Will Crottenham be restored to White Hart Lane?
Potentially huge news for Croatia and Dinamo Zagreb fans has broken on Sunday, with Croatian media reporting 17 year olds Alan Halilović and Tin Jedvaj had been sold to Tottenham for a fee of around 18 million Euros. The story has yet to be confirmed by the English press. Jutarni are reporting Jedvaj will join the team when he turns 18 next January, while Halilovic will join next summer. The move would be the highest profile transfer for young Croats since Spurs signed Luka Modrić at age 21. The rumors likely will be confirmed or swept away by the two clubs in the coming days.
Croatia has advanced through the group stage of the U-20 World Cup as winners of Group F, and will play Chile on Wednesday in the round of 16.
Game 1: Rebic lifts U-20’s over Uruguay
Game 2: Livaja goal keeps Mali Vatreni atop Group F
Game 3: Croatia defeats New Zealand 2-1 at U20 World Cup, win Group F
Ex-Croatia manager Slaven Bilić has taken over the manager role at Besiktas in Turkey after leaving Lokomotiv Moscow.
Full story here: Bilić headed to Turkey
Video of the week- Milan Badelj 2012/13
With Marin Čilić withdrawing early from Wimbledon, it was the Ivan Dodig show in week one at the All England Club. Croats were also heavily involved in doubles and juniors play. Dodig will play #4 seed David Ferrer in the round of 16 Monday morning.
1st Round Coverage: Injuries & early upsets the story of 1st week
2nd Round Coverage: Dodig, Martic into Wimbledon Round 3
3rd Round Coverage: Dodig advances to Round of 16!
Ivan Bender throws down against South Korea
The U-19 FIBA World Championships began this week, with Croatia coming in off of their European Championships victory last year. They are led by the highly sought after 19 year old Dario Šaric. The team advanced from the preliminary round with a 2-1 record, winning easily over South Korea and Canada, while falling to Spain in their final game by 10 points. A big reason for their loss was the ten turnovers committed by Šaric. He is the tournament’s second highest scorer, with 23 points per game, leads in rebounds with 13.7 per game, and also leads all players in the tournament with 7 assists per game. Villanova Sophomore Mislav Brjoa is Croatia’s 2nd most influential player, with 18 ppg and 8.7 rpg.
They now advance to the main round where they will play three games in three days (Monday-Wednesday) against Argentina, Lithuania, and Iran, in that order. One win should be enough to see them into the quarterfinals and two out of three will give them a shot at a top seed.
Croatian athletes were very successful in the Track & Field events at the Mediterranean Games, with four athletes taking three gold medals, and one silver. Croatia won both the men’s and women’s discus throws, with Olympic champion Sandra Perković taking the gold Saturday with a throw of 66.21 meters, and Martin Marić winning on the men’s side. Ana Šimić won the high jump competition, tying Burcu Ahyan with a jump of 1.92 meters. Ana’s season best of 1.95 puts her at #7 in the world. Marin Premeru took silver in the men’s shot put.
Immediately following her win in Turkey, Sandra Perković flew to Birmingham, England, to compete in the Diamond League meet on Sunday. Despite the fatigue from travel and multiple days of competing, Sandra continued her streak of victories since the Olympics, and winning for the 4th time (in 4 meets) in the Diamond League this year. She threw 64.32 meters to beat the field of eight, which included 3rd ranked German Nadine Muller.
“It was really stressful. I arrived at the hotel 30 minutes before my competition. Considering that I am tired and exhausted, the victory is great. The distance was not important to me today. I come home to Zagreb tomorrow, train for two days, and then head to Lausanne (for their Diamond League meet on Thursday).” –Sandra Perković
Recap to come Tuesday…
@Ante B – i agree with you 100%
back when the Jadranksi derbi was actually a real derbi…
In terms of development, yes it is better they stay at Dinamo/HNL until at least the age of 20. But, we live in different days. These kids don’t want to stay in a shitty league, they want to play in better leagues and with playing in better leagues you begin to collect a salary in the 7 figures. It’s all about maximizing your earning potential. Most soccer players who are able to make it in foreign countries are done at around age 34 or 35. So that gives them about 15-17 years to make serious money and a window within that of 8-10 years where they can make big money before their earning power fades away. Staying at Dinamo for an extra year or two could cost them a few millions in potential income. Now, I know some will say that if they stay at Dinamo and develop they could be in line for a bigger pay day when they do leave Dinamo. True, but there are no guarantees. The only guarantee is the money in the first contract you sign when leaving the HNL. An injury can pop up at any time and there goes your career. When you are an athlete, because of the short window, you have to maximize the money ASAP.
