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@Messirulez: Hey, tough draw today after being 2-0 up... Unfortunately these 2:45 games over here are not gonna work for me. I saw the highlights and kept up a bit with live commentary. That first goal was so nice, Pjanic picking out Higuain who was basically uncovered and what a nice volley that was to the bottom corner. Too bad he couldn't get his second penalty in...looked like Lloris read he was gonna go in the middle, but the bar got it...I wonder if it would've gone in with all that power if it was just below. I think I read Buffon made a couple good saves, but that was kind of a gaffe on the goal. Kane was coming in with pace, but Buffon probably should've went in with a slide, but I guess it was kinda close to the edge of the box. Their last goal was really stupid. We should've done way better to defend that free kick. He had such a clear lane to just shoot it at the bottom there. Can't deny their two away goals are pretty good, but I think it should be fine in the return. Hopefully we can catch Napoli by then and Juve can seal the quarters in early March. Oh and also, I don't know if you have Netflix, but there's going to be this, what looks to be a pretty cool docuseries that followed Juve last year in their dressing rooms and the pitch and has interviews and such with players, and it comes out this Friday. Pretty pumped to see this. Parliamo dopo! Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 23:42, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi! Yeah, I'm so annoyed about the result today. I was so excited after a such great start (two goals in under 10 minutes...), and then we somewhow blew it, and now it will be so tough in the second leg...not only a draw at home, but they got two away goals... We can still pull it off, but this is probably the result they dreamed of bringing into the second leg. I hope we can do it once everyone is back and fit (we really missed Matuidi in midfield). I can't believe we gave up a lead like that and that we resorted to playing behind the ball at home and letting them control possession. I know we had injuries, but come on, we still have a good team as well and much more experience in Europe than Spurs do. Higuain started off so well with that excellent run and volley off of Pjanic's clever free kick as you said, but then he had to miss that penalty right before half time (even the first one was lucky to go in after Lloris had guessed the right way, but thankfully it was a hard shot), and even that chance on the counterattack after linking up so well with Pjanic, yes it was hard, but it's so frustrating that he often doesn't convert those chances in big games. Yeah, Gigi made an error of judgement on Kane's goal; I think he thought he was younger and could've gotten there before, because now he isn't one to rush out like that anymore, even though he almost always used to anticipate strikers when he was young, and his momentum allowed Kane to rush past him. The reason why I think he didn't go in for the challenge was because he realised he wasn't going to get there in time and that if he tried to tackle him he would probably risk taking him out and either concede a penalty or be sent off...and yes, the equaliser was also annoying, how the wall moved at the end and Buffon took a slight step because of that and that basically caused him to miss the shot... I really hope we can come back in the second leg, and yeah it would be nice to try and catch Napoli and hopefully not win every match by grinding out a 1-0 win by the skin of our teeth, even though as always my main concern is Europe...I would be absolutely pissed off if we went out in the second round like this, even more than if we lost the Serie A title to be honest. Yeah, I heard about that docuseries...it should be interesting, and I'm curious to watch it as well! Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 05:28, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

@Messirulez: Hi! What a game today! Even just me looking at the commentary I was on edge. I heard Juve had a clear penalty call by Vertongen on Costa, with the linesman right in front of it! It didn't seem like we got out to a good start in the first half as Tottenham clearly had more of the ball and 5+ shots at net. Son apparently had a Ronaldo-like game, but that goal was so damn lucky to go in...flutter and Buffon wasn't expecting that as he went down before the kick. Two goals seemed like an enormous feat away from home, but I had a feeling if Tottenham did it last leg, then Juve has to do it now. Almost out of nothing, Higuain gets the job done, then that Dybala breakaway and that finish was superb. It can be so easy to hit those right at the keeper. So happy we get to move on, and for Buffon, although the next draw looks like it will be really tough with almost every team being of caliber except maybe Shakhtar. Last Serie A weekend was great with Dybala scoring and the death against Lazio to take victory, and Roma beating Napoli, it looks better now. Unfortunately, the next day we were saddened by Astori's passing, which shocked the footballing world. I checked his English wiki page got almost 500,000 views, with the Italian wiki page almost getting 1,000,000 views. It is really scary to see that happen out of the blue. TFC didn't get off to a good start with the home opener loss, but are doing alright in the CL as they came back 2-1 from 1-0 down to Tigres, but will still be tough to get even a draw in Mexico. Hopefully they can do it like Juve. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 03:06, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I know! I must admit I thought we were screwed when Spurs scored, especially as they were keeping the ball afterwards and creating more chances, as you said, and I was really annoyed; but yes, I think I still had that inkling of hope as well, as we had more experience, that we might also be able to pull off a comeback, but I still didn't expect it, I must be honest, especially as our mindset seemed to be quite negative initially! Yeah, Gigi has been a bit iffy recently, and he slipped on the goal before the shot, otherwise I think he would've saved it in spite of Son's scuffed shot which ended up wrong-footing Chiellini (yeah he played well overall, sort of like Cristiano Ronaldo, although back in his Man U days; I might be a bit biased, as I'm not a huge fan of his, but now I don't think Ronaldo is the best comparison as he sort of isn't involved in anything and suddenly he will make a run and head in a cross :P). I hope he can pick things up again and have a good season, and it would be amazing if he could finally win himself the Champions League; he's still had to make a couple of decent saves at least. and then when Allegri brought on Asamoah and Lichtsteiner fairly early on in the second half I thought he was crazy, as I think it was probably since Conte's days that we hadn't played with both of them as wing-backs, but in the end they proved to be key in our comeback, and in the space of five minutes we had turned the game around, which was crazy! Chiello had a crazy game in the second half even though he struggled a bit in the first half, and we defended well after we had the lead, and Higuain was brilliant both to run onto Khedira's header, and then to drop back, hold up the ball and send a perfect throughball to meet Dybala's run, who did really well to time his run against the defensive line's movement inwards, and he also waited for Lloris to go down a bit before finishing; really glad for both of them, and hopefully this will help their confidence in Europe! I'm really glad we went through the quarter-finals, but it won't be easy as there are many good teams as you said, and we need to play better than we did agaisnt Spurs if we do want to progress. Yeah, Dybala got a great goal against Lazio, and Napoli lost, which was crazy; I didn't expect that, and it's sort of changed things in the league, and Juve are in the Coppa Italia final, so the season is looking better now, even though my dream is to go far in Europe and possibly even manage to win a European title, even though it won't be easy. Yeah, it was so sad about Astori; he was still so young, and yes, it's shocking for someone who is an athlete to just die like that from a heart attack in his sleep. It's heartwarming to see the effect it had on the footballing world at least (btw, why is that user being so annoying about sources for medals? none of the major good articles, like Messi's have sources for them, and later on in the body of the article, there was a cited passage which stated that he scored in the victorious bronze medal match). Yeah, a good win for TFC agaisnt Tigres in their Champions League quarter-final after a disappointing loss in the MLS home opener; it's a shame about the away goal, but they played quite well and it was nice to get the win right at the end, and hopefully they can pull off a result in Mexico, even though it won't be easy playing there against such a good side. It would be awesome for them to reach the semifinals again (yeah, hopefully they can pull off a good result away like Juve did; I was thinking that myself!), although it seems like they will have another tough draw if they do progreess (I would love to see them win it; maybe if Juve win the UEFA Champions League they can face each other in the FIFA Club World Cup ;) ). They certainly have acquired some interesting players though; hopefully they will do well and help the team in the Champions League. Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 04:49, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
@Messirulez: Yes, it did seem like they may have been down and out, but I also had an inkling they could make it back, more so than when Italy faced Sweden...But yeah, if it went into extra time, that would've been bad as everyone was getting tired. That clearance by Barzagli off the line was already too much. Inter face Napoli on the weekend so hopefully Inter can pull something off there as well. But yeah, that user can be a little annoying when it comes to that. I guess he does it all over, but I think he does it especially for Italians because he knows we will find him a source! It really is a friggin lazy thing to do to just remove them like that without a two second Google search or looking within wiki pages to find a source. I've never seen medals in an infobox sourced before that's why we were probably perplexed. It also annoys me when people pick and choose which articles they randomly delete info from. He did it a couple days ago on Luigi Riva removing his stats table, as he did with Giacinto Facchetti a couple months ago, which I reverted with a source, which I'm sure you saw and then cleaned etc. Anyway, yes, hopefully they can do well in CL and have a dream matchup at a FCWC! Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 05:30, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi, it's been a while! Shame about TFC coming so close and losing on penalties...Giovinco played really well, aside from the goal, and came close to scoring again a few more times as well, and it's too bad that he set up two chances which Toronto couldn't convert towards the end as the second half they defended most of the time. When it went to penalties, playing away, I didn't think they had much chance, but they did well to come back and win it away from home; it's shame they fell apart at BMO field in the first leg. Nice penalty by Giovinco, but most of the other ones were poor, unfortunately, but I suppose that's the lack of experience, although I'm surprised that Aketxe didn't take one over someone else; Bono has done well, but he doesn't seem the best keeper on penalties – I know people are too harsh on keepers on spot kicks as it's hard, but there were several times this season that I've seen him guess the right way but he didn't have the explosiveness to get to ground to parry the ball and they ended up going under his body. It was nice that Juve were able to win the double in the end so that Gigi could win the Coppa Italia final and go out on a high in the end, in spite of the disappointment with Real Madrid in the Champions League and the stupid decisive penalty/red card in the dying seconds of injury time and the lack of a World Cup this summer. We'll see what he decides to do now that he's leaving Juve. I wonder if Barzagli will retire as well; it seems that Asamoah and Lichsteiner are leaving, and maybe some other players might as well. Crazy how Real were so lucky with the decisions against Bayern as well, and how Roma also nearly managed a come-back against Liverpool but were also denied a penalty which if given and scored would have brought the game to extra time. It was frustrating seeing Roma in the semis while we didn't make it, but I suppose we lost the tie in the first leg, even though we managed an incredible comeback. I just wanted to apologise personally for my absence from wikipedia and for not responding to your messages while I was away; I didn't mean to seem rude, I just wasn't really on, aside from reverting a few edits from and arguing with the irritating user who keeps removing Serie A/Coppa Italia/Supercoppa Italiana honours from players who didn't appear in the competition, even though everyone gets medals, but he doesn't listen to me and goes by his own rules even though he hasn't done sufficient research and doesn't even speak Italian... I just wanted to know that I will probably be away for some time, as I really need to focus on finishing my doctorate right now and I feel that I've spent too much time on wikipedia. I've returned briefly just to tend to a few things and polish them up. Best wishes to you, and I hope you're doing well; take care! Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 15:15, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
@Messirulez: Hey!! Yes long time no talk, I’ve noticed you’ve been gone for awhile. No worries good luck on your doctorate! But yeah that was so disappointing that TFC lost in penalties like that. Especially because Delgado could’ve finished it off right at the end...he could’ve taken another touch if he really needed. Yeah the home game was off. And I was there! They couldn’t really get anything going despite being all over them. They scored two lucky goals. Bono did really well during the tournament. But they sacrificed ghe league for it. They’ve really got to pick up the pace but I think they can get back into s playoff spot soon. Yeah I was gonna message you about Juve in the champions league against Real Madrid that was unbelievable!!! The champions league just had all sorts of comebacks this year. Shame about Roma too, but for them to have won while we’ve been trying so hard these past few years would be cruel even though I also wanted to support Italy in the tournament. I think that if we took out Madrid the cup would be even closer to us than the other years. Mandzukic was amazing that game. With Roma coming back to Barca, I felt it gave us more drive to do it ourself. And after mandzukic scored pretty early I could taste the comeback. At 3-0 up going to extra time, we still would’ve needed to do a ton more work to progress. But I’m the 93rd minute flofnvto extra time to call an iffy at best call that was insanity. Oliver let the home crowd influence him. To give Buffon a red card for his protests was again heartbreaking. Buffon is always calm and friendly even in the toughest of moments, but when it is likely your last chance at the cl and in that situation he actually acted like a normal person. What angered me the most is social media some comparing it to Zidane’s red card in his final match for France. Totally different scenarios. Buffon’s reputation cannot be tarnished from that one instance. His comments after the game about Oliver were harsh but he was obviously still fired up. Oliver was not the right choice for the match between two high caliber teams. What Buffon said about not having courage is completely right to me. Not Benatia’s fault at all either, it looked like he got ball even though from different angles it looked worse than it really was because Lucas is a shrimp. What’s happened to Buffon this year with the World Cup and this cl was heartbreaking but yes at least he won the double in his last season even though I think he could’ve played on. I really hope he doesn’t go to any European team like PSG or Liverpool or whoever because what would be the point after all he’s done? I think if he wants to stop with Juve he should just retire or go abroad. His send off vs Verona in the last game was so sad. A legend gone. I hope Juve can figure out the keeper situation. Scezney isn’t bad even as a starter but it would be good to get another. What kinda got to me was that Buffon also rejected his national team send off on June 4 against Netherlands at the juventus stadium especially since he said that he would accept a call up even at the age of 60. I don’t take that as a joke. Obviously they wouldn’t do that but I don’t think he should’ve rejected the send off arranged for him, but you have to respect his decision. Mancini is Coach now so we’ll see how he does. Hopefully he can revive the team. And Balotelli is back!!! Finally!! Hopefully he can show everyone wrong. Best regards and hope to see you back soon. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 21:54, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Than you! And yes, it was a shame about TFC and Juve. I'm annoyed about everyone blowing the Buffon thing out of proportion as well...it wasn't an obvious penalty, because pundits were debating whether it was afterwards (I'm not saying it couldn't have been a penalty, I'm just saying that it was certainly debateable) and it was in the dying seconds of injury time and it would have changed the tie so he shouldn't have given it full stop. And Buffon is the captain and is allowed to speak to the ref and it's understandable after a stupid decision like that that he would be annoyed especially in his last game in the Champions League and with what an incredible match it was. He could've booked him but a red card was ridiculous, especially when knowing Buffon he might've saved CR7's penalty as he was having a good game. Oliver was not up to par, as you and Buffon said, and what is ridiculous is that in the past Hart put his head against him and Oliver did nothing...he could tell he was losing control and that he seemed spineless by giving the penalty and conceding to the crowd so I think then he wanted to show he was in control so he sent Buffon off....geez, I mean have some sympathy at least! And Buffon's comments, yes they weren't nice and he probably shouldn't have said them, but they weren't anything offensive! It's not like he uttered any slurs or anything like that...I don't get why everyone said that they were horrendous and that they tarnished his career, especially when he's always been very affable and sportsmanlike as you said. Zidane physically assaulted a player, which is completely different. It's a shame because had we progressed I think we could've gone all the way this year. And yes, with no more CHampions League and no World Cup it really sucks for him to end it like this. I heard that he might be joining PSG but we'll see if that happens. Yeah it's odd he didn't want to play for Italy one last time in Turin; hopefully he will change his mind as Mancini seems keen on him being there. Yes, hopefully having a good, successful, and experienced manager with a strong character like Mancini there will help us get back on our feet now! And of course it's great to see Balo again, as you said, when he's been doing well and had his best season ever! Yeah, hopefully he can shut everyone up and score a goal, too! Best, Messirulez (talk) 05:05, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

