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overall a good performance, didn't expect Samp to sit back and go on the counter but except for a few blips that could've cost us the game i thought the boys played a decent game, physically they seemed better and if they keep up this level of performance, all that's missing is the psychological aspect of their game and for that it'll come with winning games, just too bad D'Ambro, Osvaldo and M'Vila are injured as they could help out with that... Palacio is just class and Kova along with Dodo did well going forward... Medel and Ranoch played polished and with good proffessionalism... could perhaps ask a bit more of Herna, Juan and specially Icardi...
Haha I think we watched different games.
I was expecting more form Sampdoria as well but hey three points is three points and for Inter that is a much needed 3 points. Now sitting in 8th place with 2 points behind 3rd, that's what I like to see.

During the game Palcaio is just so full of pure class, I hope he stays this way and finds more goals. Dodo for me has been a revelation, he could work more his defensive game and improve his 1v1 put the guy can push up and when he does, he means business. He just gets better and better. Herna needs to step his game up and be more consistent, I haven't seen that for him lately and Juan has never been a favorite of mine. His got the speed but sometimes he just simply not good enough and he has been this way for a while now. Then theirs Icardi who needs to find more goals from the open play.
Gjwa, it wasn't a spectacular game but inter are in need of points, had they won those two games that they lost, they would've been sitting comfortably in third spot... rather entertaining games that the team loses or draws, i'd settle for boring wins... the team is working hard and if the results don't come it could work against their development and lead to the team coming under great criticism and going backwards, with results the team can gain confidence and allow them to move forward and express their full potential but it'll also depend on getting players like Osvaldo and D'Ambro back from injury and Palacio with Herna being 100 % fit...

Moe, I think Dodo is not only good for the team but also for Juan, it should force him to keep up with Dodo's development as before he had to compete with Samuel but he was going towards the end of his career and wasn't perhaps a great challenge for him to overcome but Dodo could hopefully push Juan to develop as a defender... Icardi is a real enigma, I don't know if he lacks the type of support that could allow him to shine or he is just your average striker and nothing more... but if he really wants to set himself apart from the rest of strikers in serie a and in the national argentine team, competing with likes of Augero, Tevez and Higuan... he'll need to add some new arsenal to his skill set, he won't stay young for ever and it'll be a matter of time before Inter brings in a striker and it'll be a waste to buy an understudy when there are strikers as good as him and with equal potential for improvements...
Hearing David Moyes is on the shortlist for Inter manager if Thohir decides times up for Mazz. Whats your opinion?

The one thing I like about Moyes is that he can work with a tight budget and has done it 11 years at Everton getting some good results against top teams. Although he doesn't really understand Italian football or I don't know if he even knows much about it. Although he does have some good connections with some good players in the PL and might be able to snatch Inter a few good players for a cheap price. I know its just rumors about just wondering what would happen.

Any thoughts?
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it's hard to tell how well a coach will do and sometimes you could get the right coach but everything else being wrong... it'll come down to what ideas the coach has and how well he can put it to practice, you'll have to be realistic in this instance as the team is going through a delicate moment and any coach has to rely heavily at first on the team of staff currently at inter besides the Maz whom he will replace that are responsible for how the team is progressing...

for instance i've been surprised by how well Koeman is doing at South and he has brought a lot of players from eredivise so it wouldn't be bad introducing a new coach from a different league but then again, serie is never an easy league for foreign coaches... then again a new coach could give Thohir some time untill the end of season to review the team again instead of being forced to invest in what the team currently lacks under Maz reign... and perhaps Moyes could offer a cheaper alternative for improvements? but that will only become evident after seeing how well he does and what's lacking...
I'l take Moyes to be honest. We can see from how United are doing right now even after spending so much that he wasnt to be solely be blamed for all the poor results. I'l take our chances with him.
It would be an interesting move but it would change things up drastically when it comes to the team. Moyes isn't a man who plays with a back 3 so if Moyes gets hired you can kiss that back 3 goodbye. So its a little risky because if were to bring Moyes in it would have to be way before the winter window or else don't bring in Moyes at all, he would be stuck with what Mazz had rather then what he wants.
then it would be fair to judge Maz on what he has achieved so far with Inter and kinda guess how well he could do in the future but then again, it could be the same with any coach that comes in, it'll be a gamble eitherway... that's why perhaps inter needs an in-house management that could oversee a project for a long-term solution and adjust accordingly to the coach depending on how well he is responding to the project instead of relying heavily on the coach... but also has Maz delivered on what has been expected by him? and could the next coach do better and what type of indication does he give? but the difficult part is that it's easier to judge Maz rather than a new coach... so in that case, it'll come down to time, economics and what kind of trust the club as a whole, including the players, have for Maz...

