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*Ljubica*
08-05-2004, 06:48 PM
OK - I know it's not definate yet that David will be 100% fit to play in Athens this year, but thought it was still a good time to start an Olympics thread for news, articles etc. This article comes from the Cordoban newspaper "La Voz del Interior" today, 5th August 2004. Apologies for my translation:-

With Guillermo Coria injured in his right shoulder and already unable to make the Olympic Team, attention in the tennis world has turned to David Nalbandian, who himself has an injury to his elbow,
and will go to Athens having played just one match (against Mikhail Youzhny in the Toronto Masters) in the last 61 days. After his defeat in Canada, the World Number 5 travelled to Miami where he made his
physical recovery and started to play again yesterday. His close circle commented that the withdrawal from Cincinnati this week was
not due just to a simple precaution so as to be in form for the Olympic Games, and it is only today that the 22-year-old will pick up a racquet for the first time. He will travel from Miami to Athens
between Monday and Tuesday, accompanied by his Coach Eduardo Infantino and his brother Javier. They are determined not to miss the opening ceremony. So how will the man from Unquillo respond to the
fast Greek surface? It is an unknown quantity. Since the semifinal he lost to Gastón Gaudio at Roland Garros on clay, he has played only once - against Youzhny. Anyway it is necessary to go back in the
2004 calendar to see what happened to Nalbandian after his return to the circuit from injury. On 6th February he played in the Davis Cup in Morocco against Hicham Arazi who had to retire through injury, but even then everything was complicated for David because of a twisted right ankle which occured while he trained in Agadir. That injury
marginalised him by almost a month, and he returned in Dubai (still in pain) and lost in his debut. Again he was out of the circuit for a
month, although his return was succcessful as he reached the quarterfinals in the Masters Series of Monte Carlo before losing to Coria.

Later, at Roland Garros, het had a small intercostal tear and could not go on to play at Wimbledon. And although he felt he could return in Toronto, he lost in a match were he had held a 4-1 final set
advantage. On the injuries suffered by his pupil and by others on the circuit, Eduardo Infantino said that "One of the problems is that
they are changing their type and each one presents/displays different
characteristics. As far as the circuit is concerned, in the last two years the balls are heavier and the fields slower. And also there is the matter of a demanding calendar with, for example, two Masters
Series following each other". Infantino added that "it is necessary to make things stronger and more organised on the circuit" and he
explained: "Mainly it is down to the individual characteristics of each player. The circuit is complicated by the amount of matches they
have to play, and it's always necessary to adapt to new techniques and have new objectives. We, the Coaches, are trying to obtain the right balance".

While Nalbandian has told him that his latest injury is not severe, Alberto Mancini, captain for the Olympic Games, gave his point of view on the continuous injuries of the players. "At the moment the
system of competition forces people to play too much and for too long and for that reason, many players suffer many injuries, Although some have a greater propensity according to then than others", Luli
aid. And because of these doubts, candles are lit and prayers are
said daily.

bovenbuuf
08-05-2004, 07:43 PM
thanks Rosie!

jazz_girl
08-05-2004, 09:12 PM
Yes, thank you! With all the rumors lately we needed a thread like this one! ;)

sigmagirl91
08-05-2004, 09:39 PM
Yes, we do!!!! Thanks again, Rosie....

justClaudia
08-05-2004, 11:55 PM
Yes, we do!!!! Thanks again, Rosie....

Amen...Amen
That's all i have to say :worship:

jazz_girl
08-06-2004, 12:58 PM
Well, apparently Coria will announce today if he can go or not to the
Olympics. In the meantime Mancini already explain that if he doesn't
make it Zabaleta will replace him in singles and doubles. Since Coria
and David got a WC to play, they can't change the team, so all he can
do is replace Coria with Zabaleta.
The bad news is that they never played together and will not have any
practise till Athens.

jazz_girl
08-06-2004, 12:59 PM
06/08/04
On David's side, everything's OK
Nalbandian started training again in Miami yesterdayt and will go to
Greece on Tuesday.
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=808454

While on Coria's side the situation is not the best, David
Nalbandian practised yesterday for the first time in Miami, after
quitting in Cinicnnati because of some pains in the right elbow, a
typic pain that appears after being so long without practise. The
Unquillense didn't want to risk his participation in Athens and even
lost a great possibility of getting a place for the Houston Masters.
Nalbandian is 9 in the Champion's Race and Lleyton Hewitt and Marat
Safin, two of his direct rivals, are facing each other in the QF of
the Master Series. In a chat with El Sello, of TyC Sports, Nalbandian
assured that his participation in the Masters was a fact.

David, his coach Eduardo Infantino and his PT Jorge Trevisan will go
to Greece next tuesday. The bad thing is that Nalbandian only played
1 match-the defeat against Mikhail Youzhny in Toronto-after losing in
SF of RG against Gaudio. There's a good reference though: in october,
after 49 days without playing, he beat Roddick and Henman in Basel. A
nice comeback.

*Ljubica*
08-06-2004, 02:57 PM
Thanks for the news Jazz :)

crigazzio
08-06-2004, 06:47 PM
well this is a great way to wait the Olympics!!!!

Thanks girls!!!

jazz_girl
08-06-2004, 11:21 PM
Ok, Coria is officially out and Zabaleta in. He'll play doubles with David and also singles. The bad news is that gaudio is in doubt cause he got injured in Cincinnati. He'll decide what to do in a few hours. His replacements can be Calleri or Cañas.

justClaudia
08-06-2004, 11:29 PM
Ok, Coria is officially out and Zabaleta in. He'll play doubles with David and also singles. The bad news is that gaudio is in doubt cause he got injured in Cincinnati. He'll decide what to do in a few hours. His replacements can be Calleri or Cañas.

To bad if Gaudio can't go either...really bad.
I mean both Calleri and Cañas would do great,i'm sure, if they have to go.
I hope Gaston can make it!!

jazz_girl
08-06-2004, 11:43 PM
Gaudio is officialy out and Calleri in.

justClaudia
08-06-2004, 11:48 PM
Gaudio is officialy out and Calleri in.

To bad for Gaudio..but Calleri will do great i guess...or hope
Gaudio deserved to go..

jazz_girl
08-07-2004, 12:02 AM
Yeah, I would have liked to see Gaudio there but he injured his heel.

