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Three matches and three rivals vanquished (even if Adriano Galliani does not completely agree) – Juventus enjoyed a successful week which rejuvenated their Scudetto bid and saw them reach the Coppa Italia final. The week-capping victory over Inter made Juve forget the provincial struggles which has threatened to ensure a potentially unbeaten season likened more to Perugia 1978/79 than Milan 1991/92. It had appeared the January yips which were prevalent in recent campaigns made the shift to February following a […]

Posted by Luca Cetta On Mar - 29 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

What another whirlwind 24 hours in the land of Pazza Inter. In a move that shocked some but was expected by many, Claudio Ranieri was relieved of his managerial duties late Monday evening.  It was a decision that had been a long time coming and could be argued that the ax should have been dropped sooner.  While Ranieri was able to pull the Nerazzurri out of the relegation places in the first half of the season, the same blistering form […]

Posted by TB On Mar - 27 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

After the summer transfer window shut on August 31, 2011, most Interisti were relieved to see Wesley Sneijder was still an Inter Milan player.  Sneijder’s summer holiday locale of Los Angeles was fitting, as the drama surrounding him was suited for Hollywood.  Everyone needed to know if Inter’s Number 10 was staying or would soon be on his way to Manchester. It was decided that Samuel Eto’o was the one to be sold to Anzhi in Russia and Sneijder would […]

Posted by TB On Mar - 8 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

“This is like a marriage, the husband is always the last person to know what the wife is doing.” That is how Claudio Ranieri described his position as Inter manager after the club’s most recent match on Sunday, a 2-2 draw with Catania at the San Siro. The comments came after he was asked about the possibility of being fired by president Massimo Moratti, amidst what seems to be never-ending speculation. In truth, it is the type of speculation that […]

Posted by Gianluca Nesci On Mar - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The bissextile or leap year has, despite its unswerving will to make the world work for free, aligned itself with some great things. The first Playboy club was opened on a leap year, the Olympics and European Championships are on leap years, and the motivational speaker Tony Robbins, described as “banana hands” by Jack Black in Shallow Hal, was born on a leap year becoming one of four million quasi-Tolkien figures known as a leaplings. In the middle earth of […]

Posted by Owen Neilson On Feb - 29 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

When the Champions League draw of sixteen took place nearly three months ago, Inter were deemed to have the easiest match-up of the three remaining Italian teams.  Napoli drew Chelsea, Milan had Arsenal, and Inter were facing Marseille. Both Napoli and Milan finished second in their group and the showdown between the two remaining powerhouse Premier League teams left everyone salivating.  The two Italian clubs shocked many outside of Italy, beating their opponents quite handily with 3-1 and 4-0 score […]

Posted by TB On Feb - 24 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

It was barely two years ago that Inter, guided by the inextricable genius of Jose Mourinho, were the proud torch bearers of Italian football. As Milan were embarrassingly crushed 4-0 at Manchester United and as Juventus failed to even progress past the group stages, against the odds, the Nerazzurri overcame Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea as they went on to claim European football’s most coveted prize, the Champions League. As the old cliché goes, a week in football is a […]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Feb - 23 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Inter are in a crisis…sound familiar? It should. Fans of the club have been taken on a ride so far this year that would rival even the very best roller-coaster you could find. The Nerazzurri have struggled through drastic dips in form throughout the season, and find themselves in trouble once more. Inter have lost five of its previous six matches, picking up only a solitary point in that time. Pressure is mounting on experienced manager Claudio Ranieri, evidenced by […]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Feb - 21 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Claudio Ranieri has come out and declared that he is not in danger of being sacked. He has also stated that star midfielder Wesley Sneijder is happy at the club, in an attempt to quell rumours of interest from abroad in the Dutch playmaker (for what seems to be the 100th time). “Could he be on his way to Anzhi? As far as I’m concerned, and I hope the player too, no,” Ranieri was quoted as saying on Inter’s official […]

Posted by Gianluca Nesci On Feb - 15 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Just a few weeks ago Inter were the talk of the Serie A, for all the right reasons. Seven consecutive wins on the back of solid defending and a return to form of striker Diego Milito saw the Nerazzurri shoot up the league table and become serious contenders for a Champions League place. There were even whisperings of Inter being a legitimate threat to Juventus and Milan for the Scudetto. Neutral fans of calcio rejoiced; the big three were back […]

Posted by Gianluca Nesci On Feb - 10 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Lecce managed the shock of the round by stunning Inter Milan 1-0, the defeat bringing to an end the Nerazzurri’s six-game winning. Juventus kept their undefeated record intact by defeating highflying Udinese by two goals to nil in very wet conditions in Turin on Saturday. Alessandro Matri was the hero on the night as he claimed both strikes. Genoa and Napoli played out a five- goal thriller which included a belter from Genoa striker Rodrigo Palacio while AC Milan hardly […]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Jan - 31 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Inter continued its strong run of form with a sixth consecutive win on the weekend. Only this time, the victory was not against the likes of Parma or Cesena. The Nerazzurri signaled its return to the upper echelon of Serie A with a 1-0 win over bitter rivals AC Milan, in the latest installment of the Derby della Madonnina. With the victory, Inter moves to within five points of Milan, who lost ground themselves in the Scudetto race as a […]

Posted by Gianluca Nesci On Jan - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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