As for watching watching the old games on VHS and now YouTube…….that is all that is left for people like me who are fans of jadan Hajduk.
i think im the one drinking outta the goon bag rofl
Let me ask you all this then, do you think it would have been beneficial for Kovacic, Jedvaj and Halilovic to stay at Dinamo for 1-2 more seasons in terms of development/playing time or is it just delaying the inevitable? Besides my selfish argument of wanting them to stay for a season or two, I’m terrified one or two or even all three might be sent to the bench. Its not automatic but Murphy’s Law could happen. In the HNL, they’d at least be playing. I also recognize the competition is far, far less in the HNL than abroad. I cannot stand modern football because its so far away with what I raised with. I’m not saying I want a regional league but you have to admit the level of play was universally better. I know the reasons why it was like that way (conscription, laws, keeping talent at home, system, etc.) but it will be ten times worse now in the EU. It is nice to watch the old games on VHS and now YouTube. I know it might never get to that level but I sure hope it somehow might.
Sorry for the rant.
While studying at YouTube University, I came across this Aussie Dude named “SuperWog.” He posts these videos about Aussies and Wogs, and their differences. He’s hilarious:
anyone here 4chan?
Ziva must be common OP there
@Rapture Bale will be in Madrid by the end of August and ehh Villa doesn’t impress me, older and diminutive. paulinho is a great pickup though! But DM no?
Great interview with Dinko on the upcoming games in U20 World Cup:
SPURS just agreed to a deal with Paulinho from Corinthians, 17 mil, if they happen to get Villa from Barca as well, they will be more then competitive next season, Watch out @Nepoznat, with Paulinho, Bale & Villa they will be up there
That DJ Krmak clip was the funniest thing i’ve seen for a while!
welcome, i encourage you to keep chasing your dreams of playing for a real country, rather then a ethnically divided Bosna, at least for our nt you would be certain your playing for a predominately catholic nation, with your bosna you dont know who your representing, muslimani ? srbi ? Hrvati ?, nista drugo, samo poludit..
keep your head up Bosanjero, dont give up on trying to achieve your goals
Chile has been installed as the favorite on Wednesday:
Chile has been installed as the favorite on Wed:
I’m a half way decently talented mujo soccer player that wants to play for kroatia – zdravko mamic likes bosanjeros like me and i remember a guy posting here from HNS (Davor?) does anyone have contact infoooo? i can be a star for the HRV!!
saw this on Xtratime
Luka Modric Crazy Skills & Tricks 2013 HD:
@Ziva Note: we’re NOT agents, we’re FANS!
Do you honestly think if we were player agents we would not put our clients and our agency’s best interest over our wishes for the national team?!?
as for “Spurs and Levy have treated Croatian players much better than almost all of the croatian clubs in Croatia.”, well way to set the bar real high there 😉
Dos Santos is not at the right team/league. Or perhaps I am wrong and he has the wrong attitude/work ethic.
He is probably the most dangerous player on the Mexican NT.
I agree with Ivica. I hope our boys don’t wind up being loaned out to some shitty Championship team.
@Croatia vs. Antwerp
I agree with you, Spurs aren’t known for their development system, and yes, if I had to chose, I would pick Arsenal, Porto, Benfica, Milan, United… Before Tottenham Hotspur.
But actually, I don’t think that it’s a terrible decision: Both of them will have the experiencie of the most competitive league in the planet and will grow alongside players with great quality.
We can just hope that Alen choses Hrvatska before Bosnia! If not, it will all be useless..
“Do I think of Spurs as a club that develops young kids??? No.”
Thank you Mr. Istina for confirming my point. You are right on cue to opine as always.
Now with that being said, I want them to go to a club that will develop them further. Their still lads. And Spurs is not the place. They aren’t known for it, and there are other clubs better at it.
Just because one players doesn’t develop is not an indicator if a club can develop youth. Dos Sants hasn’t done much since leaving Spurs either.
If I wanted to use one player, I can say look at Bale.
You need a much larger sample size than basing your argument on one or two players.
Do I think of Spurs as a club that develops young kids??? No.
Spurs aren’t known for their youth development. Look what they did with Giovanni Dos Santos.
