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zeds

Forza Inter

Let's not make this a Juve-dominated forum :-(
blackandblue

I'm in Milan right now ready to go to the first game of the season. And I'm a little nervous, to tell the truth. We have everything to lose this year. As usual people will be ready to crucify us but now even more so. All I want today is a decent win to start us off. Please.
blackandblue

View from somewhere in Secondo Rosso (couldn't be bothered to find my new seat so sat with Inter Bhoy): couldn't understand what I was seeing. So many players looked as if they had no energy at all :-( . I know we were down to ten men for a good length of time but even before that there was not a lot of movement up front. And in the second half the midfield went totally missing. You had Suazo or Ibra surrounded by three or four Udinese players and no-one coming to help them. Everyone sick or something?
Juvefans

Inter seemed really lethargic at times and it was lucky for them that Udinese were so woeful going forward
Guest

Yeah it was a lethargic performance. Still we didnt beat them last season so nothing to worry about
Guest

Giancarlo wrote:
Yeah it was a lethargic performance. Still we didnt beat them last season so nothing to worry about


Greetings Interisti . . . I feel like a breath of fresh air has been breathed into following calcio. A new forum (well overdue) and fairly extensive Channel 5 coverage for the season. I wish C5 the best of luck. They stand alone in the fact that their calcio coverage is the only "free to air" terrestial live football coverage in Europe. Rare in these days.
Guest

I thought the first half performance was quite decent. Zlatan was in fine form and Mancini has found his best position. I thought Figo was poor. (Was it just me who thought he suddenly looked very old).

Udinese certainly derserved a point.
Guest

Aha....Gadzooks...So this is where we all hang out then >Thanks for the invite Spag !!!!
Guest

On to the game yesterday.
Started off well but looks like the heat got the best of us.

Couple of points
We are lacking a creative midfielder and have been doing since JSV went.Lets hope this Pele bloke we are about (?) to sign can do a job.Mesself I though a bit more of a keen pursuit of Deco might have landed the player
Why was Cambiasso not playing ?
Why start with Cruz before Crespo ?

And BnB ...what was the crowd ?Looked and sounded very tame
Guest

Personally I want to see more of Suazo. I think he needs to start to be msot effective rather than say Cruz, who can come on as a sub and more often than not will create something. Our central midfield was lacking that game with no Vieria or Comb over.
zeds

Adriano off to west scam on loan, what a shame that would be...
Guest

Hello guys, first post over here :-D

Hopefully the guys will have a kick up the backside for the match with Empoli
Guest

zeds wrote:
Adriano off to west scam on loan, what a shame that would be...


Who for Zeds; Adriano, Inter or West Ham? Personally can't see Adriano "coping" in UK with either the climate or the culture. Mind you a diet of eels and mash might see him lose some needed poundage!
Mezz

Bubble Buster wrote:
Hello guys, first post over here :-D


Welcome to the dark side, Luke!
blackandblue

man city nigel wrote:
On to the game yesterday.
Started off well but looks like the heat got the best of us.

Couple of points
We are lacking a creative midfielder and have been doing since JSV went.Lets hope this Pele bloke we are about (?) to sign can do a job.Mesself I though a bit more of a keen pursuit of Deco might have landed the player
Why was Cambiasso not playing ?
Why start with Cruz before Crespo ?

And BnB ...what was the crowd ?Looked and sounded very tame


I think the Sudamericani are a little short of fitness because they played the Copa America and had a delayed holiday. Hopefully that will change in the next couple of weeks. As for the crowd, it wasn't that bad considering it's August and most of Italy is shut and either at the seaside or in the mountains. I reckon over 50,000 and the Curva was in good voice. Don't know a thing about the new 'Pele'. I tried to Youtube him but nothing appeared. Does he exist?
Guest

So why exactly did we field a "fairly" strong team tonight and get thrashed 5 - 0 in Barcellona when we have a game on Sunday? We haven't bought anyone from Barca so it can't be a transfer thiing. Anyone got any ideas? Proper morale booster that one
Guest

Have I managed to attach an iimage under my profile details?
Guest

2007/08 UEFA Champions League
Group stage draw - 18.00CET, Thursday.

