Luka Modrić scored once again for Real Madrid and helped set up their opening goal on Saturday as Madrid triumphed over Mallorca 5-2. Luka played Pepe through with a near perfect pass in the 14th minute to open up the scoring and took advantage of a poor Mallorca clearance to score his third goal of the season. He received the ball 30 yards from goal, took a touch, and fired a laser into the corner of the net. Luka completed 79 out of 80 passes, and set up four chances, taking the ‘man of the match’ award from many journalists.
Through ball 0:17, Goal 1:30
Ivan Rakitić went the full 90 in Sevilla’s 4-0 drubbing of 10-man relegation contenders Real Zaragoza. Ivan was very involved in the match, creating two chances, firing two shots, and completing 48 passes. The win leaves Sevilla still in the running for the final Europa League spot. With ten matches remaining, they sit in 10th, six points out.
If Everton ever needed a morale boost to make one final push at a Champions League spot, a win over ailing Manchester City would do the trick. And that’s exactly what the Merseyside club got Saturday afternoon. Everton would get on the board in the 32′ when Leon Osman struck from 28 yards out to give the Toffees an early 1-0 lead before having Steven Pienaar sent off in the 61st for a stomp on City’s Javi Garcia. Everton would weather the Manchester attack until Nikica Jelavić came on in injury time, and with his only touch of the game, sent a looping shot from outside the box seconds from the final whistle to earn Everton a 2-0 lead and deserved win over Manchester City. Jelavić only made a cameo appearance, but with the Serbia match four days away, he certainly made one last impression to Croatian manager Igor Štimac. This was Jelavić’s first goal in over two months.
Jelavić strike at 1:55
Mladen Petrić remained on the bench in Fulham’s surprising 1-0 victory over Fulham Sunday at White Hart Lane.
Photo: REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
Wolfsburg and Fortuna Düsseldorf split the points in a highly entertaining 1-1 draw. Croatian international, Ivica Olić, started and played the full 90 minutes and scored the equalizing goal in the 51st minute of play. The former Dinamo Zagreb striker made a wonderful cross field run and put the ball past Fabian Giefer and into the back of the net. Ivica scored his fourth goal in his last three matches and will surely make a case to start against Serbia on Friday. Ivan Perišić remains sidelined because of a knee injury.
Ivica Olić goal
Bayern München gave Mario Mandžukić a day off and the former Dinamo Zagreb striker went to Zagreb to watch Cro Cop with Goran Ivanišević while the Bavarian Giants took care of Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Saturday night in Leverkusen. Mario Gomez got the start and scored the opening goal for Bayern.
PHOTO: European cy
HSV missed a golden opportunity to move up the Bundesliga ladder and grab that final Champions League spot by suffering a rare 1-0 loss to soon to be relegated Augsburg at home. Former Dinamo Zagreb captain, Milan Badelj started and played the full 90 minutes and wasn’t at fault for the lone goal. The Croatian international could have scored the equalizer early in the game, however, the 24-year-old failed to chip the Augsburg keeper from close range. Should Igor Štimac start Badelj or Ognjen Vukojević at defensive midfielder against Serbia?
Milan Badelj equalizing attempt (0:52)
Ivo Iličević is still out with an abdominal injury. Ivan Klasnić was left off the roster sheet by Mainz in a nil-nil draw at Hoffenheim. Srdjan Lakić came on in the 74th minute for Frankfurt but couldn’t find the equalizer in a 2-1 loss at home to Stuttgart. With the loss, Frankfurt are now winless in six matches but still hold on to the final Bundesliga Champions League spot.
PHOTO: European cy
After a scoreless first half, Werder Bremen and Greuther Fürth scored two goals a piece in a highly entertaining second half. Former NK Zagreb defender, Mateo Pavlović, started and played the full 90 minutes for Bremen in the draw. Mateo was not at fault for either of the two goals and helped set up the equalizing penalty kick as he was brought down in the box in the 70th minute of play. Bremen are trying to stop the bleeding as they are now winless in five.
Pavlović earns penalty kick (1:55)
Vida’s first goal in Ukraine comes off a corner
Domagoj Vida played the full match for Dynamo Kiev Sunday and scored his first Ukrainian Premier League goal in the fourth minute, earning his side a 1-0 victory. Vida found himself in the mix and headed home Yarmolenko’s corner inside 10 minutes. It would be the only goal of the game, moving Dynamo into a tie for second place with Dnipro. Metalist will play their game in hand on Monday. Niko Kranjčar came off the bench in the 66th minute. Should Vida start against Serbia?
