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March 24th, 2019 12:49
ForzaFiume
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Originally Posted by 10Boban10 View Post
Yep. Our biggest weakness has always been finishing. Could do a lot worse than Kramaric

Rewatching Andrej’s goal, it was a classy finish. I’m not sure Mandzo or Kalinic could of finished like that, given the conditions. Andrej isn’t in the class of Suker or Dudu but to Boban’s point, we could be in a worse spot.
March 23rd, 2019 21:09
10Boban10
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Originally Posted by croatian batman View Post
I always hear the Kramaric criticisms and it typically is like this. The man is the closet thing we have to a Suker, Dudu a guy who’s barely noticeable but always gets us a goal. His individual moment got us the win and I like the guy because unlike Mandzukic, Olic and others we’ve had the guy really is a good finisher and doesn’t waste the chances he gets. With a team like ours that endless passes always looking for the perfect play he’s a good fit.
Yep. Our biggest weakness has always been finishing. Could do a lot worse than Kramaric
March 23rd, 2019 12:59
[email protected]
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Originally Posted by croatian batman View Post
I always hear the Kramaric criticisms and it typically is like this. The man is the closet thing we have to a Suker, Dudu a guy who’s barely noticeable but always gets us a goal. His individual moment got us the win and I like the guy because unlike Mandzukic, Olic and others we’ve had the guy really is a good finisher and doesn’t waste the chances he gets. With a team like ours that endless passes always looking for the perfect play he’s a good fit.
Kramaric has 18 goals this season for his club. The finish he pulled against the Azeris he made look easy but it really wasn't. What frustrates me about Kramaric is he gets to greedy on the ball instead of taking the better option.
March 22nd, 2019 19:14
croatian batman
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Kramaric, save for the brilliant goal, didn't do too much.!
I always hear the Kramaric criticisms and it typically is like this. The man is the closet thing we have to a Suker, Dudu a guy who’s barely noticeable but always gets us a goal. His individual moment got us the win and I like the guy because unlike Mandzukic, Olic and others we’ve had the guy really is a good finisher and doesn’t waste the chances he gets. With a team like ours that endless passes always looking for the perfect play he’s a good fit.
March 22nd, 2019 16:30
Ante
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Beautiful.

March 22nd, 2019 11:31
Ante
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March 22nd, 2019 04:53
dinamozagreb86 As usual I couldn't watch the match. Only snippets of the second half where were dominating but struggled to find the goal. Just glad that we got the win, all that matters in the beginning of the qualifiers. Excellent shot by Kramaric.

Teams are going to be motivated and fighting extra hard against us. It's natural that opposing sides want to beat the best and right now we are up there.
March 22nd, 2019 02:17
baraba We dominated possession and chances but looked very shakey on defense and just couldn't make our set pieces work. We had 14 corners I think and only 2-3 actually led to any kind of real chance. Not to mention about 6-7 FK around the perimeter of the box and other than Luka almost curling one in, they were shit too.
Brekalo definitely has talent but RB is not for him. He is not good defending. I thought Barisic looked good going forward and worked hard but he too was shakey on D. Caleta-Car made way too many mistakes. Modric was the engine and Perisic worked hard going forward and coming back to help the defenders but it just wasn't working for him tonight.
That Petkovic play should have been a penalty but he was pretty invisible otherwise. Probably because the Azers were bunkering so hard. Rakitic was pretty shit and Kramaric, save for the brilliant goal, didn't do too much.
Overall, 3 points is 3 points and not a terrible effort. With this being the first game in 4 months and so many regulars out, it wasn't that bad. On to the Magyars!
March 22nd, 2019 01:27
croatian batman
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I don't know how they didn't call that penalty on Petkovic. Defender kept pulling his jersey then pulled him back when he shot the ball. Only saw the second half but it was all one way traffic just could not score. Thought Brekalo looked dangerous every tme he attacked down the right flank.
Why no VAR? It was blatant!
March 22nd, 2019 01:25
croatian batman Brekalo was quite good. Kova was quiet but he clearly was given more defensive duties.

