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    Happy birthday, it would be so great if any FIF member have seen him playing live foodball, to tell us about him

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    Happy birthday Sandro. Is he 70 today?

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    Was reading up on the Superga air crash and discovered his father died in it.

    Being younger than most people here, I did not know that, as I only knew Sandro's name really. Didn't even know his father played.

    Quite an interesting story really

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    Inter's legendary player Mazzola is 72 today!






    Happy b'day La Grande Inter legend!



    He revealed that he had a meet with ET in which ET asked him if he would be available for a role at Inter.This was his reply: "For Inter anything because Inter is my life"
    No info on what that role might be but he would probably be a representative and travel all around the world for Inter.

    #marketingETstyle

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    Legend.

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    They just don't make them like before. A true legend of football and Inter.

    Happy Birthday Sandro! On another note, this week is a Grande Inter-fest. Angelo Moratti's birthday a few days ago, Mazzola's birthday today, Herrera's birthday tomorrow.







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    He scores goals like crazy in my PES13 too.

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    Taken from inter.it:

    #MILANINTER, SANDRO MAZZOLA REMEMBERS
    His goal after 13 seconds, Giuseppe Meazza’s speech in Milanese dialect, his Nerazzurri heart. Inter legend Sandro Mazzola remembers it all here

    MILAN – Count to thirteen. You can do it – it’s easy. But there’s one person in particular who’ll be doing that more than most this week. His name? Sandro Mazzola. Because it took him precisely 13 seconds to score against AC Milan in his first ever derby of 24 February 1963.

    "That’s my most treasured memory from the derbies," begins Mazzola. "When I scored, I just couldn’t believe it. I never used to make much fuss about celebrating my goals, but that time I did two pirouettes! I was euphoric – so much so that Luis Suarez ran over and said: 'You’ve had your celebration, now get back and lend a hand!'"

    The first #MilanInter of the 2014/15 season is fast approaching, and Mazzola will be watching events unfold intently: "Where will I watch the match? I’m not sure yet, I usually decide at the last minute. But I always try and watch it with my children and grandchildren." A Nerazzurri dynasty, then! The heirs of a great legacy handed down goal after goal, derby after derby, victory after victory.

    "The derby was always the most important match for us. I had a great example in Giuseppe Meazza – he simply would never give up. I remember that one time he gathered us all to eat together in a sort of training camp. At some point, he came in and delivered a speech in Milanese dialect: 'You think I’ve gone crazy, but just remember something: I have a black stain on my career because I played for AC Milan for six months'. That really pumped us up, we couldn’t wait to get out on the pitch," recalls Mazzola.

    The feeling of playing in a derby – of being on the pitch in the middle of it all – is something that only those that have experienced it can truly explain: "Everybody in the city would get up early, then the fans would march from the Piazza del Duomo all the way to San Siro. There were flags and banners everywhere."

    And how did it feel to run out onto the pitch? "The real problem was the stairs! You had to go down out of the changing rooms, then go through the tunnel before you finally made it onto the pitch. Inside, however, you couldn’t hear anything. But when you began to climb the steps onto the pitch, you heard the roar of the crowd and your legs would start to tremble with excitement," says Mazzola, smiling.

    Seconds later, the match would be underway. And for legends like Sandro Mazzola, it might take just thirteen more to leave a mark. An instant. But the memories – the emotions of representing the Nerazzurri in the Milan derby – last forever.
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    The goal in question:



    Forza Mazzola!

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    Luis Suarez sounds like the leader kinda player back then, I remember reading that before the CL final against RM, Mazzola was starring at Di Stefano for so long and Luis Suarez told Mazzola "Are we coming here to play the final or starring at Di Stefano? concentrate on the game!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devious View Post
    Luis Suarez sounds like the leader kinda player back then, I remember reading that before the CL final against RM, Mazzola was starring at Di Stefano for so long and Luis Suarez told Mazzola "Are we coming here to play the final or starring at Di Stefano? concentrate on the game!"

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    I remember Mazzola's quote on Don Alfredo. "Di Stefano is the god of football". Apparently before the 1964 European Cup final, Di Stefano confronted Mazzola and told him it was an honour to know his father, that he played against him and he was a fantastic opponent (talking about valentino mazzola, captain of il grande torino that was tragically killed in the superga air disaster, leaving sandro without a father as a child)

    The leader in Inter at that time, however, was the captain Armando Picchi. Suarez was our marquee player (signed for a world record transfer fee from Barcelona).

    Apparently Madrid's coach was obsessed with Facchetti, and built his defense around him (rather than our explosive attack). In the end, he was completely wrong, and we fucking controlled the match. Burgnich marked Gento, Facchetti marked Amancio, Guarneri marked Puskas, and Tagnin marked DI Stefano. Madrid had more of the ball but were tracked all over the field. Di Stefano also went on to say "the only thing their sweeper (picchi) didn't do was grab a chair and start playing the violin in the middle of the pitch".

    Another player on that great RM team (which was admittedly at its zenith by the time we played them) said that they watched the game 8-9 times again, and every time they watched it, it was harder to explain how Inter won. A true tactical masterclass from Herrera.