Shakhtar Donetsk continued their domination of the Ukrainian Premier League Saturday with a 3-0 win over Chornomorets. Darijo Srna played the full match and assist on Shakhtar’s second goal. Eduardo also received the start before being taken off in the 62′. They currently gold a 16-point lead in the table with only nine matches remaining in the season. Should Dudu be considered for a Starting XI spot vs. Serbia over Olić or Jelavić?
Dnipro missed a huge opportunity to retain sole possession of second place in Ukraine Sunday as they surrendered two second half goals to Kryvbas in a 2-1 loss. Ivan Strinić played the full 90 minutes while Nikola Kalinić came on in the 54′. Kalinić has been quiet in 2013 and needs to start scoring some goals to help earn Dnipro a Champions League berth. Strinić has been playing 90 minutes every week and should be a lock to start at left-back against Serbia on Friday.
Stipe Pletikosa started in net for FC Rostov as they lost 2-1 to Nizhny Novgorod. Stipe should have done better on Nizhny’s first goal, when he was lost and out of position for Artur Sarkisov’s header from a corner kick. He also picked up a yellow card in the 36th minute for kicking the back off of a player he felt was in his way. Rostov are currently one point above a relegation playoff with nine games left to play.
Goal 1:05, Booking 1:20, Goal 2:06
Vedran Ćorluka played the full match for Lokomotiv Moscow in their 0-0 draw with Spartak Moscow. Ognen Vukojević (above) made his second appearance off the bench for his new club, replacing Spartak forward Ari in the 77th minute. Spartak dominated the match with 13 shots and 64% possession leaving Slaven Bilić’s men fortunate to even grab a point. The goalless draw leaves Spartak tied for fourth and Loko in eighth.
Tomislav Dujmović (above in red) started and was subbed off in the 79th minute of Mordovia Saransk’s 1-0 loss to league leaders Zenit St. Petersburg. Mordovia sit in last place, eight points from safety. In an interview after the match, Tomo said he expects the side to stay up this year.
Josip Šimunić must be licking his chops after watching Olympique Lyonnais and Dejan Lovren suffer a 4-1 loss just days before Croatia face Serbia in a World Cup qualifier. Lovren had another one of those days for Lyon. The former Dinamo Zagreb defender was sloppy on defense, getting beat twice down the left side for the second and third goals. Should Igor Štimac start Lovren against Serbia in central defense?
Lovren caught sleeping(1:19), at fault for 2 goals (5:10)(5:45)
Atalanta came back twice but couldn’t do it a third time in a 3-2 loss at Napoli. Marko Livaja came off the bench in the 66th minute for Atalanta but couldn’t find the back of the net in the loss. The 19-year-0ld striker finished the match without a shot. Mateo Kovačić will get a nice little breather as Inter and Sampdoria was called off because of bad weather on Sunday. Pescara registered their fifth straight loss and are now winless in 10 matches after falling to Chievo Verona 2-0 on Sunday. Former Hajduk Split striker, Ante Vukušić started and played 58 minutes in the loss. Ante finished the match with one shot in the loss.
Serbia at Croatia(World Cup Qualifier)
~Ante Kvartuč and Denis Svirčić reporting from sunny Southern California, Zach Gilfix reporting from Minneapolis, MN
“all the hate” ?
What’s with all the hate Denis? I’m a lOng time reader first time poster sine
Maybe having Olic in a 4-4-2 lineup isn’t so bad.
Olic is one jacked dude. Physically he is our strongest player. And can beat the hell out of any Serbian player.
I can see him running at the Serb defense like loaded freight train. This guy can outmuscle the opposition.
And Sinisa, it ain’t lookin’ good for your eagles. Kolorov and Natasic were so poor in defending against Everton. That’s half of their starting backline, and they were clueless on the Jelavic goal. If they play like that, it will be one long night they wish they could forget.
I like the lineup.
I think Kranjcar will start along with vukojevic so my team from what i read and people tell me is
Pletikosa Srna Carli Joe Strinic
Rakitic Vukojevic Modric Kranjcar
Olic Mandzo and if tied or ne daj boze losing Eduardo Jelavic off bench if we lead Badelj and Vida on.
I see you’ve been doing your homework…
This is how I would line it up…based on current form AND how much is left in the tank for certain players…
Strinic is a lock at left back. No need to mess around there. I will take Simunic in this game because this might be his last hoorah (just like Olic) and I know both of them will be on fire for 90 minutes. I could see Joe getting a deserved yellow card, but who cares? Olic won’t stop running for the 70 minutes he’s on the pitch. Before Stimac puts in Jelavic or a defensive mid depending on the score.
We can afford to move Srna to midfield with Vida behind him. Badelj can anchor the midfield and let Modric roam. Rakitic on the left sending bombs on the Serb keeper from 40 out.