Take your pick Interisti. My choices are in bold please Monsieur Platini.

POT 1
Team Pairing
AC Milan (ITA, holders) A
FC Barcelona (ESP) B
Liverpool FC (ENG) C
FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) A
Arsenal FC (ENG) D
Real Madrid CF (ESP) B
Chelsea FC (ENG) D
Manchester United FC (ENG) C




POT 2
Team Pairing
Valencia CF (ESP) E
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
FC Porto (POR) F
Sevilla FC (ESP) / AEK Athens FC (GRE) E/M
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
AS Roma (ITA) G
SL Benfica (POR) H
Werder Bremen (GER) I




POT 3
Team Pairing
Celtic FC (SCO) J
FC Schalke 04 (GER)
VfB Stuttgart (GER) I
FC Steaua Bucureºti (ROU)
PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) H
S.S. Lazio (ITA) G
Olympique de Marseille (FRA) F




POT 4
Team Pairing
Rangers FC (SCO) J
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) K
Beºiktaº JK (TUR) L
Olympiacos CFP (GRE) M
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) K
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) L
SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
Rosenborg BK (NOR)
blackandblue

SpagbelliNerazzurro wrote:
So why exactly did we field a "fairly" strong team tonight and get thrashed 5 - 0 in Barcellona when we have a game on Sunday? We haven't bought anyone from Barca so it can't be a transfer thiing. Anyone got any ideas? Proper morale booster that one


I reckon only Burdisso, Cambiasso and Crespo could be counted as first team players last night. And I reckon the only reason they played was to get them more match fitness. Considering all the palaver about Beckham having to cross the Atlantic to play internationals, many European teams have been having the same situation for years. What's the difference ?
blackandblue

I like the fact that I'm a new-ish member :-D !
Guest

PSV . . . . . CSKA and Fenerbahce. In football terms I think we have done well, in geographical terms I think the only away game I'll be getting to is PSV.
Guest

I don't like the presence of PSV and Fenerbache..The Turks are too unpredictable.

Group of Death ?
Guest

No Nige my other love got the group of death - Barcelona, Lyon, Stuttgart & Rangers.

PSV was the easiest of the second seeds (if such a thing exists) and the other two are beatable. Although a trip to Turkey is never a comfortable experience!

I think Inter will progress (and Rangers face a struggle not to finish bottom). That's as long as we start pulling the finger out.
Guest

Mmmmmm...whats the weather like in "Tulkey" in the autumn .
Still think it could be tricky...

By the way...nice to see you over here Ginks !
Guest

I'm with Gingeki on this I think we look like top seeds in this group and will qualify. Each team is more than beatable in Milano and top place is ours if we can collect 2 or 3 points from the away legs.

Emoticons travel guide to away matches:

CSKA Moscow =

PSV Eindhoven =

Fenerbahce =

I'm off to the PSV game (Phillips stadion looks fair decent), flights are reasonable from UK and then I'll hang on for a belter in the 2nd group stage.
Guest

I;m being lazy here but can somebody post ALL the dates and fixtures for the group stages ?

I need to arrange my work schedule around being able to access Sky Inter (!!!) active telly in hotels. Asap please folks
Guest

I'll be your bitch.

Mercoledì 19 settembre: Fenerbahce - FC Internazionale

Martedì 2 ottobre: FC Internazionale - PSV Eindhoven

Martedì 23 ottobre: CSKA Mosca - FC Internazionale

Mercoledì 7 novembre: FC Internazionale - CSKA Mosca

Martedì 27 novembre: FC Internazionale - Fenerbahce

Mercoledì 12 dicembre: PSV Eindhoven - FC Internazionale
Guest

For those of you who are members of the Inter London Club a new subject has been started on the forum at the website as to whether the club should change to more formal procedures. Might be worth getting your two penneth in.

