so he is not being run at for 90 minutes and is allowed to go forward.
@ faux Cro
You made a good point about playing Srna at RM to shorten his field a bit and allow Vrsaljko to the real running at RB.
Srna could be our David Beckham (with a better first touch) whipping in pin point crosses.
Srna along with Olic are perfect to start against Brazil as they are big time performers!
Need to see some if these alignments in our next friendly.
Caution against writing off some of our young talent.
Prso was a late bloomer and Olic was erratic until he blew out his knee, and settled in his late 20’s.
We are too small a nation to discard our young talent when they are struggling. We have to find ways to build them up!
Is this “jock sniffing” or just plain stupid?
Why would anyone pay for someone’s autograph? How about Ryan Kelly?
Anyone in the San Francisco area?
I will be flying in on Monday evening. Tuesday, I will be at the Pelicans-Warriors game to interview Andrew Bogut. Thursday morning I fly back to LA. Thanks to big Ivo Miljanovich for accommodations.
You may be right, also, he plays in one of the best leagues in the world and has experience. I still think he is not a solution for now, I just wish I had the time to watch different players that could play that position and unfortunately I don’t!
We have almost 6 months to prepare, I hope Niko comes up with some solid improvements so we can get some good results and play consistent.
Trust me, I am not advocating starting him. That right must be earned. As of late he has not earned it. I was simply giving you my view as to why I believe he consistently gets the call. The main option would be to have Srna at RM and Vrsaljko at RB. I have always loved Kranjcar. I thought he was always one of our steadier players. Personally, I would like to see Niko drop right behind the striker and just in front of a midfield four as he did in 2008 in the game at the Euros where we beat the Germans.
Livaja- my opinion is that you (we/Croatia) can’t continue to play Perisic in the hopes that he “arrives”, we have other players that may prove to be a better fit offensively. Also, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen him produce some lively passes, make some good runs and create, yes, I know the red card was against him vs Iceland but it was also a great pass and he did nothing before or after that one play….again, in my opinion he is playing on the hopes that he may arrive…I’ve seen enough!
Personally I don’t get a chance to see enough Croatians play so I don’t have any recommendations as to who should replace him, but I will say that his position requires a few qualities…1) vision 2) distribution 3) shooting 4) run at defense
Tell me when Perisic has the vision to make the quick pass, when do you recall him threading the needle, how often do his shots threaten and when has he terrorized defenders or at least get them to back off a little? He’s the easiest guy to mark, stay within 2 yards of him and he’ll pass backwards and you won’t see him in the game at all!
For these reasons I’d rather see someone that might be a fat, lazy, hamburger eating Kranjcar…he’ll fantasize about Big Macs for ’89 minutes but give him a shot from 23 yards out and he scores! He has a weapon or 2 even though he’s slow and lethargic…he switches the ball the entire width of the field and put in right on his teammates foot, he can cross….trust me Livaja, it’s not that I love Kranjcar so much cause I don’t like his downside but I’d play him over Perisic 1000 time out of 1000. At least he’s creative!
@ Slavonac – I agree. However, it was that form early on in Brugge which earned his big money move to Dortmund which essentially earned him his spot on the National Team. Its almost an identical situation to Mladen Petric. Petric had one amazing game against Andorra, after that, one gigantic goal at Wembley. His wonder goals in the Bundesliga were what really kept him in the National fold. Most managers were hopeful that they could be the manager that could capture that lighting in a bottle. The sad thing is, some players have very good club careers but never play well for a National Team. For other players, it is vice-verso. I have a Serbian friend and he always told me that Stankovic and Vidic hardly ever played well for their National Team. At one point, I thought Vidic was the clear cut best CB on the planet. However, a lot of the Serbs truly never cared for his performances for their National Team.
