December 26, 2011
As the first half of the season wrapped up last week, we learned a few valuable things from the current trends sweeping through Serie A like a rabid, uncontrollable typhoon. Milan is the capolista despite having seen a run of poor form throughout half of their games. Intergentina has sneakily crawled up the table with an unfortunate slew of positive results that has caused me to mutter the now infamous phrase WHY..IS..INTER..SO.... you know the rest.
Surprises have been abundant. From the overachieving Atalanta, to the domestically challenged Napoli, who haven't been able to replicate their sparkling Champions League form in the Serie A. So, with all this being said, it's time to move on to the mid-season awards!
December 10, 2011
If I told you two years ago that our starting strike force in 2012 would consist of: Ibrahimovic, Robinho, Cassano, and Tevez, you would've: a) mocked me mercilessly for weeks, b) recommended me to the finest psychiatrist in the area to be checked for a potentially debilitating mental illness, or c) punched me in the face for being a sensationalist idiot.
Then again, all of those three choices would seem fitting considering our main strikers fielded two years ago in a pivotal Champions League matchup vs. Manchester United were Marco Borriello, and (an atrociously out-of-place) Huntelaar, who was bizarrely deployed as a winger, even though he had no discernable pace, or crossing ability. Moving on..
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