Monthly Archives: November 2011
Week 13 of the 2011/12 Serie A season saw Inter return to the Stadio Artemio Franchi where in 2010 they were crowned Scudetto champions in their treble winning year, how things have changed, as this season’s fixture has Inter desperate for wins in an attempt to climb the table after the worst campaign start ever.
For almost 90 minutes this game had bore draw written all over it and to be fair that was the result the plucky Siena deserved as they played well and did everything possible to ensure the Inter players couldn’t get too many chances on goal. I’m not saying Inter were terrible, we kept control of the game for the majority of the 90 minutes but in my opinion there just seemed to be something missing that would bring a bit of excitement to the game, maybe this was down to the lack of atmosphere in the stadium that you get in the Meazza but I feel it had more to do with the mediocre display shown by the majority of the Nerazzurri players. This of course wasn’t helped by some extremely disappointing decisions made by the Inter boss concerning substitutions (which I’ll go in to shortly.)
My time as an Inter fan.
My name is Mark , I’m an Inter fan and I’m addicted to the Nerazzurri. People say you only use one side of your brain, I challenge that (even though I can’t prove it) I’m sure that one half of mine is black and blue and the oxygen it needs is provided by the day-to-day life as an Inter fan, for me that’s checking the Fan sites, buying old and new Inter shirts playing on FIFA and Football Manager as our mighty Nerazzurri. I love to spend time watching Youtube videos reading the latest news and checking fan sites and buying old programmes with legends in from times as such as the 60’s. Where would I be with out the passion for our great club.
I have wondered should I have grown up out of this? Is this what my wife should be having as a husband, a guy addicted to a team that controls his moods on match day and that the purchase of the latest shirt can bring such happiness?
I recently joined Twitter, and very quickly got the impression that there are others all around the world like me maybe even more addicted than I am but equally as passionate. I am still amazed by all of our supporters around the world and everyday technology allows me to read the views of our proud Interisti and everyday read translated articles straight from Italy and share opinions with others like me.
First of all I’d like to apologise for my lack of match reports this week but I’ve been ridiculously busy and unfortunately haven’t had the time to dedicate to my posts, don’t worry though I should be back to my usual standard with a full report of Sunday’s match against Siena.
Inter 2-1 Cagliari – Serie A
To keep you updated though I’m going to combine a look at both of this weeks games in this one article starting with Saturday’s Serie A week 12 fixture against Cagliari, I like most Interisti was excited to see the Nerazzurri back in action after over half the month of November without a game due to the postponement of the Genoa match followed by the International break and I tuned in to the match with eager anticipation that this would be a fresh start for Inter only to be greeted by the news that Wesley Sneijder had been withdrawn from the squad due to a muscle injury picked up in the warm up, I presume this is the same one he picked up in Holland’s first game and it has now been revealed that he will be on the sidelines for three to four weeks, this combined with the fact that we were also missing other players including Maicon, Lucio & Forlan didn’t fill me with any great confidence that this game would go any better than other games this season.
Life for Inter at the moment is anything but ideal in Serie A this season but in contrast the Nerazzurri have been flying high in the UEFA Champions League group stage, this in itself is quite unusual as for the past number of seasons including 2009/10 when we won the competition Inter have struggled throughout the group stages and in some cases only managed to qualify on the last game. Many people may put this down to the fact that Group B this year is one of the weakest with Inter being the biggest stature club by quite a long way, but you have to consider some of the teams that have defeated us in the league that have much less quality than the other three clubs in our group, so to me this implies that the Inter players are going in to the UCL games with a completely different frame of mind than they are in the league.
What’s the reason for this? Only the Inter players could tell you that for definite, but I believe that it’s down to the fact that the Champions League is arguably the most prestigious competition not only in club football but also world football and to do well in this competition shows the world that you are one of the elite, this is all well and good but we need to transfer this passion, belief and drive to win to our league campaign too otherwise we don’t stand much chance of finishing in the top three to ensure we are here next season. Anyway I’ve gone of on a tangent here so back to last nights match and after Saturday night’s defeat to Juve Ranieri and the boys had a point to prove and that’s exactly what they did.
Here we are again with the October results for the IMFW Awards, first off i’d just like to say thank you to everyone that voted, and I would love to see some new entries included for next month so Inter Family get your entries to me ASAP. I have included links to all the winners Twitter accounts so send them a tweet to congratulate them.
So he we go with the first result and by far the most popular category,
The Best Inter Inspired Tattoo Award:
For the second month in a row and retaining his crown is @yosiemario with his ‘il Biscione’ backpiece with a huge 46.77% of the votes