Hey Krle, the Bulgarian forum is long dead. Don't try to reanimate it.
Nis is a place we often go for the weekend, on our way to Leskovac for some nice pleskavica
Next time you are seeing your mom's relatives let me know a few hours in advance and we could have some dunjevaca talking Balkan futbol
As regards our NT, I don't expect significant improvement in the near future. We do have quite a few youth academies, some of them working fairly well and closer to best practices, already producing a decently large base of youth players. Our biggest concern as I see it is that we don't have a single player who is a regular in a big club right now (well, Ivelin Popov is close to that
). WE are simply lacking the last mile to developing players from U16 upwards.
The young generation (mainly U19, who just qualified for the Elite round beating Iceland and the Faroes, playing EURO U19 reigning champs England today) have some promising talent. Worth mentioning are the twin brothers CD Andrea and Petko (already signed with Fiorentina) Hristov. I would also give credit to Georgi Rusev (AM) who plays for the youth team of Elche. Other youth worth a mention are Edison Yordanov (German-born and raised, but has been called for various Bulgo NT), prolific FW Kun Temenujkov (product of La Macia, currently at Leeds)... Keep an eye on Kaloyan Krastev (Slavia Sofia), Stanislav Ivanov from Levski, Svetoslav Kovachev from Ludogorets... Already established are defenders Chorbadjiyski and Nedyalkov (CSKA-Sofia)... These are on top of my head the brightest prospects; I am certainly missing someone.
But Hubchev is inclined to call only established in-form players in the NT. So do not expect any of the ones mentioned to make a break-through in the near future unless they become first choices in their clubs (may be only Chrobadjiyski and Nedyalkov have reached that level currently). May be Antonio Vutov too, but he has to gain more minutes for Levski to achieve that. Hubsi would heavily rely upon the current backbone of the NT for the Nations League if that is your intimate question
. That is, Popov - Georgi Kostadiniov - Georgi Milanov - Simeon Slavchev - and crap like Galabinov, Bozhikov, Strahil Popov and Co.
Chochev is at Palermo, doing quite well, but pretended to be injured and did not travel for the game with the Saudis.