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First half good, second half transcendentally awful.

Godin suddenly decided to play like absolute garbage.

Vecino as well.

De Vrij had probably his worst game of the season.

Padelli is a joke.
 

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A loss to Juve in two weeks and we can start thinking about next season already.
 

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It will be really weird if we signed Eriksen just for Conte to bench him because he can't fit him in tactically.
 

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Not like it changed things one way or the other.

Taking off Brozo is what hurt us more than anything. Taking Vecino off would have made more sense since he couldn't get a pass right in the second half.
 

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Eriksen had the best shot on goal which almost resulted in a goal if not for Martinez being offside and he played Lukaku through for a very good chance..I saw the last 30 min and do not really remember any dangerous chances for Inter until Eriksen came in the last 15 min. Eriksen did loose some duels against SMS, but you can not expect him to challenge someone like SMS defensively..
Anyway, he should have replaced Vecino and not Brozovic.
 

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It's true Eriksen set up the chance that Sleepy and Dozy were 6 yards offside for.

But he was mauled in the midfield battle and Lazio cut through several times after he came on.

Anyway, I want Eriksen to friggin' start games instead of Vecino, not come off the bench when matches are already effectively lost.

He will hopefully start against Sampdoria.
 

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So 2 losses in the space of 4 days after not losing a game since Barc in December.

Also amazing that since that Napoli game on Jan 6th, the team has been 10000% incapable of playing well for more than 45 minutes.

45 minutes is literally the absolute limit.

Atalanta - 1st half OK, 2nd half awful
Lecce - 1st half awful, 2nd half awful
Cagliari - 1st half awful, 2nd half awful
Udinese - 1st half awful, 2nd half OK
Milan - 1st half disgraceful, 2nd half amazing
Lazio - 1st half good, 2nd half awful

There is clearly something wrong physically and/or mentally with the players (or their coaching) that means they are incapable of performing for 90 minutes.....
 

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Still fuming about that ridiculous self-inflicted defeat last night.

Lazio are surely now better placed to challenge for the Scudetto since they have no European obligations.

Meanwhile, our players are going to be getting battered to pieces in obscure parts of Europe every couple of weeks. Totally not sustainable.
 

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At least everyone is now clear what happens when you replace Brozo with Eriksen. I already knew it and so did @Nacka.

Vecino is playing a lot better since he was recently confirmed as staying. But out of the 3, he should always be the one to be subbed.

Brozo is the lynchpin and plays solid roaming defence.

Barella, as you saw, was moved in front of the defence and managed to get his interceptions. He was asked to play as a Cambiasso of sorts since he's well-equipped to bring the ball out of defence and/or pass it off.

The only way that sub made sense is if Conte realised we weren't going to get much out of the game and decided to give Brozo a rest. Alternatively, the bet was that Lazio would be happy to stay pinned near their goal (well, that was the case for more than I expected, tbf) so defence be damned. Either way, it seems like a "fvck this shit" sub.
 

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So my thread starting days are over, although I blame the club for switching from black and blue shirts to black ones, when we had won with black and blue at Olimpico against Lazio in the past 3 seasons. Fecking respect scaramanzia!

We have dropped 11 points from winning positions in Serie A.

Led against Fiorentina, then they equalized
Led against Atalanta, then they equalized
Led against Lecce, then they equalized
Led against Cagliari, then they equalized
Led against Lazio, then they won

11 points dropped from winning positions is a lot. Lack of maturity, lack of focus, lack of experience, physical issues, dunno…

Moreover, we have kept 1 clean sheet in the last 10 games across Serie A and Coppa in 2020.

1/10... conceding in 9 out of 10 surely is a poor record.

So imo it's a bigger issue than Padelli, who is getting a lot of harsh criticism on social media from Interisti.

I don't know if losing in the second half is down to fatigue after the derby and the Coppa games, perhaps.. Lazio surely are fresher than us, out of all cups...

The first half, defensively, was near perfection for us. And we were good on the counter (scored 1 from one counter, and had that Lukaku chance on the counter which Brozovic did brilliantly in)

The goals of Lazio we due to poor clearances from Skriniar and Vecino, mainly.

We should have been awarded a penalty as both Skriniar and de vrij were grabbed by Laizo players, but I got used to us getting bad decisions this season, it's the norm.