Keep Lovren out until September.
You heard it hear first boys and girls…
For me the attack is taken care of. It’s the defense we have to worry about.
I wish Lovren could start in the back. Lyon’s defense has been more than bad recently, though, and I’d feel more comfortable having Vida in there.
Srna- Vida – Joe – Corluka
I’m interested to see what the coach is going to do with everybody else besides Srna. We’ve seen great things with him and Charlie paired up, but it could be a little too much of a good thing stacked on one side. We’ve also seen great things from Strinic, but he’s so spotty that you can’t really put your finger on what he’s going to do. Joe is old, but somehow he still makes the team.
With Strinic a question, do you change up the whole formation to add Vida who has been playing better than normal? He may not be a threat on the wing, but he’s a proven goal scorer from set pieces at every club he’s been at.
On loan at PAOK
whats the deal with scheildenfield. (probably spelled wrong). He played great in euro cup. would like to see him in with carli in cb
WTF no babes in the video?
New video / track from the Zapresic Boys just in time for Friday’s game
anonimsh, on je Hrvat!
I don’t talk to anonymous people who can’t spell my name.
Stop being a cunt and asking why Denis can’t go.
Why can’t you really go dennis the menance
I know where to catch the game in my hood but I dont have a clue where to catch it outside of my hood. We have all week to find a spot.
where are you catching the game?
I never been to Minnesota. One day 🙂
Not sure if this is too far, you guys wanna drive to Minneapolis? If you leave soon, you should get here it time
@Denis, no worries. But can we find a place by Friday that’s geographically positive to everyone that wants to watch the game?
Pasadena is a drive. I can meet you somewhere half way (downtown/LAX/Santa Monica) I have work at 5pm.
@ Dennis I’m willing to get the channel if folks want to drive to Pasadena.
I called a few places near LAX, they all open at 11 or 11:30. Kickoff is at 10am. There are a couple of mexican restaurants in my area showing the games.
Since the game is televised on ESPN Deportes, we should target latin bars. I doubt anyone else would carry ESPN deportes.
Thanks for the update. I know that you’re a track guy.
my mom wont let me.
Guessing no one cares about this besides me, but Lisa Stublic, who ran the marathon for Croatia at the Olympics, finished in 3rd in the NYC Half Marathon, beating a handful of world-class runners
@ Denis, is there a way to find out if they’re going to be playing the game? If not I’m going to take the day off and watch from home.
Dennis why can’t you go to Vegas?
@MatesicMethod…….nobody was hating on Modric. What people were saying, me included, is Modric was not playing up to expectations. I don’t see how anyone can say he was playing great. He wasn’t. Big players step up in big games and he really stepped up against Man U.
In Chicago. St Patricks Day weekend. Only place to be.
@Mishko and Jarac,
im free all day.
Tony P’s Dockside Grill
4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA
has an awesome bar. Fistonich and I spotted Kareem Abdul Jabbar there for lunch one day. If you guys are down, we can do some jock sniffing.
All the Modric haters were on blast for months.
Form is temporary, class is forever.
Can you imagine Mihaljovic racking his brain on how to contain Modric?
I love all Croatians but sometimes we can be real dumb assess!
Modric will shift the Serbs defense all night long.
Gotovina speaking to the players is the best idea as he will center them on the task at hand.
I got Fios installing Tuesday and will have Meni Otac over to watch our boys to the business this Friday!
@ Lika i see Joe getting a yellow Srna Vukojevic if he plays
and the lineup agianst wales will be differnt than against serbs anyway especially if we beat the serbs
19miro50,they would miss the whales game.Could be worse!!
@19miro50,now I’m stressed…a red card could change the game big time…lovren also?he has not played in age’s…
@ Denis and Jarac, I work by LAX, can we find a place in the local area that will be showing the game that’s not in homo central? If so I’m down.
@ Lika joey yeah
@Denis, damn that sucks bro 🙁
@19miro50,are you talking about our guy’s with yellow’s?
Shoot me an email. I can come meet you in West LA if you have a spot
News out of Italy : the game of Inter(Kovacic) was postponed due the bad weather. Radosevic didn’t play a minute for Napoli against Atalanta. Livaja came in after 65 minutes for Atalanta but couldn’t score. Napoli won this game.
Vukusic played 55 minutes for Pescara in their new loss
Ukrajinska Premierliga: Vida zabio za pobjedu Dinama!
The Whole back line has yellows
@ Captial Simunic Kranjcar Ogi 2 Jelavic Srna Sifo Carli Modric Strnic Lovren got yellows so execpt for Vukojevic who had already seved 2 yellow suspention hese guys are on virge of missing wales.
