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croatia welcomes davis cup winners

s.m.
12-05-2005, 03:43 PM
exactly at 11:45 at zagreb/velika gorica airport landed the plane with davis cup winners
there was a special reception there and then the playes went to main zagreb square, trg bana jelačića where the were welcomed on rainy weather by app 100 000 people
then there was singing, dancing, and celebrating......

here are some pictures

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4113/te24qq.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3193/te30rx.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4286/te55xq.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/706/te63nm.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1439/te70pj.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4738/te94qf.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7513/te114ul.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9681/te122mg.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2489/te133fd.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3014/te172ic.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9868/te187iq.jpg

alfonsojose
12-05-2005, 03:48 PM
:aparty: :drink: :yeah:

is Mario crying :awww: :hug: ?

s.m.
12-05-2005, 03:55 PM
mario wasnīt crying, but his eyes becomed a little wet when he gave the speech
like yesterday during first interviews
he is an emotional guy

s.m.
12-05-2005, 03:57 PM
i forgot this
the big trophy will come to croatia in app one week after custome business is solved

*Ljubica*
12-05-2005, 03:58 PM
Thanks for sharing the great pictures - I wouldn't be at all surprised if Mario was crying because it must have been such an emotional moment for a young guy like him. I am so happy for the whole team - especially Ljubo :)

ys
12-05-2005, 05:43 PM
I am glad for Mario and Ivan. They earned it.. But Goran is really shameless.. As if he hasn't had enough fame and glory of his career, he stole probably the only thing that Tuksar could have had in his one. Goran has nothing to do with this victory.. He just decided to get another cheap bit of a limelight at expense of a little man who travelled with a team for every tie and really worked for this victory and whom he robbed of his part in this triumph..

RogiFan88
12-05-2005, 05:47 PM
Congrats to Croatia on winning their first DC!! Well done!! Nice homecoming for the team. ;)

*Ljubica*
12-05-2005, 06:00 PM
I am glad for Mario and Ivan. They earned it.. But Goran is really shameless.. As if he hasn't had enough fame and glory of his career, he stole probably the only thing that Tuksar could have had in his one. Goran has nothing to do with this victory.. He just decided to get another cheap bit of a limelight at expense of a little man who travelled with a team for every tie and really worked for this victory and whom he robbed of his part in this triumph..

I was a big fan of Goran's in the 90's - and hold his Wimbledon 2001 win as one of my greatest ever live sporting moments - but I tend to agree with you on this one. He has had so much glory in his career - poor Tuksar has really had none - this was probably his one big chance to be part of something special to tell his children and grandchildren about, and remember for the rest of his life - and Goran being in the team took that away from him :sad: I often wondered why they couldn't let him stay in the Team with Goran travelling with them as some sort of Coach/advisor - that way Goran could have shared the triumph without taking away Tuksar's moment of glory.

mini155
12-05-2005, 06:09 PM
I was a big fan of Goran's in the 90's - and hold his Wimbledon 2001 win as one of my greatest ever live sporting moments - but I tend to agree with you on this one. He has had so much glory in his career - poor Tuksar has really had none - this was probably his one big chance to be part of something special to tell his children and grandchildren about, and remember for the rest of his life - and Goran being in the team took that away from him :sad: I often wondered why they couldn't let him stay in the Team with Goran travelling with them as some sort of Coach/advisor - that way Goran could have shared the triumph without taking away Tuksar's moment of glory.

As far as I know tuksar and Goran played against eachother for the fourth place in the Davis Cup team... I agree thatīs itīs a pitty for Tuksar, but what has he done for this DC??
Goran did a lot for Croatian tennis and I dare saying that things wouldnīt be as they are now if there wasnīt for Goran, so he deserved it...

*Ljubica*
12-05-2005, 06:18 PM
As far as I know tuksar and Goran played against eachother for the fourth place in the Davis Cup team... I agree thatīs itīs a pitty for Tuksar, but what has he done for this DC??
Goran did a lot for Croatian tennis and I dare saying that things wouldnīt be as they are now if there wasnīt for Goran, so he deserved it...