@Messirulez: Hey how you've been?? Hope your summer has been good. So this World Cup was pretty nuts eh? So many big teams were knocked out so early. Germany was hilarious lol. Sweden actually had a good showing, good for them; a lot of the "weaker" teams did prove their worth. Argentina was so bad though with the exception of that Di Maria wonder strike. It's really strange that the WC winners of every tournament since 1998 except 2002, the champions have gone out in the group stage the following tournament. I was cheering on Croatia from the start, I really thought they could do it, but they shot themselves in the foot a couple times in the final even though they looked the better team. I'm happy for Matuidi and Pogba, France did pretty good the whole tournament. I thought Belgium should've beat them though. I hope Italy can make a speedy recovery like France did, with the UEFA Nations League coming up soon, it would be good to get results as this tournament does somewhat matter. They are implementing new methods of calculating the FIFA World Rankings now, so hopefully it makes a difference. Hey Canada is hosting 2026 WC with USA and Mexico! Really excited about that even if we only get 10 games; should be good for Canadian soccer. They still haven't officially decided if the 3 host nations will qualify, but since the teams are expanding, I think in a year or two when they announce it, they'll let us in. After almost winning the CONCACAF CL, TFC have been slipping pretty badly. We did have a lot of injuries the first half, with Altidore still out, it's hurting us. I'm hopeful we will still be able to make the playoffs though; it would be terrible not to after winning it all last year. I can't believe Buffon actually went to PSG after the months of rumours. It makes me think that since he wants to keep playing, that it wasn't his own decision to leave Juve. I hope he won't have to face Juve in Europe; I haven't heard any news on if his ban may be reduced. The truly insane thing is Juve buying Ronaldo for a relatively speaking cheap price. It would be sad for Buffon if he were to bring us CL just as Buffon left. We've never been a huge fan of Ronaldo, but there's no denying his skill, and what he'll bring to the team, and bring for Serie A as a whole. I think it will be good for Italian football. Ronaldo clearly wanted a new challenge and didn't want to sell out to China, wanting to continue winning with a top club. Even with Ancelotti as the new Napoli coach, he will have his work cut out for him now lol. We've gotten so close within the lat couple years to lifting the CL trophy, and now it seems like Ronaldo can be the missing piece to the puzzle, although it would've tasted much sweeter without him knowing they did it against the odds. I'm looking forward to the next season! Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 16:24, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks, and likewise! Yeah, it was odd; makes me upset that we weren't in it as maybe we could've surprised everyone. I couldn't believe that Germany went out; they never do that...and yes it's crazy that aside from Brazil all the defending champions have gone out. I know, Argentina were so disappointing and disorganised, as expected, even though I really wanted to see Messi win it finally. I'm glad Portugal went out in the round of 16 as I didn't want to keep hearing about Cristiano Ronaldo and his performance against Spain haha. Yeah, I was hoping that Sweden would do better actually and beat England, but it looked like they had run out of steam by then...I'm glad England didn't beat Croatia as they had a ridiculously easy draw and route to the semi-finals, and I'm also glad they didn't win the bronze medal match! Belgium definitely deserved it, and I was hoping they would win it and face Croatia in the final as I was hoping for a new winner. I agree that Belgium looked better than France initially, and then the goal from the set-piece changed things; sometimes that's all that ends up deciding a game. It was a shame, but France did have a good team, and probably deserved it, and Mbappé was really incredible. And yeah, I'm also happy for Matuidi and Pogba as well! And Mandzukic, for getting a goal in the final after a good tournament, especially when the own goal was so unlucky, and the foul was very dubious. It was a shame because even the penalty was harsh, and without those goals maybe it would've been a different game for Croatia, as they weren't bad. I'm glad Modric won the Golden Ball as he's such a great player, and reminds me a lot of Pirlo sometimes. Hopefully the new rankings will be better and hopefully Italy can do well with the Nation's League as you said. And yeah, it's great for Canada to be co-hosting the 2026 World Cup with the States and Mexico, and yes, I agree that it will be great for Canadian soccer, although I'm wondering what it would be like considering the tensions between the US and the other two countries because of their temperamental and petulant leader... Yes, hopefully Toronto can pick things up now during the second half of the season and still qualify for the play-offs, as I agree it would be bad not to do so after such an incredible last season. Unfortunately I think the Champions League final defeat was a big blow, but they obviously have the ability to beat anyone with the players they have! Altidore being back should help now. Yeah, I can't believe that Buffon is at PSG, and that we got Ronaldo now. I can't stand him, but he's definitely a great acquisition, and he does change us from a good to a potentially title-winning side with his goals in big games, so yes, he does seem to be the (or one of) the missing pieces, although I'm concerned that we don't have good enough full-backs (although maybe if Sandro gets back to his old self it will help) or midfielders (Pjanic seems to disappear in big games in spite of his ability) to support him, although Costa will be a good partner on the wing. It's a shame that Gigi isn't on the team as well... maybe I'll hope for a Juve–PSG final! Haha. Best, Messirulez (talk) 05:34, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
@Messirulez: Hi! Summer goes by way too fast but at least we can start watching calcio again! Man that was close with Chievo for the opener...Bonucci was at fault for that one goal - his man was never picked up. It was kind of a silly penalty to give away by Cancelo, but I have to admit that Giaccherini's penalty was one of the most cooly taken penalties I've seen. And then that goal in stoppage time by Bernardeschi to grab the win, that was great. Sorrentino played great and was tough to see him stretchered off like that by an accidental Ronaldo collision. Ronaldo had his chances in his debut, but couldn't get it - Sorrentino made a couple decent saves on him. The second game it was hilarious when he fanned on it and dropped to Mandzukic for the goal lol. Goes to show that Serie A is a different league and it isn't going to be a walk in the park every game getting tons of goals. But I think once he can find the back of the net once, he will start to light it up. Juve got an okay group in the CL draw today. Man U is off to a bad start and Valencia can probably overtake them lol. Young Boys should not be taken lightly, they can be a surprise; they look good in the Swiss league right now it seems. Napoli got a really hard group with PSG and Liverpool; Roma not too bad, and Inter being in pot 4 not too easy either. Hopefully this year will finally be the year. Apparently Ronaldo will not be with Portugal for our September Nations League match - hopefully Italy can do something in these two games - against Poland as well - as we've now fallen to the lowest ranking below 20 - plus it is an alternate route to Euro 2020. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 19:59, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi, sorry for the late reply! Yes, it flew by, but at least that means that football is back (especially as Italy weren't in the World Cup!). Yeah a close opening win and the team looked a bit shaky, especially at the back with Bonucci and Cancelo but it's just the start I guess. Bernardeschi has looked good so far and was decisive in the opener. And Sorrentino played well (a very underrated keeper; probably deserves a call-up with Italy for a friendly); I'm glad the goal was disallowed because it was worrying to see him in that state after the unintentional collision, but I'm glad we still won it. Yeah, Ronaldo couldn't seem to score at first, but it's good that it shows that it's still a difficult league tactically even though we don't have the talent that La Liga has, and even though their teams dominate the European competitions. I was disappointed by the Champions League group but we got off to a good start with a win away from home in Valencia (crazy about Ronaldo's sending off! Mind you, he's probably deserved it for all the diving he used to do against us, but this was ridiculous...it's amazing that we were still able to win without him considering we got him to win the competition, even though we did win because of penalties, but we had so many chances we should've put away). Yeah, Napoli have a very tough group; won't be easy at all. It's annoying the Italian teams aren't doing well with the draws again and didn't start off well in Europe aside from Juve. Yes, I really hope that this will finally be our year! The Nations League games were dreadful for Italy, and we should've done better if Portugal were without Ronaldo, it only makes things worse for our international ranking, etc. Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 18:08, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