Gigan
08-07-2004, 04:25 AM
David,
Good Luck in Greece!
Sorry, I will watch matches only on TV...

________________________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

novanora
08-07-2004, 06:51 AM
Gaudio is officialy out and Calleri in.
Thanks, jazz, for your latest news!! and rose, of course your good article!:hug: i will translate into Chinese and post into our BBS there :)

bad news that Gaudio is out, but i wonder if calleri has recovered 100% yet?? he has been out of court for so long time..... :confused:

bovenbuuf
08-07-2004, 09:29 AM
oh sorry to see Jazz. really would loved to see Gaudio there.. but well now I gues good luck Calleri..lets hope that David stays in! Do think this is enough replacements..

*Ljubica*
08-07-2004, 11:24 AM
So sorry to hear about Gaston - it would have meant so much to him to play for his country - especially as he is one of the older players and may not get another chance in 4 years time. Hope he gets well soon. At the same time I am pleased for Calleri though - and it looks like he and David will now play doubles together in Athens. This is an article from La nacion this morning:-

The mens' team that will travel to Athens next Tuesday will be made up of David Nalbandian (who is currently in the United States), Juan Ignacio Chela, Mariano Zabaleta (who will play instead of Coria), Agustin Calleri and the doubles specialists Gastón Etlis and Martín Rodriguez. . Although Mancini has not given confirmation yet, is probable that, due to all these changes, the second doubles' pair will be the Cordoban pair of Nalbandian and Calleri. Nalbandian and Calleri played together last year, in Montreal and Long Island, on cement which is the same surface as the Olympic Games. After his calling to the Team, Calleri, will play in Athens after two months of inactivity due to a leg injury he received at Roland Garros, said that he was sorry it Gaudio was injured. "It is such a sad thing that has happened to Gastón" he said. "But to be in the Games will allow me to fulfill a dream, an opportunity that I can't let pass me by".

I really like this doubles pairing - I think they could do well :)

jazz_girl
08-07-2004, 01:37 PM
I like the Calleri/Nalbandian a lot better too! This is what Agustin said on the doubles:
"No me han dicho nada, ojalá que pueda jugar con David”
"I haven't been told anything yet, I hope I can play with David"

justClaudia
08-07-2004, 04:20 PM
I like the Calleri/Nalbandian a lot better too! This is what Agustin said on the doubles:
"No me han dicho nada, ojalá que pueda jugar con David”
"I haven't been told anything yet, I hope I can play with David"

If he hopes!! Who am i to disagree!!
No seriously..i hope too.
Good luck to them..maybe a medal who knows?
Or is that too much to ask?

Aleksa's Laydee
08-07-2004, 05:10 PM
thats wicked that hes ok to play :aparty:

david and agustin.... ;)

i wish david all the luck :D and i'l be cheering him on :woohoo:

jazz_girl
08-07-2004, 05:10 PM
I'd like to see David to get a medal of his own...Besides, he needs the points ;)

Raquel
08-07-2004, 07:45 PM
Good Luck at the Olympics, David :hug:

justClaudia
08-07-2004, 10:03 PM
I'd like to see David to get a medal of his own...Besides, he needs the points ;)
Ohh Jazz..wouldn't that be great?!!
For him...to "shoot" all the problems and injuries for good.

We'll see what happens..but i have hope!

jazz_girl
08-07-2004, 10:25 PM
Me too Claudia! :bounce:

rassklovn
08-08-2004, 08:28 AM
Come on David, be strong and it's not yourself that David is playing for and he will lift his game and time to take the next step.

bovenbuuf
08-08-2004, 08:50 AM
btw did you know that at the openingceremonie Dj Tiësto who is a top Dutch Dance dj btw.. during the parade he will accompany the athleets with his music.

*Ljubica*
08-08-2004, 12:36 PM
Just a small piece from Clarins newspaper this morning - 8th August:-


Nalbandian in the Running

"Everything is going well and David's training is going according to
plan. First thing on Tuesday morning he will go to Athens", says his
brother Darío Nalbandian. Dario was clearing up a rumour that came
from Greece, saying that the Number 5 seed may not be able to play in
the Olympics. David pulled out of the tournament in Cincinnati this
week due to an elbow injury, but is currently training in Miami with
his other brother Javier, and Coach Eduardo Infantino. Unfortunately
Argentina have already lost two members of their Olympic Team -
Guillermo Coria (right shoulder) and Gastón Gaudio (heel injury).

Action Jackson
08-08-2004, 12:39 PM
Unfortunately Rosie, you do know that David is the real El Gordo and not Calleri, but this is good news, the only thing that I am not happy with this is the alleged TV coverage of the tennis, then again I am not surprised.

*Ljubica*
08-08-2004, 12:42 PM
Unfortunately Rosie, you do know that David is the real El Gordo and not Calleri, but this is good news, the only thing that I am not happy with this is the alleged TV coverage of the tennis, then again I am not surprised.

No I know there won't be much TV coverage - but I'll be at work through most of the matches anyway - so guess live scoring will have to do. As for the El Gordo thing - afraid I have to agree! I haven't personally seen David for about 6 weeks now, - but people who have, are all telling me how heavy he has become :eek: Reckon he needs some of your high altitude training - and fast!

Action Jackson
08-08-2004, 12:45 PM
No I know there won't be much TV coverage - but I'll be at work through most of the matches anyway - so guess live scoring will have to do. As for the El Gordo thing - afraid I have to agree! I haven't personally seen David for about 6 weeks now, - but people who have, are all telling me how heavy he has become :eek: Reckon he needs some of your high altitude training - and fast!

I know what it's like and if I am not careful I can get to the El Gordo phase myself, something about us stocky individuals :) . Yes, I am serious about that high altitude physical base training, then again whenever I have needed to shed it's come off fairly quickly, that would be the same for David, if he took it seriously.

jazz_girl
08-10-2004, 04:07 PM
Just read in Ole that the seedings will be out tomorrow. I guess David will be seeded 6 since Coria, Agassi and Hewitt won't participate.

jazz_girl
08-10-2004, 04:09 PM
Ok wait...I don't know if he'll be 6 or higher because if they take that ranking from July he'll be higher. I guess we'll have to wait till tomorrow to see how he's seeded.

crigazzio
08-10-2004, 04:20 PM
well, one more day to wait!!!!!!
I want to know now!!!!! : crazy:

jazz_girl
08-10-2004, 04:23 PM
I'm so anxious about the Olympics!!! We're already talking at school to convince the professors to see some matches!

crigazzio
08-10-2004, 04:34 PM
I'm so anxious about the Olympics!!! We're already talking at school to convince the professors to see some matches!

