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A word about our future

The end of a chapter, but not the book

Hakan Calhanoglu of FC Internazionale celebrates after... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

UPDATE - As of January 1st, Serpents of Madonnina is fully operational on Inter Xtra. Register for a account here and we hope to see you there!

Forza Inter!

Today I received a disappointing but not entirely surprising email. Here’s the gist.

“While looking ahead to 2024, SB Nation has made the decision to stop posting for the time being on Serpents of Madonnina. These changes will take effect on January 1, 2024.”

I’ve had a feeling this has been coming ever since almost every MLS page got the same message a few months ago, but it’s a shame it happened so soon and in the midst of what’s been an incredible Inter season. Nonetheless, this is far from the end. I’m going to do my best to make sure I’m not the one that lets this wonderful community disappear, and Anthony and I have been brainstorming ways to keep the site going in one form or another. Unfortunately, SB Nation owns the URL and name, so some makeover will be necessary, but what makes this place unique goes far beyond the surface.

Now, on to what’s next - we have two options. One, create a substack or WordPress and go completely independent, starting from scratch. Two, join Inter Xtra as the Inter-related news account launches a website of its own this coming January (exactly when the lights will be shut off here). The two writers over there are happy to have us, there’s a comment section and all (so the Prediction League won’t miss a beat), and Anthony and yours truly will move our writing over there, hopefully along with the rest of this community.

We’d love to hear what you all have to say about which next step you prefer. One way or another, Serpents of Madonnina will live on, and as always, Forza Inter!