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    Antonio Candreva

    This is why we attracted high-priced players even after years without CL activity. No matter how you perform, you'll be sure to be offered an extension.
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    Andrea Ranocchia

    If I were Spalletti I'd do exactly the same, regardless of how I felt about Ranocchia. Players like to know the manager's got their back and won't throw them to the lions when hard times arrive. This doesn't mean Spalletti sees something in Ranocchia that the average FIF member fails to see...
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    2017/2018 Midfielders Rumours Thread

    Well, it's no good to us if we work things out with the team and then find out the player's already been convinced by somebody else. Plus, this could be a tactic to get the player to convince the team to let him go once he agrees with the offer.
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    Mauro Icardi

    250m. Let's milk them for everything they've got.
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    Andrea Stramaccioni

    Whenever players are asked about a manager they dislike, it's never about him being tactically clueless, picking the wrong team or having poor training methods. It's always a personal attack: manager X is a dishonest, disloyal, distrustful douchebag. I'm never sure whether to believe in them or...
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    Lisandro Lopez

    I bet sometime in the future Lisandro and Sainsbury will pair up in some mid-table Italian side and will give a lifetime performance against Inter.
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    UEFA Champions League 2017/2018

    Inter, supporting error-prone players who seem like nice dudes off the pitch since January 2011.
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    Lautaro Martinez

    See, that's what I fear. Lautaro is skilled and quick, but I don't see him playing in a position to feed Icardi. I don't imagine him playing a Candreva-like role in our current line-up, not because of quality, but because Lautaro would be too far from the penalty area and would be required to...
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    Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa

    China. No major European club would take an interest at him after his failed spell at Inter and Benfica. If a miraculous offer doesn't come from Asia, we'd have to a) sell him for maybe 15m to anyone interested in paying that sum, or b) keep loaning him until his contract expires.
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    Lazio - Inter (20 May 18) [2-3]

    Nearly half of our goals came from set pieces and penalty kicks. I don't mean this as a criticism, as this is evidently intended and rehearsed by both players and coaching staff, but I'd like to see more alternatives in the coming season. I don't know how dependent other teams are on set...
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    Perpetual Managers Rumours Thread

    Apparently Sarri was out anyways, so Napoli appointed the best man available. Though his record in Serie A may be not stellar, he still won the league in France, Germany and England, not to mention 3 CL titles with 2 different clubs. You can't just single out some shortcomings and set aside all...
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    Perpetual Managers Rumours Thread

    Though I probably shouldn't care, I'm excited to have Ancelotti back in Italy after so many years. Serie A just had a phenomenal season, and it needs fine players and coaches to keep it up in 2018/2019.
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    Mercato Team (Ausilio, Marotta, & Co.) and Strategies

    Is anyone thinking about the bench? We have a pretty thin squad, and if we get rid of the Éders and Santons, as we must, it'll become even thinner. We desperately need depth, and at the same time we need to get someone to replace Candreva at the very least. I'd honestly like to know if Ausilio...
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    Luciano Spalletti

    Let's not forget Mancini moulded the squad as he saw fit. When the winter mercato came, he asked for Éder and management delivered. They appeased most, if not all of his wishes. Spalletti fell for the "Inter is coming BS" and had to settle for a team with basically no bench, even though he was...
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    Samir Handanovic

    Thank you JJM, Bluenine and Tanorini for some sanity. Reading the match thread, it was as if people thought Handanovic was lazy and didn't care enough to jump. The thought being if he cared enough and jumped, he'd have made the ball from Lazio's first goal reachable.
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    Andrea Ranocchia

    This dude really cares for our colours and had a decent season overall. That said, it's easy to have a decent season if nobody depends on you. We were lucky not to have Miranda or Skriniar injured or suspended for long periods of time. We all know that Ranocchia is error-prone, Sampdoria and...
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    Italian Serie A 2017/2018

    Last year Crotone made an epic effort to stay on top, and succeeded. This year they surpassed their previous points tally and it wasn't enough. Just shows how difficult this season was for all of those involved. Best season of Italian football in a long time. Lots of entertaining matches, and...
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    Joao Miranda

    I've thought about the depth problem, and Anne Marie's point is a valid one. Most of our fullbacks would be rendered useless by that choice (I mean, those who aren't useless already by a lack of talent). I suppose you could play De Vrij/Miranda/D'Ambrosio and have Skriniar playing as a DM, as...
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    In all honesty, if pressed to choose between Cancelo and Rafinha, I'd go for the latter, even with our recent history of poor FBs. Rafinha is committed, bold, more creative than your average midfielder, and you generally can't find guys at his position with those qualities available at just 35m...
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    Inter Back In The Champions League!!!!!!!!!!

    I left college and started working right about when Inter stopped qualifying for CL, so missing the competition was never too much of a problem for me. Now I'm worried I'll have to record the matches and watch them when I get home. Welcome back, Inter, and fuck timezones.