:crazy: Great idea!!! We have a tv here, so when te customers wants we can change to the olympic channel, and here everybody wants to see Olympics!!!! ;)

As I told before here i´m breathing olympic air!!!! :eek:

jazz_girl
08-10-2004, 04:46 PM
You're so lucky!!! I wanna see the ceremony on friday, but I'll be at school. And I know they won't let us see that...Maybe I could miss school...

crigazzio
08-10-2004, 04:49 PM
Is friday and is the first week, so maybe you can stay at home and watch the ceremony!!! ;)
Is a bad thing missing the school but this is THE CEREMONY OF THE OLYMPICS!!! ;)

jazz_girl
08-10-2004, 04:53 PM
The thing is that if David gets far here he'll have to play next friday as well...but I think the matches will be early in the morning, so I guess I could miss it...

crigazzio
08-10-2004, 05:03 PM
mmmm is true....and the good thing id that i have this bad feeling about David lossing, so that´s nice you know we always wrong in that so i´m happy to feel in this way ;)

jazz_girl
08-10-2004, 05:05 PM
Actually I'm quite optimistic. Apparently he's recovered and practising a lot. He loves playing for Argentina and the big tournaments as well, plus he could add some good points, so I don't know...I won't say I have a good feeling, but I don't have a bad one :)

crigazzio
08-10-2004, 05:47 PM
I have a bad one, but remember in me that´s positive!!!! ;) so don´t worry i guess untill now is good to feel a little negative...

bovenbuuf
08-11-2004, 10:09 AM
la nacion 11/8

The team, that is in charge of Alberto Mancini, will arrive today at Athens. They left yesterday,Mariano Zabaleta, Juan Ignacio Chela, Agustín Calleri, Gastón Etlis, Martín Rodriguez and the rest of the technical staff. David Nalbandian,who is now in Miami- United States, will be travel the day after tomorrow

PerezRoldan
08-11-2004, 10:50 AM
Vamos Argentina and come on David, time to win a medal for Argentina.

crigazzio
08-11-2004, 02:47 PM
Vamos Argentina and come on David, time to win a medal for Argentina.

SSSSIIII!!!!!! Vamos ARGENTINA!!!!! :crazy:

novanora
08-11-2004, 03:07 PM
SSSSIIII!!!!!! Vamos ARGENTINA!!!!! :crazy:

i hope this time can be the golden one, :) argentina needs that, and i wanna to have a listen to your national anthem ;)

jazz_girl
08-11-2004, 03:59 PM
Thanks Nova! ;)

*Ljubica*
08-11-2004, 05:32 PM
For everyone that doesn't know - though I guess most of you do - David has been seeded Number 6 for the Olympics.

crigazzio
08-11-2004, 07:18 PM
i hope this time can be the golden one, :) argentina needs that, and i wanna to have a listen to your national anthem ;)

I´ll think that i´m to emotional so i know i´ll cry if i see this boys/girls with a gold medal, i mean this is a country that the only thing that we have was fútbol, but now is different thanks to those persons who did an amazing job all these years, we have the worldchampionship in Hockey and josé Meolans wons a lot of international tournaments and David, guillermo and Gastón are top ten in the ATP this is amazing for our country......
Thanks Nova , i can´t wait to see them defending our flag there....btw Argentina is 3-0 agaainst Serbia y Montenegro(I don´t know how is in english)

A big hug

jazz_girl
08-11-2004, 10:11 PM
We won by 6-0!!! Yay! I hope David can win his matches by this result as well ;)

sigmagirl91
08-11-2004, 10:34 PM
Let's hope so. We don't need him making things harder than they have to be.

crigazzio
08-11-2004, 10:55 PM
Well, we have to wait for the draw.....We need an eassy draw in the first matches.....

jazz_girl
08-11-2004, 11:32 PM
Yeah, we need some easy matches so he can have some practise before the real thing. I wouldn't like a tough first round...

crigazzio
08-12-2004, 12:15 AM
Me either Jazz, he needs a lot of training in a tournament, so let´s hope for the best....when they´ll show the draw???

jazz_girl
08-12-2004, 01:59 AM
Tomorrow at 7am our time

novanora
08-12-2004, 06:13 AM
We won by 6-0!!! Yay! I hope David can win his matches by this result as well ;)
Congrats, Argentina!! :woohoo::woohoo:



la nacion 11/8

The team, that is in charge of Alberto Mancini, will arrive today at Athens. They left yesterday,Mariano Zabaleta, Juan Ignacio Chela, Agustín Calleri, Gastón Etlis, Martín Rodriguez and the rest of the technical staff. David Nalbandian,who is now in Miami- United States, will be travel the day after tomorrow

why does David not go with Argentine team together, it seems a little bit late for him to go Athen tomorrow. He doesn't need any double practise with Calleri?

The draw has still not been out, seems will be out at my night today :)
i can't wait any more for it!!! God god bless :worship:

Fedex
08-12-2004, 08:05 AM
seeded 6?? Then the other top seeds must be:
1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Moya
4. Henman
5. Ferrero
Anyway, i also hope for an easy draw, getting alittle harder each rd, so he'll be prepared to face Federer or Roddick. :)
Here's to a great Olympics. :D Where Roger and David both get metals, and duckboy losses in the 1st rd.!! :rolls: :p :) :devil:

maplered
08-12-2004, 10:42 AM
Vomos David
Vomos Argentina

Though I am a big fan of Guille, I love David too, and I am crazy of Argentina Futbol.

bovenbuuf
08-12-2004, 10:56 AM
Welcome Maplered! Well its a nice combination you have there :)

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-12-2004, 11:39 AM
Nalbandian plays big Dent in the 1st round.

sigmagirl91
08-12-2004, 11:42 AM
Wow.....
I don't know WHAT to think of that.

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-12-2004, 11:46 AM
David is in the same section as Federer.

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-12-2004, 11:48 AM
That is the section of the draw for David.

