Thank you Deano for starting this thread
As to whether we will be as successful as Serbia or Croatia, i am not sure simply because we are such a small country, not to say Croatia and Serbia are large countries themselves because they too are also small compared to the likes of France, Germany and Italy, but i think we can definitely be compared to a Slovakia or Slovenia, overall a very tough team to beat.
They lack depth, any sort of string of injuries and suspensions they could be in trouble, mostly at the back where I see outside of guys like Basa and Pavicevic, its mostly domestic players
I would've agreed with you a couple of years ago when we were just starting out, but our defense has improved dramatically since then. Along with Basa and Pavicevic, we also have captain of Russian team Spartak Nalchik, Miodrag Dzudovic, and our left back Milan Jovanovic who also plays for the same team. Dzudovic was vital in our game against Wales where he made Craig Bellamy seem almost non-existent, which is not an easy thing to do. We also have a number of young defenders coming through such as Ivan Fatic of Genoa, Stefan Savic of Partizan, Zarko Tomasevic of Nacional, Nemanja Mijuskovic of Dinamo Moscow and Nikola Vujadnovic who is on loan at Aberdeen from Udinese, so we definitely have more than enough strength at the back for the future. Also, from the last two qualifiers, we only had two players from our domestic league that were called up, Radoslav Batak and Luka Pejovic, both whom play at Mogren Budva.