Italia vs Albania WCQ (R)

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by toronto_soccer, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    You've never heard of Nocerino and Acquafresca? When did you start watching Serie A? 2014?
     
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  2. indestructible

    indestructible Member+

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    Jan 14, 2007
    Mercato Professor
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    You must be new
     
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  3. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    How has he heard about Cassano but not Noce and Fresh water? Doesn't make sense
     
  4. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
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    Pretty much yeah. I followed Serie A before, but when it came to actually watching every game and keeping a huge close eye on it every day started in 2014. I'll be honest I am not that old when it comes to really be a true fan. I was always a Juve and Italy supporter but only followed Italy in World Cup and Euros when the tournaments were on, and while I always liked Juve, I have never actually watched them or was aware on what players they had. It sounds odd I know.

    I'll be extremely honest. Before 2014 World Cup I watched games but never took note of players names or anything. In 2013 if you talked with be about Messi, I would have NO IDEA who you were talking about, yes seriously!
     
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  5. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
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    Cassano played in World Cup 2014 and Euro 2012
     
  6. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    Ya but Nocerino was in the euro 2012 team
     
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  7. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    How old are you?
     
  8. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
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    17
     
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  9. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
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    @Italy-Azzurri-Fan Was it this thread where you asked who is better between the Azzurri and Juve?
     
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  10. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    I'm 10 years older. But I still feel 17
     
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  11. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    I remember when people thought Andrea Russotto was tipped to be the next Totti lol
     
  12. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

    Mar 21, 2006
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    It's not a bad question and could be an interesting debate. Especially if we compare player for player.

    At forwards. Currently.

    Higuain > Belotti
    Dybala > Immobile
     
  13. totti fan

    totti fan Member+

    Jun 24, 2010
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    If you live every day like you're still 17 you probably won't make another 10. ;)
     
  14. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
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    Juventus FC
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    Italy
    Yeah I think so.
     
  15. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
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    #165 Italy-Azzurri-Fan, Mar 31, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017
    Buffon = Buffon
    Chiellini = Chiellini
    Bonucci = Bonucci
    Barzagli = Barzagli
    Rugani = Rugani
    Benatia < Romagnoli
    Alves < Florenzi
    Lichtsteiner < Zappacosta
    Sandro > De Sciglio
    Asamoah < Darmian
    Marchisio = Marchisio
    Khedira < Verratti
    Pjanic = De Rossi
    Rincon < Gagliardini
    Dybala > Bernardeschi
    Mandzukic > Immobile
    Higuain = Belotti
    Pjaca = Candreva (Not so sure about this)
    Cuadrado < Insigne

    Azzurri appears to have the better players on average other than in attack.
     
  16. toronto_soccer

    toronto_soccer Member+

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    #166 toronto_soccer, Mar 31, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017
    Pretty good.
     
  17. gumbacicc

    gumbacicc Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    USA
    I support both sides. Juve are arguably a top 3 club side in the world and the national team may not even break the top ten. What are we debating?
     
  18. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    The Azzurri might not even crack the top ten? Who's better than us?
     
  19. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
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    Juventus FC
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    LOL I am kind of exaggerating. It is possible that the Azzurri could have a few better players on paper, but Juve is together for days, and Azzurri only gets together once in a while. Juventus is clearly much more familiar with each other and the team knows each other so well from playing daily.

    As a general rule Clubs are superior to National Teams. Its not just on paper, but the coaches have all the time in the world to find the best system and work with players every day. You can't compare clubs with NT's really.

    Even the best National Teams would probably only be around the level of clubs like Spurs, Fiorentina, Leverkusen, etc. This is basically due to the National Teams not being together every day and playing on a regular basis. Also players change much faster with National Teams. The only exceptions to this would be Argentina when Maradona was around, and Italy/Brazil from 1980-2006.
     
  20. toronto_soccer

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    I haven't looked in a while but according to FIFA probably England. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  21. Il Ciuccio

    Il Ciuccio Member+

    Feb 17, 2010
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    These comparisons are making my head hurt....
     
  22. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    Something else is making Sal's mom's head hurt
     
  23. thorus

    thorus Member

    Feb 28, 2016
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    I don't care if you call it Andrea, but you can never have too much risotto:):):)

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  24. Rosay

    Rosay Member+

    May 7, 2014
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    Had some ossobucco and risotto alla Milanese today. Jesus it was delicious. I'd kill for that shit
     
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  25. johnny6

    johnny6 Member

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    Jun 29, 2011
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