Sunday November 4 2012
Strama's masterpiece

Inter fully deserved their victory thanks to the audacious Andrea Stramaccioni and Susy Campanale is grateful it stopped the controversy.

The unbeaten run had to come to an end sometime and it screeched to a halt at number 49 in the most dramatic of circumstances. Juventus are not invincible, that much had become clear in recent weeks with the Champions League and their controversial victory in Catania. After 18 seconds of the Derby d’Italia it looked as if we’d be in for more weeks of people bringing up the ghost of Calciopoli as Arturo Vidal’s goal should’ve been chalked off. When Stephan Lichtsteiner inexplicably avoided a second booking, that just added to the sense this was playing straight into the hands of the conspiracy theorists.

 Thankfully, Inter fought back to win fair and square in a result nobody can contest, otherwise we’d never have heard the end of it. Can you imagine the utter chaos if Juve had avoided defeat in those circumstances? I tell you, Juve fans, it’s better to have lost than suffer through that!

Even the most ardent Juventino must bow down and accept Inter were the better team on the night. Andrea Stramaccioni deserves immense credit for having the courage and the sheer gall to bring a 3-4-3 system to Turin. It was extremely risky and downright arrogant for the youngest Coach in Serie A to take such an attacking approach, but Strama confirmed comparisons with Jose Mourinho. He is arrogant and smug, but that’s what makes him so very effective. That is what gave him the guts to break down a Juve side that had won all their home games this season.

The Inter boss even brought back memories of Mou by mocking Juve’s “we won 30 on the pitch” motto and stirring up further controversy on why he considered ‘carefree tactics’ to be an insult from Beppe Marotta. Strama might not be carefree, but he is admirably unfettered by doubt.

This could well be good for Juventus, too. They have been coasting recently and relying too heavily on their aura of invincibility to intimidate opponents – not to mention riding their luck... They must remember it’s no mean feat to dominate Serie A and every point must be earned. Maybe we’ll see better performances from now on, as they have it all to prove again.

Now the season gets truly interesting. Juve have already shown they struggle to balance the Champions League with Serie A, while Napoli are far too reliant on Edinson Cavani. Milan have left themselves too much to do, Lazio and Fiorentina are still works in progress, but then again the same was said of Inter. What will the Nerazzurri do once Wesley Sneijder returns from injury? Can too many choices become a problem for Stramaccioni? Seeing him at the Juventus Stadium, I get the feeling this Coach can take anything in his stride. 

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Have your say...
shut up juve fans u guys win titles through scandal and match fixing with a bunch of roided up players so stop trying to pretend that your team is the model italian football club
on the 12th November, 2012 at 10:28am
There no balance here.
Inter deserve to win d game. They played better football.
But it doesn't mean that juve had
to be d antagonist for controversy again n again.
D article only emphasize on controversy that benefit juve side,
As if there is no wrong ref decision against juve.
The ref's wrong decision against juve remain unmentioned.

Even julio cesar admit it that ref at juve game always b d hardest,
D fact is ref makes mistakes, in all games.
But only when it happens in juve games, d worst conspiracy will raised.

Strama won this game. But, he's not yet deserve to speak much
about the "on the pitch win". How many inter vs juve has these squad of inter won to say that such things?
on the 8th November, 2012 at 1:09am
No complaints about the result last weekend. Quite simply the better team won and Juve didn't deserve anything. Before my fellow readers reach for the stones, I am a Juve fan and put my hands up and say they have been extremely fortunate with dubious referee/linesman decisions recently and it is evident that Juve are struggling to balance the CL and Serie A. That said, Inter have not won the scudetto on that result alone and let me remind everyone that is a marathon and not a sprint. Forza JUVE
on the 7th November, 2012 at 6:28pm
Stramaccioni deserves to be the Italian national coach. He is very intelligent and determined.
on the 7th November, 2012 at 3:00pm
@juve fans have class - was it dumb? or is it simply you are unable to acept that your team, whic i presume is inter, are actually garbage. you inter fans think your good cuz mourinho was 95% responsible for winning the CL. what was inter before and after mourinho? the words, laughing stock, crap, embarrassing, pathetic, come to mind. All words that perfectly describe you
on the 7th November, 2012 at 2:55pm
@Sarcasm... That was the (for lack of better term) dumbest comment for this entry. Biased as hell too.

