Had this idea for a thread, don't know if it's been done in previous seasons but could be fun (just wish it wasn't after such a shitshow of a season). Rate each member of the squad, and give a line or two about their performance if you want (or don't). After a while we can add up the totals and give each player a FIF average rating...woo.
Samir Handanović - 6.5 - as I've said elsewhere, for me his miracle saves easily outweighed his plunders in the latter part of the season. A top top GK.
Jonathan - N/A tbh
Juan Jesus - 5- very disappointing season for JJ, at least under Mancini. Gonna take a lot of work to turn him into a back-4 defender. At least he's young.
Marco Andreolli - 6 - Seemed to play very well when he stepped in, obviously lacks pace and is no solution for the future but he played with heart and concentration and this year, that was enough to gain my affection ()
Rodrigo Palacio - 6 - Very good second half of this season to make up for the barren first. His workrate, particularly off the ball, ended up being pretty invaluable at times when we looked otherwise static. I hope whatever replacement we get is willing to move and work as much as him.
Mauro Icardi - 8 - The only real success story. Forza Bomber.
Mateo Kovačić - 7 - had a torrid middle-third of the season when trying to adapt to Mancini's system, but some wonderful moments at the beginning and the end. For me he remains our best player. NOW DON'T SELL HIM.
Lukas Podolski - 3.5 - to be honest, I like the guy, and don't believe his poor form was down to lack of commitment...but it didn't work out.
Fredy Guarín - 5 - his short-lived spell of top form just made the rest of his ridiculous displays the more insufferable. Struggled to give him a score - expect people to go higher and lower.
Hugo Campagnaro - 3.5 - Feel kind of sorry for this guy really as he is clearly not a right back. But god he was awful.
Nemanja Vidić - 5 - though the partnership with Ranocchia looked to have finally resolved some of our defensive issues at some stages, the amount of errors present in his performances (particularly early on) has meant it can't truly be considered anything other than a disappointment.
Zdravko Kuzmanović - 4.5 - Can't be too harsh, as it's not like he played any worse than his ability allows him to. Still shit though.
Gary Medel - 5.5 - Maybe in a really good Inter team Medel could be integral. In this one, he works hard but ultimately looks mediocre too often. I hope he has some competition next season, and we can get a better idea.
Joel Obi - 4.5- nice derby goal, but another average youngish player.
Davide Santon - 5.5 - Not sure what to make of him, honestly. Looked offensively threatening, defensively average. Want another season to judge, but he'll probably get injured.
Dodô - 4.5 - Very much a Mazzarri player, another one I feel slightly sorry for as he was brought in for one system but was expected to play in another. Still, barring an astonishing improvement he looks a long way off the sort of player to play in an aspirational Inter team.
Andrea Ranocchia - 5 - Ah, Capitano (not IL capitano, but capitano nonetheless). I understand the hate as well as the loyalty that some FIFers have expressed, tbh I liked the attitude shown in some recent performances as taking so much criticism cannot be easy - but like Vidic, certain errors make this season a clear failure, ultimately. I want him to stay, personally, as I think we will need a constant like him as we continue to rebuild, but vast improvement in concentration and awareness is needed next season.
Felipe - 5? I dunno.
George Pușcaș - 6 - probably a bit of a generous mark for a striker who didn't score, but I really liked the look of Puscas. I hope he either gets a good loan opportunity, or is given more minutes next year.
Juan Pablo Carrizo - 4 - Wolfsburg. Don't remember anything else, sorry.
Danilo D'Ambrosio - 6- rate this guy higher than most seem to. Solid, consummate professional, doesn't do much inspirational work but is not horribly error-prone like the rest of the defence (and most of the squad, come to think of it).
Tommaso Berni - N/A
Yuto Nagatomo - 4 - Still admire his spirit and energy, but looks increasingly vulnerable in defence and ineffective in attack. Time to move on, I feel.
Marcelo Brozović - 5 - ranged from "looks decent" to "looks quite poor". The biggest compliment I could pay is that he seems to be a slight upgrade to Kuzmanovic in technical ability, but I hope he is squad rotation next season.
Hernanes - 6 - struggled early on, particularly when played in CM, but a couple of superb performances in reason weeks got his score up to respectability for me, though others will undoubtedly disagree.
Xherdan Shaqiri - 5.5 - showed signs of brilliance to begin with but faded, although not as dramatically as some made out imo. Got to believe there's more to come.
Assane Gnoukouri - 6 - Looked really accomplished against some big players. Hope to see more of this guy soon.
Federico Bonazzolli - 5.5 - Didn't get enough minutes really, but that cross for Palacio's goal v Lazio was a great moment. Wish him the best of luck at Samp, hope he gets playing time and that we see him back.
Roberto Mancini - 5 - plenty of positives and negatives have been debated on this forum about Mancio's impact, but the overall assesment based on the team's performances and results is pretty clear: must do better.
Quite tricky to do these scores actually, so I hope noone gets too pinicketty about individual ones - going first is obviously hardest! Interested to see other people's.