Heres a pretty cool view of the Jelavic goal from the fans perspective in the stands.
anyone know of our yellow card situation? Im sure the ref is gonna start whipping out cards to keep the game under control meaning someone could miss the Wales game on tuesday. Judging by the Man Utd/Real game recently, the Turkish ref is not swayed at all by home field advantage in big spots
Pletikosa Srna Carli Joe Strinic Rakitic Vukojevic Modric Kranjcar Olic Mandzukic Jelavic Badelj Sammir Eduardo Vida Lovren. will fight for spots on prvih 11 for the 2 games this month
Wow, now you can tell who has Irish blood from a casual glance.
Well I think in Greece they’ve got two issues the politicians who work for the bankers and Golden Dawn that works for the people and are nationalists. In today’s world it’s a crime for Greeks, or any nationalist to proud of your heritage.
But in Van Persies case he’s too big of a player to be banned. So they look in the other direction. It’s all bullshit.
If that Greek kid gets a life ban for what he did, then what does Robin Van Persie get for this:
by the way, I think I found something that is worst than grown men wearing jerseys of athletes……….non-irish people wearing green on St. Paddy’s Day. Good lord are they out in full force this weekend.
west LA-ish area
Oh give me a fricken break. Life ban from Greece team for Nazi salute player. What fricken weak sauce is this crap.
Simunic all the way.
Can we have a vote on who starts vs Serbia…
Simunic or Lovren
I’ve got Big Joe
It’s not pessimism when its true.
I like your line up!
I just want to see us on the front foot putting pressure on Serbia where they get to feel the touch of the ball.
I like Badelj at DM as well.
@ Iggy , I like the psychological awareness you are bringing to the party.
Ziva embodies the pessimistic picka that haunts many Croatians. That shit needs to be integrated for us to EVOVLE!
I think we should rest Mario.
Play without a striker a let Modric bomb away from 30 meters…
With his recent shooting form (and general play form) he will score another killer goal.
Luka hits some good form at Madrid and look how solid Madrid is looking. Madrid – Bayern final.
@ Ziva istina
Not shocked, just appreciate your comments in the sense that it reflects what”s going on. Plus I am a sarcastic sob so I can appreciate comments in general.
Where do you live in LA?
The ONLY thing that scares me this Friday is if we come out flat and our boys do that from time to time.
Also I keep seeing people making up line ups. While I think that’s great, but you win soccer by scoring more goals and Kranjcar can be a scoring machine for the NT.
Does anyone know how Kranjcar is doing in the Ukraine?
Cro hall pedro ?
whats up with the game, where u LA cro’s watching it. There any organized events?
ok to be fair i wrote the above comment not having caught up with all previous posts and Ziva i am amazed u were positive !
Fuck my cunt ! i am truly amazed !
btw in psychoanalytic terms i have thought about why u have appeal to the populace here and i think its because u remind us of our harsh fathers that were difficult to please in things we did in life.
is it just my family or are croatian parents kinda difficult and harsh ?
great goal !!!
Ziva i have pre-prepared some comments for you:
“oh he got lucky”
“pfft it was against mallorca he can’t do that in a big game”
“finally he did something”
or someo cynical shit u cynicval old fart ! hehehehe
Simunic is king.
Mamic, is a lot of things.But this time he is right!! Bravo Mamic!!
I regret to inform everyone on CroatianSports.com that I will not be joining Ante and the gang in Vegas for the big game.
Anyone catching the game in L.A. ?
As of right now, I will be catching the big game at my mom’s basement. Anyone want to meet up and catch the game somewhere?
shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
@marko .. why your def option the fucking simunic is there ??
Its ok to be optomistic, but the serbs better not be taken lightly. Yes we are a better team overall, but they are a young bunch that pretty much has nothing to lose. Everyone and their mother already has them eliminated from qualifying so their next best thing is to derail our chances, making them extremely dangerous. My prediction for the game will be a 1-0 win for Croatia. I think it will mirror the opening game against macedonia where we will be tight and outplayed at times, but it will take an ugly goal late to complete this. I hope im wrong and we cruise to a 3-0 win but realistically I dont see that happening.
Tell me what you think…
and can shift too…
Throw on Krancjar—>Olic in the last 25 min to keep possession since we will be up 3-0 🙂
Extra defense Vida—>Rakitic, move up Srna to RM
Olic and Jelavic >> FW Croatia for againts Serbia
Modric is not a consistent goal scorer.
If you expect that out of him as the barometer of his play, you are missing the bigger picture.
He does score some super goals when he does score.
