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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...
@Manni

Listen Pal. I supported ac milan before you were even born. Haven't missed a game since. I despite man u. I enjoy words that actually exist. Trolling is not one of them and it only proves you spend too much time playing video games. Nuff said

Curva Sud for Life.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 1:22pm
Don't u see juve still scoring offside still corrupt team shame to watch ,juve shame for the whole team,inter is the best team in planet.......forza inter
on the 4th November, 2012 at 1:15pm
Some of you Juve fan's, stop being so sensitive! I do not sense any bias in Susy's article. Maybe some of you just cannot handle the truth. Juve were poor, and have been a little unconvincing of late, this defeat was coming! Inter played well, but Juve made things easy for them once they chose to sit back after 10 minutes. There are issues for Conte to address, be it fatigue, complacency, or a lack of quality-in the front line. Seriously, you cannot be happy with last nights showing?!
on the 4th November, 2012 at 1:11pm
Credit to Inter, but after the first 10 minutes, Juve' were awful, not one player had a good game, and some were woeful. There was no intensity or cohesion in their play, many players treated the ball like a hot potato. Aside from Pirlo, the whole team were sloppy. Let us hope that Juve learn from their recent poor performances against Inter, Shakhtar, Fiorentina. Conte's driving presence is missed from the sidelines, he wouldn't have allowed them to drop off, and surrender the initiative.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 1:02pm
@ Viktor - do you enjoy trolling? listen pal who do you actually support? is it Man U by anychance?! lol you gota love the jealousy and envy that comes out form ur posts. My only anger is the defeat is to Inter at home! thats all not bothered about losing just not to these and inter fans dont get too excited yet season is long n hard but if beatin juve is all you achieve this year then u deserve a title the way ppl r shouting about it! Forza Juve, the season just got better
on the 4th November, 2012 at 12:48pm
Funny out Morrati stayed very quiet when all the evidence for CALIpoli came out and showed inter to be behind alot of it just like they did with Vieri! anyhow forget Calipoli it was a farce then and is now! jus like this article.

Yes juve lost and what of it? if anything its a wake up call to not believe the hype! inter have won nothing yet and the season are long, we are still top! let me ad so again calme urselves one thing is for sure Conte is going to be fumin! & cant come back fast enough
on the 4th November, 2012 at 12:44pm
congrats to Inter you won ONE game! the coach is by no means came with a MASTERPIECE! idea. Juve who cares for the unbeaten run, yes las season was amazin but the soon it ended the better. U would much rather win one and lose one rather then draw 2 and remain unbeaten! Season is long Stram has won nothing yet! is going to be interestin to see how Juve now react now that is something new. I read someone talk Calipoli any unbiased person will see that made up farce only benefited Inter!
on the 4th November, 2012 at 12:41pm
@Mewstafa

Why are you even posting here. Nothing but nonsense.
And yeah rather rot for a winning team then a cheating. Meanwhile,
Look up rosetta stone. Might be useful. Thank me later.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 12:30pm
Last year teams like napoli and milan complained of the fatigue they had by playing every 3 days in cpl and seria a , then I remember conte asking teams that r complaining to step down and let juve take their places in champions league , marotta and juve should stop these useless complains and I think juve have a big squad that can compete in all competitions
on the 4th November, 2012 at 12:21pm
Guys guys,
don't be surprise with her. She barely wrote a thing about her club and a thing so far this season.

I mean, you all should know her by now. She won't hesitate to take any chance to take a swipe against Juve.

Now, she's talking about a masterpiece and conspiracy. But when her side lost to Inter, she didn't even write anything despite the fact that Inter won by some referees decisions.

This shows how a disgraced of a "journalist" she is.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 12:00pm
@ Viktor

Ha, finally you have something to laugh about ha! But still, once again you showed how degraded people like you even cheer for Inter only for the sake to have something against Juve.

I said it before, it's gonna stink for a little while (just to the beginning to next week) when Milan again lose, and lucky inter sinks in San Siro too.

Oh yeah, Fiorentina, Napoli, then Juve. I hope you still have Allegri as a coach by then, and your pride.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 11:48am
I say Torres, Villa or Cavani for Juventus ASAP. Bendtner is slow and useless.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 11:24am
A lot of referees would not have given Lichtsteiner the second yellow card. It's called fingerspitzengefühl in Germany.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 11:19am
It's no coincidence that when Miko Vucinic had to go off injured Juve Lost their way!
He is the most creative player, always holds up the ball and first half was involved in all the chances and the goal.
Some of Juve fans just don't see the bigger picture and what Mirko brings, same as at Roma where he carried them for years, but got no credit and apparently he was all down to the overweight and overrated Totti.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 11:12am
Look guys, Susy is happy yeeeeeey
on the 4th November, 2012 at 11:06am
Finally.. Even with a goal that you shouldn't be allowed in the first place. Never thought i'd say this but thanks Inter. Thanks for showing the world that even cheater loses. And for all of you critising Susy on a personal level shame on you. Is has absolutely nothing to do with football and should be excluded on this blog.

Oh one more thing SES what a talent.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 10:43am
Susy you are an utter loser (in the politest possible way to keep this on the website).

Always being biased against Juve and any chance to rub the salt in through jealousy of your useless Milan. Since we are missing two Scudetti that are rightfully ours I couldn't care who claimed what against us if we won controversially, it would have been karma.