Livaja- I don’t recall him ever playing better than average at best with the National Team…
@ Slavonac – I agree, Perisic has been quite bad for the National Team, recently. However, I do believe that much of that was due to the fact that Stimac was incompetent as a manager and used many players out of their natural position. An Issue that Modric voiced concern over.
With regards to Perisic though, call me crazy, but I still have faith. What I seen him do when he exploded on the scene with Brugge and Dortmund just blew me away. I do not know if the Wolfsburg situation is the right one for him. Perhaps it will take a certain coach to capture that lightening in a bottle.
I hope Perisic never starts a game in the World Cup unless by some miraculous way he improves….I think he creates little!
I like Perisic hunger on the second effort to score, all in!
We need a right winger with pace to cover Srna and Perisic has the talent. If could get on a run of form in the next 6 months that would serve us big time.
Now that his heart back into it he just needs to fine tune his technique a bit.
Love the way he runs when he is focused in on match.
Need to start Olic to open against Brazil, he had always been a gamer.
The step from youth level to playing at an adult pace is much different and far less time to think or control the ball. Once you play in a European 1st or 2nd div it gets 5 -10 times harder than when you are youth, people butcher the living shit outta you fighting for a job and pay cheque! This is once big reason as to why many don’t make it….the pace of the game is hard to adjust to, little room to play and several players are incredibly aggressive!
Nice. They’re probably even more young dudes who could be ably to step up one day. Some of them will make, I hope they all will but we have to be realistic: some of them won’t.
About Hrgota, I always consult ARD Telekst, starting from page 252 to see the line ups in the Bundesliga. This year even Srdan Lakic has played more minutes than Hrgota.
I still think Roguljic is the one Midfielder that comes out and surprises all of us. I love the kids game.
Milic from Hajduk as well. Tudor has claimed that Juve is monitoring him. In Tudors words, he can be amongst the best defenders in the world. He has shifted from CB to DM back and forth.
When we talk about young players who still play for a Croatian team and who could make it. I’d say:
Halilovic- Dinamo Zagreb
Brozovic – Dinamo Zagreb
Mocinic – Rijeka
Some guys could surprise us : Datkovic and Kramaric from Rijeka, Simunovic from Dinamo, Mikanovic from Hajduk
listen to me Niko Kovac :
You must tell Jelavic that he will play againts Brazil
and just prepare to that match . He can attempt very well
coz he carry on / trusted by the coach. He can go to practise
every day and every night until he is ready to crush Brazil on WC 2014 with his Goal !!
Croatia should implement gun control, go ahead and start giving your guns to us!
Guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people…
Another shooting in a US school…. yet you think there is nothing wrong with your gun laws? What a basket case of a country. Heston for President!!! USA USA USA
Just read we play Swiss in March
ako vam ‘rvatski bas i ne ide, here’s your mother tongue
I am a Hajduk fan, but I am not counting on Kis. The guy takes 6 opportunities to net one. As for Benko, there is a reason he is that old ad playing in the HNL. If he proves me wrong, I will gladly admit I was wrong. I just have my doubts about someone that old and scoring on HNL opponents.
ajde pobegulje, da vas cujem sad, pomagajte bratu ‘rvatu….
Who knows we have jome grown guys that i like Rebic Kramaric Livaja(if he matures) Mujo Halilovic,Nk Lokomotiva dinamo b have nice attacking players,Hajduk Bencun Kis Maloku.
As for 2014 i believe Mandzo Olic Eduardo are top 3 Jelavic Benko and others will fight for spots.
@ Poglavnik – I agree. I may be totally nitpicking but i would have preferred a cooler finish. I admit, he did admirably well in the build up to the goal in using his strength. I have always liked Perisic. I truly hope he does find his groove again.
@ Chupe – The only problem I see is that the article in question appears to be written in May. The young man has represented the Swedish Under 21 side just this past November in a 5-0 victory. He even got himself on the score sheet. That leaves me a bit puzzled.
It’s not easy running at full speed, cutting-in, out-muscling your man, and striking a ball.
