Wow, waking up just to see all those journalists crying on how Bilic (or Markovic rather) picks his friendlies ain’t the best way to start the morning. But seriously though, the journalism in Croatia is rubbish. Like fast food. It’s all around, lacks the attention & nutrition of a real meal, and in the end will leave you plunging the nearest available restroom. The newest whine came when the Croatian FA announced that our next friendly would be against Lichtenstein.
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And while pretty much every league out there is halfway through and on winter break, the British are still marching on. This means it’s yet another Premiership exclusive weekend, but with one slight difference this time around: there’s plenty of good stuff to write about. So let’s get right to it. (more…)
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Seeing as it’s only the crazy English people that like to spend their holidays on football grounds, there’s not much reviewing to do for this weekend. I’ll start with our North London woes. (more…)
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What better way to get a blog back to life then start a new refreshing & original column. OK, never mind that latter bit, but it is Monday and I am gonna try and start a tradition here. So every first day of the week, I’ll have a brief look back on how our players fared over the weekend. ... [read more]
Despite nicking a few decent results in recent times (a draw with Portugal comes to mind), football’s minnows Lichtenstein proved to be nothing more than than a shy sparring partner to a mixed lineup of “Vatreni” that Bilic had come out with. Croatia came up with a convincing 5:0 victory, putting one past the visiting goalie as early as in ... [read more]
Wow, waking up just to see all those journalists crying on how Bilic (or Markovic rather) picks his friendlies ain’t the best way to start the morning. But seriously though, the journalism in Croatia is rubbish. Like fast food. It’s all around, lacks the attention & nutrition of a real meal, and in the end will leave you plunging the ... [read more]
It’s official. The day before yesterday we officially missed out on World Cup 2010, making it the first big (biggest might be more appropriate) stage absence in our short but memorable footballing résumé (not counting Euro 2000 here). And as questions of why and how start knocking on (allegedly) responsible doors, I’ve decided to focus on some things that might ... [read more]
Club Football News
A rehearsal was held for the 2014 World Cup draw taking part on Friday in Bahia, which meant a simulated draw was whipped out of the bowls or hats or whatever the hell they'll use. Judging by that draft draw, there are a lot of federations which won't be sleeping ...
The spate of solid World Cup commercials has begun. Next up is Paolo Rossi's spot for VISA, taking him back to Brazil to remind them of the terror he unleashed in 1982 with a hat trick in Spain. Presumably the next one is a very resigned Roberto Baggio taking heat ...
Adidas launched the official ball for the 2014 World Cup, called the brazuca. Which sounds vaguely like something Kramer and Frank Costanza would've whipped up. They had models and dubstep but not a soul who thought to change the name to something which sounds less like a brassiere for the ...
There has to be someone out there knowing the market for this. Given that it's the global game and not everyone has a global understanding of languages, hacked pronunciations are the norm. Someone should take a cue from Cesar Azpilicueta and get all footballers to pronounce their own names on ...
Nike's whipped up a nice little promo for the World Cup in Brazil featuring the hosts and it's done without green screen. Swear. Highlights include a Ronaldo cameo, little David Luiz, animated David Luiz, and a Lilliputian Bernard. Neymar's there too, but it kind of just looks like someone filmed ...
Occasionally, you might find yourself dreaming of the moment you're offered a contract by a professional football club. Odds are it's never going to happen, which means you're behind a 20 month old Belgian kid named Bryce Brites. FC Racing Boxberg determined he can kick a ball real well for ...
Remember Yoann Gourcuff? Tall. French. Elegant playmaker. Looks like he's perpetually wearing eyeliner and his soul an anvil. That one. Well, he still exists and he's casually lobbing volleys from the half during Europa League matches. They don't count - this one didn't, anyway - but the man still has ...
Blood happens, especially on knocked noggins when going up for a header. You know - when they come back to the pitch looking like they're about to serve you lunch from the school cafeteria with that net on their head. Sven Bender broke his nose during Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 win ...
Belgium Friendly Review
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