Originally Posted by hhenryhhh
Holy shit, Gasperini got the axe?
I caught the Novara - Inter match a little after half time. Pretty crazy stuff.
No surprise there, the writing was on the wall for weeks.
Originally Posted by El Argentino
Music to venessian's ears, no? I read that they're throwing around Ancelotti's name to come in and replace him. I think it might be interesting if they could force some sort of move to bring in Capello, vacating the English seat for Redknapp.
Although this sort of quick-sacking brings up another point that I think about frequently - how much impact does a manager really have on the performance of his team? I mean, short of personel decisions, how do they directly impact the pitch? You have a championship team one season and then they struggle the next... is it always the managers fault? Sometimes I think that team squads need to be shaken up more frequently than the manager... but just opinion. Thoughts?
Ex. Would Spain still dominate if it wasn't Del Bosque at the helm? Almost assuredly. Would Barça if it wasn't Guardiola? Probably too. I mean - Madrid, second place finish for Pelligrini, Mourinho, who knows who else (just about everyone over the last five years baring the 07-08 season, I think... That to me screams more personel issues rather than the manager.
Apparently Ranieri is the front-runner (only-runner?) as he and Branca are at this moment discussing a contract.
Sanchez Flores, Delio Rossi and Walter Zenga have been rumored, as well 2 who already work for Inter: Franco Baresi and Luis Figo. Roberto Baggio has also been mentioned but in this situation that would be absurd, I think.
Ancelotti would be another good candidate. A few weeks ago there talk of van Gaal, but I don't see him or Ancelotti mentioned now.
Capello would be great., but that won't happen now. I don't think Capello would ever join a team with the season already started (and crumbling).
I think that, in the case of Gasp, he did have a negative impact on the pitch; his insistence on the 3-4-3 put players out of position, yielded too many goals, wrecked the offense. Even with some important players out due to injury (Stankovic, Maicon) I think at that point it became a battle of wills between Gasp and elders like Zanetti, Cambiasso, Sneijder, etc. and Gasp wasn't going to win that one, especially with the new players (esp. Johnathan and Zarate) not really integrating well. There was obviously no chemistry. Then when he back-tracked, changing schemes every half, it became clear he was floundering. He never installed a clear system which also used the players at his disposal to their best advantage...that is a major error, and surely led to a lack of trust and confidence.
The question following this, considering also the Benitez fiasco last year, is why is Moratti hiring managers with whom he has no feeling, and who cannot control the locker room? This is a major concern to me; there is just no stability and Moratti has to accept some of the blame for that. Apparently Moratti never
had a good rapport with Gasp, so why hire him at all??? Likewise, Benitez just never fit in. I'm a bit apprehensive about Ranieri, but at least he has more top-team experience than Gasperini. Still, the near-future Inter calendar is not going to be easy on a new ct.
That's a good article, thanks. Zanetti is such a great player and person, really top class. He will be a great front-office guy (like Leonardo) some day.
Originally Posted by Reynard369
Your argument is a tired one, and is invalid when a person not from a team's local area supports said team, yet they aren't a "big" name team (Norwich, Fulham etc).
Originally Posted by embowafa
That definition of "supporter" is stupid.
Reminds me of the dummy who posted on here whenever i'd post Barcelona stuff by asking me if I was physically attending the Champions League final. OH REALLY??? YOU FOLLOW THE NFL?? THEN WHY AREN'T YOU GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL?!? Dumb logic is dumb.
+1 and +1.
I haven't been able to go to San Siro, etc. for years; my passion has not diminished one bit.Edited by venessian - 9/21/11 at 12:39pm