Personally I have never had any problems with the ICL the way it is. Current leadership have always turned up with the goods, the info and the tickets when needed. But then again I am an Interista from the regions so I don't look to the club for social interaction. Maybe that is one point that could be looked at . . . . If we gave the Inter club more of a UK slant would it encourage more people to join? I don't know I suppose I get a bit envious really that things are so London centric . . . but then if that's where the bulk of the members are it makes sense.


Presumably the Centro Coordinamento in Milano are happy with the way things are run so what would we actually gain by formalising the infrastructure . . . introducing ballots etc. After all we are a collective of UK based Inter Milan fans not a political organisation.[/b]
Guest

I know Channel 5 now has limited live rights for Serie A but what has happened to Setanta's coverage? They clearly used images of Serie A when advertising pre-season. Last season they would have had this evening's game on live. I can feel a phone call to complain coming on.......

Anyway, enjoying the traditional way of following Inter (pre sat TV coverage of recent seasons) which is via the mouth of Scarpini ( legend).

We're 1 up by the way, nearly half time. Ibra after 14 mins from Maicon's cross.
blackandblue

Got to go to IKEA (under orders) so will miss the second half. Doesn't sound like an easy game .
Guest

A fairly steady first half with good showing early on from Ibra and enough from Cesar. Unfortuantely, he got a knock on the head and then got booked and doesn't quite look at the races now. Excellent fast passing lead the ball over to Maicon hugging the right touchline level with the 18 yard line he bent a curving cross towards the far post where Ibra steamed in and toe poked it in the opposite direction passed the keeper. Naturally enough Empoli woke up and held the ball well for long periods. They have had one good penalty shout turned down and two very good chances. We continue to look like we could move up a gear . . . question is really why don't we just do it. It has got the feeling that if Empoli score it will be late on and it may prove to late to up the gear at that stage. A second goal would truly dampen the tuscan spirit. Fairly early on I'd like to see Figo on for Cesar and Crespo on to partner Suazo. 3 points is a must 8-)
Guest

I take it you are watching it live Spag? On what?
Guest

At a cousins in Carlisle, they got a Sky Italia card sent over from Italy.[/url]
Guest

Have had a tip that this site is good . . . haven't tried it yet but the future looks bright if you can use a site like this and watch EVERY Inter game in Serie A. . . . . . GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL! Ibra!!!!!!!! http://www.seriea.tv/tvpremium.asp
Guest

Well that's a bit more like it - a nice 2-0 away win. Hopefully now we can start putting a run of wins together and start racking up points.
Guest

I agree. Notice how we did better with Cambiasso back.
Guest

Giancarlo wrote:
I agree. Notice how we did better with Cambiasso back.


It was funny he was barely noticeable but put in a really good show at the same time. Although Ibra scored two goals I worry sometimes about his demeanour. On a number of occasions when he let the ball slip form his control - he just kinda raised his hands and shrugged his shoulders in typical Ibra stylee. Great when your winning not sure about the effect on team morale when your up against it. Personally think Il Capitano should maybe have a word in his shell like.
zeds

Adriano was excluded from the 25 man CL squad,; another low for the Brazillian. Inter probably left him out because they were expecting him to leave. Adriano doesn't seem to bothered by this snub and insists that he is tranquil
This whole Adriano affair is a real sad story.
blackandblue

http://www.inter.it/aas/news/reader?N=27269&L=en&IDINI=27270
blackandblue

They go on about Beckam's transatlantic journeys to play for his country but the South Americans have been doing for years. Just take a look at some of the players we are 'losing' to internationals far, far away: Burdisso and Zanetti to Melbourne for Australia v Argentina, for a friendly for chrissakes (even further than transatlantic!); Maicon to Chigaco and Boston, more friendlies, Brazil v USA and Mexico; Suazo for Honduras, v Costa Rica and Ecuador, friendlies.

