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July 15th, 2019 07:46
ToniSamp The under 19 NT has been destroyed by Portugal 3-0 in the first game of the European tournament.
July 3rd, 2019 14:15
ToniSamp Paolo Nicolato Is the new commissario tecnico of the Italian under 21 national team.
June 26th, 2019 00:18
ToniSamp
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Also stated he has many Serie A and B offers.

June 25th, 2019 21:03
roadrunner
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Originally Posted by ToniSamp View Post
The difference being that you think our players are mediocre, while I think our coach was the mediocre one.
But again, that is nothing new, Ventura being the most recent example since Di Biagio.
June 25th, 2019 15:08
camelface Di Biagio says he would have been considered the best if romania-france didn't end in a draw, and as such the evaluation of his team depended entirely on an external result. Also stated he has many Serie A and B offers.

i hope for those clubs that this is false. i am very glad he is no longer with FIGC. Ciao
June 24th, 2019 23:24
ToniSamp
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That sounds familiar!

The difference being that you think our players are mediocre, while I think our coach was the mediocre one.
June 24th, 2019 22:42
roadrunner
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That said, we can only blame ourselves, because we really shouldn't have lost to Poland.
That soiunds familiar!

Another very disappointing tounrament to add to the many disappointing tournaments in recent years.
June 24th, 2019 21:53
ToniSamp I have watched, rather lazily, Romania - France and I think the number of shots on goals pretty much describes the game: 0.

That said, we can only blame ourselves, because we really shouldn't have lost to Poland.
June 24th, 2019 02:40
Firdaus
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Anyway, if we are out (which is very likely indeed) the good news is that Calamity Di Biagio will be finally out of the Italian NTs and for good. Harmful since 1998.
June 24th, 2019 02:26
Osman France and Romania will draw and both will go through.
June 23rd, 2019 22:44
ToniSamp The results of group B keeps our hope alive but it's the game between France and Romania of the group C which is the most dangerous.
June 22nd, 2019 23:37
ToniSamp Anyway, if we are out (which is very likely indeed) the good news is that Calamity Di Biagio will be finally out of the Italian NTs and for good. Harmful since 1998.
June 22nd, 2019 23:30
roadrunner True, but I think it is a formality.
June 22nd, 2019 23:29
ToniSamp
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Then they are overvalued because they are nothing special.

Anyway, they are out now and it is not undeserved.
They are not out yet.
June 22nd, 2019 23:15
roadrunner Then they are overvalued because they are nothing special.

Anyway, they are out now and it is not undeserved.
June 22nd, 2019 21:47
Osman Di Biagio defenitely need to be fired once and for all. Its foolish to say the failure I'm seeing to the players mainly, because this is the most talented and stacked team in long while. Player value wise this Italy squad is the highest in the competition by some margin.
June 22nd, 2019 17:16
roadrunner It's the players, not Di Biagio, they're mediocre.

Any coach would do the same.

NB. From the next edition, the competition will feature 16 teams in four groups of four.
June 22nd, 2019 12:05
Primo Really disappointed in DiBiagio, have never cared for him and somehow he's still in the job, failing. How do you NOT score with that attack playing in Italy? What a loser.
June 22nd, 2019 09:18
ToniSamp The qualification to the semifinals won't be an easy job at all for the Italian NT, who have a remote chance to get the first position and a solid chance to get the second, which might not be enough unfortunately, depending on the results in the other groups (a draw between France and Romania would eliminate our team for sure but a win of France could eliminate us anyway). UEFA should consider the possibility to increase the number of teams participating in the final phase to 16, or decrease it to 8. The 12-team format is unfair.
June 19th, 2019 22:29
ToniSamp
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I think it is more a case of the players being way overrated; let's face the facts, no Italian team - club or national - has won a competition since Inter's Club WC win in 2010. There has to be a reason for that.

I disagree. Evani before and Nicolato now have obtained better results with the under 19 and under 20 NTs which had a few of these players, in spite of the fact that the best among their players were with Di Biagio. Nicolato has just obtained a brilliant 4th spot in the world cup without Kean, Tonali and Zaniolo. Nicolato's team had defensive defaillances but played brilliant football.
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