PROFESSOR-08: Half A Year Has Passed Since WC-2010. No Hope For Italian Culture As Moratti’s La Scala Still Supports German Whore Waltraud Meier’s Arrogant Big-Mouth. FIGC Outline Baggio’s Project.

🙂 Italy-Belcanto > Rossoneri 2010-2011: Flop4
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PROFESSOR-08: Something Fundamental!

PART-1: Prelude: Let’s Hope Italian Culture To Be A Passion With One Member Of Moratti Family. Whether Music Or Football…
PART-2: Welcome To “La Bella Italia,” A Country Of “Passion-&-Generosity”. Therefore… “Misplaced Tongue Techniques, Misplaced Passes, & Heavy Touches”.
PART-3: Sorry To Say, But… How Many Foreign Talents Are Entitled To Italian Dignity?
PART-4: Is “La Bella Italia” A Country Of Defenders Only? It’s A Country Of Bass, Too. Check The Prime-Age of Italian Legends. No Wonder Italian Culture Is Dying.
PART-5: Whether Prodi Or Berlusconi, Italian Government Need To Trim The Nation’s Budget. As German Whore Waltraud Meier Resumes Her Arrogant-Big-Mouth On Italian Culture, It’s Time For Italian Government To Decide Which Cultural Institutions They Must Stop Supporting.
PART-6: “Color & Dignity”. Two Words To Depict Female-Berlusconi, Italian Mezzo Fiorenza Cossotto. Just Like Rossoneri, Who Are Thirsty For Fantasista, Opera Fans Blame Italian Music Education For Extinction Of “Voce-Verdiani” & “Opera-Characterization”.
PART-7: When “La Bella Italia” Is Full Of Legends, Who Are Endowed With Teaching Talent. Whether Music Or Football…
PART-8: Half A Year Has Passed Since Sir Lippi’s Disastrous WC. So… What’s Happened?
PART-9: Two Cents For Pedagogue Roberto Baggio. What Means “Italian Unit” For “A Character Of Contradiction” When His Favorite Teaching Method Is Passion?
PART-10: FIGC Outline Italy Legend Roberto Baggio’s Project. Now, It’s Up To The Italian Hot, Talented Youths. What Else Will Be Their Answer If Not “Passion+Happiness+Imagination”?

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🙂 Rossoneri 2010-2011: Dear Sir, “Fantastic Four” Are Transformed Into “Flop Four”! Maestro Allegri Needs Advice From Professor Berlusconi! (Sep 12 – ???, 2010)

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🙂 PROFESSOR-07: Is Ibracadabra A Fantasista Or A Trequartista Or Just A Bit Of Egoistic Forward? What Do Rossoneri Want From Ibracadabra? Which Role Can Ibracadabra Offer To Rossoneri? (Nov 8-28, 2010)
🙂 PROFESSOR-06: What Means Family Atmosphere Or Professional Morale At AC-Milan? No Matter What, Professor’s Determined Never To Accept “Spoilt Brats,” Who’re Determined To Abuse MilanLab!!! (Nov 17 – Dec 20, 2010)
🙂 PROFESSOR-05: Watch Out! Was Moggiopoli-2006 About Money? Was Calciopoli-2009 About Scudetto? Inter’s Calciopoli-2010 Has Just Started! (Oct 16, 2010 – ???)

🙂 R7-9: Allegri In Hot Water With No Midfield Working For His Plan. Pato Was Going To Fly Like Swan But Becomes Duckling. AC-Milan Still Lacks A Perfect Balance Between “Old & Young”. (Oct 16 – Nov 3, 2010)
PROFESSOR-04: Importance Of Midfield At Berlusconi, Ancelotti, Leonardo, Allegri, and Ronaldinho’s AC-Milan.

🙂 R5-6: Rossoneri Is Being Rebuilt. Calcio Is A Sport, But Also An Art. Binho Woke Up. Gattuso Is Returning To Calabrian Bulldog. Kick Off Birthday Party With Pirlo’s Goal. Let’s Run. We’re Getting There. “La Bella Italia”! (Sep 25 – Oct 2, 2010)
PROFESSOR-03: LET’S BIRTHDAY PARTY! “ALTOGETHER NOW. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” HOWEVER… they all had to sing… “HAPPY BIRTHDAY! SIR BERLUSCONI (Sep 29, 1936)!!!” 🙂
PROFESSOR-02: Please, Performers Are Not Machine. “Affection” Rather Than “Criticism”, “Hearful Training Regardless Of Its Strictness” Is What AC-Milan’s Newbie Binho Wants To Receive At His New Foreign Home. At Least, Rossoneri Have 6 Months Until Troublemaker Binho Resumes His Kind Of F*cking Behavior. It Can Be A Profitable Business, Anyway.

🙂 R1-5: Rosy Bindi Chuckles As “Fantastic-Four” Minus “Alessandro-Nesta” Equals “Flop-Four”. Whether Allegri Is “The Decider” Or Not, His Tactics Is Denounced (Sep 11 – 25, 2010).
PROFESSOR-01: Professor Berlusconi Says “Bla-Bla-Bla”. No Matter What, His Lecture Becomes Pure Political. WHY?

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PART-1: Prelude: Let’s Hope Italian Culture To Be A Passion With One Member Of Moratti Family. Whether Music Or Football…

(Updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2010)

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🙂 R13-14: Time To Think For The Long Term. Despite Mental Balance, AC-Milan Need Some Creativity In Middle. Passionate Binho Buzzes Around. Alas, Brazil Coach Menezes Refuses To Train Baby-Dinho When You-Know-Who Resumes His F*cking Job. (Nov 21-28, 2010)
CL-05 AJ Auxerre 0-2 Milan: Ibra’s 111km/h Shoot! Dinho’s 5-Minute Magic! Uncle Fester Is Too Hilarious… Reason To Worry! A Yellow Card Welcomes Strasser’s Debut. Milan Plays No Game At The Middle. Dinho’s You-Know-Who Resumes His F*cking Job.

(JIWON: As I mentioned during “AJ Auxerre 0-2 Milan”, I was supposed to finish this work by November 26, in honor of the 61st birthday of Milan’s Mayor Mrs. Letizia Moratti, who is also President of La Scala, but failed. I want to finish it, anyway. I still try to hope in vain that Mrs. Moratti has ears to mourn during “Feast of Saint Ambrose” on MY birthday, while Barenboim’s Angels, historically thickest skin, risk their life boasting their perfect ensemble with their MALE slaves/musicians and teaching Italian youngsters how to master “MISPLACED TONGUE TECHNIQUES and HEAVY TOUCHES”.

I am still, strongly suspect if Moratti family have this ability, though… sigh. But I promise. At the very least, one member of Moratti family, Milan’s Mayor Mrs. Letizia Moratti, is a typical Italian woman, who was born with Italian ability to be trained. In my humble opinion, she just needs PASSION. 🙂 )

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PART-2: Welcome To “La Bella Italia,” A Country Of “Passion-&-Generosity”. Therefore… “Misplaced Tongue Techniques, Misplaced Passes, & Heavy Touches”.

(Updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2010)

Italy: The Declining Fortunes of the Azzurri Nov 19, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
Traditionally Italy have always fared poorly in friendly matches. The Italian mentality is such that only in important matches do the players really put in the required effort. (…) Against Romania … The Italian’s play lacked pace, a characteristic derived from the Serie A no doubt. There were also a number of simple technical mistakes including MISPLACED PASSES and HEAVY TOUCHES. (…) one is left with the impression that there is a real gap between the Italian team and the national teams aforementioned. France and Portugal were particularly impressive. Their play was fluid, quick and of a high technical quality. The same can be said of both Brazil and Argentina (…) In defence of the Azzurri, it was only just a friendly match … The Azzurri did improve when changes were made, in particular when X came off for Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi. (…) There is something terribly wrong with the current Italian national team and it cannot be down to just the wrong tactics, the players must be part of the problem. … Now, not only has Italian football declined at club level, but this decline has is also greatly affecting the fortunes of the national team. (…)

(JIWON: May I start with this terrific article?)

Milan Striker Filippo Inzaghi Reveals Secret Behind His Calcio Longevity Nov 23, 2010 / By Goal
(…) Evergreen Super Pippo has said he won’t give up, despite what many feel is a career-ending injury. (…) “THE SECRET IS PASSION, the passion for what I do, and that I still have fun as if I was a little child. And the fact that I really have a strong desire to play always as well as all the support. I have the best job in the world. I will try to enjoy it all to the maximum until the end. Maybe this is why that at 37 I am still having fantastic nights like the one against Madrid.”

(JIWON: OR… May I start with this terrific interview?)

Italy Legend Roberto Baggio Will Not Become A Coach – Eddy Baggio Apr 2, 2010 / By Goal
(…) “My brother Roby as a future coach? I see this as being difficult because the way he has been talking I don’t believe he will sit on the bench. “Roberto is not enthused by modern football.” (…)

Roberto Baggio – Living Soccer Legend Unknown-Date / By pro-paul.net
In the land of Pavarotti they sing of LOVE and BEAUTY and VICTORY, and of Roberto Baggio, who is a little bit of all these. (…) “With soccer I have the ability to do things differently,” Baggio says. “That is why I admire Leonardo da Vinci. He was able to create things other people wouldn’t believe in. (…) “I hope the matches in America are spectacular. Even in Italy, teams play like they are afraid to lose. It is ugly. I hope I will have the chance to express myself in the World Cup. If America ends up loving soccer, maybe it means I have done something right.” (…)

Roberto Baggio happy in retirement Mar 31, 2008 / By fourfourtwo.com
(…) The former Juventus star does have fond memories of his old club – but his heart seems more in South America now. “It’s where they are still closer to the true authentic spirit of the game,” he explains. “That’s why I like Leo Messi as a player, although Crisitiano Ronaldo and Kakà are doing exciting things.” As for the pace of the game, “Everything is faster and more difficult. It’s an evolution, you can’t stop it. But of course you shouldn’t mortify a player because he performs a backheel pass. When I played, a goal had to be accompanied by some piece of skill, a dribble, some invention – otherwise I didn’t enjoy it.” Roberto Baggio: always a class act and greatly missed.

(… in between… there was my hard working in honor of Italian Football/Legend…)

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🙂 PART-8: “World Cup 2010” Struggles. Everybody Is Talking About Defense. However, Do All Of Them Look Like “Italian Catenaccio”? The Beauty Of Italian Football. Dear Italy, Produce Another Roberto Baggio! (Jun 21-23, 2010)

Juventus legend Baggio still angry over 2002 World Cup snub Nov 10, 2010 / By tribalfootball.com
Roberto Baggio Joins Italy’s National Coaching Staff Aug 3, 2010 / By imscouting.com
Roberto Baggio is set to return to football as part of the Italian football federation’s staff, six years after retiring from the game. 43-year-old Baggio told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport that he’d agreed to become director of the federation’s technical staff, a job that entails working with young players and coaches. “The Federation is trying to involve men in the directorial ambit who have strong experience on the pitch. The example to follow is that of Michel Platini who is at the top of UEFA. Baggio can give a lot to the Technical Sector,” said federation president Giancarlo Abete. Baggio himself is excited, saying, “Taking a break allows you to breath again and appreciate your family, and the things that you have. But it’s now time to start again with a new challenge. There is talent in Italy. The important thing is to let it fly supported by intelligence. This often doesn’t happen in Italy.”

(JIWON: OR… May I start with this terrific Italian Legend? Hum… You never know how much I worried when the report said Italian Legend Roberto Baggio Joins Italy’s National Coaching Staff. I’m still curious. What is his exact role there? 🙂 I still have no idea about Baggio’s troublesome relationship with Legendary Coach Sacchi or Legendary Coach Lippi. 🙂 But I feel very weird that both Italian Baggio and Italian Lippi’s most favorite player is Spanish Argentinean Messi. 🙂 (… too tired to find Lippi’s Messi-article during the WC-2010…) I feel much more weird that both Boisterious-Berlusconi and Reflective-Baggio admire Leonardo da Vinci. 🙂 (… too tired to find Sir Berlusconi’s Israel-article before the WC-2010…)

Basically this writing was supposed to be finished right after the World Cup, but life doesn’t go as planned. Just too busy… I’ve kept my curiosity about Baggio’s role in Italian National Team and burst into laughter when poor Pippo proudly announced his PASSION. 🙂 )

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PART-3: Sorry To Say, But… How Many Foreign Talents Are Entitled To Italian Dignity?

(Updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2010)

AC Milan vs Catania: Questionable Moves by Allegri Don’t Help Milan Sep 18, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Tim Fontenault (US College Student)
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Comment-Tim Fontenault: (…) The one thing that worries me about Bale, however, and I know I may be overassessing and just sounding silly, but how often does an Englishman have success outside of the Premier League? David Beckham is the most recent name that comes to mind. Other than that, I think Herbert Kilpin is one of the few names I can think of, but he didn’t play very long after founding Milan. (…)
Comment-Zishaan Wasim: (…) It might not seem so big to people from abroad, but Gareth Bale is Welsh and most definitely not English. Whilst Ian Rush as a Welshman didn’t do too well in Italy, there was a certain Giant of a player who has become a legend in Serie A and himself hailed from Wales.

AC Milan Replaces a Legend: A Few Candidates To Move To Replace Injured Inzaghi Nov 19, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Tim Fontenault (US-CollegeFreshman)
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Comment-Nick B (= MilanFan since Berlusconi): (…) I’m not a big fan of American or British players in the Serie A. Not many have been successful in Serie A to say the least. (…)
Comment-Tim Fontenault: (…) I’ve always been concerned about English players going anywhere in general. (…)
Comment-Sumz: (…) Spaniards don’t do well in Italy.

(Updated on DECEMBER 1, 2010)

(JIWON: Weird is that there is No Russian players and their European/Latin/Asian relatives in their debate, part of whom were born a cancer in case they join the INTERNATIONAL orchestra. When I frankly gave the exactly same opinion and analyzed their reasons, what happened to me, who was left all alone with no option but to work for Barenboim’s dying professional career? What happened to Zubin Mehta? What happened to Barenboim’s angels? What happened to talented musicians around Barenboim? Even after Barenboim was thrown out of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra… by his own members… for the musical reason, the situation has only got worse.