@Messirulez: Hey! It's been a while! Man, first, the Giovinco news.....ugh. So he went to that Saudi team but it is evident it wasn't because he wanted to make more money, Toronto FC's new GM and the new management clashed with him a bit and couldn't reach an agreement even though he was willing to take a little less (I've added his comments from his Instagram post to his article). With Gio and Vasquez gone, and van der Weil too probably since he had a falling out wit Vanney, I think it's an end of an era. I doubt Altidore will stay now but let's see; they did acquire earlier the Belgian defender Ciman which looked good since our deference struggled last year. Well, the new Canadian Premier League is coming in this April, and York 9 FC (region just north of Toronto where I live) looks to be interesting. Canada should've had their own league from the start, but again we're influenced by whatever the u.s. does. We knew Gio loved it in Toronto, which was further emulated by his post, his daughter was born in Canada while he was playing here and it seemed like he really wanted to retire here, so it's unfortunate it has to end like it did for him. In other news, did you see the Juve-Lazio game? They played so bad, especially Can, but he did almost redeem himself at the end lol. We were fortunate to win the match as we did not deserve it, but there's no disputing that was not a penalty. Too bad Bonucci may be out for a month now, and we already have some injury problems, but I think Pjanic should be back now as he came on as a substitute in the Coppa Italia yesterday. They also played awful though. 3-0 to Atalanta in the quarters, being 4 time defending champs is shameful. So the treble is out the window now, but they really need to start playing better as a team if they want to even think about winning Champions League. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 14:51, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, @Vaselineeeeeeee:! Yes, it has indeed! Yes, it's a real shame about Giovinco. I think money might have played a slight factor in where he ended up going, as he will be making over 11 million apparently, but he evidently clashed with new TFC management and wanted to stay because he really liked Toronto a lot, and his daughter was born there as you said and he was a star there and was already making a lot of money. I'm surprised that he didn't move to another MLS club or to another European team at least, as he isn't all that old, and his talent is undeniable, so it seems a bit of a shame to go to a league with less of a following or worldwide presence (I guess he'll be done with Italy at international level as well, which is also a pity). I saw that Vazquez left TFC to move to a middle-eastern club as well, which was also a surprise and a major disappointment, so yes, Toronto will have to rebuild and it will be difficult without their two most talented, skilful, and arguably creative players, especially after a tough MLS season. Apparently 2006 FIFA World Cup winner with Italy Cristian Zaccardo nearly signed with them, but the offer fell through, which is a shame, even though I'm not sure what shape he is in given that he is quite old now and hasn't been playing for competitive first division European sides for some time now. I hadn't heard about the Canadian Premier League starting this year...that is an interesting development; is that still a top tier domestic league even though Toronto don't seem to be playing in it? Yes, I actually know Toronto quite well, and enjoy the city very much! So I do know the North York region! Yes Juve's situation is also quite difficult right now. At first I thought that Can initially seemed to be the best player to sit in front of the defence, as Pjanic doesn't have the mentality to pull the strings like Pirlo does unfortunately, even though he is talented (he should play further up). I feel like we really need another midfielder...I miss Marchisio, although it seems like he isn't doing too well in Russia, so maybe physically he can't cope with top football right now, which is a shame because when fit he was one of the best and most complete midfielders around, who could do almost anything: pass, shoot, defend, attack, press, and he was quick, hard-working, creative, skilful, and nimble. Also, we have Khedira and Can who are less talented and also injury prone (Can at least is more skilful than Khedira, who seems to have lost his defensive skills and work-rate now, and turned into an offensive minded midfielder who makes runs off the ball...). Hopefully Bentancur will keep developing well as he has talent and character, but he still makes mistakes and has plenty of room for improvement as he's still young, so right now I don't think he will make the difference for us in midfield, while Matuidi is great, but can't really create and does his work for us off the ball by running and winning back balls and distributing them to other players. Although I appreciate the success he has had with us, I must admitthat Allegri has made some off decisions though, especially with Dybala almost playing like a midfielder now (although to be fair he doesn't seem to click with Ronaldo the way that Mandzukic does, and Costa is important with his speed, dribbling, and crossing ability), and Pjanic in front of the defence (I feel like we will miss Bonucci because it's almost like Bonucci is more responsible for starting plays than Pjanic becuase the latter seems to collapse under pressure, but then again Bonucci has made a few defensive errors as well...). I also don't understand why Perin hasn't been playing in the Coppa Italia, or why he didn't play in Juve's last group game of the Champions League to make his European debut and gain experience, because he's also a good keeper and doesn't seem to be happy with the lack of playing time. Don't think he should start yet, and I'm glad we have him for the future, as he is talented and Italian, but he needs playing time in order to develop and become a top keeper for both Juve and Italy, and I feel like he's wasted at the moment; maybe we should loan him out. We also haven't been playing great football and have been letting some games slip, but the former I'm not to worried about as long as we keep winning title; it's more the inability to finish off chances and our concentration late on in matches which worries me. No, the Lazio match wasn't great by any means, and we were lucky to win it; neither was the Atalanta game, and it is a shame to go out so early in the competition to a mid-table side after winning the title for several consecutive years, but I suppose the only consolation is that it's the least important title and one distraction less. We lost Benatia, which is a shame (I understand he wasn't playing much, but he was a great defender, probably more reliable, physical, and solid all-round defender than Bonucci, even though not quite as skilful or as intelligent in his reading of the game), and I don't know why he didn't go to a bigger European side considering that there are plenty of teams that could use a very good defender like him. Now with Bonucci's injury, as well as Barzagli's and Cuadrado's, and Chiellini also picking up an injury in the Coppa Italia, we look a bit unsteady. Caceres did come back, and he knows the team and was great for us in the past, but right now he isn't in great shape and is also injury prone, so we look weaker if anything. The Darmian loan didn't come through, which is a pity (although at least Spinazzola will get a bit more space now that he's back from injury), and Ramsey (not a great acquisition, but still a decent player) will only come nexst season, so right now I feel like we look weaker if anything. Still, if we can pick it up in the Champions League, things could change significantly, although facing Atletico won't be easy. As much as I can't stand Ronaldo, I really hope he does pick it up in the knockout stages and helps us win the title like he did in the past, because that's the reason why we got him. Fingers crossed! Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 20:00, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
@Messirulez: Yeah, money probably played some role, as it always does. I did hear that it was reported he'd make about 11.5 million in Saudi Arabia, instead of the 7 million year, but apparently TFC offered him 5 million this year, which I think isn't too unfair given the state of the team. But at the same time, GM Ali Curtis said they'll be looking for a new designated player soon, so I don't really know why they were hard pressed on their offer for their current DP, as Gio is still undeniably talented and not that old as you said. Yeah it's also disappointing he didn't go to another MLS team or a smaller club in Europe, but I guess if Gio wasn't going to retire in Toronto like he hoped, he's at the point in his career where he might as well get a large paycheque instead of getting paid like 2-3 million in a European team. Also disappointing about Vasquez too, I hope TFC can rebuild some of this lost talent or they'll end up like the Jays did in recent years. It's also a shame they didn't get to have one more chance in the Champions League; hopefully we can have a good run at it again without losing focus on the league again. Yeah the CPL will be the top tier league in Canada for soccer sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association, as the MLS is sanctioned by the U.S. federation. The Canadian teams in the MLS will stay there for the time being - I don't know if they'll ever come over as the league probably needs to build some reputation first. The good thing is though, that the CPL and Canadian MLS teams will play in the Canadian Championship, so it will add some competition to that tournament as it was basically just a 5 team competition before. I'm curious to hear more about your relationship with Toronto, would you mind? Yes, it's frustrating to see some of Juve's targets didn't happen, and several of our players have picked up injuries. With the BBC out for at least two weeks for Chiellini's injury, yes, they are in a tough spot. I was puzzled when I heard Caceres was coming back. Although I see how he knows the team from previous, but the team is very different from when he last played here and he was never outstanding, so yes, I also think we look weaker right now. With the majority of our CBs out, I guess it's good we got him back, although for a Champions League contending side, we need better than that! Rugani is still learning, although he's been getting a bit more chances to play, but it looks like them two will be our CBs for the next couple of weeks which may or may not be a good pairing. Yeah I don't know why Perin isn't playing a few more games, as last year Scezeney played pretty much every Coppa match, so I don't know why it can't be the same, although Scezeney has had some good games even when Juve have played badly to keep them in the match. I think Juve are playing with perhaps too much complacency as they've given the ball away so many times, especially in the last two games with Can, De Sciglio and Cancelo which was a shame because Cancelo was the reason we got back into the game against Lazio. Yeah Allegri has made some poor calls recently as the team doesn't seem to be properly in sync anymore. They'll have to figure it out soon as the Champions League starts back up soon. It does seem Giovinco has accepted that was his last national team call up with his move, but good for Fabio Quagliarella being called up (to the training camp to start), the 36 year old is on fire this year. I've seen some backlash on Mancini's tactics when it comes to calling up a team because he seems to experimental with each call up but why not give him a chance? Our attacking is obviously still building, but that was a great hat trick by Chiesa in their thumping of Roma, hopefully he will start to be consistent with Italy as well, as we sure need it. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 21:11, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, it's a shame that they're leaving TFC. Ah, ok, I see, that's interesting about the new CPL, and I'm sure it will make the Canadian Championship a bit more exciting with more teams, even though they will probably struggle against the more established MLS Canadian teams. Yeah, I did like Caceres before; I think without the injuries he would've been a very good centre-back, even comparable to Benatia, as he was quick, versatile, strong, aggressive in his challenges, confident on the ball, and good in the air, but unfortunately the injuries really took their toll on him, so right now I don't know if he's good enough to start in Europe, but in the league I guess he's fine; same with Rugani, who is young, intelligent, and talented defensively, but also inconsistent, and ok for Serie A but that's all for me at the moment; however we might not have a choice but to start them in Europe if we don't recover the others, and it will be tough as Atleti have some good, physical strikers, who can move well and score, even though they are quite a closed team like us. I agree that Scezeney has been great so far and fully deserves to start, but I just find it frustrating to see someone young, talented, and Italian like Perin on the bench and only playing a league game every now and then (I think he needs to play 10 in his contract, so he's at 6 now, and I have a feeling that he won't get anymore than that once he's made 10 Serie A appearances, and no more games in Europe either as it's already the knockout stages, and obviously we're out of the Coppa Italia already), so at this point it would be good to loan him out and get a solid back-up who maybe isn't quite as good, but who won't suffer from not starting, especially as keepers don't pick up injuries quite as often. Yesterday he didn't have a great game and for me it's due to lack of playing time and frustration/poor form, so I don't know why he didn't play the last UCL group game or the Coppa Italia like Scezeney did last year at least. A few players seem to be a bit frustrated with Allegri as well which isn't great, and right now I don't feel quite as confident in our chances to go all the way in Europe anymore given the state of our midfield, our wastefulness in front of goal in attack, and the injuries to our defenders, although I guess some slip-ups are normal, and it's better to have them earlier than later. Yeah, Cancelo is great going forward, but sometimes he's a bit too over-confident and will give the ball away, plus defensively he's a bit of a liability even though he has improved tactically since joining us. We've had a few players make silly give-aways as of late as well, as you said, which is frustrating. Yeah, I agree; if Quagliarella is playing well, why not call him up. He's always had a hell of a shot from distance and often scored absolute screamers or insane volleys, even though he didn't seem to be an outright goalscorer. I always liked him as a player; good all round on the ball and could link-up well on top of scoring. Best, Messirulez (talk) 15:46, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Re: Italy/U-21 6[edit]

