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    La Grande Inter era

    1.How the fu we don't have a general Grande Inter thread already?!

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    Today marks the 50th anniversary of Inter's first UCL win and a start of an era called La Grande Inter. 27 May 1964 is a day for the history books gents






    this is the standard line up from the 63/64 season.It was Picchi who was the Captain at the time not Facchetti.
    Bedin was the DM,Suarez was the regista/DLP,Mazzola was the trequartista/AM and Facchetti was one of the first wing backs in the game.They played cattenacio under HH but the team was a counterattacking machine.


    MM and ET attending the event to celebrate the first CL win



    Mazzola and Corso holding the throphy they won 50 years ago.I wish Fachetti and Picchi were still alive to see this day
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    INTER MOURNS AURELIO MILANI



    FC Internazionale is saddened to hear of the death of Aurelio Milani, a centre forward for the Grande Inter

    http://www.inter.it/en/news/46990

    RIP LEGEND


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    I'll probably make a thread in the next few days with a bio... while he only scored 7 goals over 2 seasons at Inter, one of those goals was against RM in the final.

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    Great article by UEFA.com on Grande Inter: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionslea...d=2204330.html

    Goes to show how much confidence can do to players. That's why Herrera and Mourinho did what they did. They instilled a winner mentality to the whole team. That's what we need these days. Even with our team we could do some serious damage if the players had some more confidence.

    The greatest teams of all time: Inter 1962–67
    UEFA.com analyses the teams that changed football; this time, the FC Internazionale Milano side that proved near-impossible to beat in the mid-1960s.

    The golden age
    Without a trophy since 1954, Inter drafted in FC Barcelona's Franco-Argentinian boss Helenio Herrera in 1960, fresh from securing back-to-back Spanish titles. His team ended up lifting the European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1964 and 1965 – and the corresponding European/South American Cups.

    The 'Grande Inter' also claimed the Scudetto in 1962/63, 1964/65 and 1965/66 and just missed out on the 1963/64 crown, losing a play-off to Bologna FC. Defeat by Celtic FC in the 1967 European Cup final perhaps marked the end of the golden age, but in the Serie A seasons from 1961/62 to 1966/67 they were phenomenally mean, conceding less than a goal a game throughout – and letting in only 20 in 1962/63, or 0.59 per match.

    The baton handover
    Real Madrid CF had won the first five editions of the European Cup when they met Inter in the 1964 final, and with Alfredo Di Stéfano and Ferenc Puskás still potent, were expected to come out on top in Vienna. However, Sandro Mazzola scored twice in a 3-1 victory as Inter established themselves as a new force.

    "In the tunnel, I suddenly saw Di Stéfano," Mazzola told UEFA.com. "It felt like he was two metres tall – for me he was the god of football, the player I admired most. That's why that final remains the most important one, because we were up against the team of my dreams – the team I used to watch on TV. And we beat them, and I scored two goals and made another – it was amazing."

    The game-changing philosophy
    Herrera was not the inventor of the famously defensive 'Catenaccio' (door-bolt in Italian) system, but he was perhaps its most successful exponent. Having tried in vain to introduce Barcelona's more fluid attacking style in his first campaigns, he moved a midfielder back to act as sweeper, adopted a rigid man-marking policy, and freed his left-back to attack at will. Armando Picchi emerged as a world-class 'libero' under Herrera, while Giacinto Facchetti shone as one of the first attacking left-backs.

    A solid defence, however, was not everything. Skilful midfielders and pacy forwards were key to the lethal counterattacks launched by Inter. "I want vertical football at great speed, with no more than three passes to get to the box," said 'Il Mago' (the magician). "If you lose the ball playing vertically, it's not a problem – lose it laterally and you pay with a goal."

    The tactical genius
    Herrera's insistence on fitness and mental preparation was something new – his Inter were introduced to the concept of the 'ritiro' – a pre-match retreat, which removed the team from outside distractions. Herrera used to speak of games "we won before we even got off the coach", vaunting his side's immense mental poise. His motivational mantras remain legendary: "Class + Preparation + Intelligence + Athleticism = Scudetto", "If you play for yourself, you play for your opponents; if you play for the team, you play for yourself."

    "He was light years ahead," said Mazzola. "He used to train our brains before our legs."

    The star players
    Giacinto Facchetti: The man who brought full-backs out of their shells, Facchetti scored 75 goals in all competitons as a left-back, and was crucial to Inter's brilliance on the break. "He was a wonderful team-mate and the authoritative figure in the squad," remembered Mazzola. "He was always ready to battle."

    Luis Suárez: Having worked together successfully at Barcelona, Suárez rejoined Herrera at Inter in 1961. This 'Arquitecto del fútbol' (architect of football) operated as a deep-lying midfielder, his passing, vision and experience essential to the cause. "To build a great Inter side, I needed a great midfielder and Suárez was the best of all," Herrera said.

    Sandro Mazzola: Son of Italian footballing legend Valentino Mazzola, who was killed in the Superga air disaster of 1949 along with the bulk of the great Torino FC team, attacker Sandro Mazzola spent his entire career with Inter. 'Il baffo' (the moustache) netted over 100 Serie A goals with the Nerazzurri.

    What they said
    Sandro Mazzola: "My Inter had something that nobody else had: we were both solid and skilful, a combination that made us one of the best teams ever."

