INTER TRANSFER RELIABILITY TIERS THREAD

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INTER TRANSFER SOURCES RELIABILITY TIERS THREAD




There was an interest in Tonali's thread about a transfer tiers thread so here's my attempt. I am sure some people will disagree with my options so feel free to make your suggestions/objections in order to improve the list. I have mostly focused on Italian sources but i have also included the most popular sources from abraod. I have also included the most reliable sources for our rivals in case anyone is interested.



Tier 1



Journalist/SourceCountry
Gianluca Di Marzio – Sky Sport ItaliaItaly
Fabrizio Romano – Sky Sport Italia
Italy
Alfredo Pedulla – SportItalia Italy
Fabrizio Biasin - Libero
Italy
Matteo Barzaghi - Sky Sport ItaliaItaly
Il Sole 24 Ore (Financial)Italy
Calcio e Finanza (Financial)Italy
Romeo Agresti (Juventus)Italy
Antonio Vittielo (Milan)Italy
Filippo Biafora (Roma)Italy
Carlo Alvino (Napoli)Italy
Simon Stone - BBCEngland
David Ornstein (Arsenal)England
BBC SportEngland
Mohammed Bouhafsi - RMCFrance
Mike Verweij - TelegraafNetherlands
Voetbal InternationalNetherlands
Alfredo Martinez - Onda Cero (Barcelona)Spain
Edu Polo - Mundo DeportivoSpain
Jose Luis Sanchez - Radio Marca (Real)Spain
Christian Falk - SportBildGermany
Süddeutsche ZeitungGermany
Ruhr Nachrichten (Schalke & Dortmund)Germany
GloboesporteBrazil
Paul Joyce - Times (Liverpool)England
James Pearce - Echo (Liverpool)England
Kristof Terreur - The GuardianBelgium


Tier 2


Journalist/Source
Country
Sky Sport ItaliaItaly
Nicolo Schira - Gazzetta dello SportItaly
Matt Law - Telegraph (Chelsea)England
James Ducker - TelegraphEngland
Bild (Bayern)Germany
COPESpain
Ed Aarons - Guardian (Spurs)England
Sam Lee - Goal.comEngland
Raphael Honigstein - Sky GermanyGermany
oJogoPortugal
Edu Aguirre (El Chiringuito)Spain
Radio Catalunya (Barcelona)Spain
Gerard Romero - RAC1Spain
Cadena SERSpain
Edu Pidal - Onda Cero (Real)Spain
Melissa Reddy - Goal.comLiverpool
RMCFrance
Der WestenGermany


Tier 3


Journalist/SourceCountry
Gazzetta dello SportItaly
SportItaliaItaly
Il Tempo (Roma)Italy
Corriere della SeraItaly
La Nazione (Fiorentina)Italy
Carlo Laudisa - Gazzetta dello SportItaly
Matteo PedrosiItaly
ANSAItaly
TelegraphEngland
GuardianEngland
IndependentEngland
Sky Sports UKEngland
The TimesEngland
aBolaPortugal
Le ParisienFrance
KickerGermany
Onda CeroSpain
Sport1Germany



Tier 4


Journalist/SourceCountry
Corriere dello SportItaly
TuttosportItaly
Sport MediasetItaly
La Stampa (Tier 2 for Juventus)Italy
Rai SportItaly
TuttoMercatoWebItaly
FC Inter NewsItaly
La RepubblicaItaly
Il GiornoItaly
Il GiornaleItaly
Il MattinoItaly
Il MessaggeroItaly
Il Fatto QuotidianoItaly
Calciomercato.com (unless it's Romano)Italy
Calciomercato.itItaly
LiberoItaly
Luca Marchetti - Sky Sport ItaliaItaly
Michele Criscitiello - SportItaliaItaly
EurosportVarious
Guillem BallagueEngland/Spain
Daily MirrorEngland
Daily MailEngland
MarcaSpain
ASSpain
Mundo DeportivoSpain
RecordPortugal
Sky DeutschlandGermany
Goal.comVarious
L'EquipeFrance
France FootballFrance


Tier 5



Journalist/SourceCountry
Tancredi PalmeriItaly
The SunEngland
MetroEngland
Daily ExpressEngland
Daily StarEngland
Don BalonSpain
SportSpain
Diario GolSpain
ESPNUSA

DIEGUS IS TIER 0. FORZA DIEGUS
 
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I edited the post. Let me know if you have any more suggestions.
 