Good job.

P.S: Unless your name... Sarcasm is because all you write is Sarcastic, in that case then it does make sense.
on the 6th November, 2012 at 11:49pm
JuBe wining a game without controversy is like seing Bigfoot for real... alto there are reports that they have seen bigfoot... for juBe is a different story...
on the 6th November, 2012 at 7:33pm
wow inter finally won a game. its so funny how xcited inter fans are cuz they actually won a game. Ok so inter fans are happy they beat Juve of all teams. How many times have juve walked all over inter again? Now you have idiots saying Strama is the next mourinho LOL. The guy is crap, he will be fired by the end of the year. Inter are no longer a top team, so an average team like inter are obviously content with an average coach. Have fun in the Europa League, we look down on u from the CL punks
on the 6th November, 2012 at 2:41pm
Interisti from all over the world who frequent Football Italia are too busy celebrating the butchering of lardi in their imaginary 'fortress' to counter the arrogant comments and lame excuses written here.

Sore loser! L
on the 6th November, 2012 at 12:57pm
hahahaha listen to all these goats supportin juve on here, gd luck and stay out of trouble for once juve
on the 6th November, 2012 at 10:23am
Sussy do not get irritated by them comments who think that Juve is the best! They are not! Neither is Inter, the truth of the matter there is not consistent team in Serie A this season. Inter are progressing that is for sure, but I doubt to continue, and Milan can pick some points here & there but still they are a team to build. If they stay with Allegri for next season, watch out for them. Juve is in need of a striker so bad, Pirlo is Pirlo no doubt but he is tired. Napoli&Lazio= Cavani& Klose.
on the 6th November, 2012 at 8:16am
Stramaccione is trying to be something he's not. An arrogant champion. To draw comparisons to mourinho is a joke. Mourinho is a champion. Stramaccione is a t-shirt. Lets not forget he is a coach that got picked apart by Zeman. How this fraud can mock an organization that's won more titles than games he's coached pro is beyond stupidity. Before he thinks he's the next mourinho he needs to prove he's not the next zeman first.
on the 6th November, 2012 at 2:36am
@Jonatham, Gianni and Michele... Can you guys be anymore biased?

Let me ask you this then, to prove my point... who "deserved" to win this game?

I guess I understand you guys must be reaaaaalllly butt hurt.
on the 5th November, 2012 at 8:45pm
I watched this game as a neutral. A neutral because I dislike both clubs since I'm a Milan fan. All I can say is the entire football world is happy that Inter was able to do what no other clubs have been able to do in the last year and a half...overcome INJUSTICE and beat Juventus. Once again the refs made "mistakes" which could have cost the better club victory. Inter was outstanding and I tip my hat to their players and manager for the way the performed.
on the 5th November, 2012 at 8:42pm
stramaccioni makes me laugh. mocking the 30 titles, he has barely coached 30 games. the difference between mourinho's arrogance was that he WON. what has stramaccioni won? this is a coach whose "courageous" side were picked apart by zeman. stramaccioni is a t-shirt of the week.
on the 5th November, 2012 at 8:20pm
I don't get the attacks on Susy. She's not a Juve fan. People, these are opinion pieces of which are hardly 'attacks' on Juve, or any club. I'm a Juve fan, but I'm embarassed how other Juve fans are acting -acting like Inter or Milan fans previously. The over-confidence,the gloating,the excuses when things don't go our way. I can't believe the ethics of our grat club went out the window after we won our first scudetto in six years. I hoped we'd remain humble, and not take success for granted.
on the 5th November, 2012 at 4:43pm
I always knew juventus fans were ridiculous and pathetic. you proved me right again. so the ref won the game for Inter? losers.
and football italia, are you having a laugh putting vidal in the team of the weak, and include Cambiasso? jokers.
on the 5th November, 2012 at 4:32pm
Inter won fair & square? LOL! No mention of the penalty and obvious bias refering in the 2nd half? Susy needs to leave this site now really she has become a joke writing on here and no one really takes anything she says seriously. If Conte or Alessio had said what Stramaccioni said about Juve's management then all hell would break loose and we would have a blog on how arrogant Juve's managerment is etc... The anti Juve views on this website are really disapointing. FORZA JUVE! CAMPIONE D' ITALIA
on the 5th November, 2012 at 4:09pm
Did'nt take long for Susy to have her usual attack on Juve. Yet another piece of bias journalism on this anti Juve site. The Inter manager is a classless act! Even with there win, obtained by a very soft penalty, he still choose to attact Juve's management! If this was said by a Juve figure we would hear no end to it. I still have the very first copy of Football Italia from 1993 but due to the poor journalism and anti Juve blogs, I will no longer keep in touch with this site. Good luck. CIAO
on the 5th November, 2012 at 4:04pm
@Onofrio Sanfilippo I sincerely believe we are as strong as ever but lack our 12 man, Conte. Carrera and Alessio do NOT manage the team during live play unlike Conte, when we do something wrong he will fix it live during the match. Despite the weekly work I think we clearly miss this on matchday. Thankfully it will soon change.
on the 5th November, 2012 at 2:54pm
What a shame Inter once again showed no class in victory. The run had to come to an end sometime- what a shame that no one from Inter has had the grace to pay tribute to this incredible unbeaten run.

