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Bojan from Montenegro

Bojan from Montenegro

Bojan from Montenegro

My name is Bojan and I come from Montenegro. I studied Italian language and literature at university and I work as a sommelier (wine tasting expert) at a big wine company. For me, it is a dream job because I get to taste and evaluate wines and talk to tourists all day.

With my brother and sister

In my family, I am the oldest of three. I have a brother who works in London as an office coordinator and a sister who is studying to be a vet at the university in Novi Sad, Serbia. My mum is the head nurse at a local health centre and she always gives me and my brother and sister advice about spending time in nature and living a healthy lifestyle.

A few times a year, we all get together for a barbecue in our lovely little garden in Montenegro or we go to the seaside to Boca Bay which is a beautiful natural lagoon and is famous for its long maritime tradition and heritage. It has one of the best maritime museums in the world. We are all very busy these days but really look forward to seeing each other. 

I like to go mountaineering.

In my free time...

...me and my friends work as volunteer guides on Gorica, a local hill. I also like to go mountaineering or I just go out for a walk with my three cats, Monty, Freddy and Snow.

Football in my country...

...is not at the level that it used to be. There isn’t a professional league anymore so lots of people follow the big European leagues. I have lots of football memories as I have been an Arsenal fan since I was a small child, but one of my clearest memories is of the last ever game played at Highbury, Arsenal’s old stadium. We were hosting Wigan. Robert Pires scored the opening goal and then Thierry Henry scored a hat-trick, completing it from the penalty spot. When he celebrated the goal, he knelt down and kissed the turf. The final minutes of the match were a blur of joy and excitement; I was happy and nostalgic at the same time.

Arsenal has always been my favourite English club.

It’s funny, but I can’t recall when it all started, but I think it was around the ’98 World Cup in France and the performance of the Three Lions. Seaman and Adams were big names in the squad and I was fascinated by their professional attitude towards the game. At that time, players didn’t earn millions of pounds and played for the fans and the pure love of the game. I never managed to get a signed shirt or even a programme from Highbury but I do have a special shirt from the 05/06 season when the Gunners met Wigan and then Barcelona in the big final a few months later. The shirt has the years 1916 – 2006 (the years that Arsenal played at Highbury) in curved golden writing on the back. I only wear this shirt on special occasions like when Arsenal are playing in the FA Cup at Wembley. This means that I’ll be wearing the shirt again this year – something I’m absolutely thrilled about. 

One of my favourite books is Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby which is about an autobiographical story about a fan’s relationship with football and Arsenal Football Club. 

Theo Walcott

My favourite player...

...who is still playing for Arsenal is Theo Walcott. I’d like to ask him about his favourite memory playing for the club from Islington and also, if he could play with three of the players who played in ‘The Invincibles’ period, who would they be.

P.S. If by some chance my club meets Spurs on their road to the FA Cup final this season, I’d like to remind them that Henry’s statue stands proudly at the Emirates for a reason.

I’ll finish my report with my favourite football quote. Tony Adams once said: 

Play for the name on the front of the shirt and they will remember the name on the back.

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Emir Veličanstveni's picture
Emir Veličanstveni
19/04/2017
BA
14341
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Boja dobar si druže, fino si ovo sročio :D :)


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Emir Veličanstveni
19/04/2017 01:09
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
14341

Boja dobar si druže, fino si ovo sročio :D :)

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Rich
19/04/2017
ES
2921
points

Hi Emir,

I put this through Google Translate and after a bit of editing I came up with this:

You're a good guy, Boja! This is a fine piece of writing :)

Let me know if you think my translation is OK :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
19/04/2017 08:21
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Hi Emir,

I put this through Google Translate and after a bit of editing I came up with this:

You're a good guy, Boja! This is a fine piece of writing :)

Let me know if you think my translation is OK :)

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/04/2017
ME
6922
points

Hvala puno Emire.


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aragorn1986
22/04/2017 15:50
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Hvala puno Emire.

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RafaelRC
19/04/2017
BR
7894
points

Thanks Bojan!!! Montenegro looks like a beutiful country. I saw same videos about Montenegro on Youtube and Boca Bay is really wonderful.
I'm brazilian and didn't know Montenegro, but I liked very much learn more about it.


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RafaelRC
19/04/2017 01:55
Brazil
Leicester City
7894

Thanks Bojan!!! Montenegro looks like a beutiful country. I saw same videos about Montenegro on Youtube and Boca Bay is really wonderful.
I'm brazilian and didn't know Montenegro, but I liked very much learn more about it.

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aragorn1986
22/04/2017
ME
6922
points

Thank you RafaelRC! It is very small country, with only 650, 000 inhabitants but famous for its nature and the mountains that actually rise from the sea in the area of Boca Bay. Just like in Brazil:-)


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aragorn1986
22/04/2017 15:57
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Thank you RafaelRC! It is very small country, with only 650, 000 inhabitants but famous for its nature and the mountains that actually rise from the sea in the area of Boca Bay. Just like in Brazil:-)

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
19/04/2017
SD
1925
points

Very nice Bojan, Montenegro Sounds like a nice country and Good luck with the Gunnerr at the Semi-finals

I would like to be listed as a football fan from Sudan


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
19/04/2017 09:01
Sudan
Liverpool
1925

Very nice Bojan, Montenegro Sounds like a nice country and Good luck with the Gunnerr at the Semi-finals

I would like to be listed as a football fan from Sudan

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/04/2017
ME
6922
points

Thanks Ahmed. I hope we will demonstrate some skills in the match against 'The citizens'.


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aragorn1986
22/04/2017 16:00
Montenegro
Arsenal
6922

Thanks Ahmed. I hope we will demonstrate some skills in the match against 'The citizens'.

Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
30/04/2017
SD
1925
points

you're welcome ,now you are waiting to wining 3 FA cups in a row


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
30/04/2017 13:14
Sudan
Liverpool
1925

you're welcome ,now you are waiting to wining 3 FA cups in a row

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Rich
24/04/2017
ES
2921
points

Hi Ahmed!

That's great news! We will be in contact about putting an article together.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
24/04/2017 10:29
Spain
Liverpool
2921

Hi Ahmed!

That's great news! We will be in contact about putting an article together.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kwesimanifest
27/04/2017
GH
14285
points

Great to know all that about Montenegro. First time i heard of this country was in 2006 when Ghana played them at the world cup, then it was Serbia and Montenegro.


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kwesimanifest
27/04/2017 09:04
Ghana
Manchester United
14285

Great to know all that about Montenegro. First time i heard of this country was in 2006 when Ghana played them at the world cup, then it was Serbia and Montenegro.

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4Spain24659
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8Egypt18949
9Russia17963
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2Arsenal84578
3Liverpool78150
4Chelsea62466
5Leicester City24131
6Manchester City23677
7Tottenham Hotspur13495
8Watford9893
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