Semper Crescis: Andrija Novakovich at Fortuna Sittard

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  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    People asked for a 4-0, people got a 4-0.

    Sorry but I don't get it with Novakovich. Even when he scores, he's a ghost for most of the game. And most of the games he doesn't even score.

    The only puzzle is why Eijer keeps starting him. Lack of options, I guess.
     
  3. Who's Eijer?
     
  4. Given how his team mates play it would be a miracle if he shone.
    Ratings of the Ajax match:
    Fortuna Sittard: Koselev 6; Mac-Intosch 5, Ninaj 4,5, Rodriguez 5, Pinto 4; Balic 4,5, Smeets 5, Diemers 5,5 (77. Hutten -), El Messaoudi 5 (86. Ramirez -); Novakovich 5, Lamprou 5 (73. Ciss -).

    The way that Pinto bloke "defended"makes you wonder why on earth you sign a guy from Prtugal that hasnot a clue of what he's doing. Any Dutch youth team defender does better.
     
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  5. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Fortuna's coach.
     
  6. Aha. Actually Hofland is the guy who pulls the strings, but as he hasnot completed his coaching course yet this guy acts as the front.
     
  7. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Heard of that. Sounds a bit conspiracytheorish IMO.
     
  8. Nope. Kevin was the coach that guided them to the Eredivisie, but when they did he wasnot allowed anymore to be the first coach as he then was required to have the full coaching licence. Hence they moved in this Eijer guy, who was running a 4th? league amateur team and also has health problems that makes him not really viable as a head coach. But for the window dressing for Fortuna it's not a problem. He wasnot running the show anyway.
     
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  9. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
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    United States
    This was a scheduled loss pretty much.
     
  10. Serbian_sensation

    Serbian_sensation New Member

    Arsenal
    Serbia
    Mar 12, 2019
    USA better hold on to him or the same thing is going to happen just like it did with Subotic.
     
  11. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    On what basis????

    Born and raised in Wisconsin to a mother born in England of Serbian descent.

    1) I don't think he's on Serbia's radar. Mitrovic and Jovik are two better options than anything we have...

    2) He's two cultures removed from Serbia. I'm sure he identifies as Serbian and his proud of his heritage, but his ties at this point have to be closer to America or England.
     
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  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I thought his mother was American.
     
  13. Serbian_sensation

    Serbian_sensation New Member

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    Serbia
    Mar 12, 2019
    I’m just saying the US haven’t given him any great opportunities and he speaks Serbian like it’s second nature to him. I also do believe that he makes trips to Serbia every so often to see his family that lives there. All it takes is one chance given by Serbia and he could be gone.
     
  14. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    No country that could have him would want him, outside us.

    He's not going anywhere.
     
  15. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's received more or less the opportunities that he's earned.
     
  16. Sufjan Guzan

    Sufjan Guzan Member

    Feb 13, 2016
    It could be possible that she is very American, but my findings are that she has a British passport which is how Andrija was able to move to Reading so easily.
     
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  17. Dirt McGirt

    Dirt McGirt Member+

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
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    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He should play for Serbia, if it's an option. I just don't see it happening for him with the US.
     
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  18. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    If he isn't playing for the US, he isn't playing for Serbia. Luka Jovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic, among others, will see to that.
     
  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Yeah. He'd probably be 10th or 12th option for them whereas for us he's like 6th or so.

    But he's a big dude and we have so very few of these. So, that's diversity and helpful.
     
  20. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

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    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's received less. Though, he's not a must-cap, in the pool yet. OTOH, I'm upset that GB needed to trot out Gyasi Zardes again so we could marvel at how someone can improve so little after such a long time.
     
  21. ArsenalMetro

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    Chicago, IL
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    Excluding January camp games that Nova wouldn't be eligible for, Zardes has 100 minutes (in 2 caps) on-field with the US since the T&T catastrophe. Nova has 47 in 3 appearances.

    Your point is taken, but Zardes isn't the right scapegoat.
     
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  22. gunnerfan7

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    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
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    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's mainly about the context of the camp. We had a Camp Cupcake with NO European players. Instead of using the March Friendlies to get a good look at the fringe Euros, GB called in 9 of them, most of which are our lock-starters (WM, CP, TA, JAB, etc).

    Meanwhile, we just saw Zardes in January Camp, during which he was outperformed by Christian Ramirez in substitute minutes.
     
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  23. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

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    Fair. The roster for this camp is awful.

    I'll end my part in the national team discussion here before I get scolded by any mods.
     
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  24. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

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    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
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    Arsenal FC
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    If he gets to double digits in goals, he'll get looks, IMO. He's only 22.
     
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  25. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He'd need to score 4 goals in 9 games after scoring 6 in 21.
     
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