Now if he was just standing there and the ball fell to him I’d be a bit more critical of not burying it first time.
@ Chupe – Thank You !
Mandzukic does SCORE for the repka!
If you weren’t a fellow Hrvat I would to have educate you in a most rudementary manner. But I have soft spot in my heart for Svi Hrvati regardless of how dimented their “basement” upbringing has left them.
Mandzukic scores for us with SHIT service.
He is a unique athlete that thirsts for goals.
He will be hungry for Cameroon and Mexico.
I almost glad that we will not burn him out versus Brazil.
You and Pep can PUSI KURAC!
@ Chupe – I agree with most of what you said. However, I believe Susak tried to get Hrgota to join our Under 21 side and he rejected that advance. If someone else knows more to that, I would like to hear what they have read.
Niko Kovac called 2 new personel into his stozer and i trust Niko to make us a good team again and my opinion Lovren Carli need to be cb partners Zivija Joe but future needs to be built and Sifo did a great job at euro 2012 that provs it can be done without Joe. Cannot judge the Stimac era because only v Serbia did everyone give 100%. id take Sertic for Croatia, Modric Kovacic Rakitic Perisic Ilicevic Sertic Badelj Males looks nice. Maybe some one new. Strikers Maybe Branimir Hrgota chooses Croatia look him up. Stil have olic Eduardo would Like if Kovac finds new attacker. i feel confident with Kovac at the helm
@ Poglanvik – Yeah, I would easily blow that shot, especially since he was coming in from the right hand side and I would be forced to use my left, which is not my natural foot. I have been following Perisic since he left Hajduk for Sochaux. I love following youth football in general.
What I will say about the finish is this, it doesn’t inspire confidence. The goalie does make a good reaction save. However, he really ignored the best option of curling it around the side as opposed to trying it blast short side.
He just came out with such a bang when he was at Brugge and Dortmund. I am sure all Croatian fans, worldwide envisioned a new young Croat wunderkid. However, since his sale to Wolfsburg it just seems that he lacks confidence. For the National Team he has been making a bit too many mistakes.
I still hold out hope and wish him all the best. It just seems that everyone else at Wolfsburg is thriving but him. Wolfsburg are steadily climbing the league rankings. Luiz Gustavo is having a brilliant season as is young German phenom wunderkid, Maximilian Arnold.
Any Argentinian Croats out there know anything about this young striker, Frederico Ivan Rasic that apparently Dinamo and the National team are looking at?
Jeez, Perisic’s goal wasn’t that bad. Out-runs the defender, gets inside the passing lane, strikes it crisply first time, forces a nice save, then out-hustles the keeper to the rebound.
I’d say about 80% of the “experts” on this site would blow that chance if they were in alone like that.
Hopefully Mandzukic doesn’t recieve more than a one-match ban.
Has the crooks at Fifa made up their minds?
Simunic is toast, I have resigned myself to the fact that we will not be able to call upon his services for the World Cup. Mandzukic getting only one game, like Lauren Konscielny did is imperative. If he escapes unharmed, all the better. However, we do ourselves no favors in the International community with the behavior of some fans of the NT and Club teams. After, I cant recall who it was, Hajduk/Dinamo was fined last season for having the wrong sponsors on their goalie gloves, I knew then that they are looking at us for anything they can pin on us.
And the outcome is?
@ Ziva – Wasnt the news in the other day? I read that only FIFA was holding it for two days and that Simunic and Mandza would be the first to know.
well, the news on Simunic is in.
Geesh, Perisic almost messed that goal up. One on one with the goalie. The goalie makes a good reaction save and Ivan bangs in the rebound. With Luiz Gustavo and the new German wunderkid Maximilian Arnold pulling the strings in the middle, he should have a free role on the side.