First of all, what happened to Frau Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, whose introvert husband can’t breathe in Berlin without watching his diva or platonic lover Waltraud Meier, who looks just like, speaks just like Berlusconi’s Prostitute-2009, who proudly announced her plan to live in Murdoch’s London? In recent days, I tried not to mention this German celebrity or any of Berlin’s disgusting politicians… but I still don’t think I’m doing something wrong in this case, whenever I want to make a tribute to German music and its golden tradition… somehow… I never understand how Angela Merkel says German multiculturalism has ‘utterly failed’ (Oct 17, 2010). Wasn’t she the very political leader, who generously allowed all those Foreign Sh*ts to penetrate into her cultural society and contribute to COLLAPSE through the process of cellular division, in the name of Spanish-Arab-Divan-Project or Russian-Jerusalem-Chamber-Music-Festival or British-Berlin-Philharmonic? Still, I hear pure German sound from anonymous German youngsters, who will anyway never receive enough opportunity to grow up top-rate professional fame. Is this exactly why Frau Merkel had to address German multiculturalism has ‘utterly failed’ (Oct 17, 2010) in front of the young members of her Christian Democratic Union party?

Now, I promise Frau Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel that NONE of her foreign trashes shall be allowed to find their professional job outside Spain or Berlin. They will have to realize their professional dream in Spain or in Berlin, where they learned what they should have not learned… or in the Great Britain, where their music was truly appreciated. Now, I don’t have to listen to those trashes anymore. I feel alive. 🙂

Now, I am only following Berlusconi’s money and Italian culture. It’s been months since I stop having insomnia and stop worrying about my life, because I know Sir Berlusconi is nothing without loyalty, and this is exactly why all those disgusting/questionable human beings have been abusing this character and taking advantage of his hard working by allowing no one but all the street hookers to gather around his power and money.)

Dear President of La Scala Mrs. Letizia Moratti,

(JIWON: You never know how much I envy you. May I explain why? I was born in a typical male-chauvinistic society, so your current problem in Italy doesn’t quite bother me. Rather, I was in shock when I learned female’s posture about sexual orgasm in an academic class at the Chicago Symphony’s Music School, aka Northwestern, in which it took couple of months for the female students to function as Prostitutes-For-Free in the name of free-sex, without ever realizing that their male partner/boss will never introduce them to the CSO mentors or job-opportunities. I still believe that honesty is the best policy.

Italy is not Spain. I think that a real fast change will happen in a couple of decades and that Sir Berlusconi will have to prepare to face the rosy/blue situation, in which more than half of powerful social positions are occupied by hard-working, real-strong females… if Italy’s Berlusconi Bets on Living Beyond 100 With Drug Ventures (Jun 1, 2010). 🙂 Just like Korea, Italy is a country of “mammones”. Right? 🙂 Just like Korea, Italy is a matriarchal society in essence and females in these days wear fancy dresses, wear the sexiest make-up, and wear high-heels sometimes for their men but mostly for themselves. Right? 🙂 This is why I really want to help Sir Berlusconi to finish his political career as honorable as possible.

Dear Sir… Dear Mrs. Moratti,
This is a country, where you were born. Whenever I imagine their live performance, I don’t know how to appreciate this honor. I still wish I could actually hear, actually watch their live performance in my life.)

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PART-4: Is “La Bella Italia” A Country Of Defenders Only? It’s A Country Of Bass, Too. Check The Prime-Age of Italian Legends. No Wonder Italian Culture Is Dying.

(Updated on DECEMBER 3, 2010)

Bass Ezio Pinza (b.1892-1957 in Rome)
Bass Cesare Siepi (b.1923-2010 in Milan)

(JIWON: Who says that Italy is a country of Defenders? I say that Italy is a country of Bass. The moment I heard these two different voices, it was the end of story. Now, I always analyze other voices based on these Italian voices.)

Italy: The Declining Fortunes of the Azzurri Nov 19, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
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Comment-Robert Lombardi: YES, but our A team … people are forgetting that we won the 20 and under world cup a few yrs ago, we have a lot of young guys that need to be developed.
Comment-Frank Tigani: (…) By my account they have never won it. Check here: In fact, at youth level the last time Italy won anything was back in 2004 when they win the Under 21 European champions ship. The Italian youth players have not impressed in recent times and this is the problem; there are not enough good young players coming through the system. Two reasons for this perhaps: 1. Italy are just not producing the players because of the technical aspects of the game are not being taught properly and 2. The young players that are good enough are not getting game time as Italian coaches prefer to player 35 year old then their younger players. For this reason younger players do not break through in Italy until about the age of 25 it is too late by then.
Comment-Rito Salomone: (…) I do think that Italy is going through a transition and there is vast quality. (…)

(JIWON: Isn’t this the exactly same problem happening inside the German Music Society, in which their pure, real talented German youngsters can never beat any of Asian or Venezuelan youngsters’ hard-working and their winning gold medals in almost German competitions? What was my suggestion by then? How has my analysis been treated, especially in Munchen?

Italy is not like Germany, where the MUSIC of “Barenboim & Co.” used to receive controversial reviews. Whenever they were successful to get rid of Barenboim’s members, there was/is MUSIC starting to grow. Local happenings, however. Please ask Berlin’s Old Power-Holders, who are still protecting Barenboim’s Angels, about WHY. Perhaps, it will be better to investigate their family trees, staring from professional background of Jr. Legend-A or Jr. Legend-B.

Italy is even not like France, where Barenboim is thrown out of and then… (… feel no need to make more enemies on this issue…)

Italy is neither like Germany nor like France. And my analysis is purely based on the sudden, unquestionable, rejuvenated success of “Barenboim’s Angels & Co.” in the Italian market, starting from “Zubin Mehta & Co.”, “Gidon Kremer & Co.”, “Pinchas Zukerman & Co.”, after Italian government announced Barenboim’s appointment as Something-LaScala. True that the Italian “SINGING” public are not quite interested in ill-sounded orchestra music. Then what about the Italian professionals and their questionable behaviors inside and outside Italy? Isn’t this phenomenon called “Colonial Mentality Syndrome”?)

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ezio+Pinza
YOUTUBE: Unfortunately, we don’t have not many materials to honor this voice… sorry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezio_Pinza
1. Pinza was born on May 18, 1892. Devoid of academic training, Pinza was unable to sight-read a musical score. He would listen, however, to his part played on the piano, and then sing it accurately, such was the precision of his ear.
2. Pinza made his operatic debut at Cremona in 1914, at the age of 22.
3. Due to World War I, 1914–18, Pinza resumed his operatic career at Rome in 1919, at the age of 27, and made his debut at La Scala in 1922, at the age of 30. Serafin+Toscanini was in charge of La Scala from 1898-1929. Under Toscanini, Pinza’s career blossomed. He became a popular favourite of critics and audiences due to the high quality of his singing and the ATTRACTIVENESS of his STAGE PRESENCE. His American Met debut occured in 1926, at the age of 34.
4. Pinza retired from the Met in 1948, at the age of 56, and embarked on POP career.

(JIWON: Please pay attention to his ages. His debut age. His retirement age. When did he meet Maestro ToscaNoNo? Of course, one should not forget that he lived in an extraordinary age.)

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Cesare+Siepi
YOUTUBE: Please enjoy yourself, SIR.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Siepi
1. Siepi was born on Feb 10, 1923. He often claimed to have been largely self-taught.
2. His operatic career was interrupted by World War II, 1939-1945.
3. After the war, Siepi made his debut at La Scala. Sabata was in charge of La Scala from 1930-1953. He made his American Met debut in1950, the age of 27. In 1953, at the age of 30, Siepi debuted at the Salzburg Festival with a legendary production of Don Giovanni conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler.
4. Siepi remained principal bass at Met until 1974, the age of 51. He performed regularly until the 1980s. His final performance at the Vienna State Opera was in 1994, the age of 71.

(JIWON: Weird that both Enzio Pinza and Cesare Siepi spent their mature professional days not at Italian La Scala but at American Met. What if Cesare Siepi, a famous opponent of the fascist regime, was a fervent supporter of Benito Mussolini and dedicated all his talent to his native Italy? Siepi’s Met performances hardly sound as impressive as his Italian one, regardless of his mature interpretation. There is a huge difference between his Italian and American voices.)

YOUTUBE: 31yr-old Cesare Siepi: “Furtwangler + Don Giovanni” in 1954

(JIWON: Now, I feel no need to make an open analysis of this voice or Ezio Pinza. Even if I post all the detailed analysis, which will probably even inferior to the sensitive ears in forums elsewhere, it will be disregarded by the President of La Scala. I am just thinking. It will be fun to invite hip-hop group to assist this terrific ACTING scene. I am thinking, too. What if Siepi’s conductor was La Scala’s Serafin or Toscanini or Sabata? This “Don Giovanni” was definitely Siepi’s Furtwangler.)

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PART-5: Whether Prodi Or Berlusconi, Italian Government Need To Trim The Nation’s Budget. As German Whore Waltraud Meier Resumes Her Arrogant-Big-Mouth On Italian Culture, It’s Time For Italian Government To Decide Which Cultural Institutions They Must Stop Supporting.

(Updated on DECEMBER 3, 2010)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Italy
17 May 1996 – 11 June 2001: Prodi & Amato’s government
11 June 2001 – 17 May 2006: Berlusconi’s government

Cuts ‘threaten Italian culture’ Oct 15, 2005 / By BBC
Cinemas and theatres across Italy have staged a one-day strike in protest at government plans to cut arts budgets. … Berlusconi’s government has ordered the central arts fund to be cut from 464m euros (£318m) to 300m euros (£206m) as part of wider 11.5bn euro (£7.9bn) budget cuts. (…)

Italian Budget Cuts Prompt Resignation Threat From Culture Minister and a Hunger Strike in Florence Oct 20, 2005 / By playbillarts.com
(…) Rocco Buttiglione, Italy’s minister of culture, threatened to resign this week unless the government’s sweeping budget cuts are reconsidered, (…) Berlusconi’s government has proposed cutting $200 million per year over three years from the performing-arts budget. Nearly half of this budget goes to opera companies such as Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. (…) Berlusconi responded to criticism of his budget cuts by saying that La Scala was dramatically overstaffed. He said that La Scala employed thousands of people, when 400 would be sufficient; he also criticized the practice of paying dancers up to their retirement, when many stop working long before then. A new law, which goes into effect in 2004, will require dancers to work into their 60s. Stéphane Lissner, La Scala’s general manager, responded to Berlusconi by pointing out that La Scala employs 800 people, the number specified by a 1990s governmental decree, and that over half of them work in the orchestra, chorus, and ballet. (…) Zubin Mehta’s singer at Florence’s Teatro del Maggio Musicale has gone on a hunger strike to protest the funding cuts. (…)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Italy
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008: Prodi’s government

Italy Struggles Under Truck Strike Dec 13, 2007 / By New York Times
(…) The strike marked yet another crisis for the weak government of PM Prodi. With highways blocked, produce rotting and thousands of workers in companies like Fiat laid off (…) While strikes are common in Italy, and have become more so as Mr. Prodi has ATTEMPTED TO TRIM the NATION’S BUDGET, they have usually been short and symbolic. (…) “They’re going to plunge the entire industry into crisis,” he predicted gloomily (…) In an especially unsettled moment, the strike seemed tied deeply to the nation’s larger political situation. Critics of Mr. Prodi said the strike reinforced the perception that his government lacked muscle. On Tuesday night, he ordered truckers back to work, but they did not do so. (…) But Mr. Prodi’s supporters said the strike was part of a calculated effort to bring down Mr. Prodi’s government. … Berlusconi (…)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Italy
8 May 2008 – tonight: Berlusconi’s government

(… articles about the budget-cuts keep appearing…)

Italy’s performing arts go on strike in cuts protest Nov 22, 2010 / By guardian.co.uk
Cinemas, theatres and opera houses close as singers, actors and others protest against 37% cut (€146m=£125m) in government subsidies (…) Protesters stressed that the arts was worth supporting in Italy. Italians spent €600m in 2008 to go to the theatre and live music events compared with €355m on attending football matches. The cuts, which will reduce art subsidies from €408m to €262m, are part of a broader decline in culture and archaeology funding which some blame for the collapse of the 2,000-year-old house of the gladiators in Pompeii this month. (…)

(JIWON: I just hope Italian government, which clearly has a limited fund, especially after surviving LEBERAL spending of Prodi’s LIBERAL government, to know which cultural institutions they MUST STOP supporting. Now, I am too tired to repeat my point. How many times have I yelled that I was shocked by Florence’s Teatro del Maggio Musicale, which orchestra music was probably recorded decades ago? I still want to know who conducted this orchestra, which sounded far superior to the average German orchestras.)

Napolitano e tre ministri alla ‘prima’ Dec 2, 2010 / By Corriere della Sera
(…) Il sindaco Letizia Moratti sorride: “Siamo pronti a mostrare al presidente tutta la cultura Milanese”. (…)

“Troppo tecnologica, poca recitazione.” Tutti i dubbi dei cantanti sulla Valchiria Dec 1, 2010 / By repubblica.it
Paarlano cinque interpreti dell’opera di Wagner che apre la stagione alla Scala il 7 dicembre. Il mezzosoprano tedesco Meier: “Questa regia non analizza la psicologia dei personaggi”
[= “Too much technology, short acting.” All the doubts of the singers on Valkyrie. Paarl five interpreters of Wagner’s opera, which opens the season at La Scala on December 7. The German mezzo-soprano Meier: “This director does not analyze the psychology of the characters”]

Waltraud Meier: il regista di “Valchiria” non ci aiuta Dec 1, 2010 / By Corriere della Sera
La “prima” della Scala Maretta tra i protagonisti dell’ opera wagneriana e Guy Cassiers
Waltraud Meier: il regista di “Valchiria” non ci aiuta. “Lui pensa ai video, noi ci siamo dovuti arrangiare”
[= The “prima” at La Scala Maretta between the protagonists of ‘Wagnerian opera and Guy Cassiers. Waltraud Meier, the director of ‘Valkyrie’ does not help us. “He thinks of the video, we we had to arrange”]

Cassiers si difende. Cantanti influenzati, salta la prova aperta Dec 2, 2010 / By Corriere della Sera
Verso la «prima» Il regista e le accuse della protagonista Waltraud Meier. “Scala, nella mia Valchiria non solo effetti speciali” Cassiers si difende. Cantanti influenzati, salta la prova aperta
[= Towards the “prima” The director and star of allegations Waltraud Meier “Scala, not only in my Valkyrie special effects” Cassiers defends. Influenced singers, skip the open rehearsal]

(JIWON: Always, whenever this German whore boasts her big mouth, and whenever this whore shines, there was a talented musician falling into a victim, whose ACTING and make-up looked the ugliest, whose dress-code looked unfit and whose MUSIC sounded like a dying ghost. Who is he this time? By now, Italian professionals must be able to analyze every reason, since I’ve NEVER seen a PERFECT acting technique as YOUTUBE: 31yr-old Cesare Siepi: “Furtwangler + Don Giovanni” in 1954.

