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Talking Tactics

Tactics is a subject that fascinates me.  A subject I am constantly trying to improve my knowledge and understanding off.  I’m always interested in how teams set up and why.  One formation I have never been keen on is any that starts with 3 at the back.  Maybe it was down to lack of understanding, maybe a little ignorance on my part but for me it’s always been simple, 4 at the back at all times.
Over the last 12 months or so anyone who follows Serie A may have noticed that a lot of teams have adopted the three at the back approach, and its slowly being growing on me. At the beginning of the season it was obvious things were not clicking for Inter and all the talk of what formation to adopt was a common subject. When saw Inter line up with three at the back all I could think of was Palermo away, Novara away under Gasperini, I was a worried man.
Several games down the line I find myself trying to use three at the back on football manager, which is obviously a clear mark of approval.
To be fair to Strama he came out and said we can’t find the right balance playing with four at the back an a change was needed for the team to progress. Huge respect for the guy to come and say such a thing.

Being an Interista Down Under

The Guiseppe Meazza Stadium, Milan.  Sunday the 7th of October.  Internazionale are the visitors at their home ground to bitter city rivals AC Milan. The ultras from both the Curva Nord and Curva Sud have perfectly choreographed routines to cheer on their respective sides. They are loud, proud and extremely volatile towards supporters of the opposing club. For other fans packing the stadium, the air is electric. Despite not being a sellout, the pre-match atmosphere is lively and boisterous. Flags, banners and jerseys shout out to the entire world that each fan is there for and whom they wish to see decimated after the next 90 minutes. There are few places in the world right now that are as alive as this one.

Travel 13,650 kilometres to a small, quiet pocket of the world. Perth, Western Australia. It’s 2:45 in the morning and you can’t even hear the wind outside. It’s dead still, dead quiet. The promise of daybreak is still hours away, and yet, there is one house out in the suburbs of this city where the day has already begun, only due to the events happening on the other side of the world.

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The NerazzurriWorld Fantasy Football Leagues

NerazzurriWorld and the InterFamily have taken over the Barclays Premier League fantasy football game:

Create your ultimate squad from all the English premier league players and then take on me in one or all of our fantastic leagues-

First sign yourself up at the Premier League site then join our leagues with the codes below

We have 3 free leagues available (enter the following codes on the join leagues screen):

il Padrino’s League – 9785-3975

A classic style league where points are accumilated over the season and the player with the biggest score at the end wins.

The Don’s League – 9785-4084

The InterFamily league (exclusively for Inter fans) – 9785-4429

In these two leagues each team plays a match against another team in the league each Gameweek. The match result is based on the Gameweek score of each team minus any transfer points spent preparing for the Gameweek.

3 points are awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw, teams are then ranked on points earned in Head-to-Head matches.

Head-to-Head fixtures are generated at the start of the league’s first Gameweek. Once these fixtures have been generated the league is locked and teams will not be able to join or leave.

All these leagues are just for fun and the bragging rights if you win but if you want to really prove you are a great fantasy league manager why not enter our Ingenio Cup and win some awesome prizes?

The Ingenio Cup

Or alternatively in association with we are running a league where you can win great prizes including awesome retro football shirts & money off vouchers, entry for this league is just £5 and as well as giving away these great prizes for the top 4 places and a trophy for 1st place we may also award occasional spot prizes throughout the season.  For details and to sign up for this league visit the official website at

So what are you waiting for sign up to our leagues today and let’s see if you’ve got what it takes to beat me 😉

Sign up for the Inginio Cup fantasy football league

Sign up for our fantastic fantasy league in sponsored by our favourite retro football shirt store – or check out the official league site at

2011/12 Season Summary

Here we are at the end of a season that most of us would like to forget!  A season that saw Inter employ three coaches and finish in a lowly sixth place just scraping a place in the preliminaries of next season’s Europa League.  To rub salt in the wound of a bad season for us we also had to watch our arch rivals Juventus win their 28th Scudetto in an unbeaten league run 😦

When the season’s fixture list was revealed back in July 2011 I published my predictions for the upcoming season and all in all I was expecting a usual season from Inter with a total of 24 wins, 10 draws and four loses which would’ve resulted in the Nerazzurri accumulating a total of 81 points, unfortunately this was a long way off the reality of what really happened.  The real stats for Inter’s 2011/12 season make for grim reading with just 17 wins, 7 draws and 14 loses meaning my prediction of 81 points was a massive 23 points more than the 58 we did receive.  The most depressing thing about these stats are the fact that my predictions were based on us having another average season but I’m still convinced that if we had achieved this level of performance we would’ve without doubt won the Scudetto.