As for Moratti's claims re the offside goal the less said the better. Yes the goal should not have stood- but it's not as if Inter haven't benefitted from bad decisions over the past few years. And as for Lichtsteiner he was lucky but the yellow he received moments earlier was a laughable decision.
on the 5th November, 2012 at 1:17pm
I have to arjen as you say it's inter juve so what's it to do with a roma fan i have to respond to your bitter and twisted anti juve snipes because like all the juve fan's who blog we are bored and tired of you tbh good to see roma won for a change and the trap called zeman keeps he's job for at least another week, btw best thing that could of happened was juve losing. It's been on the cards now we will if they have the character to bounce back
on the 5th November, 2012 at 12:13pm
It pains me so much that we lost our unbeaten streak to Inter, but I've been seeing this coming, complacency & arrogance has crept into our game a little bit of late & Inter wanted it more... It's not often I say it, but fair play to them, the better team won on the night. Hopefully this defeat will be a blessing in disguise & keep us focused... A great run though, sono fiero di essere Juventino

on the 5th November, 2012 at 10:13am
After such a huge match you should expect a few overhyped comments however most agree Juve didn't put 100% into this performance. Had it off been 'Contes' Juve I think we can say Juve would not of laid off the pressure and may have ended this early. Having said that, respect is due to Inter for fighting to win and not bending over like they normally do. They showed grit and those quality strikers defined the scoreline. Surely Marrotta cannot hide behind his 'team players>striker' bs anymore!
on the 5th November, 2012 at 9:23am
@paul: haha, who is trolling? I write something about Juve, the article is about Inter-Juve and you go on about Roma?? If I talk apples you reply cows???

But go on, you are right, 11 decisive wrong decisions in Juves favour and none against them so yes: coincidence must be the most plausible cause for that, sure......
on the 5th November, 2012 at 8:49am
The BEST game and result so far for us Interisti , beating Juve is better than winning the "Derby della Madonnina" , btw i've noticed Juve fans share the same arrogance and lack of class like the Juve hierarchy. Go Figure. FORZA INTER !!!
on the 5th November, 2012 at 1:00am
Also juve should pick a set of strikers and stick with them strikers need minutes to get consistent they don't just play every other game and score 20+ a season
on the 4th November, 2012 at 11:06pm
Lets leave the bs where it belong only thing to say is inter out played juve and they. Deserved the victory as far as the refereeing most the calls by tagliavento were right aside from the offside the calls were right the cards could have been different but no real complaints. Also will ppl please quit with the if conte was there bs he makes all the calls he's basically there proly on speaker phone for halftime speech
on the 4th November, 2012 at 11:00pm
Grazie Roma. Relief doesnt begin to cover it. Cant believe destro scored then sent off in the space of 7 mins. A brilliant win all our 4 strikers score. Next the derby della capitale lets bury them. Forza Roma. My views on Zeman havent changed though, but nothing would give me greater pleasure than to be proved wrong. Vendetti is on full blast now to the tune of Grazie Roma.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 10:46pm
Strama was a lucky guy! Thats all. After 10 min juve could be 3 up. You would read à totaly diffrent story then. Forza Conte
on the 4th November, 2012 at 10:21pm

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