I would much rather Halilovic and Jedvaj go to a club like Porto–the mecca of youth development. Once Porto puts the finishing touches on these Gems, surely they can be sold to big clubs for a lot.
Spurs and Levy have treated Croatian players much better than almost all of the croatian clubs in Croatia.
It sure is a good thing some of you are not agents because you would be costing your client and yourselves a lot of money.
I would have liked to see Jedvaj go to Roma.
I agree that the EPL may be too physical for Halilovic, however, I would rather see him go to Totenham than to a powerhouse team.
I hope Rebic stays in Cro for a little longer or goes to a stronger league, other than one of the big four.
I think Vukusic to Lazio would be a mistake. One more bad season could possibly ruin his career. He needs to go to a weaker league where he can start scoring goals again.
Pair going to spurs is a TOTAL FUCKING DISASTER going by recent history. If the alarm bells aren’t ringing in the players ears then they deserve what they’ll get from Levy!!!
I was really hoping Halilovic and Jedvaj would go to a club like (but not limited to) Arsenal, which is recognised for promoting and developing young talent. Not sure about Spurs after the experience of Modric et al.
Modric signed a 6 YEAR Extention to stay with Spurs til 2016 in 2010. If Luka wanted to leave so bad, you don’t go around signing 6 year extentions no matter what kind of a “gentleman’s agreeement” you have a Levy. Is Ronaldo signing an extention right now as other big clubs are courting him like Manchester United and PSG? In European Football, the closer your contract is to running out, the more leverage the player has to dictate where he wants to go. Luka needs better agents.
I think they will have 100 points less than us and move up a couple of spots to 12 or 13, I think it will be tough for them to make up the difference unless we completely collapse
Any clue where BiH will be in those rankings? I have a bet going that BiH goes above Cro in the rankings by the end of the year. So, get ready for a bunch of trash talk by the mujos.
damn I just did checks on FIFA and if we had won or even drawn EITHER Scotland or Portugal matches we’d still be a seeded team and those points would really help for placement in the WC
Ziva re: Jedvaj think about our CB situation, Lovren gets a red card every few games so he may challenge Vida or Schildenfeld for a spot. Plus Simunic is 36.5 at the WC. Opens up Vedran to playing LB or even RB pushing Darijo into the MF
new FIFA rankings will be out next week. Looks like we’ll move back to 8th, and still 1 spot ahead of Brazil. And I could see them winning 2 out of 10 games haha
Croatia would beat brazil maybe once in 20 games.
Rankings are primarily used for seeding. Therefore, Brazil does not need to worry about ranking because they will automatically be the Top seed in group A, come WC time.
The host nation automatically qualifies thus, the host nation falls in the rankings prior to the World Cup so that a top 7 can be determined for seeding the remaining groups.
2nd part to the Niko Kovac interview:
@Ivica…..all valid points. Everyone wants to see cro players do well here. But, the club teams are not in business for that reason, as we all know. Correct about Kovacic, he seems to be in the right situation with Inter But, we’ll see how that works out at Inter if they get off to a bad start and he is not playing well (which i doubt, Kovacic should excel at inter). If all of our guys play well at the club, that bodes will for the repka. But, when they don’t play well at the club level is when the clubs do what is best for them and not the player.
Going back to the Spurs/Modric situation…………Spurs did the right thing in that situation.
I doubt Jedvaj will get any playing time on the repka within the next year going into the WC (assuming we make it). Stimac is already going to use Kovacic and Halilovic. I can’t see a third guy under the age of 20 getting serious playing time unless he is flat out better than everyone else at his position.
By the way, further proof those FIFA rankings are garbage……….Brazil is ranked somehwere in the 20s, while Hrvatska is 4th. Does anyone really think Hrvatska can beat Brazil on a neutral field more than once if they played ten times.
Croatia crushes Argentina by 22 points 🙂
@IvicA also if Tin is transferred in January and sits on the bench in London he will be in lousy form for the World Cup next June should we qualify. Granted he’s 18 and might not have a chance to get a cap at a World Cup at that age, but with our defensive lineup we might need him!
At least it sounds like Alen will be playing at Dinamo right up until the Cup so he’ll be ready
I think Halilovic .> doesn’t seems Messi,
coz he can actually perform well on the National Team .
Just a note…my post is assuming that these two are being sold to Tottenham for 18M Euro. Obviously, anything can happen.