Will this affect our title challenge?
Guest

"Hoist by our own petard" here on this one B'n'B. The problem lies with our continual policy of buying in from (especially) South America at the expense of nurturing or investing through to first team our home grown talent. More often than not we buy quality but because we have a concentration of argentinian and more increaingly Brazilian players, when national squads come calling we are left short with players absent, in recovery or injured on duty.

I fear that it will have a bigger impact on us than our closer rivals. Come the end of the season it might count.
zeds

Francesco Coco has retired at the age of 30 to pursue an acting career in Hollywood
Guest

Anyone else finding all this crap about Ronaldo returning to Brazil really funny? Deja vu?? "He's better than ever, and you'll see that in the new season" ...yerrrrrrrrrrrrrrright.
Guest

Good half from the boys although Catania are not out of it by any means. Cesar has had a good first half along with Figo. Solid from Dacourt and Cambaisso as expected. Maicon a bit off the pace. The big thing for me in this game is Adriano is playing with a smile on his face! He completely fluffed a 4 yard pass within the first 5 mins and the crowd starting jeering. That motivated him and he went off like a bullet(?) after that. He has been in the game a lot and has really just been unlucky not to score. Would love him to get a goal as with this attitude it looks like it might not be long before we see some full return to form.
blackandblue

When I move home (hopefully next Friday) I have to make sure the pc is next to a tv! I can't keep running downstairs to flick between the MotoGP in Estoril (Valentino Rossi, an Inter supporter, has just taken the lead) and Juve v Udine on Channel 5, while trying to listen to I Nerazzurri and Signor Scarpini upstairs !
blackandblue

Bubble Buster wrote:
Anyone else finding all this crap about Ronaldo returning to Brazil really funny? Deja vu?? "He's better than ever, and you'll see that in the new season" ...yerrrrrrrrrrrrrrright.


Heard a great phrase just now on the MotoGP: 'About as much use as the bottom half of a mermaid!'
Guest

Brilliant, we win 2-0 and Juventus lose at home. Cant ask for much more when you consider Milan drew with Siena.
Guest

Giancarlo wrote:
Brilliant, we win 2-0 and Juventus lose at home. Cant ask for much more when you consider Milan drew with Siena.


A draw or a defeat for Roma would have been nice.
Guest

Thats fkg pathetic.....11 strangers who didn't seem to know who was playing where and Ibrahimovic not willing to pass the fkg thing.
Samuel wouldn't get a game in our pub team.
Did anyone notice how unfit the players looked.Stanko and Samuel like two cart horses .
The worst display for a long long time....
Guest

Yeah havent seen a good performance yet this season. Unlike Roma who are looking very good.
Guest

Grrrrr....so fkg angry..No creation or ideas or pace...Oh...and another ex Laziale coming off the bench.
NOT GOOD ENOUGH !!!!
Guest

Tonight's performance was exceptionally poor. Our players - and Mancini - have to realise that no one fears us in Europe. Everything has to be earned on the pitch.

We could also do with a decent sized crowd against PSV but we know it'll be around 25,000 or thereabouts.

Pathetic
Guest

Still coming down from the efforts of the lads at Ibrox ( ). But disappointed by Inter. Saw the goal on the big screen at Ibrox at half time and while it was a good strike, who the hell was marking him?!

There's been a strange atmosphere round the club this season with it even being suggested there has been a thought process within the dressing room that we just need to turn up to win trophies this season.

All I'm saying is that there is a fantastic managerial talent now apparently out of work. In fact, was one of the summer's rumours not about Mancini to Chelsea? I for one wouldn't mind that as long as the man he'd replace came to us, although he might have had his fingers burned working for one rich owner who made his money from oil to go and not work for another.
Guest

Inter Ateo wrote:
Tonight's performance was exceptionally poor. Our players - and Mancini - have to realise that no one fears us in Europe. Everything has to be earned on the pitch.

