Semper Crescis: Andrija Novakovich at Fortuna Sittard

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  1. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    It'd be great if all leagues did this kinda thing.
     
  2. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Started today at Zwolle, but Sittard are down 5-0 because once again one of their players picked up a red card early in the match. That's 3 straight games. Actually has been 7 of their last 15 matches it's happened. Totally unprofessional, and cramps a striker's style.



    FWIW, per WS he is the highest rated player on the team, listed way forward of a block of 9 (never seen that). Gives a visual of how much of an island he's playing on.
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  4. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yikes! Wow. That’s not a feat you want to have. With their discipline record maybe they should be know as Fortuna Shittard.
     
  5. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Some of those reds have been very soft, though.
     
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  6. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Dutch refs are a bit stricter than the norm, historically.
     
  7. Fortuna Sittard – VVV-Venlo (zaterdag, 20.45 uur)

    Fortuna Sittard verloor liefst vijftien van de 22 ontmoetingen met VVV-Venlo en zal in eigen huis tegen de Venlonaren in elk geval hopen dat het de wedstrijd met elf man eindigt. Fortuna pakte in de laatste drie wedstrijden steeds een rode kaart en kan de tweede ploeg ooit worden met vier rode kaarten op rij na RKC Waalwijk in 2009
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    Fortuna Sittard - VVV-Venlo (Saturday, 8.45 p.m.)
    Fortuna Sittard lost no less than fifteen of the 22 meetings with VVV-Venlo and will at least hope that it will end the match with eleven men at home against the Venlo players. Fortuna always took a red card in the last three games and can become the second team ever with four red cards in a row after RKC Waalwijk in 2009.
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  8. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Such colorful kits. I bet it's a lovely sunny day there.
     
  9. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nova has started today in a pretty big battle against VVV to stay comfortable from relegation.

    And he opened up the scoring with some smart movement to follow a shot off a nice turn from his teammate which resulted in a rebound. Beat the keeper to it, and clipped it passed him in the opposite direction. Not the prettiest finish, but a savvy one. 1-0 Sittard in the 12th.
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    do players get assists for those type of goals? when it's rebounded or would the "assist" be credited it to the keeper or the post?
     
  11. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001


    tied 1-1 in second half.
     
  12. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    1-1 final, 5 points clear of De Graafschap, who are going to get smacked at PSV tomorrow.
     
  13. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Finished 1-1. VVV got a pretty lucky deflection goal shortly after Sittard thought they just about put the game away with a Lamprou goal on the break (Novakovich involved w/ hold-up and secondary assist), but didn't show the discipline to delay his run just a bit.

    That said, Sittard really didn't deserve to win. They lost midfield against a sub-par Eredivisie side, and at home to boot. Were defending pretty deep after while and Novakovich was largely on an island. That Balic guy looks like he sucks. Hard to believe he played for Udinese. Slow-footed and poor decision-making.
     
  14. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Nova likely to finish the season with about a dozen goals, which is a good number for the striker in a weak team, but unlikely to get him any interest from the big clubs.
     
  15. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, now he's got to score 1 in 4 to get to 10. Doable, IMO.
     
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  16. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Depends on what you mean by big clubs. I don't think that was ever the expectation.

    It was always highly likely he'd just return to Reading, integrate there finally, and if he does well, either move up directly through promotion or a sale to the EPL or one of the bigger leagues. We're talking a mid-table or lower team.

    No, I don't think he's playing for Arsenal in the future. But few Americans could, outside of at least this new era of improved domestic development we may be in.
     
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  17. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Big Dutch clubs,

    I can see a future for him with Reading. I consider the Championship a step down from the Eredivisie though. The Championship is about MLS quality, top 5-6 clubs excepted --but we rarely have anyone in its top 5-6 clubs.
     
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  18. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He can play for Feyenoord. He gave them fits earlier in the season and will get another shot before it closes out. Ajax and PSV is too tall of an ask, even for a lanky fella like himself.
     
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  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Put me down for 2 more goals.
     
  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    This was a fitting derby for a Wisconsin boy to bag one...
     
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  21. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He really continues to earn a call-up for the summer.
     
  22. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cheese-related?
     
  23. Yup, precisely the touch needed.
     
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    Schoten: Shots off Shots on target Blocked shots

    Reddingen: saves

    Match statistics:
    Hoekschoppen: Corners
    Kaarten: Yellow cards
    Red cards
    Overtredingen begaan: Offenses/fouls committed
    Buitenspel: Offside
     
  25. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Venlo is consistently one of the weaker clubs in the Eredivisie. Failing to beat them at home is never a good result.
     
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