Personally, I think Halilovic would be better off in a top-5 league that’s not the EPL. I’m afraid he doesn’t have the physical ability to deal with that league. Modric, although small, is pretty tough…and he still had his leg broken. I’m afraid of a Dudu situation happening with a finesse player like Halilovic.
If it must be the EPL, I’d rather Arsenal buy them. I just friggin’ hate Levy, lol.
I’m with nepoznat…
When I follow Cro football players, my ONLY interest is how well their careers will benefit the national team. Period.
I don’t care about the success of Spurs, both in the standings or the business front. I don’t even care about Hajduk and Dinamo’s success, if it will come at the price of our national team players’ development.
This is why I love Kovacic starting at Inter. That team is committed to the development of their young players, and they are in a top-5 league. Kovacic will be allowed to start and struggle, and it will come at the cost of Inter. But in the long run, the Cro national team will benefit from this development program (so will Inter…eventually).
I’d love to see Halilovic and Jedvaj start on Spurs. Spurs would suffer the growing pains…but we know this scenario won’t happen. Spurs is not looking to suffer any short term growing pains for Halilovic’s and Jedvaj’s development. They will make a run for the CL every year.
Now, this may be of benefit to Halilovic and Jedvaj if they make an early impact…but if they are late-bloomer talents like many Croatians tend to be (ie. Mandzukic, Kovac bros, etc), then they might end up being relegated to the bench or the youth team for a very long time (ie. Giovani Dos Santos). This will negatively impact our national team, and although it makes no business sense for Spurs to suffer the growing pains with these two youngsters, I don’t really care about that. This is a Cro Sport website, and all I care about is the performance and development of Cro sports players.
The good news in all this is that Halilovic and Jedvaj will stay on loan for another year at Dinamo, where they will get regular playing time. Another positive note is that with such a high price tag (18 million Euros), Spurs will feel obliged to get these guys in their starting lineup as soon as possible.
This is the same situation at Wolfsburg when they paid 8M for Mandzukic, and he wasn’t scoring. They continued to start him, changed coaches, and opted to suffer a bit to ensure he finds that form. Too much money to go to waste if they didn’t. Hopefully Tottenham considers 18M too much money to sit on the bench for too long.
@goldenchild now anytime any of us hear that word we’ll think of that! ha
go to youtube and type in dj krmak severina. he rags on our “beautiful” severina to the Oliver Dragojevic (nadalina) beat. kind of funny. check it out if you never heard it.
@ golden child
srce cepajuci 😉 lol
Fuck, that is the most disturbing video I have ever seen. I might have nightmares tonight.
@GoldenChild……..good find on the tune……for those who have ever visited and partyed in Makarska during the summer months. That tune sounds like every other tune you hear from the cafes at night due to the ever-increasing number of bosnians who frequent Makarska.
@GoldenChild, I just hate Spurs/Levy and want the kids to go anywhere else lol
Whenever I hear that word….
I’m curious why this is a packaged deal for the two “bosandjeros”.
You’re taking Mamic’s word? Boze moj. For all we know, he’s just throwing that in there to sweeten the deal. They are the only other club in the EPL that would pay for really young talent, but I’m not sure it would be that much.
lol Ante B
Please please PLEASE Arsenal or anyone BUT Spurs!
from the press conference today:
Trust me, Modric wasn’t pissed with Spurs. His agents knew what they had to do to get him out of Spurs. Luka said he wanted out, at that point that forced Spurs to remove luka from the team and not bring him to preseason traning. Real thought they could get him for their preferred price. Spurs wasn’t going to budge from their offer knowing full well they had Modric tied up. Real came up with the extra cash and the rest is history.
Many transfers work out the same way.
Very sad to see Jedvaj and Halilovic go because I wanted to see them tear up Hajduk even more.
yes Modric’s agent did him several disservices as well, but that doesn’t change the fact he was lied to (as was Stipe). But you’re both (or just you’re if this is Ziva’s anon hehe… Ziva FYI that was a joke) right that not having shit in writing allowed the jew to screw them
Modric has no reason to be upset at spurs. He was in a contract, a gentlemans agreement doesn’t go on paper so technically lewy didn’t have to follow it. If modric wanted out sooner why didn’t he sign a shorter contract or not signed an extension at all
Well, Pletikosa did get a chance to compete and he bombed. Anyone who followed the EPL knew Pletikosa was not coming in to take the starting job. Naletilic got him to Spurs as a favor. He tried getting him a trail at Celtic and that didn’t happen, but he got him to Spurs.