    Luis Suárez: "I will never forget the light in the eyes of our president [Angelo Moratti] after our triumph in Vienna. If I was a painter and I had to paint 'happiness', I would try to reproduce those eyes."

    Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti: "Herrera's football was all about confidence – not many ideas but all very clear. A psychological hammering that today would appear ridiculous but that could turn his teams in war machines. There was no ambivalence – he wanted to be loved and feared. To those who accused him of arrogance, he replied that his only fault was to be the best."
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    We'll regain our position in the Italian football when we re-establish our long lost philosophy. In our latest peak, we used to have Eto and Pandev to play as true wingbacks in most of our big games and that despite having veterans like Zanett-Samuel-Lucio in defense besides Cambiasso as a half-defender. In Italy defense always comes first, the rest is not as crucial. We were the masters of defense and look what we've got into now.

    Solid defense gives confidence to the all parts of the team, if the opposition try many times and cant score they start to lose faith and focus in time, and this makes the attack's job easier.

    I dont know what Mancini is thinking, but we need to fix our back-line, this is our only priority this summer, and Im not talking about only changing certain individuals, it's more about establishing the right mentality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icardiscores View Post
    1.How the fu we don't have a general Grande Inter thread already?!

    anyway...

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of Inter's first UCL win and a start of an era called La Grande Inter. 27 May 1964 is a day for the history books gents






    this is the standard line up from the 63/64 season.It was Picchi who was the Captain at the time not Facchetti.
    Bedin was the DM,Suarez was the regista/DLP,Mazzola was the trequartista/AM and Facchetti was one of the first wing backs in the game.They played cattenacio under HH but the team was a counterattacking machine.


    MM and ET attending the event to celebrate the first CL win



    Mazzola and Corso holding the throphy they won 50 years ago.I wish Fachetti and Picchi were still alive to see this day
    Please can you name them in the picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Goes to show how much confidence can do to players. That's why Herrera and Mourinho did what they did. They instilled a winner mentality to the whole team. That's what we need these days. Even with our team we could do some serious damage if the players had some more confidence.
    our team then was insane. inter had the ballon dor that year, luis suarez. facchetti? mazzola? corso? picchi? these are quality players and the best defenders of the era, dont forget about the great burgnich as well. facchetti came second in the ballon dor in 1965. he was beckenbauer's inspiration.

    also, tactically herrera was above everyone else, and he was the first ever modern manager in the game. the warrior mentality/nerazzurro pride had a massive part to play in it but it was only a piece of la grande inter. that side defined italian football for years.

    i dont like that article. herrera and facchetti singlehandedly made catenaccio and the attacking left back trademarks of italian and european football. they didnt invent it but the dutch didnt invent total football either. i feel the tone of the article makes it sound the team overperformed to accomplish what we accomplished.

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    didn't know this...tbh


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    Except that it wasn't called the UEFA Champions League

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    Our two European Cup final wins in their entirety;





    edit; BTW, a heads-up for those that don't know, the channel behind those uploads is a geniune goldmine.
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    pfff...cheaters,Angelo Moratti bribed the refs,HH gave drugs to the players,our best part of history is a black stain and we are as bad as Rube :bandiera:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJM View Post
    pfff...cheaters,Angelo Moratti bribed the refs,HH gave drugs to the players,our best part of history is a black stain and we are as bad as Rube :bandiera:
    wtf????

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJM View Post
    pfff...cheaters,Angelo Moratti bribed the refs,HH gave drugs to the players,our best part of history is a black stain and we are as bad as Rube :bandiera:
    ... except I never said this. Way to take things out of context and pretend like you're taking the high road. I don't see why it's mutually exclusive to cheat, and be a great team with great players and a great coach.

    It shouldn't even be doubted that we doped and matchfixed in Europe during LGI. You yourself said that the doping was "common knowledge" when Mazzola came out in an interview a few months ago. That part of our history is a black stain? Depends on your point of view. That Inter side has the most evidence of wrongdoing in our history, if not some of the largest evidence against a single side in Italian or even European football history, but again, only based on the available evidence.

    I honestly don't even know what "as bad as Juve" is supposed to mean. I never said we have as many indiscretions as Juve, but again, it's only based on the available evidence. For the record though, there isn't any evidence of Juventus matchfixing European Cup semifinals.

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    Angelo Moratti practically signed Pele in 58/59 with contracts signed and everything only to deposit the contract to the Lega but then the Brazilians started to riot against the Santos mgmt when hearing this so Angelo M,decided to tear up the contract.

    MM's words:A fanatic who really goes to attack the president of Santos ... It was no longer a football affair but a matter of conscience, and so Dad tore that contract. "

    They tried again in the future for Pele but then the borders closed up or some reason like that so the deal again was impossible...

    Interesting,we could have had the best player of a generation in Inter and we would be even more famous...

    The Moratti family brought Inter glory that makes Inter what it is today,and now we have a president who insists we need to sell the best to finance Mancini's retirement home... This are the dark ages again...This is a new time low for this club tbh.

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    52 years ago!
    THE FIRST GRANDE INTER GENERATION!

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    Our Grande Inter under Helenio Herrera was practically a defensive side, so was Mourinho's Inter. That's why we are known for our defense. Now the question is, have we ever had an Inter side with an attacking approach? Let alone a successful one?
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    Not a defensive side per say,just a side with a good defense who still knew how to destroy oppositions... Different approches can be successful with the right personnel

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