Get the 3pts in Budapest and we’ll be on our way.
March 22nd, 2019 00:51
AnteDinamoZG Did anybody else go half staff watching Petkovic play today...or was it just me? I’m impressed with the kid.
March 21st, 2019 23:47
[email protected]
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Originally Posted by DiegoDalma View Post
Lille wanted him this winter to make him their main left back playing top 3 in french league. It could be a good step for his improvement.

I have seen Colina playing with the u19 yesterday, he also seemed very good from what i have seen.
Ye i remember Lille wanted him. I think they offered 5 million euros if I'm not mistaken. I watched him play almost every game for Hajduk. Very impressive player. Colina was a young talent from Dinamo who was sold for last summer to Monaco.
March 21st, 2019 23:30
Ero Just got back, great win in the end despite the first half being scrappy as hell, defensive hick ups and us moving the ball too slow against a 10 man lepeza. Azeris will take points in this group. The rotation got faster and we pressured better after about 35 mins.

Highlights:
https://highlightsfootball.com/video...an-highlights/
March 21st, 2019 23:16
DiegoDalma
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Yes he was really good in the second half.
You can sense he is international material.

But barisic eventhough he scored...Caleta Car and Kalinic?
Not sure they are good enough...
Bradaric will be the starting left back very soon. Kid is a great talent better then Sosa.
Lille wanted him this winter to make him their main left back playing top 3 in french league. It could be a good step for his improvement.

I have seen Colina playing with the u19 yesterday, he also seemed very good from what i have seen.
March 21st, 2019 23:13
DiegoDalma A gk being substitute in championship shouldn't be our number 1.
We are a world cup finalist not a low tier team.
March 21st, 2019 23:11
[email protected]
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Yes he was really good in the second half.
You can sense he is international material.

But barisic eventhough he scored...Caleta Car and Kalinic?
Not sure they are good enough...
Bradaric will be the starting left back very soon. Kid is a great talent better then Sosa.
March 21st, 2019 23:09
[email protected]
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Originally Posted by SPURS_LUKA_FAN View Post
I don't get Kovacic, he's got sooo much talent, dribbling skills on another level yet he plays so safe , I remember him tearing Iceland apart , since that game he's regressed as a player and although he's playing regularily at Chelsea I think he needs to grow some balls and sometimes take the game by the scruff of the neck, tonight he got an opportunity but he didn't do much imo.
Brekalo did ok (defending)but better opposition might give him more trouble defensively-offensively he was very good the second half.
I only saw the second half and Brekalo was a constant threat. Rakitic and Perisic for me had poor games. Brekalo not the solution at rightback but you can use him there against teams who are going to defend most of the game.
Kalinic should have saved that goal as well.
March 21st, 2019 23:01
SPURS_LUKA_FAN I don't get Kovacic, he's got sooo much talent, dribbling skills on another level yet he plays so safe , I remember him tearing Iceland apart , since that game he's regressed as a player and although he's playing regularily at Chelsea I think he needs to grow some balls and sometimes take the game by the scruff of the neck, tonight he got an opportunity but he didn't do much imo.
Brekalo did ok (defending)but better opposition might give him more trouble defensively-offensively he was very good the second half.
March 21st, 2019 22:59
DiegoDalma
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I don't know how they didn't call that penalty on Petkovic. Defender kept pulling his jersey then pulled him back when he shot the ball. Only saw the second half but it was all one way traffic just could not score. Thought Brekalo looked dangerous every tme he attacked down the right flank.
Yes he was really good in the second half.
You can sense he is international material.

But barisic eventhough he scored...Caleta Car and Kalinic?
Not sure they are good enough...
March 21st, 2019 22:55
[email protected] Luka is the BEST.
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