16 SRICHAPHAN Paradorn (12) THA
30 JOHANSSON Joachim SWE
52 SARGSIAN Sargis ARM
25 LJUBICIC Ivan CRO

21 HRBATY Dominik SVK
68 EL AYNAOUI Younes MAR
29 DENT Taylor USA
9 NALBANDIAN David (6) ARG

sigmagirl91
08-12-2004, 11:54 AM
I saw that. Looks like this draw is more evenly spaced out. No one's really going to have an easy time of it-not even Andy.

bovenbuuf
08-12-2004, 12:00 PM
well this will be tough.. well good to see its not an Argentinian he is facing in the first 3 rounds, but still not easy.. but like Sigma said, its for no one easy.

Fedex
08-12-2004, 12:04 PM
An in form Nalbandian would take care of Dent, no problems, but the fact that he is lacking match play, and if Dent is hot, that could really hurt him. Not an easy 1st rd, but after that it gets much easier till the QF, where he will likely faceoff against Federer.

jazz_girl
08-12-2004, 12:41 PM
Is Dent doing that well lately?

bovenbuuf
08-12-2004, 12:47 PM
no he is not that hot at the moment...

LA, Cincy out in the 1st round...

*Ljubica*
08-12-2004, 12:52 PM
I think last time they played, David won in a Final set tie-break - that was in the first round in Kooyong this year, - so it definately won't be easy. As Fedex says, normally David would take care of Dent easily, but the fast hard courts will suit Dent's big serve so it won't be easy. I don't feel confident about it, but then I never do! And wonder how long it will be before someone in GM starts a "Battle of the Fatties" thread :p or tangerinus starts spouting "Come On Taylor!"

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-12-2004, 12:56 PM
And wonder how long it will be before someone in GM starts a "Battle of the Fatties" thread :p or tangerinus starts spouting "Come On Taylor!"

I wonder how fast the courts will actually be, it's quite humid in Athens, then again you never know with Dent.

Tangerine "the Chernoybl of tennis knowledge" well she will be cheering hard for Taylor, but not that's not exactly a serious offence.

*Ljubica*
08-12-2004, 01:02 PM
I wonder how fast the courts will actually be, it's quite humid in Athens, then again you never know with Dent.

Tangerine "the Chernoybl of tennis knowledge" well she will be cheering hard for Taylor, but not that's not exactly a serious offence.

Tangerine "the Chernobyl of tennis knowledge" :haha: And sorry - in my opinion - everything she does is a serious offence - she couldn't even post in the Code Violation thread without having a dig at me :devil: Anyway - one good thing I thought of......last time David played Dent in a first round (at Kooyong) he went on to win the tournament :) Good omen I hope!

jazz_girl
08-12-2004, 01:09 PM
I've read somewhere that the court weren't that fast actually, so that could benefit David. With all this time out I want to believe that David practised and improved his service. If he's got that and the great return he always had, then he's ok. I think David can win this one.

sigmagirl91
08-12-2004, 01:13 PM
My, Rosie, you do have a following.....

She even mentioned that it irritates her that you and I "high-five" each other after we take a spike at Andy. Sounds like she got problemsssssssssssss......

Action Jackson
08-12-2004, 01:21 PM
I've read somewhere that the court weren't that fast actually, so that could benefit David. With all this time out I want to believe that David practised and improved his service. If he's got that and the great return he always had, then he's ok. I think David can win this one.

Well, it would help him even more if the court is slower, then again as long as his return is working he should handle Dent well, though a tough match is what he needs, but actually holding his nerve and winning it.

From what I have heard it's not a fast surface at all.

Action Jackson
08-12-2004, 01:25 PM
ITangerine "the Chernoybl of tennis knowledge" well she will be cheering hard for Taylor, but not that's not exactly a serious offence.

:worship: :worship: that's a great call and so true, then again this is the individual who called me a Nazi and couldn't back up their points, so along with this and the 'intellectual Bermuda triangle", it has almost everything covered.

Time to make an appearance elsewhere and come on David, this is a great opportunity representing Argentina and they need a gold medal, and the football team can't be guaranteed to do it.

jazz_girl
08-12-2004, 01:25 PM
That's good news for David in this case.

jazz_girl
08-12-2004, 01:27 PM
I guess David will be motivated, he has to much at stake, he'll fight for it.

*Ljubica*
08-12-2004, 01:35 PM
My, Rosie, you do have a following.....

She even mentioned that it irritates her that you and I "high-five" each other after we take a spike at Andy. Sounds like she got problemsssssssssssss......

Makes me wonder how the b**** knows what you're doing if she really has you on ignore :confused:

sigmagirl91
08-12-2004, 01:36 PM
She must have taken me off ignore, or is peeking at my posts while still having me on ignore. Whatever for her....I still think she's americanbomber83, even though she denies it.

UseTheSearchTool
08-12-2004, 01:45 PM
The mysteries continue, can David play well at the Games, and who was the bomber?

Aleksa's Laydee
08-12-2004, 01:54 PM
Tough one against taylor, lets hope he doesnt find form in that match....vamos david :banana:

novanora
08-12-2004, 02:26 PM
Federer, Roger (1)
Davydenko, Nikolay
Berdych, Tomas
Mayer, Florian
Santoro, Fabrice
Volandri, Filippo
Ouahab, Lamine
Robredo, Tommy (15)

Srichaphan, Paradorn (12)
Johansson, Joachim
Sargsian, Sargis
Ljubicic, Ivan
Hrbaty, Dominik
El Aynaoui, Younes
Dent, Taylor
Nalbandian, David (6)

i don't like this draw, :( first round is taylor dent, i check the head to head record, and found except kooyoo, they never played before. and like boven said, taylor is not hot these days, LA and Cincy is first round out, and other hard surface tournament this year also can't find any hot performance of him, his best show is in the grass. The point which makes me glad is Athen surface is not that quick, thus add more chances to David.
But think the most most important thing is, we don't know how he feel these days, how is his state now, coz he is out of court for such a long time, unless we saw his practise, any estimation could be not accurate.
And the worst thing is, he could face Roger in quarter. Let's see his first round first, and see further. Dent could be a good testing opponent, which can show his current state.

*Ljubica*
08-12-2004, 02:28 PM
She must have taken me off ignore, or is peeking at my posts while still having me on ignore. Whatever for her....I still think she's americanbomber83, even though she denies it.

Of course she denies it - she's a coward as well as a fool

Raquel
08-12-2004, 02:28 PM
Good Luck David :) - Dent is a tough first round, but looking through the draw it could have been tougher. If David can get Taylor into some rallies from the back, he could do well.