Yes - I know what you mean - Goran has done so much for Croatian tennis - and I always loved to watch him play and admired his personality :) I just feel sad for Tuksar :sad: I don't know anything about him personally, but I guess he must have been part of theTeam throughout the tournament this year (practice/sparring partner etc) and it seems a shame for him to miss out. Do you know if he actually travelled with the team to be part of the celebrations and enjoy the atmosphere?

alfonsojose
12-05-2005, 06:24 PM
I am glad for Mario and Ivan. They earned it.. But Goran is really shameless.. As if he hasn't had enough fame and glory of his career, he stole probably the only thing that Tuksar could have had in his one. Goran has nothing to do with this victory.. He just decided to get another cheap bit of a limelight at expense of a little man who travelled with a team for every tie and really worked for this victory and whom he robbed of his part in this triumph..
It's true. I guess Ivan and Mario admire him a lot but he shoudln't be there

s.m.
12-05-2005, 06:31 PM
Do you know if he actually travelled with the team to be part of the celebrations and enjoy the atmosphere?

he wasīt in bratislava, but donīt know for today

on the subject
goran is dare i say father of new croatian tennis
he has done massive things for tennis, for davis cup team, but most important he did wonders for our croatia during agession on our country
he was the ambasador
goran played with croatian flag on his forhead while croatia wasnīt even recognized as a country, and he did that desipte some death treats that were coming during australia tour in early 90-ies
remember that he was 21 years old at the time
he also won first olympic medal for croatia in barcelona
so goranīs spot on the team has not even a question mark here
yes, tuksar was part of the team, but goran build all of that
goran is the king of croatia in so many ways, which some people obviously canīt understand because they didnīt live trough it
so as all can have an opinion, i can tell them, you donīt know the half of it

*Ljubica*
12-05-2005, 06:41 PM
he wasīt in bratislava, but donīt know for today

on the subject
goran is dare i say father of new croatian tennis
he has done massive things for tennis, for davis cup team, but most important he did wonders for our croatia during agession on our country
he was the ambasador
goran played with croatian flag on his forhead while croatia wasnīt even recognized as a country, and he did that desipte some death treats that were coming during australia tour in early 90-ies
remember that he was 21 years old at the time
he also won first olympic medal for croatia in barcelona
so goranīs spot on the team has not even a question mark here
yes, tuksar was part of the team, but goran build all of that
goran is the king of croatia in so many ways, which some people obviously canīt understand because they didnīt live trough it
so as all can have an opinion, i can tell them, you donīt know the half of it

Thanks for the explanation s.m. :hug: I have friends in Zagreb - and actually spent a year living there with them some years ago - so I do know something about how much national pride means to Croatian people, and how people were affected by the dreadful happenings of the early 90's - though obviously not in the same way as someone who was born and bred there. I still have a video tape of Goran with the flag in Barcelona Olympics and I remember some interviews he did at the time on our TV. I have nothing but respect for him and what he has achieved for his country :)

alfonsojose
12-05-2005, 06:49 PM
he wasīt in bratislava, but donīt know for today

on the subject
goran is dare i say father of new croatian tennis
he has done massive things for tennis, for davis cup team, but most important he did wonders for our croatia during agession on our country
he was the ambasador
goran played with croatian flag on his forhead while croatia wasnīt even recognized as a country, and he did that desipte some death treats that were coming during australia tour in early 90-ies
remember that he was 21 years old at the time
he also won first olympic medal for croatia in barcelona
so goranīs spot on the team has not even a question mark here
yes, tuksar was part of the team, but goran build all of that
goran is the king of croatia in so many ways, which some people obviously canīt understand because they didnīt live trough it
so as all can have an opinion, i can tell them, you donīt know the half of it
:eek: :sad: good to know this. Now i understand a lot of things surrounding Ivan and Goran. They have had to face really hard times. Respect to them :bowdown:

Jim Jones
12-05-2005, 07:14 PM
Man I did not recognize Karlovic in the photo where he is clapping. Must be because it is the first time I see him smile.

ys
12-05-2005, 07:14 PM
so goranīs spot on the team has not even a question mark here


4 years ago .. yes.. But now?


yes, tuksar was part of the team, but goran build all of that
goran is the king of croatia in so many ways, which some people obviously canīt understand because they didnīt live trough it
so as all can have an opinion, i can tell them, you donīt know the half of it

Sure.. And Australia should include Rod Laver in its team each time they make the finals, and Russia should always include Kafelnikov, as he's done just much for Russian tennis as Goran made for Croatia..

