One for the future: Manuel Locatelli

December 11, 2016

While most 18-20 year olds spend time on loan at various smaller clubs, so to say, AC Milan’s Manuel Locatelli has been given a chance with the first team and he has not disappointed.   Locatelli got his first start for Milan in the final match of the 2015/2016 season. Milan lost 3:1 on that day, but it was a big moment for the 18 year old wonderkid. Milan currently…

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Looking for a new home

November 27, 2016

Branislava Ivanovic, Chelsea-Ivanovic has been one of the most heavily relied upon right backs in the world for the last eight years, but it looks like his days are numbered in London. Due to a formation change under new boss Antonio Conte, Ivanovic has not seen much of the pitch in the last two months. Even though he lacks the speed he once had, Ivanovic is still a serviceable back…

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Another major tournament for Serbia’s youth

November 24, 2016

  Serbia is off to the U-21 Euros which will be held in Poland in 2017. The Young Eagles continue Serbia’s impressive run at the U-21 level, as they have qualified for six of the last eight Euros to take place. It was a hard fought battle through two legs versus a solid Norwegian side that gave Serbia all that they can handle in the two matches. Serbia ended up…

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NBA rapid fire

October 25, 2016

  NBA rapid fire. 30 teams, quick predictions. Let’s gooo! Atlanta Hawks-if they can get the Howard of old, Hawks could be a dangerous team in the east. Bench play will be crucial throughout the season.   Boston Celtics-the combination of Thomas and Horford will work out great for the Celtics. Look out for rookie Jaylen Brown, who could have a great first season in Boston.   Brooklyn Nets-Brook Lopez…

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Serbs in the NBA: Jokic to breakout in a big way

October 23, 2016

Long gone are the days when Divac and Stojakovic would represent Serbia at the highest level of basketball in the NBA. Since their retirements, Serbia has struggled putting out talent that could compete with the best basketball players from around the world.   To be fair, Nenad Krstic did have a pretty solid NBA career that lasted seven years.  He was a pretty big piece when he played for the…

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NBA Preview: Will the Timberwolves surprise this season?

October 12, 2016

The NBA season is only two weeks away and a lot has changed this off-season. Kevin Durant has made the Golden State Warriors even better, but it came at a price because he has now become the villain in Oklahoma City. The Boston Celtics added Al Horford as they continue their climb to the top of the East, while the Chicago Bulls added Dwyane Wade along with Rajon Rondo in…

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Strikers need their confidence back

October 5, 2016

Serbia will get its World Cup qualifying campaign back on track tomorrow as they take on minnows Moldova and then Austria on Sunday. In Serbia’s first match, they only managed a tie versus a solid, but very defensively minded Republic of Ireland side.   Anything but the full three points versus Moldova tomorrow will be a huge letdown.   Will the strikers finally come back to life? Aleksandar Mitrovic, Nikola…

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FK Cukaricki: from one of the best to the worst

October 1, 2016

Since FK Cukaricki’s promotion back to the top flight in the 2013-2014 season, they have been nothing short of spectacular. Unlike many of the teams in the Serbian league, Cukaricki plays wide open football. They do not sit back against the best teams and wait for their chance to score; they attack from the opening to the last minute and try to expose weaknesses.   This season has been a…

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Champions League: Juventus…and the rest

September 12, 2016

Juve said goodbye to Pogba, Morata, Isla and Pereyra along with others, but the team quickly turned around and replaced those players. Higuain came with a huge price tag and anything but a superb performance in the Champions League will be a complete let down. Pjanic was brought in to distribute the ball and get players such as Dybala and Higuain involved as much as possible. The backline pretty much…

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Champions League: Leicester’s time to shine?

September 12, 2016

Leicester shocked the world last year by winning the EPL title and now it is time to see what they can do in European competition against some of the best teams from the continent. Leicester has done a great job of keeping their best players-Vardy and Mahrez-with the club and not giving into the temptation of selling them. The sale of Kante, however; could potentially hurt The Foxes because he…

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