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25 August 2009
SHARES
24 August 2009
If there were any lingering doubts over why Jose Mourinho feels he needs to get under everyone’s skin, then the press conference ahead of this weekend’s season opener nailed his modus operandi.“I have heard my enemies sounding off recently and this pleases me,” he informed a hushed press room at Inter’s training camp before leaving the statement hanging in the air.In Jose's George Bush-like world it is a case of “you are either with us or against us,” and seemingly there are “enemies” at every turn.Ciro Ferrara – for you will become an enemy because you coach the enemy – Marcelo Lippi, Luciano Spalletti and all the rest, you have been warned.New campaign, same old Jose then…The champions were as sullen as the late-summer weather when they stepped out to face newly-promoted Bari at the San Siro on Sunday evening.It took the big, bad boss man all of 25 minutes to make his first change when he withdrew Sulley Muntari, later explaining that the poor fellow had been so ineffectual because he had been fulfilling his religious obligations by fasting during the Muslim month of Ramadan.  In fact, it was only the combination of the free-falling Diego Milito, who feeling the merest breath of a defender on his neck tumbled to the ground like the first leaf of Autumn, and the incompetence of the referee for awarding the penalty, that gave Inter the lead. The away side were too shocked to argue and Samuel Eto'o too embarrassed to celebrate after dispatching the spot-kick for his first goal in Italy.
SHARES
21 August 2009
The start to the new season is warming up nicely, with Jose Mourinho jumping on Marcello Lippi’s belief that Juventus will win the title like an Italian tourist sighting a free sun lounger.
SHARES
20 August 2009
What a difference a day makes! (well, two days actually).
SHARES
20 August 2009
‘Visionary’, ‘stunning’, ‘breathtaking’ - just three of the adjectives that swept around an enraptured Camp Nou on Wednesday night. But sadly for 90-odd thousand Catalan crazies gathered in their sweaty stadium for the annual Gamper trophy encounter, the words were not being used to describe the performance of their pimpled players in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.

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