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Sunday, September 24, 2006
The strikes because of financial reasons have marked the past week. And those strikes of the footballers who missed the trainings have reflected on their performances.
Vardar's players missed their last 2 trainings because their owner who lives in Germany was late with some of the salaries. Because of that they even lost the match that was knows as big "derby" in the past, against Sileks with the only goal scored by the best striker in the Macedonian league for the past 2 years, the Serbian Stevica Ristic.
The crisis are even bigger in Stip. Bregalnica's players are not satisfied with their owner who owns them many salaries and they want his resignation. That's why all of the 26 first team players missed their match against Bashkimi who took advantage of the situation and had an easy 0:5 win over the youth squad of Bregalnica.
The "derby" of the round was played in Prilep where in a boring match Pobeda played 1:1 with last year's cup winner Makedonija GP.
Results from the 6th round:
24', 57' Jancevski, 51', 91' Alomerovic, 86' Alimi
15', 74' Stojanovski
14' Idrizi, 86' Velija
Makedonska Prva Liga
Labels: Macedonian First League
Friday, September 15, 2006
This was supposed to be thier historical chance...
After being eliminated from the Champions League bye Lille OSC, Rabotnicki got another chance - the UEFA Cup. They were very happy after the draw. Basel is not so strong like in the previous years, they said. Basel is out of form now, WOW this is our historical chance... Macedonian team can qualify in the groups... We will not defend in Basel... We will go to score a goal there... Everything will be decided on the re-match in Skopje...
And they went there. The live TV broadcast didn't even started. And... BANG! BANG! BANG! 65th second Kuzmanovic 1:0, 6th minute Petric 2:0, 34th Majstorovic 3:0, 40' Petric 4:0, 71' Christiano 5:0, 73' Christiano 6:0... The record defeat of a Macedonian team is the 7:0 of Makedonija Gj.P. away to Bastia in the 1998 Intertoto Cup, so we got some thoughts that we'll have new record.
But luckely Basel had mercy for Rabotnicki. They were playing arround like with small children and got relaxed in the last minute. The crowd was already leaving. The ones who were still there, stayed to finished their beer and cigar.
But Basel got relaxed too much. Pejcic scored a goal in the 89' for Rabotnicki. The guy was happy like he scored the decisive goal in the CL final. Buckley from Basel saw that and he felt sorry for the Macedonians so he said what the hell and in the 92' he scored an own goal.
And that's it, 6:2. Was this neccesary? Why did Rabotnicki conceded 6 goals? I know that they missed Jovanovski, their best defender, but can this be the excuse? Why were you so greedy??? Why did you go in Basel to score a goal?! Here you go, you scored 2 but how much did you concede? 6!!! Why didn't you go in Switzerland with the thoughts "not to concede a goal"? Defend, defend and defend and get a chance from counter attack. In Macedonia we say "Greedy ass eats 3 $%&*s. There you go, you ate 6!
They will come back in Macedonia today with their head down and they will feel ashamed. But this shouldn't be for shaming because this is the reality. This showed us the level of Macedonian clubs in Europe.
Labels: Macedonian Clubs in Europe
Thursday, September 07, 2006
I saw one tall guy scoring lucky goal. That guy looked like that English player from Liverpool. What was his name? Oh, Crouch, yes. But wait a sec. Crouch is Engish guy right? So he plays for national team of England right? So this was England tonight? No way!
All right, maybe it was England but it seems like they played against some very good opponent. Was it Brasil? Argentina? Italy maybe? Yeah I know, Englan was playing against Germany. No? Macedonia??? Who? No way England played against Macedonia! You have to be kidding me! C'mon, Macedonia is ranked 67th on the FIFA ranking list. Are you sure that England played against Macedonia. Because from my point of view they were totaly outplayed.
The Brasilians, oh sorry Macedonians, had most of the game in their feet. Liechtenstein had to, ups sorry, England had to defend with 1o players in their field. When was the last time that you saw that? When was the last time that you saw England to shoot the ball out of their field in order to save their goal? When was the last time that you saw England to hold down the ball in order to save time? When was the last time you saw England to make 27 fouls and 3 yelow cards against a team ranked lower than 50? When was the last time you saw England to have only 51% ball possession against a team ranked lower than 50?
Macedonia has never been part of a big competition but with this kind of playing against England, they deserved more than 0 points. With this kind of playing Macedonia deserves to play on some big competition.
I'm Macedonian. Tonight I'm sad as same as my team lost the World Cup Final. I'm sad, but also I'm proud. I'm proud with my NT and I'm proud to be Macedonian
Labels: Macedonian National Team
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Let me present you the Macedonian NT and the reasons why I think that Macedonian NT is ready for surprises
First of all, the Macedonian NT is getting better and better on every match. You all remember those matches against Andorra and you probably say "Oh Macedonian lost and drew against Andorra and they are very poor". But you can forget about that because matches like that happen once in 100 years and also happen to much stronger NT (remember England-Macedonia 2:2 ). Now we even have new coach, the famous Srecko Katanec who took Slovenia in the sky by leading them to the WC and EC. Changes happened in the Macedonian NT after his arrival and I can say on better. We saw that by the 2 great results from the friendlies against Ecuador and Turkey and in the first official match against Estonia. I think that this trend will continue. The main reasons for that are that we have great coach (probably the best so far) and also the current team is probably the best team that has ever played for the Macedonian jersey:
Goalkeepers: Nikoloski and Pacoski; Nikoloski is excellent and very experienced goalkeeper who's probably the best player and named as MOM in 3 matches so far played by Slaven Belupo in the Croatian championship. Pacovski is the best goalkeeper in the Macedonian league and probably very soon he'll be transfered in some foreign team. He's the one to blame that Rabotnicki didn't lose from Dudelange, Debrecen and for the 3:0 against Lille (it could have been 10:0)
Defenders: Noveski-Sedloski-Mitreski-Vasoski - the best part of the team. Noveski and Vasoski are leaders of the defence in Mainz and Frankfurt, Mitreski has just been transfered in Cottbus and Sedloski is the new (and probably the best) defender of Mattersburg.
Midfield: This is our weakest part, but it's being improving in the last few matches. Sakiri (remember him? Seaman remembers him very well ) is back in the team and he'll help with his experience but I'm not sure about his playing because he was out of club for some time and probably he's out of form now.
Attack: Pandev is in excellent form now and he's been scoring goals on every friendly match for Lazio this summer and in the Italian Cup (15 so far). Maznov or Naumoski will join him up front. Both players will be good addition for Pandev in the attack. Both of them are tall players and with good long balls from our wings I think that they could be serious threat to the opponents goal.
Macedonia had serious problem in the past with the stamina and concentration in the 2nd half and we always were losing the points in the last minutes. But now I see that even that is improved. Katanec is like magician. He knows how to work with mediocre teams with no stars and knows how to make them stars.
He even worked on the confidence and the motivation. All the players are now extra motivated for this match.
The players will give 100% on the field on Wednesday and they will die to take some point(s) from this match and I wouldn't be so surprised if the Albion leaves Macedonia with their head down.
Labels: Macedonian National Team