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post #2701 of 2798 (permalink) Old July 29th, 2018, 19:50
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4-3 Portugal now. I can't describe the shiteness of our defense.
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post #2702 of 2798 (permalink) Old July 29th, 2018, 19:51
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The golakeeper too seems like someone who should certainly find another job in the future.
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vierchowod at 61 years old can offer more ability in defense than this lot.
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yeah..this goalkeeper should really consider a career change

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post #2705 of 2798 (permalink) Old July 29th, 2018, 19:59
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This team is Kean + 10 players
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And it's over. The better team won.
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no one really stood out for me..some nice games by certain players but on the eye test there was no leading light so to speak.

im skeptical about kean but he def has the best chance but like a lot of african players they peak early so we'll see.

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post #2708 of 2798 (permalink) Old July 29th, 2018, 20:34
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im skeptical about kean but he def has the best chance but like a lot of african players they peak early so we'll see.

he was born in Vercelli so at least we know for sure that he is 18.
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post #2709 of 2798 (permalink) Old July 29th, 2018, 21:48
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It was a fantastic game.

I thought Zainolo played well.
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post #2710 of 2798 (permalink) Old July 30th, 2018, 00:44
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Zaniolo is a good player and Inter should have waited before giving him away for just 4.5 million euros.
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post #2711 of 2798 (permalink) Old September 6th, 2018, 21:26
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under 21 friendly

Slovakia - Italy 3-0

In the past I watched Italy losing 6-0 a qualifier in Norway then winning the competition. Unfortunately this team nowadays has a big problem which is called Gigi Di Biagio.
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post #2712 of 2798 (permalink) Old September 6th, 2018, 22:25
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Nicolato's under 20 NT wins in Poland instead, 3-0 thanks to Kean (2) and Scamacca
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under 21 friendly

Slovakia - Italy 3-0

In the past I watched Italy losing 6-0 a qualifier in Norway then winning the competition. Unfortunately this team nowadays has a big problem which is called Gigi Di Biagio.
It's beyond me how this guy can still be the manager...
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post #2714 of 2798 (permalink) Old September 11th, 2018, 23:27
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Italy - Albania 3-1

Albania equalized and Italy scored two in the loss time. Crazy. The goal of Albania was scored by the sampdoriano Vrioni who is playing for Venezia. The goalie who conceded is Audero who plays for Sampdoria and was playing for Venezia in the past season!
The goals of Italy were scored by Dimarco, Murgia and Parigini.
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post #2715 of 2798 (permalink) Old November 15th, 2018, 22:03
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Friendly result from Ferrara, Italy 1:2 England. England deserved to win, played better than Italy.
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post #2716 of 2798 (permalink) Old November 19th, 2018, 20:13
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The second under 21 friendly ended in a 1:" defeat to Germany in Reggio Emilia.

After taking the lead - Paragini scored after a brilliant move - Germany had the better of the rest of the game and deserved to win.

Meanwhile, the under 19 team lost its friendly 2:4 against Slovakia.
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Di Biagio lost another game, to Germany 2-1 at Mapei Stadium. He is the one coach in Italy who is allowed to lose as many games as he likes.
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post #2718 of 2798 (permalink) Old November 19th, 2018, 20:23
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To be fair these two games were against superior teams; I doubt another coach would have done better.
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To be fair these two games were against superior teams; I doubt another coach would have done better.
the Italian under 21 NT has often defeated "the better team" in the past. Di Biagio's teams can more easily lose to "the worse teams" instead. That said, the quality of Di Biagio's players should not be underrated. Oh wait... I didn't consider the person I'm replying to, forget the "Italian players should not be underrated" part!

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post #2720 of 2798 (permalink) Old November 19th, 2018, 21:19
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The problem is that the best players eligible have been called by Mancini for the NT and, with the talent pool still relatively shallow, there is not much quality for Di Biagio to work with. Hardly any of them are regular starters in Serie A.
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