but to be honest, he has gotten Medel, Osvaldo, Dodo and M'Vila... and most of them have arrived on loan, so further players could arrive in january also on loan and the club should instead invest in players that fit the long-term project, regardless if they are of use to Maz or not and even the new coach if one does arrive... the club is lacking a set of core players and should be something the club decides on whom they are and not the new coach or even Maz...


for instance, if the club has a backbone of Handa, Ranoch, Kova and Icardi... then around them the club has to their disposal, players of value such as Juan, Herna and now also Dodo, M'Vila... so there are gaps of players to fill in... and for a long-term projact those players should fit around the backbone of the club and as bonus can play in various of positions... so i can't see how Maz could be a problem unless he wants to get rid of players that are part of inters future plans... besides what is the likelhood that Thohir will provide with Moyes that He hasn't with Maz? Herna, has been problematic fitting in with Kova, Medel is good player but your typical water barrier and Osvaldo hasn't had much of an impact, werren't these the type of players Maz specifically asked for? the club would be better of getting players they feel they can invest in and works with the backbone rather than try to please their coaches...
I agree the team needs an in-house management that can oversee long term solution for future players. Mazz has asked for a specific set of players that have been brought to him and a few have made a good impact but Inter needs long-term players, we need to start investing in the core for the future. Have targets that shows lots of potential, targets leaders on the field and for good prices. Their so much talent out there in Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Chile, Netherlands, Germany, Spain etc.

You look at Roma and think they have a squad for the next 2-3 years and are already building a squad for the next 5-6 years. A great mix of both youth and experience. That's why I'm looking for in Inter, go out and get players that are good not what's left. Be bold and not rely on Mazz so much rather go make bold moves now.
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They should stick with Mazzari until his contract expires and then bring in Simeone from Atletico Madrid. They may advance to the Champions League under Mazzari, but they are not going to win any titles. Simeone would take them to another level. And Moyes? Hell no!!!!
Unless Mazz has better players to work with in 2 years time I don't see UCL coming Inter's way.
A must win game against Cesena on Sunday. This team could really use a good 3 solid points. 3 days afterwards is going to be tough against in form Sampdoria. Damn they've been doing really good so far this season but would be even better if Inter won. Although players are going to tired, 3 games in 7 days.
just clocked on Parma's form! only 3 points after 8 games? well with Cesena in 17 position you'd think the team would be able to quickly get a goal and control the game so as to preserve energy for the samp game but it'll be difficult, at least they should concentrate on getting a draw and resting players for the samp game, because if the team doesn't start playing smart, Maz could be in trouble as there games to come against Milan, Roma and Juve and if Inter lose all three of them and their position in the table isn't somehwere between 5-8 or better, and the club isn't interested in investing in new players... then it'll come down to if they get to the knockout stages of the EL and if the team is in a comfortable position of securing a qualifying spot for EL next season...
Yeah, I want to see players like Herna, Kova, Medel, Vidic, Rano getting a good rest in them. I won't mind seeing the team get another draw because if the team isn't ready for the Sampdoria game Inter could get a good whopping against the in form team. I want to see Mbaye, Krhin, M'Vila, Obi, Palacio and I would like to see the 17 year old Bonazzoli get a chance to play, you never now could suprise many.