@Messirulez: Hey how have you been? Long time no talk! You hear about the new UEFA Nations League? I think this will be a cool concept to have a sort of league for national teams which can replace some meaningless friendlies as this tournament can be competitive to avoid relegation to a lower league group, and can allow you to qualify for the Euros. So Italy are with Poland and Portugal which will still be challenging, but hopefully we can qualify the regular way anyway! The only thing I find kind of strange is that very weak teams such as the ones in League D have the same chance to qualify the same as the tougher league groups like in League A. It would be honestly a waste of a spot for any team in league D to qualify, but the way I'm seeing it laid out on the wiki page is that one of them will qualify for certain through this route.
I didn't expect FIGC to not reach a decision on the president, so Fabbricini will be the commissioner for now I guess. I'm curious to see Di Biagio as interim manager for our March friendlies against some good sides, as he's been decent with the U-21 side. I think right now Mancini may be the favourite to take over the CT at the end of the season, but now maybe a return of Conte if he were to get sacked from Chelsea. I'm starting to see commercials for the WC on TV now and it is a painful reminder lol...
What I found really interesting this morning though was that Di Biagio is leaning towards calling up Balo...and Buffon! Balo I think would really be a no brainer at this point to once and for all give him a shot after 3 years and for Ventura for being so stubborn. Buffon, if he were to actually get a call, would be the surprise. I mean, he did say that he would never not reject a call up from Italy even when he was older and retired for good, but would it really be the right call? We do have Donnarumma who has proved he is more than capable of taking over the reigns. Man it would be nice to see Buffon play for Italy again, but he won't be at the WC regardless, so I think at this point I don't think that should really be an option. We'll see within a couple of weeks I guess. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 20:57, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi, not too bad, thanks, how about yourself? Yeah, the nations league is interesting but it's also a bit annoying as I have a feeling we still might not take it seriously, although if you think about it friendlies make no sense, except for allowing managers to try out new things. Yeah, I know...things are taking forever at the FGIC as usual. I saw Di Biagio would be in charge for the friendlies, which will be interesting to see for now with a young new team, but I don't know if I'm crazy about him as an option for our next manager to be honest; he was a very good player, and he could both defend and create in midfield, and often it's those type of players who make the best managers as they understand both sides of the game, and it's true that the under-21 side did quite well under him, especially at the last European Championships, but considering the talent we had I think they could've done even better against some of the weaker sides, especially in the 2015 European Championship, so I'm not sure if he would be the best decision to take on the role permanently, especially given his lack of experience (and we've seen what happened with Ventura because of his lack of experience in big matches), but hopefully he will only be in charge briefly, or maybe he will prove me wrong in the friendlies, although it would be sort of difficult to judge his effectiveness from those games if he does do well (sort of like how Ferrara looked like a good choice for Juve when he won the last two games of the 2008-09 season but was a terrible manager the next season). I've heard some rumours regarding Guidolin; I think either he or Mancini might be good, probably the best decisions at the moment considering that Ancelotti has declined the offer, although Guidolin and Mancini haven't been active for a while now, so I'm wondering whether they would be as good now. We'll see if Conte gets sacked or not by Chelsea (recently the players said they supported him even though I think he was in danger of being let go), but I have a feeling that even if he does, he won't want to take charge of Italy again just yet, but we'll see, and he would be good right now I think. Yeah, it really sucks we won't be at the World Cup...I'll still watch the big teams, but it's not a nice feeling and won't be the same, especially as it was already a rueful experience watching the knock-out stages of the last two tournaments, in which we didn't feature, so this time it will certainly be even worse...maybe I'm hoping Messi that can win it for Argentina at least, as I like him (and out of the main favourites I don't really want our main rivals like Germany, Brazil or Spain to win it; France, even though they are also our big rivals, I wouldn't mind as much; I definitely don't want England winning it either, mainly because I lived in England for a while, back when Serie A was still the best league and the Premier League was still very much developing and mostly made up of older Serie A players, and I had to deal with students telling me every week how boring a league it was and how the Premier League was far more exciting, which was so frustrating...haha) and hopefully Dybala and Higuain can have a decent tournament as well, which would help them mature with Juve in Europe. Yeah, Balo probably deserves a chance for some friendlies after playing well for some time in France, as we've said, although it's difficult to know what you will get from him unfortunately, even though his performances for Italy have probably been mostly positive overall I would say and he has good scoring record even though he has also disappeared at times in other games. I saw that about Buffon as well; we'll see what happens with him. I get what you mean and I'm also of two minds about ti, as it might be nice as a last bow, as the games don't really mean that much (although then again it's a bit of a downer to go out in a friendly after not qualifying for the WC, even though his last appearance in the playoff elimination is also equally depressing, so I'm not sure which would be worse! haha), and then maybe Donnarumma could take over as the starting keeper when it counts for the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign (which will be tough), but it does seem odd to call him back up now when he said he was taking a break, if not completely retiring, even though he said he might still be interested. Having said that he's still very sharp and one of the best Italian keepers, while Donnarrumma still needs to improve even though he's undoubtedly very good and promising. Regarding Buffon it's probably his leadership which is most important to the team above all, so maybe he could be called up but not play, although that also seems a bit of a waste; maybe he and Donnarumma will both play a match (we have two games, right?). It would definitely seem odd for him to say he was retiring and then come back though, but I guess it also depends whether he will stay on with Juve or not, too (hopefully if he does, that will be due to a Champions League victory). Hopefully Chiellini will stay in the team because I don't see too many leaders/possible captains otherwise, and I would like him to have a decent World Cup with Italy before he retires. Hopefully Juve can beat Tottenham, which won't be easy; unfortunately Matuidi, who has been a rock in midfield, will be out, but Benatia has really grown and De Sciglio has also been improving, so we look much more solid at least defensively, and Pjanic has also been taking control of games more even though he also has room to improve, while Higuain hopefully will be able to replicate his recent scoring form in Europe as well!

Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 22:27, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

@Messirulez: Yeah we've got two games end of March. Yeah, it will be interesting to see how Di Biagio handles the two friendlies...maybe it can turn out like Simone with Lazio being an interim then doing well and then leading on as head. But yeah, probably unlikely. (shame Lazio couldn't hold the lead against Napoli). It may very well come down to Juve-Napoli in April. If they keep it up we'll be on track for a record points year. But yeah, I'm afraid of Italy still not really showing up to the new tournament, but hopefully the incentives they've put into the tournament will be enough. But yeah it is a tough call on Buffon, and Chiellini like you say, so I wonder what will happen. I think for Italy, Buffon, sadly, should be done, as yes, playing a few more friendlies is pointless. But I'm beginning to think more and more that Buffon will continue one for Juve. He doesn't seem ready to leave yet. And hopefully we can get one step closer tomorrow against Tottenham! Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 23:17, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

@Messirulez: Hi! Ugh, where is Balotelli in the squad Di Biagio named!?!? This is actually so frustrating. He has performed better than over half of the forwards he called. Verdi, seriously? I guess it makes sense to get Chiellini back as I could see him playing for a bit longer, but I didn't think he was actually going to go through with calling Buffon. As we've said, it is really hard to say whether it is right or not. I wonder if he'll actually play him though or is just having him be part of the squad for experience. We'll see. I hope Italy tries to give a lot of effort in these next couple friendlies as they are against good teams and sort of have a better showing than they last did. I heard the FIGC wants to decide on a new coach in the next 15 days, so lets see. I don't think we've seen any change. I was out on the town so didn't see Juve-Spal, but seriously how could they draw?! Spal is an 18th placed team and we're in a scudetto battle, these are points you cannot leave behind. Man, Real Madrid was probably the second worst draw we could've gotten. We're going to have to play a lot better if we want to have a chance at revenge. It just seems too early to be facing them. I can't believe how friggin lucky Bayern got again drawing Beskitas and then now Sevilla... I guess that's how it is, we were pretty lucky ourselves with the draws in 2015, so it's our turn now I guess. Roma getting Barca is hilarious, they always get them hahhah. Even though Madrid basically blew PSG out of the water, we should still have a chance. I heard a report, although nothing official, that Buffon has decided to retire at the end of the season, so again, it would be nice to move on. Hey did you see that TFC-Tigres game? It was a late one over here since we've had the time change earlier, but it was so intense!! The Volcano lived up to its name, but we stood up to it. We were knocking at the door the whole game so it was a matter of time we would score, fortunately off an own goal first, then another nice free kick goal by Gio even though Romero should've gotten there, that was a tough position to deal with it I guess. That proved to be necessary, as we couldn't seem to close out the damn game! Even when they then needed 3 goals to move on it wasn't over till the last second! That penalty he gave was kinda BS though, but it was basically over at that point. Now playing Club America will be tough, but I hope we give a good fight. Especially since TFC haven't been in good form in the league so far with a derby loss to Montreal today. God I hate their fans. Altidore almost equalized in the end there, but was cleared just in time before rolling in. Fingers crossed. cya. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 22:28, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I know; he's been playing well, although it seems like he's still been causing problems from what I've heard and will likely be leaving at the end of the season, but it's been his best season yet and he's had some interesting offers, so considering we aren't going to be at the World Cup and will only be playing friendlies and that Di Biagio hasn't yet been made our full-time Italy senior squad manager, I really don't see why he isn't giving Balo a chance at least. Yeah, I think Chiellini should maybe stay on a bit as although he is getting older, he isn't all that old for a centre-back and has still been playing well for Juve and we could definitely use his experience and leadership alongside Bonucci and Rugani or Romagnoli, who still all need to develop even though they're talented (Bonucci seems to be doing better now with Milan at least). In spite of my earlier ambivalence over recalling Buffon, maybe for the time being calling up Buffon was the right decision, as Di Biagio rightly said that even if he doesn't play, he needs him to unite the team in the dressing room, and he's still important off the pitch, so he might just be there for experience, as you said. I think he might end up playing though, as Donnarumma was injured against Arsenal I beleive, or maybe Perin will play, which would be good for him to get more experience after all these injuries, as he's also immensely talented, but I'm guessing that Gigi will probably feature in at least one of those games – maybe against Argentina – as a final farewell, probably because the Play-offs were a bitter way to say goodbye to the national team, although it's not like a meaningless friendly is much better, but still...I'm still not sure what to believe regarding his retirement, as I've heard both sides of the story, some saying he hasn't yet decided and others saying enough is enough. He does seem to have slowed down a bit now in terms of his speed when rushing out and his reflexes and diving and seems to be a bit less reliable in his footwork decision making, which worries me a bit, as I don't want him to perform badly considering how amazing he has been through his career, and he's also being rested more frequently in Serie A, and Allegri seems to be starting him more in the Coppa Italia, so maybe he isn't really seen as the outright starter anymore (Buffon did even hint that he is no longer the best keeper at Juve anymore), so maybe after this season he should call it quits, unless he wants to stay one more year as a back-up and play in the Coppa Italia, and a European or League game here and there, possibly to equal some more records; he's had an amazing career regardless of whether he manages to win the Champions League (three finals don't lie), although I'm still hoping we can get the medal for him before he retires, and in that case, he said he might stay one more season as a back-up to win some more titles, and I think it's fair, as Szczesny has been playing well and is in his physical prime, so he probably deserves to start, and Buffon can still guide the team and play a few games here and there. I've heard Barzagli might sign a contract extension which does surprise me, as although he's still very good and inelligent as a centre-back, and moves quite well, he does seem to be struggling a bit more and has been exposed at right back against very quick, agile, and technical opponents, and I also want him to retire before he becomes a liability, as he's also been a fantastic player for Juve. Hopefully Italy will sign a good coach though as I'm still not too convinced by Di Biagio. We will see how the friendlies go. I want us to beat England, but I suppose they don't mean much even if we do play well, but I hope at least that they will be useful for the players that need to gel more and gain international experience. Yeah I can't believe we drew against SPAL; maybe we're saving our energy though, and the Champions League draw distracted us, who knows, but it's not a good result regardless, considering SPAL don't have experience and are struggling in the league, even though we were away from home, without some starters, and they defended the whole game behind the ball, as with the players we have we needed to find away through, especially if we expect to do well in Europe, but then again, it's better to make mistakes now, and in the past sometimes under Allegri we wouldn't play as well in the league, but we still did well in Europe and ended up winning the league title, so I suppose I would rather have that scenario occur. Yeah, Real are a tough draw for the quarter-finals, so I really hope we can beat them, get revenge for last year's final, so we can advance to the last four and hopefully go all the way this time; PSG, I'm not sure what happened with them, they just fell apart, sort of like we did in the second half of the Champions League final, and they just seem to not haev gelled in spit of all their stars, although they have also been unlucky not to qualify for the semifinals at times, but against us it will be different if we play intelligently and in an organised manner, and then we always need luck, but we can't play the way we did in the first leg or the first half of the second leg against Suprs. Real seem to be picking things up now as well, sort of like how they started badly last season and ended strongly, so it will be tough against them, as they still have an amazing squad. It annoys me that the two Italian teams got arguably the two toughest teams in the Spanish sides, and that the two English teams will be playing each other and will be guaranteed a team in the semi-finals, especially as their teams might end up doing well in the Europa League again now. Bayern got the easiest draw on paper, but Sevilla shouldn't be underestimated either, as they do have some talented players, and it's impressive that they managed to defeat Man U, who do have a good squad and spent a lot on many players (so much for Montella being a rubbish coach to Milan fans...they're in the CHampions League quarter-finals for the first time eve, in fifth place in the league, and in the Copa del Rey final! Sure, Gattuso has been doing better, but I new it wasn't all Montella's fault, and he had done well with Crotone and Fiorentina before). Yeah, I saw the Tigres–Toronto FC game; great result, and I'm really glad they made it through to the semi-finals and that Giovinco was able to get a goal with that great free kick (yeah, the keeper made a mistake and should've done better, but it was still perfectly placed by Gio, and it always looks easier than it is to stop those), and that he was involved in the own goal as well; even though he was quiet in the first half, he certainly picked things up in the second half and it was a great result away from home, and they did well with that performance against a tough opponent in an intimidating stadium, and yes it was an intense and tight game, and it was still open until the end, even though I think the second goal put the tie to bed for Toronto in many ways. I agree that the penalty was silly, and thankfully it was only awarded in injury time, because otherwise it could have really opened up the match; a shame that Bono couldn't get to it when he guessed the right way, as it wasn't a great penalty and it's disappointing that it went under him, but overall he played well and has been very solid for Toronto. I didn't see the MLS game against Montreal but I suppose with the new CONCACAF Champions League commitments, and the treble last season, that's probably been taking up most of their concentration, although hopefully they will pick things up in the league later as well and still have a good season and qualify easily for the playoffs, even though it will be tough to find the motivation to repeat a season like last year, with an unprecedented treble and the points record in the MLS regular season. The Champions League semi-final will be tough against another good Mexican side, and they've been unlucky with the draw unlike other teams, but hopefully they can go through and even go all the way now; they do have a good team now with Van der Wiel, Auro, and Aketxe, who provide some talent and depth to the squad, on top of their other players, so it would be amazing if they could win that as well after last season, and it would be amazing for Giovinco! Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 21:48, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