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shame on you Il drago for not putting Diegus in Tier 0 per snake...please amend your first post!!
 

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What about this guy? He claims to be giornalista.
Any changes on the tiers this year? :unsure:
Yeah. He's a journalist but he's more like the FCIN guys. He doesn't report his own news. Just share reports of others. He's an Interista btw.

I actually did some changes few days ago. Romano doesn't work for Calciomercato anymore. The only Inter journalist who's left there is Paquale Guarro who is far from reliable. I also added Gianluigi Longari who's basically to Pedulla what Romano is to Di Marzio. He also was the first journalist in Europe to report Messi is leaving Barca and he happens to be an Interista. Tier 3 for now as he has hits and misses. I may make some changes at the end of the transfer market, e.g. upgrading Gazzetta to Tier 2 as they have been reliable for Inter in the last two seasons. I am also unsure about the new Inter fansite, L'Interista. They report lots of stuff but i have no idea about their reliability. I will keep an eye on them and add them to the list at a later date.
 

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In my quest to destroy Schira, I will just add that he doesn't work for GdS anymore. He hasn't since 2019, per their website.
 

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Schira mentioned at the end of May that Inter is looking for Nandez.

Also I don't give a fuck about any tier lists. :)
 

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And then Messi posts a picture outside the Duomo :(

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Conte: Easier to move the Duomo in Milan than bring Messi to Inter​

 
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Time to update these?

Biasin is the only guy who knows Inter stuff and extremely rarely is off. Most times he is off is because the parameters of the situation have changed.

Romano and Di Marzio know only finalized deals or deals that are close to be finalized.

Schira is an awkward one, but he's not totally unreliable. Sometimes he just takes information he receives for granted and passes it on as fact and is not in a great position to fact check or assess it. He just wants to be first.

Pedulla is reliable but has this issue with Di Marzio so he falls for the same shit Schira does, but mostly because he wants to prove to Di Marzio that he's better at this game.
 

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Di Marzio and Sky Sport Italia co still more reliable for me. at least they reported it directly not only speculation like Tuttoshit, CDS, La Repubblica etc
 

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Time to update these?

Biasin is the only guy who knows Inter stuff and extremely rarely is off. Most times he is off is because the parameters of the situation have changed.

Romano and Di Marzio know only finalized deals or deals that are close to be finalized.

Schira is an awkward one, but he's not totally unreliable. Sometimes he just takes information he receives for granted and passes it on as fact and is not in a great position to fact check or assess it. He just wants to be first.

Pedulla is reliable but has this issue with Di Marzio so he falls for the same shit Schira does, but mostly because he wants to prove to Di Marzio that he's better at this game.
I agree.

Schira is said to be some hoax but he clearly has connections / sources. But like you said, he just wants to be first so there are misses and his reporting style is aggresive so some people take too literally what he says. He also takes his stories from others sometimes and don't credit them, but that's really not our concern, at least I don't give a fuck about that.

Pedulla is reliable for sure and his thing with Di Marzio is mostly hilarious.

Generally rumors are things which are not at advanced state. Like you said, Di Marzio/Romano publish only confirmed stuff which are at advanced stage so at that point, it's not a rumor anymore and things are going fast to the goal line. Thats not even too interesting anymore. Interesting are rumors, things which happen outside the mercato window when clubs are looking for players / agents looking for clubs. This is why I like Pedulla and even Schira because shit he posts have actually hit quite often (it's just the reporting style which make people say he doesn't know anything when something he said is done happened way later and people already forgot it). Pedulla has also good connections with his group (Longori or who is his understudy) and they report stuff before the mercatos quite a lot.
 

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So, who was the first one that said we are after Gosens?
 

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So, who was the first one that said we are after Gosens?
me :yao2:


Pedulla was the first to report he was the next target, so he definitely had a mole from the transfer meeting as he reported it within half an hour after it ended. I assume it's Inzaghi himself. Pedulla did not have that much pull with out transfer guys in the past.
 
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