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    FIF Hype Index for new transfers

    Every season. Every transfer window. We go through this, again and again. First we go through the "Branca-rage" phase, where every player linked to Inter is shite. Then we start hyping them, start talking about potential. And then comes the disenchantment.

    So I thought I will publish an index, something for us to refer to when posters are hyping or trashing a transfer target. The pattern is quite similar, there are 3 phase or "zones":



    When a player is linked to Inter, we go into the first phase:

    Phase 1. The Armchair Scout Zone, earlier known as the "Branca-Rage Phase". No transfer target good enough, because someone at FIF always knows how to spend that money better. Usually using FM and wikipedia stats as research tools. M'Vila, he is too inconsistent. Palacio, he doesn't have the class for a big club. Vidic, my grandma moves faster. etc. Right now, players like Alves and Chicarito seem to be suffering through this phase. They are both shite. True story.

    Sometime after the initial rants are over, and the rumours start to pick pace, we head into the 2nd phase:

    Phase 2. The Feel Good Zone, ie lets hype the players by talking about potential or tactics, usually both. The key word is potential, even world class potential. And we see them in a lot of formations in the "Your REALISTIC Inter squad" thread. And the hype starts. And more hype. Its almost like everyone is pushing the boundaries of optimism, almost to the line of delusion. Medel is world class for his role, M'Vila is potentially world class, Dodo is the next Bale. This can be a nauseating phase.

    Then the season starts, and within a few months the reality leads to frustration and phase 3...

    Phase 3. The Disenchantment Zone aka fuck-this-shite phase, earlier also known as "Branca is a tranny loving shite" phase: The player just did not live up to the hype of phase 2. It doesn't help that the players take a few months to settle in usually. We blame the manager first, then the sporting director, then the president. Hernanes seems to be going through this at the moment, poor chap. From world class to Kova's bitch in 6 months.

    By the end of the year, apart from extreme cases, usually the hype index starts meeting the reality or close to it at least. This is when FIF starts making sense. And yes, Guarin is shite.

    So the next time you read at FIF that Medel is world class, you know that within 3-4 months the same posters will be calling him shite. Next time you see this happening, call it. Identify the phase. Its textbook.

    Last edited by Bluenine; 06 Aug 14 at 22:01.


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    This is brilliant. Great work. Been here long enough to know this to be true.
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    The overall thoughts are those. I usually rate players before they come and i dont change my opinion about them. They of course might be a hit or a miss, and all transfers have pros and cons.
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    I will stand by my chicharito is shit for the rest of my life

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    Kuzmanovic and Schelotto never fell into phase 3 for me, and never will.

    Only players of mediocrity go through such phase like Guarin and Hernanes, where performance does not meet expectation.

    But that clearly, is not the case for Kuzmanovic and Schelotto.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inter7 View Post
    I will stand by my chicharito is shit for the rest of my life

    Dear sir, I cheerfully and respectfully decline even a hint of that opinion! The notion of Chicharito being shit is preposterous, quite so, quite so. How can you compare him to the services of some other horrible players that you have seen fail in playing the delicate art of football? Chicharito is a goalscorer, that's what we call him and that's what he does. Plus Chicharito is one of the main things in prebranac. And prebranac is a dish made for the Gods. Just ask any of the chefs at the Asado picnic meetings.
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    If Icardi is ever sold for 110m euros i'll stop watching football and promote Pimp to moderator.

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    I remember that the majority of FIF bitched about Rolando when he came here how he is mediocre...now everyone is like why the fu we didn't buy him yet,are we retarded and so on...

    me?! I stay silent when I'm not sure about a player...unless I know for certain of their qualitys or lack of those...

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    Didn't agree with all of it, although it did give me a laugh.

    This sentence I agree with 100% ;

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenine View Post
    So the next time you read at FIF that Medel is world class, you know that within 3-4 months the same posters will be calling him shite.

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    just a reminder

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    I said let's get Icardi after the Rube game when he scored 2x and we actually did...

    Now get Nainggolan and I will be

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    y u do dis
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    I didn't understood the graphic, am I dumb?

    Nvm, got it already
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    Quote Originally Posted by wera View Post
    just a reminder



    y u do dis
    But we didn't get Nainggolan so...

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    it's not like it's Mazzarri's fault Roma got slowly a lot better than Inter and looked like a better destination for him
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    If Icardi is ever sold for 110m euros i'll stop watching football and promote Pimp to moderator.

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    Can't find the Kuzmanovic zone. Assume it's in another dimension.
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    Post of the year candidate

    And lol to you guys who tried to rationale this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
    Can't find the Kuzmanovic zone. Assume it's in another dimension.
    Since you asked...




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