David de Gea to stay at Old Trafford?

But not by his own will. It seems that a human error has decided the faith of the Spanish goalkeeper, for at least the upcoming months.

Sources say that all of the necessary paperwork didn’t make it to Spain on time, possibly due to a misjudgement caused by the one hour time difference, between Spain and the UK.

De Gea’s transfer contracts were supposed to arrive by 11pm, CET. Apparently, they were only minutes late. As the summer transfer window officially ends, in less than 15 minutes, it is only a matter of moment, when we finally get to find out the final outcome of the De Gea saga.

As a reminder, after a summer long negotiations interval, United was supposed to get £29 million, for a chance to go back to Madrid.  So far, no official announcements were made by either teams on the matter.

Staniša Mandić u crnogorskoj reprezentaciji

Jedan od srpskih Zlatnih orlića, član omladinske selekcije koja je pre samo nekoliko meseci pokorila svet, ubuduće će igrati za crnogorsku A-selekciju.

Igrač beogradskog Čukaričkog, prihvatio je danas poziv da zaigra za reprezentaciju Crne Gore. Ova promena u mladom igraču, rođenom u Herceg Novom, nastala je kao rezultat nedostatka poziva za mladu selekciju Srbije, u okviru predstojećeg pripremnog ciklusa “Orlova”.

Selektor mladih, Tomislav Sivić, svoju odluku o izostavljanju Mandića sa spiska, je opravdao njegovom nedovoljnom minutažom u klubu, nakon koje se mladi igrač Čukaričkog nije oglašavao. Ipak, ovu bitnu promenu u karijeri, potvrdio je Tanjugu, pre polaska za Podgoricu. Ponuda iz Fudbalskog saveza Crne Gore, došla je za utakmice kvalifikacija Evropskog prvenstva. Reč je o mečevima protiv Lihtenštajna i Moldavije.

Ne iznenađuje činjenica, da je potez Staniše Mandića podelio javnost, a ostaje da se vidi, hoće li se mladi igrač pokajati zbog ovakve odluke.

Jaka Blažič – za i protiv

Borbeni, 196cm visoki bek Crvene zvezde Jaka Blažič, pod znakom je pitanja za novu sezonu u crveno-belom dresu. Naime, padovi u formi tokom većeg dela prethodne sezone, naveli su brojne navijače da ga još početkom godine “otpišu”. Ipak, ne mogu se zaboraviti njegova borbenost i tvrdoglavost na terenu, kao ni brojna efikasna izdanja. Pamte se derbiji, te Budiveljnik, Cibona, Panatinaikos, Laboral Kuća… Brze kretnje, sjajni prodori i zakucavanja koja izazivaju delirijum hiljada navijača.

Dve godine, sve dobro i loše, svode se na pitanje da li bi Slovenac trebalo da ostane u Crvenoj zvezdi.

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JSL – pregled 8. kola

Ovog vikenda su odigrane sve predviđene utakmice 8. kola Jelen superlige. Ukupno sedamnaest pogodaka i dve utakmice bez golova, na terenima širom Srbije.

Čuka ponovo daje golove. Foto: MN Press.
Čuka ponovo daje golove. Foto: MN Press.

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Oly and Goal of the day

Today’s surprising, yet very impressive goal comes from Greece. A routine match between Olympiacos and Levadiacos offered a beautiful score for the Red and whites. A quick, 89th minute score, that left even the scorer, Luka Milivojević in disbelief. The former Red Star player managed to get to the ball, which then reached a very high speed, and simply entered Levadiacos’ net. At an angle too high for the keeper to do anything. Except watch his team lose the 3 points. A good start for Oly, and definitely a score to remember for Milivojević.

Lep, ali veoma iznenađujuć gol stiže nam iz Grčke. Naizgled obična utakmica između Olimpijakosa i Levadijakosa, dokaz je sportske sreće i praktične primene parole “snađi se”. Luka Milivojević, uspeo je da u gužvi sa protivničke strane terena, dođe do lopte i lagano je uputi ka golu. Ono što niko nije očekivao je velika brzina kojom je lopta poletela, te ugao pod kojim je putovala. Protivničkom golmanu nije preostalo ništa drugo, sem da gleda kako njegov tim gubi tri boda. Zanimljiva pobeda ekipe iz Pireja, i svakako gol za pamćenje za Luku Milivojevića.