And Modric wasn’t lied to. He signed a contract extension. Shame on him for not putting a clause in his contract for what he alleged took place in Dubrovnik. That is how business is done in soccer.
@Ziva geez I put Iggy in there and you still didn’t realize I was joking around again?
Well done with the write ups. Keep up the great work!
@Ante Don’t forget Modric was already playing well for the Vatreni before he went to Spurs, and you could already see his talent so it’s not like Spurs completely molded him into a stud. I won’t play the hypothetical game because we could also say had he gone to a different club and been developed more and transferred to a big club sooner (like the first year Chelsea came calling)
Kranjcar and Corluka could’ve/should’ve been transferred sooner rather than having to ride the bench (or in Nikos case sometimes he wasn’t even on the bench) for 2 seasons
all we really have to go on for Pletikosa, and he clearly thinks he was lied to (plus that fits their modus operandi as they also lied to Luka so it makes believing Stipe easier):
The 32-year-old was quoted as saying by The Sun: “Spurs assured me I would get a chance to compete with Heurelho Gomes to be No.1.
“Now, looking back, I realise that my move was a mistake.”
You guys jinxed dodig damn it! I missed the match but it’s great to hear that he played well at least for those first two sets.
I’m not happy with the totten ham transfer either. However, it all comes down with the contract that they sign. Kranjcar played out that final year sitting on the pine, collected a check and didn’t bitch. Tottenham was holding out on the modric sale and it worked out for them. Modric needs a better agent. Dude collected his cut and now Modric had to deal with tottenham.
Great to see hajduk logos all over dubrovnik!
I’m with Ziva on this one…
Football is now a business. Plain and simple. Just like any other job in the world, parts (players) are always replacable, upgradable and fire-able. (work with me on this one)
Remember that it was Redknapp who put all that together, the same guy that said, “Croatians (players) have been the best lads I have coached in my life.”
You guys are talking smack on Tottenham but it’s that same Tottenham that launched the career of Modric. Would he have even been on Real’s radar without his stint at Spurs? We’ll never know. But Modric could have gone to a German club, or Italian, and not been built up into the player he is today. (all hypotheticals obviously)
But like I always say, a situation can always be better or always be worse. Modric gained massive confidence playing against the world’s best. That has translated to the Croatian side. Everything else is business.
Unfortunately Kranjcar started picking up injuries before he left for Kiev and had English competition to battle with. Same with Corluka. As for Pletikosa, we don’t know what was said to him for him to come to Spurs, but to say they (Spurs management) lied to him is ridiculous. What happens in the press room and what is said directly to players are 2 different things.
I’m sure they told Stipe something along the lines of “come to Tottenham” “hang out with your buddies” “we’ll give you good cash” “you’ll be in London” “if we have an injury in the keeper position, it’ll be yours to play for”. Stuff like that.
Obviously, Stipe wanted to play so he returned to a shitty Russian club. Simple as that.
Let’s see what happens with Jedvaj and Halilovic in the next 18 months. It’s good to see young players going to big leagues, but it means nothing if they sit on the bench. And remember, Halilovic isn’t officially a Croatian player yet. He played against Portugal but that wasn’t an official FIFA match. Future looks bright though….
No drugi IPs. It’s legit.
Well, what is best for croatian players is sometimes not what is best for the clubs paying their wages.
and I really doubt my IP matches the other two you mentioned……..but, have fun either way.
also if I was a shareholder for Spurs I’d sell before August when Bale gets dealt to Madrid… and any cash raised from the sale would be like free money because I’d have been gifted the shares because I never would’ve bought shares in a pathetic club like that haha
thank you for finally admitting I have a right to be upset and hate that shitty club and jew Levy! I think I admitted from the get go that you are correct in the business sense and from Spurs point of view they did they right thing (but fuck them, I hope they lose money and I don’t care about them until January when Tin arrives)
Obviously I would want maximum value if I was a shareholder or a Spurs fan. But I’m not, so I want what’s best for what I care about, aka the Hrvati players.
