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What the fuck is this shit that I am reading?

Firstly, to the Liverpool supporters that have patronizingly posted on here to give us a friendly pat on the back and say how great our Forum is, I only have two words: fuck off.

To the Inter supporters kissing the arses of Liverpool supporters and thanking them for Liverpool's comeback in the Champions League final in 2005, all I have to ask is whether any of you were Inter supporters in 2008? Because for me, that one still hurts.

Accordingly, Liverpool is a cunt football club and their supporters are arse gapers.

Save us from reading your bullshit and go back to posting where ever it is you post.

Take it easy champ and grow up.
 

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People forgot the 2008 round of 16 tie?

Were you guys even alive then lol
I don't quite remember, what happened back then? I support Inter from 1997-98, but there was a gap in 2000s when I wasn't able to follow football due to some circumstances. I don't think I missed anything since Jose Mourinho's helm at Inter, but even then I might not remember many things.

Watched the highlights of our encounter with them in 2008, looked like our players received silly red cards, cannot blame the referee, except for Matrix's one, looked like too harsh. Other than that, our strikers seem to have targetted the birds on Ainfield's roof instead of burying the chances they had. Anything else I should be knowing? something to hate them for?
 

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I am actually watching both Premier League and Bundesliga besides of course Serie A.

You have the 3 top dogs then you have Man U which was absolutely horse shit lately but might be on the rise with a new manager.

Yes Liverpool is obviously strong, they have a perfect CL record so far but also against us pressure is on them to deliver. We have absolutely nothing to lose.
Exactly this, win or lose Inter will be better
What the fuck is this shit that I am reading?

Firstly, to the Liverpool supporters that have patronizingly posted on here to give us a friendly pat on the back and say how great our Forum is, I only have two words: fuck off.

To the Inter supporters kissing the arses of Liverpool supporters and thanking them for Liverpool's comeback in the Champions League final in 2005, all I have to ask is whether any of you were Inter supporters in 2008? Because for me, that one still hurts.

Accordingly, Liverpool is a cunt football club and their supporters are arse gapers.

Save us from reading your bullshit and go back to posting where ever it is you post.
So sassy x
 

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Apparently a MOD has solved my report on this post but here it is, still on the thread.

So lets go, what country are you from then? If the MOD's find this acceptable then I'll reply about your country as you have 1/4th of mine, so lets go.
Let's keep this discussion out of here, on this thread please.
 

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Respectfully no and that is not a slight on Inter it’s just that this particular Liverpool team is approaching a level that not many teams ever get to. We had massive injury problems last year but prior to that we recorded 97 and 99 point league totals and two cl finals of course winning one.when are now approaching top form, spurred on by the increased competition in this years PL. We are scoring at a rate unheard of in England and because of our record in European competition, we a confident that we can beat anyone. I know to some that may sound arrogant but I certainly don’t think this is a done deal by any means.

To add to that, I think this tie has come a season too early for Inter, had this been Conte’s third season I would expect a tough test but as others have noted, your weakness is wingers and I think there’s a transition in style if I’m not mistaken whereas Liverpool have perfected theirs.

Having said that if I was an Inter fan I would relish the underdog status, when we won the cl in 05 we were written off at every round, obviously you know the rest.
I agree with this assessment a lot.

We would have beaten ajax if we got them. We'd have given many teams a great game and could have got past many possible draws. But Liverpool are different class right now, especially if all players are fully fit and in good form.

Although, Inzaghi's Inter is probably more dangerous to you than conte's. Conte is awful in Europe and I'd have expected that to continue. However conte could have set us up to counter better, inzaghi only knows attack and we are missing the speed conte's inter had with lukaku and hakimi.
 

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This kind of matchup makes me miss Hakimi and Lukaku so fucking much. We need such speed demons to exploit the HUGE space behind Liverpool backline and to counter theirs like Salah or Mane. They cannot push too high either hence relieving pressure off our defense.

