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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2010, 03:24:26 PM »
goal Inter!  :) Eto'o 80'! 1-1!
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2010, 03:25:44 PM »
goal Inter!  :) Eto'o 80'! 1-1!

Ugh  :(

That was pretty.
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2010, 03:39:11 PM »
FT, Inter 1 - 1 Sampdoria

tomorrow, 20:45, Napoli - Milan
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2010, 09:45:14 AM »
Big game for Fiore @ Catania to get back into the top 10.

I think I'll start to follow Chievo Verona, now. They are sitting 5th on the table.
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2010, 10:17:04 PM »
you are getting better and better!! if I could only transform you in also an inter fan!!  :// what I have to do?  :)
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2010, 10:23:29 PM »
you are getting better and better!! if I could only transform you in also an inter fan!!  :// what I have to do?  :)

Well, I was a huge Inter fan during UEFA Cup last year  :)
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2010, 10:29:19 PM »
champions league, former european cup, the masters cup. uefa cup, just a 250 event.

let's try with this post:

the connection between Torino and Inter.

Inter had played in 4 finals until yesterday, 64, 65, 67, 72. In 1967 Celtic beat Inter at my favourite stadium in Portugal the Estadio Nacional do Jamor, very close to the estoril tennis tourney and where the Portuguese cup is played each year. In 1972 Inter could do nothing to stop the great Ajax of Cruyff in Rotterdam. Ajax went to win 3 titles in a row from 71 til 73, then Bayern 74-76.
Valentino Mazzola was the captain of il Grande Torino until the tragedy of Superga in may 1949. The tragedy changed italian football style for decades. Italy went to the world cup in Brazil 1950 by ship and was not able to be 1st country to win 3 world cups in a row. Nereo Rocco invented the catenaccio (defense style) in 1952 while coaching Milan.
When Valentino Mazzola died at the Superga tragedy his son Sandrino was only 5 years old. Sandrino started his junior career at Inter and he listened too often "you will not be as good as your father". Sandro made debut in the mid 60's in the Grande Inter coached by the legendary Helenio Herrera, who made catenaccio perfection. He struggled at the beginning but then he became a regular in the starting XI as midfielder/forward. Angelo Moratti was the president, now the president is Massimo Moratti.
Inter played against Real Madrid, the great Real Madrid of Di Stefano and Puskas. the match where Fachetti (number 3 retired by Inter) stopped the wonderful Di Stefano. Inter defeated Real by the score of 3-1. At the end of the match Sandro Mazzola went quickly to exchange his shirt with the legendary Di Stefano, then Puskas stopped Sandro. Puskas was the captain of the best team never to have won a world cup, the incredible hungary of the early 50's who lost the 1954 world cup final against west germany, the germans decades later admitted they were doped. the national stadium in Budapest is called after Puskas.
Puskas stopped Sandro, shaked hands and told him: "we are going to exchange shirts. I had the privilege to play against your father and you are as good as him. you're a great succesor of your father. he would be proud of you. Then of course Sandro started crying.
 
the match was at the prater stadion in vienna and Inter had just won 1st european cup in 1964,with 2 goals from Sandro .
Inter repeated next year at the San Siro beating the great  Benfica of Eusebio, 1-0

Puskas took part of  the legendary Italy - Hungary match 3-1 for the italians when in 1947 la Squadra Azzurra played with 10 legends of il Grande Torino, including Valentino, all except the Juve goalie in the starting XI

Torino and Inter, Valentino and Sandro Mazzola, Storia Di Calcio.   :)

Sandro Mazzolla ricorda suo padre,il Capitano del Grande Torino Valentino Mazzola (very touching clip)

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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2010, 04:39:29 AM »
one important fact: Del Piero has become the all time top scorer for Juventus.

a video about a project of a new Stadio Filadelfia. at the beggining of the video you can see how close the Fila is to the old Mussolini/Comunale/Olympic stadium where Torino plays.

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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2010, 04:44:34 PM »
The Connections between Babblelot and Fiore, Reggina, Juve, Torino, Siena, Chievo Verona, and Samp

Fiore - my first trip to Italy was to Firenze. I had hoped to go to a game the day of my arrival but it rained sooo heavy and I kind of walked in circles for over an hour trying to find my hotel :blush:  :rofl_2:  I also love their uniforms.

Siena - love this little midieval town and will root for their team despite their uniforms, which I don't like.

Reggina - my "home" team from Calabria

Juve - when I played as a child, one of the teams we played took the name Juventus. I didn't know the origin of the name until much later. But Juve has fallen out of favor because they are a wealthy team from the north. I don't like their uniforms, either. I no longer support Juve. Also, conchita help me form my opinion.