You're right. Not on the tribunal.
Guest

This talk about atmosphere at the club has hit the nail on the head. Once again I think we are suffering from too many big ego's dominating. Having watched Ibra a couple of times this season I think his attitude on the pitch is questionable. Trouble is he can be a genius but when a ball bounces awkwardly off his thigh he shrugs his shoulders. With the news from Chelsea today a wonder whether Moratti's thoughts strayed to a new brush over his breakfast this morning?
Guest

SpagbelliNerazzurro wrote:
With the news from Chelsea today a wonder whether Moratti's thoughts strayed to a new brush over his breakfast this morning?


I would say the answer is without a doubt. Let's face it, he's never been overly convinced by Mancini, going on record many times about how he considered his position over the summer of 2006. And am I right to be under the impression that he's stated his admiration of The Special One too?

I know Jose's style of play has been questioned but we have to learn to walk before we can run. Our first proper Scudetto for 18 years was won last season and with a bit of style but it's one success in 18 years! We need to get back to winning regularly, and at the highest level. That means regular Scudetti, latter stages of Champions League every year, with the odd final success here and there. If we need to start off by winning ugly then so be it, it's better than losing ugly as we did last night.

The other thing I like about Mourinho is that he thinks about the team and the squad more than just wanting superstars, one of the problems his previous employer had with him - couldn't understand how the starting 11 couldn't feature nothing but world class names (you think Real Madrid would have taught everyone a lesson there). The signing of Shevcunto a prime example, Jose didn't want him and he's been proved right about it.

I think he would deal with our ego enriched dressing room well, getting rid of the ones that are more interested in themselves than the greater cause. I also think he has man management skills far superior to that of Mancini, anyone else think that Jose may be the man to get Adriano back to his old self?

I'll always be thankful to Mancio for last season, but my main concern and love is for Inter, not him, and what is best for this great club of ours. And before anyone suggests it, this is not a 'Mancini Must Go' message. I have had no great desire to get rid of our current manager. But events have taken over here, and there is now a better manager available to start right now and with no need to compensate a club. Mancio is good, but Mourinho is a phenomenon (7 years undefeated at home speaks for itself).
Curva Fiesole

I didn't watch the game last night, but on Sky afterwards they said that Inter fielded an under strength side. Why? Surely it's important to get off to a strong start in the CL rather than be playing catch up immediately.
Guest

Curva Fiesole wrote:
I didn't watch the game last night, but on Sky afterwards they said that Inter fielded an under strength side. Why? Surely it's important to get off to a strong start in the CL rather than be playing catch up immediately.


Let's think: Cordoba, Maicon, Burdisso and Cruz suspended after Valencia. Vieira injured thanks to Domenech.

Chivu injured due to his own stupidity.

Adriano and Cesar left out of CL squad.
Guest

Inter Ateo wrote:

Let's think: Cordoba, Maicon, Burdisso and Cruz suspended after Valencia. Vieira injured thanks to Domenech.

Chivu injured due to his own stupidity.

Adriano and Cesar left out of CL squad.


you forget Materazzi. Marco was one of our most important last season.

Too early to sack Mancini but if current form persists the writing is on the wall. I don't think a midseason sacking of a coach is going to do us any favours, but he's got to start lifting the intensity in the squad.

My biggest grief with Mancini is I can't understand his logic. He doesn't want Cesar in his UCL squad but then uses him as a first team regular in Serie A. To top that off he gives Solari his first run in the CL with no match fitness in his legs.

It's like he's trying to use our Coppa Italia side for the Serie A and save his best 11 for CL. He needs to start giving the side some continuity wherever possible (bad enough we have suspensions and injuries we don't need some weird arse player rotation 4 games into the season). Do we really need to change our forward formation every 60 minutes. Rest with a combination, (Ibra and Crespo) and be done with it, if someone else gets a chance and performs they hold their spot how hard can it be.

