Editorial

  • Start from zero

    Start from zero

    Start from zero. This is the plan for Erick Thohir for this summer. Zero like the money spent on recruiting Nemanja Vidic for next season. Zero to symbolise the other free transfers expected to be completed by Ausilio. Do not expect big spending from the Indonesian tycoon this summer, it […]

     
  • Mahdi’s reaction to Inter 1-1 Sampdoria

    Mahdi’s reaction to Inter 1-1 Sampdoria

    Hey fratelli, I know it’s long-time-no-post from me, but here’s a bit of a rant-turned op-ed I posted on facebook, thought it may interest some & be worth posting. I focus more on tactics than the biggest current problem (mentality) with this team. It’s got personal opinion, which I know […]

     
  • Keep Your Feet On the Ground Interisti!

    Keep Your Feet On the Ground Interisti!

    Editorial, Serie A September 13, 2013 at 12:04 am 16 comments

    History teaches us to be cautious Two wins (three if you count the Coppa Italia) without any goals conceded, one must go back to the 2003-2004 season with Hector Cuper on the bench to see such a good start from Inter. Back then the wins were against Modena and Siena […]

     
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    Mercato Player Focus: Radja Nainggolan (+ Saphir Taïder)

    It’s been a while fratelli. While I was away from this forum of intelligent discourse, I rescued the most beautiful dames, I sailed the most treacherous seas, I made contact with aliens, I took a 20 hour bus ride with a friend to see Inter in New Yo…oh never mind. […]

     
  • Interisti, don’t panic yet!

    Interisti, don’t panic yet!

    Editorial, Transfer Market August 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm 33 comments

    3-0, 3-1, 2-0, 1-1, 0-2, 0-4. This is the downward trend of Inter’s pre season friendlies’ results that has had many Inter fans raising eyebrows and already having negative expectations about the upcoming season. Predictions of 7th place, 10th place, even relegation are being thrown around various forums and social […]

     
  • Season 2013/14 – The New Faces

    Season 2013/14 – The New Faces

    Editorial, Transfer Market August 3, 2013 at 9:35 am 47 comments

    Public enemy number 1, Mr Marco Branca seems to have been striking some great deals since the end of the January transfer window. Whether directly attributed to Branca’s work or not, Mateo Kovacic’s transfer to Inter seems to have signalled a change in mentality throughout the club in terms of […]

     
  • “Inter were very close to Cavani, but preferred… Sebastian Ribas”

    “Inter were very close to Cavani, but preferred… Sebastian Ribas”

    Editorial, General July 25, 2013 at 6:46 am 16 comments

    Very popular French sports magazine, France Football has recently reported that Inter were in pole position to signing new PSG acquisition, Edinson Cavani… in 2006. The 26 year-old has recently joined Les Parisiens on a five-year-contract worth around €64 million, making it the fifth largest signing in all of transfer history and […]

     
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    Massimo Moratti – The World’s Most Famous Interista

    Editorial, General, Management July 23, 2013 at 6:51 am 44 comments

    Personally, I don’t think much needs to be said about Massimo Moratti, as it is his actions that speak louder than any words. However, as we all know, my perception differs from that of every other person whose blood runs black and blue. What I will do though, is attempt […]

     
  • 71 years ago today, a legend was born – Giacinto Facchetti

    71 years ago today, a legend was born – Giacinto Facchetti

    “A Champion and unforgettable man, 71 years ago a legend was born. Not only for Inter “  Words that make hearts beat and definitely bring back memories of what has been a great person and also great footballer. “For Giacinto, let us remember his sweet, loyal and never violent character. […]

     
  • The birth of a new Kovacic?

    The birth of a new Kovacic?

    Editorial, Player and Coaches July 17, 2013 at 12:03 am 24 comments

    Interesting things are happening at Pinzolo this year, if we look past the boiling weather, the non stop running and the shouting of a new sergeant, there are tactical experiments being carried out; and I do not mean the 3-5-2 formation which Inter fans have already experienced since the dawn […]

     
  • Walter Mazzarri – Commander in Chief

    Walter Mazzarri – Commander in Chief

    Editorial, Management, Player and Coaches July 14, 2013 at 6:10 am 64 comments

    Hey there Interiste! My name is Christian; I’ve been an Interista for about 15 years, falling in love at 8 years old, and still to this day my heart bleeds black and blue. Enough about me, let’s talk a little bit about our beloved Nerazzurri! How about we start with […]

     
  • Video highlights of Francesco Bardi

    Video highlights of Francesco Bardi

    Greetings my fellow Nerazzurri, as you may have seen, there has been a lot of talk about out young goalkeeper Francesco Bardi, mainstay for Italy’s brilliant U21 side and voted top keeper in last season’s Serie B. He is talked of as Handanovic’s natural successor if he does leave. Here […]

     
  • Mercato Player Focus: Mauricio Isla

    Mercato Player Focus: Mauricio Isla

    Editorial, Transfer Market July 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm 143 comments