Suddenly I start to like the selection principle of Russian Fed Cup team.. To be selected to play in a final you should have been with a team for previous ties of the year..

tennismaster882001
12-05-2005, 07:47 PM
4 years ago .. yes.. But now?

Sure.. And Australia should include Rod Laver in its team each time they make the finals, and Russia should always include Kafelnikov, as he's done just much for Russian tennis as Goran made for Croatia..

Suddenly I start to like the selection principle of Russian Fed Cup team.. To be selected to play in a final you should have been with a team for previous ties of the year..

Goran is even now better player than Tuksar, he would beat him anytime! Goran was prepared to play, he didn't come just to take the trophy, and support that he gives to other players is just huge, he is such a motivator for every player in team, and I'm sure Tuksar is not sad that he wasn't in the team!!!!!

ys
12-05-2005, 08:13 PM
Goran is even now better player than Tuksar, he would beat him anytime!


Why then didn't he make himself available and didn't compete for the place in a team before USA tie, Romania tie, Russia tie? Why did he only come for the finals, earned by someone else?

and I'm sure Tuksar is not sad that he wasn't in the team!!!!!

Oh, sure, he is happy not to be a Davis Cup champion, something that his country most liekly won't achieve again in any foreseable future..

El Legenda
12-05-2005, 08:16 PM
something that his country most liekly won't achieve again in any foreseable future..

they have good chance next year, just need to beat Aus probly on clay. after that its home

ys
12-05-2005, 08:24 PM
they have good chance next year, just need to beat Aus probly on clay. after that its home

there is a much better chance for Croatia to be relegated next year than to win it again..

El Legenda
12-05-2005, 08:31 PM
there is a much better chance for Croatia to be relegated next year than to win it again..

you have proven many times that you have no knowledge of tennis what so ever :)

tennismaster882001
12-05-2005, 08:40 PM
[QUOTE=ys]Why then didn't he make himself available and didn't compete for the place in a team before USA tie, Romania tie, Russia tie? Why did he only come for the finals, earned by someone else?QUOTE]

Was it earned by Tuksar???!!! No, it was earned by Goran and you just don't get it! And you wouldn't understand it if you had eternity to think about it! No point at all explaining this to you! So no more posts from me, it's pointless!

ys
12-05-2005, 08:41 PM
you have proven many times that you have no knowledge of tennis what so ever :)

How about 100 bucks bet? If Croatia is relegated, I win. If Croatia defends, you win. In other cases it is a draw. Deal?

El Legenda
12-05-2005, 08:45 PM
But what can you say about a nation whose flag looks like a chessfield.. :lol:

they are smart?

mini155
12-05-2005, 08:47 PM
Was it earned by Tuksar???!!! No, it was earned by Goran and you just don't get it! And you wouldn't understand it if you had eternity to think about it! No point at all explaining this to you! So no more posts from me, it's pointless!

honey, donīt get upset... He/She isnīt worth it.... Pusti govno da smrdi ;)

mini155
12-05-2005, 08:48 PM
Deni :hug: You too just let him/her talk his/her jealous crap....

DDrago2
12-05-2005, 09:12 PM
I have to admit, that every single Croatian fan that I've ever met so far was an utterly chauvinistic fuckwit with no slightest feel of common sense or fairness.. Sad.. But what can you say about a nation whose flag looks like a chessfield.. :lol:

Gongratulations on this fair post! I can't stand all this glorifying of Ivanisevic's personality that I see all around. He is, and he always was, a plain asshole; a spoiled, mannerless brat, and an open nationalist.

mini155
12-05-2005, 09:49 PM
Cute, the loosers found eachother... :rolleyes: I wish you a happy ever in your life without respect and any brain....

