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24 December 2012 @ 05:15 pm

(We are Inter! We are dafter than you.)

Can’t be arsed doing a proper matchspam of the Coppa, even though it was the Most Epic Coppa Match Evar, so here is a mixed bag of all the silly things Inter have been doing lately (of which there are MANY). Happy Christmas!
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07 November 2012 @ 01:25 pm

(Amazing Ancient Argentines Anonymous.)

OK, winning that match was not actually better than winning the Tripletta (calm down, people!), but I’ll admit the last fifteen minutes were so tense they brought the Seven Minutes of Terror against Barcelona strongly to mind.

It’s hard to keep track of every record we broke on Saturday (Milito’s first Inter goal against Juve, end of Juve’s 49 league games without a loss, first team ever to win against Juve in their new stadium, ninth away win on the trot, first time we’ve scored multiple goals away against Juve since 2003) and it has been an equally fraught week in terms of dealing with English people (“What’s Calciopoli?”), so now I am just going to sit and bask in the celebration!pictures. Oh, and the goals weren’t bad, either.

Juventus 1-3 Inter (Highlights, Inter’s match report)
Scorers: Vidal 1', Milito 59' (pen) and 75', Palacio 90'

Juventus: 1 Buffon; 15 Barzagli, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini; 26 Lichtsteiner (Caceres 38, Quagliarella 78), 23 Vidal, 21 Pirlo, 8 Marchisio, 22 Asamoah; 12 Giovinco, 9 Vucinic (Bendtner 46). Unused subs: 30 Storari, 2 Lucio, 6 Pogba, 11 De Ceglie, 20 Padoin, 24 Giaccherini, 27 Quagliarella, 32 Matri, 33 Isla, 39 Marrone. Coach: Antonio Conte.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 4 Zanetti, 21 Gargano, 19 Cambiasso, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Palacio, 99 Cassano (Guarin 69); 22 Milito (Mudingayi 80). Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 6 Silvestre, 11 Alvarez, 31 Pereira, 33 Mbaye, 41 Duncan, 88 Livaja. Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

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09 October 2012 @ 09:06 pm

(For a small extra fee we will also deliver the manager to your door.)

OK, so this was one of the most turgid derbies of recent years, scoreline-wise, mostly because of Yuto’s getting sent off. (Or, at least, I certainly hope it was.) However, I still think it’s worth a spam if only for Milito and Mexes’s fledgling romance, Cheetos giving Stram the Heimlich and Javi running riot across the pitch attacking goalies. Derbies = Chaos, every time.

Milan 0-1 Inter (Highlights, Guardian MBM)
Goals: Samuel 3’

AC Milan: 32 Abbiati; 25 Bonera (Abate 50), 76 Yepes, 5 Mexes, 2 De Sciglio (Robinho 57); 34 De Jong, 18 Montolivo; 28 Emanuelson, 10 Boateng, 92 El Shaarawy (Pazzini 71); 22 Bojan. Subs not used: 1 Amelia, 59 Gabriel, 8 Nocerino, 13 Acerbi, 16 Flamini, 17 Zapata, 21 Constant, 23 Ambrosini, 77 Antonini. Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 4 Zanetti, 21 Gargano, 19 Cambiasso, 55 Nagatomo; 7 Coutinho (Guarin 46); 99 Cassano (Pereira 53), 22 Milito (Palacio 71). Subs not used: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 6 Silvestre, 16 Mudingayi, 20 Obi, 41 Duncan, 42 Jonathan, 44 Bianchetti, 88 Livaja. Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

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(“I would like to introduce Stram’s fat older brother on drums.”)

Javier Zanetti’s charitable foundation is 11 years old. Inter (or its South American contingent and Deki, anyway) had a bit of a do.

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20 September 2012 @ 10:47 am

Milan posted this picture to their Twitter account today with the not-at-all-inadequate caption "Alessandro Costacurta posing as a woman for the campaign against homophobia". You had better believe that more pictures will be posted as they appear.

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24 May 2012 @ 12:11 pm

(Look, it’s Hamsik when he still had hair!)

