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Inzaghi doesn't have the ability to sign players. Marotta is his boss. If he doesn't want to sign a player Inzaghi suggests, all he has to do is tell him no. Sincerely, Mancini begging for Yaya Toure.
But Mancini also pushed hard for Kondogbia, Eder and Candreva.
In Correa's case, our other targets were somehow unachievable, and there was not so much time left to the end of mercato + the coach was pushing for him, so I won't blame the management so hard.
 

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But Mancini also pushed hard for Kondogbia, Eder and Candreva.
In Correa's case, our other targets were somehow unachievable, and there was not so much time left to the end of mercato + the coach was pushing for him, so I won't blame the management so hard.
Exactly. We tried Zapata but he cost too much (AFAIK this was the reason), what a terrible acquisition he would have been at 35-40m. Thuram got injured before we managed to sign him. There were reports of Vlahovic bids also (50m+) but not sure if those were legit rumors (anyway Commisso wasn't selling him that summer).
 

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But Mancini also pushed hard for Kondogbia, Eder and Candreva.
Kinda a shame these three didn't play to their potential. We'd need a transfer window like that again IMO
 

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Kinda a shame these three didn't play to their potential. We'd need a transfer window like that again IMO
Kondogbia had some potential, but Eder and Candreva. Although, for me Candreva would have been a good signing if we hired Conte instaed of De Boer.
 

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Inzaghi doesn't have the ability to sign players. Marotta is his boss. If he doesn't want to sign a player Inzaghi suggests, all he has to do is tell him no. Sincerely, Mancini begging for Yaya Toure.
Well you have to consider inzaghi got the job and was promised lukaku was staying. All of a sudden lukaku demands to leave. We'd have to do something to appease him.
Our other targets aren't working then we end up with correa? Who is nothing like zapata or thuram, or lukaku who he was meant to replace.

Inzaghis hands are all over that. Doesn't look like a Marotta signing at all. Reports all say correa was inzaghis favourite choice out of all options. He phoned correa to convince him etc.
 

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I know we disagree about Eder, I'd say he was still better for us than Correa is :) almost 2k minutes in 2016/17, 10 goals, 6 assists

Until we get that kind of numbers from Correa, I'd love another Eder at the club
 

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Well you have to consider inzaghi got the job and was promised lukaku was staying. All of a sudden lukaku demands to leave. We'd have to do something to appease him.
Our other targets aren't working then we end up with correa? Who is nothing like zapata or thuram, or lukaku who he was meant to replace.

Inzaghis hands are all over that. Doesn't look like a Marotta signing at all. Reports all say correa was inzaghis favourite choice out of all options. He phoned correa to convince him etc.
They even gave him salary bigger than Skriniar who is a first team player while Correa is a back up player..
 

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Inzaghi doesn't have the ability to sign players. Marotta is his boss. If he doesn't want to sign a player Inzaghi suggests, all he has to do is tell him no. Sincerely, Mancini begging for Yaya Toure.
One of the dumbest posts I’ve ever seen on FIF and that’s saying something. That’s a post you’d expect from someone who started watching football yesterday
 

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where is chillbro when we need him?
 

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To be honest, I struggle to believe that one of the most competent men in Italian football suddenly forgot how to do his job in the space of two summers.

Suning is the ailment, and Marotta is affected by it as part of the organism. He could probably have done better in some aspects, but I just can’t bring myself to lay that much blame at his (or anybody that isn’t the ownership) feet.
 

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I'm fine if you all disagree. I'm not even trying to argue that Inzaghi didn't want Correa; he clearly did. All I'm saying is that Marotta approves all transfers. Wasting 35M on Correa was ultimately green-lighted by him. Inzaghi is a manager with zero backbone. Do you really think he would have resigned if we didn't gift him Correa?
 

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I'm fine if you all disagree. I'm not even trying to argue that Inzaghi didn't want Correa; he clearly did. All I'm saying is that Marotta approves all transfers. Wasting 35M on Correa was ultimately green-lighted by him. Inzaghi is a manager with zero backbone. Do you really think he would have resigned if we didn't gift him Correa?
Yeah, Correa and Gosens are massive blunders to be fair.
 