Fergie
12-06-2005, 12:55 AM
Great pics :D ... The Champions :hug:

wcr
12-06-2005, 03:06 AM
exactly at 11:45 at zagreb/velika gorica airport landed the plane with davis cup winners
there was a special reception there and then the playes went to main zagreb square, trg bana jelačića where the were welcomed on rainy weather by app 100 000 people
then there was singing, dancing, and celebrating......

here are some pictures

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4113/te24qq.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3193/te30rx.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4286/te55xq.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/706/te63nm.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1439/te70pj.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4738/te94qf.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7513/te114ul.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9681/te122mg.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2489/te133fd.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3014/te172ic.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9868/te187iq.jpg

Where's the picture of Goran stripping down to his skivvies like he did when he won Wimbledon? What a dear screwball.

s.m.
12-06-2005, 10:03 AM
I have to admit, that every single Croatian fan that I've ever met so far was an utterly chauvinistic fuckwit with no slightest feel of common sense or fairness.. Sad.. But what can you say about a nation whose flag looks like a chessfield.. :lol:


i didnīt open this topic for provocation, so fuck off ( btw you are the chauvinist because you are making derogatory remarks to croats based on their nationality and the flag and i will report you for that )
i wanted to bring some atmosphere from yesterday
you heel your frustration somewhere else

DDrago2
12-06-2005, 12:11 PM
Agreed. Always loved Goran the player.. But he has never had any taste or good manners.. Remember his consistent bragging about "faggots"? But judging by Croatian fans from this boards that probably went with his origin..

I didn't know for his bragging about faggots, but it completes the picture very well! But the truth is, this is not realy the thread for these sort of things... I was actually rooting for Mario in the last rubber, because I like that player - so we should let the winners celebrate.
But it is Ivanisevic and similar croats that go on my nerves, exepcially because they get glorified for their's bad behavior and chauvinism. (it is a kind of craze these days for "bad guys", so suddenly everyone misses McEnore, and no one fails to admire Safins (or Murrays) outpurs of obvious bad manners and spoiled behaviour.

Federerthebest
12-06-2005, 12:12 PM
This crowd doesn't look as big as the crowd that gathered to cheer Ivanesivic following his Wimbledon win and return to Croatia

RaVeR
12-06-2005, 12:18 PM
This crowd doesn't look as big as the crowd that gathered to cheer Ivanesivic following his Wimbledon win and return to Croatia

agree...there was been about 150 000 People in Split
In Zagreb was been about 50 000 - 75 000 ....

Poljud
12-06-2005, 12:31 PM
Gongratulations on this fair post! I can't stand all this glorifying of Ivanisevic's personality that I see all around. He is, and he always was, a plain asshole; a spoiled, mannerless brat, and an open nationalist.

Another dickhead. What do you know about Goran? He is probably one of the most generous people around, he gives a lot of money away and has supported his family in a lot of ways. Pride is not a crime, dickhead.

Guybrush
12-06-2005, 12:39 PM
Gongratulations on this fair post! I can't stand all this glorifying of Ivanisevic's personality that I see all around. He is, and he always was, a plain asshole; a spoiled, mannerless brat, and an open nationalist.

Someone from Serbia speeking against nationalism? This is the joke of the year! :haha:

Another dickhead. What do you know about Goran?

He knows that Goran is Croatian. This is all he needs to know...



Anyway can we talk about tennis now? Thank you.

Peta Pan
12-06-2005, 12:44 PM
i didnīt open this topic for provocation, so fuck off ( btw you are the chauvinist because you are making derogatory remarks to croats based on their nationality and the flag and i will report you for that )
i wanted to bring some atmosphere from yesterday
you heel your frustration somewhere else
Good. Because I loved the photos and it's stupid that the thread has been changed into a slanging match over nationalities and such.

Thanks for posting the pics... I love the ones of Ivan especially :D and I'm very happy for Ivan and Mario!!

ys
12-06-2005, 03:04 PM
Shut. The. Fuck. Up.

Fuck. Off.

ys
12-06-2005, 03:09 PM
Kindly go fuck yourself with a stick, but first of all make sure its really sharp.

I recognize a Croatian from the first word. :lol:

we beat strong opponents for a hard-earned victory

You beat? :rolls: That's the most pathetic thing that you can hear from a fan - associating himself with a victory you have absolutely nothing to do without and talking about it as it is your own achievement .. because you simply have no such achievements. Go get a life dude..

