Tuesday 15 April 2014

Sports & Opinions: Responses to David Wilson's Articles on Inter Milan

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I do like to write on Soccernet sometimes just to respond to the articles written by David Wilson and express my views. If you are not an Inter Milan or a football fan, then this is probably not your post.

In response to his article, Confusing messages coming out of Inter, I wrote,

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It has to be considered case by case. Old but useful, keep, look at Cambiasso he still rocks (though news has it that he is leaving for good). Evra and Vidic could be a good idea, they are aging but still useful. Kind of Mou's point when he wanted to buy Lampard at Inter. He said something like, "They are near the end of their career, but they can get the job well done and are good for one or two seasons," and they's transfer-free, great for those who are looking for a new challenge and are not interested in staying forever, but looking at his recent performance, can he adapt to the Inter stress?

Inter is kinda forced to renew Guarin's contract in case he leaves for free or cheap. If he really has no respect for the club and aren't playing well, then the club has all reasons to sell him at a good price (though Inter is infamous for selling low, eg. Sneijder), or trade him for someone even better! Inter tends to snatch excellent deals from Real Madrid in the past, eg. Sneijder, Figo, Cambiasso, Walter Samuel even Seedorf (if you like). An Álvaro Morata pairing with Icardi would be very interesting!

Milito can go, Walter Samuel and Javier Zanetti can be awarded with director or scout position like Materazzi, Cordoba, Figo and Zamorano to keep the passion going without losing real Inter legends to some 3rd division clubs.

At the mean time, use Kovacic!

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Here's the comment for the second article,

This match could have easily flipped its results from 0-4 to 4-0, had Handanovic not performed extraordinarily well. Inter is lucky to have the hands of god with him this time round. Kovacic was superb with his movements, runs and tackling, but he is still less than half as brilliant as Sneijder's creativity and passing skills, keep working hard and he might get there, assuming that he is not being sold as quickly as Coutinho, see how well he did for Liverpool last match? It is nice that Mazzarri might have read my last 2 comments, that he really used Cambiasso to protect Kovacic, but Sampdoria allowing him space has to be taken into account.

Icardi played sharply and tenaciously, so he deserved the brace, but was stupid to celebrate the way he did. He is not only risky his career by making enemies, but also risking his life, you never know what the opponent fans will do after a lost match. Reputation matters, if you ruin your name, it is like the officials will be biased against you in all matches you play.

Let's not forget the other players who played a great game, Samuel, Hernanes were solid, Palacio moved quick as a team, Nagatomo was dangerously speedy and effective down the left. The weaker links are Ranocchia, who conceded a penalty, and D'Ambrosio, who tries hard but wasted shots like Guarin.

Confusing messages coming out of Inter @ ESPN Soccernet

Inter regain confidence with win at Sampdoria @ ESPN Soccernet

Why Sports Are Unfair @ YouTube