Who knows? The poor victim, this time, could be Guy Cassiers, who just wants to follow good voices but doesn’t know what to do. If Mrs. Moratti still remembers ONE of my reports, there is a fast change in Korean TV drama business. (This time, I can’t compare them with the Japanese one, since I’ve been too tired to watch them.) Nowadays, less and less camera technicians prefer Waltraud Meier style. Of course, there are still OLD-fashioned way of producing TV-dramas and please imagine the viewer ratings. I think it’s been almost a year since they failed with this kind of camera-technique, actress-choice, and OST (Original-Sound-Track). Since I was real curious of their result, I’ve been checking their viewer ratings. They always failed, regardless of their choice of main actor/actress. I kept wondering why they never know how to be free from this useless entertainment-business. Perhaps, it is because the new trend to titillate the younger generation’s SIX-senses is finding its form too fast.

But then, this very NEW trend never betrays the Italian ACTING in YOUTUBE: 31yr-old Cesare Siepi: “Furtwangler + Don Giovanni” in 1954. It just needs renovation. New make-up, new costume, and new stage-setting. I still imagine a crazy hip-hop group dancing around 1954’s Don Giovanni.)

Italy: The Declining Fortunes of the Azzurri Nov 19, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
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Comment-Frank Tigani: (…) The Italian youth players have not impressed in recent times and this is the problem; there are not enough good young players coming through the system. Two reasons for this perhaps: 1. … and 2. The young players that are good enough are not getting game time as Italian coaches prefer to player 35 year old then their younger players. For this reason younger players do not break through in Italy until about the age of 25 it is too late by then.

(JIWON: Anyway, since Waltraud Meier’s brilliant prostitution, how many DIVAS have been able to make their debut at their best age in opera houses such as La Scala? They have to be grandma. Even if they are allowed, their talents are already gone. So, what do you expect from your VIP tickets at La Scala?)

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PART-6: “Color & Dignity”. Two Words To Depict Female-Berlusconi, Italian Mezzo Fiorenza Cossotto. Just Like Rossoneri, Who Are Thirsty For Fantasista, Opera Fans Blame Italian Music Education For Extinction Of “Voce-Verdiani” & “Opera-Characterization”.

(Updated on DECEMBER 4, 2010)

Mezzo Fiorenza Cossotto (b.1935 in Vercelli)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiorenza_Cossotto
1. Cossotto was born on Apr 22, 1935. … Turin Academy of Music … After her studies with Mercedes Llopart, she made her operatic debut at La Scala in 1957, at the age of 22.
2. Cossotto made her American Chicago/Met debut in 1964/1968, at the age of 29/33.
3. Cossotto performed exclusively leading roles at Met until 1989, the age of 54. She kept on singing…
4. Interesting story with Callas. (… too tired to check the entire story…)

(JIWON: Basically, this Italian voice didn’t match the main issue of this writing, when I first planned this part. I just wanted to mention one thing, because this Italian female voice was too precious to be ignored. Let’s make it simple.)

1. American Jewish Diva Regina Resnik (b.1922) is 13 years older than Italian Cossotto. Basically, it was Resnik’s voice that led me to ponder Diva’s mature age. Compared to all the contemporary fames, her great performance was from Young Mezzo Resnik. Then, I read that one must listen to Younger Soprano Resnik if he truly wants to appreciate this great voice.

2. Until I heard Mezzo Resnik, I’ve never appreciated mezzo voices… for purely academic reason. More precisely speaking, a DRAMATIC mezzo. I am a female growing up in a female town. I just hate female’s hysterical/dull voice. No one can blame my unique taste, since I don’t like my own voice and hardly speak. Before my American study, I’ve never listened to any female music, including pop. After I started to realize the value of my favorite Jacobs-theory, which has been disproved by his disciples in Chicago, I found myself falling in love with the female’s high SINGING voice. But still, I didn’t like any mezzo voices. I simply don’t understand why all the PROFESSIONAL critics waste their busy life with all kinds of useless words, such as COLOR or MATURE or DUSK or ETC., to depict dull-or-oily-or-muddy-or-fatty-or-simplyyucky voices. A DRAMATIC MEZZO? It was a cancer… for purely academic reason. It was SH*T… until I heard Regina Resnik (b.1922).

3. The reason why Resnik’s mezzo voice didn’t bother me was that it was in fact Dramatic Soprano Resnik lacking high notes. There was always HIGH imagination in her low voice. This is why her DRAMATIC mezzo voice has NEVER destroyed any of her female partners.

4. One more mezzo can be mentioned. It is interesting to remember Marilyn Horne’s interview, in which she remembered her ensemble with Joan Sutherland as the most beautiful moment of his SINGING life. Since it was in her docu film, anyone can find this performance. Mezzo Horne was following Soprano Sutherland and her voice suddenly sounded different. It was a perfect mezzo voice. Perhaps, this is why her Rossini was honored by the Italian government. It’s not my first time to mention Horne’s interview about Sutherland, but I found this coincidence quite recently. Sutherland’s Horne and Horne’s Rossini.

5. Therefore, I expected nothing special when Italian Mezzo Fiorenza Cossotto was introduced on the radio program. OMG! There was a COLOR in her voice. A DRAMATIC MEZZO, indeed…

http://ilcorrieredellagrisi.blogspot.com/search?q=Fiorenza+Cossotto

(JIWON: I was suddenly curious of this Italian site. I don’t think I can understand all their headache information. So far, when I tried information on Cossotto only, nothing special was found. Therefore…)

YOUTUBE: Fiorenza Cossotto as Amneris in Aida at Met; Judgement scene Posted on Mrs. Moratti’s 59th Birthday 🙂 / By crewmantle
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Comment-musedirec: everything a real verdi mezzp requires. her voice was beautiful in color only when she sang softly. check out the color in the dungeon scene of trovatore… ravishing!

(JIWON: Please look. But then, something more happened. Keep reading, please.)

YOUTUBE: Fiorenza Cossotto as Amneris in Aida at Met; Judgement scene Posted on Mrs. Moratti’s 59th Birthday 🙂 / By crewmantle
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Comment-01music01: Cossotto is the best mezzo of all times!!!
Comment-PakoChile: No, she wasn’t but she was a professional and never take advantage over her partners on stage.
Comment-AmatureComposer: Then, it should be mentioned that in spite of the audience’s enthusiasm, Cossotto is 50 here, and past considerably her best (which was 1965-75) .
Comment-crewmantle: You can play Amneris on a sliding scale either of two ways to make sense of her; at one end as a petulant teenager or the other as a royal princess. Zajick went the first route, Cossotto the other end of the spectrum. Both brilliant Amneris’ unrivalled today. Good choice fella! Bravo 2 U for getting it!
Comment-altodivo: She never stops ACTING. The last 15 seconds are brilliant, most just stand there like a penguin.
Comment-JOQUINHA9: Ho sentito Cossotto in teatro in Amneris, Azucena, Santuzza, Ulrica, Adalgisa, mezo del Requiem, Seymour, dal 1973. Mai avevo sentito e non ho mai sentito un mezzo con questa assolutamente incredibile musicalità, e con questa bellezza di timbro. In teatro, poi, il potere era incredibile. Io non la dimenticheró mai, e soffro terribilmente perchè nessun mezzo soprano al mondo mi dá oggi il piacere, la gioia, che ho sentito. Grazie COssotto!!! [=I have heard in the theater in Cossotto Amneris, Azucena, Santuzza, Ulrica, Adalgisa, mezo’s Requiem, Seymour, 1973. I had never heard and I’ve never heard half with this incredible musicality and beauty of this stamp. In the theater, then, POWER was unbelievable. I’ll never forget, and I suffer terribly because no mezzo soprano in the world today gives me the pleasure, joy, I’ve heard.]
Comment-crewmantle: Indeed. The final curses delivered by Cossotto’s Amneris are the culmination of frustrated royal fury which she built throughout the scene. BUT notice how the smallest gesture is reflexed and timed precisely to each note for maximum drama. We are watching a BRILLIANT study of an OPERA CHARACTERIZATION. The realism is breathtaking. Cossotto brought the house down and this performance has become legendary. Operaphiles around the world knew what happened that night: the very next morning.
Comment-cantanteporsiempre: me inclino ante esta mujer!!! que seguridad y con que naturalidad ella canta!!!. i kneel myself before her presence, WHAT S STAGE PRESENCE and so NATURAL, BRAVA!! one of the best mezzos in the world, her Santuzza was chilling
Comment-ahmad123987: How amazing was her ACTING!
Comment-wellmeant: I listen to this aria over and over again, and each time it becomes more and more fantastic. Cossotto LOOKS and ACTS FANTASTICALLY, and her SINGING is so POWERFUL and DRAMATIC. Opera Art on the highest level, simply nothing less!!! Thank you for posting!
Comment-Tenortalker: Cossotto knew her voice well and so could take enormous risks. She was never less than exciting. Even if the last note wasn’t perfect on this occasion who cares? A magnificent performance. I just wish that people wouldn’t keep bringing up the story of Callas’ last ‘Norma’ in Paris. Cossotto deserved the chance to reply before Stassinopolous published that ugly story about A singer with this generous temperament is unlikely to be a bad colleague.
Comment-Shahrdad: The Callas story, apparently isn’t true, and Cossotto herself always said she and Callas were always good friends and colleagues. Opera News had something on it, where they listened to recordings of the performance, and Cossotto NEVER did do what she was accused of, and actually provided perfect support for Callas, who was not in good shape.

(JIWON: Aren’t the listeners talking about her ACTING? OPERA CHARACTERIZATION!!! Exactly same happening as in the previous cases of Italian legendary voices, Ezio Pinza (b.1892) and Cesare Siepi (b.1923). When I first heard this voice, COLOR was my choice of word. Now, I am watching her performance. DIGNITY is my choice of word. I was so surprised at their comments that I had to check some more sites. Then, something more and more happened.)

Happy Birthday Fiorenza Cossotto: The legendary mezzo-soprano is 75 today. Apr 22, 2010 / By parterre.com
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Comment#49-WindyCityOperaman says: Saw her do Amneris, Ulrica and Favorita. Great, balsy singer and they don’t make them like that anymore. She said she never held high notes longer than Callas (rather Callas was too ill to sing the high note at all).

Comment#12-Regina delle fate says: (…) She was a collossus, the last in a regal line of Italian dramatic mezzos. Loads of good Rossini mezzos now, but no Verdians. (…)
Comment#14-Il faut parterre says: A serious question is suggested when one thinks of Cossotto: Why is it that the true Voce Verdiani has almost completely disappeared?? Many of these singers were Italian. Where are they today? Can it be that young singers are (wrongly?) being steered by their teachers and voice coaches towards the bel canto / Handel wing of the repertoire — where they are more likely to find performance opportunities? Can any of you honestly come up with a “Dream Cast” of today’s singers for IL TROVATORE or AIDA?? I can’t.
Comment#17-Il faut parterre says: Is it possible that our obsession with the 28″ waist is tossing aside potentially great Verdians and Wagnerians?? MUST everyone be “ready for HD”? I’m reminded of observations by two great divas: Dame Joan used to say, “You’ve got to be built like a horse to survive in this business”. And Birgit Nilsson, when asked why she would not sing SALOME in the U.S. said, “Because you Americans listen with your eyes, not your ears”. Now, I like a pretty face as much as anyone, but to me opera is “voice, voice, and more voice”. I can’t remember who said that. Any help? La Cieca knows EVERYTHING.
Comment#20-manou says: “voice, voice, and more voice” is apparently a quote from the Italian ACTOR Salvini. From manou who knows nothing – except how to google stuff.
Comment#37-La marquise de Merteuil says: I thought it was Rossini who said that?
Comment#34-Arianna a Nasso says: I don’t think large voices are ’scarcer’ – human genetics don’t evolve so quickly that in 50 years the physical structures needed to create large voices are present a smaller fraction of the population. What may have changed is that fewer people with these gifts are being drawn to opera as an art than 50 years ago. One hears how interest in opera in Italy is a fraction of what it used to be. Also, for decades, it has been discussed that the level of voice instruction in Italy has plummeted. On top of that, when a large voice is discovered, it is thrown almost exclusively into the heavy rep because we are so desperate to cast those operas. It must be hard when offers come right and left and everyone says you are a great to say, no, I need to work on my technique more and I need to sing no more than a few Amnerises per season, even if it means I’m unemployed a few months per year. Looking back at Cossotto’s career, she started young, but she had excellent training (Mercedes Llopart, teacher of Kraus and Scotto), and she had 5 years of mostly smaller roles at La Scala until her unexpected breakthrough replacing Simionato one night in Favorita. While things took off fast from that point, she still mixed the heavy Verdi roles with Adalgisa, Favorita, Carmen, Rosina, Capuleti Romeo, Neris, Urbain, Preziosilla, etc. for at least a decade.
Comment#35-PirateJenny says: I’m going to go put on some body armour here and wade into this debate with something I have been pondering. So just to put it out there, and see what y’all think – I find myself wondering if the idea that big voices require time to mature is a)true – or as true as often as casting directors seem to think – and b)plays a part in the dearth of great Verdians. When you look at the great, huge voices of the past, they were singing big roles in their early twenties – occasionally even teens. For example, Ponselle was 21 when she did Trovatore at the Met, and our beloved Fiorenza was 24 when she recorded Verdi’s requiem for the first time. Clearly my sample size is small – but I am sure the Parterreans can come up with many more examples. So here are my questions – is it a myth that big voices “always” mature later? Do voice teachers largely embrace the idea that Verdi and Wagner are dangerous for younger singers? In order to get any roles at all (and because they’ve internalized this narrative about big voices) do singers mostly stick to Mozart and Handel in their early years, resulting in undersinging and an artificial vocal production? And are we missing out on some spectacular singing from 20-somethings and settling for harsher, wobblier sounds from the 50-somethings? And now I’m going to get REALLY provocative – Birgit Nilsson said the best teacher is the stage, declaring herself to be self-taught. The same would apply to countless other singers we consider to be among the greatest. If there is any merit to my argument that big voices can be ready for the big time in their twenties, are we forcing them to endure years of potentially harmful interference from well-meaning vocal teachers by making them wait until these roles are “safe” for them to approach? As well as just tempting them to damn well give up and get a real job? Clearly there are young singers out there who are singing big roles, and I am sure you will all send me examples, as well as examples of singers who tackled big roles too early and blew out their voices. But I do wonder if this narrative about what roles are appropriate for younger singers is as widely accepted as it seems to be, and if it impacts the big voices and our opportunities to hear them.
Comment#36-Arianna a Nasso says: You raise a lot of interesting points. I think the main point is there are no absolutes. Many big voices were ready to go at an early age. Some of the differences are training – the days of daily voice lessons and coaching are gone. Also the expectation of how long a career was to last. In the past, you could start at age 24 and if you retired in your 40s because the voice gave out, those 15 years of prime time were enough to be considered a success (Antonietta Stella for example). I agree with an earlier poster – we’re so desperate to have big voices that they’re not going to get locked into Handel and Mozart. Even in conservatories, they could sing Mimi or Violetta rather than Pamina and Cleopatra. Nilsson did go through a standard conservatory training, though she felt one teacher was particularly harmful. I think her point is that once one has a technical foundation, a lot of the solidification of technique takes place in performance and in independent work. Corelli was like this too. On the other hand, if you’ve had a more positive conservatory experience with a great teacher, you may disagree with Nilsson.

