Archive | December, 2012

Fog that saved Milan

7 Dec

photo: redstarbelgrade.info

It’s kinda sad to be Red Star fan at the moment. The club is at its lowest point in history, and it doesn’t look like that could change any time soon. Except maybe for worse. So, what is left to us then remember how good we were back in the day?
This was the first game I remember watching. Except, I don’t really remember it, which is normal since I was 5 years old at the time. Rather than remember anything about the game,  I simply remember watching it with my dad. I remember the fog. Everyone remembers the fog that saved Milan. And I remember, for some reason, Angelo Colombo. It was a legendary match, one of those that are talked about decades after.  Even though hardly anything could be seen because of the fog. Milan was the best team in Europe [and have won Champions Cup that and the next year], Red Star was in the process of becoming that – it was Red Star that won Champions Cup after 2 years of Milan domination.  Continue reading

The transformation of Fiorentina

4 Dec
Celebration after Borja Valero's goal vs Milan

Celebration after Borja Valero’s goal vs Milan

There is no one in the World that this June thought Fiorentina will at any point, let alone at almost the half of the Serie A season, be 4th on the table. In fact, I’d bet there were more of those who thought it was much more likely to see them 4th from the bottom. So, what happened that made Fiorentina turn from a sad team whose coach beats one of the most talented players in the middle of an important game to a team that challenges for Scudetto? Even the beginning of transfer market this summer didn’t suggest that anything good awaits Fiorentina tifosi. Continue reading