Thohir better be interested in investing in some players come January because their isn't much depth in Inter. Its hard to rotate the squad and rest players if you don't have good players to replace them that can get a win. I mean when you don't have a RWB who can cross the ball then that eliminates a good option to score goals. it would be frustrating not picking up more players for depth on the long run when starting players get injured.
i hope we get to see Krhin come on in the second half as i thought he did well in his previous game, perhaps even putting Mbaye on and going to a 4-3-3 whilst pushing Kova upfront? the whole team is out of balance, it's in a desperate need of a quality players in RWB, CWB and AM/SS just too bad that Osvaldo has been injured and if only Palacio was stronger and faster and obviously a few years younger, would've easily been our biggest jewell at the club...
There seems to be a feud within the inner ranks of Inter leadership. I hope this doesn't the team much.
What happened?
From what I've read, there was a miscommunication about payments or something and Moraati resigned as honorary president. His son and 2 other members followed him as well,. I also read that Zanetti might be quitting the role he was given when he retired. This was all in Italian and I read what google translated, so I could have read something wrong.
Nicola Berti gave an interesting interview that touched upon some of the involved people and at the end, he himself said that there could be more to this story and there are further outcomes yet to be revealed... anyways it'll be interesting to see how Thohir will survive in Calcio without Moratti, it's one thing having a functioning board but another when the climate of a football society works against it...
Finally a good performance by Hernanes. The guy has been disapointing at best lately which is unexplainable given his great skills. I think the investment will pay off in the end (and I hope, since our average quality is 0 except for him and Kovacic)
I think its just hunger and drive. I've seen teams with less talent and quality then Inter pulling off some good performance because of it. Inter need to show that kind of hunger and drive every single game. Not only that but having a game plan coming into the games against teams with lesser quality that give Inter a hard time.

Herna could be a great player but he needs certain players around him to help bring out the best of him... add to the fact that there is Kova... at least Medel seems to work well with them, just that if they put on a good show, they end up suffering in the next match due to their stamina being depleted and as a result their work rate going down... I still think the 4-1(Herna)-2-1(Kova)-2 formation suits Inter best with Kova and Herna on the field but could also be 4-3-3 depending on what type of players the 2 midfieldplayers and the 2 strikers could be... either 2 DM's, 2 SS's to sit on each side of Kova or 1 DM and one ball-winning midfielder or or 1 pure striker and a special second striker that can also play as AM alongside Kova...

would've been nice having L. Gustavo/Song and Lamela/Firminho at the club... along with M'vila and Dodo... but i imagen it's hard to find better players than Medel at the current price he came in... instead I'm hoping we at least land Kono and Rabiot on free but reading that Rabiot commands 4 mil in sallary and perhaps even Kono having other clubs with bigger budget offering larger contract then it'll be better to look elsewhere for undiscovered talent! thohir mentioned the club finding players similar to Dodo, Kova and Icardi... i wouldn't mind as long as they play entertaining football and we get to see them develop... á la arsenal style?
I don't like Rabiot attitude at all, his 19 and his already demanding for 4mil a season, in Serie A???? He would have a better chance in the PL if his looking for a nice paycheck. Yevhen Konoplyanka has other clubs chasing him and with his postiion being LW and Inter not playing with any wingers, its going to hard to fit him in at all. Dnipro aren't going to let their best talent go for a cheap deal, won't even bother chasing him.

I think we've made some good deals happen, Medel a 26 year old DM destroyer for only 10mi and Dodo on a loan deal. Again his only as good as the team he plays with so the more quality we bring the better he gets. Kova/Dodo/Icardi are all young quality talent certainly that can made their impact in the team, Dodo has been excellent and we should tie him to a permenate deal next summer. The one thing that I want to see is a Friminho/Lamela type player. That real play-maker that can score sweet goals/create good chances and be the link-up between MF and striker. Someone who boasts lots of confidence. That's the kind of heavy investing I'm looking for in Thohir very soon.