(JIWON: Aren’t they talking about TRAINING? Just like Rossoneri, whose interesting article and comments on Italian football I picked up to start this part. Isn’t their issue exactly same as my current issue here? With their debate, I suddenly remember what I picked up from YOUNG photos of Wagnerian DRAMATIC SOPRANO Kirsten Flagstad.)

The memoirs of Enzo Bordello, assistant stage manager of 47yr-old Cossotto’s Dalila
(…) Fiorenza Cossotto represents a paradoxical disparity between the public and private personas of any artist. (…) If only my subsequent impressions of Cossotto were such positive ones! Alas, the mezzo soon revealed her true character, a self-absorbed narcissist unaware and unconcerned for the feelings of others. (…) She did get along splendidly with the makeup designer, who, for once, had a diva who enjoyed looking like a drag queen. (…) Still, it was hard to stay angry with Cossotto once she started to sing. The voice was magnificent, an evenly produced mezzo-soprano of lush amplitude. On the other hand, her acting was campy beyond belief. (…)

(JIWON: She was a Female Berlusconi… ho-ho. 🙂 Geez… I want to watch this scene, since my collection so far, including YOUTUBE: Fiorenza Cossotto – Carmen – Habanera, says that her ACTING, along with her FACIAL EXPRESSION, never betrays her VOICE. Damn curious. 🙂 I really appreciate her sense of fashion and make-up, by the way. Whenever I watch her YOUTUBE, her choice doesn’t quite look like old-fashioned, I think. This is awesome, frankly speaking.)

YOUTUBE: 32yr-old Cossotto: Karajan’s La Scala – Verdi: Messa da Requiem | Liber scriptus | Part 4 Sep 30, 2009 / By MaestroStark

(JIWON: This is La Scala’s performance. Please imagine Serafin’s La Scala performance with this exactly same voice. (…since I heard nothing-Sabata…) This is definitely Cossotto’s Karajan. IF… if you ever heard of Serafin’s accompaniment very carefully, you can never appreciate this X-like music business. I tried and tried, but it’s impossible to follow Serafin’s instruments. This conductor’s accompanying his voice is so delicate, so great that I soon forget to listen to his instrument. If my situation is like this, what about the innocent listeners? And they never appreciate Serafin’s hard working and his orchestra members, because they always sound like “hiding behind the voice”.

At the same time, it’s getting hard to understand “Abbado & Co.” and “Muti & Co.”. They say that “IT’S BEEN DISCUSSED FOR DECADES that the level of voice instruction in Italy has plummeted”. How come they’ve never made an issue about this? Unlike me, they’ve ACTUALLY heard of those great voices and they were working with less and less voices. Aren’t they the very musicians, who enjoyed watching Waltraud Meier’s prostitution and this Arrogant-Big-Mouth’s Trashy Acting? What exactly means Music Director of La Scala? It was my long time question. Now, I finally found the proof. What sounds more strange is that… why La Scala suffered no consistent Music Directorship after Sabata… until Abbado?)

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PART-7: When “La Bella Italia” Is Full Of Legends, Who Are Endowed With Teaching Talent. Whether Music Or Football…

(Updated on DECEMBER 5, 2010)

Soprano Gabriella Tucci (b.1929 in Rome)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriella_Tucci
1. Tucci was born on Aug 4, 1929. … Accademia di Santa Cecilia with Leonardo Filoni, whom she later married. (… it is said that she received 3 years of hard training after her talent was recognized by her future-husband…)
2. Tucci made her debut at Spoleto in 1951, at the age of 22, and then at La Scala in 1959, at the age of 30.
3. Tucci’s Met career was from 1960, the age of 31, to 1972, the age of 43.

(JIWON: I am now too tired to check other materials, and my analysis is purely based on what I heard from the radio. This Italian voice shares the same technique with Foreign Callas, but her music never sounds like Callas. I think there was another Italian voice, which reminded me of Callas’ vocal technique, but her name escaped from my brain. But this voice sounds more interesting than the previous case. Weirdly enough, her performance kept letting me imagine her personality. And I became curious if she had a teaching talent.)

Mastering the Master Class Mar 6, 2010 / By Blogger
(…) One of the best ‘Hit and Run’ Master Classes I ever attended was given by Gabriella Tucci, the famed operatic soprano of an earlier generation, at the Yale School of Music. … I have often taken a dim view of retired operatic Divas suddenly turning into voice teachers. But Gabriella was certainly the exception to the rule. She gave a fantastic class with clear illustrations and very practical ideas about technique and interpretation. I was impressed! And she could still sing! (…)

(JIWON: Here you go. At the very least, she knows that the LEGEND means the exact combination of talent, training, technique and PASSION. Let’s just hope our darling Football Legend Baggio to prove this teaching ability. 🙂 )

(Updated on DECEMBER 6, 2010)

Loved by the people, distrusted by coaches, Baggio bows out Apr 28, 2004 / By guardian.co.uk
Arrigo Sacchi Italy coach (1994 ): ‘Baggio has struggled with Milan and I’m obliged to take players who are on form and who can integrate perfectly with the kind of game I’ve chosen’
Arrigo Sacchi Italy coach (on leaving Baggio out of Euro 96 squad): ‘The Italians put a great deal [of emphasis] on their organisation. Their flair comes from Roberto Baggio’

Interview with Arrigo Sacchi – former AC Milan and Italy manager Feb 3, 2008 / By soccerlens.com
(…) He had no prior footballing background but as manager was renowned for his professionalism, man-management skills and his appreciation of beautiful football. The rivalry between Mr. Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello – both former Milan managers – is deep and well-known, but it is a mark of their respect for each other that Mr. Sacchi chooses to praise Capello’s footballing knowledge and managerial ability and avoids commenting on personal differences. (…)

Italy Focus Must Be On Youth, Not Old Players – Arrigo Sacchi Aug 5, 2010 / By Goal

Sacchi returns to football to join Baggio with Italy national setup Aug 5, 2010 / By au.sports.yahoo.com
Arrigo Sacchi has joined Roberto Baggio and Gianni Rivera as part of FIGC’s new technical team. Sacchi is the new co-ordinator of the international youth teams. Former player Rivera is the President of the educational youth sector. Baggio was named the new President of the Technical Sector earlier this week.

Ex-AC Milan boss Sacchi blasts Italian football Apr 12, 2010 / By tribalfootball.com
(…) Sacchi was pointing to the country’s fixation with winning rather than playing well. (…)

Former Milan Coach Arrigo Sacchi: Football In Italy Is Not Constructive Dec 3, 2010 / By Goal
(…) “We need a new policy for the academies. We must promote a new mentality starting from the youngsters.” (…)

(JIWON: Let’s hope, too, our darling Football Legend Baggio to find the same solution as that of his least favorite football professional Arrigo Sacchi when it comes to Youth-Training. 🙂 )

Roberto Baggio happy in retirement Mar 31, 2008 / By fourfourtwo.com
(…) Baggio certainly had plenty of run-ins with coaches down through the years, from 1994 World Cup boss Arrigo Sacchi to Marcello Lippi at Inter. A common thread runs through each failed relationship. “They all wanted to be the centre of attention,” he claimed. (…)

Loved by the people, distrusted by coaches, Baggio bows out Apr 28, 2004 / By guardian.co.uk
Roberto Baggio has been recalled to his country’s colours for one last outing and, just for old times’ sake, he came with an injury. Everything about him has always been delicate, his body and his career as much as his technique and imagination. (…) Giovanni Trapattoni (2002 WC) … Azeglio Vicini (1990 WC-Semi-Final) … Marcello Lipi (Juventus) … Fabio Capello (Milan) … Carlo Ancelotti (Parma) (…) The senior coaches are just about the only people in the country who do not adore him and it is their opinion that has counted. Their assessment is so unpopular that it has to be concealed. … The damning verdict has been handed down by the most distinguished of juries, yet Italy’s football followers have never accepted it. (…) The fans really love him for his virtuosity. … Here, they delve into a more glamorous past to class him with Luigi Riva or Gianni Rivera. (…) There is scepticism towards him purely in the professional ranks. The Italy players did not want him at the 2002 World Cup. (…) It has simply been impossible for Baggio to conform to modern football. When he was in his prime, Milan and then Juventus developed the 4-4-2 pressing game which called for extreme athleticism. The effect could be awesome and it secured the reputations of Sacchi, Capello and Lippi. People such as the slight Baggio were misfits. He was not a true forward and he lacked the stamina for gruelling duties in midfield. Gianfranco Zola was similarly disregarded so that, to Chelsea’s lasting gratitude, Parma got rid of him. Italian clubs, with attitudes shifting, are now hospitable to playmakers again, but it is all too late for Baggio. (…)

(JIWON: Please look.)

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🙂 PROFESSOR-07: Is Ibracadabra A Fantasista Or A Trequartista Or Just A Bit Of Egoistic Forward? What Do Rossoneri Want From Ibracadabra? Which Role Can Ibracadabra Offer To Rossoneri? (Nov 8-28, 2010)
PART-6: Prelude: Any STAR-Player, Who Joined AC-Milan With No Intention To Prove “The Essence Of Italian Football Style,” Will Have To Find A Better Club.
(Updated on NOVEMBER 8, 2010)
JIWON: True that there were quite interesting debates on Ibra or Pato. But I couldn’t come up with one definite solution, because I still hardly know about the exact definition of the Italian Football. I thought that I learned many things, but when I found their debate on “The Striker’s Role in Italian Football” or “Definition Of The Italian Striker,” I couldn’t raise my voice any more. I only feel (…) Therefore, this collection will have NO answer. It will be a collection of interesting comments. Let’s just hope to find an answer when I finish this computer work. 🙂

(JIWON: Therefore…)

Tactics Wednesday: Del Neri’s transformation of Cassano from lazy fantasista to clinical finisher 8-months-before-cassano-scandal / By klikfc.com
(…) However, would you say that Cassano is the hardest working player on the pitch? In a short answer: Hell no. Cassano himself has stated many times that he hates tactics and training and learning tactical schemes and such. He just wants to go on the field and play. Cassano is practically one of those players that is very difficult to place in a restricted tactical scheme, because he is a classic fantasista who just roams the pitch and creates. In the past Roberto Baggio had trouble with coaches because of this exact reason. Many coaches like Sacchi and Capello didn’t know where to place Baggio in rigid formations like a 4-4-2, because he was neither really a midfielder or a striker, a “9.5″ like some coaches called him (a mix between an traditional number 9 and a traditional number 10).

Massimo Moratti Denies Inter Will Seek To Sign Antonio Cassano Nov 30, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-sep aus / 7:01 AM Nov 30, 2010: when a player is on the verge of joining inter, he does this, he did it for quaresma, sneijder, lucio, mancini, etc / 28 : 0
Comment-To Sep Xxo / 10:22 PM Dec 3, 2010: Same thing happened when inter signed Chievo / 0 : 0

(JIWON: I only know why Cassano is still not considered another Baggio… by Baggio’s devoted Italian/International fans, and even by Baggio himself, whose most favorite professional is Spanish Argentine Messi, who also happened to be the most favorite professional of Baggio’s least favorite coach Lippi. Spanish Argentine Messi, who also happened to be the most favorite professional of Mr. Moratti, whose football club has been an icon of Anti-Italian-Football. 😦 )

(… no need to post countless articles on Sir Lippi’s disastrous WC-2010…)

(JIWON: By then, I knew nothing about all those RUMORS behind-the-scene, and I was supposed to post ALL the detailed WONDERFUL articles about Spanish Argentine Messi. (… thanks to Legend Maradona’s big-mouth, Maradona Insults Pele, Platini, The French And South Korea, Not Too Mention The Jublani Ball (Jul 17, 2010), all Korean kids were required to read everything about Messi, whose wage was higher than the total sum of the entire Korean national team members’ wages. 🙂 … then I read about Mr. Moratti’s Messi… so… I decided not to help Inter’s commercial business… 🙂 )

I thought… while watching “La Belle Italia 2010”… that Sir Lippi was desperately missing Italian Legend Baggio. My analysis was purely based on t-e-c-h-n-i-q-u-e, of course. Sir Lippi or WC-2010’s Italia looked as if I was watching Italian Soprano Mirella Freni (b.1935) struggling at Zubin Mehta’s Mahlerian, Verdian, Wagnerian, & Contemporary Opera House… until Maestro Pirlo came in.)

