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NESTAO BALABAN
Ove ih je godine manje, uz turbulencije u karijerama pojedinih nogometaša koje su bile (ne)predvidljive. Na primjer, Balaban je "nestao" i èekamo da se reciklira, bilo gdje.
Doživjeli smo i to da je za naše prilike unosan transfer kad nam se vedete prodaju i uopæe plasiraju u Ukrajinu i Rusiju: nema nam druge nego skrušeno priznati - nove su granice kvalitetnog življenja. Tako smo najprije spoznali Tursku, pa Izrael kao izdašne dolarske destinacije, a sad prihvaæamo i naftne dolare s Istoka. Evo jedan Mikiæ ide na probu u Volin Lutsk, da, to je u Ukrajini, tamo je danas bolje nego u zagrebaèkom Dinamu, da nije, ne bi valjda išao na put sa zemljopisnom kartom u pomoæ.
Uskomešalo se tržište, proširilo, izmiješalo, pa onda priljevom mnogih igraèa ujedno i - zagušilo. A klubovi upali u recesiju.
Ipak, i u tako nemilosrdnom okruženju uvijek se može isprièati bajka o Pepeljugi. Eto Dade Prše. Ne treba dodatnih pojašnjenja. On je Monte Carlu oživotvorio ono što se u pravilu zove "american dream", amerièki san i pravo na nadu. Naš najbolji nogometaš, Samson duge kose odveo nas je na Euro u Portugal, a sa èetiti gola u jednoj utakmici jednom Deportivu ušao je u anale Champions League. Evala!
Pojedinaèno, od vratara je kao klasa preživio jedino Pletikosa, on je zadržao razinu branjenja u reprezentaciji, a za Šahtar je nizao minute bez primljenog pogotka. Iskorak na istok, umjesto na zapad, prijeèi ga da svoju klasu proglasi internacionalnom. A na zapadu se uvijek nešto gadno može dogoditi. Butina je za Club Brugge branio penale, ali je pacerskim intervencijama sve prolijevao. Stariji Runje u Marseilleu prošao je svoj zenit, eno Bartheza ljube u æelu.
Meðu bekovima ofenzivcima samo se Babiæ istièe i on grabi velikim koracima u Leverkusenu, naprosto mora postati standardan i kod Bariæa, njegova klasa ga nuða izborniku. Šeriæ igra u Italiji, ali je u polemici s Bariæem "o alibi igraèu i seljaku izborniku" najviše sam izgubio. Uostalom, kao i stoper Bišæan koji je izronio iz podruma Liverpoola i onda bijegom iz reprezentacije sve uprskao.
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Could anyone translate this for me please? I heard this rumour about Balaban possibly coming to Brugge. Does the article mention anything about that? Thanks. :)
 

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no it doesn't, it's a rant about how some of our footballers have fallen out of favour, it mentions Balaban having no club, and the reference to Brugge is goalkeeper Tomo Butina and the penalty saves which put them in the Champs League....it also mentions Prso, Pletikosa, Runje and Babic...
 

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DerbyCounty said:
Where is he at now? probably sitting on his fat ass doing nothing quite sad when Empoli don't sign you.
Well, apparently the transfer fell thorugh because of the maximum number of non EU-players in Italy. So if I'm correct, he's available for a free transfer now?
 

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ibrahim abdul razak was to be sold to make room for balaban but he refused any sale. so empolis hands were tied and they couldnt sign him.
 

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Pero that is an old article when they didn't know that it was a different Mikic.

I thought Balaban would have signed for Dinamo by now. Maybe not.

Apparently Empoli were also complaining about his fitness and work rate.. This doesn't sound like Bole at all.:D
 

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Yeah I saw that when I checked another site :D

Hope he will do good for you, IMO he's good when he's fit and when he wants to...but since moving to Aston Villa he havent done anything good but setting up Boksic's goal vs Belgium :tongue: :D

Hope he can do what Mario Stanic and Robert Spehar did for Brügge, SCORE GOALS!
 

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All the best to him... I have my doubts but I hope he proves me wrong.:)
I hope so too. Mario Stanic came to us after a failed adventure in Benfica and was able to relaunch his career. Let's hope Bosko can do the same.

O/T: love the avatar, mate.:cool:
 

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The difference between Stanic and Balaban is that Stanic worked hard and wanted to make something of his career.

Balaban has more talent than Stanic by a mile but he is simply not a sportsman. He was great until he went to Villa and then something happened to him. He came back to Croatia last season and he looked like a different guy. He was fat, didn't run in games and had an attitude like he was the greatest.

I hope that he can get his career on track at Brugge. I know he has the talent to but it is up to him to work hard.

Maybe he will settle quicker with Butina there. I am actually suprised Butina hasn't had a big impact. I have seen some big mistakes from him this season and it seems like everytime he makes one he is straight away dropped. Oh well, I hope he gets back on track aswell..

Good luck to both of them and also to Club Brugge.

Thanks for the avatar aswell.:D
 

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The Reason Butina hasn't been starting is because of the idiot's manager who wants to start a 40 plus year old reakky washed up Verlinden instead of Butina who got Brugge in the CL, oh well. Verlinden has to retire some day.
 

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sbaresic said:
The Reason Butina hasn't been starting is because of the idiot's manager who wants to start a 40 plus year old reakky washed up Verlinden instead of Butina who got Brugge in the CL, oh well. Verlinden has to retire some day.
Excuse me?:wth:

In spite of Verlinden retiring as a player this year, I think you'll notice that his performances amongst other in Milan and Celta show that he's far from washed up. And next year, Butina will normally have Stijnen and Verbauwheede to match talents with. And in spite of the fact that I wish him all the best and hope he makes the grade, he'll have to prove he deserves the place in the goal by performing.
 

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binswhacker, I saw your team won 5-0 today against Cercle but did Balaban play today? or is he still trying to get into fitness.
 

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DerbyCounty said:
binswhacker, I saw your team won 5-0 today against Cercle but did Balaban play today? or is he still trying to get into fitness.
Not yet, he isn't allowed until next weekend. Today, he's meeting the rest of the team and starts training with them tomorrow.

It was the current group that thrashed Cercle.:D
 

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hhmm... 5-0 in a derby. Must be pretty happy?:)

binswhacker said:
Today, he's meeting the rest of the team and starts training with them tomorrow.
I bet they won't like him!!:D

He will need a few weeks to get fit, if that is at all possible.:D
 
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