I realise this is quite possibly going to be the last spam ever to appear at ASA (damn Livejournal and its tricks!), but this is the first trophy Napoli have won since 1990, so my window of opportunity is small. Plus, the team were amazing, slashy and took a lot of their clothes off, so I intend to enjoy their success. *Basks* Aaaahhhh.

Somewhat astoundingly, Pandev has now won the Coppa Italia every year for the last four years. Least likely good luck charm ever. Lavezzi is probably going to leave now, and quite possibly Cavani as well, but they gave us a good send-off. I love you, lads.

Napoli 2-0 Juventus (Highlights)
17' 2h Cavani pen., 38' 2h Hamsik

Napoli: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica, Maggio, Dzemaili, Inler, Zuniga, Hamsik (40' 2h Dossena), Hamsik's hair, Lavezzi (27' 2h Pandev), Cavani (48' 2h Britos). Unused subs: Rosati, Grava, Fernandez,Vargas. Coach: Mazzarri
Juventus: Storari, Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres, Lichtsteiner (23' 2h Pepe), Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Estigarribia, Borriello (28' 2h Quagliarella), Del Piero (23' 2h Vucinic). Unused subs: Manninger, Marrone, Giaccherini, Matri. Coach: Conte

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08 May 2012 @ 04:34 pm

(Being [a] bounced, and [b] ogled by children. All is right with the world.)

Though this match was notable chiefly as the last home appearance of “Orc”, as Martha’s phone insists on calling him, I believe we did also win a derby, bag three points, get the first derby hat-trick since 1959 and, er, hand the Scudetto to Juve. All right, we didn’t mean to do that last one, but Dirtbunnies will be pleased.

Also, Maicon is not 100% useless. Dilemma!

Inter 4-2 AC Milan (Highlights; tactical analysis; unusually good Guardian mbm in which the bloke only criticises Italian football once, as a joke; Gazzetta pagelle)

Scorers: Milito 14, Ibrahimovic 44 (pen), Ibrahimovic 46, Milito 52 (pen), Milito 79 (pen), Maicon 87.
Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 55 Nagatomo; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 14 Guarin (Obi 62); 11 Alvarez (Pazzini 48), 10 Sneijder (Cordoba 84); 22 Milito. Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 17 Palombo, 23 Ranocchia, 28 Zarate. Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
AC Milan: 32 Abbiati (Amelia 35); 20 Abate, 13 Nesta, 76 Yepes, 25 Bonera (De Sciglio 21); 22 Nocerino, 4 Van Bommel, 14 Muntari (Cassano 77); 27 Boateng; 70 Robinho, 11 Ibrahimovic. Unused subs: 5 Mexes, 8 Gattuso, 18 Aquilani, 21 Maxi Lopez. Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.

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Fabio Cannavaro Interview In Dubai

Fabio Cannavaro was appointed as a global brand ambassador and Technical Consultant of Al Ahli Club of Dubai on 25 August 2011. He now lives in Dubai, in the Palm Jumeirah villas.
The Beautiful Game Show by Abu Dhabi Sports TV, visited Cannavaro and spent a day with him.

he shows us his home and hairdresser and talks his career, I presume (it's in Italian) 
first few minutes in English - "This one is my home.."


Spamming Napoli’s Champions League heroics is obviously going to take me a day or two, so in the interim I thought I’d offer this helpful diagram to everyone who has wondered precisely how many animals there are in Serie A and whether they could make a starting lineup. Turns out there were enough for a full match! \o/ Just.

Important discoveries: the animals are actually all at Cagliari, not Inter; there’s a shocking lack of animal diversity, due to Goog’s refusal to understand non-Roman fonts; and we have a severe paucity of strikers.

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27 January 2012 @ 12:28 pm

(Oi, old blokes in the background – clear off, there’s an awards ceremony going on.)

I’m still not sure what this thing IS (is it the same as the Calcio Oscars or something different?), but the Gran Gala Del Calcio had winners from Inter, Milan, Udinese, Napoli and Juve, so I felt it my duty to spam it. Edi, fortunately, is not wearing an oil slick this year.

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