 But instead we have to be thankful that the worst season for Inter since 1948 didn’t end a lot worse than it did for us, considering that at one point at the beginning of December there was talk of the mighty Inter being involved in a relegation battle by the end of the season we should be proud of the team for managing to finish in an European spot.

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For me personally, our colors are everything.  A friend of mine say this is a religion.  There are only two colors in this world to me it is BLACK and BLUE.As a hotelier and my hierarchy as a Concierge, I loves to have some chit-chat or maybe just a simply share a laugh with people.One day 2 guys approached me and asked me about local food.  I gave them the information they asked for then the conversation continued and I found out they were from ITALY.  The first thing came up in my mind is of course about FC INTERNAZIONALE MILANO.  The only one Italian club who won Treble, the Only one Italian club who never have Serie B in the tradition.In the middle of conversation i dared to ask one of ’em “Signor, I believed you are following Serie A?  Which club do you support?”  Then Luca (one of the 2 guys who approached me) answered “Serie A? Yes I do, I’m an INTERISTA!”  I spontaneously popped-up and said with cheer “Oh my God, I’m an Interista too! It’s really good to see an original Italian Interista”  In one step he took his wallet and showed me his official Inter fans club ID and me too, I show him my ICI Bandung (Inter Club Indonesia) ID and we both laughing loud just like 2 old friends that separated then meet up. What a feeling…

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How Ronaldo (1997-2000) Changed the Number 9 position at Inter

[Today] I won’t be giving you the typical Ronaldo praise, there’s million wonderful pieces/articles about him on the web, here’s one them that I really liked. However I will analyze all the things that he has brought to the game tactically.

Ronaldo Luiz Nazario da Lima was, and as matter fact still is, my favorite player. I was about 5 years old when I saw him play for the first time with Inter Milan and to be honest, I fell in love with his game at first sight. Maybe it was his speed… maybe it was his power or was it his wonderful technique that allowed him to completely eliminate defenders?

Actually, thinking about it now, one aspect of his game stood out from all of his qualities in my 5-year-old-brain: his ability to score goals. At the end the game of Football is about scoring goals and boy did R9 score goals.

However growing up, the Seri A had plenty of prolific strikers, pure goal scorers! Oliver Bierrof and Pipo Izhagui are two big names that come to my mind. Del Piero, Totti and Baggio were also wonderful players in that period. But none of them brought the magic thatI saw when I watched Inter Milan games. What was the X factor?

A bit of Football history now…

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Inter Milan – My First love

People have many passions in life and things that get their heart racing. For me however only one thing truly gets me going that is the mighty Nerazzurri. I bleed black and blue and it dictates my day-to-day life. I am constantly searching the internet keeping up with all the latest news about my beloved Inter and I also watch every game I possibly can. I also love watching videos of the great Inter players and teams of the past and reminding me of the great players, managers and teams Inter has been blessed with throughout the years.

I especially love watching videos of ‘il fenomeno’ the great Ronaldo. He is the main reason why I am an Inter fan and I will always be grateful to him for that. I remember as a young kid watching his unbelievable skills and his pace and power and his ability to make world-class defenders look like your average guy on the street. I was just memorized by him and as my love grew for him I also fell in love with inter. Even though Ronaldos playing career was plagued by injury I still believe he was the best player ever to step on a football pitch and even eclipses players such as Pele, Messi and Maradona. (I totally agree 🙂 – il Padrino)

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Outlining the Tactical Importance of Ricky Alvarez

Ricardo Alvarez is one of the best playmakers in the world but unfortunately his talent is misunderstood. Let’s analyze the player tactically…

Ricky Alvarez is not your typical tequartista, yet he does not get either the attention or the opportunity he truly deserves. The first time I saw him play for Velez a couple of years ago (2010), I knew the kid was money and that sooner or later he’d become one of the most important players in football. Today, while most of Inter’s managers (Gasperini, Ranieri and Stramaccioni) have used him quite regularly in their systems, I still believe that we have not seen the full potential of this player, mostly because he has not been used at his optimal position.

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