One player that is very underrated and has lots of potential, Liverpool's AM Suso. His vision, passing and shooting is top quality. If he signed for Inter and he played more games, he would turn out to be something amazing.
didn't Suso sign for Milan? never heard of the guy, except for him being a talent and Liverpool do invest in those type of players, I wouldn't mind seeing Allen at liverpool arriving as him along with Ramsey and Bale are easily Wales best players at the moment... didn't Pogba just get a contract in that region? would be ridiculous to offer that type of contract to an unproven player in serie a...

well it's clear Inter are lacking a type of AM, even in this game against Cesena, Palacio is being stretched out as he is giving options to both Obi and Dodo, instead of having Campo rot at the back or even Obi playing as RWB, would've been better having a AM on the field at this moment..
No Suso is still at Liverpool and his quite the talent but his down the pecking order considering Liverpool has Sterling and Countinho.
What's your opinion on Obi playing RWB yesterday?
Thought he did a good job. Brought on lots of energy to the field and was cover a large distance with pace. He was ready to close players down and was showing lots of confidence with the ball. His not a true RWB or a long term RWB but I was pleased with the energy and presence he brought to the game.
He did what he could. Mazzarri fielded two players out of position on that side, Obi and Mbaye. To me Obi is a very average player but he couldn-t do much more vs Napoli. No comment about Mbaye's crossing skills
I thought Obi did well and he hasn't had much time under his belt and was forced to play in a position he isn't used to, taking that into consideration, he did well... Yes! Mbaye might have to work on his crossing, couldn't tell if it was nerves or lack of skill, which is bad of itself! but he really could shape up to be the next Abidal if he keeps on improving at least at training sessions...
A draw is pretty decent, then I remembered that this was at home. I hope we bounce back against Cesena.
It was a good way to end a game especially when Inter was behind in injury time. Love the grit the team pulled out to the very end, did not accept defeat and kept fighting till the end, gotta give the team props. One of the most entertaining ways to end a game for Inter that I've seen for a while. I want the team fighting for goals like that every single game!

Although both goals that were conceded by Inter were preventable. Fact that no one decides to stick on Callejon and instead decided to start ball watching was just disappointing. First goal Inter failed to clear the ball out of the box and Callejon was wide open with the team reacting to little to late. The second goal once again Ranocchia failed too stick to his man and he was wide open to make a run on goal. The team needs to get tighter especially during closing minutes when a single goal can change the outcome of the game.
it was an exciting game! couldn't believe it when Gua scored and then Herna popped out with that header, the icing on the cake would've been if Icardi grabbed a hattrick in the first half and the game was played out the same way in the second half... but i'm not gonna fault Icardi as I thought him and Herna were the best on the field that night!

napoli allowed us to attack them in the first half and exposed how Inter stutter when Kova isn't pushing forward for goal, as we kept much of the possession but no end result, and it wasn't until the 65 they decided to push forward... too bad Osvaldo was injured and Palacio not 100%, Dodo did well in trying and his work rate was good but his movement and challenging opponents didn't pay off much and instead held up play too often, if only his attacking was intellectually as good as Palacio as physically he is on pair with JJ... besides that i thought he was our third best player on the field!

Medel, Kova and Herna did well in midfield and i thought they worked well with each other, looked like Palacio was the only one with cramps towards the end and with Medel subbed perhaps giving him some rest, inter getting that draw, we should do well in our next game., if the team doesn't fall back on bad habits and over do with mistakes in their next game..
Hows Icardi Doin?
so so...mostly posting after sex selfies with his wife...
Average...he is the kind of striker who doesn't create, he must be put in the position to finish off but poor assistance has come from our wingers during the past few matches. He only had a chance against Napoli
That why the team needs a real RWB and I want to see more accurate crosses from Dodo, his got potential but he needs to improve on his crosses and taking players on 1v1. Icardi although does a poor job of getting in the right position to be serviced, his still got to learn how to make good runs and constantly keep doing it because if your not scoring you have to keep running.
I think Jonathan is our best winger, too bad he's injured
http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/520797/Roberto-Soldado-Transfer-Tottenham-Inter-Milan-Sport-Spurs-Latest

