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Samuel Eto’o may have only been an Inter player for two seasons, but the legacy he leaves behind will never be forgotten. “The Lion King” came to Inter in the summer of 2009, as somewhat of an afterthought in the blockbuster Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Barcelona deal.  Many people questioned how the Nerazzurri were going to survive without the talent and skill of the Swede and if Eto’o would be able to mesh in the Jose Mourinho mentality of putting the [...]

Posted by TB On Aug - 29 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Serie A season begins in a little over three weeks, yet the curtain raiser for Italy’s top flight takes place this Saturday.  While Inter have been a constant in the Supercoppa over the last six years, this year’s matchup holds special significance.  Not only is it once again being held in Beijing’s historic Bird’s Nest Stadium, Inter’s opponents are city rivals and last season’s Scudetto holders, AC Milan. Unfortunately for the Nerazzurri, the last seven days leading up to [...]

Posted by TB On Aug - 4 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The new season is still a month away yet Inter are already feeling the wrath of the injury bug.  This past weekend saw two of the Nerazzurri goalkeepers go down with freak injuries. Emiliano Viviano tore his ACL in his left knee during training on Saturday, while sliding to reach a ball in a practice match.  There was no one around him at that moment and the moment the tear happened, it was apparent it was very serious.  Viviano underwent [...]

Posted by TB On Jul - 28 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Inter’s preseason is well underway, with three friendlies and three wins under their belt. Ritiro in the idyllic setting of Pinzolo has come and gone and after ten days, the squad has returned to Milan with training to resume at Appiano Gentile. While the pitch and training grounds have been quite busy with double training sessions and matches, they are not the only place seeing action.  Late last week, news started circulating that the FIGC were not going to revoke [...]

Posted by TB On Jul - 21 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The last seven days for Inter were supposed to be a dawning of a new season.  A new coach was officially presented on Tuesday, a new player welcomed on Thursday, the new shirt unveiled Friday.  Unfortunately, all the good news this week has been overshadowed by the news that was announced last Monday. But let us start with the positives. Tuesday brought forth Gian Piero Gasperini’s first press conference as Inter manager, where he was asked about his formations, players [...]

Posted by TB On Jul - 11 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

As the official start of another transfer window draws near (for those unaware, in Italy it doesn’t officially until July 1) the time has come to examine Inter’s summer 2011 calciomercato. The first and most important move of the close season has been announcing Gian Piero Gasperini as the new head coach.  With a manager now in place, the club can now concentrate on making moves that will strengthen the squad to compete in both the domestic and European fronts [...]

Posted by TB On Jun - 29 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Inter have been coach-less for little under a week since Leonardo’s official departure from the club last Friday (June 17, 2021). An outsider may look at Inter’s recent coaching trend and make a false assumption that the club has returned to the frequent coaching turnover of the late 1990s and early 2000s. This is not the Inter of ten years ago, as many casual observers would like to believe. In the past thirteen months, Inter have won trophies at the [...]

Posted by TB On Jun - 23 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Leonardo has left Inter in the similar manner in which he arrived: immersed in controversy. His tenure began in a cloud of turbulence, picking up the pieces from Rafa Benitez.  With Inter in seventh place behind Leonardo’s former club, AC Milan, it was a risky move for all parties involved.  In Leo’s brief six months at the helm as Inter coach, his winning percentage was surprisingly successful, despite widespread doubts regarding his tactics.  In the end, Leonardo was unable to [...]

Posted by TB On Jun - 18 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

After the curtain fell on the 2010-11 season, uncertainties were expected regarding Inter’s transfer market. One thing did seem certain after the Nerazzurri hoisted the Coppa Italia however was the retention of Leonardo as manager. A little more than two weeks have since passed and with it came a shocking twist regarding Inter’s head coaching position.  Reports started to leak out late Monday evening that President Massimo Moratti had contacted Marcelo Bielsa about the possibility of taking over as manager at [...]

Posted by TB On Jun - 16 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The dust has finally settled on the 2010-11 Serie A season and for the first time in five years, the Scudetto badge will not be on the Nerazzurri shirt. It has been a hard and bitter pill to swallow, but it has made the desire for success that much greater for next season. For most clubs, walking away with a tripletino signifies a good year, but many Interisti will carry the ‘what if’ questions along with the three trophies won. [...]

Posted by TB On Jun - 8 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The 2010 -11 Serie A season has come to an end and it is the time of the year when players pack up their bags and jet off to tropical paradises the world over.  Well, not quite.  The majority of teams are in the process of cleaning out their lockers but for Inter, there is one last hurdle to jump in the hunt for silverware. There is an important match this weekend, and no, it is not happening in London.  [...]

Posted by TB On May - 25 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

With almost all storylines nearly wrapped up in Serie A with less than two weeks to go in the season, the only thing left at this point are mere formalities.  Inter came into Round 37 with Champions League qualification neatly tucked away and only needed a point to secure a second place finish.  A good thing, too, as this past weekend saw a visit to the hostile Stadio San Paolo that Napoli call home.  For Napoli, they were on the [...]

Posted by TB On May - 18 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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