The goal he scored against Bremen in the CL a couple of years ago, for me was truly spectacular. If Messi would have scored it, Ray Hudson would have had to change his pants.
Corluka Lovren Simunic Strinic
Vida Corluka Lovren Strinic
Srna Modric Rakitic
Kovacic may be a little shaky defensively, but he has another DM (Badelj) with him.
If Stimac insists on two strikers, I would go with the same defence but the following mids and forwards:
Srna Badelj Modric Rakitic
@ C 55
Serbia does not have anything going on in the midfield.
We need to dominate the ball and control the flow and play our game.
In Belgrade you can play it different but at home we have to come out quick like Barca.
If Kovacic can play that position for Inter then he can play it for us. Plus Modric in front of him makes life easier.
We are better and deeper then those teams you mentioned. Plus we have many players in form.
Please no time for cute tactics when you have better players straight down the middle.
The centerback I was talking about was Mateo Pavlovic
Some of us citizens are behind you all the way, officer.
Thanks for the link.
Looks like Badelj had a decent game.
In other news, it’s good to see our big young centerback get his second start in a row for Werder Bremen. Statistically, it shows he played an average game, but this is good for his experience and hopefully he’ll be our Joe Simunic replacement in a year or so.
This is a good site, I think I will use this more often for stats.
was being sarcastic
Not that I disagree with your logic, but I never thought I would ever hear anyone call Jerko Leko a great player.
@Matesic- As much as I would like to go all out offensive with that lineup, we are very vulnerable when we dont field a defensive mid. The 2 games that come to mind was the 2-2 qualifier against Ukraine in Zagreb. Ukraine dominated that game until Bilic put on the great Jerk Leko. The other game was the friendly against the Swiss in which we got steam rolled. Dont know if I trust Kovacic in this spot yet,
Eduardo Modric Rakitic
Strinic Lovren Corluka Srna
Jelavic, Petric, Kranjcar
All haters can pusi kurac.
Believe it or not there was a time not so long ago where the topic of conversation on this site was on how Luka Modric did not have a good shot and that he cannot shoot.
If the discussion veered into something along the lines of “he should pull the trigger more”, than that would have been fine but the argument was always based solely on the fact that he did not have a good shot.
I used to get a kick out of it.
luka modric can shoot, i dont think anyone said he couldn’t he just needs to pull the trigger more, i know thats not his primary role, but the guy has a whicked shot
The serb population has plenty of experience doing the running backwards drill, mostly on the battle fields.
Modric’s goal is World Class! And some of our players are starting to fire all cylinders.
The Serbs better do their running backwards drills, because they’ll be backpedaling all night next Friday.
Modric, Olic, and Rakitic are hot right now. Srna and Mandzo haven’t really cooled down much either.
I’m not an Olic fan, but if we must play the 4-4-2 then we’d be foolish not to play Olic/Mandzo right now.
Anyone see if Badelj played well today?
I really want him starting over Vukojevic. I want our midfield to dominate this game.
No need to be shocked over my comments. Like I said, I call them as I see them without the homer glasses blinding me.
Modric’s level of play has improved over the last few weeks, much better than what he was doing for the first few months.
Is the game on tv in the L.A. Area ?
I thought Jelavic was ballsy bringing that one onto his weaker left foot.
Say what you want about his form, but he is a truly two footed striker.
Modric is great taking those kinds of shots from 5meters out of the box. Bravo.
I too was more impressed with Ziva’s post than that beautiful goal myself. 🙂
I’d say the degree of difficulty was greater for the goal vs United though…
Ziva just said “WOW” and was not being sarcastic or facetious….let’s all take a moment to appreciate the significance.
Modric is on fire. Full of confidence and it shows in his play.
Kakva golcina !!!
OMG amazing goal by Modric.
What a goal. Maybe even better than the goal against Man U. Looks like Luka is ready for this Friday.
Remember…. Luka Modric cannot shoot! LOL!!!! Idiots
Thank you Mr. Black . Iggy rules
I made the above post in the wrong thread, but here’s the right link to that staredown.
The YouTube comments are hilarious:
Cro cop in his prime was the 2nd best fighter on the planet.
Then in 2003, he delved into a bunch of different things. He was a member in parliament for 4 years. He got involved in HNK Cibalia, and even played some matches. He even acted in some C movies.
Once he started focusing on other things in life, MMA stops being his number one thing and he only used it for the money.
He entered the UFC solely for the money, and never even trained in an octagon before he fought his first fight! He’s almost completely tarnished his image as an MMA fighter, but if he doesn’t care about it so much (as he seems to have many other interests in his life) then hats off to him and let him do whatever makes him happy.