Anyhow never nice to lose, but on the bright side we are 15 points above Roma so CL football next season is a guarantee. The Samp match is a must win really if we want to keep close distance to juve and Lazio, and Samp aren't in the best shape and we are at home.

But first the EL, who will do the thread? Nacka?

Forza Inter nel bene e nel male!
 

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This season is rapidly looking like a throw-away. There is no rescheduled date for Inter-Samp yet. The chances that it will be played AFTER the last match of the regular season are high, which means most of the players could already be with their NTs or about to join them.

The Juve game should have been played behind closed doors, as should the Samp game. Juve lose 5 million euros? Tough sh×t. This idiocy is now jeopardizing the entire league season.
 

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Inter were given the option to play on monday, a mere day later (because the goverment ban on public events in Piedmont is for this week, anything after 1/3 is open for bussiness since spread is considered contained in Piedmont region), and they declined (Juve were ok with it, despite Juve having a coppa on wednesday, and Inter thursday). But their fans have the gaul to cry corruption and new Calciopoli, in the face of a global health crisis, jesus Italian football world has a disease worse then Corona.


The CONI officials and sports minister are shocked they trying to create major controversy of public health rulings. Its amusing that its Napoli fans in their stadium with banners, and then in statements, the one asking for solidarity and logical solutions instead of crying falsified championship after you REFUSED to postpone the game a single day, so it had to be moved to May.

I mean LOOK AT THIS LOL




 

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Inter were given the option to play on monday, a mere day later (because the goverment ban on public events in Piedmont is for this week, anything after 1/3 is open for bussiness since spread is considered contained in Piedmont region), and they declined (Juve were ok with it, despite Juve having a coppa on wednesday, and Inter thursday). But their fans have the gaul to cry corruption and new Calciopoli, in the face of a global health crisis, jesus Italian football world has a disease worse then Corona.


The CONI officials and sports minister are shocked they trying to create major controversy of public health rulings. Its amusing that its Napoli fans in their stadium with banners, and then in statements, the one asking for solidarity and logical solutions instead of crying falsified championship after you REFUSED to postpone the game a single day, so it had to be moved to May.

I mean LOOK AT THIS LOL




First off I think the Calciopoli V2.0 is bollox and I don't subscribe to it in any way shape or form.

However Oz, you have to admit the Monday suggestion was farcically stupid, especially since the number of Corona cases DOUBLED over the weekend. There is stupid and then there is downright retarded, and the Monday suggestion was the latter.
 

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Firstly its all handled really poorly. But you have to know this is goverment issued quarantines and guidelines, and they are very different for each region based on the spread. There are only 11 cases in Piedmont region where Juve is, and no increase in cases, so for this week they opened up the public venues of the region as bussines as usual (hence why they suggested Monday, with fans). While Lombardy has 800 cases and spreading rapidly, and similar spreading in Emilio Regiana and other close by provinces.


Its a difficult crisis to get through. So last thing any organisation should do right now is act like apoiled brats.
 

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C'mon, having the game on Monday (today) would therefore mean a stadium of almost 100% Juve fans.

That's ridiculous. Inter were obviously going to object to that.

The shift from Sunday to Monday is a pure technicality, nothing more, and obviously bore no connection to the actual safety level regarding COVID-19

The Juve-Inter game should have been played behind closed doors. Yes, Juve would lose 5 million euros, but Inter will lose a similar amount of cash when fans are barred from the next few home fixtures (they already lost money from the EL game last week). Surely the Lega could come to some agreement where teams are reimbursed lost revenue anyway.

Money should not be a deciding factor here.

As it stands, the entire season is now in jeopardy.

Inter are more or less guaranteed not to win the Scudetto. That is an observation, not part of some stupid conspiracy theory.

If anyone is benefitting from this it is actually Lazio.
 

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It's hard to tell wtf is actually happening in terms of positions and objections. Marotta stated that he is very unhappy about Inter's schedule in May. If he was responsible in rejecting the Monday slot, then when the hell did he want the match played? It's not clear. Another question: if the Monday slot requires Inter's approval, does the postponed slot require Inter's agreement as well? Why May and no other month?

Answer me, @Osman.
 