Doubles draw - David and Agustin play Andreev/Davydenko. I have no idea how that will go, it's too unpredictable with all these players playing with compatriots they have never played with before. Here's the full doubles draw - http://www.athens2004.com/en/TennisMen/results?rsc=TEM002501&frag=TEM002000_C75

jazz_girl
08-12-2004, 02:34 PM
I think David is probably the only Argentinian that has real chances for a medal, especially after seeing the draw. Chela will face Mirnyi, Zabaleta can face Roddick in the third round and Calleri is playing Beck...

sigmagirl91
08-12-2004, 02:36 PM
The mysteries continue, can David play well at the Games, and who was the bomber?

The troll who practically ravaged the "Say What You Want" thread on Sunday night. It now looks like I am talking to myself, since bomber was banned. And, as a parting "gift", it repped me (not good or bad, but I'll take it as bad) and told me to "respect others". Go figure....

Then it went to the Andy forum and proclaimed "VICTORY FOR DUCKNATION" because it had talked to me for an hour. The ignorant asses over there had nerve to answer this doofus. It doesn't matter about what they said; it's the fact that they said anything at all.

landoud
08-12-2004, 03:42 PM
i think it is a very tough draw for david .. dent is not easy

MissPovaFan
08-12-2004, 04:08 PM
i think it is a very tough draw for david .. dent is not easy

Definitely not an easy match for Nalbandian but I feel a 100% fit Nalbandian would comfortably beat Dent.

landoud
08-12-2004, 04:14 PM
yeah that what i wish too

jazz_girl
08-12-2004, 04:29 PM
Definitely not an easy match for Nalbandian but I feel a 100% fit Nalbandian would comfortably beat Dent.
I totally agree with you. :yeah:

Steffi
08-12-2004, 07:17 PM
Good luck for David!!!

bovenbuuf
08-12-2004, 09:08 PM
Athens, GREECE: Argentinian David Nalbandian prepares for a practice session at the Olympic Village in Athens, 11 August 2004, two days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in the Greek capital. AFP PHOTO / Jacques DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

bovenbuuf
08-12-2004, 09:09 PM
I must say I am now really worried ;) this are really a lot of changes, no way he had time in Miami to play 1 minute of tennis :p

sigmagirl91
08-12-2004, 09:30 PM
That pic is NOT David-unless he had a facelift or a sponsor change.

jazz_girl
08-12-2004, 10:01 PM
LOL! I saw those pics this morning and the photographers there need glasses NOW!

sigmagirl91
08-12-2004, 10:17 PM
They sure do. Maybe they need mine?

justClaudia
08-12-2004, 11:57 PM
Athens, GREECE: Argentinian David Nalbandian prepares for a practice session at the Olympic Village in Athens, 11 August 2004, two days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in the Greek capital. AFP PHOTO / Jacques DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)


Who the hell is this guy??!!!

Maybe this is the real David,and none of us new it all this time :(

novanora
08-13-2004, 06:11 AM
Athens, GREECE: Argentinian David Nalbandian prepares for a practice session at the Olympic Village in Athens, 11 August 2004, two days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in the Greek capital. AFP PHOTO / Jacques DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)


:haha::haha::haha::haha: the photographer is "humorous".......if david appeared on court like that, he can get the "best recovery award" :lol:

misha
08-13-2004, 08:45 AM
I believe this is a guy from Cyprus or Malta (not sure which one). He is the junior world champion. They are showing a special on him on Eurosport every week. They follow him around the world as he tries to become one of the top players.

cartapuce
08-13-2004, 10:19 AM
yes, it's marcos baghdatis on this pic :) and he's from cyprus.
good luck for david :)

jazz_girl
08-13-2004, 07:42 PM
I'm watching the ceremony and they just showed David there. He is sooooo happy!!! he was walking next to Agustin Calleri, who was taping everything with his video camera. But I was surprised to see that they showed David so much!!!!
Vamos David!!!!

Raquel
08-13-2004, 07:56 PM
I just saw him now Jazz Girl! They showed Roger carrying the Swiss flag and then cut to David :D

jazz_girl
08-13-2004, 08:09 PM
Yeah! They showed him twice!!! The camera loves him!

jtipson
08-13-2004, 08:10 PM
Yes, I saw him too. He looks great :)

sigmagirl91
08-13-2004, 08:18 PM
Yeah! They showed him twice!!! The camera loves him!

And you know he loves it right back....

*Ljubica*
08-13-2004, 08:27 PM
Yeah! They showed him twice!!! The camera loves him!

And we love him too :) I thought he and Agustin looked so proud and happy - bless Agustin with his little video camera!!

yixiang
08-14-2004, 03:56 AM
david is so adorable by that looks......... :worship:

Here is a picture shot just from TV by a pal:
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2004-08/14_262670_1.jpg

Ma. Estefania
08-14-2004, 04:10 AM
Oh!!! :worship: Thank you so much for it!

Thanx God anyway I could see David the 2 times the camera showed him. W

When the whole Argentine delegation was spotted, he looked so damn hot :drool: there with that white outfit, and his hair was :hearts: those cute blonde curls! :hearts:

bovenbuuf
08-14-2004, 08:23 AM
thansk Yi, its a nice pic, he really looks happy on it!

novanora
08-14-2004, 09:04 AM
Yeah! They showed him twice!!! The camera loves him!
They even said the camera broadcasting man is a big Nalby fan, and suggested David and Roger can meet in the quarter when it cutted to David while the Roger holding flag time :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Thanks, yixiang!! :hug: i saw this cut has been posted in our BBS there, damn, you know, my video machine has broken, otherwise I will definitely make more cuts of David. :aplot:

landoud
08-14-2004, 10:05 AM
the ceremony was great and david looked adorable.. and yeah the camera man is a huge nalby fan....that's for sure

*Ljubica*
08-14-2004, 12:33 PM
Thanks for the pic - he looks so happy :)

jazz_girl
08-14-2004, 12:40 PM
Thank you so much for the pic!!! :D

jazz_girl
08-14-2004, 12:52 PM
Found a pic:

*Ljubica*
08-14-2004, 01:35 PM
Found a pic:

Thanks Jazz :)

PerezRoldan
08-14-2004, 01:38 PM
There is Calleri in front of David, but he seemed to having a great time, and I think on the Federer forum, someone said they were greeting each other or something like that.

jazz_girl
08-14-2004, 01:44 PM
Did you get to see the ceremony? David was laughing all the time, chanting and waving. I have no idea why the show this pic when he's serious! LOL! He was next to Calleri who was with his carcorder taping everything and they seemed like teenagers. It was great!