@Messirulez: Hey what's up? I wasn't able to watch the Argentina game, but I saw the highlights, Buffon looked to make some decent saves, although his handling wasn't the best. Yeah, I think it was a fine call to have him back I guess, as the youngsters have also noted it is good to have someone like Buffon in the squad for support. I was able to watch a replay of the England game they showed on TV later and it wasn't great. Immobile missed at least 3 chances that should've been sunk all day long. We have to be more clinical. Balo could’ve scored any of those. We've gone almost 4 games without scoring a goal, and we were fortunate to get a penalty at the end there. We were caught whining about that foul and were caught out stupidly. I didn’t like how Parolo played either lately. I think since Marchisio is decently fit again he should be able to get some more chances, I don’t know why he wasn’t called...I guess he hasn’t had much time back on the field, but he would be someone good to have back. I guess that was Di Biagio's last game as the FIGC said they should have everything in order by late May. He obviously didn't prove he could stay, not that he would've anyway most likely. It's also funny that after we failed to qualify we actually went up in the rankings, but lose and tie in a couple friendlies and fall 6 positions to 20th place, I read on Football Italia they calculated; Italy's lowest in history. Let's hope for Juve and TFC next week. Happy Easter as well. Oh and also if you can find any source that says Italy also wore the "Davide sempre con noi" on 27 March for the England game as well (I could've sworn I could see it embossed on it yesterday's game too), could you please add, as the source there now only says for March 23 Argentina. Thanks. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 23:17, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi; yeah, the Argentina game wasn't great for us; I know it was a fairly new squad with an interim manager, and we were technically facing a tough opponent, but aside from Higuain and Di Maria, most of the usual starters weren't playing, although a few came on in the second half, but Messi didn't even play either (and Spain also destroyed that Argentina side in their next friendly), and we were dominated for most of the game aside from a few glimpses of attacking potential, but we were mainly defending in our half for the large part of the match. Mind you, if Insigne and especially Immobile hadn't missed some really good chances, as you said, and if we had had more clinical forwards, the match could've also been different, and it's a shame Balo didn't play, yes. Buffon had a very good first half, and was our best player, and made some great saves to keep the score level, but his second half was mixed; I thought his handling was ok, as I don't remember him fumbling anything to be honest, and he made a couple of good saves in the second half, but I also thought that his age showed a bit on the goals, where he lacked explosiveness (especially on the first goal in which he didn't even dive, and on the second one I wonder if he made the wrong decision in coming out once again, even though he tried to correct his positioning, but he didn't have the athleticism to stop the shot, when it was on the near post...I'm not sure why he's been doing that so frequently as of late when he's always been so intelligent) and probably would've saved those shots when he was younger, even though they weren't quite as easy as they looked either, as the first one was screened and the second one was a very precise chip. Yeah, the England game wasn't great either, although it was better, and although England looked better at times, they also looked shaky as well on other occasions; I didn't see it all though, only the highlights mainly, but I agree that it was an annoying goal to concede as I think it was a weak foul, and we arguably also suffered a foul beforehand, but they took a clever free kick and caught us complaining about the decision – terrible defending on our part –, although I still think the ref probably could've called play back...I don't know for, but oh well. We got a lucky penalty as well, which didn't seem very clear to me, even from the replay, so at least that went our way in the end. Yeah, Parolo has never been that great in my opinion...he's alright, but not an amazing midfielder, sort of reminds me of a poor man's Dino Baggio (who was a good midfielder for Italy, and similar in terms of his his skillset, although he was better both defensively and offensively, but like Parolo was also not world class in terms of talent, but then again he was definitely way more consistent and decisive both for Italy and at club level); Parolo's ok defensively, he works hard, and he scores a few goals and has a decent shot, good movement, and is good in the air, but he isn't very skilful, creative, or notably quick either, and he isn't a remarkable passer, although his distribution is usually quite solid, so he's a bit limited at times, and he isn't a purely defensive work-horse like Gattuso who could really let a playmaker Pirlo work his magic. Marchisio is far better, I agree, but unfortunately he's had so many injuries and hasn't played very much, which is a shame, as he's so complete and a world-class midfielder on his day. In spite of his injuries, he's still quite quick, and can run and win balls, but his technique and passing are also great, and he still has good attacking instincts as well with his runs and striking ability. Yeah, Di Biagio didn't impress; I hope we get some decent as our full-time manager now. Yeah, that goes to show how silly the rankings are! Yes, Fingers crossed for Juve and TFC tomorrow! By the way, I found a source for the Astori article regarding the embossment in his memory under the Italy crest in the friendly against Argentina. Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 03:43, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
@Messirulez: Hi! Hope all is well. I thought Italy played a very good game away to Poland today (didn't see Ukraine although I saw the highlights and it looked like they played well too). They dominated possession and made Scezney make a few good saves, plus we hit the cross bar two times! I think Mancini up till now hasn't had a very good record, he might be testing out too many different things each game. Too bad Giovinco didn't play though - I thought since he called him up he should have played at least in the friendly. Too bad TFC didn't make the playoffs...the season started off so well with CL and weren't paying much attention in the league, picked up injuries and that came back to bite us even though we strove to make it in the end but fell short. Why does this seem like it's always happening to champions recently?! Anyway, Mancini also keeps saying the Nations League isn't very important as their goal is Euro 2020. Well, yes, but the draw is in December for the qualifying groups and these Nations League matches might determine team match ups if they are poor, so it is still important. Besides, why wouldn't you want another route to qualify for Euro 2020 by winning Nations League? Although they secured safety in group A by beating Poland at the death here, relegating Poland, it is still a pretty small chance to overtake Portugal to get into the next round. Even though Italy played well today creating a lot more offensive chances, they still made a few mistakes at the back which almost caused the only chance Poland needed to score. Verratti was finally back, although again he doesn't stand out like a Pirlo, I thought most of the passing was decent. Some of the crosses still need to be picked out better, but overall I thought it was a huge improvement from recent games. Hopefully they can get a result against Portugal and then get a decent qualifying group. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 21:40, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Hey! Thanks, hope everything is well with you as well! Yes, it was frustrating to draw against the Ukraine, and fail to win yet again under Mancini, but I suppose it was only a genuine friendly, and I'm glad we managed to beat Poland, especially away from home, even though we left it pretty late! We definitely dominated possession and chances, and Poland aren't a bad side, although then again they didn't do very well at the World Cup, and we did risk at times as you said and we were a bit wasteful, but hopefully this result is a start. And I agree, our crossing needs work and our full-backs are probably still one of our weaknesses (even though Biraghi ended up getting the goal in injury time); I was also perplexed as to why we had so many high crosses when we didn't have anyone good in the air upfront or in midfield (no Immobile, Belotti, Zaza or Parolo, and several smaller players instead). Yes, Mancini has been trying out a lot of young players, which isn't a bad thing, and some of the usual guys like Chiello, Leo, and Verratti, etc. were there, but I also wonder if he should be using more experienced players at times (and some of them like Verdi still haven't played much for Italy; I also wonder whether Sirigu or Perin should start over Donnarumma, as I feel like right now they are better, more reliable and more experienced, and he is still quite young even though he's talented – Buffon was better than him at his age and wasn't starting yet either, although we did have some really other good goalkeepers at the time, although Sirigu and Perin are as good as well – even though he's tipped to be a world class keeper), especially as we do need to do well for Euro 2020 and we still are waiting on the qualifying draw (hopefully it won't be another tough group again), and it would make things easier to try and win the Nation's League as well as you said, even though I don't think it will be easy given our reputation for not taking non-tournament games too seriously. I agree that it will be tough to overtake Portugal, but hopefully we can. I thought that using Bernardeschi as a false-9 with Insigne and Chiesa was interesting on either side of him was interesting, as it allowed us to use a lot of skilful players and keep the ball (kind of like Spain under Del Bosque, although obviously none of them are at the level...). Yeah it's good that Verratti is back, and he does have some amazing qualities that make him world-class on his day, like incredible close control and passing in tight spaces, and he is more agile, dynamic, hard-working, and a better tackler than Pirlo, and he does take risks, but I agree that he doesn't really take control of big games like Pirlo, and he doesn't have his vision, long passing ability, or tactical intelligence (and obviously he can't really shoot or take free kicks like him). I really wish that the Jorginho-Verratti partnership would click because it would be amazing to have the two of them dominating games in midfield for us. If Marchisio were fit as well and did well in Russia, it would be great to have all three of them, as they can all defend, work hard and create, although I wish we had a De Rossi type defensive midfielder who could run, tackle, read the game, and pass, or even someone like Thiago Motta (although not so slow) to support them (maybe Florenzi, and I think he would do better in that position than as a right-back). Jorginho has been doing really well in England so far which is great, so I hope he can replicate those performances with Italy. Real shame about TFC not making the playoffs; I still can't believe it. I was hoping that they would make a comeback. I know they had injuries and were down about the Champions League final defeat, but I still feel like they should've qualified, as they did get some good new players. Oh well, what can you do. I was hoping Giovinco would play in one of the games, against the Ukraine at least, as he's still been playing well for Toronto, and it was nice for him to be called up, although a bit surprising and odd now that he's getting a bit older. Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 03:47, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
@Messirulez: Yeah I agree. Donnarumma had a couple soft games a few games ago, they played Perin for one game and he played a lot better, but then Donnarumma had a couple really good games after that. They are both really good. Secezney proved yesterday he was a top keep once again, although they din't have a good WC run, yes. I think it was ultimately the right call to give Secezney starting role over Perin at Juve. I look at Italy's squad every time they play and ask myself how can't this team be winning. Like they have a pretty good team on paper, they just need to click together better like you said. Yeah big disappointment with TFC, but I hope they can run at the CL again and come back strong next year. I also look at the team and ask how they couldn't win. I wasn't really invested in them a whole lot this year, people have been TFC should fire Vaney, others not, I don't really think it's a huge management issue. I mean Bradley did have to play has CB for majority of the season due to injury and he didn't really play well in that role. On a wiki related note, have you seen FIGC changed their website? As a result many of the external links and other sources to player's appearances and such have been broken unfortunately. I was recently reverted for adding the "0"|"0" for 2018 international caps on Giovinco since he was called up but never played. I left a message on Mattythewhite's talk page. It doesn't really matter to me, although I think it does offer some decent info if you were called up and not played or not called up at all for those years in between like "—"|"—" for Balotelli, Baggio, Zaza, or "0"|"0" for Perin. He says call ups aren't kept track of reliably, but we can see them technically from the bench on reports like Soccerway. I noticed FIGC was changed when I tried looking for play profiles, because I thought I remembered they kept track of call ups "Convocazioni" no? They have it by player filter now, but I can't seem to see the profile when I search can you? See here [1]. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 01:23, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, Donnarumma is still good, I agree, and young, but I also want Perin to gain playing time as he's good and just better and more reliable and experienced right now, especially as he needs to play and gain confidence as he isn't starting at Juve with Sczesny this season, who is also doing really well as you said. Donnarumma can't be started just because of being labelled the future Buffon; even Gigi didn't start at the 1998 World Cup despite how good he was! Yeah, I know. The Italy team doesn't seem all that bad (aside from full-backs), it's just that they don't click and none of our strikers seem to be able to score as much with Italy. Fingers crossed for TFC next year. I saw that the FIGC website has changed, which is frustrating. I fixed Giovinco's FIGC link; they have updated his page now with his call-ups this month, so I've fixed his stats. Best regards, Messirulez (talk) 14:29, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
@Messirulez: That's true, Donnarumma got a lot of hype right when he started, and I think that's swayed the opinions of many. Hey why is the FIGC only listing 17 appearances for Giovinco? They're missing some games he played in. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 14:51, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
No idea; I think it's an error; hopefully they will fix it soon!

