The Love of Goalkeeping

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Our today’s guest is an author and a goalkeeper. Our today’s guest is an author because he is a goalkeeper. One of the goalkeeper GOATs, in any sport, and three time American Olympian Craig “Lefty” Wilson had this to say about the book that our today’s guest wrote: “Definitely comprehensive through many levels of analysis, suggestions, principals and just plain “street smarts”.

A Conversation with the Chairman

Hello everybody, our today’s guest is Rainer Hoppe. The Executive Director for Water polo of the Germany’s biggest club for water sports, SV Bayer Uerdingen 08. With more the 10.000 members Bayer Uerdingen is not only the biggest German club for water sports, but one of the biggest clubs for the water sports in the whole world. As a player, with 1324 goals, Rainer  still holds the record for the most scored goals in the German 1st league (Wasserball-Bundesliga).

David Mijić, Hrvat u mađarskoj reprezentaciji

Ljevoruki David Mijić, jedan je od dva hrvatska igrača (drugi je Domagoj Jajčinović) koji ove sezone nastupaju u prvoj vaterpolo ligi Mađarske. Davidu je ovo treća seniorska sezona, a druga sezona u kojoj nastupa za ekipu iz Kaposvára. On je jedan od sedmorice Osječana koji su u različitim vremenskim razmacima, sa više ili manje uspjeha boravili u Pečuhu i svakako jedan od trojice koji su ondje ostvarili zapaženije rezultate.

Mi suci nismo zvijezde, niti treba da ostanemo upamćeni

Jednom sam posjetio Sarajevo. Nadam se da ću i opet. Nekako život nikako da me ponovno nagna u taj zaista čarobni grad. Izvinite na patetici, ali nemam zaista nijednu drugu riječ kojom bi uspio sažeti dušu Sarajeva. Možda i nije red iti pokušavati sažimati nešto tako kompleksno, iznad svega ljudsko, što prolazi kroz samu srž ovoga grada. Nisan ja neki tu globetrotter, ali znan da je Sarajevo jedan od onih gradove koje nećeš pronaći igdje drugdi na ovome svijetu.

Glenn Moyle and Icelandic water polo

Have you ever watched that movie „Cool Runnings“ about a Jamaican bob sleigh team? Well we might have something similar happening inside of our ever growing community. The Vikings of the north have decided to take the water polo world by storm and lets hope that they never become as good as the best of them. Why, you ask yourself? Why would I want the Icelandic water polo players to not become excellent water polo players? Because if they do, the rest of us are truly doomed. I mean if the temperature outside gets bellow 15 degrees Celsius the little pussy that writes this article is freezing his ass off. I like when my life and everything around me is above 15 degrees with a little to no wind. Those are my measurements of life and I feel little to no shame.

From Zenta to the middle of the Adriatic

Hello everyone. Me again with another amazing interview for all of you. As you all know by now, I usually start my interviews with some sorts of an intro, but for the first time I really didn’t know how to start this interview. I feel that whatever I write will not be nearly as brilliant as the idea that our today’s guest has put into fruition. I have never met Mr. Ivan Vranješ although we come from the same club, and more importantly we are both just two kids from Zenta. Zenta is the home pool of our alma mater Pošk.

Goalkeeper vs goalkeeper

Utrecht. Fourth biggest town in Netherlands. The birth place of the best volley of all times. Marc van Basten. And the place where I interviewed Mr. Egon Jurišić. A goalkeeper who came from the youth program of VK Primorje and later replaced his hometown of Rijeka with Italy’s Trieste, Catania and one more club I forgot its name. After 7 years in Italy Egon decided to go “over the pond” to Brazil where he has just won his first Brazilian club championship with his new club Pinheiros.

Vrijeme je za reinkarnaciju vaterpola

Moja prva interakcija sa Vukom Vuksanovićem se dogodila prije više od pet godina. Igrali smo na suprotnim stranama. I sad mi igramo i on mi opuca prvi udarac desnom rukom. Ja sam to lagano obrania. (Možda i nisam, ali pošto je moj intervju pravit ćemo se da jesam). I sad utakmica se nastavlja dalje. I on opet opuca i meni nešto nije bilo jasno u tome šutu. Za potrebe intervjua se svi slažemo da sam i taj šut obrania. I bez zezanja, iako san obrania taj šut mene je i dalje nešto zbunjivalo u tome šutu. Ne znam šta, ali moje golmansko šesto čulo je na nešto reagiralo. Do kraja utakmice san skužia o čemu se radilo. Lik puca i desnom i livom rukom.