Croatia really has no competition in Europe and on these boards and the most chauvinistic country..

Viken01
12-06-2005, 03:30 PM
it's nice to see them happy ;)

ys
12-06-2005, 03:57 PM
bukkake whore.

To be honest, I don't even know the meaning of these words.. Your education must be indeed good.. They teached you well..

But you are lying that you are just an Australian of Croatian ancestry... In your heart and in your brain you are still a Croatian .. I can see it..

mini155
12-06-2005, 04:13 PM
ys, you may not be the right one to talk about our "obsessions" with Croatia, because you kind of seem to have one yourself....

Honestly, stop that and find a more mature way of dealing with jealousy....

Sjengster
12-06-2005, 04:50 PM
The next thing you know, ys will be telling us that all Croatians are left-handed too. As if they didn't have enough faults already, the poor fellows!

s.m.
12-06-2005, 06:31 PM
for those who are still interested in tennis, here is one info about zagreb indoors 2006.
tournament got first 3 commitments
ivan ljubičić, mario ančić, and ivo karlović will play in zagreb tournament
and yes, i will be at that tournament :aparty: :p

s.m.
12-06-2005, 06:46 PM
ys, you may not be the right one to talk about our "obsessions" with Croatia, because you kind of seem to have one yourself....

Honestly, stop that and find a more mature way of dealing with jealousy....

i doubt that this is jealousy
this is pure hate
heīs just a hater, and a very small man

i wonīt bother with his sorry ass anymore
ignore the hater

Ančićka
12-06-2005, 07:21 PM
Gongratulations on this fair post! I can't stand all this glorifying of Ivanisevic's personality that I see all around. He is, and he always was, a plain asshole; a spoiled, mannerless brat, and an open nationalist.
LOL. Get a life hon. :kiss:

Bubba08
12-06-2005, 08:39 PM
Man I did not recognize Karlovic in the photo where he is clapping. Must be because it is the first time I see him smile.
I thought the same thing. :lol:

*Ljubica*
12-06-2005, 09:05 PM
for those who are still interested in tennis, here is one info about zagreb indoors 2006.
tournament got first 3 commitments
ivan ljubičić, mario ančić, and ivo karlović will play in zagreb tournament
and yes, i will be at that tournament :aparty: :p

Thanks for the information - and have fun there :)

mini155
12-06-2005, 09:09 PM
for those who are still interested in tennis, here is one info about zagreb indoors 2006.
tournament got first 3 commitments
ivan ljubičić, mario ančić, and ivo karlović will play in zagreb tournament
and yes, i will be at that tournament :aparty: :p

When exactly is it going to be?? I already talked to my teachers and itīll maybe be possible for me to skip school for this week (I need a special allowance as itīs my last year and this is an important period, but some things are just more important :p )...

s.m.
12-06-2005, 09:48 PM
When exactly is it going to be?? I already talked to my teachers and itīll maybe be possible for me to skip school for this week (I need a special allowance as itīs my last year and this is an important period, but some things are just more important :p )...

30th january-5th februray

Mimi
12-07-2005, 02:57 AM
:rolleyes: yes, this is a good and happy thread, ys, please express your bad comments elsewhere :rolleyes: , we are happy that Croatia won, please don't spoil our joy :mad: :mad: :rolleyes:

Fergie
12-07-2005, 03:03 AM
for those who are still interested in tennis, here is one info about zagreb indoors 2006.
tournament got first 3 commitments
ivan ljubičić, mario ančić, and ivo karlović will play in zagreb tournament
and yes, i will be at that tournament :aparty: :p
Cool ... Thanks for the info! :yeah:

roxomash4
12-07-2005, 04:48 AM
hmmm... some bad blood coming to the fore in this thread

what a surprise (rolls eyes)

karlovic cracked a lovely smile in the post-match interview this year at Queen's Club when Roddick mentioned how heavy the croat's big serve was

_- re: this victory; I myself had a feeling they could go all the way when Ljubo managed to get some revenge over the A-Rod at the start of the year