The Germans just keep producing stunning youth talent. Julian Draxler, Kevin Volland, Maximilian Arnold, Matthias Ginter and Marc-André ter Stegen as the next wave of stars when the first wave is still pretty damn young.
Goal is a goal, but boy was that form awful from Perisic. Keeper to beat and he pings it right next to him. He’s lucky to have gotten the rebound
@ Slavonac – I meant that Bergkamp is what attracted me to the club when I was a young teen. My analysis was simply of Eduardo.
As a player, Bergkamp was flawless. A true student of the Ajax philosophy of “Total Football”
I dont know if scoring is a skill or putting yourself in the right position is. Inzaghi is the most perfect example of that. He was never the most talented but he just found himself in the right space all the time. Alex Ferguson said it best, regarding Inzaghi “He was born offside”
Bergkamp had other qualities Livaja, there really isn’t a mould for a great goal scorer or player. They come in all sizes with different qualities…,look at Inzaghi, Aguero, Boksic, Klinsman….all great scorers and yet almost no similarities! Bergkamp had a great first touch, settled the ball well and knew how to score, this is why the game is so beautiful man…you will see different things from different players and yet the common thing is they were all great goal scorers!
I’ll add this to your list Ziva.
E. The chances of papagaj Istina coming up with some new and funny (for once) material.
Here is the Perisic goal.
@ Slavonac – I have been an Arsenal fan since they bought Bergkamp from Inter in the mid 90s. I was reveling in all his goals as he scored them. I still think he lacked the size and break away speed to have been truly elite. He was playing in the perfect situation for him, Arsenals off the ball movement masked a lot of his deficiencies such as his lack of speed.
Agreed….scoring is a skill. I give him credit for that. I also dont think he would be able replicate that at an other club. At Bayern he doesn’t have to create his chances. Fighting to be in the right spot is difficult and it takes a special sense/ability to be in the right spot.
Maybe I should ask you what position you played in soccer, maybe this way I’ll get a better understanding of your point of view?
Like I said, I am not ashamed of my words or choices in life. I hide behind no pseudonym. I am passionate about my hobbies and interests.
Me collecting the works of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chomsky, Camus, or the Bible that sits near my bed is no different than owning the Vinyl of my Favorite artists like The Beatles, Zeppelin, Croce, James Taylor, Nas, The Wu-Tang Clan or anything that Paul Oakenfold mixed. I respect the craft and what they have contributed to the art form or hobbies that I love
True but you didn’t really answer my question. Many strikers/forwards play for teams that give service and they don’t finish….scoring is a skill in itself…. Agree?
believe it or not…periisc scores today. wolfsburg wins 3-1
@Slavonac…….I’ve said many times Mandza is in a perfect situation with Bayern. His style is prefect for them and the players around him. He will never equal what he does at Bayern on the repka because he doesn’t have the same type of talent around him.
Petar- make no mistake buddy, before Eduardo got injured he was definitely world class…very consistent and could score goals many different way. From close in, far out, head, foot….beating a player one on one…..that tackle ruined his career 100%!
Ziva- tell me the truth, when you carve Mandzukic for his style of goals are you seriously thinking anyone can score like him or are you just trying to be somewhat of a controversial person to start a debate?
You do realize that a player has to fight for being at the right place and defenders are always fighting for that 1/2 yard of space right? Did you notice in the replay how Mandzukic fought off the defender to stay in position? I ask cause sometimes you act as if you don’t know that just scoring consistently is a very difficult task…the difference between playing for Wolfsburg and Bayern is being consistent!
you might want to reconsider. Any grown man admitting to wearing a jersey with the name of another man, in some cases younger than you, is very questionable.
But, at the end of the day if you dont have a problem with it, then that is one you.
What will be the higher number:
A. The amount of goals Rebic scores this season in Serie A.
B. The amount of disease-free women conquered by Corluka in the next year.
C. Goals headed by Rakitic.
D. Pounds or Kilos lost by Kranjcar.
Winning answer wins an autographed jock sniffing jersey of your choice.