2018–19 Atalanta B.C. season, Roma 3–3 Atalanta[edit]

Hey man, hope everything is well with you. Can you help me figure out why on earth the score for Roma v Atalanta won't show and instead has the "v"? I cannot figure it out for the life of me and it's driving me crazy. The Roma season article shows 3–3 and it's the exact same infobox and info. Italia2006 (talk) 23:06, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

@Italia2006: I'm good thanks. Um I think I fixed it, I literally just copied and pasted the one from the Roma page to the Atalanta page and it seemed to work. I looked in the history at what it exactly did to fix it, and it shows some fixing with the spacing, although I don't know why that would've been the issue. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 23:12, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

TFC & Clubintermiamifan's edits[edit]

I'm sending a talk page message to the editor now. I should be able to catch any further changes made by the editor today, so don't get into an edit war over it. Walter Görlitz (talk) 18:19, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Bad Blood[edit]

Sorry I wasn't around much the past couple of days to see or respond to your question earlier.

Generally, the thing with TV show infoboxes is that even with a show that keeps a consistent cast, it's very easy to overload the cast list in the infobox far beyond utility, by simply listing everybody who appears in the show at all — for example, does the infobox on The West Wing need to list Kathryn Joosten and Marlee Matlin and Mark Feuerstein and Danica McKellar and Lily Tomlin and Matthew Perry and Oliver Platt and Gerald McRaney and Hal Holbrook and Clark Gregg and Mark Harmon and Connie Britton and everybody else who can claim to have been more than just a one-off guest, or should it restrict itself to the people who were the most central to the show's core storylines? The answer in that case is the latter — even as long as the show's article is, the show ran for so many years that the infobox could probably still outrun it if everybody was indiscriminately added to the infobox's cast list.

On Bad Blood, I'd say that generally you made the right choice to keep it to the "main" characters instead of the "recurring" ones. For the time being, I would personally also have kicked out the people who don't have Wikipedia articles of their own to link to yet — but there's no policy requiring that, it's just the way I would have done it. Bearcat (talk) 00:22, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

@Bearcat: No worries. Yeah, that makes sense. Since the cast is not consistent between the two seasons, it is tough to judge, especially because the cast for this is all different except Kim Coates. Anthony LaPaglia was obviously one of the centred characters in season one, but now doesn't appear at all, so he isn't really starring, although he once did. But Angela Asher, although she appeared briefly in a couple episodes, obviously doesn't belong in the starring or main cast section. The Bad Blood website I liked you to does list all those people under "cast", which to me looks like main cast because they don't include some other smaller characters. Although for the first season, they never included Claudia Ferri in the cast list although she was the main antagonist, a justice against Vito - whereas in season 2 Lisa Berry they do include her, the main officer against the Cosoletos - but I went with their website to not include Claudia. I think unless we see some new sources about the cast, it would make sense to include the ones they have, and have had, on their website, including ones who starred in season 1, and ones who do in season 2. I don't necessarily agree with not including non-linked people since they still may be part of the main cast and still not have a wiki article, especially the Canadian ones unfortunately. Definitely if they didn't have the website it would be somewhat challenging to list the starring characters as it would be different POV for everyone - maybe that's what's going on with The West Wing I wouldn't know. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 01:06, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

That's not really all that outlandish. Corner Gas was always a "CTV and the Comedy Network" thing, 19-2 and Carter both did double duty on CTV and Bravo, Rogers ran Nirvanna the Band the Show on both Citytv and Viceland, and on and so forth — running a show on one of the terrestrial networks and one of the same company's cable channels at different timeslots within the same general timeframe is just kind of what I'd expect the big multichannel groups to do these days. Look at it this way: extra advertising revenue if they run it twice, extra times for people to sit down and watch it, less money that they have to spend on acquiring other programming to fill a time slot, and (perhaps most importantly) if they can count the show against two different channels' CanCon targets at the same time they don't have to spend as much money on new production. Bearcat (talk) 22:18, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

@Bearcat: That's interesting, didn't know that. So then we should list both networks in the infobox? I don't think they used FX for season 1. And also what to do about the episode broadcast dates for the episode summaries? Technically FX broadcasts the new episodes first, but I think Citytv is the main network. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 01:10, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
I'd leave them both as Citytv, since that's still considered the primary network. The body text of the article can maybe mention the FX airing as secondary information, though. Bearcat (talk) 01:13, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Just FYI, I just found out yet about another example: The Beaverton, which was just on The Comedy Network until now, is graduating to CTV this season too. Bearcat (talk) 17:11, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Wow, I didn't realize that this practice is as widespread among shows as it is, good to know. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 17:19, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

IPA representation of Monfalcone[edit]

Hello, Vaselineeeeeeee. Recently I was editing the article about Monfalcone and my attention was attracted by the IPA representation of the name of this place. The article currently states Italian pronunciation: [moɱfalˈkoːne] but if I follow the link to Help_talk:IPA/Italian the sign [ɱ] is not described. I checked other italian names having the same sound sequence and it is almost always rendered as [ɱf]. Should the help page be accordingly modified or should the IPA representation on the articles be changed? Has this topic been debated somewhere and a consensus on which sign to use been reached? Thank you, Doubtshadow (talk) 11:18, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Gotti (upcoming film) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Map help[edit]

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Hi. I've been trying to get the Template:Canada image map to be more friendly on Provinces and territories of Canada like the Template:Italy Labelled Map is at Regions of Italy. It is able to float to the right at the top of the article without taking over the whole page. Would you know how to make it like that? I don't think the map in its own section below is the way we should show the map. Thanks. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 18:27, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

If I had time (which I don't at the moment) I would be able to dive into this and give you a good answer, but I think at the moment my best advice would be to copy/paste this request at WT:WPT, since that's where a lot of the template-savvy editors hang out. Don't use the {{help me}} tag, though.
Just from a quick glance (to get you started) it looks like the two image maps use different syntax, which causes them to display and be used differently. Primefac (talk) 21:12, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

GA Nomination: Lebanon national football team[edit]

Hi,

I have noticed that you have nominated and reviewed multiple football articles for GA nominations; would it be possible for you to take a look at my Lebanon national football team article nomination if you had time?