Italy: The Declining Fortunes of the Azzurri Nov 19, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
(…) Against Romania … The Italian’s play lacked pace, a characteristic derived from the Serie A no doubt. There were also a number of simple technical mistakes including MISPLACED PASSES and HEAVY TOUCHES. (…) The Azzurri did improve when changes were made, in particular when X came off for Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi. (…) There is something terribly wrong with the current Italian national team and it cannot be down to just the wrong tactics, the players must be part of the problem. … Now, not only has Italian football declined at club level, but this decline has is also greatly affecting the fortunes of the national team. (…)

(JIWON: What I feel funny is that nowadays, there is not a breath of Mirella Freni (b.1935)’s trace, and only “HEAVY TOCHES” is left. Where Music or Football…)

Alessandro Del Piero Disappointed With Juventus’ Europa League Elimination Dec 2, 2010 / By Goal
Does Italian Teams’ Failure Signal a Danger over Future of UEFA Europa League? Dec 4, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Parth Pandya

(JIWON: Guess what? Korean comment section on this gloomy situation was exactly same as what happened during “HEAVY TOCHES” of Prandelli’s Azzurri. Isn’t that interesting? The only reason of their complaint was that it was boring to watch. That’s all.)

Loved by the people, distrusted by coaches, Baggio bows out Apr 28, 2004 / By guardian.co.uk
(…) Baggio has been unfortunate. He could not have been husky even if that had been his all-consuming wish. He had already had his first three knee operations by the time he was 19. (…)

(… no need to post all the HOT storied at Man-City’s dressing room, during training session, and on the pitch… not to mention Mommy Mancini’s determination to train Papa’s boy Balotelli in a typical British way…)

(JIWON: Now, I understand why Korean comment section warned that Man-City’s Balotelli might not be able to play beyond 30. In recent days, reading Balotelli’s FACE&LIP, while on the pitch, especially after each scandal, has been a time killer for the Korean comment section. I wish him a good luck, anyway. 🙂 )

Raiola: ‘Balo will stay with City for few years’ Dec 5, 2010 / By rossoneriblog.com
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Comment-nick says: I hope he doesnt come to Milan. What a head case this guy. I can see him disrupting the harmony of the team with ridiculous ego. Balotelli is not great and will never be. Players like Dzeko, Kiessling, Matri, Pazzini, Podolski and Caracciolo are better players on and off the field and they would not create a hissy fit about being on the bench and earning their spot in the starting eleven. Balotelli is such a primadonna and for what? This idiot havent proven a damn thing on the pitch except for his fool attitude, please! Milan does not need this moron!
Comment-jacob smith says: @Nick, Mario Balotelli loves Ibrahimovic because they are close mates! And also he is an AC Milan fan, (LOL) so if he does start a fight or something the we got Gattuso to deal with Balotelli!!!

(JIWON: Let’s make it simple. I was on the side of the latter comment when Balotelli was forced to join at Man-City through Mr. Moratti and Agent Raiola’s foul business. Now, I am completely on the side of the former comment. It’s because I definitely disagree with how this Italian Baby is trained there, technically and mentally. Still… the only reason why I kept mentioning this name was that Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio looked so poor, was so desperately in need of Cassano or Balotelli to shine in Prandelli’s national team.

Now, I decide NOT to worry. Italy is full of LEGENDS, all of whom are willing to throw away their enormous egos in order to teach their youths. 🙂 When Italy coach Prandelli is happy with Man-City’s Balotelli, why should I worry? I think Baby Balotelli is getting obsessed by possibly another knee operation. I also think all the EPL defenders at the rival-teams heard of Balotelli-scandal and they are now eagerly waiting for their golden opportunity to tackle Balotelli, because it was Man-City’s beautiful defender, who broke their priceless player’s precious leg first. Of course, LEGEND Baggio knows how to advise Man-City’s Crown Prince on this issue. I must not worry. 🙂 )

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PART-8: Half A Year Has Passed Since Sir Lippi’s Disastrous WC. So… What’s Happened?

(Updated on DECEMBER 8, 2010)

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🙂 PART-9: “World Cup 2010” Fails. “Lega Nord” Paid Slovakia. Italian Football Without “Alleanza Nazionale”? End Of Story! Blame “Parlamento”, Which “Offensive League” Has Contributed To “The Bankrupt Italy” And “Collapse Of Catenaccio”! It Was The Last Chance To Enjoy “Pura Nazionale Italia”! “Forza ITALIA”!!! (Jun 25 – Jul 5, 2010)
PART-9a: “World Cup 2010” Fails… Despite The Last 15 Minutes Of Robust Italian Comeback. Italian Football Without “Alleanza Nazionale”? End Of Story! Everybody Knew Everything!
(Updated on JUNE 25, 2010)
JIWON: Did the Italian fanatic fans enjoy only the last 15 minutes? (…)
1. What did I learn from Roberto Baggio? “Infinitive genial touch… beautiful feet… nothing-fancy… very simple… natural… precise…”
2. (… bla-bla-bla…)
3. How many comments have I posted in recent days? Everything was about Italian Defensive Football. They were right. All of a sudden, I now know what they mean; “tactics… unpredictable… for mature soccer fans… tension in the matches… don’t rely on pace or tricks…”. TACTICS is the only word that still needs my further study.
4-5. (… bla-bla-bla…)
6. THUS, I went to the Korean internet sources. The keywords was “Organizational-power” or “Unit”. What the hell… this word was the very basic of the Italian Defensive Football. HEY!!! EVERYBODY KNEW EVERYTHING!!! In sum, it was clear that the Italian national coach desperately needed the players, who would be willing to follow all his instructions like a soccer-robot. This is where both Sir Lippi and his Italian critics failed. In my humble opinion, even the last 15 minutes failed to prove a perfect Italian mentality. They were just rushing… instead of pressing-or-what.

(JIWON: Time has passed. Half a year. How many days do you have until World Cup 2014 in Brazil? No one is expecting to win Euro 2012. Right? 😦 )

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🙂 PART-9: “World Cup 2010” Fails. “Lega Nord” Paid Slovakia. Italian Football Without “Alleanza Nazionale”? End Of Story! Blame “Parlamento”, Which “Offensive League” Has Contributed To “The Bankrupt Italy” And “Collapse Of Catenaccio”! It Was The Last Chance To Enjoy “Pura Nazionale Italia”! “Forza ITALIA”!!! (Jun 25 – Jul 5, 2010)
PART-9a: “World Cup 2010” Fails… Despite The Last 15 Minutes Of Robust Italian Comeback. Italian Football Without “Alleanza Nazionale”? End Of Story! Everybody Knew Everything!
PART-9b: Enjoy “World Cup 2010”! This Is The Last Chance For “Pura Nazionale Italia”! After The WC Is Over, Regardless Of The Outcome, You Will Begin To See A Nazionale Similar to England, Germany, Netherlands, France, and the USA! “Forza ITALIA”!!!
PART-9c: Ho! “Lega Nord” Did Pay Slovakia And Instruct Them Via An Invisible Cell Phone! Shouldn’t The Italian Politicians Set An Example? How Many Have Contributed To “The Bankrupt Italy”? Hasn’t The “Italian Parliament” Become “Attacking, Aggressively Offensive League” And Caused “Italian Catenaccio” To Collapse?
PART-9d: Time to Study(?) Calciopoli until 2006. If Luciano Moggi Was Merely One Of Those Equally(!) Involved In And Made A Scapegoat For Italian Football’s Incompetence, He’s Welcome To Join. If Sir Berlusconi Wants To Take Advantage Of This Computer Work Only To Satisfy His Lust For Dictatorial Power, He’ll Fail.
PART-9e: Padanian “I Verdi” Vs. Italian “Azzurri”! Which National Team Will Prove The Beauty Of Italian Football? Whether Italian or Sicilian or Padanian, Why Don’t You Italians Ponder National Characteristics First? You’d Better Split The Country If You Have Absolutely Nothing In Common.
PART-9f: Poor Berlusconi Is No Mussolini And Dare Not To Behead His Players. He Preferred Instead To Expect Anything-Italian From England And Was Left… “More Furious”? Or… “In Panic”?
PART-9g: Where Is Italy Heading Toward? World Cup 2014? Multiethnic Italy? How Many Foreigners? Which Foreigners?
PART-9h: WORKING…

(JIWON: Please look. Six months have passed and I am still working on this. Since Prandelli’s Azzurri are said to hide their REAL talents during ALL the friendly matches, I am not sure of Football part. It seems that…)

1. Mr. Fini and his Alleanza Nazionale or Future and Freedom are still not interested in “Italian Unit”. His favorite motto, “National Unity”, is on the paper only, and I am still having a hard time to figure out the definition of Fascist Fini.

2. Mr. Moggi has become the most beneficiary of this computer work. 🙂 Let’s just hope that this typical Italian doesn’t cross the red-line again. 😦

3. Sir Berlusconi Wanted To Take Advantage Of This Computer Work Only To Satisfy His Lust For Dictatorial Power… ooops sorry… Sexual Oomph… and therefore…He Is Going To Fail… sigh. What’s More, Thanks To All Kinds Of Sycophants Sticking Around This Workaholic, He Seemed To Lose All His Judgment And Is Going To Lose ALL His Precious Followers… Including Mara-La-Bella… Including LEO… sic.

(JIWON: It was on JULY 7, 2010 when I announced to collect every valuable sentence from Italian Football Professionals in order to finish this part. FIGC president Abete, FIGC vice-president Demetrio Albertini, Azzurri New Coach Cesare Prandelli, Legend Striker Gianfranco Zola, Legend Striker Luigi Riva, 2010’s Captain Fabio Cannavaro, and Legend Coach Arrigo Sacchi joined the club. By then, it was too difficult to understand Sacchi’s Italian article, so I was expecting more… then too tired/busy to finish it. 😦 )

World Cup 2010: Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini Blasts Italy Coach Marcello Lippi For Leaving Antonio Cassano & Mario Balotelli At Home Jun 25, 2010 / By Goal
World Cup 2010: Antonio Cassano & Mario Balotelli First Names On Cesare Prandelli’s New Italy Team – Report Jun 26, 2010 / By Goal
(…) Foreign players, but who have an Italian passport and are eligible to play will also be considered. (…)

(JIWON: Ho-Ho-Ho! Now, I know this name, President Zamparini. 🙂 No wonder Coach Prandelli is just doing what he is told. 🙂 )

Buffon promette ai tifosi: “Tornerò in campo tra tre o quattro mesi” Jul 7, 2010 / By Goal
Buffon: Italy lacked experience Jul 7, 2010 / By soccernet.espn
Gianluigi Buffon has pinpointed a lack of experience as one of the reasons for Italy’s World Cup failure, despite the fact that the side faced accusations throughout the tournament that they were too old to win. (…) “The problem was that the squad was formed of many young lads who had never faced competitions like this, so it’s normal they had a few psychological setbacks,” Buffon told Radio Due. “After the Confederations Cup there was a media campaign claiming we could leave behind the players from 2006. In reality you always need experienced people.”

(JIWON: Though I prefer Buffon’s Italian article, it’s too long to post. Weird is that I found nothing wrong in his opinion when I read his Italian article months ago. IMO, he just explained the exact situation of his Italian league, and I thought it was the best I’ve ever collected from Italian professional opinions. Now, I find that his English or Korean articles were regarded as another-lippi. 😦 )

World Cup 2010 Comment: Are Serie A Clubs Like Inter To Blame For Italy’s World Cup Embarrassment? Jun 24, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-Stole Macedonia / 12:48 PM Jun 25, 2010: Is there a law somewhere that states that clubs must have players from the country they play in? Didn’t think so. If Inter was full on italian players, they would have ended their CL path in the group stages. The problem is on player level, not club level. If Italian youngsters are good enough, they will get picked instead of South-Americans, it’s that simple. / [Agree 13 : Disagree 4]

Inter Nos di Gianluca Rossi – L’Inter è piena di stranieri perché gli italiani sono scarsi! Vero Lippi? Jun 26, 2010 / By Goal
World Cup 2010 Comment: Are Serie A Clubs Like Inter To Blame For Italy’s World Cup Embarrassment? Jun 25, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-Improve the Primaveras / 5:14 PM Jun 26, 2010: I admire the Barcelona Cantera because it has produced so many quality players. And they never discriminate. The current FIFA world player is not Spanish… neither is Jonathan Do Santos, etc. But the Barca cantera made them who they are. Inevitably, Spanish youth have developed alongside these foreigners: Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Fan Merida, Pedro…etc. So, the Italian teams should focus on that instead of “gambling” with underdeveloped youth who will get to first teams AND JUST RELAX. / [Agree 1 : Disagree 0]
Comment-euroboy london / 3:33 PM Jun 26, 2010: It is not Inter. It is the game’s commercialization. Spanish, Italian clubs hunt for youths in South America, French from Africa, English from these three; all, because it is cheaper to collect promising youths from somewhere else. To ignore this aspect is to ignore the true devastating danger. For this is the core of the problem. Everything else is peripheral. UEFA, FIFA will not intervene. They benefit too much from it. But somebody has to raise the question. Or the game will die eventually. / [Agree 3 : Disagree 0]

(JIWON: By then, I don’t remember one Italian football fan blaming Inter’s foreign policy. They were just furious at OLD policy of You-Know-Who and their LAZY youngsters and blame outsiders. However… how many Italian supporters sat down, analyzed the situation and devised the long-term strategy as 2004’s Germany did? Still now, they disvalue Bundesliga’s each club while worshiping Spanish Giants and EPL’s Foreign Tops, don’t they?

