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Italian Football Very Much Alive

For all the problems Luciano Moggi has caused in Italian Football, he really is one outspoken critic. Apparently, according to Moggi, Italian football is dead. Now, just to refresh your memory, Moggi was the former Juventus managing director who was dishonourably sacked after investigations revealed that he was one of the architect’s behind the 2006 match fixing scandal.

As punishment for his crimes, Moggi has been banned from participating in all footballing activities for life! Yes you read that right.

“Italian football is rebelling against absurd decisions from one man that is slowly killing our football

“Italian football has had enough of Abete, not me who is in the past, but the football league and its 20 presidents. Someone please save us.”

Well, i do not agree with Moggi that Italian football is dead on the contrary, i think its on an upward curve. Inter Milan’s Champions League victory and trooping of international stars like Ronaldinho, Sneijder, Adriano and Samuel Eto’o has helped the league boost its image and appeal.

Sure may be in the past few years, the league suffered from poor policies heavy debt and numerous  scandals, however, which league has not had its share of problems?

In all aspects of life football included, there is a cylce. There are times when everything is rosy and there are times when things just don’t go right. The Serie A back in the 90s, was the dream destination for many players. Hosting some of the games biggest players and having the strong financial foundations to keep them there, it was not hard to see why the league flourished.

In the early years of this century, Spain emerged and inherited the mantle from Italy dominating for a good 5 years before the EPL finally overshadowed both Italy and Spain to become the most popular league.

Hopefully, Inter’s European success can return the limelight to a league that is in desperate need of some good publicity.  This, should definitely signal  the re-emergence of Italian football.

Photo credit: from fellata d’agnino