Torino - having visited, it's a close rival of Paris as my favorite places in the world. With Juve out of favor, I became an instant fan of Torino. I bought a Torino Granata D.O.C. shirt while I was there. What does D.O.C. mean?  :)  Juve has a big presence in Torino, big Juve store along one of the major shopping roads. The small Torino store is much more modest and more inconspicuous.

Chievo Verona - I didn't know they existed until this year, but I've been to Verona and liked it very much  :)

Samp - never have been to Genoa, but I love Samp's uniforms  :)  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2010, 05:26:31 PM »
D.O.C are the official groups of fans of the italian clubs in the neightborhoods of the city, all Italy and around the world. for example Juve can have a doc in NY or LA and you can be the founder of a Reggina DOC in Chicago, basically the group of fans must follow the rules of the club, DOCs are a great chance for Italians not living in the city of their club to be able to share their passion for the same club, usually they have a pub where all together have discussions about their club and watch matches together.

So, you're the Toro fan representative or unofficial president in Chicago!!! HURRAH!!! SO COOL!!!  :gleam:

did you know there were rumours in Italy about Red Bull buying Torino but Red Bull said no interest.

Fiore, shirt of Mutu. very moving, used to love the team until the biggest sporting tragedy of my life happened last year near the city.  :( :( :( :( :(

Siena, lovely city and stadium, too great,  :gleam: sadly no shirt of Siena. :(

Reggina, for sure, I love all the clubs south of Napoli. again, no shirt available!  :(

Juve, la merdentus, no comment but I respect the club from the bottom of my heart since the Heysel tragedy. Also the Agnellis distroyed thetmost wonderful small italian club in history, Pro Vercelli. shirt of Del Piero, amazing legend.

Torino, the club with the most touching, emotional history in the world. Ora E Per Sempre. shirt of Mazzola, il capitano!

Chievo, a miracle, a neightborhood in the serie A. no shirt availbable

Samp, like Arsenal, sadly lost a european final that should not have lost. never will buy a shirt. this is a huge problem for me with Arsenal because I have been a fan all my life, great times at Highbury! Genoa is very beautiful, the italians cities in the coast are wonderful., Venice, Napoli, Genoa, the top 3. :cool:

I am surprised you didn't include Palermo or Catania.
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2010, 05:33:42 PM »
I really don't know what to think about the Sicilians. Aren't they a natural rival of the Calabrese?
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2010, 06:50:28 PM »
NO, not at all, they share the same stuggle of the south of Italy against the north of Italy. They are allies.
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2010, 07:03:56 PM »
this is my serie A dream!!! ranking my top 25 favourite italian clubs  :)

my table!  :)
1 Torino
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2 Inter
3 Pro Vercelli
4 Genoa
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5 Lazio
6 Napoli
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7 Livorno
8 Palermo
9 Lecce
10 Cagliari
11 Avellino
12 Bari
13 Atalanta
14 Catanzaro
15 Triestina
16 Spal
17 Ascoli
18 Reggina
19 Catania
20 Chievo
21 Siena
22 Como
23 Pro Patria
24 Venezia
25 Messina
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26 Roma
27 Milan
28 Juventus
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2010, 07:24:30 PM »
conchita!

Why inter and not AC Milan? I have an AC scarf--a gift--so I'd be more inclined to support them.
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2010, 08:50:25 PM »
historically Inter has been the club of Milan of the poor/middle class while Milan always has been the club of the elite/rich people.
the name Internazionale was adopted because the club was always opened to foreign players. then with Mussolini in to power he thought the name of the club was a socialist/communist one and the club changed his name to Ambrosiana, the patron of Milan is St. Ambrosio. Mussolini also founded Roma, that's the reason they are not on my list. The club cameback to his original name after WWII. Milan was rich and were able to build the San Siro Stadium in the mid 20's almost outside the city. Inter played in the Arena Civica, built in 1807 until the late 50's when the venerable arena was not longer big enough. The Squadra Azzurra played first match in history at the Arena Civica in downtown Parco Sempione. The Grande Inter of the 60's was basically the Squadra Azzurra that played the unforgettable semi vs West Germany in WC Mexico 1970. one of the best 5 matches in WC history. Then they faced the best team ever in the final, the Brazil of 1970. The final score is misleading, 4-1  but it was 1-1 with 15 minutes left.
Juve is the Italian club with most fans, then Inter is 2nd, the derby is called derby d'Italia. The nickname of Inter is "La Beneamata" the well-beloved, because fans support the club no matter the results.
While Juve and Milan have a very bad past involving one very specific thing, Inter is clean. In the late 70's Milan was relegated due to match fixing and buying referees, the same happened some years ago but Berlusconi, the owner and prime minister did not allow Milan to be relegated again but Juve was relegated due to buying referees. Inter has never been involved in those crap scandals.
Inter has not the money of the Agnella's/FIAT/Juve or Berlusconi/Mediaset/Milan.
Also in the 80's and the 90's Inter had what become at the end a hilarious streak, they were buying expensive but horrible players while they were releasing great players. it was incredible.  
Now Inter has one of the best veteran players in the world, Il Capitano Zanetti, the player who has played more matches in the Argentina National squad, a record. He arrived to Inter in 1995, age 22 and there he is at age 37, at full speed, having said no to other European giants who wanted to sign him. He is just 16 matches left to pass Bergomi and become the Inter player with most matches played all time. The way he stopped Messi during the semis of the Champions League was a legacy never to be forgotten. He has been involved in so many humanitarian causes helping disadvantaged children in Argentina and Milan. Maradona not calling him and teammate Cambiasso hurt so much the chances of Argentina in the world cup. don't need to add that my 3rd fav. shirt is Inter nš4 Zanetti.  And the colours are so great black/blue shirts-black shorts-white socks :)  