That being said it's only September. Considering how poor we've been we're still 3 wins away from the last 16 and 2 points adrift of Roma so it's far from doom and gloom.
Guest

Ferri wrote:
Inter Ateo wrote:

Let's think: Cordoba, Maicon, Burdisso and Cruz suspended after Valencia. Vieira injured thanks to Domenech.

Chivu injured due to his own stupidity.

Adriano and Cesar left out of CL squad.


you forget Materazzi. Marco was one of our most important last season.

.


Oops, you're right. Probably one of our most greatly missed absentees.

A big period coming up anyway with Livorno (a), Samp (h), Roma (a) and PSV (h)
Guest

When the news of mourinho broke, two teams came to my mind; inter and juventus. I think he would be a better coach for you than mancini.
Guest

sms wrote:
When the news of mourinho broke, two teams came to my mind; inter and juventus. I think he would be a better coach for you than mancini.


That's exactly what I think. I don't think that we should sack Mancini because he's failing, because he's not (too early to judge this season and has done well up till now), I just think that there is an obvious better option readily available so we would be daft not to look at it seriously.

Mourinho's style of play would probably suit Serie A much better anyway (where it can be more a tactical game of chess rather than the run fast/shoot/can't defend EPL).
blackandblue

Yep, we are so bad this season that we are joint top . I don't remember us being top till around this time last season.
Guest

blackandblue wrote:
Yep, we are so bad this season that we are joint top . I don't remember us being top till around this time last season.


We've had the odd mediocre result and a very poor performance in Istanbul.

However, we're doing fine.

Tonight's results mean that even a defeat in Rome won't spell disaster
Guest

IMHO last nights win merely papers over the cracks of a very divided camp.
The next seven days will be crucial to Mancini.Draw minimum in Rome and a victory against PSV .If not then I think Jose will be in the frame.
Guest

ale inter

Hi Chaps,

good to be back in the land of nerazzurri. Think its just the usual slow start to the italian season all round and hope we can be up and running on full power by mid October.
Just hope we are still in CL at that stage.
Only thing that worries me about Mancinis style is he never seems to create a great team spirit amongst his players the same way Signor Mourinho does, but still would not replace him at this time.

Think I would settle for a draw on sat night, but a win like last year would be fantastic.
Guest

I dont want to jinx anything but sounds like we're pissing on them.
Guest

You might be right - 3-1 up against 10 men.
Guest

What a result, regardless of them having 10 men we're 4-1 up.
Guest

Guest

Full time 4-1. Excellent result. It's one thing them being down to 10 men (Guily "saved" Ibra's goal bound effort to earn us a penalty and him a red card) but quite another to take full advantage of it. Now clear at the top.

C'mon lads, let's make it 16.
Guest

Oh yes. GIRUY all Romanisti
VB

What a result! Now just get the three points against Eindhoven.

Inter Ateo, whats with the 'Kakà, get a life.' footer?
Guest

Cant ask for a better result than 4-1 away from home in the 1st against 2nd battle.
Guest

Van Basten wrote:
What a result! Now just get the three points against Eindhoven.

Inter Ateo, whats with the 'Kakà, get a life.' footer?


Let's just say I don't have a lot of time for the "God Squad"

On a technical note, I reckon the rules should be changed so that in cases like the Giuly incident yesterday, the attacking team should simply be awarded the goal with the player handling the ball booked.

Imagine it had occurred at the end of the game with the score on 0-0, the pressure on Ibra would have been much greater and Giuly's cheating could have helped Roma big time.
VB

'God squad'?! Hmmm, I wonder how many Inter players subscribe to a ‘faith’ of some kind?

Well anyway, thank you, Inter Ateo; your comment above and your ever-present 'footer' have inspired me to come up with my very own below:



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Kaká:

UEFA Champions League Top Scorer: 2006-2007
UEFA Champions League Best Forward: 2006-2007
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007
European Player of The Year 2007?
FIFA World Player of the Year 2007?
blackandblue

I'm sure many Inter players and others have their faiths and are respected for it. The trouble with Kaka is the throwing it in other people's faces all the time. I had an ex-girlfriend who was a born again Christian and believe me, it gets wearing very, very quickly (why was I with her so long?). All he has to do is lead a good life without the proselytizing.
nino

[quote="Inter Ateo"]
Van Basten wrote:

On a technical note, I reckon the rules should be changed so that in cases like the Giuly incident yesterday, the attacking team should simply be awarded the goal with the player handling the ball booked.


