"Croatia" or "Dinamo" Zagreb?

"Croatia" or "Dinamo" Zagreb?

Post by Darko Peri » Tue, 15 Feb 2000 04:00:00

    With all the political changes that have swept across Croatia since
the new year, one sporting issue (naturally tied to politics) will be
decided today.  Croatia Zagreb is having a vote to decide whether to
keep the prefix "Croatia", to revert it back to "Dinamo" or give it a
new name.
    The insistence on keeping the prefix "Croatia" by the old political
leadership and the club president Zlatko Canjuga, was an example of
their arrogance in power, since the overwhelming number of supporters
want the name changed back to "Dinamo".
    The vote will be limited to 50 delegates and a simple majority is
needed to win the vote (26 votes if all 50 show up).
    For those who read Croatian, you can read an article on the vote at:

"Croatia" or "Dinamo" Zagreb?

Post by Zlat » Wed, 16 Feb 2000 04:00:00

You say "Croatia"
I say "Dinamo"
You say "Potato"
I say "Po-tah-to"
Croatia! Dinamo!
Potato! Potahto!
Let's call the whole thing off!

I'm really sorry I couldn't help it.


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"Croatia" or "Dinamo" Zagreb?

Post by Barry Marjanovic » Fri, 18 Feb 2000 04:00:00

>? "DINAMO" Zagreb

Dynamo Moscow was not founded in 1923, it took its present name that year.
The club was started by workers at the Morozov cotton mills in 1887.  The
owners of the mill came from Blackburn, so the team's colors were (and
Blackburn blue and white.

After the Revolution, Cheka chief Felix Dzerzhinsky changed the name to
and established them as the secret police team, which was replicated across
eastern Europe.