I’ll never forget the beatdown he gave Wanderlei Silva, nor will I forget that Eagle versus Gorilla staredown he had with Silva in a prior fight:
Striker wise I would go with Olic and Mario. They are both in excellent form and run relentlessly. I prefer Stimac goes with two forwards. Jelavic would be a good option for sub late in the game if need be.
Seeing as how Muller, Ribery, Lahm and Kroos aren’t in the squad either i’m guessing he got an early break for the international qualifiers.
What happened to Mandzo?!
He is not even in the squad for today’s match?!
i HOPE jela doesnt see the field
u cant play him because he scored one game in – what ? 12 matches or so
olic prolly deserves that spot tbh
I doubt Jelavic will see the field against the serbs. If we go with two forwards it will Mandza and Olic.
what a goal by jela, good to see that lot of our players are in good form for this match.
where are they playing the games in LA? for those of us who cant make it to vegas, where are the other venues? Cro hall in pedro? church in downtown?
Jelavic ends his goal drought
Jelavic scored the second goal for Everton.
mamic’s comments suddenly seem kinda more acceptable..
Mamic-story in English
The Footbal Club Dinamo executive director and member of right-wing Croatian Democratic Union Zdravko Mamić is arrested today in Zagreb after his radio interview in which he accused Croatian Minister of Sport and Education Željko Jovanović that he “hates everything about Croatia because he`s Serb“. Mamić also said that “a Serb cannot have the highest official positions in Croatia“.
“Jovanović is insult for croatian brain, he hates everything that is croatian. You cannot see laugh on this man, you just see bleeding dogteeth” said Mamić in his racist delirium.
Mamić is arrested on charges of insulting on national basis and calling for violence against ethnic minorities. He could be sentenced for three years of prison for this crime.
Croatian officials condemned this barbarism of Mamić. Croatian president dr. Ivo Josipović said that Mamić`s speech was “vulgar and rude” and that it represented hate speech. Croatian PM Zoran Milanović said that Mamić was representing “the dark side of Croatia“.
Croatia is accessing the EU on July 2013 and the top Croatian officials doesn`t need anything that is opposed to the common European values. Croatian authorities want to show the will to protect the civil rights of ethnic minorities which often is attacked by nationalists, especially when it comes to the rights of Serbs in Croatia.
Mamić has become well known for his hostile behaviour towards (some) journalists, threatening with violence and/or making vulgar comments about them and their profession. He is also linked with many controversial transfers of footballl players.
Kreso you are a legend.
that is some of the funniest posts i have ever read on this site.
ziva that stuff about cro cop is bs
i’ll be honest with u.. yes he is washed up now, no dobut.. he should have retired 6 years ago
but in 2003-2007, he was without a doubt the nbr 2 mma fighter on the planet behind fedor .. some would argue nogueira was nbr 2 and cro cop nbr 3 but i think mirko was nbr 2 realy.. he is an absolute legend of the sport and one of the best fighters all time so go tell your little friend called mary or maria or miro or whatever, that he his mouth has an appointment with my cock and he’s already late – he sounds like a cunt
Iggy is the man
Iggy take it easy with the vodka buddy
lol man u should see some branko cvitanovic fights.. he was the first ever k-1 world champ and he was a complete psycho.. he didnt give a fuck about the rules that guy he just wanted to kill his opponent by any means available.. total fucking psycho
New Iggy & the Stooges album next month!
Are you excited or what!?
fuck me too much alcomohol
dos caras junior i meant
sorry for the grammar it is 11am and i am still drinkign vodka
was it just the first match that was dodgy? i didnt see any ?
im like kreso i was drinking all nigth and missed it.. perhaps it is an AusCro thing that we are all drunks – i know i am !
Also what you said about mirko is incorrect as to him choosing lower tier fighters Ziva. That is a general criticism of pride fc (the org he fought in in japan), that’s not a mirko criticism but a lot of people said pride put on the occasional circus act ie – mirko vs dos santos junior when mirko was at his peak.. that being said as kreso said above he fought a lot of top class opponents, vovchanchyn headkick is the famous one, but the stuff against aleks emilianenko, hartnett, wanderlei, herring, waterman, etc etc i can go on.. he fought more tough tough fightys than easy ones for sure
Iggy disi ?
Majstore tell us in ENGLISH PLEASE DUDE
what a joke this competition is. Only way Cro Cop was not going to win this event is if he died in the ring, even then i think he would have won.
A complete joke. Go watch the first match. He lost.
K1 World GP Champion Mirko Filipovic
Really jerseycro hahah thats funny
Stimac booed out the building in this MMA event 😀
No Thompson at the stadium pre game half time and post game expect no Ljepa li si to play thats what the papers say so we should play ceca lepa brena and halid beslic so the serbs feel welcome majku vam jebem
Learn to read and write in Croatian.
