Yeah, it is probable indeed!I guess that means he'll be gone next year.
I grew in a town which is not far from Turin then moved to Turin. I became a sampdoriano mostly because of the colours, back in 1982, after the world cup Italy won. Juventus, the club most of my relatives including my father support, had just won two of "those" scudetti they used to win at the expense of the teams which deserved them, so for me they were out. Torino were simply not appealing.Do you mean you live in Turin, or that you grew up there? How did you become a Sampdoria fan?
Also, what is the meaning of Torino's nickname, Granata?
1982, eh? Not bad. That was just before the beginning of the team's 15-or-so year-long "golden era", right?I became a sampdoriano mostly because of the colours, back in 1982
Granata is the color of their shirts.
Yeah, Sampdoria had won no trophy at all when I started to support them. At the beginning I was sort of "studying" the team the way any boy could. They had just been promoted to serie A and bought the two foreign players which were allowed at the time. One was the Irish midfielder Liam Brady, Juventus had got rid of because they had just bought Platini and Boniek, the other one was the English forward Trevor Francis. Two classy foreigners, no doubt about it. Roberto Mancini had also joined, a18 years old rising star Paolo Mantovani had bought for a hell of a lot of money. It was an extremely appealing team indeed, no matter whether they had won nothing. And the start of the season was impressive because Sampdoria defeated the three best teams of serie A (Juventus, Inter and Roma) in the first three games. Unfortunately the following results brought Sampdoria back to a midtable position but they had gained my support forever.1982, eh? Not bad. That was just before the beginning of the team's 15-or-so year-long "golden era", right?