Just as in the case of extinction of “Voce Verdiani” in Italian Music Society, human genetics don’t evolve so quickly. So do Italian football youths. Besides, have all the Italian youngsters been LAZY? Is this why they had a few psychological setbacks whenever they faced important matches?)

Ex-AC Milan boss Sacchi blasts Italian football Apr 12, 2010 / By tribalfootball.com
(…) Sacchi was pointing to the country’s fixation with winning rather than playing well. (…)

Former Milan Coach Arrigo Sacchi: Football In Italy Is Not Constructive Dec 3, 2010 / By Goal
(…) “We need a new policy for the academies. We must promote a new mentality starting from the youngsters.” (…)

Inter Nos di Gianluca Rossi – L’Inter è piena di stranieri perché gli italiani sono scarsi! Vero Lippi? Jun 26, 2010 / By Goal
World Cup 2010 Comment: Are Serie A Clubs Like Inter To Blame For Italy’s World Cup Embarrassment? Jun 25, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-david somewhere / 1:28 AM Jun 28, 2010: This article hits the core issue. Just look at Germany. After the rapid decline in late 90’s, somewhere in 2004 (Klinsmann appointment) they sat down, analyzed the situation and devised the strategy which took some time, but now they have a surely winnable situation. The new talents are falling like snow; The Bundesliga is coming back; There is a generally positive atmosphere in whole country towards football; This situation can only improve / [Agree 0 : Disagree 0]
Comment-robert melbourne / 5:31 PM Jun 26, 2010: the problem is that the young foreigners are already playing in their main leagues a lot earlier than the young italians so are already playing on a visible stage before the italians. As they play week in week out they get noticed more by the different scouts. They arrive in italy already with a bigger reputation and have more match practice etc. To be a player you have to play, not just train as what happens to the primavera players. / [Agree 2 : Disagree 1]

(JIWON: I’m not saying that Mr. Sacchi is wrong. But… after all… shouldn’t the winning mentality be the primary factor for the professional youngsters? Look at the Spanish system. How many youngsters are found in each town? All the professionals praise this system. Yet, most fans, at least in Korea, always complain that it is boring to watch La Liga clubs, except TWO or couple more GIANTS.

Months ago, I knew nothing about football and wanted to make a collection about the youth system of each league. By then, it looked as if everybody was comparing their national system with Spanish one. I remember British articles criticizing that their system is elite-oriented and therefore their youngsters can’t enjoy this sports, or criticizing that there are not enough youth trainers and therefore the kids receive a wrong training from the very start, or criticizing that even if they receive a good training, most professional clubs, except top level, don’t play this high quality game and therefore their talented youths end up with inferior professionalism, aka ugly route-1.

I also tried to find some information comparing each league’s professional footballers, starting from the youths, or supporters per population. I couldn’t finish this work, but I remember that it’s very important to analyze every issue as “Per Population”. If there was no shortage in my research, Italy was no inferior to Spain or other countries… in terms of NUMBERS. And there are only TWO or couple more GIANTS in the Spanish LaLiga, where the rest are considered NOTHING. In Italian Serie-A, there are equally poor TWENTY brothers and sisters, all of whom should compete with Spanish Giants. No need to explain EPL system. And everybody knows that Bundesliga is managed in such a unique way that it’s a waste of time to compare two different systems unless there is a new law in Serie-A.)

Cesare Prandelli Signs Four-Year Italy Contract, But Luciano Moggi Questions The Move Jun 30, 2010 / By Goal
(…) However, former Juventus director Moggi has questioned … “Prandelli? Italy needs a selector more than a coach. Therefore it will be a difficult job for him. If he doesn’t have the players, there aren’t many around with quality in Italy at the moment, then it will also be a dark night for him too.” (…)

(JIWON: Therefore, this has been my conclusion.)

(Updated on DECEMBER 9, 2010)

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PART-1: Jogo vs. Fantasia: Joga Bonito… Rhythm+Flair+Swing… Game… Frolic… Spatial vs. Temporal… Professionals of Imagination… Breaking All Tactical Choreographies… Apparition… Facci Sognare…

Milan Need to Focus on Youth Jul 15, 2010 / By Bleacher Report‎, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
(…) The Spanish national team too has benefited greatly from Barcelona’s youth development policy with no less than eight of the 23 Spanish players that recently just won the world cup having been produced in Catalonia. (…) Milan can also take heed from its own history where in the past the club has helped create a host of great Italian players in Franco Baresi, Alessandro Costacurta, Demetrio Albertini and of course, the legendary Paolo Maldini. … The club is already one of the highest spending Serie A clubs in youth … The senior team needs to integrate youth players into the first team … Hopefully Massimiliano Allegri is the man to do this and if his work at Cagliari is anything to go by, then there is even more reason to have adopt to look at the situation with a glass half full approach.

L’Opinione – Ripartire dalla Spagna, ripartire dallo stile Barça, ripartire dal modello Milan ’94 Jul 15, 2010 / By Goal
The Review – Afresh from Spain, Barca share style, start from the model Milan ’94

(JIWON: Clearly, Inter’s foreign performers can’t represent Italian National Team. Sir Lippi tried in vain to prove Italian version of Spanish style. Italian fans should blame Italian law, which doesn’t allow Spanish style of broadcasting rights. Do you think Berlusconi’s AC-Milan can revive its brilliant history of 1990s and contribute to Prandelli’s Azzurri? At the very least, Italian youths should be found at Allegri’s Starting XI.)

Spanish Inquisition: Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi & Xavi Are The Best Three Players Of 2010 – Deserved Finalists For The FIFA Ballon d’Or? Dec 6, 2010 / By Goal

Interview with Arrigo Sacchi – former AC Milan and Italy manager Feb 3, 2008 / By soccerlens.com
(…) He had no prior footballing background but as manager was renowned for his professionalism, man-management skills and his appreciation of beautiful football. (…)

Italy Legend Roberto Baggio Will Not Become A Coach – Eddy Baggio Apr 2, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-Kronous Toronto / 12:51 PM Apr 2, 2010: Baggio remains one of the best gifted player Italy has produced. While Italy is known for their aggressive/ rugged football. Baggio just like Zola and Di Canio, showed that they could be skillful and have great technical abilities. Will never forget USA 94 when he single handedly took Italy all the way to the final, let not forget Italy 90!!! / [Agree 38 : Disagree 4]

Parma 0 – 1 Milan Oct 3, 2010 / By rossoneriblog, Hefin Davies
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Comment-Chandler says: The team is finally finding the consistency and the fluency it needs, that’s a good step towards the Barca style football that Galliani so wants!

Max Allegri’s A.C. Milan Look Like Champions Already Dec 5, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
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Comment-WOW hassan: italian club football is in a downward spiral and milan with its ageing team is proof of it but soon the champions league will show which teams were only in for the ride and i doubt if any italian club will go far. @frank, the style of football that zlatan had been used to and played were miles apart from the football played in spain and especially barcelona. tici taca that is the hallmark of barca’ is a flowing play and ibra tended to slow it down by holding on to the ball unnecessarily long so in the process there was no flow of play.

(JIWON: Everybody knows how to define Barca style. And I wonder why absolutely no one knows how to define Italian style… especially when it comes to “FLOWING” or “PASSING” or “POSSESION” or “UNIT”.)

Max Allegri’s A.C. Milan Look Like Champions Already Dec 5, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
(…) The greatest achievement, however, of Allegri’s short but promising reign has been in reinstalling hunger and a sense of unity amongst the team. As a result, it is clear that the Milan players are now much more willing to work for each other, to hustle and to harry for the ball. (…)

‘Allegri is the real secret of AC Milan’ Dec 6, 2010 / By rossoneriblog.com
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Comment-zso says: What he achieves is amazing and we can see players like Gattuso, Ambrosini Reborn but if he wants to keep this magic for a long time he should start building in some young players to replace Seedorf, Ambrosini, Pirlo… (…)
Comment-Master says: @Nick. Exactly. Not like last season, right now we can win a big match without depend too much on key players like Pirlo, Dinho, even Pato. (…)

Milan 3-0 Brescia: Rampant Rossoneri Brush Aside Overmatched Visitors Dec 4, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-lolo milan / 9:33 PM Dec 4, 2010: This is Milan without Zlatan: a team with no pace, no attack and no motivation. The last 17 minutes show what Ibra means, not only by scoring and assisting, but also possession wise. The worlds best target player is “back to origin”. / 0 : 0

Milan 3 – 0 Brescia Dec 5, 2010 / By rossoneriblog
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Comment-Alessandro says: It was great match in general and they controlled the match for most of the time! Abbiati’ save was excellent, (…) This Milan reminds me a bit of Barcelona because they played a good passing game! Hopefully, they can keep up with this and improve even more for the next time! Forza Milan!

Milan 0 – 2 Ajax Dec 9, 2010 / By rossoneriblog.com
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Comment-Jack says: Is it just me or did anyone else notice that each game Ronaldinho plays for some reason, we never have good possession of the ball like yesterday, everything just falls apart, happened two times against real madrid and against madrid both those goals on the second leg came after ronaldinho was subbed. hmmm interesting. well jokes aside he should really move somewhere else cause he can’t play in this new system, he prefers the whole team doing all the hard work and then just passing the ball to him around the opponents goal side. He has lost his speed, physicality and drive things which used to make his tricks work all the time but now he suffers like hell for the lack of em. Like he lost the ball countless times yesterday and seemed lost and de-motivated through out. The only people who tried to do anything was Ibra, Boateng, and for a little bit Robinho and Flamini. Anyway we are through and thats what counts. What is proven is that Ronaldinho cannot re-gain the speed or versatility of the past, he should be sold this jan and someone new and young should come in.
Comment-jomama says: First of all great job to Amelia … Also moving on to Pirlo as a defensive mid, it’s not that bad usually … Finally Seedorf is not good enough to start and Ronaldinho didn’t do too bad noting that the whole team was playing horribly and he was way out of position i mean come one he’s not a target man, plus once Ibra came on Dinho started playing much, much better.

(JIWON: These are recent happenings at Allegri’s AC-Milan. Is this Barca style? IMHO, this is a very example of pure Italian style. Basically, this was one of Korean comment section’s basic debates on Italian Football. I kept wondering why Italian professionals, starting from Milan Legend Sacchi and Milan Boss Galliani, confuse their own style and Spanish style. They are different, because they LOOK different.)

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🙂 PART-9: “World Cup 2010” Fails. “Lega Nord” Paid Slovakia. Italian Football Without “Alleanza Nazionale”? End Of Story! Blame “Parlamento”, Which “Offensive League” Has Contributed To “The Bankrupt Italy” And “Collapse Of Catenaccio”! It Was The Last Chance To Enjoy “Pura Nazionale Italia”! “Forza ITALIA”!!! (Jun 25 – Jul 5, 2010)
PART-9a: “World Cup 2010” Fails… Despite The Last 15 Minutes Of Robust Italian Comeback. Italian Football Without “Alleanza Nazionale”? End Of Story! Everybody Knew Everything!
(Updated on JUNE 25, 2010)
JIWON: Did the Italian fanatic fans enjoy only the last 15 minutes? (…)
1-5. (… bla-bla-bla…)
6. THUS, I went to the Korean internet sources. The keywords was “Organizational-power” or “Unit”. What the hell… this word was the very basic of the Italian Defensive Football. HEY!!! EVERYBODY KNEW EVERYTHING!!! In sum, it was clear that the Italian national coach desperately needed the players, who would be willing to follow all his instructions like a soccer-robot. This is where both Sir Lippi and his Italian critics failed. In my humble opinion, even the last 15 minutes failed to prove a perfect Italian mentality. They were just rushing… instead of pressing-or-what.

(JIWON: Now, can you understand what I mean?)

Man City boss Mancini excited by Balotelli scoring form Dec 4, 2010 / By tribalfootball.com
Prandelli defends Man City striker Balotelli over bad press Dec 8, 2010 / By tribalfootball.com
AC Milan chief Galliani: Balotelli now Man City first-choice Dec 4, 2010 / By tribalfootball.com

(JIWON: Yes. I had to mention poor Italian Brat Balotelli again and again mainly because Azzurri coach kept mentioning his name. If I add my reason, this is because I wanted this Italian youngster to be trained in this very Italian way. As far as I know, this is a team work, isn’t it? Anyway, Man-City’s Arab Boss knows how to train his Italian Brat. Why should I worry? Now, I stop worrying about this BABY.)

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PART-9: Two Cents For Pedagogue Roberto Baggio. What Means “Italian Unit” For “A Character Of Contradiction” When His Favorite Teaching Method Is Passion?

(Updated on DECEMBER 8-10, 2010)

Roberto Baggio – Living Soccer Legend Unknown-Date / By pro-paul.net
(…) Like great art, Baggio is many things to many people. “Quiet and reflective,” says Juventus’s Bettega. “Prima donna,” says a Turin coffee-bar cashier. “Very simple,” says Vicini. “He doesn’t consider himself a god the way some players of lesser talent do.” “A donnina, a little lady. Tell him to cut his ponytail,” says Nicola Giovanni, manager of a suburban Turin truckers’ cafe. Just put Baggio down as all -or perhaps none- of the above. HE IS A CHARACTER OF CONTRADICTION. (…) “There are two phrases usually used when trying to figure out Baggio,” says Vittorio Oreggia, who covers Juventus for Tuttosport, one of Italy’s three national sports dailies. “One: Baggio must not be understood but must be loved. Two: Baggio is POETRY, and you don’t try to understand poetry, you try to appreciate it. “Like every star, Baggio is loved but very controversial. The people don’t understand him. He scores a goal, and unlike some players who run to the supporters’ section, pointing to the shirt, he runs back to midfield. He’s so sure of his success, he doesn’t try to make it a moment of high emotion. People think he should be the property of the masses, so they second-guess him, tear him down. It’s part of Italian nature to have an opinion.”

(JIWON: Let me introduce Pedagogue Baggio, please. Don’t you think this LEGEND possesses a great teaching talent?)

