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Almost full healthy squad for the next couple of games.
 

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that game is in a month. We first need to concentrate on Monza and Fiorentina, which won't be easy, especially with the stupid supercoppa in between... Juve on the other hand has Sassuolo, Lecce and Empoli... Won't be surprised if they have a 5 point advantage going into that game.
We all play the same teams in the end. So they'll have those harder later.

Need to grit our teeth and show the same game we did @bergamo, napoli, lazio and turin just recently. We were unstoppable machine. Convincing wins in most games.

I hope Inzaghi is matured vs Rube mind games. Its getting serious now. 20 games left.
 

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We all play the same teams in the end. So they'll have those harder later.

Need to grit our teeth and show the same game we did @bergamo, napoli, lazio and turin just recently. We were unstoppable machine. Convincing wins in most games.

I hope Inzaghi is matured vs Rube mind games. Its getting serious now. 20 games left.
But will we continue to be unstoppable machine is what worries me. Really hope Verona game was a fluke and that this is not a start of another January, February meltdown. Lets hope for the best.
 
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Come on. Do you think we are that bad to lose both and they win all of their games?
two draws can also do it. So we'd have 50 and they 55 if they win all these games. But they would have a game more.
 

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This is literally how juve won the record number of scudetto in row, by grinta and being cynic.

Juve never been about flashy football
 

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This is literally how juve won the record number of scudetto in row, by grinta and being cynic.

Juve never been about flashy football
yes. it also helped that the league was absolute trash.
 

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being a Napoli fan this season must be so infuriating. The club had the opportunity to capitalize on the one thing they've been chasing for almost 13 years and they fucking blew it BIG time.
 

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Inter with 48pts and Juve with 46 at the halfway point. Realistically I can’t see either of us doing that for the back half, but think (for now) that we have a better chance of getting that sort of haul than Juve. Hopefully Juve go far in the coppa so they have some extra matches to deal with— and they should given how weak their bracket is. We have played 6 more competitive fixtures than them, which also has an impact.

Our biggest threat to the scudetto will be ourselves (as it always is). Inzaghi has to keep the troops focused and taking the rest of the season 1 game at a time. It will be a huge test for our coach more than anyone else.
 

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juve has coppa but has still a good break considering that their serie a game is on fucking tuesday.. how is that even legal? :lol:
 

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juve has coppa but has still a good break considering that their serie a game is on fucking tuesday.. how is that even legal? :lol:
Exactly. Why the fuck they play next Tuesday after Coppa match in Thursday. They should play on Sunday or Monday. Fuck that shit.
 

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yes. it also helped that the league was absolute trash.

The large part of league is still as trashy today as back then, the biggest change is that the Milano sides have drastically improved. Without competitive Milano clubs Serie A turn into the Scottish League where the scudetto is already decided before the season take off.

Lazio and Roma are pretty trash

The main difference we see in Europe are that UEFA decided to hand over an additional spot in CL and no more qualifiers for it and that Italian teams after decades began to take Europe Cup/League seriously.

But loads of the league is still trash.. the league should be no bigger then 16 teams
 

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There’s a pretty disgusting climate being cooked up by the Italian media around us.

Like, to the levels of 2010.

It has been around for years to be honest. Don't forget the pressure Milan put on referees in 2021/22 and the officiatings they had in the last deciding rounds. It's just now Juve are in the race for Scudetto again media are going full force and it's obvious for everyone to see.

#MarottaLeague
 

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There’s a pretty disgusting climate being cooked up by the Italian media around us.

Like, to the levels of 2010.
Precisely.

This is what Acerbi talkeda bout after Genoa match (or was it match before that).

And now this ridiculous media panic over that push by Bastoni. It wasn't even connected to the goal, it was 15 seconds before the goal. Refs miss calls like this many times per match.

And again, I simply cannot believe how the FUCK can these pundits and ref pundits/former refs/whatever in the media conclude that it was a foul by Bastoni. Look at what they are doing just 5 seconds before, pushing and shoving each other in the corner kick. Duda melting to the ground makes this thing a thing. If he stays on his feet like a normal player when someone pushes you with his shoulder, nothing would have happened, no drama, no panic, nothing. Bastoni doesn't push or shove to Duda's chest or anything, it's shoulder to shoulder. Maybe there's some followthrough with the elbow but again, that's completely normal.

This fucking autistic Italian refereeing culture where the simplest contact is considered a foul when the receiving player just goes to the ground is fucking appalling and the media obviously just dances around and clapping their hands.
 

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Maybe you aren't visiting Jube and Bbilan's forum regularly, but they have been microscoping every-fucking-single goals of us for months. Yes, each goal, literally.

Even hair contact would have been a foul according to them, super hilarious :lol:

Good signal though, it means we are currently very scary.
 

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Haha.

I couldn't give a fuck what they do. The forums or their teams.

But what I've followed their games, they've got their own share of favourable calls aswell so they should just keep their mouths shut.

Pulisic hand goal against Genoa comes to my mind. Or the fucking bricklayer cunt gobbo di merda who has his own MMA-rules apparently, just showcased yesterday again.
 

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Exactly. Why the fuck they play next Tuesday after Coppa match in Thursday. They should play on Sunday or Monday. Fuck that shit.
yeah when teams are playing EL they usually play sunday or monady. I also remember how juve used to play at friday when they had a Cl game after. They always get extra service while other teams not.
 

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There’s a pretty disgusting climate being cooked up by the Italian media around us.

Like, to the levels of 2010.
yesterday i saw a report on the italian tv talking about the VAR mistake to not dissalow our goal, but didnt talked about the goal from Verona that came from a foul on Arnautovic. They talked only about that mistake before even showing the goals and saying that Inter is winter champion.
 

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Gianluigi Buffon has proposed the idea of increasing the Size of goals.

Gigi Buffon : "I was talking about this with my relatives and my wife the other day. When I started in 1998, I was among the top five tallest players in Serie A but last year, when I was with Parma in Serie B, I was always among the five tallest... but of the twenty-two on the pitch!"

"We could start thinking about it... the size of the goalposts were determined in 1875. They were probably too big for the anthropometric values of that time. It was probably right back then but now, seeing some athletes and goalkeepers, one might think..."

"Even in volleyball, they discuss the height of the net. I have sisters who play volleyball, so I’m aware of the issue."

"Of course, it's not up to me to decide. There are bodies in charge who will certainly be asking questions. Goalkeepers have become bigger, that’s true. But outfield players have also become faster, unpredictable, and they hit harder. You can see the effect of the goalkeeper's height on long shots."

"30 years ago, there were 10 goals for every 50 shots. Today, 3 out of 50 is a lot! From afar it's much more difficult to score with a two-metre goalkeeper."
 
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