Would be the worst 11mil every spend. Useless of a player, surely their are better strikers in the market. I would push for Joel Campbell from Arsenal, hell his got so much quality and only 22 years old. Quicker then Icardi and a better finisher, even on a loan deal would be nice. I've loved seeing this guy play for a long time, his made an impact
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the one thing i actually rate about Icardi is his finishing, that and the fact there aren't that many players that have the potential to be the type of striker he can be... a Giroud type... Costa would be the most ideal and I rate his aggressive style which I think makes him a level better than Giroud and Dzeko and Campbell lacks that, yes he is different to Icardi, Giroud and Costa but it's the same reason i think Wenger went out and bought Welbeck, a player similar to him and perhaps 20 was a steal but if you weight it up with the return Soldado can give you... then i think 11 is another steal for a player like Soldado... the only downside would be that Icardi would find it hard for a spot in the team, enough for him to sit on the bench more than he'd like and could inhibit his growth... but considering we were once targeting Biabiany and Lavezzi still seems to be of interest to Inter, then perhaps he is type of player Maz is looking for and could fit in with his tactics out of a choice between Soldado and Campbell... but i think if Maz can get hold of a good RWB, a RCB and a player that can close the gape between midfield and Icardi then we could see a different Inter side, i'm not sure if Soldado or Campbell could be the answer, then again, Osvaldo and Palacio haven't yet been the answer and they're no joke either... it would have to be a special player or playerS...
Soldado adds nothing to this squad, trust me. I've seen the guy play and its just nothing impressive that would make you go out and buy him. I'd rather see Icardi start every week rather then see Soldado. His not even worth 11mil in my book and I don't see him as an answer to our problems. 29 year old going to 30 I just don't see it.

If Inter manages to get a CB/RWB or even either one in Janaury the gap can be closed. I want to see a fix in the defense first, because Inter needs another CB and a good RWB to replace Johnathan. A Matteo Darmian type of player would be nice, hell I wish Inter had Matteo Darmian, he would fit right in and he prefers playing in the RWB position. Fabian Schar would be the man to do get, I don't know if his free during the winter or next summer window but either way he would be a great young CB signing.

Whomever is going to replace Palacio is going to come in during the summer but a loan move for a possible attacking threat like Campbell with speed and can provide as well for me wouldn't be a bad move especially if the team switches to 4-4-3/3-4-3 formation he would be a great outside forward. I think getting Biabiany from a struggling Parma would be more difficult then getting Campbell but I won't understand if this team signs Soldado for 11mil when Inter has Osvaldo and can sign him for as little as 7.5mil in the summer.
the most ideal would've been Balo and Destro coming back to the team but i doubt thohir would've invested 40 mil for that to be happen, or even Gabbi and Berardi as alternatives... well with a strong defence, Icardi, Osvaldo and surprisingly Kova scoring goals... you'd hope the wingbacks and Palacio would ship in more and we could end up with a decent amount of points during the season... I can see how Campbell would be an ideal player with his pace but he is no Adriano, lacks strength for my liking and he isn't exactly known for his goalscoring record... i even thought Enner Valencia looked more exciting in the WC... but if they can land him on loan, he could be a viable solution out of all the players linked to Inter in january transfer market under the budget Ausi is using... well let's see what happens in the napoli game, perhaps we'll be able to see the team in a new light then us fans don't have to worry about the market or long for new players as we already have all these new players to get to know and be excited about...
Balo&Destro would be so nice although looking at Balotelli now I've really noticed he doesn't get into the 18 yard box as much as a deadly striker would, he can assist and play one touch passes to set players up but his not a hunger goalscorer.

I still think the players the team landed haven't shown up yet and time is needed. Dodo on the other hand is just getting better and better. My biggest problem now would have to be to get RWB and CB and hope Palacio can be fit soon so he can contribute some goals. Fixing the defensive first would be top, top priority, the space between MF and defensive has to be closed. D'Ambro is a questions mark and as much as leadership Vidic brings his has really struggled with pace. Bringing in someone like Fabian Schar who's young, quick and strong with great composure and plays well beyond his years would be the best option to bring to Inter. I've seen a few of his UCL games and he just loves to make those long passes from the back almost like Bonucci. Very good asset to have.
well that's why we'd have Icardi plus Destro available to the team, I wouldn't mind having him as a supplier, the kid must have taken some huge knocks to his confidence whilst at Milan, too much responsibility for a kid of his age and the type of press and attention he recieved, also taking into account his personality... if he could be allowed freedom to roam just behind the strikers he could flourish with the main responsibiliity of scoring goals down to Icardi and Destro and if it comes down to it, you could take Balo off and play instead Destro with Icardi and have one of the mdifield players push up higher to support them...

