Hajduk Legends: Frane Matosic on the Split Riva in 1941

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The more time I spend in Split, the more I realise how important Hajduk is to so many people in the city. I am regularly stopped by total strangers on the street asking if I am the English writer, and they are quick to give me advice on the best way to write about Hajduk, and who I need to talk to about the book. 

The book is in progress, and Frane has done a great job with his contributions so far. There is no shortage of material, and one gentleman came up to me on the Prokurative the other day with a CD of 6000 pictures from 1911 on, as well as plenty of stories. 

I really enjoyed meeting The Doctor, one of the two legendary fans at the 1991 cup final in Belgrade, and Frane has lined up some rather interesting interviews moving forward, including Mr Ivanišević, one of the founders of Torcida, who has kindly agreed to speak to us and be interviewed for the book. 

Thanks also to Duško Sisarić for sending me this great pic of Hajduk legend Frane Matošić on the Split riva in 1941.


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