Thanks, Nehme1499 (talk) 15:27, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

@Nehme1499: Hi. I've never reviewed an article, but from what I can see it looks like you put a lot of work to help clean up the article. The sourcing looks decent on a quick look, but would probably recommend to add a few more sources to the 2011–2014: Stagnation section. Unfortunately, the GA nomination process can take a long time. I used to go to Jaguar with my nominations as he reviewed hundreds of articles and would take requests, but unfortunately he has retired. Good luck with the nomination; I have put it in my watchlist to see when it is reviewed to see if I can help when it gets picked up. I hope to do the same with the Italy national team eventually as I've put a lot of work into cleaning it up as well. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 15:53, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for your response. I apparently got confused as I saw multiple GA badges on the top of your userpage making me think that you have had experience in reviewing articles. I appreciate you putting the Lebanon national team article in your watchlist.
Nehme1499 (talk) 15:57, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
@Nehme1499: Those badges mean that I've helped clean up the article in question to get it to GA. I nominated them, but did not review them. Actually reviewing articles is a painstaking process, which is why there is such a long backlog for people to review GA noms. Maybe I'll consider looking into the reviewing instructions, as I have not been involved in the article, when I have more time if Lebanon is still not picked up. I think you messaging Courcelles and Sportsfan7777 is good since they've actually reviewed many articles in the past and perhaps they'll take on your request. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 16:01, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
I see. By the way I would be glad in helping you out for the Italy national team if you manage to nominate it for GA! --Nehme1499 (talk) 17:34, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Proposed article on Raynald Desjardins[edit]

Hi, thanks for all your contributions! Please take a look at my intended-for-submission article on Raynald Desjardins. Feel free to contribute as you see fit. Informata ob Iniquitatum (talk) 21:31, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

@InformationvsInjustice: Hi. Thanks for letting me know; I've been wanting to create that article for a long time. Thanks for getting it started. I will likely add some more info related to his association with the Montagna hit. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 22:49, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

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American Mafia[edit]

Can you describe why you reverted the edits to American Mafia by that IP from Parana today? I found several reasons to do so, I'm curious what your reasons were. Regards, Tarl N. (discuss) 05:57, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

@Tarl N.: Well, I tried looking the book up on Google books to see if it had a search feature since the source of the book he provided did not state the info he added, but it did not. And it doesn’t seem like a significant peiece of info otherwise. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 00:47, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
It turns out the "book" is a doctoral thesis, just translated into English from Portuguese. As best I can tell, the editor's changes were all driven at increasing exposure to the publication, not at improving the articles. Regards, Tarl N. (discuss) 00:50, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Michel vs Michel Melki[edit]

Hi, can you please take a look at this move discussion? I'm having a bit of trouble regarding one specific user (In ictu oculi) who's being a bit disruptive. Could you give an opinion on the matter? Thanks, Nehme1499 (talk) 19:25, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

The source of Mafia Capitale[edit]

http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/articoli/Mondo-di-mezzo-sentenza-appello-condanna-massimo-carminati-salvatore-buzzi-associazione-mafiosa-a38d1725-7205-4e03-9c77-1858613cba11.html Caro amico sei convinto o vuoi più fonti attendibili? rimetti come avevo messo io. grazie http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/politica/2017/07/19/mafia-capitale-oggi-la-sentenza-chiesti-5-secoli-di-carcere_dd8d7686-8eff-4d62-b6eb-bc535ae8c6e1.html vuoi aspettare la cassazione per aggiornare la pagina? aspettiamo?

Tutti i condannati per associazione mafiosa Sono 18 gli imputati ai quali, a vario titolo e a seconda delle diverse posizioni processuali, i giudici della terza corte d'Appello hanno attribuito l'associazione a delinquere di stampo mafioso (416 bis codice penale), o il solo concorso esterno, e l'aggravante del metodo mafioso previsto dall'articolo 7 della legge del 1991. Oltre ai nomi di Carminati e Buzzi, la lista comprende quelli di Claudio Bolla (4 anni e 5 mesi), Riccardo Brugia (11 anni e 4 mesi), Emanuela Bugitti (3 anni e 8 mesi), Claudio Caldarelli (9 anni e 4 mesi), Matteo Calvio (10 anni e 4 mesi), Paolo Di Ninno (6 anni e 3 mesi), Agostino Gaglianone (4 anni e 10 mesi), Alessandra Garrone (6 anni e 6 mesi), Luca Gramazio (8 anni e 8 mesi), Carlo Maria Guarani' (4 anni e 10 mesi), Giovanni Lacopo (5 anni e 4 mesi), Roberto Lacopo (8 anni), Michele Nacamulli (3 anni e 11 mesi), Franco Panzironi (8 anni e 4 mesi), Carlo Pucci (7 anni e 8 mesi) e Fabrizio Franco Testa (9 anni e 4 mesi). - See more at: http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/articoli/Mondo-di-mezzo-sentenza-appello-condanna-massimo-carminati-salvatore-buzzi-associazione-mafiosa-a38d1725-7205-4e03-9c77-1858613cba11.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.20.127.61 (talk) 21:45, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

take content complaints to talk page[edit]

It's a violation of NPOV rules to erase sourced material without a discussion. You seem unaware that Capone was the #1 national and global symbol of American prohibition. Rjensen (talk) 15:35, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

@Rjensen: I'm not unaware of it, I just agree with the other editor that it's undue and chronologically out of place. Also, what you're claiming, him being a national symbol of prohibition, is not sourced in the section you've added back; it's merely a short biography. Even in Prohibition in the United States he doesn't have his own section. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 15:37, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Do you agree that he's a national symbol or not? eg " Al Capone became a symbol for the lawlessness of Prohibition and the failure of government to address the problems" Carolyn Boyes-Watson (2013). Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 269. Rjensen (talk) 16:01, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
I do agree that he is a national symbol, but I still don't think that we need a whole section on him to write one sentence that he is regarded as a national symbol. That source with that claim can be added beside the sentence highlighting him and Lucky Luciano in the article. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 16:08, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Cape Spear[edit]

Hello Vaselineeeeeeee -- I admire the work you do here, but I did undo your changes to the layout on this page, for the reasons explained in the edit summary. I won't edit war with you if you decide to change it back, but I hope you will consider my points. Respectfully -- WikiPedant (talk) 06:15, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

@WikiPedant: Thanks for the note. Right, that makes sense. I've just floated the map to the right so it doesn't squish the table of contents. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 06:22, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that makes sense too. Have you ever been to Cape Spear, BTW? I've been there twice and it really has a wind-swept, exhilarating beauty. Saw a lot of humpbacks spouting and leaping just offshore last time. -- WikiPedant (talk) 21:30, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
At Cape Bonavista, July 2017
@WikiPedant: Unfortunately I haven't, but it's definitely on the list. A few summers ago we took a road trip out east but only made it as far as Halifax - going through New Brunswick (St. Andrews) and seeing some whales as well, but never like the ads where they jump out of the water (just their back!). Hopewell Rocks was amazing too at low and high tide, and of course the Confederation Bridge. Our plan was to take the ferry over to Newfoundland but a) ran out of time, and b) the weather wasn't the best. I also wanted to see icebergs which I know you can see, especially in Twillingate; you see any? Up North is definitely on the list as well for the Northern Lights. On my user page, I have a comprehensive list of where I've been if you want to take a look. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 21:41, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Hello Vaselineeeeeee -- Sorry to be slow responding. Yes, East Coast weather can be uncooperative. Both of our trips to Nfld have been in mid-summer, so we've only seen one iceberg -- this solitary guy, up at Cape Bonavista (on the northeast coast, about 3 1/2 hours from St. John's). That really is a puffin in flight in the photo. There's a craggy island separated from the cape by a narrow, gorge-like channel, and it is a puffin nesting ground. They are stupendous fliers, although you'd never know it to look at their rounded bodies and unimpressive wings. BTW, when you get to St. John's be sure to drive up Signal Hill and take the stairs and hiking trail down to the ocean. Best -- WikiPedant (talk) 07:06, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
That's a great shot! Thanks for all the info, it is definitely on my list! Best regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 17:39, 3 February 2019 (UTC)