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October 28, 2009
Posted by Matteo Bonetti on 10/28/2009

If you missed the first, and last five minutes of Napoli-Milan, then you missed every single goal.

Ahh Alessandro Nesta, how much we missed you today. After being subbed off in the first half for the other Kakha, our defense slowly unraveled, allowing two Napoli goals in the final five minutes.

At this time last year I doubted if Nesta would ever don a soccer jersey again, and now all I've been hearing is the argument that Nesta is playing as good or even better than he ever has in his long, prolific career. After taking a year off to bask in the scorching sun of Miami Beach, a rejuvenated Nesta came back healthy, tan, and most importantly: determined.

October 26, 2009
Posted by Matteo Bonetti on 10/26/2009

The Bidone D'Oro translates into "The Golden Trash Bin", it is a mock award given every year in Italy to the player who is deemed to represent the complete opposite of the Ballon D'Or. Requisites for winning this prestigious trophy require a team to have spent an inordinate sum of money for a player who didn't live up to expectations. Last year, Ricardo Quaresma of Inter won the famed award. This year, it has to be none other than our very own Klaas-Jan Junkelaar.

October 22, 2009
Posted by Matteo Bonetti on 10/22/2009

This just in: Real Madrid to offer £250 Million for Pato after his performance at the Bernabeu.

The title on the front page of ESPN Soccernet: Milan Stun Madrid. Sadly, this is how far we've fallen off the radar in recent times, when a Milan victory against an elite team is seen as stunning.

My mind is still clouded with the emotional rollercoaster I just had to endure mentally for the past few hours, but I will attempt to write a cohesive article nonetheless. For those of you who didn't watch the game, or somehow ventured on my page without reading Soccernet first: Madrid succumbed to an inspired Milan side 3-2, despite Nelson Dida's best efforts to sabotage the result...

Matteo Bonetti Born and raised just a few kilometers away from The San Siro, Matteo Bonetti has been watching the Rossoneri ever since childhood. The passion was instilled by a family whose fanaticism for the team dates back to the early 1900's. Instead of bursting with an obscenity laden tirade, or turning any object around him into a projectile weapon after a disappointing Milan outing, Matteo can now channel his emotions into a more effective, and most importantly: safe, manner - writing on a global platform. He is a young journalist whose grandfather was the Vice President of Milan nearly four decades ago. E-mail him:, and follow him on twitter: @TheMilanGuy

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