    Mercato Player Focus: Mauricio Isla  Things are certainly moving along now folks, thankfully. After pouring over hours of Chile, Udinese, and Juventus full-game footage, while taking notes on literally every Isla-related action…I’ve put together this piece. You might ask if it’s necessary; I say yes. I want to be absolutely […]

     
  • Reigniting the Passion

    Reigniting the Passion

    It is I, Dika, your barely seen contributor (think about Schelotto). I’m barely seen, yet a contributor. That’s a bit weird. My latest post was two months old, and now here I am, posting. Please note: you may ignore this post, or leave some sarcastic comments below, since the following […]

     
  • Season Review – Midfielders (Centre Midfielders)

    Season Review – Midfielders (Centre Midfielders)

    Editorial, General, Player and Coaches July 1, 2013 at 3:31 am 36 comments

    The next chapter in the season review puts the spotlight on our ‘centrocampisti’. This is going to be a very long article, so you might want to get a drink or make a cup of tea and sit back. In modern football the midfield is probably THE most vital department. It […]

     
  • Could Innocent Emeghara be Mazzarri’s fifth striker?

    Could Innocent Emeghara be Mazzarri’s fifth striker?

    Editorial, Transfer Market June 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm 4 comments

    Siena striker Innocent Emeghara, on loan from Lorient, seems to be on his way out of Italy, unless that is, Inter decides to pounce. His name has been linked to Inter in the past, especially after he announced in May that he holds Inter “in his heart,” as the team […]

     
  • No one messed with "l'Avvocato"

    Know your anthems: C’è solo l’Inter

    Editorial June 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

    I wanted to make sure we know our anthems, and know what they mean, so here is this two part mini-series; Know Your Anthems. First one up: C’ è Solo l’Inter, sung by Graziano Romani. Italian Lyrics (If you want to copy/paste, print, etc) C’è Solo l’Inter E’ vero, ci […]

     
  • Mercato player focus: Ishak Belfodil

    Mercato player focus: Ishak Belfodil

    Editorial, Transfer Market June 30, 2013 at 1:01 pm 4 comments

    Took no time at all for things to get moving in the mercato after I wrote the last piece (hopefully every time I write one of these, we’ll make a move…that’s how it works right?) Donati sold, Belfodil deal agreed, Silvestre and Cassano leaving, Chivu contract termination? Handanovic full-ownership (and […]

     
  • Mercato player focus: Alberto Gilardino

    Mercato player focus: Alberto Gilardino

    Editorial, General, Transfer Market June 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm 43 comments

    Alright fratelli, I’m going to be starting a new series called “Mercato Player Focus” (or something such) where I will attempt to analyze, enlighten, and basically give you telling details about players we are looking at seriously in the mercato. I obviously won’t be able to get to all of […]

     
  • Season Review – Defenders (Centre Backs)

    Season Review – Defenders (Centre Backs)

    Editorial, General, Player and Coaches June 18, 2013 at 1:19 am 22 comments

    57  goals conceded. The second worst defensive record in the league, just behind the almighty… Pescara. A diabolical number of goals to concede for a team like Inter; especially considering that at the start of the season the target was to reach the top 3 places; this defensive form was […]

     
  • A full back every year. For how long?

    A full back every year. For how long?

    In the last three years Inter have spent more on full backs than they have on midfielders. I would just like to finish this article right now, and let you digest that statement and have a good think about it; however I might just go on a mini rant aimed […]

     
  • Inter Squad 2012-2013: A Tragic Poem

    Inter Squad 2012-2013: A Tragic Poem

    Editorial, General, Player and Coaches June 15, 2013 at 5:07 am 45 comments

    Same old rumors got you bored? Your more artistic side screaming out for more? Meh… All I know is that its been raining pretty much every other day for the last two weeks where I live and I’ve been stuck looking for jobs… thus pretty bored/tired, so I came up […]

     
  • Season Review – Goalkeepers

    Season Review – Goalkeepers

    Editorial, Player and Coaches June 14, 2013 at 11:47 am 13 comments

    I am going to start a short series of editorials, to review the overall season of each department in the team. First up in the series is the goalkeeping department. To be honest I should have just named this Season Review – Samir Handanovic. Castellazzi, Carrizo and Belec only made […]

     
  • Walter Mazzarri – The Sergeant

    Walter Mazzarri – The Sergeant

    6th June 2013. 12:00. Day 1 of Walter Mazzarri as Inter Manager officially begins and his arrival is announced in the press conference. Mazzarri walks into the press conference room smartly dressed and ready to answer any provoking questions the infamous Italian media may have. He’s prepared. Perhaps prepared is […]

     
  • Mateo Kovacic: Faith and Football

    Mateo Kovacic: Faith and Football

    Editorial, Player and Coaches June 2, 2013 at 11:27 am 33 comments

    “Faith in God has helped me throughout my career,” said 19 year-old wonder-kid Mateo Kovacic in an interview to Catholic Croatian paper Raskrižje. Not many players are as outspoken in their faith anymore, and not many fans have much faith in most players anymore either, not Inter fans in any case. […]