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Yeah, Correa and Gosens are massive blunders to be fair.
Correa, let Perisic go for free, doesnt extend Skriniar contract last year.. Those are the blunders for me...
Gosens i dont know.. Is he really that bad or Inzaghi doesn't know what to do with him..
 

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Letting Perisic go was the biggest mistake of Marotta. From world class wingback to nonexistential left flank. That would fuck up much better teams than us. I was hoping when Perisic left that we can bring Dybala and Bremer(plus Lukaku) and as soon we failed there I knew we are totally fucked. So this situation doesnt suprise me at all. When you have Darmian in first 11 on left flank and when your first options from bench are 75 years old Mikhi and fkn Gags you are in shit world mate.
 

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Not being able to prepare for the big departures is more problematic than the fact that older players are leaving (Sanchez, Vidal, Perišić). We can't keep relying on these older players.
 

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Correa cost 31m to be precise. But doesn't change the point.
 

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MAROTTA: ‘FOREIGN OWNERSHIP GAVE SUSTAINABILITY TO CLUBS LIKE INTER AND MILAN’
Beppe Marotta gave his thoughts on technology in football, the work of foreign club owners in Italy and the changing ways of engaging with fans.

Both Milanese clubs have had foreign owners for a decade or less now, with the Nerazzurri’s long-term owner Massimo Moratti selling to an Indonesian consortium led by Erick Thohir in 2013 and the Rossoneri being sold to Li Yonghong in 2017. Both clubs experienced years of instability before finally finding consistency over the last few years, although Inter’s financial situation is seemingly ever-precarious.

Speaking at the ‘Brave New Sport’ research event, Marotta first discussed the usage of technology in football, using examples of scouting and VAR.
“In football, it is clear that technology can give us a hand. Today we are dealing with VAR, which is not a technological activity that eradicates errors but limits them. There is goal line technology and then the part that concerns the competitive aspect, analysis, algorithms, match analysis.
“We as Inter have internally, if we consider the supply chain, about 20 match analysts. And then there is the scouting aspect, before you only went to watch the matches live, today there is an organisation that can be in a room and through tools can follow the event and look for future talent.
“Even a manager like me has the obligation to adapt, it’s the need to look for sustainability, digitally there are so many innovations.
“I’ll tell you a little anecdote, Umberto Saba described the goal from the goalkeeper who conceded it, today with your mobile phone you can see Napoli‘s goal even if you’re on your way to the stadium in Barcelona.”

Then discussed the differences between working with Italian owners at Juventus and foreign owners with Inter.
“If the question refers to the Juventus-Inter transition, Juve have an ownership that has lasted a hundred years and creates added values that are difficult to have elsewhere, such as belonging and planning.
“At Inter, three owners have changed in eight years, so there has been instability which has led to greater fatigue. But it is good that foreign ownership has arrived, because it has given sustainability to clubs like Inter and Milan.
“The Zhang family has put in a lot of effort by pouring €800m into Inter, which is no small thing. Then you have to know how to create a winning team, even behind the scenes with the management.”

He commented on the need to continue finding new ways to engage with fans.
“We have to understand what our fans-customers want, even if the fans may feel offended by this definition, as fans are seen as a religion. However, we have to be very attentive to the needs of the new generations.
“In the early 2000s you had two broadcasters and the event was the match. Today the match is not as attractive as it used to be, to the point that we now want to diversify our product with attention to our audience.
“It’s normal that social media and tokens have to be paid attention to, it’s a structural evolution of the company.
“Today the organisation chart of a club is two pages in the Panini album, new profiles are created in football clubs. Before there were former footballers, today we are an entertainment company and the profiles must be in the logic that the market demands.”

Finally, Marotta gave his thoughts on the future of football.
“Clearly technology will play an important role, but entertainment is a fundamental part of our business and so I would be for improving the level of entertainment offered, which in recent years, speaking of Italian football, has retreated.
“I hope that technology can help us to run our businesses better.”

€800M? Really?
 

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Tbh, Toure's wage was also waaay higher than correa's.
 

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Ausillio had to balance the books under Thohir, Marotta is trying to balance the books under Suning. Huge difference in performance.
 
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