I was hoping for a player similar to Juan, just like Richard, a right-footed player that has pace and strength and is familiar with the FB position, otherwise it'll be a waste to have Schär or a great CB that struggles with his position as with Ranoch when he plays as a RCB in the three man defence... but Richard hasn't had a great start to his serie adventure and perhaps we dodged a bullet there with his injury problems... with Samuel, Cordoba and Matrix gone, Vidic must be great to have around and the only downside being his wage demands and the type of return Inter gets...

too bad we lost out on Blind, he is turning out some fine games for Man U so far in the season, also if Rafael wasn't getting any playing time then perhaps he could've been an interesting player to have on the field along with Dodo... but we have D'Ambro who could be a great back-up that can play on both sides, with Nago and Jonathan still at the club... the club really shouldn't be desperate for a new RWB and you'd hope that they don't get just about anyone or make hasty decisions and instead invest wisely... i mean with Dodo/Juan-D'Ambro-X/X, the new players should compliment each other at least as good as Dodo and Juan does with D'Ambro as back-up, plus keeping in mind a chance of return for Biraghi...
I guess you make a good point. I want to see an upgrade of Juan Jesus, someone bigger, stronger and fast with better anticipation. Juan hasn't played as well as I hoped and Richards would have been in a nice signing but his been out of form for a long time and injury prone. My top target for me if Inter would invest in a CB would be Dede from Brazil. I don't think Inter would spend much on a CB alone but I've seen the dude play and his athleticism and height is just insane. At 26 his going into his prime years and if Inter would to have a strong back-line his the man for the future, a leader on the field. I can see him being the back-bone of the team for years to come and would be my ideal CB target. Although realistically bringing in a CB cover would be nice in the winter with quality, just depends on what's out their in the market.

On the RWB I wouldn't mind someone like Rafael or Danilo type of player who is going to explode forward and make good cross and have enough in the engine to track back. On the other hand wouldn't mind seeing someone from Inter youth set-up like Biraghi or Mbaye get a crack at that position and see how things are by the summer.
a brazilian talent and a porto player? inter would count themselves lucky if they managed to still have their shirts on when they leave those meetings lol! and it doesn't help that there are eastern european and portugues teams willing to take a gamble on them with those fairly high prices... talking about defence, looking really forward to the napoli game, been much talk about it... i hope the team doesn't display a lackluster side of them, even if they lose that they put up a good fight and work on their defensive side... didn't Maz used to say that was the most important thing before anything else?...
Hopefully a better performance. Problem is the gaps between DF-MF-FW and the team needs to be more tighter defensively and the MF needs to get the ball up the field in order to play against Napoli and take the game to them and finally the striker/s needs to finish thier chances because Napoli might not hand us a lot of chances to work with. This game is big for the players and Mazz. I wanna see a 3-4-3 formation with the Icardi up top and Osvaldo and Kovacic right on his of his sides. The MF would consistent of both FB Dodo/D'Ambro with Hernanes or Guarin next to Medel. Medel is probably going to be playing a big role in supporting the CB and I don't know if M'Vila can pull of what Medel can do. Then with Juan/Vidic/Rano as CBs.