This is the story of Inter, la beneamata, the well-beloved.
for sure the most modest in manners and humble in way of life of all the european big clubs. ://

Milito scoring the wining goals to win the Scudetto, the Copa Italia and the Champions League!  :))

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Captain Zannetti lifting the trophy! :))

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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2010, 09:07:41 PM »
Are you a sports writer, conchita? That's such a great explanation. I thought all of Milan was wealthy, I never would have thought that Inter was the team of the common folk. And I didn't realize where the name Inter came from. Very good information. :good:

If I ever get to Milan I'll keep this in mind. I tend to adopt teams from cities that I've visited and liked very much.
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2010, 09:42:37 PM »
I am more a sports historian, I do love so much to discover, read and write about sports history, you can not imagine how much!  :)
for example, I love to follow and discover the history of not only european leagues but all the south american leagues, especially thr big 3, Brazil ,Uruguay and Argentina, the japanase league, the african teams! I think it's important to know the past to understand the present and be able to forecast the future in sports. And there are less than 3 olympic sports that I don't like, just go figure!

Glad you like the story of Inter! for example I have always thought the story of Torino is so great, touching and emotional than it can not be told, you must have the joy to discover for yourself.

I should have add that while Milan and Juve play some matches in the south of Italy to get better attendances, Inter has always plays in Milan. Of the big 3 clubs, I think it's the club that the common italian loves more!

Oh, and Milano is a must visit, it's almost like the real capital of Italy and it's very beautiful and the people are great, well, like in all Italy! you will enjoy a lot a visit there!

a pic of my 2nd fav. italian stadium, nš1 is Il Fila in Torino.
this is the Arena Civica in Milano, built in 1807, first match played by the Squadra Azzurra, 15 may 1910, 6-2 against France!!!
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2010, 04:49:36 AM »
Serie B, one very important match today!!! guess it!  :)

today, 15:00 Italian time:
Albinoleffe - Cittadella
Crotone -Livorno
Empoli - Atalanta
Modena - Vicenza
Padova - Frosinone
Piacenza - Novara
Reggina - Torino
Triestina - Portogruaro
Varese - Sassuolo
monday 
19:00 Pescara - Ascoli
21:00 Siena - Grosseto
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Re: 2010 Serie A
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2010, 07:04:46 AM »
Serie A


Serie B
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Re: 2010-2011 Calcio
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2010, 10:14:49 AM »
Albinoleffe 1 - 3 Cittadella, important win in the battle against relegation
Crotone 2 - 1 Livorno, important win for Crotone in the battle for promotion against candidate Livorno
Empoli  3 - 0 Atalanta, very important result with 2 clubs fighting for promotion, Atalanta losing 2nd place,
Modena 2 - 1 Vicenza, Modena in midtable, Vicenza struggling! fighting against relegation.
Padova 3 - 1 Frosinone, Padova with 24 points in the battle for promotion, Frosinone fighting to avoid relegation
Piacenza 1 - 2 Novara, Novara with a late wining goal consolidates 1st place! what a surprise! Piacenza to fight against relegation.  
Reggina  1 - 1 Torino, 1-0 Bonizzoli 4' 1-1 captain Bianchi 13'. Reggina goes 2nd, looking good to gain promotion. Torino, midtable, bad result, however Reggina were the club with the best chances to score the wining goal, Reggina deserved a win but the defense of Toro was good.
Triestina 0 - 0 Portogruaro, bad result for both clubs, struggling to avoid relegation.
Varese 2 - 1 Sassuolo, Varese in the fight to promotion, Sassuolo, 21st.
monday  
19:00 Pescara - Ascoli, Pescara to fight for promotion, Ascoli are the basement club.  
21:00 Siena - Grosseto, Siena currently 4th, Grosseto in the fight to avoid relegation.  
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