Besic's father shot in Bosnia

Sunday 27 August 2017  47 Comments  [Jump to last]
Updated Reports emerged last night that Muhamed Besic's father has been wounded in a gunfight in his native Bosnia.

Meho Besic is believed to have been shot twice although there has been no confirmation as yet or any further detail released.

Muhamed, who started his first match of the season in Thursday's 1-1 draw in Split, was expected to miss today's game at Chelsea as a result of the incident but insisted in taking his place in the matchday squad and came on as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.


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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 27/08/2017 at 08:56:57
I hope Mo does the right thing and plays against Chelsea. It sounds like one of those Balkan barnies where they shoot or stab you, not to kill you but to make a statement.

Mo will know that his dad was never in serious danger (he's already been released from the hossie) and that it was only a family feud/honour thing.

C'mon Mo, we need you today.

Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:00:51
Colin, family is more important than football.
Chris Williams
3 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:01:56
MO's arl feller is a bit of a colourful character according to some accounts.
Colin Glassar
4 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:08:19
Dave, Mo will be desperate to stake a claim as a regular starter after a nightmare beginning to his Everton career.

If he knows his arl feller is ok I think he stays. He can always fly out to Bosnia after the game.

Dave Rinehart
5 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:09:31
Fudge. That kid has a black cloud hanging over him. All the best Mo.
Peter Warren
6 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:19:11
Colin - his dad just got shot, are you mad.. "it was only a family feud / honour thing"
Shane Corcoran
7 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:27:09
Fuck me Colin, if someone in your family gets shot, off to work with ya.
Steve Ferns
8 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:28:08
All the best Mo. I hope your dad is ok.

As for playing, only play if your head is right. You find it hard enough to keep your discipline at the best of times.

Rob Dolby
9 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:30:02
Oh those weird old family honour shootings where nobody really gets hurt and they laugh about it 30 seconds later. We have them all the time I remember when cousin Vinny decided to become a lawyer for Micky blue eyes when he shot Mr pink in both legs and then we all laughed it off and had a game of footy as it was the right thing to do, Mr Pink wasn't very good in goal that day.
Seriously wish Mo and his family all the best. Things like this put sport into context, for most of us anyhow.
Jeff Armstrong
10 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:31:44
In Liverpool 5, it was always Ozzy, never Hossie, you must be posh Col,
John G Davies
11 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:33:10
Mo won't play today.
He will want to be in Bosnia for the straightener 😀
Mike Oates
13 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:44:30
And now Mirallas in Manchester airport this morning ????
Ray Roche
14 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:49:42
What's that about Mirallas Mike?
Colin Glassar
15 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:51:47
It was early Jeff. Dave, I agree, Mo seems to have a gypsy curse hanging over him. It must be a Balkan thing, they believe in all that stuff.
Ray Roche
16 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:57:43
Mike, just caught up with the Mirallas thing on Newsnow site. Great, eh? As if we're not short enough of players...
Colin Glassar
17 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:05:30
Can't see anything on news now Ray.
Ray Roche
18 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:16:33
Link below Colin,

John Daley
19 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:18:25

Love the casualness of your comment.

"..his dad was never in serious danger"

If someone starts shooting live ammunition at you from over next doors fence I'm pretty sure you're as close to "serious danger" as it's possible to get (in your own garden). It can't be written off as 'frivolous danger' after the fact just because his arl fella happened to get away with a flesh wound.

Unless your name is Laurie Strode the news that a close member of your family has caught a couple of bullets isn't something you're likely to shrug off with a sigh of "shit happens".

Chris Williams
20 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:26:00
I guess we'll see soon enough when the squad is announced.

Mirallas pissing off to destinations unknown, Besic off home to give his arl feller support, Barry gone, half the squad injured.

This is the third league game of the season. Against the Champions!!

We're doomed!

Peter Gorman
21 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:32:40
Terrible news - hope nothing more serious comes of it.
Jeff Armstrong
22 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:50:29
I'd love to get 7 or 8 million for Mirallas this window, he's done nowt for 2 years except get in a huff when he gets hooked, which is usually deserved for going MIA in most games. I'd rather have Lennon in his place, bench or playing, every time,at least he puts a shift in, demonstrated on Thursday night.
Kunal Desai
23 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:55:18
Firstly thoughts are with Besic and his family. Hope his father makes a full recovery.
As for the game, we are looking light in midfield. If Gana does not make it its Davies in midfield with no recognised partner. I wonder if Sigurdsson is employed as an emergency midfielder.
Dave Williams
24 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:57:13
Jeff # 22 agree totally. Lennon looked very sharp and will put in a shift whereas Kev will play well only occasionally and has a red card in him too.
Derek Knox
25 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:00:37
Hope Mo can handle this mentally, which it must be difficult, to concentrate, when you have that on your mind.

Probably them thugs from Hajduk Split had a hand in his Dad's shooting. :-)

Sam Barrett
26 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:15:49
Good shout on Lennon Jeff @22, never lets us down and has a work rate that Ronnie must love surely!
Joseph Terrence
27 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:25:31
Colin, I often enjoy your posts but, Jesus Christ, that post is lacking in perspective. Hope Mo's dad is okay and Mo deals with the situation well.

