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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1 Posted 27/08/2017 at 08:56:57
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.
2 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:00:51
3 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:01:56
4 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:08:19
If he knows his arl feller is ok I think he stays. He can always fly out to Bosnia after the game.
5 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:09:31
6 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:19:11
7 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:27:09
8 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:28:08
As for playing, only play if your head is right. You find it hard enough to keep your discipline at the best of times.
9 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:30:02
Seriously wish Mo and his family all the best. Things like this put sport into context, for most of us anyhow.
10 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:31:44
11 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:33:10
He will want to be in Bosnia for the straightener 😀
13 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:44:30
14 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:49:42
15 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:51:47
16 Posted 27/08/2017 at 09:57:43
17 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:05:30
18 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:16:33
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".
20 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:26:00
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!!
21 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:32:40
22 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:50:29
23 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:55:18
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.
24 Posted 27/08/2017 at 10:57:13
25 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:00:37
Probably them thugs from Hajduk Split had a hand in his Dad's shooting. :-)
26 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:15:49
27 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:25:31
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
28 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:28:23
29 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:41:22
30 Posted 27/08/2017 at 11:43:59
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
31 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:06:40
32 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:07:53
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.
33 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:08:28
34 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:31:56
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.
35 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:33:07
36 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:52:21
A swig of slivovitz usually works a treat.
37 Posted 27/08/2017 at 12:55:02
38 Posted 27/08/2017 at 13:08:19
Delayed shock. I was in floods afterwards.
Not that I am recommending Mo playing it just reminded me.
39 Posted 27/08/2017 at 13:09:16
40 Posted 27/08/2017 at 13:13:17
41 Posted 27/08/2017 at 13:21:15
42 Posted 27/08/2017 at 14:32:21
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.
43 Posted 27/08/2017 at 17:03:19
44 Posted 27/08/2017 at 21:40:39
Bet he's on a flight to Bosnia right now, wouldn't like to be the fella that shot his Dad...
45 Posted 28/08/2017 at 00:18:25
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.
46 Posted 29/08/2017 at 06:10:40
I'm glad Mo played anyway. We surely needed fit players.
47 Posted 29/08/2017 at 21:24:52
48 Posted 30/08/2017 at 13:55:36
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