Looks like your IP matches 3 posters, Ziva Istina, Anonymous and Iggy… hmm
Sorry, that last paragraph was a cut-and-paste from your previous post……
@nepoznat……….you have every right to be upset. I also wanted modric to go to Real because I thought at the time he would excel with Real from day one (boy, was I wrong). But, just because you are upset about it doesn’t mean your arguments are valid. I’m upset that idiots like the Kardashians and other reality stars can make millions doing what they do. But, that is the American way, idiocy and celebrity sells in this country. Look, a rather extreme example on my part, but I think you get the picture.
This is the modern game of soccer. Whoever has the money or whoever has the most money at stake will decide when and how things get done. In this case Spurs had the coveted asset (Modric) and hung on to him until they received what they deemed to be fair value. I don’t know if Spurs is a private or a publically traded club in London. But, lets say they are a publically traded club. If you are a shareholder in Spurs, would you not want maximum value for an asset who wants to leave? That is the game Spurs played and eventually won.
And trust me, I have never knowingly posted as “Anonymous”. Three times I did without typing in my name and I qucikly caught that and said as such in the following post. Go ahead and ask the guys to check the IP adresses and see if it is a match with mine (its not). Now, you may not like what I have to say (which is fine, I’m a big boy), but my thoughts are coherent and usually explained with good reasoning.
You are vieiwng this is a fan………which is fine. We are all fans. but, sometimes when you look at a situation as a fan or with a rooting interest, you only see one side of the argument and fail to see the more rational side.
Why would I be upset with Luka for Spurs repeatedly not following through on what they promised him? It’s not his fault the club lied to him and strung him along!!! You talk about spinning my logic, but then you failed to actually use any logic… I expect more from you
I’m with Ziva on this one, Tottenham had a price and no one matched it two summers ago. It just goes to show how biased fans are that Croats hate Tottenham for how they “treated” Luka and co, and Spurs fans hate Luka for how he “treated” them
Why would I be upset with Luka for Spurs repeatedly not following through on what they promised him? It’s not his fault the club lied to him and strung him along!!! You talk about spinning my logic, but then you failed to actually use any logic… I expect more from you
So why does that mean I can’t be upset and wish the clubs would prioritize the player’s national team ambitions above their stupid businesses which I care nothing about?!?
Haha my sarcasm wasn’t spelled out enough about the joke with Allen Steven account. I’d be willing to bet you are one of the Anonymous posters though
Also, I can change the spin and use your logic…..You care what is best for our players and the repka, right?????
Ok, if Modric only cared about that then he would have gave in to Spurs demands and stayed with them one more year. Doing so would have meant a full preseason training camp without interuption/distractions and he would have been more prepared for the national team. No?????
So, by using your logic, Modric cared more about himself and wanting to go to Real Madrid than he did about his level of playing and the national side.
You can’t have it both ways
Well welcome to the modern game……..Sometimes what is best for croatian football is not what is best for the club teams that pay them their salaries.
What is best for Croatian national team???? To have Halilovic, Kovacic and Radosevic at the U20 World Cup. Right????? Well, Dinamo said no to Halilovic, Inter said no for Kovacic and Napoli would have said no for Radosevic had he not been injured. I’m sure all those guys playing together would help the U20 squad and also help the senior side at a future date as well by developing some chemistry together. But, those guys are all paid by their respective clubs and what is best for their clubs is not what is best for the national sides.
No club team is going to put the intrests of a national side above their own. And that is what you have here.
And trust me, I am not posting on multiple names or accounts (the guys who run this site can see that). While I do post from multiple computers and wi-fi signals due to travel, i always post under the same name.
It’s not easy being wrong on an argument, but you sound like a scorned school boy.
@Allen Steven are you claiming Luka didn’t get screwed with his drawn out transfer over 2 seasons finally finishing on the last day of the window causing him to miss training and his form suffered for months. This also impacted the Vatreni as he wasn’t in peak fitness and form for our qualifiers last fall don’t forget!
And my issue with Kranjcar wasn’t that get got passed over but that he was held in limbo for extra 2-3 seasons before finally getting transferred
btw are you yet another one of Ziva’s accounts here? Ziva Istina, one of the Anonymous accounts and now Allen Steven too?
Ziva I’m not re-hashing this for the millionth time with you, but don’t forget this isn’t a business admiration society here, it’s a website for chatting about Croatian football and players. We all know that the Jew Levy has been shrewd and does good business for Spurs, however we care about what’s good/best for Hrvati and the Vatreni, not what’s good/best for Spurs! DUH
Interesting read- Dinamo’s transfers history.
