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by mate
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

Dang.

Not many are talking to me about Morocco.

It must be a conspiracy!

:)
by mate
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

As you know, of course I'm rooting for Croatia in Group F. Drawn with Belgium, Morocco, and Canada. I think it is a favorable draw. Belgium is good, but not the most imposing European outfit. I don't fear Canada, their 1st appearance in decades, with hardly any marquee players. The team I am cagy a...
by mate
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

I will be rooting for them, three Sevilla boys in the squad Yassine Bounou Munir Haddadi Youssef En-Nesyri I am not an expert on their team but as an adopted team i feel i can give an opinion... please anyone who knows better correct anything ive said. they play a 4-5-1 with En-Nesyri leading the l...
by mate
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: FIFA World Cup QATAR 2022
Topic: Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Tell Me About Morocco: Group F World Cup 2022

As you know, of course I'm rooting for Croatia in Group F. Drawn with Belgium, Morocco, and Canada. I think it is a favorable draw. Belgium is good, but not the most imposing European outfit. I don't fear Canada, their 1st appearance in decades, with hardly any marquee players. The team I am cagy ab...
by mate
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)
Replies: 771
Views: 43857

Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)

I still feel hard done by the 2 major officiating calls. Griezmann dove. And no way was that a penalty...as no human could react to intentionally handle. Watch the play in real time, not slow-mo. Perisic was also not in an unnatural position. If that is a penalty, then change to rule that ANY conta...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: What we learnt from Russia 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4109

Re: What we learnt from Russia 2018

I've learned that for many countries, especially Croatia, going outside is a must. Sending players there. As well as recruiting players who might claim citizenship. I'll post another example for Croatia: https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/ante-coric-croatian-maestro-who-keeps-turning-down-big-boys...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Yugoslavia in the 90s: the greatest team there never was?
Replies: 40
Views: 7919

Re: Yugoslavia in the 90s: the greatest team there never was

They are just a Nation of ballers. Imagine they had Dzeko, Ibrahimovich along with Mandujcic? My fantasy. I mentioned in other threads a deepening cultural reach outside of Croatia. We're going to do more to get young kids to play for Croatia from abroad: from those with any Croatian ancestry, but ...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Congratulations Mate! You have there a gutsy, talented and streetwise team that played up to and beyond its potential. They have made history and laid down a marker for years to come. The party will now move to Croatia. I don't imagine you will get additional time off to frolic there. Unfortunately...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: What we learnt from Russia 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4109

Re: What we learnt from Russia 2018

Thanks for all the fellowship this WC. As always. With that, here is my summary of what we've learned. I'm pasting this from what I shared with some friends. Thick skin. Here it goes. ----- My observations confirm what I knew since 2010 when Spain won. We all have discussed these things. Western Eur...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Mario Mandzukic - One man pressing crew
Replies: 37
Views: 6553

Re: Mario Mandzukic - One man pressing crew

What I would give to have had a Boksic on this team. That was the missing ingredient. He was to me like Eto: fast, skilled, smart, and tough enough. It's obviously hard to produce these kinds of players. For all the size and resources of Germany and England, they don't have anybody like this. And se...
by mate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)
Replies: 771
Views: 43857

Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)

I still feel hard done by the 2 major officiating calls. Griezmann dove. And no way was that a penalty...as no human could react to intentionally handle. Watch the play in real time, not slow-mo. Perisic was also not in an unnatural position. If that is a penalty, then change to rule that ANY contac...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: So Harry Kane...
Replies: 33
Views: 6021

Re: So Harry Kane...

Kane and Salenko don't really belong with the other great golden boot winners. Technicality.
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Paul Labile Pogba - WORLD CHAMPION
Replies: 370
Views: 140759

Re: Arise...Sir Paul Pogba

I also don't think Pogba is great. Very good, yes. And being very good, he played in a very good team that won a WC. Pogba disrupts, is involved, and happened to be in the right place at the right time. I put him in there with Ozil, Khedeira, Kroos. Granted, a lot of variance among these folks. But ...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Bouncer I'm counting on Croatia becoming more consistent. Like France. So that we always have a decent team, waiting for players like Modric and Rakitic to emerge to give us deep run ability. I can't complain. Normally I could. We're doing all we can to give our youth a chance...and, our cultural a...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Agree Ayo.

I'm just explaining the plan.

I too doubt we'll see another Modric and Rakitic soon, but I will hope.
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Remember, FIFA says we can't look at women anymore.

FIFA = game ruining chumps.

:boo: :boo: :boo:
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Get rid of Rebic. He is the weakest link in your team! He doesn't seem to be the smartest guy. But he's big, fast, and actually has decent enough skill. Rumor has it that Bayern will take him. Maybe they can tame this runaway Rhino? We did well overall. A WC final is immense progress for us. We wer...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

There are lots of players in the pipeline. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia_national_under-21_football_team https://www.total-croatia-news.com/sport/22536-the-guardian-names-hajduk-player-one-of-60-best-young-talents-in-world-football I'm not saying they will become a Modric or Raketic. It's 2...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Ayo Here's another link: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2158032-five-hottest-teenage-prospects-from-croatia We have a ladder approach. There are always age bracket pools being developed. As you go up the ladder, the goal is to get them into better academies and teams. That keeps the pipeline a...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

There are lots of players in the pipeline. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia_national_under-21_football_team https://www.total-croatia-news.com/sport/22536-the-guardian-names-hajduk-player-one-of-60-best-young-talents-in-world-football I'm not saying they will become a Modric or Raketic. It's 20...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!
Replies: 84
Views: 10867

Re: Thank You My CyberEagle Brothers!!!

Get rid of Rebic. He is the weakest link in your team! He doesn't seem to be the smartest guy. But he's big, fast, and actually has decent enough skill. Rumor has it that Bayern will take him. Maybe they can tame this runaway Rhino? We did well overall. A WC final is immense progress for us. We wer...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)
Replies: 771
Views: 43857

Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)

France is a worthy champion. On the eye test, for me they were the best team with Brazil. France play a nice brand of football. And, yes, they stand to keep doing well for a long time to come. Croatia too will use this momentum. It will inspire a new generation of players. These things are built ove...
by mate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: EAGLES NEST
Topic: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (FT)
Replies: 771
Views: 43857

Re: 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA 4-2 (2nd half)

Congratulations to France. What won it for them was:

1) French clinical finishing
2) Lack of top class Croatian playmaking in the final 1/3.
3) Tough French dense
4) Officiating: those 2 calls mattered a lot, although they didn't put the game out of reach for us.