SRB – SLO (95-88)

Serbia ends their Eurobasket preparations on a high. With another win against Slovenia, this time by 95-88, after overtime, and various intervals in which the victory could have gone both ways.

Banjaluka’s  Borik hall was over capacity, as the crowd was ecstatic to finally be able to see the Serbian National Team live. Almost five thousand spectators sang the National anthem, as one.

Another strong game insued, as Slovenia tightened their defence, lead by the very capable Alen Omić, while Jaka Blažič was the squad’s MVP with 19 points scored. Serbia fought back with the speed of Miloš Teodosić, with 20 points, and Nemanja Bjelica (18 points and 13 rebounds), who is becoming the absolute ace of the team.

Serbia didn’t want to dissappoint, as coach Aleksandar Đorđević’s players were aware of how important this victory would be for all of Republika Srpska. And so it was. The moment the final whistle was heard, torches were light up, as the crowd sang for its heroes. The last “Good luck!” before the Eurobasket.

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Tonight was also the final game of this preparation cycle for two more players, as coach Đorđević is to announce the full roster, as well as the names of the last two members that won’t be joining the squad at the upcoming European Championship. Now all that is left, are the standard training sessions, and the trip towards what everyone hopes to be the next Euopean crown.

Jagodina – Borac (0-0)

Večeras je na jagodinskom Gradskom stadionu odigrana utakmica 8. kola Jelen superlige, između čačanskog Borca i domaćina, Jagodine.

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SRB – SLO (79-70)

An interesting game for Serbia, against Slovenia, as part of the Eurobasket preparations, and an excellent night for Nemanja Bjelica. The Serbian MVP has scored 19 points, with 4 rebounds and an almost perfect score at free throws and 2 and 3 pointers. Another proof that the forward will undoubtedly be on the final roster. 

Alen Omić, Jaka Klobučar and BC Red Star’s Jaka Blažič were noticed, on the host’s side.

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Voša bez LE

Novosadska Vojvodina, propustila je večeras i poslednju priliku da se plasira u grupnu fazu Lige Evrope. Ekipa Zlatomira Zagorčića, izgubila je u oba navrata dvomeča protiv češke Viktorije Plzen. Nakon prošlonedeljnog poraza u gostima od 3-0, Lale nisu uspele da iskoriste prednost domaćeg terena, te su Česi upisali rezultat od 2-0, i lako produžili u Ligu Evrope.

Novosadskim crveno-belima, nije manjkalo inicijative. Od samog starta su prikazali ofanzivnu strategiju i kreirali prilike, ali su Česi situaciju preokrenuli u svoju korist. Još jednom se pokazalo da je rezultatski jedino bitan broj ostvarenih šansi. Kao i jučerašnju utakmicu Partizana, i večerašnje izdanje Vojvodine su obeležile izgubljene šanse, te nedostatak prave organizacije u kaznenom prostoru protivnika. Odbrana Plzena je bila dovoljno snažna, da odbije gotovo sve napade domaćina, čak i u momentima kada je rezultat dvomeča već bio rešen.

Uz pevanje parole “Kosovo je srce Srbije”, sa istaknutim transparentom istog sadržaja, od strane čeških navijača, isticali su i poslednji minuti susreta na stadionu Karađorđe.  Ostaje žal borbenih Novosađana za Evropom, ali i pitanje zašto je ponovo došlo do nedostatka komunikacije između Ognjena Ožegovića i saigrača, u protivničkom šesnaestercu. Za sada, nema više prilike za popravni. Makar ne u međunarodnim utakmicama. Vojvodina se okreće domaćoj ligi, te takmičenju u Kupu Srbije, u nadi da će makar jednim od trofeja uspeti da materijalizuje svoju istinski impresivnu igru, posebno za ove prostore. 

Ostaje žal Novosađana za Evropom, uz pitanje zašto ponovo dolazi do nedostatka komunikacije između Ognjena Ožegovića

Another view of the European dream for Partizan

After the last leg of the Champions League qualifications was played, Partizan will have to adjust their expectations and guide themselves towards to the Europa League. 

Ništa od mušeme u Humskoj. Partizan je uprkos svim nadanjima, te podršci punog stadiona JNA, izgubio šansu za odlazak u Ligu šampiona. Nije pomogao ni prelep gol iz makazica, mladog Ivana Šaponjića, samo minut pred kraj utakmice.

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