Teams: Zrinjski Mostar, Glasgow Celtic
HSK Zrinjski 2003/4
Finally the HŠK Zrinjski uprava has gotten a few things together. We've started our preperations and have organised a few friendlies with other BiH and Croatian clubs.
Zrinjski has a lot at stake this season and is also preparing for the grueling BiH Liga. In a league where 5 points decide wheather you get a Euro spot or get relegated, Zrinjski have it all to play for.
So far Zrinjski have drawn with Sarajevo 0-0 away. In Kupres we lost to new Premierligas NK Travnik in a friendly 1-0.
The first real friendly was yesterday vs. Posusje where Zrinjski won 2-1 away with a full squad. This years new singings played brilliantly. Pomorac's Dubravko Zrilic and Dinamo's Davor Landeka played great, as did Zrinjski's Brazilians Ricardo Costa and Gilmar Barbasa, Barbasa scored the opener against Posusje.
The stadium is under intense repairs and 15,000 new seats are to be installed, they are to be white/red in traditional Zrinjski colours. The NSBiH finally gave Mostar the right of hosting night games so the lights are under renovations as well, and 3 weeks ago the old pitch was torn up and a new "carpet" layed out onthe Bijeli Brijeg stadium, it should be one of the best in the country (playing surface wise).
The competition is hard at the Mostar club where 5 goalkeepers compete for the no.1 position, among them U21 international Nikola Maric. There are 4-5 players for each spot on the list of 25, Zrinjski has never had this much competition for places. There are also some players from the 1.HNL on loan to the Mostar club.
With Zrinjski being Mostar's only premier team, we expect a good season and a lot of people at games next year. All in all, it looks set to be a good season, and I predicted Zrinjski in the top 5, I hope we can acheive this and go even better.
ps. The junior tournament I mentioned where Zrinjski won, we played 10 games and won all 10.
We beat Manchester, Bayern, Middlesborough, Barcelona, Inter in the semis (6-1 to Zrinjski) and Ajax in the final !
NAPRIJED ZRINJSKI MOSTAR !!
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
Last edited by Ero; November 4th, 2009 at 19:28.