ENGLISH DAMN IT
What did he say? ENGLISH
But Mamic himself is a mafia criminal but what he said is true but HDZ was no better HDZ su krali a SDP Sada Do Propasti!
Thanks for posting the video. Agree. Mamic is bang on and you have to give him credit for saying it.
Ola slavonska Ola
@anybody . What did Mr. Mamic say in English PLEASE to get put in jail ?
Dok krivci za Vukovar, Škabrnju i ostala mjesta slobodno šetaju Hrvatskom za to vrijeme se privode oni koji spomenu Jovanovićevu nacionalnost i nesposobnost. Sreća Mamiću što nije spomenuo pedere, onda bi mogao dobiti do 5 godina. Ne mogu ni zamisliti šta bi bilo da je još rekao da gey parovima ne treba omogućiti usvajanje djece.
Mamic arrested.. but I agree with him here
maksimir looked better back in the day
Olic will start Jelavic needs to get back on track im sick of Olic missing sitters. Respect to olic id have 11 olics and strinics on pitch than one sammir!
Cro cop loses every round and yet wins the match, can u say fix?
Looks like Olic still has some gas left in the tank….perhaps he will get the start against Serbia. If one goes by recent productivity it would be Olic and Mandzukic.
gOlic scores for Wolfsburg!
Man what is going on in Croatia our government first HDZ builds houses for them and now SDP are backing up the serbs Branu Srbe what the Kurac man In Vukovar they sing anti croatian song our Vlada does nothing But Mamic speaks the truth even if hes also a mafia asshole who robs the country but he did state the truth. SDP are serbs and they are pro serbs and anti croat
ili noću mirno spavaš
jel’te savjesti plam proždire i peče,
ili lijepo sanjaš
jel’te sram onih što su pali
i svoje mlade živote dali
za Lijepu našu za ideale,
a sad od njih praviš budale
i dok su oni na čuki stali,
ti i takvi zemlju ste krali
pjevali lažno Ustane bane,
a onda trpaj dok sve ne nestane
i njima ćeš dati orden i plakete
i jedan praznik da ih se sjete
a dok su oni vodili borbe,
ti si u miru radija pretvorbe
i to što si Hrvat zar daje ti pravo
da pljačkaš i kradeš? Čestitam, bravo!
I prisvajaš tuđe da bude tvoje
i sa dva prsta pozdravljaš heroje
i dok si kra’i uzima šta ti se svidi,
neki od pravih su invalidi
i nije im žao što su dali sebe,
al’im je muka kad vide tebe
i šta si sve steka’ u vrime rata
i napravija sebi palače od zlata
ali ne trudom i svojim radom,
nego krađom i debelim obrazom
ali kad istina dođe po svoje
i vidi da zločin sve to je
kad te pozovu pred lice pravde
ti se braniš: to mi Srbi rade
i kad te optuže s potpunim pravom
ti se tada pokriješ zastavom
i braniš hrvatstvom, bogom i vjerom,
što sveto je onim što su od zemljom
ma pokrij se ušima, i sram nek te bude
pravi borci neka ti sude
i u zatvor triba te strpat
pa se tamo pitaj:
kakav si Hrvat, kakav si Hrvat?
© Slaven Bilić
Mamic quote to Jovanovic
“On mrzi sve što počinje s “hrvatski” – prosvjeta, nogometni klub Dinamo, olimpijski odbor, akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, nogometni savez… ima krvna zrnca koja pretežu na onu stranu koja mrzi sve hrvatsko.
Iz njegovih očiju šiklja krv, a kada se nasmije, vidite samo zube spremne na klanje.
On je uvreda za hrvatski um, hrvatski mozak i hrvatskog čovjeka.
Zamislite da čovjek koji je Srbin, koji nikada nije radio u prosvjeti i sportu, osim što je bio dizač “tegova”, je ministar tako važnog resora. I to daš čovjeku bez ikakvog iskustva i s takvom hrvatomržnjom.
On je najveći Hrvatomrzac poslije Khuena Hedervaryja…” uvrede su koje je Mamić sasuo na račun Jovanovića.
Ziva could not have said it better myself,HDZ stole and stole and stole. your right we are on same page only brainwashed Hrvati think HDZ rules, SDP are communist we all knw that.
because the people of Croatia voted in the SDP party.
So, credit the stupidity of the Croatian population and the incompetence of HDZ who blew a great opportunity to lead the country. Instead, they stole, and stole some more, and covered it all up by wearing the croatian flag.
For the record, I agree with a lot of things that have come out of Jovanovic’s mouth since he took over the ministry.