PerezRoldan
08-14-2004, 01:46 PM
Well it's a big experience for them and I saw highlights and the things I wanted to see luckily.

novanora
08-14-2004, 02:09 PM
Did you get to see the ceremony? David was laughing all the time, chanting and waving. I have no idea why the show this pic when he's serious! LOL! He was next to Calleri who was with his carcorder taping everything and they seemed like teenagers. It was great!

Have you seen Chela and Mariano? they are together, also laugh a lot! and chela brought a Camera, too. The shot of them is very fast, but i did recognize them. They seems very excited and fresh to the Olympics.

jazz_girl
08-14-2004, 02:12 PM
Yeah! I got to see them too! They've been having a great time all week, I found these pics: http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=zabaleta&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-web-t&=&c=news_photos

novanora
08-14-2004, 02:21 PM
Thanks, jime! i have seen these Olympic village pics already, and post them in our Chinese BBS :) if David arrives Athen a little earlier, they will take his pics too. Olympics is a great experience to them, that can't be messured by points and money. It's nice memories. :)

jazz_girl
08-14-2004, 03:02 PM
Two things:
David is playing doubles tomorrow in the last shift, it says that 17hs but after the women's double match. Good luck Agus and David!!! :bounce:
Second: I found this pic at David's site www.davidnalbandian.net

Raquel
08-14-2004, 04:02 PM
Good Luck David/Agustin :bounce:

It's good for David I think he plays this match before singles :)

novanora
08-14-2004, 04:04 PM
Olympic Tennis Centre
Court 9

Night Session 17:00 - 19:00

Women's Doubles First Round - ITA - KURHAJCOVA/SUCHA
Men's Doubles First Round - ANDREEV/DAVYDENKO - CALLERI/NALBANDIAN

i have calculated, it will start at 10:00 p.m. here

spikeys_girl
08-14-2004, 06:48 PM
GOOD LUCK!
AHHH I THE CAMERA LOVED HIM THEY SHOWED HIM LIKE TWICE OR SUMTHING!

jazz_girl
08-14-2004, 06:58 PM
Yay!!! We won our first medal!!!! It's a bronze one in swimming, the girl is from Cordoba, so I hope we could get more from Cordobeses! ;)

Jennay
08-14-2004, 07:17 PM
Good luck in Athens David! :bounce: Yay!

landoud
08-14-2004, 08:12 PM
Yay!!! We won our first medal!!!! It's a bronze one in swimming, the girl is from Cordoba, so I hope we could get more from Cordobeses! ;)
yeah i watched that .. congratulation jazzWoohoo :woohoo: but we lost our 1st match handball vs hun.

anyway GOOOOOOD LUCK DAVID

*Ljubica*
08-14-2004, 08:38 PM
Good Luck tomorrow David and Agustin - love you both :kiss:

justClaudia
08-14-2004, 09:40 PM
I'm so anxious for tomorow's match!
They'll do great i'm sure!
Good Luck boys!!
Crossing my fingers for you!!

jazz_girl
08-15-2004, 02:58 AM
Gabriel Markus on David getting a medal:
"tiene posibilidades ciertas porque David se siente muy cómodo en esa superficie. Además, lo imagino con muchas ganas de jugar poque este año, por el tema de las lesiones, estuvo poco en la cancha".

"He has tru chances because David feels very confortable in this surface. Besides, I imagine him wanting to play because this year, with all those injuries, he wasn't in the court as much".

bovenbuuf
08-15-2004, 09:01 AM
thanks Jazz.. that are some nice words.

Gigan
08-15-2004, 02:33 PM
I can not believe,
David is out again because of thigh injury
So sorry...


http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/n...le.asp?id=12379


_______________________
:wavey: Andre agassi forever :wavey:

UseTheSearchTool
08-15-2004, 02:34 PM
Someone on GM said something that David has withdrawn from the Olympics, I hope this is not true.

UseTheSearchTool
08-15-2004, 02:39 PM
Yes, it is true unfortunately, I just hope that Rosie doesn't do something too drastic when she hears this news.

bovenbuuf
08-15-2004, 02:50 PM
this is really sad, he was so looking forward to it.
He really has no luck at all this year..the ankle, the elbow, the ribs, and now the thigh a lot of parts of his body were injuried this year.. what will be next :sad:

so well guess we can back to a sentence we have to use to often this year
Get well soon, David!

novanora
08-15-2004, 03:09 PM
it's the only possible that he is injured today, cause he looks so happy, and his team said he feels comfortable!!! damn!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

jazz_girl
08-15-2004, 03:12 PM
I don't understand this at all, how can he have so many different injuries in just one year?

UseTheSearchTool
08-15-2004, 03:13 PM
I don't understand this at all, how can he have so many different injuries in just one year?

All I will say that David is El Gordo now, and this doesn't help him with the injury problems.

novanora
08-15-2004, 03:16 PM
yes!! let's count

1st wrist injury
2nd ankle injury
3rd ribs injury
and now it's thigh!!! :mad::mad::mad:

jazz_girl
08-15-2004, 03:45 PM
You forgot the elbow! And I agree about the weigh thing.

UseTheSearchTool
08-15-2004, 03:48 PM
You forgot the elbow! And I agree about the weigh thing.

It's a logical progression, because he is El Gordo now and that excess weight does not help his recovery time and he is more likely to get injured, and that's happened recently.

Maybe GWH training methods are needed for David then, and some practice on his serve.

bovenbuuf
08-15-2004, 03:52 PM
You forgot the elbow! .

well it are so many injuries this year.. its easy to forget one.. ;) :sad:

novanora
08-15-2004, 04:02 PM
You forgot the elbow! And I agree about the weigh thing.
oh, yes, the elbow, so now he seems like a mummy, doesn't he? full of bands over his body...........