    Di Stefano couldn't get away from his marker, and when he did, he had to face picchi, who he called "one of those sweepers who played so deep that if there was a bit of fog and you thought you had gone past all of them, another one would appear: where did he come from? are they playing with twelve or what?"

    football was much less about money then and more about passion, honesty/heart, and friendship. Lorenzi's sad reaction when asked about his former strike partner (nacka) in an interview, or meazza crying for an hour in the dressing room before lining up against Inter in a milan shirt are the moments that make football, and Inter, special.

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    I mean thanks for all this, I know you have read it somewhere, or that what you claim and want us to believe

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    Some people are actively involved with football news, histories and the like. And most of us are just slouches at home, watching Inter games on a shitty stream.

    Edit: goddammit i keep making spelling mistakes on this tablet
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    Quote Originally Posted by wera View Post
    Some people are actively involved with football news, histories and the like. And most of are just slouches at home, watching Inter games on a shitty stream.
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    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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    Mazzola suspected Inter doping

    Inter legend Sandro Mazzola discussed his best and worst moments under Helenio Herrera, including his suspicions of doping.

    The forward is the son of Valentino Mazzola, who died in the Superga plane crash that wiped out the Grande Torino team, but became a star player in his own right in the 1960s under Coach Herrera.

    “Herrera always told us he had to train our minds first and then our legs, but at the same time he made us work to the point of exhaustion,” Mazzola told the Corriere dello Sport.

    “He would make us train on Mondays too and order pre-match training camps. He was not a medic, but he drew up very strict diets.

    “On match day he would make us eat a rare piece of meat at 10am. I couldn’t do it. So I wouldn’t collapse, I had a deal with an old friend who ran a bakery in Milan. He made me three sandwiches that I’d eat behind Herrera’s back.”

    However, the diet also extended to suspicions of doping.

    “It’s true. At a certain point I started to feel very dizzy on the pitch. I went to the doctor, who gave me a series of tests and said I had to stop, as I had serious problems and would be out for at least six months.

    “Herrera didn’t want that. I don’t know what was going on exactly, but before the game they always gave us a cup of coffee. I don’t know what was in it.

    “I remember one of my teammates, Szymaniak, asked if I took simpamine (a mild form of amphetamine, ndr). I didn’t know what it was, but there was something strange going on, that is true.”

    Mazzola won four Scudetti at Inter from 1962 to 1971, plus two editions of the European Cup and Intercontinental Cup.

    “My happiest moment at Inter was the first European Cup Final against Real Madrid. You must know first that we didn’t have a television, so we’d go to the bar, drink a beer and watch the game.

    “All the Finals featured Real Madrid and I adored Alfredo Di Stefano, who everyone said played like my father. During the warm-up, I saw him suddenly in front of me and was absolutely star-struck.

    “I just stood there staring until Suarez tapped me on the shoulder and said ‘We’re going to train, are you going to stand here and watch Alfredo?’

    “I even scored in the Final that night. I celebrated in a really over the top manner and wouldn’t stop. Suarez, again, said to me: ‘If you don’t stop this lot will score another four against us.’

    “The worst moment was in 1967, when in the space of a week we lost both European Cup and Scudetto against Celtic and that damned Mantova game.

    “The Mantova defenders said they’d let me score, but I still didn’t manage. Then there was that damned error from Sarti. I know him well and his mistake was one of a goalkeeper who was trying to make the difficult things seem easy. I didn’t believe any of the ugly rumours based on the fact he went to Juventus a year later.

    “The truth is we lost those games because it was the end of an era and the club had already made it known they intended to sell some players. We subconsciously thought it was Game Over.

    “When I returned home from Mantova with my step-father, I cried throughout the entire car journey.”

    Mazzola drew up his ideal all-time XI: “Ghezzi, Burgnich, Jack Charlton, Picchi, Facchetti; Beckenbauer, Rivera, Pelč; Van Basten, Cruyff, Messi. Obviously, the Coach would be Helenio Herrera.”


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    I'm sure there was plenty of other teams doping too. I'm sure we're doping our players now. Just like all the other top teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    I'm sure there was plenty of other teams doping too. I'm sure we're doping our players now. Just like all the other top teams.
    *All teams

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    I like to dop first thing in the morning myself, a cup of doping makes me awake and fresh all day.

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    So anybody going to apologize to bandiera for not believing him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wera View Post
    So anybody going to apologize to bandiera for not believing him?
    Yeah like I didn't know that before bandiera said it...lel
    Why the fuck do you think Fachetti and Picchi died so early...because of HH's coctails consumed before every game.They got cancer after taking that shit...
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    Respect to Sandro for having the balls to step up, no one would say anything like this in his position. very, very honest guy. his brother ferruccio was also treated really badly over his public statements about doping in football (and inter).

    funnily enough moratti and giacinto facchetti actually took ferruccio to court over these very same claims.

    honestly though, this was all well established, nothing sandro was said was new. so many others have said the same things about helenio herrera. the main reasons he was kicked out of Barcelona was because their star player, Ladislau Kubala, had enough of his doping. ferruccio's claims about how Herrera dissolved PEDs in coffee after he realized players were spitting the pills out in the bathroom have been out in the open for years.

    JJM, your reply to wera is pretty comical. pretending like you "knew all along" after this interview is posted, when in fact you called what I said about Herrera and his coffee "rube propaganda" so don't bullshit.


    and just for the record, the evidence that La Grande Inter was heavily involved in matchfixing has a lot mroe volume compared to this... helenio herrera was a great football manager but that means nothing because he is a disgrace.
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