Say all you want about Mamic, but props to him for saying what he said.
Why in the fuck is a cetnik a minister of anything in Croatia?!
@JerseyCro…….you are correct. This is the equivalent of being arrested in the states for vandalism and the max punishment being a 2-yr jail sentence. No way that happens and no way mamic gets any jail time.
I have not heard what he said other than the headlines I have read. Unless he threatened Jovanovic, I don’t see this going forward in terms of prosecution. Did he call him a serb or make threats at serbs. If so, that is hate speach.
This is a very Proud day for all the Arrogant Mamic/dinamo Fans !
Good to see Mamic arrested but no way he is serving 3 years in jail, all this will end up as a slap on the wrist fine and life goes on unfortunately.
Maybe I have too much expectation for Jovanovic’s sports inspection, but I hope it clears out the garbage
@Cico………Cro Cop is washed up at this point in his career, no????? I remember having a conversation years ago with someone in ZG who was involved with the Cro Cop management team (he answered to a guy name Miro or Mijo or Miso, I am not sure) and he said part of their strategy to build up Cro Cop and increase his market value with Japanese promotoers was to line him up against guys he should beat and avoid the big name competition until they could get a big pay days. He also threw around stories of how Cro Cop and his team came close to walking out on fights 30 minutes before they were scheudled to go on unless they were given guarentees over appearance money.
What am i saying that is “wrong” according to you. You may not agree with what i am saying, that is a different issue.
@majstore………..agreed, way too much jugo-komunisticka smrad in the govt., but there is also way too much HDZ-smrad running around as well claiming they are some big hrvati, while at the same time stealing and taking every advantage they can.
Now Cro Cop is no good too ? Wtf is wrong with U Ziva ? Everything to do with Croatia is wrong acording to U . Are U even a Croatian ? Do U like anything ? U are a little touched in the head . Bog,Hrvati, i Hajduk !!!
Fuck it’s late, ja idem drkat se!
Nah, he fought good fighters and didn’t givge a fuck and that made him a great fighter, Igor Vochenchen was a beast with his hands, cro cop knocked his head of. My personal opinion is that the sport evolved and Mirko took his foot of the pedal.
Not a fan of Mamic, but at the same time good for him.
There’s way too much jugo-komunisticka smrad in the Croatian government.
haaa…..there is no chance Cro Cop could ever get into the fortified basement.
Serious question here. i don’t follow organized afterschool fight club events, but the knock on Cro Cop his whole career prior to his UFC tenure was that he and his managers selected lower-tier fighters for many of his fights in order to build his record and increase the amount of money they could charge with each victory. Is that the case with this event in ZG? Are there any big names or are most of them minnows.
I am a big crocop fan and if he finds out what you have said about him he will come to you basement, give you a high kick to the head.Then he will eat the surma your mum has made while he reads all of the comments that youy have made on this site!
@Kreso…….you either have to be a big Cro Cop fan or you don’t have much going on in your life, drinking 12 hours waiting for two guys to tap dance in a ring.
I’m a bricklayers labourer, when you finish work you drink plus it’s summer!
you should have slept then woken up to watch the fight my friend. lol crazy Croatian Aussies
fuken shit, drinkin for the last 12 hours waiting to watch cro cop, i’m going to eat surma and go to sleep!
almost 6 pm
i can hardly see the screen, i’m in Australia, what time is it in Croatia now?
8 o’clock crotian time
do you know how soon the k1 tournament starts, i’m fuken hamered here at nearly 4 in the morning?
Champions league Quarter-final draw
Málaga CF (ESP) v Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) v Galatasaray AŞ (TUR)
Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) v FC Barcelona (ESP)
FC Bayern München (GER) v Juventus (ITA)
ZDRAVKO MAMIC ARRESTED!!!!!! JUSTICE.
Cramps…he’ll be fine for serbia if needed
Kovacic was taken off due to an injury. Does anyone know the status of his injury?
Hope Luka get’s his chance against the turks, was that Kovacic that done the turn and backheel for one of inters goal asists or someone else?
Kovacic is the real deal. Only 18 and continues to impress, he will only get better.
Did anyone else catch both legs of Inter’s Europa League games against Spurs?
Kovacic held his own during the 2nd game. It wasn’t a flawless performance, but for an 18 year old it was pretty impressive.
Nice passing, dribbling, defending and positioning. He seemed to want to get the ball to distribute from ahead of the back four.
The 1st game not so much. He pressed high, behind the striker when Inter did not have possession for the first half hour. Then he moved back in front of the back four.
It almost seemed like he was trying to stay out of the way of the other Inter players.
I can only see this kid getting better.