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-15-2004, 04:05 PM
I campaign for GWH, myself and Thomas Muster as David's physical trainers.

novanora
08-15-2004, 04:57 PM
i don't know if you have mood to have a look at these cuts of video, they were made by my friend Skeiji, but i did post them, they are his only memories of Athen :sad:

novanora
08-15-2004, 05:09 PM
and more :)

jazz_girl
08-15-2004, 05:11 PM
I campaign for GWH, myself and Thomas Muster as David's physical trainers.
Where do I sign?

jazz_girl
08-15-2004, 05:12 PM
Thanks a lot for the Caps!!!

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-15-2004, 05:15 PM
Where do I sign?

I am just working out the details. GWH can make him do the altitude stuff.
I will take him to the sand hills and he will have to run sprints through the soft sand and maybe Muster can handle him in the gym.

bovenbuuf
08-15-2004, 05:24 PM
thanks Nova.. guess this are the only pics we can see..

*Ljubica*
08-15-2004, 05:24 PM
Yes, it is true unfortunately, I just hope that Rosie doesn't do something too drastic when she hears this news.

Don't worry about me UseTheSearchTool - I'm devastated but not stupid enough to do anything drastic. To tell you the truth I'm just getting more and more annoyed with all the shit I'm reading about drugs on GM, and also about David's Team being at fault. So maybe just keep a low profile until all the recriminations die down because I get really upset about that kind of stuff.

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-15-2004, 05:28 PM
Don't worry about me UseTheSearchTool - I'm devastated but not stupid enough to do anything drastic. To tell you the truth I'm just getting more and more annoyed with all the shit I'm reading about drugs on GM, and also about David's Team being at fault. So maybe just keep a low profile until all the recriminations die down because I get really upset about that kind of stuff.

Good idea to keep a low profile, but at the same time I think if the three wise men trained David, he would be in fine phsyical shape.

The drug thing well that was covered before, but that's the problem the suspicion will always be there sadly.

Fedex
08-15-2004, 07:12 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

sigmagirl91
08-15-2004, 10:29 PM
All I will say that David is El Gordo now, and this doesn't help him with the injury problems.

And to think that he looked so ripped and buff at the beginning of the year. Hope he regains that form soon. If he does, then he's unstoppable. And, yes, add me to that "Mission: Getting David In Shape" team....

crigazzio
08-27-2004, 08:02 PM
I know this is a tennis forum.....but what a TEAM!!!!!! We did it we beat the dream team!!!!! For second time we let them out of the tournament!!!!!
I´m jumping, jumping :crazy:

novanora
08-27-2004, 08:08 PM
Ceci!! congrats!!! :hug::hug::hug: i have forget your Argentina basketball team's massacre us :lol: you massacre the "dream team" too!!! :lol:

and we got our 26 golds, what a night!!!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

crigazzio
08-27-2004, 08:15 PM
THANKS NOVA!!!!!:crazy:

And congratulations for so many medals!!!!! Is great!!!!!!

novanora
08-27-2004, 08:42 PM
THANKS NOVA!!!!!:crazy:

And congratulations for so many medals!!!!! Is great!!!!!!

sure, you will win gold soon ;) be prepared, come to the shop and buy some champagne!! the gold moment is precious!!

crigazzio
08-27-2004, 08:58 PM
I hope so Nova!!!!!!
I can´t wait for that moment!!!!!

Thanks....tomight please cheer for us ;)
We have the first final match in fútbol aggainst Paraguay......

jazz_girl
08-27-2004, 10:56 PM
I'm still celebrating!!!!! :banana: :bounce:

jazz_girl
08-28-2004, 10:18 AM
:banana: WE HAVE THE GOLD IN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

*Ljubica*
08-28-2004, 10:21 AM
Congratulations Jazz :)

landoud
08-28-2004, 01:17 PM
congratulation jazz... here in egypt we r still celebrating too but with our gold ;)

jazz_girl
08-28-2004, 03:00 PM
Thanks a lot guys!!!

novanora
08-28-2004, 03:49 PM
oh, Jazz, am i late for my congrats?! ;) :aparty::aparty::aparty:
Now, waiting for your basketball gold!! :bigclap::bigclap:

jazz_girl
08-28-2004, 04:31 PM
You're not late at all, we're still celebrating over here! LOL

justClaudia
08-28-2004, 09:46 PM
Jazz and Crigazzio congrats!!
I'm so happy for you! You had the best team,so you surely deserved it!!

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 01:06 AM
Thanks a lot Claudia!!! :D

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 03:54 PM
Hi guys!
I was just visiting Manu Ginobili's site and the guy is a genious! He
sent a diary to his site of every moment he lived in Athens and also
took a lot of pics and sent them to his site so his fans could see
them. In one of the pics there's David, I can't copy it, but I can
give you the link:
http://manuginobili.com/media/gallery/details.php?image_id=290
I think you might have to register to see it. In his diary he also mentions David and said that he had long chats with him. I love this guy!

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-29-2004, 03:57 PM
Well done on the double gold medals for Argentina.

bovenbuuf
08-29-2004, 04:05 PM
Hi guys!
I was just visiting Manu Ginobili's site and the guy is a genious! He
sent a diary to his site of every moment he lived in Athens and also
took a lot of pics and sent them to his site so his fans could see
them. In one of the pics there's David, I can't copy it, but I can
give you the link:
http://manuginobili.com/media/gallery/details.php?image_id=290
I think you might have to register to see it. In his diary he also mentions David and said that he had long chats with him. I love this guy!

thanks Jazz, I could see it without registration. Really nice to hear that he had some good chats, but well we do know that its not that hard to talk to david, if you don't start to be offensive ;)
But must say that David looks short between all those tall man :p

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 04:26 PM
Well done on the double gold medals for Argentina.
Thank you so much! :hug:

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-29-2004, 04:43 PM
Thank you so much! :hug:

:hug: to you as well.

The football wasn't a great match, but the best team won and this was clear and the most important thing.

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 04:47 PM
I know what you mean, I expected much more goals!!! They had tons of oportunities, but thank god one was enough!
I mus admit that I celebrated more with the basketball than with the football, and it seems that everyone did the same thing here, how weird! LOL
But I love the football players, they were amazing, especially Carlitos!

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-29-2004, 04:54 PM
You probably believed that Argentina would win the gold in the football, so the basketball one was more surprising, plus they beat the Americans which is always good.