I always wished Vieri had done the same stunt against Ibra in Euro 2006. Buffon might have saved the resulting pen and Italy would have suffered no loss due to Christian's dismissal.

I'm not sure how Kaka' stuffs anything down anyone's throat. It's not like he's knocking at your door and all I've seen of him is his t-shirt and pointing to the sky. Unless you've been watching extra footage that you couldn't physically turn off?

The image of Kaka' kneeling with 'I belong to Jesus' on his front and Stevie G hanging his head is one I'll treasure for a long time. It makes me chuckle.
blackandblue

If Robbie Fowler can't wear a t-shirt supporting striking workers why does Kaka get leeway over his 'messages'? I don't want to know that my players praise their god every time they step on a pitch. And I don't need to know that him and his (gorgeous wife) didn't have sex before marriage because of his beliefs. Poor girl.
Duncan!

Why are people so angry when people may preach the gospel a wee bit, but not when we get other stuff pushed down our throats?

Ex. politics, man-made global warming nonsense, entertainment, etc.....
Guest

Duncan! wrote:
Why are people so angry when people may preach the gospel a wee bit, but not when we get other stuff pushed down our throats?

Ex. politics, man-made global warming nonsense, entertainment, etc.....


Because the gospel is based on mediaeval superstion and lies like all other fairy tale books for adults otherwise known as holy texts.

Just my opinion of course but try to refute it.

Kakà also only listens to Christian music. Doesn't know what he's missing out on the lad.
Guest

Mancini still in the headlines, from being sacked and replaced with Mourinho to now being a super tactician.

Can't believe the big hooha because we went 4-5-1. Thought we played better once we went back to 4-4-2 but hard to gauge as playing against 10.

Had Julio Cesar not made his double save in the opening minutes may have been a different game with different headlines.

Still believe Mancini is an up and coming coach and needs to be compared against Ancelotti when Carlo was in his fifth year of coaching. Mancio has improved year on year at Inter but needs to continue that curve, especially needs more nerve come knock out phases in Europe.
Guest

Ferri wrote:
Mancini still in the headlines, from being sacked and replaced with Mourinho to now being a super tactician.

Can't believe the big hooha because we went 4-5-1. Thought we played better once we went back to 4-4-2 but hard to gauge as playing against 10.

Had Julio Cesar not made his double save in the opening minutes may have been a different game with different headlines.

Still believe Mancini is an up and coming coach and needs to be compared against Ancelotti when Carlo was in his fifth year of coaching. Mancio has improved year on year at Inter but needs to continue that curve, especially needs more nerve come knock out phases in Europe.


Julio Cesar shouldn't have had a double save to make - he ought to have done better with the initial effort.

Before thinknig about Mancini and the knock out stages of the CL, let's concentrate on getting through the Group stage
Guest

Always tough when the shot bounces in front of you.

If Inter don't make knockout stage, Moratti might contemplate paying out Mancini's contract. Definitely not a forgone conclusion as all sides in our group should be tough to beat at home.

I can't see Mancio leaving side should only get stronger from here as players return from injury and suspensions.
nino

Inter Ateo wrote:
Duncan! wrote:
Why are people so angry when people may preach the gospel a wee bit, but not when we get other stuff pushed down our throats?

Ex. politics, man-made global warming nonsense, entertainment, etc.....


Because the gospel is based on mediaeval superstion and lies like all other fairy tale books for adults otherwise known as holy texts.

Just my opinion of course but try to refute it.

Kakà also only listens to Christian music. Doesn't know what he's missing out on the lad.



