- Feb 5, 2016
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La Grande Inter Voted as a joke, realised majority did too
And really, Eriksen with Perisic was a key component in that run on our left side.thing to remember is that its not about his stats, but the timing - he really symbolised our scudetto run by coming into form for the team just at the right time.
100%. They were really instrumental in that second part of the season. Literally felt like we had two reborn top players. We are currently reaping the benefits of Perisic's awakening. And for Chris, well I'm not sure we would have won the Scudetto without him. The scheme of him doing a double pivot with Brozo when the Croatian was marked saved us in many games. We will sadly forever only imagine what he could have done with more freedom under Inzaghi. Honestly I didn't think a player of his status would question himself and adapt his game to Conte; I know I wouldn't with his level of skill. But this guy grinded through the bench games and humiliating subs and found a way to make himself indispensable to the team. Without as much as a peep in the media complaining or other. Without even considering the courage and big ass balls it takes to stay in the game after what happened to him, Eriksen has got my respect and gratitude for life. Like Milito, like Sneijder, like Mourinho, like Adri, like JZ4, like Rano. And that's what I love about this club. Our tifosi show respect where it is due no matter skill level, nationality, mistakes. Only thing required is to give your all. And Chris surely did.And really, Eriksen with Perisic was a key component in that run on our left side.
No, they probably voted like that being sentimental.La Grande Inter Voted as a joke, realised majority did too
Want to vote yes and probably would after a couple more seasons at Inter as he was really meshing with the team under Conte and have no doubt he would shine in Inzaghi system as well. An honorable mention "La Grande Inter" for me.No, they probably voted like that being sentimental.
For me all scudetto winners are la grande unless they have done something to disrespect the club/fans .
We have 19 (official) of those and we were robbed of at least 5 in our history, so I wouldn't consider every member of a Scudetto winning squad part of the 'greatest ever'.
Inter has 3 European Cups and 6 continental trophies in general.
I think the players that are automatically part of the 'greats' should be those that have won a European Cup and a Scudetto, which is simple in our case as in both cases (60s and 2010) we had won those at the same time, I'm not sure if there's a player that has won a European Cup but no Scudetto with us, probably not.
Our Scudetti aren't coming in packs usually, so winning a Scudetto + at least 2 more trophies imo is what should put these players there. Or have been robbed of that.
The 1998 squad for example should have won the Scudetto, they won the Uefa Cup and several of them were robbed of the 2002 Scudetto as well or if they were older players, they had also won the 1994 Uefa Cup. I would consider members of that squad 'great'. A Uefa Cup alone shouldn't count, similar to a Scudetto.
And then there's the parameters of # of appearances, overall importance to the club and other things like total wins, goals, assists, clean sheets etc if we want to quantify things. Plus a legacy bonus, when it comes to being an important player in world football, either by individual ability (Ballon d'Or winner or top contender) or due to national team success (World Cup, Euro winners or finalists) as a key player, as that gives exposure to Inter.
Giuseppe Bergomi for example, 20 years at Inter, was captain, won a Scudetto, was robbed of one in 1998, won 3 Uefa Cups, won the World Cup as an Inter player, was one of the best players in the 1988 Euro, losing in the semis. I mean, there's no question about his legacy status as an Inter player, yet the number of his Scudetti doesn't say much.
On the other hand, we have Samir Handanovic. If we win this year, there's no question, but if we don't, he just suffers from being part of a bad Inter squad. Without any single trophies and very limited CL exposure, considering Handa as part of the 'Grande Inter' would be a pedigree hit for what constitutes an Inter legend imo. But I trust that he'll earn his stripes come May.
Do we doubt Pagliuca is one of our greatest players? I don't think so. But there's doubt about him being part of the 'greatest ever' for Inter. Won the Uefa Cup in 1998, was robbed of the 1998 Scudetto as well, but his main success comes with Sampdoria (1 Scudetto, 1, Cup Winners Cup, 3 domestic cups, World Cup finalist). He's definitely a Sampdoria legend, but while we have fond memories of him, he's not really a 'greater' Inter legend than others in his position that won more [or more important trophies] and spent more time with us. For me, he's a legend, but his status is not as solid as Julio Cesar, for example, even if I consider him a much better goalkeeper.
Eriksen helped us win the Scudetto and he'll be remembered for this. But there needs to be a line of what makes someone a member of Inter's greatest and what just grants you in the list of contributors.
Inter Forever side for example includes players that were part of trophy winning squads only, so for example Rodrigo Palacio cannot be there. But Lambros Choutos is eligible So that shouldn't be the way we judge this, either.
I disagree. Not many people care about Uefa cup/EL, true, but that 1998 title is one of the few that even non-Inter fans remember and can recall the winner. Whether that's due to Ronaldo's masterclass or one of the more iconic shirts we wore, but people remember and care about that. It's not just any EL title. For an instance, if we were to win that final the other season it would've been nice but it wouldn't hold the same weight as the 1998 one.The 1998 squad for example should have won the Scudetto, they won the Uefa Cup and several of them were robbed of the 2002 Scudetto as well or if they were older players, they had also won the 1994 Uefa Cup. I would consider members of that squad 'great'. A Uefa Cup alone shouldn't count, similar to a Scudetto.
seriouslyWhether every single sub and literally who squad member should be included into LGI is debatable, I personally disagree, but at the same time the self-imposed value of the LGI tag on this forum is blown out of proportion and dare I say quite pompous even for one to give it that much thought at all.
I think you're describing sentimental value hereI disagree. Not many people care about Uefa cup/EL, true, but that 1998 title is one of the few that even non-Inter fans remember and can recall the winner. Whether that's due to Ronaldo's masterclass or one of the more iconic shirts we wore, but people remember and care about that. It's not just any EL title. For an instance, if we were to win that final the other season it would've been nice but it wouldn't hold the same weight as the 1998 one.
I think Ronaldo should be there but Ibra, fuck that asshole no way.La Grande Inter lost all of its value and relevancy anyways when the likes of Ronaldo, Ibra and Conte aren’t in there. Doesn’t matter what they done in their past or their future: when they were here these guys were the definition of world class for us.
May as well put Nagatomo in there, thing has no value when emotional posters decide who goes in there and who doesn’t