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 04:59 PM
Yeah, you must be right!
Besides, some of the basketball players had such a tough year that this was amazing.
For example Herrman lost his mother, girlfriend, and younger sister in a car accident, and a year later (a month ago) when he was winning a championship, his Dad die from a heart attack, and it was on the same day his family die in that car accident. Awful! And the best part was that they kept on saying how good friends they are, and it showed.
And the football guys were great too, I remember a couple of years ago the arguments between Tevez (Boca) and D'Alessandro (River), and now to see them together and celebrating, and saying so many nice thing from each other is amazing!
I'm gonna miss the Olympics!

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-29-2004, 05:04 PM
Thanks for all that information about the basketball team and the sadness that Herrman must have suffered, but I think he won the gold medal in his memory.

Tevez and D' Alessandro well I think it must be the egos between them, it doesn't surprise me actually. Maybe they heard Ayala was going to keep them in line.

bovenbuuf
08-29-2004, 05:08 PM
oh taht is really a sad story, Jazz.. its already hard to lose 1 close person but to lose so many at the same time.. So maybe then this medal is even more special for him then. and yes it showed that they were good friends.

I also did expected maybe some more goals and less carts with the soccer.. tough match it was.

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 05:09 PM
Maybe! But that fights were amazing, even Maradona took part of them defending Tevez LOL

*Ljubica*
08-29-2004, 05:09 PM
Yeah, you must be right!
Besides, some of the basketball players had such a tough year that this was amazing.
For example Herrman lost his mother, girlfriend, and younger sister in a car accident, and a year later (a month ago) when he was winning a championship, his Dad die from a heart attack, and it was on the same day his family die in that car accident. Awful! And the best part was that they kept on saying how good friends they are, and it showed.
And the football guys were great too, I remember a couple of years ago the arguments between Tevez (Boca) and D'Alessandro (River), and now to see them together and celebrating, and saying so many nice thing from each other is amazing!
I'm gonna miss the Olympics!

What a dreadfully sad story and how this poor guy must have suffered. Like Marc said, - I am sure that Herrman will somehow dedicate his medal to the memory of those he has loved and lost.

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-29-2004, 05:10 PM
I would expect Maradona to defend Tevez, but it doesn't matter, you don't have to like the guy that you play with, though it helps.

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 05:27 PM
They look very close now, they've matured and I'm sure they realised how stupid that argument was ;)

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-29-2004, 05:27 PM
They look very close now, they've matured and I'm sure they realised how stupid that argument was ;)

So what do you think of El Loco then?

Neely
08-29-2004, 05:28 PM
jazz_girl is totally right what she says about Ginobili. I saw many games of him, most of them with the Spurs in the NBA, and during this Olympics he played a terrific tournament pushing his team to the Gold medal.
For me, he belongs to the top5/top6 international players in the NBA!


I didn't follow the Argentinian success in soccer, but I've heard that they didn't concede a goal over the whole tournament! Wow, amazing! :worship: Congrats for two Gold medals in less than 24 hours! :clap2: :clap2:
it was about time! ;) :yeah:

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 05:48 PM
Bielsa was sooooooo critisized. Everyone wanted him out, the journalists were awful to him, and I think I didn't want him in the team either, but I don't know why exactly.
Anyway, I'm happy now, it must be a relieve for him, he had a LOT of pressure because if we didn't get the gold it fault would have been his like always. And I think he changed now too, he didn't want to put Tevez in the team, I think the fans convinced him to do it, so that's great. I hope everyone can leave him alone now, working the way he wants to.

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-29-2004, 05:50 PM
jazz, it doesn't help when you have 40,000,000 coaches in Argentina, but after the WC Bielsa got hammered and hammered, but if he has changed for the better, than that's good for him and the team.

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 05:55 PM
jazz_girl is totally right what she says about Ginobili. I saw many games of him, most of them with the Spurs in the NBA, and during this Olympics he played a terrific tournament pushing his team to the Gold medal.
For me, he belongs to the top5/top6 international players in the NBA!


I didn't follow the Argentinian success in soccer, but I've heard that they didn't concede a goal over the whole tournament! Wow, amazing! :worship: Congrats for two Gold medals in less than 24 hours! :clap2: :clap2:
it was about time! ;) :yeah:
Thanks a lot Neely! :hug:

I don't know much about the b-ball, you already know that the first game I watched was against Serbia & Montenegro, but I think Manu is amazing! Not just as a player but as a Human Being. He's so down to earth!!!
Anyway, I'll start watching all of his matches from now on.

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 05:58 PM
jazz, it doesn't help when you have 40,000,000 coaches in Argentina, but after the WC Bielsa got hammered and hammered, but if he has changed for the better, than that's good for him and the team.
Well, Bielsa was not the only one critisezed, the press also distroyed Batistuta, Verón and Crespo. And now that Bianchi left Boca, everyone was saying that this was Bielsa last tournament...

novanora
08-29-2004, 08:07 PM
Hi guys!
I was just visiting Manu Ginobili's site and the guy is a genious! He
sent a diary to his site of every moment he lived in Athens and also
took a lot of pics and sent them to his site so his fans could see
them. In one of the pics there's David, I can't copy it, but I can
give you the link:
http://manuginobili.com/media/gallery/details.php?image_id=290
I think you might have to register to see it. In his diary he also mentions David and said that he had long chats with him. I love this guy!

thanks jazz!! i copy it though, think it has watermark on it, so no problem. ;)
and i also recognize Agustin in the right side besides Montecchia.

congrats for your second wonderful gold, athen can be good memory for Argentines, and i hope it can continue to our Beijing after 4 years.

novanora
08-29-2004, 08:12 PM
Well, Bielsa was not the only one critisezed, the press also distroyed Batistuta, Verón and Crespo. And now that Bianchi left Boca, everyone was saying that this was Bielsa last tournament...
why are your press critisized Bielsa?? because of the World cup?? in our media here, seems Bielsa is really a good coach, although he has many different opinions with the press. i know the press sometimes can critisized someone when he didn't reach their expectations, but the America Cup final and olympics gold are sure to change them, or they are too hard on Bielsa.

jazz_girl
08-29-2004, 08:24 PM
Yes, he was critisized for the WC, and for other matches too.
I have to tell you the truth, I'm sad that this Olympics are coming to an end, and I cannot wait till Beijing!!!!

bovenbuuf
08-29-2004, 08:35 PM
ah well critics is all part of the game I think.. and coaches are the worse jobs you can have I guess.. mostly its your fault

and sorry Jazz but I make first a stop in Turijn 2006, for more Olympic gold medals.