I don't know about anyone else but I find ardent atheists just as annoying as bible bashers.
Guest

Hi folks hope you're all well.

Great result at the weekend, got to win against PSV
VB

I don't know about anyone else but I find ardent atheists just as annoying as bible bashers.[/quote]


Yes, I do.

Just for you two Inter Ateo and blackandblue, I’ve decided to change my Graphic Image from Van Basten to the Brazilian national team of which over half a dozen are wearing your favourite style t-shirt.

Though I should consider this carefully: I must be careful not to ‘offend’ anyone by ‘throwing it in other people’s faces’…
blackandblue

Praise the Lord and pass the ammo...

Maybe this subject needs another thread...
Myles

Blackandblue, we can split out the posts relating to religion, into another new thread if you like?
VB

You're right: lets get back to what this forums all about.

I remember a while back Arsene Wenger said he couldn't give a damn about whether he fielded any English players or not.

I can't help but notice the ever-increasing demise of Italian players wearing the black and blue jersey.

So, to you Inter fans: do you care less? Or is it just the case of “If we win trophys, who gives a f*** about nationalities?”



Another point to ponder: Would you guys ever be in favour of UEFA introducing a new rule which means all teams must filed at least 5 players from the clubs represented country?
Mezz

A similar rule exists in the CL, where 3 of your 25 man squad has to have been brought through the youth ranks of your club (although sending them overseas to a feeder club is deemed acceptable) and 6 of your 25 man squad must have been trained in your origin country for at least two years.

I think the SPL has a rule that 2 of your matchday squad must be under 21 and (or something similar), and if recent international results are anything to go by, it doesn't seem to be particularly detrimental...
Guest

"Another point to ponder: Would you guys ever be in favour of UEFA introducing a new rule which means all teams must filed at least 5 players from the clubs represented country?[/quote]

Can only imagine that this would breach European employment rights. I think the only legal ruling could revolve around a quota based on EU nationals. This would still hit Inter hard. The push towards this is to improve "national team standards". The question has to be asked however, does a club exist to improve the standard of the national game or is it there to win as an entity in its own right?

I think most chairmen/directors who plough their millions into clubs could give a flying fart about the international game and see it at best as an irritation.

p.s cracking result on Saturday. I had the pleasure of watching it on betfair! Great performance and I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the "only 10 me" bandwagon. It is proved time again that 10 men can sometimes prove more difficult to beat than 11. We won with style, in total possession of the ball and to be fair could have made it 6 or 7. Very pleased to see Milan still stalling . . . . . put put put put couldn't get out of neutral and now they have truly found reverse gear. Long may it last . . . .
blackandblue

Myles wrote:
Blackandblue, we can split out the posts relating to religion, into another new thread if you like?


Nah, leave it, we all have to make our little points. I can disagree without killing anyone. Today.
Mezz

Our first member from China, methinks?

blackandblue

Welcome to the Forum and this thread. Mostly European based members (hi Duncan) so don't be surprised if no-one replies to anything you ask for a while!
Duncan!

The newbie from China does have a sweet Avatar!!!

FORZA BAGGIO!
Curva Fiesole

Duncan! wrote:
The newbie from China does have a sweet Avatar!!!

FORZA BAGGIO!


True - but one from his Viola days would have been better!!
zeds

intercn wrote:
hello guys. first post here..i am an inter fan from china.
inter is the most popular italian soccer club in my country.
greetings go to every inter fans. will you come and see the olympics in beijing next year? iam learning english. hope you can understand me, through it's hard for me to catch on all what you said...


Welcome. Please invite more of your friends over (not necessarily Inter fans).
Guest

big game tonight.
Just hope we show same urgency and desire and keep the tempo up as we did at weekend.
Guest

Hi

just found this site today.

I'm gonna be staying in Milan this saturday night, will be cutting it quite fine but should get to the ground not long before kick off against Napoli, do you reckon it will be straightforward picking up a ticket just before the game?

any tips appreciated as I've never been to Milan before..
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