As for Mirallas, I don't understand that move especially as it appears he will be heading to olympiacos on loan. Surely he has something to offer from the bench considering a loan deal makes me question if we will bring in a replacement

Brian Williams
28 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:28:23
Mirallas allegedly said (at the airport) he's not in the squad and it's a "difficult situation."
Steve Cotton
29 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:41:22
We got Gylfi we are alright...
Steve Jones
30 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:43:59
If Gana's out and Mo's head, understandably, isn't on football right now we are very light in the centre of the park. If Sandro doesnt make the cut that gets worse going forwards.

Is this about the best we're left with?


Bench: Steks, Williams, Kenny, Lookman, Niasse

Pulling Rooney back to backup Davies in the middle is the only way I see us getting at least some steel in there

David Peate
31 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:06:40
Jeff (10) As a birthright Everton L5er, it was definitely Ozzie. We were much too common to sound our Hs.
Liam Reilly
32 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:07:53
That's got to be the post of the month Colin, for all the wrong reasons.

I can't see him being in the right mental state to play any part today.

Definitely looks like we've seen the last of Super Kev in a blue shirt, if he can't make today's squad.

Neil Thomas
33 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:08:28
Colin #1 Little to insensitive I think whether or not he's ok would that not affect you if you were in his situation. Sure RK is not going to banish him for saying look boss not in the right mind frame to play today.
Colin Glassar
34 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:31:56
I didn't mean to sound flippant re: Mo's dad. I'm still waiting to see if he's in the team/squad (does anyone know?) but I'm almost certain that he's been told the seriousness, or not, of his dads health and will make up his own mind.

Players, in the recent past, have played after family tragedies e.g. Arter and Lampard so it's the individuals decision.

It's also a historic fact that Balkan people tend to sort out their neighbourly gripes in a violent manner.

Colin Glassar
35 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:33:07
He's on the bench. Good lad Mo.
Colin Glassar
36 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:52:21
Tough as nails Chris. I know the region well and the history and culture. Vendettas can go on for generations. See Gombrich's 'A little history of the world'. They never forget a sleight or a personal insult.

A swig of slivovitz usually works a treat.

Chris Williams
37 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:55:02
Always did with me Colin, albeit a good while ago!
Mike Kennedy
38 Posted 27/08/2017 at 13:08:19
I went to an Everton game the day my mum died versus Spurs 20/08/2001.

Delayed shock. I was in floods afterwards.

Not that I am recommending Mo playing it just reminded me.

Garry Corgan
39 Posted 27/08/2017 at 13:09:16
Turns out Mo’s dad only brought Moyes’ knife.
Neil Thomas
40 Posted 27/08/2017 at 13:13:17
Does anyone know what links there are to watch the match?
Colin Glassar
41 Posted 27/08/2017 at 13:21:15
YouTube Neil
Rob Dolby
42 Posted 27/08/2017 at 14:32:21
Gary @39 very funny.

Looks like we have the knife out again today against Chelsea. Sigurdsson is wasted on the left and Calvert-Lewin should be centre dash. Anyhow, here comes Mo for a red card in the 2nd half.

Colin Glassar
43 Posted 27/08/2017 at 17:03:19
What a hero Mo was today.
Colin Gee
44 Posted 27/08/2017 at 21:40:39
Yes, well done Mo.

Bet he's on a flight to Bosnia right now, wouldn't like to be the fella that shot his Dad...

Peter Fearon
45 Posted 28/08/2017 at 00:18:25
What happened to Mo's Dad

According to the local newspapers in Bosnia, Meho, the father of Mo Besic, traveled to Split to see his son play against Hadjuk. After the match, Mo gave Dad a fat wad of cash. Thanks son.

Three days later, Meho Besic after something of a bender, gets into a drunken brawl with his neighbors in Falešici near Srebrenik. Apparently the two families have been having a feud for some time over typical mundane neighbor stuff.

Meho faces off against FIVE opponents - three brothers and two of their sons, one of whom is a retired member of the local constabulary, and gets stabbed in the arm with a pair of scissors. It appeared to be all over when one of the brothers pulled a gun and shot Meho twice in the leg. Nice neighbors.

Meho is going to be fine but something tells me that, in that part of the world, that's not the last word on either side. I hope Mo doesn't do anything daft when he goes home to visit Dad.

John Smith
46 Posted 29/08/2017 at 06:10:40
His father is some sort of gangster in his home country. Drugs and guns as I understand it. You live by the sword

I'm glad Mo played anyway. We surely needed fit players.

Colin Glassar
47 Posted 29/08/2017 at 21:24:52
The other family are sleeping in the police station. Meho Besic is, apparently, a man to be feared in that place.
Gary Edwards
48 Posted 30/08/2017 at 13:55:36
Boom, boom, boom – everybody say "Meho, Meho"

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