Cool website- has nice stats on all players and clubs
Once again Ziva shows his briliance. Couldn’t agree more. Sometimes people got to realize that Croatians just aren’t good enough. Is it Harry Redknapp’s fault that he had a rising star in Gareth Bale and played him over Kranjcar, who is as slow as a turtle. Corluka is the only one that can have a claim to something because Walker isn’t that special.
Again, I would love to know how Spurs screwed 4 hrvati…..
Let’s go in order, shall we……….
Modric………..They held him out until they got the deal they wanted. Welcome to modern soccer. So, if you own a home and want to sell and feel you can get max return by holding on to it for an extra few days/weeks, will you hold on to it or get rid of it a few weeks earlier for about 15-20% less of its estimated value, even though you know you will get what you want as the deadline approaches.
Corluka…….you mean the same Corluka who is now playing soccer in Russia. Yeah, the big clubs are just beating down the door for him.
Pletikosa…….you mean the guy who get a job anywhere for a 6-month stretch. The same guy who couldn’t even get a tryout at Celtic before he came to Spurs. You mean the same guy who went to Spurs as a result of a favor given to Pletikosa’s agent. The same Pletikosa who couldn’t beat out a few other GK in training…..You mean that Pletikosa????
Kranjcar……the same Kranjcar who has yet to play full time sincew leaving Spurs????
Yeah, they got screwed over. Only in the eyes of a blind homer.
Take a look at Spurs over the last few years. They have made one Champions League appearance and have come close a few other times……..Now, go back and look at Spurs’ history for the last 20 years before this recent run. That is all you have to know about Spurs.
The only people bitching about Spurs are those jock sniffers who think the interest of certain players should be placed ahead of a club. Plus, they are not fans of Spurs, rather fans of a few players who have played or are playing for Spurs. And I say this as a person who has never rooted once for Spurs in a match. They have done outstanding work over the last 5 years. For a club that some people claim is “anti-hrvati” they sure do love hrvati on their team.
This is another example of where the facts dont allign with outlandish statements. The ombudsman is here to correct that.
are you talking about the same perennial losers Tottenham Hotspurs? And they won’t even sniff the top 5 this season when Bale completes his move to Madrid in August! A “decent” club isn’t deserving of the 2 brightest stars in our youth (under 18) arsenal of talent!!! Let them buy/take Sammir instead
I will admit the Jew Levy is a shrewd business man, however after he/they screwed over the last 4 Croats at that club, to expect anything different for the next 2 would be silly! Yes Spurs will do a great business deal for themselves and maximize the return when they eventually sell Alen and Tin to a real club, but will it cost the kids pre-season training and therefore form with their next club like it did with Luka? Or will they transfer them 1-2/3 years too late like with Luka, Niko and Vedran?
what are you talking about man, Tottenham is a decent club, Spurs have produced a fair share of talent over the years, in fact i couldn’t think of a better club to nurture a group of youngsters..
you need to stop hating & appreciate a club that goes about it’s business nicely
Look who’s running the club, Daniel Levy & co, they’re doing an awesome job in maintaining their competitiveness when compared to Abu Dhabi Owned Manchester City who have fund’s to blow out their ass hole
Any person who knows about Football would respect the way Tottenham is run as a Football Club
a shitti day for our nation
Loved the effort from Dodig, but after the second set everyone knew it was ferrer’s game. Ferrer was not up to par in the first two sets but stepped it up and showed why he is the now #3 in the world. Good luck to Ivan in his next tourney
me too Elvis, it’s a shit club and it treats our players poorly. The only bright side is it’s a feeder/selling club so eventually the boys will be sold to a real club
Good for the kids but I hate TOT.
ah fuck my balls bad luck there
man if dodig wins this 2nd set too theres a massive massive upset on the cards here dishing out a smashin to the world #4
Only if our national team showed the amount of passion and heart that Dodig is displaying.
This guy plays with total heart, not as talented as the top players but unbelievable fight.
HOLY HORSECUNT ON MY COCK DODIG IS WINNING AGAINST FERRER THIS IS UNEXPECTED AND PLEASANT SURPRISE MANN !! !
I don’t want to be a downer, but now marks a sad time for Croatia, idiots will run the show along side their bosses, and they will continue to play their games
I like the expanded coverage, you guys consolidate really well and make it convenient for us readers to see what’s up with Croatian athletes. Nice job guys!