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Inter objecting for sporting reasons, meaning they want the advantage of playing away game with no home support for your opponents, while Juve didnt to lose revenue and Lega not lose face and prestige (biggiest match of the season with empty stands). Not a SINGLE home team in the league is willing to accept closed empty game so far, so the issue is this farce started by a suggestion of having no fans by one of the Serie A leading officials, he didnt meet with any of his peers or clubs higher ups, just came with the idea after the goverment decreed no public venues for these dates.


But 2 days later the League says in confirmed official capacity that we dont want closed doors games but will postpone. Which will be tricky, but it has to be May, since thats when this heavily congested fixture list has an opening.


The idiocy and selfishness of refusing to play today Monday by Inter, is because Juve as Piedmont team, wether its technicality or bureacracy, are deemed safe to have public events this week, this might be one of the few away games Inter will have coming month thats actually able to be played by, Piedmont by goverment decree is not considered a health risk with 11 cases and no furher spread. And yeah that would mean fans from regions where the virus is spreading in epidemic level would not be allowed in. That logically makes sense due to health reasons, wether its effective measure when these regions are neighbours are another magter.

IIt could saved the insanely congested list to play today, so yeah the League officials and the sporting goverment officials are rightfully pissed at Inter management for crying about the congested May fixture delayed games, when they refused the practical and immediate solution of playing today.



This problem will get worse before it gets better, so all need to be on the same page to face the organisational mess week by week. Its hard to imagine how this season will be finished. Not every game can be delayed to 13th May (I wonder if 5th may is available). Theres many Serie A teams in the worst hit regions, for example our game vs Milan in coppa in 2 days will be delayed, Bologna game next weekend also delayed, so yeah shit is about to get worse.



At the end of the day these entitled idiots need to release that its a health crises, 30+ of their countrymen are already dead, with more coming day by day.


Not the city I live in, but City I work in, Stockholm, has overnight 15 Corona cases. Hope they find a solution for this soon. I dont fear for myself, as healthy 30 something male. But I can be indirectly spreading it to my elderly mother, aunties or uncles. Generally 60 to 80 year olds dying from it. With small percentage of younger casualties.
 

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Juventus On Lockdown As Three Opposing Players Test Positive For Coronavirus





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Juventus have immediately stopped all training sessions and put their Under-23 players in quarantine after a trio from Serie C side Pianese tested positive for the Coronavirus.
The Old Lady announced the decision this evening because the last opponents they faced were Pianese, whom they defeated 1-0. The illness has affected three players and the manager of that club.
Juve have told their Under-23 players to remain in their homes until March 8, but thankfully nobody has shown symptoms of the respiratory disease.

To that point, the total number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy had reached 1,049, with the death toll at 29. In an update given by the Italian government, the number rose to 1,128. The authorities have stated people should remain indoors and avoid contact with others.
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People with pre-existing health conditions are said to be the ones most affected, but Cremona hospital has confirmed “there are some young people in intensive care. This virus is 500 times more ferocious than SARS.”
The worst-hit areas are Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna, with Bergamo and Milan also affected. Juventus’ penultimate clash with Inter Milan, which was scheduled to be played indoors on Saturday evening, was postponed and is now set to take place in May, with more matches also expected to be canceled in the coming days.
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Schools will remain shut in those areas until further notice, with public leisure centers and community centers also closed. Third-tier soccer has been suspended, as have rugby, volleyball and basketball leagues.
Both Inter and AC Milan have closed their offices, and staff members are working from home in a city where the underground system is eerily quiet and devoid of people.
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Restrictions have been lifted, however, in other regions where the outbreak has been largely contained, such as Piedmont, Friuli and Liguria.
Juventus and Milan are set to battle it out on Wednesday in a Coppa Italia semifinal in Turin, with only local fans being allowed to enter the stadium. Thursday’s match between Napoli and Inter at Stadio San Paolo will be open only to nearby residents as well, but the authorities could well postpone both matches before then. Milan is in Lombardy, so having supporters travel from an affected area could be considered a danger to public health.
This weekend, five Serie A fixtures—Udinese-Fiorentina, Milan-Genoa, Parma-SPAL, Sassuolo-Brescia and Juventus-Inter—were moved to May 13.
 
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