They played better than us and deserved the win, they impressed me and will be Scudetto contenders.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 10:29am
On the subject of Ladri, it is clear to see why they have began to look more ordinary in the past weeks! Giovinco, bendtner, Quagliarella and vucinic are not of level expected of a team that is now having to battle on two fronts! None of the above have ever shown themselves to be prolific strikers and with Matri now out of the picture, it is clear to see that a solid defence and an industrial midfield have been the principle reason behind juve's success! That and the help of referees of course!
on the 4th November, 2012 at 10:14am
Just because inter won, it should not under any terms result in the farce that was the 1st half be brushed under the carpet!juve were half a meter offside for the goal and the referee clearly didn't have the guts to send off lichsteiner when it was a stonewall second yellow! Many a teams would have been left discouraged and made to feel they were fighting a losing battle! Just because inter turned it round, it doesn't mean that somehow it makes it all ok! Milan 58 game run is still intact :)
on the 4th November, 2012 at 10:10am
"I tell you, Juve fans, it’s better to have lost than suffer through that!"

Take a mirror and watch yourself before making such statement, suzy.You and many other people who claim themselves as "journalist" always wrote about "controversial juve".But when the decisions on the pitch were against us,just like (many times) last season, you rarely talked about it.

Just be fair.As juventini, none of us want those controversies.But what can we do when the referees made mistakes? Blame them, not us!!
on the 4th November, 2012 at 10:08am
Susy, we know you have a bias towards Juventus. Your blog might be headlined as Strama's Masterpiece but in reality it focuses more on Juve and gives them a shoulder to cry on rather than deeply analysing the young coach's stint so far.

Utterly pathetic!

FORZA INTER!
on the 4th November, 2012 at 10:02am
Great victory! Strama's gameplan was excellent, I think this match finally proves to any doubters he's here to stay, thank god as we definately needed an Italian coach in for the long-term, not do a runner like Mourinho, after a few seasons. We just need to maintain this hot streak now, which is going to be very difficult!
on the 4th November, 2012 at 9:52am
From the first Serie A match, I knew that Juve would inevitably lose. Their approach to every game is the same as theirs last season, except that the grit is never there. They close down less, put less pressure, are less energetic, etc. I think their participation in Champions League has taken its toll. The lack of a clinical striker doesn't help as well, not when the Montenegrin keeps easily falling down. Juve need to retreat to refocus.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 9:35am
Strama is an awesome coach,

his team seection keeps improving and his tactical choices .. i believed strama should ply in the same manner he does with though fielding cassano and milito as strikers and having sneijder in the hole with no changes in the rest of te team ..

but he now fields 2 forwards behind milito and it is ingenuis and equally potent for attack as it allows for ample creativity behind milito from both th forwards and cambiassobehind them ..
on the 4th November, 2012 at 9:26am
As a Juventino it's heartbreaking losing to Inter, the need for a finisher at Juve was clear for all to see as 1 more goal would have finished Inter off. A loss in 2 years considering that Juve is a project in progress is not a disaster as many Juventino would think, it means we gotta work harder. There isn't much to say about Juve's invincibility but the truth, Juve is a great team, they rode a bit on their luck, controversies and it was only a matter of time before it all ended. #ForzaJuve
on the 4th November, 2012 at 9:22am
Juve took inter for granted and had we nailed our chances again in the first 20 minutes then inter would have been all but out if site.....not sure again why we brought in bendtner instead of quagliarella and he has the touch of a donkey and just looks like he doesn't fit in. Send him back to wherever he goes next and buy that striker we so desperately need and then we won't struggle to put away the chances we make and should win games by twos threes and fours even...and cut palacios hair
on the 4th November, 2012 at 8:12am
After today; its surely now known "Bravado Inter"!!! :)
on the 4th November, 2012 at 7:48am
The Juve goal was certainly offside, however Lich's 'first' yellow card was nonsense and the penalty call was extremely generous. Both teams benefited from poor calls for the officials - but even as an ardent Juve supporter I have to say Inter were superior and deserved the victory. This result clearly highlights once more Juve need an entirely new attack - it's toothless at the minute and the inability to finish is costing the team dear. I hope Conte goes mental at them!!
on the 4th November, 2012 at 6:54am
"After 18 seconds Arturo Vidal’s goal should’ve been chalked off. Stephan Lichtsteiner inexplicably avoided a second booking, "
Call it a conspiracy theory in Italy. Anyway, Inter was great last night, chapeau to all of them. I also think that the "carefree tactics" comment was not very nice. Stramaccioni is right,it was ironic.
You don't make a compliment to a coach in italy by saying "spensieratezza tattica". Marotta knows that very well, as we all do.
on the 4th November, 2012 at 6:53am
..And someone should tell Marotta that he has no role in this Juventus.Failing to sign a Striker for a club like Juve in TWO YEARS is pathetic! He re-signed his own player for 11m(Giovinco)& splashed 15m on QuagliarellA!Giovinco is not Juve material, he will never mature. While Quag. is slower than Luca Toni!
Marotta wasted 26m and he wanted to sign Van Persie for 20m. That can ony happen on planet Mars! Juve might end up winning scudetto, but I can see them crashing out from CL!GROUP STAGE!
on the 4th November, 2012 at 6:42am

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