Angela Merkel says German multiculturalism has ‘utterly failed’ (Oct 17, 2010)
(…) Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel said the idea of people from different cultural backgrounds living happily “side by side” did not work. She said the onus was on immigrants to do more to integrate into German society. “This [multicultural] approach has failed, utterly failed,” Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, west of Berlin, yesterday. (…)

(JIWON: Please let me start with this historic remarks by Frau Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel: “SIDE BY SIDE”.

“Sitting Side By Side… on the stage… and Playing Side By Side… on the stage… and Ignoring Side By Side… on the stage… and Destroying Side By Side… on the stage… and Partying Side By Side… outside the stage… and Happily Chatting Side By Side… outside the stage… and so on and so forth… Side By Side.”

It was Spanish Zapatero and German Merkel’s co-project of Barenboim’s West-Eastern-Divan-Orchestra. The members, consisting of inferior Jewish pigs and their Arab slaves, did a terrific job for a decade, helping each other to find specific instruments to match Waltraud Meier’s VOICE and build the Berlin Wall elsewhere in Arab World so that NONE of real talented Arab youngsters shall not threaten their professional future.

Just as Israeli Netanyahu’s best partner has been Palestinian Hamas and they should collaborate each other in order for the international society never to stop supporting Palestinian corruption while Jewish patriots expand their holy Settlement…

Just as Spanish Real Madrid and Spanish Barcelona can never live happily “Side By Side”… and therefore… Spanish Zapatero should support Barenboim’s “Side By Side” project… in order to draw Arab fund…

With this f*cking word, “Side By Side”, I had to watch, watch and watch how “Barenboim & Co.” has destroyed all the possible major orchestras. Now, this very human being suddenly refuses to identify this Arab orchestra with Peace-project, and call them “Studying Furtwangler” and begging/requesting/forcing his friends, aka “Music Directors Elsewhere”, to allow his WEDO members in their orchestra… via “Special Audition” or “Promotion Canape”. How many are now found in Qatar orchestra, by the way? How many Arab musicologists know how to analyze why mature orchestra musicians hate to sit next to them and why they play the cancerous role in ensemble situation whenever they call themselves “Studying Furtwangler”?)

Premier League Bolton’s Owen Coyle and Johan Elmander scoop Premier League manager and player of the month awards Dec 3, 2010 / By Goal

UEFA Roundtable: A Midseason Look Into The Four Major European Leagues, UCL Nov 29, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Tim Fontenault (US-CollegeFreshman)
Page 8: What club is most surprising to you this season (any of the four leagues)?
Me– I’m going with Bolton Wanderers as my surprise team. What a job Owen Croyle has done with that team this year. I have to show love to American Stuart Holden, who is showing his qualities as one of the many talented young American midfielders. He has been a big part of Bolton’s success this year. Of course, no one has been bigger for Fulham than Swedish striker Johan Elmander. Finnish goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has also been a big part of the Trotter’s success this year.

(JIWON: Interestingly enough, this EPL club has been a part of my Milan report, because there were always humorous happenings shared by both clubs, starting from “Arsenal 4-1 Bolton: Good goals, terrible ref (Sep 12, 2010) vs. A Left-Wing-Referee robbed us of three goals – Berlusconi (Sep 12, 2010)”. Then all of a sudden, this club started to catch a huge international attention and everyone knows why. 🙂 )

Bolton are blossoming under Owen Coyle but ambition may be a burden Nov 16, 2010 / By guardian.co.uk
(…) The team once regarded as schoolyard bullies are using the Arsenal blueprint for how the game should be played. But how long can Bolton be this buoyant? (…) In midfield Holden and Lee Chung-yong have both blossomed under the Coyle philosophy. (…)

(JIWON: Europeans might think Korean fans take this as a huge issue. Not so much, as a matter of fact. Blue Dragon or Chung-yong Lee joined Bolton for a specific reason. He didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of Korean Captain Jji, who had to sacrifice his killer instinct while assisting STAR-players at top-rate European clubs and even during the World Cup 2010 to assist Korean Coach’s tactics. (… this is what they say…) Thus, when he joined Bolton, his promise to his Korean fans was to make his Bolton escape from “The Bottom”. 🙂 And his Korean fans kept complaining that they had to watch his Bolton and it was b-o-r-i-n-g to watch… until recently. 🙂

Capello’s England Squad Announced with Shock (33yr-old) Bolton’s Davies Inclusion Oct 4, 2010 / By suite101.com

(JIWON: I think this was more issue among the Korean fans. It is said that this British player, Kevin Davies, who has been a symbol of “Humorous Route-1 Technique”, thanked his foreign teammates for arousing SEXUAL desire… ooop sorry… SESITIVE desire to play sexy football. They also know that it is anyway too late for this British grandpa(?) to realize his WC dream. No matter what… It was a triumph of British multiculturalism. Therefore, Korean fans were utterly disappointed when the absence of Holden caused Lee Chung-yong’s overwork during Manchester City 1-0 Bolton, which ended their five-match unbeaten run at Eastlands. Now, they just worry that Bolton’s thin squad might exhaust Chung-yong Lee, while they are equally curious how much improvement this humorous club can make. 🙂 Because they all know what a debt this British club got into. 😦 )

Cesare Prandelli Signs Four-Year Italy Contract, But Luciano Moggi Questions The Move Jun 30, 2010 / By Goal
(…) However, former Juventus director Moggi has questioned … “Prandelli? Italy needs a selector more than a coach. Therefore it will be a difficult job for him. If he doesn’t have the players, there aren’t many around with quality in Italy at the moment, then it will also be a dark night for him too.” (…)

(JIWON: However… this is called Italy. Does Bolton’s case work in Serie-A? If I pinpoint this specific player, Chung-yong Lee, he will have to prove something more after joining Serie-A. This has nothing to do with the fact that he will prove his very best in EPL in couple of years. He will have to develop something more unique AFTER joining Serie-A. This is the only thing I can say now. What is interesting is that I was not quite interested in this player. It was Milan’s Korean fan, who kept making technical connection between Pato and this player. This is how I got to follow this name and his Bolton, which humorous happenings looked like making himself Milan’s little brother. 🙂 )

Generazione di Fenomeni – Chung Yong Lee, un altro pezzo di Corea in Premier League Nov 7, 2010 / By Goal-Italy
DATA DI NASCITA: 2 Luglio 1988 (…) Di sicuro, dovrebbe migliorare la sua attitudine al gol, ma il tempo è dalla sua. (…)
[=Of course, should improve his ability to score, but time is on his side.]

(JIWON: And then… following this player, his improvement game by game, literally pissed me off. I am just pissed that NONE of Milan youths can make a proper improvement. True that Milan situation is not same. In EPL, only Grandpa Fergie’s “Hairdryer Treatment” knows how to balance “Old and Young” while keeping the top of the table. But still… You all saw what an enthusiastic performance Ajax youngsters were playing and outrunning Milan’s veterans. I’m just pissed. Think of Nesta’s case in Lazio-Milan. He was 21. Right? Think of Maldini’s case in Milan. Should I write more?)

(Updated on DECEMBER 12, 2010) – need to proofread and FINISH it

This Winning Milan Reminds Me Of Real Madrid – Robinho Nov 17, 2010 / By Goal
(…) “[Massimiliano] Allegri is an excellent coach, like Capello was.” Robinho believes the way forward is to continue playing samba-style football. “Remember this team is Brazilian and having fun with the ball is natural for us. It’s the same with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He is a tall player, but has delicate feet,” he said.

(JIWON: Yes. This Brazilian and all his Samba rivals are renowned for “delicate feet”. So do his Italian friends. I only wish Mr. Moratti to figure out why I don’t put TWO “delicate feet” into one category. Now, Mr. Moratti knows that I shall NOT write all the details. 🙂 )

Maradona Insults Pele, Platini, The French And South Korea, Not Too Mention The Jublani Ball Jul 17, 2010 / By footytube.com

(JIWON: Since I know nothing about football, I hate to write my own opinion. I don’t know what makes the Brazilian tradition possible. But for this naïve viewer, who regards football as pure entertainment, the Samba player is perhaps the most RELAXED physique in the world of football. This is one of reasons why I watch World Cup. As I mentioned before, WC 2002 was my very first time to watch football and I was too tired to watch WC 2006. During WC 2002, I couldn’t figure out what made Brazilian physique differ from the Argentinean. They both looked flexible, but something was different. Therefore, I planned to figure out “WHY” during WC 2010… and failed.

Jesus Christ! I’ve never watched so aggressive, so @#$-like Argentineans as those in Argentina 4-1 South Korea. At first, I was surprised at the fact that the Asian physique didn’t quite look inferior to the South Americans. I thought… “it’s gonna be fun to watch.” There was an equal moment sometime during… then… OMG… the Argentinean folks had better play GUN instead of BALL… and Korean babies, most of whom had no international experience, broke down. Next morning, poor Koreans woke up to find Mr. Maradona’s big mouth. 😦 I think… had Maradona showed the winner’s attitude to the poor loser, whose entire members’ wages were less than his one cock’s, his Argentinean team could still have received Korean support during Quarter-finals: Argentina 0-4 Germany, because all Korean kids had full knowledge about his members by then, and really wanted to enjoy Latin Top’s hot performance during the World Cup, especially Final.

I failed, too, during Portugal 0-0 Brazil. I was too tired to watch the whole game, and found nothing special. Therefore, I had to search for the old materials about WC 2002 in order to write this part. And I really appreciate my memory. 🙂 Now, I know why I still remember WC 2002’s Ronaldo. I also remember one anonymous Argentinean and his t-e-r-r-i-f-i-c physique, and I’m now suspecting…)

Legend of Calcio: Gabriel Batistuta | Serie A Weekly Oct 20, 2010 / By serieaweekly.com
(…) but Batistuta was dropped from the team, River Plate, with the coach recalling, “Batistuta? He had square feet and a technique to match.” … Boca Juniors … Fiorentina … Not many people put Franco Baresi on his backside. Batigol did! He had it all, pace, power, an uncanny ability to find space and his right foot could send balls flying at the speed of sound towards the net. (…) Rather surprisingly he has never pursued a career in coaching or management despite his qualifications. On his retirement he said of football, “When I was playing football I never enjoyed it that much, I was never happy… if I scored two goals, I wanted a third, I always wanted more. Now it’s all over I can look back with satisfaction, but I never felt that way when I was playing.”

(JIWON: If you follow Milan’s Korean fan, this Argentinean name will soon be in your list. It is said that he had “square feet”, but SerieA was rocked by his ball “flying at the speed of sound towards the net”. Had his Italian teammates suffered while he was developing his Argentinean techniques? Enquired mind wants to know.)

Hernan Crespo (Parma) scores 150th Serie A goal Nov 28, 2010 / By newsday.com

(JIWON: Then, this name, Gabriel Batistuta, led me into another Argentinean. Batistuta left Serie A in 2003. Crespo is still alive. Please compare Batistuta’s high moment with Crespo’s, and then compare Batistuta’s superior/inferior physique with Crespo’s inferior/superior one. Especially after 2003. I’m not sure of Batistuta’s case, but it was very interesting to check a huge gap between Crespo’s high and low. There must be some reason.)

Manchester City Set To Rival Real Madrid & Barcelona For Palermo Ace Javier Pastore – Report Dec 4, 2010 / By Goal
(…) “I know about football and Pastore is worth €70m,” Zamparini said. Furthermore, Real Madrid and Barcelona’s interests have not gone cold. They are lying dormant, but could spring a surprise move for Pastore.

Javier Pastore Will Be Sold Whenever He Wants To Leave Palermo – Maurizio Zamparini Dec 3, 2010 / By Goal
Manchester City Set To Rival Real Madrid & Barcelona For Palermo Ace Javier Pastore – Report Dec 4, 2010 / By Goal
Palermo Star Javier Pastore Disappointed After Late Loss To Napoli Dec 6, 2010 / By Goal
Palermo’s Javier Pastore Blamed For Loss At Napoli… (By President Zamparini) Dec 7, 2010 / By Goal

Palermo 3-1 Parma: Second Half Masterclass Ensures Comeback Victory For Rosanero Dec 12, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-Blaž Slovenia / 9:55 AM Dec 12, 2010: Haven’t seen a good match from Pastore for the last few games. Maybe he isn’t that good after all? 🙂 / 1 : 0

(JIWON: Dear President Zamparini… Dear Sir… 🙂
Shush, shush, please. P-L-E-A-S-E!!! Arab money is just around the corner… and this is a common sense, SIR. 🙂

Only if I had more time so that taking care of Zamparini’s Palermo could become my little hobby. 🙂 Let’s just pray until his Argentinean troublemaker could finally prove his worth enough to contribute to SerieA’s troublesome budget. I am still thinking about the reason of his FLOP during International Friendly: Argentina 1 Brazil 0 (Nov 17, 2010). There must be some reason, regarding his continuous flopping since then. Perhaps, this Argentinean physique works more for LaLiga or EPL…. since it’s impossible to conclude that Mr. Zamparini is exterminating Italian culture from his Sicily through his Arab connection. 😦
Dear President Zamparini… Dear Sir… Shush, shush, please… p-l-e-a-s-e… 🙂 )

Italy: The Declining Fortunes of the Azzurri Nov 19, 2010 / By BleacherReport, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
(…) In defence of the Azzurri, it was only just a friendly match … The Azzurri did improve when changes were made, in particular when X came off for Andrea Pirlo. (…)

(JIWON: This situation is not something new. The same thing happened during Lippi’s WC 2010. When Maestro Pirlo appeared, his Italian fellows suddenly looked alive and united. What is still weird to me is that there are so many debates on Pirlo’s role or position in Milan, and Pirlo keeps criticized as old legs not running enough regardless of his creative performance. Yet, it doesn’t seem to bother Prandelli’s Azzurri. WHY? I don’t think there is a difference in Pirlo’s workrate, as I’ve already finished on this issue in the previous part, “PROFESSOR-04: Importance Of Midfield”. This is why this situation sounds more questionable to me. Perhaps, this is because Azzurri is made up with younger folks, who just need a spiritual, strong leader. Basically this writing is a part of “Gattuso’s Pirlo’s Italy’s Samba Milan.” Let’s hope to find a better information until I finish this part.)

