February 27, 2012
Five games without scoring is a record usually worthy of a relegation spot. Despite having lost 11 games out of 25 (only Genoa and the bottom three have more losses) Inter are still in 7th place instead of a more believable 17th.
February 23, 2012
Olympique Marseille defeated Inter 1-0 with Andre Ayew's last gasp header in the UEFA Champions League last-16 first-leg tie. OM won the game beating Nerazzurri at their own game.
February 18, 2012
Three nil, three consecutive defeats, three games in a row without scoring. Yes, Inter had happier moments. There is nothing to save from the game Nerazzurri lost against Bologna at San Siro. Arguably the only positive note, but you needed a microscope to spot it, came from Ranocchia's reaction in the second half after his dreadful 45 minutes, which stressed an unwelcome continuity with the centreback shocking display against Palermo.
February 13, 2012
If Novara had to face only Inter, manager Emiliano Mondonico would be dreaming of Champions League football now. Hardly any other team will be so generous to them as Inter.
February 9, 2012
Fabio Capello next Inter manager. Full stop.
February 6, 2012
Another hiding for Inter. This time no snow, no excuses, no Milito to save a team that didn't show up for the game.
Ranieri explained the loss was down to a lack of concentration: "We played our best game against AC Milan. Probably we gave everything then, even in terms of nerves, and after the derby our team needed a break, just to recharge mental batteries. The goal scored by Juan proves that. Despite analysing that move before the game, we allowed him to jump all alone in the very centre of our penalty box. Nothing to do with physical form, just lack of concentration".
February 2, 2012
Milito, Milito, Milito, Milito. If good sense had prevailed we'd never have seen the Prince's epic performance in the 4-4 draw against Palermo. The Argentinian forward shone and scored four goals but it was still not enough to defeat Palermo, a brave team whose hero was Fabrizio Miccoli who scored three goals. To schedule Serie A fixtures at 20.45 on the coldest nights of the year says everything about the people who rule Italian football.
February 1, 2012
Let's start from the end: Inter's activeties in the transfer market can get no more than four out of ten. Why? The youngster Juan is the only permanent acquisition; Thiago Motta and Viviano the only two players sold for good. The rest are just loanees coming and going: Palombo and Guarin came on loan, Jonathan was sent to Parma on loan, just like Coutinho to Espanol and Muntari to AC Milan. Too many loans mean two things: lack of funds and no plans for the future.