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Mancini Looks for Roma "Revenge"

Right you are then, the "Season" gets underway tomorrow (Sunday) with the SuperCoppa match against Roma, something coach Roberto Mancini has made out is a high priority on the Inter list this season. I suppose it is, in that it can set the season up in a positive manner like the come-from–behind 4-3 win over the same side in the same competition did last season.

Mancini has been quoted as saying that he wants revenge against Roma for the 6-2 pummeling metered out to us in the Coppa Italia final last season. REALLY? I mean, that loss came off the back of celebrating the superb Scudetto victory and in comparison, the Coppa was the equivalent of taking part in the local 6-a-side league Plate final. The Coppa was important in 2005/06, before the Scudetto was prised out of the hands of the fiddling bianconeri down the A4*. Priorities are higher now and although it would be sweet to win everything on a national scale over the next twelve months, the focus has to be completing a hat-trick of titles and the Champions League.

If Inter win tomorrow, fine. Well done and all that. If we lose, do we really care? So long as well play well, I suspect not.

* Disclaimer: Of course it wasn't Juventus who benefitted from the wicked ways of Moggi and Co. The club have moved on now, etc. No damage was done to Italian football in the period 2004-06.