Official — “From Ranieri to Strama… and Now.”
Damn it, Bologna! You are like the evil little twerp that’s getting the innocent older sister into trouble all the time! You also happen to be the comune within which I currently reside… so technically, I’m supposed to be rooting for you anyway; but gnocchi and gelato aside, Bologna has been known to be the source of downfall for Inter, come these late years. This time around last year, we were 6 points lower than what we currently have in Serie A (and in the Champions League set up to Marseille, but we had accumulated 4 more points in UEFA than what we have currently have summed up at the feet of the Europa League with Tottenham’s rather abusive harassment). As we approach match-day 29 of 2012-13, we have to recall what happened in week 29 of last year’s season. Well… if you recall that we lost to Juventus by two goals, and that Ranieri was sacked following the match, we know what happened afterwards, right? The run found in January, after the Christmas holiday break, has now ended with eager disappointment. What’s the significance of this? We’re seeing something similar. You know… last year, Inter coach Claudio Ranieri lost at home to Bologna, the match that opened the crisis that ended with the Juve loss (which then saw his dismissal). What’s happening this year? We lose at home to Bologna. Yes… interesting, ain’t it? A year later, we have Juventus on the horizon in the match following Sampdoria at la Ferraris… March 25th, which then is an eternally quintessential game, because this same Juve witnessed the jumping of Ranieri immediately thereafter. Pre-Easter timeframe today. In short, a year later… Inter are still asking the same questions. And this especially comes back to Moratti and his ultimatum that places much poise on Stramaccioni and beyond.