And Barella...ofc :palm:
 

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I remember CL with Mancini from 2006 to 2009 and it was each year the same shit, we barely shot into goal etc.. we were amazing in Serie A against shitty Milan and Udinese tho.
I think now we play better than in 2008 before Sneijder coming.
 

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we probably play better now than when we had mourinho/etc, we're just not as tight as we were then. I think this team isnt as good as Mourinho's team overall, but it has the potential. You have to remember Mourinho was basically the best coach in the world when he joined Inter, whereas Inzaghi is someone who is in his first proper job (IMHO - e.g. took on Primavera then graduated to the first team at Lazio) in the sense that hes not working within a defined infrastructure/etc. He has a LOT of growing (I hope) to do as a coach.
 

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I remember CL with Mancini from 2006 to 2009 and it was each year the same shit, we barely shot into goal etc..
Eh, Inter went through the groupstage every single season with Mancini. 2 Quarters and 2 round of 16 exits meeting the winners Milan in one quarter and Liverpool in a round of 16 who were a great team at the time. Not to mention harsh away goal exits to Valencia and Villarreal. In 3 of the 4 seasons with Mancini Inter also had a better groupstage goal difference than what Inzaghi has achieved...

Not sure why you needed to take a digg at Mancinis Inter to somehow glorify Inzaghis when Mancinis Inter hardly were that bad, Inzaghi has alot to prove before even being mentioned in the same sentence as Mancini.

Everything aside, the sudden Inzaghi hype as some kinda super coach just for getting Inter through a really poor group stage is getting abit silly in here.
 

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Eh, Inter went through the groupstage every single season with Mancini. 2 Quarters and 2 round of 16 exits meeting the winners Milan in one quarter and Liverpool in a round of 16 who were a great team at the time. Not to mention harsh away goal exits to Valencia and Villarreal. In 3 of the 4 seasons with Mancini Inter also had a better groupstage goal difference than what Inzaghi has achieved...

Not sure why you needed to take a digg at Mancinis Inter to somehow glorify Inzaghis when Mancinis Inter hardly were that bad, Inzaghi has alot to prove before even being mentioned in the same sentence as Mancini.

Everything aside, the sudden Inzaghi hype as some kinda super coach just for getting Inter through a really poor group stage is getting abit silly in here.

If you couldn't see how Mancini severely underperformed with all the talents the team had at the time, you better just shut up.

We had Zanetti, Samuel, Cambiasso, Adriano, Ibra, Maicon... and he could never once reach semis. We went out every single time we faced a half decent opponent. The only strong team he faced in the group stage back then was Bayern, also known as FC Hollywood at the time, and the GD was +0. We had Real this year, the Real who eliminated your Liverpool just last year no less. And Inzaghi came out with +3.

Yes, Inter as a whole is much worse now than back then. We are like 5 levels below in term of talents. But for the coaches in particular, Inzaghi has outdone both Mancini and Conte in Europe, and it only took him 6 months. The bars are just so fucking low lmao.
 

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Obviously Mancini under-achieved in CL.
I'm not glorifying Inzaghi either, at the moment he only played against a big team which is Madrid, and we got bad luck in 1 game, and got robbed in the other one.

we probably play better now than when we had mourinho/etc, we're just not as tight as we were then. I think this team isnt as good as Mourinho's team overall, but it has the potential. You have to remember Mourinho was basically the best coach in the world when he joined Inter, whereas Inzaghi is someone who is in his first proper job (IMHO - e.g. took on Primavera then graduated to the first team at Lazio) in the sense that hes not working within a defined infrastructure/etc. He has a LOT of growing (I hope) to do as a coach.
Imo it was more Sneijder. The game changer from 2008 to 2010.
 

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I agree with this assessment a lot.

We would have beaten ajax if we got them. We'd have given many teams a great game and could have got past many possible draws. But Liverpool are different class right now, especially if all players are fully fit and in good form.