I was never the biggest Eduardo fan. However, he played for the juniors. Night and day difference between he and Sammir. Sammir is the Anti-Christ
Unlike you, I am not ashamed of my words. I hide behind no pseudonym.
We all know Sertic will get a call. In an ideal world we would want our guys come to tears when Lijepa Nasa is played, but we have already bastardized the repka when then two brazilian born wanna-be hrvati dressed.
@ Ziva – Dont you worry, you provide many with the same material.
LOLOLOL……..you have the jersey of a 19-yr old. Oh man. the amount of material you people provide is awesome.
I see Mandza scored another Olic-style goal. Good for him.
@ JM – Personally, I would rather see Ante Rebic get the second striking spot. If we are talking Midfield, Modric, Kovacic, Rakitic and hopefully one day Halilovic, Basic, Roguljic, Brozovic seem like better options to me. Also, as Mr Black pointed out, Mocinic from Rijeka is another option.
The fact that we were never his first choice is enough for me not to want this guy in our checkers. You should want to die for that jersey and come to tears when Lijepa Nasa is played and you are in the starting 11.
Sertic would be a valuable commodity to the repka. No doubt about it. Is he messi? no. But he is showing solid performance for a 24 year old. Link below to who scored .com advanced that stats that show him as the second best player in the french league this year after Ibrahimovic
In addition, he can play the stopper role, which has been a serious question mark for the repka.
I say take him on the team b/c 1) he’s young and talented 2) adds depth which is important for a small country 3) a possible answer to the dm question 4) It was natural for him to have france as initial choice. lives in france. speaks french. only cro father. as long as shows passion for playing for cro, i’m cool with it
The world’s economy is fucked and there’s corruption everywhere. What can you do? BTW, you ever been to the Dalmatian Coast? That should be reason enough to “love this place.”
@ Zagorac – Personally, I never seen the hype regarding Sertic. I personally do not believe he gets into our starting 11. I believe it has been well documented that Croatia was never his first choice. He is a Frenchmen.
Their is a new flavor of the month though, Federico Iván Rasic, of Argentina seems to be the next player with Croatian lineage they are going to try and squeeze into Dinamo and the NT.
@ IvicA – Unfortunately, Inter is also a leading candidate to take Lucas Moura from PSG on either loan or a direct sale. If this does happen, How does that affect Kovacic (I also have his jersey!)
When you think about it, this whole obsession with Croatia is pretty silly. Why do people act with such love for this place. Croatia is currently a terrible place to live. One of the worst economic situations in Europe with no hope as corrupt politicians and mafia rule as they waves the flag of nationalism with one hand while rob the nation with the other (Tudjman). Croatia is terrible to live in now and it has been even worse throughout history. A land of non-stop fighting. Never having peace. Why love this place? Emigrate. Go elsewhere. Those who have moved, why return?
Anyone know what’s all the hype around Gregory Sertic and what position/style of football he plays?
I think the decision was pushed to tomorrow.
Inter is planning on selling Fredy Guarin to Man United in some kind of exchange deal where they get back Mexican striker Javier Hernandez.
That would be good since it give Kovacic a full time spot in the trequartista role and Inter gets a pretty solid and still young striker to play in front of him.
Also, it give Kovacic the opportunity to ‘Martin Taylor’ him before the World Cup.
10th goal of the season for mandzukic!
Did FIFA say what they are going to do with Mandzukic and Simunic possible suspensions?
Can’t wait to hear your EYE witness accounts.
I will be there in spirit.
Enjoy the local samba picke!
Kovacic has an important match with Inter against Napoli. He is staring to play more.
sta ima momci, im about to book my ticket to brazil, any other CSR members makin the trip ?, get at me if you up to down some shot’s of rakija & hook up with some Brasileras after the fixtures.. im going to miss the saul paulo game but booked in for the other 2