If the team sticks together on counter attacks and can break well on counters then Inter could go for a win but guys like Hernanes/Kova/Medel have to step up big time. The battle in the MF is going to be tough.
that would be my ideal playing style for inter! but the problem is Medel and Ranoch... non of them can cover the RCB position and it's needless to have both of them on the field with Vidic there, either you but Medel where Vidic is and have M'Vila take Medels spot in midfield and bench Herna and instead play with two power houses in the form of Guarin and M'Vila... this would allow Kova-Osvaldo to put pressure on Napolis half and even push their midfield further back or their backline to play a bit higher but with just Medel as the strong man in midfield, it's asking too much, specially when Napoli have 3 quick strikers and it'll give their midfield plenty of time to set them up when you only have Medel pressing them also it's too tiring for Kova, Herna and Medel to put in a consistent performance...

if there was greater defensive covering from the RCB and RWB, then perhaps... it could work with a 3-4-3...

but as this moment the most ideal way to close the gap between DF-MF-FW, would be using Herna and Kova... think about it, by dividing responsibility and putting DF-HERNA-MF-KOVA-FW, but then you'd have to give up on the 3-4-3 because of obviously the lack of midfield support to the team and that we don't have 3 great attackers that could afford us to play with Herna-Medel in midfield, Mou at Chelsea plays with Fabregas and Matic but he has 3 quality attacking players that can also help out in midfield and put pressure on opposing team so that even Fabregas has time to get up and score goals or set up ones and 1 pure striker that can deliver goals even if those 3 that support him are busy helping out defensively... and for good measure he even sometimes puts Ivanovic as RB!, having his team technically playing at times the 3-4-3 formation!

maybe a christmas tree formation suits this team the best? with a 4-1-2-1-2 formation, Medel can play behind Kova-Herna in midfield or Herna behind M'Vila-Guarin with Kova in AM... or even M'Vila behind Kova-Guarin? and a trio of Osvaldo-Palacio-Icardi upfront? sadly I can understand why Maz is desperate for a RWB and RCB or even a striker that can close the gap between the MF-FW as he could easily work with the defensive side of the team with the players currently at his disposal...

also i think D'Ambro is out 6 weeks with an injury and Osvaldo is out 3 weeks, maybe we'll see Mbaye on the field with a bit more maturity this time as he could help the team a bit more defensively but it's more likely Nago and Palacio will take on the field, with question marks on whether Kova has recovered or if Maz will field Guarin alongside Herna-Medel in midfield...

we're always bound to lose out in midfield battles if we play with Herna-Kova in midfield and Icardi upfront without a solid DM and an exceptionally good SS in 3-5-2 formation... are Medel & M'Vila and Osvaldo & Palacio the answer? i'd say they're good players but no Vidal & Pogba or De Rossi & Strootman and Tevez & Gervinho...
Didn't know D'Ambro and Osvaldo were out. Damn that sucks. I guess its to pre-mature to play a 3-4-3 formation when Inter don't yet have that quality and depth in the squad to pull it off but it is one formation I'd like to see in the future if Mazz is still around since he so fondly loves playing back 3. Its difficult to try come up with a line-up that might give you an edge but its not happening with Inter when their are flaws and players that aren't as good.

Although with the winter window the defense needs to strengthen up if anything. I do want to see RWB/RCB to come in, D'Ambro hasn't progressed as well as Dodo has and I don't know if his going to get any better and Jonathan needs to head out the door. I'd rather see Inter go out facing big teams and putting on a fight to the finish rather then losing in a poor fashion based on certain positions. I still believe the defensive is the weakest position for Inter.
well with 3-4-3 you don't have to have a solid defence, besides i think Ranoch, Vidic and JJ are pretty solid and they should be able to do their bit, for now, if they can get help which D'Ambro is pretty good at... later in the summer you could go after a quality RCB and if you do get one in january, then who will sit on the bench out of Vidic and Ranoch? I rather the club went after a AM and RWB... i mean my favorite formation 4-2-3-1 could easily be adapted by Inter in a 3-4-3 formation... for instance