Although, Inzaghi's Inter is probably more dangerous to you than conte's. Conte is awful in Europe and I'd have expected that to continue. However conte could have set us up to counter better, inzaghi only knows attack and we are missing the speed conte's inter had with lukaku and hakimi.
Absolutely I think you’re right re Conte and Inzaghi, from the outside I wasn’t sure how it would go for Inter this year with the ownership and money troubles but from what I’ve seen of Inzaghi’s style, it’s impressive. He’s not yet had a full season whereas Liverpool having been honing this style for the last six years, they are probably at the final season of peak capacity before a change needs to take place.

Very exciting to see how Inter develop over the coming seasons.
 

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As a Liverpool fan, I’ve liked an abnormal amount of Inter players it’s remarkable haha. After the draw I thought I had to join up for sure. The only other football team shirt I’ve ever had was an Inter Milan top with ‘Recoba 20’ f***** legend!
 

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Recoba was the boy, Moratti's pet.
 

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Yes, Inter as a whole is much worse now than back then. We are like 5 levels below in term of talents. But for the coaches in particular, Inzaghi has outdone both Mancini and Conte in Europe, and it only took him 6 months. The bars are just so fucking low lmao.
Absolutely absurd statement, you are talking as if Inters current squad quality is like Spezia and that Inzaghi has pulled off the miracle of the century by beating the worst team in the CL groupstage, sherif, twice and and an incredibly average Shaktar just once... 5 levels below? Come on now dont be a child. Inter were huge favourites to go through their CL group, they achieved the absolutely minimum of what was expected in terms of results. Glorifying Inzaghi because of that is hilarious.

People tend to drastically overrate the players inter had back in Mancinis days, as if anyone should walk the CL with that team. Against both Milan and Liverpool Inter simply lost to better teams. The loss to Villarreal was obviously a huge choke, but even against Valencia it was pretty even in squad quality, they had alot of good players back then.
 

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People tend to drastically overrate the players inter had back in Mancinis days

Who in particular do you think people have overated?

Just remember a lot of them are part of the treble team, and for those who ain't - Adriano (early days), Ibra, Martins, Crespo, Cruz, Recoba, Maxwell, Figo (first & sec year), Vieira (injured like Vidal and Sanchez these days), Dacourt (as a backup), if you ask me what the team was lacking of, that would probably be a true No.10, hence S10 fitted like a glove and play so well starting form the first game, cause the whole team was built on 4-3-1-2 where the 1 was the only missing piece.

I know there are some that wasn't that great (Old Bobo, Cesear?(winger), WDM, Veron (rebuild time?)), hence the missing playmaker problem, but think about the depth and the overall quality.

P.S. I like Mancini, I don't get the hate for him either, but he wasn't who he is today, and head on giant and knock out stage require something he didn't have back then.
 

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As a Liverpool fan, I’ve liked an abnormal amount of Inter players it’s remarkable haha. After the draw I thought I had to join up for sure. The only other football team shirt I’ve ever had was an Inter Milan top with ‘Recoba 20’ f***** legend!
Something about those blue and black stripes, the Pirelli logo, San Siro, Milan as a city, the history, C4 Football Italia, and watching likes of Ronaldo to Recoba ... I had a soft spot for Inter's last European Cup winning team, when Eto'o stuck it to Barcelona :)

Hoping for 2 exciting games. Nothing beats the European Cup
 

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Lol,some people are still thinking Sheriff is some shitty Spezia level team.If they are in Serie A,they would be in contention for European places this season.They went past Shakhtar who is always good in Europe and always in knock out stage of EL at least and they went past Dinamo and Crvena Zvezda (in CL Q),both of them collected 10 points in their EL group and are in knock out stage now.And both teams were in EL knock out stage last season as well.Plus and bonus...win against Real.Away.

Inzaghi achieved great job in CL this season after two seasons of embarassment with Conte (also that loss in EL final and the way we lost was also embarassing if you ask me).Now let's collect some bonus points.
 
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