(… no need to post articles about Italian “Heavy Touches” and Brazilian “Delicate Feet”…)

Italy Legend Roberto Baggio Will Not Become A Coach – Eddy Baggio Apr 2, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-Kronous Toronto / 12:51 PM Apr 2, 2010: Baggio remains one of the best gifted player Italy has produced. While Italy is known for their aggressive/ rugged football. Baggio just like Zola and Di Canio, showed that they could be skillful and have great technical abilities. Will never forget USA 94 when he single handedly took Italy all the way to the final, let not forget Italy 90!!! / [Agree 38 : Disagree 4]

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PART-1: Jogo vs. Fantasia: Joga Bonito… Rhythm+Flair+Swing… Game… Frolic… Spatial vs. Temporal… Professionals of Imagination… Breaking All Tactical Choreographies… Apparition… Facci Sognare…
Understanding Italian football part I – Fantasia Jan. 13, 2009 / By footballitaliano.co.uk
(…) When it comes to the Mediterranean game, fantasia, alongside furbizia, is the spirit upon which all Italian football draws its energy. … it gathers its originality from breaking all tactical choreographies rather than generating them. It is not about infusing the ball with power or speed, nor even about dancing with it. It is about making it disappear. … Like all advanced movements of football, it requires highly refined technique. But fantasia is more than that. (…) Italo Calvino stated that ‘fantasia is some kind of electronic device that keeps in mind all possible combinations and chooses those which answer to an end, or simply those which are the most interesting, pleasant or amusing.’ It is such a process of selection and choice which truly characterises fantasisti and which transcends questions of technical prowess. For a further example, compare these two analogous (and spectacular) goals, by Ronaldinho and Roberto Baggio respectively. (…)

(JIWON: Please look. To join Whoever’s Azzurri, one needs to be a technician first, because Italian football, “Fantasia”, is more than that. This is basic requirement. Then… even the wrong version of Brazilian “Delicate Feet” can cause Azzurri members to master “Misplaced Passes, & Heavy Touches”. Then what about other nationalities? Have you ever seen top-rate Russian Opera House producing Russian version of Mirella Freni? Have you ever seen top-rate British Opera House producing British version of Fiorenza Cossotto? This is impossible. I don’t think Met can produce American version of Maria Callas. Forget about German Opera House, please.

Korea is just like Italy, which music society has been proud of “Colonial Mentality Syndrome”. They are proud of this. In Korean orchestras, the situation started with one Clarinet, who received a wrong foreign education. His nickname was Mr. PASSION. Then his chamber ensemble, whose members were working in other major orchestras with no foreign degree but PASSION, joined the club. Then, one Russian horn joined their orchestra. This foreigner was nothing if without PASSION. Then, Waltraud Meier’s slave Korean conductor, Myung-whun Chung settled in Korea with PASSION and imported bunch of foreigners. Now, EVERYBODY plays just like them… because their very basic technique never allows other styles to survive in ensemble situation… and they are all renowned for PASSION. Of course, Korean public cheer for their Mahler or Beethoven’s “Choral” or Whatever-Difficult, then always think of how much they should pay MORE to enjoy foreign orchestras… simply because they SOUND different/superior.)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Bossi+Fini+Law

La protesta della Lega non spaventa la Figc che ribadisce: la norma sugli extracomunitari è legittima Jul 15, 2010 / By Goal-Italy
Continua il muro contro muro fra Figc e Lega.
Nonostante la levata di scudi della Lega, la Figc non fa passi indietro riguardo la norma sulla riduzione del numero di extracomunitari tesserabili. Dalla Figc, infatti, fanno sapere che la norma è del tutto legittima e assunta nel rispetto del quadro normativo fissato dalla Legge Bossi-Fini. E sull’annunciata protesta di domani, la Federcalcio “prende atto con rammarico della decisione della Lega di Serie A di non partecipare al Consiglio federale di domani”. Insomma, è un muro contro muro che sembra senza via d’uscita.
[=The protest of the League does not scare the Football Federation confirms that: it is the norm on non-legitimate. Continuous confrontation between the League and Football Federation. Despite the outcry of the League, the Football Federation is no backtracking on the rule of reducing the number of non-members. FIGC, in fact, they know that the rule is completely legitimate and taken in compliance with the regulatory framework set by the Bossi-Fini Law. And sull’annunciata protest tomorrow, the Football Association “notes with regret the decision of the League of Serie A will not participate in tomorrow’s Federal Council.” In short, it is a confrontation that seems hopeless.]

La Lega si ribella alla Figc: domani non parteciperà al Consiglio Federale Jul 15, 2010 / By Goal
Chiesto anche un incontro al Governo per un riesame delle leggi che disciplinano i compiti della Figc (…) Per queste ragioni l’Assemblea dei club della massima serie ritiene che serva un profondo rinnovamento. “Fra i compiti istituzionali della Federcalcio – si legge ancora nel lungo comunicato – deve avere importante rilievo il calcio maggiore che assicura al Paese risorse economiche, lustro internazionale ed eventi di rilevanza mondiale. A tal fine la Lega di Serie A ritiene indispensabile anche un riesame di leggi, per alcuni aspetti ormai obsolete … e chiede al Governo un incontro urgente”.
[= The League rebels to FIGC: tomorrow will not participate in the Federal Council. Also requested a meeting to the Government for a review of laws governing the duties of the Italian Football Federation (…) For these reasons the Assembly of the first division club believes that it serves a profound renewal. “Among the duties of the Football Association, it must be important to ensure that greater emphasis on the football to the country economic resources, prestige and international events of global significance. To this end, the League believes it is essential to Serie A as well a review of laws, in some respects outdated … and calls on the Government for an urgent meeting.”]

La protesta della Lega non spaventa la Figc che ribadisce: la norma sugli extracomunitari è legittima Jul 15, 2010 / By Goal-Italy
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Comment-Inter4ever Champions League / 19.54 16/lug/2010: Legge Bossi-Fini? Quella di 8 anni fa sull’espulsione dei CLANDESTINI? A me sembra che i calciatori extracomunitari non siano sprovvisti dei permessi di soggiorno… ABETE VATTENE! PAGLIACCIO! [= Bossi-Fini law? 8 years ago to the expulsion of illegal immigrants? It seems to me that the players are not lacking the non-residence permits … ABETE GO! CLOWN!] / 0 : 0

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Understanding Italian football part I – Fantasia Jan. 13, 2009 / By footballitaliano.co.uk
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Comment-aryoko jiwandono on 22 April 2010 at 02:51: joga bonito is learned, english run is practiced, but fantasia is felt

(JIWON: What I feel funny is that Italy is not like Korea. God blessed their CULTURAL physique with Mediterranean flexibility… and beautiful imagination and instinct to FEEL Italian culture or football or fantasia. And they still don’t know how to protect their PURITY. I’m never an advocate of the closed-door policy. I’m the first one who wants to make every issue open, especially in case of “Prostitutes in Classical Music Society.”

After Sir Lippi’s disastrous World Cup, I was struck with AWE while watching a series of COMICAL happenings, which originally started by The Current Leader of Future and Freedom or Future Prime Minister of “La Bella Italia”. Oh well… If I were Fascist Fini, I would let my Italian voters j-u-s-t trust their FEELING… and INSTINCTIVELY ban ALL the foreign sh*ts. What a mysterious politician… 🙂 )

FIGC Chief Giancarlo Abete Calls Last-Ditch Talks To Avoid Serie A Walkout Dec 6, 2010 / By Goal
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli Believes Sense Has Prevailed As Serie A Strike Is Called Off Dec 9, 2010 / By Goal

Goal.com Special: Everything You Need To Know About The Serie A Strike & Why It’s Happening Dec 1, 2010 / By Goal

Milan Need to Start Believing in Youth Dec 10, 2010 / By Bleacher Report‎, Frank Tigani (= AC-Milan-Blog = PirloFan = MilanFan since Berlusconi’s1993)
It seems no matter who is in charge at Milan, there is an unrelenting aversion to giving youthful players a chance. The match against Ajax highlighted this. (…) These players are seasoned professionals, but they would be fully aware of their own physical limitations. (…) But perhaps the problem is not Allegri, but Italian football in general. If one takes a look at the team rosters in Italy, one will find a host of older players still plying their trade at some of the biggest clubs in the country, even though they may be well past their prime. Moreover, many of these players continue to play key roles for their clubs. Regardless of the situation, Allegri needs to start utilising the youth on his team. Surely, if someone is playing on the reserve team for a club like Milan, they must have some talent. But talent by itself is useless unless it is allowed to develop, and there is no better way to develop it than through live game experience.

(JIWON: The same goes for FIGC or Lega or AIC (Players’ association). 😦 It’s been too difficult for me to follow this happening. I was checking Korean comment section, since they regarded this as another Calciopoli-like happening and literally insulted Italian football, saying that it is a suicidal situation. Then, there was very interesting comments, explaining that it is all because of Player X, who kept refusing to be transferred to other clubs in spite of his troublesome performance. And his club had to beg and beg him and then had to do something with fifa or figc. (… I failed to save these comments… don’t remember the exact text…)

Which “Common Saying” is good to explain these Italian happenings?
“One cannot see the wood for the trees.” Or
“Eagles don’t catch flies.” Or
“One rotten apple spoils the barrel.”
Let’s hope the answer to be “Eagles don’t catch flies.” 🙂 )

Milan legend Gianni Rivera blasts ‘Galactico’ policy Sep 14, 2010 / By timeslive.co.za
(…) Rivera, who currently has a role with the national team supervising the youth sector, believes teams in general are investing their money in the wrong way. “I believe they need to spend more on development rather than the first team, but I doubt this will ever happen. In other countries the youth sectors work because they’re a way of reducing the club’s spending and who knows if the Ajax model couldn’t work in Italy. Ajax has a famed youth system and even back in the mid-1990s the club were spending two million euros a year on their youth development. (…)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriella_Tucci
1. Tucci was born on Aug 4, 1929. … Accademia di Santa Cecilia with Leonardo Filoni, whom she later married. (… it is said that she received 3 YEARS of HARD TRAINING after her talent was recognized by her future-husband…)

(JIWON: Please notice that International football fans have regarded both Dutch and Italian league as “collapse-ING”. However, Dutch National Team still sound OK. WHY? Please notice that Italian Soprano Gabriella Tucci endured 3 YEARS of HARD TRAINING and NEVER complained while being trained with all the TECHNIQUES. Of course, this is in case of “Talented Youth With Perfect Mentality”. Then what about Balotelli? What about “Whoever-Is-Inferior-To-F*cking-Mario”?

Altogether, please think of whether those different nationalities have something/nothing in common, when it comes to “Italian Fantasia”. I promise. You will find lots of things.)

Milan face double injury blow Dec 9, 2010 / By rossoneriblog.com
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Comment-Shevé says: (…) Third, im soo sick of silva & pato. They may be topclass but this is unacceptable. They are like girls, a SMALL hit on them and they are gone, and they are gone for months.
Comment-Ash says: @Shevé. Have you ever wondered why Pato and Silva get injured so frequently. It’s because they strain themselves too much, mostly due to covering for other players on the pitch. This is especially true for Silva, who at times carries the whole defense on his back. Even against Ajax he was doing Bonera’s job for him.
Comment-Shevé says: @Ash. I hear you, silva might do 2 mens job back in the defence. But thats not an excuse. Take a look at barca, they are filling up for each other all the time. Also, nobody knows what really happened to silva in the AJAX game. He fell down in one situation, but so what. Hes a football defender, not a bank revisor in a office. Pato, in his game against palermo, what happened? He was running towards the goal and got stuck and fell. Result, hes gone for 6 weeks. Its more acceptable if they broke their legs and goes out for months. Then you say, well we have to be without them for a while for a SERIOUS reason. But this is totaly unacceptable for a player like silva who we COUNT on. You can say every match pato and silva play theres a 60/50 if not 70/30 that they get injuried. Again, getting injuried happents to all players. But what makes this sick is that every time they both get injuried for a very small battle they are gone half season in total. UNACCEPTABLE even if they are filling up for somebody else. Thats my point.
Comment-Shevé says: Before someone mention. I mean 60/40 of course

Milan Rocked As Thiago Silva Faces Six Months Out Injured, Mathieu Flamini Crocked For One Month Dec 9, 2010 / By Goal
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Comment-Tahaa Australia / 3:07 PM Dec 9, 2010: This has to be a fricken joke right? Are you kidding me, why would you play T.Silva in the game anyways. Flamini is well coverd and is only out for a month. But if we dont reinforce in January, we would not win Serie A or get past round of 16. T.Silva has been one of the most if not the most consistent performers for the past two seasons. This is just sad news… We need to get D.Luiz, or Rannuchio!!! / 4 : 0
Comment-no one no where / 2:58 PM Dec 9, 2010: this raise’s a question mark about the fitness and clinic stuff at the milanilo? / 3 : 5
Comment-??? whats wrong with milan ??? / 2:54 PM Dec 9, 2010: There is definitely smt going wrong!! why always milan players get injured! what are the doctors of milan doing?? look at madrid! when a player gets injured it take maximum 2 weeks and the player is completely fit! at milan pato gets an unimportant injury and it takes 3 months!! not only pato!! silva nesta inzaghi ambrosini pirlo ronaldinho!! what is going wrong! i am sure if pato played for real or barca he wouldnt even get injured! smth. is wrong with milans medical team! / 5 : 1
Comment-Milan Fan Albania / 2:53 PM Dec 9, 2010: (…) its strange how Milans player are hurting so easily (Pato, Flamini, Silva) when we have probably the best lab Milan Lab. / 12 : 0

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(…) Capello explained afterwards that Ronaldo had a stiff neck and that was why he left him out. (…)

(JIWON: While you ponder, debate and give me better information how to solve all your Italian problems, I will think of Milan’s problem only… especially about New Samba member, Binho’s possible injury problem.)

Alex Ferguson bans players from wearing snoods Dec 10, 2010 / By mysanantonio.com

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PART-10: FIGC Outline Italy Legend Roberto Baggio’s Project. Now, It’s Up To The Italian Hot, Talented Youths. What Else Will Be Their Answer If Not “Passion+Happiness+Imagination”?

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