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Papers already writing that Mancini appointment will see the return of Balotelli.

But what else can we expect. Insigne and Jorginho will become regulars? What should be the starting centerback partnership?


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He'll have a hard time explaining why he won't call Jorginho, unless he sticks to the stranieri comments he made earlier. If he does call him, I'd love to hear how he'll justify it. I expect Jorginho will be called. He can't ignore a player that should be taking a front and center role in the middle unless he goes with Marchisio who hasn't started in ages but would still offer a veteran presence and I believe still can play well.

I'd love to see a 4-5-1 to 4-3-3 if he insists on keeping with the 4-3-3 long enough until tlll we get our act together and stop conceding more than 1-2 goals.

Donnarumma/Perin/Meret
Florenzi Bonnuci Romagnoli Spinazzola
Bernardeschi Verratti Jorginho Pellegrini Insigne
Balotelli

Reserves,
Caldara, Rugani, De Scilio, Benassi
Cristante, Berardi, Belotti, Calabria, Cutrone
Conti when fit again


At least for the France game bring back a few veterans with key roles already rooted in the team, Chiellini, Parolo, Immobile, Criscito :wink2:
 

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He won't call Jorginho or emerson palmieri as he is anti oriundi.
Emerson Palmieri will hardly be called up after missing all the season.

I'm against the oriundi as well anyway.

Balotelli, Ogbonna, Okaka etc. are Italian, Emerson Palmieri and Jorginho are Brazilian. I prefer 11 black players who grew in our clubs to 11 white South Ameican players who grew in South America, have no connection to Italy but one or more ancestors and play for Italy just because their country never gave them a chance.
 

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Yes, I have considerable sympathy for that view.

Do you know what style of football Mancini will pursue? I hope it is an expansive, attacking game played at a higher rhythm than we have been used to during the last couple of seasons.
 

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Shocking! great selections by mancini and palmieri is in the team.

Feeling much more positive
 

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It's a 30 players list so he could hardly leave out a good player! More easily he could include a poor one.

Portieri: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino);
Difensori: Leonardo Bonucci (Milan), Mattia Caldara (Atalanta), Domenico Criscito (Zenit San Pietroburgo), Danilo D’Ambrosio (Inter), Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus), Emerson Palmieri Dos Santos (Chelsea), Alessio Romagnoli (Milan), Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea);
Centrocampisti: Daniele Baselli (Torino), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Bryan Cristante (Atalanta), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Frello Filho Jorge Luiz Jorginho (Napoli), Rolando Mandragora (Crotone), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma);
Attaccanti: Mario Balotelli (Nizza), Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Matteo Politano (Sassuolo), Simone Verdi (Bologna), Simone Zaza (Valencia).
 

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Zaza is a weird inclusion. I knew he couldn't ignore Jorginho, but am surprised about Palmieri. Some people in here seem to forget that Italy has a rich tradition using oriundi to certain success and degree. "If they can die for Italy, they can play for Italy." Why stop now? If Jorginho hadn't been already capped by Italy, Brazil would be bringing him to the world cup. That's a guarantee. I cannot wait to hear Mancini back track on his earlier comments now that he's selected Palmieri. I can understand Jorginho.

Yes, I have considerable sympathy for that view.

Do you know what style of football Mancini will pursue? I hope it is an expansive, attacking game played at a higher rhythm than we have been used to during the last couple of seasons.
This is what Ventura tried after going away from Conte's system and it was a big failure.
 

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Zaza is a weird inclusion. I knew he couldn't ignore Jorginho, but am surprised about Palmieri. Some people in here seem to forget that Italy has a rich tradition using oriundi to certain success and degree. Why stop now? If Jorginho hadn't been already capped by Italy, Brazil would be bringing him to the world cup. That's a guarantee. I cannot wait to hear Mancini back track on his earlier comments now that he's selected Palmieri. I can understand Jorginho.



This is what Ventura tried after going away from Conte's system and it was a big failure.
Palmieri is the best leftback we have. If he didnt do his ACL last year he might be considered one of the best left backs in the world.

He's getting back to form but ACL is generally a 6-7 month recovery and a few months to get back in shape. He'll be back to his best next year.

He is far superior to any other leftback we can call upon.
 

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I'm not saying I'm surprised because I doubted his worth. I'm saying I'm surprised because of what Mancini said about Oriundi during Conte's tenure. As far as form goes, he couldn't ignore Jorginho without taking a lot of heat, but since Palmieri is not in top form, it would have been easier for Mancini to ignore him. That was what I was getting at.
 

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I'm not saying I'm surprised because I doubted his worth. I'm saying I'm surprised because of what Mancini said about Oriundi during Conte's tenure. As far as form goes, he couldn't ignore Jorginho without taking a lot of heat, but since Palmieri is not in top form, it would have been easier for Mancini to ignore him. That was what I was getting at.
tbh, Palmieri has been excellent in the games hes actually played for chelsea. It's clear that when he's back to full match fitness he's a potential world class player..something italy is lacking so it's not that shocking in that rgeards

maybe thats what the FIGC said to mancini. We want the best players, oriundi or not.
 

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Maybe.
I'm not shocked either, but Id like to see what he has to say if a journalist asked him about his past comments. Respect if he says he was wrong and he's calling the best possible players.
 

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The biggest question is which system he will use. Imo our wingers and attacking midfielders are not good enough to justify opening up. Balo Chiesa up front would be my choice
 

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His staff


Team Manager: Gabriele Oriali;
Commissario tecnico: Roberto Mancini;
Assistenti allenatore: Alberico Evani, Angelo Adamo Gregucci, Giulio Nuciari, Fausto Salsano;
Allenatore dei portieri: Massimo Battara;
Preparatori atletici: Giovanni Brignardello, Claudio Donatelli;
Medici: Carmine Costabile, Angelo De Carli;
Fisioterapisti: Alfonso Casano, Maurizio Fagorzi, Emanuele Randelli, Fabrizio Scalzi;
Osteopata: Walter Martinelli;
Nutrizionista: Matteo Pincella;
Match analyst: Antonio Gagliardi.


Three former sampdoriani in his staff. Not bad... :datass:


Battara is the son of a well known former goalie of Sampdoria too.
 
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