Icardi

AM/SS - AM - AM/SS

Kova/Herna - M'Vila/Guarin

Juan - Vidic - Ranoch - D'Ambro

so instead of a MC-DM-MC as in a 3-5-2 you'd play with MC-AM-MC in a 3-4-3 and that's why I'm not a big fan of Medel, if Inter were to get 1 AM then you could easily push the AM/SS back to midfield and allow Dodo to play that role as a wingback and push D'Ambro further up... and have Herna or Kova play alongside M'Vila or another DM... depending on the opposition you could play with two DM's or two MC's in midfield and have Osvaldo or Palacio play alongside the AM or one of Kova or Herna and in the summer invest in a replacement for Palacio and a RCB if Jonathan, Campagnaro are released and Nago is sold... and with a bit of luck if Kuz, Obi, Khrin are sold then another talented MC, with Crisetig, Biraghi, Longo and Laxalt or Benassi given a chance?
I like the sound of that but wish Inter would pull the plug on Alvarez loan deal and bring him back would save a lot of money on an AM and his only made a single appearance since his loan deal. I just think he would be better of here playing as that AM/SS role. Sucks that he decided his best option in his career was to go to Sunderland.

On the other hand hopefully Campagnaro/Andreolli can cover for both CB if injuries take place but for me I want to see a confident AM/SS coming into the team in January not another striker like I've been hearing. Someone with confidence, flash, goals and assists. Lets see what happens.
Guys….glad you all are so serious discussing about our beloved team…LOL
I want Strama back. With a garbage team much worse than what we have now, he made a record with that winning streak and also beat undefeated Juve at home. Then injury added to the whole problem. That and Branca selling all the good players we had and signing players like Rocchi and some other guy who was retired but failed his medical exam.

I think with this new management and a better squad, strama can excel with Inter.
+1
Lets wait and see until the summer. At this point in time their no reason to get rid of Mazz and we have to wait and see how all the new signings do, who stays and who goes. Then comes the bigger question of how much Thohir is willing to invest. I don't want to see massive changes in players, just quality replaced in WBs/CBs/ST. We have some quality attacking youngsters coming through the ranks like Bonazzoli and Longo. Hell I don't mind seeing Taider come back, I thought he deserves a shot.

I didn't want to see Strama go either, he didn't get a fair shot will all the injuries and aging squad he had. Now with Udinese in their last 6 games his only lost to Juve.
well so far they've managed to land Dodo, M'Vila and kept Icardi, Kova and Handa plus the addition of Hernanes from january, so far so good, perhaps still question marks over D'Ambro... and Vidic, Medel with Osvaldo, would be unfair to judge too soon... i guess the team is a work in progress but if the results don't come in it'll give the impression of that it's too much of a gap between Inter and other giants of Serie A, that the gap can't be closed or that any work hasn't been done...

and if we're rooting for coaches, i'd go for Miha... been impressed with how he has worked with youngster like romag and gabbi, also the type of mentality he has given to the team... but i'd hate for Maz to crash and burn so early in the season...
I don't want to see Mazz crash early either, its never really smart to sack a manager early in the season after he acquired new players of his choosing, it would just mess things up, summer would be the right time to assess things.

Dodo out of any of the signings has stepped up and has been looking impressive. Even earned a call up to Brazil.


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Serie A Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
22
12
4
16
1
1
7
9
1
22
12
4
16
1
1
7
9
2
16
6
12
18
1
4
4
9
3
16
4
5
9
1
4
4
9
4
16
2
9
11
3
1
5
9
5
15
7
8
15
3
0
5
8
6
15
5
12
17
2
3
4
9
7
15
5
10
15
2
3
4
9
8
15
2
8
10
2
3
4
9
9
13
3
6
9
2
4
3
9
10
11
-5
14
9
3
2
3
8
11
11
-2
9
7
4
2
3
9
12
10
-5
15
10
3
4
2
9
13
9
2
12
14
4
3
2
9
14
9
-8
17
9
4
3
2
9
15
8
-7
11
4
5
2
2
9
16
7
-6
16
10
4
4
1
9
17
6
-9
15
6
5
3
1
9
18
4
-9
15
6
7
1
1
9
19
3
-9
21
12
8
0
1
9
20
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UEFA Europa League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
46
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
47
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
48

UEFA Europa League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
7
3
0
3
0
1
2
3
1
4
-1
2
1
1
1
1
3
2
3
0
0
0
0
3
0
3
3
1
-2
2
0
2
1
0
3
4

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