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drop_calcio2010-05-04 14:32:15 +0000 #1
Greetings everyone. This is my first post to the board after a very frustrating campaign my the Azzurri. I was apart of the now defunct forum @ forzaazzurri.com since 1999. Many discussions come and gone there, but I'm now looking to find a new home to talk calcio. Now this would be the part where I give a background of who I am... most of you will skip that part of the post go directly to what I REALLY have to say, which hopefully, will enrich your life and other's around you

At 20 years, I am an Italian Canadian born and raised here in Toronto, Ontario. My mother, father, grandparents and everyone else below the tree starting with me, are from the Republic of Italy. I can understand and speak Italian almost perfectly, however my reading and writing are still lacking. I started gaining the intrest beginning with World Cup 98-- However, since then, I have done my research and watched much footage of the past and I am completely up to date; I think that will reflect in my opinions. Since 98, I've missed roughly half a dozen national games. I also enjoy watching Serie A but I don't have a favorite team because, well, it's just not the same. I do watch it and the Italian prospects closely, but that is all. The real butterfiles swoop in every two years.

I guess I'll get started. The Azzurri are out, Trappatoni is out (very soon) and there will be a new Azzurri; socceritalia.net is reporting a Lippi change. Regardless, HOPEFULLY this will be a change for the better. I'm still very much upset that Italy is no longer in Euro 2004. It'll probably take a couple weeks before the feeling subsides, in any case, I've already started looking ahead; A friendly in August against Iceland and the World Cup qualifying to beging in September. This, right now, is who I would bring in 2006 without a doubt!

Buffon, Cutacini, Pellizzoli

Cannavaro, Nesta, Oddo, Zambrotta, Ferrari, [2 more defenders]

Perrotta, Zanetti, Pirlo, Gattuso, Camorenesi, Fiore [2 more mid]

Totti, Gilardino, Cassano, Di Vaio, Bonera

... and I'd go with a system of a BASIC 4-3-3. No Totti behind the front two, no 'support' striker, none of this bullshit playmaker stuff; flat 4 defence, flat 3 mid-field, flat 3 Attack; the forwards in support of each other; constant RUNNING! This is football, not mathematics or geometry. The game isn't played on paper. Triangles and diamond formations don't work. Running, hussling and scoring goals do; ***k, I wish I was the coach!

So, that is it. My post. Tell me what you think. I know there's gonna be a lot of questions regarding players not included but, you make the inquiry, and I'll supply an answer

Ciao for now... and *sigh* Forza Azzurri


adrianofan2010-05-04 14:36:18 +0000 #2
The formation's are fine the way they are... its just that Vieri shouldn't have been in the starting lineup for Italy as he had injury problems and is passed his prime (I know Vieri was unstoppable just last year at Inter but look how quickly Brasil's Rivaldo burned out)... if Gilardino was in Vieri's place Italy would have been much more dangerous.... But good striker or no good striker, Italy's problem still lied in the fact that Trap is too conservative in his tactics... Italy needs a tactician whose willing to take more risks and I think that Lippi would be that tactician. For eg. Whenever Italy was winning 1-0 under Trap, the team would sit back and defend all out rather than trying to get another goal.
ForzaItalia822010-05-04 14:48:45 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by adrianofan

The formation's are fine the way they are... its just that Vieri shouldn't have been in the starting lineup for Italy as he had injury problems and is passed his prime (I know Vieri was unstoppable just last year at Inter but look how quickly Brasil's Rivaldo burned out)... if Gilardino was in Vieri's place Italy would have been much more dangerous.... But good striker or no good striker, Italy's problem still lied in the fact that Trap is too conservative in his tactics... Italy needs a tactician whose willing to take more risks and I think that Lippi would be that tactician. For eg. Whenever Italy was winning 1-0 under Trap, the team would sit back and defend all out rather than trying to get another goal.

Gilardino wouldn't have been stronger up front then Vieri, even if Vieri was injured he is still more of a threat then Gilardino. Vieri is more feared by defenders and is stronger on the ball, if Gilardino was playing I'm sorry to say he would have lost the ball he is too young and has no experience playing for a top club. At least Cassano is playin with Roma and has had appearances with the National Team before Euro. Gilardino is going to be a strong force in the future for Italian football just give him time. Also, Italy has always had the mentality to defend a lead that is Italian soccer so don't get too excited thinking that Lippi is going to come in and there going to start scoring more because that just isn't Italian soccer.

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