Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by nadpolice9, Aug 15, 2002.
will jovan get in the match sunday
against arsenal, maybe he'll come on for like 15minutes?
I think he'll get more time than that. I would say he's 50/50 to start.
If I was a betting man, I would bet he would start. Partly because Bruce likes him a lot and also because of injuries to the Birmingham midfield.
after missing all of preseason training? Was he training with Palace?
No, he was not training with us. The last time he was with the Palace squad was on a trip to a tournament in Spain a week after the season ended. However, as he has been out of contract, there has been nothing to prevent him from training with Brum since they started their own pre-season, whether he had actually signed or not.
Assuming he is 100% fit, I would think there is a chance of him starting because, if Bruce does the same as he did with us, he will actually build his team around Kirovski, rather than fit Kirovski into his team. He is the lynchpin player that makes the system work. Also, given that Sunday is a big game for Clinton, I would imagine that it would help him to have service from someone with whom he's familiar with playing.
Kirovski will not be an impact player in the Premiership as he was with us (largely because he's probably half a step behind the pace at the higher level) but he will do well. He's got a football mind and he reads the game well.
Do you see his role then, as holding the ball up in the forward third and then distributing it with the hope of creating chances?
Lets hope that Jovan starts. The beginning of last year seem encouraging after watching years of this mans career slip away. It seems as though Bruce knows how to use Jovan to get the best out of him, something few others have figured out.
Morrison Losing Fitness Battle for Sunday
with some comments and quotes regarding the Blues forward situation for Sunday.
Looks like Jovan will likely get a chance to get in the game.
This is the PPV match on Sunday but does anyone know if FSW will show a replay. Usually they do but it's not on their schedule.
I can argue (maybe not convincingly, but here goes) that he'll benefit from better pitches, more balls played in to his feet, and more protection from the referees. Of course, if I were Kirovski, I'd rather be passing to Dougie Freedman than Stern John!
I think he'll get a shot to play this weekend, maybe even start. He has all the tools to do well in the Premiership. Whoever said he'll benefit from the better quality of field, better refs, etc. hit the nail on the head. He can't create in a vacuum, but with good teammates and superior surroundings, he should be able to display his passing and creativity. He really could be a "poor man's Bergkamp" (no disrespect) this year.
I checked for the next two weeks and no mention of it. Looks like they are airing ManUre-WBA (the Saturday PPV match) midweek.
With Morrison now very doubtful Jovan has a great shot.
I don't think they ever list replays of ppv games until after they air live.
8/18 Kirovski: Arsenal vs. Birmingham City
Turning this thread into the game thread. This game is on ppv on Sunday at 11:00.
I thought this report by CPFC.co.uk of Kirovski's signing was kind of funny. One minute he's scoring the winner that puts CP at the top of the table, the next he's only getting cameos under Francis as Palace plummet:
I'll be rooting for the blues all season, I think Kirovski got a lot of good soccer in him. I think he's finally in a situation that will bring it out of him. I think after a couple seasons playing with BCFC he'll be a dangerous man in Deuthchland for the nats. He'll be in his prime.
JK in doubt after picking up a knock in training:
I may be wrong but from what I can tell, neither the Arse nor Birmingham City have free commentary.
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Trio in line for debut
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The Times: Match Preview and Team News
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Come on Brummies!
Match tracker on soccernet.com:
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TeamTalk will also have match updates.
so is he in the first 11?
Game doesn't start for another 40 minutes.
No announcements as of yet.
I keep forgetting England is an hour earlier...
According to planetfootball, JK does not even make the bench.
So much for that.
same at BBC
Well, he did have a knock in training on Friday--oh well.