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[FM13] Giuseppe Bergomi - The King of Calcio

The story of an Inter Milan legend taking his club back to the top of the world.
Started on 17 April 2013 by Neal
Latest Reply on 29 October 2014 by Neal
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Pauker: Probably at least twenty times or more :P
Sorry about the lack of updates, guys. I've been in Vegas all weekend, I only just got home. I'll try to update today, but if not I'll certainly update tomorrow! :)
He's been in Las Vegas on vacations, excuse him :/! in truth it was a stripper.
Pauker: Thank you for supporting me in this tough time :)) :P
Just so you know in advance, I'm gonna lock this story right before it gets to 100 pages. You have been warned, Bergers, you have been warned.
lol ^
Rablador: I am also a red, you know, I can just unlock it :P

Champions League First Round Draw

It's getting close to that time of year again. That's right; UEFA Champions League knockout round football is not too far away. In anticipation of Europe's greatest club footballing competition, UEFA has completed it's draw for the first knockout stage, and there are a couple of headline matchups.

Firstly, two time defending champions Inter Milan will take on Portuguese powerhouse SL Benfica, with the first leg taking place at the Estadio da Luz in Portugal. The Nerazzurri, led by their talisman midfielder Rogerio and fiery Italian managerial legend Giuseppe Bergomi, are looking to be the first team since Bayern Munich in '74, '75, and '76 to win the competition three times in a row.

Two time runner up Arsenal will look to break their duck of winning the UEFA Champions League. Led by Bergomi's archrival Antonio Conte, the Gunners from London have twice come so close to winning, only to be thwarted int he final. They will take on Dutch side FC Twente in what should be a relatively easy set of victories to see them into the next round.

The tie with the two biggest names, however, is between French moneybags PSG and England's historical powerhouse Manchester United. The Parisians have won four straight Ligue 1 titles but have failed to impress themselves into the European game. Manchester United, on the other hand, are fresh off of winning the Premier League last season under Luciano Spalleti and are led by Brazilian superstar Neymar.

All 16 of the teams remaining in this prestigious competition will foster hopes of reaching the Stade de Gerland final and taking home the great trophy. However, first they must advance past this stage. The group stage is over, but the excitement and drama of the knockout round is just around the corner.
Parma :oo? How good is Cerri?
Comment #1 - #FeelingsFixed
Pauker: They don't have him. Parma is led by Thomas Heurtaux, Franco Zuculini, star Italian striker Alberto Paloschi, and Eduardo Vargas.

TVDLC123: Thanks :')

You guys are the best readers ever! This story has been going for quite some time, and hopefully for at least a good while longer. It means a lot to me that you guys continue to read, comment on, and support this story to the point where it still gets nominated. Y'all are awesome, thanks so much! :)

The Verdict

The rain just wouldn't stop. The skies felt my pain, perhaps, and were shedding some tears for me. I could hear the gentle patter of the droplets everywhere I went, and when I took a quick glance out the window, things didn't seem like stopping any time soon.

To match the rain, things were drab and dank as well. The clouds were gray and angry, covering whatever little bursts of the light that the sky otherwise would have shot down at the world. Matched my mood, too.

How could this have happened?

It seemed like just yesterday everything was going so beautifully. The Nerazzurri storming forth from the tunnel and winning every match in sight, conquering every trophy we could and instilling fear into the very hearts of our opponents. So many years I've spent at this wonderful club, and yet now I feel like it's all gone.

And Italy, too. I guess I'm gone and done from that as well. I remember so clearly when we lifted that World Cup trophy all those years ago, and I'd hoped so much that perhaps this summer one last time I'd be able to be a part of one last World Cup, this time at the helm of my country.

Are these tears running down my cheeks?

I didn't even do anything wrong! I swore it to the court, I begged the court to see reason, and yet...

This can't be real, surely, I begin to tell myself, but I know it's real. I know that there's no way back now, that my life in football surely is over. I just don't understand how, I don't understand why. Was someone jealous of my success? Did they not believe we could have won so much?

And even if they did, accuse me of match-fixing?!

The court must have been biased, it's the only explanation. I never did half of the stuff they accused me of, and how they got even the referees to admit to things I don't have a clue. I did nothing, and I feel so sure that Moratti did nothing, and so where did these match-fixing accusations and all of this farce "proof" even come from?!

The bitter taste in my mouth grows, and I slowly clamber over to my bedroom, and gaze into the mirror. I can just about see my reflection in the thing. It's crystal clear, to be sure, but one little word is clouding my entire mind, making me forget all else, and ruining my entire life.


I hear thunder, and the rain pours down all the harder.
Just caught up, You've made Inter into one of the if not the best team in the world, you made Denmark into something great and now going to win WC with Italy, But wow Match Fixing! What a twist, So what's next? Never aloud to manage? I'd say holiday like 6 years, say you've been in Jail and return ;)

Ps. How have My beloved liverpool been doing since being dropped out of the Premier league way back

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